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3D Modeling

Are you interested in a career in technology? Are you curious about working in fields like virtual reality, video game design, marketing, television and motion pictures, or digital imaging? If so, this course in 3D Modeling is a great place to start as it is the foundation for all these career paths. Gain a deeper understanding of graphic design and illustration as you use 3D animation software to create virtual three-dimensional design projects. Hone in on your drawing, photography, and 3D construction techniques and develop the skills needed to navigate within a 3D digital modeling workspace. This course is an excellent introduction to careers in the fast-growing field of technology and design. Note: This course has 12 units and is recommended to be taught over 2 semesters, but can be accelerated to be completed within a single semester if desired.

Advertising and Sales Promotion

What comes to mind when you think of 'marketing'? Perhaps a familiar television jingle plays in your head? Or maybe you think of those irritating sales phone calls? There's no denying the sheer magnitude and power of the marketing industry. Every year companies spend approximately $200 billion promoting their products and services—and that's just in the United States alone! You may be familiar with being on the receiving end marketing, but what's it like on the other side? In Advertising and Sales Promotions, you'll see how these marketing campaigns, ads, and commercials are brought to life and meet some of the creative folks who produce them. You'll learn about different marketing career opportunities and discover ways to be part of this exciting, fast-paced industry Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

Agriscience 1: Introduction

How can we make our food more nutritious? Can plants really communicate with each other? These are just two of the questions tackled in Introduction to Agriscience. From studying the secrets in corn roots to examining how to increase our food supply, this course examines how agriscientists are at the forefront of improving agriculture, food production, and the conservation of natural resources. In Introduction to Agriscience, you'll learn about the innovative ways that science and technology are put to beneficial use in the field of agriculture. You'll also learn more about some of the controversies that surround agricultural practices as nations strive to provide their people with a more abundant and healthy food supply. Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

Agriscience 2: Sustaining Human Life

Have you ever strolled past a bright green cauliflower at the market and paused to ponder its unusual color? Ever wonder why "broccolini" is suddenly a thing? Well, if you find yourself curiously questioning these, and other, peculiar vegetables and wondering about the role of agriculture in the modern world, Agriscience II is for you. Learn how science and technology are revolutionizing our food supply and promoting innovative ways to produce healthy plant-based foods, such as developing better hybrids and growing edible plants in challenging places. Food is our most essential resource; see how plant science will change the face of eating in the 21st century and give us the knowledge to continually improve our green thumbs! Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

Animation 1a: Introduction

Have you ever watched a cartoon or played a video game where the animation of characters captivated you so much you wanted to create your own? If so, it's time to immerse yourself in the world of animation. Meet the industry players such as directors, animators, and 3D modelers. Develop your story by exploring design, the 12 principles of animation, creating a storyboard, and leveraging the tools of the trade. Let's bring your story to life with animation! Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

Artificial Intelligence

This one-semester course is focused on the history, applications, and innovations of artificial intelligence. Students will learn about intelligence agents, problem solving using search algorithms, knowledge representation, and reasoning in artificial intelligence. Students will also learn about the basic concepts of machine learning and natural language processing (NLP). Students will also learn about expert systems, computer vision and robotics. This 12-lesson course also covers ethics and safety related to artificial intelligence. Online discussions and course activities require students to develop and apply critical thinking skills, while the included games appeal to a variety of learning styles and keep students engaged.

Astronomy 1a: Introduction

Ever wondered how the Earth developed and exists in the vastness of space? How do the scientific laws of motion and gravity play a role in its existence? Discover answers to these questions and explore the origin of the universe, the Milky Way, and other galaxies and stars, including the concepts of modern astronomy and the methods used by astronomers to learn more about the universe.
Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

Astronomy 1b: Exploring the Universe

Building upon the prior prerequisite course, dive deeper into the universe and develop a lifelong passion for space exploration and investigation. Become familiar with the inner and outer planets of the solar system as well as the sun, comets, asteroids, and meteors. Additional topics include space travel and settlements as well as the formation of planets.
Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

Biotechnology 1a: Introduction

Biotechnology is a cutting-edge, high-demand field that encompasses everything from plant and animal breeding to genetics. Discover how biotechnology has changed the world around us, from food to genetics. Explore historical applications with modern discoveries. Understand how regulations and ethics govern the course of biotechnology and learn of its importance to the field of medicine.
Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

Biotechnology 1b: Unlocking Nature's Secrets

Building on the prior prerequisite course, expand your knowledge in the field of biotechnology. Explore the discovery of antibiotics and the concerns of antibiotic resistance while also examining the agricultural, pharmaceutical, ad genetic applications of biotechnology. Finally, learn about the future of biotechnology to understand the depth and breadth of this field.
Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

Careers in Criminal Justice 1a: Introduction

Most of us have watched a sensationalized crime show at one time or another, but do we really know how things work behind those dreaded prison bars? Do we really understand all the many factors in our justice proceedings? The criminal justice system is a very complex field that requires many seriously dedicated people who are willing to pursue equal justice for all. The Careers in Criminal Justice course illuminates what those different career choices are and how the juvenile justice system, the correctional system, and the trial process all work together to maintain social order. Find out more about what really happens when the television show ends and reality begins. Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

Careers in Criminal Justice 1b: Finding Your Specialty

Have you ever thought about a career as a police officer, an FBI or DEA agent, or any occupation that seeks to pursue justice for all? Careers in criminal justice can be found at local, county, state, and federal levels, and even in the private sector. Explore some of the various occupations in this field, while simultaneously learning how they interact with each other and other first responders. Discover various interviewing techniques to uncover the truth. Understand the importance of making ethical decisions, and how you need to keep your sense of right and wrong in check to be successful in this field.
Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

Certified Nurse Aide A/B

The course is designed to enable students to learn the key skills and information that they need to work as certified nurse aides. The course will help students develop an understanding of the human body, physical and nutritional needs, mental health needs and teach them to provide culturally competent and quality care to clients in a safe and healthy environment. The course is based on the NNAAP Exam syllabus and is designed to prepare students to take the exam and become certified nurse aides. The course has animations and videos that demonstrate key skills that students must acquire to work as nurse aides. The practice test at the end of the course gives students practice on the written exam that they'll need to give to become certified nurse aides.

Coding 1a: Introduction to Programming

Have you ever wanted to create your own web page or wondered how your favorite websites were built? Maybe you want to know more about how computers and technology are affecting the world around us. In Coding 1a: Introduction to Programming, you will explore the role technology plays in our lives as well as study the fundamentals of computer science, review hardware and software, and learn how the internet functions. You will also discover how to create and build your own website using HTML and CSS and learn basic and complex commands and sequences as you become familiar with programming languages like JavaScript and Python Programming. This course also covers data collection methods, access rights, protocols, and security. Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

Coding 1b: Programming

Cultivate your understanding of programming languages and expand on your knowledge of website development. Learn the difference between web development and web application development as well as further explore Advanced Python, HTML, and JavaScript. You will also examine software engineering concepts, learn more about security, privacy, and ethics in technology, and explore the wide variety of careers in computing Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

CompTIA A+ 220-1001

This course is focused on the exam objectives of CompTIA A+ 220-1001. Students will learn about computer hardware and networking, including concepts related to virtualization and cloud computing. Students will learn about mobile devices and their features. Students will learn how to identify and troubleshoot problems related to hardware, networking, printers, storage devices, and mobile devices.
Unit activities in the course help students to develop and apply critical thinking skills.
Animations and screenshot-based slideshows included in the lesson keep students engaged. Students can understand technical concepts easily. Simulations provide students a real computer environment to practice various procedural steps. These simulations emulate the CompTIA A+ performance-based questions. Practice test at the end of the course help students to practice questions that are parallel to the CompTIA A+ 220-1001 certification exam.

CompTIA A+ 220-1002

This course is focused on the exam objectives of CompTIA A+ 220-1002. Students will learn about the features and tools in Windows, Mac/Linux, and mobile operating systems. Students will learn about security, cloud computing, and operational procedures. Students will also learn how to use remote access tools and identify and troubleshoot problems related to operating systems, security, and mobile applications. Unit activities in the course help students to develop and apply critical thinking skills.

Animations and screenshot-based slideshows included in the lesson keep students engaged. Students can understand technical concepts very easily. Simulations provide students a real computer environment to practice various procedural steps. These simulations emulate the CompTIA A+ performance-based questions.Practice test at the end of the course help students to practice questions that are parallel to the CompTIA A+ 220-1002 certification exam.

CompTIA Network+ Certification (N10-007)

This course is a two-semester course focused on the exam objectives of CompTIA Network+ certification N10-007. Students will learn about the types of networks, network topologies, the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model, Internet protocol addresses, routing, and switching. Students will learn about wireless technologies, virtualization, cloud concepts, and network services. Students will learn about network cables, connectors, network devices, network storage technologies, and wide area networks. Students will learn about network documentation, network monitoring, and remote access methods. Students will learn about business continuity, disaster recovery methods, physical and logical security methods. Students will learn how to secure a wireless network. Students will also learn about network attacks, and various device hardening and mitigation techniques. Finally, students will learn how to troubleshoot issues related to wired connectivity, wireless connectivity, and network services.

Unit activities in the course help students to develop and apply critical thinking skills. Animations included in the lesson keep students engaged. Students can understand technical concepts very easily. Simulations provide students a real computer environment to practice various procedural steps. These simulations emulate the CompTIA Network+ performance-based questions. Practice Test at the end of the course help students to attempt questions that are similar to CompTIA Network+ certification N10-007 exam.

Concepts of Engineering and Technology

What if you could do the impossible? Engineers understand a lot of things, but the word impossible definitely isn't one of them. Through Concepts of Engineering and Technology, you'll learn how the momentum of science is continually propelling engineers in new directions towards a future full of insight and opportunity. This course explores the different branches of engineering and how problem-solving, sketching, collaboration, and experimentation can change the very fiber of our human lives. This ever-increasing knowledge can also lead to serious ethical dilemmas and the need to discuss where the boundaries of science lie (or even if there should be boundaries). By examining astounding engineering feats and complex ongoing issues, you, too, will begin to question whether the word impossible really exists. Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

Cosmetology 1: Cutting Edge Styles

We all want to look our best, but did you know there is actually a science behind cutting your hair and painting your nails? In Cosmetology: Cutting- Edge Styles, you will learn all about this often entertaining field and how specialized equipment and technology are propelling our grooming into the next century. Just like all careers, cosmetology requires certain skills and characteristics, all of which are thoroughly explored in this course. You will learn about various beauty regimes related to hair, nails, skin, and spa treatments, and discover how to create your own business model quickly and efficiently while still looking fabulous, of course! Note: This course has 10 units and is recommended to be taught over 2 semesters, but can be accelerated to be completed within a single semester if desired.

Cosmetology 2: The Business of Skin and Nail Care

Helping people put their best face forward is a growing, vibrant industry which needs skilled and personable professionals well-versed in the latest trends and technological advances. In Cosmetology 2: The Business of Skin and Nails, experience what the day-to-day life of a cosmetologist is like. You will discover that cosmetology is much more than knowing and applying techniques. Additionally, you will explore skin care and facials, learn how to give manicures and pedicures and how to apply artificial nails, and gain an understanding of different hair removal techniques. Discover the next steps towards launching a rewarding and creative career in cosmetology. Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

Cosmetology 3a: Introduction to Hair Skills

Cosmetology is a specialized field with a high skill set. Students taking this course will be exposed to the complexities of cosmetology by learning to perform a hair, scalp, and skin analysis. Students will also learn about hair types, face shapes, and color theory. Finally, to effectively prepare students for a career in cosmetology, color techniques with an emphasis on salon and chemical safety is examined.
Note: This course has 4 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

Cosmetology 3b: Waving, Coloring, and Advancing Hair Skills

Building on the prior prerequisite course, students will delve into the realm of hairstyling and cutting techniques. Students will explore varieties of wigs, extensions, and hairpieces, while also developing knowledge about shampooing and conditioning. Manual curling and the use of chemicals to curl and straighten hair are highlighted in this course as well as safety when working with chemicals. Students can expect to be well versed with a plethora of hair skills upon completion.Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

Criminology: Inside the Criminal Mind

Understanding the criminal mind is not easy. Why do certain people commit horrible acts? Can we ever begin to understand their reasoning and motivation? Perhaps. In Criminology: Inside the Criminal Mind, you will be given the rare opportunity to climb inside the mind of a criminal and examine the ideas and motivations at work. The mental state of a criminal can be affected by many different aspects of life-psychological, biological, sociological-all of which have differing perspectives and influences. You will investigate not only how these variables affect the criminal mind but also how the criminal justice system remains committed to upholding the law through diligence and an uncompromising process. Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

Culinary Arts 1a: Introduction

Thinking of a career in the food service industry or looking to develop your culinary skills? This introductory course will provide you with basic cooking and knife skills while preparing you for entry into the culinary world. Discover the history of food culture, food service, and global cuisines while learning about food science principles and preservation. Finally, prepare for your future by building the professional, communication, leadership, and teamwork skills that are crucial to a career in the culinary arts. Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

Culinary Arts 1b: Finding Your Palate

Did you know that baking is considered a science? Discover how to elevate your culinary skills through the creation of stocks, soups, sauces, and learn baking techniques. Examine sustainable food practices and the benefits of nutrition while maintaining taste, plating, and presentation to truly wow your guests. Explore careers in the culinary arts for ways to channel your newfound passion!
Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

Culinary Arts 2: Baking, Pastry, and More!

Whether you aspire to be a world-class chef or just want to learn the skills needed to create your own dishes, Culinary Arts 2 will help you build a strong foundation and grow your knowledge of this exciting industry. In this course, you will explore baking and desserts, learn how to prepare proteins, and study nutrition and safety in the kitchen. You will also enhance your understanding of sustainability in the food industry, learn to prepare meals from a global perspective, and dissect the business of cooking, from managing a kitchen to successfully running a catering company. Discover the delights that await you on this delicious culinary adventure! Note: This course has 12 units and is recommended to be taught over 2 semesters, but can be accelerated to be completed within a single semester if desired.

Cybersecurity 1a: Foundations

We depend more and more on the technologies we interact with every day, and we put more and more of our personal data out there online. Can all of that data really be kept "secret"? We all need to know more about how to protect our personal information, especially given how much we rely on and use our network devices and media. You'll learn about the various parts of your computer, how they work together, and how you can manipulate them to keep your data safe. You'll also dive into the tools, technologies, and methods that will help protect you from an attack and discover the many opportunities in the rapidly growing field of cybersecurity. Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

Cybersecurity 1b: Defense Against Threats

Ever wonder what it's like to be a hacker? Or think about who is trying to steal your passwords while you're shopping online using the free Wi-Fi at your local coffee shop? Unmask the cybersecurity threats around you by understanding hackers and identifying weaknesses in your online behavior. Learn to avoid the various types of cyber attacks, including those to your social media accounts, and to predict the potential legal consequences of sharing or accessing information that you do not have rights to. Dig into these crimes in depth by taking a look at cyber forensics and other cybersecurity careers. In a world where such threats have no boundaries, cybersecurity will undoubtedly play an increasingly larger role in our personal and professional lives in the years to come. Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

Digital Photography 1a: Introduction

Have you wondered how professional photographers manage to capture that perfect image? Gain a better understanding of photography by exploring camera functions and the elements of composition while putting theory into practice by taking your own spectacular shots! Learn how to display your work for exhibitions and develop skills important for a career as a photographer.
Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

Digital Photography 1b: Creating Images with Impact!

Building on the prior prerequisite course, further develop your photography skills by learning more professional tips, tricks, and techniques to elevate your images. Explore various photographic styles, themes, genres, and artistic approaches. Learn more about photojournalism and how to bring you photos to life. Using this knowledge, build a portfolio of your work to pursue a career in this field!
Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

Digital Photography 2: Discovering Your Creative Potential

In today's world, we are surrounded by images. We are continually seeing photographs as they appear in advertisements, on websites, in magazines, and on billboards; they even adorn our walls at home. While many of these images have been created by professional photographers, it is possible for your photos to take on a more professional look after you discover how to increase your creative potential. In Digital Photography II: Discovering Your Creative Potential, you will examine various aspects of the field including specialty areas, ethics, and famous photographers throughout history. You will also learn how to effectively critique photographs so you can better understand composition and go on to create more eye-catching photographs on your own. Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

Early Childhood Education 1a: Introduction

Are you curious to see what it takes to educate and nurture early learners? Use your curiosity to explore the fundamentals of childcare, like nutrition and safety, but also the complex relationships caregivers have with parents and their children. Examine the various life stages of child development and the best educational practices to enrich their minds while thinking about a possible future as a childcare provider!
Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

Early Childhood Education 1b: Developing Early Learners

Discover the joys of providing exceptional childcare and helping to develop future generations. Learn the importance of play and use it to build engaging educational activities that build literacy and math skills through each stage of childhood and special need. Use this knowledge to develop your professional skills well suited to a career in childcare.
Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

Entrepreneurship 1a: Introduction

Starting a business is more than just having a good idea. Successful entrepreneurs know how to use and apply fundamental business concepts to turn their ideas into thriving businesses. Explore topics such as identifying the best business structure, business functions and operations, finance, business laws, regulations, and more! If you have ever dreamed of making a business idea a reality, take the time to establish a solid foundation of business skills to make your business dreams come true! Note: This course has 10 units and is recommended to be taught over 2 semesters, but can be accelerated to be completed within a single semester if desired.

Entrepreneurship 1b: Make Your Idea a Reality

You have the business idea; now it's time to go from dream to reality. Throughout this course, you'll explore different topics representing the major parts of a business plan, such as risk, hiring, pricing, marketing, and more. By completing activities, you'll create a viable document you can use to help you start your business by the end of the course. Let's bring your dream to life!
Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

Fashion Design

Are you a fashion trend follower? Are you drawn to how designers have pulled together fabrics and colors to create memorable pieces? Do you dream of designing your own line of clothing or accessories? Learn what it takes to get started in the fashion industry, from the careers available to new technology and trends reshaping the industry every day. Start creating!
Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

Food Handler and Food Manager Certifications

The Food Handler and Food Manager Certifications course helps students learn what they need to know to be successful in the National Restaurant Association (NRA) ServSafe® Food Handler and Manager Certification exam. The five units of the course arm students with the knowledge and skills to provide safe food to customers as a food handler or a food manager. Key topics include the principles of food safety, hygiene practices, time and temperature control, food procedures from initial purchasing to final serving, procedures for cleaning and sanitizing, and food service inspection protocols.

Forensic Science 1: Secrets of the Dead

Fingerprints. Blood spatters. Gunshot residue. If these things intrigue you rather than scare you, Forensic Science I: Secrets of the Dead may be for you. This course offers you the chance to dive into the riveting job of crime scene analysis. Learn the techniques and practices applied during a crime scene investigation and how clues and data are recorded and preserved. You will better understand how forensic science applies technology to make discoveries and bring criminals to justice as you follow the entire forensic process – from pursuing the evidence trail to taking the findings to trial. By careful examination of the crime scene elements, even the most heinous crimes can be solved. Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

Forensic Science 2: More Secrets of the Dead

Every time a crime is committed, a virtual trail of incriminating evidence is left behind just waiting to be found and analyzed. In Forensic Science II: More Secrets of the Dead, you'll learn even more about the powerful science of forensics and how it has changed the face of crime and justice in our world. You will learn some basic scientific principles used in the lab, such as toxicology, material analysis, microscopy, and forensic anthropology, and find out how scientists use everything from insects to bones to help them solve crimes. Discover how advanced techniques and methodical processes can lead to catching even the craftiest criminal. The best way to battle crime these days is not with a weapon, but with science. Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

Forensics: The Science of Crime

We watch with interest as crime scenes are dramatized on television and in film, and sit on the edge of our seat as various members of the justice system solve the most baffling cases. But what about the science behind the crime? Forensics: The Science of Crime explores the role science and technology plays in this fascinating and growing career. In this course, you'll learn the specialized skills and techniques used during a crime scene investigation and how evidence and data is expertly collected, preserved, and analyzed. With a strong focus on the innovative science used in the field as well as participation in interactive activities, you will follow the entire forensic process – from examining evidence to taking the findings to trial – and learn how the professionals are utilizing science to bring criminals to justice. Note: This course has 12 units and is recommended to be taught over 2 semesters, but can be accelerated to be completed within a single semester if desired.

Forestry and Natural Resources

Whether you are a treehugger or not, everyone loves the beauty and serenity of a healthy forest. Our precious woodland species not only supply us with aesthetic beauty but also play a valuable role in nature. Trees uphold a great deal of our wildlife's ecosystem while providing us humans with needed lumber, paper products, and even food. But these forests cannot protect themselves and depend greatly on humans for conservation. In Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources, you will learn more about this meaningful relationship and how environmental policy, land use, water resources, and wildlife management all factor into current forestry issues. After better understanding these variables and how they affect the majesty of our forests, you may just be hugging these gentle giants after all. Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

Foundations of Green Energy

This is a two-semester CTE course for high school students who want to understand the rapidly growing and evolving energy field, with special emphasis on electrical energy and on new and emerging energy technologies. The course is designed to address state standards in the Energy and STEM domains as well as the Energy Industry Fundamentals Certificate Program (EIFCP) standards developed by the Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD). Unit topics include the energy industry; energy science and efficiency; electrical generation, transmission, and distribution; conventional, alternative, and emerging energy sources; health, safety, and security issues; and energy careers and pathways, from entry level to professional.

Great Minds in Science: Ideas for a New Generation

Sometimes there are simply more questions than answers. Does life exist on other planets? How extreme is the human ability to survive? Will the issue of global warming ever be solved? Today, scientists, explorers, and writers are working to answer such questions by using extensive inquiry to find innovative solutions. Similar to such famous minds from history as Edison, Einstein, Curie, and Newton, the scientists of today are finding ways to revolutionize our lives and the world. Great Minds in Science: Ideas for a New Generation takes an in-depth look at the extraordinary work of these individuals and demonstrates how their ideas may very well shape the world of tomorrow.
Note: This course has 10 units and is recommended to be taught over 2 semesters, but can be accelerated to be completed within a single semester if desired.

Health Science 1: The Whole Individual

We know the world is filled with different health problems and finding effective solutions is one of our greatest challenges. How close are we to finding a cure for cancer? What's the best way to treat diabetes and asthma? How are such illnesses as meningitis and tuberculosis identified and diagnosed? Health Sciences I: The Whole Individual provides the answers to these questions and more as it introduces you to such health science disciplines as toxicology, clinical medicine, and biotechnology. Understanding the value of diagnostics and research can lead to better identification and treatment of many diseases, and by learning all the pertinent information and terminology you can discover how this amazing field will contribute to the betterment of human life in our future. Note: This course has 10 units and is recommended to be taught over 2 semesters, but can be accelerated to be completed within a single semester if desired.

Health Science 2: Patient Care and Medical Services

Are you looking for a job that's challenging, interesting, and rewarding? These three words describe many of the different careers in health care, and Health Sciences II: Patient Care and Medical Services will show you how to become part of this meaningful vocation. Promoting wellness, communicating with patients, and understanding safety in the workplace are just a few of the essential skills you will learn, all the while becoming familiar with some of the more prominent areas in the field, such as emergency care, nursing, infection control, and pediatrics. You'll learn about some of the inherent challenges faced by this age-old profession and how you can become a significant part of the solution. Note: This course has 10 units and is recommended to be taught over 2 semesters, but can be accelerated to be completed within a single semester if desired.

Health Science: Nursing

Nursing is an in-demand career, perfect for someone looking for a rewarding and challenging vocation in the healthcare sector. With a strong focus on patient care, a nurse must be skilled in communication, promoting wellness, and understanding safety in the workplace. In Health Science II Nursing, you will explore communication and ethics, anatomy and physiology, and the practice of nursing. Learn how to build relationships with individuals, families, and communities and how to develop wellness strategies for your patients. From emergency to rehabilitative care to advances and challenges in the healthcare industry, discover how you can launch a fulfilling career providing care to others. Note: This course has 12 units and is recommended to be taught over 2 semesters, but can be accelerated to be completed within a single semester if desired.

Health Science: Public Health

What is public health? Who is in control of our health systems and who decides which diseases get funding and which do not? What are the human and environmental reasons for health inequality? Health Science: Public Health answers all of these questions and more. You will study both infectious and non-communicable diseases as well as learn how we conquer these on a community and global level through various methods, including proper hygiene, sanitation, and nutrition. Explore the role current and future technologies play worldwide as well as consider the ethics and governance of health on a global scale. Discover unique career opportunities and fascinating real-life situations. Note: This course has 12 units and is recommended to be taught over 2 semesters, but can be accelerated to be completed within a single semester if desired.

Hospitality & Tourism 1: Traveling the Globe

Think about the best travel location you've ever heard about. Now imagine working there. In the 21st century, travel is more exciting than ever, with people traversing the globe in growing numbers. Hospitality and Tourism: Traveling the Globe will introduce you to a thriving industry that caters to the needs of travelers through managing hotels, restaurants, cruise ships, resorts, theme parks, and any other kind of hospitality you can imagine. Operating busy tourist locations, creating marketing around the world of leisure and travel, spotting trends, and planning tasteful events are just a few of the key aspects you will explore in this course as you locate your own career niche in this exciting field. Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

Hospitality and Tourism 2a: Hotel and Restaurant Management

If you love working with people, a future in hospitality may be for you. In Part 1 of Hospitality and Tourism 2: Hotel and Restaurant Management, you will learn about what makes the hotel and restaurant industries unique. Learn about large and small restaurants, boutique and resort hotels, and their day-to-day operations. Evaluate the environment for these businesses by examining their customers and their competition. As well, you will discover trends and technological advances that makes each industry exciting and innovative. In Part 1, you can explore a variety of interesting job options from Front Desk and Concierge services to Maître d and food service. Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

Hospitality and Tourism 2b: Hotel and Restaurant Management

Take the next steps towards an exciting and fast-paced career with Hospitality and Tourism 2b: Hotel and Restaurant Management. Build on the skills you learned in 2a and delve deeper into one of the fastest growing industries in North America. You'll learn how to open and run your own hotel or restaurant, while reviewing the laws, regulations, and financial structure that constitute restaurant operations. Hone your management, communication, and leadership skills and explore the HR policies and processes that will help guide you to source the right talent for your business. You will also learn the importance of how to market your hotel or restaurant through networking, technology, and social media. Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

Human and Social Services 1: Introduction

Those working in the field of social services are dedicated to strengthening the economic and social well-being of others and helping them lead safe and independent lives. In Human & Social Services, you will explore the process of helping, body, mind, and family wellness, and how you can become a caring social service professional. If you are interested in an emotionally fulfilling and rewarding career and making a difference in the lives of others, social and human services may be the right field for you.
Note: This course has 12 units and is recommended to be taught over 2 semesters, but can be accelerated to be completed within a single semester if desired.

Human Geography: Our Global Identity

Modern humans have been roaming the earth for about 200,000 years. How do the places we live influence the way we live? How do geography, weather, and location relate to our customs and lifestyles? In Human Geography: Our Global Identity, you will explore the diverse ways that different people have physically influenced the world around them and how they, in turn, are changed by their surroundings. Discover how beliefs and ideas spread through time, shaping and changing the cultures they encounter. In this course, you'll gain tremendous insight into human geography and begin to better understand the important relationship between humans and their environments. Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

Interior Design

Do you have a flair for designing and decorating? If so, then let's learn how to turn your interests and skills into a career. Explore color, texture, trends, and styles over time, how homes are built, and "green" options for homes and businesses. Interior designers do it all—from planning the color scheme to choosing furniture and light fixtures—with the end goal of creating a space where people can live or work comfortably, safely, and happily. Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

International Business: Global Commerce in the 21st Century

Imagine meeting with suppliers at an office in Europe while calling your salesroom that's back in Asia. Imagine investing in foreign markets and visiting partners in exotic locales. With the evolution of current technology, our world is more connected than ever before, and the business community today is larger than ever. International Business: Global Commerce in the 21st Century will demonstrate just how you can gain the knowledge, skills, and appreciation to live and work in the global marketplace. You will begin to understand how both domestic and international businesses are affected by economic, social, cultural, political, and legal factors and what it takes to become a true manager of a global business in the 21st century. Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

Introduction to Military Careers

This one-semester course introduces the US military and describes each of its branches, which include the National Guard, Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and Air Force. Students also learn about the relationship of the military reserve to the branches of the military. The course covers non- combat careers in the military, such as military intelligence, information technology, health care, legal services, logistics, aviation, and transportation, and other specialized careers. This course also covers enlistment and fitness requirements for military careers and personal traits that are essential for success in the military. The 16 lessons in the course provide students with both breadth and depth, as they learn about the US Military. Online discussions and course activities require students to develop and apply critical thinking skills while the included games appeal to a variety of learning styles and keep students engaged.

Journalism 1a: Introduction

Does your curiosity lead you to the heart of the matter? Channel this curiosity into developing strong writing, critical thinking, and research skills to perform interviews and write influential pieces, such as articles and blog posts. Learn about the evolution of journalism and its ethics, bias, and career directions to forge your path in this field.
Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

Journalism 1b: Investigating the Truth

Journalists are asked to tell the world a story every single day—and their job is, to tell the truth. Learn how to choose a topic, structure your story, research facts, hone your observational skills, and write an article following journalism tradition. Go beyond the print world and discover how journalism can lead to exciting careers that will put you right in the action.
Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

Law & Order: Introduction to Legal Studies

Imagine if there were no laws and people could do anything they wanted. It's safe to say the world would be a pretty chaotic place! Every society needs some form of regulation to ensure peace in our daily lives and in the broader areas of business, family disputes, traffic violations, and the protection of children. Laws are essential to preserving our way of life and must be established and upheld in everyone's best interest. In Law and Order: Introduction to Legal Studies, you'll delve deeper into the importance of laws and consider how their application affects us as individuals and communities. Through understanding the court system and how laws are actually enacted, you will learn to appreciate the larger legal process and how it safeguards us all. Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

Life Skills: Navigating Adulthood

What do you want out of life? How do you achieve your dreams for the future? These can be difficult questions to answer, but with the right tools, they don't have to be. This course will encourage you to learn more about yourself and help you to prepare for the future. You will explore goal setting, decision making, and surviving college and career. You will also discover how to become a valuable contributing member of society. Now is the time to take action. It's your life, make it count! Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

Manufacturing: Product Design and Innovation

Think about the last time you visited your favorite store. Now picture the infinite number of products you saw. Have you ever wondered how those things made it to the shelves? Whether it's video games, clothing, or sports equipment, the goods we purchase must go through a manufacturing process before they can be marketed and sold. In Introduction to Manufacturing: Product Design and Innovation, you will learn about different types of manufacturing systems as well as career opportunities, including engineers, technicians, and supervisors. As a culminating project, you will plan your own manufacturing process and create an entirely original product! If you thought manufacturing meant mundane assembly lines, this course will show you how exciting, creative, and practical this industry can be. Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

Marine Science: Secrets of the Blue

Have you ever wondered about the secrets of the deep, and how the creatures below the ocean's surface live and thrive? It is truly a new frontier of discovery, and in Marine Science you will begin to better understand the aquatic cycles, structures, and processes that generate and sustain life in the sea. Through the use of scientific inquiry, research, measurement, and problem solving, you will conduct various scientific procedures that will lead to an increased level of knowledge about Marine Science. You will also have the opportunity to use technology and laboratory instruments in an academic setting. By recognizing the inherent ethics and safety procedures necessary in advanced experiments, you will become progressively more confident in your abilities as a capable marine scientist. Note: This course has 10 units and is recommended to be taught over 2 semesters, but can be accelerated to be completed within a single semester if desired.

Military Careers: Introduction

Most of us have seen a war movie; maybe it had a hotshot aviator or a renegade private or a daring Special Forces operative. But outside of these sensationalized portrayals, do you really understand how the military works or what it can do for you? The military offers far more career diversity than most people imagine, and Introduction to Military Careers will provide the information you need to gain a broader understanding of how to find the right fit. You will learn about the five military branches— Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines Corps, and Navy—and examine which jobs you might like to pursue. From aviation, to medicine, to law enforcement, the military can be an outstanding place to achieve your dreams in a supportive and well-structured environment. Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

National Security

Do you know what it takes to keep an entire nation safe? It not only requires knowledge of how to handle disasters, but it also demands a cool head and tremendous leadership abilities. In National Security, you will have the opportunity to learn about the critical elements of the job, such as evaluating satellite information, analyzing training procedures, assessing military engagement, preparing intelligence reports, coordinating information with other security agencies, and applying appropriate actions to various threats. Put yourself in the position of the country's decisive leaders and develop your own knowledge base and skill set necessary to meet the requirements of our nation's most demanding career. Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

Networking Fundamentals

This course is a two-semester course focused on the concepts of networking. Students will learn about careers in networking and employability skills required for a career in networking. Students will learn about the types of networks, network topologies, the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model, Internet protocol addresses, and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. Students will learn about networking devices, cables, media, and connectors. Students will learn to set up a small wired network. Students will learn about network security threats and preventive measures to secure a network. This course also covers network planning, administration, troubleshooting, and maintenance. Students will learn about wireless networking standards and access methods. Students will learn to set up and secure a wireless network. Students will learn about virtual private networks and cloud computing. Students will also learn to troubleshoot issues related to wired and wireless networks.

Unit activities in the course help students to develop and apply critical thinking skills.
Animations included in the lesson keep students engaged. Students can understand technical concepts very easily. Simulations provide students a real computer environment to practice various procedural steps.

Nutrition and Wellness

Have you ever heard the phrase "your body is your temple" and wondered what it means? Keeping our physical body healthy and happy is just one of the many challenges we face, and yet, many of us don't know how to best achieve it. Positive decisions around diet and food preparation are key to this process, and you will find the essential skills needed to pursue a healthy, informed lifestyle in Nutrition and Wellness. Making sure you know how to locate, buy, and prepare fresh delicious food will make you, and your body, feel amazing. Impressing your friends and family as you nourish them with your knowledge? That feels even better Note: This course has 10 units and is recommended to be taught over 2 semesters, but can be accelerated to be completed within a single semester if desired.

Peer Counseling

Are you the person that people come to for advice? Does it seem that your friends always talk to you about their problems? If so, Peer Counseling may be the perfect course for you. It offers ways for you to explore this valuable skill and better understand how it can make a difference in the lives of others. Helping people achieve their personal goals is one of life's most rewarding experiences, and Peer Counseling will show you the way to provide support, encouragement, and resource information. Learn how to observe others as a Peer Counselor as you carefully listen and offer constructive, empathic communication while enhancing your own communication skills.
Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

Personal and Family Finance

We all know money is important in life. But how important? In fact, the financial decisions you make today may have a lasting effect on your future. Rather than feeling anxious about money feel empowered by learning how to make smart decisions! Personal and Family Finance will begin the conversation around how to spend and save your money wisely, investing in safe opportunities and the days ahead. Learning key financial concepts around taxes, credit, and money management will provide both understanding and confidence as you begin to navigate your own route to future security. Discover how education, career choices, and financial planning can lead you in the right direction to making your life simpler, steadier, and more enjoyable. Note: This course has 10 units and is recommended to be taught over 2 semesters, but can be accelerated to be completed within a single semester if desired.

Personal Psychology 1: The Road to Self-Discovery

Have you ever wondered why you do the things you do? Have you asked yourself if self-knowledge is the key to self-improvement? Are you interested in how behavior changes as we age? Psychology can give you the answers! In Personal Psychology I: The Road to Self-Discovery, you will trace the development of personality and behavior from infancy through adulthood. You will come to learn more about perception and consciousness and better understand the role of sensation. Are you ready to explore the world of human behavior? Come explore all that psychology can offer to help you to truly understand the human experience. Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

Personal Psychology 2: Living in a Complex World

Why do you sometimes remember song lyrics but can't remember where you left your phone, your keys, or even your shoes? How does language affect the way we think? Why is your personality so different from (or so similar) your brother's or sister's personality? Personal Psychology II: Living in a Complex World will you to explore what makes you 'you'. Why do some things motivate you more than others? How can you determine your IQ? If you've ever wanted to dive right into the depths of who you are and how you got to be you, jump on board and start your exploration now! Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

Principles of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Did you know that the world's population could be as high as 11 billion people by the year 2050? And certainly, as our population is growing, so too are our food needs. Even today, millions of people around the world experience hunger. How can we balance growing populations and keeping everyone fed? This is where the importance of agriculture, food, and natural resources comes in! Through the study of Principles of Agriculture: Food and Natural Resources, you will gain a stronger sense of how food ends up on the plate and how we can maximize the foods and natural resources the earth provides. You'll learn more about agriculture's history, animal husbandry, plant science, and natural resources, and you'll be better prepared for your part in sustaining the world. Note: This course has 10 units and is recommended to be taught over 2 semesters, but can be accelerated to be completed within a single semester if desired.

Principles of Architecture and Construction A/B

This interactive course empowers students with the knowledge to appreciate and evaluate career opportunities in architecture and construction. With an emphasis on developing critical thinking skills, this one-semester course includes a variety of activities as students learn about structures and loads, materials and costs, urban design, and other aspects of these fascinating career opportunities. This easy-to-manage course will help build a solid foundation for their career options.

Principles of Public Service: To Serve & Protect

Ambulances scream along, heading toward those in need. But who makes sure someone is there to answer the 9-1-1 call? When you take a pill, who has determined that drug is safe for the public? All of these duties are imperative to our comfort and success as a society. Public service is a field that focuses on building a safe and healthy world, and in Principles of Public Service: To Serve and Protect you will be introduced to its many different career choices. The protection of society is not only one of our greatest challenges, but it also provides ways for people to work together to ensure safety and provide indispensable services. If you have ever contemplated being one of these real-life heroes, now is the time to learn more! Note: This course has 10 units and is recommended to be taught over 2 semesters, but can be accelerated to be completed within a single semester if desired.

Public Speaking 1a: Introduction

Do you strive to gain more confidence when speaking in front of people? Learn techniques from famous speakers throughout history while learning what it takes to make a great speech. Develop skills that will serve you well throughout your career and personal life.
Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

Public Speaking 1b: Finding Your Voice

Bring your speeches to life by learning about body language, vocal, and other techniques. Learn about logic and reason while gaining the confidence to help create and deliver great presentations and speeches. You will also critically examine your speeches and presentations and those of others to improve upon your in-person and virtual presentation skills.
Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

Real World Parenting

Do you love children? Maybe you dream of being a parent someday. But perhaps you are also asking yourself, just how, exactly, do you learn to parent? Learning how to care for children while teaching them confidence and accountability is not an easy feat. In Real-World Parenting, you'll learn that being a parent is much more than simply feeding, bathing, and protecting a child. Creating a positive environment, nurturing, fostering education, and serving as a role model are all critical aspects as well. You'll learn how to be a positive force in the development of your future children as well as others around you.
Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

Renewable Technologies: Introduction

Cars that run on used vegetable oil. Electricity produced from your garbage. A windmill made from spare bicycle parts that pumps water to crops. Energy is life. So, how do we address the world's growing concerns about energy sources? Where will it come from in the future? How can energy be something sustainable, renewable, and accessible? Introduction to Renewable Technologies begins to uncover the development of new energy technologies and explores how recent approaches to generating, storing, and creating this precious resource have evolved. By gaining a larger understanding of this challenge, we, as thoughtful people, can implement real change and unlock the solution needed for a safer, cleaner, and more enduring world. Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

Restaurant Management

Have you ever dreamed of running your own eatery? Maybe you've thought of collaborating with a famous chef to create an unforgettable dining experience? What goes on behind the restaurant dining room is a very different world than what goes on out front and really determines the success or failure of an establishment. Restaurant Management will show you exactly what's needed to run a successful restaurant, including ordering supplies, hiring quality workers, maintaining inventory, and managing a large staff. Understanding such concepts as food safety, hygiene, customer relations, marketing, and using a point-of-sale system are crucial to being an effective restaurateur. Whether you are hoping to operate a casual sit- down eatery, oversee a fine dining establishment, or buy a food franchise, this course is the perfect first step. Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

Robotics I A/B

This two-semester course is focused on the concepts related to robots and how to construct a robot. Students will learn about the history and applications of robotics. Students will learn about the job opportunities and employability skills in the field of robotics. Students will also learn about the basic concepts of six simple machines, electricity, electronic circuits, Boolean algebra, magnetics, and their applicability to robotics. Students will apply safety procedures and construct a simple robot. Students will also learn about project management and engineering design process. Students will learn about the programming languages used in robotics. Students will create a simple robotic arm. Students will also construct a robot using programming. Student will learn about ethics and laws related to robotics. Students will also learn how to test and maintain a robot. Online discussions and unit activities require students to develop and apply critical thinking skills, while the included games appeal to a variety of learning styles and keep students engaged.
Required lab materials note: This course contains hands-on labs that employ relatively-common household materials to provide a valuable laboratory experience. Please refer to the Student Syllabus or Teacher's Guide for a detailed list of required lab materials and options for purchasing kits.

Social Media: Our Connected World

Do you have any social media accounts? Learn the ins and outs of such social media platforms as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and more and how to use them for your benefit personally, academically, and, eventually, professionally. If you thought social media platforms were just a place to keep track of friends and share personal photos, this course will show you how to use these resources in much more powerful ways. Note: This course has 10 units and is recommended to be taught over 2 semesters, but can be accelerated to be completed within a single semester if desired.

Social Problems 1: A World in Crisis

War, crime, poverty, global warming our world often seems full of dire warnings and predictions. How can we make sense of it all and still dare to step outside each day? Social Problems I: A World in Crisis will explore some of the biggest challenges facing our world today and prepare you to tackle them head-on. You'll learn what led to these social problems, what effects they have on our lives and societies, and what possible solutions exist for solving them. Whether you want to save the world from the next pandemic or better understand the effects of the media on society, this course will help you develop a plan of action! Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

Social Problems 2: Crisis, Conflicts & Challenges

It may seem like we live in a sometimes scary and ever-changing world. Everywhere we "look" from the homeless living on the streets, to world-wide health epidemics, to the often negative effects of our global world problems seem to appear at every corner. In Social Problems II: Crisis, Conflict, and Challenges, you'll explore more of the challenges we face and learn what we can do to reduce the effects of these conflicts and problems. From drug abuse to terrorists to the changing nature of communities in our digital world, we can better face and solve these problems when we have a deeper understanding of their causes and influences on our lives. Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

Sociology 1: The Study of Human Relationships

Human beings are complex creatures; however, when they interact and begin to form relationships and societies, things become even more complicated. Are we more likely to act differently in a group than we will when we're alone? How do we learn how to be "human"? Sometimes it can feel as if there are more questions than answers. Sociology I: The Study of Human Relationships seeks to answer these questions and many more as it explores culture, group behavior, and societal institutions and how they affect human behavior. You'll learn how social beliefs form and how this shapes our lives. How does this happen? Join us and find out!
Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

Sociology 2: Your Social Life

Why do people disagree on so many big issues? Where do culture wars come from? Maybe you've wondered this as you've looked through your social media feed or read the latest online article about groups fighting over different social issues. Sociology II: Your Social Life takes a powerful look at how social institutions like families, religion, government, and education shape our world and how collective behavior and social movements can create change. Although the reality of the battles isn't always pretty, gaining a clearer picture of the different sides can help you better understand how our lives are shaped by entertainment, social institutions, and social change. Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

Sports and Entertainment Marketing

Whether you are watching a famous athlete make an unbelievable play or witnessing a sensational singing performance, the world of sports and entertainment is never boring. Although it may seem impossible for you to be a part of this glittery world, it's not! The Sports and Entertainment Marketing field offers careers that combine entertainment with traditional marketing, but with a whole lot more glamour. Explore basic marketing principles while delving deeper into the multi billion dollar sports and entertainment industry. Learn how professional athletes, sports teams, and famous entertainers are marketed as commodities and how the savvy people who handle these deals can become very successful. This course will show you exactly how things work behind the scenes of a major entertainment event and how you can be part of the act. Note: This course has 10 units and is recommended to be taught over 2 semesters, but can be accelerated to be completed within a single semester if desired.

Theater, Cinema, and Film Production 1a: Introduction

Lights! Camera! Action! Theater and cinema are both forms of art that tell a story. Let's explore the enchanting world of live theater and its fascinating relationship to the silver screen. Explore the different genres of both and how to develop the script for stage and film. Then dive into how to bring the script to life with acting and directing. If you have a passion for the art of film and stage, let's bring your creativity to life! Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

Veterinary Science: The Care of Animals

Lions and tigers and bears (oh my!) Whether you want to step into the wild side of veterinary medicine or just take care of the furry dogs and cats down your street, Veterinary Science: The Care of Animals will show you how to care for domestic, farm, and wild animals and diagnose their common diseases and ailments. Learn how different veterinary treatments are used and developed to improve the lives of animals and, as a result, the lives of those people who treasure them. If you have always been drawn to the world of our furry, scaly, and feathered friends, this may be just the course for you! Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

Workplace and Internship Readiness: Preparing for Work & Life

Starting your first "real" job can be intimidating. But when you know what to expect and learn how to be successful, you'll feel confident about the hiring process and prepared to put yourself out there! Discover how to build a well-rounded set of employability and personal leadership skills that allow you to guide your own career. Learn how to communicate with others, take initiative, set goals, problem-solve, research different career options, and envision your own personal career path. Get ready to create a powerful launching pad that will help you blast off into a great first job experience! Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

Advanced French A/B (EdOptions Academy Only)

Our online AP French Language & Culture course is an advanced language course in which students acquire proficiencies that expand their cognitive, analytical and communicative skills. The AP French Language course prepares them for the AP French exam. Its foundation is the three modes of communication (Interpersonal, Interpretive and Presentational) as defined in the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century.

Advanced Spanish A/B (EdOptions Academy Only)

The AP® Spanish Language and Culture course is an advanced language course in which students are directly prepared for the AP® Spanish Language and Culture test. It uses as its foundation the three modes of communication: interpersonal, interpretive and presentational. The course is conducted almost exclusively in Spanish. The course is based on the six themes required by the College Board: (1) global challenges, (2) science and technology, (3) contemporary life, (4) personal and public identities, (5) families and communities, and (6) beauty and aesthetics. The course teaches language structures in context and focuses on the development of fluency to convey meaning. Students explore culture in both contemporary and historical contexts to develop an awareness and appreciation of cultural products, practices, and perspectives. Students should expect to listen to, read, and understand a wide-variety of authentic Spanish-language materials and sources, demonstrate proficiency in interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communication using Spanish, gain knowledge and understanding of the cultures of Spanish speaking areas of the world, use Spanish to connect with other disciplines and expand knowledge in a wide-variety of contexts, develop insight into the nature of the Spanish language and its culture, and use Spanish to participate in communities at home and around the world. The AP® Spanish Language and Culture course is a college level course. The intensity, quality, and amount of course material can be compared to that of a third-year college course.

American Sign Language 1a

Did you know that American Sign Language (ASL) is the third most commonly used language in North America? American Sign Language 1a: Introduction will introduce you to vocabulary and simple sentences, so that you can start communicating right away. Importantly, you will explore Deaf culture – social beliefs, traditions, history, values and communities influenced by deafness.
Note: This course has 4 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

American Sign Language 1b

The predominant sign language of Deaf communities in the United States, American Sign Language is a complex and robust language. American Sign Language 1b: Learn to Sign will introduce you to more of this language and its grammatical structures. You will expand your vocabulary by exploring interesting topics like Deaf education and Deaf arts and culture.
Note: This course has 4 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

American Sign Language 2a

Building upon the prior prerequisite course, emphasis in this course is placed upon comprehension and signing. Learners will also continue to establish their communication skills and foster their understanding of deaf culture. In addition to learning classifiers, glossing, and mouth morphemes, students will explore vocabulary for descriptions, directions, shopping, making purchases, and dealing with emergencies.
Note: This course has 5 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

American Sign Language 2b

Building upon the prior prerequisite course, students will increase their proficiency by learning about sequencing, transitions, role-shifts, and future tenses. Students will learn how to tell a story and ask questions, benefiting with greater exposure to deaf culture. Speed, conversations, signing skills, and cultural awareness are characteristic of this course.
Note: This course has 5 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

American Sign Language 3a: Community and Culture

As you dive into more advanced ASL signing, including unique grammar features and advanced classifiers and locatives, you'll learn, compose, and present your new-found vocabulary and narratives by immersing yourself in Deaf culture and community. From opinions, slang, and idioms, to using technology and media that offers authentic Deaf perspectives. Explore how travel, cultural differences, and geography affect sign language. And gain a better understanding of Deaf culture by learning important events and examining topics such as education, science, and literature. Note: This course has 6 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.

Chinese 1 A/B (EdOptions Academy Only)

Students begin their introduction to Chinese with fundamental building blocks in four key areas of foreign language study: listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. The course consists of 180 lesson days formatted in an intuitive calendar view, which can be divided into two 90-day semesters. The course represents an ideal blend of language learning pedagogy and online learning. As students begin the course, they construct their own Avatar that accumulates "Avatar bucks"—by performing well on course tasks—to use to purchase materials (clothing, gadgets, scenery, etc.) at the "Avatar store". Each week consists of an ongoing adventure story, a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, numerous interactive games reinforcing vocabulary and grammar, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, and multimedia cultural presentations covering major Chinese-speaking countries. The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).

Chinese 2 A/B (EdOptions Academy Only)

Students continue their introduction to Chinese with fundamental building blocks in four key areas of foreign language study: listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. The course consists of 180 lesson days formatted in an intuitive calendar view, which can be divided into two 90-day semesters. The course represents an ideal blend of language learning pedagogy and online learning. As students begin the course, they construct their own Avatar that accumulates "Avatar bucks"—by performing well on course tasks—to use to purchase materials (clothing, gadgets, scenery, etc.) at the "Avatar store". Each week consists of an ongoing adventure story, a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, numerous interactive games reinforcing vocabulary and grammar, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, and multimedia cultural presentations covering major Chinese-speaking countries. The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).

French 1 A/B

In French 1A, they will be introduced to several common situations in which people communicate, such as exchanging names and greetings, describing people by physical and personality traits, and describing family members and aspects of their social life. They will start with basic sentence structures and grammatical tools, and they will communicate by listening, speaking, reading, and writing in French as they internalize new vocabulary and grammar. Students will also learn about some regions of the French-speaking world that the central characters of each unit are visiting.
Students will build on this semester's work as they advance in their French studies: everything that they learn about a language and the cultures in which it is spoken will serve as a foundation for further learning.
In French 1B, students will be introduced to several common situations in which people describe how to earn, save, and manage money, modes of urban transportation, various seasons and the associated weather conditions, food, clothes, and activities. They will also describe various art forms, plays, concerts, and movies. Students will discuss health and well-being, and travel and tourism. They will build on what they learned in the French 1A course and communicate by listening, speaking, reading, and writing in French as they internalize new vocabulary and grammar. They will also learn about some regions of the French-speaking world that the central characters of each unit are visiting. Students will build on this semester's work as they advance in their French studies: everything that they learn about a language and the cultures in which it is spoken will serve as a foundation for further learning.

French 2 A/B

In French 2A, students will be reintroduced to French in common situations, beginning with describing classes, school friends, teachers, and school supplies. They will discuss different styles of dressing, housing, and neighborhoods, and learn about relationships between family members and friends, students and teachers, and employees and employer. Students will also describe daily personal routines and schedules, household chores, and family responsibilities. Finally, they will discuss different types of cuisine, dining establishments, and dining etiquette. Students will build on what they learned in the French 1B course to communicate by listening, speaking, reading, and writing in French as they internalize new vocabulary and grammar. They will also learn about some regions of the French-speaking world where the central characters of each unit are visiting. Students will build on this semester's work as they advance in their French studies: everything that they learn about a language and the cultures in which it is spoken will serve as a foundation for further learning.

In French 2B, students will be reintroduced to French in common situations, beginning with various professions and career plans for the future. They will discuss traveling to different regions and the flora and fauna found in each region and describe different types of trips, including road trips, camping, and ecotourism. Students will also describe different hobbies, activities, and crafts that people enjoy. Finally, they will discuss about different medical specialists, including dentists and veterinarians, and describe symptoms related to illness and injury. Students will build on what they learned in the French 2A course to communicate by listening, speaking, reading, and writing in French as they internalize new vocabulary and grammar. They will also learn about some regions of the French-speaking world where the central characters of each unit are visiting. Students will build on this semester's work as they advance in their French studies: everything that they learn about a language and the cultures in which it is spoken will serve as a foundation for further learning.

French 3 A/B (EdOptions Academy Only)

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

German 1 A/B

In German 1A, students will be introduced to several common situations in which people communicate, such as exchanging names and greetings, describing people by physical and personality traits, and describing family members and aspects of their social life. They will start with basic sentence structures and grammatical tools, and they will communicate by listening, speaking, reading, and writing in German as they internalize new vocabulary and grammar. Students will also learn about some regions of the German-speaking world that the central characters of each unit are visiting. They will build on this semester's work as they advance in their German studies: everything that students learn about a language and the cultures in which it is spoken will serve as a foundation for further learning.

In German 1B, students will be introduced to several common situations in which people describe how to earn, save, and manage money, modes of urban transportation, various seasons and the associated weather conditions, food, clothes, and activities. They will also describe various art forms, plays, concerts, and movies. Students will discuss health and well-being, and travel and tourism. They will build on what they have learned in the German 1A course to communicate by listening, speaking, reading, and writing in German as they internalize new vocabulary and grammar. They will also learn about some regions of the German-speaking world that the central characters of each unit are visiting. Students will build on this semester's work as they advance in their German studies: everything that they learn about a language and the cultures in which it is spoken will serve as a foundation for further learning.

German 2 A/B

In German 2A, students will be reintroduced to German in common situations, beginning with describing classes, school friends, teachers, and school supplies. They will discuss different styles of dressing, housing and neighborhoods, and learn about relationships between family members and friends, students and teachers, and employees and employer. They will also describe daily personal routines and schedules, household chores, and family responsibilities. Finally, students will discuss different types of cuisine, dining establishments, and dining etiquette. They will build on what they learned in the German 1B course to communicate by listening, speaking, reading, and writing in German as they internalize new vocabulary and grammar. Students will also learn about some regions of the German-speaking world where the central characters of each unit are visiting. Students will build on this semester's work as they advance in their German studies: everything that they learn about a language and the cultures in which it is spoken will serve as a foundation for further learning.

In German 2B, students will be reintroduced to German in common situations, beginning with various professions and career plans for the future. They will discuss traveling to various regions and the flora and fauna found in each region and describe types of trips, including road trips, camping, and ecotourism. They will also describe hobbies, activities, and crafts that people enjoy. Finally, students will discuss medical specialists, including
dentists and veterinarians, and symptoms related to illness and injury. They will build on what they learned in the German 2A course to communicate by listening, speaking, reading, and writing in German as they internalize new vocabulary and grammar. They will also learn about some regions of the German-speaking world where the central characters of each unit are visiting. Students will build on this semester's work as they advance in their German studies: everything that they learn about a language and the cultures in which it is spoken will serve as a foundation for further learning.

Latin 1 A/B (EdOptions Academy Only)

Students begin their introduction to Latin with fundamental building blocks in four key areas of foreign language study: listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. The course consists of 180 lesson days formatted in an intuitive calendar view, which can be divided into two 90-day semesters and represents an ideal blend of language learning pedagogy and online learning. As students begin the course, they construct their own Avatar that accumulates "Avatar bucks"—by performing well on course tasks—to use to purchase items (virtual clothing, gadgets, scenery, etc.) at the "Avatar store". Each week consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, numerous interactive games reinforcing vocabulary and grammar, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, and cultural presentations covering significant aspects of Roman culture or their modern-day manifestations, and assessments. The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).

Latin 2 A/B (EdOptions Academy Only)

Students continue their introduction to Latin with fundamental building blocks in four key areas of foreign language study: listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. The course consists of 180 lesson days formatted in an intuitive calendar view, which can be divided into two 90-day semesters and represents an ideal blend of language learning pedagogy and online learning. As students begin the course, they construct their own Avatar that accumulates "Avatar bucks"—by performing well on course tasks—to use to purchase items (virtual clothing, gadgets, scenery, etc.) at
the "Avatar store". Each week consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, a notable ancient myth in Latin, numerous interactive games reinforcing vocabulary and grammar, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, and cultural presentations covering significant aspects of Roman culture or their modern-day manifestations, and assessments. The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).

Spanish 1 A/B

In Spanish 1A, students will be introduced to several common situations in which people communicate, such as exchanging names and greetings, describing people by physical and personality traits, and describing family members and aspects of social life. Students will start with basic sentence structures and grammatical tools, and they will learn to communicate by listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish as they learn new vocabulary and grammar. They will also learn about some regions of the Spanish-speaking world that the central characters of each unit are visiting. In Spanish 1B, students will be introduced to several common situations in which people describe how to earn, save, and manage money, modes of urban transportation, various seasons and the associated weather conditions, food, clothes, and activities. They will also describe various art forms, plays, concerts, and movies. Students will discuss health and well-being and travel and tourism. They will build on what they learned in the Spanish 1B course to communicate by listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish as they internalize new vocabulary and grammar. Students will also learn about some regions of the Spanish-speaking world that the central characters of each unit are visiting. They will build on this semester's work as they advance in their Spanish studies: everything that they learn about a language and the cultures in which it is spoken will serve as a foundation for further learning.

Spanish 2 A/B

In Spanish 2A, students will be reintroduced to Spanish in common situations, beginning with describing classes, school friends, teachers, and school supplies. Students will discuss different styles of dressing, housing, and neighborhoods, and learn about relationships between family members and friends, students and teachers, and employees and employer. They will also describe daily personal routines and schedules, household chores, and family responsibilities. Finally, students will discuss different types of cuisine, dining establishments, and dining etiquette. They will build on what you learned in Spanish 1B to communicate by listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish as they internalize new vocabulary and grammar. Students will also learn about some regions of the Spanish-speaking world where the central characters of each unit are visiting. They will build on this semester's work as they advance in their Spanish studies: everything that students learn about a language and the cultures in which it is spoken will serve as a foundation for further learning.

In Spanish 2B, students are reintroduced to Spanish in common situations, beginning with various professions and career plans for the future. They will discuss traveling to different regions and the flora and fauna found in each region and describe different types of trips, including road trips, camping, and ecotourism. They will also describe different hobbies, activities, and crafts that people enjoy. Finally, students will discuss about different medical specialists, including dentists and veterinarians, and describe symptoms related to illness and injury. They will build on what they have learned in the Spanish 2A course to communicate by listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish as they internalize new vocabulary and grammar. Students will also learn about some regions of the Spanish-speaking world where the central characters of each unit are visiting. They will build on this semester's work as they advance in their Spanish studies: everything that students learn about a language and the cultures in which it is spoken will serve as a foundation for further learning.

Spanish 3 A/B

In Spanish 3A, students will be reintroduced to Spanish in common situations, beginning with various daily routines, describing friends and family, childhood memories and activities, and childhood hopes and aspirations. They will discuss and describe art, such as paintings and sculptures, and literature, such as novels and novellas, and give reactions and form opinions about art and literature. Students will also understand the process of selecting and applying to a university, aspirations at the university, and dealing with leaving home and moving into a dormitory. Further, students will describe university life and expectations from the university experience. They will explore the dynamics and challenges of multiethnic and developing societies, environmental and social issues, causes and possible resolutions, and learning about unfamiliar countries using technology. Finally, they will discuss current events reported in the media, different types of classified and other types of advertisement in the media (both print and online), the sections and supplements of a newspaper or magazine, and various jobs available in the media. Students will build on what they learned in Spanish 2 to communicate by listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish as they internalize new vocabulary and grammar. They will also learn about some regions of the Spanish-speaking world where the central characters of each unit are visiting. Students will build on this semester's work as they advance in their Spanish studies: everything that students learn about a language and the cultures in which it is spoken will serve as a foundation for further learning.

In Spanish 3B, students will be reintroduced to Spanish in a variety of situations, beginning with multiculturalism, bilingualism, cultural influences on traditions, customs, food, and social experiences, and legends and folklore from different cultures. Students will discuss and describe genres of music, poetry, drama, and short stories, and proverbs from different cultures. They will also explore how geographical features affect the weather, and how the geography and weather affect the clothing, food, and livelihoods of the local population. Students will also understand the history of Venezuela and how the Spanish conquerors and indigenous people shaped the culture of the country, and they will learn about the South American independence movement, including some significant freedom fighters and their struggles to win independence. They will also discuss religions practiced in

Argentina, the cultural icons of the country and how they compare to cultural icons from other countries, sports and activities in Argentina, some national symbols, such as the gauchos, and idioms and sayings from Argentina. Finally, students will discuss types of wildlife and natural and agricultural resources found in Costa Rica, the human resources of the country that help overcome economic and natural disasters, and how to write formal and informal letters to share experiences. They will build on what they learned in Spanish 3A to communicate by listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish as they internalize new vocabulary and grammar. Students will also learn about some regions of the Spanish-speaking world where the central characters of each unit are visiting. They will build on this semester's work as they advance in their Spanish studies: everything that they learn about a language and the cultures in which it is spoken will serve as a foundation for further learning.

 

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