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Environmental Science

Environmental Science examines the mutual relationships between organisms and their environment. In studying the interrelationships among plants, animals, and humans, these courses usually cover the following subjects: photosynthesis, recycling and regeneration, ecosystems, population and growth studies, pollution, and conservation of natural resources. Please note: This course does satisfy the Science graduation requirement, but is not considered a lab science class and colleges/universities may more »

Computer Programming 101

This course introduces students to foundational programming concepts through the use of increasingly complex games and programs beginning with simple number guessing games and ending in the creation of student’s own “Atari-style” video games. Concepts include variables, decision structures, iterative structures, procedures, graphics, collision detection and object oriented programming concepts. The course is taught using an industry standard fourth generation programming language more »

English / Language Arts 09

English/Language Arts 9 incorporates the five aspects of language arts: reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing. Study of genres leads to written compositions that build upon students’ prior knowledge of grammar, vocabulary, word usage, and mechanics. Students apply comprehension and critical reading skills to both literature and nonfiction.

Lifetime Fitness

Lifetime Fitness emphasizes acquiring knowledge and skills regarding lifetime physical fitness; content may include related topics such as nutrition, stress management, and consumer issues. Students may develop and implement a personal fitness plan.

Video Game Design

Credit Students learn how to design, write, and test software using object-oriented software development environments. Students are introduced to the concept of humane game design and explore how computer programs and games can be used to communicate values, ideas, and thoughts. Students explore the idea of game and how this transfers to computers. Students learn how to convert their ideas into visual, more »

Career Explorations

Career Exploration courses help students identify and evaluate personal goals, priorities, aptitudes, and interests with the goal of helping them make informed decisions about their careers. The courses expose students to various sources of information on career and training options and may also assist them in developing job search and employability skills.

Introduction to Food and Nutrition

In this course, students will begin the study of nutrition by analyzing their own diets and eating patterns through the use of their family’s cupboards, meals, grocery stores and favorite restaurants. Students will explore their dietary needs using USADA’s recommendations. Topics discussed will be: the growing obesity epidemic in America and health risks associated with it, claims of popular fad diets, and more »

Algebra I

This course meets 9th grade Colorado standards by following district approved Algebra curriculum and counts as first year of graduation requirements. Algebra I includes the study of properties and operations of the real number system including irrational numbers, applications of proportional reasoning, and solving and graphing first degree equations, inequalities and systems of linear equations. Students generate equivalent expressions, use formulas to solve more »

Composition/Songwriting

The Songwriting course prepares students to express themselves through creating music and is an introduction to basic songwriting. This course will use conventional and nonconventional notation and will include lyric and melody writing. Students will use online music software for creating their own songs. Professionally written songs and students’ songs will be analyzed in class. Modifications will be provided for students regardless of more »

Russian I

Designed to introduce students to Russian language and culture, Russian I courses emphasize basic grammar and syntax, simple vocabulary, and the spoken accent so that students can read, write, speak, and understand the language at a basic level within predictable areas of need, using customary courtesies and conventions. Russian culture is introduced through the art, literature, customs, and history of the Russian-speaking more »