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Exploratory ArtA061
In Exploratory Art, students experiment with a variety of media to create visual art. Characteristics and expressive features of art (elements of art and principles of design) are emphasized in two‐dimensional and three‐dimensional work. The development and application of basic techniques, skills and technology are stressed. Students learn to respect their own and others ideas, artistic expressions and personal style as they objectively analyze and evaluate works of art. Art history and culture studies will focus on regions within the 6th grade, social studies curriculum.   Additional cultures that are not addressed in the 6th grade social studies curriculum may also be included.
Term Length: vary
Course Fees: $5
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Middle Level Credit
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 6th
Exploratory Art WHEELA071
In Exploratory Art, students experiment with a variety of media to create visual art. Characteristics and expressive features of art (elements of art and principles of design) are emphasized in two‐dimensional and three‐dimensional work. The development and application of basic techniques, skills and technology are stressed. Students learn to respect their own and others ideas, artistic expressions and personal style as they objectively analyze and evaluate works of art. Art history and culture studies will focus on regions within the 6th grade, social studies curriculum.   Additional cultures that are not addressed in the 6th grade social studies curriculum may also be included.
Term Length: vary
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Middle Level Credit
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 6th
Art 1A111
Building on Exploratory Art learning experiences, students study and apply the elements of art and principles of design in compositions. Inspired by artists and art history, students learn about various materials, tools, techniques, processes and technology in both two and three‐dimensional art.  Students build and refine motor skills throughout this course. Personal expression is nurtured through an exploration of the creative process.  Students understand the role of visual art in shaping historical and cultural traditions. Art history and cultural studies focus on regions within the seventh and eighth grade social studies curriculum. Additional artists and cultures that are not addressed in other middle level art courses may also be included.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees: $20
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Middle Level Credit
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 7th, 8th
Digital Art and Design 1A1105
This introductory course deals with controlling computer technology to produce an artistic image. Students will learn computer illustration techniques, image manipulation, digital camera use, graphic design, 3D modeling, motion graphics, video & audio editing, art history, visual literacy and the principles and elements of art in composition.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees: $35
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Fine Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req3: Electives
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Digital Art and Design 2A1115
This course extends the fundamental concepts and skills of Digital Art and Design 1 of using computer technology to produce an artistic image.  Students will further advance their computer illustration techniques, image manipulation, Blog design, digital camera use,  graphic design knowledge, 3D modeling, motion graphics, video & audio editing, art history concepts, visual literacy and the principles and elements of art in composition.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees: $35
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: A110
CED_Grad_Req: Fine Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req3: Electives
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Digital Art and Design 3A1125
This course will be the natural progression of Digital Art and Design 1 & 2 as it continues the fundamental idea of using computer technology to produce an artistic image. Students will further advance their computer illustration techniques, image manipulation, digital camera use, and graphic design knowledge, 3D modeling, motion graphics, video & audio editing, art history concepts visual literacy and the principles and elements of art in composition.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: A111
CED_Grad_Req: Fine Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req3: Electives
Grade Level: 10th, 11th, 12th
Art 2A121
Building on Exploratory Art learning experiences, students study and apply the elements of art and principles of design in compositions. Inspired by artists and art history, students learn about various materials, tools, techniques, processes and technology in both two and three‐dimensional art. Students build and refine motor skills throughout this course. Personal expression is nurtured through an exploration of the creative process. Students understand the role of visual art in shaping historical and cultural traditions. Art history and cultural studies focus on regions within the seventh and eighth grade social studies curriculum. Additional artists and cultures that are not addressed in other middle level art courses may also be included.
Term Length: vary
Course Fees: $20
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Middle Level Credit
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 8th
CraftsA151
In this one term course, students are introduced to a variety of craft and folk art materials, tools, techniques, processes and technology. Students create well‐crafted, functional and decorative pieces based on art from different cultures as they develop and refine motor skills. Though this course, students understand the role of crafts in shaping historical and cultural traditions. Art history and cultural studies focus on regions within the seventh and eighth grade social studies curriculum. Additional artists and cultures that are not addressed in other middle level art courses may also be included.
Term Length: vary
Course Fees: $20
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Middle Level Credit
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 7th, 8th
Visual Arts Focus 1A171
Building on Art I learning experiences, students study and apply the elements of art and principles of design in compositions. Inspired by artists and art history, students learn about various materials, tools, techniques, processes and technology in both two and three‐dimensional art. Students build and refine motor skills throughout this course. Personal expression is nurtured through an exploration of the creative process. Students understand the role of visual art in shaping historical and cultural traditions. Art history and cultural studies focus on regions within the seventh and eighth grade social studies curriculum. Additional artists and cultures that are not addressed in other middle level art courses may also be included.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees: $40
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Middle Level Credit
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 6th, 7th, 8th
Visual Arts Focus 2A181
Building on Art 2 learning experiences, students study and apply the elements of art and principles of design in compositions. Inspired by artists and art history, students learn about various materials, tools, techniques, processes and technology in both two and three‐dimensional art. Students build and refine motor skills throughout this course. Personal expression is nurtured through an exploration of the creative process. Students understand the role of visual art in shaping historical and cultural traditions. Art history and cultural studies focus on regions within the seventh and eighth grade social studies curriculum. Additional artists and cultures that are not addressed in other middle level art courses may also be included.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Middle Level Credit
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 6th, 7th, 8th
Advanced ArtA191
Term Length: vary
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Middle Level Credit
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 7th, 8th
Three Dimensional DesignA201
During this one term introductory course, students learn about various materials, tools, techniques, processes and technology of three-dimensional design. Construction methods include casting, assemblage, carving and modeling. The students study a form from different points of view along with how it occupies the space. This interaction is the essence of three-dimensional design that makes it a unique art form. Emphasis is on building and refining motor skills throughout this course. Students understand the role of three-dimensional design in shaping historical and cultural traditions. Art history and cultural studies focus on regions within the eighth grade social studies curriculum.  Additional artists and cultures that are not addressed in other middle level art courses may also be included.
Term Length: vary
Course Fees: $20
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Middle Level Credit
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 7th, 8th
Middle Level Drawing and PaintingA211
This one term Drawing and Painting course provides experiences in a wide range of media though the intentional application of elements of art and principles of design.
Students build drawing and painting skills through exploration and practice with materials, tools, techniques, processes and technology. Observation, critical thinking and problem solving are stressed as important components of the drawing process and discovering personal style.
Students understand the role of visual art in shaping historical and cultural traditions.
Art history and cultural studies will focus on regions within the seventh and eighth grade social studies curriculum. Additional artists and cultures that are not addressed in other middle level art courses may also be included.
Term Length: vary
Course Fees: $25
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Middle Level Credit
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 7th, 8th
CeramicsA231
In this one term course, students are introduced to the properties of ceramic clay. Inspired by artists and art history, students learn about various materials, tools, techniques, processes and technology of ceramics. The emphasis in this course is on hand-building, however wheel-throwing is introduced where facilities allow. Students will create functional and non-functional pieces and finish them in a variety of ways while developing and refining motor skills. Students understand the role of ceramics in shaping historical and cultural traditions. Art history and cultural studies focus on regions within the seventh and eighth grade social studies curriculum. Additional artists and cultures that are not addressed in other middle level art courses may also be included.
Term Length: vary
Course Fees: $20
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Middle Level Credit
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 7th, 8th
Middle School PhotographyA271
"A picture is worth a thousand words.” Photographs play an important role in our world today. We photograph to preserve memories, document events, and create artistic works. This course introduces students to the basics of photography, including camera functions and photo composition. Students will learn what it takes to create a good photograph and how to improve photographs of animals, people, and vacations. They will also begin working with their photographs using photo-editing software. Through a variety of assigned projects, students will engage their creativity by photographing a range of subjects and learning to see the world through the lens of their cameras.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Middle Level Credit
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 7th, 8th
Foundations in ArtA355
Students can expect a wide variety of two-dimensional and three-dimensional experiences in this survey course. Students will be encouraged to think creatively as they develop ideas for their various assignments and discover their personal preference for creating two- or three-dimensional art. The elements and principles will be stressed and art history will be an informal component. Some media possibilities could be pencil, tempera, watercolor, clay, papier-mache, wire, tooling metal, scratchboard, mixed media and others.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Fine Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Arts of the WorldA385
 “Arts of the World” emphasizes applying the elements of art and the principles of design to create multicultural inspired works of art.   An awareness and sensitivity to cultural differences will be a large part of the class.  Students will create both two and three-dimensional works. Students will study the people, history, geography, and art of many cultures. A variety of media such as paint, clay, wood, paper mache, fibers, found objects, etc. will be used.
Term Length: vary
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Fine Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Drawing and Painting 1A415
Students can expect to gain a strong foundation in drawing and painting in this beginning level class. Composition, the visual element, the principles of design, and the basic techniques and concepts of both drawing and painting will be covered. The end goals are to increase artistic self-confidence, increase one’s understanding of the basics of drawing /painting and to produce successful works.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: A35
CED_Grad_Req: Fine Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Drawing and Painting 2A425
This second level course builds upon the experiences of Drawing and Painting 1. Students who choose to take this course should be confident with their drawing skills and ready to produce more complex finished drawings and paintings. An emphasis will be on the development of a more personal style, sophisticated approaches to the development of ideas, development of a greater awareness to art beyond school, and the introduction of new techniques.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: A41
CED_Grad_Req: Fine Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Drawing and Painting 3A435
This third level more advanced class builds upon the drawing and painting experiences of level 2. The class will provide opportunities to expand drawing, painting and related skills; to develop a personal style; to develop creative ideas; to expand one’s awareness to art beyond school, and to provide instruction based on a student’s art or career goals when desired. Proficiency in skills will be expected.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: A42
CED_Grad_Req: Fine Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 10th, 11th, 12th
Drawing and Painting 4A445
This fourth level advanced course gives students an additional opportunity to produce drawings, paintings, and related works for a portfolio. The class will provide opportunities to expand drawing, painting and related skills; to develop a personal style; to develop creative ideas; to expand one’s awareness to art beyond school, and to provide instruction based on a student’s particular art or career goals when desired.  Proficiency in basic skills will be expected.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: A43
CED_Grad_Req: Fine Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 11th, 12th
Studio Art 1A555
This is a basic course designed to expose students to commercial/studio art techniques and thinking processes. Design will be stressed with a variety of materials and techniques utilized to produce finished works of art for commercial purposes. Students will become knowledgeable producers and consumers of visual art. Students may be instructed in commercial design, graphic design, and other two dimensional art experiences. Students may be instructed in basic design principles, drawing, lettering, painting, airbrush, mixed media and others.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Fine Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 10th, 11th, 12th
Studio Art 2A565
This is a second level course designed to give students time to expand their skills and increase their confidence in the area of commercial/studio art. Proficiency of basic skills will be expected and more advanced assignments will be given. Students may be directed individually or as a class group.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: A55
CED_Grad_Req: Fine Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 10th, 11th, 12th
Studio Art 3A575
This third level course is designed to give students time to expand their skills and increase their confidence in the area of commercial/studio art. Proficiency of basic skills will be expected and more advanced assignments will be given. Students may be directed individually with the student’s particular art interest or career goals in mind or as a class group. Students may be expected to set their own goals and deadlines.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: A56
CED_Grad_Req: Fine Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 11th, 12th
Pottery and Sculpture 1A615
This is a foundation course that emphasizes the art elements and principles of design to produce nonfunctional and functional three-dimensional art forms constructed from clay. Students may explore both functional and nonfunctional forms using hand-building, the potter’s wheel, and various other sculptural techniques. Students will be exposed to contemporary and historical clay artists.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Fine Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Pottery and Sculpture 2A625
This second level course will build upon experiences in Pottery/Sculpture 1. Students will be challenged with more advanced techniques and problems in the area of pottery and sculpture to create both functional and nonfunctional three-dimensional forms. Students may explore in greater depth the process of hand-building, the potter’s wheel, and other sculptural techniques. New firing techniques, different clay bodies, new glazes and new sculpture techniques may be introduced. Students will be exposed to contemporary and historical clay artists.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: A61
CED_Grad_Req: Fine Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Pottery and Sculpture 3A635
This third level course will build upon experiences in level 2. Students will be challenged with more advanced techniques and problems in the area of pottery and sculpture to create both functional and nonfunctional three-dimensional forms. Students may explore in greater depth the process of hand-building, the potter’s wheel, sculptural techniques, firing techniques, clay bodies, glazes and sculpture techniques. Students will be exposed to contemporary and historical clay artists.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: A62
CED_Grad_Req: Fine Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 10th, 11th, 12th
Pottery and Sculpture 4A645
This fourth level course will build upon experiences in level 3. Students will be challenged with more advanced techniques and problems in the area of pottery and sculpture to create both functional and nonfunctional three-dimensional forms. Students will refine techniques and increase skill levels.
Students may explore in greater depth the process of hand-building, the potter’s wheel, sculptural techniques, firing techniques, clay bodies, glazes and sculpture techniques. Some possible media to be used are clay, wood, papier-mâché, fibers, found objects, yarns, plaster and others.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: A63
CED_Grad_Req: Fine Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 10th, 11th, 12th
Photography 1A715
This introductory course deals with traditional black and white 35mm as well as digital photography and teaches the basic camera handling, film processing, and darkroom procedures. Students learn how to control light to produce an aesthetically pleasing image. Composition and the elements and principles of art are introduced. In addition, pinhole cameras, photograms, special effects, and the history of photography may be addressed.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Fine Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Photography 2A725
This second level course will build upon experiences of level 1. This course deals with improving the student’s ability to see, take and create a photographic image. Students may be given opportunities to work with sepia toning, hand coloring, multiple images, special films, digital images, and other photo techniques and processes. Masters of photography may be studied. Special emphasis is placed on the critique.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: A71
CED_Grad_Req: Fine Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Photography 3A735
This third level course will build upon experiences of level 2. This course deals with improving the student’s ability to see, take and create a photographic image. Students may be given opportunities to work with medium format, sepia toning, hand coloring, multiple images, special films, digital images, specialty lenses, filters and other photo techniques and processes. Masters of photo may be studied. Large photo printing may be taught.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: A72
CED_Grad_Req: Fine Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 11th, 12th
Photography 4A745
This fourth level course will build upon experiences of level 3 to expand darkroom and photo taking skills and increase the confidence of the students as photographers. Students may be given opportunities to work with medium format, sepia toning, hand coloring, multiple images, special films, digital images, specialty lenses, filters and other photo techniques and processes. Masters of photography may be studied. Some instruction may be given on an individual basis with the student’s particular career goals or artistic vision in mind.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Fine Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 11th, 12th
Portfolio Arts 1A805
This course is imperative for the student who is preparing a portfolio of art for entrance into college or art school. Guidance and instruction on portfolio building will be given with the individual’s goals in mind. Students will be expected to initiate and carry out ideas on a more independent basis, and they will choose their own materials. This course may be taken for up to four semesters, not necessarily sequential, for credit.
Term Length: vary
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: A42; A56; A62; A72
All or A42, or A56, or A62, or A72
CED_Grad_Req: Fine Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 10th, 11th, 12th
Portfolio Arts 2A825
This second level course is imperative for the student who is preparing a portfolio of art for entrance into college or art school. Guidance and instruction on portfolio building will be given with the individual’s goals in mind. Students will be expected to initiate and carry out ideas on a more independent basis, and they will choose their own materials.
Term Length: vary
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
highly successful completion of 2 levels of any art course.
CED_Grad_Req: Fine Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 10th, 11th, 12th
Portfolio Arts 3A835
This third level course is imperative for the student who is preparing an advanced portfolio of art for entrance into college or art school. Guidance and instruction on portfolio building/improving will be given with the individual’s goals in mind. Students will be expected to initiate and carry out ideas on a more independent basis, and they will choose their own materials.
Term Length: vary
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
Highly successful completion of 2 levels of any art course.
CED_Grad_Req: Fine Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 10th, 11th, 12th
Portfolio Arts 4A845
This fourth level course is imperative for the student who is preparing an advanced portfolio of art for entrance into college or art school. Guidance and instruction on portfolio building/improving will be given with the individual’s goals in mind. Students will be expected to initiate and carry out ideas on a more independent basis, and they will choose their own materials.
Term Length: vary
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
Highly successful completion of 2 levels of any art course.
CED_Grad_Req: Fine Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 10th, 11th, 12th
AP Art History wtA8510
AP Art History offers both the artistically inclined and those wishing to learn art history the opportunity to do so with the possibility of earning college credit at the same time. This college-level course covers art history from the beginning of time up until present day, exploring many different cultures. Students will become knowledgeable producers and consumers of visual art. Students may take the advanced placement exam at the end of the course and possibly receive college credit. Instruction may include traditional slide format, videos, DVDs, lectures, field trips, written work and art projects. This course is also available to be taken in an online format.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Fine Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 10th, 11th, 12th
AP Studio Art wtA8610
AP Studio Art: Drawing, 2-D Design, or 3-D Design is a two semester course that focuses on producing a large number of quality works of art that demonstrate mastery of fundamental artistic concepts which provide an intensive study of the process of creating artwork using both traditional, fine, and digital art media. Students will choose to create works in one of the following areas; Drawing, 2-D Design, or 3-D Design for their submissions. In their works, students will investigate all three components of the AP Portfolio, Quality, Concentration, and Breadth. Projects will be structured around the elements of art and principles of design. In these projects, students will need to use their knowledge of technique and materials to communicate through their art. Students will be encouraged to use critical thinking skills, while also developing their own voices as visual artists. Through this process students will develop mastery in concept, composition, and execution of their personal artistic vision. This fast paced course requires the student to be highly motivated and interested in the serious study of art, which may lead to college credit. Motivation, imagination and commitment are required to succeed in the course.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: A41; A42; A71; A72; A61; A62; A110; A111
CED_Grad_Req: Fine Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 10th, 11th, 12th
Independent Study in ArtA905
If a student wants to take an independent study course in this content area, he or she must complete an Independent Study Contract with a teacher willing to sponsor the independent study. The student and teacher must obtain the approval of the building administrator. Independent study will be approved only in advance and if it falls into one of the following categories: (a) study that goes beyond the academic program available at the school; (b) study that duplicates an elective class but which is unavailable to the student; (c) study that is truly individualized and cannot be taught within the curriculum; or, (d) intensive summer programs or travel.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
Recommendation
CED_Grad_Req: Fine Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
IS Studio ArtA915
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Fine Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Sports MarketingB0510
This sport/event marketing course develops student skill in determining the economic impact of sports/events, price setting, research, marketing, positioning, product/service management, and promotion and sales strategies. Throughout the course, students are presented problem-solving situations for which they must apply academic and critical-thinking skills.
Membership in the student marketing organization, DECA, is an integral part of the Marketing program.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees: $40
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 10th, 11th, 12th
Word Processing 1B115
This course will focus on keyboarding skills with emphasis on mastery in speed, accuracy, personal business letters, simple tabulation as well as other business documents. Students will also learn the basics of workbooks, presentations, publications, and email.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Desktop Publishing and Computer GraphicsB135
This class focuses on desktop publishing, graphics, and presentation software to create newsletters, books, magazines, newspapers, multimedia, presentations, and movies. Basic concepts of design, layout, typography, and graphics will be used to create professional-looking documents and presentations.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req3: Electives
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Office TechnologyB255
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: B12
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Leadership in ActionB305
This project-based leadership course develops student understanding and skills in such areas as communication skills, emotional intelligence, operations, and professional development. Students acquire an understanding and appreciation of the need for leadership skills. The capstone activity of the course is the implementation of a service-learning project. Throughout the course, students are presented problem-solving situations for which they must apply academic and critical-thinking skills. Formal reflection is an on-going component of the course
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees: $40
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Principles of Marketing Business EconomicsB3110
A project-based business course that develops student understanding and skills in the functional areas of marketing: channel management, marketing-information management, market planning, pricing, product/service management,
promotion, and selling. Students acquire an understanding and appreciation of each of the marketing functions and their ethical and legal issues.  Decision matrices are employed to aid in market planning.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Money Management
CED_Grad_Req3: Electives
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Wealth ManagementB325
This project-based financial literacy course develops student understanding and skills in such areas as economic decision-making, time value of money, financial management, and types of investments. Students acquire an understanding and appreciation of the need for personal financial management and investing. To encourage immediate implementation of financial management skills, Wealth Management utilizes an on-going project for course delivery and reinforcement. The course content is sequenced for students to develop a full understanding of their role and responsibility in their financial future. Throughout the course, students are presented problem-solving situations for which they must apply academic and critical-thinking skills. 
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Money Management
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Principles of Business and EconomicsB3310
This project-based business course develops student understanding and skills in such areas as business law, economics, financial analysis, human resources management, information management, marketing, operations, and strategic management. Students acquire an understanding and appreciation of the business world as well as expanding their understanding that businesses are influenced by external factors that are often beyond their control.  Consumer spending, government policies, economic conditions, legal issues, and global competition are addressed through practice, current applications to everyday society and business life. Grade is weighted for concurrent enrollment with the Front Range Community College courses BUS115 Introduction to Business and ECO105 Introduction to Economics.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees: $11
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Money Management
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Business EconomicsB345
Students acquire an understanding and appreciation of the business world as well as expanding their understanding that businesses are influenced by external factors that are often beyond their control.  Consumer spending, government policies, economic conditions, legal issues, and global competition are addressed through practice, current applications to everyday society and business life.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Money Management
CED_Grad_Req3: Electives
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Principles of Marketing wtB3510
A project‐based business course that develops student understanding and skills in the functional areas of marketing: channel management, marketing‐information management, market planning, pricing, product/service management, promotion, and selling. Students acquire an understanding and appreciation of each of the marketing functions and their ethical and legal issues. Decision matrices are employed to aid in market planning.

Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees: $40
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: B33
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 10th, 11th, 12th
College Accounting wtB3610
This course covers all the learning objectives of a traditional college level financial accounting course, plus those from a managerial accounting course. Using an integrated approach, students first learn how businesses plan for, and evaluate, their operating, financing and investing decisions, and then students learn how accounting systems gather and provide data to internal and external decision makers. Topics include an introduction to accounting, accounting information systems, time value of money, and accounting for merchandising firms, sales and receivables, fixed assets, debt and equity. Other topics include statement of cash flows, financial ratios, cost-volume profit analysis and variance analysis. Grade is weighted for concurrent enrollment with the University of Northern Colorado course BAAC220.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees: $25
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Money Management
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 11th, 12th
Principles of FinanceB375
Principles of Finance furthers student understanding of two specific business activities—accounting and finance—that were introduced in an earlier High School of Business course, Principles of Business & Economics. Through multiple projects, students make connections between accounting, with an emphasis on cash flow, and finance, with an emphasis on decision‐making. Students acquire an understanding of financial statements, calculate financial ratios, and make business decisions based on their interpretation of those financial statements and ratios. In addition, students determine business‐financing options, as well as develop an appreciation for types of financial service providers and financial markets. Decision matrices are employed to aid in financial planning. 
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Money Management
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 11th, 12th
Principles of ManagementB385
Principles of Management furthers student understanding of management that was introduced in an earlier High School of Business™ course, Principles of Business. Through individual and team activities and a semester-long project, students make connections between management and business success. Students acquire an understanding of legal and ethical issues associated with management; initiate, plan, implement and control, and close a project; motivate team members; delegate work; develop a chain of command; coordinate work efforts; and interpret statistical findings.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees: $40
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 10th, 11th, 12th
Business StrategiesB395
Business Strategies, which is the capstone course for the High School of Business™ program, develops student understanding and skills in such areas as business law, entrepreneurship, financial analysis, human resources management, and strategic management. By planning, organizing, staffing, directing, leading, and controlling business activities, students acquire a realistic understanding of what is required to open and successfully run a business. They conduct situational, market, and competitive analyses; select a target market; develop a business plan; recruit, interview, select, and hire staff; supervise staff; control use of resources; and evaluate the results of the business effort. Throughout the course, students make decisions and use problem-solving skills. Formal reflection is an on-going component of the course.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 10th, 11th, 12th
Business FoundationsB415
This course introduces students to the major areas of business: ownership, finance, marketing, human resources, operations, management. Business Foundations provides students with a solid base on which to build their studies of business,  introduces them to the project-oriented world of business and the opportunity to build their own business. Participation in Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) activities helps to strengthen students' connections between the classroom and the business world. Guest speakers and field trips may be incorporated to enrich the learning experience.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
FinanceB425
This course is designed to help students develop their abilities to make wise consumer decisions by recognizing, understanding, and comparing the alternatives facing them as consumers. Budgeting, purchasing decisions and consumer credit, banking services, investing, life, auto, and property insurance, income taxes and housing are some of the topics covered. This course satisfies the Boulder Valley School District’s Personal Financial Literacy (PFL) graduation requirement.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Money Management
CED_Grad_Req3: Electives
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Business LawB445
This course is for students interested in acquiring basic knowledge of the legal framework of our society. The content may include history, development, and classification of laws; personal and business law related to everyday life; contract law; the court system and courtroom procedures; legal terminology; and crime classification.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 10th, 11th, 12th
Mathematical Business ApplicationsB475
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Money Management
CED_Grad_Req3: Electives
Grade Level: 11th, 12th
Financial RecordsB515
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Money Management
CED_Grad_Req3: Electives
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Accounting 1B525
This is an introductory course in double entry accounting procedures. Students will learn to keep financial records for a service or retail business. Principles covered include the bookkeeping cycle, debit/credit theory, financial statements, use of various journal and ledgers, worksheets, accounts receivable and payable, and payroll systems. Computers will be used for simulation and projects. This course is also available to be taken in an online format.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Money Management
CED_Grad_Req3: Electives
Grade Level: 10th, 11th, 12th
Accounting 2B535
This is a continuing course in double entry accounting procedures. Students will learn to keep financial records for a service or retail business. Principles covered include the bookkeeping system, debit/credit theory, financial statements, use of various journal and ledgers, worksheets, accounts receivable and payable, and payroll systems. Emphasis is placed on computerized accounting. This course is also available to be taken in an online format.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: B52
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Money Management
CED_Grad_Req3: Electives
Grade Level: 10th, 11th, 12th
Accounting 3B5410
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: B53
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Money Management
CED_Grad_Req3: Electives
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Business ManagementB605
Students learn to apply the five business management principles of planning, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling. The course is hands-on and project based and is enhanced by the use of guest speakers. Computer simulations and case studies are also used to allow the students the opportunity to actually apply the information and knowledge  they have acquired. One or more field trips may also be offered.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Money Management
CED_Grad_Req3: N/A
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
EntrepreneurshipB685
In this course, concepts of entrepreneurship and the role of entrepreneurs in the economy from startups through later stages of organization life cycles will be studied. Topics include venture idea screening, business planning, case studies, and/or entrepreneurial environments.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Money Management
CED_Grad_Req3: Electives
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Technology in BusinessB705
This course focuses on the creation and development of professional looking documents and presentations using the Microsoft suite of tools including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher.  Proper ergonomic techniques will be emphasized.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Business InternshipB71Vary
Business internships are available for students who are enrolled in the Business Program. Students must be at least 16 years old and able to work in positions approved by the teacher-coordinator. Close contact will be maintained between the businesses and the instructors.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
E-BusinessB735
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Money Management
CED_Grad_Req3: Electives
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Intro to MarketingB805
A project-based business course that develops student understanding and skills in the functional areas of marketing: channel management, marketing-information management, market planning, pricing, product/service management, promotion, and selling. Students acquire an understanding and appreciation of each of the marketing functions and their ethical and legal issues.  Guest speakers and field trips may be incorporated to enrich the learning experience.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Marketing 1B8110
This is an introductory course for students interested in marketing.  The course explores the fundamentals of marketing including economics, sales, product/service planning, promotion/advertising, marketing plans, financial literacy, entrepreneurship, communications, and marketing career development.  Membership in the student marketing organization, DECA, is an integral part of the Marketing program.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees: $40
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Money Management
CED_Grad_Req3: Electives
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Marketing 2B8210
Marketing 2 is the second course in the Marketing program for students interested in careers in the field of marketing and management, global marketing, and entrepreneurship. The content emphasizes strategic marketing, marketing management, business operation and the global marketing environment. The course challenges students to apply their classroom instruction through business simulations and interaction with the business community. Students will develop a business plan and demonstrate the application of marketing skill and concepts within the business environment. Membership in the student marketing organization, DECA, is an integral part of the Marketing program.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees: $40
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: B81
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Money Management
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 10th, 11th, 12th
Marketing InternshipB83Vary
Marketing internship gives students the opportunity for practical application of the concepts learned from the marketing classroom to a real-world experience. Marketing internship is available as an option to students who are enrolled in the Marketing Program and/or is an integral part of the High School of Business. And student has received the instructor's permission to enroll. Students must be at least 16 years old and in positions approved by the teacher-coordinator in the field of marketing.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 10th, 11th, 12th
Marketing LabB8410
Be a part of a real business enterprise in high school.  Marketing lab gives students the opportunity for practical application of the concepts learned from the marketing classroom to a real-world retail experience in their own school. Marketing lab is available as an option to students who are enrolled in the Marketing Program and have received the instructor’s permission to enroll.
These are non-paid work experiences related to business enterprise. Students will have an opportunity for advancement and placement in the School-Based Enterprise Program through National DECA upon teacher approval.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees: $40
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 11th, 12th
Marketing 3B8510
This course is designed for students with a career interest in marketing, management or business who plan to continue their education.  Marketing 3 will provide students with the opportunity to expand their knowledge of marketing from a management perspective.  This course focuses on ethics, economics, information-management, product planning, pricing, promotion, purchasing, distribution, finance, the global marketplace, and the development of business and marketing plans.  Classroom instruction will be reinforced through the use of case studies, guest lecturers, field trips, computer simulations and specialized career study.  Membership in the student marketing organization, DECA, is an integral part of the Marketing program.
** When Marketing 3 is taken as a CU Succeed College Course the credit earned will be weighted.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees: $40
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: B82
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 11th, 12th
Independent Study in BusinessB905
If a student wants to take an independent study course in this content area, he or she must complete an Independent Study Contract with a teacher willing to sponsor the independent study. The student and teacher must obtain the approval of the building administrator. Independent study will be approved only in advance and if it falls into one of the following categories: (a) study that goes beyond the academic program available at the school; (b) study that duplicates an elective class but which is unavailable to the student; (c) study that is truly individualized and cannot be taught within the curriculum; or, (d) intensive summer programs or travel.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Electives
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Academic Block 6th GradeC010
Term Length: vary
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 6th
Academic Block 7th GradeC030
Term Length: vary
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 7th
Academic Block 8th GradeC050
Term Length: vary
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 8th
Academic Block 5th GradeC060
Term Length: vary
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 5th
Understanding DiversityC725
Understanding Diversity in the United States is a course designed to give students the opportunity to examine the full range of diverse peoples in the United States and their role in society. Students will engage in research and discussion about the nature and impact of discrimination in our country and how oppression has changed over time. Students will examine narratives of representative groups as well as missing history and social invisibility. Students will examine oppression on an individual, organizational and societal level and judge the impact of these systems on target groups as well as themselves.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Electives
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Mesa Middle LevelC731
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Middle Level Credit
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 6th, 7th, 8th
Mesa High SchoolC745
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Electives
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Related ArtsC865
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Fine Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Baile FolkloricoC881
Baile Folklorico is designed to teach the fundamentals of Mexican folk dances and introduce students to many artistic elements of the Mexican culture. Students wear authentic costumes from various states in Mexico. Performances after school hours are an integral part of this course and are required. This course is taught in English and Spanish.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Middle Level Credit
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 6th, 7th, 8th
Pathways2TeachingC9710
This course examines the sociological issues related to urban schools, communities, and teaching and provides an overview of such topics as school culture, diversity, ethnicity, and social realities in American schools. Students will critically examine current education issues that affect their lives, their local community, and P-12 classrooms throughout the state and the country.  Throughout this course we will examine achievement data (local, state and national) by gender, race, ethnicity, English language proficiency, and program type (gifted/ talented, special education, honors, Advanced Placement, etc.) and use this analysis to generate questions, offer solutions, and engage in critical dialogue about educational inequalities and educational justice. 
Ultimately, the purpose of this course is twofold: First, the course is designed to encourage high school students to consider teaching and related fields as a viable and important career choice. The course is also designed to provide students with “college knowledge”. That is, students will: a) gain an appreciation of the importance of academic success; b) be provided with supports and mentors to help achieve greater academic success; and c) gain an understanding of how to navigate the college and scholarship search and application process – including information for students who will be applying as international students.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 11th, 12th
Concurrent OtherCC10
Term Length: vary
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Concurrent Other HSCC20
Term Length: vary
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Concurrent Other MLCC30
Term Length: vary
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 6th, 7th, 8th
Concurrent St. Vrain TECCC40
Term Length: vary
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Concurrent TECCC50
Term Length: vary
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Concurrent Post SecondaryCC60
Term Length: vary
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Concurrent ChinookCC70
Term Length: vary
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Concurrent TransitionsCC80
Term Length: vary
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Concurrent Boulder UniversalCC9Vary
Term Length: vary
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Spanish 1 CRCROF7110
Credit recovery courses are provided by an outside vendor.
http://www.getfueled.com/courses/spanish-i-0
This course is not NCAA eligible.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Electives
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Issues in Health CRCROG505
This course is provided by an outside vendor.
http://www.getfueled.com/courses/health-e
This course is not NCAA eligible.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Health
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 10th, 11th, 12th
9th Grade English Language Arts CRCROL0810
Credit recovery courses are provided by an outside vendor.
http://www.getfueled.com/courses/english-i-e
This course is not NCAA eligible.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: LA - English 9
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th
Senior Literature, Composition and Communication CRCROL10010
Credit recovery courses are provided by an outside vendor.
http://www.getfueled.com/courses/english-iv-e
This course is not NCAA eligible.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: LA - LA Elective
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
11th Grade English Language Arts CRCROL2010
This course is provided by an outside vendor. eligible.http://www.getfueled.com/courses/english-iii-e
This course is not NCAA
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite: L27
CED_Grad_Req: LA - American Lit/Comp
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 11th
10th Grade English Language Arts CRCROL2710
Credit recovery courses are provided by an outside vendor.
http://www.getfueled.com/courses/english-ii-e
This course is not NCAA eligible.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: LA - World Lit/Comp
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 10th
HS Algebra 1 CRCROM3110
This course is provided by an outside vendor. http://www.getfueled.com/courses/algebra-i-credit-recovery-0
This course is not NCAA eligible.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite: M25
CED_Grad_Req: MA - Algebra 1 or Higher
CED_Grad_Req2: MA - Mathematics
CED_Grad_Req3: Electives
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Geometry CRCROM4110
This course is provided by an outside vendor. http://www.getfueled.com/courses/geometry-e
This course is not NCAA eligible.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite: M31
CED_Grad_Req: MA - Algebra 1 or Higher
CED_Grad_Req2: MA - Mathematics
CED_Grad_Req3: Electives
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Algebra 2 CRCROM5110
This course is provided by an outside vendor. http://www.getfueled.com/courses/algebra-ii-0
This course is not NCAA eligible.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: M41; M43
M41 or M43.
CED_Grad_Req: MA - Algebra 1 or Higher
CED_Grad_Req2: MA - Mathematics
CED_Grad_Req3: Electives
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Physical Science CRCROS1010
This course is provided by an outside vendor. http://www.getfueled.com/courses/physical-science-e
This course is not NCAA eligible.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: SC - Physical Science
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th
Biology CRCROS3110
This course is provided by an outside vendor. http://www.getfueled.com/courses/biology-e
This course is not NCAA eligible.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: I42; S10
CED_Grad_Req: SC - Life Science
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Chemistry CRCROS5010
This course is provided by an outside vendor. http://www.getfueled.com/courses/chemistry-e
This course is not NCAA eligible.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: M51
CED_Grad_Req: SC - Physical Science
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3: Science
Grade Level: 10th, 11th, 12th
US History CRCROT2110
Credit recovery courses are provided by an outside vendor.
http://www.getfueled.com/courses/american-history-e
This course is not NCAA eligible.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: SS - US History
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 11th
US Government CRCROT375
Credit recovery courses are provided by an outside vendor.
http://www.getfueled.com/courses/american-government-e
This course is not NCAA eligible.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: SS - US Government
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th
World History CRCROT4110
Credit recovery courses are provided by an outside vendor.
http://www.getfueled.com/courses/world-history-e
This course is not NCAA eligible.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: SS - World History
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 10th
World Geography CRCROT605
Credit recovery courses are provided by an outside vendor.
http://www.getfueled.com/courses/geography-e
This course is not NCAA eligible.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: SS - World Geography
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th
Java ProgrammingD041
By design, this course enables middle school students, with no previous experience, to jump right into the Java programming language. Students will become familiar with objects, classes, methods, parameters, data types, fields, loops, constructors and more. Students will learn about these topics, as well as others, through modifying existing programs and creating programs from scratch.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Middle Level Credit
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 6th, 7th, 8th
Desktop PublishingD051
Students will create complex print and digital publications, publish projects for other classes (reports, time lines, and newspapers), use publishing templates, use a page layout program, employ the elements of design in published documents, place and modify text prepared in other applications within a page layout program, and publish a project on-line. Note: all writing in this course will emphasize language mechanics, and 6 Trait+1 writing techniques.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees: $15
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Middle Level Credit
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 6th, 7th, 8th
Exploratory ComputersD061
This course is designed to introduce students to the variety of technology tools available in their own school.  Students will make text documents, create drawings, import their drawings into documents, use clip art files and Internet images, build a spreadsheet for data collection and create charts and graphs from that data, use electronic resources and the Internet, practice proper keyboarding techniques, and explore a variety of software applications.  This class will cover basic hardware and software operations and help students learn to use the technology tools in their classes.
Term Length: vary
Course Fees: $15
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Middle Level Credit
CED_Grad_Req2: N/A
CED_Grad_Req3: N/A
Grade Level: 6th
Computer PowerD071
This 7th and 8th grade class builds upon the basic skills mastered in Exploring Computers by introducing new applications and adding more advanced uses of the basics. Students who did not complete the Exploring Computers class may need to complete assignments that allow them to master these skills before moving on to the projects in Computer Power, including keyboarding with both hands at 20 words per minute, as well as basic computer operation and Internet use.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees: $15
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Middle Level Credit
CED_Grad_Req2: N/A
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 7th, 8th
Multimedia ProductionD081
This class is designed to allow students to explore a variety of software used in everyday life. Students create slideshows using digital photography, create animated movies, design games and create presentations, spreadsheets and websites.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees: $20
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Middle Level Credit
CED_Grad_Req2: N/A
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 7th, 8th
Exploratory Computers WHEELD101
This course is designed to introduce students to the variety of technology tools available in their own school.  Students will make text documents, create drawings, import their drawings into documents, use clip art files and Internet images, build a spreadsheet for data collection and create charts and graphs from that data, use electronic resources and the Internet, practice proper keyboarding techniques, and explore a variety of software applications.  This class will cover basic hardware and software operations and help students learn to use the technology tools in their classes.
Term Length: 4 Quarters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Middle Level Credit
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 6th
Intro to Computer Science JavaD775
This course is an introduction to Java Programming emphasizing its foundation in computational thinking, an interdisciplinary method of scientific inquiry. Topics will be taught emphasizing STEM domains and will include, but are not limited to: data types, variables, and arithmetic operations, strings, arrays, streams and files, graphics, and methods and constructions. Students will also gain experience with object-oriented programming and project-based learning utilizing ideas of computer graphics and game programming and its application in building mathematical models that are of interest to scientists and engineers. D77 Java Programming is a prerequisite to D78 AP Computer Science Java and D86 C++ Programming.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: MA - Mathematics
CED_Grad_Req3: Electives
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
AP Computer Science with Java wtD7810
The AP Computer Science course prepares students for the AP Computer Science test. Topics include advanced coursework in data types, variables, and arithmetic; strings, arrays, graphics, methods and constructions, etc.
Students will also gain experience with object-oriented programming and project-based learning utilizing ideas of computer graphics and game programming and its application in building mathematical models that are of interest to scientists and engineers.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: D77
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: MA - Mathematics
CED_Grad_Req3: Electives
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Computer Science in the Modern WorldD805
This one semester introduction to microcomputers and data processing provides an understanding of how computers affect our daily lives.  Skills will be taught that enable us to better integrate computer technology into our daily routines.  Topics include computer history, digital communications, word processing, spreadsheets, desktop publications, graphics, searching the internet, and multimedia presentations.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: N/A
CED_Grad_Req3: Electives
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Computer Programming Basic - SemesterD815
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Money Management
CED_Grad_Req3: Electives
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Computer Programming Basic - YearD8210
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Money Management
CED_Grad_Req3: Electives
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
AP Computer Science AD8510
The AP Computer Science course is a weighted course that is the equivalent of an introductory Computer Science course offered at colleges and universities. This course prepares students for the AP Computer Science A AP Exam.  This course introduces students to Computer Science with fundamental topics using the Java Programming Language that include problem solving, design strategies and methodologies, organization of data and elementary data structures, algorithms and approaches to processing data, analysis of potential solutions, and the ethical and social implications of computing. The course emphasizes object-oriented problem solving and design. Students will gain experience with small, simple problems to large, complex problems.  This course requires hands-on, structured lab experiences with one of the three (3) provided Student Lab Guides or the equivalent provided by the instructor. The labs may include and are not limited to mobile programming for Android apps, game programming, or other relevant topics.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: D78
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: N/A
CED_Grad_Req3: Electives
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
C++ wtD8610
The C++ Weighted (CU Succeeds) course prepares students for Post-Secondary Computer Science topics in C++ and other programming paradigms. Topics include advanced coursework in data types, variables, and arithmetic; strings, arrays, graphics, methods and constructions, etc.

Students will also gain experience with object-oriented programming and project-based learning utilizing ideas of computer graphics and game programming and its application in building mathematical models that are of interest to scientists and engineers.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: D77
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: N/A
CED_Grad_Req3: Electives
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Internet and Web Page ApplicationsD875
Students begin the class by learning basic HTML, the code and building blocks behind creating web pages. Once that skill is mastered they are introduced to page layout using CSS, Cascading Style sheets. Students are introduced to Adobe Dreamweaver and accompany adobe image processing software. Basic image processing and manipulation techniques and software will be introduced. General elements of design are discussed including symmetry, balance, color matching. Copyright rules will be discussed as to what is appropriate and what is not appropriate to place on a webpage. Social media will be used to share data and students will design and maintain personal blog sites they will be expected to maintain. Basic interactive tools such as php and MySQL applications will be demonstrated and used in creating dynamic web based applications.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3: N/A
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Advanced C++ wtD8910
The Advanced C++ Weighted course prepares students for Post-Secondary Computer Science topics in Advanced C++ and other programming paradigms. Topics include more advanced coursework in data types, variables, and arithmetic; strings, arrays, graphics, methods and constructions, etc. In addition, more templates, classes, graphics, and group projects in C++ are covered.
Students will also gain experience with object-oriented programming and project-based learning utilizing ideas of computer graphics and game programming and its application in building mathematical models that are of interest to scientists and engineers.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: N/A
CED_Grad_Req3: Electives
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Independent Study in ComputersD905
If a student wants to take an independent study course in this content area, he or she must complete an Independent Study Contract with a teacher willing to sponsor the independent study. The student and teacher must obtain the approval of the building administrator. Independent study will be approved only in advance and if it falls into one of the following categories: (a) study that goes beyond the academic program available at the school; (b) study that duplicates an elective class but which is unavailable to the student; (c) study that is truly individualized and cannot be taught within the curriculum; or, (d) intensive summer programs or travel.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: N/A
CED_Grad_Req3: Electives
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Computer Science Application System Analysis and DesignD915
This course will focus on systems analysis and design theory and techniques, current trends in computer science, and exposure to a variety of language that are currently used in industry.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Money Management
CED_Grad_Req3: Electives
Grade Level: 12th
Computer Science Application System Analysis and Design 2D925
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
1 year of programming courses with web development
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Money Management
CED_Grad_Req3: Electives
Grade Level: 12th
AP Computer Science Principles Semester 1D935
This course is the first semester of AP CS Principles. This course is equivalent to a non-CS Majors course at the College level. This is an introductory course for all students who can not only succeed in an AP Computer Science course, but attain credit for this course at universities and colleges. AP Computer Science Principles introduces students to the central ideas of computer science, instilling the ideas and practices of computational thinking and inviting students to understand how computing changes the world.  This rigorous course promotes deep learning of computational content, develops computational thinking skills, and engages students in the creative aspects of the field.  This course is unique in its focus on fostering students to be creative.  Students are encouraged to apply creative processes when developing computational artifacts (computer programs) and to think creatively while using simulations to explore questions that interest them.  Rather than teaching a particular programming language or tool, the course focuses on using technology and programming as a means to solve computational problems and create exciting and personally relevant artifacts.  Students design and implement innovative solutions using an iterative process similar to what artists, writers, computer scientists, and engineers use to bring ideas to life.  (Source: AP Computer Science Principles Curriculum Framework)
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3: MA - Mathematics
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
AP Computer Science Principles Semester 2D945
This course is the second semester of AP CS Principles.  It is a course proposed nationally and proposed by the AP College Board, AP® Computer Science Principles. This course is an AP Computer Science Course that is equivalent to a non-CS Majors course at the College level. This is an introductory course for all students who can not only succeed in an AP Computer Science course, but attain credit for this course at universities and colleges.  AP Computer Science Principles introduces students to the central ideas of computer science, instilling the ideas and practices of computational thinking and inviting students to understand how computing changes the world.  This rigorous course promotes deep learning of computational content, develops computational thinking skills, and engages students in the creative aspects of the field.  This course is unique in its focus on fostering students to be creative.  Students are encouraged to apply creative processes when developing computational artifacts (computer programs) and to think creatively while using simulations to explore questions that interest them.  Rather than teaching a particular programming language or tool, the course focuses on using technology and programming as a means to solve computational problems and create exciting and personally relevant artifacts.  Students design and implement innovative solutions using an iterative process similar to what artists, writers, computer scientists, and engineers use to bring ideas to life.  (Source: AP Computer Science Principles Curriculum Framework).  In this course, students will create a final project and portfolio.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: D93
or equivalent to D93
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3: MA - Mathematics
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
1st GradeE1001
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 1st
1st Grade AME1AMD1
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 1st
1st Grade BilingualE1BL1
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 1st
1st Grade HealthE1HE1
Health education in first grade is based on developing skills in relation to age appropriate health topics. By developing skills related to effectively accessing health resources, communicating, analyzing peer influences, decision making, and health advocacy, students in BVSD will be able to achieve and maintain optimal wellness
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 1st
1st Grade ELAE1LA1
English Language Arts in First Grade focuses on developing motivated, strategic, constructive, fluent and independent readers, writers, and communicators.  The emphasis is on continued development of oral language abilities and exploring reading and writing processes. Students will read literature and informational texts and express their understandings both orally and in writing. Students will also develop inquiry skills to gather, organize and share information.
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 1st
1st Grade MathematicsE1MA1
In first grade, instructional time should focus on four critical areas: (1) developing understanding of addition, subtraction, and strategies for addition and subtraction within 20; (2) developing understanding of whole number relationships and place value, including grouping in tens and ones; (3) developing understanding of linear measurement and measuring lengths as iterating length units; and (4) reasoning about attributes of, and composing and decomposing geometric shapes.
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 1st
1st Grade PME1PME1
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 1st
1st Grade ScienceE1SC0
In first grade science, students will be practicing scientific skills such as observing, asking questions, and making predictions. Students will record observations using science notebooks. Science content in first grade will include solids and liquids, similarities between adult plants and their offspring, and describing and sorting Earth’s materials based on properties.
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 1st
1st Grade Social StudiesE1SS0
In first grade, students identify national symbols and examples of historical and current leadership.  They continue their investigation of the world using the family as a point of comparison. The context for investigation about families and community is reflected in the inquiry cycle: discover differences, gain insight to unique cultural characteristics, identify attributes of effective teams and leadership, and examine the use and management of natural resources, using tools to develop special understanding of their world. Students will study other countries to develop grade level social studies concepts in history and geography.
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 1st
2nd GradeE2001
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 2nd
2 3 Combined Year 1E2311
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 2nd, 3rd
2 3 Combined Year 2E2321
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 2nd, 3rd
2nd Grade AME2AMD0
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 2nd
2nd Grade BilingualE2BL1
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 2nd
2nd Grade HealthE2HE1
Health education in second grade is based on developing skills in relation to age appropriate health topics. By developing skills related to effectively accessing health resources, communicating, analyzing peer and media influences, goal setting, decision making, and health advocacy, students in BVSD will be able to achieve and maintain optimal wellness.
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2: N/A
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 2nd
2nd Grade Language ArtsE2LA0
English Language Arts in Second Grade focuses on developing motivated, strategic, constructive, fluent and independent readers, writers, and communicators. The emphasis is on continued development of oral language abilities and using reading and writing processes. Students will read literature and informational texts and express their thinking both orally and in writing. Students will continue to develop inquiry skills to gather, organize, summarize and share information.
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 2nd
2nd Grade MathematicsE2MA1
In second grade instructional time will focus on four critical areas: (1) extending understanding of base ten notation to 1,000; (2) building fluency with addition and subtraction; (3) using standard units of measure of length; and (4) describing and analyzing shapes.
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 2nd
2nd Grade PME2PME1
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 2nd
2nd Grade ScienceE2SC0
In second grade science, students will be practicing scientific skills such as observing, asking questions, and making predictions. Students will record observations using science notebooks. Science content in second grade will include simple force and motion, the relationship between insects and their habitats, and weather.
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req:
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 2nd
2nd Grade Social StudiesE2SS0
In second grade, students continue their investigation of the world in social studies using the neighborhoods and local community as a point of comparison. The context for investigation about communities is reflected in the inquiry cycle: discover difference, manage difference, examine the impact of technology, explore spatially, economically and through civic engagement. Students will compare and contrast their local neighborhoods and local community.
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 2nd
3rd GradeE3001
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 3rd
3rd Grade ReadingE3011
English Language Arts in Third Grade focuses on developing motivated, strategic, constructive, fluent and independent readers, writers, and communicators. The emphasis is on extending oral language abilities and the use of reading and writing processes. Students will read literature and informational texts. They will express thinking and support opinions using textual evidence both orally and in writing. Students will also use research skills and tools to gather, organize, summarize and share information.
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 3rd
3rd Grade WritingE3021
English Language Arts in Third Grade focuses on developing motivated, strategic, constructive, fluent and independent readers, writers, and communicators. The emphasis is on extending oral language abilities and the use of reading and writing processes. Students will read literature and informational texts. They will express thinking and support opinions using textual evidence both orally and in writing. Students will also use research skills and tools to gather, organize, summarize and share information.
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 3rd
3rd MathematicsE3031
In third grade instructional time should focus on four critical areas: (1) developing understanding of multiplication and division and strategies for multiplication and division within 100; (2) developing understanding of fractions, especially unit fractions (fractions with a numerator of 1); (3) developing understanding of the structure of rectangular arrays and of area; and (4) describing and analyzing two-dimensional shapes.
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 3rd
Third Grade ScienceE3041
In third grade science, students will be practicing scientific skills such as writing questions, making predictions, and developing logical conclusions in science notebooks. Science content in third grade will include changing states of matter, life cycles, the rock cycle, earth materials, measurement and the nature of science.
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 3rd
3rd Grade Social StudiesE3051
In third grade, students are introduced to a variety of historical sources to distinguished historical fact and fiction. Students will compare past and present situations locally and in the Regions of the United States to recognize patterns in the development of communities.  Students utilize various geographical tools to understand the concepts of how geography influences the development of regions and human interaction.  Students will describe producers and consumers and how goods and services are exchanged as well as personal short term financial goals.   Students will be able to recognize that views and rights of others as a key component of a democratic society and the function of their Boulder’s government.
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 3rd
3rd Grade AME3AMD1
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 3rd
3rd Grade BilingualE3BL1
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 3rd
3rd Grade HealthE3HE1
Health education in third grade is based on developing skills in relation to age appropriate health topics. By developing skills related to effectively accessing health resources, communicating, analyzing peer and media influences, goal setting, decision making, and health advocacy, students in BVSD will be able to achieve and maintain optimal wellness.
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 3rd
3rd Grade Language ArtsE3LA1
English Language Arts in Third Grade focuses on developing motivated, strategic, constructive, fluent and independent readers, writers, and communicators.  The emphasis is on extending oral language abilities and the use of reading and writing processes. Students will read literature and informational texts. They will express thinking and support opinions using textual evidence both orally and in writing. Students will also use research skills and tools to gather, organize, summarize and share information.
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 3rd
3rd Grade PME3PME1
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 3rd
4th GradeE4001
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 4th
4th Grade ReadingE4011
English Language Arts in Fourth Grade focuses on the continued development of motivated, strategic, constructive, fluent and independent readers, writers, and communicators.  The emphasis is on extending oral language abilities and the use of reading and writing processes. Students will read literature and informational texts.  They will share responses, express understandings and support opinions using textual evidence both orally and in writing. Students will also use research skills and tools to gather, organize, summarize and present information.
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 4th
4th Grade WritingE4021
English Language Arts in Fourth Grade focuses on the continued development of motivated, strategic, constructive, fluent and independent readers, writers, and communicators.  The emphasis is on extending oral language abilities and the use of reading and writing processes. Students will read literature and informational texts.  They will share responses, express understandings and support opinions using textual evidence both orally and in writing. Students will also use research skills and tools to gather, organize, summarize and present information.
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 4th
4th Grade MathematicsE4031
In fourth grade instructional time should focus on three critical areas: (1) developing understanding and fluency with multi-digit multiplication, and developing understanding of dividing to find quotients involving multi-digit dividends; (2) developing an understanding of fraction equivalence, addition and subtraction of fractions with like denominators, and multiplication of fractions by whole numbers; (3) understanding that geometric figures can be analyzed and classified based on their properties, such as having parallel sides, perpendicular sides, particular angle measures, and symmetry.
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 4th
4th Grade ScienceE4041
In fourth grade science, students will be practicing scientific skills such as writing questions, making predictions, organizing data and developing logical conclusions. Students will write about investigations in science notebooks and represent data using graphs and tables. Science content in fourth grade will include electricity, magnetism, adaptation and variation in organisms, fossils, ecosystems, the Solar System, and the nature of science.
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 4th
4th Grade Social StudiesE4051
In fourth grade, students continue their study of social studies using the State of Colorado as a point of comparison to investigate change.  The context for investigation is reflected in the inquiry cycle:  discover difference, manage difference, examine the impact of science and technology, explore spatially, economically and through civic engagement.  Students will examine the people and cultures of Colorado and its geography.  Students will chronologically organize events examining cause and effect.  Students analyze the structure of Colorado government and the roles of responsible citizens
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 4th
4th 5th Grade Compacted MathematicsE4501
Compacted 4th/5th Grade Mathematics (E450M) is a course that combines the standards from both 4th and 5th grade mathematics to prepare students for 6th Grade Mathematics (M05) the following year.  E450M focuses on the following areas: (1) developing understanding and fluency with multi-digit multiplication and division including decimals; (2) developing an understanding of fraction equivalence, fluency with addition and subtraction of fractions and multiplication and division of fractions by whole numbers; (3) understanding that geometric figures can be analyzed and classified based on their properties, including perimeter, area and volume. This course is designed for highly motivated students who learn quickly and process with increasing depth and complexity. Students are engaged in dynamic, high‐level learning. The pace of this course is faster than that of a grade level course.
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 4th
4th Grade AME4AMD1
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 4th
4th Grade BilingualE4BL1
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 4th
4th Grade HealthE4HE1
Health education in fourth grade is based on developing skills in relation to age appropriate health topics. By developing skills related to effectively accessing health resources, communicating, analyzing peer and media influences, goal setting, decision making, and health advocacy, students in BVSD will be able to achieve and maintain optimal wellness.
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 4th
4th Grade English Language ArtsE4LA1
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 4th
4th Grade PME4PME1
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 4th
5th GradeE5001
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 5th
5th Grade ReadingE5011
English Language Arts in Fifth Grade continues the advancement of motivated, strategic, constructive, fluent and independent readers, writers, and communicators.  The emphasis is on extending oral language abilities and the use of reading and writing processes. Students will read literature and informational texts. They will share responses, express understandings and support opinions using textual evidence both orally and in writing. Students will also use research skills and tools to gather, organize, summarize and present information.
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 5th
5th Grade WritingE5021
English Language Arts in Fifth Grade continues the advancement of motivated, strategic, constructive, fluent and independent readers, writers, and communicators.  The emphasis is on extending oral language abilities and the use of reading and writing processes. Students will read literature and informational texts. They will share responses, express understandings and support opinions using textual evidence both orally and in writing. Students will also use research skills and tools to gather, organize, summarize and present information.
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 5th
5th Grade MathematicsE5031
In fifth grade instructional time should focus on three critical areas: (1) developing fluency with addition and subtraction of fractions, and developing understanding of the multiplication of fractions and of division of fractions in limited cases (unit fractions divided by whole numbers and whole numbers divided by unit fractions); (2) extending division to 2-digit divisors, integrating decimal fractions into the place value system and developing understanding of operations with decimals to hundredths, and developing fluency with whole number and decimal operations; and (3) developing understanding of volume.
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 5th
5th Grade ScienceE5041
In fifth grade science, students will be practicing scientific skills such as writing questions, making predictions, controlling variables, organizing data and developing logical conclusions. Students will write about investigations in science notebooks and represent data using graphs and tables.
Science content in fifth grade will include changes in matter, renewable and non renewable resources,  weather, landforms, and living systems.
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 5th
5th Grade Social StudiesE5051
The study of history, economics, civics, and geography of North America from the discovery of the New World to the foundation of the United States government.
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 5th
5th Grade AME5AMD1
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 5th
5th Grade BilingualE5BL1
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 5th
5th Grade HealthE5HE1
Health education in fifth grade is based on developing skills in relation to age appropriate health topics. By developing skills related to effectively accessing health resources, communicating, analyzing influences, goal setting, decision making, and health advocacy, students in BVSD will be able to achieve and maintain optimal wellness.
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 5th
5th Grade English Language ArtsE5LA1
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 5th
5th Grade PME5PME1
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 5th
6th Grade Math E600E6001
In Grade 6, instructional time should focus on four critical areas: (1) connecting ratio and rate to whole number multiplication and division and using concepts of ratio and rate to solve problems; (2) completing understanding of division of fractions and extending the notion of number to the system of rational numbers, which includes negative numbers; (3) writing, interpreting, and using expressions and equations; and (4) developing understanding of statistical thinking.
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 5th
1st Grade ArtEA101
In First Grade, students expand their ability to create with various art materials, and to reflect on the importance of the visual arts in defining community and transferring that knowledge to an evolving world view. New techniques are introduced to enhance personal expression. Social skills such as sharing, and respect for the work of others are emphasized. Students become aware of the role of artist in building community. Art is understood as a worthy endeavor. First Grade will learn about Art History and cultures within the context of the Social Studies curriculum. Additional artists and cultures that are not addressed in the Art History curriculum at other grade levels may be included.
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 1st
2nd Grade ArtEA201
In second grade, color relationships and textural qualities are emphasized. Social and communication skills are further developed through group projects. Students are encouraged to express themselves through art and to appreciate their own uniqueness. Second graders will refine observational skills to become more aware of their environment, and to be able to critique works of art. Learning about art history and culture will include a study of the following artists and regions: Vincent Van Gogh, Diego Rivera, Louise Nevelson, China, India and Alaska. Additional artists and cultures that are not addressed in the art history curriculum at other grade levels may also be included.
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 2nd
3rd Grade ArtEA301
In third grade, the concepts of space and dimension are emphasized.  The students will recognize and work with spatial relationships in two- and three-dimensions.  Pattern and order are stressed.  Composition is analyzed as a fundamental component of art.  Art history and cultural studies will focus on topics of study within the third grade.
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees: $1
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 3rd
4th Grade ArtEA401
In fourth grade, students identify and apply the elements of art and principles of design.  Students will be formally introduced to the concept of abstraction and learn that expressive qualities are not restricted to any particular style.  Emphasis will be placed on the ability of students to value their own emerging style.  Fourth graders will learn about art history.
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 4th
5th Grade ArtEA501
In fifth grade, color relationships and value are emphasized.  Students study and apply the principles of design to their own work.  Fifth graders continue to learn to value and respect their own artwork and the work of others.  Students will analyze and critique works of historic and contemporary art to enhance their appreciation and understanding of art and culture.
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 5th
Kin ArtEAK01
Art education at the kindergarten level encourages early discovery and exploration through the introduction of various art media, tools, processes and techniques.  Repetitive experiences with tools help students to experiment and expand previous awareness. The perceptual, sensory, and manipulative development of students is emphasized at this time. Art history and cultural studies will focus on topics of study within the kindergarten social studies curriculum.
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: Kindergarten
Elementary ELD Beginner IntermediateEE10BI1
Beginning Elementary ELD provides training in general study techniques and specific English Language Arts strategies and concepts necessary for an understanding of core content area topics. This course aids ELD students, especially those with little previous schooling, in making the transition from training classes to mainstream curriculum. Students are introduced to and review accurate, effective expression, interpretation of content reading, and test taking techniques.
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Elementary ELD Intermediate AdvancedEE10IA1
Elementary ELD  provides training in general study techniques and specific English Language Arts strategies and concepts necessary for an understanding of core content area topics. This course aids ELD students, especially those with little previous schooling, in making the transition from training classes to mainstream curriculum. Students are introduced to and review accurate, effective expression, interpretation of content reading, and test taking techniques.
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
KindergartenEK001
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: Kindergarten
Kindergarten AMEKAMD1
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: Kindergarten
KG EnrichmentEKARE1
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: Pre-K
Kindergarten BilingualEKBL1
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: Kindergarten
Kin HealthEKHE1
Health education in Kindergarten is based on developing skills in relation to age appropriate health topics. By developing skills related to effectively accessing health resources, communicating, analyzing peer and media influences, goal setting, decision making, and health advocacy, students in BVSD will be able to achieve and maintain optimal wellness.
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: Kindergarten
Kin ELAEKLA1
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: Kindergarten
Kindergarten MathematicsEKMA1
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: Kindergarten
Kindergarten PMEKPME1
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: Kindergarten
Kin ScienceEKSC1
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: Kindergarten
Kin Social StudiesEKSS1
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: Kindergarten
1st Grade MusicEM101
First grade students build on skills and concepts learning in kindergarten with additional layers of complexity and accuracy. Students focus on matching pitch and the difference between beat and rhythm. Music literacy (reading and writing) also becomes more important. The role of music in various cultures and traditions is explored with an emphasis on Japan, Mexico and holidays.
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 1st
2nd Grade MusicEM201
In second grade, musical skills continue to spiral from previous years with the addition of more difficult and elaboration.  This year the focus turns to the students’ role as part of a group with an emphasis on blending and working together.  Musical analysis of the elements of form, rhythm, or expressive elements becomes more intricate and reliant on specific music vocabulary.
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 2nd
3rd Grade MusicEM301
The third grade music course introduces students to elements of harmony, traditional music notation, and instrument families.  The relationship between music and math takes center stage as fractions and ratios are introduced in the study of time signatures and increasingly complex rhythms.
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 3rd
4th Grade MusicEM401
The fourth grade curriculum focuses on a student's role and responsibility in an ensemble setting. Students will practice singing and playing harmony with partner songs and instrumental ostinati to accompany singing. Students will read treble clef notation. Students' evaluation and analysis of music becomes more complex and focuses on form and specific instrument names and sounds. Historic and cultural studies will connect to classroom social studies units.
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 4th
5th Grade Instrumental MusicEM501
Fifth grade instrumental music students choose to study band or orchestral instruments in this beginner course. Proper playing technique is the foundation of this learning experience. Students will also focus on instrument maintenance, ensemble playing, and note reading skills.  Additionally students will experience music from a variety of cultures and historical periods.  Culminating performances are a meaningful component of this full year course.
Term Length: vary
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 5th
Kindergarten MusicEMK01
Kindergarten students are introduced to many formal elements of music through the discovery and exploration of music. Students learn to use their voices and classroom instruments for music making. They begin to label music elements such as beat, simple rhythms, and musical qualities such as high/low, loud/soft, and fast/slow. Performing, moving to and actively listening to music from diverse times, cultures and traditions are also included at this grade level.
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: Kindergarten
Music Orchestra - 5th GradeEMO51
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees: $75
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 5th
Music Band 5th GradeEN501
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees: $75
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req:
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 5th
PreschoolEP001
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: Pre-K
1st Grade Physical EducationEP101
In first grade, the primary goal is for students to begin to master basic locomotor & non‐locomotor skills & concepts. Spatial awareness will continue to develop. Students are introduced to more physical changes that occur as a result of physical activity. In addition, there is an increased emphasis in following directions and interacting appropriately with classmates regardless of differences in a physical setting.
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 1st
2nd Grade Physical EducationEP201
In second grade, students demonstrate mastery of basic locomotor & nonlocomotor skills while performing to changing conditions and expectations. Students progress towards mature form in complex manipulative skills, such as foot dribble and throwing. They are able to sustain physical activity for longer periods of time and have a deeper understanding of the benefits of physical activity. Students work independently in small groups.
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 2nd
3rd Grade Physical EducationEP301
In third grade, students seek to improve their motor skills by applying movement concepts to skills. Students work on body management skills in game‐like settings. Specific sports skills are also emphasized. The four components of physical fitness are introduced. Students participate in physical activities successfully in a group, regardless of personal differences.
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 3rd
4th Grade Physical EducationEP401
In fourth grade, students focus on the importance of motor skills and movement concepts to be successful in physical activity and/or sports.The FITT principles are introduced. Students develop a deeper understanding of the four fitness components. Students continue to work successfully in a group, regardless of personal differences.
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 4th
5th Grade Physical EducationEP501
In fifth grade, students apply learned skills in dynamic and complex environments and begin to refine sport‐specific skills. Basic game strategies are introduced. Students work without direct teacher supervision and help other students be successful. Students develop a deeper understanding of the health benefits derived from regular participation in physical activity. They design a personalized fitness and nutrition program with the knowledge they have gained throughout elementary physical education classes.
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 5th
Kindergarten Physical EducationEPK01
In kindergarten, students are introduced to basic locomotor and non‐locomotor skills and concepts. Spatial awareness is also presented. Students are introduced to basic physical changes that occur as a result of physical activity. In addition, students learn to follow directions and interact positively with classmates, regardless of personal differences in a physical setting.
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: Kindergarten
PK EnrichmentEPKARE1
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: Pre-K
1st Grade Reference LibraryER101
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 1st
2nd Grade Reference LibraryER201
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 2nd
3rd Grade Reference LibraryER301
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 3rd
4th Grade Reference LibraryER401
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 4th
Kindergarten Reference LibraryERK01
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: Kindergarten
ESL AdvancedESLA1
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
ESL BeginningESLB1
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
ESL IntermediateESLI1
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
1st Grade TechnologyET101
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 1st
2nd Grade TechnologyET201
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 2nd
3rd Grade TechnologyET301
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 3rd
4th Grade TechnologyET401
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 4th
5th Grade TechnologyET501
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 5th
Kindergarten TechnologyETK01
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: Kindergarten
1st Grade World LanguageEW101
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 1st
2nd Grade World LanguageEW201
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 2nd
3rd Grade World LanguageEW301
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 3rd
4th Grade World LanguageEW401
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 4th
Kindergarten World LanguageEWK01
Term Length: 3 Trimesters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: N/A
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: Kindergarten
World Language Waived CreditF015
Term Length: vary
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: World Language
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Arabic 1F0210
Level 1 introduces students to target foreign cultures and to the four basic language skills: listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. Students acquire skills through oral repetition, dialogues, short compositions, dictations, reading, and written exercises.  For the Novice-Low Range Level, students learn to communicate, comprehend, and present on very familiar topics using isolated words and high frequency phrases in the context of Culture, Connections and Comparisons. 
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Electives
CED_Grad_Req2: N/A
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Exploration in World LanguagesF041
Exploration in World Languages introduces students to various World Languages and the cultures of people who speak them. The purpose for this class is to help students understand and appreciate diversity within our world and to encourage them to choose the long term study of a World Language. Students learn the four World Language standards: communication, culture, connections, and comparisons.
Term Length: vary
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Middle Level Credit
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 6th, 7th, 8th
Arabic 2F0510
Level 2 furthers the study of grammar, vocabulary and an understanding of the culture.  Students improve listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.  Students improve language skills through oral repetition, dialogues, short compositions, dictations, reading, and written exercises. For the Novice-Mid Range Level, students learn to communicate, comprehend, and present in oral and written form on a variety of familiar and predictable topics using isolated words, learned phrases, and learned grammatical structures in the context of Culture, Connections, and Comparisons. 
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: F02
CED_Grad_Req: Second Language Acquisition
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Cross Culture CommunicationsF061
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Middle Level Credit
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 6th, 7th, 8th
Speak FrenchF071
Term Length: vary
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Middle Level Credit
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 6th, 7th, 8th
Speak GermanF081
Term Length: vary
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Middle Level Credit
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 6th, 7th, 8th
Speak SpanishF091
Term Length: vary
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Middle Level Credit
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 6th, 7th, 8th
Arabic 3F1010
Level 3 reviews basic grammatical structures and continues the study of more advanced grammar, vocabulary, and culture.  Students further develop skills in understanding reading, speaking, and writing through short stories, poetry, articles, oral presentations, and written exercises when applicable. 

For the Novice-High Range Level, students learn in oral and written form to participate in and comprehend exchanges and present on a variety of topics using familiar vocabulary and learned grammatical structures in the context of Culture, Connections, and Comparisons.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: F05
CED_Grad_Req: Electives
CED_Grad_Req2: N/A
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Chinese 1F10110
Level 1 introduces students to the specific foreign culture and to the four basic language skills: listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. Students acquire skills through oral repetition, dialogues, short compositions, dictations, reading, and written exercises.

For the Novice-Low Range Level, students learn to communicate, comprehend, and present on very familiar topics using isolated words and high frequency phrases in the context of Culture, Connections and Comparisons. 
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Electives
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Chinese 2F10210
World Language courses are based on the four standards: Communication, Culture, Connections and Comparisons. For the Novice-Mid Range Level, students learn to communicate, comprehend and present, in oral and written form, on a variety of very familiar and predictable topics using isolated words, learned phrases, and learned grammatical structures in the context of Culture, Connections, and Comparisons.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: F101
CED_Grad_Req: Second Language Acquisition
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Spanish Cumbres De La Civilazacion HispanicaF1035
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: World Language
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
American Sign Language 3F10410
World Language courses are based on the four standards: Communication, Culture, Connections and Comparisons.  American Sign Language is a visual-spatial language rather than a spoken one.  The Communication emphasis is on expressive skills (signing) and receptive skills (watching and comprehending) in order to understand and communicate with others.  For the Novice-High Range Level, students learn to participate in exchanges, comprehend exchanges, and present on a variety of topics using familiar vocabulary and learned grammatical structures in the context of Culture, Connections, and Comparisons.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: World Language
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
American Sign Language 4 wtF10510
World Language courses are based on the four standards: Communication, Culture, Connections and Comparisons.  American Sign Language is a visual-spatial language rather than a spoken one.  The Communication emphasis is on expressive skills (signing) and receptive skills (watching and comprehending) in order to understand and communicate with others.  For the Intermediate-Low Range Level, students learn to initiate, sustain and conclude conversations; comprehend signed language; and present on a variety of familiar topics, all using familiar vocabulary and learned grammatical structures in the context of Culture, Connections, and Comparisons.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: World Language
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
French 1F1110
Level 1 introduces students to target foreign cultures and to the four basic language skills: listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. Students acquire skills through oral repetition, dialogues, short compositions, dictations, reading, and written exercises.  For the Novice-Low Range Level, students learn to communicate, comprehend, and present on very familiar topics using isolated words and high frequency phrases in the context of Culture, Connections and Comparisons.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees: $25
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Electives
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
French 2F1210
Level 2 furthers the study of grammar, vocabulary and an understanding of the culture.  Students improve listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.  Students improve language skills through oral repetition, dialogues, short compositions, dictations, reading, and written exercises.  For the Novice-Mid Range Level, students learn to communicate, comprehend, and present in oral and written form on a variety of familiar and predictable topics using isolated words, learned phrases, and learned grammatical structures in the context of Culture, Connections, and Comparisons.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees: $25
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: F11
CED_Grad_Req: World Language
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
French 3F1310
Level 3 reviews basic grammatical structures and continues the study of more advanced grammar, vocabulary, and culture.  Students further develop skills in understanding reading, speaking, and writing through short stories, poetry, articles, oral presentations, and written exercises when applicable.  For the Novice-High Range Level, students learn in oral and written form to participate in and comprehend exchanges and present on a variety of topics using familiar vocabulary and learned grammatical structures in the context of Culture, Connections, and Comparisons.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees: $25
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: F12
CED_Grad_Req: World Language
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Middle Level French 2F141
Term Length: 4 Quarters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Middle Level Credit
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 6th, 7th, 8th
French 4 wtF1910
Level 4 explores topics in advanced composition and conversation, with an emphasis on refining and integrating advanced grammar into formal and informal communication. Students develop appropriate language skills required to communicate at a more advanced level. For the Intermediate-Low Range Level, students learn to initiate, sustain and conclude conversations; comprehend spoken or written language; and present on a variety of familiar topics, all using familiar vocabulary and learned grammatical structures in the context of Culture, Connections, and Comparisons.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees: $25
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: F13
CED_Grad_Req: World Language
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
French 1AF1A1
Level 1 introduces students to target foreign cultures and to the four basic language skills: listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. Students acquire skills through oral repetition, dialogues, short compositions, dictations, reading, and written exercises.

For the Novice-Low Range Level, students learn to communicate, comprehend, and present on very familiar topics using isolated words and high frequency phrases in the context of Culture, Connections and Comparisons.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Middle Level Credit
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 6th, 7th, 8th
French 1BF1B1
Level 1 introduces students to target foreign cultures and to the four basic language skills: listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. Students acquire skills through oral repetition, dialogues, short compositions, dictations, reading, and written exercises. For the Novice-Low Range Level, students learn to communicate, comprehend, and present on very familiar topics using isolated words and high frequency phrases in the context of Culture, Connections and Comparisons.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: F1A
CED_Grad_Req: Middle Level Credit
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 6th, 7th, 8th
Latin 3 Advanced Pre AP wtF235
Students read selections from the works of Caesar, Cicero, Ovid, and Vergil. Students look closely at literature. They are introduced to author’s style and use of literary devices. Students are expected to participate in declamation and must regularly use both a dictionary and commentary. Readings are expansive. As an advanced course, this course goes beyond the curriculum expectations of a standard course offering by increasing the depth and complexity. Students are engaged in dynamic, high‐level learning. The pace of an advanced course may be faster than that of a “standard” course.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: F52; F53
CED_Grad_Req: Second Language Acquisition
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
AP French wtF2610
World Language courses are based on the four standards: Communication, Culture, Connections and Comparisons.
For the Intermediate-Mid Range Level, students initiate, sustain and conclude conversations; comprehend spoken or written language; and present on a variety of topics, all advanced vocabulary and learned grammatical structures in the context of Culture, Connections, and Comparisons. The Advanced Placement Language Exam is optional, but students who perform well on the test earn college credit for a one-year college-level course. This course is also available to be taken in an online format.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: F19
CED_Grad_Req: Electives
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
AP French Literature wtF2710
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: F19
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Money Management
CED_Grad_Req3: Electives
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
German 1F3110
Level 1 introduces students to target foreign cultures and to the four basic language skills: listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. Students acquire skills through oral repetition, dialogues, short compositions, dictations, reading, and written exercises.

For the Novice-Low Range Level, students learn to communicate, comprehend, and present on very familiar topics using isolated words and high frequency phrases in the context of Culture, Connections and Comparisons.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Electives
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
German 2F3210
Level 2 furthers the study of grammar, vocabulary and an understanding of the culture.  Students improve listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.  Students improve language skills through oral repetition, dialogues, short compositions, dictations, reading, and written exercises.  For the Novice-Mid Range Level, students learn to communicate, comprehend, and present in oral and written form on a variety of familiar and predictable topics using isolated words, learned phrases, and learned grammatical structures in the context of Culture, Connections, and Comparisons.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: F31
CED_Grad_Req: Second Language Acquisition
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
German 3F3310
Level 3 reviews basic grammatical structures and continues the study of more advanced grammar, vocabulary, and culture.  Students further develop skills in understanding reading, speaking, and writing through short stories, poetry, articles, oral presentations, and written exercises when applicable. 

For the Novice-High Range Level, students learn in oral and written form to participate in and comprehend exchanges and present on a variety of topics using familiar vocabulary and learned grammatical structures in the context of Culture, Connections, and Comparisons.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: F32
CED_Grad_Req: World Language
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
German 4 wtF3910
Level 4 explores topics in advanced composition and conversation, with an emphasis on refining and integrating advanced grammar into formal and informal communication. Students develop appropriate language skills required to communicate at a more advanced level.  For the Intermediate-Low Range Level, students learn to initiate, sustain and conclude conversations; comprehend spoken or written language; and present on a variety of familiar topics, all using familiar vocabulary and learned grammatical structures in the context of Culture, Connections, and Comparisons.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: F33; F47
CED_Grad_Req: Second Language Acquisition
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
AP German wtF4610
World Language courses are based on the four standards: Communication, Culture, Connections and Comparisons.
For the Intermediate-Mid Range Level, students initiate, sustain and conclude conversations; comprehend spoken or written language; and present on a variety of topics, all advanced vocabulary and learned grammatical structures in the context of Culture, Connections, and Comparisons. The Advanced Placement Language Exam is optional, but students who perform well on the test earn college credit for a one-year college-level course.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees: $5
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: F39; F33; F47
CED_Grad_Req: Electives
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
German 3 Advanced PreAP wtF4710
The German 3 Advanced / Pre-AP course provides students with in-depth prerequisite knowledge that articulates with the current AP German curriculum. Students will become well versed in the AP course framework of six overarching modern themes (Global Challenges; Science and Technology; Beauty and Aesthetics; Families and Communities; Personal and Public Identities; and Contemporary Life), gain a deeper understanding of European/global perspectives, and work toward mastering the more complex aspects of the German language.  Students will practice identifying main points, significant details, purpose, and intended audience for a variety of authentic graphs, texts and audio/video materials and making inferences and predictions based on them. They will write spontaneous interpersonal messages and polished presentational essays, and will practice conversational and presentational speaking skills.  As an advanced course, this course goes beyond the curriculum expectations of a standard level 3 German course offering by increasing the depth and complexity, and it is intended to prepare a student to enroll in Advanced Placement German the following year.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: F32; F33
CED_Grad_Req: Second Language Acquisition
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Integrated Latin 1 and 2F4910
The purpose of this course is to teach students the basic features of the Latin language and to help them understand the profound impact of Latin roots on the English language. Four semesters completes the two year high school graduation requirement in World Language.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Electives
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Latin 4 wtF5010
World Language courses are based on the four standards: Communication, Culture, Connections and Comparisons. Latin is taught primarily as a literary rather than a spoken language, so there will be more emphasis on standards relating to the development of the ability to read authentic texts and less emphasis on using the language for oral communication. For the Intermediate-Low Range Level, students learn to initiate, sustain, and conclude conversations; comprehend spoken or written language; and present on a variety of familiar topics, all using familiar vocabulary and learned grammatical structures in the context of Culture, Connections, and Comparisons.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: F55
CED_Grad_Req: Second Language Acquisition
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Latin 1F5110
World Language courses are based on the four standards: Communication, Culture, Connections and Comparisons.
Latin is taught primarily as a literary rather than a spoken language, so there will be more emphasis on standards relating to the development of the ability to read authentic texts and less emphasis on using the language for oral communication.
For the Novice-Low Range Level, students learn to communicate, comprehend, and present, in oral and written form, on very familiar topics, using isolated words and high frequency phrases in the context of Culture, Connections and Comparisons.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Electives
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Latin 2F5210
World Language courses are based on the four standards: Communication, Culture, Connections and Comparisons.
Latin is taught primarily as a literary rather than a spoken language, so there will be more emphasis on standards relating to the development of the ability to read authentic texts and less emphasis on using the language for oral communication.
For the Novice-Mid Range Level, students learn to communicate, comprehend, and present, in oral and written form, on a variety of very familiar and predictable topics using isolated words, learned phrases, and learned grammatical structures in the context of Culture, Connections, and Comparisons.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: F51
CED_Grad_Req: Second Language Acquisition
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Latin 3F5310
World Language courses are based on the four standards: Communication, Culture, Connections and Comparisons.

Latin is taught primarily as a literary rather than a spoken language, so there will be more emphasis on standards relating to the development of the ability to read authentic texts and less emphasis on using the language for oral communication.

For the Novice-High Range Level, students learn, in oral and written form, to participate in exchanges, comprehend exchanges, and present on a variety of topics using familiar vocabulary and learned grammatical structures in the context of Culture, Connections, and Comparisons.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: F52
CED_Grad_Req: World Language
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
AP Latin wtF5510
World Language courses are based on the four standards: Communication, Culture, Connections and Comparisons.
For the Intermediate-Mid Range Level, students initiate, sustain and conclude conversations; comprehend spoken or written language; and present on a variety of topics, all advanced vocabulary and learned grammatical structures in the context of Culture, Connections, and Comparisons. The Advanced Placement Language Exam is optional, but students who perform well on the test earn college credit for a one-year college-level course.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: F50; F53
CED_Grad_Req: World Language
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 11th, 12th
Japanese 1F5610
Level 1 introduces students to target foreign cultures and to the four basic language skills: listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. Students acquire skills through oral repetition, dialogues, short compositions, dictations, reading, and written exercises.  For the Novice-Low Range Level, students learn to communicate, comprehend, and present on very familiar topics using isolated words and high frequency phrases in the context of Culture, Connections and Comparisons.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Electives
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Japanese 2F5710
Level 2 furthers the study of grammar, vocabulary and an understanding of the culture.  Students improve listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.  Students improve language skills through oral repetition, dialogues, short compositions, dictations, reading, and written exercises.  For the Novice-Mid Range Level, students learn to communicate, comprehend, and present in oral and written form on a variety of familiar and predictable topics using isolated words, learned phrases, and learned grammatical structures in the context of Culture, Connections, and Comparisons.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: F56
CED_Grad_Req: Second Language Acquisition
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Japanese 3F5810
Level 3 reviews basic grammatical structures and continues the study of more advanced grammar, vocabulary, and culture.  Students further develop skills in understanding reading, speaking, and writing through short stories, poetry, articles, oral presentations, and written exercises when applicable. 

For the Novice-High Range Level, students learn in oral and written form to participate in and comprehend exchanges and present on a variety of topics using familiar vocabulary and learned grammatical structures in the context of Culture, Connections, and Comparisons.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: F57
CED_Grad_Req: World Language
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Japanese 4 wtF6010
Level 4 explores topics in advanced composition and conversation, with an emphasis on refining and integrating advanced grammar into formal and informal communication. Students develop appropriate language skills required to communicate at a more advanced level. For the Intermediate-Low Range Level, students learn to initiate, sustain and conclude conversations; comprehend spoken or written language; and present on a variety of familiar topics, all using familiar vocabulary and learned grammatical structures in the context of Culture, Connections, and Comparisons.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: F58
CED_Grad_Req: Second Language Acquisition
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Russian 2F6210
Level 2 furthers the study of grammar, vocabulary and an understanding of the culture.  Students improve listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.  Students improve language skills through oral repetition, dialogues, short compositions, dictations, reading, and written exercises. For the Novice-Mid Range Level, students learn to communicate, comprehend, and present in oral and written form on a variety of familiar and predictable topics using isolated words, learned phrases, and learned grammatical structures in the context of Culture, Connections, and Comparisons.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Second Language Acquisition
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
AP Japanese wtF6610
World Language courses are based on the four standards: Communication, Culture, Connections and Comparisons.
For the Intermediate-Mid Range Level, students initiate, sustain and conclude conversations; comprehend spoken or written language; and present on a variety of topics, all advanced vocabulary and learned grammatical structures in the context of Culture, Connections, and Comparisons. The Advanced Placement Language Exam is optional, but students who perform well on the test earn college credit for a one-year college-level course.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: F60
CED_Grad_Req: World Language
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 11th, 12th
Spanish 1F7110
Level 1 introduces students to target foreign cultures and to the four basic language skills: listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. Students acquire skills through oral repetition, dialogues, short compositions, dictations, reading, and written exercises. For the Novice-Low Range Level, students learn to communicate, comprehend, and present on very familiar topics using isolated words and high frequency phrases in the context of Culture, Connections and Comparisons.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Electives
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
HS Spanish 2F7210
Level 2 furthers the study of grammar, vocabulary and an understanding of the culture.  Students improve listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.  Students improve language skills through oral repetition, dialogues, short compositions, dictations, reading, and written exercises.  For the Novice-Mid Range Level, students learn to communicate, comprehend, and present in oral and written form on a variety of familiar and predictable topics using isolated words, learned phrases, and learned grammatical structures in the context of Culture, Connections, and Comparisons.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: F71
CED_Grad_Req: Second Language Acquisition
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Spanish 3F7310
Level 3 reviews basic grammatical structures and continues the study of more advanced grammar, vocabulary, and culture.  Students further develop skills in understanding reading, speaking, and writing through short stories, poetry, articles, oral presentations, and written exercises when applicable. 

For the Novice-High Range Level, students learn in oral and written form to participate in and comprehend exchanges and present on a variety of topics using familiar vocabulary and learned grammatical structures in the context of Culture, Connections, and Comparisons.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: F72
CED_Grad_Req: World Language
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
ML Spanish 3F761
Term Length: 4 Quarters
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Middle Level Credit
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 6th, 7th, 8th
Spanish 4 wtF7910
Level 4 explores topics in advanced composition and conversation, with an emphasis on refining and integrating advanced grammar into formal and informal communication. Students develop appropriate language skills required to communicate at a more advanced level.

For the Intermediate-Low Range Level, students learn to initiate, sustain and conclude conversations; comprehend spoken or written language; and present on a variety of familiar topics, all using familiar vocabulary and learned grammatical structures in the context of Culture, Connections, and Comparisons.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: F73; F84
CED_Grad_Req: Second Language Acquisition
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Spanish 1AF7A1
Level 1 introduces students to target foreign cultures and to the four basic language skills: listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. Students acquire skills through oral repetition, dialogues, short compositions, dictations, reading, and written exercises.

For the Novice-Low Range Level, students learn to communicate, comprehend, and present on very familiar topics using isolated words and high frequency phrases in the context of Culture, Connections and Comparisons.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Middle Level Credit
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 7th, 8th
Spanish 1BF7B1
Level 1 introduces students to target foreign cultures and to the four basic language skills: listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. Students acquire skills through oral repetition, dialogues, short compositions, dictations, reading, and written exercises.  For the Novice-Low Range Level, students learn to communicate, comprehend, and present on very familiar topics using isolated words and high frequency phrases in the context of Culture, Connections and Comparisons.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: F7A
CED_Grad_Req: Middle Level Credit
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 6th, 7th, 8th
Middle Level Spanish Language Arts 1F7C1
Spanish Reading, Writing, and Communicating focuses on the standards and benchmarks as outlined in the World Language Curriculum and the Boulder Valley Academic Content Standards for Language Arts. Instruction will build on previous Knowledge and demand increased skills application, academic sophistication and intellectual reasoning. Students will acquire language arts skills in a variety of instructional settings. 
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Middle Level Credit
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 6th, 7th, 8th
Middle Level Spanish Language Arts 2F7D1
Spanish Reading, Writing, and Communicating focuses on the standards and benchmarks as outlined in the World Language Curriculum and the Boulder Valley Academic Content Standards for Language Arts. Instruction will build on skills gained in previous grades and will demand increased skills application, academic sophistication and intellectual reasoning. Students will acquire language arts skills in a variety of instructional settings.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Middle Level Credit
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 6th, 7th, 8th
Middle Level Spanish Language Arts 3F7E1
Spanish Reading, Writing, and Communicating focuses on the standards and benchmarks as outlined in the World Language Curriculum and the Boulder Valley Academic Content Standards for Language Arts. Instruction will build on skills gained in previous grades and will demand increased skills application, academic sophistication and intellectual reasoning. Students will acquire language arts skills in a variety of instructional settings.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Middle Level Credit
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 6th, 7th, 8th
Spanish Language ArtsF8410
Spanish Reading, Writing, and Communicating focuses on the standards and benchmarks as outlined in the World Language Curriculum and the Boulder Valley Academic Content Standards for Language Arts. Instruction will build on previous Knowledge and demand increased skills application, academic sophistication and intellectual reasoning. Students will acquire language arts skills in a variety of instructional settings.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees: $0
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: World Language
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
AP Spanish 5 wtF8510
World Language courses are based on the four standards: Communication, Culture, Connections and Comparisons.  For the Intermediate-Mid Range Level, students initiate, sustain and conclude conversations; comprehend spoken or written language; and present on a variety of topics, all advanced vocabulary and learned grammatical structures in the context of Culture, Connections, and Comparisons. The Advanced Placement Language Exam is optional, but students who perform well on the test earn college credit for a one-year college-level course. This course is also available to be taken in an online format.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees: $4
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: F79
CED_Grad_Req: Second Language Acquisition
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th
AP Spanish Literature wtF8710
Spanish Literature is a panoramic survey of Spanish and Latin American Literature, encompassing works from the thirteenth to the twenty-first centuries. Unabridged literacy works studied include poems, essays, plays, short stories and novels. The class is conducted exclusively in Spanish. At the end of the year all students may take and earn college credit if they perform well on the AP Spanish Literature Exam (optional).
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees: $4
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: F85
CED_Grad_Req: Second Language Acquisition
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Spanish Conversation and Composition wtF8810
Conversation and Composition is taught exclusively in Spanish. It explores topics in advanced composition and conversation, with an emphasis on refining and integrating advanced grammar into daily communication.  Emphasis is placed on comprehension as it is spoken and written by native speakers.  Students develop appropriate verbs, structures, vocabulary, idioms, and cultural understanding necessary to perform communicative funcitons at higher levels.

For the Intermediate-Mid Range Level, students learn to initiate, sustain and conclude conversations; comprehend spoken or written language; and present on a variety of familiar topics, all using familiar vocabulary and learned grammatical structures in the context of Culture, Connections, and Comparisons.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: F87
CED_Grad_Req: Second Language Acquisition
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
ML Spanish 2F8A1
Level 2 furthers the study of grammar, vocabulary and an understanding of the culture.  Students improve listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.  Students improve language skills through oral repetition, dialogues, short compositions, dictations, reading, and written exercises.  For the Novice-Mid Range Level, students learn to communicate, comprehend, and present in oral and written form on a variety of familiar and predictable topics using isolated words, learned phrases, and learned grammatical structures in the context of Culture, Connections, and Comparisons.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: F71
CED_Grad_Req: Middle Level Credit
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 6th, 7th, 8th
Independent Study in World LanguagesF905
If a student wants to take an independent study course in this content area, he or she must complete an Independent Study Contract with a teacher willing to sponsor the independent study. A teacher may sponsor an independent study only if he or she is "highly qualified" in the content area of the independent study. The student and teacher must obtain the approval of the building administrator. Independent study will be approved only in advance and if it falls into one of the following categories: (a) study that goes beyond the academic program available at the school; (b) study that duplicates an elective class but which is unavailable to the student; (c) study that is truly individualized and cannot be taught within the curriculum; or, (d) intensive summer programs or travel.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Electives
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
American Sign Language 1F9810
World Language courses are based on the four standards: Communication, Culture, Connections and Comparisons.
American Sign Language is a visual-spatial language rather than a spoken one.  The Communication emphasis is on expressive skills (signing) and receptive skills (watching and comprehending) in order to understand and communicate with others.

For the Novice-Low Range Level, students learn to communicate, comprehend, and present on very familiar topics using isolated words and high frequency phrases in the context of Culture, Connections and Comparisons. 
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Electives
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
American Sign Language 2F9910
World Language courses are based on the four standards: Communication, Culture, Connections and Comparisons.
American Sign Language is a visual-spatial language rather than a spoken one.  The Communication emphasis is on expressive skills (signing) and receptive skills (watching and comprehending) in order to understand and communicate with others.
For the Novice-Mid Range Level, students learn to communicate, comprehend, and present on a variety of very familiar and predictable topics using isolated words, learned phrases, and learned grammatical structures in the context of Culture, Connections, and Comparisons.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Second Language Acquisition
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
6th Grade HealthG061
Health Education in sixth grade is based on developing skills in relation to age appropriate health topics. By developing skills related to effectively accessing health resources, communicating, analyzing peer and media influences, goal setting, decision making, and health advocacy, students in BVSD will be able to achieve and maintain optimal wellness.
Term Length: vary
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Middle Level Credit
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 6th
7th Grade HealthG07.5
Health Education in seventh grade is based on developing skills in relation to age appropriate health topics. By developing skills related to effectively accessing health resources, communicating, analyzing peer and media influences, goal setting, decision making, and health advocacy, students in BVSD will be able to achieve and maintain optimal wellness.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Middle Level Credit
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 7th
8th Grade HealthG08.5
Health education in eighth grade is based on developing skills in relation to age appropriate health topics. By developing skills related to effectively accessing health resources, communicating, analyzing peer and media influences, goal setting, decision making, and health advocacy, students in BVSD will be able to achieve and maintain optimal wellness.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Middle Level Credit
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 8th
Exploratory Health PE WHEELG201
Term Length: vary
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Middle Level Credit
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 6th
Issues in HealthG505
Health Education in tenth grade is based on developing skills in relation to age appropriate health topics. By developing skills related to effectively accessing health resources, communicating, analyzing peer and media influences, goal setting, decision making, and health advocacy, students in BVSD will be able to achieve and maintain optimal wellness.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Required
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Health
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 10th, 11th, 12th
Exploratory Family Consumer SciencesH101
This course is an introduction course designed to acquaint students with Consumer and Family Studies.  Topics introduced include health, nutrition, food preparation, sewing, decision-making and organizational skills. Cooperative learning groups and integration of all academic areas will be emphasized through practical experiences.  In all topic areas, students will learn skills to promote life-long health and well-being.
Term Length: vary
Course Fees: $25
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Middle Level Credit
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 6th, 7th, 8th
Foreign Foods and FabricsH131
In this class students will research cultures from around the world as they relate to cuisine and food traditions.  This course offers students an opportunity to select recipes and prepare foods as they become familiar with kitchen equipment and appropriate lab/safety procedures.  Sewing activities will include the proper use of sewing equipment and construction techniques through the construction of several sewing projects.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees: $25
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Middle Level Credit
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 7th, 8th
Home AloneH141
Students will learn life skills in the planning, organization and implementation of preparing food. Features of this course are basic cooking and kitchen safety, nutrition, sanitation, meal planning, reading recipes, clean up, plus basic safety and first aid as well as hand sewing of at least one project.
Home Alone is a great way to give students responsibility in their food choices, a chance to actually prepare the food, and ways they can be safe at home. 
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Middle Level Credit
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 7th, 8th
Food Facts and FunH151
This course provides students with the opportunity to research and prepare nutritious foods from the food guide pyramid for healthy lifestyle choices. Students will use recipes to plan, prepare, serve and evaluate foods through the use of a variety of cooking techniques.  Students will be required to demonstrate the use of appropriate safety, sanitation, and kitchen procedures.  Food and nutrition topics may include herbs, spices, fast foods, convenience foods, snack, baking, multicultural foods and eating disorders.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees: $25
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Middle Level Credit
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 7th, 8th
CASHH161
This course will involve career exploration, basic employment skills, communication, money management, child development, and food service.  Creative thinking and problem solving will also be involved.  Students will be able to explore their interests, values and skills and relate them to potential careers while making short to long term goals.  They will also look at options for future education and training needed for different careers as well as how to make the next steps in their quest to join the work force.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Middle Level Credit
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 7th, 8th
Exploratory CFS WHEELH171
This course is an introduction course designed to acquaint students with Consumer and Family Studies.  Topics introduced include health, nutrition, food preparation, sewing, decision-making and organizational skills. Cooperative learning groups and integration of all academic areas will be emphasized through practical experiences.  In all topic areas, students will learn skills to promote life-long health and well-being.
Term Length: vary
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Middle Level Credit
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 6th
Catering 1H205
Broaden your understanding and appreciation of food! Learn about nutrition and food preparation while applying new skills in a lab experience and catering events. Projects reflect worldwide culinary traditions, while respecting current diet and nutrition guidelines. Class format includes hands-on instruction, cooperative activities, individual and group projects, and guest speakers. 
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees: $50
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Catering 2H215
Catering 2 provides the opportunity to apply advanced skills in a restaurant or catering format.  Catering projects will reflect the culinary traditions of the United States as well as international cuisine.  Class format will include cooperative lab experiences, individual and group projects, presentation by guest speakers, and use a variety of state of the art technologies.  Personal and leadership activities from the vocational student organization Family, Career and Community Leaders of America are integrated into class activities.  Consistent daily participation is expected.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees: $50
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: H20
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
FoodsH225
Students will have the opportunity to broaden their understanding of the impact food has on their lives from the diet/health link to career options in the fields of foods and nutrition.  Areas of nutrition, consumer skills, food management, and preparation are the foundation of this course.  Lab experience will reinforce the basic skills and develop critical thinking.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 10th, 11th, 12th
ProStart 1H2310
This course was developed by the National Restaurant Education Association for students interested in going into the restaurant or hospitality and lodging fields.  Course combines culinary and management skills along with guest speakers and field trips in the industry. Students will develop culinary skills in food and workplace, safety, kitchen essentials, potatoes and grains, stocks, sauces, fruits and vegetables. Students will learn about the importance of communications and management essentials and how to build a career in the industry. Second semester students will have the opportunity to mentor with a chef or in a hotel as a paid work experience, outside school hours.  To earn the National ProStart Certificate students must complete 400 paid work experience hours mentored by a chef/manager within the industry and pass the National ProStart Exam.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees: $50
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
ProStart 2H2410
This course was developed by the National Restaurant Education Association, for students interested in going into the restaurant, hospitality or lodging fields. Students will develop advanced skills for the restaurant and hospitality industry. Students will have the opportunity for a paid work experience, mentoring with a chef in the tourism industry for the entire year. Students will refine their culinary and business skills in the areas of restaurant, cuisine, hotel management, marketing, cost accounting, and customer relations. At the conclusion, students will be able to sit for the National Restaurant exam and will be eligible for scholarships for post-secondary experience. Students will be able to compete for entry-level positions.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees: $50
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: H23
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 10th, 11th, 12th
Culinary NutritionH255
The purpose of the course is to develop lifelong, healthy individuals with an understanding of healthy and nutritious cooking techniques. Emphasis is placed on implementing healthy nutritional choices, preparing nutrient dense foods, exploring careers related to culinary nutrition, and practicing wise consumer decisions.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees: $50
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Peak Nutrition and WellnessH2610
The purpose of this course is to develop lifelong, healthy individuals with an understanding of complete wellness.  This course will have an emphasis on nutritious cooking techniques, healthy choices, personal power, sexuality, and real world issues going on in teens’ lives today.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees: $50
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Fashion ProductionH305
Students will develop career and technical skills in the areas of fashion merchandising, design and apparel production. Practical experiences will be provided through labs and projects. Units include fashion theory, elements and principles of design, merchandising, pattern alterations, apparel production, and clothing care. Students will provide their own materials for apparel production projects.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees: $15
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Culinary ArtsH39Vary
This Colorado Community College System Career and Technical Education program covers the basics of Back of the House- introduction to food production principles; Students will learn the basic skills of food production for a commercial kitchen, restaurant or catering facility. Skill areas will include OSHA training; kitchen safety and sanitation and knife skills; vegetable preparation and breakfast cookery; starches, pastas, casserole and grains; introduction to baking and pastry making; intro to soups, sauces, desserts, entrees, salads and sandwiches, and Barista training. Students will rotate through service stations.
This course offers experience in an onsite restaurant/café type facility that would serve customers with food/meals/beverages prepared in the program kitchen. This restaurant area is referred to as “Front of House.” Students are exposed to Front of the House safety and sanitation; cashiering; catering, buffets, tableside cooking; food & beverage service; Customer relations. Students also have an opportunity to participate in catering outside events. Industry workforce readiness skills, communication, and writing techniques are also emphasized.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees: $50
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
InteriorsH425
Create it, design it and decorate it from floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall and everything in between. A variety of applied interior design projects will integrate knowledge, skill and practices required for personal enjoyment and careers in housing, interiors, and furnishings. Students will be responsible for creating a final design project that applies the principles learned in the course.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees: $15
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 10th, 11th, 12th
Living on Your Own - Life ManagementH5010
The purpose of this course is to develop educated consumers with an understanding and academic knowledge of consumer resources and financial organizations. The course focuses on personal and family resources, job and career, personal and family finances.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees: $25
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Health
CED_Grad_Req3: Money Management
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Living on Your Own RelationshipsH515
The purpose of this course is to acquire academic knowledge and understanding for healthy, respectful, and caring relationships across the lifespan. Emphasis is placed on family and friend dynamics, effective communication, and healthy interpersonal relationships.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees: $25
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Health
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Life Management 1H525
The purpose of this course is to develop empowered individuals to help you sharpen your focus on your own life. It is to help you gain a clear picture of who you are, how you got that way, and most importantly, to help you make wise choices in your life. Topics include: relationships, communication, healthy lifestyle, food and nutrition, and preparing for life after high school.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Health
CED_Grad_Req2: Practical Experiences Other
CED_Grad_Req3: Electives
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Life Management 2H535
This course is designed to help you sharpen your focus on your own life. It is to help you gain a clear picture of who you are, how you got that way, and most importantly, to help you make wise choices in your life. Topics include:  housing, personal finance, career and workplace readiness, positive personal choices and pathways for life after high school.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Money Management
CED_Grad_Req2: Practical Experiences Other
CED_Grad_Req3: Electives
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Living on Your Own - SpringH545
This course is designed to help students sharpen their focus on life. It is to help them gain a clear picture of who they are, how they got that way, and most importantly, to help them make wise choices in life. Topics include, housing; personal finance; healthy life style; food and nutrition; and preparing for life after high school.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees: $25
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Child DevelopmentH615
The purpose of this course is to acquire knowledge and understanding of child and adolescent development necessary for strengthening the well being of children and families. Content focuses on perspectives of human development, research and theories, understanding and nurturing development, and challenges to development.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Early Childhood Education 1H635
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 11th, 12th
Early Childhood Education 2H645
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 11th, 12th
Teen ChallengesH745
What are the problems that students face? How can one know the best decisions for their life? Here is an opportunity to examine challenges and options that teenagers face in developing relationships and making healthy choices. The following topics will be emphasized: personal development and goal setting; communication and conflict resolution skills; developing positive relationships; understanding sexuality; wise decision‐making skills; healthy lifestyles; teens and the law; violence in society; and substance abuse and addiction. The class is a chance to compare your ideas, thoughts and experiences with other students and experts in the community. BVSD Health Curriculum topics will be covered.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Health
CED_Grad_Req2: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req3: Electives
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
International MealsH775
Students explore international cuisine and restaurant management. Major areas of study area meal planning, meal preparation and cultural influences on cuisine. Students have the opportunity to acquire advanced level skills in food preparation and meal service. 
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees: $50
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 10th, 11th, 12th
Teacher Cadet WTH8010
Interested in teaching as a possible profession? Interested in the role education plays in society? If so, this is the class for you! Students will be involved in a fast paced, innovative, hands-on curriculum where they gain knowledge about teaching and learning. Teacher Cadets will develop skills that are helpful in college and beyond, such as presentation, public speaking, writing, communication and reasoning. Students experience the rewards of teaching through a “mini teaching” field experience as a part of the course work. This is a sequential honors elective course with college credit options. Teacher Cadet is aligned with the Colorado Teacher Licensure Standards.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 11th, 12th
Wage EarningH8110
Expand your career horizons and earn while you learn.  Identify your strengths, interests and skills in the world of work.  Become a knowledgeable entrepreneur.  Emphasis is on personal leadership development, personal finance, balancing work and family, development of job portfolios, and interviewing skills.  In order to receive 10 credits per semester students will successfully complete class requirements and work 17 hours per week in positions approved by the instructor.  Students are evaluated by their employer each quarter to assess their reliability and quality of work.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Money Management
CED_Grad_Req3: Electives
Grade Level: 12th
Independent Study in Consumer and Family StudiesH90Vary
If a student wants to take an independent study course in this content area, he or she must complete an Independent Study Contract with a teacher willing to sponsor the independent study. A teacher may sponsor an independent study only if he or she is “highly qualified” in the content area of the independent study. The student and teacher must obtain the approval of the building administrator. Independent study will be approved only in advance and if it falls into one of the following categories: (a) study that goes beyond the academic program available at the school; (b) study that duplicates an elective class but which is unavailable to the student; (c) study that is truly individualized and cannot be taught within the curriculum; or (d) intensive summer programs or travel.
Term Length: vary
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
IB AP Math HL 1 wtI0110
This is the first year of a two‐year sequence in the IB Math HL curriculum. Core topics for this course include algebra functions and equations, trigonometry, and calculus. Calculus topics include functions and their graphs, limits, derivatives, and integrals. Completion of IB Mathematics 1 HL and IB Mathematics 2 HL prepares students for the IB Math High Level Exam. Students may also choose to take the AP Calculus AB exam after completing this course.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: M63
CED_Grad_Req: MA - Algebra 1 or Higher
CED_Grad_Req2: MA - Mathematics
CED_Grad_Req3: Electives
Grade Level: 11th
IB 20th Century Topics wtI0210
This is the first year of a two-year sequence in the IB History curriculum. This class is a fast paced, intensive exploration of 20th Century World History in which events serve as case studies of IB topics. Topics covered include the causes, practices and effects of war and the rise and rule of single party states. An option for focused study is chosen from the following topics: 1) Peacemaking, Peacekeeping and International Relations, 2) the Arab-Israeli Conflict, or 3) Communism /'n Crisis. Completion of IB 20th Century Topics and IB Asian History prepares students for the IB History High Level Exam.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: SS - World History
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 11th
IB Visual Art SL wtI0310
IB Visual Arts SL is the first year of a two‐year sequence in the IB Visual Arts curriculum. It is a thought-provoking course in which students develop analytical skills in problem-solving and divergent thinking. Students will gain technical proficiency and confidence as art-makers while exploring and comparing visual arts from different perspectives and in different contexts. Students are expected to engage in, experiment with, and critically reflect upon a wide range of contemporary practices and media. The course is designed for students who want to study visual arts in higher education as well as for those who are seeking lifelong enrichment through art.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
Completion of levels 1 & 2 of any foundational art class: Drawing & Painting; Pottery Sculpture; Digital Art & Design; Photography
CED_Grad_Req: Fine Arts
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 11th, 12th
IB AP Environmental Science wtI0410
This is a unique course that examines how societies address the interrelationships between pressing environmental issues. It is a science and social studies course that combines the IB
Environmental Systems & Societies curriculum with the AP Environmental Science curriculum. An emphasis is put on study of the ecosystem, human population, carrying capacity and resource use, conservation and biodiversity, pollution management, the issue of global warming and environmental value systems. The course will provide methodologies and skills that can be used in the analysis of environmental issues at local and global levels. Inquiry‐based laboratory activities reinforce concepts and are used for internal assessments required by IB. This course prepares students for the IB Environmental Systems and Society SL exam and the AP Environmental Science exam.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: I40; S37; S50; I44
Any of the listed courses may serve as the prerquisite
CED_Grad_Req: SC - Life Science
CED_Grad_Req2: Science
CED_Grad_Req3: Electives
Grade Level: 11th, 12th
IB AP Chinese 5 wtI0510
This course provides advanced instruction in Chinese language and culture, and is the culminating class in the Chinese language curricular pathway. The main focus of this course is on language acquisition, and is taught exclusively in Chinese. It explores topics in advanced composition and conversation, with an emphasis on refining and integrating advanced grammar into daily communication beyond IB Chinese level 4. Students develop extensive and complex vocabulary, sentence structure, idioms and cultural understanding to perform communicative functions at close to native speaker level. Methods of instruction center around the core IB Chinese language themes (individuals & society, leisure & work, urban & rural environments) and feature advanced, daily in-depth study. IB Chinese 5 prepares advanced students for the IB Chinese/Mandarin exams. Students may also be prepared to take the AP Chinese Language & Culture exam.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees: $18
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: World Language
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
IB Biology 1 wtI0610
IB Bio 1 is the first year of a two-year sequence in the IB Biology curriculum.  This course begins the study of five major topics of biology:  cells , chemistry of life, genetics, ecology & evolution, and human health and physiology.  These five topics are required by the IB Biology program. They are also aligned with the BVSD content standards for Biology.   Students will gain conceptual and practical skills as a result of involvement in scientific activities and statistical analyses. This course requires that students apply critical thinking, group cooperation, chemistry and geometry.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: I42
S50 or S51
CED_Grad_Req: SC - Life Science
CED_Grad_Req2: Science
CED_Grad_Req3: Electives
Grade Level: 11th, 12th
IB and Engineering Summer AcademyI085
The IB and Engineering Summer Academy engages students in international humanitarian projects using Theory of Knowledge perspectives, Engineering designs, Socratic Seminars, and student-led groups.  This is an exploratory program where students collaborate with university leaders and conduct research at universities, such as the University of Colorado- Boulder and Denver University, to facilitate the implementation of their engineered humanitarian projects. Students will use science, mathematics, technology, engineering, and the humanities during this course.  This course prepares and advances students for the IB and Engineering programs at Centaurus High School. 
Term Length: vary
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Electives
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
IB AP Math 2 HL wtI10010
This is the second year of a two-year sequence which covers the IB Math HL curriculum. The calculus studied finishes AB Calculus and continues through BC Calculus. One optional topic is also studied from Differential Equation; Statistics and Probability; or Sets, Relations and Groups. Students will choose a math topic to research and develop for the internal assessment as a project for IB. Completion of IB Math HL 1 and IB Math HL 2 prepares students for the IB Math High Level Exam. Students may also choose to take the AP Calculus BC Exam after completing IB Math HL 2.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: I01
CED_Grad_Req: MA - Algebra 1 or Higher
CED_Grad_Req2: MA - Mathematics
CED_Grad_Req3: Electives
Grade Level: 12th
BVSD PIB Chinese 2 wtI10210
This course provides continued instruction in Chinese language and culture. It seeks to develop in students higher proficiencies of the four basic language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. This course is the first of several that support the IB Chinese language and culture curriculum. The course engages students in unique activities designed to help non-native speakers acquire Chinese language fundamentals. Key conceptual themes also guide the course curriculum: individuals & society, leisure & work, urban & rural environments. Grammatical structures and vocabulary are practiced within these themes. This is an advanced course where students will experience high-level learning, depth and complexity.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees: $18
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: World Language
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
BVSD PIB Chinese 3 wtI10310
This course provides intermediate-level instruction in Chinese language and culture. It builds upon the knowledge and skills developed by students in BVSD Pre-IB Chinese 2. Like the other courses in the Chinese Language curriculum pathway, it seeks to develop in students higher proficiencies of the four basic language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.  Students will expand their understanding of the key IB language and culture conceptual themes: individuals & society, leisure & work, urban & rural environments. This is an advanced course that prepares students for capstone Chinese language study.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees: $18
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: World Language
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
IB Chinese 4 wtI10410
This course provides advanced instruction in Chinese language and culture. It serves as a capstone course (the last course in a series) for students who are advanced, but not near fluent in Chinese. The course also serves as a support to nearly-fluent students who will continue their studies in I05 IB/AP Chinese 5. The main focus of this course is on language acquisition; students will demonstrate a high degree of speaking and writing proficiency, but not fluency. The course will give students the opportunity to reach a high degree of competence in speaking and writing Mandarin Chinese. Methods of instruction center around the core IB Chinese language themes (individuals & society, leisure & work, urban & rural environments) and feature advanced, daily in-depth study.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: World Language
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
IB AP Economics wtI10510
This year‐long IB/AP course will give students the opportunity to apply economic theories to real‐world situations. A strong theoretical foundation in macroeconomics, microeconomics, international economics and development economics will provide a springboard for exploring current issues. This class will encourage interdisciplinary thinking, as it incorporates elements of history, geography, psychology, sociology political science and other related fields of study. This class prepares students for the IB Economics exam and AP Macroeconomics exam.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Money Management
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 11th, 12th
IB Philosophy wtI10610
This course is a systematic, critical inquiry into profound, fascinating and challenging questions about human nature. The course addresses two primary questions in philosophy. First, what is the nature of humankind? And second, once the first question is answered, given that nature, how best shall humankind conduct itself? Studying both classic and modern attempts to answer these questions, across a range of cultures, students will explore and formulate answers. Through reading, writing, and discussion, the class will learn the formal discipline of creating a valid philosophical argument, and use those skills to pursue their own answers to the great questions of philosophy. This course prepares students to take the IB Philosophy exam.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Electives
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 11th, 12th
IB Film SL wtI10710
Through the study and analysis of film texts and exercises in film-making, students explore film history, theory and production. The course provides opportunities to consider film tests, theories and ideas from different individuals, cultures and nations. Students will also develop professional technical skills in writing, lighting, shooting, editing, scoring and finalizing film projects. Most aspects of the course will center on the use of modern digital media, while making regular reference to classic film techniques.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees: $25
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: I107
CED_Grad_Req: LA - LA Elective
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 11th, 12th
IB Film HL wtI10810
This course continues the study of film history, theory and production at deeper, more involved levels. Students can expect a more sustained engagement with the materials and projects. The individual and group nature of film production will be further explored as students gain skill in the critical thinking, reflective analysis and imaginative synthesis required by the art and craft of film-making.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: LA - LA Elective
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 11th, 12th
IB Music SL HL wtI10910
This is the second year of a two‐year sequence which covers the IB Music curriculum. The curriculum immerses students in the time period/culture of music being studied through performing, composing, imitation, writing, and listening to music of various units. Students will research and prepare a written creative piece comparing two genres of music from two different cultures. Students will also compose a work that will be performed by other musicians. Completion of this course prepares students for the IB Music SL or HL exam.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Fine Arts
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 11th, 12th
IB Design Technology HL wtI11010
This course continues to provide opportunity for design using the design cycle from Design Technology but adds two stages to prepare students for the IB Design Technology HL exam. Students will take their invention and plan to develop it into an innovation that can diffuse into the marketplace therefore giving the students skills and ability to not only design and create but market their creations.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: I60
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 11th, 12th
IB Music SL wtI11110
This is the first year of a two‐year sequence which covers the IB Music curriculum. The curriculum immerses students in the time period/culture of music being studied through performing, composing, imitation, writing, and listening to music of various units. Students will research and prepare a written creative piece comparing two genres of music from two different cultures. Completion of this course prepares students for the IB Music Standard Level exam.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Fine Arts
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 11th, 12th
BVSD PIB Algebra 2 wtI11210
PIB Algebra 2 will cover the concepts of Algebra 2 with more emphasis on theory, structure, and applications.  The students will study number sets, relations, functions, solutions of polynomial, radical, rational exponential, and logarithmic equations.  Two and three dimensional vector spaces, sequences and series will also be covered.  The students will make and test conjectures to deepen their understandings of these topics.  The pace of this Pre-IB advanced course may be faster than that Algebra 2 but will prepare students for the IB Math Studies class in the second of a two-year Diploma plan for Group 5 Mathematics and subsequent IB exam .
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: I34; M41; M43
CED_Grad_Req: MA - Algebra 1 or Higher
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 10th, 11th, 12th
IB Computer Science 2 HL wtI11310
IB Computer Science 2 HL is second or the two-year curriculum that expands upon the studies of programming and computer capabilities to solve modern day problems and address global challenges.  There is no prescribed development environment; appropriate resources may include Java, Python and JavaScript.  Students will complete the IB internal assessment project, a large software project requirement, and be prepared for the IB SL or HL exams in May.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: I23
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 12th
IB Physics 2 HL wtI11410
IB Physics 2 HL is a continuation of IB Physics 1 and expands upon the studies into Newtonian mechanics, electricity and magnetism, optics and atomic physics:  added to this content is astronomy and astrophysics.  The course includes extensive lab work and the use of computer technology to design investigations, collect data, analyze results and communicate findings.  Successful completion of the course prepares students for the IB SL or HL exams.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: I75
CED_Grad_Req: SC - Physical Science
CED_Grad_Req2: Science
CED_Grad_Req3: Electives
Grade Level: 11th, 12th
IB Spanish 6 HL wtI11510
IB Spanish 6 continues to explore the many global topics of the IB Language Acquisition, Spanish B syllabus.  This course follows the IB Spanish 5 class and allows students of Spanish to expand their knowledge of genres of texts and of varied forms of communication.  This year allows further development of relevant vocabulary in more of the IB Language B areas of study. 
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: I73
CED_Grad_Req: Second Language Acquisition
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 12th
IB French 6 HL wtI11610
IB French 6 continues to explore the many global topics of the IB Language Acquisition, French B syllabus.  This course follows the IB French 5 class and allows students of French to expand their knowledge of genres of texts and of varied forms of communication.  This year allows further development of relevant vocabulary in more of the IB Language B areas of study.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: I71
CED_Grad_Req: Second Language Acquisition
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 12th
PIB Grade 10 Language Arts American Lit wtI1910
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: LA - World Lit/Comp
CED_Grad_Req2: LA - LA Elective
CED_Grad_Req3: Electives
Grade Level: 10th
BVSD PIB Grade 9 LA wtI2010
This course is a year-long preparatory class providing students knowledge and skills required for advanced language arts studies. It is the first of two preparatory courses that support junior‐senior IB English and/or AP English course content. Students will concentrate on American literature and world literature. Emphasis will be on vocabulary building, close reading of texts, grammatically correct writing, argumentative and critical writing with textual support, and oral commentary about literature. A variety of texts and learning strategies are used to develop students’ individual strengths in reading, writing, and speaking. This course is advanced, and goes beyond curriculum expectations of a standard course offering by increasing depth and complexity. Students will be engaged in dynamic, high‐level learning. The pace of this course may be faster than that of a traditional course. Summer reading may be required for entering students.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: LA - English 9
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th
PIB Grade 10 LA wtI2110
This is the second year‐long preparatory course for the junior‐senior IB English and/or AP English course content. Students further refine the skills introduced in BVSD Pre-IB Language Arts Grade 9 (I20) while analyzing world literature, where selected works by the world’s masters are given detailed attention. Practice in oral and formal commentary are included. Writing projects are assigned at the advanced composition level. This course is advanced and goes beyond curriculum expectations of a standard course offering by increasing depth and complexity. Students will be engaged in dynamic, high‐level learning, and the pace of the course may be faster than that of a traditional course. Summer reading may be required.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: LA - World Lit/Comp
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3: Electives
Grade Level: 9th, 10th
IB AP Computer Science wtI2310
This course is computer programming promoting fundamental concepts of computational thinking as well as knowledge of how computers and other digital devices operate. The goal of the course is to teach students how to design and implement computer programs that solve modern-day problems and address common challenges. Students will learn a wide range of programming tools and solve complex problems through hands-on experiences.  There is no prescribed development environment; appropriate resources may include Java, Scratch, Alice, Python, Visual Basic (.Net), spreadsheet software and JavaScript. Students will be prepared to take the IB and/or AP Computer Science exams.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: MA - Mathematics
CED_Grad_Req3: Electives
Grade Level: 10th, 11th, 12th
BVSD PIB Geography wtI265
This course provides students the skills and knowledge necessary for effectively understanding the academic discipline of geography. Students will learn spatial analysis as a way to better understand patterns of people, landscapes, and natural phenomena of the earth. Topics of study: local and world regions, climates, ecosystems, population issues, cities, international trade, environmental issues, natural hazards, and geographic technology. The course is specifically designed to prepare students for the full IB program and has a significant writing element. This course is advanced, and goes beyond curriculum expectations of a standard course by increasing depth and complexity. Students will be engaged in dynamic, high-level learning. The pace of this course may be faster than that of a traditional course.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: SS - World Geography
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th
IB Business and Management SL wtI2710
This course will provide students with an extensive and critical study of local, national, and international business activities. The course is designed to be a broad introduction to basic principles and practices of businesses. Emphasis will not only be put on the technical aspects of business, but also on the more pragmatic understanding of day‐to‐day functions.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: B41
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Money Management
CED_Grad_Req3: Electives
Grade Level: 11th, 12th
BVSD PIB Government wtI285
The purpose of this course is to present the basic concepts of American government from pre‐Revolutionary days to present time. This course presents an overview of why government is important to societies and then pursues a study of the foundations of American democracy, the rights of citizens, politics of democracy, and the structure of American government. Students will investigate a comparison of other political systems and philosophies. This course focuses on writing and critical thinking skills. This course is advanced, and goes beyond curriculum expectations of a standard course by increasing depth and complexity. Students will be engaged in dynamic, high-level learning. The pace of this course may be faster than that of a traditional course.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: SS - US Government
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th
IB World History SL wtI3010
This is a world history course based on a comparative and multi-perspective approach to history. It involves the study of a variety of types of history, including political, economic, social and cultural. The course encourages students to think historically and to develop historical skills as well as gaining factual knowledge. It puts a premium on developing the skills of critical thinking, and on developing an understanding of multiple interpretations of history. Core topics cover a period of roughly 750 CE to the early part of the 21st century. The class will prepare students to take the IB Standard Level exam.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: I84
CED_Grad_Req: SS - World History
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 11th
IB World History HL Europe wtI3210
This course is a follow-on to I30 IB World History SL, but has a specific geographical focus on Europe. It will promote a multi-perspective approach to history, including political, economic, social and cultural aspects of Europe. The course will develop students’ ability to think historically and to develop historical skills, as well as gain significant factual knowledge. The critical thinking skills learned by students in IB World History, especially the ability to analyze multiple interpretations of history, will be further developed. This is an advanced, college-level history course leading to the IB Higher Level exam.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: I30
CED_Grad_Req: SS - World History
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 12th
IB World History HL Asia wtI3310
This is a follow-on course to I30 IB World History SL, but has a specific geographical focus on Asia. It will promote a multi-perspective approach to history, including political, economic, social and cultural aspects of Asia. The course will develop students’ ability to think historically and to develop historical skills, as well as gain significant factual knowledge. The critical thinking skills learned by students in IB World History, especially the ability to analyze multiple interpretations of history, will be further developed. This is an advanced, college-level history course leading to the IB Higher Level exam.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: I30
CED_Grad_Req: SS - World History
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 12th
BVSD PIB Geometry wtI3410
This course presents a thorough study of the structure of the postulation system and the development of formal synthetic proof with an emphasis on logic. It treats the topic of congruence, parallelism, perpendicularity, properties of polygons, similarity, symmetry, transformations, Venn diagrams, right triangle trigonometry, and the relationships of circles, spheres, lines and planes. In addition, the maintenance of algebraic skills will be emphasized and topics from probability and statistics will be introduced. This course is advanced, and goes beyond curriculum expectations of a standard course by increasing depth and complexity. Students will be engaged in dynamic, high-level learning. The pace of this course may be faster than that of a traditional course. I34 BVSD Pre-IB Geometry is a key foundational course for moving successfully through the IB math curriculum.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: M35; M19
M19 or M35
CED_Grad_Req: MA - Algebra 1 or Higher
CED_Grad_Req2: MA - Mathematics
CED_Grad_Req3: Electives
Grade Level: 9th, 10th
BVSD PreIB Algebra 2 and 3 wtI3610
BVSD Pre-IB Algebra 2 is an advanced course which places strong emphasis on theory, structure, and applications. Moreover, it covers advanced mathematical concepts that are not typically taught in an advanced Algebra 2 course; in effect, students will cover three semesters of advanced content in a two-semesters. Students will study number sets, relations, functions, solutions, of polynomial, radical, rational, exponential, logarithmic equations. Two and three dimensional vector spaces, conic sections, sequences, and series will also be covered. Students will make and test conjectures to deepen understandings of topics. Students will be engaged in dynamic, high-level learning. The pace of this course is faster than that of a traditional course.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: I34
CED_Grad_Req: MA - Algebra 1 or Higher
CED_Grad_Req2: MA - Mathematics
CED_Grad_Req3: Electives
Grade Level: 9th, 10th
IB Environmental Systems and Societies wtI3810
This course provides students with a coherent perspective of the interrelationships between pressing environmental issues they will come to face. An emphasis is put on study of the ecosystem, human population, carrying capacity and resource use, conservation and biodiversity, pollution management, the issue of global warming and environmental value systems. The course will provide methodologies and skills that can be used in the analysis of environmental issues at local and global levels. Inquiry-based laboratory activities reinforce concepts and are used for internal assessments required by IB. This course prepares students for the IB Environmental Systems and Society Standard Level exam.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees: $15
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
Pre-IB Science, grade 10
CED_Grad_Req: SC - Life Science
CED_Grad_Req2: Science
CED_Grad_Req3: Electives
Grade Level: 11th, 12th
IB Biology 2 SL wtI3910
This course covers five major topics of biology: cells, chemistry of life, genetics, ecology and evolution and human health and physiology. These five topics are required by the IB biology program. These five topics are also aligned with the BVSD content standards for Biology and AP/CU Succeed Biology. This course requires that students apply critical thinking, group cooperation, college prep chemistry and geometry.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees: $25
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: S37; S50; S51; I40
Prerequisites - S37 or I40, S50 or S51
CED_Grad_Req: SC - Life Science
CED_Grad_Req2: Science
CED_Grad_Req3: Electives
Grade Level: 12th
BVSD PIB Biology 1 wtI4010
IB Biology 1 is a comprehensive survey of cells, biochemistry, genetics, evolution, ecology and select topics in physiology. Students will gain conceptual and practical skills as a result of involvement in scientific activities and statistical analyses. Students will develop the ability to evaluate biological knowledge with respect to problems which are facing mankind at present, and which have implication of serious consequences in the future. Laboratory experiences are a major portion of the course. This course is the first part of a curriculum pathway leading to IB/AP exams.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: I42; I34; S10
Prerequisites - S10 or I42, concurrent I34
CED_Grad_Req: SC - Life Science
CED_Grad_Req2: Science
CED_Grad_Req3: Electives
Grade Level: 10th, 11th, 12th
IB AP Biochemistry HL wtI415
IB Biochemistry HL is an in‐depth study of selected topics introduced in IB Biology 1. An emphasis is put on organic chemistry, enzymes, DNA and protein synthesis, genetic engineering, cellular respiration and photosynthesis. Students will be exposed to rigors of both biology and advanced chemistry concepts. Laboratory activities will reinforce concepts and principles presented in class. Completion of IB Biology 1, IB Biology 2 HL, and IB Biochemistry HL (this course) will prepare students for IB and AP exams.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees: $25
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: I40; I44; I43; S50
Prerequisites - I40, I44 or S50, concurrent I43
CED_Grad_Req: SC - Life Science
CED_Grad_Req2: Science
CED_Grad_Req3: Electives
Grade Level: 12th
BVSD PIB Chemistry Physics wtI4210
This class is an exploratory science course which leads to a solid foundation for IB/AP science courses. Emphasis will be placed on observing relationships, identifying variables and developing explanations in qualitative and quantitative ways through experimentation and analysis. Students will be able to relate concepts of chemistry and physics to real world phenomena, while understanding their theoretical principles. The course teaches strong laboratory skills. 
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees: $40
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: M35; I34
Prerequisites - M35, Concurrent enrollment I34
CED_Grad_Req: SC - Physical Science
CED_Grad_Req2: Science
CED_Grad_Req3: Electives
Grade Level: 9th, 10th
IB AP Biology 2 HL wtI4310
This is the second year of a two‐year sequence in the IB/AP Biology curriculum. This course continues an in‐depth study of selected topics introduced in IB Biology 1. An emphasis is put on cell structures, membranes, genetics, botany, evolution, human anatomy and physiology, and ecology and conservation. Laboratory activities are accentuated with the goal of improving student scientific writing skills and to reinforce key research concepts; these labs are used for IB assessments. Additionally, students will design their own labs. Students must complete IB Biology 1 and IB Biology 2 to take either IB and/or AP exams.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees: $25
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite - completion of a pre-IB or IB Biology course
CED_Grad_Req: SC - Life Science
CED_Grad_Req2: Science
CED_Grad_Req3: Electives
Grade Level: 11th, 12th
IB Chemistry 1 wtI4410
This course uses discovery learning as much as possible to promote well informed, inquisitive, scientific thinkers. Twenty-five percent of class time is spent in the laboratory developing advanced research skills. Communicating scientific concepts, both orally and written will be practiced. This is an advanced chemistry class which thoroughly prepares a student for General Chemistry, usually taken during the first year of college.

Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees: $15
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: I42; I40; M51
Prerequisites are I42, Concurrent enrollment in I40, M51
CED_Grad_Req: SC - Physical Science
CED_Grad_Req2: Science
CED_Grad_Req3: Electives
Grade Level: 11th, 12th
BVSD PIB Spanish 2 wtI4510
This course will build a sound foundation in Spanish language through structured practice in listening, speaking, reading, and writing activities. It is also designed to be the first of several weighted courses leading to IB and AP exams. Students will gain vocabulary on global topics along with the standard Spanish 2 vocabulary through topical readings and varied media sources to increase understanding and communication in Spanish. This course is advanced, and goes beyond curriculum expectations of a standard course by increasing depth and complexity. Students will be engaged in dynamic, high-level learning. The pace of this course may be faster than that of a traditional course.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: World Language
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th
BVSD PIB Spanish 3 wtI4610
BVSD Pre-IB 3 is a continuation course preparing students for IB and AP exams given in Level 5. Students will continue work in the four basic language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) but will immerse themselves in grammar. Emphasis will also be placed on conversational skills and reading proficiency. This course is advanced, and goes beyond curriculum expectations of a standard course by increasing depth and complexity. Students will be engaged in dynamic, high-level learning. The pace of this course may be faster than that of a traditional course.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: World Language
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
IB Spanish 4 wtI4710
This course, taught exclusively in Spanish, explores the IB core topics of Social Relations, Communication and Media and Global Themes by intensive practice in advanced composition and conversation, with an emphasis on refining and integrating advanced grammar into daily communication. Emphasis will be placed on comprehension of authentic texts genres and visual thematic images and the ability to respond appropriately in varying registers both in writing and orally.  Students will develop verb usage, grammatical structures vocabulary, idioms and cultural understanding necessary to communicate in a global society at an advanced level.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: World Language
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 10th, 11th, 12th
IB AP Chemistry 2 wtI4810
IB Chemistry 2 is a comprehensive survey of chemistry principles and concepts; it builds upon the studies covered in IB Chemistry 1. The class combines academic study with the acquisition of practical and investigational skills through a variety of scientific activities and statistical analyses. Students will develop the ability to evaluate chemistry knowledge with respect to real-world environmental problems. Laboratory experiences are a major portion of the course. This class prepares students to take IB and AP exams.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees: $15
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: I44
CED_Grad_Req: SC - Physical Science
CED_Grad_Req2: Science
CED_Grad_Req3: Electives
Grade Level: 11th, 12th
BVSD PIB French 2 wtI4910
In this course students will build a sound foundation in French through structured practice in listening, speaking, reading, and writing activities. The course emphasizes daily participation and regular demonstration of both oral and written proficiency. In addition to expanding on core material presented in French 1, students will master appropriate verbs, grammar structures, idioms, vocabulary, and cultural information necessary to carry out the general communicative functions. This class is taught primarily in French. This course is advanced, and goes beyond curriculum expectations of a standard course offering by increasing depth and complexity. Students will be engaged in dynamic, high‐level learning. The pace of this course may be faster than that of a traditional course.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: World Language
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th
BVSD PIB French 3 wtI5010
BVSD Pre-IB Latin 3 is a continuation of BVSD Pre-IB Latin 2, and seeks to expand students’ knowledge of Latin language, literature and ancient Roman culture. Students will practice more complex grammar exercises and begin to read more challenging Latin texts. Readings include stories about famous heroes and heroines from both myth and history. Students will read a variety of classical literature. Key methodological tools of the course include expanded study of vocabulary and extensive reading. This course is advanced, and goes beyond curriculum expectations of a standard course by increasing depth and complexity. Students will be engaged in dynamic, high-level learning. The pace of this course may be faster than that of a traditional course.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: World Language
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
IB French 4 wtI5110
This course, taught exclusively in French, explores the IB core topics of Social Relations, Communication and Media and Global Themes by intensive practice in advanced composition and conversation, with an emphasis on refining and integrating advanced grammar into daily communication. Emphasis will be placed on comprehension of authentic texts genres and visual thematic images and the ability to respond appropriately in varying registers both in writing and orally.  Students will develop verb usage, grammatical structures vocabulary, idioms and cultural understanding necessary to communicate in a global society at an advanced level.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: World Language
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 10th, 11th, 12th
PIB German 2 wtI5210
Students will continue to build a sound foundation in German through structured practice in listening, speaking, reading, and writing activities. The course emphasizes daily participation and regular demonstration of both oral and written proficiency in addition to expanding on core material structures, idioms, vocabulary, and cultural information necessary to carry out general communicative functions. As an advanced course, this course goes beyond the curriculum expectations of a standard course offering by increasing the depth and complexity. Students are engaged in dynamic, high‐level learning. The pace of an advanced course may be faster than that of a “standard” course.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: World Language
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th
IB Design Technology wtI6010
The focus of this course is to prepare students for the IB Design Technology SL exam and the IB design project. As in the Engineering Design and Development course, students will work mostly in teams to design and construct the solution to an engineering problem, applying the principles developed in the preceding engineering courses. The problems will involve a wide range of engineering applications. Each student will be responsible for delivering progress reports and making various presentations of their project for an outside review panel of practicing engineers and scientists. This course is part of the Centaurus Engineering program.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Practical Arts
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 12th
BVSD PIB Latin 2 wtI6110
BVSD Pre-IB Latin 2 gives students an opportunity to explore in-depth the language, literature and culture of ancient Rome. Students will learn how Latin is versatile and finely-structured, having a major influence on the development of most modern European languages. Students will complete grammar exercises and make significant progress in reading Latin. Readings include stories about famous heroes and heroines from both myth and history. Students will read a variety of classical literature to include selections from Julius Caesar’s Commertarii De Bello Gallico. Cultural emphasis is on the Late Republic/Early Empire. Key methodological tools of the course include expanded study of vocabulary and extensive reading. This course is advanced, and goes beyond curriculum expectations of a standard course by increasing depth and complexity. Students will be engaged in dynamic, high-level learning. The pace of this course may be faster than that of a traditional course.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: World Language
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th
PIB Latin 3 wtI6210
Students read selections from the works of Caesar, Cicero, Ovid, and Vergil. Students look closely at literature. They are introduced to author’s style and use of literary devices. Students are expected to participate in declamation and must regularly use both a dictionary and commentary. Readings are expansive. As an advanced course, this course goes beyond the curriculum expectations of a standard course offering by increasing the depth and complexity. Students are engaged in dynamic, high‐level learning. The pace of an advanced course may be faster than that of a “standard” course.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: World Language
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 10th, 11th, 12th
IB Latin 4 wtI6310
This is a capstone course to the BVSD Pre-IB/IB curriculum pathway. It is firmly rooted in advanced literature and prepares students to be successful on the IB Latin exam and associated assessments. Students will be immersed in poetry, learn more about style, meter, and literary devices, and perform Latin oral readings. The curriculum includes readings from Catullus and Horace. The curriculum not only answers the particularities of IB goals, but may also equip students for successful completion of the AP Latin exam. Summer reading may be required.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: World Language
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 11th
IB Visual Arts HL wtI6410
This is the second year of a two‐year sequence which covers the IB Visual Arts curriculum.
Students will continue to develop analytical skills in problem-solving and divergent thinking, and expand technical proficiency and confidence as art-makers. Students will develop a sketchbook/journal and complete an artwork portfolio consisting of multiple pieces of art. While preparing work for public display, students will learn curative skills and techniques. This class is the final preparation for the IB Visual Arts HL assessments. Students will refine their artistic analytical and problem-solving skills. Students will engage in, experiment with, and critically reflect upon a wide range of contemporary visual arts practices.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Fine Arts
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 11th, 12th
IB German 4 wtI6710
This course, taught exclusively in German, explores more advanced topics in advanced composition and conversation, with an emphasis on refining and integrating advanced grammar into daily communication. Students will develop an appreciation of prose and poetry. Emphasis will be placed on comprehension of German as spoken by educated native speakers. Students will develop appropriate verbs, structures, vocabulary, idioms, and cultural understanding necessary to perform basic communicative functions at an advanced level.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: World Language
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 11th
IB Latin 5 wtI7010
IB Latin 5 prepares advanced students for the IB Higher Level Examination. This course implements the International Baccalaureate Latin HL curriculum and includes a wide variety of challenging texts by Latin authors such as Catullus, Horace, Vergil, Ovid and Cicero. This course prepares Latin students with all the skills necessary for completing the IB Internal Assessment in Latin Prose Composition, Advanced Oratory, and/or in compiling a Classical Topic Research Dossier.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: World Language
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
IB French 5 HL wtI7110
This course is a continuation of IB French 4 designed for students who plan to take the IB French Language exam and the AP French exam. This course, taught exclusively in French explores advanced topics in composition, grammar, and in-depth analysis of challenging literary works and readings from contemporary sources such as magazines, newspapers and articles. Students will be expected to understand a variety of listening materials taken from French television and radio programs. Students will develop a portfolio of readings and reports, both oral and written, to develop understanding of a particular aspect of French culture. A major outside project will be required for each semester. Oral proficiency will be evaluated throughout the year as part of the international assessment for the IB Language B SL (standard level) and HL (higher level) French exam and the AP French exam.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: World Language
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 12th
IB German 5 wtI7210
This course is taught in German and addresses the requirements of the IB program by using the thematic approach to the curriculum. The readings will support the themes to be addressed on a yearly basis. Some of the readings will be classical literature and others will consist of modern writings, magazine articles, and more current information and issues. Grammar is expected to be used correctly. Oral proficiency will be monitored carefully and increased by continued participation
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: World Language
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 11th, 12th
IB AP Spanish 5 wtI7310
This course provides advanced instruction in Spanish language and culture, and is the culminating class in the Spanish language curricular pathway. It is a continuation of IB Spanish 4 and prepares students for the IB Spanish B Language exam and assessment goals of interactive activities and oral commentary on an image prompt showing an understanding of a particular aspect of Spanish culture. The course, taught exclusively in Spanish explores advanced topics in composition, grammar, and in-depth analysis of challenging literary works and readings from contemporary sources such as magazines, newspapers and articles. Students will develop listening skills from varied authentic media sources and the ability to discuss and present their comprehension of this media in varied presentations. The curriculum not only fulfills the IB syllabus goals, but also equips students for successful completion of the AP Spanish Language and Culture exam.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: World Language
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 11th, 12th
IB Physics 1 wtI7510
This class will acquaint students with the basic physical laws of our world. Key concepts covered in the course include Newtonian mechanics, electricity and magnetism, optics and introductory atomic physics. From a physics approach to studying science, students will design investigations, collect data, analyze results, evaluate and communicate findings. The course is the first installment (of two) leading to IB/AP exams. Students will utilize a high degree of skill in algebra and geometry.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees: $25
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: I42; I36
CED_Grad_Req: SC - Physical Science
CED_Grad_Req2: Science
CED_Grad_Req3: Electives
Grade Level: 11th, 12th
IB AP Physics 2 HL wtI7610
This course is a continuation of IB Physics 1, and expands upon the studies into Newtonian mechanics, electricity and magnetism, optics and atomic physics; added to this content is astronomy and astrophysics. The course includes extensive lab work and the use of computer technology to design investigations, collect data, analyze results, and communicate findings. The course prepares students for IB /AP exams.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees: $25
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: I75; I88
CED_Grad_Req: SC - Physical Science
CED_Grad_Req2: Science
CED_Grad_Req3: Electives
Grade Level: 12th
IB Theatre Arts SL wtI7920
Students in this course will have the opportunity to engage a wide range of theatre experiences: creator, designer, director and performer. The course emphasizes the importance of working both individually and collaboratively as part of an ensemble. Students will actively engage the creative process, transforming ideas into action as inquisitive and productive artists. Students will experience the course from contrasting artistic perspectives, and will learn to apply research and theory to inform and to contextualize work. Students are asked to ultimately understand that the purpose of all theatre, no matter if it is ancient or modern, American or African, comedy or drama, is to clarify and illuminate human experience.
Term Length: vary
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: L35; L36
Prerequisite is either L35 or L36
CED_Grad_Req: LA - Communications
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3: Electives
Grade Level: 10th, 11th, 12th
IB LA Grade 11 wtI8010
This course is the first half of a two-year long IB language arts curriculum. Students will develop the skills necessary for in-depth literary analysis, which is a key feature of the IB curriculum. The main tool for developing literary analysis skill is close reading of selected IB works incorporating American and world literature components. Works studied have an international kernel and represent a diverse set of authors. Frequent writing projects are assigned. Intensive practice is given in oral presentation, especially formal commentary. This course satisfies the American Literature graduation requirement. Summer reading may be required.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees: $43
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: I21
CED_Grad_Req: LA - American Lit/Comp
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3: Electives
Grade Level: 11th
IB LA Grade 12 HL wtI8110
This course completes the two‐year curriculum begun in IB Language Arts 11th Grade. It is a detailed study of Shakespearean drama, non‐fiction (essays and autobiography), modern poetry, and modern fiction. Close reading of works in a variety of cultural contexts and the writing of analytic essays are emphasized. A variety of oral commentary and presentation work continues. Thorough preparation for the IB Higher Level examination is provided. The two‐year curriculum not only answers the particularities of IB goals, but may also equip students for successful completion of the AP exam in English Literature and Composition. This course imparts advanced college reading and writing skills. Summer reading may be required.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: I80
CED_Grad_Req: LA - LA Elective
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 12th
BVSD PIB AP US History wtI8410
This is a unique history course which combines elements of IB teaching methodologies with AP U.S. History content.  The intent of the course is to focus on IB-style writing and analysis, featuring IB-style assessments, while at the same time prepare students for the AP U.S. History exam. A major feature of the class is student participation in the annual History Day events (school, regional, and national levels for students who qualify). Students can expect a fast‐paced chronological progression of study focusing on political, social, economic, and geographical concepts of U.S. History. This course is advanced, and goes beyond curriculum expectations of a standard course by increasing depth and complexity. Students will be engaged in dynamic, high-level learning. The pace of this course may be faster than that of a traditional course. Overall, the course will prepare students for the academic and intellectual rigors of the IB World History pathway.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: I26; I28
CED_Grad_Req: SS - US History
CED_Grad_Req2: Electives
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 10th
IB World History HL Americas wtI8610
This is a follow-on course to I30 IB World History SL, but has a specific geographical focus on the Americas. It will promote a multi-perspective approach to history, including political, economic, social and cultural aspects of the Americas. The course will develop students’ ability to think historically and to develop historical skills, as well as gain significant factual knowledge. The critical thinking skills learned by students in IB World History, especially the ability to analyze multiple interpretations of history, will be further developed. This is an advanced, college-preparatory history course leading to the IB Higher Level exam.
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: SS - US History
CED_Grad_Req2: N/A
CED_Grad_Req3:
Grade Level: 12th
PIB Fit for Life wtI8710
Term Length: 1 year
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite:
CED_Grad_Req: Health
CED_Grad_Req2:
CED_Grad_Req3: Electives
Grade Level: 10th
IB Calculus 1 wtI885
IB Calculus is a semester-long class taught in conjunction with IB Elementary Functions. The aim of this course is to prepare students for advanced mathematical studies in calculus. This course will introduce students to mathematical limits, derivatives, graph behavior and optimization. Students will engage problem solving exercises and mathematical modeling. This course is foundational for the IB and AP exam pathways, and may prepare students for the AP Calculus AB exam.
Term Length: 1 Semester
Course Fees:
CED_ElectiveRequired: Elective
Prerequisite: I98
CED_Grad_Req: MA - Algebra 1 or Higher
CED_Grad_Req2: MA - Mathematics
CED_Grad_Req3: Electives
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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