Bilingual Education and English as a Second Language
Content-Based ESOL for Science I A/B
The Content-Based ESOL for Science course will be a companion
course to the EngSOL I course now offered at International Newcomer Academy
(INA) and Language Center programs and will be a means for the high school
recent-arrival immigrant students in these programs to earn elective ESOL
credit while earning required English credit through EngSOL I.
Newcomers English Language
Development (NELD) A & B
The Newcomers English Language Development courses are
designed to provide instructional opportunities for secondary level recent
immigrant students with little or no English proficiency. The development of
communicative competence occurs through targeted lessons based on students’
Social Intelligence for ESL Students
This course provides ESL students with the necessary
knowledge and skills required for successful adaptation to a new community and
educational environment. Students will learn skills to navigate through
social situations such as conflict resolution, communication, decision
making, cultural awareness, etc.
English Language Arts
Research Methods in the Humanities
Through the study of the humanities, students explore the
idea that we see the world through the filter of our own culture. By bringing
together analysis of visual media, auditory media, and written media, the
course teaches students how analytical thinking applies across all fields of
study and how analytical thinking applies to their day-to-day lives.
This tier of courses develops proficiency in acting by
promoting an understanding of the methods, principles, practices and
vocabulary common for all acting styles from Greek through modern texts.
Acting Styles: Classical/Commedia
In this course students study the acting style of the
Greek Theatre, the Commedia dell-Arte, Shakespearean plays, the Restoration,
Acting Styles: Realism/Post-war
In this course, the students study texts from the 1890’s
to the present. The students learn the acting elements required in theatrical
realism, Theatre of the Absurd, and the modern theatre.
Acting Styles: Improvisation/Monologue
In this course the students study the basic elements of
improvisational acting and improvisational theatre. In addition, the students
study ways of preparing modern and classical monologues. The courses
challenge the students to use a process of character development and expand
their creative processes.
of Abilities: Exercises for Creative Growth
Integration of Abilities is based on exercises for
creative growth. This course directs the students to analyze their own
creative process and guides them through exercises for personal investigation
and growth. The students explore dance, music, theatre, and visual arts,
using a common vocabulary to unify their discoveries.
for the Actor
Students acquire the knowledge and skills for movement and
apply these skills effectively to stage acting and performing. It is designed
to employ stage movement to express thoughts, feelings, and actions, and to
analyze and describe the interdependence of all physical elements used on the
Physical Theatre I
Physical Theatre I, now a degree course in many colleges, is
a one year course of study encompassing abstract movement, corporal and
illusionary mime, neutral and 3-D mask work, and Commedia dell'Arte.
Physical Theatre II
Physical Theatre II, now a BFA degree course in many
colleges, is part of a four year course of study encompassing abstract
movement, corporal and illusionary mime, neutral and 3-D mask work, Commedia
Dell’Arte and full-length silent theatre productions.
Health and Physical Education
Comprehensive Wellness is the integration of body, mind,
emotions, and behaviors to help students make a conscious decision toward a
lifetime of health and wellness. It provides students with essential
knowledge and skills to improve attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors for optimal
physical and emotional health.
Comprehensive Wellness II
This course allows students to explore how to be safe and
secure with their own physical and emotional self, solidify their individual
and social identity and recognize the abilities needed to achieve healthy
direction and purpose in their lives.
Students will explore the world of exercise physiology by
gaining knowledge and skills to properly design a program for themselves and
other populations in the various stages of life culminating in a project that
focuses students on developing three-month plans and applying their learning
in real-world applications.
PE3: PE for the Mind, Body, and Spirit
This course is for students who may need additional
support in reaching their Healthy Fitness Zone in the Fitnessgram, especially
in the area of Body Mass Index (BMI). The course is designed to work with
each individual in the context of their life-physically, nutritionally,
socially, and psychologically.
Team Sport Officiating
The Team Sport
Officiating course will teach students rules and regulations of
selected team sports, developing skills in the areas of communication,
decision-making, and conflict management needed to officiate team sport
competitions, working with coaches, players, other officials, and parents.
Languages Other Than English
Spanish for Health Care and Education Professionals
This course will prepare students to communicate at an
intermediate proficiency level. Students will interact with patients,
clients, other students, and parents in any healthcare and education setting.
The course also provides students the ability to overcome cross-cultural
barriers in medical and educational settings and to communicate effectively
with Spanish speakers.
Applied Mathematics for Technical Professionals
Problem-solving situations, hands-on activities and
technology are used in this course to extend mathematical thinking and engage
student reasoning. Situations relating to technical applications provide
students opportunities to make connections with mathematics and the
Students are introduced to linear algebra, a subject that
has widespread applications in other areas of mathematics such as probability
theory, multivariable calculus, and differential equations in the physical
and social sciences, as well as engineering.
Students are introduced to the six-steps used to solve
Linear Programming problems and will practice each one. Students learn the process
and techniques of using Linear Programming. Students research the historical
development, purpose, and application of Linear Programming and apply the
methods they have learned to real-world situations in a chosen career.
This course is designed to explore concepts and
development of non-Euclidean geometry, including projective, spherical, and
Multivariable Calculus takes the concepts learned in the
single variable calculus course and extends them to multiple dimensions.
The topics of study contribute to the student’s enhanced
understanding of historical developments, proofs, and discoveries of mathematical
Strategic Learning for High School Math
This course is intended to create strategic mathematical
learners from underprepared mathematics students. The basic understandings
will stimulate students to think about their approach to mathematical
Electricity and Magnetism
Electricity and Magnetism is designed to provide an
in-depth introduction to the concepts of electricity and electronics for the
student who plans to major in an engineering discipline at the university
level. With a concentrated and extended study of electricity and magnetism,
the student will be aptly prepared to enter the highly competitive university
Introduction to Renewable Energy
This course provides the foundation for a deeper
understanding of the problems, issues, perspectives, and developments in the
areas of bio-fuels, solar and wind energy. A significant focus of the course
will be on critical and creative thinking, problem solving, and communication
of ideas relating to renewable energy.
Students will gain an understanding of how science works;
what motivates it, how initially promising ideas are refuted by continued
research, and the consequences of science on other fields and society in
Organic Chemistry is an introductory course that is
designed for the student who intends to continue future study in the
sciences. The student will learn the concepts and applications of organic
Planet Earth focuses on the complex, dynamic relationship
between the planet and its life, tracing it through the Earths geologic
history. Portions of the course include the emerging, integrative science now
being referred to as Geobiology at the college level.
Science and Technology
Science and Technology (SciTech) is a high-level, hands-on
science and engineering course. Through self and peer evaluation, SciTech
requires students to interact verbally, in writing, and through improving the
performance of devices.
In Mexican-American Studies students learn about the
history and cultural contributions of Mexican Americans. Students will
explore history and culture from an interdisciplinary perspective. They will
have opportunities to interact with relevant film, literature, art, and other
The TAPS course includes specific topic areas associated
with Children and Youth Safety (COPS-CPD-2011-3) such as violence, physical
and sexual abuse, stalking, domestic trafficking, sexual exploitation, and
bullying. The course is designed to help youth: change behavior, learn responsible
decision-making, participate in crime prevention projects, and reduce the
social distance between themselves and law enforcement.
Assistive Technology provides access to print and
electronic information using screenreading software, screen magnification
software/hardware, scanning and reading, braille access, voice recognition
and switches. This course will educate students about a variety of technology
choices to match the needs of individuals, and educate students who are
interested in broadening their scope of technology, mainstream applications,
and specialized devices.
This course will educate students regarding evolving
platforms of social media and familiarize them with their use. It will
highlight the controversial issues associated with social media, including
laws regarding social media, inappropriate usage, and online harassment.
Overall, this course will educate students in maintaining a responsible
online digital footprint.