9th Grade Course Registration Form 2017-18
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Please check below if you are a new student who has been accepted for 2017-18
SOCIAL SCIENCE: (1.0)
World Geography: (9410- semester 1, 9410B – semester 2)
Geography is described as the study of the "why of the where." Geography will explore how to use geography as a tool to better understand the world in which we live. Students will learn to evaluate and question the why and where of spatial perceptions that are read, seen, and heard. The six standards identified below are best understood when using the following geographic themes: location, place, movement, region, and human-environmental interaction. Geography is a year-long course including map skills with physical and human geography essentials, beginning with North America, South America, Europe, and their connections to other world regions.

AP World Geography: (9415A-semester 1, 9415B-semester 2)
Application Required and Available Online. If students wants to take the AP test cost is 91$ and pass to receive college credit.
The AP World History course focuses on developing students’ understanding of world history from approximately 8000 B.C.E. to the present. The course has students investigate the content of world history for significant events, individuals, developments, and processes in six 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 five themes (interaction between humans and the environment; development and interaction of cultures; state building, expansion, and conflict; creation, expansion, and interaction of economic systems; development and transformation of social structures) that students explore throughout the course in order to make connections among historical developments in different times and places encompassing five major geographical regions of the globe: Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania.
World Geography Required. Please Select One Option Below. *
LANGUAGE ARTS: (1.0)
Language Arts 9 (9210 – semester 1, 9210B – semester2)
This course, based on the 9th grade Utah English Language Arts (ELA) Core Standards, is designed with world literature in mind to help deepen understanding of sentence fluency, writing, methods of inquiry, and the processes, skills, and strategies for effective communication. This class will work closely with Geography and Biology to continue building and strengthening those scores.

Language Arts 9 Honors (9230A-semester 1, 9230B-semester2)
Prerequisite: Instructor approval, grades in LA the previous year, and SRI score. (Application Required and is available online.) Students can get their latest SRI score from Mrs. Turley. Current SRI testing will not be until April 2017. Please request honors now and there will be a screening process after the SRI results come back.
This course, based on the 9th Grade Utah English Language Arts (ELA) Core Standards, is designed for students who qualify for more advanced instruction in reading comprehension, writing, methods of inquiry, and the processes, skills, and strategies for effective communication. This class will work closely with Geography and Biology to continue building and strengthening those scores.

Language Arts Required. Please Select Below *
MATH: (1.0)
Secondary Math I (9115 semester 1, 9115B – semester2)
The fundamental purpose of Mathematics I is to formalize and extend the mathematics that students learned in the middle grades. The critical areas, organized into units, deepen and extend understanding of linear relationships, in part by contrasting them with exponential phenomena, and in part by applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend. Mathematics 1 uses properties and theorems involving congruent figures to deepen and extend understanding of geometric knowledge from prior grades. The final unit in the course ties together the algebraic and geometric ideas studied. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout each course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations.

Secondary Math I Honors (9130 – semester 1, 9130B – semester 2)
Application is Required and available online. Enrollment is based on previous grades and instructor approval.
The fundamental purpose of Mathematics I Honors is to formalize and extend the mathematics that students learned in the middle grades. The critical areas, organized into units, deepen and extend understanding of linear relationships, in part by contrasting them with exponential phenomena, and in part by applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend. Mathematics 1 Honors uses properties and theorems involving congruent figures to deepen and extend understanding of geometric knowledge from prior grades. The final unit in the course ties together the algebraic and geometric ideas studied. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout each course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations. Mathematics I Honors covers additional concepts in more depth and at a faster pace then the Mathematics I course.

Secondary Math II Honors (9120 – semester 1, 9120B – semester 2)
Application is Required and available online. Enrollment is based on previous grades and instructor approval.
The focus of Mathematics II is on quadratic expressions, equations, and functions; comparing their characteristics and behavior to those of linear and exponential relationships from Mathematics I as organized into 6 critical areas, or units. The need for extending the set of rational numbers arises and real and complex numbers are introduced so that all quadratic equations can be solved. The link between probability and data is explored through conditional probability and counting methods, including their use in making and evaluating decisions. The study of similarity leads to an understanding of right triangle trigonometry and connects to quadratics through Pythagorean relationships. Circles, with their quadratic algebraic representations, round out the course. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout each course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations.
Mathematics II Honors covers additional concepts in more depth and at a faster pace then the Mathematics II course.
Math Required. Please Select One Below. *
SCIENCE: (1.0)
Biology (9310 – semester 1, 9310B – semester 2)
This class covers many aspects within the science of biology, including ecology, cell biology, genetics, organ and organ systems, as well as evolution. Students will take part in a range of molecular-based lab experiments and get the opportunity to dissect a sheep heart and fetal pig.

Honors Biology (9315 – semester 1, 9315B – semester2)
Application is Required and available online. Enrollment is based on previous grades, SRI (Reading) score, and instructor approval. This class is not guaranteed.
9th grade Honors Biology is a rigorous course covering the many aspects of Biology. Students will cover topics varying from ecosystems, to cells and body systems, plant and animal adaptations as well as evolution and genetics. Students are given the opportunity to dissect a fetal pig, sheep heart and a shark in an effort to strengthen the student’s ability to find patterns and cause/effect relationships amongst the living world. Honors Biology is foundational course for the future high school science courses and provides a stepping stone as students transition to high school. Come explore and discover the science of life- Biology!

Biology Required. Please Select One Below. *
Physical Education Requirements (1.0)
FITNESS FOR LIFE (.5) (9700F – for female students, 9700M – for male students)
Fitness for Life is an individualized, concepts-based, one-semester course designed to give students the knowledge and skills necessary to self-assess, create, conduct, evaluate, and redesign personal fitness programs. It is required of all students and there are no substitutions, including participation in athletics. The course is a combination of classroom and activity-based learning activities with a focus on proper nutrition and the mastery of skills and concepts necessary for students to become accomplished monitors of their personal lifetime fitness. Through participation, students learn to compare the fitness benefits in a variety of individual and team activities.
Students become proficient in the use of a variety of assessments, measurement devices, exercise equipment, web and community resources, and computer software. Assigned reading and writing assignments, which include activity journals and portfolios, broaden the physical education experience and contribute to the literacy of students.

PE Participation/Techniques (.5) (9710F – for female students, 9710M – for male students)
This semester class offers students instruction in lifetime activities and fulfills one P.E. requirement for high school graduation. Individual, dual, and team sports activities are included, with the emphasis on activities offering lifelong participation opportunities.
Participation Skills and Techniques is designed to develop competency in up to five different activities. Competency involves the ability to apply the basic skills, strategies, and rules using standardized guidelines or rubrics. Course activities present an extension of or newer content than that presented in previous classes, and the curriculum provides enough diverse offerings to meet the individual needs of all students.
Fitness For Life Required. Please Select Below *
Participation Skills Required. Please Select Below. *
Phoenix Pride Required
PHOENIX PRIDE – Leadership/Homeroom (.25) (PH)
Students will earn elective credit for this course. It covers character education and leadership. Some of the curriculum that may be used: Leader in Me, Love and Logic, Second Steps. This is a required course here at ELA. Students will have the same pride teacher from 7-9th grade. Students will not be able to choose their pride teacher.

Phoenix Pride Required. Please Select Below. *
Optional Elective Courses
*FINE ARTS ELECTIVES*

Boys Choir I (0.5 or 1.0) 7th, 8th, 9th (7510MA-Semester 1, 7510MB-Semester 2
Prerequisite: None
$ fee required
Don’t miss out on BOYS CHOIR! This class will be packed with energy and FUN! Yes, choir is FUN! We will sing songs from all over the world, from Bach to Rock! We will build powerful, amazing, healthy voices that can’t be stopped! You will not have another class like it!

Girls Choir I (0.5-1.0) 7th, 8th, 9th (7510FA-Semester 1, 7510FB-Semester 2
Prerequisite: None
$ fee required
Girls just wanna have fun? YES! We do! This first ever all girls choir is an amazing opportunity for ELA girls to kick it up a notch! We will work to create amazing, strong, healthy voices and great musicianship! You are not going to want to miss signing up for this class!

Choir II Spotlights (1.0) 8th or 9th Grade (8520A – semester 1, 8520B – semester 2)
Prerequisite: Preferred Choir I
$ fee required
If you want to be involved in an amazing class, this is a must for your schedule! In Spotlight Singers we study the care and cultivation of a beautiful vocal tone, aesthetic sensitivity, increasing the ability to read music, building technical vocal skills, team spirit, and responsible rehearsal habits.

Advanced Theatre III: Productions (1.0) 9th Grade (9530A– semester 1, 9530B – semester 2)
Prerequisite: None
Application required. Students will study the art of acting more rigorously by putting on Productions...thus the name! Get ready for Theatre Awesomeness!

Stage Crew (.50) 8th, 9th (8920A-semester 1, 8920B- semester 2)
Prerequisite: None
Application required, tryouts will be January of the school year prior. In this class you will learn the art of technical theater (lights, sound, costumes, stage management, etc.). Stage Crew will be running all technical events happening at ELA. Part of your grade will be running crew outside of class. Prepare to work hard and have the time of your life!

Advanced Running Crew (1.0) 8th & 9th (8925A- semester 1, 8925B-semester 2)
Prerequisite: None
Application required, tryouts will be January of the school year prior. This class will be double blocked. Course for 9th graders will be counted as Audio Visual Team and Stage Craft Tech. In this class you will continue to learn the art of technical theatre (lights, sound, costumes, stage management, etc.). ELA Crew will be running all technical events happening in the theatre areas of ELA. Part of your grade will be running crew outside of class. Prepare to work hard and have the time of your life!

Acoustic Guitar (.50) 8th & 9th (8910A – semester 1, 8910B – semester 2)
This is an intro class for beginners who have little to no guitar experience. Acoustic only. Come learn how to play or improve your budding skills!
*Student must provide his/her own acoustic guitar.

Digital Photography 1(0.5) 8 & 9th (8560 & 8560B)
Can be offered as a CTE credit or fine art elective credit. Photography includes the inventive use of light and photographic equipment to create art. This is a fundamental course covering camera mechanics, film types, lighting, and composition. With an emphasis on studio production, this course is designed to develop higher-level thinking skills and art-related technology skills. Some art criticism, art history, and aesthetics may be included.

Art III: Art in Everyday Life (1.0) 9th (9550A –semester 1, 9550B – semester 2)
Prerequisite: Art 1 and/or Art 2. Application required online. This course is an advanced art-making class in which we will explore what art programs are available in college and what careers are available afterwards. We will learn advanced art techniques across a variety of media in graphic design, illustration, animation, studio art, photography, and art education.

Beginning Orchestra (0.5 or 1.0) 7th, 8th, 9th (8510A – semester 1, 8510B semester 2)
This course is for students who are interested in playing violin, viola, cello, and bass and have 5 months experience or less. Taking String Tech in Semester 1 is encouraged, but not required. 3 to 4 evening performances outside of class are part of this course. Practice time outside of school is required. An instrument for use at home and school is required.

Advanced Orchestra (1.0) 7th, 8th, 9th (8511 – semester 1, 8511B semester 2)
Prerequisite: 1 year of playing experience (either in ensembles or private lessons) An application is required and available online. Instructor may request an audition to see if the student can handle the difficulty of the music.
$10 Fee Required
This course is for students who are interested in playing violin, viola, cello, and bass and have played for one year or more. 3 to 4 evening performances outside of class are part of this course. Practice time outside of school is required. An instrument for use at home and school is required.

Woodwind Ensemble (1.0) 7th, 8th, & 9th (7524A-semester 1, 7524B-semester 2)
Prerequisite: Taking Woodwind Tech is highly encouraged before joining this ensemble or proof that the student has had at least 5 months of prior instruction on their chosen instrument.
$10 Fee Required, Application Required
This course is for students who are interested in playing flute, clarinet, and saxophone as part of an ensemble. 3 to 4 evening performances outside of class are part of this course. Practice time outside of school is required. An instrument for use at home and school is required.

*CTE/ COMPUTER TECH ELECTIVES*

Computer Technology (0.5) 9th (9630)
Students taking this elective will be introduced to various basic computer skills. They will learn how to use and understand basic computer related terms, identify basic computer hardware components and peripheral devices, i.e. keyboard, mouse, printer, CD-ROM. Students will also be introduced to basic word-processing skills which will include correct use of the keyboard and will have the opportunity to practice. Students will be introduced to spreadsheet skills and will create simple multi-media presentations. Correct terminology related to hardware, software and applications will be introduced and reinforced throughout the semester. This course will prepare students for Intermediate level technology courses. They will understand the legal, social and ethical issues related to the use of computers in our daily life.

Photojournalism (1.0) 9th (9510A – semester 1, 9510B – semester 2)
Prerequisite: Digital Photography. Application required. Available online.
Apply the photography skills you gained in Digital Photography to take portraits, landscapes, action photos, and macro shots for the yearbook. We will tell the story of ELA’s students, athletics, events, and culture in stunning images. We will also develop a portfolio of advanced work outside of yearbook work.

Marketing 1 (0.5-1.0) (9640A-semester 1, 9640B-semester 2) This is an introductory course, which will teach concepts - of entry-level marketing strategies in business. The instruction is activity oriented and includes marketing and business fundamentals, selling, financing, product/service planning, information management, purchasing, distribution, pricing, promotion, risk management, career development, economics, communications, human relations, marketing math, and marketing operations.

Eco/Greenhouse Science (1.0) 9th (9320A – semester 1, 9320B – semester 2)
In this class, students will get hands-on experience growing plants in the greenhouse. A large portion of the class will involve students conducting experiments to investigate the influence of soil, air, water on plant growth. Students will also learn about the anatomy and inner-workings of plants. We will also spend time in class focusing on the “big picture” of interrelationships between organisms in the natural world. This will include discussion of ecology, the environment, and our natural resources.

*OTHER ELECTIVES*

Team Sports (0.5) 7th, 8th, & 9th (9720A-semester 1, 9720B-semester 2)
This course is designed to teach sports which require group participation and cooperation. (This class cannot be substituted for Participation Skills and Techniques).

School News (1.0) 7th, 8th, & 9th (8600)
Are you outgoing and confident? Are you tech savvy and deadline driven? Apply to be part of the weekly podcast team. Must be self-motivated and able to work independently with positive results.

Tier II Reading (1.0) 9th (7960A– semester 1, 7960B – semester 2)
This course is assigned to students based on their SRI lexile score. If a student is below grade level with their reading proficiency they will be assigned to take Tier II reading. This course, based on Utah English Language Arts (ELA) Core Standards, is designed for students requiring basic instruction with targeted intervention in reading comprehension, vocabulary, and reading skills, to assist striving readers with literary, informational, and functional texts.

Spanish I (1.0) 8th & 9th (8240 –semester 1, 8240B – semester 2)
¡Bienvenidos a español I!
This is an introductory class with focus on basic comprehension and speaking in the Spanish language. Students will experience Spanish through storytelling and skits, daily interactive games, songs, and more! We will discover countries around the globe, learn about unique customs, learn dances, etc.! We also have fiestas, enjoying authentic Mexican and other cuisine! Please join our room of fun and laughter! Students love the atmosphere because they “get to play games” in class!

Spanish II (1.0) 9th (9240A – semester 1, 9240B – semester 2)
Prerequisite: Spanish I
“To have another language is to possess a second soul”.
In Spanish II, we will continue on with our learning of language and culture in order to enhance our communication skills and global knowledge! We will discover new vocabulary, adding to our previous knowledge. We will learn the past tense and future tenses, as well as how to develop our speaking and comprehension skills, in preparation for Spanish III. Additionally, students will experience more of an immersion setting- proved the best to learn and retain a new language! Also, we will attend a language fair at BYU! Come join us!

French 1 (1.0) 9th (9245A-semester 1, 9245B-semester 2)
This course is designed to teach elementary skills in listening, speaking, reading, and spelling. The curriculum covered in this course will give students the skills to communicate in culturally-appropriate ways in the target language. By the end of this course, student skill level should be at novice-mid level according to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL) standards. Students will develop an appreciation for the culture of the countries where the language is spoken.

Yearbook (1.0) 8th & 9th (8230A – semester 1, 8230B – semester 2)
Are you a whiz on the computer? Do you have strong writing skills and want to be a part of history? If you work well with others, are good at meeting deadlines, and are willing to give 100% to every assignment, then apply to be part of the Yearbook Staff and help create the book that showcases our awesome school life at ELA.

Creative Writing (0.5) 8th & 9th (9220)
This semester course, based on the Utah English Arts (ELA) Core Writing Standards, is designed as an introduction to imaginative writing of personal experiences, character sketches, short fiction, and poetry. It provides students with the opportunity to prepare manuscripts for publication, awards, and scholarships.

Student Aide (0.5-1.0) (9910 – semester 1, 9910B – semester 2)
Application is required. Students will need to go to Mrs. Kuglar's website and click on student aide. They will be required to fill out the forms to receive a passing grade.
Do you like to help others? Do you like to organize things? Do you enjoy working with children? Do you like to keep busy and interact with others? If so, then being an aide might be just the elective choice for you. Aide positions are available for elementary, junior high, library, and office.

*Possible Electives Soon to Come 2017-18 Depending on Need*

Music Composition (0.5) 9th (9560)
Prerequisite: None
$10 Fee Required
This course is for students who would like to learn how to notate music, both freehand and with notational software. Instruments are not required for this course. Students will learn the basics of piano and music theory and how to notate music for different instruments. Final project will be a “Composer’s Alive!” recital, where students’ works will be performed by live musicians.

Woodwind Tech (1.0) Semester 1 or Full Year 7th, 8th, & 9th, (7522A-semester 1, 7522B-semester 2)
Prerequisite: None
$100 Fee Required
This course is for students who would like to learn skills on several different wind instruments. It will include instruction on alto, tenor, and bass recorders, clarinet, flute, and alto saxophone. Teton Music and Summerhays Music will provide the instruments for this class and will deliver and pick up all supplies needed at the beginning and end of each instructional unit. Students are allowed and encouraged to take instruments home to practice. (This is a great deal, as a single instrument rental for the same amount of time would typically cost $120-180.) There will be one required performance outside of school hours.

String Tech-(7523A-semester 1, 7523B-semester 2)
Prerequisite: None
$100 Fee Required
This course is for students who would like to learn skills on several different string instruments. It will include instruction on violin, viola, cello, and bass. Teton Music will provide the instruments for this class and will deliver and pick up all supplies needed at the beginning and end of each instructional unit. Students are allowed and encouraged to take instruments home to practice, with the exception of the bass. (This is a great deal, as a single instrument rental for the same amount of time would typically cost $120-180.) There will be one required performance outside of school hours.

Dance 1 (0.5 or 1.0) 7th, 8th, and 9th (7728)
This course offers basic dance techniques, fitness fundamentals, movement qualities, and rhythm with an emphasis on creativity, sequencing, and problem solving.

Weight Training (.50) 7th, 8th, & 9th (9724)
This course is designed as an introduction to proper weight lifting techniques and includes the development of individual programs that develop body tone, muscle strength, and physical conditioning.

Yoga (0.5) 8th & 9th (9725)
This class focuses on structural alignment, increase of strength and flexibility. It will deepen student’s awareness of breath and the role it has in generating energy and stamina in one’s mind and body. The course will also incorporate techniques for stress relief, and enhance one’s physical performance by teaching students how to connect breath, organ systems, physiology and anatomy all together.

Aerobic Fitness (.5) 7th, 8th, & 9th (9723)
Start your day with a cardio high! This fast paced class combines high and low impact exercises to really work your heart and lungs. This course is designed to help individuals become physically fit through continuous movement activities. ( ex. aerobic dance, step aerobics, kickboxing, HIIT ( High Intensity Interval Training), Push yourself to the next level!

Release Time (Seminary)
Release Time (Seminary) (No Credit) (9920-In Schedule, 9925-Early Morning)
Seminary is held at the church building on Grandville Ave., within walking distance of ELA. Students desiring to attend Seminary have the option of either “released time” during the school day or early morning every day at 7:15am (time subject to change). Students taking released time Seminary will select 1 less elective credit since this class is not for school credit. If you student needs to sign up for seminary please contact Rachael Remund @ 801-253-2394 or email her at rremund@ldschurch.org
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Please Select Your Elective Choice Preference #1-8 with #1 Being Most Desired. This form must be submitted by March 8th. Honors applications also needs to be submitted online. Available at (https://earlylightacademy.org/register-for-classes) A parent signed confirmation page needs to be returned to Mrs. Lynn by March 8th.
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#3-The signed e-mail confirmation page needs to be returned to Mrs. Lynn by March 8th. Course signups will be first come first serve. If my student turns in the confirmation page with a signature late they may not receive their top course selections. New students return to Mrs. Watt in the front office. *
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