CALDWELL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT HANDBOOK 2019-2020 Dear Parents, Guardians and Students, Welcome to Caldwell High School! The CHS faculty and staff are honored and excited to have the opportunity to provide your child with an exceptional educational experience. We are proud to provide quality educational opportunities to meet the demands of a fast-paced world. Courses offered at CHS are designed to meet rigorous Idaho Core State Standards, as well as to prepare students to pursue their post-secondary goals. Our mission is to provide your child with an education that promotes academic rigor, as well as challenging them to excel. Our goal is for the children of Caldwell to receive a well-rounded education that prepares them to have options for their educational as well as their career choices in the future. Whether the ultimate goal for your child is attending a two- or four-year college, professional-technical school, entering the military, or the workforce, we at Caldwell High School feel confident that we will provide them with the opportunity to obtain the necessary skills and education to be successful. Caldwell High School continues to provide many college preparatory activities for students including College Application Day, FAFSA night, parent information about college and scholarship opportunities for their children and more. We appreciate your continued support, not only of your child, but of the programs as well as for the faculty and staff at Caldwell High School. Time spent involved in your childs education and life correlates directly to your childs success. The following pages explain the necessary credits required for graduation and details of course selections by department. Please take the time to read this handbook carefully. If you have questions, please contact an administrator or counselor. We look forward to helping your child achieve his or her academic goals. All the best in the coming year! Sincerely, Anita Wilson Principal 3 Estimados padres, tutores y estudiantes, Bienvenidos a Caldwell High School! La facultad y el personal de CHS se sienten honrados y emocionados de tener la oportunidad de brindarle a su hijo una experiencia educativa excepcional. Estamos orgullosos de ofrecer oportunidades educativas de calidad para satisfacer las demandas de un mundo acelerado. Los cursos que se ofrecen en CHS estn diseados para cumplir con los rigurosos Estndares Bsicos del Estado de Idaho, as como para preparar a los estudiantes para que persigan sus objetivos postsecundarios. Nuestra misin es proporcionar a su hijo una educacin que promueva el rigor acadmico, as como desafiarlo a sobresalir. Nuestro objetivo es que los nios de Caldwell reciban una educacin integral que los prepare para tener opciones para sus opciones educativas y profesionales en el futuro. Ya sea que la meta final para su hijo sea asistir a una universidad de dos o cuatro aos, a una escuela profesional y tcnica, a ingresar al ejrcito o a la fuerza laboral, nosotros en Caldwell High School confiamos en que les brindaremos la oportunidad de obtener las habilidades y educacin para tener xito. La Escuela Secundaria de Caldwell contina ofreciendo muchas actividades preparatorias para la universidad para los estudiantes, entre ellos, el Da de la Solicitud de la Universidad, la noche de la FAFSA, informacin para padres sobre la universidad y oportunidades de becas para sus hijos y ms. Apreciamos su apoyo continuo, no solo de su hijo, sino tambin de los programas, y tambien de la facultad y el personal de Caldwell High School. El tiempo dedicado a la educacin y la vida de su hijo se correlaciona directamente con el xito de su hijo.
Las siguientes pginas explican los crditos necesarios para la graduacin y los detalles de las selecciones de cursos por departamento. Por favor, tmese el tiempo para leer este manual con cuidado. Si tiene preguntas, comunquese con un administrador o consejero. Esperamos poder ayudar a su hijo a alcanzar sus metas acadmicas. Todo lo mejor en el ao que viene! Sinceramente, Anita Wilson Directora de la escuela 4 TABLE OF CONTENTS Letter from the Principal Table of Contents Graduation Requirements Required & Recommended Courses by Grade Idaho Public College & University Admission Requirements and Idaho Technical College Admissions Requirements Scheduling Procedure & Philosophy Schedule Changes Repeating or Dropping a course Class Standing and Grade Retention Minimum class requirement Student Athletics & Activities eligibility On-line & Correspondence course policy Advanced Placement courses information Concurrent/Dual Credit courses Advanced Opportunities Release Time Criteria Course Descriptions-Required Courses Language Arts/English Mathematics Science Social Studies Health Course Descriptions - Humanities Art World Language Music Theatre Career Pathways-Career & Technical Education Business, Technology & Marketing Engineering Health Occupations Auto Welding Agriculture & Natural Resources Family Consumer Science Course Descriptions Electives Physical Education Leadership Student Aides (TA) Course Descriptions Support Programs 5 Page 2
Page 4 Page 5 Page 7 Page 9 Page 12 Page 12 Page 12 Page 14 Page 14 Page 14 Page 16 Page 16 Page 16 Page 16 Page 16 Page 18 Page 18 Page 21 Page 24 Page 27 Page 36 Page 31 Page 28 Page 31 Page 33 Page 30 Page 37 Page 38 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 36 Page 48 Page 47 Page 48 Registration Information & Course Catalog This course catalog is intended as a resource for registration. It is not intended to be a comprehensive policy manual for Caldwell High School, though policies that pertain to registration and graduation are included in this catalog. The entire Caldwell School District policy manual, including specific graduation policies, is located at the Caldwell School District office or on the web at http://www.caldwellschools.org Not all procedures are included in this catalog and circumstances may require changes. These will be determined and approved by Caldwell High School administration. Graduation Requirements Standardized Test Requirements: In order to graduate, all students will need to participate and fulfill any State Standardized Testing requirements. College Entrance Exam: All students are required to take a college entrance exam, either the ACT or SAT by the end of their junior year. All juniors will have the opportunity to take the SAT at school in the Spring. All standardized test scores are posted on the students transcript. Colleges may request an official Score Sheet from College Board. Senior Project:
All seniors in the state of Idaho are required to complete a project by the end of their senior year. Students and their parents will receive a handbook detailing specific requirements. Completion of the senior project will be posted on the students transcript. Civics: All seniors will be required to pass a US Civics test. This will be administered in the American Government classes and be posted on the students transcript. Credit Requirements: The Caldwell School District requires forty-six (46) credits for graduation. One credit is earned for each semester of a course successfully completed. Breakdown of total required credits: English Math (2 credits must be taken senior year) Science US History American Government Economics Health Speech Business Computer Applications Humanities 8 credits 6 credits 6 credits 3 credits 2 credits 1 credit 1 credit 1 credit 1 credit 2 credits (includes World Language, Drama, Music, Art, Choir, Welding) Electives 15 credits Total: 46 credits 6 Informacin de Inscripciones y Curso Catalog Este catlogo de cursos es intentado para un recurso de inscripciones, no intentado de ser un manual de la pliza compresivo para la escuela de Caldwell High School, aunque plizas que son acerca inscripciones y graduacin pueden ser incluidas en este catalog. El completo manual de distrito de Caldwell, incluyendo plizas especficas a graduacin, estn localizados en la oficina del distrito escolar o en la pgina de internet http://www.caldwellschools.org Requisitos de Graduacin Para graduarse, todos los estudiantes debern participar y cumplir con los requisitos estatales de exmenes estandarizados. Examen de ingreso a la universidad: Se requiere que todos los estudiantes participen en un examen de ingreso a la universidad, ya sea el ACT o el SAT al final de su tercer ao. Todos los juniors tendrn la oportunidad de tomar el SAT en la escuela en la
primavera. Todos los resultados de los examenes estandarizadas se publican en la transcripcin del estudiante. Las universidades pueden solicitar una hoja de calificaciones oficial de la Junta de la universidad. Proyecto mayor: Se requiere que todas las personas mayores en el estado de Idaho completen un proyecto al final de su ao senior. Los estudiantes y sus padres recibirn un manual que detalla los requisitos especficos. La finalizacin del proyecto senior se publicar en el expediente acadmico del estudiante. Ciencia del derecho cvico: Se requerir que todos los seniors pasen una prueba de Cvica. Esto se administrar en las clases del Gobierno de los Estados Unidos y se publicar en la transcripcin del estudiante. Crditos Requeridos Las escuelas del distrito de Caldwell requieren cuarenta seis (46) crditos para graduar. Un crdito es logrado por cada curso de cada semestre. Descompostura del total de crditos requeridos: Ingles Matemticas *( 2 crditos tienen que ser tomados en el grado 12) Ciencia Historia de EU Gobern Americano Economa Salud Discurso Humanidad (incluyendo espaol, francs, Teatro o Drama, Msica, Arte, Coro, soldadura) Electivos 8 crditos 6 crditos 6 crditos 3 crditos 2 crditos 1 crdito 1 crdito 1 crdito 2 crditos 15 crditos Total: 46 crditos 7 Breakdown of required and recommended courses by grade Courses listed in bold are required to be taken at that grade level. Grade 9 English Math Physical Science Health Business Computer Apps Year-Long Year-Long Year-Long One Semester One Semester
4 credits 2 credits 2 credits 1 credits 1 credits Grade 10 English Math Biology US History Year-Long Course Year-Long Course Year-Long Course One Semester-Long Course 2 credits 2 credits 2 credits 1 credits Grade 11 English US History Speech Math (recommended) Science (or senior year) Year-Long Year-long One Semester Year-Long Year-Long 2 credits 2 credits 1 credits 2 credits 2 credits Grade 12 English Math American Government Economics Science (or junior year) Any Grade Level Humanities Electives Year-Long Year-Long Year-Long One semester Year-Long Year-long/semester
Year-long/semester Total number of credits needed to graduate: 8 2 credits 2 credits 2 credits 1 credit 2 credits 2 credits 15 credits 46 Descompostura de requeridos y recomendados cursos por grado: Cursos que estn en negro son requeridos en el grado nivel. Grado 9 Ingles Matemticas Ciencia Fsica Salud Computaciones en Negocio Curso de todo el ao Curso de todo el ao Curso de todo el ao Curso de un semestre Curso de un semestre 4 crditos 2 crditos 2 crditos 1 crdito 1 crdito Grado 10 Ingles Matemticas Biologa Historia de E.U Curso de todo el ao Curso de todo el ao Curso de todo el ao Curso de un semestre 2 crditos 2 crditos 2 crditos 1 crdito Grado 11 Ingles Historia de E.U Discurso Matemticas (recomendada)
Ciencia (o en el grado 12) Curso de todo el ao Curso de todo el ao Curso de un semestre Curso de todo el ao Curso de todo el ao 2 crditos 2 crditos 1 crdito 2 crditos 2 crditos Grado 12 Ingles Matemticas Gobierno de Amrica Economa Ciencia (o en el grado 11) Curso de todo el ao Curso de todo el ao Curso de todo el ao Curso de un semestre Curso de todo el ao 2 crditos 2 crditos 2 crditos 1 crdito 2 crditos Cualquier nivel de grado Humanidades Electivos Curso de todo el ano/semestre Curso de todo el ano/semestre 2 crditos 15 crditos Nmero total de crditos que son necesarios para graduar: 46 crditos 9 College and University Admission Requirements Idaho Public College & University Admission Requirements: To enroll at an Idaho Public College or University students must submit scores from the ACT, SAT or other tests as determined by the institution. Check with the school for required GPA standards. Students must have graduated from an accredited high school, earning the following credits: English 8 credits*
Math 6 credits* Social Science 5 credits* Natural Science 6 credits* Humanities/Foreign Language 2 credits* Other College Preparation 3 credits ex.: speech or debate, art, performing arts, a fourth year of either science and/or math, and/or additional years of a world language *This is same number required by Caldwell High School. Many colleges and universities require two years of the same world language. Idaho Technical College Admission Requirements: To enroll at an Idaho Technical College, students must have earned a high school diploma. Students may be required to submit scores from a placement examination or other tests approved by the Career-Technical Education. Additionally, students must have earned the following credits: English Mathematics Natural Science 8 credits 4 credits (recommended 6 credits) 4 credits (recommended 6 credits) Other Professional-Technical Preparation Courses Private institutions and out of state colleges and universities may have different admissions requirements. Be sure to check with the school you are interested in attending. 10 Los requisititos Pblicos de Colegio y Universidad del Estado de Idaho: Para inscribirse en un Colegio Pblico o Universidad de Idaho, los estudiantes deben presentar puntajes de los exmenes ACT, SAT u otros exmenes segn lo determine la institucin. Verifique con la escuela los estndares de GPA requeridos. Los estudiantes deben haberse graduado de una escuela secundaria acreditada, obteniendo los siguientes crditos: Ingles 8 crditos* Matemticas
6 crditos* Ciencia Social 5 crditos* Ciencia Natural 6 crditos* Humanidades/Idioma Extranjero 2 crditos* Otra Preparacin Colegial 3 crditos (incluir un discurso o debate el estudio o las un cuarto ao de cualquier ciencia y/o matemticas y/o anos adicionales de idioma extranjero, artes interpretativas. ) *Estos son los mismos crditos requeridos por CHS Requisitos de Admisin para Colegi Tcnicas de Idaho: Para inscribirse en un Idaho Technical College, los estudiantes deben haber obtenido un diploma de escuela secundaria. Se puede requerir que los estudiantes presenten puntajes de un examen de colocacin u otras pruebas aprobadas por la Educacin Tcnica Profesional. Adems, los estudiantes deben haber obtenido los siguientes crditos: Ingles 8 crditos Matemticas 4 crditos Ciencia Natural 4 crditos Otros cursos tcnicos profesionales Institutos privados y otros colegios y universidades fuera del estado pueden tener diferentes requisitos para entrar. Asegurase de informarse con la escuela de inters. 11 Scheduling Procedure All students will be scheduled for courses that are required for graduation. Any student who fails a course required for graduation will need to retake the course at the earliest possible opportunity regardless of class standing. This may be in the place of the students elective(s). A student may also make-up a lost credit by taking an online class, summer school, or be required to take a class after regular school hours at cost to the student.
Students who have not met proficiency requirements may be scheduled into a support program in place of the students elective(s). Students may also be required to attend summer school or online classes to recover credits or participate in intervention classes. Students will be scheduled for requested courses that accomplish their academic and/or career goals to the extent allowed by space and facilities. Caldwell High School offers a variety of course options to meet our students diverse interests. School staff works creatively so that students may be able to take the classes they have requested. However, in order to offer a range of courses, many courses are offered only once during the day. This may result in course conflicts for some students. In these cases, solutions are reviewed to meet the needs of the most students. Not all conflicts are able to be resolved. For courses that are in high demand, but have limited seats, Seniors will have priority followed by Juniors, Sophomores, then Freshmen. Course offerings are subject to change at any time. Schedule Changes: Scheduling changes can be made via Goggle Survey given to students via their school email, or by meeting with students counselor. Elective changes are based on availability only. Students may not select specific teachers for any subject. Elective changes, by students, may only be made up through the first two days of school. Counselors and administrators reserve the right to deny ANY schedule change requests. Repeating Courses: As a general rule courses cannot be repeated for credit. For a course that is repeated only one credit will be awarded and the higher grade earned will be calculated into the students GPA. Each class will show on the students transcript. Some elective courses (as indicated) are repeatable for credit. Course Drops: Year-long courses cannot be dropped mid-year. The expectation is that the student is entering into a year-long contract by signing up for a year-long course and will fulfill that time requirement. Students who want to drop any semester long course past the first 5 days of a semester must have administrative approval. This will require a meeting with your parent, a principal, your counselor and your teacher. Any class dropped after 5 days may receive a withdraw fail on the students transcript. Any class that a student is removed from due to discipline may also receive a grade of withdraw fail. 12 Procedimiento y Filosofa de Horario Todos los estudiantes sern asignados de cursos que son requeridos para graduarse. Cualquier estudiante que falle uno de los cursos que son es requerido para graduar tendr que retomar el curso lo ms pronto posible. Esto tomara el lugar de los electivos. Si un estudiante pierde un crdito l o ella puede recuperarlo por clases de internet, o ser requerido de tomar una clase despus de un da regular. Estudiantes que no han cumplido los requisitos de profundidad pueden estar en el programa de ayuda en vez de una clase electiva. Tambin pueden ser requeridos de atender a escuela de verano para recuperar los crditos o participar en una clase de intervencin. Estudiantes tendrn el horario de los cursos solicitados para realizar acadmico y/o metas de carrera cuando estn al alcance. La escuela de Caldwell High ofrece una variedad de opciones de cursos para cumplir los intereses diversos de los estudiantes. Empleados de la escuela trabajan creativamente para que estudiantes puedan tomar las clases que ellos han pedido. Sin embargo, en orden de ofrecer varios cursos, unos pueden ser ofrecidos una vez al da. Esto puede resultar en conflictos para unos estudiantes. En estos casos, soluciones sern revisadas para cumplir los deseos de los estudiantes. Todos los conflictos no sern solucionados. Para cursos que estn en alta demanda pero tiene asientos limitados los del grado 12 tendrn la prioridad siguiendo el grado 11, grado 10, grado 9. Cursos ofrecidos pueden cambiar en cualquier momento. Cambiando el Horario: Durante los primeros dos (2) das del semestre, solo se llenarn o cambiarn las fallas y los errores en los horarios. Durante los dos (2) das restantes de cambios en el cronograma, un formulario de cambio electivo estar disponible en la oficina de consejera a travs del formulario de Google. Los consejeros y administradores se reservan el derecho de rechazar CUALQUIER solicitud de cambio de horario. Repitiendo Cursos: Como una regla general cursos no pueden ser repetidos para recibir crdito. Para los cursos que son
repetidos noms recibirn un crdito y la calificacin ms alta ser calculada en su GPA. Cada clase estar en el trascripto del estudiante. Unos cursos electivos (como indicados) pueden ser repetidos para recibir crditos. Salir de Cursos: Cursos de todo el ao no se pueden sacor a mediados del ao. Las expectaciones son que cuando un estudiante se mete en una clase de todo el ano cumpla con el tiempo requerido. Los estudiantes que quieren dar de baja cualquier curso pasando los 5 das del semestre tienen que ser aprobados por uno de los administradores. Esto puede requerir una junta con padres, un director, su consejera, y su maestra. Si una clase quitada despus de 5 das el estudiante tendr que recibir una F en su trascripto. Si un estudiante es removido de una clase por disciplina tambin puede recibir una F en su trascripto. 13 Class changes: Class changes will only be conducted for academic purposes or if required by the administration. Class changes will not be made to accommodate students preferred teacher or for preferred lunch. Class Standing and Grade Retention: Students who do not meet the credit requirements in order to move on to the next grade prior to the start of school in the fall will be retained. Students who are retained may be referred to Canyon Springs High School. Students will be promoted to the next grade only at the start of the new semester after the number of required credits has been met as outlined below: Freshman: 0-11 credits Sophomore: 12-21 credits Junior: 22-33 credits Senior: 34 or more credits * Students that do not meet the 90% attendance rule will have to petition for credit and will potentially lose credits as a result of lack of attendance. * Students beginning their fourth year of high school who fail to meet the 34 credit minimum may be granted senior status based on a graduation plan and counselor approval. Only those seniors who have completed ALL the requirements for a diploma will be allowed to participate in the graduation-commencement ceremony. Advanced Diploma Option: CHS will be offering differentiated diplomas starting in the 2019-2020 school year. Students who meet the state and district required 46 credit minimum for graduation will earn a standard Caldwell School District diploma. Students who meet specific criteria (to be published this summer) may be eligible for an Advanced Diploma. Requirements for the Advanced Diploma may include taking multiple AP courses and passing AP tests, earning Dual Credit for high school courses, and earning a CTE certification. An Advanced Diploma showcases a student who chooses to go above and beyond to achieve the highest of standards during their high school experience. For students who are college bound or workforce ready an Advanced Diploma (on a college or job application) will stand out and highlight the student's academic successes. Minimum Class Requirement: Freshmen and sophomores are required to take a full schedule (i.e. 7 classes). Juniors and seniors are required to take a minimum of five (5) consecutive classes. Students may only take less than seven (7) classes if their credits permit and they are on track to graduate. Students who have a shortened day must provide their own transportation to and from school. Students may NOT be on school grounds during the regular school day if they do not have a class. Student Athletics & Activities Eligibility: ALL students participating in IHSAA sports and activities must meet eligibility requirements (see athletic activities manual). All students participating in IHSAA sports and activities must be enrolled in a minimum of five (5) consecutive classes (including seniors). Students interested in pursuing collegiate athletics after graduation should work with their coaches and counselor to be sure they meet NCAA eligibility criteria. More information is available at www.ncaa.org search for becoming a student athlete. 14 Cambio de classes:
Cambios de clases nomas sern conducidas para razones acadmicas o si son requeridas por un administrador. Cambio de clases no sern para acomendar los estudiantes con las maestras preferidas o el lonche preferido. Posicin de grado y retencin de grado: Estudiantes que no tengan todos los crditos requeridos en orden de moverse al prximo grado antes del nuevo ao en el otoo sern retenidos. Estudiantes sern referidos a Canyon Springs si son retenidos. Estudiantes sern promovidos al prximo grado cuando empiece el nuevo semestre despus que tengan los crditos necesarios como estn siguientes. Estudiante de Estudiante de Junior: Senior: 34 o ms crditos primer segundo ao: ao: 22-33 0-11 12-21 crditos crditos crditos * Los estudiantes que comienzan su cuarto ao de escuela secundaria y no cumplan con el mnimo de crdito de 34 pueden obtener el estatus de senior con base en un plan de graduacin y la aprobacin del consejero. * A los estudiantes que comienzan su cuarto ao de escuela secundaria que no cumplen con el mnimo de 34 crditos se les puede otorgar el estatus de senior segn un plan de graduacin y la aprobacin del consejero. Solo aquellos estudiantes de ltimo ao que hayan completado TODOS los requisitos para obtener un diploma podrn participar en la ceremonia de graduacin-graduacin. Opcin de diploma avanzado: CHS ofrecer diplomas diferenciados a partir del ao escolar 2019-2020. Los estudiantes que cumplan con el estado y el distrito requirieron un mnimo de 46 crditos para graduarse y obtendrn un diploma estndar del Distrito Escolar de Caldwell. Los estudiantes que hayan cumplido con los criterios especficos (que se publicarn este verano) pueden ser elegibles para un Diploma Avanzado. Los requisitos para el Diploma Avanzado pueden incluir tomar mltiples cursos de AP y pasar las pruebas de AP, obtener el Crdito Dual para los cursos de la escuela secundaria y obtener una certificacin CTE. Un Diploma Avanzado muestra a un estudiante que eligi ir ms all para alcanzar los ms altos estndares durante su experiencia en la escuela secundaria. Para los estudiantes que estn destinados a la universidad o listos para trabajar, un Diploma Avanzado, en una solicitud de universidad o de trabajo, destacar y mejorar el xito acadmico del estudiante. El requisito mnimo de las clases: Los estudiantes del grado 9 & 10 son requeridos de tomar un horario lleno (i.e. 7 clases). Estudiantes del grado 11 y 12 requieren tomar un mnimo de cinco (5) clases consecutivas y estudiantes del grado 12 solo pueden tomar menos de siete si sus crditos permiten y ellos estn en el camino de graduar. Estudiantes que tienen un horario corto tienen que proveer su propia transportacin antes y despus de la escuela. Si estudiantes no tienen clase NO pueden estar en la propiedad de la escuela. Elegibilidad para Actividades y Atletas: TODOS los estudiantes que participan en los deportes y actividades de IHSAA deben cumplir con los requisitos de elegibilidad (consulte el manual de actividades deportivas). Todos los estudiantes que participan en los deportes y actividades de IHSAA deben estar inscritos en un mnimo de cinco (5) clases consecutivas (incluidas las personas mayores). Los estudiantes interesados en realizar deportes universitarios despus de
la graduacin deben trabajar con sus entrenadores y consejeros para asegurarse de que cumplen con los criterios de elegibilidad de la NCAA. Ms informacin est disponible en www.ncaa.org busque "convertirse en un atleta estudiante". 15 Advanced Opportunities Programs: The State Department of Education has several Advanced Opportunities programs that can assist with the costs associated with overload courses, concurrent/dual credit courses, AP exams and CTE certification exams. Details regarding these programs are available in the counseling office. Online, Off Campus and Correspondence Courses: Students interested in taking an on-line, off campus or correspondence class must see their counselor about their options. Each course must be pre-approved by an administrator or counselor. These courses must be taken through an accredited institution. Grades will appear on the students transcript. Students are responsible for covering all costs associated with an on-line, off campus or correspondence course that is not covered by Advanced Opportunity program with Fast Forward funds. Advanced Placement Courses: AP course curriculum is based on rigorous national standards. These courses are designed to challenge even the brightest students and require a significant amount of work and dedication both inside and outside of the classroom. The benefit of taking AP courses is enhanced readiness for college level work. Students should expect increased workload, expectations and homework in an AP course. Students who do well in AP courses frequently have increased success in college. AP students must have a strong academic background and be motivated to excel academically. Students who enroll in AP courses will be expected to take the AP exam. A high score on an AP exam may lead to college credits from some universities. AP test scores will be posted on student transcripts. AP courses are year-long courses and students must remain in the course for the entire year. Dropping an AP course before its completion may result in a Withdraw/Fail (W/F) grade on the students transcript as well as the loss of weighted grade point average. Due to the rigor in AP courses students and parents must consider all factors in the students schedule when choosing to participate in an AP course, particularly if the student plans to take multiple AP courses during a year and participates in extracurricular activities. Dual Credit Courses: CHS is proud to offer several Dual Credit Courses through Idaho Colleges and Universities. Students enrolled in dual credit classes may earn college credit, as well as high school credit. Concurrent/Dual credit course offerings may change prior to the beginning of the school year. Please see your counselors for information. Release Time: Students shall be permitted to leave the school grounds to attend release time programs upon the written request of a parent or guardian that has been filed with the school administration. The written request by the parent or guardian will become a part of the students permanent record. Release time programs may not interfere with the scheduling of classes, activities and programs of the public schools (IDAPA 08.02.E.9). If scheduled during regular class time, Release time may take the place of a credit bearing class. Online courses or summer school may be necessary to make up the credits missed. 16 Estado de Idaho posibilidades de programas avanzadas: El Departamento de Educacin del Estado tiene varios programas de Oportunidades avanzadas que pueden ayudar con los costos asociados con los cursos online, simultneos/cursos de doble crdito, exmenes AP CTE y exmenes de certificacin. Ms detalles sobre estos programas estn disponibles en la oficina de consejera. Curso de Correspondencia y internet: Estudiantes que estn interesados en tomar clases por el internet o correspondiente tienen que hablar con sus consejeras acerca de sus opciones. Cada curso debe ser aprobado por su consejera. Todos los cursos de internet o correspondiente deben ser tomados con un instituto acreditado. Los grados de estos cursos estarn en los transcriptos de los estudiantes. Calificaciones para TODOS los cursos de internet y correspondencia estarn en el transcrito del estudiante. Los estudiantes sern responsables por cubrir el costo de cualquier curso de internet o correspondencia. Si los estudiantes no pagan por el crdito, no
estar en el transcrito hasta que lo paguen completo. Cursos de Colocacin Avanzada: El plan de curso de AP est basado en estndares nacionales rigurosos. Estos cursos son diseados para desafiar hasta los estudiantes ms brillantes y requiere una cantidad significante de tarea y dedicacin ambos dentro y fuera del saln. Los beneficios de tomar cursos de AP son para alistar los trabajos del nivel del colegio. Los estudiantes deben de esperar un aumento de tarea y las expectaciones del curso de AP. Estudiantes que son xitos en estas clases usualmente son exitosas en el colegio. Aplicaciones sern necesarias para ser aceptados en clases avanzadas. Estudiantes tendrn la oportunidad de tomarse el examen que corresponda con el curs en que son matriculados. Altos puntos en el examen de AP puede llevar crditos colegiales de la universidad que su hijo/a escoja de asistir. Los puntos de estos cursos estarn en los transcriptos de los estudiantes. Las familias son responsables de cubrir los costos implicados con probar de AP. Si su estudiante recibe comida gratis es posible que la mesa directiva y el estado de Idaho ayuden a pagar los costos de estos exmenes. Estos cursos son de todo el ao los estudiantes se tienen que quedar en estos cursos por todo el ano. Saliendo de estas clases antes del fin del semestre resultara con una F en su transcrito y le bajara su GPA. Debido a estos curso que estn tan rigorosas, padres y estudiantes deben considerar todos los factores en el horario cuando escojan de participar en estos cursos, particularmente si el estudiante planea de participar en varios cursos de AP para el ao que entra. Los Cursos de Crditos Concurrentes: CHS se enorgullece de ofrecer varios cursos de crdito dual a travs de colegios y universidades de Idaho. Los estudiantes matriculados en clases de crdito dual pueden obtener crditos universitarios, as como crditos de escuela secundaria. Las ofertas de cursos de crdito concurrente / doble pueden cambiar antes del comienzo del ao escolar. Por favor, consulte a sus consejeros para obtener informacin. Tiempo Suelto: Los Estudiantes sern permitidos dejar la escuela para asistir programas de tiempo de liberacin sobre la peticin escrita de un padre que ha sido archivado con el administrador de la escuela. La peticin escrita por el padre o el guardin llegara a ser parte de los registros permanentes de estudiante. Los programas del tiempo de la liberacin no pueden intervenir con el planificar de clases, las actividades, y los programas de la escuelas pblicas (IDAPA 08.02.E.9.). Si toman seminario, estar tomando el lugar de una clase con crdito. Clases de internet o clases de verano sern necesarias para reponer los crditos que ha perdido. 17 Language Arts Eight (8) credits of English and one (1) credit of Speech are required for graduation. CHS Language Arts courses are designed for students to master the Idaho Core Standards in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Through wide and deep reading of literature and literary nonfiction of steadily increasing sophistication students gain a reservoir of literary and cultural knowledge, references, and images; the ability to evaluate intricate arguments; and the capacity to surmount the challenges posed by complex texts. All courses include writing as a key means of asserting and defending claims, showing what students know about a subject, and conveying what they have experienced, imagined thought and felt. In all courses students will have opportunities to take part in rich structured conversations whether in whole group, small groups or with a partner that are built around important content in various domain. English I Literature and Composition Grade 9 Required Year Course This is a two period blocked class covering English composition and literature. It focuses on the technical aspects of the English language, such as grammar, spelling, vocabulary, usage and the mechanics of writing. The students will practice language and writing skills while reading various texts. The English literature component focuses on introducing the student to various genres in World & Modern literature. The students will practice language and writing skills while reading short stories, novels, non-fiction, drama, and poems. Advanced English I Grade 9
Meets English I Requirement Year Course Prerequisite: Writing sample, recommendation from 8th grade English teacher, proficient or higher on standardized testing. The Advanced English I class is designed to challenge freshmen students who maintain the highest academic standing in the areas of language arts and who are self-directed learners. It will include the study of short stories, novels, poetry, drama, nonfiction, a review of language skills including punctuation, grammar, and usage, and an emphasis upon the process of writing. It covers the standard curriculum for ninth grade English, but in greater depth and at a faster pace. Students are expected to be responsible, self-starters and proficient writers. Students requesting to be in Advanced English I, are expected to complete an educational experience during the summer. English II Grade 10 Required Year Course This course is for Sophomore English students. Students will study short story, poetry, drama, and novel structure. The focus of this course is language skills including grammar, punctuation, and usage in anticipation of the Caldwell Writing Assessment in the spring. Outline, formal writing, personal writing, and literary analysis will also be included. Advanced English II Grade 10 Meets English II Requirement Year Course Prerequisite: Proficient or higher on standardized tests, teacher or counselor recommendation, or Advanced English I. This course is for the advanced Sophomore English student who is self-motivated and accepts personal responsibility for learning. Advanced English is more rigorous than English II due to the accelerated pace of instruction, advanced reading and writing expectations, and the amount of preparation time spent out of class. It will include the study of short stories, novels, poetry, drama, nonfiction, a review of language skills including punctuation, grammar, and usage, and an emphasis upon the process of writing narrative, exposition, argumentation, literary criticism and the research paper. Students requesting to be in Advanced English II, may be expected to complete an educational experience during the summer. 18 English III Grade 11 Required Year Course English III is a course in which students will study significant forms of American literature fiction and nonfiction. Several novels, short stories, essays, political documents, and poetry will be studied and discussed. In addition, individual student reports, and a variety of writing forms will be required. Writing instruction will include sentence and paragraph structure, literary analysis, outlining, explication, short essays, MLA formatting, and research writing. Language and vocabulary skills will be reinforced, including grammar, punctuation, and usage. Preparation for the SAT will also be a focus. The Research paper necessary for graduation will be completed during English III. Students will take advantage of one to one technology for collaboration and submission of classroom assignments. AP English III Language and Composition Grade 11 Meets English III Requirement Year Course Prerequisites: Students should have a strong academic background and motivation to excel. This class is for anyone wanting an academic challenge. Students interested in taking this course must have a strong work ethic, a willingness to take responsibility for their own learning, and a keen interest in analysis. The reading for this course will be primarily non-fiction regarding non-literary topics. This is a college-level course with college-level reading and analysis exercises designed to help students strengthen their ability to use language and to understand and implement the strategies good authors use to create strong, engaging expository, analytical, and persuasive essays. Students requesting to be in AP English III Language and Composition, may be expected to complete an educational experience during the summer, and earn a proficient or higher score on standardized tests. Students will be expected to to take the AP Language and Composition Test in May.
Students taking Senior English, have options available to them based on their post-secondary goals. English 101: English Composition Grade 12 Meets English IV Requirement when taken in conjunction with English 175 Semester Course Dual Credit is available for this course. English 101 emphasizes the process and strategies of writing with critical attention to purpose, audience, and style. Students write analytical essays based on readings, observations, and ideas; develop their inventiveness and voice; and edit for style and conventions of standard usage. Students will write at least four essays during the course of the semester. At least one of the four essays will be sent to the college to be graded if students decide to take this course for dual credit. This course is designed for students to be college ready during high school. English 175: Introduction to Literary Genres Grade 12 Meets English IV Requirement when taken in conjunction with English 101 Semester Course Dual Credit is available for this course. Literary Genres is a course in literature appreciation. This course serves as an introduction to the literary elements, terms, methods, and formal characteristics of the following literary genres: fiction, poetry, & drama. The purpose of this course is to provide students with experiences in literary analysis and deeper comprehension while developing a more universal understanding of complex texts. This course will also provide high school students the opportunity to take a college level English class. This course is designed for students to be college ready during high school. English IV Grade 12 Required Year Course English IV is a course in which students will study significant works of English Literature- fiction and nonfiction; including novels, plays, short stories, political documents, and personal essays. The works will be read, studied, and discussed. Writing instruction will include literary analysis, explication, short essays, MLA formatting and research writing. Language and vocabulary skills will be reinforced throughout the year. There will also be an emphasis on career/professional education. Including different forms of business writing and researching/studying potential career paths. Additional screening and evidence are used to place students in the course including standardized test, writing samples and teacher/counselor recommendations. 19 AP English IV Literature and Composition Grade 12 Meets English IV Requirement Year Course Prerequisites: Students should have a strong academic background and motivation to excel. Advanced Placement English is designed to replicate a college English course that will prepare the college-bound student for the AP exam; colleges may waive class requirements for and/or award credits to students who pass the exam. AP English is a year-long program and requires a year-long commitment. The course content is challenging and students must plan to devote time to independent study. Students will read ten or more novels and should plan to devote 6 to 8 hours weekly to outside AP reading. Students will study works by both British and American writers as well as works written from the sixteenth century to contemporary times. Writing is an integral part of the AP English Literature and Composition course, and because the AP Examination is weighted toward writing about literature, in-class and out-ofclass writing assignments will focus on the critical analysis of both prose and poetry. However, students will also write expository, analytical, and argumentative essays. Success in the AP course depends on the development of interpretive skills as students learn to write and read with increasing complexity and sophistication. Students requesting to be in AP English IV Literature and Composition, may be expected to complete an educational experience during the summer, and earn a proficient or higher score on standardized tests.. Students will be expected to take the AP Literature and Composition Test in May. Speech Grade 11 Required Semester Course Dual Credit may be available for this course This course is designed to give students skills to become an effective communicator, with a major emphasis in public
speaking, but also includes critical listening skills and analysis of mass communication. Students will be required to give speeches to inform and speeches to persuade. Students will also focus on evaluating and orally responding to literature. Basic speech writing and delivery are a major part of the instruction. * A full year of Competitive Speech and Debate may also be substituted for the required Speech course. Competitive Speech and Debate Year course Grades 9, 10, 11, 12: 9th graders must apply and be approved for this class. Meets Speech requirement if taken for the full year. Dual Credit is available for this course Students who take this course are part of the CHS Speech and Debate Team and will practice communication skills through competition at speech and debate tournaments throughout the October- April competitive season. Students will be required to purchase an activity card. The course is designed to help students develop their critical thinking and public speaking skills. The course will emphasize advanced development of argumentation, research, speech organization, and proper vocal and physical delivery. Additionally, students will investigate issues in current events, history and philosophy as they relate to national speech and debate topics. Participation in practice once a week and 2-4 tournaments is required.. This course may be repeated for elective credit. Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors can earn 3 college credits in Public Speaking. Freshman can earn 1 college credit for participation in competitions. Students in their 2nd-4th year of the class can earn 1 college credit per year for tournament participation. Students enrolled in the extra-curricular Speech and Debate team for the first time must enroll in this course to compete with the team. 20 Mathematics A minimum of six (6) math credits are required to be taken in high school for graduation, two (2) of which must be earned by a students senior year. Additional math credits may be required for college entrance. Students who participate in advanced math may be exempt from some Math requirements. Please see counselors for more details. Math I and higher math classes are required by the State of Idaho for graduation. Students who are not prepared for Math I may be placed in an additional math course based on previous math experience, standardized testing, evaluations and teacher recommendation to enhance achievement. Math I Grades 9, 10 Required Year Course Math I will study properties of the real number system, solving and graphing linear and exponential functions, evaluating systems of equations and inequalities, congruence and constructions, making connections between algebra and geometry, describing statistical data distributions and comparing two or more data sets. Math 1 is the foundation for future math courses. It is important that students in this course justify their own thinking while clarifying, describing, comparing, and questioning the thinking of others, leading to a deeper understanding of the mathematical concepts and mathematical fluency. Math II Grades 9, 10, 11 Required Year Course Prerequisite: Successful completion of Math I. Math II will explore properties of both linear and exponential functions with a focus on Quadratic, Absolute Value & Inverse functions, congruence and proof, the connections between algebra and geometry, statistical representations of data, and right triangle trigonometry. Math II will solidify and deepen the understanding of topics from Math I while also introducing new concepts. Students will study the previous topics at greater depth through lecture, investigation, class assignments, projects, and tests. With successful completion of Math II students have the option of several other math courses to complete their graduation requirements for math. Math III Grades 10, 11, 12
Year Course Prerequisite: Successful completion of Math II. Math III will continue the study of functions and their Inverses, the exploration of logarithmic, polynomial, and trigonometric functions, rational expressions and rational functions, modeling with Geometry and functions, and statistics including normal distributions and z scores. Math III will solidify and deepen the understanding of topics from Math II while also introducing new concepts. Students will study the previous topics at greater depth through lecture, investigation, class assignments, projects and tests. Math 147: Pre-Calculus Grades 10, 11, 12 Year Course Dual Credit is available for this course Prerequisite: Successful completion of Math III and/or Math II and teacher recommendation. The material covered includes a review of real numbers, functions and their graphs, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometry, matrices and determinants, sequences and series, conic sections, polar coordinates and parametric equations. May be taken as a dual credit course. 21 AP Calculus AB Grade 11, 12 Year Course Prerequisites: Successful completion of Pre-Calculus with a grade of C or better. Students should have a strong academic background and motivation to excel. Material will include a study of functions, limits and continuity, derivatives, applications of the derivative, integration, differential equations, applications of integration, and infinite series. Students will take the AP Calculus exam at the end of the year. Students requesting to be in AP Calculus AB are expected to complete an educational experience during the summer. AP Calculus BC Grade 12 Year Course Prerequisites: AP Calculus students should have a strong academic background and motivation to excel. Calculus BC will cover all topics in Calculus AB Plus: Differential Equations, Eulers Method, Improper Integrals, and Polynomial Approximations and Series, Including Taylor and Maclaurin Series. Completion of Calculus AB is not necessarily a prerequisite for BC with teacher recommendation. Students will take the AP Calculus exam at the end of the year. AP Statistics Grade 11, 12 Year Course Prerequisites: Completion of Math II, and students should have a strong academic background and motivation to excel. This class is designed to expose students to describing patterns and departures, planning and conducting a study, exploring random phenomena using probability and simulation, and estimating population parameters and testing hypotheses. Students will take the AP Statistics exam at the end of the year. May be taken as a dual credit course. College Algebra (Math 143) Grade 12 Year Course Dual Credit is available for this course Prerequisite: Senior class standing. Completion of Math III and teacher recommendation. This course is designed for the college bound student not taking Pre-Calculus or Calculus courses. Topics include fundamental concepts of algebra; equations & inequalities; functions and their graphs; polynomial, rational, exponential, & logarithmic functions; systems of equations & inequalities; conics; The Binomial Theorem. AP Principles of Computer Science Grade 10, 11, 12 Year Course Prerequisite: Math I and students should have a strong academic background and motivation to excel. This curriculum is a full-year, rigorous, entry-level course that introduces high school students to the foundations of modern computing. The course covers a broad range of topics that make up computing such as programming, algorithms, the Internet, big data, digital privacy and security, and the societal impacts of computing. This course may be taken as a Math credit or an elective credit in conjunction with
another math course. Students will take the AP exam at the end of the year. 22 Math in Modern Society (Math 123) Grade 12 Year Course Dual Credit is available for this course Prerequisite: Senior class standing. Completion of Math II and teacher recommendation. This course will include: problem solving strategies; estimation; using multiple number systems; solve and graph algebraic equations; use statistics to understand data; apply mathematics to personal finance; use dimensional analysis; use probability; find and use area & volume. Financial Applications of Math Grade 12 Year Course Dual Credit is available for this course Prerequisite: Senior class standing. Successful completion of Math I and teacher recommendation. This course will include a review of algebra skills and the use of these skills to develop financial literacy. Financial literacy is the ability to use knowledge and skills to manage your financial resources effectively for lifetime financial security. Topics covered will include: Banking Services, Employment Basics, Independent living, Preparing a budget, Income Taxes, Consumer Credit and Automobile ownership. 23 Science A minimum of six (6) science credits are required in high school for graduation. Additional science credits may be required for college entrance. Integrated Science Grade 9 Teacher recommendation Year Course Prerequisite: Students placed in Integrated Science will need a teacher recommendation, qualifying 8 th grade standardized tests scores, enrolled in Math Intervention, and other tests results as appropriate are required. Students enrolled in this course will participate in activities to build their foundational skills in all areas of science. Material covered will include the following: science skills/measurement, earth science, physical science, and life/ environmental science at a fundamental level. This course will count toward graduation requirements in science. Upon successful completion of Integrated Science students will be placed in Physical Science. *This course includes a lab. Physical Science Grade 9 Required Year Course Physical Science emphasizes skills outlined by the Idaho Content Standards. The course consists of one semester of physics concepts and one semester of chemistry concepts. Laboratory work integrating technology use and mathematics is emphasized. The course is designed to provide students with the background required for biology, chemistry, physics and other science electives. *This course includes a lab Advanced Physical Science Grade 9 Meets Physical Science Requirement Year Course Prerequisite: Successful completion of Math I and enrolled in Math II. Advanced Physical Science is an honors level science course that introduces hands-on methods of learning for both physics and chemistry. This course is designed to serve as a foundation for other high school science courses such as Conceptual Physics, Chemistry and Biology. The goal of the 1st Semester is to familiarize students with the study of Physics. The units include: force and motion, wave phenomena, forms of energy, electricity and magnetism. The goal of the 2nd Semester is to familiarize students with the study of Chemistry. The units include: matter, atomic structure, the periodic table, chemical bonds, and chemical reactions. The application of these concepts is achieved through
demonstrations, class discussions and lectures, hands-on activities (labs), and integrated math through development of problem solving skills. In order to meet the requirements for an honors level course, these concepts will be taught with added depth, breadth, complexity, and acceleration lab procedures and formal lab write ups. Students in their 10th grade year may be eligible to take Biology and Chemistry concurrently if: 1. They score advanced on standardized tests in Math and/ or Science 2. A teacher or counselor recommends them Biology Grade 10 Required Year Course Prerequisite: Physical Science. Biology is the study of life including basic biochemistry, cellular processes, energy transfers, genetics, evolution, and ecology. Lab investigations and scientific reasoning skills will be emphasized. *This course includes a lab Human Biology (Anatomy & Physiology) Grades 11, 12 Elective Year Course Dual Credit is available for this course Prerequisite: Physical Science and Biology. Human Biology is a yearlong course that provides students an opportunity to explore the relationship between structure and function in the human body. This course is recommended for students interested in a health-related career, especially those students who plan to study medicine, nursing, physical therapy, and athletic training. Study skills will prepare students to go on to post-secondary education in healthcare. 24 Earth and Space Science Elective Grades 11-12 Year Course Earth and Space Science (a study of environmental science). This course will introduce students to the study of the earth from a local and global perspective. In this course, students will learn about time zones, latitude and longitude, atmosphere, weather, climate, matter, energy transfer, and astronomy. Advanced topics may include the study of the use of remote sensing, computer visualization, and computer modeling to enable earth scientists to understand earth as a complex and changing planet. Biology II Grades 11, 12 Elective Year Course Prerequisite: Biology. First semester is focused on botany and general ecology. Second semester is focused on human ecology and gross anatomical systems of mammals. Within the two semesters there will be projects that involve presentations and reports on bioethical topics. Students are required to participate in dissection labs. *This course includes a lab Chemistry 101 Grades 10, 11, 12 Elective Year Course Dual Credit is available for this course Prerequisite: Physical Science, Biology and concurrent enrollment in Math I or higher. General Chemistry 101 is a year-long laboratory course that deals with the structure and characteristics of matter, chemical reactions, energy transfers, and mathematical operations. In the chemistry laboratory, students will learn how to record data, analyze substances and how to make new materials. The chemistry laboratory gives all students the opportunity to acquire valuable technical skills needed in todays job market. Students planning to attend college should enroll in chemistry class because they will receive preparation in problem solving and critical thinking. Students who plan further study in any science field are strongly advised to enroll in a chemistry course. Students can enroll in dual credit. *This course includes a lab.
Conceptual Physics Grades 10, 11, 12 Elective Year Course Prerequisite: Physical Science, Math II, and currently enrolled in Math III or higher. Conceptual Physics is not an upper level Physics course. Instead, Conceptual Physics builds a foundation for studying biology, chemistry and all other forms of science including engineering concepts. In Conceptual Physics students need a solid understanding of Math II. Therefore it is the goal of Conceptual Physics to facilitate students understanding of the laws and rules of nature by learning the basic foundations. In order for this class to truly be conceptual, students will have multiple laboratory experiences both hands on and computer based simulations. Students will need to have access to a computer weekly to complete these computer based simulations. Each unit has several lab experiments to foster the students understanding of the fundamental concepts along with group work and webquests. This class will place great value on both class lecture and lab experience for all students by using the 5 Es which are: Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate. 25 AP Physics C Grades 11, 12 Elective Year Course Prerequisites: Fundamentals of Engineering. Proficient scores or higher on standardized tests. Successful completion (C or better) or concurrently enrolled in AP Calculus AB/BC or AP Stats. AP Physics C is a calculus based, college-level physics course. Students cultivate their understanding of Physics through inquiry-based investigations as they explore topics such as Newtonian mechanics (including rotational motion); work, energy, and power; mechanical waves and sound; and modeling systems. The course will employ a flipped classroom and as such will include 7-10 hours of homework per week. Students will be expected to take the AP Physics C Test in May. AP Chemistry Grades 10, 11, 12 Elective Year Course Prerequisites: Chemistry 101 or teacher recommendation. Proficient scores or higher on standardized tests. Concurrent enrollment in Math III or higher. Students should have a strong academic background and motivation. AP Chemistry is designed to be the equivalent of a college level course. This means that the labs, range, and depth of topics covered is quite vast. The time and effort required of students are greater than in other high school courses. AP Chemistry is designed for high school students who desire an intellectual challenge, strong preparation in chemistry and the opportunity to obtain college credit by passing the AP test. Students enrolling in AP Chemistry are making a year-long commitment to a challenging course that will require 7-10 hours of homework per week. Colleges may award credit based on a successful score on the Advanced Placement Exam. Students will be expected to take the AP Chemistry Test in May. *This course includes a lab. AP Biology Grades: 12 Elective Year Course Prerequisites: Biology, Chemistry, Math II. Proficient scores or higher on standardized tests. Students should have a strong academic background and motivation to excel. This class is a college level course utilizing college textbooks, labs, and exams. Colleges may award credit based on a successful score on the Advanced Placement Exam. Topics include molecules and cells, heredity and evolution, and organisms and populations. Students choosing this class need to make a year-long commitment and expect 7-10 hours of homework per week. Students will be expected to take the AP Biology Test in May. *This course includes a lab 26 Social Studies Six (6) social studies credits are required for graduation. Caldwell High School requires one (1) credit of U.S History I,
two (2) credits of U.S. History II, two (2) credits of Government and one (1) credit of Economics. Many colleges require seven (7) social studies credits. United States History I Grade 10 Required Semester Course This course examines the developments in American history beginnings with the birth and growth of the British Colonies, the events leading up to the American Revolution, the origins of our constitution, the development of democracy and political parties, and westward expansion, the American Civil War, and Reconstruction. United States History II Grade 11 Required Year Course This course examines the developments in American history beginning the rise of the Industrialist and the Progressive era that followed, World War I, the Great Depression, World War II, the growth of the United States as a world power, the Cold War, the Civil Rights movement, the fall of communism and the development of terrorism. All students will complete a National History Day project to earn credit in the course. AP United States History Grade 11 Meets US History II Requirement Year Course Prerequisite: Students should have a strong academic background and motivation to excel. This course will focus on developing critical reading, writing, and historical thinking skills that will prepare students to take the AP US History Exam and provide a foundation for success in other AP courses and college courses. The content of the course starts with industrialization and works through present day. Students will then review US HIstory from the point of English settlement through Manifest Destiny. There is considerable supplemental required readings and extensive writing assignments will be given to practice necessary academic skills. All students will complete a National History Day project to earn credit in the course. Students will be expected to take the AP United States History Test in May. American Government Grade 12 Required Year Course American Government is a study of the organization and operation of government in the United States at the federal, state, and local levels. Following an introduction to the theories of government, students will focus on the features of the three branches of government at all levels. In addition, students will study the electoral process and the Bill of Rights. Considerable emphasis is given to student awareness and understanding of current events as they interrelate with the government and foreign policy. *Fifteen hours of community service is required per semester. These hours count for both the class and the Senior Project. *The State of Idaho requires that all students pass the Citizenship Test with 70% or better. Students will meet this requirement in their Government class. Seminar in Political Philosophy and Government Dual Credit is available for this course Grade 12 Meets American Government requirement Year Course Prerequisite: Students should have a strong academic background and motivation to excel. This course is designed for those seniors who wish to pursue a demanding, in-depth examination in ancient and modern philosophy and its impact on world political systems and governments. Community service is required. Economics Dual Credit may be available for this course Grade 12 Required Semester Course Economics is the comprehensive investigation of the American economics system. This course will stress the principles of the domestic economy, personal finance, alternative economic systems, and the national and world economy through current political issues.
27 Social Studies Electives AP World History Grades 10, 11, 12 Elective Year Course Prerequisite: Students should have a strong academic background and motivation to excel. The AP World History course focuses on developing students' understanding of world history. Students investigate significant events, individuals, developments, and processes in six historical periods. They will develop and use the same thinking skills and methods employed by historians when they study the past. The course also provides five themes that students explore in order to make connections among historical developments in different times and places encompassing the five major geographical regions of the globe: Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. Students will be expected to take the AP World History Test in May. HUMANITIES Two (2) humanities are required for graduation. When this requirement has been met, additional humanities count as electives. Humanities include: art, foreign language, music, social studies and theatre unless otherwise specified. Art 2D Basic Design Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 Elective Semester Course This introductory class fulfills one humanities credit and is designed as a beginning art class. The class will explore a variety of creative art topics and media with exercises that will help you become a more confident artist. Media may include drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, and others. Topics may include art history, design and composition, color theory, with a focus on the elements and principles of art. A variety of interesting subject matter and themes will be explored from realistic to more abstract. 3D Basic Design Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 Elective Semester Course This introductory class to sculpture fulfills one humanities credit and is designed for beginning art or non-art students. The class will explore a variety of creative art topics and media while completing mastery-based exercises that illustrate and enhance the elements and principles of art. Media may include wire, cardboard, clay, fabric, wood and others. Topics may include art history, design and composition, color theory, and the elements and principles of art. A variety of interesting subject matter and themes will be explored from realistic to more abstract. Drawing I Grade 9, 10, 11, 12 Elective Semester Course Prerequisite: Successful completion of 2D or 3D Basic Design course or instructor approval. This is an introductory course in the fundamentals of drawing. Exercises will include basic drawing methods, techniques, and principles that students need to remember when drawing. Drawing media may include graphite pencil, charcoal, colored pencils, pastels, and pen and ink. Subject matter may include: still life, landscape/nature, architecture, as well as working from imagination. Composition concepts and art history will be part of the instruction. Drawing II Grades 10, 11, 12 Elective Semester Course Prerequisite: Completion of Drawing I. This course builds on the experience of Drawing I, putting heavy emphasis on mixed media. Design/composition concepts will be emphasized as an integral part of the lessons. Drawing media may include graphite pencil, charcoal, colored pencils, pastels, and pen and ink.
28 Ceramics I Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 Elective Semester Course Prerequisite: Successful completion of a Basic Design course or instructor approval. Ceramics I is a semester long course. Students will develop a basic knowledge of the properties of clay, glazes, and the firing process. Hand building methods including pinch, coil and slab will be learned. Students will purposefully apply the elements of visual art and principles of design to their work. Other areas of emphasis will be studio habits, reflection of artwork, and art history. Ceramics II Grades 10, 11, 12 Elective Semester Course Prerequisite: Completion of Ceramics I. Ceramics II is a semester long course. Students will build on previous knowledge gained from Ceramics I. Hand building methods including pinch, coil and slab will be applied. Wheel throwing will be learned and practiced. Students will purposefully apply the elements of art and principles of design to their work. Other areas of emphasis will be studio habits, reflection of artwork, and art history. Ceramics III Grades 10, 11, 12 Elective Semester Course Prerequisite: Completion of Ceramics II. Ceramics III is a semester long course. Students will build on previous knowledge gained from Ceramics I & II. Student will be given more artistic freedom in choosing from methods previously learned to create their artwork. Students will purposefully apply the elements of art and principles of design to their work. Other areas of emphasis will be studio habits, reflection of artwork, and art history. Students will be developing personal esthetic through projects and exploration of modern ceramic artists. Painting I Grades 11, 12 Elective Semester Course Prerequisite: 2D Basic Design and Drawing I or instructor approval. This is an advanced course for art students studying the fundamentals of painting, putting heavy emphasis on color theory. The primary medium for this course will be acrylic 1st quarter and watercolor 2nd quarter. Instruction and demonstration will precede each painting activity. Color schemes and subjects will be assigned for each painting medium. Composition concepts and art history will be part of the instruction. Painting II Grades 11, 12 Elective Semester Course Prerequisite: Painting I with a grade of B or instructor approval. Expected performance for students throughout this course is very high. Students will work independently to complete five original paintings. Each students series will be discussed and possibly altered for approved by the course instructor. Design/composition concepts will be emphasized as an integral part of the series. Mixed media may also be a part of the class include graphite pencil, charcoal, colored pencils, pastels, and pen and ink. AP Studio Art Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 Elective Year Course Prerequisite: Previous art classes, teacher approval This is an advanced level art course that requires prior understanding through multiple art courses. Students will choose to create a portfolio in Drawing, 2D design, or 3D design. Students will demonstrate mastery through any medium within their portfolio or process and develop technical skills and become familiarized with the functions of visual
elements while creating an individual portfolio of 18-24 works for evaluation at the end of the course. (2D mediums include but are not limited to graphic design, digital imaging, photography, collage, fabric design, weaving, fashion design, fashion illustration, painting and printmaking; 3D approaches could be figurative or non figurative sculpture, architectural models, metalwork, ceramics, installation, or assemblage; Drawing includes, but are not limited to, traditional drawing media, painting, printmaking, digital drawing, and combinations of media. 29 Theatre Theatre I Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 Elective Semester Course This class is intended to teach the beginning actor the fundamentals of the theatre process. We will spend lots of time during the period developing short scenes that will be showcased to the class. Working on ideas of performance, public speaking, and breaking the cultural norm will be daily topics. The second quarter of the term will be spent doing improvisation. Be prepared to be active and have full participation. Repeatable as an elective. Theatre II Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 Elective Semester Course Requires a C or better in Theatre I. This class is intended to give the beginning actor the tools to shape a scene and work on their acting craft. Students who take this class should have a desire to participate in extracurricular activities such as the musical, fall play, or Cougamedy. We will study the different components of script analysis by reading five plays working on one concept at a time. Scene Design Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 Elective Semester Course This class is geared towards the understanding of the technical workings and design process of scenery for the stage. We will study concepts of the design process by designing a conceptual set for a play we will read in class. Students will be working on drawings for their set design throughout the term. Repeatable as an elective. Makeup/Costume Design Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 Elective Semester Course This class is geared towards understanding of the technical workings, building, application, and design process of makeup/ costuming for the stage. We will be working with different materials to build and design costumes. We will utilize makeup that will be applied daily the second half of the term learning how to create the effects of a black eye or broken nose, animal makeup, and old age makeup. Make sure you are willing to apply makeup on a daily basis during the second quarter of the term. Lighting Design Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 Elective Semester Course This class is geared towards the understanding of the technical workings, setup, and design process of stage lighting. We will be working with lighting instruments and hanging light plots for theatrical productions including plays, concerts, and other events held in the auditorium. The second half of the term will be devoted to drafting a lighting plot. Repeatable as an elective. Cougar Actor Grades 10, 11, 12 Elective
Semester Course Prerequisite: Teacher permission is required. This is a production level class. We will be learning every aspect of the theatre process with emphasis on acting and technical work. Students will be required to take a role in the current production at school whether it is acting or tech. Each student will be required to attend every performance during the season. Repeatable as an elective. . 30 World Languages Many post-secondary institution recommend or require two years of foreign language study (study in the same language for two years). Check with your university of choice for specific entrance requirements. After assessment and evaluation by the instructor, a students placement may be moved to a different level based on ability. French I Grades 9-12 Elective Year Course Students develop basic skills in understanding and producing spoken French, with primary emphasis on understanding spoken French. Vocabulary focuses on high-frequency words and phrases used in typical everyday situations, such as greeting people, describing people and things, asking directions, going shopping, common household and school objects, family relationships, telling time. Students are also introduced to French history and culture, and the influence of French language and culture around the world. French II Dual Credit is available for this course Grades 9-12 Elective Year Course Prerequisite: French I. Students continue to develop the skills acquired in French 1. Primary emphasis is placed on speaking and understanding spoken French, with secondary emphasis on reading and writing French. Students review French 1 vocabulary and learn additional words and phrases about topics such as school experience, professions, sports, holidays and travel, etc. They also learn to use a variety of verb tenses. Students continue to learn about French history and culture, with additional focus on the histories and cultures of French-speaking nations around the world. Dual Credit is available for this course French III Dual Credit is available for this course Grades 11-12 Elective Year Course Prerequisite: French II. Students continue to develop the skills acquired in French 2. Emphasis is placed on understanding spoken French and speaking it with increasing complexity, and on reading and reading and writing French. Students continue their study of French verb tenses and moods, and expand their vocabularies related to a variety of common topics. They continue to learn about French history and culture and have the opportunity to focus on specific topics of personal interest. Dual Credit is available for this course Spanish I Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 Elective Year Course This course introduces students to the Spanish language and to the culture of Spanish-speaking people. Students develop basic skills in understanding and producing spoken and written Spanish, with primary emphasis on understanding spoken Spanish. Vocabulary focuses on high-frequency words and phrases used in typical everyday situations, such as greeting people, describing people and things, asking directions, going shopping, common household and school objects, family relationships, telling time. The four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing are stressed equally and presented within the context of the culture of Spain, Latin America and the Spanish-speaking population of the U.S. This course is not intended for heritage speakers. *Mastery credit available with appropriate assessments and presentations. See instructor and/or counselor for more details.
31 Spanish II Grades 10,11, 12 Elective Year Course Prerequisite: Spanish I This course is a continuation in the development of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Grammar, cultural understanding, and vocabulary building are stressed. This course completes the introduction to the language, and serves as the bridge for advanced study with a focus on verb conjugation and usage as a key class component. This course is not intended for heritage speakers. *Mastery credit available with appropriate assessments and presentations. See instructor and/or counselor for more details. Spanish II Grades 10, 11, 12 Elective Year Course Prerequisite: Spanish I This course is a continuation in the development of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Grammar, cultural understanding, and vocabulary building are stressed. This course completes the introduction to the language, and serves as the bridge for advanced study with a focus on verb conjugation and usage as a key class component. Vocabulary focuses on high-frequency words and phrases used in typical everyday situations, such as nationalities and where people are from, asking directions, city and transportation, going shopping, common household and school objects, family relationships, daily routine, and childhood. This course is not intended for heritage speakers. *Mastery credit available with appropriate assessments and presentations. See instructor and/or counselor for more details. Spanish III Grades 11, 12 Elective Year Course Prerequisite: Spanish II This course is designed to help students further develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Spanish at the intermediate level. Importance of verb conjugation and usage is heavily stressed. During this course, students will be able to communicate in the target language, gain knowledge and understanding of the Spanish and Latin American cultures, as well as the Spanish-speaking population in the U.S., connect with other disciplines and acquire information, and gain insight into the nature of language and culture. Topics of vocabulary will focus on daily routine, household chores, camping and outdoor activities, sporting competitions, art, food and recipes, and jobs and professions. Dual Credit is available for this course Spanish IV Grade 12 Elective Year Course Prerequisite: Spanish III In this advanced course, development of all language skills continues. Students will also participate in multicultural communities at home and around the world. Emphasis will be geared towards proficiency speaking and writing by participating in class discussions, writing workshops, peer review, role-play, editing and revision of crafting fiction. Students will read a Chicana novel, and all related assignments will be autobiographical. Topics of vocabulary will focus will be daily routine, life in Idaho versus a big city, art, jobs and professions, and health and wellness. Course conducted in Spanish. Dual Credit is available for this course Spanish Reading & Writing for Native Speakers Grades 10, 11, 12 Elective Year Course Prerequisite: Language assessment and instructors approval. This course is designed for students with native or near-native speaking ability, but with little or no formal training in grammar, reading and writing. Provides introduction to and practice in the formal register in all four skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking, with a strong emphasis on reading and writing. Topics for conversation, reading and writing focus on U.S. Latino and Latin American cultures, including historical and current cultural/social aspects such as pre-Hispanic civilizations, the Spanish civil war, and immigration. Dual Credit is available for this course
32 Music Treble Choir Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 Elective Year Course The course is performance-based and attendance driven. This is a non-auditioned choir, anyone can join. This choir focuses on developing the young female voice, musical fundamentals, and skills for performance. The curriculum explores traditional choral music and world music within a positive and fun environment. Skills emphasized in this course: performance, sight-singing, music theory, and ensemble. *Attendance at all required concerts is mandatory for full-credit. Mens Chorus Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 Elective Year Course The course is performance-based and attendance driven. This is a non-auditioned choir, anyone can join. This choir focuses on developing the young male voice, musical fundamentals, and skills for performance. The curriculum explores traditional choral music and world music within a positive and fun environment. Skills emphasized in this course: performance, sight-singing, music theory, and ensemble. *Attendance at all required concerts is mandatory for full-credit. Concord Chorale Grades 10, 11, 12 Elective Year Course Prerequisite: Audition or by permission of the director. The course is performance-based, attendance driven, and designed to further develop choral skills necessary to build the musical fundamentals for performance. Students learn to sing for personal enjoyment and will explore exciting choral literature specific to the all female choir. Solo vocal production techniques, ensemble performance skills, music notation, sight-reading and music theory are emphasized and further developed in this class. This course is designed as an advanced-level choir. As a part of the course requirements there will be evening performances and choir festivals that the students must attend. Members of the choir must also purchase a dress to be worn for performances. Payment arrangements can be made. It is required for students in the auditioned ensembles to purchase the ASB card during registration. A Cappella Choir Grades 10, 11, 12 Elective Year Course Prerequisite: Audition or by permission of the director. The course is performance-based, attendance driven, and designed further develop the basic choral skills necessary to build the musical fundamentals for performance. This is an intermediate-level performing ensemble. Students learn to sing for personal enjoyment and will explore exciting choral literature. Solo vocal production techniques, ensemble performance skills, music notation, sightreading and music theory are emphasized and further developed in this class. As a part of the course requirements there will be evening performances and choir festivals that the students must attend. The men in the ensemble must purchase tuxedos and the women dresses for performances. Payment arrangements can be made. It is required for students in the auditioned ensembles to purchase the ASB card during registration. Madrigals Grades 10, 11, 12 Elective Year Course Prerequisite: Audition or by permission of the director. Concurrent enrollment in any other choir, or performing musical ensemble at CHS is required. Any exceptions to this must be discussed and arranged with the choir director. The course is performance-based, attendance driven, and designed as an in-depth study in vocal production and technique. Emphasis will be placed on literature, music theory, sight singing, and music history. A wide variety of challenging music will be studied. This choir is for dedicated students that have a desire to perform at a very advanced level. As part of the course requirements there will be evening performances, local and national choir festivals and many community performances that the students must attend. The men in the ensemble must purchase tuxedos and the women dresses for performances. Payment arrangements can be made. It is required for students in the auditioned ensembles to purchase the ASB card during registration.
33 Sinfonia (Intermediate Orchestra) Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 Elective Year Course Prerequisite: Participation in Caldwell middle school orchestra or similar orchestral experience. Orchestra is a performance-oriented course for intermediate string students. A continuous orchestra experience in an elementary/ middle school orchestra is important to joining this high school group. Students who do not have this experience may audition to join the class. Members of this group are required to participate in clinics, district festival, and all activities or performances of the orchestra to earn full credit. Music Appreciation, Theory and History will be included in the curriculum. Music literacy will be emphasized. Symphonic Orchestra (Advanced Orchestra) Grades 10, 11, 12 Elective Year Course Permission of the director is required. Auditions will be held in the spring of the previous year. Limited enrollment based on a balanced instrumentation will be maintained. Symphonic Orchestra is a performanceoriented course for advanced string students. Members of this group are required to participate in clinics, district festivals, and all activities or performances of the orchestra to earn full credit. Music Appreciation, Theory and History will be included in the curriculum. Music literacy will be emphasized. It is required for students in the auditioned ensembles to purchase the ASB card during registration. Chamber Players Grades 10, 11, 12 Elective Year Course Permission of the director is required, limited Enrollment. Members must also be enrolled in the Symphonic Orchestra. This auditioned string group performs advanced string literature, primarily string quartets, and gives students the opportunity to do additional performing as a group and in small ensembles. Players must audition in the spring to be selected for this group. (An exception may be made to accommodate an outstanding foreign exchange or new student in the community.) Required activities of this ensemble include concerts, District Ensemble Festival, various community events and an out-of-state tour or special festival participation in the spring. It is required for students in the auditioned ensembles to purchase the ASB card during registration. Music Appreciation Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 Elective Semester Course This course will teach a survey different musical styles and periods with the intent of increasing students enjoyment of modern musical styles and/or developing their artistic or technical judgment. The focus of this course is on recognizing musical characteristics, acquiring knowledge about music, and developing a personal philosophy of music. Beginning Guitar Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 Elective Semester Course This class is designed for beginning players to study and perform with tablature, notes, rhythm, rests, and chords. *Students must provide their own acoustic guitar Symphonic Band Grades 10,11,12 Elective Year Course Prerequisite: Previous band experience and/or permission of the director required. Symphonic Band is a yearlong, performance-oriented course for intermediate wind and percussion students. During the first nine weeks of the school year the students who enroll in Symphonic Band will participate in marching band. The marching band prepares music and marching shows to be performed for football halftimes, basketball games, festivals, pep rallies, and assemblies. Attendance is required at all performances and two evening rehearsal each week for the first nine weeks, as well as Band Camp in August. Grading is based on participation, performance, attendance, and preparation of music. During the remainder of the year, the focus shifts to studying music in a traditional indoor ensemble setting. Grading is based on participation, playing tests, written work, festivals, clinics, etc. This course serves as a great introduction
course for all students interested in wind and percussion instruments. Percussion students enrolled in Symphonic Band are expected to be co-enrolled in Percussion Techniques class. Exceptions to this will be at director approval and discretion only. 34 Wind Ensemble/Marching Band Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 Elective Year Course Prerequisite: Audition. Wind Ensemble is a year-long, audition-only, performance-oriented course for advanced wind and percussion students. During the first nine weeks of the school year the students who enroll in Wind Ensemble will participate in marching band. The marching band prepares music and marching shows to be performed for football halftimes, basketball games, festivals, pep rallies, and assemblies. Attendance is required at all performances and two evening rehearsal each week for the first nine weeks, as well as Band Camp in August. Grading is based on participation, performance, attendance, and preparation of music. During the remainder of the year, the focus shifts to studying music in a traditional indoor ensemble setting as well as required participation in Solo/Small Ensemble Festival. Grading is based on participation, playing tests, written work, festivals, clinics, etc. Percussion students enrolled in Wind Ensemble are expected to be co-enrolled in Percussion Techniques class. Exceptions to this will be at director approval and discretion only. It is required for students in the auditioned ensembles to purchase the ASB card during registration. Jazz Ensemble I Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 Elective Year Course Prerequisite: Audition. Concurrent enrollment in either Symphonic Band or Wind Ensemble is also required. This course exposes each student to a wide variety of music including Dixieland, Swing, Latin, Blues, Funk, and Pop in a performance Big Band setting. There is an emphasis on development of individual technique and improvisation. Grading is based on participation, playing tests, written work, festivals, clinics, etc. Percussion students enrolled in Jazz Ensemble I are expected to be co-enrolled in Percussion Techniques class. Exceptions to this will be at director approval and discretion only. It is required for students in the auditioned ensembles to purchase the ASB card during registration. Jazz Ensemble II Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 Elective Year Course Prerequisite: Audition. Permission of the director is required; Concurrent enrollment in either Symphonic Band or Wind Ensemble also required. This course provides the opportunity for advanced performance study in a variety of music including Dixieland, Swing, Latin, Blues, Funk, and Pop in a Big Band setting. There is an emphasis on development of individual technique and improvisation. Grading is based on participation, playing tests, written work, festivals, clinics, etc. Percussion students enrolled in Jazz Ensemble II are expected to be co-enrolled in Percussion Techniques class. Exceptions to this will be at director approval and discretion only. It is required for students in the auditioned ensembles to purchase the ASB card during registration. Percussion Techniques Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 Elective Year Course Prerequisite: Permission of the director is required. Concurrent enrollment in either Symphonic Band or Wind Ensemble also required. This course provides percussionists with experience, knowledge, and skills of all percussion instruments. This rotational system includes, but is not limited to: Timpani, Mallets, Snare Drum/Bass Drum, Drum Set, and Auxiliary Percussion (Chimes, Triangle, Congas, Shaker, etc.). Students will gain percussion skills and background in order to successfully perform with the Marching Band, Symphonic Band, and/or Wind Ensemble. Grading is based on participation, playing tests, written work, festivals, clinics, etc.The marching band prepares music and marching shows to be performed for football halftimes, festivals, basketball games, pep rallies, and assemblies. Attendance is required at all performances and two evening rehearsal each week for the first nine weeks, as well as Band Camp in August. During the remainder of the year, the focus shifts to studying music in a traditional indoor ensemble setting. Concurrent enrollment in either Symphonic Band or Wind Ensemble also required. Exceptions to this will be at director approval and discretion only.
Music Theory Grades 9,10,11,12 Elective Semester Course Prerequisite: Permission from teacher is required. Concurrent enrollment in a musical performing ensemble is highly encouraged, but not required. This course will explore the notation of music: how it is written, how it is ordered, and how to write your own music. The goal and focus of this course is to recognize and analyze beginning to advanced levels of music notation and composition. Much of this coursework will be independently driven. All students will be given the same text to work from but will be able to work at their own pace to best understand the material. The final project for this course is the composition of a simple and original song. 35 Health One (1) credit of Health is required for graduation Health Grade 9 Required Semester Course Students will explore current health issues and focus on the concept of wellness in regards to physical, mental/emotional, and social well-being. Issues covered will include, but are not limited to: wellness, consumer health, family living, mental health, physical activity, nutrition, substance abuse, disease, STD's, and human reproduction. Activities will include reading/writing skills, cooperative learning, problem solving, individualized research and interaction with guest speakers. Physical Education ALL Physical Education classes will participate in activities and testing including fitness measurements and written tests. Students are required to wear black or blue athletic shorts and a white or gray t-shirt on a daily basis Physical Education (P.E.) Grades 9, 10 Elective Semester Course The following physical fitness activities are typically included: First Semester: Fitness testing, soccer, football, volleyball, archery, badminton, team handball, and frisbee games. Second Semester: Fitness testing, basketball, hockey, scoop lacrosse, track and field events, pickleball, tennis, and softball. All students will be required to dress down on a daily basis. Functional Fitness and Conditioning Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Elective Semester Course Repeatable as an elective. The focus of this course will be to teach sustainable fitness through core strength and aerobic training; regardless of fitness level, body composition, or athletic ability.This class will primarily take place in the high schools fitness facility. Lifetime fitness activities such as cardio, aerobics, anaerobic training, cycling, bosu balls, and weights will also be covered. All students will be required to dress down on a daily basis. Introduction to Weight Training Grades 9,10 Elective Semester Course This course does not require previous experience. The purpose of this course is to introduce and promote strength through proper techniques of lifting and weight training. Physical assessments will enable students to personalize their workouts to attain their fitness goals. A major focus of this weight training class will be: the importance of safety, and weight room etiquette. All students will be required to dress down on a daily basis. Offered to Juniors and Seniors on a space available basis. Weight Training and Conditioning
Grades 10, 11, 12 Elective Semester Course Prerequisite: Intro to Weight Training Repeatable as an elective. The focus of this course is weight lifting. The students will be in the weight room three days a week working on a weight-training program. One day a week will deal with cardiovascular fitness, agility, flexibility, speed workout, and plyometrics. This course is based on the Bigger, Faster, Stronger Program. All students will be required to dress down on a daily basis. 36 Physical Conditioning for Athletes Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 Elective Year Course Prerequisite: Participation in a minimum of two school sponsored sports is required to enroll. Students participating in athletics on all levels should be enrolled in this course. This includes off-season as well as in-season athletes. Primary emphasis will be physical fitness for athletes. Activities will include: weight training, agility training, locomotion skills, plyometrics, sprints, and middle distances. This course will also include specificity training in basketball, baseball, football, softball, soccer, track & field, wrestling, and volleyball. All students will be required to dress down on a daily basis. 9th Boys Physical Conditioning for Athletes Grade 9 Elective Year Course Prerequisite: Participation in a minimum of two school sponsored sports is required to enroll. Students participating in athletics on all levels should be enrolled in this course. This includes off-season as well as in-season athletes. Primary emphasis will be physical fitness for athletes. Activities will include: weight training, agility training, locomotion skills, plyometrics, sprints, and middle distances. This course will also include specificity training in basketball, baseball, football, softball, soccer, track & field, wrestling, and volleyball.All students will be required to dress down on a daily basis. Girls Physical Conditioning for Athletes Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 Elective Year Course Prerequisite: Participation in a minimum of two school sponsored sports is required to enroll. Students participating in athletics on all levels should be enrolled in this course. This includes off-season as well as in-season athletes. Primary emphasis will be physical fitness for athletes. Activities will include: weight training, agility training, locomotion skills, plyometrics, sprints, and middle distances. This course will also include specificity training in basketball, baseball, football, softball, soccer, track & field, wrestling, and volleyball. All students will be required to dress down on a daily basis. Career and Technical Education - CTE Business Computer Apps I Grade 9 Required Semester Course A course designed to introduce students to the use of industry standard computer applications used for solving business problems. Career awareness, employment skills, and contextualized business problems represent the theme of the course. Topics include digital literacy, an introduction to operating systems and file management; the use of word processing software for purposes of creating basic business documents; the use of spreadsheet software for storing data and solving mathematically based problems; and the use of presentation software to support the delivery of effective presentations. Students will have the opportunity to receive a Microsoft Office Specialist Certificate. .
37 Marketing Principles of Marketing I Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Elective Semester Course Students will have an exciting time in this class learning how the process of marketing adds value to products and services and ultimately makes a company more successful. Students will learn how to conduct market research, identify target markets, develop promotion plans, practice personal selling, and understand pricing strategies. Students will also learn about the product life cycle. Students are encouraged to join the DECA Marketing club Principles of Marketing II Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Elective Semester Course Prerequisite: Principles of Marketing I. Students in this class will be involved in creating and implementing marketing strategies to help promote events at our school and possibly at businesses in our community. Students will also learn about social media marketing and will take part in a social media marketing simulation. Students in this class are strongly encouraged to join the DECA Marketing club, as many of the projects will prepare them to compete at State and National levels. Advanced Marketing Grades: 10, 11, 12 Elective Semester Course Prerequisite: Principles of Marketing II and a DECA member. Students in this class will perfect their skills in sales and customer service, as they will have the opportunity to sell products through our school store. The students in this class are experienced DECA leaders and will lead our school DECA chapter. Career & Technical Education Internship Grade 11,12 Elective Semester Course Prerequisite: Successful completion of Business Computer Applications and have completed or be currently enrolled in another CTE course. A course designed as a community-based work experience activity organized and planned to develop advanced skills necessary to gain and maintain employment. Specifically skill development will include communication and interpersonal skills, problem solving, time management, resilience, critical thinking, teamwork and other skills necessary to be successful in the workforce. Graphic Design Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Elective Semester Course Prerequisite: Successful completion of Business Computer Applications . This course will teach students the basics of graphic design using Adobe programs such as Illustrator and Photoshop. Students will learn the principles of design and use them in each project they create. They will develop a strong understanding of space and composition. Students will be able to make thoughtful decisions about typography and color. Student will be working through a training program that demonstrates and teaches the skills necessary to develop their own digital graphics and utilize the Adobe programs. Students will also work towards achieving certification in Adobe Illustrator through the Adobe Certified Associate program. 38
College Credit Available for some classes through TVCC & BSU Microsoft Office Specialist High School of Business High School of Business courses are taught using problem and project-based pedagogy; in other words, students actively complete projects and solve problems in each course. High School of Business courses are rigorous and challenging, yet the hands-on aspect makes them fun as well. High School of Business has six required courses for the completion of the entire program that can translate into college credits. Caldwell High School has elected to offer two optional courses: Leadership and Wealth Management, as introductory/ individual courses and are not required as completion requirements of the program, but are highly suggested. Leadership and Wealth Management can be taken as a single elective, but the sequence to to complete the entire program are set up in complete year long blocks as described below as HSB1, HSB2, and HSB3. HSB2 and HSB3 are not offered for the 2019-2020 school year and will be added in subsequent years. HSB Business Leadership Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 Elective Semester Course Leadership doesnt come naturally to most of us. Fortunately, we can learn leadership skills (or improve them if youre a natural). In this course you will build the leadership skills you need to excel in college and career. You will discuss contemporary leadership and teamwork literature, complete a team-based project, and put your leadership skills into action at school, at home, and in the community. Recommended: 9th grade, but open to 10th through 12th. 39 HSB Wealth Management Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 Elective Semester Course Dual Credit is available for this course Learn how to take charge of your money to build wealth. In this course, youll gain the smarts youll need to make major purchasessuch as a car or a house, along with ways to protect your money, such as insurance and investing. And true to the High School of Business program, this course isnt just about sitting and listening. Youll do hands-on projects. At the end of the course, you will be able to put together the beginnings of a Personal Financial Plan and be able to instruct others in the concepts of Financial Literacy. Students enrolled in this course will be exposed to concepts that will be challenging, but will also prepare you for the management of finances in your life. High School of Business Year 1 (HSB1) This is a year long course that includes the following 2 sections as separate semesters of instruction. Each sequential class in the HSB primary program tie together to develop a students understanding of business and how to become entrepreneurs. During the classes we will be completing projects in a real world environment through scenarios businesses could encounter. Students will apply the knowledge they have learned and are exploring to come up with the solutions to the scenarios. In the end of the program, student will actually develop a non-profit student enterprise to raise funds for the program and charities HSB Principles of Business (First Semester) Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 Elective Semester 1 Dual Credit is available for this section of the course Q: What do your favorite rock groups tour schedule, the logo on a coffee mug, and the Wall Street Journal have in common? A: Business. Its everywhere. Principles of Business will open your eyes to the world of business. During the course you will be introduced to some of the major areas of business administration (marketing, management, and finance) through fun, real world projects. Track: High School of Business HSB Business Economics (Second Semester)
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 Elective Semester 2 Prerequisite: HSB Principles of Business semester should have been completed. Ever thought about the choices that the Three Little Pigs made from an economic perspective? In Business Economics, you will consider how decisions (such as work vs. play or sticks vs. straw) affect businesses and individuals in the short and long term. You will also conduct research and examine business problems as you learn about microeconomic, macroeconomic and international economic concepts. ****Note: Does not meet graduation requirement for Economics Track: High School of Business Below is the sequence of classes that should be followed for completion of the program. Students can take HSB 1 at any point, but this would limit the ability to complete the program if you were a Junior or Senior. Career Pathways High School of Business 9th Optional Courses of Leadership and Wealth Management Start with HSB 1 10th 11th 12th HSB 1 or 2 HSB 2 or 3 HSB 3 Optional Courses of Leadership and Wealth Management Optional Courses of Leadership and Wealth Management Optional Courses of Leadership and Wealth Management 40 Certification/College Credit College Credit Available for some classes through TVCC
Engineering Fundamentals of Engineering Technology (Engineering I) Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 Elective Year Course Prerequisite : Must be enrolled in Math I and Physical Science or above, (or have completed 8th grade level math with a C or higher). This is an advanced introductory course designed to teach engineering problem solving and design skills. Course topics include programing, drafting, structural design, transportation, alternative energy, aerospace, robotics, electronics, shop/tool safety, and career awareness. An engineering focus of problem solving requires students to define a given problem, conduct appropriate research, develop solutions to the problem, construct prototypes, and evaluate their work. Students signing up for this course must be enrolled in Algebra I and Physical Science or receive instructor permission. This course is a prerequisite course that must be taken before continuing on to Robotics Engineering (Engineering II), Electronics- Robotics and Automation (Engineering III), or Computer Aided Drafting (Capstone, Engineering IV). Students must earn a C or better in this course to continue in the series. Robotics Engineering (Engineering II) Grades 10, 11, 12 Elective Year Course Dual Credit is available for this course. Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or above in Fundamentals of Engineering Technology/Engineering I or by teacher recommendation. Costs, efficiency, commercial and home applications of robotics are covered. Students will develop and analyze hardware+software models to solve real world problems in manufacturing, transportation, and aerospace. Students will improve their programming skills, utilize various sensor feedback systems, calculate and measure forces, acceleration, speed, and torque. Students who wish to enroll in this course must be coenrolled in grade-level math and science classes. Electronic and Automation (Engineering III) Grades 11,12 Elective Year Course Dual Credit is available for this course Prerequisite: Grade of C or above in Engineering II and co-enrolled in grade level math and science courses or by teacher recommendation. Students will study the theory of DC circuits and digital logic systems as they apply to robotics and automation. Students will perform experiments involving proportional, differential, and integral control, Ohms Law, Watts Law, electric machines, alternative energy technologies, transistor theory, TTL systems, Karnaugh Maps, DeMorgans Theory and troubleshooting. This hands-on course is taught in the lab environment in conjunction with modern test and simulation, soldering, and printed circuit board (PCB/CNC) prototyping equipment. Students will develop and analyze models to solve real world problems in electronics, programming, and industrial automation. Computer Aided Drafting (Capstone Design, Engineering IV) Grades 10, 11, 12 Elective Year Course Dual Credit is available for this course. Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or above in Robotics Engineering or Electronics or by teacher recommendation. Students in this introductory class develop drafting skills through the use of multiple design and modeling tools including CAD, CNC, the laser cutter, plotter, and 3D printer. Students learn with hands-on projects employing leading edge design tools such as AutoCAD and Solidworks, the industry standards for 2D and 3D design. Students will take the CSWA certification exam as part of this course. Emphasis will be placed on views, geometry, industry standards for dimensioning, lettering, title sheet usage, and revision management. Student projects will include residential and commercial building plans, electrical layout, tool design, dies, molds, parts and assemblies. Competitive Robotics Grades 9,10,11,12 Elective Year Course
Prerequisite: Co-enrollment in another Engineering course while maintaining a C or better and instructor recommendation. Students apply engineering knowledge and construction skills to design, build, test, and demolish robots while competing in the VEX Robotics Competition (VRC or alternative competition). This class involves significant student fundraising, participation in at-home and away tournaments, parent chaperone requirements, mandatory after school curriculum components, and 10+ hours of robotics related community volunteer work. 41 Career Pathways Engineering 9th *Business Comp. apps *Fundamentals of Engineering 10th 11th *Robotics Engineering *Electronics/Robotics *Computer Aided Drafting *Electronics/Robotics *Computer Aided Drafting 12th *Competitive Robotics Certification/College Credit College Credit available for some classes through NNU Health Occupations Introduction to Health Occupations Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 Elective Year Course An exploratory yet rigorous course which provides the student initial exposure and acquisition of knowledge, skills, attitudes and industry essentials associated with a broad range of healthcare occupations. Including but not limited to: responsibility, dependability, accountability, job requirements and tasks performed. Additionally, students will develop and utilize applied interdisciplinary academics, health science principles, skills and practices as well as a foundational introduction to human anatomy and physiology. This course will assist students in making informed decisions regarding their future academic and occupational goals in the healthcare field. This course is a prerequisite for future health occupations classes such as Sports Medicine, Medical Terminology (needed for CNA), Athletic Training, Sports Injuries and Personal Training. If taken for the full year this would count as a Health credit. Sports Medicine Grades 10, 11, 12 Elective Year Course Prerequisite: Successful completion of Health Occupations This course is designed for individuals who are interested
in athletics and the medical needs of the athletes. The course will cover specific, detailed anatomy of the human body and the injuries commonly associated with the human body. Students will learn about the athletic training profession including, but not limited to, legalities of athletic training, anatomy and physiology, the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. This class will require students to spend hours outside of the normal school day applying skills learned in class to the local athletes. Introduction to Athletic Taping and Bracing Grades: 11, 12 Elective Semester Course Prerequisite: Sports Medicine or Concurrent with Sports Medicine. This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of athletic taping and bracing for athletic injury prevention and/or protection. Students will learn the rationale of prophylactic taping and bracing. Students will demonstrate the ability to apply a wide variety of wrapping techniques. Students will demonstrate how to apply techniques of Universal Precautions. Medical Terminology for Health Care Grades 10, 11, 12 Elective Year Course Prerequisite: Successful completion of Health Occupations This course presents a study of medical terminology. Prefixes, suffixes, word roots, combining forms, special endings, plural forms, abbreviations, and symbols are included in the content. All body systems, anatomical reference, pharmacology, and medical specialties will be considered. Emphasis is placed on spelling, definition, usage, and pronunciation. Nursing Assistant 1 Grades 11,12 Elective Year Course Prerequisite or Corequisite: Medical Terminology for Health Care A course designed to prepare students for beginning employment as nursing assistants in nursing homes, hospitals, and other settings. Content includes medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, care of the patient, and assisting as a member of the healthcare team. Successful completion of Nursing Assistant 1 qualifies the student for Nursing Assistant 2. 42 Nursing Assistant 2 Grade 12 Elective Year Course Prerequisite: Successful completion of Nursing Assistant 1 This course continues the preparation of students for beginning employment as nursing assistants. Heavy emphasis placed on skills practice. Clinical component required for course completion -- students will be expected to fulfill clinical internship hours that may extend beyond normal school hours. Successful completion of the course qualifies the student to test to become a Certified Nursing Assistant. Their name will then be placed on the Idaho State Registry for Nursing Assistants. Career Pathways 9th 10th 11th 12th Certified Nurse Assistant
*Business Comp. Applications *Intro to Health Occupations *Medical Terminology *Intro to Hlth Professions *CNA 1 *CNA 2 Sports Medicine/Personal Training *Business Comp. Applications *Intro to Health Occupations *Intro to Health Occupations *Medical Terminology *Sports Medicine *Medical Terminology *Anatomy & Physiology *Intro to Taping & Bracing Certification/College Credit Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate Auto Basic Auto Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 Elective Semester Course Students will learn the basics of caring for and maintaining a car including how to change the oil, fix a flat tire, etc. Students will also learn about different types and models of cars. Purchasing a car will also be covered including comparison shopping, financing and insurance. Automotive Technology Level I Grades 10, 11, 12 Elective Year Course This course offering is designed to introduce students to the theory and operation of today's advanced automobile. Level I is a classroom theory class with limited hands on practice. This course requires a large amount of technical reading. Spiral notebook and large 3-ring binder will be required. Automotive Technology Level II Grades 10, 11, 12 Elective Year Course Prerequisite: Instructor approval and successful completion of Automotive Tech I. Course offerings are designed to
provide students with automotive technology applications including service and repair of the entire automobile, engine performance, troubleshooting, safety practices and use of reference material. Automotive Technology Level III Grades 11, 12 Elective Year Course Prerequisite: Instructor approval and successful completion of Automotive Tech II. Coveralls and safety glasses are required. This class is offered in a 2-period block. Course offering are designed to provide students with diagnosis and problem solving ability. Emphasis on specialization (Automotive Transmission, Fuel Control, Computer Control, etc.) All students and repairs directed toward ASE certification and employment as General Mechanics. Career Pathways Automotive 9th *Auto I *Basic Auto 10th *Auto I *Auto II 11th 12th Certification/College Credit *Auto I *Auto II Auto III *Auto I *Auto II Auto III ASE Certification Skills *Technical Competency credits in college CTE Programs 43 Welding Welding Level I Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 Elective Year Course This course requires a large amount of technical reading. Students must demonstrate a basic understanding of principles of welding and pass a safety test prior to being allowed to use the welding equipment. Students may not get to work in the welding shop until 2nd semester. Oxy-fuel, cutting, brazing, and plasma cutting will be taught. SMAW and GMAW arc welding in the flat and horizontal positions will be covered. Metal art design and history will be studied. Students will be required to complete a written or oral report on metal art / design. Safe use and care of hand tools, grinders, drills, ironworkers, and cut-off saws will be demonstrated. Learning safe work habits will be stressed. Leather gloves, welding hat, leather shoes, and safety glasses are required. Project fees may apply. There can be assistance through CHS to help with the cost of these supplies. This course can count towards the Humanities graduation requirement . Welding Level II Grades 10, 11, 12
Elective Year Course Prerequisite: Successful completion of Welding Level I. . We will cover many topics in the text not covered in welding I. Arc welding processes such as GMAW, SMAW, FCAW and GTAW will be taught as well as Plasma and Oxy-fuel cutting. More focus will be placed on welding out of position. Project construction will be used to demonstrate skills achieved. Leather gloves, welding hat, leather shoes and safety glasses are required. Project fees may apply. This course is a year-long two-period block. This course can count towards the Humanities graduation requirement. Welding Level III Grades 11, 12 Elective Year Course Prerequisite: Successful completion of Welding Level II. This is a continuation of Welding Level II with added emphasis on vertical and overhead,welding, repair work, set-up and care of equipment, blueprint reading, welding symbols and layout. We work on many student projects, as well as school and community projects. Job-hunting, labor relations and business management will be key skill areas to learn. Safe work habits will be stressed at all times. Leather gloves, welding hat, leather shoes and safety glasses are required. Project fees may apply. This course is a yearlong two-period block. This course can count towards the Humanities graduation requirement. Career Pathways Welding 9th *Welding I 10th *Welding I *Welding II 11th *Welding I *Welding II * Welding III 12th Welding I *Welding II * Welding III Certification/College Credit Professional Welding certifications *Technical Competency credits in college CTE Programs Agriculture and Natural Resources Introduction to the Agricultural Industry Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 Elective Semester Course A basic applied course designed to enhance students perceptions of agriculture, its applications, and career opportunities. Required for Agriculture and Natural Resources Program. Introduction to Plant Industry Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Elective Semester Course Prerequisite: Intro to Ag Industry A course designed to examine soil and plant relationships that affect the
production of food and fiber. Topics include soils, irrigation, land judging, plants, crop and weed identification, diseases, insects and chemicals. Required for Agriculture and Natural Resources Program. 44 Applied Greenhouse and Nursery Management Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 Elective Semester Course Pre/Co-requisite: Intro to Ag Plant Industry. A course designed to prepare students in greenhouse and nursery operation and management. Required for Agriculture and Natural Resources Program. Introduction to Animal Industry Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 Elective Semester Course This course includes principles of evaluation and selection of beef, swine, horses, sheep, and dairy cattle. Students will also be exposed to livestock management and animal health. Career Pathways Agriculture & Natural Resources 9th *Intro to AG Industry 10th *Intro to Plant Industry 11th *Applied Greenhouse & Nursery Mgmnt. 12th Intro to Animal Industry Certification/College Credit Tech Skills test offered. *Technical Competency credits in college CTE programs Family Consumer Science Teen Living Grades 9, 10 Elective Semester Course
The emphasis of this course is to build on skills in the areas of personal development, relationships, human and family development, clothing, resource management, personal living space, nutrition and wellness, career choices and leadership skills. This course focuses on the student's role and responsibility as a teen participating in the family, school and community. Parenting & Child Development Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 Elective Semester Course This course emphasizes parenting choices and parenting decisions. Content includes pregnancy stages of prenatal development and the physical, intellectual, social and emotional development of the infant and young child. This course is designed to strengthen parenting and guidance skills, positive family relationships, safety, and health practices. Students will learn to evaluate child care services and to explore careers related to young children. This course is a prerequisite for Early Childhood Professions and the Education Assistant programs. Healthy Living, Healthy World Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 Elective Semester Course This course focuses on how our daily lives affect the environment and the Three Pillars of Sustainability. Students will recognize how their choices on housing, transportation, food, and waste management, water and energy consumption impact both their near environment and global wellbeing. Sustainable career choices as well as community connections are an integral part of this curriculum. This course focuses on the roles and responsibilities of the student as a global citizen and consumer of finite resources. 45 Nutrition & Foods Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 Elective Semester Course A course designed to provide students with an understanding of foods role in society, instruction in how to plan and prepare meals, wellness and personal lifestyle. Content includes food safety and sanitation, proper use of equipment and utensils, meal management skills, nutrition, food purchasing, preparation techniques and careers in related fields. This course is a prerequisite for Food Production, Management and Services; Hospitality Services/Tourism. Required for Culinary Arts Program Career & Personal Development Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 Elective Semester Course The concepts included in this course provide the foundations for all programs of study. This course helps students identify and evaluate personal goals, priorities, aptitudes and interests with the goal of making informed decisions about their careers. The focus is on the practical aspects of investigating, pursuing, achieving, and keeping employment in a global society. The curriculum emphasizes communication, employability skills, leadership and balancing work and family. This course is a prerequisite for Human Services and Entrepreneurship. Required for Culinary Arts Program. Adult Living Grades 11, 12 Elective
Semester Course A course designed to focus on the young adult as an individual preparing for responsibilities in the home, family, community and work environment. The student will gain relationship skills and life management skills, utilize problem-solving methods, management processes, employment, and leadership skills. Adult Living is designed as two independent but sequential semesters/ trimesters with one semester focusing on independent living skills and one semester on building and maintaining healthy interpersonal relationship among family members and other members of society. Career Pathways Family Consumer Science 9th *Teen Living *Healthy Living, Healthy World 10th 11th *Nutrition & Foods *Parenting & Child Development *Career & Personal Development 12th *Adult Living Certification/College Credit ServSafe Food Handlers Certificate available *Technical Competency credits in college CTE programs Electives Yearbook Grades 10, 11, 12 Elective Year Course Prerequisite: Permission and application from the advisor with recommendations from two other teachers are required. This class designs and produces the CHS Yearbook using computer applications and photography. Other areas covered are: art, journalism, desktop publishing, layout planning and design, ad sales, money management, fund-raising, and photography, including developing and printing. Any experience in these areas is also very helpful. Students may be required to work some evenings and one Saturday per month as needed for deadlines. Students who participate in the yearbook class are required to purchase an activity card. 46 Journalism: Editing and Reporting Grade 10, 11, 12 Elective
Semester Course Students will explore the work of editors and journalists through focused readings and hands-on writing and editing assignments. Longer features and pieces of literary journalism are read and studied. Students study and analyze the work of major nonfiction writers and do hands-on editing of their own and their classmates' work. Critical papers will look at the changes that journalism is undergoing because of the internet, websites, web blogs, and online magazines. Ninth graders may participate with instructor approval. Liberal Arts Academy Grade 10 Elective Year Course Prerequisite: Students should have a strong academic background and motivation to excel. This course will develop critical and logical thinking skills through Socratic seminars, coupled with a major emphasis on planning, writing, and revising compositions. We believe reading, thinking, and writing are inextricably linked, that careless reading produces careless thinking, and in turn, rambling essays. It is the intent of this course to establish and develop thinking and writing skills necessary to be successful in rigorous academic work. Mythology Grades: All; must read and write at grade level Elective Semester Course This course will explore a wide variety of myths, ranging from Greek and Roman, Norse, Arthurian Legend, as well as an exposure to oriental myths. Students will explore the impact and significance myths had on their respective cultures, as well as their continued influence today. Students will apply archetypal knowledge based on Joseph Campbell's "Hero Journey" and "Power of Myth" to decipher the meaning and purpose of these stories. This course will encourage student development of analytical and oratorical skills. Heavy reading and discussion-based course, supplemented by analytical writing. This course will be offered on a space available basis only. Media/Library Management Grades 11, 12 Elective Year Course Permission of instructor is required. Enjoyment of reading, computer skills, a pleasant demeanor and an independent as well as team work ethic are helpful skills for this class. Library aides help run the library by checking books in and out, shelving, collecting fines, conducting inventory, and processing books. The position is a working position, not a free period or study hall. This is a pass/fail course. Computer Science Discoveries (Formerly Exploring Computer Science) Grade 9, 10, 11, 12 Elective Year Course Prerequisite: Completion of Math I. Computer Science Discoveries is an introductory computer science course that empowers students to create authentic artifacts and engage with computer science as a medium for creativity, communication, problem solving, and fun. The course takes a wide lens on computer science by covering topics such as programming, physical computing, HTML/CSS, and data. The course inspires students as they build their own websites, apps, games, and physical computing devices. Aide for Teacher, Counselor, or Office Grades 11, 12 Elective Semester or Year Course Prerequisite: Students must complete an application. Must have Junior or Senior status. Teacher, Counselor or Administrator approval. Student aides are used at CHS to support the teachers and office staff that they are assigned to. Student aides must report to their supervisor daily and dedicate the class period to their assigned duties; an aide period is not a free period/study hall. Duties may include making copies, running notes, and assisting with projects. This is a pass/fail course. Students may only be an aide one period per semester. 47 Peer Tutor Grades 10, 11, 12 Elective
Semester or Year Course Prerequisite: Students will complete an application. Students must have a 2.5 GPA or higher. Peer Tutors will assist in classrooms with specific groups or individual students with special needs. Teacher approval will be required. See your counselor for more details. Cadet Teaching Grades 12 Elective Semester Course The Cadet Teaching program offers students who are highly interested and motivated to become teachers. Course work requires lesson plan design, philosophy of education, and book studies. Field experience and observing a teacher in a classroom is required for the program. Cadet teachers will be considered for scholarship opportunities through Treasure Valley Community College and the College of Idaho. Video Editing and Broadcasting (Cougar News) Grades: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Instructor approval. Elective Year Course The Cougar News course will introduce you to the professional world of broadcasting. Youll develop realistic skills in the creative, technical and business aspects of the industry and will develop a solid foundation in the basics of broadcasting. As a member of the Cougar News team, you learn by doing. The Cougar News course provides practical hands-On experience in the various positions found in television. Throughout the course, emphasis is also placed in the areas of format, writing styles, grammar, time management, work ethic, organizational skills and developing a positive attitude.. Leadership Student Council Leadership Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 Elective Year Course Students must be elected to membership in student council or permission of the instructor. Student Council Leadership is a course designed to meet the needs of the elected student body officers. They will learn leadership skills and how to meet the needs of a school and the student body that elected them. Students who participate in Student Council are required to purchase an activity card. Special Education Enrollment in Special Education courses requires administrator, counselor, special education teacher, and parent approval. Students who are enrolled in these courses must qualify for an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). English Language Development The purpose of Caldwell High Schools English Language Development program is to assist students who are English Language Learners to develop their language skills so that they can be successful in all subject areas. English Language Development classes are offered at various levels based on students needs. Students may take these classes for one to four periods during the day depending on the student's level of English. Placement in these classes will be based on several data points including previous class placement, performance on standardized tests, grades, and other assessments. 48