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•Registration Manual• 2013-2014

Yellow Medicine East High School

“ THE STING ” •Success for Every Learner•


Table of Contents A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H.

Directions for Registration Graduation Requirements Class of 2014 Graduation Requirements Class of 2015 and beyond Scope & Sequence of Core Curriculums College In Schools Articulation Agreements Post Secondary Requirements Special Opportunities for Students

Course Descriptions •

Page # Agriculture ...................................................................................... 1

Art .................................................................................................... 3

Business ........................................................................................... 4

Computers/Technology ................................................................. 4

FACS .................................................................................................. 5

Global Languages ........................................................................... 7

Industrial Tech ............................................................................... 10

Language Arts ................................................................................ 13

Mathematics ................................................................................... 16

Music ................................................................................................ 18

Phy. Ed. and Health ........................................................................ 20

Science ............................................................................................. 23

Social Science.................................................................................. 25

Special Needs .................................................................................. 27

LCTN – ITV Course Offerings ......................................................... 30

MRVED Online Course Offerings ................................................... 36

SW/WC Online Course Offerings ................................................. 30


DIRECTIONS FOR REGISTRATION 1. Complete a credit check and MCA Grad check with your advisor. 2. Review the course registration handbook. 3. YME requires that you take six (6) classes per semester. You may opt for seven (7) classes per semester. *7th/8th graders: Courses are prescription except music and math 4. ONLY 12th graders may opt for AG PLACEMENT (work experience) [Note the requirements for on-site instruction. Requires approval from Mr. Refsland, Work Coordinator.] 5. Students on IEP’s should be checking with their case manager to make sure you are registering for the correct courses. 6. Your registration form MUST be completed and turned in to your Advisor. ONLINE registration will take place later. No forms…no online registration. 7. Make sure you understand 2 HOUR block courses: *Carpentry *AG Placement *Auto Body~ NOTE: not available in 2013-2014 *Principles of Technology *IEP Work Experience 8. Register with the expectation that this will be your schedule next year. Staffing is based on registration numbers.

REMEMBER: *May have one study period per semester *Must be registered for 6 “for credit” courses *Must have forms turned in with all signatures! -A-


GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS For the Class of 2014 •LANGUAGE ARTS ............................ 8 Semesters ............... 4.0 Credits *Note required areas for grades 11 and 12. •SOCIAL STUDIES ............................ 8 Semesters ............... 4.0 Credits *Note Grade 11 is World History/Geography *Note Social 12 is an elective + .5 Economics •MATHEMATICS ................................ 6 Semesters ............... 3.0 Credits •SCIENCE ............................................ 6 Semesters ............... 3.0 Credits •PHYSICAL EDUCATION ................ 2 Semesters ............... 1.0 Credits •HEALTH ............................................. 1 Semester ................ .5 Credits •COMPUTER APPLICATIONS ....... 1 Semester ................ .5 Credits *Meets .5 of Arts Standard (Media Arts-9th Computer.) •ARTS STANDARD ............................ 1 Semester ................ .5 credits *May be met in dance, theater, media arts, music and visual arts.

YME Graduation Requirements: REQUIRED ....................... 16.0 Electives ............................... 7.5 Arts Standard ...................... 0.5 TOTAL ............................... 24.0

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Updated 3/1/12


Class of 2015 and beyond Requirements for Graduation

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SCOPE AND SEQUENCE OF CORE CURRICULUMS: Students: Please review the scope and sequence of the core curriculum areas. This should assist you in your planning. LANGUAGE ARTS: REQUIRED COURSES: English 7 Or Reading 180 English 8 English 9 English 10 English 11 English 12 Or Rhetoric: The Essay (PSEO) Critical Writing (PSEO)

MATHEMATICS:

(sequence begins once you have started at a particular level)

Grade 7 ----------- Gen Math 7 ....Pre-Alg. ........... Linear Algebra .......Alg. I ..…Geometry Grade 8 ----------- Gen Math 7 ....Pre-Alg. ........... Linear Algebra .......Alg. I ..…Geometry Grades 9-12 ------ Linear Alg. .....Algebra I ......... Geometry ....... Algebra 1.5…….. Algebra II…. …Trig/Pre-Calculus…Calculus…Calc. II...Intro Stats…Adv. Math Topics…PSEO College Alg.

SOCIAL STUDIES: 7: 8: 9: 10: 11: 12:

Geography American History: Exploration to Pre-Civil War Civics and Career Exploration American History: Civil War to the present World History/Geography Economics/_______________

ELECTIVES: PSEO Psychology I Sociology Psychology

SCIENCE: REQUIRED for Class of 2014:

REQUIRED-Class of 2015 & 2016:

REQUIRED-Class of 2017 & beyond:

7: Life Science 8: Earth Science 9: Chem Com 10: Biology I, 11: C.P.C., Physics, Anatomy, Env. Science, Ag. Science

7: Life Science 8: Earth Science 9: Chem Com 10: Biology I 11: Physics, Anatomy, Env. Science, Ag. Science, C.P.C.

7: Life Science 8: Earth Science 9: Science 9 10: Biology 11: Chemistry, C.P.C.

ELECTIVES: Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy, Environmental Science Ag. Science *Electives are a third and fourth year of science and require Dept. Chair in Science to sign off for the course you choose. NOTE: AG. SCIENCE WILL MEET “Third” year Science requirements. -D-


COLLEGE IN THE SCHOOLS PSEO (Post Secondary Education Options): Seniors – top 50% of Class, minimum of 3.0 g.p.a. Juniors – top 1/3 of their class, minimum of 3.0 g.p.a. 1. 2. 3. 4.

Meet with High School Counselor Make application to college May be full-time or part-time. PSEO Student Agreement must be signed

Students who choose to drop out of a PSEO course after the college’s official date for class withdrawal, the student and/or parents/guardians may be financially responsible for reimbursing YME High School for expenses incurred that are associated with the class including course fees and textbooks and required materials and/or having a WD (withdraw) grade added to your transcript. Please make careful consideration when selecting a PSEO course.

On-site: YME offers college credit on-site. Criteria for enrollment is the same as PSEO Options. Language Arts:

Literature Composition Fundamentals of Public Speaking (elective)

Technology:

College Computers

Social Studies:

Psychology I

Auto:

Autobody (MN West) offered in 2014-15

Math:

CALC (MN West)

Courses are taught on-site and college credit is awarded by Southwest Minnesota State University and/or Minnesota West. MN West – Granite Campus is a viable option for PSEO courses. Talk with the Guidance Counselor to look at these options. Additional information on the MDE’s Postsecondary Enrollment Options Program can be found at: http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/StuSuc/CollReadi/PSEO/index.html http://www.mnscu.edu/board/procedure/305p1.html

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ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS: Another “College Credit” option is ARTICULATION. Upon completion of this course a student must demonstrate ‘mastery’ and ‘Test Out’. Our high school Instructor then completes a CERTIFICATE OF ARTICULATION which is accepted for credit at Minnesota Technical Colleges and the MNSCU system (State Universities). Articulation credits are determined at the college and may be credited for 1-4 credits per course. Articulations can only be completed in grade 11 & 12.

#190 #259 #227 #229

Child Development Intro to Welding Advanced Woods Carpentry

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POST SECONDARY REQUIREMENTS: *Students are reminded that colleges, technical colleges, job programs, and the military may require additional courses or specific levels of achievement in order to enter their programs. 4 Year Universities/Colleges: 4 years of Language Arts 3 years of Social Studies 3 years of Mathematics 3 years of Science *Minnesota Colleges are also highly recommending two years of a World Language *Computers Technology *Fine Arts Note: ACT composite of 18 OR 2.6 high school GPA OR top 60% of graduating class. Entry to colleges is highly competitive and early application is recommended. Technical Colleges: In most cases the high school diploma meets entry requirements for technical programs. However, specific programs may require additional course work and/or a specific level of achievement. Note: Early application to programs is encouraged as programs fill quickly. Contact the school of your choice for specific entry requirements. Military: Military recruiters visit the high school for scheduled visits. Students may sign up to talk with a recruiter. The ASVAB (test) is given to juniors and is also the test that the military uses to help students determine placement and programming. In most cases the military requires a high school diploma to enter their programs. Direct Job: Students have many opportunities to develop skills and talents that will lead directly to a job. A high school diploma serves as entry to many job opportunities.

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•SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS• I. Post Secondary Educational Options

For Grades 11 & 12

Minnesota offers students in grades 11 & 12 the opportunity to earn college credit while completing their high school requirements. This opportunity is available to high school juniors and seniors who are in the upper 1/3 of their class and have a 3.0 GPA or better. Students interested in this program need to see the Guidance Counselor and make application in the Spring of the year for enrollment in the Fall. REMINDER that YME is a Project Challenge Site and we offer 16+ credits onsite. With MN West – Granite Falls Campus right here – many opportunities are available to students. II. STUDENT AIDE (Seniors only) Multiple opportunities exist for students to learn skills while assisting a teacher or being an office assistant. A student may use one class hour per semester to be a STUDENT AIDE. Each student is responsible for finding a position with a teacher or in one of the offices. Students will earn a PASS/FAIL credit for completing this course. REMEMBER: You may only take one course on a pass/fail grade. For registration purposes students need to state the position they are requesting for and obtain the signature of the teacher and or office they will be working with. III. POST SECONDARY ENROLLMENT—ONSITE (Jrs./Srs.) YME, together with Southwest Minnesota State University, offers college courses on site for Juniors and Seniors who are in the upper 35% of their class. This program is called PROJECT CHALLENGE and allows students to earn college credit while staying on site to complete their high school requirements. Please note: certain restrictions do apply. Dropping a PSEO class after our registration may include you paying for the college credit and/or having a WD (withdraw) grade added to your transcript. Please make careful consideration when selecting a PSEO course. IV. ITV-Interactive Television A number of courses are offered via the ITV. We are a ‘receive’ site for a number of courses. Students that choose these courses should be mature and self-directed and reminded that these courses are often year-long. V. STUDY HALL: Elective Study halls are supervised by teachers and are QUIET study areas. Students are required to attend every day and to bring work with them. Teachers will assist students during this time. Students may obtain media passes or passes to a teacher’s classroom during this time. VI. IEP’s/SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES YME offers a full curriculum for students with special learning needs. Students on an IEP are assigned a case manager who will assist with pre-registration for classes. Check with your case manager to make sure you are enrolling in the courses that best serve your needs.

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VII. SENIOR PRIVS Senior Privileges may be extended to Seniors who have exhibited exemplary academic, attendance, and behavior. Sr. Privs allow Seniors to not attend study hall, go to the front of the line in lunch, leave the building during study hall, be exempt from certain final exams, have an additional college visit day, etc. Requirements for Senior Privs are printed in the student handbook. VII. 504 Plans: Students that have special learning plans—504’s—should check with their advisor to determine appropriate courses for registration. A 504 Plan is a formal learning plan determined by a team of teachers. Students receiving services are screened by parent/teacher referral and a series of testing information to determine assistance required. In most cases the 504 Plan is implemented in the regular classroom with tutorial needs being met in a directed study. 504 Students receiving credit for guided study will be graded with a Pass/Fail grade. IX. American Indian Study YME offers tutorial services for all students who need academic or social assistance. In cooperation with the Upper Sioux community, Native Students have the opportunity to earn special projects credit working with our Liaison. If you enroll in directed study with the Liaison make sure to have a signature indicating credit or non-credit when you are planning your schedule. The grade is Pass/Fail and this will be your study hall. X. INDEPENDENT STUDY Students may opt for an independent study/project with teacher permission. General guidelines are that the course is not offered and it is an extended study for a student to work in that area. One period is designated as the independent study hour and students are assigned to the teacher during this hour. For registration purposes you need to need to talk with the teacher and have the teacher initial your request—meaning they are approving your I.S.—no signature/no registration! XI. ELL - English Language Learners Students attending YME are from many diverse backgrounds and may need assistance with learning the English language. Talk with the Counselor and/or Principal to access these services. XII. ALC The YME School District partners with MRVED to offer Alternative Learning opportunities both as a full-time day program and an independent site. Your Principal can assist you regarding ALC. XIII. HISPANIC LIAISON PACT 4 funds a tutor-resource person to work primarily with Hispanic youth. Students may use their study hall (per pass from Liaison) to get academic assistance. The Liaison also assists in the ELL Classroom.

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AGRICULTURE #249 Intro to Agriculture Pre-Req: None Grades: 7 ! 9 week Course This class introduces 7th graders to a wide variety of careers not only in agriculture but in technical areas. Students will be introduced to basic ag. Shop work stations, plus environmental habitat. #250 Rural Studies Pre-Req: None Grades: 8 ! 9 week Course This class introduces 8th graders to a wide variety of agricultural related topics including Wildlife Management, Companion Animals, Crop Production, Ag Mechanics and Horticulture. Students will make a corsage, use a cutting torch, arc welder, and complete other activities in the class. FFA will also be a topic of discussion. #251 Ag. Exploration Pre-Req: None Grades: 9 & 10 !Semester Course A class that looks at all the areas that pertain to an Agricultural department. This class will also tie in FFA as a part of the class. Major units of Instruction: Mechanics, Ag. Science, Horticulture, Natural Resources, and Leadership. #254 Agricultural Science Pre-Req: Phys. Sci. 9 & Biology Grades: 11, 12 !Year Long Course An Ag. class that would give the student a science credit toward their graduation. Major units of Instruction: Forestry, Crops, Soils, Renewable Energy and Animal Science. Note: According to present MN Standards this course will meet science graduation requirements. It may or may not meet the college entrance requirements. #255 Horticulture I Pre-Req: None Grades: 9-12 !Semester Course â&#x20AC;&#x201C; can only be taken Sem. 1 Horticulture I is an introduction class to the art and science of plants and their development. Much of the class will be lecture orientated with emphasis on horticulture terms, practices, and technology. The course will also offer hands on opportunities in seed germination and plant development by monitoring and recording plant growth in a lab setting. Floral Design will also be included. Note: This class is a prerequisite to Horticulture II #256 Horticulture II Pre-Req: Horticulture I Grades: 9-12 !Semester Course â&#x20AC;&#x201C; can only be taken Sem. 2 Horticulture II is an advanced class that deals with in depth plants and the application of horticultural practices. Much of the class will be hands on learning in a lab setting as well as in our community. This course will target the economic, social, and health benefits of growing plants as well as give the students a chance to seek horticulture as a career. #258 Small Engines Pre-Req: None Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 !Semester Course Students will learn how to disassemble, rebuild and calibrate a Briggs & Stratton engine. They will also need to find their own small engine that needs work. Major units of Instruction: Safety, maintenance, troubleshooting, carburetion systems, compression systems, and proper use of measuring tools. Page #1


#259 Intro to Welding Pre-Req: None Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 !Semester Course Students will learn the basic fundamentals of arc and wire-feed welding. Students need to perform approximately 70 welds, then design and make a project. Major units of Instruction: Safety, arc welding, wire-feed welding, oxy-acetylene cutting, plasma arc cutting and TIG welding #260 Individual Ag Credit: Pre-Req: None Grade 12 !Semester Course Students that are interested in doing articulation agreements with various colleges or enroll in an on-line class. Possible Articulation Agreement: Ridgewater College, SMSU- Marshall, SDSU, NDSU, U of MN, and U of MN Crookston #262 Ag. Leadership Pre-Req: Instructorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Written Permission Grades 11 & 12 !Semester Course !Instructor permission and signature required This course is designed for FFA members. The content of this course work is to develop leadership, and work skills. #264 Project Based Ag. Pre-Req: Instructor's Written Permission Grades 11 & 12 !Semester Course !Instructor permission and signature required This an independent study course to be taken over the summer under the direct supervision of the Ag. Instructor. It is designed to give students a "hands on" experience in a community based or family based agricultural operation. It requires verification of projects done and the effect those projects have. **NOTE: Ag. 262, & Ag. 264 may be taken for credit ONCE during high school. All require the Ag. Instructor's written approval. All are graded with a letter grade.

Ag. Placement Work-Based Learning !Semester or Full Year Course

Grades: 12

NOTE: Must Have Instructors Written Permission/Signature on Registration Form. This course includes a classroom and work place component. The first week of each quarter and the last Tuesday of each quarter will be spent in the Ag Ed classroom. Materials to be covered in the classroom will be a career assessment, letter of application, resume and a quarterly reflection paper. The Work-Based Learning assignments will include completion of weekly work reports, a job contract and quarterly assessment. The student will also make a weekly journal entry, all assignments will be kept in a portfolio in the Ag Ed Classroom. Termination or lack of employment will result in a failing grade. Job hours must be completed but are not limited to the hours that are assigned for this class. Ten hours of work per week are required. 266 - Semester 1 - period 6 267 - Semester 1 - period 7

270 - Semester 2 - period 6 271 - Semester 2 - period 7

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ART â&#x20AC;˘Please note that there may be a nominal class fee charged for art class supplies. #151 Drawing Basics Pre-Req: None Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 !Semester Course Offered Semester 1 This course will cover the elements and principles of art. Also, students will be introduced the many mediums and techniques used in drawing. Themes and subject matter will vary from year to year or from season to season. Independent study will be offered to junior or seniors with consent from art instructor. #152 Multi-Media Pre-Req: None Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 !Semester Course This course will cover the various disciplines of art.. Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Design, and Crafts will be the basic units taught. The class will be open to independent study for juniors or seniors with consent from art instructor. The elements and principles of art will be the main subject base. #154 3-D Art Pre-Req: None Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 !Semester Course Offered Semester 2 This course will cover the different mediums and techniques used in Ceramics, Sculpture, Pottery, Wood carving. The student will create various ceramic pieces ranging from simple bowls to complex functional structures. Students will be introduced to the potter wheel and the numerous functions it offers for creating pottery. Sculpture techniques will be taught with clay, paper mache as the two main mediums in the sculpting process. Wood whittling will be a unit taught with fishing lures as the theme. Independent study will be offered to junior and seniors with consent from art instructor. #156 Independent Study Art Pre-Req: Drawing Grades: 11, 12 !Semester Course This course is offered to the junior or senior student who wishes to advance their learning in the Art field. Expectations will be of a higher standard for project work. The student will choose a particular discipline, Drawing, Painting, 3D, Printmaking, Sculpting, to base their independent study on. Prerequisites: must have taken 2 of the 3 classes offered in the Art curriculum and consent from art instructor. Instructor permission and signature required.

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BUSINESS #133 Accounting I (Online Course) Pre-Req: None Grades: 11, 12 !Semester Course Offered Semester 1 Only This course will introduce the student to manual and automated double entry accounting for proprietorship and partnership businesses. Students will learn about the analysis of transactions to determine debits and credits, journalizing transactions, posting to ledgers, taking a trial balance, preparing financial statements, accounts receivable and accounts payable. Students will also study business development. Field trips and class speakers will help students explore career opportunities in business. #134 Accounting II (Online Course) Pre-Req: Accounting I Grades 11,12 !Semester Course Offered Semester 2 Only This independent guided course will introduce the student to manual and automated double entry accounting for partnership and corporate businesses. Students will learn about the analysis of transactions as they relate to a partnership, journalizing transactions, posting to ledgers, taking a trial balance, preparing financial statements, accounts receivable and accounts payable. Additional study of depreciation, inventory, notes, interest and dividends will be included. College Credit: Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive a certificate good for 3 technical college credits for Principles of Bookkeeping. Colleges like Minnesota West Technical College (Granite Falls/Pipestone/Jackson) or Inver Hills Technical College or Ridgewater Technical College (Willmar/Hutchinson) and many others will accept the certificate for credit.

COMPUTERS/TECHNOLOGY #129 Computer Applications Prerequisite: None Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 !Semester Course offered Semester 1 or 2. *REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION Computer applications will teach the students how to use numerous types of software applications. The skills that they learn will allow them to process data at home and at school. The course focuses on learning the Microsoft Office Suite of applications as well as other predominant software titles. Word processing, database, spreadsheet, presentation, graphic organizer, drawing, and Internet skills will be taught during the semester. This course is a prerequisite for all other technology courses. New Course!! #130 Advanced Computer Applications Prerequisite: Passing grade in Computer App. Gr: 9-12 !Semester Course offered Semester 1 or 2. This course will introduce students to a variety of computer applications. Students will improve their skills in multimedia projects and desktop publishing. They will work with web pages, animations, and an assortment of web 2.0 tools. Students will create tutorials for their favorite apps. New Course!! #131 Business Exploratory Prerequisite: None Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 !Semester Course offered Semester 1 or 2. This course will introduce students to the business world. Students will hear from local business people and tour a business. Students will explore various economic systems, types of ownership, business and financial management, consumer decision making, communication, and leadership. Students will look at business activities locally and internationally.

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FACS [Family & Consumer Science] •Please note that there may be a nominal class fee charged for FaCS class supplies. #190 Child Development Pre-Req: None Grades: 10, 11, 12 !Semester Course This course will deal with pregnancy, birth and the development of a child until age 6. Topics include reproductions, conception, heredity, prenatal development, prenatal care, birth defects, labor and delivery. The development of the child includes the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development of infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Observation and theory will be used to interpret child behaviors. Major Units of instruction: Parenting and Children Getting Ready for Baby Infant's 1st year The Child 1-3

The Child 4-6 Health and Safety Observation/Play School

•Articulation Certificates will be awarded with successful completion of Child Development. #191 Foods Pre-Req: None Grades: 11, 12 !Semester Course This class will concentrate on applying decision making techniques to food safety, dietary recommendations, food practices on preparation, and eating patterns to establish for healthy adult living. Food preparation labs will be included for all units. Major Units of instruction: The Nutrients You Need Planning Daily Food Choices Kitchen Principles

Planning Meals Preparation of Foods

#192 Personal Finance Pre-Req: None Grades: 11, 12 !Semester Course This class is designed to help students become better consumers. Students will analyze major purchases, evaluate personal finances, household budgets, personal income tax statements, investments and banking, consumer credit, career investigations, job hunting and living on your own. Major Units of instruction: · You and the Economy · Money Management: Earning and Spending · Money Management: Saving and Investing · Buying Products · Insurance

· Types of Credit, Establishing & Keeping Credit · Buying a Car · Selecting Housing/Apartments · Checkbooks, Debit Cards

#195 Family Life Pre-Req: None Grades: 11, 12 !Semester Course This course concentrates on the individuals role in society throughout life. Students will look at the life cycle from the perspective of an adult and as a parent. Lifestyles, human sexuality, dating, engagement, marriage, establishing a family, parenting and aging will be main topics. Family crisis such as divorce, stress, death, domestic violence, and finances will be covered. Page #5


#198 FACS – 9/10 Grade !Semester Course

Pre-Req: None

Grades: 9 & 10

This class will focus on building strong life skills in teenagers. Units of study will include building relationship skills with families and friends, health and wellness issues, and managing decisions in your teenage life. This class is especially geared for 9th graders as it will assist students in transitioning to the high school. Those 10th graders who were unable to take the Facs 9 class in 2012-2013 can register for it in 2013-2014. Course can only be taken 1 time. #189 Artistic Design: Fashion, Fiber & Food Design Pre-Req: None !Semester Course •This course meets the Arts Standard Graduation Requirement.

Grades: 10, 11, 12

This class will focus on artistic design where you will learn how to use the elements and principles of design in creating with fabric, fiber and food presentation. By learning about fibers and fabrics and what various designers have brought to fashion, you will gain knowledge that will be valuable to you whether you become part of the fashion world or an informed consumer. A small business will be set up and used to sell products designed by students. #199 Artistic Design 2: Pre-Req: Artistic Design & Instructor’s Permission Grades: 10, 11, 12 !Semester Course !Instructor permission and signature required. •This course meets the Arts Standard Graduation Requirement. This course is a continuation of fashion, fiber and food design. #200 Creative Foods Class !Semester Course

Pre-Req: Foods

Grades: 11, 12

This class will cover the cultural, historical, social and economic significance of food and the eating patterns in the US and the world. Students will create foods that are nutritious and aesthetically pleasing. We will focus more on food presentation/culinary arts. Students must have successfully taken Foods class prior to registering for this course. Portions of this course will be online.

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GLOBAL LANGUAGES !Full Year Courses STANDARDS: The content standards for world languages are designed to provide guidelines for all of the language levels taught at YME and have been aligned with the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning which feature the five components listed below. COMMUNICATION: Students will communicate in a language other than English. CULTURES: Students will gain knowledge and demonstrate understanding of the relationship among practices, products, and perspectives of cultures other than their own. CONNECTIONS: Students will acquire, reinforce, and further knowledge of other disciplines through the foreign language. COMPARISONS: Students will develop insight into the nature of the language and culture by comparing their own language and culture to others. COMMUNITIES: Students will use language and/or demonstrate cultural knowledge and understanding within and beyond the school setting for personal, educational, and professional growth and enrichment.

#201 French I Pre-Req: None Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 !Year Long Course French I introduces the basics of the French language through listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Culture and geography of France and other French speaking areas are discussed within each unit so students begin to develop a feel for everyday life in a foreign culture. However, the main emphasis is on the language itself--oral comprehension; proper pronunciation; vocabulary and grammatical structures necessary to speak and write intelligibly; and reading comprehension strategies. Full Year. ITV class. Major units of instruction: The following are topics used to accomplish outcomes: · Friends · Cafés · School · Home / family · Sports and pasttimes · Nationalities

#202 French 2 Pre-Req: French 1 Grades: 10, 11, 12 !Year Long Course French 2 is a continuation of the study of basic structures of the French language. Listening, speaking, reading and writing skills will continue to be stressed with an emphasis on building vocabulary and improving writing skills. Cultural differences are explored through the use of discussion, pictures, and articles. Full year. ITV class. Major units of instruction: The following topics are used to accomplish outcomes: • Homes • Activities with friends • Holidays • French cities • Parties • French-Speaking Areas

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Spanish Curriculum !Full Year Courses Students have the opportunity to enroll and complete study in four levels of Spanish. The curriculum incorporates work that promotes skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking Spanish. In addition, the program provides cultural aspects and an understanding of global perspectives. Students may opt for travel to Spain which occurs in the odd-numbered school years (i.e. ’11, ’13)). They must be enrolled in at least second semester Spanish II or higher and be in good academic standing in order to be eligible for the trip. All costs are the individual student’s responsibility. Units of instruction involve strategies such as repetition, memorization, guided practice, pair work, learning games and role playing. The hardcover textbook is accompanied by a computerized version which features a home tutor component. It allows students to hear and watch authentic speakers as well as analyze their speaking skills while working at their own individual pace. Learning aids such as videos and dictionaries are also used to acquire the language. Evaluation of skills is done via oral / written quizzes and tests, daily work, special projects and classroom presentations using traditional scoring as well as rubrics and checklists. #205 Spanish I Pre-Req: None Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 !Year Long Course An introduction to Spanish language, traditions and geography. Students learn vocabulary about school, friends, family & home and themselves while developing skills in reading, writing. listening and speaking. Major units of study: Family

Talking about yourself Spending time with friends

Going to school Basic foods

#206 Spanish II Pre-Req: Spanish I Grades: 10, 11, 12 !Year Long Course A continuation of the study of Spanish culture as well as linguistic and grammatical skills. Students work with present, past and future tenses. Emphasis will be on expanding self-expression by use of the four communication skills. Areas of interest include everyday living, relating personal needs and interests, shopping, and life in the past and future. Major units of study: Housing

Clothing & Shopping Sports

Places & Events Daily Routine

#207 Spanish III Pre-Req: Spanish II Grades: 11, 12 !Year Long Course Emphasis on acquiring new vocabulary, applying learned grammatical skills as well as practicing conversational skills, reading novels, composing short themes, and learning about the history of Spain, Central and South America. Major units of study: Great Spanish Artists

Vacation / leisure time Travel

History of Spain

#208 Spanish IV Pre-Req: Spanish III Grades: 11, 12 !Year Long Course Objectives include participating in progressively more challenging conversations, writing accurately using grammatical skills learned in previous levels, increasing cultural awareness and strengthening reading skills through the use of short literary pieces and / or prose of recognized Spanish authors. Major units of instruction: Environment

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Past & Present


#214 Dakota Language I Pre-Req: !Full Year Course The Dakota Language Course will include: • Alphabet & Pronunciation • Days/Months: The Dakota Nation Time • Introducing Yourself and Seeing School and Work • How are you? Four Stages of Life

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

• • • •

Counting, How old are you? Four Directions - Watauga Relatives Verbs of Motion

This course will be taught by a fluent speaker. The Upper Sioux Community is collaborating with the school district to help bring the Dakota language to the area. There is a vast history of the Dakota people that will be learned by learning the language.

#215 Dakota Language II Pre-Req: Dakota I !Full Year Course -- Continuation of Dakota I.

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

A fluent speaker from the Community assists students taking this course. It is an extension of Dakota I and language development. #137 Chinese I (ITV) !Full Year Course "#$%!&''!()*++,-

Pre-Req: None

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

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Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12


INDUSTRIAL TECH •Please note supplies for projects made are the responsibility of the student. #225 Woodworking for Girls !Semester long course.

Pre-Req: None

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

THE COURSE IS FOR GIRLS ONLY - Discover the skills and talents you did not know you had. The course will introduce girls to basic woodworking techniques. Students will learn about different types of materials, wood joints, hardware and finishing techniques. They will learn to safely operate power hand tools and machines. Students will design wood projects and figure the material needed to build a project. Students will build and leave the class with a usable piece of furniture. There will be a charge for the materials used. #226 Introduction to Woodworking Technology !Semester 1

Pre-Req: None

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

This course introduces the student to basic cabinet building techniques. Students will learn how, where and why different types of materials, woods, joints and hardware are used. Student will also gain greater proficiency in the safe operation of the machines and accessories used. The projects for this class will be medium sized and will include a raised panel door and drawer. If time is available, there will be a variety of other activities. There is a materials charge for the project. Technical College Credit available. Contact Mr. Weidauer for more information. Major Units of instruction: •Safety •Cabinet Making Face Frame Construction Joint Construction Door and Drawer Construction Techniques use for gluing #227 Advanced Woodworking Technology !Semester 2

Clamping Hardware Finishing Techniques Pre-Req: Intro Woods

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: Introduction to Woodworking or written permission of the instructor. Building well-designed furniture not only saves money, but also teaches the student how to choose between quality and unsound furniture designs. This course is offered to those students who wish to expand their knowledge in furniture construction. Areas covered: 1) project design, bill of materials, project plan of procedure, construction and finishing 2) power woodworking equipment safety and operation 3) furniture periods and styles 4) construction methods. There is a materials charge for the project. Student costs will be determined by the students selection of their project and materials. Good attendance is critical. Semester Major Units of instruction: • Shop safety • Project design • Bill of materials / estimating

• •

Plan of procedure Construction techniques

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#228 Basic Repair Pre-Req: None !Semester Course - can be taken Sem. I or Sem. II

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

This course is designed to teach the student basic home maintenance skills. Some skills that will be taught are; basic electrical, sheet rock taping and repair, plumbing repair and installation, basic small engine maintenance just to list a few of the things that will be covered in the course. This course is designed for anyone who would like to learn how to do something themselves and gain satisfaction in being able to do small repair and installation projects. There is a materials charge for one project. Good attendance is critical. Major Units of instruction: • Machine and shop safety • Toilet Repair • Proper machine use • Copper soldering • Construct a small wood project • Small engine maintenance • Wall construction • Recoil repair • Electrical wiring techniques • Air filter maintenance • Sheetrocking and Taping • Change oil • Painting and Wall paper • Change sparkplug #229 Carpentry !Year Long Course

Pre-Req: Is being offered in 2013-2014

Grades: 11, 12

•NOTE: This course is two period course for semester one and two and should be taken for the full year (Course is budgeted for the year and students will NOT have the option to drop second semester) Here is your chance to be part of constructing a home for someone to live in! The learning that you will do in carpentry probably does not seem too important now, but when you take this class you will learn how to: install a door, both interior and exterior, install a window, install cabinets and counter top, install woodwork, install siding and soffit. install rafters, hang sheetrock, shingle a roof, frame walls, insulate and when you are all done, you will have a skill that will serve you a LIFETIME! Technical College Credit available. Contact Mr. Weidauer for more information. Major Units of Instruction: • Site Safety • House Construction • Builders level • Floor Framing • Exterior Wall Framing

• Interior Wall Framing • Roof Framing (Trusses) • Doors and Windows • Exterior Finishes

• Sheet Rock • Interior Finish • Interior Doors

#230 Principals of Technology Pre-Req: Alg. 1 Grades: 11, 12 !2 Period Block - 1 Semester Course - can be taken Sem. I or Sem. II depending on enrollment. This class will introduce the student o various types of technology used in industry. The student will be introduced to MasterCAM, a program used in machine tooling and CNC technology. The student will also use MasterCAM technology to run CNC machines. In this part of the course the students will learn how to use MIills and Lathes and machine tooling measuring instruments used in area industries. The students will also be introduced to CAD (Computer Aided Drafting) for design, modeling and home design. Throughout the course, students will be evaluated on classroom participation, group participation and project completion. Students will tour/visit local manufacturing businesses and review post secondary training options and school to work opportunities. Major Units of Instruction: • • •

Machine Shop Safety Proper Use and Reading of Various Measuring Tools Machine Tooling

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Sheet Metal Fabrication MasterCAM Foundry


#231 Architectural Drafting I/CAD !Semester Course - Semester 1 ONLY

Pre-Req: None

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

*This course meets the Arts Standard Graduation Requirement Home planning and remodeling is becoming more popular in these days of increasing material and labor costs. The course will cover the use of Architecture Vectorworks CAD Program. With the use of CAD the student will learn how to create a working set of architectural documents, to include a wall section, foundation, main floor, elevations, roof, and detail plans. During this process we will study the Fundamentals of Design, which include Architectural Design, Elements of Design, and Principles of Design. Students who have taken this course have gone on to college for Drafting and Construction Management. They came back and said that they learned the program the college was using in less than a week, the tools were the same just the placement was different. College Credit available. Contact Mr. Weidauer for more information. #233 Mechanical Drafting/CAD/CAM Pre Reg: None Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 !Semester Course The course will be helpful to anyone who wants to learn to communicate through sketching and drafting. This course will also acquaint students with drafting technology as it relates to industry. The students will learn how to make orthographic projections with the use of drafting tools such as triangles, T-Squares, scales and pencils. They will also learn to use Vectorworks a 3D capable CAD program to produce drawings. Students who like to build things and also those students who are considering a career in a technical area or an engineering degree should consider taking this class. Major Units of Instruction: Why study drafting, drafting tools, drafting techniques, geometric construction, orthographic drawings, dimensioning, pictorials, scaling and CAD drawings. Students who have taken this course have gone on to college for Drafting and Construction Management. They came back and said that they learned the program the college was using in less than a week, the tools were the same just the placement was different. College Credit available. Contact Mr. Weidauer for more information.

#240 Autobody Repair / Technology Pre-Req: Written Permission* Grades: 11, 12 !Year Long Course Next offering will be in 2014-2015 !Course must be taken for the full year--students that drop course for second semester will be assessed "fine" to cover fees incurred. This is a college credit course and contracted for one full year. !

This course is located at MN West Technical College, Granite Falls Campus and is a two hour block course that meet year long. *In order to register for this course you should have the written permission of the High School Principal and/or High School Guidance Counselor. The course is a year long course and requires that students find their own transportation to and from the College Campus. As this is a PSEO Course (College Credit) be aware that PSEO criteria is in effect namely Juniors top 1/3 of the class with 3.0 g.p.a. and Seniors top 50% of class with 3.0 g.p.a. Talk to your High School Counselor or the High School Principal if you are interested in this course.

Please note: certain restrictions do apply. Dropping a PSEO class after our registration may include you paying for the college credit and/or having a WD (withdraw) grade added to your transcript. Please make careful consideration when selecting a PSEO course.

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LANGUAGE ARTS REQUIRED COURSES English 7 – Sem I & II English 8 – Sem I & II English 9 – Sem I & II English 10 – Sem I & II English 11 – Sem I & II English 12 – Sem I & II (or) PSEO Literature/Composition

ELECTIVE COURSES College-Bound Literature – Sem I PSE Essentials of Speaking & Listening

In compliance with Minnesota Standards, YME Language Arts requirements are: Students are required to take the English 7-11 sequence. Students in grade 12 will opt for English 12 (year long) or the PSEO Options of Literature and Composition. Student in grades 11 & 12 may opt for the electives College Lit and PSEO Public Speaking. #6 English 9 Pre-Req: Grades: 9 REQUIRED !Year Long Course English 9 is a required year long course. This course is a high school students' introduction to the language arts skills they will need for their other English courses. Our main objective is to develop your communication skills: speaking, listening, writing, and reading. Students will develop reading skills (comprehension, vocabulary, making inferences, fluency, analysis) by reading and analyzing a variety of genres. Students will review the writing process to prepare for the MCA Writing Test. Major Units of Instruction: • Library and research skills • Writing • Themes in Literature

• Short Story • Novel (To Kill a Mockingbird) • Poetry • Drama (Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet)

#8 PSEO Public Speaking Pre-Req: *Meet PSEO Standards Gr: 11, 12 Elective !Semester Course Essentials of Public Speaking & Listening is a college course offered as an elective at our high school through MNWest. The focus in this course is on skills necessary to designing and delivering speeches and also necessary listening skills. Students in this course will each present 2 speeches 5 to 7 minutes in length which are informative and persuasive. In addition, each student will deliver one 3 to 5 minute impromptu speech and one 4 to 6 minute extemporaneous speech during the course. Speeches must be prepared in outline form, including a works cited listing of sources used, and delivered from note cards. Students must be juniors or seniors who meet PSEO guidelines. Course is taken through MN West, Granite Falls. [Mostly online] DOES NOT MEET THE CREDIT REQUIREMENT FOR LANGUAGE ARTS. Major units of instruction: 1. Public Speaking Basics 2. Ethics of Speaking 3. Listening 4. Topic Selection & Audience Analysis 5. Researching & Organizing Information

6. Outlining 7. Delivery 8. Informative Speaking 9. Persuasive Speaking 10. Extemporaneous & Impromptu Speaking

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#11 PSEO Literature Pre-Req: *Meet PSEO Standards Grades: 11, 12 !Semester Course Rhetoric: The Essay is a college course offered at our high school through Southwest Minnesota State University. The focus in this course is on first-person writing. Students in this course must pass a basic grammar test, do readings out of St. Martin's Guide to Writing, write narrative, descriptive, and explanatory essays, and keep a journal through most of the course. Students must be juniors or seniors in the top 35% of their class and be good writers to take this course. One hour. Semester I. Meets Grade 12 requirement. Major units of instruction: 1. Writing about significant events. 2. Writing about significant people. 3. Writing about memorable places. 4. Writing about memorable experiences.

5. 6. 7. 8.

Writing a profile. Writing explanatory essays. Journaling. Basic grammar test for editing.

#12 PSEO Composition Pre-Req: PSE Rhetoric: The Essay- *Meet PSEO Standards Gr: 11, 12 !Semester Course Rhetoric: Critical Writing is a college course offered at our high school through Southwest State University. The focus in this course is on third-person academic writing. Students in this course do readings out of St. Martin's Guide to Writing and write persuasive essays, critical essays on various pieces of literature, and documented essays following MLA documentation style. Students must be juniors or seniors in the top 35% of their class and must have successfully completed Rhetoric: The Essay to enroll in this course. One hour. Semester II. Meets Grade 12 requirement. Major units of instruction: 1. Problem-Solution Paper. 2. Evaluation Paper. 3. Critical Essay - Short Story. 4. Critical Essay - Macbeth.

5. Critical Essay - A Doll's House. 6. Critical Essay - O Pioneers!. 7. Documented Essay 8. Essay Exam.

Please note: certain restrictions do apply. Dropping a PSEO class after our registration may include you paying for the college credit and/or having a WD (withdraw) grade added to your transcript. Please make careful consideration when selecting a PSEO course. #20 English 10 Pre-Req: Grade 9 !Year Long Course !Course is required for semester one and two

Grade: 10 REQUIRED

English 10 is a survey course designed to meet the needs of all students. Students participating in this class will be well prepared to meet the English needs of the general job market, a technical college, or a four year college. Students will comprehend and employ the five steps of the writing process (Pre writing, drafting, revising, editing, and proofreading), and the main types of essays (process and descriptive). Students will also analyze, interpret, and evaluate various genres of literature through thematic units of instruction. In addition, students will continue working on planning and preparing speeches, delivering speeches, citing sources, critiquing speeches, participating in meetings, working with others, and gaining self confidence. NOTE: MCA-II GRAD READING prep will be part of the class during quarter 3. Major Units of Instruction: o The Writing Process o Short Stories o The Paragraph

o Poems o Process Essay o Essays

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o Drama o Novel o Annotated Bibliography


#9 English 11 Pre Reg: !Year Long Course !Course is required for semester one and two

Grade 11 REQUIRED

English 11 is a language arts survey course that is required of all students for graduation. The main units of study in this course will be in the areas of usage, structure, and mechanics; composition and research; American literature and the novel; and oral communication and public speaking. Students will continue to develop their understanding and skills in the areas of writing, literature, and speaking. Students will exit this course ready to take college courses at four-year, two-year , and technical colleges. Semester I and Semester II – Required. Major units of Study: • Usage • Sentence Structure • Mechanics • Paragraph Writing #13 English 12 !Year Long Course

• • •

Essay Writing Research and the Research Paper Oral Reading

• • •

Pre Reg:

Public Speaking American Literature Survey The Novel

Grade 12

Senior English is designed to meet the needs of every student; whether those needs are for career success, technical college, or a four-year college. Students enrolled in this course will work on strengthening their writing skills in both academic and technical writing. Students will also develop and improve their academic and technical reading skills through a variety of resources and materials. In addition students will enhance their critical thinking skills through a mixture of British and World Literature. Major units of instruction included, but not limited to: • Influence of Greek and • Shakespeare Roman Culture—mythology • Grammar and Vocabulary • Anglo-Saxon traditions • Job Skills • The Renaissance • Communicating for career

#10 College Bound Literature Pre-Req: English 10 !Semester Course (Must have 15 students registered to offer this course.)

• •

success Writing on the job Reading on the job

Grades: 11, 12 Elective

College bound literature is a course designed specifically for students planning on attending any post-secondary institution. The primary focus of the course will be analyzing a variety of literature forms from the college bound reading list. The course will also incorporate the building and development of vocabulary skills. Students will need to be self-motivated, self-directed learners who are looking to “jump start” their college and/or professional careers. THIS COURSE IS ELECTIVE ONLY – DOES NOT MEET LANGUAGE ARTS REQUIREMENTS.

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MATHEMATICS: #41 General Math 7 Pre-Req: Instructor Permission Grade: 7 !Full Year Course !Instructor permission and signature required. General Math will focus on important concepts for the Grade 7 Minnesota State Math Standards. Major units of instruction: Data Display and Analysis, Integer and Rational Number operations, Algebraic Properties, Proportional relationships, Geometry, and Similarity. #42 Pre-Algebra !Full Year Course

Pre-Req: Instructor Permission Grades: 7, 8, 9 !Instructor permission and signature required.

Pre-Algebra is designed to give the student a solid foundation/preparation Linear Algebra. This course curriculum meets Grades 7 and 8 Minnesota State Math Standards. Major units of instruction: Equations, inequalities, graphing, integers, exponents, fractions, statistics, geometry, ratios, percents, and polynomials. #43 Linear Algebra Pre-Req: Teacher Recommendation or passed Pre-Algebra !Full Year Course !Instructor recommendation and signature required. Linear Algebra focuses on the 8th Grade Minnesota State Math Standards.

Gr: 7,8,9

Major Units of Instruction: Operations on Real Number, Equations, Inequalities, Functions, Linear functions, Exponents, Polynomials #44 Algebra I !Full Year Course

Pre-Req: Teacher Recommendation or Passed Linear-Algebra Grades: 9, 10 !Instructor recommendation and signature required.

*Algebra 1 focuses on ratios/proportions,systems of equations, probability/statistics, and quadratic equations. *Major units of instruction: Polynomials; Factoring Polynomials; Learning to use all four operations on Rational Expressions; Fractions; Percentages, Quadratics, Exponential Equations, and Radical Functions #45 Geometry Pre-Req: Passed Intermediate Algebra I Grades: 7-11 !Full Year Course !Instructor permission and signature required. This course is designed to present all the concepts of Geometry and presents all the MN State Geometry standards. Major Units of Instruction: Geometric reasoning, parallel and perpendicular lines, triangle congruence, triangles, polygons and quadrilaterals, similarity, right triangles, circles. #46 Algebra 1.5 !Full Year Course

Pre-Req: Teacher Recommendation Grades: 11, 12 !Instructor recommendation and signature required.

This course is designed for the student who struggled in Algebra 1and Geometry. The student will obtain a basic mastery of Algebra II standards. Major units of instruction include: Algebra 1 review, linear functions, systems of equations, quadratic functions, polynomial function, exponential functions, rational function, radical functions, probability and statistics, sequence and series. Page #16


#47 Algebra II Pre-Req: Passed Geometry Grades: 9 – 12 !Full Year Course This course is designed to give the highly motivated mathematics student a solid foundation for Pre-Calculus. Strong work ethic is essential to being successful in this course. Major units of instruction: Linear functions, linear systems, quadratic functions, polynomial functions, exponential functions, rational functions, radical functions, properties and attributes of functions, probability and stats, sequences and series. #48 Trig/Pre-Calculus Pre-Req: Passed Algebra 2 Grade: 11, 12 !Full Year Course This course is designed to give the highly motivated mathematics student a solid foundation for calculus. A strong work ethic is essential to being successful in this course. This is Trigonometry and Pre-Calculus. It will involve Trigonometry and Advanced Math topics. #49 Calculus Pre-Req: Trig./Pre-Calc & Meet PSEO Standard Grades: 11, 12 !Full Year Course This course will cover all the major topics of a college Calculus 1 course...only we will cover those topics in a year rather than a semester. Full Year Course. Major units of instruction: • Pre-calculus review • Limits and their properties • Differentiation

• • •

Applications of Differentiation Integration Function

#50 Calculus II Pre-Req: Calculus & Meet PSEO Standards Grades: 11, 12 !Fall Semester This course is a blended class with online course work and direct instruction from MN West, Granite Falls (Shannon Fiene). 4 college credits will be available upon successful completion. #51 Intro to Statistics and Probability Pre-Req: Algebra II !Semester 1 Course This course will be an introduction to statistics, advanced probability, game theory, etc.

Grades: 11, 12

#52 Advanced Math Topics Pre-Req: Algebra II & Intro to Stats Grades: 11, 12 !Semester 2 Course This course will cover advanced topics not in other courses. Possible topics include matrices, vectors, conic sections, discrete math, etc. #53 PSEO College Algebra Pre-Req: Passed Algebra II Grade 11-12 !Full year course !Instructor recommendation and signature required. This course is through SMSU and is worth 3 college credits and 1.0 high school credits. Topics include traditional College Algebra Topics: Fundamental Concepts of Algebra, Equations and Inequalities, Functions and Graphs, Polynomial and Rational Functions, and Inverse, Exponential, and Logarithmic Functions. Please note: certain restrictions do apply. Dropping a PSEO class after our registration may include you paying for the college credit and/or having a WD (withdraw) grade added to your transcript. Please make careful consideration when selecting a PSEO course. Page #17


MUSIC #101 Concert Choir Pre-Req: Jr. High Choir and/or Teacher Permission Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 !Year Long Course Pre-Req: Participation in Junior High Choir, Current Concert Choir Member or Teacher Permission Concert Choir is an opportunity for students to experience singing in addition to expanding musical knowledge in the areas of performing, listening, and analyzing. At least three performances are scheduled for the year as well as at least one contest. Students in choir have the option of taking lessons during the course of the year where they may work on choir music or solos for contest. Students must be able to sing. If there is any question about vocal ability, the student should schedule a voice test with the director before registering for the course. The Concert Choir may have the opportunity to go on tour. Students enrolled in Concert Choir may audition for Chamber Choir or Jazz Choir if they are offered. Major units of instruction: -Basics of singing -Rhythmic accuracy -Basic music theory -Tone quality -Choral technique -Music history -Note accuracy -Sight reading -Vocal performance

#108 Chamber Choir Pre-Req: Participation in Concert Choir Grades: 10, 11, 12 !Year Long Course NOTE: Enrollment ONLY through audition Chamber Choir is an extra opportunity for students enrolled in choir to experience singing in addition to expanding musical knowledge in the areas of performing, listening, and analyzing. At least three performances are scheduled for the year as well as at least one contest. Major units of instruction: o Listening o Rhythmic accuracy o Advanced Music Theory o Tone quality o Choral technique

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Music history Note accuracy Sight reading Vocal performance

#562 Junior High Choir Pre-Req: None Grades: 7 & 8 !Year Long Course Junior High Choir is an opportunity for students to experience singing in addition to expanding musical knowledge in the areas of performing, listening, and analyzing. At least three performances are scheduled for the year. Students in Junior High Choir have the option of taking voice lessons. Major units of instruction: -Basics of singing -Rhythmic accuracy -Basic music theory -Tone quality -Choral technique -Music history -Note accuracy -Sight reading -Vocal performance #560 Junior High Band Pre-Req: None Grades: 7 & 8 !Year Long Course Junior High Band gives students the opportunity expand their musical knowledge and skills on their instrument. Student will work on technical skills, performance skills, musical concepts, and historical information. There will be about three performances scheduled throughout the year. All JH band student will have lessons on their instrument.

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#105 Concert Band !Year Long Course

Pre-Req: Jr. High Band and/or Teacher Permission

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Concert Band instruction will continue expanding musical knowledge in the areas of performing, listening, and analyzing. In addition to developing individual and ensemble performance skills through a wide variety of band literature, this course offers students the opportunity to attain the state academic standard for art. In addition to participation in formal concerts, Concert Band members are required to participate in Pep Band and Marching Band activities. Members may also select to be involved in various other performing groups. Major Units of Instruction: (ongoing instruction) 1-Individual Performance and Listening Skills 2-Ensemble Performance Skills 3-Musical Concepts

4-Historical Information 5-Creativity and Valuing Concepts

#106 Music Theory & Composition Independent Study Pre-Req: *PSEO Requirements !Semester Course !Participation in band or choir is REQUIRED!

Gr: 11, 12

Music theory allows you to create, interpret, and analyze various genres of music. The majority of the course will cover basic music theory, and we will spend some time on more advanced theory such as Jazz Theory. Students will also have the opportunity to compose. Participation in band or choir is REQUIRED! Major units of instruction: -Notation -Harmonization -Basic analysis -Modes -Part-writing -Musical Periods -Scales -Form -Composition #107 Adv. Music Theory & Composition Ind. Study Pre-Req: *PSEO Req. & Course #106 !Semester Course !Participation in band or choir is REQUIRED!

Gr: 11, 12

The course will cover music theory and advanced music theory such as Jazz Theory. Students will also have the opportunity to compose. Participation in band or choir is REQUIRED! Major units of instruction: -Notation -Harmonization -Basic analysis -Modes -Part-writing -Musical Periods -Scales -Form -Composition #109 Band Student Aide !Year Long Course

Pre-Req: Teacher Permission

Grades: 12

Students will work in the Band Department doing a variety of tasks. Daily attendance is crucial.

#110 Choir Student Aide !Year Long Course

Pre-Req: Teacher Permission

Grades: 12

Students will work in the Choir Department doing a variety of tasks. Daily attendance is crucial.

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PHY ED AND HEALTH NOTE: YME Students are required to have 2 semesters of Phy Ed and 1 semester of Health to meet graduation requirements. #277 Health 10* Pre-Req: None Grades: 10 REQUIRED COURSE FOR GRADUATION -- •Taken in rotation with PE10 #279. !SEMESTER Course The students will be working on their personal fitness plans. Students will also create a comprehensive health plan covering one of the six main health areas. These include nutrition, physical fitness, tobacco, alcohol and drug use, unintentional/intentional injuries and unwanted pregnancies, STD's and HIV. This course is designed to make students aware of their environment as it affects their health as well as the health of the community. The course is also designed to help the students realize that their own actions and attitudes are the final factors of their own well-being. Holistic health is the issue and they must start now to achieve it. Major Units of instruction: · Mental Health · Tobacco · Physical Fitness · Alcohol / Drugs

· Human Anatomy (sex ed.) · STD's/HIV · Nutrition

#278 Phy. Ed. 9 Pre-Req: None Grades: 9 !SEMESTER Course REQUIRED COURSE FOR GRADUATION The students will be using their fitness plan during class plus they will be working on various activities to pass for their grad standard. Opportunities exist for students to use the local community center for activities not available at the high school. Major Units of instruction: These activities are at the introduction stage: • Tennis • Team Handball • Fitness Testing • Badminton • Fitness Activities • Bowling • Weight Lifting • Basketball • Soccer • Volleyball • Softball • Aerobics • Archery • Floor Hockey • Swimming #279 Phy. Ed. 10 Pre-Req: None Grades: 10 !SEMESTER Course The students will be journaling their daily activities in class in accordance to the grad. standard. The students will be working towards the mastery level of various activities. The KCC will be accessed for special units of instruction. Major Units of instruction: These activities will be performed at a high level of proficiency. • Tennis • Basketball • Flag Football • Softball • Soccer • Fitness Activities • Floor Hockey • Aerobics • Archery • Volleyball • Bowling • Team Handball • Golf • Weight Lifting • Fitness Tests • Australian Rules Football • Badminton • Swimming

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#276 Strength & Conditioning 1 Pre-Req: Grades: 10, 11, 12 !Semester Course The students will be working on both their strength and their conditioning. The course will pertain to weight lifting on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and cardiovascular fitness on Tuesday and Thursday. This class is open to seniors, juniors and sophomores in this order. Course can only be taken 1 time for credit. Major Units of instruction: o Spotting Safety o Weight lifting techniques o Proper equipment use

o Cardiovascular training o Writing personal weight lifting plans and cardiovascular plans.

#281 Strength & Conditioning 2 Pre-Req: Strength & Conditioning 1 Grades: 10, 11, 12 !Semester Course This course is a continuation of Strength and Conditioning 1. This course is designed to let the individual continue on with their workout plan. This course is offered at the same time as Strength and Conditioning 1 and it is intended for Seniors, Juniors and Sophomores in this order. Phy. Ed. Aide Pre-Req: Instructor's Written Permission Grades: 12 !Semester Course !Instructor permission and signature required grade 12 ONLY. The students will be assisting the Phy. Ed. instructor with a variety of roles. The student aide will be responsible for assisting with skill testing, fitness testing, teaching skills to a unit, referring activities and organizing equipment. This course is offered only to seniors who have completed all Phy. Ed. requirements. Course can only be taken 1 time for credit. Major Units of instruction: Help with all activities

NOTE: Must have instructors written permission/signature in order to register for the class. This is a Pass/Fail class and only 1 pass/fail course is allowed per semester. #282

Independent Study Strength & Conditioning (can only be taken 1 time for credit)

#284 #285 #286

PE Aide Mr. Gaffaney-Semester PE Aide Mr. Baldry-Semester PE Aide Mr. Lalim-Semester

#290 Lifetime Activities !Semester Course

#287 #288 #289

Pre-Req:

PE Aide Mr. Gaffaney – Full Year PE Aide Mr. Baldry – Full Year PE Aide Mr. Lalim – Full Year Grades: 12 Seniors Only -.

This course is a Physical Education, Health & Wellness class based on recreational activities in our area. Our goal is to introduce you to the lifetime recreational activities available in our area. We will fish, golf, play broomball, swim, lift weights, and bowl, plus many more. NOTE: Class of 2015 and beyond may use Strength and Conditioning and Lifetime Activities as required PE credits.

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SCIENCE #551 Life Science Pre-Req: None Grades: 7/8 REQUIRED *Offered for 2013-2014 !Year Long Course REQUIRED COURSE Major units of instruction: o o o o o o

o o o o o o

The Practice of Science Scientific Inquiry Interactions among STEM subjects Properties of matter Structure and function in living systems Cells

Recycling of matter in ecosystems Reproduction Heredity Human Interactions with living systems Flow of energy Interactions within natural systems

#571 Earth Science Pre-Req: None Grades: 7/8 REQUIRED *Offered for 2012-2013 !Year Long Course REQUIRED COURSE Major units of instruction: o The practice of science o Earth Structure and Processes o Interactions among STEM subjects and o Interdependence within the Earth System society o Atmosphere o Models used to understand & communicate o Water cycle o Properties of Matter o The Universe o Physical and Chemical changes o Human Interactions with Earth Systems o Wave energy New Course!! #81 Physical Science Pre Req: None Grades: 9 REQUIRED REQUIRED COURSE FOR GRADUATION Physical Science is based on concepts related to physics and chemistry. Students will be given group assignments, mini projects, research topics, and lab activities based on many concepts in physics and chemistry that follow the graduation requirements. Students will be asked to work on several projects throughout the course of the year which include specific concepts of chemistry and physics. The concepts are aligned with the Minnesota Standards and will be introduced to students through an assortment of teaching strategies. Major units of instruction: o Measurement o Properties of Matter o Physical and Chemical Changes

o o o o

Atomic Theory Periodic Table Motion and Forces Work and Power

o o o o

Simple Machines Electricity Magnetism Sound and Light

#78 Biology Pre-Req: Physical Science Grades: 10 REQUIRED !Year Long Course REQUIRED COURSE Course that uses the basic underlying themes of (scale/structure, energy, evolution, unity & diversity, patterns of change, stability & equilibrium, systems and interactions) to introduce the major units. Focus is on hands-on lab. experiments. Major Units of Instruction: • Basis of Life • Genetics • Change/Diversity

• Monerans/Protists/Fungi • Plants • Invertebrates

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• Vertebrates • Human Biology • Environmental Field Studies


#80 Anatomy Pre-Req: Teacher Permission Grades: 11, 12 !Year Long Course The year-long anatomy class extends the life science standards into upper-level learning of the human body systems. The emphasis that is placed on the relationship between body structures and their functions helps support the concept of homeostasis [how the body maintains a stable internal environment]. The course includes interactive labs & projects, class work, and field trips. #82 College Prep Chemistry Pre-Req: Bio. I Grades: 11, 12 !Year Long Course College prep chemistry is a course designed for students with an interest in science or are college bound. It is recommended for students who are college bound going into the sciences. The course will cover general concepts of chemistry. The course is a full year course. Major Units of Instruction: o Scientific Method o Chemical formulas o Metric measurement o Chemical compounds o Matter o Stoichiometry o Atoms: neutrons, protons, and electrons o Gas Laws o Periodic table o Solutions o Chemical bonding o Acids and Bases #84 Physics Pre-Req: Alg. II & Phys. Science Grades: 11, 12 !Year Long Course Physics is the science that covers the study of energy and matter. This class is designed for students with a high interest in science. Performance assessments will be created and developed for each major unit of study. Knowledge of trigonometry is needed and applied in this class. Major units of instruction: Measurement and problem solving, nature and the cause of motion, resolution and composition of forces, conservation of energy and momentum, thermal effects, heat and work, waves, sound and light waves, magnetism, electricity and the historical significance of major scientific advances. #83 Environmental Science Pre-Req: Biology Grades: 11, 12 !Year Long Course This course will be a comprehensive study of the interactions among living things and the environment. Areas of potential study: ! Environmental issues ! Forests ! Landscaping ! Taxidermy ! Soils

! ! ! ! !

Aquatics Wildlife Earth Science Astronomy Ecology

! ! !

Physics Chemistry Lab Work

STANDARDS: The student will understand and use scientific process and that scientific knowledge changes and accumulates through time. • The student will design & conduct scientific investigations. • The student will understand the relationship between science and technology and how both are used. • The student will classify, compare and contrast the density of organisms on earth and the modes of accommodating the requirements for life. • The student will describe how the environment and interactivity between organisms can affect the number of species and the diversity of species in our ecosystem. • The student will describe and explore the cycling of matter and transfer of energy through our ecosystems living and non-living components. Page #23


#87

Lab Aide Biology 10

Pre-Req: Instructor's Written Permission Only Gr.: 12

#88

Lab Aide Chemistry 9

Pre-Req: Instructor's Written Permission Only

#89

Lab Aide M.S. Science

Pre-Req: Instructor's Written Permission Only Gr.: 12

Gr.: 12

This opportunity exists for students who have a broad background in science and want to assist the instructor in setting up labs and instructional units for students. The Lab Aide is responsible for "assisting" the teacher in all areas of the classroom. Note: this is a Pass/Fail class and only 1 pass/fail course is allowed per semester. Instructor's written permission required.

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SOCIAL SCIENCE #25 Economics !Semester Course

Pre-Req: NOTE: Required course for graduation.

Grades: 12 REQUIRED

NOTE: 9 weeks Social Studies and 9 weeks Business Economics is taught from the global perspective and gives students the necessary skills to analyze information using both text and technical data. Through the use of fundamental concepts of economics, a student shall demonstrate understanding of the interactive nature of global, national, and local economic systems. #27 Psychology !Semester Course – Semester 1 ONLY

Pre-Req: Grades: 11, 12 ELECTIVE Meets Social Elective Requirement.

Are you “normal”? What do dreams mean? How can you get motivated? How do optical illusions work? Can you overcome a fear of spiders? The answers to these and other questions may be found in Psychology class. This introductory course includes the study of the brain, sensation, perception, notivation, emotions, learning, memory, states of consciousness, personality theories, discorders and treatments. #28 PSE College Psychology 101 Pre-Req; Instructor’s Written Permission Gr: 11, 12 ELECTIVE !Semester Course – Semester 2 ONLY The course looks at the biological and mental developments associated with psychology. Course is associated with Project Challenge, Southwest State University. Testing will be online and portions of this course will be online. Course can be completed in 10 weeks. Major Units of Instruction: • Consciousness • Learning • Memory #30 Civics 9 !Semester

• • •

Group Influences Health and Stress Personality

Pre-Req: None REQUIRED COURSE FOR GRADUATION

Psychological Disorders & their Treatment

Grades: 9 REQUIRED

This course will focus on U.S. government at the Federal, State, and local levels. Major units of instruction: · American Citizenship · The United State Constitution · State and Local Government · A Tradition of Democracy · The Federal Government #31 Sociology Pre-Req: None Grades: 11, 12 ELECTIVE !Semester Course Why shouldn’t you snap your fingers or cross your legs in come countries? How does the size of a group affect people’s behaviors? Do those songs you listen to have a good or bad effect on you? Which cultures think drinking milk and taking baths are abnormal, and why? How does yoru gender affect your life? Is the death penalty fair? What are some famous fads, rumors and urban legends? These are some of the questions we discuss in Sociology class as you are introduced to basic concepts, theories, and issues in Sociology, including: culture, socialization, groups/social interaction, deviance, stratification, gender and collective behavior.

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#35 Current Events Class !Semester Course

Pre-Req: None

Grades: 12 ELECTIVE

The focus of this class will be those current events that are changing our social, political, and economic life. The course will also cover recent regligious and militaristic events that shape our world today. The student will, along with the teacher, provide worthwhile topcis for class discussion. Daily news sources, such as newspapers, television news shows, radio, magazines, and the internet will be used in class. The class will progress from basic to intermediate, and finally advanced skills in current events studies. The class will conclude with topic specific units. #32 U.S. History !Full Year Course

Pre-Req: REQUIRED COURSE FOR GRADUATION

Grades: 10 REQUIRED

The first semester includes a brief review of U. S. History from the Revolution to approximately 1850. It focuses on events from 1850 up to WWI. Semester two focuses on events from WWI to the present. Major units of instruction: Westward Expansion, Industry & Reform, Causes of Civil War, Civil War, Reconstruction, Plains Wars, Plains & Western Settlement, Progressives, Turn of the Century Life, WWI, 1920's, 1930's, WWII, Post-War, 1950's, 1960's, 1970's, 1980's, 1990's. #34 World History/ Geography Pre-Req: None !Full Year Course REQUIRED COURSE FOR GRADUATION

Grades: 11 REQUIRED

This course concentrates on these major areas of human geography: •Physical geography--where things are; why they are there; what difference it makes; •Population geography--population distribution; population increases; possible population problems and solutions; •Human migration--why people move; obstacles facing migrants and refugees; •Ethnicity--what are ethnicities; what are nationalities; why ethnicities clash; attempts at ethnic cleansing; •Agriculture--agriculture regions in less developed and developed countries; comparison of organic and commercial agriculture; •Resources--depletion of fossil fuels; resources and pollution; global food resources; •Urbanization--where have urban areas grown; problems associated with urban areas; •Development of countries--location of more/less developed countries; why development varies among countries; obstacles to development. Full year course. Includes the World History perspective. This course meets the MN Social Studies Standards in Geography and World History.

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SPECIAL NEEDS #296 Social Skills Pre-Req: IEP Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 *This is a social support group offered through our Special Education Department. This is an elective course offering instruction in social skills and group dynamics. It meets daily and will include social skills, community service, and group support.

SPECIAL EDUCATION Admittance to Special Needs courses requires a student to have a current IEP in place. #326 SN Basic Skills Pre-Req: IEP Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 This course focuses on functional academic skills in math, reading, and writing. A special needs teacher does this through individual or small group instruction. Semester I, Semester II. One hour. #327 SN Transition Skills Pre-Req: IEP Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 This course provides instruction and practice of skills in the areas of home and daily living. Social skills and self-advocacy skills are also included in this course. Semester I, Semester II. One hour. #329 Independent Skills Pre-Req: IEP Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 This course is designed for special needs students who need independent or small group instruction in a special course area. A special needs teacher teaches this course. Semester I, Semester II. One hour. #292 Developmental Adaptive Phy Ed Pre-Req: IEP Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 This course is designed for special needs students who have difficulty in various motor skills and is stated as part of their IEP. The activities will include team and individual sports. It will also include activities to be used for recreation/leisure. Semester I, Semester II. One hour. #382 Work Experience Pre-Req: IEP Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Employability Skills This program is designed for students with IEPs. This course provides an opportunity to learn entry-level work skills in a variety of work settings. Students may or not be paid for their employment. Studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work hours are integrated into the regular school day. The goal of this program is for each student to develop job skills for gainful employment in the future. Semester I, Semester II. # 337 Employability Skills (Mrs. Strand) Pre-Req: IEP Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 This course is designed to help IEP students prepare themselves to attain and maintain skills necessary for job placement. Emphasis is on social skills and attitudes, career exploration and choices, the interview process, employer expectations, decision-making skills, interpersonal relationships, related academics, personal health, and an appreciation of individual skills and contributions. Semester I, Semester II. # 331 Pre-Vocational Skills Pre-Req: IEP Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 This course is designed for special needs students. It provides an opportunity for students to be exposed to a variety of hands-on work-related skills. Students will work together to make projects that will be sold and proceeds will be used for community experiences. Semester I, Semester II.

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Resource Studies & Resource Credit Pre-Req: IEP Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Students with IEPs may choose this study hall as an alternative to a regular study hall. Students will have study hall with the special needs teacher who is their case manager. Semester I, Semester II. Course •Above Courses are graded on a Pass/Fail Basis #300 Transition 9 Pre-Req: IEP Grades: 9 •Must have approval of case manager. Transition 9 provides freshmen students with the skills necessary to be successful in and out of the classroom. Many of the skills learned in this class will be demonstrated through schoolwork and volunteer work experience. #587 English Skills •Taken in place of English.

Pre-Req: IEP

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

#581 Math Skills 7 Pre-Req: IEP *Teacher Approval Grades: 7 This class reviews concepts, skills, and strategies that assist students in mastering basic mathematical skills. Instructional techniques are varied with individual needs being met. Prior approval is necessary before enrolling. #582 Math Skills 8 Pre-Req: IEP *Teacher Approval Grades: 8 This class reviews concepts, skills, and strategies that assist students in mastering basic mathematical skills. Instructional techniques are varied with individual needs being met. Prior approval is necessary before enrolling. #583 Life Skills 7 Pre-Req: IEP Prerequisite: IEP or teacher recommendation Course Length: Full Year, Every Day

Grades: 7

Life Skills 7 will provide 7th grade students with skills necessary to be more successful in and out of the classroom. The class is designed to guide students with the transition from elementary school to middle school. Many of the skills learned in this class will have direct carry over to be successful in the classroom. The course is designed to teach life skills such as study strategies, making positive behavior choices, navigating adolescence, communication skills, understanding disabilities, decision-making, service learning, organizational skills, and conflict resolution. Students are exposed to a lot of small group work, technology, and classroom support. #584 Life Skills 8 Pre-Req: IEP Prerequisite: IEP or teacher recommendation Course Length: Full Year, Every Day

Grades: 8

Life Skills 8 will provide 8th grade students with skills necessary to be more successful in and out of the classroom. Many of the skills learned in this class will have direct carry over to be successful in the classroom. The course is designed to teach life skills such as study strategies, making positive behavior choices, navigating adolescence, communication skills, understanding disabilities, decision-making, service learning, organizational skills, and conflict resolution. Students are exposed to a lot of small group work, technology, and classroom support. Page #28


STUDENT AIDE #351 Office Assistant-High School-Semester Pre-Req: None !Semester Course •could be semester 1 or 2. !Instructor permission and signature required via High School Office.

Grades: 12

Students will work in the High School Principal's Office doing a variety of office tasks such as running copy equipment, sorting mail, delivering student messages, organizing a school scrapbook, etc. Note: this is a Pass/Fail class and only 1 pass/fail course is allowed per semester. #355 Office Assistant-High School-Year Pre-Req: None Grades: 12 !Year Long Course If you want to be an office aide for the entire year, use this course number.

#359 Elementary Teacher Aide-Semester Pre-Req: HS Office Permission !Semester Course •could be semester 1 or 2. !Instructor permission and signature required via High School Office.

Grades: 12

Students will work in the Bert Raney Elementary School doing a variety of classroom tasks for an Elementary Teacher. Daily attendance is critical. Note: this is a Pass/Fail class and only 1 pass/fail course is allowed per semester. #362 Elementary Teacher Aide-Year Pre-Req: HS Office Permission Grades: 12 !Year Long Course If you want to be an elementary aide for the entire year, use this course number. !Instructor permission and signature required via High School Office. #361 Independent Credit for Outside Academic Experience Gr: 9-12 Students will have the opportunity for extended travel/family trip experiences throughout their high school careers. In an effort to enhance student’s experiences YME will offer credit for documented experiences. Maximum credit allowed will be .5 credit (equivalent to one semester course based on 90 + hours of actual classroom instruction). See Principal for additional information. #360 Study Hall – Semester Only could be Semester 1 or 2. #370 Study Hall – Full Year – both semesters.

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LCTN – ITV Course Descriptions The following courses are available to YME students via the ITV classroom setting: WORLD LANGUAGES #167 - ITV-SPANISH I 1013/2013 Grade 9-12 Year Long Topics Introduced: Name Household/Classroom Objects, Basic Foods, Describe Self and Others, Express Likes/Dislikes, Communicate Actions in the Present, Numbers and Time, Describe Possession or ownership, Aspects of Hispanic Culture Academic Skills Developed: Ability to: Speak, write, read, listen to and interpret Spanish and Understand aspects of Hispanic Culture Other disciplines course could be integrated into: World History-Geography and Culture, Advanced Foods Career Opportunities: International Business People, Travel Industry Workers, Translators, Interpreters, Teachers. Note: Enhanced career opportunities also exist in almost any field such as banking, media and communications, nursing and medical services, social services, law enforcement and legal services. Textbooks/Resources: Accion ö Glencoe Note: Students in grade 9 taking Spanish I need to have A's in English, a score of at least 80% on the Basic Standards Test in Reading. (Teacher Recommendation) GRADUATION STANDARD Developmental for World Language #168- ITV - SPANISH II Prerequisite: "C" average in Spanish I 1014/2014 Grade 10-12 Year Long Topics Introduced: Communicate Actions in the Present, Describe Objects, Feelings, Weather, Express Future/Past Actions, Aspects of Hispanic Culture, Give Dates, Make Requests, Identify Articles of Clothing, Give/Receive Directions, Identify Family Members Academic Skills Developed: Ability to: Speak, write, read, listen to and interpret Spanish and understand aspects of Hispanic culture Other disciplines course could be integrated into: World History, Geography, Cultures, Advanced Foods Related Careers: See Spanish I Textbooks/Resources: Accion – Glencoe #169- ITV - SPANISH III Prerequisite: "C" average in Spanish II 1015/2015 Grade 11-12 Year Long Topics Introduced: Express Actions in Past, Present & Future, Describe Things, Ideas & People, Identify Parts of the Body, Describe Health Problems, Express negative concepts, Manage a Telephone Conversation, Aspects of Hispanic Culture Academic Skills Developed: Students at the third year level will develop skills in reading, writing, listening, speaking & interpreting the language/culture Other disciplines course could be integrated into: Page #30


World History, Geography, Culture, Advanced Foods Related Careers: See Spanish I Textbooks/Resources: Accion II รถ Glencoe GRADUATION STANDARD Developmental for World Languages #170- ITV - AP SPANISH Prerequisite: "C" average in Spanish III 1146-2146 Grade 12 Year Long Topics Introduced: How to give commands, express hopes, desires, disbelief and other emotions; how to describe an action in progress and imagined situations. Academic Skills Developed: Review and refinement of reading, writing, listening, speaking skills as well as furthering knowledge of the Hispanic cultures Other disciplines course could be integrated into: World History, Geography, Culture, Advanced Foods Related Careers: See Spanish I Textbooks/Resources: Accion II รถ Glencoe GRADUATION STANDARD World Languages #209- ITV - GERMAN I 1010/2010 Grade 10-12 Year Long Topics Introduced: Work Order, Verb Tenses, Parts of Speech, Verb Voices, Verb Conjugation, Translations, Noun Declension, Conversations Academic Skills Developed: Conversational listening skills; thinking in another language; translation skills; understanding the culture; appreciation and understanding of their own language Textbooks/Resources: Neue Freunde GRADUATION STANDARD Developmental for World Languages #210- ITV - GERMAN II Prerequisite: German I 1011/2011 Grade 10-12 Year Long Topics Introduced: Word Order, Noun Declension, Subjunctive Mode, Verb Tenses, Passive Voice, Conversations, Strong/Weak Verb, Translations Textbooks/Resources: Neue Freunde, Deutsch: Verstehen Und Sprechen Host Site: New London-Spicer GRADUATION STANDARD Developmental for World Languages #211- ITV - GERMAN III Prerequisite: German II 1012 Grade 11-12 Year Long Topics Introduced: Increased Emphasis Upon Oral Proficiency, Listening Comprehension, Study German Literature and History Page #31


Academic Skills Developed: Same as German I and II, But for those who do well in 3 years of high school German, they can "Test Out" of language requirements on a college level. Other disciplines course could be integrated into: Knowing a foreign language helps open up more opportunities for future employment especially in businesses based on operating world wide. Textbooks/Resources: Neue Freunde, Deutsch: Verstehen Und Sprechen GRADUATION STANDARD World Languages #201- ITV - FRENCH I Course #: Credit: 1 Credit Offered: Full Year Prerequisite: An interest French I introduces the basics of the French language through listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Culture and geography of France and other French speaking areas are discussed within each unit so students begin to develop a feel for the everyday life in a foreign culture. However, the main emphasis is on the language itself รถ oral comprehension, proper pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammatical structures necessary to speak and write intelligibly and reading comprehension strategies. This course is preparatory work toward the WORLD LANGUAGE standard. #202- ITV - FRENCH II Course #: Credit: 1 Credit Offered: Full Year Prerequisite: French I French II is a continuation of the study of basic structures of the French language. Listening, speaking, reading and writing skills will continue to be stressed with an emphasis on building vocabulary and improving writing skills. Cultural differences are explored through the use of discussion, pictures, and articles. This course is preparatory work toward the WORLD LANGUAGE standard. #203- ITV - FRENCH III Course #: Credit: 1 Credit Offered: Full Year Prerequisite: French II Basic structure will continue to be studied; however, there will be more emphasis on the conversational, reading and writing abilities of individual students. This course will satisfy the Graduation Standard of WORLD LANGUAGE. College Option: Students may take French III for high school credit only or may opt to take it for college credit through Southwest State University. This "French Challenge Program" is an intensive writing component in addition to the high school curriculum. College credit is earned through a series of writing assignments closely related to the work students are doing in the high school class. The student will complete four or five writings, which will be graded by the SSU professor and returned for revision. During the first visit, the professor will present the entire program to the students so that they can choose if they wish to participate.

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#171- ITV - AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE SERIES I GRADES 11, 12 LASL 1200 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE 1 Fall Semester: M - F 2 College Credits LASL 1250 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE 2 Spring Semester: M รถ F 2 College Credits Diverse Perspectives Standards will be taught. American Sign Language is the language used by approximately one half million deaf and hard of hearing people in the United States and parts of Canada. This language differs from English in its grammar and structure. In this class you will be learning basic American Sign Language vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structure. You will also be introduced to some of the unique social and cultural implications of deafness. This "hands on" course is designed with opportunities to develop your receptive and expressive skill through dialogue practice and interaction activities. Portions of the course will be conducted non-verbally (voices are not allowed). #172- ITV - AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE SERIES II GRADES 11, 12 LASL 1255 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE 3 Fall Semester: M-F 2 College Credits LASL 1260 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE 4 Spring Semester: M-F 2 College Credits Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ASL IWorld Languages Standards will be taught. ASLII is a continuation of ASL I. Students will continue to develop expressive and receptive skills while increasing understanding of more complex vocabulary and grammar. Conversational skills and appropriate sign choice will be emphasized. Further exploration of deaf culture is also included. At the completion of the course students should be able to carry on extended conversations on a variety of topics, and will possess the cultural awareness necessary for successful interaction with members of the deaf community. Portions of class will be conducted in ASL, without spoken English. #173- ITV - YOU AND THE LAW 1042/2042 Grade 11-12 Year Long Topics Introduced: Constitutional Law, Minnesota and Federal Court System, Criminal Law, Trial Procedures, Contracts, Family Law, Employee's Rights/Responsibilities, Tort Law, Consumer Law, and Housing Law Academic Skills Developed: Ability to: Demonstrate an understanding of the legal system in Minnesota and on the federal level; demonstrate a knowledge of trial procedures through classroom activities such as mock trials; and apply a working knowledge of the law to avoid or resolve legal conflicts. Other disciplines course could be integrated into: Social, Personal and Family Life Science Related Careers: Paralegal, Law Clerks, Pre-law Textbooks/Resources: Student Lawyer: A guide to Minnesota's Legal System, Law for Business - SouthWestern, You and the Law - SouthWestern Minneapolis Star and Tribune, Letter of the Law - SouthWestern GRADUATION STANDARD: Inquiry & Research - Issue Analysis

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#174 - ITV - AP United States Government & Politics Syllabus The AP Government course has been traditionally taught in the first two tri’s of a 3 trimester system. Students enroll in a 50 minute class that meets every day. Teaching Strategies The course is evenly divided between lecture and Socratic seminar. Students are responsible for keeping up with events in the news. Each class begins with a discussion of current events (public policy, international relations, etc.). The current events provide concrete connections for each lesson. Starting this year students will have access to a Blackboard Web site with online quizzes, review material, and links to supplementary materials. Course Overview/Description This course explores the political theory and everyday practice that direct the daily operation of our government and shape out public policies. The express purpose of this course is to prepare students to take the AP Exam for U.S. Government and Politics. The course is for all intents and purposes taught on a college level and it requires a substantial amount of reading and preparation for every class. The objectives of this course go beyond a basic analysis of how our government “works.” Students will develop a critical understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the American political system, as well as their rights and responsibilities as citizens. Course Readings Wilson and Dilulio. American Government. 7 ed. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1998. • United States. Center for Civic Education. We the People, the Citizens and the Constitution. Calabasas: California, 1997. These readings will be supplemented with classroom handouts throughout the semester. Grading and Course Requirements Grades are figured on a cumulative point basis. Each test, quiz, homework assignment, etc., is worth a given number of points according to the quality and level of completion. At the end of a marking period, a grade average is determined by dividing the total points possible by points earned. Chapter tests include responses to analytical free-response questions once every other week. •

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#175- ITV - World Religions Grades 11-12 Spring Semester This course provides an overview of five major religions and their impact upon human culture. The course standards are: 1. The students will understand that religious diversity exists and is displayed through the diversity of religious expression. 2. The students will understand that religious systems may influence peoples' beliefs, actions and world views. 3, The students will become familiar with the historical backgrounds, founders, belief systems, worship rites of the following 5 world religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Judaism, Christianity. 4. The students will become aware of America's religious heritage and its relationship to the country's historical development. 5. The students will understand how religious traditions may impact the development of a culture. In addition to its general interest value this course is a resource for students considering careers in teaching, law, social work, anthropology, music, ministry art, politics, foreign relations, and global economics. Textbook: Religions of the World, 6th edition by Lewis Hope, Religion in North America by Roevald J Wilkins Graduation Standard> Social Studies/ Diverse Perspectives Page #34


#176 - ITV - AP Spanish 4 Course Description During the AP Spanish 4 course, students will prepare for the AP Exam through the following activities: .Communicating almost exclusively in Spanish (the instructor will do likewise) .Reviewing and learning new grammar concepts, vocabulary, and writing skills .Reading, researching and discussing current events of different Spanish speaking countries .Reading, discussing, and writing about authentic Hispanic literature .Refining speaking, listening, and writing skills by using authentic print, audio, and visual sources .Becoming familiar with the AP exam format and scoring rubrics through practice exams and related activities .Using Moodle to communicate electronically with the teacher, other students in the class, and our friends in Uruguay through forums, chats, and assignments #177 - ITV - College Algebra (Challenge Program) Prerequisites: Successful Completion of Advanced Math or Teacher Recommendation. Must be in top 50% of class. 1101 Grade 12 1 Semester Only This class transfers 3 college credits to most colleges. Topics Introduced: Exponents, Radicals, Algebraic Expressions, Quadratic Equations, Complex Numbers, Inequalities, Functions, Polynomials, and Logistics Academic Skills Developed: Problem solving abilities, Deductive Reasoning, Modeling applied problems. Other disciplines course could be integrated into: Textbooks/Resources: Algebra and Trigonometry with Analitic Geometry, Swokowski/Cole, Tenth Edition. #178 - ITV - Trigonometry and Special Functions (Challenge Program) Prerequisites: Successful completion of Adv. Math or Teacher recommendation and must be in to 50% of class 2101 Grade 12 2 Semester Only This class transfers 3 college credit to most colleges. Topics Introduced: Trigonometric functions and Graphs, Trig Identities, Inverse Trig Functions, Law of Sines and Cosines, Parabolas, Ellipses, Hyperbolas, Parametric Equations AP United States Government & Politics Syllabus The AP Government course has been traditionally taught in the first two tri’s of a 3 trimester system. Students enroll in a 50 minute class that meets every day.

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The course is evenly divided between lecture and Socratic seminar. Students are responsible for keeping up with events in the news. Each class begins with a discussion of current events (public policy, international relations, etc.). The current events provide concrete connections for each lesson. Starting this year students will have access to a Blackboard Web site with online quizzes, review material, and links to supplementary materials.

Course Overview/Description This course explores the political theory and everyday practice that direct the daily operation of our government and shape out public policies. The express purpose of this course is to prepare students to take the AP Exam for U.S. Government and Politics. The course is for all intents and purposes taught on a college level and it requires a substantial amount of reading and preparation for every class. The objectives of this course go beyond a basic analysis of how our government “works.” Students will develop a critical understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the American political system, as well as their rights and responsibilities as citizens. Page #35


MRVED ONLINE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS FOR 2013-2014 MRVED has the following Online Learning Classes available to YME students. A limit of 3 students may enroll in these MRVED courses. If you desire other online class options, please speak to Mr. Meihak. Note: Seniors will be given first option on these course, then grade 11, 10, 9. Course Name: Course Length: Grade Level: Pre Requisite: Materials:

#97 - PHOTOGRAPHY 101 Semester 10-12 None iPad or computer, digital camera, editing software (such as Photoshop, Apps ex: Snapseed, Luminance, iPhoto, PhotoStudioHD, or other online editing software) Amanda Beckler, Renville County West teacher

Instructor: Course Description: Students will have the opportunity to express themselves using a digital camera.

During the school year, students will be learning how to use some of the basic functions of their cameras to create interesting photos. We will be looking at functions such as aperture, ISO, exposure, composition, and many more. We will also be working with Photoshop and other editing software for enhancement in student work. Students will take weekly photos that will be reviewed and discussed to help them reach their goals. Course Name: Course Length: Grade Level: Pre Requisite: Materials: Instructor: Course Description:

#96 - THE ART, CULTURE, AND HUMAN EXPERIENCE Semester 9-12 Computer skills, e-mail skills, familiarity with PowerPoint, Word Processing, and Excel is very helpful Access to the Internet Tammy Isfeld, Renville County West teacher

This class is for students interested in learning about life connections to art, culture and the Mediterranean. Topics include but are not limited to: Art and Beauty, Old World Technology, Points in Time that Changed History and How Does this Connect to You. Students will learn through textbook readings and photos, online discussion, online lessons, and some online videos. Assessments include student reflection, daily work, quizzes and activities. There is also an enrichment opportunity with EF Tours. I am taking a group of interested life learners to Greece in June of 2014 called Athens and the Islands. This would be a great opportunity to take what you have learned and apply it to real travel. There is a fee associated with the trip and it isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t part of the online course. Please contact me if you are interested in finding out more about this opportunity.

Course Name: #94 - FOCUS ON READING: COMPREHENSION EMPHASIS Course Length: Semester Grade Level: 10-12 Pre Requisite: N/A Materials: N/A Instructor: Matt Danielson, Montevideo teacher Course Description: This course is designed for students who struggle with reading comprehension. Emphasis is on vocabulary, comprehension, and reading strategies. This course is required remediation for the MCA reading test. It also provides students with a framework for improving reading skills for high school and beyond. This course is available via teacher or administrator recommendation.

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#99 - SOCIOLOGY Semester 11-12 N/A Text: Introduction to Sociology (Nextext-Wood, Yero) Joan Groothuis, MN Valley Area Learning Center teacher

This class is for students interested in people and why people behave as they do in a group setting. Topics covered in the class will help students understand themselves, their social interactions, and patterns of group behavior. Studying these topics will help students learn how to function appropriately within the workplace and as part of society. Also, covered will be similarities, differences, groups, institutions, norms, and values in societies. Students will compare and contrast various societies. Students will learn through textbook readings, online discussion, online lessons, and some online videos. Assessments include student reflection, daily work, quizzes and activities.

This class is best suited for 11th and 12th graders, but is open to other students who may be interested. Sociology is often required at two year post secondary institutions and suggested for four year institutions. This course will provide an introduction and background knowledge for students planning on attending these institutions as well as students hoping to enter the work world right after high school. Course Name: #98 - FAMILY/TEEN ISSUES Course Length: Semester Grade Level: 10-12 Pre Requisite: N/A Materials: Access to a computer Instructor: Kaia Bergeson, Yellow Medicine East teacher Course Description: Family /Teen Issues Class is for students interested in learning about the family life structure that will affect them as they go through life. Topics include birth order, personality, communication, brain differences in males and females, sexuality, mate selection, engagement, marriage, family planning, divorce, aging and elderly, death and dying, domestic violence, and other family and teen issues. Learning will happen through online text reading, online discussions, and online lessons. Assessments include student reflection, daily work, quizzes, activities, and forums. Course Name: Course Length: Grade Level: Pre Requisite:

#91 - BIOMECHANICS Semester 11-12 Computer skills, e-mail skills, familiarity with PowerPoint, Word Processing, and Excel are helpful. N/A Justin Wager, Dawson-Boyd teacher

Materials: Instructor: Course Description: The biomechanics class is for students interested in learning about how the human body is able to move and generate force. Students will learn about how muscles and bones in the human body work together to perform everyday tasks. The class will also be able to demonstrate ways athletic performance can be enhanced using the information covered during the class. Students will learn about the physics concepts and equations used to calculate velocity, acceleration, force and power. Students will show their knowledge of the topics by completing various assignments, taking quizzes and creating demonstration videos that will be posted online.

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Course Name: #95 - ACCOUNTING Course Length: Year Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 Pre Requisite: Computer and e-mail skills are essential for this class. Articulation Available: Yes Materials: Textbook, Workbook, and Practice Sets Instructor: Kim Johnson, Ortonville teacher Course Description: This is a study of the accounting procedures used by families and small businesses. Students will learn and practice using all the basic accounting forms - balance sheets, income statements, worksheets, etc. as well as a variety of journal and ledger forms. Online workbooks and practice sets will be used to give each student the opportunity to actually practice the various accepted procedures ordinarily applied in a variety of bookkeeping situations. This course is completed using online working papers, testing, and automated software. This course will take you though the basic record keeping skills for a business and the day to day activities that take place in a record keeping office. Some of the topics covered in the class are: Basic record keeping skills, Budgeting, Credit records, Checking account records, Cash receipts records, Petty cash records, Record keeping for sales clerks, charge sales, record clerks, order clerks, accounts payable clerks, small businesses, and payroll clerks, and Financial statements. Course Name: Course Length: Grade Level: Pre Requisite: Articulation Available:

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#92 - ADVANCED ACCOUNTING Year 11 or 12 with pre-requisite Successful completion (above 80%) in first year accounting course that covers Century 21 Accounting Book through Chapters 1-22. “Advanced Standing Certificate – Financial Accounting I” (Northern Tech Prep Network) “Principles of Accounting” (SW/WC Service Cooperative) Text: Century 21 Accounting: Advanced 2012 Update, 9th Edition authored by Claudia Bienias Gilbertson, North Hennepin Community College and Mark W. Lehman, Mississippi State University. Materials: Century 21 Accounting: Advanced Online Working Papers and Tests, Peachtree Accounting Software Lauri Wyum, Lac qui Parle Valley teacher

Instructor: Course Description This course is beneficial for any student who intends to major in any business field in college or would like to extend their accounting knowledge for personal reasons. Advanced Accounting continues the concepts taught in Accounting and expands on those concepts. Students will be working with corporations that utilize departmentalized accounting. Students will apply these skills to projects and practice sets. Students will be using online working papers and using accounting software to complete a project. Basic computer skills and email skills are necessary for this course. Students in this course will be required to take a state approved test for Technical Skills Assessment. Advanced Accounting grades are weighted 80% tests and 20% assignments. If your district requires a Semester Exam grade, the Semester Exam grade is an average of all TEST scores from the two quarters.

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Course Name: #100 - RECORD KEEPING Course Length: Year Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 Pre Requisite: N/A Materials: Not yet selected Instructor: Kendra Razink, Benson teacher Course Description: This course will take you though the basic record keeping skills for a business and the day to day activities that take place in a record keeping office. Some of the topics covered in the class are: Basic record keeping skills, Budgeting, Credit records, Checking account records, Cash receipts records, Petty cash records, Record keeping for sales clerks, charge sales, record clerks, order clerks, accounts payable clerks, small businesses, and payroll clerks, and Financial statements. Record Keeping is best suited for 10th, 11th and 12th graders who are interested in learning the basic record keeping skills of a business and who may be interested in taking Accounting. Computer and email skills are essential for this class. Course Name: Course Length: Grade Level: Pre Requisite:

#93 - SPANISH 3 Year 11-12 or successful complete of Levels 1 & 2 Successful completion of Levels 1 & 2. Computer with sound and a microphone are essential. Textbook and Workbook Phil Lalim, Lakeview teacher

Materials: Instructor: Course Description: Topics will include a wide variety of Spanish vocabulary and cultural events and celebrations. Students will learn through online activities, online lessons, online discussion and online videos. Assessments include student journals, daily work, quizzes, speaking activities using Google voice, tests, and activities. Useful skills for the class: familiarity with PowerPoint, Prezi, or anything similar to that, and the ability to type with Spanish punctuation (accents, upside down question marks and exclamation points, etc.).

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Online Course Catalog for 2013-2014 School Year If you desire other on-line class options, please speak to Mr. Meihak. •Business #57 Marketing !Semester (.5 credits)

Pre-Req: None Grades: 10, 11, 12 Host: Abby York, Pipestone Schools

#58 Personal Law I !Semester 1 (.5 credits)

Pre-Req: None Grades: 10, 11, 12 Host: Abby York, Pipestone Schools

#59 Personal Law II !Semester 2 (.5 credits)

Pre-Req: None Grades: 10, 11, 12 Host: Abby York, Pipestone Schools

•Foreign Language #119 A.S.L. American Sign Language I Pre-Req: None Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12 !Full Year Course (1.0 credits) Host: Crista Browne-Krosch, SOCRATES Course Description: Students will learn basic ASL communication strategies used by the deaf. This course includes expressive and receptive sign activities, sign vocabulary, finger spelling, numbers, aspects of deaf culture and understanding hearing loss. This class focuses on introducing language in context and reinforcing what is learned by engaging students in various interactive activities. #120 A.S.L. American Sign Language II Pre-Req: ASL I Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12 !Full Year Course (1.0 credits) Host: Crista Browne-Krosch, SOCRATES Course Description: Students will increase their communication skill level learned in American Sign Language I and expand their study of sign language with emphasis on conversational skills, storytelling and deaf life. Students will also learn about the various career opportunities involving sign language that is available to them.

•Business #60 Personal Money Mangement Pre-Req: Keyboarding or Word Processing Gr: 10, 11, 12 !Quarter (.50 credits) Host: Jan Timmerman, Marshall Course Description: While focusing on the student’s role as citizen, student, family member, consumer and active participant in the business world, this course will help inform students of their various financial responsibilities. Students discover ways to maximize their earning potential, develop strategies for managing their resources and gain insight into ways to invest money. Student interest will be held by focusing on current trends and issues consumers face in the marketplace.

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•Computer Science #61 Web Authoring Pre-Req: None Grade: 10, 11, 12 !Quarter (.50 credits) Host: Brenda Kellen, Marshall Course Description: A collection of graphical “pages”, the Internet has quickly become a powerful medium for creating, presenting, and exchanging information. The World Wide Web Authoring Class will teach students how to create and maintain these pages using current techniques and software packages. #62 Digital Multimedia (MI) Pre-Req: *below Grades: 11, 12 Pre-Req: Juniors must be ranked in the top 1/3 of the class; Seniors must be ranked in the top " of the class !Quarter (.50 credits) Host: Marcia Ivers, Marshall Course Description: This course provides you with the opportunity to explore the field of multimedia technology. You will expand your 21st Century skills by increasing your understanding of multimedia concepts and techniques. Real world topics will include up-to-date technology standards and ethics. Topics that may be included are virtual reality, podcasting, screencasting (vodcasting), ethics and copyright, social networking, scanners, virus protection, animation and digital cameras.

•Language Arts #63 Digital Multimedia (TB) Pre-Req: *below Grades: 11, 12 Pre-Req: B average in previous English course, Keyboarding I OR Word Processing and a commitment to work hard !Quarter (.50 credits) Host: Tony Bladholm, Marshall Course Description: This one term workshop takes a thematic approach to the study of literature and history, concentrating on essays, short stories and poetry of the 1960’s in the United States. Students will learn and practice reading strategies, writing techniques/styles, performance projects and presentations (PowerPoint sharing). The students will read different genres to discuss elements of literature and demonstrate understanding through various forms of assessment. They will be required to write about the literature that they read. All reading and writing assignments must be completed on 1960’s topics.

•General Electives #64 Teen and Family Issues Pre-Req: None Grades: 10, 11, 12 !Semester – Fall (.5 credits) **YME Students should first sign up for on-site courses in this area. Kaia Bergeson, Yellow Medicine East Course Description: This course will focus on researching health areas that will allow students to make informed decisions to enhance their own health. Students will also look at issues that will affect their lives as they prepare to live on their own. Major units include: drug issues, sexuality issues, mental health/depression issues, abuse issues and living on your own.

#65 Child Development Pre-Req: None Grades: 10, 11, 12 !Semester – Spring (.5 credits) **YME Students should first sign up for on-site courses in this area Kaia Bergeson, Yellow Medicine East Course Description: This course will deal with pregnancy, pre-natal development, birth and the development of a child until age 6. Topics include reproduction, conception, heredity issues, prenatal development, prenatal care, birth defects, labor and delivery. The development of the child includes the physical, emotional, social and intellectual development of infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Health and safety as well as parenting will be discussed.

#66 Women’s Literature - The Byronic Hero According to Jane and The Brontes Pre-Req: None Grades: 9-12 !Semester (.50 credits) Host: Bonnie Wenthold, Mabel-Canton Course Description: This is the first Women's Literature online English class offered online. Students taking this class must be motivated and disciplined to complete the material. If there is a problem, you can contact me in a number of ways. Students in this class should possess good reading skills. Page #41


#67 Mythology I Pre-Req: None Grade: 10, 11, 12 !Semester (.50 credits) Host: Bonnie Wenthold, Mabel-Canton Course Description: Participants will participate and complete online assignments. This semester we will read a wide variety of texts, starting with early texts in the Greek tradition and colonial texts from Greece. We will look at the ways in which these texts identify, analyze, and construct individual understandings in particular times. In the process the class will experience literatureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ability to take us directly into the minds of people at a specific historical and cultural moment. Literature will be a medium to take the class into the past. #68 Mythology II Pre-Req: Mythology I Grade: 10, 11, 12 !Semester (.50 credits) Host: Bonnie Wenthold, Mabel-Canton Course Description: We will continue our analysis and search to understand the myths and legends of other countries beyond Greek stories. We will read a wide variety of texts, starting with early texts in the Greek tradition and colonial texts from Greece. We will look at the ways in which these texts identify, analyze, and construct individual understandings in particular times. In the process the class will experience literatureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ability to take us directly into the minds of people at a specific historical and cultural moment. Literature will be a medium to take the class into the past.

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