Course Selection Handbook

UC Course Requirements

Course Selection and Planning

English

1015VS1- English 1 CP Online S1

1015VS2- English 1 CP Online S2

1016VS1- English II CP Online S1

1016VS2- English II CP Online S2

1017VS1- English III CP Online S1

1017VS2- English III CP Online S2

1090VS1- ERWC S1

1090VS2- ERWC S2

Math

2230V S1- Integrated Math I Online S1

2230V S2- Integrated Math I Online S2

2250V S1- Integrated Math II Online S1

2250V S2- Integrated Math II Online S2

2225V S1- Integrated III Online S1

2225V S2- Integrated III Online S2

2351 S1 - Statistics Online S1

2351 S2- Statistics  Online S2

Social Science

1511V S1- World History S1

1511V S2- World History S2

1526V S1- US History CP Online S1

1526V S2- US History CP Online S2

1541V-     Economics CP Online

1543V-    Civics CP Online

1551 S1 - Leadership S1

1551 S2 - Leadership S2

Science

3064V S1- Biology Online S1

3064V S2- Biology Online S2

3070V S1-Chemistry Online S1

3070V S2-Chemistry Online S2

3090V S1 - Physics Online S1

3090V S2 - Physics Online S2

Physical Education

2700 S1- Physical Education S1

2700 S2- Physical Education S2

2726 S1- PE Core 9th S1

2726 S2- PE Core 9th S2

World Languages

4020V S1- Spanish I Online S1

4020V S1- Spanish I Online S2

4030V S1- Spanish II Online S1

4030V S2- Spanish II Online S2

4040V S1-Spanish III Online S1

4040V S2-Spanish III Online S2

Electives

Entrepreneurship/Self-Employment

4515 S1 - Business Leadership  S1

4515 S1 - Business Leadership   S2

4517VS1- Advertising and Sales Promotion

4519VS2 - Entrepreneurship

4512S1 - Business Finance S1

4512S2 - Business Finance S2

Mental and Behavioral Health

1557VS1 -Psychology 1

1557VS2 -Psychology 2

1570VS1 -Social Problems 1

1570VS2 -Social Problems 2

1563VS1- Peer Counseling

Games and Simulation
5471VS1- Coding 1

5477VS1 - Game Design 1

5477VS2 -Game Design 2

5479V - 3D Modeling and Animation

1566V - Freshman Seminar

1567V- Sophomore Seminar

1568V- Junior Seminar

1569V- Senior Seminar

Art

5452 S1 - 21st Century Yearbook Design and Publication

5452 S2- 21st Century Yearbook Design and Publication

Advanced Placement (College Credit Courses)

1013V S1 – English Lang and Comp AP Online S1

1013V S2 - English Lang and Comp AP Online S2

1014V S1 - English Lit and Comp AP Online S1

1014V S2 - English Lit and Comp AP Online S2

1508 S1- World History Online AP S1

1508 S2- World History Online AP S2

1558 S1- Psychology AP Online S1

1558 S2- Psychology AP Online S2

1525VS1 - AP American History S1

1525VS2 - AP American History S2

1534S1 - AP Government and Politics United States, Amer Govt Pol AP

1534S2- AP Government and Politics United States, Amer Govt Pol AP

AP Calculus AB

Special Needs  / not for dual enrollment

Middle School

English Language Arts

1160VS1 - Language Arts 6th grade Online

1170VS1- Language Arts 7th grade Online

1180VS1 - Language Arts 8th grade Online

MS Mathematics

2160VS1- Math 6 Online

2170VS1- Math 7 Online

2180CS1- Math 8 Online

Social Science and History

1660VS1- Social Studies 6 Online

1670VS1- Social Studies 7 Online

1680VS1- U.S. History 8 Online

Science

3160VS1- Science 6 Online

3170VS1-Science 7 Online

3180VS1-Science 8 Online

Electives

7650VS1- Exploratory (Careers, Art, Web Design, & World Language)

Physical Education

2750 - PE 6, 7, & 8


UC Course Requirements

A) History/social science

Two years of history/social science, including: one year of world or European history, cultures and geography (may be a single yearlong course or two one-semester courses), and one year of U.S. history or one-half year of U.S. history and one-half year of civics or American government

U.S. History: score of 3, 4 or 5 on the AP U.S. History exam;
score of 5, 6 or 7 on the IB History of the Americas HL exam

U.S. Government: Score of 3, 4 or 5 on the AP Exam satisfies a half year.

World History/Cultures/Geography: score of 3, 4 or 5 on the AP exam in European History, World History or Human Geography; score of 5, 6 or 7 on the IB History HL or Geography HL exam

College courses

U.S. History/Civics/American Government: grade of C or better in a transferable course of 3 or more semester (4 or more quarter) units in U.S. history, civics or American government

World History/Cultures/Geography: grade of C or better in a transferable course of 3 or more semester (4 or more quarter) units in world history, cultures and geography

B) English

Four years of college-preparatory English that include frequent writing, from brainstorming to final paper, as well as reading of classic and modern literature. No more than one year of ESL-type courses can be used to meet this requirement.

Combined English/Writing or English Language Arts (ELA) score of 24 satisfies first three years; score of 30 satisfies entire requirement.

SAT Subject Examination

Literature: Score of 560 satisfies first three years.

AP or IB Examination

Score of 3, 4 or 5 on the AP English Language and Composition or English Literature and Composition Exam; score of 5, 6 or 7 on the IB HL English: Literature exam (formerly IB HL English A1)

College courses

For each year required through the 11th grade, a grade of C or better in a course of 3 or more semester (4 or more quarter) units in English composition, literature (American or English) or foreign literature in translation. Courses used to satisfy the fourth year and/or the entire requirement must be transferable. For lower-division transfer, all courses must be transferable. Literature courses must include substantial work in composition.

C) Mathematics

Three years (four years recommended) of college-preparatory mathematics that include the topics covered in elementary and advanced algebra and two- and three-dimensional geometry. Approved integrated math courses may be used to fulfill part or all of this requirement, as may math courses taken in the seventh and eighth grades if the high school accepts them as equivalent to its own courses.


Score of 3, 4 or 5 on the AP Statistics Exam satisfies elementary and intermediate algebra.

Score of 3, 4 or 5 on the AP Calculus AB or Calculus BC Exam satisfies two years of the requirement (but not geometry).

Score of 5, 6, or 7 on the IB Mathematics HL exam satisfies two years of the requirement (but not geometry).

College courses

Three semester (4 quarter) units of non-transferable college courses in elementary algebra, geometry, intermediate algebra or trigonometry, with a grade of C or better, satisfy one year of the math requirement.

Grade of C or better in a transferable mathematics course of at least 3 semester (4 quarter units) that has intermediate algebra as a prerequisite satisfies the entire requirement. Freshman applicants cannot satisfy the entire 3-year requirement with a statistics course alone.

NOTE: All students must complete a geometry course or integrated math with geometry content. One transferable college course will not satisfy the full three-year math requirement.

D) Laboratory science - Not for Dual enrollment

Two years (three years recommended) of laboratory science providing fundamental knowledge in two of these three foundational subjects: biology, chemistry and physics. The final two years of an approved three-year integrated science program that provides rigorous coverage of at least two of the three foundational subjects may be used to fulfill this requirement. One yearlong interdisciplinary science or integrated science or earth and space sciences course can meet one year of this requirement — and combined with one year of biology or chemistry or physics, fulfills the full requirement.


Score of 3, 4 or 5 on any two AP Exams in Biology, Chemistry, Physics (B, C, 1 or 2) and Environmental Science; score of 5, 6 or 7 on any two IB HL exams in Biology, Chemistry or Physics

College courses

For each year of the requirement, a grade of C or better in a transferable course of at least 3 semester (4 au in a natural (physical or biological) science with at least 30 hours of laboratory (not "demonstration")

E) Language other than English

Two years, or equivalent to the 2nd level of high school instruction, of the same language other than English are required. (Three years/3rd level of high school instruction recommended). Courses should emphasize speaking and understanding, and include instruction in grammar, vocabulary, reading, composition and culture. American Sign Language and classical languages, such as Latin and Greek, are acceptable. Courses taken in the seventh and eighth grades may be used to fulfill part or all of this requirement if the high school accepts them as equivalent to its own courses.

SAT Subject Examination


Score of 3, 4 or 5 on the AP Exam in Chinese Language and Culture, French Language and Culture, German Language and Culture, Italian Language and Culture, Japanese Language and Culture, Spanish Language, Spanish Language and Culture, Spanish Literature and Culture or Latin;
score of 5, 6 or 7 on an IB Language A2 HL exam

College courses

Grade of C or better in any transferable course(s) (excluding conversation) held by the college to be equivalent to two years of high school language. Many colleges list the prerequisites for their second course in language as "Language 1 at this college or two years of high school language." In this case, Language 1 clears both years of the requirement.

F) Visual and performing arts

One yearlong course of visual and performing arts chosen from the following disciplines: dance, drama/theater, music, visual art or interdisciplinary arts — or two one-semester courses from the same discipline is also acceptable.

AP Examination

Score of 3, 4 or 5 on the AP History of Art, Studio Art or Music Theory Exam;
score of 5, 6 or 7 on any one IB HL exam in Dance, Film, Music, Theatre Arts or Visual Arts

College courses

Grade of C or better in any transferable course of 3 semester (4 quarter) units that clearly falls within one of four visual/performing arts disciplines: dance, drama/theater, music or visual art

G) College-preparatory elective

One year (two semesters), in addition to those required in "a-f" above, chosen from the following areas: visual and performing arts, history, social science, English, advanced mathematics, laboratory science and language other than English (a third year in the language used for the "e" requirement or two years of another language)

AP or IB Examination

Score of 3, 4 or 5 on any one AP Exam in Computer Science, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Human Geography, Psychology, U.S. Government or Comparative Government; score of 5, 6 or 7 on any one IB HL exam in Economics, Philosophy, Psychology, Social and Cultural Anthropology, or Computer Science

College courses

Grade of C or better in transferable college courses of at least 3 semester (4 quarter) units beyond those listed above as clearing any of the "a-f" requirements.

Enrolling in Desert Learning Academy from other school within the Palm Springs Unified School District.

Students looking to augment or repair their UC a-g profile can enroll with DLA up to two courses a semester. The courses have to be one of the courses on the list not labeled (not for dual enrollment; Lab sciences and Art courses).  Students will have to make time to meet with a lead teacher and  have tests proctored.   This typically occurs on Wednesday mornings or by appointment.  Enrollment is based on approval of the home school.  All students are required to meet a site counselor for completion of the application.  Completed application can be faxed,  emailed, or brought to DLA. Students will be assigned a lead teacher, that  teacher will make contact with the parent and student for online course training or questions about expectations.  All system course grades are official and will be added to the student's transcript as a Desert Learning Academy course.  Students have one week after the enrollment date to drop a course without affecting the transcript.   All grades after this point are considered final.

Link to Application

Course Selection and Planning

English

1015VS1- English 1 CP Online S1

UC Approved: b - English
Credits: 5
This course introduces basic literary genres: short story, novel, poetry, drama, nonfiction, that the terminology necessary for discussing each type. The course also emphasizes essay development through thesis, support, elaboration, and conclusion. Editing and revision skills are emphasized. Writing assignments are linked to the academic standards to encourage personal writing and literary analysis. Oral speaking, listening and vocabulary skills are developed throughout the course. In addition to classroom reading,
there is an outside reading requirement.

11734616 CA-Common Core English Language Arts 9 A

1015VS2- English 1 CP Online S2

UC Approved: b - English

Credits: 5
This course introduces basic literary genres: short story, novel, poetry, drama, nonfiction, that the terminology necessary for discussing each type. The course also emphasizes essay development through thesis, support, elaboration, and conclusion. Editing and revision skills are emphasized. Writing assignments are linked to the academic standards to encourage personal writing and literary analysis. Oral speaking, listening and vocabulary skills are developed throughout the course. In addition to classroom reading, there is an outside reading requirement.

11734518 CA-Common Core English Language Arts 9 B

1016VS1- English II CP Online S1

UC Approved: b - English

Credits: 5

English 10 integrates the reading and study of classic world literature and contemporary multicultural fiction with writing and oral language, both in class and in independent outside reading. Writing instruction includes literary interpretation, literary style analysis, persuasive/argumentative writing, and the research process (including MLA format). Grammar and English usage skills are integrated with writing instruction.
Vocabulary study includes vocabulary in the context of the literature and study of high frequency SAT words.

11882721 CA-Common Core English Language Arts 10 A

1016VS2- English II CP Online S2

UC Approved: b - English

Credits: 5
English 10 integrates the reading and study of classic world literature and contemporary multicultural fiction with writing and oral language, both in class and in independent outside reading. Writing instruction includes literary interpretation, literary style analysis, persuasive/argumentative writing, and the research process (including MLA format). Grammar and English usage skills are integrated with writing instruction.
Vocabulary study includes vocabulary in the context of the literature and study of high frequency SAT words.

11882723 CA-Common Core English Language Arts 10 B

1017VS1- English III CP Online S1

UC Approved: b - English

Credits: 5
English 11 continues the study of literature. It combines writing instruction with the analytical skills needed for success in the workplace, community college, and four-year University. The research paper process begun in English 10 will be reviewed. It also reviews the grammar, usage, sentence structure and mechanics necessary to write at a college level. American literature is studied both chronologically and thematically. Class discussion, writing assignments, and regular homework are structured to stimulate high levels of critical thinking. This course requires outside reading.

11882725 CA-Common Core English Language Arts 11 A

1017VS2- English III CP Online S2

UC Approved: b - English

Credits: 5
English 11 continues the study of literature. It combines writing instruction with the analytical skills needed for success in the workplace, community college, and four-year University. The research paper process begun in English 10 will be reviewed. It also reviews the grammar, usage, sentence structure and mechanics necessary to write at a college level. American literature is studied both chronologically and thematically. Class discussion, writing assignments, and regular homework are structured to stimulate high levels of critical thinking. This course requires outside reading.
11882727 CA-Common Core English Language Arts 11 B

1090VS1- ERWC S1

UC Approved: b - English

Credits: 5
This course was developed by the California State University (CSU) system for high school seniors. The course is designed to better prepare college bound students to read expository texts and write expository essays; both skills are essential for college success.

11882787 CA-Expository Reading and Writing A

1090VS2- ERWC S2

UC Approved: b - English

Credits: 5
This course was developed by the California State University (CSU) system for high school seniors. The course is designed to better prepare college bound students to read expository texts and write expository essays; both skills are essential for college success.

11882788 CA-Expository Reading and Writing B

Math

2230V S1- Integrated Math I Online S1

UC Approved: c- Mathematics
Credits: 5

Integrated Math 1 is the first of a three­ course series to be followed by Integrated Math 2 and Integrated Math 3. Integrated Math 1 is a standard ­paced integrated math course. It is the first course in the standard four ­year high school math progression (Integrated Math I Online – Integrated Math II Online  – Integrated Math III Online  – Math Analysis). As an integrated math course, the content of Integrated Math I Online  features topics in algebra, geometry and statistics. Key concepts include functions (linear and exponential), geometric transformations and congruence, geometric constructions, linear systems of equations, linear inequalities, triangle congruence, and statistics. It covers the material in the Model Mathematics I course of the Integrated Pathway in the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics for California Public Schools. The Standards for Mathematical Practice will also be woven throughout lessons, student practice assignments, and assessment

11882745 CA-Common Core Math I A

2230V S2- Integrated Math I Online S2

UC Approved: c- Mathematics
Credits: 5

Integrated Math 1 is the first of a three­ course series to be followed by Integrated Math 2 and Integrated Math 3. Integrated Math 1 is a standard ­paced integrated math course. It is the first course in the standard four ­year high school math progression (Integrated Math I Online – Integrated Math II Online  – Integrated Math III Online  – Math Analysis). As an integrated math course, the content of Integrated Math I Online  features topics in algebra, geometry and statistics. Key concepts include functions (linear and exponential), geometric transformations and congruence, geometric constructions, linear systems of equations, linear inequalities, triangle congruence, and statistics. It covers the material in the Model Mathematics I course of the Integrated Pathway in the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics for California Public Schools. The Standards for Mathematical Practice will also be woven throughout lessons, student practice assignments, and assessment

11882747 CA-Common Core Math I B

2250V S1- Integrated Math II Online S1

UC Approved: c- Mathematics
Credits: 5

Integrated Math 2 is the second of a three­ course series to be followed by Integrated Math 3. Integrated Math 2 is a standard­ paced integrated math course. It is the second course in the standard four­ year high school math progression (Integrated Math 1 – Integrated Math 2 – Integrated Math 3 – Math Analysis). As an integrated math course, the content of Integrated Math 2 features topics in algebra, geometry and statistics. Key concepts include functions (quadratic), angle relationships, attributes of polygons, triangle congruence, similarity, right triangle relationships, trigonometry, circles, proof, properties of circles (geometric and algebraic), area, volume, surface area, permutations, combinations, probability, and statistics. It covers the material in the Model Mathematics II course of the Integrated Pathway in the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics for California Public Schools. The Standards for Mathematical Practice will also be woven throughout lessons, student practice assignments, and assessments

2250V S2- Integrated Math II Online S2

UC Approved: c- Mathematics
Credits: 5

Integrated Math 2 is the second of a three­ course series to be followed by Integrated Math 3. Integrated Math 2 is a standard­ paced integrated math course. It is the second course in the standard four­ year high school math progression (Integrated Math 1 – Integrated Math 2 – Integrated Math 3 – Math Analysis). As an integrated math course, the content of Integrated Math 2 features topics in algebra, geometry and statistics. Key concepts include functions (quadratic), angle relationships, attributes of polygons, triangle congruence, similarity, right triangle relationships, trigonometry, circles, proof, properties of circles (geometric and algebraic), area, volume, surface area, permutations, combinations, probability, and statistics. It covers the material in the Model Mathematics II course of the Integrated Pathway in the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics for California Public Schools. The Standards for Mathematical Practice will also be woven throughout lessons, student practice assignments, and assessments

2225V S1- Integrated III Online S1

UC Approved: c- Mathematics
Credits: 5

In the Mathematics III course, students expand their repertoire of functions to include polynomial, rational, and radical functions. They also expand their study of right-triangle trigonometry to include general triangles. Students relate visual displays of data to probability distributions, identify different ways of collecting data and recognize the role that randomness and careful design play in the conclusions that may be drawn. Finally, students bring together all of their experience with functions and geometry to create models and solve contextual problems (from the California Mathematics Framework).

2225V S2- Integrated III Online S2

UC Approved: c- Mathematics
Credits: 5

In the Mathematics III course, students expand their repertoire of functions to include polynomial, rational, and radical functions. They also expand their study of right-triangle trigonometry to include general triangles. Students relate visual displays of data to probability distributions, identify different ways of collecting data and recognize the role that randomness and careful design play in the conclusions that may be drawn. Finally, students bring together all of their experience with functions and geometry to create models and solve contextual problems (from the California Mathematics Framework).

2351 S1 - Statistics Online S1

UC Approved: c- Mathematics
Credits: 5

Students will work with probability, data collection, descriptive and inferential statistics, probability, and
technological tools to analyze statistics. The main foci of the course will be exploring data, planning a study,
producing models using probability theory, and making statistical inferences. Students will work with statistical measures of centrality and spread, methods of data collection, methods of determining probability, binomial and normal distributions, hypothesis testing, and confidence intervals. Students will use multiple representations to present data including written descriptions, numerical statistics, formulas, and graphs.

2351 S2- Statistics  Online S2

UC Approved: c- Mathematics
Credits: 5

Students will work with probability, data collection, descriptive and inferential statistics, probability, and
technological tools to analyze statistics. The main foci of the course will be exploring data, planning a study,
producing models using probability theory, and making statistical inferences. Students will work with statistical measures of centrality and spread, methods of data collection, methods of determining probability, binomial and normal distributions, hypothesis testing, and confidence intervals. Students will use multiple representations to present data including written descriptions, numerical statistics, formulas, and graphs.

Social Science

1511V S1- World History S1

UC Approved: a - History

Credits: 5

 This course will study world history from the beginning of known democratic systems into the 20th century. Students study economics, politics, and the natural development of the world. Historical problems are discussed and related to the current scene.

11385919 CA-World History, Culture, and Geography A

1511V S2- World History S2

UC Approved: a - History

Credits: 5

This course will study world history from the beginning of known democratic systems into the 20th century. Students study economics, politics, and the natural development of the world. Historical problems are discussed and related to the current scene.

11882759 CA-World History, Culture, and Geography B

1526V S1- US History CP Online S1

UC Approved: a - History

Credits: 5

 This course reviews the history of the United States beginning with colonial America to the present with an emphasis on the 20th century United States history. Current problems are discussed and related to the historical scene.

11882753 CA-United States History and Geography A

1526V S2- US History CP Online S2

UC Approved: a - History

Credits: 5

 This course reviews the history of the United States beginning with colonial America to the present with an emphasis on the 20th century United States history. Current problems are discussed and related to the historical scene.

11882755 CA-United States History and Geography B

1541V-     Economics CP Online

UC Approved: a - History

Credits: 5

This broad-ranging survey course is designed as a practical study of the functions of economic systems and a study of the American market economy. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking and rational analysis of the scope of economic concepts as well as international trade.

11882749 CA-Economics

1543V-    Civics CP Online

UC Approved: a - History

Credits: 5

This survey course covers the need for government in all societies. Starting with the principles of American democracy from our Democratic-Republican origins to contemporary socio-political issues, students will become informed and involved citizens of our community and nation.

11882751 CA-Principles of American Democracy

1551 S1 - Leadership S1


UC Approved: N/A
Credits: 5
This class is directed at students who have made a commitment to government at the local school level.Leadership skills will be focused on and included through knowledge of parliamentary procedure, foundation of school, finance, and organizational skills. Student leaders will spend a
large amount of time on the completion of their elected or appointed positions and the development of school activities.

1551 S2 - Leadership S2

UC Approved: N/A

Credits: 5

This class is directed at students who have made a commitment to government at the local school level. Leadership skills will be focused on and included through knowledge of parliamentary procedure, foundation of school, finance, and organizational skills. Student leaders will spend a large amount of time on the completion of their elected or appointed positions and the development of school activities.

Science

3064V S1- Biology Online S1

UC Approved: d – Laboratory Science / not for dual enrollment
Credits: 5

This is a 10th grade level course. Incoming 9th grade students wishing to take Biology are strongly recommended to have an A in both semesters of 8th grade science. This required course will provide a rigorous introduction to the major topics in biology. Topics will include: basic organic chemistry, cell biology and cellular energetics, genetics, evolution, anatomy and physiology and ecology. The course will emphasize scientific literacy and hands on laboratory experiences. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have a strong foundation for taking upper level biology related classes.

11882709  CA-Biology A

3064V S2- Biology Online S2

UC Approved: d – Laboratory Science / not for dual enrollment
Credits: 5

This course teaches an appreciation of living forms and the relationship of organisms to one another and to their environment. Students also gain an understanding of the chemical components that make up plants, animals, and microorganisms.
11689330 CA-Biology B

3070V S1-Chemistry Online S1  

UC Approved: d – Laboratory Science / not for dual enrollment
Credits: 5

This course is specifically directed toward college bound students who will be non­science majors. It is unique in its strong emphasis on learning chemical principles as they apply to real life. This laboratory course is centered on chemistry related technological issues now confronting our society and the world. It is intended to help students realize the important role that chemistry will play in their personal and professional lives, to use principles of chemistry to think more intelligently about current issues they will encounter involving science and technology, and to develop a lifelong awareness of the potential and the limitations of science and technology.

3070V S2-Chemistry Online S2

UC Approved: d – Laboratory Science / not for dual enrollment
Credits: 5

This course deals with the chemical nature of the world around us. The emphasis of the class is on understanding atomic theory, chemical bonding, and chemical reactions.

3090V S1 - Physics Online S1

UC Approved: d – Laboratory Science / not for dual enrollment
Credits: 5

This course provides a background in the behavior of matter and the physical laws of nature. The primary goal of this course is to help students recognize the importance of physical principles in their everyday experience and to think intelligently about current issues they will encounter involving science and technology. To achieve this goal, the course emphasizes hands on experiences and real world applications of physical principles. The course will also include the historical context surrounding major discoveries in physics to illustrate the evolution of scientific thought and the scientific process. The first semester focuses on Newton’s laws of motion and the laws of conservation of matter and energy. The second semester introduces electricity, magnetism, and optics.

3090V S2 - Physics Online S2

UC Approved: d – Laboratory Science / not for dual enrollment
Credits: 5

This course, in conjunction with biology and chemistry, provides the broadest exposure of fundamental science concepts students need for most introductory science courses at the college level. Physical concepts of motion, forces, momentum, energy, thermodynamics, waves, electricity, and magnetism are covered.

Physical Education

2700 S1- Physical Education S1

UC Approved: N/A
Credits: 5

Following the CA State Physical Education Standards, Course 2 emphasizes group sports and activities, social etiquette of sports, basic understanding of the principles of movement, and the importance physical activity has on the quality of our lives. The content articulates the knowledge, skills, and confidence students need to maintain meaningful physical activity throughout their lifetime. Students who failed the Physical Fitness Tests during Course I must take Course II PE.

2700 S2- Physical Education S2

UC Approved: N/A
Credits: 5

Following the CA State Physical Education Standards, Course 2 emphasizes group sports and activities, social etiquette of sports, basic understanding of the principles of movement, and the importance physical activity has on the quality of our lives. The content articulates the knowledge, skills, and confidence students need to maintain meaningful physical activity throughout their lifetime. Students who failed the Physical Fitness Tests during Course I must take Course II PE.

2726 S1- PE Core 9th S1

UC Approved: N/A
Credits: 5

Following the CA State Physical Education Standards, Course 1 PE emphasizes knowledge and motor skill competencies with an emphasis on individual and dual sport activities, rhythms and movement, and group dynamics. Fitness, strength building, and health are emphasized through regular vigorous physical activity as well as demonstrating knowledge of fitness concepts, principles, and strategies. Self­ responsibility, social interaction, and group dynamics are demonstrated through understanding psychology and sociology concepts applied to the strategies around performance and physical activity. The overall goal is to increase physical competence, Health ­related fitness, self ­responsibility and enjoyment of physical activity for all students. The
course prepares students to think critically about their overall fitness and the benefits of being a lifelong fitness participant. All freshmen are required to take this course and participate in California Physical Fitness Testing (PFTs).

2726 S2- PE Core 9th S2

UC Approved: N/A

Credits: 5

Following the CA State Physical Education Standards, Course 1 PE emphasizes knowledge and motor skill competencies with an emphasis on individual and dual sport activities, rhythms and movement, and group dynamics. Fitness, strength building, and health are emphasized through regular vigorous physical activity as well as demonstrating knowledge of fitness concepts, principles, and strategies. Self­ responsibility, social interaction, and group dynamics are demonstrated through understanding psychology and sociology concepts applied to the strategies around performance and physical activity. The overall goal is to increase physical competence, Health ­related fitness, self ­responsibility and enjoyment of physical activity for all students. The
course prepares students to think critically about their overall fitness and the benefits of being a lifelong fitness participant. All freshmen are required to take this course and participate in California Physical Fitness Testing (PFTs).

World Languages

4020V S1- Spanish I Online S1

UC Approved: e – Language Other Than English
Credits: 5
Spanish 1 is designed to introduce the student to the language and culture of the Spanish-speaking people. It will focus on communication and comprehension through listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Vocabulary and grammatical structures are practiced in context with their communicative functions emphasized.

13024497 Spanish 1 - WL9603 A

4020V S1- Spanish I Online S2

UC Approved: e – Language Other Than English
Credits: 5

Spanish 1 is designed to introduce the student to the language and culture of the Spanish-speaking people. It will focus on communication and comprehension through listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Vocabulary and grammatical structures are practiced in context with their communicative functions emphasized.

13024498 Spanish 1 - WL9603 B

4030V S1- Spanish II Online S1

UC Approved: e – Language Other Than English
Credits: 5

Spanish 2 is for the student who has successfully completed Spanish 1A and 1B. Instruction and practice will include reading, writing, speaking and listening in the target language. The class will be conducted in Spanish.

13024499 Spanish 2 - WL9604 A

4030V S2- Spanish II Online S2

UC Approved: e – Language Other Than English
Credits: 5

Spanish 2 is for the student who has successfully completed Spanish 1A and 1B. Instruction and practice will include reading, writing, speaking and listening in the target language. The class will be conducted in Spanish

13024500 Spanish 2 - WL9604 B

4040V S1-Spanish III Online S1

UC Approved: e – Language Other Than English
Credits: 5
In this expanding engagement with Spanish, students deepen their focus on four key skills in foreign
language acquisition: listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. In addition, students read significant works of literature in Spanish, and respond orally or in writing to these works. The course consists of 180 lesson days formatted in an intuitive calendar view, which can be divided into two 90- day semesters and represents an ideal blend of language learning pedagogy and online learning. As students begin the course, they construct their own Avatar that accumulates “Avatar bucks”—by performing well on course tasks—to use to purchase items (virtual clothing, gadgets, scenery, etc.) at the “Avatar store”. Continuing the pattern, and building on what students encountered in the first two years, each week consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, numerous interactive games reinforcing vocabulary and grammar, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, and multimedia cultural presentations covering major Spanish-speaking areas in Europe and the Americas. The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).

4040V S2-Spanish III Online S2

UC Approved: e – Language Other Than English
Credits: 5

In this expanding engagement with Spanish, students deepen their focus on four key skills in foreign
language acquisition: listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. In addition, students read
significant works of literature in Spanish, and respond orally or in writing to these works. The course
consists of 180 lesson days formatted in an intuitive calendar view, which can be divided into two 90-
day semesters and represents an ideal blend of language learning pedagogy and online learning. As
students begin the course, they construct their own Avatar that accumulates “Avatar bucks”—by
performing well on course tasks—to use to purchase items (virtual clothing, gadgets, scenery, etc.) at
the “Avatar store”. Continuing the pattern, and building on what students encountered in the first two
years, each week consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, numerous interactive
games reinforcing vocabulary and grammar, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking
and writing activities, and multimedia cultural presentations covering major Spanish-speaking areas in
Europe and the Americas. The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by
ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).

Electives

Entrepreneurship/Self-Employment

4515 S1 - Business Leadership  S1

UC Approved: N/A

Credits 5

The course further provides students a conceptual tool by which to understand how economic, social, cultural, political and legal factors influence both domestic and cross-border business. Business structures, global entrepreneurship, business management, marketing, and the challenges of managing international organizations will all be explored in this course. Students will cultivate a mindfulness of how history, geography, language, cultural studies, research skills, and continuing education are important in both business activities and the 21st century.

4515 S1 - Business Leadership   S2

UC Approved: N/A

Credits 5

Although this particular form of marketing bears some resemblance to traditional marketing, there are many differences as well—including a lot more glitz and glamour! In this course, you’ll have the opportunity to explore basic marketing principles and delve deeper into the multi-billion dollar sports and entertainment marketing industry. You’ll learn about how professional athletes, sports teams, and well known entertainers are marketed as commodities and how some of them become billionaires as a result. If you’ve ever wondered about how things work behind the scenes of a major sporting event such as the Super Bowl or even entertained the idea of playing a role in such an event, then this course will introduce you to the fundamentals of such a career.

4517VS1- Advertising and Sales Promotion

UC Approved: g
Credits 5
What comes to mind when you think of ‘marketing’? Perhaps a familiar television jingle plays in your head? Or maybe you think of those irritating sales phone calls? There’s no denying the sheer magnitude and power of the marketing industry. Every year companies spend approximately $200 billion promoting their products and services—and that’s just in the United States alone! You may be familiar with being on the receiving end marketing, but what’s it like on the other side? In Advertising and Sales Promotions, you’ll see how these marketing campaigns, ads, and commercials are brought to life and meet some of the creative folks who produce them. You’ll learn about different marketing career opportunities and discover ways to be part of this exciting, fast-paced industry.

4519VS2 - Entrepreneurship 

UC Approved: g
Credits 5

Do you dream of owning your own business? This course can give you a head start in learning about what you’ll need to own and operate a successful business. Students will explore creating a business plan, financing a business, and pricing products and services.

4512S1 - Business Finance S1

UC Approved: N/A

Credits 5

Connecting practical mathematical concepts to personal and business settings, MA2007 offers
informative and highly useful lessons that challenge students to gain a deeper understanding of
financial math. Relevant, project-based learning activities cover stimulating topics such as personal
financial planning, budgeting and wise spending, banking, paying taxes, the importance of insurance, long-term investing, buying a house, consumer loans, economic principles, traveling abroad, starting a business, and analyzing business data. Offered as a two-semester course for high school students, this course encourages mastery of math skill sets, including percentages, proportions, data analysis, linear systems, and exponential functions.

4512S2 - Business Finance S2

UC Approved: N/A

Credits 5

Connecting practical mathematical concepts to personal and business settings, MA2007 offers
informative and highly useful lessons that challenge students to gain a deeper understanding of
financial math. Relevant, project-based learning activities cover stimulating topics such as personal
financial planning, budgeting and wise spending, banking, paying taxes, the importance of insurance,
long-term investing, buying a house, consumer loans, economic principles, traveling abroad, starting
a business, and analyzing business data. Offered as a two-semester course for high school students,
this course encourages mastery of math skill sets, including percentages, proportions, data analysis,
linear systems, and exponential functions.

Mental and Behavioral Health

1557VS1 -Psychology 1

UC Approved: g
Credits 5

Self-knowledge is the key to self-improvement! Psychology is a subject that can be applied to everyday life. New research and ideas will change the way we view ourselves and each other. This course offers exciting online psychology experiments about our own behaviour and how we behave with other people.

1557VS2 -Psychology 2

UC Approved: g
Credits 5

Enrich the quality of your life by learning to understand the actions of others! Topics include the study of memory, intelligence, emotional, health, stress and personality. This course offers exciting online psychology experiments about the world around us.

1570VS1 -Social Problems 1

UC Approved: g
Credits 5

Students will learn more about the challenges facing societies and the relationships between societies, governments, and individuals in these areas. Each unit will focus on a particular area of social concern, often with a global view, and examine possible solutions at both a structural and individual level.

1570VS2 -Social Problems 2

UC Approved: g
Credits 5

Students will learn more about the challenges facing societies and the relationships between societies, governments, and individuals in these areas. Each unit will focus on a particular area of social concern, often with a global view, and examine possible solutions at both a structural and individual level.

1563VS1- Peer Counseling  

This course will provide students with the essential information and skills necessary to counsel and work with students in need.  In addition this course will present students with different counseling philosophies, communication skills, anger and conflict management skills and the ability to deal with crisis and change.  The overriding theme of the course is helping peer counselors empower others and themselves, with a strong focus on applying the lessons toward self-growth, inclusion and empathy.  The course requires that students keep a journal that records what they have learned and reflects on how they will apply that learning to their counseling and their lives.

Games and Simulation 
5471VS1- Coding 1

UC Approved: g
Credits 5

This course is an introduction to the integration of Computer Science and Visual arts that teaches students JavaScript (a web programming language) through creativity and collaboration.  Designed with the diverse community of online learners in mind, students learn beginner through advanced JavaScript, object-oriented programming and digital design through self-guided, project-oriented learning.  Students of all backgrounds, interests, and ability levels develop their artistic literacy through national arts standards aligned, online curriculum centered on creating, producing and responding to their own work and that of other students in their online course.  On the design, creation, and production side, students gain skills in concept development, storyboarding and video production.
As students interact with peers via a secure online class community, they learn to evaluate and analyze creative coding projects.  This unique experience allows students to understand and analyze the code behind exemplar projects to gain ideas and built upon their own work.  At the discretion of the teacher, students are also encouraged to evaluate, critique, and provide suggestions to build upon and enhance other project examples through both a computer science and coding perspective as well as from a visual and artistic standpoint.

5477VS1 - Game Design 1

UC Approved: g
Credits 5

Game Design is a comprehensive introduction to the process of creating, designing, programming, and marketing a computer game. Students acquire programming and design skills while studying the history of game design, game theory, trends in game design, and the societal impacts of gaming. The course is rich in hands-on lab activities that allow students to develop and master programming concepts, and explore and gain facility with different gaming platforms, software and graphics applications. Students learn how programming, storytelling, and design can combine to make a game both functional and compelling to play. Academic discussion, writing and problem solving further students' acquisition of the conceptual knowledge and skills needed to produce intelligently designed computer games that educate, as well as entertain.

5477VS2 -Game Design 2

UC Approved: g
Credits 5

Game Design is a comprehensive introduction to the process of creating, designing, programming, and marketing a computer game. Students acquire programming and design skills while studying the history of game design, game theory, trends in game design, and the societal impacts of gaming. The course is rich in hands-on lab activities that allow students to develop and master programming concepts, and explore and gain facility with different gaming platforms, software and graphics applications. Students learn how programming, storytelling, and design can combine to make a game both functional and compelling to play. Academic discussion, writing and problem solving further students' acquisition of the conceptual knowledge and skills needed to produce intelligently designed computer games that educate, as well as entertain.

5479V - 3D Modeling and Animation

UC Approved: g
Credits 5

Advanced Game Design 3D Modeling and Animation provides students with a complete understanding of the technological and creative aspects of video game design, as well as how the industry functions in an in-depth and easy-to-follow format.  Students are provided with a complete guide to immersion in the field, from beginning each game build project through completion, integration, and marketing.  Simulated design teams have the opportunity to learn all aspects of team building, including the creative, business, and technological components required to launch a new video game.
The purpose of Advanced Game Design 3D Modeling and Animation is to give students a foundational look into and experience with the Video Game Design industry.  Through ten chapters within their textbook, students learn about team dynamics and their role within a video game design company and team; they learn about the evolution and history of gaming both outside and within the Video Game Design industry; they learn about the concept of “play” within our culture and how the culture of gaming has changed the landscape of America since the early 1970’s; they learn about the global economy and the supply chain in regards to how it affects the production of video game design; and they learn about Large-Scale Design and how it is implemented within the Video Game Design industry.  The expected outcome of this class is that all students will have a broad understanding of how a typical Video Game Design company operates, and how video games are produced from concept to marketing.

1566V - Freshman Seminar

UC Approved: g
Credits 10

Freshman Seminar is a year-long, interdisciplinary course designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills essential for academic success across disciplines and college and career readiness.  Students will develop their verbal and writing communication skills, their ability to solve problems, and skills to think critically and make informed decisions.  Students will demonstrate their understanding of career paths through a variety of assessments including job simulations, speeches, research assignments, an online portfolio, and essay writing.  Students will identify academic interests, skills, values and personality types, research employers and industries, gain experience with public speaking and interview skills, familiarize themselves with college and job search tools, collaborate with their peers, and share learning using multimedia formats.

1567V- Sophomore Seminar

UC Approved: g
Credits 10

The purpose of Sophomore Seminar is to expose students to a variety of skill and knowledge building activities to support their ability to make intentional and responsible decisions around learning and planning for future successes. The class will be structured into six units that cover a range of topics that include: academic goal setting & the science of learning, self-reflection and discovery, CTE course paths, college readiness, and financial literacy. In each unit, students will reflect on their continued growth throughout the year and engage in analytical and reflective assignments that help them understand the world around them and how they function within it. A large emphasis will be placed on socio-emotional learning development, where students will strengthen their understandings of themselves, their needs, their development, and how each applies to their academic growth.  Students will continue to progressively develop their writing skills through essay assignments and writing workshops related to the content of each unit. Students will also develop their oral presentation skills as they present to classmates and staff panels on research they've conducted and projects they've completed. In addition, students will develop research and analytical reading skills as they analyze and extract key evidence from articles, books, and other published documents. Finally, through this course, students will also be held accountable for creating and following an personalized learning plan and goal setting plan to ensure they are actively engaging in school work and confident about their progress towards their established goals.

1568V- Junior Seminar

UC Approved: g
Credits 10

Research Methods offers students the opportunity to perform a research project.  Students will learn how to select a topic, collect resources, do background research, formulate a research question, write a research proposal, gather data, analyze data, draw conclusions, and communicate results.  The course will utilize a combination of direct instruction and projects.  Students can do more than one research project if they wish.  Students will be encouraged to submit their projects to the local science fair and to the Google science fair and other science competitions.

1569V- Senior Seminar

UC Approved: g
Credits 10

The Senior Seminar course is intentionally designed to prepare, in an academic context, students for entrance into four year colleges, with an emphasis on critical thinking, analytical writing, literacy skills, college skills, and test taking, note taking, and research.

The purpose of this course is to provide students with a foundation in college structures and financial literacy.  The program involves substantial critical reading, writing, and discussion through Socratic Seminars. Students enrolled in Senior Seminar are required to complete weekly writings, as well as across content analytical discourses. In addition, students are required to make oral presentations to the class on topics related to college entrances, contemporary issues, and social justice concerns. Senior Seminar students are expected to participate in and develop into moderators in Socratic Seminar discussions. Throughout the course, there will also be opportunities for seniors to moderate discussions about college and financial literacy. Doing so will allow students within the school to be aware of college structures, as well as a keen awareness of what it takes to apply to college.

Throughout the school year, the Senior Seminar teacher serves as a conduit to college and universities as well as to academic departments on campus. This individual assists students in researching and applying for college, completing financial aid application and applying for scholarships, registering for entrance and placement exams, and in preparing for external examinations in the spring. Senior Seminar is divided into multiple units of emphasis, leading to students’ acceptances to a four-year college or university.

Art

5452 S1 - 21st Century Yearbook Design and Publication

UC Approved: g

Credits 5

21st Century Yearbook Design and Publication is a year long project-based course designed to have students create publication mediums that directly impact society and its various cultures, through visual art and design. Students will use creativity along their artistic process of creating layouts and designs. The designer will prove their awareness of their target audience while maintaining integrity of their design, photographs, edits and written work. Designers will then edit one another's work for content, design, originality and ethics. They will collaborate to effectively create and deliver a finished product.

5452 S2- 21st Century Yearbook Design and Publication

UC Approved: g

Credits 5

21st Century Yearbook Design and Publication is a year long project-based course designed to have students create publication mediums that directly impact society and its various cultures, through visual art and design. Students will use creativity along their artistic process of creating layouts and designs. The designer will prove their awareness of their target audience while maintaining integrity of their design, photographs, edits and written work. Designers will then edit one another's work for content, design, originality and ethics. They will collaborate to effectively create and deliver a finished product.

Advanced Placement (College Credit Courses)

1013V S1 – English Lang and Comp AP Online S1

UC Approved: b - English
Credits: 5
This highly demanding 11th grade course consists of the extensive study of fiction and nonfiction. Students analyze their reading through class discussion and critical essays written regularly. The course also aims at making students mature writers able to write competently in all college courses. This writing emphasizes expository, analytical and argumentative essays as well as other rhetorical modes. It also reviews the research paper process and requires a research paper. Students are expected to take the AP English Language Exam.

AP English Language and Composition

1013V S2 - English Lang and Comp AP Online S2

UC Approved: b - English
Credits: 5
This highly demanding 11th grade course continues the extensive study of fiction and non-fiction. Students analyze their reading through class discussion and critical essays written regularly. The course also aims at making students mature writers able to write competently in all college courses. This writing emphasizes expository, analytical and argumentative essays as well as other rhetorical modes. It also reviews the research paper process and requires a research paper.

AP English Language and Composition

1014V S1 - English Lit and Comp AP Online S1

UC Approved: b - English
Credits: 5

This course is designed for juniors and seniors who are highly motivated and who demonstrate excellent literary study and advanced writing skills. The focus of this course is the connection between reading and writing mature prose of many kinds. The research paper process will also be continued. This course contributes to the development of writing competency in all college courses. Portfolio assessment may be required. Summer assignment required.

AP English Literature and Composition

1014V S2 - English Lit and Comp AP Online S2

UC Approved: b - English
Credits: 5

This course is designed for juniors and seniors who are highly motivated and who demonstrate excellent literary study and advanced writing skills. The focus of this course is the connection between reading and writing mature prose of many kinds. The research paper process will also be continued. This course contributes to the development of writing competency in all college courses. Portfolio assessment may be required. Summer assignment required.

AP English Literature and Composition

1508 S1- World History Online AP S1

UC Approved: a - History

Credits: 5

AP® World History is a yearlong college-level course designed to prepare students for the Advanced Placement (AP) World History Exam. The goal of this course is to explore historical themes common to societies around the world and across time periods, from prehistory to the present day. Emphasis is placed on critical and evaluative thinking skills, essay-writing, interpretation of original documents, and historiography. Students will demonstrate their understanding and acquisition of skills through written work,  document-based questions, project-based activities, and practice exams.

AP World History

1508 S2- World History Online AP S2

UC Approved: a - History

Credits: 5

AP® World History is a yearlong college-level course designed to prepare students for the Advanced Placement (AP) World History Exam. The goal of this course is to explore historical themes common to societies around the world and across time periods, from prehistory to the present day. Emphasis is placed on critical and evaluative thinking skills, essay-writing, interpretation of original documents, and historiography. Students will demonstrate their understanding and acquisition of skills through written work,  document-based questions, project-based activities, and practice exams.

AP World History

1558 S1- Psychology AP Online S1

UC Approved:g- elective

Credits: 5

The AP Psychology course introduces students to the scientific study of the behaviors and mental processes of human beings. Students will study a wide range of topics, including the history and approaches of psychology, research methods, behavior and learning, personality, and abnormal behavior and its treatment. Over the course of study, students will create a biography book detailing the contributions of important figures in the field. In addition, students will be exposed to a wide variety of activities, readings, and research studies during the course.

1558 S2- Psychology AP Online S2

UC Approved:g- elective

Credits: 5

The AP Psychology course introduces students to the scientific study of the behaviors and mental processes of human beings. Students will study a wide range of topics, including the history and approaches of psychology, research methods, behavior and learning, personality, and abnormal behavior and its treatment. Over the course of study, students will create a biography book detailing the contributions of important figures in the field. In addition, students will be exposed to a wide variety of activities, readings, and research studies during the course.

1525VS1 - AP American History S1

UC Approved: a - History

Credits: 5

The AP U.S. History course focuses on developing students’ understanding of American history from approximately 1491 to the present. The course has students investigate the content of U.S. history for significant events, individuals, developments, and processes in nine historical periods, and develop and use the same thinking skills and methods (analyzing primary and secondary sources, making historical comparisons, chronological reasoning, and argumentation) employed by historians when they study the past. The course also provides seven themes (American and national identity; migration and settlement; politics and power; work, exchange, and technology; America in the world; geography and the environment; and culture and society) that students explore throughout the course in order to make connections among historical developments in different times and places. AP U.S. History is designed to be the equivalent of a two semester introductory college or university U.S. history course.

AP United States History

1525VS2 - AP American History S2

UC Approved: a - History

Credits: 5

The AP U.S. History course focuses on developing students’ understanding of American history from approximately 1491 to the present. The course has students investigate the content of U.S. history for significant events, individuals, developments, and processes in nine historical periods, and develop and use the same thinking skills and methods (analyzing primary and secondary sources, making historical comparisons, chronological reasoning, and argumentation) employed by historians when they study the past. The course also provides seven themes (American and national identity; migration and settlement; politics and power; work, exchange, and technology; America in the world; geography and the environment; and culture and society) that students explore throughout the course in order to make connections among historical developments in different times and places. AP U.S. History is designed to be the equivalent of a two semester introductory college or university U.S. history course.

AP United States History

1534S1 - AP Government and Politics United States, Amer Govt Pol AP

1534S2- AP Government and Politics United States, Amer Govt Pol AP

AP Calculus AB

Special Needs  / not for dual enrollment

8190- Study Skills

8246 - Integrated Math I

8332- Geometry

8331- Algebra II

8246 - Life Skills

8350- Biology

8130- Earth Science

2649 - PE Adaptive

8100 - English I

8101 -English II

8102 - English III

8190 -ERWC

8137- World History

8138- U.S. History

8142- Civics

8143-Economics

8156- Career & Life Skills

8211- Focus on Success

8245- Introduction to Art

8350- Job Prep

8403- Math Skills

Middle School

English Language Arts

1160VS1 - Language Arts 6th grade Online

1170VS1- Language Arts 7th grade Online

1180VS1 - Language Arts 8th grade Online

MS Mathematics

2160VS1- Math 6 Online

2170VS1- Math 7 Online

2180CS1- Math 8 Online

Social Science and History

1660VS1- Social Studies 6 Online

1670VS1- Social Studies 7 Online

1680VS1- U.S. History 8 Online

Science

3160VS1- Science 6 Online

3170VS1-Science 7 Online

3180VS1-Science 8 Online

Electives

7650VS1- Exploratory (Careers, Art, Web Design, & World Language)

Physical Education

2750 - PE 6, 7, & 8