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Mount Vernon High School Course Catalog, 2012-13

314 North 9th Street

Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Phone: (360) 428-6100

Administration Rod Merrell Krista Paulson Ryan Beatty Clint Carlton Dave Riddle Chris Oliver

Principal Assistant Principal Assistant Principal Assistant Principal Athletic Director Dean of Students

Counselors Heath Tayon

Student Last Names A-D

Margery Rogers

Student Last Names E-K

Roger Ellefson

Student Last Names L-Ri

Maria Perez

Student Last Names Ro-Z

Juan Espinoza

Special Education

www.mountvernonschools.org/


A Message From The Principal Dear MVHS Bulldogs, We are enthusiastic to have you as part of our learning community at Mount Vernon High School. Our primary goal is to help you be successful in school and appropriately prepared for the post-high school education opportunities that await you. This guide will provide you with very important information for your journey to meet this goal. Please take the time to read these pages carefully. The classes you select for next year will impact your future beyond Mount Vernon High. Consider your class choices carefully while focusing on your High School and Beyond Plan. I encourage you to be diligent in your learning, compassionate towards your peers, and understanding of the fact that we all (even the adults) learn something new every day. I challenge you to broaden your creativity, knowledge, and skills through your choices. With this broadened perspective, you will be completely prepared for what lies ahead in high school and what you will achieve when you graduate. Because of our alternating schedule, which we refer to as green and white, class periods are approximately 85 minutes long. These longer class periods allow for your teachers to provide engaging activities to help you to develop your social and academic skills. Our schedule also allows for more opportunities compared to a traditional 6-period day schedule. Our hope is that you capitalize on this opportunity to craft a schedule that has variety and poses a challenge for you as a student. In planning for your future, you should develop a schedule that meets your unique needs and future desires as a student. You will see in your course handbook, that we have identified specific graduation requirements for Mount Vernon High School. You can reference the graduation requirements for your class within this guide. Make sure as you plan your class schedule, that you are meeting all of your graduation requirements. We offer numerous challenging opportunities at MVHS. We offer 14 different Advanced Placement (AP) courses at the high school. These courses are rigorous and designed to prepare students to meet the expectations of a college curriculum. If you score high enough on the Advanced Placement test that is administered in May, you can earn college credit for the course. These courses require extensive reading and studying. If you plan on attending college, then a high level of academic rigor will allow you to compete for admissions, and ultimately, lean study skills needed for success in college. In addition, we offer you excellent opportunities with our Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses. For many of these courses, you will learn skills connected to the work force. Many of the courses are aligned to specific areas of study offered at Skagit Valley College, so that you can possibly receive college credit. Your high school experience should be a launching pad to future success. Remember, you will be competing with students from the United States and from around the globe for opportunities after Mount Vernon High School. Plan with the idea that you are building a resume during your high school career. Your resume will open the doors to your future. I also want to encourage you to participate in co-curricular and extra-curricular offerings. Research from The Journal of Educational Research shows that students who are engaged in total learning experiences offered by a school do better in school and are prepared for experiences beyond high school. We take great pride in all that we do at Mount Vernon High School. We offer opportunities for all students and challenging classes for each level of a student’s academic development. It’s great to be a Bulldog, Rod Merrell, Principal, MVHS


Un Mensaje del Director Estimados MVHS Bulldogs, Estamos entusiasmados de tenerlos como parte de nuestra comunidad de aprendizaje en la Preparatoria de Mount Vernon (MVHS). Nuestra meta principal es ayudarte prosperar en la escuela y prepararte para las oportunidades educacionales después de la preparatoria que te esperan. Esta guía te proveerá con información muy importante para tu camino a cumplir esta meta. Por favor toma el tiempo para leer estas páginas cuidadosamente. Las clases que escojas para el próximo año impactaran tu futuro más allá de la Preparatoria de Mount Vernon. Considera tus opciones de clases cuidadosamente mientras enfocándote en tu High School and Beyond Plan (Plan de la Preparatoria y Mas Allá). Te animo a que seas diligente en tu aprendizaje, compasivo con tus compañeros, y entender de que todos (también los adultos) aprenden algo nuevo cada día. Te reto a que amplíes tu creatividad, conocimiento, y habilidades a través de tus selecciones. Con esta perspectiva ampliada estarás completamente preparado para lo que te espera en la preparatoria y lo que alcanzaras cuando te recibas. Porque estamos en un horario que alterna, al que nos referimos como verde y blanco, las clases son de aproximadamente 85 minutos. Estas clases de un horario más largo permiten a tus maestros proveer actividades cautivadoras para ayudarte a desarrollar tus habilidades sociales y académicas. Nuestro horario te permite para más oportunidades comparadas con un horario tradicional de 6 clases. Nuestra esperanza es que aproveches esta oportunidad de crear un horario que tiene variedad y que presente un reto para ti como estudiante. En planeando tu futuro deberías crear un horario que cumpla con tus necesidades únicas y deseos del futuro como estudiante. Veras en tu manual cursos que hemos identificado como requisitos de graduación específicos para la Preparatoria de Mount Vernon. Puedes consultar esta guía para los requisitos de tu generación. Asegúrate que mientras diseñas tu horario de clases, que estés logrando todos de tus requisitos de graduación. Ofrecemos muchas oportunidades desafiantes/exigentes/estimulantes en la preparatoria. Ofrecemos 14 clases de Practicas Avanzadas (Advanced Placement) (AP, por sus siglas en ingles) en la preparatoria. Estos cursos son rigurosos y diseñados para preparar estudiantes a alcanzar las expectativas de un currículo universitario. Si sacas una puntuación lo suficiente alto en el examen de Practicas Avanzadas, que se administra en Mayo, puedes recibir crédito universitario por el curso. Los cursos requieren tener que leer y estudiar extensivamente. Si tu plan es atender el colegio/la universidad, entonces un nivel alto de rigor académico te dará la oportunidad de competir para admisión y al final darte habilidades para estudiar necesarias para tener éxito en el colegio/la universidad. Además te ofrecemos oportunidades excelentes con nuestros cursos de Carrera e Educación Técnica (Career and Technical Education) (CTE por sus siglas en ingles). Para muchos de estos cursos aprenderás habilidades que están conectados al mercado laboral. Muchos de los cursos están alineados a aéreas específicas de estudio ofrecidos en Skagit Valley College y así posiblemente puedas recibir crédito del colegio. Tu experiencia en la preparatoria debería ser una plataforma de lanzamiento para éxito en tu futuro. Recuerda que estarás compitiendo con estudiantes de los Estados Unidos y de alrededor del mundo para oportunidades después del la Preparatoria de Mount Vernon. Planea con la idea de que estas construyendo un currículum durante tu carera en la preparatoria. Tu currículum abrirá las puertas a tu futuro. También, te quisiera animar a participar en ofrecimientos co-curricular e extraescolares. Las investigaciones de The Journal of Educational Research (La Publicación de Investigación Educacional) enseña que estudiantes que están involucrados en experiencias de aprendizaje total ofrecidos por una escuela hacen mejor en la escuela y están preparados para las experiencias mas allá de la preparatoria. Tenemos mucho orgullo en todo lo que hacemos en la Preparatoria de Mount Vernon. Ofrecemos oportunidades para todos los estudiantes, y clases exigentes para cada nivel de crecimiento académico de un estudiante. Es bueno ser un Bulldog, Rod Merrell, Director


Contents Introduction

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English

1

MVHS Graduation Requirements

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English As A Second Language

2

Grades 9 & 10 Sample Schedules

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Fine and Performing Arts

3

Grades 11 & 12 Sample Schedules

27

Mathematics

3

Culminating Project Requirements

31

Physical Education

4

Bulldog Advisory & CAA

33

Science

5

HSPE/EOC State Testing Guidelines

39

Social Studies

6

Block Schedule / Schedule Changes

42

Special Programs

44

World Languages

Career Pathways 7

Introduction to Pathways

Career and Technical Education

8

Arts and Communications

47

Career and Technical Education Intro Page

9

Business and Marketing

48

Agriculture Education

10

Health and Human Services

51

Business Education

11

Science and Natural Resources

54

Family and Consumer Science Education

12

Technology and Industry

56

Marketing Education

13

Tech Prep Direct Credit

57

Sports Medicine

59

Technology and Industry

Course Descriptions

61

Visual Communications

14

Course Descriptions Intro Page

63

School to Career Experiences

15

Advanced Placement/AVID

65

Northwest Career & Technical Academy

66

Alternative Programs

Cover Created by Elizabeth Larrick, Original Course Catalog Design & Production by Dana Chrysler, Edited by Sophia Lucatero


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Graduation Requirements 6 credits are required to be a Sophomore on track to graduate 14 credits are required to be a Junior on track to graduate 22 credits are required to be a Senior on track to graduate General Graduation Requirements: 4 credits are required in a Career Pathway A Culminating Project & 5th Year High School & Beyond Plan is be required. See page 5 for HSPE/EOC State Testing Guidelines

Credit Requirements Minimum Graduation Requirements for

Minimum Graduation Requirements for

Class of 2013-14

Class of 2015-16

4.0 .5 3.0 2.0 2.0 3.5 1.0 1.0 1.0 4.0 8.0

English Health Math* P.E. Physical Science & Biology Social Studies Fine and Performing Arts Career and Technical Digital Communications I & II Career Pathway Elective Credits which support the student’s Academic/Career Plan and meet future personal and educational requirements

30 Total Credits *For the class of 2013 ---Math is required through Algebra 2. (Applied Math III, Probabilities & Statistics, or Personal Finance A/B and Several NWCTA can be taken as an alternative to Algebra 2 with signed waiver. )

GRADUATION

REQUIREMENTS

4.0 .5 3.0 2.0 3.0 3.5 1.0 1.0 1.0 4.0 7.0

English Health Math (through Algebra 2) P.E. *Physical Science & Biology & Science Elective Social Studies Fine and Performing Arts Career and Technical Digital Communications I & II Career Pathway Elective Credits which support the student’s Academic/Career Plan and meet future personal and educational requirements

30 Total Credits * Additional Science credit added to class of 2015

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WA University Requirements English Fine & Performing Arts Mathematics Mathematics Recommended Science Social Studies World Language GPA: Test Scores:

4 Credits 1 Credit Minimum 4 Years Pre-Calculus and beyond 3 Credits (2 Sem Lab), 2015=3 Credits (Chemistry or Physics) 3 Credits 2 Credits (same language)* 2/0 minimum GPA Offical SAT/ACT Scores

Sample Schedules GRADE 9 COURSE

1st Semester NOTES

GRADE 9 COURSE

NOTES

1. English 9A

1. English 9B

2. World Geography

2. WA State History

3. Math

3. Math

4. Science

4. Science

5. P.E.

5. Digital Comm. B

6. Digital Comm. A

6. Elective

7. Elective

7. Elective

8. Elective

8. Elective GRADE 10

COURSE

1st Semester NOTES

GRADE 10

1. English 10B

2. Health

2. World History

3. Math

3. Math

4. Biology

4. Biology

5. P.E.

5. P.E.

6. Elective

6. Elective

7. Elective

7. Elective

8. Elective

8. Elective

SAMPLE SCHEDULES

2nd Semester

COURSE

1. English 10A

Required Course

2nd Semester

NOTES

Recommended at Grade Level

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Sample Schedules GRADE 11

1st Semester

COURSE

NOTES

GRADE 11

2nd Semester

COURSE

NOTES

1. Adv Comp/Int Writ-Lit

1. Adv Comp/Int Writ-Lit

2. U.S. History

2. Economics

3. Math

3. Math

4. P.E.

4. Science

5. Science

5. Elective

6. Elective

6. Elective

7. Elective

7. Elective

8. Elective

8. Elective GRADE 12

1st Semester

COURSE

NOTES

GRADE 12 COURSE

1. English Elective

1. English Elective

2. Social Studies Elective

2. American Govt.

3. Math

3. Math

4. Science

4. Science

5. Elective

5. Elective

6. Elective

6. Elective

7. Elective

7. Elective

8. Elective

8. Elective Required Course

2nd Semester NOTES

Recommended at Grade Level

Culminating Project The Culminating Project is a state graduation requirement and an opportunity for students to demonstrate and showcase knowledge and skills learned in the Mount Vernon School District. The Culminating Project allows students to apply and present what they have learned throughout their four years of high school. The Project is a final process that confirms a student’s mastery of communication skills, time management skills, and personal planning skills. The project will document the student’s academic experience and career preparation. Students will begin discussion and research for their Culminating Project in Bulldog Advisory, Junior English, Senior CP-embedded courses, or through the Senior Project class (for students needing additional support).

SAMPLE SCHEDULES/CULMINATING PROJEC T

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Culminating Project Requirements & Support (See Culminating Project Handbook for specific details)

1 2 3 4

Culminating Portfolio Introduction 9th Grade — Digital Communications I & II (as a requirement) 10th Grade — Social Studies

Goals Paper & Project Action Plan 11th Grade — English Paper: Who am I, Where am I going, How will I get there? (Goals Paper) Project Action Plan: Complete template and turn in during Advisory

Reflective Paper & Compilation of Portfolio 11th & 12th Grade — Designated “CP” Support Courses 12th Grade — Culminating Project Class Option

Presentation of Portfolio/Project 11th & 12th Grade — Designated “CP” Support Courses 12th Grade — Culminating Project Class Option Presentations can take place in “CP” courses or in Culminating Project Class or arranged by Project Coordinator. Check for completion due date.

Bulldog Advisory Bulldog Advisory groups are designed to help students with academic planning, personal and social development, career planning, and completion of the Culminating Project requirements. Each student is assigned an advisor who works with a group of 15-20 students in the same grade level throughout their 4 years at MVHS. Bulldog Advisory groups meet twice a month, and students are encouraged to contact their advisors if they need additional assistance. As part of your Bulldog Advisory experience, you will be placing documents in a portfolio that showcase your knowledge, skills, and experiences. Items included in this collection may be interest inventories, exemplary work samples, student learning plans, evaluations of work performance, awards/honors, résumé, and letters of recommendation. This portfolio will be used in your student-led conference each spring and will become your Culminating Project portfolio during your senior year.

CULMINATING

PROJEC T/BULLDOG

ADVISORY 2012-2013


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Earning a Diploma: State Graduation Requirements Our state graduation requirements are designed to ensure students have a solid foundation of reading, writing, math and science skills, no matter the path they choose after high school. We encourage families and students to meet regularly with their school counselors to ensure they are on track for graduation. To be eligible to graduate in Washington, high school students must: pass specific state exams, earn all required state and local credits, and successfully complete a high school and beyond plan and a culminating project. The assessment requirements are as follows: x Through the class of 2012: Students must pass a state exam in reading and writing, a state-approved alternative or an assessment for students in special education. Students can meet the state’s math requirement by passing a high th school math exam OR by earning two math credits after 10 grade. x Classes of 2013 and 2014: Students must pass a state exam in reading and writing and one end-of-course exam in math, state-approved alternatives or assessments for students in special education. x Class of 2015 and beyond: Students must pass a state exam in reading and writing, and end-of-course exams in algebra 1, geometry and biology, state-approved alternatives or assessments for students in special education. For more information, see the chart below, speak to your counselor or visit: www.k12.wa.us/GraduationRequirements.

NOTE: Graduating class is determined when a student first enters ninth grade

Through Class of 2012

Classes of 2013 and 2014

READING AND WRITING Pass reading and writing HS WASL/HSPE or assessment for students in special education. —OR— Pass state-approved alternatives.*

READING AND WRITING Pass reading and writing HSPE or assessment for students in special education. —OR— Pass state-approved alternatives.*

MATH Pass math high school WASL/HSPE, one end-of-course exam or assessment for students in special education. —OR— Pass state-approved alternative.* —OR— Earn two math credits (or career and technical course equivalent) after 10th grade.*

MATH Pass one math end-of-course exam (algebra 1 or geometry) or assessment for students in special education. —OR— Pass state-approved alternative.* SCIENCE No longer required for students in these two graduating classes (as signed into law June 7, 2011)

Class of 2015 and Beyond READING AND WRITING Pass reading and writing HSPE or assessment for students in special education. —OR— Pass state-approved alternatives.*

MATH Pass two math end-of-course exams or assessment for students in special education. —OR— Pass state-approved alternative.* SCIENCE Pass biology end-of-course exam or assessment for students in special education. —OR— Pass state-approved alternative.* OTHER REQUIREMENTS OTHER REQUIREMENTS OTHER REQUIREMENTS Meet all other state and school district Meet all other state and school district Meet all other state and school district graduation requirements: Culminating graduation requirements: Culminating graduation requirements: Culminating Project, High School and Beyond Plan Project, High School and Beyond Plan and Project, High School and Beyond Plan and local credit requirements. local credit requirements. and local credit requirements. * Students must take each high school state exam at least once before using a state-approved alternative. Different rules apply for the Collection of Evidence. Updated July 2011

HSPE/EOC

STATE TESTING

GUIDELINES

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Block Schedule Mount Vernon High School’s schedule is an 8 period block schedule based on a semester system. Periods 1-4 take place the first day, and 5-8 the following day. Each course meets for approximately 85 minutes every other day and gives students the ability to receive a half of a credit per semester. Students have the opportunity to register for up to 16 course offerings per year, depending on the amount of year-long classes selected. Students are eligible to receive 8 credits per year. Credits needed to meet graduation requirements are listed on pages 1-8.

Example of Schedule: Green

White

Green

White

Green

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

Period

1

5

1

5

1

Period

2

6

2

6

2

Period

3

7

3

7

3

Period

4

8

4

8

4

(following week starts with White Day)

Schedule Changes (adding/dropping a class) Our goal is to keep disruptions to student schedules and teacher class lists to a minimum, but if a change is necessary during the first ten days (five class sessions) of the semester, the following reasons will be accepted: 1. Schedule is incomplete (missing a class) 2. Student has already completed the course 3. Student needs course for graduation requirement If a student does choose to drop a class after the first ten days of the semester, he/she must complete a Schedule Change Petition Form (obtained by scheduling an appointment with the appropriate counselor). After the first ten days of the semester, a grade must be recorded on the transcript when a class is dropped. If the student is passing, an “NC” will be recorded. If the student is failing, an “F” will be posted on the transcript. Courses dropped during the last two weeks of the semester will be posted as a failing grade.

BLOCK

SCHEDULE

&

CHANGES

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Career Pathways

M

ount Vernon School District offers a challenging course of study, designed for students to recognize and achieve their academic and career potential. Through a coordinated sequence of academic and Career & Technical education courses, all students will be better prepared to see their posthigh school experience as an opportunity for continuing their education. As lifelong learners, Mount Vernon High School graduates may continue their education at four-year universities, community colleges, technical institutions, the military, or in apprencticeship/training programs as they strive to reach their own individual academic and career goals. The world of work is rapidly changing, as existing jobs become more complex and new jobs demand increased levels of education. Students must acquire increased academic competencies, advanced technical skills, and greater problemsolving abilities in order to become productive citizens in a highly competitve global economy. It is the goal of the Mount Vernon School District to create a climate where expectations are high, individual differences are nurtured, global awareness is promoted, lifelong learning is valued, self-esteem is enhanced, and all Mount Vernon community members have an opportunity to experience success. There are five pathways in the Mount Vernon High School model to help students transition into the world of work and post-high school educational goals:

Arts and Communications Business and Marketing Technology and Industry Health and Human Services Science and Natural Resources

CAREER PATHWAYS

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ARTS & COMMUNICATION Sample Occupations DIRECT WORKFORCE

TECHNICAL COLLEGE

4 YEARS & BEYOND

(Minimum Requirement: High School Diploma; some additional training may also be needed.)

(Minimum Requirement: High School Diploma, with up to 2 years additional schooling.)

(Minimum Requirement: 4-year College Degree; Graduate Degree may also be necessary.)

Actor/Actress Artist Audio Maintenance Technician Bookbinder Comedian Compositor Computer Assisted Layout Display Worker Hairdresser Jeweler Landscape Worker Library Assistant Makeup Artist Musician Painter (artist)/Sculptor Photo Process Worker Photograph Retoucher Press Operator Proofreader Set Designer Singer and Dancer Sign Painter Stained Glass Artist Stunt Performer Writer

Actor/Actress Advertising Copywriter Broadcast Technician Camera Operator Cartoonist Choreographer Commercial Artist Dancer Disc Jockey Fashion Floral Designer Freelance Writer Graphic Design Industrial Design Interior Design Landscape Designer Media Technician Medical Illustrator Model Painting Restorer Photographer Radio & TV Announcer Stage Technician Technical Illustrator

Actor/Actress Architect Art Teacher Arts Management Composer/Arranger Critic (book, theater, film) Forensic Artist Foreign Language Interpreter Graphic Designer Industrial Designer Journalist Landscape Architect Lawyer Library Management Musician Orchestra Leader Photo Finisher Photographer Radio Journalist Singer/Dancer Technical Illustrator Writer/Author

RECOMMENDED ACTIVITIES In addition to the recommended courses, students are strongly encouraged to explore and participate in the following activities:

4-H Band Cheerleading Choir Church Choir Community Service Community Theater Concerts

Some MVHS courses supporting sample occupations above In addition to basic graduation requirements, consider the following courses:

In addition to basic graduation requirements, consider the following courses:

In addition to basic graduation requirements, consider the following courses:

Agriculture Shop Technology Acting I, II/Theatre Production Child Psychology Graphic Art Ceramics Creative Foods Digital Comm. Tools I, II Drafting & Design I & II Fine Arts (Music, Art, Acting) Floral Design Horticulture Intro to Agriculture Science Journalism Life After High School Physical Education Sales & Marketing Science Electives Skagina Speech & Communications Web Design

Advanced Drafting & Design Child Psychology Commercial Art Graphic Art Creative Foods Digital Comm. Tools I, II Drafting & Design I & II English Electives Fine Arts (Music, Art, Acting) Floral Design Horticulture Journalism Sales & Marketing Science Electives Skagina Speech & Communications Web Design

Chemistry Business Law Math Electives Creative Foods Creative Writing Debate & Contest Speaking Digital Comm. Tools I, II English Electives Fine Arts (Music, Art, Acting) Floral Design Horticulture Leadership Physics Poetry Psychology Research Paper Sales & Marketing Skagina Theater Production Web Design I & II World Language (2 years)

DECA Drama/Thespian Club FBLA FCCLA FFA Athletics LEAP Peace & Justice Club Political Campaigns School Plays Speech/Debate Student Government Tech Club/TSA

AR TS & COMMUNICATION

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BUSINESS & MARKETING Sample Occupations DIRECT WORKFORCE

TECHNICAL COLLEGE

4 YEARS & BEYOND

(Minimum Requirement: High School

(Minimum Requirement: High School Diploma, with up to 2 years additional schooling.)

(Minimum Requirement: 4-year College Degree; Graduate Degree may also be necessary.)

Diploma; some additional training may also be needed.) Accounting Clerk Administrative Assistant Agriculture Worker Auctioneer Auto Parts Clerk Auto Salesperson Auto Service Station Manager Bank Teller Bill Collector Billing Clerk Cashier Data Entry Clerk Fashion Model Food Service Supervisor Grocery Checker Hotel Clerk Payroll Clerk Postal Clerk Postmaster Receptionist/Clerk Reservations Agent Retail Sales Worker Room Cleaner Sales Route Driver Shipping/Receiving Clerk Statistical Clerk Stenographer Stock Clerk Telephone Solicitor Ticket Agent Travel Guide Warehouse Worker

Agri-Business Manager Bookkeeper Building Manager Caterer Claims Adjustor Computer Equipment Operator Construction Manager Court Reporter Credit Manager Customer Service Coordinator Funeral Director Hotel/Motel Manager Importer/Exporter Income Tax Advisor Insurance Agent/Broker Insurance Manager Legal Secretary Library Assistant Loan Officer Personnel Assistant Personnel Manager Real Estate Agent Real Estate Secretary Restaurant Manager Sales Manager Secretary Small Business Manager Store Manager Travel Agent Travel Clerk Word Processor

Accountant Advertising Manager Agri-Business Owner/Manager Air Traffic Controller Auditor Bank Officer/Manager Biotech Management Business Executive Business Manager Business Technology Teacher Certified Public Accountant City Manager Computer Tech Management Controller Director of Industrial Relations Financial Analyst Foreign Service Officer Health Service Administrator Insurance Underwriter Job Analyst Labor Relations Specialist Marketing Manager Medical Records Administrator Personnel Recruiter Production Planner Purchasing Agent Real Estate Appraiser Security/Financial Salesperson Service Sales Representative Tax Accountant Training/Education Manager Urban Planner

RECOMMENDED ACTIVITIES In addition to the recommended courses, students are strongly encouraged to explore and participate in the following activities:

ASB Bulldog Debate DECA Drama FBLA FCCLA FFA French Club Honor Society Key Club Knowledge Bowl

Some MVHS courses supporting sample occupations above In addition to basic graduation requirements, consider the following courses:

In addition to basic graduation requirements, consider the following courses:

In addition to basic graduation requirements, consider the following courses:

Accounting Business Law Computer Construction Digital Comm. Tools I, II Fine Arts (music, drama, art) Journalism Personal Finance Psychology Sales & Marketing Speech Television Production

Accounting Business Law Computer Construction Digital Comm. Tools I, II English Electives Fine Arts (music, drama, art) Horticulture II-Greenhouse Mgt. Journalism Personal Finance Retail Store Management Sales & Marketing

Accounting Animal Science Business Law Calculus Chemistry Digital Comm. Tools I, II English Electives Fine Arts (music, drama, art) Intro to Drafting & Design Sales & Marketing Science Electives Web Design I & II World Language (2 years)

BUSINESS & MARKETING

Latin Club Marketing/DECA LEAP Senate Skagina

Spanish Club Tech Club/TSA Outdoor Leadership

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HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES Sample Occupations DIRECT WORKFORCE

TECHNICAL COLLEGE

4 YEARS & BEYOND

(Minimum Requirement: High School Diploma; some additional training may also be needed.)

(Minimum Requirement: High School Diploma, with up to 2 years additional schooling.)

(Minimum Requirement: 4-year College Degree; Graduate Degree may also be necessary.)

Aerobics Instructor Animal Caretaker Childcare Worker Dental Assistant Food Service Worker Homemaker Instructional Assistant Kennel Worker Kitchen Helper Language Translator Nanny Pharmacist’s Assistant Physical Therapist Aide Psychiatric Aide Recreation Attendant Sewing Machine Operator Social Service Aide Store Detective Therapist’s Assistant

Barber/Cosmetologist Beautician Correction Officer Electrologist Firefighter Flight Attendant Human Services Worker Legal Assistant Law Enforcement Massage Therapy Medical Assistant Nurse (LPN) Paralegal Physical Therapist Assistant Radiation Therapy Technologist Radiologic Technologist Sonographer Surgical Technologist USDA Health Technician Veterinarian Technician

Athletic Coach / Trainer Chiropractor Counselor (Employment) Counselor (Rehabilitation) Counselor (College/School) Director of Social Services FBI Agent Lawyer Nurse (RN) Nutritionist Physician Physical Therapist Psychologist Recreation Coordinator Researcher Social Scientist / Social Worker Sports Medicine Surgeon Teacher USDA Health Inspector Veterinarian

Some MVHS courses supporting sample occupations above In addition to basic graduation requirements, consider the following courses:

In addition to basic graduation requirements, consider the following courses:

In addition to basic graduation requirements, consider the following courses:

Animal Science I Careers In Education Child Psychology Computer Construction Creative Foods Digital Comm. Tools I, II Family & Consumer Science Ed. Foreign & Gourmet foods Health Health Science (2nd Semester) Natural Resource Science Physical Education Psychology Science Electives Speech Sports Medicine

Animal Science I & II Business Law Careers In Education Child Psychology Computer Construction Creative Foods Digital Comm. Tools I, II English Electives Foreign & Gourmet Foods Health Health Science (2nd Semester) Math Electives Natural Resource Science Research Paper Science Electives Speech Sports Medicine

Animal Science/Adv. Animal Science Business Law Calculus Canine Science Careers In Education Chemistry Child Psychology Computer Construction Creative Foods Criminal Justice Digital Comm. Tools I, II English Electives Foreign & Gourmet Foods Health Science (2nd Semester) Human Anatomy & Physiology Natural Resource Science Nutrition Psychology Science Electives Social Psychology Speech Sports Medicine Veterinary Science World Language (2 years)

H E A LT H & H U M A N S E R V I C E S

RECOMMENDED ACTIVITIES In addition to the recommended courses, students are strongly encouraged to explore and participate in the following activities:

Athletic Team Manager Community Service DECA FCCLA FFA FHA Honors In Science Athletics Job Shadow Jr. Medical Volunteer Latin Club Library/Teacher’s Aide Nursing Home Volunteers Outdoor Leadership Peace & Justice Club Peer Tutor Sports Medicine. Student Government Tech Club/TSA Training Room Assistant Volunteer Firefighter

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SCIENCE & NATURAL RESOURCES Sample Occupations DIRECT WORKFORCE

TECHNICAL COLLEGE

4 YEARS & BEYOND

(Minimum Requirement: High School Diploma; some additional training may also be needed.) Aircraft Assembler Animal Caretaker Blacksmith Bricklayer Commercial Fisher Dry Wall Installer Equipment Repairer Farm/Ranch Hand Golf Course Worker Greenhouse Operations Groundskeeper Horticulture Worker Iron Worker Irrigation Technician Janitor Landscape Technician Milker Nursery Work Refuse Collector Sawmill Plywood Workers Sewage Treatment Plant Worker Specialty Crop Production

(Minimum Requirement: High School Diploma, with up to 2 years additional schooling.)

(Minimum Requirement: 4-year College Degree; Graduate Degree may also be necessary.)

Air Conditioning / Heating/ Refrigeration Animal Science Technician Avionics Technician Biomedical Equipment Technician Boatbuilder Building Contractor Building Inspector Environmental Technician Firefighter Fish and Game Warden Forestry Technician Greenhouse Management Greenskeeper Hatchery Worker Irrigation Technician Laboratory Technician Landscape Contractor Landscape Designer Physical Therapy Technician Pollution Control Technician Power Technician Quality Control Inspector Soil Conservation Aide Turf Grass Superintendent Veterinary Technician Water Quality Technician

Aerospace Engineer Animal Scientist Astronaut Astronomer Athletic Trainer Biochemist Biologist Chemical Engineer Chemist Dairyman Ecologist Exercise Physiologist Fish & Wildlife Specialist Forensic Scientist Geneticist Geologist Horticulturist Landscape Architect Marine Biologist Metallurgist Nuclear Engineer Oceanographer Pathologist Pharmacologist Physical Therapist Physician Physicist Veterinarian Zoologist

Some MVHS courses supporting sample occupations above In addition to basic graduation requirements, consider the following courses:

In addition to basic graduation requirements, consider the following courses:

In addition to basic graduation requirements, consider the following courses:

Advanced Drafting & Design Agriculture Mechanics Agricultural Science Construction I, II Digital Comm. Tools I, II Floral Design Horticulture Integrated Science Intro to Agriculture Science Intro to Drafting & Design Natural Resource Science Power Technology Science Electives Speech Sports Medicine

Advanced Drafting & Design Agricultural Science Chemistry Computer Applications Digital Comm. Tools I, II Drafting & Design I & II Golf & Turf Grass Management Horticulture Math Natural Resource Science Power Technology Science Electives Speech Sports Medicine

Intro to Agricultural Science Astronomy Math / Calculus Chemistry Computer Construction Drafting & Design I & II Health Science (2nd Semester) Horticulture Human Anatomy & Physiology Introduction to Technology Marine Biology Natural Resource Science Power Technology Physics / Scientific Research Forensic Science I & II Sports Medicine Oceanography

S C I E N C E & N AT ’ L R E S O U R C E S

RECOMMENDED ACTIVITIES In addition to the recommended courses, students are strongly encouraged to explore and participate in the following activities:

4-H Class Club Officer FCCLA FFA FHA Honor Society Honors In Science Job Shadow / Intern Knowledge Bowl Latin Club Outdoor Leadership Science/Agriculture Science Fairs Science Intern Science Projects Sports Medicine Student Government Tech Club/TSA Earth Club

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TECHNOLOGY & INDUSTRY Sample Occupations DIRECT WORKFORCE

TECHNICAL COLLEGE

4 YEARS & BEYOND

(Minimum Requirement: High School Diploma; some additional training may also be needed.)

(Minimum Requirement: High School Diploma, with up to 2 years additional schooling.)

(Minimum Requirement: 4-year College Degree; Graduate Degree may also be necessary.)

Air Traffic Controller Automotive/Avionics Technician Boatbuilder Building Contractor Carpenter Civil Engineering Technician Computer Service Technician Drafter Electrician Electronics Technician Firefighter Heating/Cooling Systems Tech. Hydro-electric Power Tech. Laboratory Technician Landscape Designer Laser Technician Machinist Mechanic (Diesel, Aircraft, etc.) Millwright Pipefitter Plumber Sheet Metal Worker Surveyor Telephone Installer & Repairer Tool Designer Welder

Aerospace Engineer Airline Pilot Architect Astronaut Astronomer Chemical Engineer Civil Engineer College Professor Computer Analyst Computer Engineer Electrical Engineer Engineer Environmental Engineer Forensic Scientist Marine Engineer Mathematician Mechanical Engineer Metallurgist Mineral/Mining Engineer Nuclear Engineer Research and Development Sanitary Engineer Statistician Structural Engineer Systems Analyst

Aircraft Assembler Appliance Servicer Auto Body Repairer & Painter Blacksmith Bricklayer Cannery/Food Process Worker Carpenter Dry Wall Installer Equipment Repairer Farm/Ranch Hand Fork Lift Operator Freight Handler Furniture Upholsterer Highway Maintenance Worker Horticulture Worker Hotel Housekeeper Irrigation Technician Janitor Lineperson Machine Tool Operator Painter/Paperhanger Production Assembler Sawmill Plywood Worker Shipfitter and Rigger Small Engine Repairer Warehouse Worker Welder

RECOMMENDED ACTIVITIES In addition to the recommended courses, students are strongly encouraged to explore and participate in the following activities:

Camp Counselor FCCLA FFA French Club Honor Society Honors In Science Athletics Key Club Knowledge Bowl

Some MVHS courses supporting sample occupations above In addition to basic graduation requirements, consider the following courses:

In addition to basic graduation requirements, consider the following courses:

In addition to basic graduation requirements, consider the following courses:

Advanced Power Technology Agriculture Shop Technology Animal Science Chemistry Construction I, II Digital Comm. Tools I, II Drafting & Design I & II Family & Consumer Science Horticulture Intro to Agriculture Science Introduction to Technology Natural Resource Science Power Technology Science Electives Speech Weight Training / P.E. Welding Technology

A+ Certification Preparation Agriculture Shop Technology

Advanced Chemistry Advanced Comp./Literature Advanced Drafting & Design Animal Science Astronomy Calculus Chemistry Construction Drafting & Design I & II Geology Horticulture Introduction to Technology Marine Biology Natural Resource Science Physics Power Technology Research Paper Forensic Science I & II Welding Technology

Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II

Animal Science Business Law Chemistry Construction I, II Drafting & Design I & II Horticulture Intro to Computer Construction Introduction to Technology Natural Resource Science Power Technology Science Electives Speech Web Design Weight Training / Aerobics / P.E. Welding Technology

Latin Club Library/Teacher’s Aide Outdoor Leadership Search & Rescue Spanish Club Student Government Volunteer Firefighter Earth Club FBLA

World Language (2 years) Oceanography

TECHNOLOGY & INDUSTRY

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CREDITS

MVHS COURSE EQUIVALENT(S)

Accounting I

OFTEC 145

5

Accounting I & II

Introduction to Welding

WT 131

2

Low Hydrogen Electrodes

WT 132

2

Oxy-Fuel Processes

WT 133

2

Gas Metal Arc Welding

WT 231

2

Essentials of Child Development

ECE 204

3

Child Development

STARS Training

ECE 170

2

Child Psychology

Photoshop Basics

OFTEC 136

3

Commercial Art I & Graphic Arts I

Photoshop Complete

MIT 226

2

Commercial Art II & Graphic Arts II

Microsoft Word PowerPoint

OFTEC 132

2

Microsoft Word Core

OFTEC 122

3

First Aid / Safety / CPR

PE 200

2

Health

Applied Business Concepts

BMT 100

5

Sales & Marketing / Retail Store Management

Medical Terminology

AHE 102

5

Medical Terminology

Flexibility & Exercise Techniques

HFT 100

2

First Aid / Safety / CPR

PE 200

2

Flexibility & Exercise Techniques

AFT 100

2

Exercise Studies

Microsoft Excel & Access

OFTEC 134

5

Microsoft Desktop Certification

Intro to Web Page Design

MIT 149

5

Web Design II

Business Law & Ethics

BMT 265

5

Business Law

Video Edit w/Adobe Premiere

MIT 227

5

Skagina - Yearbook

Beginning & Advanced Shop Technology

Digital Communications II

Sports Medicine I & II

ANY UNIVERSITY IN WASHINGTON STATE

MVHS COURSE EQUIVALENT

Articulation varies at each institution

Careers In Education

For more information, please contact the Director of Career & Technical Education or MVHS Teacher

TECH PREP

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Course Descriptions

M

ount Vernon High School offers challenging courses of study designed for students to recognize and achieve their academic and career potential. Through a coordinated sequence of academic and vocational courses, all students will be better prepared to see their post-high school experience as an opportunity for continuing their education. As lifelong learners, Mount Vernon High School graduates may continue their education at four-year colleges, community colleges, technical institutions, the military, or in apprenticeship/training programs as they strive to reach their own individual academic and career goals.

Tech Prep Direct Credit Course

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Program Areas AVID English English as a Second Language (ESL) Fine & Performing Arts Mathematics Physical Education Science Social Studies Special Programs World Languages Career and Technical Education

Culminating Project Embedded Course

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Advanced Placement

AVID

ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) PROGRAM

AVID

MVHS offers an extensive array of Advanced Placement courses where students have the opportunity to experience a college-level course while still in high school. AP students are also eligible to take an AP Exam (for a State fee) in each subject area at the end of the school year and can earn college credit through qualifying AP Exam grades (each college/university has its own AP recognition policy). AP courses teach skills and provide the academic rigor that can lead to success in college through development of writing skills, problemsolving techniques, and study habits. In addition, taking rigorous AP courses demonstrates maturity, a willingness to take on intellectual challenges, and a commitment to academic excellence, which will help distinguish students in the college admission process.

AVID is designed to increase school-wide learning and performance. The mission of AVID is to ensure that all students enrolled complete a college preparatory path. With AVID providing support, students enrolled are required to take rigorous courses, maintain an organized binder, and commit to making school a priority in their lives. Areas addressed are organization, time management, test taking, study skills, writing, and navigating the college and scholarship application process. Students enrolled in AVID commit to the program for the duration of their high school career. Duration: Until Graduation Credits Per Term: .5 (Elective) Target Population: 9-12 Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation

(Advancement Via Individual Determination)

MVHS offers AP courses in the following subjects: American Government, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English, Environmental Science, French, Physics, Spanish, Statistics, AP World History and United States History. Course descriptions, prerequisites, and summer assignments are detailed in the course catalog under the appropriate department. Students are not limited to the number of AP courses in which they can enroll, but as a general rule, three AP classes as a senior would be the maximum recommended course load. Questions regarding this should be directed toward the student’s counselor as this is an individual decision based on a number of factors.

ADVANCED PLACEMENTP/AVID

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English ADVANCED COMP/ DRAMATIC LITERATATURE**

ACTING I ENG155

Students will practice the craft of acting through exposure to acting techniques including movement, voice, concentration, objectives, improvisation, and the use of scripted material. As the final project for the term, students will produce one-act plays. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 9-12 MVHS Cross Credit: Fine Arts

ENG355 (A) / ENG455 (B) (Meets Comp/Lit Graduation Requirement)

Students will read, discuss, and write about plays, from Shakespeare through Modern American. Character analysis, film study, and live theater attendance will help students see the plays within their real context, rather than as mere words on a page. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 11-12 Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation

ACTING II ENG193

ADVANCED COMP/MULTI-CULTURAL LITERATURE**

A more intense study of acting will be combined with practical experience in playwriting, preparation, and performance. Students who take advanced acting will participate in advanced level improvisation, memorize and perform published scenes, and create original theatrical pieces for “Friday Free Theater,� a public performance for their peers. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 9-12 MVHS Cross-Credit: Fine Arts Prerequisite: Acting I and Teacher permission ADVANCED COMP/AMERICAN LITERATURE** ENG350 (A) / ENG450 (B) (Meets Comp/Lit Graduation Requirement)

ENG352 (A) / ENG452 (B) (Meets Comp/Lit Graduation Requirement)

Students will study multi-cultural issuess using literature, film, art, writing, and class discussion. Students will research and study their own culture and experience other cultures through projects, guest speakers, and cultural events. If you are interested in getting to know the world, and its diversity, this class is for you. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5

Target Population: 11-12 Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation **These classes are open to any junior who has passed the HSPE, and are designed to prepare students for continued study in AP English the following year. Some emphasis will be placed on verbal SAT preparation.

Students will study American Literature from the Puritans to the 20th century with an emphasis placed on the novels The Scarlet Letter, The Great Gatsby, and The Grapes of Wrath. Over the course of the year students will be challenged as writers and readers as they write six major essays and read several novels independently in addition to the class novels. Duration: Credits Per Term: Target Population: Prerequisite:

ENGLISH

2 Semesters .5 11-12 Teacher Recommendation

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ADVANCED COMPOSITION / WORLD LITERATURE** ENG353 (A) / ENG453 (B) (**Meets Comp/Lit Graduation Requirement)

Students will explore the world through literature, art, writing, and discussion in a friendly, open, college-like environment. Some emphasis will be placed on verbal SAT preparation. If you enjoy reading and are eager to experience new ideas and a fresh perspective on the world, book your passage now. Come join us for our world tour. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 11-12 Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation **These classes are open to any junior who has passed the HSPE, and are designed to prepare students for continued study in AP English the following year. Some emphasis will be placed on verbal SAT preparation.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT ENGLISH ENG494 (A) / ENG495 (B)

In this college-level course, students read, analyze and write critically about literature. Students must complete the summer reading assignment to participate in the course. Successful students and encouraged to take the College Board AP exam in May, and will receive university credit for passing. It is strongly recommended that students take English 9 Honors, English 10 Honors, and Advanced Composition as pre-requisites. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 12 Prerequisite: Teacher Signature

DEBATE ENG500

Students develop the skills of research, analysis, and oral presentation through several public speaking activities. Students will learn to present and refute arguments through Lincoln-Douglas debate. The class will also work on individual speeches (including oratory and extemporaneous) and the presentation of scene from a play. During the course of the semester, students must participate in one weekend tournament with students from nearby high schools. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 9-11 DEBATE FOR COMPETITION ENG505

Students develop the skills of research, analysis, and oral presentation through several public speaking activities. Students will learn to persuasively present and refute arguments through Lincoln-Douglas or cross-examination debate. Each student will also develop an individual speech (chosen from oratory, extemporaneous or interpretive). During the course of the semester, students are expected to compete at a minimum of four (4) weekend tournaments with students from high schools across Washington state. No previous experience is necessary. May be repeated for credit. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 9-12

CREATIVE WRITING AND PUBLICATION ENG251

Students will write original short stories using the elements of character development, plot, setting, point of view, theme, voice, and tone. Students will analyze short story works, develop writing style, and share ideas in round table discussions. A final writing project will be submitted for publication in the short story market. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 11-12

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ENGLISH 9*

ENG028 (A) / ENG029 (B) (or English 9 Honors required for graduation)

Curriculum: 1. Reading: Shakespeare, short stories, non-fiction, poetry, epic, novel, independent reading. 2. Writing: A variety of styles and techniques using vocabulary and grammar of standard English, following district 6-trait model. 3. Speaking/Listening: Short speeches, class discussion, group work. Student must pass a competency test to receive credit. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 9 Text: Elements of Literature and Language

* A student who fails either semester of English 9 may later see that failing grade change to a Passing grade (P or D), if he or she has passed the next three consecutive semesters of English with a C or better. ENGLISH 9 HONORS

ENG038 (A) / ENG039 (B)

Honors English 9 is a comprehensive, in-depth course geared for students interested in challenging themselves to a rigorous program of reading, writing, discussion, and close study of literature. Works will include Homeric and Classical Greek, Medieval and Renaissance England, 18th Century France and Victorian England, and modern European and American poetry. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 9

ENGLISH

ENGLISH 10

ENG048 (A) / ENG049 (B) (or English 10 Honors or English 10 Transition required for graduation)

Students will continue growth in reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills using a range of multicultural literature. Independent outside reading is required from a list of recommended works. Writing skills, grammar, and usage, short speeches, group work, presentations, and class discussion are components of the class. Students must pass competency tests. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 10 ENGLISH 10 HONORS

ENG058 (A) / ENG059 (B)

English 10 Honors continues the rigorous and close study of literature begun in Honors 9. A wide range of literature will be studied, including Frankenstein, Black Boy, Hamlet, Night, and various short stories, essays, and poems. Writing is very intensive in this course, including four in-depth book analyses and a lengthy research paper. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 10

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ENGLISH RETRIEVAL

HUMANITIES

Designed for students who have failed English 9 or 10. English Retrieval emphasizes practical English skills such as reading, writing, and communications. Successful completion of this course allows students to retrieve one semester of failed English 9 or English 10. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 11-12

Students will be immersed in Greek language and culture. We will begin with an introduction to the Greek language by learning the alphabet, basic grammar and vocabulary, and begin to translate simple Greek sentences. We will study excerpts from Classical Greek plays and poetry, and compare translations by scholars, poets and artists. Our study of Classical Greek culture will include an examination of art and sculpture, music and dance, as well as the cultural differences between 20th century and Classical Greek authors and artists. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 11-12

ENG250*

* Does not replace Junior English requirement HEROIC & EPIC LITERATURE I ENG255

Students will read, write about, and discuss literature containing heroic and epic elements throughout a variety of literary forms and eras. Major works studied may include The Star Wars Trilogy by G. Lucas and The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. Students will enhance their reading, writing, vocabulary, critical thinking, and communication skills through essays, discussions, presentations, and projects. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 12 HEROIC & EPIC LITERATURE II ENG256

Through a variety of literary forms and eras building on those experienced in Heroic & Epic Literature I, students read, write about, and discuss literature containing heroic and epic elements and themes. Major works studied may include The Count of Monte Cristo by A. Dumas, Les MisĂŠrables by V. Hugo, and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by M. Twain. Students will enhance their reading, writing, vocabulary, critical thinking, and communication skills through essays, discussions, presentations, and projects. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 12

ENGLISH

ENG145

INTERMEDIATE WRITING/LITERATURE ENG107 (A) / ENG108 (B) (Meets Comp/Lit Graduation Requirement)

Students will practice writing skills necessary to communicate in a specific and coherent manner. Literature will encompass short stories, a play and novels. Students will write the Goals Essay during second semester, a requirement for the Culminating Project that meets graduation requirements. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 11-12 Prerequisite: English 10 and/or Teacher Recommendation JOURNALISM (BULLDOG) IAS065 (A) / IAS066 (B)

Students will learn journalistic skills to include: rights and responsibilities of the press, a review of newswriting skills, page make-up, desktop publishing using InDesign, selling advertising and photography. Students are required to spend time after school producing the Bulldog. Colleges recognize one (1) term as English prep. Duration: 1-2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 11-12 Prerequisite: Application Required MVHS Cross Credit: Career & Tech Ed

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PHILOSOPHY & LITERATURE

READING/WRITING COLLECTION OF EVIDENCE (COE)

ENG118

ENG001

Students learn basic concepts and problems: logic, metaphysics, the problems of knowledge, religion, and ethics, by examining excerpts from a wide range of philosophical novels, essays, poems, and memoirs. Discussion of the material covers the central problems in each concept and utilizes student opinion. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 11-12

Students learn ancient and modern techniques of poetry. Each student turns in one original poem, or a translation, every week for discussion. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 11-12 Prerequisite: Intermediate Writing

This class is an intervention for juniors and seniors who have failed the HSPE in reading or writing. Students who have not taken the HSPE, or who have no score for the HSPE (because of a missed day during testing) are not eligible to enroll in this course. Students will work to compile a collection of evidence in reading or writing. Students with a proficient collection, as determined by the state scoring team, will have met standard and be eligible to receive a Certificate of Academic Achievement (assuming all other graduation requirements have been met). Please note: This is a Pass/Fail class dependent upon the successful completion of a COE. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 11-12 grade students who did not meet standard on the Reading and/or Writing HSPE Prerequisite: Teacher or Counselor Recommendation

READING

READING & WRITING ABOUT CLASSIC FILM

POETRY ENG253

Reading: Reading: Reading: Reading:

9-1 9-2 10-1 10-2

ENG ENG ENG ENG

010 011 012 013

These motivational and relevant classes are designed for students who are reading below grade level. The courses utilize proven best practices to aid students in gaining necessary reading comprehension skills, improving fluency, building on vocabulary, and increasing reading engagement. Students read interesting literature and are given ample opportunity to practice and improve their reading skills. The goals of the reading classes are to help students succeed in all of their classes, prepare students for the Reading HSPE, and most importantly, to instill in students a love of reading. Students are placed into these courses by a combination of test data and teacher recommendation. Students may not self-register. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 9-10

ENGLISH

ENG454

Students will undertake a rigorous study of American and foreign films, including such classics as Casablanca, A Night At The Opera, My Father’s Glory, A Thousand Clowns, Jules and Jim, and The Grand Illusion, among others. Because this is a college-oriented composition class involving intensive writing and reading, students are required as a prerequisite to have successfully completed either an Intermediate Writing or Advanced Composition class. During the course, we shall consider film via a variety of “critical lenses,” including archetypal, psychology, historical period, and several critical theories. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 12 Prerequisite: Successful completion of an Intermediate Writing or Advanced Composition course

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RESEARCH PAPER

SPORTS LITERATURE

Students will further their reading, writing, and research skills. Students choose their own topics to research and produce several research papers. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 12 Prerequisite: Advanced Composition/ Literature

Students will read, write about, and discuss sport and athletics through a variety of fiction and non-fiction literary forms. Students will enhance their reading, writing, vocabulary, critical thinking, and communication skills through essays, discussions, presentations, and projects. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 11-12

ENG138

ENG307

SPEECH AND COMMUNICATION ENG197

Students will develop confidence within a supportive “team� classroom atmosphere and will learn interviewing techniques, presentation skills, and watch their confidence grow with each speech. Students will leave with valuable skills that they can use the rest of their lives. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 11-12

ENGLISH

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English as a Second Language ESL I

ESL101 (A) / ESL102 (B)

This course is designed for the students with little or no English abilities. Students will develop their English speaking and listening skills and begin to read and write in English. Students will practice English conversations, learn hundreds of vocabulary words, and play language games. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: 1.0 Target Population: 9-12 Prerequisite: ESL Teacher/Counselor Signature ESL II

ESL104 (A) / ESL105 (B)

This course is designed for the student with at least one year of ESL classroom experience. In this class, students will continue to develop their English speaking and listening skills, and improve their reading and writing. Students will practice conversations, acquire new vocabulary, and learn to use written English. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: 1.0 Target Population: 9-12 Prerequisite: ESL Teacher / Counselor Signature ESL III

ESL107 (A) / ESL108 (B)

This course is designed for the student with at least two full years of ESL classroom experience. Students will focus on English reading, writing and communication skills. Students will learn literary terms and use a variety of reading skills and strategies. Writing will be taught and evaluated using the Step Up To Writing model. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 9-12 Prerequisite: ESL Teacher / Counselor Signature

ESL

SHELTERED TRANSITIONAL ENGLISH ESL001 (A) / ESL003 (B)

This course is designed for non-native English speakers and to help students who are entering mainstream classes and have had several years of classes in English as a Second Language. The course focuses on basic skills, such as vocabulary, grammar, reading, and writing. Reading and writing about literature are an integral part of this course. Writing will be taught and evaluated using the Step Up To Writing model. The course lasts all year, and a .5 credit in English requirements is available for each semester. Duration: 1-2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 9-12 Prerequisite: ESL Teacher / Counselor Signature

SHELTERED TRANSITIONAL ENGLISH 2 ESL004 (A) / ESL005 (B)

This course is a continuation of Sheltered Transitional English, and focuses on the kinds of language acquisition skills most needed for intermediate to advanced learners of English. Learning activities include topics not usually covered in mainstream English classes, such as pronunciation, basic English grammar, vocabulary, and spelling. The reading portion of the course consists primarily of short stories and novels, and helps students pass the state reading test. The writing portion of the course utilizes the Step Up to Writing model, and helps students pass the writing part of the state test. Duration: 1-2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 10-12 Prerequisite: ESL/Bilingual Students

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Fine & Performing Arts ACTING I & II

See Course Descriptions in English Section — Pg 16

ADVANCED ART ART003

Students who have demonstrated a serious interest in art will design, develop, and display a portfolio of original artwork. Two and three dimensional media will be explored. Knowledge and skill in the elements and principles of design is required. Students will increase their ability to produce, critique, and value art. Through personal interest, self-motivation, and direction from the instructor, the student will be encouraged to discover the possibilities of creative problem-solving. Please note this upper-level course requires a nominal studio fee for materials usage of $20.00 per student (due by 3rd week of class). Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 11-12 Prerequisite: “B” grade or better in Drawing and Painting, Ceramics, or by teacher permission

FUNDAMENTALS OF ART I ART011

This course allows students to explore a variety of art media. Students will focus on many aspects of book arts, print making, drawing, and painting. It is a great course for students who wish to explore the wonders of art in a variety of media. Students will continue to further develop their technical skills and knowledge about the elements and principles of art using materials to create 2-D work. Assignments will encourage students to build problem-solving skills by working with many art media. All students will construct a journal/sketchbook for practice and assignments. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 9-12 FLORAL DESIGN

See Course Description in Agriculture Ed Section — Pg 49

GRAPHIC ARTS I & II

See Course Description in Visual Communications — Pg 61

SKAGINA — MVHS YEARBOOK

See Course Description in Visual Communications — Pg 62

TELEVISION PRODUCTION CERAMICS / 3-D ART

See Course Descriptions in Visual Communications — Pg 62

Students will gain an understanding of the history and 3-D design predominantly using clay. Skills and concepts will be developed in hand and wheel-built ceramics. Students will learn the techniques in decoration glaze. They will have a number of functional and sculptural ceramic pieces at the completion of the class. Please note this upper-level course requires a nominal studio fee for materials usage of $20.00 per student (due by 3rd week of class0. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 10-12 Prerequisite: “B” or better in Fundamentals of Art I

DRAWING AND PAINTING

ART007

COMMERCIAL ART I & II

See Course Descriptions in Visual Communications — Pg 61

DRAFTING AND DESIGN I & II

ART005 (A) / ART006 (B)

Students will explore in depth various media and concepts in the production of drawing and painting. The visual language will be understood through the exploration of the elements of art and the principles of design. Students are required to complete many sketch book assignments in addition to work assigned in class. Please note this upper-level course requires a nominal studio fee for materials usage of $20.00 per student (due by 3rd week of class). Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 10-12 Prerequisite: “B” or better in Fundamentals of Art I or permission from instructor

See Course Descriptions in Technology Ed Section — Pgs 60

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ADVANCED TREBLE CHOIR

CONCERT CHOIR

MUS300 (A) / MUS301 (B)

MUS017 (A) / MUS407 (B)

This class offers an advanced study of vocal production, note reading, and sight singing. A special focus is on the female singing voice. Regular concerts will be scheduled throughout the school year. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 10-12 Girls Prerequisite: By Audition

This class is open to all students by audition only. This group is the premier classical choir at MVHS, and will perform concerts and participate at various festivals throughout the year. Advanced study of vocal production, note reading, sight singing, and choral ensemble singing is included. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 10-12 Prerequisite: By Audition/ Prior enrollment in Men’s Choir or Advanced Treble strongly recommended

BEGINNING TREBLE CHOIR

MUS110 (A) / MUS111 (B)

This is an all grades entry-level choir designed for girls. If you have no previous choir experience or are continuing from the middle school choir program and want to continue working on basic skills, there will be valuable time given to train individual voices, teach performance skills, and build a music team that is prepared and able to sing well. We will introduce and strengthen ability to sing in harmony and be independent on your part. We perform at the three all-choir concerts in the year. No audition is required, but it is recommended. This is a good place to begin! Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 9-12 CONCERT BAND**

MUS021 (A) / MUS221 (B)

A performing group with emphasis on building technique and developing musical skills. Quality of sound, rhythmic precision, scale facility, and musicality will be studied. Throughout the year, the group performs various concerts featuring traditional band literature such as marches, overtures, suites, contest selections, novelty selections, and other assorted concert music.

JAZZ BAND I, II

JAZZ BAND I—MUS020 (A) / MUS043 (B) JAZZ BAND II—MUS060 (A) / MUS061 (B)

This ensemble performs jazz, rock, blues, Latin, and other related forms of music. Students will become aware of different jazz styles, composers, performers, and improvisation techniques. This group performs at concerts, contests, dances, and other events. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 9-12 Jazz Band I Prerequisite: By audition, concurrent enrollment in Concert Band or Wind Ensemble Jazz Band II Prerequisite: Ability to play an instrument, concurrent enrollment in Concert Band or Wind Ensemble

** During the football season, the group functions as a marching band, performing in parades and half-time shows. Fundamentals of marching, such as the glide step, as well as traditional “Big Ten” and Corp Style formations will be studied. During the winter, the group performs at many basketball games as an athletic band. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 9-10

FINE & PERFORMING ARTS

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MUS112 (A) / MUS113 (B)

This is a choir designed for males of all ability levels, from beginner to advanced. Prior musical experience is welcome, but not required. This course will focus on exploring the male singing voice, and on building music reading ability, ensemble singing skills and team building. We will perform at four all-choir concerts throughout the year. No audition is required, but is recommended. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 9-12

SYMPHONIC BAND MUS075 (A) / MUS076 (B)

The Symphonic Band course provides an opportunity for instrumentalists to reinforce playing skills and to gain performing experience. In addition to skill development, emphasis is placed on a high standard of musical excellence in the preparation and performance of band literature. The Symphonic Band plays a variety of musical styles and performs several times throughout the yer, including three home concerts, and the District Large Group Band Contest. Members will perform with Marching Band and Pep Band during the year. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 9-12

PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE MUS070 (A) / MUS071 (B)

Percussion Ensemble is open to experienced percussionists. The ability to read music is a prerequisite. Students will perform a variety of styles on various instruments, including keyboard (mallet) percussion. Members of this ensemble will perform with the Marching Band, Pep Band, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Ensemble in addition to playing percussion ensemble pieces at concerts. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 9-12

STRING ENSEMBLE / ORCHESTRA MUS023 (A) / MUS042 (B)

Open to students who play violin, viola, cello, or string bass. The orchestra plays a variety of music ranging from classical to show tunes. We perform five evening concerts and give school and community concerts as requested. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 9-12 Prerequisite: By audition or previous orchestra experience

FINE & PERFORMING ARTS

SYNERGY

MUS018 (A) / MUS044 (B)

This select small ensemble will perform a wide variety of music, with a focus on jazz and other contemporary styles. The group will perform at regularly scheduled school concerts and jazz festivals, and will represent MVHS at various community events and all-school assemblies. Participation in Synergy will likely require overnight travel to choir festival(s). Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 10-12 Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Concert Choir, Audition CHAMBER ORCHESTRA MUS005 (A)/MUS006 (B)

This ensemble emphasizes the advanced mechanics of string instuments, note reading, rhythm, pitch discrimination, expression, and music literacy. In addistion to technique, the chamber orchestra will focus on standard string orchestra repertoire along with the major works for full orchestra. Performance expectations increase at each sequential level. This is a performance course for advanced string students by audition only. Rehearsals and performances held outside of the regular school hours are considered required coursework. Students are expected to participate in the course for the entire school year. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 9-12 Prerequisite: String Orchestra

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WIND ENSEMBLE **

WORLD MUSIC ENSEMBLE

This select performing group engages in an in-depth study of traditional and contemporary wind music. Emphasis on development of individual creativity, artistic quality, technical ability, and group concept. Throughout the year, the group performs various concerts featuring traditional band literature such as marches, overtures, suites, contest selections, novelty selections, and assorted concert music. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 10-12 Prerequisite: By Audition

This ensemble will learn about and perform music from different world cultures through drumming, singing and movement. The group will focus primarily on exploring African, Asian and Latin American music. Students with instrumental experience will be encouraged to incorporate their skills whenever possible. The WME will perform several times throughout the year.

MUS001 (A) / MUS002 (B)

MUS004

Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 9-12 Prerequisite: Previous musical experience encouraged. Teacher permission required.

** During the football season, the group functions as a marching band, performing in parades and half-time shows. Fundamentals of marching, such as the glide step, as well as traditional “Big Ten� and corp style formations will be studied. During the winter, thegroup performs at many basketball games as an athletic band.

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Mathematic Sequence Basic Program of Study

Standard Program of Study

Honors Program of Study

9th Grade

Algebra 1 Extended Time / Algebra 1 CT

Algebra 1 Geometry

Honors Geometry

10th Grade

Geometry Extended Time or join Standard Program

Geometry

Honors Algebra 2

11th Grade

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Algebra 2 Extended Time Algebra 2 Applied Math III Probability and Statistics Personal Finance A/B NWCTA Courses

Pre-Calculus / AP Statistics /

Adv. Math-Science Support

12th

Join Standard Program of Study

Pre-Calculus / AP Statistics

AP Calculus / AP Statistics

Students in the class of 2014 and beyond are required to pass one End of Course Assessments in Algebra or Geometry as a graduation requirement. Students in the clas of 2015 and beyond are required to pass both Algebra and Geometry EOC’s. Graduation Requirements: Starting with the class of 2013, students must pass Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra 2 in order to graduate, and be considered for a 4 year college. Applied Math III, Probability & Statistics, Personal Finance A/B and several NWCTA courses can be used as an alternative to Algebra 2 for students who are not planning to attend a 4 year university. Students taking this option will be required to sign a waiver and have parent permission. End of Course Review courses will be offered for both Algebra and Geometry. These courses will be a review and/or retake for students needing extra support in Algebra or Geometry. *See course catalog, page 5 for more information regarding Washington State testing guidelines.

MATHEMATICS

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Mathematics, Algebra I & 2 ALGEBRA 1

MTH082 (A) / MTH084 (B)

Topics covered are: Number Sense; Solving Equations; Linear Models; Polynomials; Exponential Function; and Quadratics. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 9 Prerequisite: 9th grade placement profile

ALGEBRA 1 CT

MTH080 (A) / MTH081 (B)

This class is designed for students who would benefit from extra instruction and work time as well as computer assisted learning. This course meets daily. Topics covered are: Number Sense; Solving Equations; Linear Models Polynomials; Exponential Functions; and Quadratics. Duration: 2 Semesters (daily)

EOC REVIEW ALGEBRA 1 MTH100/MTH101

This course is designed to support students who have not met standard on the EOC in Algebra 1. There are 7 modules that cover the Algebra 1 standards in Washington’s performance expectations. The EOC makeup exam will serve as the final for this class. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 10-12 Prerequisite: Failure to meet standard on the Algebra 1 EOC ALGEBRA 1 EXTENDED TIME MTH094 (A) / MTH096 (B)

Algebra 1 Extended is designed for students who would benefit from extra instruction and work time. This course meets daily. Topics covered are: Number Sense; Solving Equations; Linear Models; Polynomials, Exponential Function; and Quadratics. Duration: 2 Semesters (every day) Credits Per Term: .5 Math, .5 Elective Target Population: 9 Prerequisite: 9th grade placement profile

MATHEMATICS

Credits Per Term: .5 Math, .5 Elective Target Population: 9 Prerequisite: 9th Grade Placement Profile ALGEBRA 2

MTH218 (A) / MTH219 (B)

Core topics include: Equations and Inequalities; Polynomial Functions; Quadratic Functions; Sequences; Series, Probability and Statistics; Exponential and Logarithmic Functions. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 10-12 Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 1 and Geometry HONORS ALGEBRA 2

MTH220 (A) / MTH221 (B)

The course will be taught at an accelerated pace with more rigorous problems. Topics include: Equations and Inequalities; Polynomial Functions; Quadratic Functions; Sequences; Series; Probability and Statistics; Exponential and Logarithmic Functions. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 10-11 Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra and Geometry plus teacher recommendation

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Mathematics, Geometry & PreCalculus ALGEBRA 2 EXTENDED TIME

HONORS GEOMETRY

This course is designed for students who would benefit from extra instruction and work time. This course meets daily. The course focuses on: Equations and Inequalities; Polynomial Functions; Quadratic Functions; Sequences; Series; Probability and Statistics; Exponential and Logarithmic Functions. Duration: 2 Semesters (every day) Credits Per Term: .5 Math, .5 Elective Target Population: 11-12 Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 1 and Geometry

The course will be taught at an accelerated pace with more rigorous problems. The course covers: Points; Lines; Planes; Angles; Parallel and Perpendicular Lines; Triangles; Quadrilaterals; Transformations; Trigonometry; Area; Volume; Circles and Proofs. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 9-10 Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 1 with teacher recommendation

MTH098 (A) / MTH099 (B)

MTH449 (A) / MTH453 (B)

GEOMETRY EXTENDED TIME See APPLIED MATH III, page 51

MTH113 (A) / MTH115 (B)

Topics in this course include: Points; Lines; Planes; Angles; Area; Volume; Triangles; Quadrilaterals; Transformations; and Trigonometry. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 9-10 Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 1

This course is designed for students who would benefit from extra instruction and work time. This course meets daily. The course focuses on: Points; Lines; Planes; Angles; Area; Volume; Triangles; Quadrilaterals; Transformations; and Trigonometry. Duration: 2 Semesters (every day) Credits Per Term: .5 Math, .5 Elective Target Population: 10 Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 1 with Teacher Recommendation

EOC GEOMETRY REVIEW

PRE-CALCULUS

GEOMETRY

MTH044 (A) / MTH144 (B)

MTH045 / MTH046

This course is designed to support the students who have not met standard on the EOC in Geometry. The course is designed to cover the geometry standards in Washington’s performance expectations. The EOC makeup exam will serve as the final exam. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 11-12 Prerequisite: Not meeting standard on the Geometry EOC

MTH194 (A) / MTH294 (B)

Core topics include: Polynomial; Rational; Trigonometric; Exponential; and Logarithmic Functions (including Graphs, Inverses, Compositions, and Transformations); Parametric Equations; Sequences and Root Functions. Many students find Advanced Math/ Science Support to be very helpful. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 11-12 Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 1 & 2 and Geometry ADVANCED MATH/SCIENCE SUPPORT (See page 30 & 33)

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Mathematics, Advanced Placement AP CALCULUS Math - Algebra 2 Course focuses on depth of understanding and problem alternative solving, limits, differentiation, integration and differenMTH050 (A) / MTH057 (B)

tial equations. The course culminates with the College Board Advanced Placement Exam. Students who receive a passing grade on the exam are eligible for college credit. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 11-12 Prerequisite: Successful completion of Pre-Calculus AP STATISTICS

MTH060 (A) / MTH061 (B)

Course covers four broad themes: Exploring Data; Sampling and Experimentation; Anticipating Patterns; and Statistical Influence. The course culminates with the College Board Advanced Placement Exam. Students who receive a passing grade on the exam are eligible for college credit. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 11-12 Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 2 .

Alternative Course for Algebra 2

Probabitly & Statistics MTH065/MTH066

The course will be planned around the Probability and Statistics standards from the Common Core Standards as well as the Probability and Statistics standards in the Washington State Algebra 2 standards. The statistics portion of the course includes displaying and describing univariate and bivariate data. Creating and interpreting linear models to fit data. Data collection and using the data to make inferences and estimate population parameters. The probability portion of the course would include probabilities of independent and dependent events, conditional probabilities, use of combinations and permutations and the fundamental counting principle to calculate probabilities. Developing probability distributions for a defined random variable. Use probability distributions to evaluate outcomes of decisions. Duration: Credits Per Term: Target Population: Prerequisite:

ADVANCED MATH / SCIENCE SUPPORT MTH005 (A) / MTH006 (B)

This course is designed to help students who are currently enrolled in Pre-Calculus or higher math classes, and/or Chemistry, or higher science classes. The class will provide students with specific assistance on understanding the content and concepts presented in advanced Math and Science course work. A strong focus will be on successful homework completion and test preparation. Time will be provided for students to seek help from one another and from the teacher. Graded Pass/Fail. Duration: 2 Semesters (Students may sign up for 1 semester) Credits Per Term: .5 Elective Credit Target Population: 11-12 or teacher approval Prerequisite: Concurrent in Pre-Calculus or higher math, and/or or higher science or teacher permission

MATHEMATICS

2 Semesters 1 11-12 Successful completion of Algebra 1 and Geometry & teacher recommendation.

APPLIED MATH III MTH001 (See page 51)

Personal Finance A/B (See page 53)

NWCTA Courses (See Page 65)

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Physical Education All courses may be repeated for credit / Please note: All students will be required to provide their own combination lock

BASKETBALL

SOCCER

This course will cover basic rules and techniques of basketball. Students will have the opportunity to learn and practice shooting, defense, rebounding, passing, and team strategies. Games will be played daily. Participation and effort will be a major part of the grade. Cardio fitness and core strength will be emphasized. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 9-12

The soccer activities will include kicking, passing, trapping, and team play. Daily participation will include games and tournaments. Participation and effort will be a major part of the grade. Students should be prepared to go outside every day. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 9-12

PED088 (Fall) / PED090 (Spring)

PED067 (Fall) / PED367 (Spring)

TENNIS / BADMINTON

PED020 (Fall) / PED194 (Spring)

BODYSHAPING

PED091 (Fall) / PED093 (Spring)

Students will learn how to control and change their body shape by using conditioning, aerobic exercise, nutrition, and diet. Specific muscles will be worked on to build and streamline the body. The student will be graded on participation, effort, and strength/endurance assessment tests. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 9-12

Both the tennis unit and the badminton unit will include the basic skills, rules, and strategies for singles and doubles games. Daily participation will include practice, cardio fitness, skill development, games, and tournaments. It is recommended that students provide their own tennis rackets and tennis balls/birdies. Students should be prepared to go outside every day. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 9-12 VOLLEYBALL

PED154 (Fall) / PED158 (Spring)

HEALTH & FITNESS WALKING PED097 (Fall) / PED098 (Spring)

This class will cover the health benefits of walking and healthy nutrition. Journals and charts will be used to keep track of personal goals. Participation and effort will be a major part of the grade. Students will be expected to achieve at least a 15-minute mile pace. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 9-12

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

This course will cover the skills of the game, the rules, and basic offensive and defensive strategies. Daily activities will include cardio warm-up and skill practice as well as participation in games and tournaments. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 9-12 WEIGHT TRAINING

PED094 (Fall) / PED096 (Spring)

The student will develop knowledge and skill used in weight training by the development of strength, endurance, and coordination through the use of resistive exercise. Activities designed to improve and enhance aerobic capacity are also included. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 9-12

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YOGA FOR FITNESS

Strengthen Your Body, Stretch Your Mind PED160

Yoga for Fitness is designed to improve lifelong health, performance, and mental acuity of individual students interested in improving their level of fitness. Based on the ancient fitness science of hatha yoga, it blends balance, strength, flexibility, and power in a fitness format, which is understandable and doable by individuals at any level of fitness. Students practice a combination of traditional yoga postures combined with fitness moves such as push-ups, sit-ups, and squats linked together in flowing sequences. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 9-12

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Physical Education NOTICE Washington State Classroom Based Assessment (CBA) testing will be required of every Mount Vernon High School Physical Education student. The test will be administered first and second semesters. The CBA will be part of each student’s grade.

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Science ADVANCED MATH / SCIENCE SUPPORT

ASTRONOMY

This course is designed to help students who are currently enrolled in Pre-Calculus or higher math classes, and/or Chemistry or higher science classes. The class will provide students with specific assistance on understanding the content and concepts presented in advanced Math and Science course work. A strong focus will be on successful homework completion and test preparation. Time will be provided for students to seek help from one another and from the teacher. Graded Pass/Fail. Duration: 2 Semesters (Students may sign up for 1 semester) Credits Per Term: .5 Elective Credit Target Population: 11-12 or by teacher permission Prerequisite: By teacher permission. Must be enrolled in concurrent Pre-Calculus or higher math and/or Chemistry or higher science. Chemisty or Conceptual Physics alone does not qualify a student. A student should also have PreCalculus or higher math or another science class.

The night sky has fascinated people throughout history. From its mythological beginnings, Astronomy has evolved to become the science of “the heavens.” This mid-level science course is centered on these units of study: The Motions of the Sky, Light and Telescopes, Our Place in the Universe, Stars and Stellar Evolution, Galaxies, The Universe, and Cosmology. Use of Internetbased resources and the MVHS Planetarium are integral to this course. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 10-12 Successful completion of Phy Science A&B or Int. Science and completion or concurrent enrollment in Biology.

MTH005 (A) / MTH006 (B)

ADVANCED PLACEMENT ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE SCI005 (A) / SCI006 (B)

The goal of the AP Environmental Science course is to provide students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and human-made, to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and to examine alternative solutions for resolving and/or preventing them. Environmental science is interdisciplinary; it embraces a wide variety of topics from different areas of study. This course includes a strong laboratory and field investigation component. Summer assignments are a requirement of this course. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 11-12 Prerequisite: Successful completion of Biology and completion or concurrent enrollment in Chemistry & Algebra II

SCI017

BIOLOGY

SCI074 (A) / SCI075 (B) (Required for Graduation)

Students will develop an understanding of living systems and how organisms are related. Areas of study include: molecular biology, cell anatomy, cell processes, ecology, genetics, and evolution. Duration: 2 Semesters Credit Per Term: .5 Target Population: 10 Prerequisite: Successful completion of Integrated Science or Physical Science BIOLOGY C AND D

SCI080 (A) / SCI081 (B)

Students will develop an understanding of living systems and how organisms are related. Areas of study include: molecular biology, cell anatomy, cell processes, ecology, genetics and evolution. This course fulfills the Biology requirement for 11th and 12th grade students who need to repeat part or all of Biology A and B. Duration: Credit Per Term: Target Population: Prerequisite:

2 Semesters .5 10-12 Previous enrollment in Biology A and B

ANIMAL SCIENCE I, II

See Course Descriptions in Agriculture Ed — Pg 49

SCIENCE

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BIOLOGY SUPPORT

CHEMISTRY

This class is for students needing extra support in understanding the concepts and content of Biology A and B. Students will be enrolled with the same teacher for support that they have for Biology. A focus will be on small group processing of the ideas presented in Biology, study skills, pre-teaching of important concepts, test preparation, and homework completion. Students who received a “C-” or below in Physical Science or Integrated Science may consider enrolling in this class. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 10-12 Prerequisite: Concurrent registration in Biology A and B

Students will gain a better understanding of their physical world through chemistry in this basic college preparatory class. Course content will include atomic structure, electron configurations, periodic table, chemical bonding and formulas, introductory organic topics, chemical reactions, kinetic theory, states of matter, solutions, and gas laws. Laboratory experiences are an important part of this class. Duration: 2 Semesters Credit Per Term: .5 Target Population: 10-12 Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 1 and Biology or concurrent registration in Biology, with teacher permission

SCI050 (A) / SCI051 (B)

ADVANCED PLACEMENT BIOLOGY

SCI076 (A) / SCI077 (B)

SCI009 (A) / SCI010 (B)

This advanced college prep course is designed to be the equivalent of a college introductory biology course usually taken by biology majors during their first year. Students will gain a conceptual understanding of the following: a grasp of science as a process rather than as an accumulation of facts; personal experience in scientific inquiry; recognition of unifying themes that integrate the major topics of biology; and application of biological knowledge and critical thinking to environmental and social concerns. Accordingly, goals have been set for percentage coverage of three general areas: Molecules and Cells, 25%; Heredity and Evolution, 25%; and Organisms and Populations, 50%. Students earn college credit for the class by passing the AP Biology exam given every spring. All students are strongly encouraged to take the AP exam. Summer assignments are a requirement of this course. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 11-12 Prerequisite: Successful completion of Biology and Chemistry

SCIENCE

ADVANCED PLACEMENT CHEMISTRY SCI118 (A) / SCI119 (B)

This course is designed for college-bound advanced science students. Students will gain a deeper understanding of topics from first-year chemistry, and will explore additional topics like equilibria and kinetics, oxidation/reduction reactions, acids/bases/buffers, and biochemistry. A significant portion of the class involves lab experiences, including titrations, organic synthesis, and gel electrophoresis. Students are encouraged to take the College Board AP exam in May. Students who pass the exam may receive credit for having taken chemistry from their college or university upon admission. Summer assignments are a requirement of this course. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 11-12 Prerequisite: Successful completion of Chemistry

EXERCISE STUDIES

HOC 050 See Course Descriptions in Sports Medicine — Pg 57

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FORENSIC SCIENCE I SCI060

The purpose of this course is for students to gain laboratory experience in the major investigative techniques currently used by forensic scientists, crime scene investigators, and other law enforcement agencies; and to develop an undersanding of the scientific concepts that serve as the basis for these techniques. Physics, chemistry, and biology concepts will be applied in this course. Students will learn how to observe, collect and analyze, and evaluate evidence found at crime scenes. Topics include hair and trace analysis, toxicology, forensic anthropology, and fingerprinting. This course would be an excellent companion course to Criminal Justice for those students exploring a criminal justice career pathway. Duration: 1 Semester Credit Per Term: .5 Target Population: 11-12 Prerequisite: Successful completion of Biology or Teacher Permission FORENSIC SCIENCE II SCI062

The purpose of this course is for studens to build on the experience in the major investigative techniques and scientific concepts gained in Forensic Science I. This course will involve multiple scientific disciplines with an emphasis on Biology. Course topics may include: blood splatter, DNA analysis, Forensic Entomology, further exploration of forensic anthropology, impression evidence and arson. Students interested in criminal justice should consider taking this course. Duration: 1 Semester Credit Per Term: .5 Target Population: 11-12 Prerequisite: Successful completion of Forensic Science I

SCIENCE

GEOLOGY SCI098

We live in one of the most spectacular regions of the planet. From the fire and ice of Mount Baker to the peaceful beauty of Deception Pass, Skagit County has been shaped by the forces of the ever-changing Earth. In this course, we will be studying these changes: the slow grinding of glaciers, the persistent wearing of wind and water, the slow creep of moving continents punctuated by terrifying earthquakes. Some of the topics of the course are: Rocks and Minerals, Mountain Building and Volcanism, Weathering and Erosion, and Ground Water. Duration: 1 Semester Credit Per Term: .5 Target Population: 10-12 Prerequisite: Successful completion of Integrated Science or Physical Science and completion or concurrent registration in Bio. HEALTH SCIENCE

SCI203 (A) / SCI204 (B) (Health or Health Science is required for graduation)

Health Science is a course targeting students with a strong interest in science and medicine. The course would integrate the district’s Health curriculum into an academically rigorous lab science course with a focus on health-related research fields. In Health Science, students will learn basic anatomy and physiology, as well as looking into environmental health, epidemiology, toxicology, and immunology. The Health Science course would strongly support scientific and medical career pathways. Duration: 2 Semesters Credit Per Term: .5 Target Population: 10-11 MVHS Cross Credit: Health Prerequisite: Successful completion of Physical Science or Integrated Science with a C+ or better, or Advanced Placement status in Biology

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HONORS IN SCIENCE

OCEANOGRAPHY

Students produce a high quality project outside normal classroom expectations. This is a project involving maturity, self-motivation, and independent learning skills. One term may be designated for this class by arrangement with an instructor/advisor. Successful completion of this class will require substantial commitments of time outside the normal student day. Duration: Variable independent study Credit On Completion: .5 Target Population: Highly Motivated and Capable Students Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation

The oceans of the world cover almost three-fourths of the world’s surface! Learn how the oceans are formed and how they function using the tools of chemistry, physics, geology, and biology. Learn how technology has made greater exploration of the depths of the ocean possible. Observe and analyze shoreline processes. Choose an adventure project focusing on our local marine environment: shoreline life, habitats, introduced species, effects of movement of waves, currents and the tides. Learn how oceans affect your health and how you in turn affect the health of the oceans. Duration: 1 semester Credit On Completion: .5 Target Population: 11-12 Prerequisite: Biology or concurrent & teacher permission

SCI297

HORTICULTURE I, II

See Course Descriptions in Agriculture Section — Pg 50

SCI082

PHYSICAL SCIENCE HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY SCI115 (A) / SCI116 (B) (Honors)

Human A&P is a course designed for students interested in careers in health and biological sciences. Students will develop knowledge of biochemistry, cellular functions, tissues, organs, organ systems, and diseases with an emphasis on how structure relates to function. Lab experience will include dissections of various specimens. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 (College Credit Available) Target Population: 11-12 Prerequisite: “B” or better in Biology or Teacher Recommendation and completion of or concurrent enrollment in Chemistry. Health Science, Medical Terminology, and/or Sports Medicine also recommended.

NUTRITION

HOC 200 See Course Descriptions for CTE-FACSE— Pg 53

SCIENCE

SCI072 (A) / SCI073 (B)

Physical Science is an inquiry-based required course for entry into more advanced Science Department courses. This course will focus on basic physical and earth science concepts. (Students passing the Freshman Advanced Placement Exam do not need to take this class and will be enrolled in Biology.) Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 9 PHYSICAL SCIENCE C AND D SCI078 (A) / SCI079 (B)

This course fulfills the Physical Science graduation requirement for students who did not pass Integrated (Physical) Science A and/or B. Physical Science is an inquiry-based required course for entry into more advanced Science Department courses. This course will focus on basic physical and earth science concepts, including energy systems, forces and motion, waves and optics. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 10-12 only Prerequisite: 10-12th grade standing; previous enrollment in Integrated Science A & B or Physical Science A & B

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PHYSICAL SCIENCE SUPPORT

PHYSICS: HONORS

This class is for students needing extra support in understanding the concepts and content of Physical Science A and B. Students will be enrolled with the same teacher for support that they have for Physical Science. A focus will be on small group processing of the ideas presented in Physical Science, study skills, test preparation, and homework completion. Students who struggled to pass science in their last class should consider enrolling in this class. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 9 Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Physical Science A and B

This course is a rigorous treatment of basic topics in physics. Mechanics will be the focus of the first term. During the second term, additional topics including sound, waves, electricity, and magnetism will be covered. This class is available to all prepared students. However, students who intend to take AP Physics should take this class by their Junior year. The conceptual and mathematical problem solving skills necessary for success in AP Physics and on the AP exam will be a theme throughout this course. Duration: 2 Semesters Credit Per Term: .5 Target Population: 11-12 Prerequisite: Completion of Biology and successful completion of Geometry with a “B” or better and concurrent enrollment in Algebra 2 or teacher permission

SCI052 (A) / SCI053 (B)

MARINE BIOLOGY SCI350

Learn about watersheds and marine biology through labs, field trips and projects. Explore local wetlands and beaches. Ecological concepts will be emphasized with content drawn from chemistry, biology, hydrology, and oceanography. Duration: 1 Semester Credit Per Terms: .5 Target Population: 11-12 Prerequisite: Successful completion of Biology NATURAL RESOURCE SCIENCE (A) (B)

AGR 248/AGR 348 See Course Descriptions in Agriculture Section — Pg 50

PHYSICS: CONCEPTUAL SCI125 (A) / SCI126 (B)

This course will cover a broad range of topics within physics including force and motion, heat and energy, light, sound and waves, electricity, magnetism and modern physics. Although some math will be required in the course, emphasis will be on developing a solid conceptual understanding rather than on manipulating equations. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 11-12 Prerequisite: Successful completion of Geometry and a full year of Physical Science

SCIENCE

SCI065 (A) / SCI066 (B)

ADVANCED PLACEMENT PHYSICS SCI302 (A) / SCI303 (B)

This course provides a systematic introduction to the main principles of physics and emphasizes the development of conceptual understanding and problem-solving ability using algebra and trigonometry. The course provides a foundation in physics for students in the life sciences, premedicine, and some applied sciences, as well as other fields not directly related to science. Students are encouraged to take the College Board AP exam in May. Students who pass the exam may receive credit for having taken physics from their college or university upon admission. Summer assignments are a requirement of this course. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 11-12 Prerequisite: Successful completion of Honors Physics; concurrent enrollment in Precalculus or permission of instructor

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SCIENCE INTERN

SCI068 (A) / SCI069 (B)

For students interested in scientific, medical, or technical fields. The responsibilities of a science intern will primarily involve laboratory preparation, with secondary emphasis on student assistance and classroom organization and maintenance activities. Specific activities may include preparing laboratory solutions and materials, setting up and breaking down laboratory activities, inventorying equipment and supplies, organizing science material and equipment, and tutoring. Students interested in becoming science interns should be reliable, trustworthy, and conscientious, have exemplary performance in previous science course work, and have acquired basic computer and lab safety skills. Science interns will be evaluated based on performance standards and will receive a letter grade. Duration: 1 or 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 10-12 Prerequisite: Science Dept. Chair approval and completion or concurrent enrollment in Chemistry.

SPORTS MEDICINE

HOC 100/HOC 101 See Course Descriptions in CTE-Sports Medicine — Pg 57

SCIENCE

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Social Studies ADVANCED PLACEMENT AMERICAN GOVERNMENT

ADVANCED PLACEMENT WORLD HISTORY

SST186 (A) / SST209 (B) (Meets American Government requirement)

SST107 (A) / SST108 (B) (Meets World History requirement)

This course is equivalent to an introductory college course in United States government. Topics covered will include the Constitution, political beliefs and behaviors, political parties and interest groups, institutions and policy processes of national government, and also civil rights and civil liberties. This class prepares students for the Advanced Placement Exam given each spring. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 12

This course is equivalent to an introductory college course in world history. The purpose of the AP World History class is to develop greater understanding of the evolution of global processes and contacts, in interaction with different types of human societies. Students will prepare to take the Advanced Placement Exam in the spring. A pre-enrollment essay must be submitted to the instructor. The instructor’s signature is also required before enrollment. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 10-12

ADVANCED PLACEMENT UNITED STATES HISTORY

SST117 (A) / SST118 (B) (Meets U.S. History 11-B requirement)

This course is equivalent to an introductory college course in United States history. Units will cover colonial times to the present. The themes of democratization, industrialization, political competition, foreign affairs, society changes, and economics are emphasized. This class prepares students for the Advanced Placement Exam given each spring. Summer assignments are a requirement for this course. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 11 Prerequisite: Must complete and pass an application essay

SOCIAL STUDIES

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT

SST140 (Required for Graduation)-Can satisfy the state requirement for US History, Civics, or CWP

The student will study the differences between the theory and practice of American Government as it applies to the U.S. constitution and historical foundations. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 12 BULLDOG SERVICE PROJECTS SST194 (A) / SST195 (B)

Admission by application only. The Bulldog Service Projects class provides an opportunity for juniors and seniors to work together on school improvement projects as well as learn leadership service theory, principles, and practices. Students organize multiple school activities including spirit weeks (Homecoming and Spring Reign), various assemblies, and community-relations service projects. Additional duties may include writing reports and delivering speeches. As a project-based class, grades are determined primarily by active participation, attendance, peer grades, and portfolio completion. Duration: 1-2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 11-12 Prerequisite: Must complete application for consideration

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COMPARATIVE RELIGIONS SST010

This course examines the belief systems and practices of religions around the world. Among religions to be studied are Islam, Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 10-12

CURRENT ISSUES

SST121 This course can satisfy the state requirement for CWP

This Social Studies elective course will focus on issues from global to local interest. Students will use periodicals and current media information and historical perspective to understand these issues. Topics will cover a wide range including environmental, political, social, economic, and health issues. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 11-12

CONTEMPORARY HISTORY THROUGH MODERN MEDIA SST025 This course can satisfy the state requirement for CWP

This course will explore the way in which contemporary conflicts are represented in various media. We will analyze war films, documentaries, propaganda, and other media not only to gain an understanding of particular conflicts, but also to identify the social values and attitudes represented tint he media. Topics include American conflicts (WWII, Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Iraq) as well as global issues, such as genocide. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 10-12

SOCIAL STUDIES

ECONOMICS

SST160 (Required for Graduation) This course can satisfy the state requirement for CWP

Economics is the study of how people produce and exchange to get the goods and services they want. Students will understand and apply basic economic concepts. Students will use many activities to study the effect of economic decisions on individuals, groups, nations, and the world. Students will be able to apply this course to their lives as well as becoming more economically wise citizens. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 11-12

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PSYCHOLOGY SST123

This class introduces students to the major topics current in the study of human behavior. Areas emphasized include: learning theories, memory improvement, study methods and learning strategies, inter-related workings of mind and body (perception, motivation and emotion), human development (intellectual, emotional, and social), studies in personality development, and social adjustment. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 11-12 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY SST141

This course emphasizes the study of theories, methods, and orientations concerning the dynamics of social behavior. Areas covered are: group interaction, the roots of violence in our culture, changing society; structure and communication patterns in groups, conformity and nonconformity; cooperation; altruism; and leadership effectiveness in group situations. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 11-12 Prerequisite: Psychology UNITED STATES HISTORY SST119 (Required for Graduation)

This course covers the historical period in U.S. history after Reconstruction to the present. The themes of industrialization, major political events, foreign affairs, societal changes, and economics are emphasized. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 11

SOCIAL STUDIES

WASHINGTON STATE HISTORY SST116 (Required for Graduation)

The emphasis of this course is to apply essential learnings about civics and history to our state and local areas. Economic and geographic content will also be included. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 9 WORLD GEOGRAPHY

SST115 (Required for Graduation)

Physical and human geography is surveyed and applied to a variety of examples. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 9 CONTEMPORARY WORLD HISTORY

SST109 (Required for Graduation) Can satisfy state requirement for Civics

This course will deal with the contemporary history, economic development, geography, and politics of selected regions of the world since 1500. Particular areas of emphasis will include the impact of key personalities, war and conflict, religion, and immigration, government, and technology. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 10

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Special Education Programs These classes are for Special Education qualified students only (those on an Individualized Education Plan, IEP)

CONSUMER MATH (SPED) SPE020

Designed for secondary students who have a basic grasp of mathematical computation but require additional instruction for applying these concepts as wise consumers. Instruction is provided using a variety of realistic, consumer-oriented applications. Consumer Math I encourages the use of calculators and takes advantage of its many functions. The intent of CM1 is to provide students with the math tools they will need to function as independent, contributing citizens of the community. Coursework will provide a review of whole number skills, fractions, decimals and percents. Units in this course will include: Earning money, buying food, shopping, managing a household, buying and maintaining a car, home improvement, travel, budgets, paying taxes, banking and investing. Duration: Credits Per Term: Target Population: Prerequisite;

1 Semester .5 11-12 IEP Students 11th or 12th grade students who have completed Math II or III

CONSUMER MATH II (SPED) SPE241

Designed for secondary students who have a basic grasp of mathematical computations, but require additional instruction for applying these concepts in the workforce. CMII encourages the use of calculators and takes advantage of its many functions. The intent of CMII is to provide students with the tools they will need to function in the workplace. Coursework will provide a review of whole number skills, fractions, decimals and percents. Units of this course will include: Understanding math concepts utilized in machine trades, automotive trades, construction trades, and electronic trades. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 11-12 IEP Students Prerequisite; 11th or 12th grade students who have completed Math II or III

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

ASAP (Alternative Student Assistance Program) Individualized education based on IEP goals and objectives. Target Population: IEP Students only Prerequisite: IEP Manager Permission

CREATIVE WRITING AND READING SPE032 (A) / SPE033 (B)

Individualized writing instruction based on IEP goals and objectives. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: IEP Students only Prerequisite: IEP Manager Permission

LEARNING LAB

SPE101 (A) / SPE202 (B)

Learning Lab students will have opportunity for individualized instruction based on IEP focus areas using general education class materials for content. Students may receive teach-reteach, study strategy skills, self-determination instruction, etc. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: IEP Students only Prerequisite: IEP Manager Permission

LIFE SKILLS PROGRAM Student’s programs will be completely individualized to teach life skills as mandated by the IEP. Target Population: IEP Students Prerequisite: IEP Manager Permission

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RISE

(Responsibility & Independence in Student Education)

Student’s educational program is individualized to include behavioral goals as mandated by the IEP. Target Population: IEP Students Prerequisite: IEP Manager Permission

SPED Math I, II, III

SPE386, SPE387 / SPE388, SPE389 / SPE390, SPE391

Special Education Math is designed to provide students with mathematic instruction specific to each student’s individual needs. Students will receive individualized instruction based on needs determined by frequent assessment and design of the Individual Education Program. Duration: Unlimited— Mastery Learning Credits Per Term: 1.0 Target Population: IEP Students only Prerequisite: IEP Manager Permission

VOCATIONAL TRAINING SPE500

Students enrolled in these courses can receive work experience credit for their paid positions in the community. All hours must be documented and students must model and demonstrate punctuality, good communication skills, cooperative work habits and team efforts supportive of the industry and employee. Pass/fail grade. 180 paid work hours = 1.0 credit; 90 paid work hours = .5 credit. Duration: 1 Year (by semester) Credits Per Term: .5 Based on Work Hrs Target Population: 11-12, must be 16 Prerequisite: IEP Transition Coordinator Permission Required

SPED Reading and Writing I, II, III

SPE366, SPE367 / SPE368, SPE369 / SPE370, SPE371

Each section of Special Education Reading and Writing is designed to provide students with reading and writing instruction specific to their need. Students are assessed for skill level and then given intense, individual instruction so as to enable the student to progress through the content as quickly as he/she can while still maximizing learning. Instruction will include intervention in phonics, fluency training, comprehension strategies and vocabulary building skills. Duration: Unlimited—Mastery Learning Credits Per Term: 1.0 Target Population: IEP Students only Prerequisite: IEP Manager Permission

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World Languages FRENCH I

FLG015 (A) / FLG016 (B)

Architecture, fashion, tourism, painting, ballet, theatre, and sculpture are incorporated into the video and textbook series, “Discovering French.” The CDs and DVDs introduce listening, understanding, speaking, reading, and writing. France, Belgium, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Canada, Central African Republic, Algeria, Switzerland, and Luxembourg speak French. Why shouldn’t you? Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 9-12 FRENCH II

FLG023 (A) / FLG024 (B)

Second year French is a continuation of French I, with increasing skill development in the areas of speaking, reading, writing, and listening. Art, cuisine, business, tourism, geography, history, and other cultural topics are all part of the grammar work. It uses the second level of the video and textbook series, “Discovering French.” Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 10-12 Prerequisite: “C” or better in French I FRENCH III

FLG027 (A) / FLG028 (B)

Third year French is a continuation of French II, and uses more of the literature, art, cuisine, vocabulary, history, and geography studies started in the two previous years. It uses the third level of the textbook and tape series, “Discovering French.” Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 11-12 Prerequisite: “C” or better in French II FRENCH IV/AP

FLG030 (A) / FLG031 (B)

The AP French Language course is a college-level course which is intended to hone students’ language skills in

WORLD LANGUAGES

FRENCH IV AP, cont... a variety of settings and topics. Students will review vocabulary and grammatical structures learned in previous study of French to ensxure a strong foundation in the language. Students will also learn new structures and vocabulary and will focus on development of communication skills at a highly proficient level. Course objectives include: developing the ability to understand spoken French in various contexts; developing a French vocabulary sufficient for reading newspaper and magazine articles, literary texts and more, without dependence on a dictionary; developing the ability to express oneself in French, both orally and in writing, coherently, resourcefully, and with reasonable fluency and accuracy. Ultimately, the goal of the AP French Language course is to help students perfect their language skills so that they may communicate more fluently. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 11-12 Prerequisite: “C+” or higher average in French III or by teacher recommendation INTERPRETATION/TRANSLATION, Spanish-English FLG 048 (A) / FLG049 (B)

Students in this course will train during one full school year to put their knowledge of both the English and Spanish languages into practice as translators and interpreters. The course is designed in accordance with the standards and assessments used by The American Translators Association and the Professional Language Certification program offered by the DSHS. The primary focus of the course will be on the development of the linguistic ability necessary for translators/interpreters in vocational settings such as medicine, law, education, finance, and media. There will be a secondary focus on literary/artistic translation and interpretaton as well. Students will be prepared to take the DSHS Language Certification Examination to receive certification as a DSHS Translator and Interpreter. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 12 Prerequisite: “C” or better in both junior level English course and AP Spanish.

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LATIN I

SPANISH I

Students will learn to communicate in a classical language and gain an understanding and knowledge of Greco-Roman culture. They will also connect with other disciplines and expand their knowledge. Students will develop insight into our own language and culture and will participate in wider communities of language and culture. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 9-12

A beginning course in spoken and written Spanish with special emphasis on communication supported by grammar study. Classroom activities include listening, group and paired conversation, reading, and writing. Topics covered are: food, jobs, travel, family, school, music, holidays, geography, and more.

FLG011 (A) / FLG012 (B)

LATIN II

FLG005 (A) / FLG006 (B)

* Special Note: at the end of Spanish IB, continuing students must pass the Spanish I Exit Exam with 75% or better to take Spanish II. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 9-12

FLG211 (A) / FLG212 (B)

The student will focus on an in-depth continuation of Latin I goals. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 10-12 Prerequisite: Latin I LATIN III

FLG311 (A) / FLG312 (B)

The student will focus on a continuation of Latin I goals with an emphasis on the works of Cicero and other Roman writers. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 11-12 Prerequisite: Latin II

SPANISH II

FLG007 (A) / FLG008 (B)

This class is a continuation of Spanish I with topics such as weather, travel, living arrangements, daily routines, health, and Latin America. * Special Note: at the end of the course, continuing students must pass the Spanish II Exit Exam with 75% or better to take Spanish 103. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 10-12 Prerequisite: Passing Grade (70%) on Spanish I Exit Exam SPANISH III

LATIN IV

FLG411 (A) / FLG412 (B)

The student will focus on a continuation of Latin I goals with an emphasis placed on the works of Horace, Ovid, and Vergil. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 12 Prerequisite: Latin III

WORLD LANGUAGES

FLG009 (A) / FLG010 (B)

Students taking Spanish III must have passed the Spanish II exit exam. This course is a continuation of the Spanish I & II program using the curriculum from En español. Students build upon themes learned in Spanish I & II while adding more advanced grammar. ¡Se habla mucho español en clase! Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 11-12 Prerequisite: Passing grade (75%) on Spanish II Exit Exam

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SPANISH 103

FLG103 (A) / FLG104 (B) (A Spanish III course offered in conjunction with the University of Washington)

Students taking 103 will get a good second look at everything learned in Spanish I, II, and III. There are many new high-interest words to learn as you review. The course is offered through the University of Washington (Spanish 103). Upon successful completion and the payment of tuition (at a significantly reduced cost) to the University of Washington, you will earn 5 UW credits, as well as 1 Mount Vernon High School credit. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 11-12 Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish III AP SPANISH

FLG046 (A) / FLG047 (B)

This class is designed to prepare students to earn passing scores on the national AP Spanish exam offered each May. A score of 3, 4, or 5 will result in 5-15 university credits. The class is conducted entirely in Spanish and is centered around authentic source material such as music, fiction, journalism and film. Students will increase proficiency and gain confidence in their ability to converse about a variety of topics in different social settings. A mandatory meeting will be scheduled for the Spring at which time expectations for Summer preparation will be discussed. It would be advisable to bring a parent. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 10-12 Prerequisite: Spanish III, Spanish 103 or Spanish for Heritage Speakers II

WORLD LANGUAGES

SPANISH FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS I

FLG025 (A) / FLG026 (B)

This course is designed for students who have been raised in a home where Spanish is spoken, who speak or at least understand Spanish, and who are to some degree bilingual in Spanish and in English. Students in the course improve their reading and writing skills in Spanish. The class reads short stories, learns basic grammar and the rules of accentuation and spelling. Students create interesting projects and presentations about Spanish speaking countries and cultures. All students must take a placement test to determine their appropriate level. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 9-12 Prerequisite: Spanish placement test SPANISH FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS II FLG044 (A) / FLG045 (B)

This course builds upon the learning from Spanish for Heritage Speakers I and is taught entirely in Spanish. This class is designed for students who have been raised in a home where Spanish is spoken, who speak or at least understand Spanish, and who are to some degree bilingual in Spanish and in English. Students in the course improve their reading and writing skills in Spanish. The class reads full novels, learns advanced grammar and the rules of accentuation and spelling. Students create interesting projects and presentations about Spanish speaking countries and cultures. All students must take a placement test to determine their appropriate level. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 9-12 Prerequisite: Spanish placement test

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Career & Technical Education C

areer & Technical Education programs provide educational opportunities for students with good work habits, initiative, and talent to become skilled crafts people, technicians, or professionals in the modern workplace. Occupational skills are emphasized through both school-based and work-based learning experiences that will enable the student to pursue their career interest through specific post-secondary training, education, and/or their direct entry into the workplace. Students are encouraged to consider an exploratory class during their Freshman or Sophomore years in order to experience a variety of opportunities in the career and technical education pathways.

Nationally-Affiliated Leadership Clubs Agriculture

FFA (The National FFA Organization)

Business

FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America)

FACSE

FCCLA (Family, Career & Community Leaders of America)

Marketing

DECA (An Association for Marketing Students)

Technology

FIRST Robotics TSA (Technology Student Association)

Program Areas All CTE courses are considered Occupation Education or Elective credits unless other cross-credit is specified:

Agriculture Education Business Education Family & Consumer Science Education Marketing Education Sports Medicine Technology Education Visual Communications

Tech Prep Direct Credit Course

CAREER & TECHNICAL

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Agriculture Education, FFA AGRICULTURE SHOP TECHNOLOGY

AGRICULTURE SHOP TECHNOLOGY

This is a beginning course that covers arc welding, oxy-acetylene welding and cutting, wire-feed welding, plasma cutting, basic sheet metal, and forge work. This is primarily a lab course. Computer-aided design using AutoCAD and some metal art work techniques will be taught. Students will also work on individual projects. Students are also expected to be involved in leadership, career development, and service learning activities through class, FFA, school and community experiences. Coveralls required. Duration: 2 Semesters (A, B) Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 9-12 Tech Prep SVC: 2 credits

This course covers subjects in advanced arc welding, oxy-acetylene welding and cutting, wire feed welding, plasma cutting and TIG welding. Lathe and milling machine, computer-aided machining, and computeraided design will also be taught. Every student must have a project to work on that will take at least one semester to complete. Students are also expected to be involved in leadership, career development, and service learning activities through class, FFA, school and community experiences. Coveralls required. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 11-12 Prerequisite: Agriculture Shop Tech. (Beg & Int) Tech Prep SVC: 2 credits

AGR218 (A) / AGR318 (B) (Beginning)

AGRICULTURE SHOP TECHNOLOGY

AGR418 (A) / AGR419 (B) (Advanced)

AGR242 (A) / AGR342 (B) (Intermediate)

This is a continuation of Beginning Shop with more advanced arc welding, oxy-acetylene welding and cutting, wire-feed welding, and plasma cutting. Students will familiarize themselves with steel and some aluminum welding techniques. The student will learn lathes, milling machines, computer-aided machining, electric house wiring, and computer-aided design. Students are also expected to be involved in leadership, career development, and service learning activities through class, FFA, school and community experiences. Coveralls required. Duration: 2 Semesters (A, B) Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 10-12 Prerequisite: Agriculture Shop Tech (Beg) Tech Prep SVC: 2 credits

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ANIMAL SCIENCE I (Pre-Veterinary Tech) AGR246 (A) / AGR251 (B) (Beginning)

This class combines course work with practical, handson application to prepare the student for employment in related animal careers and/or post-secondary education. Using classroom and laboratory instruction through hands-on experiences, students learn basic veterinary medicine, nutrition, reproduction genetics, anatomy, physiology, business management, and career exploration related to the livestock industry, as well as veterinary science careers. Students are obliged to participate in the class and lab activities, along with conducting a Supervised Agricultural Experience project, such as a large agricultural animal project. Students are also expected to be involved in leadership, career development, and service learning activities through class, FFA, school and community experiences. Work Experience credit is available through a student’s project in this class and/or student employment. Duration: 2 Semesters (A/B) Should enroll for both semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 9-12 MVHS Cross Credit: Science elective Prerequisite: An interest in animals and willingness to do dirty work

Work Experience credit is available through a student’s project in this class and/or student employment. Duration: 2 Semesters (A/B) Should enroll for both semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 10-12 MVHS Cross Credit: Science elective Prerequisite: Must pass both semesters of Animal Science I FLORAL DESIGN

AGR239 (Advanced Horticulture)

Floral Design in High School! Learn about color, texture, form, design, flowers, and foliage. Make projects for several on-campus activities and also create a notebook for yourself of favorite designs and projects. Make your own boutonnieres, wristlets, and centerpieces. Learn the importance of floral design in today’s world . . . perhaps discover a job or hobby for yourself! Students are expected to be involved in leadership, career development, and service learning activities through class, FFA, school and community experiences. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 11-12 MVHS Cross Credit: Fine & Performing Arts GOLF COURSE AND TURFGRASS MGMT

ANIMAL SCIENCE II (Pre-Veterinary Tech) AGR247 (A) / AGR252 (B) (Advanced)

This advanced, second-year class combines course work with practical, hands-on application to prepare the student for employment in related animal careers and/or post-secondary education. Using classroom and laboratory instruction through hands-on experiences, students learn basic veterinary medicine, nutrition, reproduction genetics, anatomy, physiology, business management, and career exploration related to the livestock industry. Students are obliged to participate in the class and lab activities, along with conducting a Supervised Agricultural Experience project, such as a large agricultural animal project. Students are also expected to be involved in leadership, career development, and service learning activities through class, FFA, school and community experiences. (continued)

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AGR206 (Spring only)

Course covers fertilization, aerification, irrigation, landscaping of turf grass and surrounding grounds, and golf course design and construction. Students learn to operate all types of equipment used in the industry. This is a hands-on class with tours and field trips as a large part of the course. Great career opportunities. Student lab work at Avalon Golf Course, Skagit Country Club, and Eaglemont Golf Course. Students must be prepared to get dirty and do physical labor. Students will also be expected to develop leadership, career development, and service learning activities through class, FFA, school and community experiences. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 11-12

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HORTICULTURE I AGR220 (A) / AGR290 (B) (Beginning)

NATURAL RESOURCE SCIENCE (Enery & Power Alternatives) AGR248 (A) / AGR348 (B)

GO GREEN!

Decrease Your Carbon Footprint!

Introductory course with emphasis on greenhouse crop production, plant identification, plant processes, scale drawing, and landscape design. This course may cover organic horticulture concepts as a viable alternative to past farming practices. Students will apply classroom objectives and competencies to activities in the greenhouse, at home, at work, and around the MVHS campus. Students will also be involved in the vocational aspect of this class by completing a career-interest survey, creating a resume, and being involved in leadership activities. Students will be expected to develop leadership, career development, and service learning activities through class, FFA, school and community experiences. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 10-12 MVHS Cross Credit: Science elective Prerequisite: Sophomore credit standing or higher

This course is designed for the student who has an interest in understanding the current problems in the environment and managing our natural resources in a sustainable manner. Students will have the opportunity to identify and anlyze environmental problems both natural and human made. The subject matter will include the areas of wildlife, aquatics (water), forestry, soils and environmental issues. This course is an excellent preparation for AP Environmental Science. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 9-12 MVHS Cross Credit: Science elective

HORTICULTURE II

AGR226 (A) / AGR326 (B)

A second-year course of study in Horticulture which is primarily dedicated to project development and learning associated with the ‘Green Industry.’ The final project for this course is the MVHS’ spring plant sales and activities. Students will also be expected to develop leadership, career development, and service learning activities through class, FFA, school and community experiences. Duration: 2 Semesters (A/B) Should enroll for both semesters Credits Per Term: .5 (Repeatable Credit) Target Population: 10-12 MVHS Cross Credit: Science elective Prerequisite: Pass both semesters of Horticulture I

CAREER & TECHNICAL

WELDING TECHNOLOGY AGR219

A beginning course in basic arc welding, oxyacetylene welding and cutting, wire-feed welding, and plasma cutting. Students will familiarize themselves with steel welding techniques in the flat position. The student must come prepared to work in the shop. Shop safety will be emphasized at all times. Students are also expected to develop leadership, career development, and service learning activities through class, FFA, school and community experiences. Coveralls required. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 9-12

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Business Education, FBLA ACCOUNTING I *

BUSINESS LAW

This course is for students who are interested in learning how to keep financial reports for a small business. The first term concentrates on preparing ledgers, worksheets, journals, and financial statements. The second term transfers and applies the knowledge of the accounting cycle onto computer accounting software. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 10-12 Tech Prep SVC: OFTEC 145, 5 Credits Accounting I

Business Law covers criminal law and penalties; civil law and consequences; tort law and characteristics; our court system’s flaws and strengths; contract law; contracts for the sale of goods; consumer protection; business ethics and employer/ee rights. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 11-12 MVHS Cross Credit: Social Studies

BED220 (A) / BED221 (B)

BED231

ADVANCED ACCOUNTING APPLICATIONS *

WORK EXPERIENCE See Work-Based Experience — Paid (listed under School to Career Experiences — Pg 53, 63)

BED218

Students enrolled in this course expand accounting knowledge through manual and computer-based activities. They will also use industry standard accounting software (QuickBooks) to manage the financial activities of the Bulldog student store including daily cash reports, inventory tracking and reconciliation, and financial statements. This course may be repeated to address additional accounting topics. Duration: 1 Semester (Repeatable Credit) Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 11-12 Prerequisite: Completion of Accounting I (both semesters) with grades of C or better APPLIED MATH III

(Can count as 3rd year math requirement. See pg. 27)

CRIMINAL JUSTICE IAS080

This course will expand upon the concepts learned in Business Law and other related Social Studies courses and will apply them to criminal justice applications. Curriculum areas related directly to the criminal justice career field will include: crime and its victims, forensics, criminal law and procedure, police and police work, corrections, juvenile justice, solutions, current events, and legal practices. This course is designed for the serious student who has investigated the justice field and currently wants to make a career in the criminal justice area. A professional Law Enforcement Officer will teach this course. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 11-12

This course is an alternative to Algebra 2. Much of the instruction will be in an applied setting, meet state and district math standards. Passing this course will meet the Algebra 2 math graduation requirements for the class of 2013 and beyond. (See page 28) Duration: Credits Per Term: Target Population: Prerequisite:

2 Semesters .5 11-12 Successful completion of Algebra 1 and Geometry & teacher recommendation.

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DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS TOOLS A & B BED289/BED 290 (9th Grade Requirement)

EXPLORING BUSINESS & MARKETING PATHWAY BED295

Digital Communications (Digi. Com): This two term course is a Mount Vernon High School requirement for graduation. In this class students will utilize the computer applications most commonly used in business to create professional documents. Digi-Com is an exploratory course designed to introduce students to project-based curriculum using specific skills and tools necessary for today’s world and the world of the future. Digi-Com blends computer literacy skills, traditional and emerging input technologies, Microsoft Office applications, resume and portfolio building exercises, business and career applications, office procedures and digital communication skills.

This course provides a basic foundation in business principles and techniques to students interested in business and marketing careers. Topics include business operations and organization, the dynamics of business and the changing world, and the benefits and challenges of owning and/or operating a business. In this course, students will begin discussion and research for their required Senior Culminating Project. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Popultion: 9-12

Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: 1.0 Target Population: Required 9th grade class

MICROSOFT DESKTOP CERTIFICATION: DIGI. COM III

(formerly MOS Certification) BED278

Students prepare to take the industry certification tests for Microsoft Office 2010 (MOS). Through E-Learning and hands-on skill acquisition in class for one or more of the following programs: Word, Excel< PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, Project, and SharePoint. Students may take the Microsoft Certification tests. Microsoft Certification is one of the most demanding and respected endorsements in the industry, stressing both technical knowledge and real-world experience. Duration: Credits Per Term: Target Population: Prerequisite:

1 Semester .5 10-12 Pass Digital 1 & 2

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(This course can count as 3rd year math requirement. See pg. 27)

Students learn fundamental economic concepts and strategies for effective personal money management. Topics include banking, budgeting, recordkeeping, consumer credit, insurance, and making buying decisions. This is a program that focuses on the application of mathematics and statistics. Students development, critique, and use of various financial models. Course includes instruction in probability theory, statistical analysis, numerical methods, computation an ssimulation methods, stochastic processes, economics, financial literacy and financial markets and applications. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 10-12 MVHS Cross Credit: Social Studies, Math WEB DESIGN I BED180

Students will dive into the world of Web Design, learning to create web pages for pleasure and profit. We will begin this course with Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) for basic web design. Then we will delve into Adobe Flash for more powerful creativity. When we have mastered Flash we will use Dreamweaver to fine tune our skills. Finally, students will research careers related to creating web pages. Duration: 1-2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 9-12 Prerequisite: DigiComm 1 & 2

CAREER & TECHNICAL

WEB DESIGN II BED181

Enrollement in this class is dependent on passing Web Design I with a B or better. This class will dig deeper into the design pwers of FLash and Dreamweaver. While perfecting their skills, students will work on published web pages. Finally, students will research careers related to creating web pages. After completing this course, students will be qualified for an entry-level position in designing and maintaining web pages. Duration: 1-2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 10-12 Prerequisite: Web Design I (passing with an ‘A’ or ‘B’) WORK-BASED EXPERIENCE — PAID BED025 (A) / BED026 (B)

Students enrolled in these courses can receive workbased experience credit for their paid positions in the community. Students enrolled in this course will receive early release or late arrival to work, if taken as a course within the school day. All hours must be documented and students must model and demonstrate punctuality, good communication skills, cooperative work habits and team efforts supportive of the industry and employer. Hold harmless agreements, medical insurance, as well as private transportation and vehicle insurance is required. Pass/fail grade. 180 paid work hours = .5 credit; 90 paid work hours = .25 Credit. Duration: 1 Year (by semester) Credits: .5 Credit Based on Work Hrs Target Population: 11-12, must be 16 Prerequisite: Simultaneous enrollment/ pass in any Business or Marketing course. Students must obtain and successfully maintain their paid job in order to earn credit.

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Family and Consumer Science, FCCLA CAREERS IN EDUCATION HEC150

Introduces students to the world of education. Students will study learning theories and styles, teaching methods, and classroom management. Students will complete their internship in a local elementary school, where they will receive practical, hands-on experience. Parents/students will need to provide transportation to mentor site. Students completing the portfolio option may have an articulation at state universities. Duration: 1-2+ Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 11-12

CREATIVE FOODS HEC200

Students will explore the fundamentals of food preparation as we cook our way across the Choose My Plate Guide. Time management, recipe reading, nutrition, budgeting, and food safety and sanitation are emphasized. Students will be required to pass the Washington State Food Handler’s Test, and will be given the option to purchase the Food Handler’s Card. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 9-12 CRIMINAL JUSTICE

CHILD DEVELOPMENT

See course description under Business Education — Pg 51

HEC210

Students will learn about children from birth to adolescence, focusing on the four areas of development. Other topics covered include prenatal development, birth defects, parenting, child abuse, health and nutrition, and safety and accident prevention. Students will also have a chance to interact with preschool-age children through observations. This course is a prerequisite for the Child Psychology course. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 10-12 CHILD PSYCHOLOGY & PRESCHOOL TEACHING HEC212

This class provides an opportunity to gain experience in working with children. Students prepare learning activities and teach the three to five year old children at our own Little Friends Preschool. Provides opportunity to obtain 20-hour basic training/STARS certificate. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 12 or 11 w/prerequisite MVHS Cross Credit: Social Studies Prerequisite: Child Development

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PERSONAL CHOICES--Formerly FACSE HEC179

In this course students will begin to explore areas of Family and Consumer Sciences Education. The following topics of study include: Foods and nutrition, fashion and fabrics, interior design, families and relationships, child development, and career exploration. Learning is hands on as students will have the opportunity to work both in the foods lab and with the sewing machines. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 9-12 FOREIGN AND GOURMET FOODS HEC204

This course exposes students to skills needed for a career in food production and services. Students learn a variety of advanced cooking techniques and styles through hands-on preparation in the foods lab as we work our way through menu planning and recipe selection. Students explore and prepare cuisine from different countires and ethnic regions, highlighting cultural diversity. Field trip fees apply. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 11-12 Prerequisite: Creative Foods

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HEALTH

HEC030 (Health or Health Science is required for graduation)

Family Health is a fun and interactive class focusing on making healthy choices for a lifetime. Topics include nutrition, body systems, CPR/first aid application, mental health, substance abuse, relationships, human sexuality and current health issues. An attempt is made to bring in a host of guest speakers giving students the most up-to-date health information. Student attendance and participation are of utmost importance to be successful in this class. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 10

NUTRITION HOC200

This course covers basic principles of nutritional science, chemical composition of foods, digestion, absorption, and metabolism. It will emphasize wellness as a conscious effort to obtain an optimum lifestyle of physical and emotional well-being through positive selfimage, physical fitness, and proper diet. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 10-12 Cross Credit: Science Elective

CULMINATING PROJECT SUPPORT CUL012

LIFE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL HEC208

Interested in moving out of your house and into a successful life on your own? This course will cover how to make the transition from high school to independent living. Students will learn career planning, budgeting, credit, insurance, moving out, healthy relationships, parenting, and healthy lifestyles. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 12 MVHS Cross Credit: Social Studies MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY /SPORTS MEDICINE

See course description under Sports Medicine â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Pg 57

CAREER & TECHNICAL

This course is designed for seniors who need extra support to complete their Culminating Senior Project. Students will work in class to complete their Culminating Project and compile the information into a portfolio for presentation to their class. Students will be knowledgeable individuals, quality producers, effective communicators, competent thinkers, effective collaborators, responsible citizens, and life-long learners. Students will engage in work related to a personal interest or passion. Personal growth and reflection in preparation for the future is the major focus of this course. Successful completion of this course will meet the graduation requirements of a MVHS Culminating Project. Students who are new to MVHS their senior year are encouraged to take this course. Duration: 1 Semester, Fall only Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: Grade 12

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Marketing Education, DECA ADVANCED ACCOUNTING APPLICATIONS

See course description under Business Education — Pg 51

WORK EXPERIENCE See Work-Based Experience — Paid (listed under School to Career Experiences — Pg 53)

EXPLORING BUSINESS & MARKETING PATHWAY BED295

Are you interested in a career in business or marketing? This course provides an introduction to procedures, terminology, and the wide range of career opportunities available within the world of business. Topics include general business operations and organization, the dynamics of business and the changing world, the benefits and challenges of owning and/or operating a business, and business employment practices. You’ll also have an opportunity to participate in the pathway’s career-technical student organizations, FBLA and DECA. Duration: 1 Semester Credits: .5 Target Population: 9-12 MARKETING MANAGEMENT * MKT237 (A) / MKT238 (B)

This course gives you an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills that you have acquired in Sales and Marketing to a specialized marketing area of your choice. Possible activities include conducting marketing research, developing a promotional campaign, organizing and implementing a community service event, or creating your own company and writing a business plan. Students in this class will participate in DECA activities and complete a written project to fulfill the Culminating Project requirements that may be submitted for competition. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 11-12 Prerequisite: Sales & Marketing, Digital Communications

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RETAIL STORE MANAGEMENT (Bulldog Store) MKT257

Apply your business and marketing skills by operating, managing, and maintaining the Bulldog store. In this course, you will learn about promotion, inventory control, cash handling, customer service, and selling skills through the combination of classroom and hands-on experiences. This class may be taken twice during your high school; students repeating the class will be assigned specific managerial duties to extend their learning and retail store knowledge. Five college credits through Tech Prep are available if you take this class and Sales and Marketing during your high school career. Duration: 1 Semester (repeatable credit) Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 10-12 Prerequisite: Grade “C” or better in any Business or Marketing course

SALES AND MARKETING * MKT232

This first-semester class gives you a basic understanding of marketing, merchandising, and sales. When you take this course, you are enrolled in DECA, An Association of Marketing Students, which allows you to attend leadership conferences and other DECA events. Workplace skills and relevant business experiences are integrated into the course content. Five college credits through Tech Prep are available if you take this class and Retail Store Management during your high school career. Duration: 1 Semester, Fall only Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 10-12 MVHS Cross Credit: Social Studies Prerequisite: Digital Communications

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Sports Medicine SPORTS MEDICINE I

HOC100 (A) / HOC101 (B)

EXERCISE STUDIES (The Study of Movement) HOC050 (A) / HOC051 (B)

Exercise Studies is a course that focuses on the study of movement (kinesiology) and health and wellness. This class is for students who are interestested in the assessment of movement, performance and function of the human body. Sudents will learn the basic bones and muscles of the human body and how to enhance movement, performance and function in the areas of sports, recreation, work, exercise and general activities of daily living. Students will explore, design and take part in activities that influence the health and wellness of individuals. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 10-12 MVHS Cross Credit: Science Elective

Sports Medicine combines course work with practical hands-on application to prepare students for occupations in healthcare, fitness, and sports medicine careers. Using classroom instruction and hands-on experience, students learn prevention, management, and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses. In-depth study includes functional anatomy, exercise physiology, biomechanics, and exercise science. Two (2) credits can be earned each year, one for class time, one for 180 hours of practical experience in the field of interest or working with MVHS athletes. Practical credit is highly recommended with class credit, but not required. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Class / .5 Lab Target Population: 10-12 MVHS Cross Credit: PE or Science elective Lab Credit = CTE only

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY I & II HOC110 (A) / HOC111 (B)

This course is designed to assist the health science, health occupations, and science student in learning the complex terminology used in the medical profession. The course will focus on training students to understand the terminology used in medical and health services. Students will be instructed in the basic rules for using word parts to form medical terms. Through the use of phonetic pronunciation, the students will apply medical terminology. The course will enhance anatomy and physiology, reading and interpreting medical research and documentation, and translate medical material to conversational language. Completing two semesters of Medical Terminology with a “B” or better grade earns the student 5 college credits at Skagit Valley College. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 10-12

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SPORTS MEDICINE – ADVANCED

Second Year: HOC104 (A) / HOC105 (B) Third year: HOC106 (A) / HOC107 (B)

Advanced Sports Medicine is offered for more intense study. Must earn “B” grade or better in Sports Medicine I and complete the required practical hours to enroll in Advanced Sports Medicine. Advanced Sports Medicine continues in-depth study of functional anatomy, exercise physiology, biomechanics, and exercise science in specific injuries and illnesses of athletes. Also included is nutrition, modalities, and sports psychology. Two (2) credits can be earned each year, one for class time, one for 180 hours of practical experience in the field of interest or working with MVHS athletes. Practical credit is recomended with class credit. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Class / .5 Lab Target Population: 11-12 MVHS Cross Credit: PE or Science elective Lab Credit = CTE only

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The Lab/Practical experience allows the student the opportunity to learn and process academics from within the classroom and apply it while interning with high school sports teams or local physicians and clinicians in a hands-on setting. Practical skills include taping, wrapping, bracing, basic first-aid and emergency procedures, etc. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Class / .5 Lab Target Population: 10-12 Sports Medicine Labs are an encouraged optional credit in addition to class and cannot be taken without enrollment in the Sports Medicine class. Lab time is after school during Period 9.

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Technology & Industry, Skills USA AVIATION

ROBOTICS II

Fundamentals of Aviation Science: This course is designed to encourage interest and appreciation for aviation (while supporting needed local and state occupational training through CTE programming). This course aligns with multiple career clusters (including: Transportation/Distribution/Logistics and Science/Technology/Engineering/Math). Topics to cover include; history of flight and aviation, airplane and helicopter flight aerodynamics, evolution of aircraft components, meteorology, Air Traffic Control, aviation career options, aviation technology and industry, and aerospace terminology. This course will be a pre requisite for a Private Pilot Ground School to be offered in the future.

Enrollment in Robotics II will require successful completion of Robotics Foundations with a grade of B or better. Robotics II will begin where we left off with Tetrix robots and refine their systems and motion with more sensors and more complicated maneuvers. When we’ve learned all we can about the Tetrix system, we will dig into the VEX Robotics Systems, we will combine RobotC for autonomous running with radio controlled running. Finally, students will research careers related to robotics.

IAS020

IAS068

Duration: Credits Per Term: Target Population: Prerequisite:

Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 9-12

1 Semester .5 9-10 Completion of Robotics Foundations with a “B” grade or better.

ROBOTICS FOUNDATIONS IAS067

CONSTRUCTION TRADES I & II *

This one-semester course will integrate Science, Mathematics, Communication, and Technology concepts to familiarize students with the ever-changing world of Robots. We will begin with some simple electronics and, then, build a robot from a kit. We will explore robotics on four separate levels. Parallax System: uses the simple microcontroller, Basic Stamp, and a Basic programming language to create a simple robot. We will follow the Parallax systems with Lego Mindstorms. Mindstorms uses an icon based (click-and drag) programming system to program robots to react to their environment. While Mindstorms can also be sued for Tetrix Robots, we will use RobotC, a C++ based language developed by Carnegie Mellon University specifically for robotics. Finally students will research careers related to robotics. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 9-12

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IAS076 / IAS077

Course covers safe and proper handling of materials, use of hand and power equipment and machinery. Students will: • • • • •

Develop design techniques. Review building code requirements. Obtain information from blueprints. Develop work habits common to the real workplace. Explore career in related fields.

Students develop skill through individual, school, and community projects. Duration: Credits Per Term: Target Population: Prerequisite:

1-2 Semesters .5 9-12 For Construction Trades II, must pass Construction Trades I with “B-” grade or better; “C+” grade or better to repeat Construction II

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DRAFTING AND DESIGN CONCEPTS I * IAS213

Students will learn the ability to: • Apply media, materials, and design techniques used in graphic design and drafting fields. • Develop 2D, 3D, and perspective drawings. • Construct geometric and view projections. • Perform scaling and dimensioning functions. • Measure using decimal and metric systems. • Apply practices used in the workplace. • Explore careers in the field of design and drafting.

EXPLORING TECHNOLOGY & INDUSTRY MANUFACTURING I & II IAS398

DRAFTING AND DESIGN CONCEPTS II *

This course provides a basic foundation to students interested in Technology (including marine), and Industrial careers. Topics include engineering careers, computer design and repair-related, drafting, CAD, materials science, construction-related, manufacturing technology, and power mechanics. This course will show basic applications to mathematical careers. Student leadership activities through Skills USA are integrated into the course. This course allows students to test and receive MTAG Certification.

Students develop, understand, and display design techniques using Solid Works CADD programs, and explore history of architecture and product design. Architecture and Engineering careers are reviewed. Advanced assignments enhance main area of interest in developing design skills in individual, school, and community projects. This course allows students to test and receive Solid Works Professional Certification. Duration: 1-2 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 10-12 Prerequisite: Drafting and Design I MVHS Cross Credit: Fine & Performing Arts

• Exploring the marine technology manufacturing industry. • Designing and building bridges, towers, and trusses. • Constructing gravity and mechanical powered vehicles (CO2). • Displaying hand and machine communication systems. • Designing and building electronic and mechanical devices. • Exploring history and careers in technological related fields. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 9-12

IAS218

POWER TECHNOLOGY & MECHANICS IAS105

ENERGY & POWER ALTERNATIVES- See Natural Resource Sciene, Agriculture Education, page 51

Students learn general theories and troubleshooting techniques for working on 2 & 4 stroke engines. They will diagnose and test various engine components as they learn theories of operation, and general mechanical and physics principles. Components include brakes, transmissions, tune-up, starters, alternators, and carburetors. Many girls have been incredibly successful in this class! This course should be a great help to people that have difficulty with science. Topics worked with in the shop: electricity/magnetism, pressure, heat transfer, aerodynamics, energy types, fluid power, ratios, and precision measuring. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 9-12 WEB DESIGN I & II

See course descriptions under Business Education — Pg 53++

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Visual Communications COMMERCIAL ART I

GRAPHIC ARTS I

Students will learn the basics of Photoshop from the tool bar and the menus to uses of layers, levels, image manipulation and restoration. Students will also learn text manipulation and basics in photographic compositions and camera use with point and shoot cameras.

This course will introduce you to the exciting world of Photoshop CS4 using a PC platform. Skills will be taught using a “hands on” learning approach. The basic elements of art and principles of design will be introduced and combined with Photoshop techniques to produce professional looking graphic designs. These advertising/promotional pieces may include such things as logos, brochures, posters, and product packaging designs. Students will learn about advertising, layout, typography, color schemes, design orientation, and use Photoshop skills to make unique creations. Basic digital photography will also be introduced. It is helpful to know basic computer skills and file management before taking the class. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 9-12 MVHS Cross Credit: Fine & Performing Arts

IAS060

IAS062

Grades: Projects are graded on an individual basis. There are 35 projects each with an assigned point value. Most projects involve reading directions and completing work. Software: Photoshop, Image Duration: Credits Per Term: Target Population: MVHS Cross Credit:

Capture 1 Semester .5 9-12 Fine & Performing Arts

COMMERCIAL ART II IAS061

This class is the next level in Photoshop skills. The assignments become more challenging with a greater emphasis on problem solving as they work through particular projects. Students learn uses of blending mode and texturing. The class features multi partner projects in which several students develop ideas to complete on eproject. Students learn the uses of SLR digital camera in conjunction with studio lights then apply duotones in Photoshop as well as some new advanced protrait enhancement techniquies. Grades: Projects are graded on an individual basis. There are 35 projects each with an assigned point value. Most projects involve reading directions and completing work. Software: Photoshop, Image Capture Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 10-12 Prerequisite: Commercial Art I MVHS Cross Credit: Fine & Performing Arts

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GRAPHIC ARTS II IAS063

This class is taught in a PC-based lab and will take what you’ve learned in Graphic Arts to a new level. We will work on graphic design projects in Adobe Design Premium CS4 with real world applications for the school and local community, as well as state and nationwide design contests. Student/client contact is built into the class to simulate a practical studio experience. The basic elements of art and principles of design will be reviewed and applied to create images for print and web design. Students will be able to build a portfolio of their work to use for future applications and selfpromotion. Digital photography will be available to enhance graphic imaging. Duration: 1 Semester Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 9-12 Prerequisite: Graphic Arts I MVHS Cross Credit: Fine & Performing Arts

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JOURNALISM (BULLDOG) IAS065 (A) / IAS066 (B)

Students will learn journalistic skills to include: rights and responsibilities of the press, a review of newswriting skills, page make-up, desktop publishing using InDesign, selling advertising and photography. Students are required to spend time after school producing the Bulldog. Colleges recognize one (1) term as English prep. Duration: 1-2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 11-12 Prerequisite: Application Required MVHS Cross Credit: English SKAGINA — MVHS YEARBOOK

TELEVISION PRODUCTION IAS050 (Introductory)

This course is designed to teach the fundamentals of video editing and creation. Projects include commercials, editing actual movie footage; sound editing, script writing and creation of a video project in black and white. Students will learn editing techniques, cameras, lighting uses, and audio recording on state-of-the-art production equipment. If you have ever wanted to know ho T.V. is done, take this class. No experience needed. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits: .5 Target Population: 9-12 MVHS Cross Credit: Fine & Performing Arts

IAS071

Students selected to be on the yearbook staff are highly motivated students interested in producing a high quality historical document. Most of the students have an understading of Photoshop and are expected to learn Indesign as the year progresses. These students are on the staff based on creativity and work ethic. They learn advanced level skill in both Photoshop and Indesign with the end goal being to publish the schools yearbook. Students are given individual beginning to advanced photographic tutoring as their skills increase over the year. *Good work ethic is a must. Photoshop skills advised but not required. Great emphasis is placed on learning solid photography skills. Skagina staff is required to volunteer to photograph some dances and school events throughout the year. Duration: 2 Semesters Credits Per Term: .5 Target Population: 9-12 Prerequisite: Teacher Permission (Prefer Commercial Art I) MVHS Cross Credit: Fine & Performing Arts

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TELEVISION PRODUCTION IAS051 (Advanced)

If you really enjoyed learning the basics of television production in the A level class, but want to learn more or be more challenged or to have more creative opportunities, you need this class! The course centers around giving more responsibility to the student for learning. Advance techniques will be applied to production-level projects designed by the student or given by the instructor for local broadcast. Emphasis on lighting and sound. Post-production techniques will be introduced. Prerequisite is having taken the A level class and obtained at least a “B” grade. Duration: 1 Semester Credits: .5 Target Population: 9-12 Prerequisite: TV Production A with a B or better MVHS Cross Credit: Fine & Performing Arts

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School to Career Experiences WORK-BASED EXPERIENCE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; PAID

COSMETOLOGY (Northwest Hair Academy)

Students enrolled in these courses can receive workbased experience credit for their paid positions in the community. Students enrolled in this course can receive early release or late arrival to work, if taken as a course within the school day. All hours must be documented and students must model and demonstrate punctuality, good communication skills, cooperative work habits and team efforts supportive of the industry and employer. Hold harmless agreements is required. Pass/fail grade. 180 paid work hours = .5 credit; 90 paid work hours = .25 Credit. Duration: 1 Year (by semester) Credits: .5 Credit Based on Work Hrs Target Population: 11-12, must be 16 Prerequisite: Simultaneous enrollment/ pass in any Business or Marketing course. Students must obtain and success-fully maintain their paid job in order to earn credit.

Students contract with NWHA, a private cosmetology school for instruction/training to meet the state license requirements. Students will attend the off-campus site for a full day and will receive elective credit toward graduation. Students must have graduation requirements met with the exception of electives. MVHS will help with a portion of the tuition costs. See your counselor for details. Duration: Year-Long, Full-Time Target Population: 12 Site: Off-Campus at Northwest Hair Academy Prerequisite: Must have met all other graduation requirements

BED025 (A) / BED026 (B)

COMMUNITY-BASED INTERNSHIP â&#x20AC;&#x201D; UNPAID BED020

Health Occupations, Fire Safety, Search & Rescue students are encouraged to apply. Students in this program are given the opportunity to experience a career hands-on in a local business. Students will be required to interview with their community mentor, develop an individualized learning plan and create a project reflective of their experience. Hold harmless agreements, medical insurance, as well as private transportation and vehicle insurance is required. Students will be required to attend regular meetings on campus with their campus work-based learning coordinator. Must be simultaneously enrolled in related course on campus. Pass/fail grade. Duration: 1 Semester Credits: .5 Internship Hours: 90 hours = 1/2 Credit Target Population: 11-12 Prerequisite: Permission of School Nurse or Career Counselor based on predetermined career goal

SCHOOL TO CAREER

BED341

See page 65 for Northwest Career & Technical Academy Courses. INDEPENDENT STUDIES Students wishing to pursue opportunities for independent research should see their teacher about exploring this option. This is an advanced course of study for those who are interested in pursuing an individual research topic, advanced study, or project under the supervision of an instructor. Enrollment by instructor permission only. This can also serve as an avenue for students to complete their Culminating Project. LIBRARY ASSISTANT Library Media Assistants should possess skills in reading, alphabetizing, filing, following directions and working well with people. Students will need to be able to work independently as they assist the library staff in maintaining a quality learning environment. The student will also gain experience working in the copying/duplication center. Students may enroll in no more than one assistant class per semester.

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OFFICE ASSISTANT & TEACHER ASSISTANT Students interested in assisting in any campus office contact the CTE office or the Discipline Office. Students interested in assisting a teacher contact that teacher. Your duties may include: copying and faxing, filling, lab set-up, equipment setup, answering phones, running errands, translating, helping staff and students. Students will need to be able to work independently as they assist office staff and teacher in preparing activities. Students wishing to earn credit as an Office Assistant must complete a Learning Objective Packet. Students may enroll in no more than one assistant experience per semester. Pass/Fail credit earned.

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Northwest Career & Technical Academy The Northwest Career & Technical Academy is an extension of your high school where innovative educational opportunities are available. Programs offered will provide you with the skills, knowledge, and professional leadership training necessary for the workplace or continuing education through an apprenticeship, community college, or university. Students will also be offered a jump-start through participation in internships, job shadows, field studies, clinical and other real world experiences as well as college articulated credits, industry certifications and licenses. Program certifications and licenses received by students represent valuable employment skills because they meet industry standards and increase potential earning power and post-secondary training/educational placement. Students will attend either a morning or afternoon session equivalent to three consecutive high school periods daily. The academy’s main campus, located adjacent to the Skagit Valley College in Mount Vernon, will offer all of the programs listed below with the exception of Marine Technology. Marine Technology will be taught at the satellite facility located in Anacortes. A variety of these classes will offer a blended delivery model similar to Running Start, where high school and college learners will be receiving instruction simultaneously. Academy of Finance offers a nationally developed curriculum covering: Economics and the World of Finance, Banking and Credit, Financial Planning, Securities, Insurance, International Finance, Introduction to Financial Services, Accounting, Business Computer Applications, Strategies for Success, and Principles of Finance. Training includes skills for entry level banking careers and the opportunity for hands-on experience. Culinary Arts combines culinary curriculum with on the job training in a commercial setting, open to the public. Students deal with customers, production deadlines, and actual job functions. The students receive instruction in Kitchen Procedures, Deli and Barista Operations, Baking/Food Productions, Banquet and Catering service, and Storeroom Management. Students leave prepared for employment and/or culinary college. Dental Technology students participating in the program will experience academic and professional training in a highly focused work environment. Each student will experience hands-on learning offering valuable preparation for future placement in the exciting and demanding field of dental technology. Anticipated areas of study include: Industry Safety/Hygiene, Oral anatomy, Microbiology, Dental Terminology, Radiography, Bite-wings/full mouth series, Chair side Standards, Front Office-Reception responsibilities, Instrument/ Materials Identification and use, as well as Preventative/Restorative and specialty procedures. (Own transportation may be required for clinicals.) DigiPen Computer Science AP is an advanced program “Creating makers of technology, not users of technology.” Students study computer mathematics using trigonometry and higher math, Computer Programming in C++, 2D and 3D Computer Animation, and Computer Science. DigiPen Institute of Technology is helping to fill the video game industry’s biggest need: qualified video game programmers and artists. Digipen Sustainable Technology Design is an ideal program for students interested in the creation, design, and production of new environmentally friendly products. While designing and building a series of projects, students will develop skills in renewable energy, advanced manufacturing (CNC and milling), product design and visioning (CAD/CAM and Solid Works), then witness their projects being produced on our rapid prototyping 3D printer. Participating students will take an active role in shaping tomorrow’s environmental smart future today. Marine Technology is a program which will offer students a unique opportunity to receive Center of Excellence supported curriculum and state of the art instruction from industry trained professionals establishing this program as a regional model of exceptional delivery and content. Anticipated areas of study include: Electronics, Systems Components, Composites, Mechanics/Engines, Woodworking, Navigation, and Machining all with a focus on preparing students with the skills necessary for a successful future in the world of Maritime employment. (Off-site location in Anacortes.) Medical Technology introduces students to the medical field, with an emphasis on knowledge and skills applicable to many medical occupations. Students explore medical careers in their areas of interest, as well as in targeted high demand fields for future job openings. Students completing all course work, and participating in a 50-hour clinical internship, will be eligible to become Washington State Nursing Assistant Certified (NAC). (Own transportation required for clinicals.) Veterinary Technology is designed to prepare individuals to enter the animal health care field. Examples of areas of training are: Physical Examination and Patient History, Client Education, Caring for the Hospitalized Patient, Dental Prophylactics, and Office/Hospital Management Assistance. The program includes both theory and practical application of skills and concepts. Students will gain handson experience in area clinics. After completion of the program, the student is well prepared to enter a college Veterinary Technician Program. (Own transportation required for clinicals.) Welding Technology will be offered at the NWCTA in Whatcom County. For more information contact your high school counselor and/or visit our website at www.nwtech.k12.wa.us Several Programs count toward Math or English graduation requirements. See your counselor for equivalencies.

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Alternative Programs EMERSON ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL

RUNNING START

Emerson is an alternative high school program for students who, for a variety of reasons, are unable to attend MVHS. Students under 18 must have parental permission. For further information, please contact the Counseling or Attendance office. Enrollment packets are available through MVHS Counseling office. All Emerson graduates must meet MVHS graduation requirements.

Running Start is a program at Skagit Valley College for eligible Juniors and Seniors. With a 2.25 cumulative GPA or better, students are able, with parent and counselor permission, to be part-time to full-time students at SVC while enrolled at MVHS. For further information, please contact the Counseling office.

GED The General Education Diploma is a program that allows students ages 16 to 18 to withdraw from high school and test at Skagit Valley College. Parent permission is required and a school official must approve. For a fee, students can test as the SVC schedule permits or may enroll in a community GED preparatory program. For further information, please contact someone in the Counseling or Attendance offices.

ON-THE-JOB PEER SUPPORT Students will work under a special education job development specialist to support students on work experiences. Students may support S.O.A.R. students at on-campus or off-campus work sites. Students will be trained by the job development specialist and will keep daily data sheets that will be shared in a meeting with the specialist at least twice/week during a supervised visit. Necessary skills include excellent attendance, people skills, and patience. PASS PROGRAM The PASS program is intended only for migrant-eligible students who, because of their family transition, must register for certain classes on a credit make-up status. Classes are taken on an after-school basis. For further information, please contact the district Migrant/Bilingual office.

MVHS PROGRAMS

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Course Description Index Accounting I ............................................................................51 Acting I & II ............................................................................................16 Advanced Accounting Applications ..........................................51 Advanced Art ...........................................................................23 Advanced Composition/American Literature............................16 Advanced Composition/Dramatic Literature ............................16 Advanced Composition/Multi-Cultural Literature ...................16 Advanced Composition/World Literature .................................17 Advanced Math / Science Support ......................................30, 33 Advanced Placement American Government ............................39 Advanced Placement Biology....................................................34 Advanced Placement Calculus ..................................................30 Advanced Placement Chemistry ...............................................34 Advanced Placement English ....................................................17 Advanced Placement Environmental Science ............................33 Advanced Placement Physics ....................................................37 Advanced Placement Program ..................................................66 Advanced Placement Spanish ...................................................46 Advanced Placement Statistics ..................................................30 Advanced Placement United States History ..............................39 Advanced Placement World History..............................................39 Advanced Treble Choir .............................................................24 Agriculture Shop Technology - Advanced .................................48 Agriculture Shop Technology - Beginning ................................48 Agriculture Shop Technology - Intermediate ............................48 Algebra 1 ..................................................................................28 Algebra 1 CT ...........................................................................28 Algebra 1 Extended Time .........................................................28 Algebra 2 ..................................................................................28 Algebra 2 Extended Time .........................................................29 American Government .............................................................39 Animal Science I - Beginning ...................................................49 Animal Science II - Advanced...................................................49 AP Calculus .............................................................................30 AP Statistics .............................................................................30 Applied Math III ......................................................................51 ASAP (Alternative Student Assistance Program) .......................42 Astronomy ...............................................................................33 Aviation....................................................................................59 AVID .................................................................................15, 66 Basketball .................................................................................31 Beginning Treble Choir ............................................................24 Biology .....................................................................................33 Biology C and D ......................................................................33 Biology Support .......................................................................34 Bodyshaping ............................................................................31 Bulldog Service Projects............................................................39 Business Law ............................................................................51 Careers In Education ................................................................54 Ceramics ..................................................................................23 Chamber Orchestra ..................................................................25 Chemistry ................................................................................34 Child Development..................................................................54 Child Psychology & Preschool Teaching ...................................54 Commercial Art I, II ................................................................61

COURSE DESCRIPTION INDEX

Community-Based Internship ..................................................63 Concert Band ...........................................................................24 Comparative Religions .............................................................40 Concert Choir ..........................................................................24 Construction Trades I & II .......................................................59 Consumer Math (Special Programs) ..............................................42 Contemporary History Through Modern Media ......................40 Contemporary World History ..................................................41 Cosmetology (Beauty School) ..................................................63 Creative Foods..........................................................................54 Creative Writing and Publication .............................................17 Creative Writing & Reading â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Special Programs......................42 Criminal Justice........................................................................51 Culminating Project Support....................................................55 Current Issues ..........................................................................40 Debate ....................................................................................17 Debate For Competition ..........................................................17 Digital Communications Tools I & II ......................................52 Drafting & Design Concepts I .................................................60 Drafting & Design Concepts II ................................................60 Drawing and Painting ..............................................................23 Economics ...............................................................................40 Emerson Alternative School .....................................................66 Energy & Power Alternatives ....................................................50 English 9 ..................................................................................18 English 9 Honors .....................................................................18 English 10 ................................................................................18 English 10 Honors ...................................................................18 English Retrieval ......................................................................19 EOC Geometry Review .......................................................................29 EOC Review Algebra I .............................................................28 ESL American Government (Sheltered) ....................................22 ESL I, II, III .............................................................................22 Exercise Studies.....................................................................................57 Exploring Business & Marketing Pathway ..........................52, 56 Exploring Technology & Industry Pathway ..............................60 Floral Design (Advanced Horticulture).....................................49 Foreign & Gourmet Foods .......................................................54 Forensic Science I & II .............................................................35 French I, II, III .........................................................................44 French IV/AP ...........................................................................44 Fundamentals of Art I ............................................................. 23 GED Program ......................................................................... 66 Geology................................................................................... 35 Geometry ................................................................................ 29 Geometry Extended Time ....................................................... 29 Golf Course and Turfgrass Management.................................. 49 Graphic Arts I & II ................................................................. 61 Health ..................................................................................... 55 Health and Fitness Walking ..................................................... 31 Health Science ........................................................................ 35 Heroic and Epic Literature I & II ............................................ 19 Honors Algebra 2 .................................................................... 28 Honors Geometry ................................................................... 29

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Course Description Index Honors In Science ................................................................... 36 Horticulture I - Beginning....................................................... 50 Horticulture II ........................................................................ 50 Human Anatomy and Physiology (Honors) ............................ 36 Humanities ............................................................................. 19 Independent Studies ................................................................ 63 Interpretation/Translation, Spanish-English ............................ 44 Intermediate Writing/Literature .............................................. 19 Jazz Band I, II ......................................................................... 24 Journalism (Bulldog) ......................................................... 19, 62 Latin I, II, II, IV...................................................................... 45 Learning Lab (Special Programs) ............................................. 42 Library Assistant...................................................................... 63 Life After High School ............................................................ 55 Life Skills Program (Special Programs) .................................... 42 Marine Biology ....................................................................... 37 Marketing Management .......................................................... 56 Medical Terminology I & II .................................................... 57 Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Choir............................................................................. 25 Microsoft Desktop Certification .............................................. 52 Natural Resource Science ....................................................... 50 Northwest Career & Technical Academy ..................................... 65 Nutrition................................................................................. 53 Office Assistant ....................................................................... 64 On-The-Job Peer Support ........................................................ 66 Oceanography ......................................................................... 36 PASS Program ......................................................................... 66 Percussion Ensemble ............................................................... 25 Personal Choices ..................................................................... 54 Personal Finance ...................................................................... 53 Philosophy & Literature .......................................................... 20 Physical Science ................................................................................... 36 Physical Science C & D ....................................................................... 36 Physical Science Support.................................................................. 37 Physics: Conceptual ................................................................ 37 Physics: Honors....................................................................... 37 Poetry...................................................................................... 20 Power Technology & Mechanics .............................................. 60 Pre-Calculus ............................................................................ 29 Probability & Statistics ............................................................ 30 Psychology .............................................................................. 41 Reading I, II, III, 9th, 10th ..................................................... 20 Reading And Writing About Classic Film ................................ 20 Reading/Writing Collection of Evidence (COE)...................... 20 Research Paper ........................................................................ 21 Retail Store Management ........................................................ 56 RISE (Special Programs).......................................................... 43 Robotics II .............................................................................. 59 Robotics Foundation ............................................................... 59 Running Start.......................................................................... 66 Sales and Marketing ................................................................ 56 Science Intern ......................................................................... 38 Sheltered Transitional English.................................................. 22 Sheltered Transitional English 2............................................... 22 Skagina (Yearbook) .................................................................. 62

COURSE DESCRIPTION INDEX

Soccer...................................................................................... 31 Social Psychology .................................................................... 41 Spanish For Heritage Speakers I & II ...................................... 46 Spanish I, II, III ...................................................................... 45 Spanish 103............................................................................. 46 SPED Math I, II, III ............................................................... 43 SPED Reading & Writing I, II, III .......................................... 43 Speech and Communication ................................................... 21 Sports Literature ...................................................................... 21 Sports Medicine I .................................................................... 57 Sports Medicine I - Advanced.................................................. 57 Sports Medicine Lab/Practicum............................................... 58 String Ensemble / Orchestra .................................................... 25 Symphonic Band ................................................................................. 25 Synergy ................................................................................... 26 Teacher Assistant ..................................................................... 64 Television Production, Intro / Advanced ................................. 62 Tennis/Badminton .................................................................. 31 United States History .............................................................. 41 Vocational Training (Special Programs).................................... 43 Volleyball ................................................................................ 31 Washington State History........................................................ 41 Web Design I, II ..................................................................... 53 Weight Training ...................................................................... 31 Welding Technology ................................................................ 50 Wind Ensemble....................................................................... 26 Work-Based Experience ...................................................... 53,63 World Geography.................................................................... 41 World Music Ensemble ........................................................... 26 Yoga For Fitness ...................................................................... 32

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