(Updated 24-Oct-2008)

Introduction to Engineering Design: Grades 9-12 (2 semesters)

This course uses a design development process while enriching problem solving skills; students create and analyze models using specialized computer software.

Principle of Engineering: Grades 10-12 (2 semesters)

This course explores technology systems and manufacturing processes; addresses the social and political consequences of technological change.

Freshman Seminar: Grade 9 (2 semesters)

This course is taken by every freshman. It focuses on the academic and social skills needed for academic success. AVID techniques are used. AVID techniques are used. This course will allow students to explore career interests and opportunities with an emphasis on using the Career Center and other sources to develop research techniques. It will assist students in developing a plan that will guide them in reaching their educational goals.

Academic Decathlon Preparation: Grades 9-12 (1 semester) [rc]

This is a course designed for the academic enthusiast who enjoys competing with students from other high schools. It challenges the academic abilities of students in ten events: economics, fine arts, language and literature, mathematics, science, social science, essay, interview, planned and impromptu speech, and the Super Quiz.

Annual: Grades 9-12 (2 semesters) [rc]

This course is for students wishing to participate in the production of the high school yearbook. Students will write copy, edit, photograph activities, and lay out pages. Potential staff members are selected on the basis of their written application and a personal interview. Visual and Performing Arts or elective credit may be earned.

AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination): Grades 9-12 (2 semesters) [rc]

AVID is a program designed to overcome the ethnic and economic under-representation in the student population eligible for admission to the University of California and California State University systems. A four year program is offered to selected students focusing on academic and social preparation skills including: study skills, "coping" strategies, career awareness, portfolio development, writing skills in many content areas, critical thinking, problem-solving, note-taking, use of time, cultural awareness, use of the library, and citizenship/attendance. Students receive tutoring assistance and other support services to assist them to meet requirements for college admittance.

AVID Senior Seminar P: Grade 12 (2 semesters) CSU/UC

This course for fourth year AVID students focuses on public speaking and advanced writing skills, while meeting requirements for college admittance. Students are required to take weekly timed writing tests and make regular oral presentations. Emphasis is put on individual responsibility and performance.

AVID Tutor: Grades 11-12 (2 semesters)

This course is open to selected students who have expertise in one or more core subject areas and who are able to assist AVID students to develop academic competency. Tutors grade notebooks of AVID participants and provide a vital instructional support link between students and the AVID teacher. Interaction with students and teachers is ongoing. This class is for very responsible students.

Cross-Age Tutoring: Grades 11-12 (1 semester) [rc]

This course is open to selected students who have expertise in one or more core subject areas and who are able to assist students to develop academic competency. Interaction with students and teachers is ongoing. This class is for very responsible students.

Internship: Grades 11-12 (1-4 semesters) [rc]

Instructor approval required. This course will provide a basis for career preparation for 11th and 12th grade students by enabling them to acquire a first hand knowledge of business. Students will be assigned to positions in the business community to learn the various skills that will make them employable. A maximum of 10 units may be earned over a 2 year period (5 units variable credit per semester). An outcome of this course is that students will seek (1) a letter of recommendation; (2) a job referral; and/or (3) a position at the firm. This program is offered in conjunction with the San Bernardino Sheriff's Academy and other businesses and training programs. Students will receive vocational education and/or elective credit.

Library Science: Grades 11-12 (1 semester) [rc]

This is an elective open to students who wish to assist in the school media center. The instruction in proper library usage includes research methods and the use of print, non-print and computer materials. The course is designed to provide individual instruction through tutorials, guided experience, and assignments. Enrollment in the course is limited and must be approved by the librarian.

Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps: (MCJROTC) Grades 9-12 (2 semesters)

This program is acquired through participation in four year-long segments that will provide introductory and advanced instruction to young men and young women in the development of good habits and attitudes, problem-solving techniques, the essential characteristics for success, civic and group leadership, and skills needed to meet the challenges of adult life. There will be emphasis on challenging physical training. Marksmanship and weapons instruction will be taught using demilitarized air rifles. Students will perform in school, community parades, and other activities as a Color Guard and/or Drill Team. All instructional materials, including uniforms, will be provided to each student. Students will be required to wear uniforms on designated days throughout the year. A maximum of 40 credits may be earned throughout four years of high school.

Office Clerk: Grades 11-12 (1 semester) [rc]

Students enrolled in this course will be expected to perform the following in one of the offices: filing, typing, and general clerical duties. They will be expected to adhere to set procedures and will be given the opportunity to learn business responsibilities. Students will need to have a 2.5 GPA. Approval is made by the office in which the student desires to work. Students will be required to sign a contract.

Peer Counseling Training: Grades 11-12 (1 semester)

This course provides training in student assistance techniques and basic peer counseling skills. It is designed for students who desire to attain self-awareness. Students should possess a caring attitude and a sincere desire to assist others in dealing with problems that are affecting their lives. Enhancing self-esteem and fostering positive attitudes are on-going objectives of this course. Upon completion of this course, students will be tested on the skills learned. If they are able to demonstrate the necessary skills during this testing situation, they will become eligible for peer counseling fieldwork.

Peer Counseling Field Work: Grades 11-12 (1 semester) [rc]

Students involved in this course should have already taken the Peer Counseling Training course. Students will counsel others, work with representatives from outside agencies, perform assignments off campus, work with school counselors, and complete outside research projects on sociological and psychological issues. Students will be instructed in support group facilitating skills. Permission from the instructor is required.

Pep Squad: Grades 9-12 (1 - 4 semesters) [rc]

This is an elective course for students who were selected from try-outs by a panel of judges. The class may consist of cheerleaders, song leaders, yell leaders, pep flags and mascots who support interscholastic athletics and promote school spirit through other activities. They also participate in competitions with other pep squads on a local, state and national level. Students must maintain specified standards of grades, citizenship and responsibility. Leadership, confidence, and physical fitness are also developed. Tryouts are held in the spring of each year.

Student Leadership: Grades 9-12 (2 semesters) [rc]

This is an elective course for elected and appointed student body officers. It provides an opportunity for student leaders to study, discuss, and resolve school problems and issues within a democratic framework. This body of officers will develop and approve the student body calendar. Student Leadership may count toward Vocational Education or Fine Arts credit.

Work Experience Education Grades 11-12 (1-4 semesters) [rc]

The work experience program is designed to give students the opportunity to explore the world of work. Unsupervised jobs, jobs considered casual labor, and self-employment are not accepted for credit in this program. Students enrolled in this course can earn a maximum of 40 credits in work experience that can be counted towards fulfilling graduation requirements; twenty (20) of which can be earned in the area of Vocational Education.

Credits are earned based on the number of hours worked.

10 hours weekly employment 5 units
20 hours weekly employment 10 units

A+ny Where Learning Credit Recovery Program: Grades 11-12 (30 credit maximum)

This program serves juniors and seniors in danger of not graduating on time. It is an intensive program to regain lost credits and accelerate the earning of remaining credits toward graduation. It is a highly focused program that is strongly goal directed with a continuous emphasis on graduation.

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