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Algebra I Public Speaking
Alegebra II English 9, 10, 11
Geometry Life Skills
Math Analysis CAHSEE Prep Course


ALGEBRA 1 P Course Information

Grade Level:9-12
Length of Course:Two Semesters
Maximum Credit:10 credits
Type:This course meets the University of California’s entrance requirement.

Description of the Course: Symbolic reasoning and calculations with symbols are central in algebra. Through the study of algebra, a student develops an understanding of the symbolic language of mathematics and the sciences. In addition, algebraic skills and concepts are developed and used in a wide variety of problem-solving situations.


GEOMETRY 10 P Course Information

Grade Level:9-12
Length of Course:Two Semesters
Maximum Credit:10 credits
Recommendation for Enrollment:Successful completion of Algebra I

Description of the Course: The geometry skills and concepts developed in this course include definitions, postulates and theorems of plane and solid figures. Emphasis will be placed on learning how to solve problems pertaining to geometry figures. Aside from learning these skills and concepts, students will develop their ability to construct formal, logical arguments and proofs in geometric settings and problems.


ALGEBRA/ADV P Course Information

Grade Level:10-12
Length of Course:Two Semesters
Maximum Credit:10 credits
Recommendation for Enrollment:Successful completion of Algebra I and Geometry

Description of the Course: This discipline complements and expands the mathematical content and concepts of algebra I and geometry. Students who master algebra II will gain experience with algebraic solutions of problems in various content areas, including the solution of system of quadratic equations, logarithmic ad exponential functions, the binomial theorem, and the complex number system.


PUBLIC SPEAKING Course Information

Grade Level:9-12
Length of Course:Two Semesters
Maximum Credit:10 credits-Miscellaneous

Description of the Course: Public Speaking is designed to help students speak with more confidence and, ultimately, with greater success. Students will write and deliver speeches, participate in small group activities, and evaluate the performance of fellow students. Special attention will be given to the development of speaking skills which can be applied in school and in future careers. The course may also include discussions of famous speakers, various protest movements, and television advertising. Students must be willing to speak often in front of their peer in order to be successful in the course.


ENGLISH/CP Course Information

Grade Level:9-11 CP
Length of Course:Two Semesters
Maximum Credit:10 credits
Type:Five per semester
This course is a University of California A-G approved course.

Description of the Course: This skills-oriented, standards-based course includes instruction in critical thinking skills, literary analysis of fiction and nonfiction prose, poetry and drama, reading development, writing development, oral and written language conventions, listening and speaking skills, vocabulary development, test-taking strategies, and the technology skills necessary for success on standardized tests, in higher education goals, and in the workplace. For students receiving a grade of C or better, this course counts for acceptance to the UC or CSU system.


ENGLISH/GEN Course Information

Grade Level:9-11 GEN
Length of Course:Two Semesters
Maximum Credit:10 credits
Type:Five per semester
This course is NOT a University of California A-G approved course

Description of the Course: The skills-oriented, standards-based course includes instructions in critical thinking skills literary analysis of fiction and nonfiction prose, poetry and drama, reading development, writing development, oral and written language conventions, listening and speaking skills, vocabulary development, test-taking strategies, and the technology skills necessary for success on standardized tests, in higher education goals, and in the workplace.