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*Coursework completed in 7th or 8th grade can be used to satisfy “c” and “e” requirements.

**It is best to prepare for both UC and the CSU by completing two laboratory courses from the “d” subject area.

Information is accurate as of November 2012.



CSU – UC Comparison of Freshman Admission Requirements for 2013-14 Applicants





California State University (CSU)

University of California (UC)



TEST SCORES – ACT / SAT




ACT or SAT Reasoning

Test required for CSU applicants to impacted campuses.

Test required for CSU applicants to non-impacted campuses, who have earned an “a-g” GPA of less than 3.0.

CSU combines best critical reading and math scores from multiple sittings of SAT; may combine best subscores from multiple ACT tests to calculate a best composite.

The ACT plus Writing or the SAT Reasoning Test is required for UC applicants.


UC uses the highest combined score from a single sitting of the ACT plus Writing or the SAT Reasoning Test. Some campuses may recommend SAT Subject Tests for specific majors.


VALIDATION OF SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS BY OTHER COURSES

Mathematics


A grade of C or better in the second semester of a yearlong mathematics course validates a D/F in the first semester. A grade

of C or better in the first semester of Algebra II validates both semesters of Algebra I. A grade of C or better in trigonometry or pre-calculus validates the entire high school college preparatory requirement.*** A grade of C or better in statistics will validate only Algebra I and Algebra II, not geometry.


Language Other Than English (LOTE)

A grade of C or better in a higher-level course validates a lower-level course. A higher-level LOTE course can validate the appropriate number of years based on the level. A college course can validate a high school LOTE course. The level of validation depends on the college course prerequisite and description.


Chemistry

A grade of C or better in the second semester of chemistry

will validate a D in the first semester.

A grade of C or better in the second semester of chemistry

will not validate a D in the first semester.



VALIDATION OF D/F GRADES IN REQUIRED COURSES




Required “a-g” courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. Courses in which grades of D/F are earned must be repeated, EXCEPT in the areas of math and language other than English, where grades of D/F can be validated by successful completion of higher-level coursework.***




VALIDATION OF SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS BY TEST SCORES





Required “a-g” courses may be satisfied with appropriate test scores on SAT Subject Tests, Advanced Placement exams, and designated International Baccalaureate exams. A list of acceptable tests and scores is available on UC and CSU websites.

REPEATED COURSES





The highest grade will be used in the GPA calculation.







Only courses completed with a D or F grade can be repeated; they can be repeated only one time for a grade replacement.

*** Beginning with the fall 2015 application cycle, students applying to UC may not validate the subject requirement for a geometry course.

Information is accurate as of November 2012.




TESTING AT lOS ALAMITOS HIGH SCHOOL



ACT: The ACT is a four-year college entrance exam generally taken during the Junior and/or Senior year, and is accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the United States. Two test options are available. The ACT (No Writing) is made up of four multiple-choice tests in English, mathematics, reading, and science. Or, the ACT Plus Writing includes the four multiple-choice tests plus a 30-minute Writing Test. Check www.actstudent.org for a searchable list of colleges that require, recommend, or do not need results from the ACT Writing Test. A fee is required for this test and students can register at www.actstudent.org.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT TESTS: These tests are administered on the Los Alamitos High School campus each May. The test schedule is set by the College Board. Students may earn college course credit based on their exam score. For more information on Advanced Placement Exams, please refer to www.collegeboard.com. The following Advanced Placement courses are offered at Los Alamitos High School:
Art History (AP) Human Geography (AP) (pending school board approval)

Biology (AP) Japanese (AP)

Calculus AB (AP) Macroeconomics (AP)

Calculus BC (AP) Music Theory (AP)

Chemistry (AP) Physics B (AP)

Computer Science (AP) Physics C (AP) (pending school board approval)

English Language & Comp. (AP) Psychology (AP)

English Literature & Comp. (AP) Spanish Language (AP)

Environmental Science (AP) Spanish Literature (AP)

European History (AP) Statistics (AP)

French (AP) Studio Art (AP)

German (AP) U.S. Government & Politics (AP)

U.S. History (AP)

World History (AP)



ASVAB - Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery: Each year an Armed Services representative administers the ASVAB to interested students. Test results help the student determine areas of occupational interest and aptitude. Students interested in this test should visit the Career Center for details. The Armed Services charge no fee for this test, and test-takers are under no obligation to enlist.
CALIFORNIA HIGH SCHOOL EXIT EXAMINATION (CAHSEE) - MANDATORY FOR HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA: All California public high school students must pass the CAHSEE to receive a high school diploma. This exam consists of two parts: math and language arts.

CALIFORNIA HIGH SCHOOL PROFICIENCY EXAM: This is a test that the State Board of Education offers to eligible persons to demonstrate proficiency in the basic skills taught in California public high schools, as defined by the average performance of second-semester seniors in those schools. Each person who passes the CHSPE is awarded a Certificate of Proficiency, which is considered equivalent to a high school diploma. This test is administered by the Educational Testing Services. A fee is charged for this test. Successful passage of this examination provides the student with a “certificate of completion,” not a diploma.

CELDT – California English Language Development Test: School districts are required to administer this test to students whose home language is not English. The purpose of CELDT is to identify new students who are English Learners in grades K-12 to determine their level of English proficiency and to annually assess their progress toward becoming fluent in English. Schools must administer the CELDT annually to all English Learners until they are reclassified from English Learner to Fluent English Proficient. This test assesses the following skill areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
PLAN (practice ACT): The PLAN test is taken by sophomores or juniors typically during the fall. As a “pre-ACT” test, PLAN is a powerful predictor of success on the ACT. It is a comprehensive guidance resource that helps students measure their current academic development, explore career/training options, and make plans for the remaining years of high school and post-graduation years. A fee is charged for this test and can be paid during registration at the ASB office.
PSAT/NMSQT (practice SAT): The PSAT is taken by sophomores or juniors typically during the fall. In addition to providing information about the student’s aptitude for college-level studies, the PSAT scores taken the junior year are used by the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) to determine National Merit semi-finalists. A fee is charged for this test and can be paid during registration at the ASB office.

SAT Reasoning - Scholastic Assessment Test Reasoning: This is a four-year college entrance examination generally taken during the Junior and/or Senior year. The SAT Reasoning assesses the student’s aptitude for college-level work and students receive a Critical Reading, Math, and Writing score. Many colleges require this test for admission. A fee is charged for this test and students register directly with College Board (sat.collegeboard.com).

SAT Subject Tests: These one-hour tests determine the student’s level of competency in a number of subject areas: foreign language, mathematics, English, science, or history. The more selective colleges require the SAT Subject Tests for placement purposes. A fee is charged for this test and students must register directly with College Board.
STANDARDIZED TESTING AND REPORTING PROGRAM (STAR): This is a state-mandated testing program for all students in grades 2-11. It includes tests in the areas of language arts/reading, mathematics, science, and social science.



COMPUTER EDUCATION



COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS I

5 Credits / Grades 9-12

Prerequisite: A timed writing score of at least 25 wpm or certification from middle school

HS (h)

This is a project-based course designed to introduce students to the Microsoft Office suite of applications. Students will become proficient in the programs Word, Excel, Access, Publisher, and PowerPoint. Student will also explore aspects of the Internet including searching and retrieving data, as well as basic web page design ideas. This course meets one of the requirements for the Graphic Design or Computer Science Pathway Cords.

COMPUTER ANIMATION

5 Credits (up to 10 credits with teacher approval) / Grades 9-12

Prerequisite: Computer Applications or teacher approval

HS (h)

Students will learn to model and animate in 3D space using industry standard software. Projects will involve creating models and animations for the Web, video, and print media as well as creating textures and backgrounds. This course meets one of the requirements for the Graphic Design or Computer Science Pathway Cords.

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE

5 Credits / Grades 9-12

Prerequisite: A timed writing score of at least 25 wpm or certification from middle school

HS (h)
This is an introductory course in computer science. No previous computer experience or knowledge is required. This course leads students through the process of computer programming utilizing problem solving skills. The course provides a strong foundation for students who later will take the Advanced Placement class. The Java programming language will be the vehicle used for implementing computer-based solutions to particular problems. This course meets one of the requirements for the Computer Science pathway cord.


COMPUTER SCIENCE ADVANCED PLACEMENT

10 Credits / Grades 9-12

Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation

HS (h); CSU / UC (g)


The emphasis of this course is on programming methodology. Applications of computing provide the context in which this subject is treated; applications are used to develop student awareness for particular algorithms and data structures, as well as elicit students’ problem solving abilities. Java programming language will be the vehicle used for implementing computer-based solutions to particular problems. This course meets one of the requirements for the Computer Science pathway cord.


ENGLISH



COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
LANGUAGE SKILLS

10-30 Credits / Grades 9-11

Prerequisite: Scores on California Standards Test ELA / Teacher recommendation

HS (a)

This course is individualized with emphasis on academic progress and improvement of individual reading, writing, oral, and vocabulary skills. Frequent meetings with the student’s teachers, counselor, and parents are also a part of the program. Additionally, emphasis will be placed on areas necessary to pass the Proficiency Exam in English and the California High School Exit Exam – English / Language Arts. Students may be placed in other English classes once minimum proficiency has been met. This course may be repeated for credit with counselor approval.

LANGUAGE SKILLS BASIC / READING CORE

10-40 Credits / Grades 9-12

Prerequisite: Scores on California Standards Test ELA / Counselor recommendation

HS (a)


Core Works: Scholastic (Read 180) Curriculum
Language Skills Basic / Reading Core is a skill-building course with a heavy emphasis on reading comprehension, vocabulary development, spelling, and grammar. Students are assessed at the beginning of the year to determine current skill levels and placed accordingly. This course is a two-period block.
ELD ENGLISH I / II / III

10-40 Credits / Grades 9-12

Prerequisite: CELDT Proficiency Level

HS (a); one year of ELL English III will meet the CSU / UC (b)


This class provides opportunities for English Learners (EL) to converse and practice basic English patterns in a natural setting. The curriculum is thematic and grammatical. Traditionally small classes facilitate individual instruction and provide opportunities for students to expand their oral, writing, and reading competency in English. California Content Standards in English / Language Arts and English Language Development are the emphasis for instruction.
LITERATURE & COMPOSITION IV

10 Credits / Grade 12

Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation

HS (a)

This course covers the 12th Grade California Content Standards in English / Language Arts. Literature and Composition IV is a comprehensive high-school English/language arts course that emphasizes reading good literature and writing about ideas and issues. Students will study novels, short stories, poems, films, and plays. Building skills in critical reading, concise writing, logical thinking, and fruitful discussion will lead the students to an awareness and understanding of themselves and others. Students will also gain experience in job skills, interviews, applications, and effective communication.

HONORS COURSES
ENGLISH I HONORS

10 Credits / Grade 9

Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation

HS (a); CSU / UC (b)


English I Honors covers the 9th Grade California Content Standards in English / Language Arts and is designed for the academically gifted student. It will emphasize all aspects of grammar and usage skills and composition skills from the paragraph through the essay, with particular emphasis on phrases, clauses, and sentence types as they apply to writing. The study of literature will involve all genres and will concentrate on interpretation and analysis. The student will also study vocabulary and analogies in preparation for the PSAT test and further college preparatory work. Attention will be given to listening and speaking to fit the standards, group cooperative learning activities, and the fostering of critical thinking skills.
ENGLISH II HONORS

10 Credits / Grade 10

Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation

HS (a); CSU / UC (b)


This course covers the 10th Grade California Content Standards in English / Language Arts and is designed for the academically gifted student. It will emphasize composition skills through a series of essays (reflective, narrative, analytical) and a research paper. The study of literature will involve all genres and will concentrate on interpretation and analysis. The student will also study vocabulary and word power in preparation for the PSAT test and further college preparatory work. Students must be prepared to make an exceptional time commitment to extensive reading and writing demands of the course.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE & COMPOSITION, ADVANCED PLACEMENT

10 Credits / Grade 11

Prerequisite: B+/A average in English classes (9-10), recommendation of English teacher, and writing sample submitted by student to AP instructors for evaluation

H.S. (b); CSU / UC (b)

An AP course in English Language and Composition engages students in becoming skilled readers of prose written in a variety of periods, disciplines, and rhetorical contexts, and in becoming skilled writers who compose for a variety of purposes. Both their writing and their reading should make students aware of the interactions among a writer’s purposes, audience expectations, and subjects as well as the way generic conventions and the resources of language contribute to effectiveness in writing. The goals of an AP English Language and Composition course are diverse because the college composition course is one of the most varied in the curriculum. The college course provides students with opportunities to write about a variety of subjects and to demonstrate an awareness of audience and purpose. Students enrolling in this course are expected to sit for the AP exam in May.
ENGLISH LITERATURE & COMPOSITION, ADVANCED PLACEMENT

10 Credits / Grade 12

Prerequisite: B+/A average in English classes (9-11), recommendation of English teacher, and writing sample submitted by student to AP instructors for evaluation

HS (a); CSU / UC (b)


This course covers the 11th Grade California Content Standards in English / Language Arts. It meets the standards and expectations of a lower-division college literature course and requires students to complete 1-2 hours of independent study per hour of class each week. Those who take this course and pass the Advanced Placement examination may earn college credit. A.P. studies begin in the summer preceding the course year when students are required to read two assigned novels and

complete reader-response journals for each. During the school year, in preparation for the A.P. test in May and future college/university studies, students will do extensive work in college-level reading, analysis, and composition. After the A.P. test, students will continue their studies of literature and the humanities and will complete at least one independent project as part of the final grade for this course. Students enrolling in this course are expected to sit for the AP exam in May.


COLLEGE PREP COURSES
ENGLISH I

10 Credits / Grade 9

Prerequisite: None

HS (a); CSU / UC (b)


English I covers the 9th Grade California Content Standards in English / Language Arts. This course represents the beginning of the study of the many concepts, skills, and responsibilities which the student needs to master in senior high school. The eight parts of speech will be reviewed; phrases, clauses, parts of a sentence, subject-verb agreement, pronoun antecedent agreement, capitalization, and sentence types will be covered. In the area of writing, attention will be given to usage errors. Writing development will be stressed, including thesis statement, topic sentence, coherence, paragraph development with transitions, and concrete support from text. Portfolio writing will include a Native-American short story, an autobiographical narrative, and a report of information. Other writings will include analytical-expository essays. From studying various literary selections, students will acquire a fair degree of mastery in the recognition of the plot, theme, and characterization. A systematic vocabulary program, listening and speaking skills, non-fiction readings, and library and research skills will also be covered.

ENGLISH II

10 Credits / Grade 10

Prerequisite: None

HS (a); CSU / UC (b)

English II covers the 10th Grade California Content Standards in English / Language Arts. The purpose of this course is to enable the student to study and evaluate various authors and their writing. The sampling will include a variety of writing styles and techniques. The course will also give the student a basis for the selection, evaluation, and understanding of the literature he/she chooses to read in the future. Emphasis will be on the communication of ideas through expository writing. Attention will be given to effective choice of words, sentence structure, and the writing of multiparagraph compositions. Throughout the course, skills, mechanics, and usage will be developed according to each student’s needs as seen in his/her compositions. Students will be required to do outside reading from several different types of literature. They will also be required to do a research paper in the spring semester.

ENGLISH III

10 Credits / Grade 11

Prerequisite: None

HS (a); CSU / UC (b)


English III covers the 11th Grade California Content Standards in English / Language Arts. This year-long course is designed with the specific needs of juniors in mind. The literature of American culture is enhanced by a strong emphasis in writing. As a college preparatory course, skills in SAT preparation, college resume writing, the college letter/essay, critical analysis, oral communication, and technology will be integrated into the curriculum. Students gain an appreciation of the American experience through the study of American novels, essays, short stories, drama, and poetry in coordination with American history, film, music, and art.


ELECTIVE ENGLISH COURSE OPTIONS (College Prep)
BRITISH LITERATURE & COMPOSITION

10 Credits / Grades 11-12

Prerequisite: None

HS (a); CSU / UC (b)


British Literature and Composition addresses the 11th12th grade California Content Standards in English / Language Arts. This is a survey course of the development of literature and the English language from its Anglo-Saxon beginnings to the present. The course acquaints students with various themes of literature produced by English, Irish and Scottish writers. Reading and composition are vital components of the course.
MODERN LITERATURE & COMPOSITION

10 Credits / Grades 11-12

Prerequisite: None

HS (a); CSU / UC (b)

Modern Literature and Composition addresses the 11th 12th grade California Content Standards in English / Language Arts. Literary selections from the Modern and Post-Modern periods as well as works from Contemporary writers will be incorporated into the course curriculum. Reading and composition are vital components of the course.

WORLD LITERATURE & COMPOSITION

10 Credits / Grades 11-12

Prerequisite: None

HS (a); CSU / UC (b)


World Literature and Composition addresses the 11th 12th grade California Content Standards in English / Language Arts. This course introduces students to the voices and ideas of writers from other parts of the world, especially Africa, Asia, portions of Europe, and Latin America. Reading and composition are vital components of the course.

ELECTIVE COURSES – College Prep.

(These courses do not meet the English HS graduation requirement.)

MYTHOLOGY/FOLKLORE LITERATURE & COMPOSITION

5 Credits / Grades 11-12

Prerequisite: None

HS (a); CSU / UC (b)


Mythology / Folklore Literature and Composition covers the 11th-12th Grade California Content Standards in English / Language Arts. A major objective of this course is to challenge the student to study and to evaluate the myths of different civilizations, primarily Greek, Roman, Celtic and the tales of King Arthur, in order to increase that student’s awareness of and insight into basic human needs and problems and the long-range consequences of both. A second objective is to offer carefully selected and representative myths and literature based on those myths, in order that the student can become aware of himself and others in relation to the past and to the past’s influence on the present and future. A third objective is to increase the student’s skills in logical thinking, critical reading, fruitful discussion, and concise writing. A fourth objective is a study of roots, prefixes, and suffixes that formed modern-day words and expressions.

THANATOLOGY LITERATURE & COMPOSITION

5 Credits / Grades 11-12

Prerequisite: None

HS (a); CSU / UC (b)

Thanatology Literature and Composition covers the 11th-12th Grade California Content Standards in English / Language Arts. This course encompasses the general views about the various types of death and loss and their ramifications. Emphasis will be placed on carefully selected texts from the earliest period up to and including the most contemporary research and literature on the subject. Students will receive practice in both oral and written self-expression, logical thinking, critical listening skills, and concise writing. Emphasis will be placed on the grieving process that one experiences after any loss. Students’ assignments will include persuasive essay, autobiographical account, condolence letter, poetry, video production, debate, peer review, book reports, and film critiques.
WESTERN THEOLOGY IN LITERATURE

5 Credits / Grades 11-12

Prerequisite: None

HS (a); CSU / UC (b)


Western Theology in Literature covers the 11th-12th Grade California Content Standards in English / Language Arts. This is not a course in religion; this is a course which explores the poetry, drama, essays, short stories, novels, and parables which are in the Bible. We will look at the first books in the Bible to see how much the stories and ideas have been used by writers of literature through the centuries. Many different kinds of expression will be studied for the ideas and values that are stressed. Written and oral assignments will enable the student to analyze literature within the context of biblical times, customs, and traditions.



FINE ARTS


PERFORMING ARTS

* Students may elect to take this course for fine arts or physical education credit. See counselor for P.E. credit limitations.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
*BEGINNING DANCE

5-10 Credits / Grades 9-12

Prerequisite: Teacher approval through audition

HS (d), (g), or (h)


This course teaches dance vocabulary, ballet/jazz dance techniques, performance techniques, and choreography techniques at the beginning level. Students are required to participate in one performance per semester. Enrollment will count towards the student’s P.E. graduation requirement. Course may be repeated for credit. Students must register for the class and will receive notification in May regarding a June audition.
*INTERMEDIATE DANCE

5-10 Credits / Grades 9-12

Prerequisite: Teacher approval through audition

HS (d), (g), or (h); CSU / UC (f)


This course teaches dance vocabulary, ballet/jazz dance techniques, performance techniques, and choreography techniques at varying intermediate levels. Students should have previous dance experience and are encouraged to continue dance training outside of school. Students are required to participate in one performance per semester enrolled. In addition to outside performances, students are required to take a dance vocabulary final and complete written critiques that require attendance at a professional dance performance outside of the school day. Enrollment will count towards the student’s P.E. OR Fine Arts graduation requirement. Course may be repeated for credit. Students must register for the class and will receive notification in May regarding a June audition.

*ADVANCED DANCE

5-10 Credits / Grades 9-12

Prerequisite: Teacher approval through audition

HS (d), (g), or (h); CSU / UC (f)

This course teaches dance vocabulary, ballet/jazz dance techniques, performance techniques, and choreography techniques at the advanced level. Students must have outside dance experience and must continue training at a dance studio outside of school. Students are required to participate in one performance per semester enrolled. In addition to outside performances, students are required to take a dance vocabulary final and complete written critiques that require attendance at a professional dance performance outside of the school day. Enrollment will count towards the student’s P.E. OR Fine Arts graduation requirement. Course may be repeated for credit. Students must register for the class and will receive notification in May regarding a June audition.
BEGINNING DRAMA 1, 2

5-10 Credits / Grades 9-12

Prerequisite: None

HS (g) or (h); CSU / UC (f)


Beginning Drama is an introductory performance-based class designed to acquaint the student with various aspects of theatre and performance including acting, technical theatre, history,

terminology, and improvisation. Students will do in-class performances of scenes and monologues and participate in theatre games and exercises in class.


INTERMEDIATE DRAMA

10 Credits / Grades 10-12

Prerequisite: Beginning Drama or teacher approval (audition)

HS (g) or (h); CSU / UC (f)

Intermediate Drama is a performance-based class. Students will study vocal technique, performance skills, acting theories, and various playwrights. Performances will include a play each semester, in-class scene work, and participation at a local theatre festival. Students may enroll after two successful semesters of Beginning Drama or by audition. Auditions are held in May and require two memorized monologues and a cold reading. Previous performance experience is recommended. See teacher in April for audition information.

ADVANCED DRAMA

10 Credits / Grades 10-12

Prerequisite: Teacher approval (audition)

HS (g) or (h); CSU / UC (f)


Advanced Drama is a performance-based class for advanced actors who will produce the mainstage school productions. Performances include three plays and participation at a local theatre festival. Auditions are held in May and require two memorized monologues and a cold reading. Previous performance experience is highly recommended. See teacher in April for audition information.
TECHNICAL THEATRE (pending school board approval)

5-10 Credits / Grades 10-12 (Grade 9 with teacher approval)

Prerequisite: None

HS (g) or (h); CSU / UC (f) pending


This course provides an overview of the technical aspects of theatre. Topics include theatrical terminology, scene design, lighting, set construction, audio, rigging, costuming, makeup, safety, and stage management. Students will be expected to participate in some after-school events.
*BEGINNING / INTERMEDIATE BAND

10 Credits / Grades 9-10

Prerequisite: Permission of teacher and/or audition; and/or recommendation of middle school teacher

HS (d), (g), or (h); CSU / UC (f)


Open to all ninth and tenth grade students who play a traditional band instrument or to any student wishing to learn a band instrument. During the fall, this band will combine with the Advanced Band to form the marching band. After the marching band season is over, this band will stress basic concepts of tone production and instrumental techniques. Attendance and participation at all performances is required.
*ADVANCED BAND

10 Credits / Grades 10-12

Prerequisite: Ability to play a band instrument, audition, and/or permission of teacher

HS (d), (g), or (h); CSU / UC (f)

During the fall, this band will combine with the Beginning/Intermediate Band to form the marching band which performs at pep rallies, football games, parades, and field tournaments. During the spring semester (and after the marching season is over) this band becomes the Symphonic Band and performs at festivals and concerts. The Advanced Band stresses advanced techniques of instrumental performance, both as a group and as individuals. Emphasis is placed on proper tone, technique, rhythm, and all other aspects of proper instrument performance. Attendance and participation at all performances is required.

JAZZ BAND - INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

10 Credits / Grades 9-12

Prerequisite: Audition and/or permission of teacher.

HS (d), (g), or (h); CSU / UC (f)


Open to all students by audition and permission of teacher. This class includes the study and performance of contemporary, jazz, and rock music for the “Big Band” idiom, with emphasis on beginning improvisation and musical style. This band will be a performing group playing concerts and jazz festivals. Attendance and participation at all performances is required.
JAZZ BAND - ADVANCED LEVEL

10 Credits / Grades 9-12

Prerequisite: Audition and/or permission of teacher

HS (d), (g), or (h); CSU / UC (f)


Open to all students by audition and permission of teacher. This class includes the study and performance of contemporary, jazz, and rock music for the “Big Band” idiom, with emphasis on advanced improvisation and musical style. This band will be a performing group playing concerts and jazz festivals. Attendance and participation at all performances is required.
PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE

10 Credits / Grades 9–12

Prerequisite: Previous percussion experience and audition and permission of instructor

HS (g) or (h)


This is a one-year course providing instruction on marching and concert percussion literature and performance. The course will develop the necessary skills to perform on the student’s instrument both as an individual and as part of an ensemble. This course offers continued development of those skills learned in the middle school percussion section. Performances may include concert festivals, field shows, parades, half-time football games and winter drumline competitions.

ORCHESTRA

10 Credits / Grades 9-12

Prerequisite: Previous instrumental experience; audition and permission of instructor

HS (g) or (h); CSU / UC (f)

This is a one-year course providing instruction on string and full orchestra performance literature. The course will develop the necessary skills to perform on the student’s instrument both as an individual and as part of an ensemble. This course offers continued development of those skills learned in the middle school level string orchestra program. Performances may include concerts and festivals on and off campus. Participation and attendance is required at all performances.

CONCERT CHOIR (Xpressions)

10 Credits / Grades 10-12

Prerequisite: Audition only

HS (g) or (h); CSU / UC (f)
This is a one-year choral music course for students interested in experiencing a wide range of musical styles and literature suited for a large ensemble at the intermediate to advanced level. Although previous choral experience is not required, some high school musical experience is recommended. Requirements include consistent class attendance and promptness, attendance at all scheduled rehearsals and performances, acquisition of the appropriate performance apparel, part testing and written assignments and quizzes. This class is only offered “0” period (6:50-7:42 a.m.). Students interested in this class should register for the class and look for information regarding a June audition for enrollment the following Fall. Course may be repeated for credit.
MEN’S CHORUS (Xtreme)

10 Credits / Grades 9-12

Prerequisite: None

HS (g) or (h); CSU / UC (f)

Open to all Los Alamitos High School male students, this choir will focus on choral literature and vocal techniques specifically for the men’s voice. Men with no previous vocal experience are required to enroll in this ensemble before auditioning for more advanced choral groups. A wide range of genres including classical, Broadway, pop, and jazz is used to develop basic musicianship, vocal production, and performance skills. Culmination of class work will be public performances on campus and participation in choral festivals and show choir competitions. Requirements include consistent class attendance and promptness, attendance at all scheduled rehearsals and performances, acquisition of the appropriate performance apparel, part testing and written assignments and quizzes. Course may be repeated for credit. Students in grades 10-12 who have successfully completed one year of Men’s Chorus may earn P.E. OR Fine Arts graduation credit the spring semester only.

BEGINNING WOMEN’S ENSEMBLE (Axcent)

10 Credits / Grades 9-12

Prerequisite: None

HS (g) or (h); CSU / UC (f)


Open to all Los Alamitos High School female students, this choir will focus on choral literature and vocal techniques specifically for women’s voices. Women with no previous vocal experience are required to enroll in this ensemble before auditioning for more advanced choral groups. A wide range of genres including classical, Broadway, pop, and jazz is used to develop basic musicianship, vocal production, and performance skills. Culmination of class work will be public performances on campus and participation in choral festivals and show choir competitions. Requirements include consistent class attendance and promptness, attendance at all scheduled rehearsals and performances, acquisition of the appropriate performance apparel, part testing and written assignments and quizzes. Course may be repeated for credit.
ADVANCED WOMEN’S ENSEMBLE (Soundtrax)

5-10 Credits / Grades 9-12

Prerequisite: Audition only

HS (g) or (h); CSU / UC (f)

This is a one-year performing ensemble at the advanced level offered to qualified women with some vocal music background. Classical and Show Choir festivals will be attended at the competitive level. Time demands on this ensemble are great and require a serious musical commitment. Many required activities are scheduled outside of the regular school day including performances and rehearsals. Requirements include consistent class attendance and promptness, attendance at all scheduled rehearsals and performances, acquisition of the appropriate performance apparel, part testing and written assignments and quizzes. Students interested in this class should register for the class and look for information regarding a June audition for enrollment the following Fall. Students may earn P.E. OR Fine Arts graduation credit the spring semester only. Course may be repeated for credit.

ADVANCED MIXED SHOW CHOIR (Sound FX)

10 Credits / Grades 10-12

Prerequisite: Audition only

HS (d), (g), or (h); CSU / UC (f)


This is a one-year advanced course offered to students interested in participating in an entertainment ensemble at the highest professional level. Participation in competitions, festivals, on-campus concerts, community events, and rehearsals is mandatory and will require a great deal of time outside regular class meetings, sometimes requiring the students’ attendance out of the regular class schedule. Requirements include consistent class attendance and promptness, attendance at all scheduled rehearsals and performances, acquisition of the appropriate performance apparel, part testing and written assignments and quizzes. Students interested in this class should register for the class and look for information regarding a June audition for enrollment in the following Fall. Enrollment will count towards the student’s P.E. OR Fine Arts graduation requirement. Course may be repeated for credit.
VOCAL PRODUCTION (pending school board approval)

10 Credits / Grades 10-12

Prerequisite: Audition and teacher approval

HS (g) or (h); CSU / UC (f) pending


This course offers students the opportunity to receive small group or private instruction to develop vocal performance skills. Instruction is designed so that students are enabled to connect, examine, imagine, define, try, extend, refine, and integrate music study into other subject areas. A variety of music methods and repertoire, including art songs, musical theatre, pop, and jazz, is utilized to refine students’ abilities in listening, analyzing, interpreting, and performing. Instruction is offered in basic vocal technique, musical theatre history, microphone usage, and audition skills.

MUSIC APPRECIATION (pending school board approval)

5-10 Credits / Grades 9-12

Prerequisite: None

HS (g) or (h); CSU / UC (f) pending

This non-performance course provides an introduction to music through culture, time, and role in society. Topics of study include composers, genres, music of various regions, ear-training, and beginning notation.
MUSIC THEORY ADVANCED PLACEMENT

10 Credits / Grades 10-12

Prerequisite: Some previous musical experience; ability to read musical notation; knowledge of major and minor key signatures helpful. Teacher permission required.

HS (g) or (h); CSU / UC (f)


This one-year non-performance ensemble will focus on the theoretical aspect of music. Note reading, harmony, form, analysis, and sight singing will all be developed with the ultimate goal of composing, conducting, or performing in mind. Preparation for the advanced placement test in music theory will guide the curriculum. Students enrolling in this course are expected to sit for the AP exam in May.

VISUAL ARTS
Mid-year entry is allowed in all courses. A grade of C or better on all prerequisites is required unless otherwise stated.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
CERAMICS 1, 2 (POTTERY)

5-10 Credits / Grades 9-12

Prerequisite: None

HS (g) or (h); CSU (f) or (g); UC (f)


The first year class explores basic ceramic processes including a variety of hand building techniques, wheel work, and glazing procedures. Emphasis is on well-crafted, functional pottery.
CERAMICS ADVANCED (POTTERY)

5-30 Credits / Grades 10-12

Prerequisite: Ceramics 2 and teacher approval or grade of C or better

HS (g) or (h); CSU (f) or (g); UC (f)

This course is a continuation of Ceramics 2 with emphasis on more advanced projects. Students work with alternative clay colorations and joining techniques plus production work. Creativity and quality craftsmanship are emphasized. Third year students will require a portfolio review.

CONTEMPORARY MEDIA IN ART 1, 2

5-10 Credits / Grades 9-12

Prerequisite: None

HS (g) or (h); CSU (f) or (g); UC (f)


This course is for students interested in exploring the creation of art with contemporary media. Students will work with Macintosh computers, scanners, digital still cameras, video, and computer graphic design programs. Emphasis will be on introductory design skills.
CONTEMPORARY MEDIA IN ART ADVANCED

5-30 Credits / Grades 10-12

Prerequisite: Contemporary Media in Art 2 with grade of C or better

HS (g) or (h); CSU (f) or (g)


This course is a continuation of Contemporary Media in Art 2 with an emphasis on more advanced projects. New graphic programs will be added to the students’ curriculum in addition to advanced design techniques.
CONTEMPORARY VIDEO

5-10 Credits / Grades 10-12

Prerequisite: Teacher approval

HS (g) or (h); CSU (f) or (g); UC (f)


This course is for students interested in exploring the art of video production. Working with Apple computers, digital video cameras and the Apple Final Cut Studio suite of programs, students will create unique personal films as well as the school video yearbook DVD. Students will learn Final Cut Pro, Motion and DVD Studio Pro. Returning students will be challenged with more advanced projects and techniques.

PRINTMAKING 1, 2

5-10 Credits / Grades 9-12

Prerequisite: None

HS (g) or (h); CSU (f) or (g); UC (f)

This course is for students interested in learning the fundamental techniques of printmaking using a variety of relief printmaking and screen printing processes. Focus is on the personal, cultural, and societal contexts of art.

PRINTMAKING ADVANCED

5-30 Credits / Grades 10-12

Prerequisite: Printmaking 2 with grade of C or better

HS (g) or (h); CSU (f) or (g)


This course is a continuation of Printmaking 2 with emphasis on more advanced projects that will further develop the student’s creativity and craftsmanship. Portfolio development will be emphasized in the third year.
DRAWING / PAINTING 1, 2

5-10 Credits / Grades 9-12

Prerequisite: None

HS (g) or (h); CSU (f) or (g); UC (f)


This course is designed to introduce the beginning student to the fundamental techniques of drawing and painting and the utilization of different drawing and painting materials. Emphasis will be on developing skill in drawing and painting techniques, as well as other facets of artistic expression.
DRAWING / PAINTING ADVANCED

5-30 Credits / Grades 10-12

Prerequisite: Drawing/Painting 2 and grade of C or better

HS (g) or (h); CSU (f) or (g); UC (f)


This course is designed to enrich the knowledge of students interested in drawing and painting. Various media will be introduced to expand the student’s working vocabulary. Further study of artistic expression will be incorporated into more complex and challenging projects. Portfolio materials are stressed in the third year course.
STUDIO ART (DRAWING & PAINTING) ADVANCED PLACEMENT

20 Credits / Grades 11-12

Prerequisite: Drawing & Painting (minimum of one semester); Portfolio review

H.S. (g) (h); CSU (f) (g); UC (f)

This course is made available to accommodate students who have expressed an interest in completing either the 2-D Design Exam Portfolio or the Drawing Exam Portfolio. Teacher directed units will be presented in accordance with College Board exam requirements. Emphasis will be placed on the completion of a volume of quality pieces. As well, students will be challenged to develop their own personal concentrations.

3-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN 1, 2 (JEWELRY / CRAFTS)

5-10 Credits / Grades 9-12

Prerequisite: None

HS (g) or (h); CSU (f) or (g); UC (f)


This course is designed to introduce students to 3-dimensional design concepts and construction techniques through thematic projects and connections to art historical and contemporary approaches. Students will utilize a variety of materials including metals, paper, plaster, wood, wax, found objects, resin, and/or stone to design and create a variety of 3-dimensional work.
3-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN ADVANCED (JEWELRY / CRAFTS)

5-30 Credits / Grades 10-12

Prerequisite: 3-Dimensional Design 2 with grade of C or better

HS (g) or (h); CSU (f) or (g)


This course is a continuation of 3-Dimensional Design 2 with an emphasis on more advanced techniques, multimedia construction, and conceptual development. Students will utilize a variety of materials including metals, paper, plaster, wood, wax, found objects, resin, and/or stone to design and create a variety of 3-dimensional work.
PHOTOGRAPHY 1

5-10 Credits / Grades 9-12

Prerequisite: None

HS (g) or (h); CSU (f) or (g); UC (f)


An introductory course designed to provide basic instruction in digital camera techniques, composition, and photo manipulation on the Macintosh computer. Students will also explore photography as an art form in a historical context.
PHOTOGRAPHY 2, ADVANCED

5-30 Credits / Grades 10-12

Prerequisite: Photography 2 with a grade of C or better

HS (g) or (h); CSU (f) or (g); UC (f)

This course is an advanced exploration in photography, including portraiture, lighting and advertising. Students will improve their portfolios while examining personal expression and experimental techniques.

STUDIO ART (PHOTOGRAPHY) ADVANCED PLACEMENT

20 Credits / Grades 11-12

Prerequisite: Photography (minimum of one semester); Portfolio review

H.S. (g) (h); CSU (f) (g); UC (f)


This course is made available to accommodate students who desire to complete the AP 2-D Design Exam Portfolio. Teacher directed units will be presented in accordance with College Board exam requirements. Emphasis will be placed on the completion of a volume of quality pieces. As well, students will be challenged to develop their own personal concentration.
ART HISTORY ADVANCED PLACEMENT

10 Credits / Grades 11-12

Prerequisite: 3.0 GPA; teacher approval upon submission of writing sample

HS (g) or (h); CSU (f) or (g); UC (f)


Advanced Placement Art History is a college-level survey course that provides an intensive study of the history of Western art. Lectures focus on contextual introductions to Painting, Sculpture and Architecture from various art periods throughout history and across cultures. Strategies of contextual and comparative analysis prepare students to take the advanced placement test in Art History. Students enrolling in this course are expected to sit for the AP exam in May.




HEALTH






COURSE DESCRIPTION
9TH GRADE REQUIREMENT
HEALTH EDUCATION

5 Credits / Grade 9

Prerequisite: None

HS (f)

Health class is a one-semester course which emphasizes the physical, mental/emotional, and social health of adolescents as well as addresses their changing needs and interests to improve total health and well-being. The health-literate adolescent will learn health concepts and develop health skills such as decision-making, goal-setting, interpersonal communication, self-management, accessing valid health information, and advocacy to promote and maintain a healthy lifestyle. The units of study include:

Personal Health Communicable and Chronic Diseases

Nutrition Individual Growth and Development

Family Living Tobacco, Alcohol, and other Drugs

First Aid Environmental Health

Our health goals are as follows:


  1. Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention.

  2. Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and reduce health risks.

  3. Students will demonstrate the ability to use decision-making and goal-setting skills to enhance health.

  4. Students will develop the health skills needed to address the issues adolescents will face as they transition into adulthood.





MATHEMATICS



COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
Prerequisites are listed in order to make students aware of the level or proficiency necessary to successfully complete each course. Please do not register for a class unless you have met the prerequisite.
CAHSEE MATH

10 Credits / Grades 11-12

Prerequisite: Algebra I or Algebra A/B/C/D sequence passed; CAHSEE math not passed

HS (c)
This course is required for juniors and seniors who have passed Algebra I or the Algebra A/B/C/D sequence and have not passed the math section of the high school exit exam. The main focus of the course will be to help students prepare for the CAHSEE. Additional topics will be covered after the CAHSEE in the spring. This course may be repeated for credit.


ALGEBRA A/B

10 Credits / Grade 9-12

Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation

HS (c)

This is the first year of a two-year Algebra I sequence. It will encompass the first half of the entire Algebra I curriculum. It requires abstract thinking and includes topics dealing with rational and irrational numbers and mathematical structure. The California Content Standards in Algebra I will be covered.

SDAIE ALGEBRA A/B

10 Credits / Grades 9-12

Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation; CELDT Proficiency Level

HS (c)
This is the first year of a two-year Algebra I sequence. It will encompass the first half of the entire Algebra I curriculum. It requires abstract thinking and includes topics dealing with rational and irrational numbers and mathematical structure. The California Content Standards in Algebra I will be covered. Sheltered instructional strategies are utilized.


ALGEBRA C/D

10 Credits / Grade 9-12

Prerequisite: Passing grade in Algebra A/B

HS (c); CSU / UC (c)


This is the second year of a two-year Algebra I sequence. It will encompass the second half of the entire Algebra I curriculum. It requires abstract thinking and includes topics dealing with rational and irrational numbers and mathematical structure. The California Standards in Algebra I will be covered. Completing Algebra D with a “C” or better will satisfy one year of the CSU and UC entrance requirement, section c, for mathematics.
SDAIE ALGEBRA C/D

10 Credits / Grades 9-12

Prerequisite: Passing grade in Algebra A/B; CELDT Proficiency Level

HS (c); CSU / UC (c)


This is the second year of a two-year Algebra I sequence. It will encompass the second half of the entire Algebra I curriculum. It requires abstract thinking and includes topics dealing with rational and irrational numbers and mathematical structure. The California Standards in Algebra I will be covered. Completing Algebra D with a “C” or better will satisfy one year of the CSU and UC entrance requirement, section c, for mathematics. Sheltered instructional strategies are utilized.

ALGEBRA I

10 Credits / Grades 9-12

Prerequisite: Math 8, grade of B or better, teacher recommendation and passing score on algebra readiness placement test; or completion of Algebra B with grade of B or better

HS (c); CSU / UC (c)

This is the first course in algebra and should be taken by those planning to attend a college or university. It requires abstract thinking and includes topics dealing with rational and irrational numbers and mathematical structure. The California Standards in Algebra I will be covered.
SDAIE ALGEBRA I

10 Credits / Grades 9-12

Prerequisite: Math 8, grade of B or better; teacher recommendation, and passing score on algebra readiness placement test; or completion of Algebra B with grade of B or better; CELDT Proficiency Level

HS (c); CSU / UC (c)


This is the first course in algebra and should be taken by those planning to attend a college or university. It requires abstract thinking and includes topics dealing with rational and irrational numbers and mathematical structure. The California Standards in Algebra I will be covered. Sheltered instructional strategies are utilized.
PRINCIPLES OF GEOMETRY

10 Credits / Grades 10-12

Prerequisites: Grade of C- or D in Algebra I or Algebra D

HS (c); CSU / UC (c) status pending


This course is designed to meet the needs of students who passed Algebra I or Algebra D with a grade of C- or lower and are not prepared to take Geometry CP. This course develops the mathematical skills necessary for successful entry into Intermediate Algebra. The course content is similar to Geometry and satisfies the requirements of the California State Standards. Concepts are learned through hands-on exploration and students will have opportunities to experience these concepts through real-world applications.

GEOMETRY

10 Credits / Grades 9-12

Prerequisites: Algebra I, grade of C or better; or Algebra A/B/C/D, grade of C or better

HS (c); CSU / UC (c)

The content of this course deals with the geometry of two-dimensional and three-dimensional figures and the concept of deductive reasoning. The relations of figures to

each other through similarities and congruences are dealt with by examining obvious properties and deductively establishing others. The California Content Standards in geometry will be covered in this course.


SDAIE GEOMETRY

10 Credits / Grades 9-12

Prerequisites: Algebra I, grade of C or better; or Algebra A/B/C/D, grade of C or better; CELDT Proficiency Level

HS (c); CSU / UC (c)


The content of this course deals with the geometry of two-dimensional figures and the concept of deductive reasoning. The relations of figures to each other through similarities and congruences are dealt with by examining obvious properties and deductively establishing others. The California Content Standards in geometry will be covered in this course. Sheltered instructional strategies are utilized.
HONORS GEOMETRY

10 Credits / Grades 9-10

Prerequisite: Algebra I, grade and test average of A at high school and teacher recommendation; or grade of B or better at middle school and teacher recommendation

HS (c); CSU / UC (c)


This course includes the same content as geometry, but additional topics are studied such as logic, vectors, and locus. All topics are approached with more mathematical rigor than the geometry course. The California Content Standards in geometry will be covered in this course.
INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA

10 Credits / Grades 11-12

Prerequisite: C ompletion of Algebra I or Algebra C/D with a grade of C or better and completion of Geometry with a grade of C or better

HS (c); CSU / UC (c)

This course is designed for students who do not intend to major in mathematics or science at the college / university level. It does not meet the prerequisite for entry into Advanced Math / Trigonometry. The course is similar in content to that of Algebra II, yet emphasizes the practical applications and necessary background skills for a successful level of achievement on college entrance math placement exams.

ALGEBRA II

10 Credits / Grades 10-12

Prerequisite: Geometry, grade of C or better

HS (c); CSU / UC (c)


This course curriculum includes the real number system through the complex number system and prepares students for trigonometry and higher mathematics courses. The California Content Standards in Algebra II will be covered. This course meets the college Algebra II requirement.
ALGEBRA II / TRIGONOMETRY

10 Credits / Grades 9-11

Prerequisite: Geometry Honors, grade of B or better, and teacher recommendation

HS (c); CSU / UC (c)


Algebra II / Trigonometry is designed for the academically accelerated math student. It combines the normal year course of Algebra II and the normal one-semester course of Trigonometry into a one-year course. The California Content Standards in Algebra II will be covered. This course meets the college requirements of both intermediate algebra and trigonometry.
FINITE MATHEMATICS

10 Credits / Grade 12

Prerequisite: Intermediate Algebra or Algebra II, grade of C or better

HS (c); CSU / UC (c)


This is a post Intermediate Algebra / Algebra II course for students who desire an additional year of mathematics before, during, or after trigonometry or pre-calculus. Topics covered will include probability and statistics, logic, linear algebra, and linear programming.
ADVANCED MATH / TRIGONOMETRY

10 Credits / Grades 11-12

Prerequisite: Algebra II, grade of B or better and minimum test average of 80% and teacher recommendation

HS (c); CSU / UC (c)

Advanced Math / Trigonometry is designed for the student who is college-bound. It provides the necessary background for pre-calculus. This course stresses the circular function and trigonometric function approach to trigonometry. The student should be able to solve a variety of math science application problems with the learning provided in this course.

PRE-CALCULUS

10 Credits / Grades 10-12

Prerequisite: Algebra II/Trigonometry, grade of B or better, minimum test average of 85%, and teacher recommendation; or Advanced Math/Trigonometry, grade of A- or better and teacher recommendation

HS (c); CSU / UC (c)


This course is designed to prepare students for Calculus. The content includes trigonometry, advanced algebra and functions, the study of limits, polar coordinates and complex numbers, introduction to the derivative, math induction, and sequences and series.
CALCULUS AB ADVANCED PLACEMENT

10 Credits / Grades 11-12

Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus, grade C+ or better

HS (c); CSU / UC (c)

This course is the lower level calculus course, covering topics such as differentiation, integration, and applications of derivatives and integrals. Properties of elementary functions, such as polynomial, rational, radical, trigonometric, logarithmic, and exponential, are reviewed and extended into applications involving calculus. Students who enroll in a calculus course should have demonstrated mastery of algebra, geometry, coordinate geometry, and trigonometry, with four full years on mathematics preparation before calculus. Advanced topics in algebra, trigonometry, analytic geometry, complex numbers, and elementary functions should be studied in the pre-calculus course. Most colleges grant one quarter or one semester’s credit to students who successfully pass the Calculus AB Advanced Placement examination. This course is designed to prepare students to take the Advanced Placement test in Calculus AB, and students enrolling in this course are expected to sit for the exam in May.

CALCULUS BC ADVANCED PLACEMENT

10 Credits / Grades 11-12

Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus, grade of B+ or better

HS (c); CSU / UC (c)

This is the upper level calculus course, covering topics in the AB course, such as differentiation, integration, and applications of derivatives and integrals. Properties of elementary functions, such as polynomial, rational, radical, trigonometric, logarithmic, and exponential, are reviewed and extended into applications involving calculus, as well as infinite series and more advanced topics not covered in the AB course. Students who enroll in a calculus course should have demonstrated mastery of algebra, geometry, coordinate geometry, and trigonometry, with four full years of mathematics preparation before calculus. Advanced topics in algebra, trigonometry, analytic geometry, complex numbers, and elementary functions should be studied in the pre-calculus course. Most colleges grant

one full year’s credit to students who successfully pass the Calculus BC Advanced Placement examination. This course is designed to prepare students to take the Advanced Placement test in Calculus BC, and students enrolling in this course are expected to sit for the exam in May.


STATISTICS ADVANCED PLACEMENT

10 Credits / Grades 11-12

Prerequisite: Grade of A in Algebra II or teacher recommendation; or Algebra II/Trig, grade of B or better; or Advanced Math/Trig, grade of B or better; or Finite Math, grade of B or better

HS (c); CSU / UC (c)

This course is designed to meet the needs of accelerated math students who wish to prepare for college statistics or the Statistics Advanced Placement examination. Students will be introduced to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. Students are exposed to four broad conceptual themes: exploring data, planning a study, anticipating patterns, and statistical inference. This course is designed to prepare students to take the Advanced Placement test in Statistics, and students enrolling in this course are expected to sit for the exam in May.




PHYSICAL EDUCATION


Students will need to provide their own shoes, socks, shorts, shirts and necessary underwear. All Physical Education classes are open to male and female students.


To provide a background in a variety of basic skills, 9th grade students are programmed into the following activities during the freshman year:
Basketball Soccer

Flag Football Softball

Tennis Volleyball

Volley Tennis Physical Best Training & Testing

Aquatics
Students are required to participate in two semesters of physical education in grade 9.
Students are required to participate in two semesters of physical education in grades 10-12; however, they may select the course of their choice:
Aerobic Dance Basketball

Jazz Dance Weight Training

Lifetime Sports
Students who wish to compete at a high skill level may try out for the following competitive athletic teams:
Season Sport Boys Girls
Fall Cross Country * *

Football * *

Golf *

Surf * *


Tennis *

Volleyball *

Water Polo *
Winter Basketball * *

Soccer * *

Water Polo *

Wrestling * *


Spring Baseball *

Golf *


Lacrosse * *

Softball *

Surf * *

Swimming/Diving * *

Tennis *

Track & Field * *

Volleyball *



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