2013-2014 Course Descriptions

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2013
-
2014

Course Descriptions




WASHBURN HIGH SCHOOL

201 West 49
th

Street

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419


MAIN OFFICE PHONE


668
-
3400


Linda Conley, Interim

Principal




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Table of Contents


Registration
Information......................................
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3


International Baccalaureate Programme............
..........................
..


5





AVID........................................................................
............................


6



Career and Tech Ed.............................................
.............................


7



English..................................................................
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10



Fine Arts



D
ance...........................................................
.............................

13





Music............................................................
.............................

13





Visual Arts...........................................
.....................................

1
5




Theater.........................................................
.............................

17




Mathematics......................................................................................

18



Physical
Education/Health...............................................................

2
0


Science...............................................................................................

2
2


Social Studies...................................................
....
.............................

25





Theory of Knowledge.................................
...............
..............

27




World Languages





French..........................................................
.............................

28




Spanish......................................................................................

29

Special Programs (ELL,
Resource, Autism, WRAP
).......................

3
2





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IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Graduation Criteria


In order to receive a high

school diploma, students must meet the following criteria:



Pass all 3 MCA tests



Earn at least 64.5 credits



Of the above mentioned credits, credits
mu
st be earned in the following areas:

o

English, 12 credits (4 years)

o

Social Studies, 12 credits (4 years)

o

Math, 9 credits (3 years)

o

Science, 9
-
12 credits (3
-
4 years)
depending on science path

o

Health, 3 credits (2 semesters)

o

Physical Education, 3 credits (2
semesters)

o


Fine Arts, 3 credits (2 semesters)



Complete “My Life Plan”


Students may participate in the graduation ceremony if they have passed at least one of their MCA tests
and be no more than 2.25 credits short of the requirements needed for a

diploma. However, these
students may not receive a diploma until diploma requirements are met as outlined above. Students who
have a cumulative 3.25 Grade Point Average will receive an Honors Diploma. Students may not graduate
early; all students graduate

in June of their senior year on the assigned date.


Credit Transfer

Credits for students who transfer from another school will be honored if an official transcript is presented
from an accredited institution. Juniors and Seniors may use credits earned in
the Post
-
Secondary
Enrollment Options Program (PSEO) to fulfill credit requirements. Students must earn their final 4
th

quarter senior year credits from Washburn, a Minneapolis Public Schools Contract Alternative School, or
PSEO in order to receive a Washb
urn High School diploma.


Course Load

Students may earn up to 19 credits per year. All students must take a full load of classes each quarter (6
classes/4.5 credits).


Schedule Changes

Students are given their schedule for the year in September. Generally
, Math, English, Science, Social
Studies, and World Language classes are full
-
year courses and most electives are semester
-
long.
Requests

for schedule changes can only be made during the first two weeks of the year for year
-
long or
semester 1 classes and t
he first week of semester 2 for second semester classes. Generally, core
classes cannot be changed. Requests for changes can be made only through

the counseling office.


Credit/No Credit Classes

*In selected courses, students may take a class credit/no cre
dit instead of a letter grade.

*A credit/no credit class is counted toward graduation requirements but is not included in the grade point
average. A student may designate a maximum of 20% of his/her total credits in credit/no credit classes.
(80% of the t
otal credits earned must be in a letter grade system.) If you have questions, see your
counselor.

*Application forms for credit/no credit are available in the Counseling Office and must be applied for in the
first two weeks of the quarter. After the teach
er signs the form, the student should return it to the
Counseling Office.

*Classes taken on the credit/no credit basis may not be counted toward the NCAA course requirements.


Post
-
Secondary Enrollment Options Program (PSEO)

The Post
-
Secondary Enrollment Options Program allows juniors and seniors in high school to take
courses, full or part
-
time, at a liberal arts, community college, technical college, a university, or non
-
profit
degree granting trade school for high school cr
edit. The purposes of the program are to promote rigorous
educational pursuits and to provide a wider variety of options for students. Courses that are taken through
this program count for high school credits as well. The tuition, fees, and required textbo
oks are at no cost
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to the student. The grades received from these institutions are averaged into the student’s GPA. See your
counselor for more information.
http://education.state.mn.u
s/MDE/StuSuc/CollReadi/PSEO/


Recommendations for Post
High School

College

and other post
-
secondary institutions have entrance
requirements that vary from

schools that require only a high school diploma to those which are highly
selective.


The following c
ourse registration information may be helpful as you plan your schedule.



PSEO


Concurrent Enrollment taught
on college campus

International Baccalaureate,
Advanced Placement & Project
Lead the Way

Students typically
served:

Top 30 % of Juniors, top 50%

of
seniors

Classes are open to all WHS
students

Courses offer college
credit if successfully
completed?

Yes

Yes

Credits are accepted in
MnSCU schools?

Yes

Yes

Credits can be used
outside Minnesota?

Depends on school of choice

Yes (although credit varie
s
depending on test scores)

Classes and support
offered on the high
school campus?


Yes

College campus
experiences?

Yes





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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT

THE INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMME




What is the IB Diploma Programme?

The IB
Diploma Programme is a challenging two
-
year curriculum, primarily aimed at students in
11
th

and 12
th

grades. The IB curriculum takes a holistic approach to education; students learn
more than a body of knowledge, The Diploma Programme prepares students for college by
encouraging them to ask


and try to answer


the questions “Why?” and “So what?” and ma
ke
connections between learning and their lives.

What is the IB Diploma?

To be a candidate for the IB Diploma, students must take courses and IB exams in at least 3
subjects at Higher Level and 3 subjects at Standard Level, complete the 4,000 word Extended

Essay, complete Theory of Knowledge (ToK) course, and complete 150 hours in Washburn’s
Creativity, Action , Service (CAS) Programme. To be awarded the IB Diploma, students must
score at least a total of 24 out of 45 points on their IB assessments during
their Junior and
Senior years. Students receive notification of their award in August following graduation.

When do I have to decide whether I want to be an IB Diploma Candidate?

At the end of their sophomore year, students should decide whether they are
interested in being
an IB Diploma candidate because it has implications for their schedule for junior year
.
To be
eligible for the IB Diploma, juniors should be enrolled in 3 higher level IB classes and at least 2
standard level IB classes. They should al
so be planning to take Theory of Knowledge during
the second semester of the junior year and participating in Washburn’s CAS (Creativity, Action,
Service) Programme.

Can I take IB classes if I am not an IB Diploma Candidate
?

IB classes are open to all stud
ents at Washburn High School assuming they meet the class’s
prerequisites. Most Standard Level (SL) courses are one year in length. At the end of the
class, students are prepared

and expected

to sit for the IB SL exam in May. Higher Level (HL)
courses a
re two years in length; only seniors may sit for HL exams. Many students decide to
“specialize” by taking several IB courses in subjects in which they have a particular interest.

Can I earn college
-
credit for IB classes?

Most colleges and universities recognize the IB Diploma Programme, though the manner in
which they do so varies from institution to institution.

Students, who earn IB exams scores of 4
or higher, particularly on Higher Level examinations, may earn college
credit or advanced
standing for their efforts.

To learn about the IB recognition policies of various colleges and
universities around the world, search the IB University Recognition Directory at
http://www.ibo.org/diploma/recognition/recognitionpolicy/
.


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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

201
3
-
201
4

ACADEMIC OFFERINGS


AVID

AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination)

00011/00012/00013/00014

Offered for elective credit

Year long

Grades 9, 10,
11 & 12



AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is an elective course offered in all

grades, which
provides students with an intensive preparation for higher education by providing students with the
reading, writing, inquiry and collaboration ski
lls necessary to succeed after high school. As a result of
participating in this course, students will be able to build critical thinking and literacy skills as well as
strategic reading and writing skills necessary for success in the classroom, standardi
zed assessments
and the workforce.























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Career and Tech Ed

All courses are offered for elective credit (certain combinations of PLTW courses may be used for
art credit)








CIVIL ENGINEERING & ARCHITECTURE (CEA) PLTW



95506

Year

Grade 9
-
12

Prerequisite: None


The major focus of the Civil Engineering and Architecture (CEA) course is a long
-
term project that
involves the development of a local property site. As students learn about various aspects of civil
engineering and architec
ture, they apply what they learn to the design and development of this property.
Students will use the software Autodesk
-
Revit, to help them design solutions to solve their major course
project. Students learn about documenting their project, solving pro
blems, and communicating their
solutions to their peers and members of the professional community of civil engineering and architecture.
This course of study includes:



The roles of Civil Engineers and Architects




Project planning




Site planning




Building
design




Project documentation and presentation


INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING DESIGN (IED) PLTW


95406


Year

Grade

9
-
12

Prerequisite: None


This course is an introductory course that develops student problem solving skills, with emphasis on the
concept
of designing 3
-
dimentional models using the 3
-
D software Autodesk


Inventor. This course
teaches students to:



Understand and apply the design process to solve various problems in a team setting;




Apply adaptive design concepts in developing sketches,
features, parts and assemblies;




Interpret their own sketches in using computer software to design models;




Understand mass property calculations
-
such as volume, density, mass, surface area, moment of
inertia, product of inertia, radii of gyration, princip
al axis and principle moments
-
and how they are
used to evaluate a parametric model;




Understand cost analysis, quality control, staffing needs, packing and product marketing;




Explore career opportunities in design engineering and understand what skills an
d education
these jobs require; and




Develop portfolios to display their designs and present them properly to peers, instructors and
professionals.


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PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING (POE) PLTW




95416


Year

Grade

10
-
12

Prerequisite: Algebra 1 & Geometry


This
course provides an overview of engineering and engineering technology. Students develop
problem
-
solving skills by tackling real
-
world engineering problems. Through theory and practical


hands
-
on experiences, students address the emerging social and poli
tical consequences of technological

change. The course of study includes:

Understand and apply the design process to solve various problems in a team setting;



Overview and Perspective of Engineering
. Students learn about the types of engineers and their

contributions to society.




Design Process
. Students learn about problem solving and how products are developed to
include how engineers work in teams.




Communication and Documentation
. Students collect and categorize data, produce graphic
representation
s, keep an engineer’s notebook and make written and oral presentations.




Engineering Systems
. Students learn about the mechanical, electrical, fluid and pneumatic and
control systems.




Statics
. Students learn about measurement, scalars and vectors, equil
ibrium, structural analysis,
and strength of materials.




Materials and Materials Testing
. Students learn the categories and properties of materials, how
materials are shaped and joined, and material testing.




Thermodynamics
. Students will learn about uni
ts and forms of energy, energy conversion,
cycles, efficiency and energy loss, and conservation techniques.




Engineering Quality and Reliability
. Students will use precision measurement tools to gather and
apply statistics for quality and process control.

Students will also learn about reliability,
redundancy, risk analysis, factors of safety, and liability and ethics.




Dynamics
. Students will be introduced to linear and trajectory motion.


DIGITAL ELECTRONICS (DE) PLTW





95426

(Not offered 2014)

Year

Grade 10
-
12

Prerequisite: None


Digital electronics is the foundation of all modern electronic devices such as mobile phones, MP3 players,
laptop computers, digital cameras and high
-
definition televisions. Students are introduced to the process
of combinational and sequential logic desig
n, engineering standards and technical documentation.

COMPUTER INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING (CIM) PLTW


95516

Year

Grade 11
-
12

Prerequisite: None


How are things made? What processes go into creating products? How do assembly lines work? How
has automation c
hanged the face of manufacturing? This course is designed for 11th or 12th grade
students.



ENGINEERING THE FUTURE
(PART 1)


95321

Semester long

Grade 9
-
12

Prerequisite: None

Lab Fee: None

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Engineering the Future

1

is a semester course designed to introduce students to the world of technology
and engineering, as a first step in becoming technologically literate citizens. In Unit 1, you’ll explore how
to design, build, and mass
-
produce the technologies that make up
the designed world. In Unit 2, you’ll
learn how designers draw on their knowledge of mathematics and science to design structures and
systems.


ENGINEERING THE FUTURE (
PART 2
)


95322

Semester long

Grade 9
-
12

Prerequisite: Engineering the Future (Part 1)

Lab Fee: None


Engineering the Future

2

is a semester course designed to introduce students to the world of technology
and engineering, as a first step in becoming te
chnologically literate citizens.
In Unit 3, you’ll investigate
fluid systems, reverse
engineer how a product works, and redesign your product. In unit 4, you’ll find out
how electricity is generated and distributed to millions of people daily. You’ll also explore how electrical
systems are integral to communication technology such as teleph
ones, the Internet, cell phones, and
satellite systems.


ROBOTICS






91639

Semester

Grade 9
-
12

Prerequisite: None


The 4
th

R in education, our Robotics class integrates math, science and writing in an engaging and
creative way. Students build and program Lego NXT robots to solve problems, do experiments and
participate in friendly competitions. This course is based on Carne
gie Mellon’s Robotics Engineering
curriculum volumes 1 and 2.


ROBOTICS 2






?

Semester

Grade 10
-
12

Prerequisite: Robotics or Principles of Engineering


Robots II continues to unlock the power of student’s imagination by designing and constructing rem
ote
-
controlled robotic devices using metal VEX kits and programming in C++. This course is based on
Carnegie Mellon University’s curriculum volumes 1 & 2. This course is designed for students who have
successfully completed Robot
ic
s I or POE.

DIGITAL
PHOTOGRAPHY 1




92606

Semester

Grades 9
-
12

Pre
-
requisite: None


Digital Photography introduces the student to digital photography and how to take a well
-
composed
picture. You will learn about the elements of design that are the building blocks of any pho
to; how depth
-
of
-
field can factor into your composition; compositional effects of using different shutter speeds; various
ways you can use light in your images; how shooting in color versus B&W (or vice versa) affects your
message. Along the way you can
apply what you have learned, and practice while composing portraits,
landscapes, still
-
life and macro photos.

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY 2




92616

Semester

Grades 10
-
12

Prerequisite: Digital Photography 1


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Photography II is an advanced hands
-
on lab course for s
tudents seriously interested in the practical
experience of art photography. Students will further explore the history, development, and contemporary
use of photography including editing, advanced techniques, and careers in the photographic industry.
Stu
dents will research, keep art journals, have class critiques, individual critiques and artistic dialogues
and prepare for transfer to visual arts post
-
secondary education. Students will compile a portfolio of their
work which will be submitted for faculty

review.

DESKTOP PUBLISHING




92501

Semester

9
-
12

Pre
-
requisite: None


Desktop Publishing uses Adobe InDesign 6 to experience graphic design, print, layout design, and
production. Students will create projects like brochures, business cards, invitations,

and posters for their
portfolio.

YEARBOOK (WAHIAN)




20501



Year

Grades 1
1
-
12

Prerequisite: Computer proficiency is essential but not a prerequisite.


A core staff of 15
-
20 students engages in creating and marketing the school yearbook over the cours
e of
three quarters (four quarters for top editors). This is essentially a unique course in desktop publishing,
with marketing and business responsibilities assigned to key editors. Students are expected to
demonstrate initiative and genuine commitment, as

though this were an after
-
school extra
-
curricular
activity. (It is exactly this for the top yearbook editors). Writing and editing skills are essential. Due to
space limitations, the class is limited to seniors, juniors, and sophomores, with preference gi
ven to upper
class.


English

All courses are a year in length except where noted and offered for English credit.


HONORS ENGLISH 9





01102



Grade 9

Prerequisit
e: None


Honors English 9 is a course designed to engage students in high
-
level reading and
writing activities that
challenge them

beyond the standard curriculum.

Students will explore concepts related to literature from
many cultures and traditions, both fiction and nonfiction in a variety of genres purposes and styles.


They
will develop essen
tial writing skills including style, sentence formation, usage/grammar, and
mechanics.

The goal of this course is to support students in becoming independent, strategic, critical
readers, writers, listeners and speakers who communicate effectively in vari
ous forms for various
purposes, and for various audiences.


The course is structured around the Minnesota

English Language
Arts

Standards
,

the International Baccalaureate

Middle Years Program and the requirements for the
MCA

Writing test.


HONORS ENGLISH 1
0 WORLD LITERATURE


01202



Year

Grade 10

Prerequisite: English 9


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Honors English 10 is a class preparing students for IB English 11 and 12, by extending the regular World
Literature curriculum, and by class participation in 10th Grade presentations and
discussions with other
honors students. Vocabulary, grammar, usage, and punctuation are studied to prepare for analytical
reading and writing. The goal of this course is to support students in becoming independent, strategic,
critical readers, writers, lis
teners and speakers who communicate effectively in various forms for various
purposes, and for various audiences.

The course is structured around the Minnesota English/Language
Arts Standards, International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program, and the requi
rements for the MCA
Reading test.


ENGLISH 10 WORLD LITERATURE



01201



Grade 10


Prerequisite: English 9

Lab Fee: None


World Literature is the focus in 10th grade English. Students will use a literary anthology, which is
comprised of short stories,
poetry, drama, essays, and will also read several supplementary novels.
Students will continue to build on their critical thinking, essay writing, oral and written communication and
literary analysis skills. Vocabulary, grammar, usage and punctuation will
be an essential focus. Students
will complete individual projects and participate in group discussions and activities.


IB HL LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE, Year 1


013031

Grade 11

Prerequisite: Grade 10 English



This is a two
-
year, International Baccalaureate course in which students study both literary and
nonliterary texts in order to actively explore the power of language and culture. By extension, students will
produce written, oral, and digital projects that
reflect how they see and understand the world.


In year 1, students will concentrate on language in the cultural context. Through analyzing literary and
nonliterary texts, students will explore how language develops in specific cultural contexts, how it
impacts
the world, and how language shapes both individual and group identity. Further, students will examine the
way language is used in media texts including newspapers, advertisements, internet, television, radio,
and film. Through the production of ori
ginal media, students will understand the formal elements and
language techniques used to create meaning in the media.


IB HL LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE, Year 2


013032

Grade 12

Prerequisite: IB HL Lang & Lit Yr 1


In year 2, students will continue to focus
on how meaning in a literary text is shaped by culture and by the
contexts of the circumstances of its production as well as what the reader brings to it. Through close
reading of literary texts, students will consider the relationship between literature a
nd issues at large,
such as gender, power and identity. Students will study translated texts to reflect on their own cultural

assumptions. Students will respond to literature’s rich complexities and intricate construction through oral
and written
assessments.


IB HL ENGLISH LITERATURE, Year 1



013051

Grade 11

Prer
equisite: English 10


Through the study of a wide range of literature, this two
-
year International Baccalaureate course
encourages students to appreciate the artistry of literature and
to develop an ability to reflect critically on
their reading. Works are studied in their literary and cultural contexts, through close study of individual
texts and passages, and by considering a range of critical approaches. In view of the international n
ature
of the IB and its commitment to intercultural understanding, the language A: literature course does not
limit the study of works to the products of one culture or the cultures covered by any one language. The
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study of works in translation is especial
ly important in introducing students, through literature, to other
cultural perspectives. The response to the study of literature is through oral and written communication,
thus enabling students to develop and refine their command of language.


IB HL Engl
ish Literature develops understanding of the techniques involved in literary criticism, promotes the
ability to form independent literary judgments and the ability to make connections between texts and cultures.
In Year 1 of this two year course, students
will read six to seven of the thirteen

works of literature
that
constitute the reading for this two
-
year course.

Students will write short, analytical and personal
responses to their reading that will then be shaped into longer, critical works of interpret
ation. In addition
to writing, students will read aloud, give presentations to the class and develop their abilities for oral
commentary about their reading
.
IB DP assessments include
a 1,200
-
1,500 word essay on one of the three
works in translation studie
d in Year 1 and a 10
-
15 minute
individual oral presentation
based on three additional
works.


IB HL ENGLISH LITERATURE, Year 2



013052

Grades 12


Prer
equisite: Successful completion of IB HL English Literature, Year 1


A continuation of the IB HL English Literature curriculum begun in Year 1 of this course, IB HL English
Literature, reading six to seven of the 13 texts that constitute the reading for this two year course. Year 2
focuses on the study of literary genres an
d the close reading of a variety of literary texts.
Students will be
preparing for the IB DP external assessments and exams, which include literary commentary, essays on
literary genres and
a 10
-
minute formal oral commentary on poetry studied in class as
well as a 10 minute
discussion on other works studied
.
Students enrolled in this class are expected to sit for IB exams in
May
.


CONTEMPORARY LIT
ERATURE/

COLLEGE PREP WRITING


01621
/
01511

Year long paired course

Grade 12

Prerequisite:

None



Contemporary
Literature

explores literature informed by contemporary culture. Students will read
literature from a variety of cultures and viewpoints. Students will respond to the literature through class
discussion and a variety of course writings and projects.


Colle
ge Prep Writing
course prepares students for the challenges of college
-
level writing. Students will
learn to use research databases, differentiate between valid and invalid sources, and cite sources using
MLA style. Students will work on college applicatio
n essays, research writing, professional writing, and
writing for the humanities.


CREATIVE WRITING/

DRAMATIC LITERATURE


01501/01601

Year long paired course

Grade 12

Prerequisite: None


Creative Writing

is a multi
-
genre and multi
-
cultural introduction to

the craft of creative writing. Students will
examine literary conventions, writing techniques, and tools essential to effective writing and editing. This
course is designed to broaden and sharpen students’ awareness of and skill in using the elements of
c
reative writing. Students will be in a world of pure imagination as they complete a number of original
works in a variety of traditional and contemporary forms and styles. The class will discuss its own creative
work and a wide variety of authors in a work
shop setting.
You will work with poetry.





Dramatic Literature

will concern itself principally with the examination of the thematic and structural
significance of various comedies, histories, melodramas, and tragedies. Students will study plays from
ancient to modern times that will give them insight into the evoluti
on of the drama, the conventions of the

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form, and the constraints and possibilities of theatrical production. This ain’t Black Box, baby.


Fine Arts




Dance

All courses are offered for art credit

All courses are a semester in length

BEGINNING DANCE





06301

Grades 9
-
12

Prerequisite: None


This course is designed for students at all levels, beginning to advanced, regardless of prior experience.
Students will learn the elements of dance and vocabulary of movement through analysis, performance
and critiqu
e. Styles and genres will include ballet, jazz, modern, Afro
-
modern, contemporary, Hip
-
Hop &
other social dance forms. Students will participate in individual & group projects and journaling. Students
must attend and critique one public dance performance
of their choice. All dance students must complete
one required performance per semester.

DANCE 2






06302

Grades 10
-
12

Prerequisite: Beginning Dance






Music

All courses are offered for art credit

All courses are a year in length, except as otherwise

noted


ORCHESTRA/STRINGS




06211




Grades 9
-
12

Prerequisite: Prior experience on a string instrument and musical knowledge

Lab Fee:

School instrument rental $30/yr.


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This course offers performance opportunities for string instrumentalists. Performs at

concerts and various
school and district functions.


JAZZ BAND






06231

Grades 9
-
12

Prerequisite: Previous experience (at least one year) playing their instrument

Lab Fee: School instrument rental $30/yr.

Zero Hour (must have own transportation)


Wor
king with a small ensemble, students will play a wide selection of jazz music while focusing on
improvisation techniques. An emphasis will be placed on listening to jazz music as an individual and
ensemble. Students will also work on note reading, ear tr
aining, and music theory while it is put into
practice through participation with the ensemble. The ensemble will perform at concerts throughout the
year, and other various school functions.


CONCERT BAND





06222

Grades 9
-
12

Prerequisite: At least one
year playing a wind or percussion instrument

Lab Fee: School instrument rental $30/yr.


This course provided performance opportunities for wind and percussion instrumentalists. Rehearsals will
focus on preparing a variety of music for concerts throughout

the year. Pep band music will also be
rehearsed and performed during various sporting events throughout the year. Students will learn
music/note reading, ear training, and basic music theory as they discover the discipline it takes to work
with an ensem
ble. Solo and small ensemble work is also available for students interested advancing their
skill further and participating in solo and ensemble contests.



TREBLE CHOIR





06203

Grades 9
-
12

Prerequisite: Females only

Lab Fee: $20 uniform/music fee

Thi
s course is offered to female students interested in signing music written for treble clef singer.
Students will have the opportunity to perform at various school concerts and community events, including
one festival each year. Various literature includi
ng classical, jazz, pop and gospel music is studied. The
curriculum includes instruction on reading music using the Solfege method.


MEN'S ENSEMBLE





06202

Grades 9
-
12

Prerequisite: Males only

Lab Fee: $20 uniform/music fee

This guy’s only ensemble
will study and perform music written specifically for men. This includes do
-
wop,
pop, R&B, barbershop, jazz, and other men’s literature. This group will perform throughout the year at
school for concerts and sporting events, in the community, and for state

sanctioned competitions. Each
student will also learn to arrange and perform music of their own choosing. The group will tour along with
the Treble Choir and Miller Voices in the spring of the school year.



VARSITY CHOIR (Miller Voices)



06204

Grades 1
0
-
12

Prerequisite: Audition/approval of Director

Lab Fee: $20 uniform/music fee

This mixed ensemble is offered to vocal students in grades 10
-
12 with prior musical experience.
Students will have the opportunity to perform at various school and community

events, including
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residencies with local professional organizations. Various literature including classical, jazz, pop and
gospel music is studied. Note reading through Solfege method will be embedded into the daily
curriculum. Members of this ensemble

will have the opportunity to participate in the State Solo and
Ensemble Contest as well as audition for the Minnesota All
-
State Choir.


MUSIC EXPLORATION





06261

Semester

Grades 9
-
12

Prerequisite: None


This course is offered to students looking for a
n opportunity to explore various types of music making.
Students will be exposed to piano keyboards, guitars, percussion instruments and Garage Band.
Learning to read notation, chord charts, and compose original work on Garage Band will be embedded
throu
ghout the semester. There are no public performances outside the classroom hour.

SONGWRITING





06272

Semester

Grades 9
-
12

Prerequisite: None


In this semester long course students will learn how to write and perform music in the style of their
choosing
. This course examines the history, styles, and structure of popular music. The various career
paths connected to the music industry, which include marketing/selling, managing, audio/visual
technology, and live/studio performance will also be explored.








Visual Arts

All courses are offered for art credit and have a lab fee of $10

All courses are a Semester in length unless otherwise noted


STUDIO ART






06021







Grades 9
-
12

Prerequisite: None


This semester
-
long course is an introduction to
the visual arts and a prerequisite for all art classes.
STUDIO ART students will create two and three
-
dimensional art including painting, drawing and
sculpture. Students will explore art from around the world as well as the history of art. Students will

participate in an exhibit at semester’s end.

CERAMICS 1






06141



Grades 9
-
12

Prerequisite: Studio Arts


CERAMICS students will study multiple methods of clay construction, surface decoration, glazing and
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firing the kiln. Projects will include
designing and creating functional pottery and sculpture. Students will
study art from many cultures and will learn about history, aesthetics and art critique. Students will
participate in an exhibit at semester’s end.

CERAMICS 2






06142

Grades 9
-
12

Pr
erequisite: Ceramics 1


CERAMICS 2 students will continue the study of the multiple methods of clay construction, surface
decoration, glazing and wheel throwing. Students will make clay, study professional clay artists and
analyze their own and professio
nal work. Students will participate in an exhibit at semester’s end.

DRAWING 1






06101





Grades 9
-
12

Prerequisite: Studio Arts


In DRAWING class students explore the fundamentals of drawing. The course will focus on refining
drawing technique using

pencil, charcoal, crayon, ink, watercolor, pastel and printmaking. Students will
use sketchbook/journals to record their artistic growth.

Students will participate in an exhibit at semester’s
end.


DRAWING 2






06102

(Not offered 2014)

Grades 9
-
12

Prerequisite: Drawing 1


In Drawing 2 students will expand upon and perfect drawing technique as studies in Drawing 1.
Guest artists will conduct workshops. Students will critique own, peer and professional work,
maintain a journal/sketchbook and begin
assembling a portfolio.


PAINTING 1






06111






Grades 9
-
12

Prerequisite: Studio Art


In PAINTING class students will study painting technique using tempera, watercolor, oil pastels and
acrylic paint. Students will study various styles and history o
f painting including graffiti and
contemporary painting. Students will participate in an exhibit at semester’s end.


PAINTING 2






06112

Grades 9
-
12

Prerequisite: Painting 1


In Painting 2 students will expand upon and hone skills acquired in Painting
1. Study will focus on
developing ability with painting media including experimental techniques. Students will develop a
portfolio, maintain a sketchbook/journal, and critique student and professional work.


ART & THE COMMUNITY




06051

Grades 9
-
12

Prere
quisite: Studio Art


In COMMUNITY ART students will study and create two and three
-
dimensional works that infuse social
justice and art. Students will work with professional artists to create projects within the community.

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IB SL VISUAL ART





06004

1
Year course

Grade 11 and 12

Prerequisite: None


IB STANDARD LEVEL ART is a year
-
long class where students will learn the skills, techniques and
vocabulary necessary to approach an in
-
depth investigation of art. Each student will develop his or her
own id
eas and create art independently, using media of his/her choosing while studying visual art from a
social, cultural and historical context. Students will visit art galleries and artist studios. All students will
exhibit their work in the winter and in th
e spring.

Students may take part in the IB

SL Visual Arts
Assessments in May.

IB HL VISUAL ARTS, Year 1




060051

Year 1 of a 2 year course

Grade 11 and 12

Prerequisite: None

In IB HIGHER LEVEL ART YEAR 1 is a year
-
long class where students will learn
the skills, techniques
and vocabulary with which to approach an in
-
depth investigation of art. Each student will develop ideas
and create art independently, using media of his/her choosing while studying visual art from a social,
cultural and historical c
ontext. Students will visit art galleries and artist studios.

All students will exhibit
their work in the winter and in the spring.

At the end of the year students may enroll in IB Higher Level Art
Year 2.

IB HL VISUAL ARTS, Year 2




060052

Year 2 of 2

year course

Grade
12

Prerequisite: IB HL Visual Arts, Year1


IB HIGHER LEVEL ART YEAR 2 is a year
-
long class where students hone their creative and critical skills.
Each student works independently using media that bests speaks to his/her chosen theme.

Students will
visit art galleries and artist studios.

Students will exhibit their work in winter (group show) and each
student will have an independent show of in the spring.

At the end of year 2 students will take part in the
IB HL Visual Arts Assessme
nt.








Theater

All courses are offered for elective credit and have a lab fee of $10.

All courses are a Semester in length unless otherwise noted.


BEGINNING THEATER





06411

Grades 9
-
12

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Prerequisite: None



I
n this introduction to acting and
performances, students practice improvisational theatre, stage
movement and work on finding voice through acting and performing. Students will create and define safe
space, write spoken word poetry, and participate in two original performances for the comm
unity.




PERFORMANCE THEATER 2




06412

Grades 10
-
12

Prerequisite: Beginning Theater


T
his is an advanced class, and students are expected to have a strong understanding of the value of safe
space, ensemble, and the power of artistic voice. Theatre II st
udents will be performing and setting an
example for Washburn staff/students, beginning theatre students, as well as communities outside of
Washburn High School.


Theatre II is about each student having the opportunity to develop their artistic
voice, thro
ugh performance, poetry, writing, and visual arts. We will create and perform original theatre
that reflects YOUR ideas, your experience, your goals and hopes for this world.

PERFORMANCE THEATER 3




06413

Year

Grades 11
-
12

Prerequisite: Performance Thea
ter 2

Students take on leadership roles in the classroom and community by developing an original touring
production over the course of 1 year. Students commit to fostering a deeper understanding of their artistic
identity.

Theatre 3 is a touring theatre
company that acts as a vehicle for student empowerment
based strongly in arts leadership training.

Theatre 3 students will represent Washburn in the
greater Twin Cities community through public performances that address student identified social
issues an
d concerns to their community.



Mathematics

All courses are offered for Math credit except as otherwise noted


All courses are a year in length except as otherwise noted


INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA





041110

Grade N/A

Pre
-
requisite: None


Intermediate
Algebra encourages and enables students to use the language, symbols and notations of
mathematics, to be confident using mathematics to analyze and solve problems both in and out of school,
and to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue furthe
r studies in mathematics.


The course
includes a thorough review of linear relationships, an introduction to exponential and quadratic
relationships, a survey of transformations and a solid study of secondary level statistics and probability.



GEOMETRY






04201






Grade N/A

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra and recommendation of teacher

Lab Fee: Students will need to purchase a compass and a protractor

Students will understand the relationship between points, lines, and planes in a ma
thematical system;
work with measurement involving area, perimeter, circumference, volume, and distance; study topics
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such as the deductive method of proof, geometric relationships, and numerical applications of geometric
principles; build a connection bet
ween algebra and geometric figures; and investigate the role of
geometry in engineering and technological careers. In addition, honors geometry students will complete
four written projects during the year.


ADVANCED ALGEBRA




04301






Grade N/A

Prere
quisite: Successful completion of Geometry or recommendation of the teacher

Lab Fee: Graph paper


Advanced Algebra students will learn how to recognize, describe and generalize patterns to make
predictions; use algebraic symbols and operations to represent

and analyze mathematical structures and
relationships; analyze the relationships and interactions between quantities to model and compare
patterns of change for complex functions. Students will investigate sequence, linear, polynomial, and
exponential fun
ctions, logarithmic functions, and the graphs that correspond to them, transformations,
growth, and decay models; explore data through statistical graphs, measures of central tendency, lines of
best fit; learn how to factor, solve radicals, and understand
complex numbers, trigonometric functions;
and use graphing calculators to solve problems. In addition, students will review and prepare for the Math
portion of the MCA II (Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment). Students will complete three written
projects d
uring the year.


AP STATISTICS





04606


Grade: 10
-
12

Pre
-
requisite: Successful completion of Advanced Algebra


AP Statistics is the equivalent of a one semester, introductory college statistics course. In this course,
students develop strategies for
collecting, organizing, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data.
Students design, administer, and tabulate results from surveys and experiments. Probability and
simulations aid students in constructing models for chance phenomena. Sampling distributio
ns provide
the logical structure for confidence intervals and hypothesis tests. The textbook supports the TI
-
83, TI
-
84,
and TI
-
89 graphing calculators. Fathom and other statistical software and Web
-
based java applets are
used to investigate statistical con
cepts. To develop effective statistical communication skills, students are
required to prepare frequent written and oral analyses of real data.


IB SL MATH STUDIES





04704

1 year course

Grades 11 & 12

Prerequisite:


Algebra 2


Stu
dents will work with the graphic display calculator and review their understanding of algebra,
geometry, and probability.


Students will explore further into sets, mathematical logic, probability,
trigonometry, two
-
variable statistics, financial mathematic
s, and introductory Differential Calculus.


The
course is designed to build confidence and encourage an appreciation of mathematics.


The topics apply
to contexts related to other curriculum subjects and to common general world occurrences.

Students
enroll
ed in this class are expected to sit for the IB Math Studies SL exam in May.


IB HL MATH, Year 1





047291

Year 1 of a 2
-
year course

Grades 11

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Advanced Algebra


The IB Diploma Programme mathematics higher level course is for students with a strong background in
mathematics and competence in a range of analytical and technical skills. Students will be likely to
include mathematics as a major component of university

studies either in its own right or within courses
such as physics, engineering or technology. The course focuses on developing important mathematical
concepts in a comprehensive, coherent and rigorous way through a balanced approach. Students are
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encourag
ed to apply their mathematical knowledge to solve problems set in a variety of meaningful
contexts and to justify and prove results. Students develop insights into mathematical form and structure
and become intellectually equipped to appreciate the links b
etween concepts in different topic areas.
They will also be urged to develop the skills needed to continue their mathematical growth in other
learning environments. Topics covered include algebra, functions and equations, circular functions and
trigonometr
y, matrices, vectors, statistics and probability, calculus, statistics and probability, sets,
relations and groups, series and differential equations, and discrete mathematics. Additionally, all
students are expected to complete a portfolio of two individu
al pieces of work based on mathematical
investigation and mathematical modeling.


IB HL MATH, Year 2





047292

Year 2 of a 2
-
year course

Grade 12

Prerequisite: Successful completion of IB HL Math Year 1


In HL Year 2, students will spend the first porti
on of the year studying topics in Calculus. Next, they will
study a “syllabus option,” which is a unit of study chosen by the instructor. There are four choices for the
“syllabus option;” they are “Statistics and probability,” “Sets, relations, and groups,
” “Calculus,” and
“Discrete Mathematics.” Additionally, students will complete a written work that involves investigating an
area of their choosing within mathematics.


IB SL MATH, Year 2





047312

Year 2 of a 2 year course

Grades 12

Prerequisite:
Successful completion of IB SL Math, Year 1

This course is for those students who took IB SL Math Year 1 in 2011
-
12. Beginning in 2012
-
13, all
students who wish to take IB Math will enroll in IB HL Math, Year 1 and then may choose IB SL Math,
Year 2 if the
y wish to sit for IB SL Math exams.


COLLEGE PREP ALGEBRA & STATISTICS



04811

Grade 12

Prerequisite: Grade 12 or teacher recommendation


College Prep Algebra and Statistics is a class for seniors who would like to bolster their conceptual
understanding an
d mathematical skills to be ready for a challenging academic environment in college.
The curriculum integrates important topics in algebra, geometry, probability, and statistics with a focus on
understanding how the mathematical ideas connect and how they
are useful for solving problems.
College Prep Algebra and Statistics does not offer an IB exam but does support students in passing the
MCAII high standards test and preparing students to score well on college entrance exams.



Physical Education and
Health

All courses are offered for Physical Education or Health credit except as

otherwise noted
.

All courses are a Semester in length


FITNESS FOR LIFE (LEVEL 1)




12011



Grade 9
-
12


Prerequisite: None


The focus will be on decision
-
making,
cardiovascular fitness, and skill development in various sport and
lifetime leisure activities. Students will be informed of the benefits of fitness and sport through this
knowledge base. Students will be equipped with the knowledge to make informed decisi
ons in developing
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a healthy life style. Cardiovascular endurance and conditioning will be emphasized through fitness and
sport activities. These activities will be aimed at improving strength, agility, flexibility, and cardiovascular
endurance. Students wi
ll be exposed to a variety of team, duel, and individual activities. These will focus
on skill development (basic through advanced) and knowledge. All students will learn about and be
engaged in these activities daily. Upon successful completion of the fre
shman & sophomore Phy
s

Ed
sequence, students will be able to create, implement, and evaluate a personal lifetime fitness plan.


HEALTH SCIENCE (LEVEL 1)




10011




Grade 10
-
12

Prerequisite
: None


The aim of this course is to improve students’ knowledge
about health and their attitudes toward
themselves and others. Body structure and function, chemical use and abuse, personal and family living,
mental health, human sexuality, sexually transmitted infections, nutrition, class action (alcohol related
court
cases), and how these subjects relate to maintaining good health will be covered. This course is
required for graduation.



FITNESS FOR LIFE (LEVEL 2)




12012



Grade 10
-
12

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Fitness 1


Decision
-
making, cardiovascula
r fitness and skill development in various sport and lifetime leisure
activities will be the focus of tenth grade physical education. Students will be informed of the benefits of
fitness and sport through this knowledge base. Students will be equipped with

the knowledge to make
informed decisions in developing a healthy life style. Cardiovascular endurance and conditioning will be
emphasized through fitness and sport activities. These activities will be aimed at improving strength,
agility, flexibility, and

cardiovascular endurance. Students will be exposed to a variety of team, duel, and
individual activities. These will focus on skill development (basic through advanced) and knowledge. All
students will learn about and be engaged in these activities daily.

The curriculum for PE 2 is more varied
and requires a higher level of thinking and skill. Students will now implement and evaluate their health
plan and work to improve their personal fitness levels and knowledge and skill base. Upon successful
completion

of the Phy
s.

Ed sequences, students will be able to create, implement, and evaluate a
personal lifetime fitness plan.


HEALTH SCIENCE (LEVEL 2)




10012




Grade 11
-
12

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Health 1


This is a comprehensive health
course designed to help students identify health problems of today’s
society and strategies for dealing with them. This class provides students with the information necessary
to improve, promote, and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Components of course inclu
de: Cardiovascular
Heal
th & CPR, Abusive Relationships; Aspects of P
er
sonal Health, Sexual Harassment;
Chronic &
Infectious Diseases, Mental & Emotional Health
;
Weight Control & Exercise Management
;
Decision
Making
;

Bullying/Cliques/Violence
;
Class Act
ion


Alcohol Related Court Cases


TEAM NET SPORTS





12131

Elective credit only

Grades 10
-
12

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Fitness 1 & 2


This class will focus on team and dual sports.


Students will be introduced to history, strategy and
skills
required for each activity.


Students will also be given written tests that assess students' knowledge.


Activities will be both indoor and outdoor.


A special emphasis will be placed on sportsmanship.

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WEIGHT TRAINING/AEROBICS Levels 1,2,3,4


12021



Elective credit only

Grades 10
-
12

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Fitness 1 & 2


Level 1 is designed for the motivated student who wants to improve his/her overall fitness level. Focus will
be placed on strength training, cardiovascular endurance
, and agility. Students will create and implement
a strength
-

training plan. In addition, students will closely monitor their cardiovascular fitness through the
use of heart monitors and self
-
pulse checks. Level 2 includes a small project. Level 3 includes

fitness
goals. Level 4 includes a personal weight
-
training plan.


Science

All courses are offered for Science credit
and are a year in length
except as otherwise

noted.


BIOLOGY 1






05201A

1 semester

Grade 9

Prerequisite: None

Lab Fee: None


Biology

1 is a laboratory science course that covers the cell, ecology, population dynamics, cell division,
introduction to genetics, evolution, and natural selection. This one semester course is required by the
district and is paired with Physics 1.


PHYSICS 1






05401A

1 semester

Grade 9

Prerequisite: None

Lab Fee: None


Physics 1 is a laboratory science course that covers mechanical equilibrium, Newton’s laws of
motion,

linear motion, momentum, energy, temperature, heat & expansion, heat transfer, vibration
s &
waves, sound, and

electrostatics.
This one semester course is required by the district and is paired with
Biology 1.




CHEMISTRY






053010




Grade 10
-
12

Prerequisite:
None

Lab Fee: Need scientific calculator


The Chemistry class will be taught in
an interdisciplinary manner. That is to say that all other classes will
be supported. Therefore, you can expect to read, write, perform math calculations, do library research,
etc., along with lectures, note taking, lab work, homework, quizzes, tests, an
d class participation. Lab
work in chemistry is evolving and now requires more student input in the form of inquiry, where students
design an experiment, make a claim, record evidence, and defend conclusions by scientific reasoning.
The labs in Chemistry

will frequently follow this model. Students will also need a scientific calculator for
this class.


HONORS CHEMISTRY





05302

Grade 10
-
12

Prerequisite: None

Lab Fee: Need scientific calculator

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Honors Chemistry is an accelerated introductory course in

chemistry with a significant use of algebra to
solve chemical problems. The class follows the regular district curriculum for chemistry, but the treatment
of various topics will be deeper and more math will be applied when applicable. The chemistry portio
n of
the Minnesota standards in physical science and the history and nature of science standards are
addressed.



PHYSICS






054010



Grades 10
-
12

Prerequisite:
Successful completion of Algebra 1


A laboratory science course which investigates such things as motion, forces, momentum, energy, light,
sound, electricity, magnetism, atomic structure, and nuclear physics; and how these things tie together

the universe from atoms to galaxies. It includes

problem solving, laboratory ski
lls, and scientific
processes.



BIOLOGY 2 (offered 2015)




05201B

1 semester

Grade 11 (may be taken in 10th grade if student wishes to take IB SL Chemistry in 11th grade)

Prerequisite: Biology 1

Lab Fee: None


Biology 2
is a laboratory science course that covers biochemistry, genetics, evolution, homeostasis, and
systems


PHYSICS 2 (offered 2015)




05401B

1 semester

Grade 11 (may be taken in 10th grade if student wishes to take IB SL Chemistry in 11th grade)

Prerequisite: Physics 2

Lab Fee: None


Physics 2 is a laboratory science course that covers projectile motion, conservation of momentum,
collisions, conservation of energy, light, lenses, circuits, magnetism, electromagnetic induction,
astronomy, and eng
ineering.



IB SL BIOLOGY





052040

1 Year course

Grades 11 & 12

Prerequisite: None


This is a ONE
-
YEAR course
that prepares students to sit for the
IB SL
Biology
exam in May. Because it
fulfills all of the requirements of the IB curricula, it moves quite

quickly
. T
opics include: Cellular biology,
Biochemistry, Photosynthesis/Respiration, Genetics, DNA/molecular genetics with DNA electrophoresis,
Evolution, and Ecology
Students enrolled in this class are expected to sit for
the IB Biology SL exam

in
May.


IB SL CHEMISTRY





053040

1 Year course

Grades 11 & 12

Prerequisite:

Chemistry
, Algebra 1


This course is a lab
-
based course that focuses on lab design and writing skills. It is a college preparatory
course that will prepare students to earn college
credit. The course emphasizes group work, problem
solving and addressing current issues in chemistry in the 21
st

c
entury. During second semester
, a
comprehensive research project will be conducted. Assessments will align with IB standards.

Students
enrol
led in this class are expected to sit for
the IB Chemistry SL exam

in May.

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IB
HL
CHEMISTRY
, Year 1/2





05305
1/2

Science credit/2 year course

Grades 11 & 12

Prerequisite: Honors Biology


Topics covered include: scientific method, atomic theory, chemical quantities, chemical reactions, gases,
atomic bonding, solutions and organic chemistry. One research project is required each semester.
Evaluation in the class is based on homework, lab re
ports, quizzes and exams that align with IB
assessment criteria. The main objective is to have a practical and inquiring approach to science through
experimentation and investigation, while at the same time being aware of the moral, ethical, social,
econom
ic, and environmental impact of scientific efforts, in general. Students will commit to 2 years of
chemistry that will allow them to study core concepts, advanced concepts, and 2 optional topics selected
by the teacher. Core chemistry knowledge is assessed

on exams that are scored externally by the IBO.
Laboratory work and special projects are internally assessed by the teacher and “moderated” by the IBO.
The internal assessment contains five scoring categories, which are design (D), data collection and
pro
cessing (DCP), conclusion and evaluation (CE), manipulative skills (MS), and personal skills (PS). The
final score for the internal assessment (IA) is composed of the two highest scores from design, data
collection and processing, and conclusion and evalua
tion, and one score each from manipulative skills
(MS) and personal skills (PS). These scores are totaled and scaled to determine the final score out the
24% possible.


IB SL PHYSICS





054050

1 Year course

Grades 11 & 12

Prerequisite: Advanced Algebra


IB SL Physics is a rigorous laboratory
-
based course designed to develop skills in creative problem solving
and experiment design, performance & reporting. Students will study the eight core topics: 1) Physics and
physical measurement, 2) Mechanics, 3) Th
ermal physics, 4) Oscillations and waves, 5) Fields and
forces, 6) Electric currents, 7) Atomic and nuclear physics, 8) Energy, power, and climate change, and
two student
-
chosen IB options.


Students will participate in a "Group 4 project"; this project
is collaboration among students in different IB
science classes. Course assessments will mimic the IB External and Internal Assessments so that
students will be fully prepared for them. Students enrolled in this class are expected to sit for the IB SL
Phys
ic
s exam in May.


IB HL PHYSICS, Year 1




054051

Year 1 of a 2 year course

Grades 11

Prerequisite:
Advanced Algebra (formerly Algebra 2)


IB Physics HL is a rigorous laboratory
-
based course designed to develop skills in creative problem
solving and experiment design, performance & reporting. Students will study the thirteen core topics: 1)
Physical measurement, 2) Mechanics, 3) Thermal physi
cs, 4) Oscillations & waves, 5) Fields & Forces, 6)
Electric Currents, 7) Energy, Power & Climate Change, 8) Atomic & Nuclear Physics, 9) Motion in Fields,
10) Wave Phenomena, 11) Electromagnetic Induction, 12) Quantum Physics & Nuclear Physics, 13)
Digita
l Technology, and the two options of Astrophysics and Relativity.

Students will participate in a "Group 4 project"; this project is collaboration among students in different IB
science classes. Course assessments will mimic the IB External and Internal A
ssessments so that
students will be fully prepared for them. This course also prepares students for the AP Physics B Exam.


IB HL PHYSICS, Year 2




054052



25


Grades 12

Prerequisite:
IB HL

Physics, Year 1

IB Physics HL is a rigorous laboratory
-
based course
designed to develop skills in creative problem
solving and experiment design, performance & reporting. Students will study the thirteen core topics: 1)
Physical measurement, 2) Mechanics, 3) Thermal physics, 4) Oscillations & waves, 5) Fields & Forces, 6)
Electric Currents, 7) Energy, Power & Climate Change, 8) Atomic & Nuclear Physics, 9) Motion in Fields,
10) Wave Phenomena, 11) Electromagnetic Induction, 12) Quantum Physics & Nuclear Physics, 13)
Digital Technology, and the two options of Astrophysics an
d Relativity.

Students will participate in a "Group 4 project"; this project is collaboration among students in different IB
science classes. Course assessments will mimic the IB External and Internal Assessments so that
students will be fully prepared
for them. This course also prepares students for the AP Physics B Exam.

Students enrolled in this class are expected to sit for
the IB Physics HL exam

in May.


IB SL ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & SYSTEMS

051240

1 Year course


Grades 11 & 12

Pre
-
requisite:
Successful completion of one year of Biology and Algebra 1. It is recommended that
students have also successfully completed one year of Chemistry.


The aims of the Environmental Systems and Societies course are to promote understanding of
environmental p
rocesses at a variety of scales, from local to global. Students will also recognize the
extent to which technology plays a role in both causing and solving environmental problems and
appreciate that human society is both directly and indirectly linked to
the environment at a number of
levels and at a variety of scales.
Students enrolled in this class are expected to sit for
the IB
Environmental Science & Systems SL exam

in May.


FORENSIC SCIENCE





05741T

Semester

Elective credit only

Grades 1
1
-
12

Prerequisite: None


Criminal forensics is the study of objects as related to a crime. This course focuses on crime scene
investigation, including evidence collection, processing a scene, and lab techniques used to decipher and
incriminate the wrong doer.
We will discuss sensitive issues, including murder details. We will have
speakers and hands
-
on labs.


SOCIAL STUDIES

All courses are offered for Social Studies credit except as otherwise noted

All classes are a year in length except as otherwise noted


HONORS GEOGRAPHY 9




02101

Grade 9

Prerequisite: None


The Geography class will challenge students to use the tools of geography to view, analyze, and
understand the world around them. Hands
-
on classroom activities will expose students to critical
contemporary geographic issues, such as the effects of globali
zation, the ramifications of resource
consumption, and other human population trends.


US HISTORY






02301

26


Grade 10
-
11

Pre
-
requisite: Honors Geography 9


Topics in US History


is a course designed to engage students in a

rigorous, relevant, and thematic
journey through the human experience of time, place, and space. This course includes, but is not limited
to: American Diversity, American Identity, Culture, Demographic Changes, Economic Transformations,
Environment, Glob
alization, Politics and Citizenship, Reform, Religion. As students step into the role of a
historian and practice the historical method, which demands high intellectual performance, they will be
asked to greater understand and define the present through t
he lens of United States History.
The
course is structured around the newly adopted Minnesota

Social Studies Standards as they are
embedded under the themes in Advanced Placement History.

AP US HISTORY





02306

Grade 10
-
11

Prerequisite: Honors Geography

9

Lab Fee:

The aim of this course is to develop an understanding of the historical framework from which modern
America emerged. Students will examine the basic and complex issues of the past and study their
relationship to the present. Writing, analysi
s, and interpretation of history are developed by studying
historical themes.

Requirements include regular essays, a major research paper, analysis of primary source documents,
numerous supplemental readings, discussions, and practice AP exams. Doing well

on the final AP exam
can enable one to receive college credit and/or exemption from possible requirements in history. This is
the history of America from colonial beginnings to modern America.

IB HL HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS YR 1


025251

Year 1 of a
2 year
course

Grades 11

Prerequisite:
Successful completion of Human Geography and World History

World Topics: IB History Route 2


Course focuses on the development of diverse people through conflict and foreign
-
domestic policies.
Year 1 of 2 content f
ocuses on Historiography, Causes, Practices, and Effects War (World War I , II,
Nicaraguan Revolution, and Falklands


Malvinas War), Peacekeeping and Peace Making 1918
-
1936,
Development of Single
-
Party and Authoritarian States ( Argentina, Cuba, Italy,
Germany, Egypt, Russia).
Class focuses on development of critical reading, writing, research and listening skills through variety of
means. In addition, daily reading (3
-
5 pages) and writing assigned throughout each unit, and student
write a 5
-
7 page his
torical research paper on topic dealing with course theme.


IB HL
HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS YR 2


025252

Year 2 of a
2 year
course

Grades
12

Prerequisite:
Successful completion of IB HL History of the Americas, Year 1


History of the Americas: IB Histor
y Route 2 Course is the second
year of this two year course.

Content
focuses on regional study of the Americas social, political, economic, and cultural issues from 1790
-
2000


including independence movements, development of modern nations (1865
-
1929), a
nd emergence of
the Americas in Global Affairs. Class continues to develop critical skills mentioned in year 1. Students
research and write a 10
-
15 page historical paper on topic dealing with course theme.
Students
enrolled
in this course
are expected to sit for the IB HL
History
exams in May of Year 2.


IB SL HISTORY: COMMUNISM IN CRISIS



08020

Year

27


Grades: 11 OR 12

Prerequisite:


Successful completion of Human Geography and World History


Communism in Crisis is a one
-
year
college preparatory course designed to promote habits of thought in
history (i.e. approaches to research, sources, etc.) and an in
-
depth understanding of the challenges
facing the Communist powerhouses of China, the USSR, and East Germany in the last quart
er of the 20
th

century.


Students will use these case studies to better understand the lasting effects on current world
politics.


The course will also discuss the challenges in democratic states and the Cold War.


In order to
achieve high marks on the IB
SL History exam students should expect to move at a brisk pace and
engage with the material outside of class.
Students enrolled in this course are expected to sit for the

IB SL History: Communism in Crisis exam in May.


GOVERNMENT/ECONOMICS 12



02421



Grade 12

Prerequisite
: Open to 12
th

grade students only


In Government, students will obtain an overview of the United States governmental process, with an
understanding and awareness of national and international affairs. Students will develop a knowled
ge of

the U.S. Constitution, the three branches of the federal government, and the process of how each branch

works. Students will have an awareness of our individual rights and our individual role in the democratic
process.


In Economics, students will
gain a better understanding of economic behavior by studying the basics of
supply and demand, product and factor markets, competition and monopoly, international trade, income
distribution, and taxation. Students will be introduced to various methods and
statistics used in
economics and will learn to understand economic behavior.


PSYCHOLOGY






02711

Semester
/Elective credit only

Grades 11
-
12

Prerequisite: 11th and 12th grade students only


This is an introductory course to the study of Psychology. E
mphasis is on the causes and effects of
human behavior. Students should gain knowledge and skills which will give them greater understanding
of themselves and others. Topics will include: what is psychology, psychological research methods,
developmental p
sychology, theories of personality, psychological tests, stress and health, psychological
di
sorders, and methods of therapy.

SOCIOLOGY






02801




Semester long/Elective credit only

Grades 10
-
12

Prerequisite: Strong reading and writing skills

Lab Fee: None


Sociology is the study of human society and social behavior through the use of the scientific method.
Sociologists study how people relate to one another and how they influence each other's behavior. Units
will include: Practicing Sociol
ogy (sociological point of view, theoretical perspectives of sociology, and
methods of sociological research (, A Societies way of Life (culture, deviance, social control, and social
change), Learning a way of Life (personality, socialization, and world vi
ew), The Building Blocks of Social
Life (social structure and interaction, social groups, and formal organizations).


THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE

IB THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE (TOK)



02864A/B

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1 Year course/elective credit only

(taken 2nd semester 11th grade &

1st semester 12th grade)

Grades 11 &
12

Prerequisite: None


All IB Diploma candidates must take Theory of Knowledge
, which is considered the capstone course for
the IB Diploma Programme. However, all students are welcome to enroll in this course. S
tudents explore
and question the limits of the bases of knowledge (Areas of Knowledge), and the processes by which
they gain and utilize new knowledge (Ways of Knowing). Emphasis and focus is placed on the student as
a “knower
.

Students will develop an un
derstanding of why critical assessment of knowledge is an
important aspect of their intellectual development, especially in regards to academic and intellectual
honesty. TOK supports other IB courses by providing vehicles for students to draw connections
between
disciplines. Throughout the course, students will develop the skills and capacity to identify and then
critically evaluate belief and knowledge claims, including cultural and ideological biases, and cultural
perspectives. The course presents opp
ortunities for reflection and exploration into the origins and
limitations of what they learn in other IB courses and in their academic pursuits beyond IB curriculum.


WORLD LANGUAGES

All courses are offered for elective credit

All courses are
a year in le
ngth


FRENCH

1






03301


Grade N/A

Prerequisite: None


Students are introduced to the basic structure and cultures of the French language as they:



Begin to
understand and speak

French through creative stories.



begin to
read and write

in French (simple short stories, letters, magazines, or other real
-
life texts)



Discover
connections

with other subjects (geography/politics, fine arts, and math/science).



survey French
-
speaking
cultures

and their social practices (holidays, music, food,
popular media)



Explore the unique and interesting
perspectives
, practices, and products of the culture.



Develop
language learning strategies

to maintain a life
-
long interest in world languages and
multiple cultures at home and around the world.


FRENCH

2






03302


Grade N/A

Prerequisite: French
1
or equivalent, i.e. two years of middle school French


Students broaden their foundation of the French language within cultural contexts as they:



Improve
understanding and speaking

of French through storytelling.



Continue to read
and write in French

(simple short stories, letters, magazines, or other real
-
life
texts) by expanding knowledge of French vocabulary and structures.



Discover
connections

with other subjects (geography/poli
tics, fine arts, and math/
science)
.



examine French
-
speaking
cultures

and their social practices (music, food, popular media) and
connections between language and French
-
speaking cultures



Explore the unique and interesting perspectives, practices, and products of the culture and
develop
awareness

of different worldviews.



Expand
language learning strategies

to maintain a life
-
long interest in world languages and
multiple cultures at home and

around the world.


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FRENCH

3






03303


Grade N/A

Prerequisite: French
2 or permission of the instructor

Students continue to develop proficiency in French language and deepen their understanding of French
-
speaking cultures as they:



A
dvance
listening
and speaking

skills through conversations on familiar, real
-
world topics



Use knowledge of the language to make
connections

with other subjects (geography/politics, fine
arts, and math/science).



Continue to
read and write

in French (short stories, letters,
magazines, or other real
-
life texts) by
expanding knowledge of French vocabulary and structures.



Examine French
-
speaking
cultures

and their social practices (music, food, popular media) and
connections between language and French
-
speaking cultures.



Explor
e the unique and interesting
perspectives
, practices, and products of the culture and develop
awareness of different worldviews.



Establish

connections

with French
-
speaking cultures through the use of technology, media, and
native
-
language sources



E
xpand
la
nguage learning strategies

to maintain a life
-
long interest in world languages and
multiple cultures at home and around the world
.


IB SL FRENCH

4






03344

Grades 11 & 12

Prerequisite: French 3 or permission of instructor


Students complete the review
of grammatical structures introduced in lower levels. Upon completion of
this course, students will be able to listen, speak, read and write on a variety of subjects at an advanced
level. Study of the culture is continued through the use of authentic mat
erials such as films, magazines,
music and literature. Assessments include oral presentations, essays, listen comprehension and reading
comprehension with interpretation expectations.

Seniors are expected to sit for the IB SL French
exam in May.


IB HL FR
ENCH

5






03345

Grades 11 & 12

Prerequisite: French
4

or permission of instructor


The main focus of French HL is on language development in the four primary language skills
--
listening,
speaking, reading and writing. These language skills will be
developed through the study and use of a
wide range of written and spoken material. Such material will extend from everyday oral exchanges to
literary texts, in the context of francophone cultures. As far as possible the teaching of vocabulary and
gramma
tical structures will take place in the context of other activities, such as oral communication,
storytelling or authentic readings. Students must be able to manipulate previously learned grammar
tenses and syntax with little hesitation.

Seniors
are expec
ted to sit for the IB H
L French exam in May.

Juniors in this course may take the IB SL French exam in May or may wait until their senior year
to sit for IB HL exams.

IB HL FRENCH 6





03646

Grades 11 & 12

Prerequisite: French 5 or permission of instruct
or

SPANISH

1






03601


Grade N/A

Prerequisite: None


Students are introduced to the basic structure of the Spanish language within cultural contexts as they:

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Begin to understand and speak Spanish through storytelling and real
-
world situations.



Begin to read and write in Spanish (simple short stories, letters, magazines, or other real
-
life
texts).



Discover connections with other subjects (geography/politics, fi
ne arts, and math/science).



Survey

Spanish
-
speaking cultures and their social practices (holidays, music, food, popular
media).



Explore the unique and interesting perspectives, practices, and products of the culture.



Develop language learning strategies t
o maintain a life
-
long interest in world languages and
multiple cultures at home and around the world.


SPANISH

2






03602

Grade N/A

Prerequisite: Spanish 1 or equivalent, i.e. 1 or 2 years of middle school Spanish or teache
r permission


Students broaden their foundation of the Spanish language within cultural contexts as they:



Improve understanding

and speaking of Spanish through storytelling and real
-
world situations.



Continue to read and write in Spanish (simple short stor
ies, letters, magazines, or other real
-
life
texts) by expanding knowledge of Spanish vocabulary and structures.



Discover connections with other subjects (geography/politics, fine arts, and math/science).



Examine Spanish
-
speaking cultures and their social
practices (music, food, popular media) and
connections between language and Spanish
-
speaking cultures.



Explore the unique and interesting perspectives, practices, and products of the culture and
develop awareness of different worldviews.



Expand language le
arning strategies to maintain a life
-
long interest in world languages and
multiple cultures at home and around the world.


SPANISH

3






03603

Grades N/A

Prerequisite: Spanish 2 ore equivalent, i.e. 2 years of middle or high

school Spanish or teacher
permission


Spanish 3 is a bridge to IB classes. Students continue to develop proficiency in Spanish language and
deepen their understanding of Spanish
-
speaking cultures as they:



A
dvance listening and speaking skills through
conversations on familiar, real
-
world topics



Use knowledge of the language to make connections with other subjects

(
geography/politics, fine
arts, and math/
science)
.



Continue to read and write in Spanish (short stories, letters, magazines, or other real
-
li
fe texts) by
expanding knowledge of Spanish vocabulary and structures.



E
xamine Spanish
-
speaking cultures and their social practices (music, food, popular media) and
connections between language and Spanish
-
speaking cultures



Explore the unique and interest
ing perspectives, practices, and products of the culture and
develop awareness of different worldviews.



E
stablish connections with Spanish
-
speaking cultures through the use of technology, media, and
native
-
language sources



Expand language learning strategi
es to maintain a life
-
long interest in world languages and
multiple cultures at home and around the world.


IB SL SPANISH 4






03644

Grades N/A

Prerequisite:


Spanish 3 or teacher permission


Students will continue to develop and begin to refine proficiency in Spanish language and deepen their
understanding of Spanish
-
speaking cultures as they:



communicate in Spanish in a variety of contexts and express ideas with clarity and fluency

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expand up
on their use of vocabulary, grammar, and idiomatic expressions



practice a variety of written and oral forms appropriate for different situations



make connections, comparisons and become involved in Spanish
-
speaking communities



deepen awareness and understa
nding of a variety of aspects of the cultures of the Spanish
-
speaking world



read authentic literature: novel excerpts, short stories, poems, autobiographies, legends, song
lyrics



discuss and write about topics pertinent to the Spanish
-
speaking world



prepar
e for the SL IB exam


IB SL SPANISH 5






03645

Grades N/A

Prerequisite:


Spanish 4 or teacher permission

Students will continue to develop and refine proficiency in Spanish language and deepen their
understanding of Spanish
-
speaking cultures as they:



communicate in Spanish in a variety of contexts and express ideas with clarity and fluency



expand and refine
their use of vocabulary, grammar, and idiomatic expressions



practice a variety of written and oral forms appropriate for different situations



make connections, comparisons and become involved in Spanish
-
speaking communities



deepen awareness and understandi
ng of a variety of aspects of the cultures of the Spanish
-
speaking world



read authentic literature: novel excerpts, short stories, poems, autobiographies, legends, song
lyrics



discuss and write about topics pertinent to the Spanish
-
speaking world



prepare f
or the SL and HL IB exams

Seniors
are expected to sit for the IB
Spanish
exam in May.


IB HL SPANISH 6





03646

Grades N/A

Prerequisite: Spanish 5 or teacher permission


Students will continue to develop and refine proficiency in Spanish language and deep
en their
understanding of Spanish
-
speaking cultures as they:



communicate in Spanish in a variety of contexts and express ideas with refined clarity and fluency



perfect their use of vocabulary, grammar, and idiomatic expressions



practice a variety of in
-
de
pth written and oral forms appropriate for different situations



make connections, comparisons and become involved in Spanish
-
speaking communities



deepen awareness and understanding of a variety of aspects of the cultures of the Spanish
-
speaking world



read
authentic and classic literature: novel excerpts, short stories, poems, autobiographies,
legends, song lyrics






discuss and write in depth about topics pertinent to the Spanish
-
speaking world



prepare for the SL and HL IB exams.

Seniors
are expected to sit

for the IB
Spanish
exam in May.


SPANISH FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS
-

I
B SL HERITAGE SPANISH LANGUAGE

03645

Grade N/A

Prerequisite:
Native or near
-
native oral fluency in Spanish, continuous Spanish immersion education or
teacher permission


IB SL Heritage Spanish Language
-

is a yearlong course designed for students that have grown up
32


exposed to Spanish language and Spanish
-
speaking cultures but that desire to become more proficient in
their language and cultural understandings.

This course
may be offered online.


SPANISH FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS
-

IB
HL HERITAGE SPANISH LITERATURE

03646

Grade N/A

Prerequisite:
Native or near
-
native oral fluency in Spanish, continuous Spanish immersion education or
teacher permission


IB HL Heritage Spanish Lite
rature
-

is a yearlong course designed for students that have grown up
speaking, reading, and writing Spanish. Designed for students seeking to delve into the rich and diverse
cultures of the Spanish speaking world, students are immersed in authentic langu
age and literature, all
while refining their language skills.

This course may be offered online.


SPANISH FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS
-

HERITAGE SPANISH


03611

Grade N/A

Prerequisite: Native or near
-
native oral fluency in Spanish, continuous Spanis
h immersion education or
teacher permission


Spanish for Spanish Speakers, also known as “Heritage Spanish”, is a year
-
long course designed for
students that have grown up exposed to Spanish language and Spanish
-
speaking cultures but that desire
to become
more proficient in their language and cultural understandings.



communicate in Spanish in a variety of contexts and express ideas with refined clarity and fluency



perfect their use of vocabulary, grammar, and idiomatic expressions




practice a variety of in
-
depth written and oral forms appropriate for different situations



make connections and comparisons between communities in the U.S. and communities of the
Spanish
-
speaking world



deepen awareness and understanding of a the diverse cultures of the Spanish
-
spe
aking world



connect your abilities in Spanish to other classes and to the world



read authentic and classic Hispanic literature: novel excerpts, short stories, poems,
autobiographies, legends, song lyrics



become familiar with authentic Spanish and Latin
American figures through literature, art and
drama, music and dance



discuss and write in depth about topics pertinent to the Spanish
-
speaking world



English Language Learners (ELL)


THE COLLABORATI
V
E MODEL AT WASHBURN HIGH SCHOOL


Collaboration is an
education model that is student focused, and coordinated in order to promote learning
in mainstream classroom. It incorporates two or more teachers instructing a group of students with
diverse learning needs. It is a service delivery approach for students

with an individual education plan
who can benefit from general education curriculum.


Teaching strategies in the Collaborative Model include individualized instruction, multiple learning styles,
team teaching, weekly evaluation, and detailed planning are
all of direct benefit to students. The purpose
of the collaboration is to combine expertise of teachers and meet the needs of all learners, by
implementing various teaching strategies (e.g., differentiated instruction, shared classroom management,
pair/sha
re) in order to increase student achievement.

Prerequisite for all classes is Case Manager approval

All courses are Year long except as otherwise noted

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ELL ENGLISH LEVEL
3
, 4




08003/08004

English credit

Grade N/A

Prerequisite: Prior level or assessmen
t

Lab Fee: None


This sheltered English class in intended for English Language Learners (ELL). The teacher will
strategically integrate and align the themes with those of the English Language Arts curriculum.

Course goal: To support student’ English la
nguage development, to provide students with strategies to
improve their English reading, writing, listening and speaking skills and to engage students to learn
English, the second language, within the context of books the students will read and explore.



Resource


THE COLLABORATI
V
E MODEL AT WASHBURN HIGH SCHOOL


Collaboration is an education model that is student focused, and coordinated in order to promote learning
in mainstream classroom. It incorporates two or more teachers instructing a group of
students with
diverse learning needs. It is a service delivery approach for students with an individual education plan
who can benefit from general education curriculum.


Teaching strategies in the Collaborative Model include individualized instruction,
multiple learning styles,
team teaching, weekly evaluation, and detailed planning are all of direct benefit to students. The purpose
of the collaboration is to combine expertise of teachers and meet the needs of all learners, by
implementing various teachi
ng strategies (e.g., differentiated instruction, shared classroom management,
pair/share) in order to increase student achievement.

Prerequisite for all classes is Case Manager approval

All courses are Year long except as otherwise noted

ENGLISH/LITERACY
CONTINUM

ENGLISH STRATEGIES 1






07111

English credit


Grades 9
-
12

Lab Fee: None


Essential literacy skills such as breaking multi
-
syllable words into parts, using background knowledge to
visualize reading passages and writing complete and correct
simple sentences.. The strategies will be
applied to literature studies during the course.

ENGLISH STRATEGIES 2






07112

English credit

Grades 9
-
12

Lab Fee: None

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Continue to improve reading comprehension strategies and writing skills. Literacy strateg
ies such as
paraphrasing, questioning, predicting, inference, using background information and developing high
-
use,
age appropriate vocabulary will be used. Writing strategy instruction will focus on learning a variety of
sentence types to structure parag
raphs and oral presentations. The strategies will be applied to literature
studies during the course.



ENGLISH STRATEGIES 3






07113

English credit

Grades 9
-
12

Lab Fee: None

Students will gain competence in Language Arts through individual and class r
eading of different styles of
literature. Through active reading, the learner’s visualization strategies for comprehension will be
enhanced. Text analysis strategies will include the firm recognition of the 6 elements of writing,
paraphrasing, summarizat
ion, questioning, predicting, drawing conclusions; vocabulary expansion and
usage, and the continuance of writing strategies that encompass all different genres and purposes.

ENGLISH STRATEGIES 4






07114

English credit

Grades 9
-
12

Lab Fee: None

MATH
CONTINUM

BASIC MATH STRATEGIES 1/FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS


07510

Math credit

Grade 9

Lab Fee: None


Instruction in basic math concepts, basic operations, and problem solving strategies. The class is
designed to provide the student with basic math found
ational skills that are relevant to the student’s
present and future needs. The eight strands that will be covered are: Problem
-
Solving with whole
numbers, fractions, decimals and integers; Percents and Ratios; Number Sense; Estimation;
Measurement; Table
s and Graphs; Chance and Data; and Space and Shape. The student’s case
manager recommends placement in the class based on the student’s IEP.

MATH STRATEGIES 1/INTERMEDIATE MATH FOUNDATIONS


07511

Math credit

Grade 9

Lab Fee: None

Review of basic math ski
lls. Throughout the course students will make connections between arithmetic
and important skills in algebra. The course will provide students with the building blocks they need to
continue to study algebra and other mathematical concepts. The student’s
case manager recommends
placement in the cl
ass based on the student’s IEP.

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MATH STRATEGIES 2/CONSUMER MATH FOUNDATIONS



07512

Math credit

Grades 10
-
12

Lab Fee: None


Incorporating all eight math strands (problem
-
solving, percents and ratios, number sense
, estimation,
measurement, tables and graphs, chance and data, and space and shape) which builds on Math
Strategies I and II. In addition the course will teach applied math skills needed in multiple aspects of daily
life.

Will focus on
banking,
money man
agement, consumer purchasing
,

credit cards etc. The student’s
case manager recommends placement in the class based on the student’s IEP.

MATH STRATEGIES 3







07513

Math credit

Grades 10
-
12

Lab Fee: None


The objective of this class is to give students
a foundation for exploring and understanding mathematics.
This class focuses on the mathematics portion of the Minnesota Academic Standards. These standards
ask students to show higher order thinking skills and understanding of key mathematical concepts.

The
categories describe the concepts that make up the high standards:

1.

Mathematical reasoning

2.

Number sense

3.

Patterns, functions, and Algebra

4.

Data analysis and probability

5.

Spatial sense, Geometry, and measurement


MATH STRATEGIES 4







07514

Math credit

Grades 10
-
12

Lab Fee: None


STUDY SKILLS







07130

Elective credit

Grades 9
-
12

Lab Fee: None


Students will work on effective study habits and organizational skills. The course is designed to provide
students with self
-
advocacy and study skills as wel
l as to give students time to apply these strategies to
assignments from other classes. Students will work on critical thinking, self
-
monitoring skills and social
skills. Instruction takes place in a non
-
threatening, comfortable and quiet learning enviro
nment conducive
to completion of mainstream class assignments.


HIGH SCHOOL FOUNDATIONS





07131

Elective credit

Grades 9
-
10

Lab Fee: None


SENIOR TRANSITION SEMINAR





07132

Elective credit

Grades 11
-
12

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Lab Fee: None


Senior Seminar is a class designe
d to prepare students for life after high school. It is designed to
increase and reinforce the student’s self
-
awareness and career knowledge to better prepare them for
transitions to post
-
secondary training or employment. Upon completion of the modules,
students and
teachers will have a plan or “road map” with goals and objectives that bridge the transition from school to
work.


Students will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to be confident in making the transition from
high school to post
-
secon
dary training or employment by being able to:



Develop and utilize self
-
advocacy skills (learning styles, needs awareness, IEPs, legislative rights
(ADA, 504) accommodations, assertive communication).



Develop a student generated work plan (individualized co
unseling sessions that assist students in
developing a transition plan of action with objectives, target dates and community resources to
accomplish goals.)



Successfully complete applications, resumes and cover letters.



Develop confidence and skills in an
interviewing situation.



Discover the impact of how job relationships and behaviors affect your career.



Determine placement for the following year based on independent needs and choices (Transition
Plus, employment, various college introductions.)



Maintain
academic skills with support from case manager and Transition teacher.



Understand resources available after high school.



Home living skills/opportunities.


COMMUNITY BASED VOCATIONAL TRAINING (CBVT)


07241




Elective credit

Grade N/A (must be over age 1
6)

Lab Fee: None


Students who are at least 16 years of age will learn skills necessary to gain entry
-
level employment
and/or additional training in their vocational interest areas.


Students experience and explore the world of
work in a variety of suppor
ted, community
-
based settings.



Autism Program



Prerequisite for all classes is placement in the Autism program


All classes are a year in length


ENGLISH STRATEGIES 1




07111

English credit


ENGLISH STRATEGIES 2




07112

English credit


CONSUMER MATH
STRATEGIES



07510

Math credit


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MATH STRATEGIES 1





07511

Math credit


MATH STRATEGIES 2





07512

Math credit




SOCIAL SUCCESS 1





0742
1

Elective credit


Students who have Developmental Cognitive Disabilities will take this course to learn social and

communication skills such as turn taking, requesting, responding, and participating in a group. Alternative
and Augmentative communication devices such as symbols, simple voice output switches, and universal
access devices will be integrated into the cur
riculum.


SOCIAL SUCCESS 2





07422

Elective credit


Students who have Developmental Cognitive Disabilities will take this course to learn social and
communication skills which build upon those taught in the Level 1. Skills such as making introductions,
having a conversation, using formal and informal language, solving problems, and using appropriate
communication skills in the community and at worksites will be addressed. The course will also address
different relationships with people (e.g. family, fri
ends, community members, strangers, etc...) and how a
person's behavior, social distance, feelings and actions change depending upon who they are interacting
with.


PEOPLE AND PLACES




07411

Social Studies credit



Washburn Resource Adaptive Program
(WRAP
)




Prerequisite for all classes is placement in the WRAP program


LITERACY






07110


ENGLISH STRATEGIES 1




07511


ENGLISH STRATEGIES 2




07512


MATH STRATEGIES 1





07511


MATH STRATEGIES 2





07512


SOCIAL SUCCESS 1





07421


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Students who have
Developmental Cognitive Disabilities will take this course to learn basic social and
communication skills such as turn taking, requesting, responding, and participating in a group. Alternative
and Augmentative communication devices such as symbols, simple

voice output switches, and universal
access devices will be integrated into the curriculum.


SOCIAL SUCCESS 2





07422


Students who have Developmental Cognitive Disabilities will take this course to learn social and
communication skills, which build upo
n those taught in the Level 1. Skills such as making introductions,
having a conversation, using formal and informal language, solving problems, and using appropriate
communication skills in the community and at worksites will be addressed. The course wi
ll also address
different relationships with people (e.g. family, friends, community members, strangers, etc
...)

and how a
person’s behavior, social distance, feelings and actions change depending upon who they are interacting
with.


SOCIAL SUCCESS 3





07423


INDEPENDENT LIVING





07532


PERSONAL RECREATION/LEISURE



07310


Students in this course will explore options for recreation and leisure activities. Students will learn rules
for a variety of board, card and computer games. They will learn to p
lay with a partner or partners and
about good sportsmanship. There will be some opportunity to explore recreational opportunities within
the community such as bowling, library and shopping.


COMMUNITY EXPLORATION




07432


PEOPLE AND PLACES




07411


CAREER DEVELOPMENT




07221


COMMUNITY BASED VOCATIONAL TRAINING

07241






Students with Developmental Cognitive Disabilities will be offered vocational training a
t

various sites
including the Division of Indian Works, the YMCA, and recycling near Emerso
n School. A variety of
experiences are offered to help students decide their likes and dislikes for employment. Work behaviors
are emphasized.











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