Language Arts

 

301 ENGLISH I

303 ENGLISH IA  

Required: one year

Prerequisite IA: Teacher recommendation + summer reading list

Grade:  9

English I is the basic course in Language Arts curriculum.  This course includes reading instruction specifically comprehension, vocabulary, inference, evaluation, and literary elements.  In writing, the course focuses on organizational patterns and spelling. Literature covers various genres including:  historical fiction, short story, poetry, and drama.  Informative and impromptu speeches are also covered.

 

304 ENGLISH II       

305 ENGLISH IIA

Required: one year

Prerequisite: Eng. IA +Teacher recommendation + summer reading

Grade:  10

This course is designed to instruct the student in the basics of composition, speech and literature. Composition will focus on grammar, vocabulary and spelling as well as sentence, paragraph and essay construction of materials and informative and persuasive techniques. Literature will cover all types including poetry, short story, novel and drama with emphasis on comprehension.

 

308 ENGLISH III

309 ENGLISH IIIA

Required: one year

Prerequisite: Eng. IIA + Teacher recommendation + summer reading

Grade:  11

Stresses writing skills and American literature as an advancement of skills developed as an underclassman. Writing emphasis will be on the sentence, paragraph, grammar, punctuation, spelling capitalization, organizational patterns, the essay, and some creative writing. Literature development is placed upon the historical development, literary themes, major authors and school of American thought.

 

312 ENGLISH IV

Elective one year

Prerequisite: Consent

Grade:  12

Various types of literature will be studied in this course such as the novel, short story, poetry and drama. Emphasis will be on analysis of selections from each genre. Most analysis will be through written essays.

 

316 ENGLISH IVA (students may earn college credit)

Elective one year

Prerequisite: Consent of teacher + summer reading list

Grade:  12

This course is a transitional course form high school English to college English. Literary selections will include representative samples from all literary periods and genre. Emphasis is on critical writing and thinking skills that will prepare the student for college classes. Those students wishing to take the Advanced Placement Literature and Composition Exam may enroll in the Advanced Placement section to prepare for the exam. This will require some study outside the classroom. College credit available.

 

319  DRAMA

Elective two semesters

Grades:  10, 11, 12

A class that will prepare plays for performance. Speeches, dramatic readings and presentations will be required.  Students interested in drama are encouraged to participate.  Teacher recommendation needed.  Daily participation is required.

 

Music

 

550 BAND

Elective one year

Prerequisite: Consent

Grade:  9, 10, 11, 12

A student in this course will study various periods and styles of instrumental music. Performance functions include public concerts, pep band for games, and performance in special events in the community. Active participation in these functions is required and is considered to be an important part of the grading process. Special attention will be given to reading musical notation, proper instrument technique, music theory intonation balance, blend and interpretation.  College credit is available.

 

551 CHOIR

Elective one year

Prerequisite: Consent

Grade:  9, 10, 11, 12

A student in this course will study, through performance, various periods in vocal music. Special attention will be given to the following areas of music: proper vocal production, proper word pronunciation, intonation, balance, blend and reading musical notation, Music History and Theory. Concerts and participation are a graded part of this course.  College credit is available.

 

Family/Consumer Studies

 

675 FACS I

Elective one year

Prerequisite: None

Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12

This course will stress development of basic skills in the major areas of Home Economics: cooking, sewing, child care, relationships and living environments. Fee $7.50/semester—students are required to purchase materials for sewing projects.

 

682 FACS II

Elective one year

Prerequisite: Consent

Grades:  10, 11, 12

This course will provide more in-depth instruction into the basic areas of home economics. Units of study will stress development of basic skills in the major areas: food preparation, clothing, child care, relationships, living environments,  and personal  finance.  Fee $7.50/semester—students are required to purchase materials for projects.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

682-A CULINARY ARTS I

Elective: one year

Prerequisite:  None

Grade: 9,10,11,12

This class (which will meet in the FACS room) will focus on essential knowledge and skills pertaining to foodservice career opportunities.  Activities will include:  learning cooking techniques for a variety of foods, using recipes, planning menus, calculating food costs, studying laws and regulations pertaining to food service.

 

 

682-B CULINARY SERVICES

Elective: one year  (Periods 1-4 )

Grades: 9,10,11,12

Prerequisite: Students will be accepted into these classes through an interview process.    Students not having a Food Handlers license will be expected to have one in 30 days.

Class description:  These classes are held in the cafeteria; students will assist with all food preparation and related tasks necessary to prepare the district lunch and breakfast every day.

 

 

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Art

 

556 ART/CRAFTS I

Elective 1 year

Prerequisite: None

Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12

This course is designed to introduce the student to a variety of basic fundamentals of art and craft. Areas of study will include the Elements and Principles of Art/design as well as some art history and esthetics. Areas of production may include: basic drawing, design, painting, printmaking, ceramics, etc. A $7.50 fee will be required to cover the cost of materials needed for projects in class.

 

553 ART/CRAFTS II

Elective 1 year

Prerequisite: Art/Crafts I

Grades:  10, 11, 12

First semester this course is designed to further develop the student’s production skills, knowledge, and problem solving skills acquired in Art I. The student will be given an opportunity to explore a wider range of drawing, design, painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics etc.  A $7.50 fee will be required to cover the cost of materials needed for projects in class.

 

555 ADVANCED ART A

Elective one year

Prerequisite: Consent

Grade:  10, 11, 12

This is a class in which students can continue their interest in art either as a hobby or a career choice. There will be further development of students’ production skills in a variety of media.  Students will sometimes be given the opportunity to work independently in a number of areas within the fields of arts and crafts. There will be the opportunity to develop college admission portfolios. Students will be expected to work more independently and at a higher level of aesthetic collaboration with their peers and instructor. A $15.00 fee will be required to cover the cost of materials needed for projects in class.

 

 

 

 

 

557 YEARBOOK

Elective one year

Prerequisite: Consent

Grade:  10, 11, 12

This class will plan and prepare the yearbook. The yearbook is prepared digitally on-line with the editing software provided by the publisher. Students will have regular photographic assignments and page layout assignments. Students can gain experience in photography, photo editing, page layout and editing, copywriting, sales, letter writing, advertising, and recording keeping through participation in yearbook.  There will be out of class and afterschool assignments.

 

Computers

 

702 COMPUTER PROGRAMING A          

Elective one year

Prerequisite: Must  be currently in or have  had Algebra II

Grade: 10, 11, 12

The student will learn to use a structured design of computer programming. The C++ language will be used to solve problems in a wide range of applications. (Consent of the instructor required.)

 

Business

 

FUNDAMENTALS OF COMPUTER APPLICATIONS I

(Required one year)

Prerequisite:  Keying placement test

Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12

Focus will be on mastering Key-by-Touch.  Students will spend the first semester developing their keying skill.  Third quarter will consist of learning how to use MS Word for keying and formatting Reports, Letters/Memos, and Tables.  The fourth quarter will allow students the opportunity to improve their presentation and spreadsheet skills using Power Point and Excel.  If time allows, there will be a culminating project.

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650 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS I A

(Required one year)

Prerequisite:  None

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Computer Applications I covers areas from basic Keyboarding through Spreadsheet application.  The first and second nine weeks will be spent learning Microsoft Word.  During the first 3-4 weeks students are introduced to the fundamentals of Keyboarding.  Students will then begin learning how to format reports, business letters and memorandums, tables, columns, and forms.  To finish off the second nine weeks students will learn Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Power Point.  Students will learn how to enter and format data, cells, write formulas, use functions, make charts and graphs.  Students will also make slide presentations with clip art and animation.

The Second Semester will consist of learning how to make basic web pages using FrontPage and some basic image editing using PhotoShop CS4 or GIMP.  After covering these applications, students will bring it all together with a project.  Students will make use of all software learned throughout the year including Excel, Word, Power Point and FrontPage in this project.  Students may receive college credit for parts of this class.

 

653 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS II

Elective one year

Prerequisite:  Computer Applications I

Grades:  10, 11, 12

This is a vocational class designed to assess and extend Word Processing, Spreadsheet, and Data Base skills.  Students taking this class will need to be self starters and able to work on their own in a lab setting.  Students will be performing college level work and may receive college credit for this class.

 

653 BUSINESS LAB

Elective one year

Prerequisite:  Computer Applications I and consent

Grades:  10, 11, 12

The Business Lab will be an open lab class completely individualized.  Students will work on specific courses at their own pace; however, minimum standards must be met.  Possible course work could include (but not limited to) Intro to Business, Marketing, Networking, Computer Repair, and MOUS.  Instructors’ approval must be obtained prior to taking the class.

 

654 ACCOUNTING I

Elective one year

Prerequisite:  Computer Applications I

Grades:  10, 11, 12

Accounting is an introduction to the fundamental principles of double entry accounting.  The students will  have some exposure to computer application with supplement textbook assignments.  College credit available.

 

656 ACCOUNTING II

Elective one year

Prerequisite:  Accounting I

Grades:  11, 12

Students will expand their knowledge in the fundamental accounting skills and principles developed in the first year of accounting.  In addition, students will acquire new skills and principles in special areas of accounting.  The student will acquire skills for job-entry level of an accounting clerk.  College credit available.

 

658 OFFICE PROCEDURES

Elective one year

Prerequisite:  Computer Applications II

Grades:  11, 12

Office Procedures includes a study of all phases of work that may concern an office secretary.  Students study the secretarial career, production of correspondence composing letters, filing methods, proper telephone techniques, and human relations.  Students will learn to operate a variety of office equipment and learn to complete projects with a variety of computer software and hardware.

 

652 NETWORKING/COMPUTER REPAIR I & II

Elective one year

Prerequisite:  Computer Applications I

Grades:  10, 11, 12

Networking/Computer Repair is a class with a lot of hands on.  Students will learn how to take computers apart and put them back together (and have them  run).  Students also learn how to take care of networks, updates, clean computers, troubleshoot computer and network problems, etc.  This can be an extremely fun class and enrollment is limited.  Must have Instructor’s approval.

 

659 WEB DESIGN

Elective one year

Prerequisite:  Computer Applications I

Grades:  10, 11, 12

Web Design is a class that will teach students how to build web pages from the very basic to learning how to make pages using CSS.  Students may also learn how to edit Javascript.  All work will be done using HTML code.  This is a class with a lot of flexibility.  You see a web page you like, learn how to make one customized for you.  This class has limited enrollment and students must have Instructor’s approval.

 

 

Special Classes

 

760 Transition Room

Prerequisite: IEP

Student or Referral

Grade:  9, 10, 11, 12

The purpose of the resource room is to provide student’s with individual educational opportunities to meet their academic needs in reading, math, written language, and/or study skills.

 

821 Teacher Assistant

Elective one year

Prerequisite: Consent

Grades:  11, 12

Teacher’s assistants must have the approval of the counselor in order to register for this credit.  The following must be met:

·         The student must be on campus all day

·         The student will be responsible to their teacher and report to them each day.

·         A student may not be an assistant for more than one period per day.

·        No more than one assistant per teacher per day, except as approved by the principal.

 

831 Office/Library Assistant 

Elective one year

Prerequisite: Consent

Grades:  11, 12

To assist the office or library with all necessary tasks. Confidentiality is a prime request for working in the office; typing, filing, attendance recording, and running the various copiers are typical tasks.  These positions require students who are extremely dependable, have good attendance, and work well without direct supervision.

 

841 WORK RELEASE

1. No Credit, 2. Consent by the Administrative Team required, 3. Student must be off the school grounds during the entire Work Release.

 

851 WORK STUDY

elective one year, Maximum of 1/2 credit per semester

Prerequisite: Consent

Grades: 11, 12

The student must have found employment in an area of the student’s career goal and cannot be enrolled as a teacher assistant in any area.  All students registered must take and pass the required courses on campus.  Remember:  your first priority is school work and assignments; work study comes second. This class will be assigned up to one credit per year on a pass/fail basis determined in coordination with the employer and school representative.

 

861 Independent CONTRACTS

Elective 1 Semester

Prerequisite: Consent

Grades:  11, 12

This program is designed for those, who for whatever reason, need to make up a course or for those who wish to take a course by correspondence for either high school or college credit that is not in the regular curricular offering.

 

Mathematics

 

2121 Fundamentals of Algebra I

Selective one year

Prerequisite: by teacher recommendation

Grades:  9, 10, 11

This course will review arithmetic operations and then move on to learning the basics of Algebra.  The students will study the properties of Mathematics and learn how to solve equations and inequalities.  They  will work with ratios and proportions, moving on to percents and common applications.  The year will finish with statistics and probability, along with an introduction to linear equations and graphing. (Pre-Algebra)

 

2122 INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA

Selective one year

Prerequisite: Fun of Alg. A

Grades: 10, 11, 12

The second half of Fundamentals A.  The students will work with polynomials, factoring and rational expressions, and their use to solve equations.  Linear equations and functions will be covered in depth, including graphing and solving systems of equations.  Radical expressions will be introduced and will be used to solve quadratic equations.

 

203 ALGEBRA I

Selective one year

Prerequisite: pre-algebra, or by test

Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12

The emphasis in this course is to learn algebra as an aid to solving problems. This course begins by dealing with the four fundamental operations on real numbers and their use in the solution of simple equations and related problems. After this the students work with polynomials, factoring, and fractions leading to the solution of more complicated problems. As the year goes on, work is done with inequalities, functions, relations and systems of open sentences, extending the range of problems that can be solved.

 

205 GEOMETRY

206GEOMETRY A (9th graders only)

Elective one year

Prerequisite: Algebra I

Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12

Geometry is recommended for anyone successfully completing Algebra I, whether or not they intend to attend college. The course teaches Euclidean Geometry with special focus on logical reasoning and deductive proofs. In the course students will learn Geometric figures, their properties and stated formulas. Also included in that course are geometric constructions, coordinate geometry, and right angle trigonometry.

 

209 ALGEBRA II A

Elective one year

Prerequisite:  Geometry or Consent

Grades:  10, 11, 12

Algebra II is intended for all college bound students. This course provides a review of the concept units in irrational numbers concepts encountered in Algebra I, and includes more applications. It contains units in irrational numbers, complex numbers logarithms, and quadratic equations. Extensive work is done on algebraic and geometric concepts in the areas of exponent, simplifying expressions, and working with complex numbers and terms. Introductory work is provided in analytical geometry, trigonometry, and probability.  

 

211 PRE-CALCULUS A

Elective one year

Prerequisite: Algebra II

Grade:  11, 12

This course is intended for college bound students interested in math or science related fields. The course begins with a review of Algebra II techniques in problem solving. The next two nine weeks are used to master the trigonometric functions and skills needed to solve problems related to the study of triangles. The final portion of the course deals with sequence, series and fundamental probability.

 

212 CALCULUS A    

Elective one year

Prerequisite: Pre-Calc. and Consent

Grade:  12

The course will include the study of finite and infinite sequence and series, basic elementary functions, limits and derivatives, and the application of derivatives and integration.

 

Technology Education

 

601 WOODWORKING I Cancelled

Elective one year

Prerequisite:  None

Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12

Cancelled

 

603WOODWORKING II Cancelled

Elective one year

Prerequisite: Woods I

Grades:  10, 11, 12

Cancelled

 

604 WOODWORKING 3&4 Cancelled       

Elective one year

Prerequisite: Consent and Woods II

Grades:  11, 12

Cancelled.

 

606 AG Construction  Cancelled

Elective one year

Prerequisite: None

Grades:   10, 11, 12

This is a class to introduce the basic techniques of the building trades (carpentry, plumbing, electrical, etc.) You the student will be required to build a mini house together. Bath rooms, kitchens, etc. Decks, concrete, and bricks, plus Tuff  Shed for a final project.     

 

607 CADD I

Elective one year

Prerequisite: Consent

Grades:  10,11, 12

The student will learn to apply mechanical drawing concepts on the computer by using the AutoCAD program, one of the most sophisticated programs available today. Students will learn the use of the computer, the plotter, and the printer. This will be an independent class with a maximum enrollment of five students per period.

 

607 CADD II

Elective one year

Prerequisite: Consent

Grades:  11, 12

This class will continue by increasing the student’s knowledge into the capabilities of the CADD system. This is an independent class.

 

607 ARCHITECTURAL CADD

Elective one year

Prerequisite: Consent

Grades:  11, 12

Students will learn to apply architectural concepts on the computer using AutoCAD’s AME software. This class is an independent class.

 

607 PROJECT CADD

Elective one year

Prerequisite: Consent

Grades:  12

Students will be assigned major drawing problems, both architectural and mechanical that will be solved on the computer.

 

Ag Science and Technology

 

For students to get the full experience of an Agricultural Science and Technology program it is vital that they are involved in three integral parts; classroom learning, SAE, and FFA.  Based on their interests and career goals, students should choose their SAE and FFA activities with guidance from their parents and AST instructor. The AST program is a year round educational concept.

All students involved in the Ag science and technology program will be required to participate in classroom instruction, FFA, as well as have an SAE project.

 

641 AGRICULTURE I

Elective one year

Prerequisite: None

Grades: 9, 10

This course is developed to give students a brief overview of several agricultural topics. Each topic will be covered in a short unit. Units will range from 3-6 weeks in length. This allows students to grasp what they might be interested in the broad range of topics that are offered in an agricultural program. Topics that will be covered throughout the year are; leadership, FFA, SAE, horticulture, natural resources, animal science, public speaking, parliamentary procedure, scientific process, computer application in agriculture, welding, wood shop, and small engines trouble shooting.

 

642 Agriculture II

Elective one year

Prerequisite: Ag I, or Instructor approval

Grades:  10, 11, 12

This course is the second class in the four class sequence. This class is developed to help students build on the knowledge and skills they have obtained in Ag I. The structure of the class will be similar to the Introduction class, however concepts and skills will be taught at a higher level. Topics that will be covered in this class; leadership, plant science, animal science, livestock judging, public speaking, parliamentary procedure, scientific process, computer applications in agriculture, metals project, woods project.

 

643 Agriculture III A

Elective one year

Prerequisite: Ag. I, Ag. II

Grades:  11, 12

This course is the third course in the four class sequence. This class will take a detailed look at the different aspects of the agricultural industry. We will go into depth in areas such as crop production, animal production, natural resources, wildlife management, and careers in agriculture. Several weeks will be spent on learning the business aspect of agriculture. We will continue to build on the skills of public speaking, metals, and woods.

 

645 Agriculture IV A

Advanced fabrication and agricultural careers

Elective one year

Prerequisite: Ag 3, or Instructor approval

Grades: 11, 12

This is the final course in the four class sequence. This class will focus on developing leadership skills as well as prepare seniors for the work force or higher education. Students in this class need to be self motivated as much of this class will be self-directed. This class will utilize skills and knowledge learned in the pervious three class to help students complete a series of projects. 

 

647 AGRICULTURAL SHOP

Grades: 11, 12

This class is designed for 3rd and 4th year students who know and understand the basics of working in the metals and wood shops at Grant Union High School.  This class is designed to enhance the knowledge learned through AG 1 and AG 2.  Throughout this course students will work in both the metals shop and the wood shop building projects that will prepare them for a real world atmosphere in building construction.  At the conclusion of this course students will have a working knowledge of all the tools available and be able to go straight into an entry level welding or woods construction job.

Prerequisite: AG1, AG2

 

647 A Woodshop

Grades: 9-12

This class is designed to teach students the effective skills of working in the woodshop.  The class will be broken into sections covering the following skills; drafting, tool identification, tool operation, as well as building class projects, and personal projects.  At the completion of the year students will have a working knowledge of how be effective in a woodshop setting.  Students enrolled in the woodshop class will only be working in the woodshop.  This class will be offered to grades 9-12 with preference given to older students.

 

647 B Metals Shop

Grades: 10-12

This class is designed to teach students the effective skills of working in the metals shop.  The class will be broken into sections covering the following skills; ARC welding, MIG welding, Project design, Cutting, as well as class projects, and personal projects.  At the completion of the year students will have a working knowledge of how be effective in a metal shop setting.  Students enrolled in the metal shop class will only be working in the metal shop.  This class will be offered to grades 10-12 with preference given to older students.

 

 

 

P.E - Weights - Health

 

501 PE I

Required one year

Prerequisite: None

Grades:  9, 10

Physical education fulfills the needs of students through various forms of activity that helps develop physical fitness, sports awareness, and provides the groundwork for post graduation leisure time recreation.

 

503 Lifetime Activities open for 2011-12

Elective one year

Prerequisite: PE of C or better and consent of instructor

Grade:  7-12

This course offers various forms of physical activities that can be done for a lifetime. The class may include activities such as swimming, badminton, bowling, golf, running, and cycling.  Evaluation is based strictly on participation: students must be present, dress down, and participate fully and cooperatively to receive full credit.  There are nominal fees for some of the activities.  This class may be limited to 12 students as there may be a need to travel off campus at times.

 

508 HEALTH

Required one year

Prerequisite: None

Grade 10

This course will cover a wide range of subjects of importance in today’s society including a discussion of personal, physical, and mental well being. The main topics in the course are nutrition, eating disorders, body function and system, pollution; mental health, first aid and safety, CPR training, dental health, drug, alcohol, and tobacco abuse, and STD (HIV/AIDS) education.

 

511 WEIGHTS/CONDITIONING

Elective one year

Prerequisite: PE I

Grade: 10, 11, 12

A class designed to give the student an opportunity to develop strength, flexibility, muscular endurance, cardio-vascular endurance, and speed through weight lifting and other types of body conditioning. Grades will be based on participation, effort, improvement, and performance standards. A sport-specific weights class may be available.

 

Spanish

 

750 SPANISH I

Elective one year

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor for 9th Graders

Grade: 10, 11, 12

This course is designed to introduce the student to the fundamentals of foreign language study. She/he will learn to understand, speak, read and write simple ideas in Spanish. The student will learn to communicate orally using a basic Spanish vocabulary. Subject mater will introduce the student to Spanish-speaking countries and their people and customs. Required for admission into all Oregon State Colleges or Universities. This course may be taken for college credit.

 

752 SPANISH II        

Elective one year

Prerequisite: Consent/Spanish I

Grade: 10, 11, 12

The student will build on the skills acquired in the first year, expanding vocabulary and grammar concepts through reading, composition, and conversation. This is a continuation class that adds more grammar, new vocabulary, and sentence structure to what was previously learn. It is a required class for admission into all Oregon State colleges or Universities. This course may be taken for college credit.

 

753-02 SPANISH III  A

Elective one year

Prerequisite: Consent/Spanish II

Grade: 11, 12

A continuation of Spanish II. The student will work on sentence structure through reading and writing, with emphasis on speaking. Students will work on listening-reading comprehension, writing and communication skills in Spanish. The purpose of this class is to acquire higher levels of proficiency, focusing on more complex sentence structure and an ample vocabulary.

754 SPANISH IV A

Our five goals for this year are:

 

Students will be encouraged to use Spanish from the first day!
The relationship between the Spanish language and Spanish-speaking cultures is highlighted through video segments, art, literature, and newspaper articles.
Students will also investigate content of other subject areas, such as history, social studies, and the arts. They will also compare and contrast cultures, customs, literature, and languages.

Spanish National Examination: Students will be taking this exam during the months of April and May every year.

Educational and Cultural Travel: Students will be traveling to Buenos Aires, Argentina with Mr. Pulleiro and spend between 15 – 30 days studying the culture of this country.

Textbook: Encuentros Maravillosos

 

 

Social Studies

 

401 GLOBAL STUDIES

Required one year

Prerequisite: None

Grade: 10

Global Studies explores the world through examinations of case studies: what do other peoples’ lives share in common with ours? How do they differ? Peoples’ stories from around the world will highlight hopes and fears, dreams and dreads. We’ll study South Africa, Vietnam, the Middle East, and the former Soviet Union as well as “hot spots” around the world.  Geography will also be studied in context.  Additionally, we’ll be exploring different cultures through research, art, food, dance, and personal stories shared by community members. This is a highly interactive class with discussion, debate, and simulations. Students will be graded on both written and oral criteria (position papers, briefs, response papers, debates, speeches, discussion, simulations).   A CIM research paper will be graded.

 

404 U.S HISTORY

Required one year

Prerequisite: None

Grade: 11

U.S. history focuses on dominant themes and patterns shaping United States actions.   Students will make connections between the past and the present, as well as formulate hypotheses of future events and policies. Through class discussions, lectures, simulations, diverse readings, research, and interaction with technology, students will develop the ability to think critically and reflectively.   

 

 

 

406 HONORS U.S. HISTORY A

 Elective one year

 Prerequisite:  Consent of instructor

 Grades:  11 (replaces US History); 12 (elective)

This course is designed to give the interested student an opportunity to do college-level work while in high school.     The emphasis is a comprehensive and interpretive study of United States history from the Westward Movement to the present.   

Independent study is crucial to master 30-40 pages of reading per week.  Activities include lectures, discussion, simulations, essay writing, primary source analysis, quizzes and tests, and a semester project.  Diverse speakers will share their experiences during the Depression, World War II, the Cold War and Vietnam.  Upon completion of the course, students will effectively use reason and evidence to evaluate historical and contemporary issues. 

 

410 CITIZENSHIP

Required one year

Prerequisite:  Global Studies

Grade: 12

This class takes a political look at government. We will focus on the philosophies and uses of power, their applications through case studies, and citizen action. To these ends, we’ll study and debate the US Constitution, examine current issues, explore political parties, interview community members and  officials, and analyze our American political system, nationally and locally. Case studies will be used to illustrate how our democracy works. Civic commitment will be emphasized through interviews, research, and projects.

At least two non-fiction books will be read in addition to other primary source readings.

 

407 ECONOMICS / SENIOR PROJECT

Required one year

Prerequisite: None

Grade: 12

 This course is designed to give students the big picture of economic principles, while preparing them for living in a world in which they work, buy, sell, and actively participate as citizens who make choices. The class does this by stressing critical-thinking and problem solving skills. Students need to make economic decisions that will affect them for the rest of their lives.

 

411 LEADERSHIP A

Elective one year

Prerequisite: Elected to ASB office or advisor approval

Grade:  11,12 

In Leadership, students will understand the process of government, representation of the student body, spirit, and the unification of students.  Leadership will focus on organization of student body activities including:  Homecoming, American Red Cross Blood Drive, Canned Food Drive, community service activities, and elections.  The students may also attend the OASC fall conference in November.   

 

Science

 

101 GENERAL SCIENCE

Selective one year

Prerequisite: None

Grade: 9        

Students receive instruction in basic science skills such as measurement, graphing, experimental design, finding and citing information, and writing skills. Students use these skills to complete an independent lab project and library research paper on topics of their own choosing. The course includes units on basic physical science concepts, such as atomic structure, chemical bonding, motion, and energy. Students also have the opportunity to collectively study other areas of science in which the students express interest.   Students who have successfully completed Physical Science may not enroll in General Science.

 

102 PHYSICAL SCIENCE

Selective one year

Prerequisite: Concurrent registration in Algebra I or higher, or the consent of the instructor

Grade: 9

Physical science is a course that deals with the study of matter and energy. The first semester is spent studying matter and the interaction of matter, including atomic theory, chemical bonding, chemical reactions, acids and bases and nuclear reactions. Students also complete a library research paper on a physical science topic of their choice. The second semester involves studying energy and related concepts such as motion, gravity, light, sound, and electricity. Students also complete an independent lab project on a physical science topic of their choice. The research paper and project that Physical Science  A classes  are required to complete are expected to be done in much greater depth and detail than those of Physical Science students.

 

106  BIOLOGY

        BIOLOGY A

Selective one year

Prerequisite:  Physical Science or consent

Grade: 10

A course in basic biology involving the study of cells, classification, a survey of the six kingdoms of organisms, the process of natural selection, general genetics, and ecological principals. There is an emphasis on laboratory activity.  Students also complete an independent lab project on a biology topic of their choice. The research  projects that Biology A classes are required to complete are expected to be done in much greater depth and detail than those of Biology students.

 

 

110 BIOLOGY II/III A

Elective one year

Prerequisite:  General Biology

Grades: 11,12

An advanced course in Biology for those particularly interested in the field or who are college bound.  Course content alternates from year to year and may be repeated for credit.  One year emphasizes evolution, a study of the diversity of living things, and ecology.  The emphasis in the alternate year is on cell biology, biochemistry, genetics, and human biology.  Students complete a number of inquiry labs that involve library research, experimental design, data collection and presentation, and analysis and interpretation.  An in-depth research project is required.  This course is reading intensive, and may be taken for college credit through BMCC or EOU (Bio 101, 102, 103). 

 

 

111 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I A

Elective one year

Prerequisite: Phys. Sci., Taking/ have taken Algebra II

Grades: 11, 12

College Credit Available Through EOU CHEM 101

Chemistry is the study of composition, properties, and the behavior of matter. The course includes in-depth study of atomic theory, bonding and chemical reactions, stoichiometry, kinetic theory, solutions, energy and acid/base theory. Students will use knowledge and skills in experimental design, library research, data presentations and analysis to complete various lab projects. An in-depth research project is required.

 

 

 

 

 

112 ADVANCED CHEMISTRY  II A

Elective one year

Prerequisite: General Chemistry

College Credit Available Through EOU 102, 103

 

Grades: 11, 12

This course is designed to be the equivalent to a first year college general chemistry course. It will include physical

chemistry, nuclear chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry. A 90 min lab component, every other Friday is required.  LAB IS NOT OPTIONAL. Students will be preparing to take the AP chemistry test at the end of the course.

 

115 APPLIED SCIENCE

Selective one year

Prerequisite: General Science

Grades: 11/12

Students complete a project of some kind each quarter: a research project, a research paper, and/or a presentation on science topics of their choice.  The remainder of each quarter, students watch NOVA programs and do activities related to the various science topics addressed in those programs.  Students also review the major concepts in earth, life, and physical science in preparation to take the state science test.   Applied Science is not a college prep class.  The course may be repeated for credit.

 

113 PHYSICS A

Elective one year

Prerequisite: Taking/ have taken Pre-Calculus

Grade: 11, 12

Physics is a course that is concerned with the various relationships between matter and energy. Topics of study include the Gas Laws, the Atom, Nuclear Physics, Measurement and Calculations, Force and Motion, Universal Gravitation, Momentum, Work/Energy/Simple Machines, Heat, and States of Matter. Students do laboratory work individually or in a small group setting   Students earning an A or B may opt to take this course for college credit through  EOU.

 

 

 

 

114 CONSERVATION

Elective one year

Prerequisite:

Grades: 11/ 12

A course that incorporates an understanding of basic ecological principles, applying them to management and conservation of range, forestry, fish and wildlife resources, with a focus on Grant County.  Various natural resource issues are investigated.   The course culminates with a written comprehensive management plan, some type of class project, and a monitoring and analysis project for Canyon Creek. This course is reading and writing intensive and may be taken for college credit through BMCC.

 

 

 

 College Credit Classes offered at Grant Union High School

 

Note: the following is a list of college-level classes available to students at Grant Union High School during the course of their regular school curriculum. These college credit opportunities are offered to high achieving students who have met specific instructor criteria. Credits are available at less than half the cost of regular tuition rates. Economically disadvantaged (at risk) students will be given consideration for tuition waivers.  To register, see course instructor or call the Grant County Center, 575-2168 (EOU) or 575-1550 (BMCC)

 

Name of GUHS Course: Speech 111

Name of BMCC and EOU Course: Speech 111

Instructor: Mike Cosgrove

Cost: $30 + textbook

Credit: 3

This is the basic communication class required by many college programs. The class will combine the use of the internet, textbook, and speech presentations to groups.

 

 

Name of GUHS course: Advanced Biology I and Advanced Biology II

Name of BMCC Course: Biology 101

Instructor: Randy Hennen

Cost: $40

Credits: 4

Two separate courses totaling one full term of college level Biology. Integrated study of biology, including a discussion of the nature of science, evolution, cell biology, genetics, physiology and ecology of plants and animals including man.

 

Name of GUHS Course:  CIS 110 - Computer Repair (Hardware)

Name of EOU Course:  BA 114 Microcomputer Topics: Word Processing, BA 114  Microcomputer Topics: Spreadsheets, BA 114 Microcomputer Topics: Database

Instructor:  Guy Johnson

Cost:  $40 per credit

Credits:  1, 1, 1

Three separate courses.  Courses present instruction in Microsoft Word, a word processing program used to write memos, letters and reports;  Microsoft Excel, for financial modeling, budgeting, and other “what if” analyses, and Microsoft Access, to store and retrieve database information.  Students may register for any one, two, or all three upon completion of curriculum and at the invitation of the instructor.

 

 

Name of GUHS Course:  Computer Applications II      PENDING

Name of EOU Course:  BA 131 Business Data Processing or BA 114 Microcomputer Topics

Instructor:  Guy Johnson

Cost:  $120

Credits:  3

 Students will be required to demonstrate competence in word processing and database analysis in the course.  This course is also an introduction to the hardware and software components of computer systems.  Study will include operating systems and a significant introduction to spreadsheet operation. Upon meeting criteria set by the instructor, students will be invited to register for college credit.

 

Name of GUHS Course:  Accounting I  PENDING

Name of Eastern Course:  BA 211 Financial Accounting

Instructor:  Guy Johnson

Cost:  $160

Credits:  4

Students will be introduced to basic accounting principles and double entry accounting.  Upon meeting criteria set by the instructor, student will be invited to register for college credit.

 

NOTE: In addition to college credit in the classroom, students may register for lower division delivered at a distance via independent Study/Video, WWW, or computer conferencing from Eastern Oregon University or Blue Mountain Community College. These courses may be used to supplement regular high school curriculum or to get a head start on college. Course covers a wide range of subject areas such as Psychology, Anthropology, Geology, Philosophy, Business, Geography, Math, French, Political Science, Etc. For a complete list of available courses see the high school counselor or Center directors.

 

 

Name of GUHS Course: English IVA/ Literature 104

Number of Eastern Oregon University Course:  English 104

Instructor: Elizabeth Shelley

Credit Hours:  4 ---semester enrollment for GUHS dual enrollment

 

Catalog Description:  Study of at least two basic forms of literary expression such as fiction, poetry, drama, or film, organized by theme or genre. Emphasis is on careful reading and guided analysis of representative works ranging from classic to contemporary.

 

Prerequisites:

English IIIA (grade of A or B) or Teacher recommendation

College-level reading and writing skills.

 

 

Name of GUHS Course: English IVA/Expository Prose WR 121

Number of Eastern Oregon University Course:  Writing 121

Instructor: Mrs. Elizabeth Shelley

Credit Hours:  4---Semester enrollment for GUHS dual credit

 

Catalog Description: College-level practice of writing skills with a special emphasis on writing analytically, usually about texts. Students learn to adapt their writing processes to the rhetorical constraints of academic writing.

 

Prerequisites:

English IIIA is highly recommended A or B level Grade performance in previous english courses or teacher recommendation.

Completion of the summer reading and assignments.

Summer Reading The Things They Carried –Tim O’Brien and Beloved- Toni Morrison

Notecard Assignment Grade 12 Attachment-novel titles will vary

 

College Courses:

 

Randy Hennen

Biology 101,102,103

Approved

Elizabeth Shelley

WR 121, ENGL 104

Approved

Matt Jones

PHYS 101

Approved

Sonna Smith

CHEM 101,102,103

Approved

Pending

SPAN 107,108,109

Approved for 107

Pending

SPCH 111

Approved

Guy Johnson

BA 131
CIS 110, 111, 195

Approved