Course Catalog


COAST REDWOOD HIGH SCHOOL 

COURSE CATALOG

By Department

This course catalog represents the many courses Coast Redwood High School is authorized to teach or deliver in varying formats, however, this course catalog does not represent what is taught on a regular basis. Many courses may be designed to completed on-campus when available or completed in an independent study format. 


SOCIAL STUDIES


GEOGRAPHY
Grade Level:
9-12 Length: 1 semester
UC Requirement Fulfilled: a
CRHS: Fulfills one semester of social studies elective
Prerequisite(s): none
Course Description: This course is a study of the earth and its’ people. It covers maps, map features and interpretations, and basic cultural and physical geographic concepts with which to better understand our relationship with the earth and our interdependence with other people. Highlighted throughout are the five fundamental themes of geography: location, place, movement, regions, and interaction between people and the environment. Focus areas include Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.


WORLD HISTORY
Grade Level:
10 Length: 1 year
UC Requirement Fulfilled: a
CRHS: Fulfills one year of a social studies course requirement towards graduation
Prerequisite(s): Grade 10 standing
Course Description: This course is a study of the events of the last two centuries including, but not limited to, the Rise of Democracy, the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, the Industrial Revolution, Imperialism (investigating the effects on Africa and Asia specifically), World War I, the Russian Revolution, and World War II. Students learn how historical events have led to present-day situations and survey concepts of geography, political systems, interdependence, change, economics, and culture.


WORLD HISTORY/CULTURES/GEOGRAPHY
Grade Level: 10 Length: 1 year
UC Requirement Fulfilled: a
CRHS: Fulfills one year of a social studies course requirement towards graduation
Prerequisite(s): none
Course Description: Students study major turning points that shaped the modern world, from the late 18th century through the present, including the cause and course of the two world wars. Students will focus primarily on Geography and Cultures while developing an understanding of current world issues and relate them to their historical, geographic, political, economic, and cultural contexts. Students consider multiple accounts of events in order to understand international relations from a variety of perspectives.


UNITED STATES HISTORY
Grade Level: 11 Length: 1 year
UC Requirement Fulfilled: a
CRHS: Fulfills one year of a social studies course requirement towards graduation
Prerequisite(s): Grade 11 standing. Recommended passing grade of a C or better in World History
Course Description: This course is a study and exploration of causes and events in the U.S. History from post-reconstruction to the present and emphasizes political, social, economic, and cultural forces that have shaped the development of this country. Students recognize historical patterns, examine critical issues, and study the impact of key individuals as they relate to national growth and international influence. 


U.S. GOVERNMENT
Grade Level:
12 Length: 1 semester
UC Requirement Fulfilled: a
CRHS: Fulfills one semester of a social studies course requirement towards graduation
Prerequisite(s): Grade 11 or 12 standing
Course Description: This course is a study of the structure and function of the American political system. Topics include the Constitution, electoral and legislative process, and current political issues. U.S. Government is partnered with Economics.


ECONOMICS
Grade Level:
12 Length: 1 semester
UC Requirement Fulfilled: g
CRHS: Fulfills one semester of a social studies elective
Prerequisite(s): Grade 11 or 12 standing
Course Description: This course is the study of economic systems and their role in America and other nations. Students will gain an understanding of the impact of government decisions on the American and world economy. Students will study topics such as the Federal Reserve Bank, inflation and deflation, scarcity, perfect competition, monopolies, supply and demand, and how these topics affect prices in the marketplace and in international trade. Economics is partnered with American Government.


SOCIAL STUDIES CONTRACT
Grade Level:
9-12 Length: 1 year
UC Requirement Fulfilled: none
CRHS: Fulfills the grade-level social studies requirement towards graduation
Recommendations: Please seek the advice from the Supervising Teacher the appropriate placement and course curriculum.



ENGLISH


ENGLISH 9
Grade Level: 9 Length: 1 year
UC Requirement Fulfilled: b
CRHS: Fulfills one year of an English course requirement towards graduation
Prerequisite(s): Grade 9 standing
Course Description: This course introduces students to the foundations of English through a study of various literary works, composition techniques, research and computer skills, speaking and listening skills, and grammar and vocabulary. The course strives to nurture student learning and achievement through a variety of approaches and in compliance with the state Common Core Curriculum. Literature presented in the course will include short stories, non-fiction, descriptive vignettes, novels, plays, and poetry. Students will write narrative, descriptive, and analytical pieces centering around the literature presented in the course. Some of the themes explored include heroism, courage, social responsibility, prejudice, love, a sense of belonging, personal ethics, education, and the role of religion in society, as well as a study in the Freedom Writers.

ENGLISH 10
Grade Level:
10 Length: 1 year
UC Requirement Fulfilled: b
CRHS: Fulfills one year of an English course requirement towards graduation
Prerequisite(s): Grade 10 standing
Course Description: This course includes a study of a variety of literature, composition techniques, creative writing and speech & debate skills. It emphasizes literary and analytical expository and requires students to utilize more cognitive processing skills. English 10 also includes as a year-long study of grammar and vocabulary in accordance with common core state standards. Students read from classic novels, dramas, short stories, nonfiction pieces, excerpts from speeches and poetry. Students explore thematic ideas including heroism, censorship, prejudice, leadership, a utopic world, alienation, and friendship.


ENGLISH 11
Grade level:
11 Length: 1 year
UC Requirement Fulfilled: b
CRHS: Fulfills one year of an English course requirement towards graduation
Prerequisite(s): Grade 11 standing
Course Description: This course utilizes American Literature to explore the origins of our diverse literary ideas and voices as it has evolved through history. The literary periods are studied chronologically to develop skills in reading, writing, listening, speaking, and critical thinking. Students study language and rhetoric taken from a variety of traditional and modern American sources, including books, essays, articles, personal narratives, historical documents, poems, plays, blogs, YouTube videos, films, documentaries, stand-up comedy acts, and advertisements. Essay styles include analytical, argumentative, historical investigation, and research. This course also includes a year-long study of grammar and vocabulary in accordance with common core state standards.


ENGLISH 12
Grade level:
12 Length: 1 year
UC Requirement Fulfilled: b
CRHS: Fulfills one year of an English course requirement towards graduation
Prerequisite(s): Grade 12 standing
Course Description: This course explores modern literature and writing. Literature units are arranged by genre, including poetry, drama, fiction, and creative non-fiction. Analysis of the literature focuses on the writer’s voice, style, narrative structures, themes, and elements of craftsmanship. Writing modes include: analytical, argumentative, comparison/contrast, interpretive, narrative, research, reflective, business letters, and creative writing. Essay styles include analytical, argumentative, historical investigation and research. This course also includes a year-long study of grammar and vocabulary in accordance with common core state standards.


Language Takes The Stage
Grade Level: 9-12 Length: 1 year
UC Requirement Fulfilled: b
UC Curriculum Integration (UCCI)
CRHS: Fulfills one year of an English course requirement towards graduation
Prerequisite(s): none
Course Description: Who are we and what do we contribute to the stage of life? What is storytelling and how does it reflect the values of a culture? What is theatre and how has it reflected the values of a culture throughout history? Why does man seem destined to imitate, explain, and create stories that reflect ourselves? In Language Takes the Stage, we consider what theatre is and why people feel compelled to create it. In addition to analyzing, researching, and writing about text, students take an active role in transforming text into actual performances. Language, theater, culture, and self-are the driving themes of this course. We compose monologues, write narratives, act, argue character interpretation, invent, improvise, and otherwise consider how the story is told and how the story is used to influence and communicate with the world around us. Quite simply, we travel the path from page to stage.

Myth, Magic, and Folklore in Literature
Grade Level: 11-12 Length: 1 year
UC Requirement Fulfilled: b
UC Curriculum Integration (UCCI)
CRHS: Fulfills one year of an English course requirement towards graduation
Prerequisite(s): Completion of English 9 and English 10 with a “B” or better
Recommendations: Students must be prepared with advanced (college-level) reading and writing skills as well as superior organization and pacing skills.
Course Description: The first semester divides into two-quarters of nine weeks each and as an option, a student may adjust the semester outline into two semesters to get through the much of the more difficult work. This course is designed for a student to complete in one semester or two depending on the student's reading and writing strengths. The student will spend the first half of the semester jumping back and forth between Cooper’s novels and their myth-related and Arthurian source material (e.g. History of the Kings of Britain, Le Morte D’Arthur, The Mabinogion—canonical Welsh epic stories—as well as such correspondingly canonical myths as those involving Taliesin, Merlin, Owen Glendower, and the legendary “drowned cities” of Northern Wales). We will then compare Cooper’s works to more traditional modern literature based on or about Arthurian Legends: The Once and Future King’s “The Sword in the Stone.” The second half of the semester will delve into L’Engle’s time-traveling sequel to A Wrinkle in Time, a sequel borrowing heavily from Celtic myth and one that makes use of the archetypes about which Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell extensively write 


Satire
Grade Level: 11-12 Length: 1 semester
UC Requirement Fulfilled: b
CRHS: Fulfills one year of an English course requirement towards graduation
Prerequisite(s): Completion of English 9 and English 10 with a “B” or better
Recommendations: Students must be prepared with advanced (college-level) reading and writing skills as well as superior organization and pacing skills.
Course Description: Students read, study, and analyze a wide collection of satires and are expected to learn and then apply a theoretical foundation to the analytical essays they write in response to the assigned texts. Thus, a determined commitment to reading, writing, and analysis is expected as the student explores the purpose of the-political-cultural attacks within individual and collective works, the writers’ techniques, and various movements within the realm of satire in a historical context. Students are expected to understand not only what a particular satire attacks but what the satire contributes to the genre. Understanding satire’s place in the spectrum of comedy, as an art form, and as a social weapon designed to expose and ridicule humankind’s follies while implicitly or explicitly raising awareness of the need for a solution will challenge and enlighten students to respond to satires presented not only in various media but also by way of their own satirical essays
Sports in Literature
Grade Level: 11-12 Length:
1 year
UC Requirement Fulfilled: b
CRHS: Fulfills one year of an English course requirement towards graduation
Prerequisite(s): Completion of English 9, English 10 and (recommended) American Literature, with a “B” or better. Recommendations: Students must be prepared with advanced (college-level) reading and writing skills as well as superior organization and pacing skills.
Course Description: reveal it? What is the power of sport? Why is it that sport seems to bring out the very best, and worst, of the human spirit? To find out, students will use short stories, non-fiction, novels and poems as our guide. This course will also examine how sports can be an agent for social change, for breaking social barriers and teaching tolerance. Through discussion and writing, students will grow in awareness of the relationship between athletics and contemporary society and come to recognize sports as a metaphor for the human condition, its social behavior, and the roles men and women play within it.

Contract English 9, 10, 11 and 12
Grade Level:
9-12 Length: 1 year
UC Requirement Fulfilled: NONE
CRHS: Fulfills one year of an English course requirement towards graduation
Recommendations: Please seek the advice from the Supervising Teacher of the appropriate placement, course curriculum and delivery model. The Contract English course must be aligned to the California ELA Common Core Standards.



MATH

INTEGRATED MATH SERIES: Math 1A, Math 1B, Math 1, Math 2, Math 3, is a sequence of courses that build upon the foundation established in elementary and middle school. These courses develop mathematics across multiple categories and continue to promote diverse mathematical insights and nurture differing strengths and talents. Sequencing of courses needed for CSU/UC college eligibility are: (Math 1A, Math 1B, Math 2, Math 3 or Math 1, Math 2, Math 3)



MATH 1
Grade Level: 9-12 Length: 1 year
UC Requirement Fulfilled: c
CRHS: Fulfills one year of a math course requirement towards graduation
Prerequisite(s): None
Course Description: This course is the first year of a three-year Integrated math sequence, designed for a wide variety of students, to satisfy the state Algebra 1 requirement. It utilizes the California Common Core State Standards with an emphasis on incorporating multimedia technology to support learning. This integrated approach is more “hands-on,” interactive and in-depth, and provides ongoing support of basic mathematics skills, such as solving inequalities, systems, functions, data analysis, geometry concepts, and proving theorems.

MATH 2
Grade Level:
9-12 Length: 1 year
UC Requirement Fulfilled: c
CRHS: Fulfills one year of a math course requirement towards graduation
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of Math 1 or equivalent, or the alternative sequence of Math 1A and Math 1B Recommended: C or higher in Math 1b or Math 1
Course Description: This course continues a progression of the standards established in Math 1A and Math 1B, or Math 1. In addition to these standards, it includes a study of polynomials, congruence, and similarity of figures, trigonometry with triangles, modeling with geometry, probability, making inferences and justifying conclusions.


MATH 3
Grade Level: 9-12 Length: 1 year
UC Requirement Fulfilled: c
CRHS: Fulfills one year of a math course requirement towards graduation
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of Math 2 or equivalent with a grade of “B” or better.
Recommended: It is recommended that this high-level Independent Study course be supplemented with outside tutoring support or the equivalent course be taken through a Community College or other accredited institution.
Course Description: Math 3 progresses from the standards learned in Math 1 and Math 2 or the alternative sequence of Math 1A, Math 1B, Math 2. In addition to these standards, Math 3 extends to include algebraic concepts such as the complex number system, inverse functions, trigonometric functions and the unit circle. Math 3 also includes the geometric concepts of conics and circles. 


BUSINESS ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Grade Level: 11-12 Length: 1 year
UC Requirement Fulfilled: g
CRHS: Fulfills one year of a math or elective course towards graduation.
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of three years of math.
Career Technical Education Course Description: This course introduces students to elements of statistical concepts, techniques, and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data as applied in business. The course focuses on the student as a user and producer of statistics to inform and support decision making in business with an emphasis on the use of business-oriented computer statistical instruments. Students are exposed to four broad conceptual themes: Exploring Data: Describing patterns and departures from patterns, Sampling, and Experimentation: Planning and conducting a study, Anticipating Patterns: Exploring random phenomena using probability and simulation, Statistical Inference: Estimating population parameters and testing hypotheses.


ALGEBRA
Grade Level: 9-12 Length: 1 year
UC Requirement Fulfilled: none
CRHS: Fulfills one year of a math course requirement towards graduation
Prerequisite(s): None
Course Description: This course emphasizes expressions, operations, and equations involving the real number system, polynomials, ratios, proportions, radicals, and integral exponents, as well as solutions and graphs of linear equations and inequalities, and linear systems. 


GEOMETRY
Grade Level:
9-12 Length: 1 year
UC Requirement Fulfilled: none
CRHS: Fulfills one year of a math course requirement towards graduation
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of Algebra 1
Course Description: This course is a review of Algebra 1 skills and explores the principles of formal logic and their application to geometric proofs. It provides students with opportunities to use problem-solving skills in the development of the geometric concept.


ALGEBRA 2
Grade Level:
9-12 Length: 1 year
UC Requirement Fulfilled: none
CRHS: Fulfills one year of a math course requirement towards graduation
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of Algebra 1 and Geometry
Course Description: This course is a study and continuation of the concepts taught in Algebra 1 and Geometry with an emphasis placed on abstract thinking skills, the function concept, and the algebraic solution of problems.


BUSINESS MATH
Grade Level:
11-12 Length: 1 year
UC Requirement Fulfilled: none
CRHS: Fulfills one year of a math course requirement towards graduation.
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of Algebra 1, and Geometry, or Math 1A and Math 1B
Course Description: This two-part course is an elective for students who have completed two prior years of mathematics and plan to attend community college, become employed immediately after high school. Students will cover “real-life” topics such as taxes, personal finance, purchasing, housing, insurance, transportation, and investment. This course is aligned to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), California State Standards, Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI), and the Achieve American Diploma Project (ADP) mathematics standards.


SCIENCE 


SCIENCE SERIES: Coast Redwood High School offers two science pathways. For students preparing for admittance to CSU/UC colleges upon graduation, courses include Biology, online Chemistry, online Physics, independent study Conceptual Chemistry, Marine Science, and Environmental Horticulture Studies 1. For students seeking an alternative to CSU/UC requirements and meeting high school graduation requirements, courses include Biology, Environmental Horticulture Studies 1, Environmental Horticulture Studies 2, Integrated Science, or a Science Contract course.


BIOLOGY
Grade Level: 9-12 Length: 1 year
UC Requirement Fulfilled: d
CRHS: Fulfills one year of a life science course requirement towards graduation
Prerequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment or successful completion in Math 1A, Math 1B or Math 1
Course Description: This course is designed for students with strong academic skills. Topics of study include an introduction into scientific methodology and practice, ecology, basic chemistry, cell structure, genetics, evolution, recombinant DNA technology, and plant and animal anatomy and physiology. There will be considerable lab work as well as lecture.

CONCEPTUAL CHEMISTRY
Grade Level: 9-12 Length: 1 year
UC Requirement Fulfillment: d
Prerequisite(s): Completion of Biology and a “B” or higher in previous math class
Recommendation: Students must be able to work independently through a textbook and have excellent time management and pacing skills. It is recommended that this high-level Independent Study course be supplemented with outside tutoring support or the equivalent course be taken through a Community College or other accredited institution.
CRHS: Fulfills one year of a physical science course requirement towards graduation
Course Description: This course introduces students to chemistry through the study of matter and energy and continues with elements and compounds, and different types of reactions. Other topics covered include molecular formulas, molar relationships, bonding the geometry of molecules, and types and properties of solutions. The purpose of this course is to provide the students with a broad exposure to chemistry for college-bound, non-science majors. The course will be less mathematically oriented than the traditional Chemistry course. 


CHEMISTRY
Grade Level: 10-12 Length: 1 year
UC Requirement Fulfillment: d
CRHS: Fulfills one year of a physical science course requirement towards graduation
Prerequisite(s): Completion of Math 1A and Math 1B or with a grade of “B” or better, concurrent enrollment in Math 2, and successful completion of Biology with a grade of “B” or better.
Recommendation: Students must be able to work independently in an online program and have excellent time management and pacing skills. A computer with internet access is necessary for enrollment in this course. It is recommended that this high-level Independent Study course be supplemented with outside tutoring support or the equivalent course be taken through a Community College or other accredited institution.
Course Description: This online Independent Study course is designed to teach students about interactions of matter and chemical laws and theories through demonstrations, lectures, student laboratory experiments and problem solutions. Students study atomic theory, kinetic theory, atomic structure, and principles of chemistry. This course is delivered via the online program Edgenuity© and all labs and assessments are proctored by a credentialed teacher.

ENVIRONMENTAL HORTICULTURE STUDIES 1
Grade level: 9-12 Length: 1 year
UC Requirement Fulfilled: d
CRHS: Fulfills one year of a life science course requirement towards graduation
Prerequisite(s): Biology, and concurrent enrollment in Math 1B or Math 2
Course Description: This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills required for entry into environmental and horticulture fields. It encompasses planning, design, construction, and management of the urban landscape. Relevant topics include botany, ecosystem restoration and management, landscape ecology, sustainable landscape management, sustainable use of natural resources, urban horticulture, and urban landscape design. Emphasis will be on ecology, plant identification, plant propagation, water conservation, and related cultural practices. An important aim of this course is to develop in the student an appreciation of horticulture in the environment. This second tier level of Environmental Horticulture 2 opens the opportunity for the student to participate in a 3rd year Environmental Horticulture Internship.


ENVIRONMENTAL HORTICULTURE STUDIES 2
Grade level: 11-12 Length: 1 year
UC Requirement Fulfilled: none
CRHS: Fulfills one year of a physical science course requirement towards graduation
Prerequisite(s): Completion of Biology and Environmental Horticulture Studies 1
Course Description: This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills required for tier two entry into environmental and horticulture fields. Environmental Horticulture Studies 2 builds on the previous year’s course by including topics such as soil science, compost science, advanced plant taxonomy, managing waste, water, and pest resources, and the effects of climate change on erosion, land use, and agricultural concerns An important aim of this course is to continue developing in the student an appreciation of horticulture in their environment. This second tier level of Environmental Horticulture 2 opens the opportunity for the student to participate in the 3rd year Environmental Horticulture Internship. 


MARINE SCIENCE
Grade level: 10-12 Length: 1 year
UC Requirement Fulfilled: d
CRHS: Fulfills one year of an interdisciplinary science course requirement towards graduation
Prerequisite(s): Completion of Integrated Earth Science, Biology and/or one other year of a science. This course may be applied as a third year elective science.
Course Description: This is an exciting marine science course. Marine Science applies and connects such science disciplines as geology, astronomy, meteorology, and ecology to understand the oceanic portion of the planet. This course is designed to engage students in scientific investigations of the marine environment. Areas of concentration include physical oceanography, marine biology, and applied marine ecology. An emphasis is placed on technology, research and presentation.

PHYSICS
Grade Level:
10-12 Length: 1 year
UC Requirement Fulfillment: d
CRHS: Fulfills one year of a physical science course requirement towards graduation
Prerequisite(s): Completion of Math 1A, Math 1B with a grade of “B” or better, concurrent enrollment in Math 2, and successful completion of Biology, Chemistry, and/or Environmental & Horticulture Studies with a grade of “B” or better. Recommendation: Students must be able to work independently in an online program and have excellent time management and pacing skills. A computer with internet access is necessary for enrollment in this course. It is recommended that this high-level Independent Study course be supplemented with outside tutoring support or the equivalent course be taken through a Community College or other accredited institution.
Course Description: This online Independent Study course is designed for the 4-year college-bound student with a solid math background who has a desire to learn more about mechanics, energy, heat, sound, light, magnetism, electricity, electronics, and nuclear action.This course prepares students for careers in science, engineering, technology, medicine, and teaching.It is designed as a2n d or 3r d year college prep course.Thiscourseisdeliveredvia the online program Edgenuity© and all labs and assessments are proctored by a credentialed teacher.


INTEGRATED SCIENCE
Grade Level:
9-12 Length: 1 year
Prerequisite(s): none􏰀
UC Requirement Fulfilled: None
CRHS: Fulfills one year of an interdisciplinary science course requirement towards graduation, fulfilling either a life or physical science.
Course Description: This course will provide students with an understanding of their local environment through the study of the earth, field, and sky and will be aligned with Earth Science Standards. Students will study minerals, rocks, chemistry, meteorology, solar system and the ocean.


SCIENCE CONTRACT
Grade Level:
9-12 Length: 1 year
UC Requirement Fulfilled: None
CRHS: Fulfills one year of an interdisciplinary or identified field course requirement towards graduation
Course Description: This course fulfills one year of a science course of study towards high school graduation. Course topics may include, but not are limited to, the following: Anatomy & Physiology, Astronomy, Botany, Earth Science, Equine Science, Oceanography, Zoology. Science Contract courses are developed with input from the student and Supervising Teacher and are aligned with both Common Core State Standards for Science/Technical subjects as well as any specific Next Generation Science Standards, appropriate to the identified course of study. A Science Contract Template is provided to guide the construction of the course.


WORLD LANGUAGES


WORLD LANGUAGE SERIES: Coast Redwood High School offers World Language elective pathways. For students preparing for admittance to CSU/UC colleges upon high school graduation, or choose to transfer after community college to a 4-year institution, many colleges require applicants to have completed two years of the same world language, but three+ years of a language study is strongly recommended. To fulfill a world language independently, it is recommended that students concurrently or dual enroll in a full-time course at an accredited institution, Community College, or other course models with support.


SPANISH 1
Grade Level:
9-12 Length: 1 year
UC Requirement Fulfilled: e􏰀
Prerequisite(s): none􏰀
CRHS: Fulfills one year of an elective course towards graduation.
Course Description: This is a beginning level Spanish course focusing on speaking, listening, reading and writing in Spanish, and developing cultural awareness of the Spanish speaking world. Students learn to produce simple questions, answers, and descriptions, use basic grammar forms, and should develop a vocabulary of at least 500 words and phrases. Students develop a vocabulary range that enables them to make simple statements, to describe common objects, numbers, colors, family, time, dates, months, weather, clothing, classes and teachers, and to express actions about free time activities. Students begin cultural exploration of the countries where Spanish is spoken.


SPANISH 2
Grade Level:
9-12 Length: 1 year
UC Requirement Fulfilled: e􏰀
CRHS: Fulfills one year of an elective course towards graduation.
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of Spanish 1 with a letter grade of “C” or better.
Recommendation: This Independent Study course is supported by a teacher once a week. If students seek a full immersion Spanish 2 course, it is recommended that they enroll in a full-time course at an accredited institution or Community College.
Course Description: Building on the knowledge acquired in Spanish level one, students will be able to ask and answer many sophisticated questions. Expressions used will increase in length and some creativity will begin to be evident. Ways of expressing actions in the present and future will be reviewed and the past tenses will be introduced. Active vocabulary will increase to at least 800 words, including such topics as food, transportation, school, holidays, stores, entertainment, sports, health, and giving and understanding directions. Cultural awareness will increase.

SPANISH 3
Grade Level:
9-12 Length: 1 year
UC Requirement Fulfilled: e􏰀
CRHS: Fulfills one year of an elective course towards graduation.
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of Spanish 2 with a letter grade of “C” or better.
Recommendation: This is an Independent Study course. If students seek a full immersion Spanish 3 course, it is recommended that they enroll in a full-time course at an accredited institution or Community College.
Course Description: Students will be able to form complete sentences and will be able to sustain some lengthy conversations. They will be able to be quite creative with expanded knowledge of their target language. Productive vocabulary will be at least 1000 words, many of which extend into areas beyond survival needs. Students will be introduced to the literature of their target language.


WORLD LANGUAGES CONTRACT
Grade level:
9-12 Length: 1 year
UC Requirement Fulfilled: None
CRHS: Fulfills one year of an elective course towards graduation.

Prerequisite(s): none
Recommendation: To fulfill a world language other than Spanish, it is recommended that students concurrently enroll in a full-time course at an accredited institution, Community College, or other course models with support.
Course Description: This is a beginning level, independent study World Language course focusing on speaking, listening, reading and writing in specific languages other than Spanish 1, and developing cultural awareness of the speaking world. Students learn to produce simple questions, answers, and descriptions, use basic grammar forms, and should develop a vocabulary of at least 500 words and phrases. Students develop a vocabulary range that enables them to make simple statements, to describe common objects, numbers, colors, family, time, dates, months, weather, clothing, classes and teachers, and to express actions about free time activities. Students begin cultural exploration of the countries where this language is spoken.


VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS (VAPA)



CERAMICS
Grade Level: 9-12 Length: 1 year
UC Requirement Fulfilled: f
CRHS: Fulfills one year of an elective course towards graduation.
Prerequisite(s): none
Recommendation: It is recommended that students enrolling in this course have access to their own materials or are supported through outside community resources.
Course Description:
This course introduces students to the fundamentals and principles of the visual arts. The history and criticism of visual arts are presented through the use of projects, lectures, films, and slides. Students gain a basic understanding of how to see, evaluate and interpret experience through a variety of media. Basic tools and techniques (pinch, coil, 3-D slabs, wheel, sculpture, decorating, and glazing works made of clay) are explained, demonstrated and practiced to promote creative expression through active student participation. This course is designed for all students with or without previous experience in the visual arts and can prepare students for more advanced coursework.

CHOIR
Grade Level: 9-12 Length: 1 year
UC Requirement Fulfilled: f
CRHS: Fulfills one year of an elective course towards graduation.
Prerequisite(s): Positive attitude and desire to learn about correct singing techniques and music education.
Recommendation: It is recommended that students enrolling in this course have access to their own materials or are supported through outside community resources.
Course Description: This course provides a “concert choir” experience for students through the Vocal Ensemble. Students are introduced to the mechanics of vocal production, study repertoire of many different styles and time periods, and perform in concert each semester. 


DANCE 1
Grade Level:
9-12 Length: 1 year
UC Requirement Fulfilled: f
CRHS: Fulfills one year of an elective course towards graduation.
Prerequisite(s): none
Recommendation: It is recommended that students enrolling in this course have access to their own materials or are supported through outside community resources.
Course Description: This course introduces students to the study of fundamental forms of movement, which will allow them to create their own dance compositions. Students study different dance styles and forms, including historical and cultural information on dance. This course is designed for all students with or without previous experience in dance and can prepare students for more advanced coursework.


DANCE FUNDAMENTALS
Grade Level:
9-12 Length: 1 year
UC Requirement Fulfilled: none
CRHS: Fulfills one year of an elective course towards graduation.
Prerequisite(s): none
Recommendation: It is recommended that students enrolling in this course have access to their own materials or are supported through outside community resources.
Course Description: This course introduces students to the study of fundamental forms of movement, which will allow them to create their own dance compositions. Students study different dance styles and forms, including historical and cultural information on dance. This course is designed for all students with or without previous experience in dance and can prepare students for more advanced coursework. This course is a basic to advanced elective dance course that offers a wide range of dance type and form interests as students explore the possibilities of the dance world and hone-in on areas of interest and pursuit. A student must have their resources in place for optimal success, such as dance classes, tutors, or instructors. Community classes are strongly advised


DRAMA
Grade Level: 9-12 Length: 1 year
UC Requirement Fulfilled: f
CRHS: Fulfills one year of an elective course towards graduation.
Prerequisite(s): none
Recommendation: It is recommended that this course be fulfilled in conjunction with an organized theater program or an established Theater course at an accredited institution or community center.
Course Description: This course is an exploration of the approaches to acting. Students begin by playing a series of theatre games, move to improvisations, and then perform professionally scripted and student-written monologues. Students produce and perform scenes from professional play scripts for final presentation. Students develop original monologues that reveal specific points of view of contemporary social issues. Students study the major historical periods of theatre history from Ancient Greece to the 21st Century using student research projects and presentations of production, acting, and notable theatrical art innovators of these periods.


DRAWING & PAINTING
Grade Level:
9-12 Length: 1 year
UC Requirement Fulfilled: f
CRHS: Fulfills one year of an elective course towards graduation.
Prerequisite(s): none
Recommendation: It is recommended that students enrolling in this course have access to their own materials or are supported through outside community resources.
Course Description: This course is a foundation class focusing on a variety of art-making skills and design concepts complemented by art history and analysis. The course begins with an introduction into the visual elements of design, basic drawing principles and drawing with a variety of traditional media. Students explore the world of forms and techniques. Next, students begin to explore color with various materials including watercolor, acrylic paint, colored pencils, and pastels. There is an emphasis on color theory and technique. The final section of the course focuses on three-dimensional art including book making, wire sculpture, paper mache, wood, and found object art. All lessons are connected to art history and/or contemporary artists and concepts.



INTRODUCTION TO VISUAL STUDIES/ART 1
Grade Level: 9-12 Length: 1 year
UC Requirement Fulfilled: f
CRHS: Fulfills one year of an elective course towards graduation. Prerequisite(s): none
Recommendation: It is recommended that students enrolling in this course have access to their own materials or are supported through outside community resources.
Course Description: This general survey course is designed to meet the challenge of creating visual art in a compelling and interesting way. Through 2D, 3D and digital art experiences the curriculum provides each artist with the ability to generate creative ideas as well as the skills to execute them. An introduction to Visual Studies focuses on the development of essential visual skills in the classical art such as drawing, painting, and ceramics, in addition to modern technology, digital media, and photography.

MUSIC THEATER 1
Grade Level:
9-12 Length: 1 year
UC Requirement Fulfilled: f
CRHS: Fulfills one year of an elective course towards graduation.
Prerequisite(s): none
Recommendation: It is recommended that this course is fulfilled in conjunction with an organized theater program or an established Theater course at an accredited institution or community center.
Course Description: This course is designed to provide students with a foundation in acting, singing, and stage production techniques. By doing this, students are supplied with the framework to think critically about artistic interpretation. Through music theatre reviews and musical repertoire, students engage in reflective and critical thinking. This leads to an understanding of the growth process within the foundations of music and acting.


PHOTOGRAPHY
Grade Level:
10-12 Length: 1 year
UC Requirement Fulfilled: f
CRHS: Fulfills one year of an elective course towards graduation.
Prerequisite(s): none
Recommendation: It is recommended that students enrolling in this course have access to their own photography materials and camera and supported through outside community resources.
Course Description: This course familiarizes students with digital photographic equipment, software, materials, and methods through hands-on practice. This course integrates the elements of art and the principles of design as they relate to photographic composition, allowing creative and expressive opportunities. Students are encouraged to submit projects for student publications, competition, and display. Upon completion of this course, students are able to work independently with cameras, scanners, printers, and computers. Students compile a digital and real portfolio that can be used to demonstrate their abilities for college entrance or employment in the visual art field.


STAGECRAFT AND DESIGN
Grade Level:
9-12 Length: 1 year
UC Requirement Fulfilled: f
CRHS: Fulfills one year of an elective course towards graduation.
Prerequisite(s): Drama 1
Recommendation: It is recommended that this course is fulfilled in conjunction with an organized theater program or an established Theater course at an accredited institution or community center.
Career Technical Education Course Description: This course provides instruction and training for students interested in stage design. Students who achieve competency in this course develop skills in stagecraft design and are prepared for entry-level employment. Entry-level positions include set decorator, set designer and assistant art director. Instruction and hands-on experience include set architecture, design elements, stage management, lighting design, costume design and make-up application.


STUDIO ART
Grade Level:
10-12 Length: 1 year
UC Requirement Fulfilled: f
CRHS: Fulfills one year of an elective course towards graduation.
Prerequisite(s): Introduction to Visual Studies/Art 1 or Drawing & Painting
Recommendation: It is recommended that students enrolling in this course have access to their own materials or are supported through outside community resources.
Course Description: This course is designed to provide the art student with an advanced study in drawing and painting using a wide variety of art mediums through project-based assignments. Focusing on the use of the Elements of Art and Principles of Design, students create original works of art that involve community Projects, product design and participation in multiple art show competitions. Students develop a portfolio of artwork demonstrating mastery of drawing and painting skills, using a variety of artistic techniques and media, ranging from pencil and charcoal to watercolors and acrylic paints.


MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS
Grade Level: 9-12 Length: 1 year
UC Requirement Fulfilled: none
CRHS: Fulfills one year of an elective course towards graduation.
Prerequisite: none
Recommendation: It is recommended that students enrolling in this course have access to their own materials or are supported through outside community resources.
Course Description: This course is a basic to advanced elective music course that offers a wide range of music and instrument interests as students explore the possibilities of the music world and hone in on areas of interest and pursuit. A student must have their resources in place for optimal success, such as, instrument tutors/instructors as well as voice and theorists teachers/tutors. Community classes are strongly advised.

DIGITAL ARTS/COMPUTER ARTS/GRAPHICS
Grade Level: 9-12 Length: 1 year
UC Requirement Fulfilled: none
CRHS: Fulfills one year of an elective course towards graduation. Prerequisite(s): none
Recommendation: It is recommended that students enrolling in this course have access to their own materials or are supported through outside community resources.
Course Description: Students are introduced to the fundamental art and design theory and skills essential to design and visual communication. Lecture and projects emphasize elements of art and principles of design. Students are informed and influenced by studying graphic design history and contemporary design. Students study the historical context of graphic design while developing skills in artistic perception, critiquing, and application of design strategies through experiences that emphasize solving visual art problems. Students develop an awareness of historical trends in design as well as themes and subject matter from diverse times, places, and cultures. Color theory and perception, composition, typography, product marketing and multimedia design are explored with emphasis on appropriate, effective communication and aesthetic valuing. Students develop an independent portfolio of work and create an exhibit of their work demonstrating mastery of Visual and Performing Arts standards as a capstone project.

ELECTIVES


ADVISORY
Grade Level
9-12 Length: 1 year
UC Requirement Fulfilled: none
CRHS: This is a required course for 9th and 10th-grade students and recommended for 11/12 grade. Credit: 2.5 each semester.
Prerequisite(s): 9/10 grade standing.
Description: This Advisory class is designed to equip students to become self-starters, school and community leaders, with access to College-to-Career information, academic counseling, individualized learning support, with a continued focus on social-emotional learning, students voice collaborative, and school-wide learning outcomes. Advisory is a year-long, 2-hour weekly class designed for and required of our 9/10th-grade students and for students who need additional support with assignments at the request of their teacher. Advisory is also recommended to the 11/12th-grade students with several important options and requirements. Advisory is designed to help students balance their academic load with future goals. Students will have lessons on how to respond to bullying, harassment, and intimidation, coping with stress, time management, study skills, college readiness, goal setting, and grade calculation. This will also be where students prepare for student-led conferences. There will be study group time each available Friday. Teachers will meet with students at least once every week during the quarter to discuss grades and academic progress with their students, as well as any concerns students/parents may have about other classes.


COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY
Grade Level: 9-12 Length: 1 year
UC Requirement Fulfilled: none
CRHS: Fulfills one year of a practical art or general elective course towards graduation.
Prerequisite(s): none
Course Description: Computer Science and Technology introduces students to the breadth of the field of
computer science through an exploration of engaging and accessible topics. The goal of exploring Computer Science is to develop in students the computational thinking practices of abstraction, algorithm development, creating artifacts, communicating and collaboration while building skills in specific programming languages and design environments. The course presents computing problems in real-world scenarios, allowing students to deepen their understanding of theoretical concepts while bringing computer science alive through real applications and connections. A student must have their resources in place for optimal success, such as a computer, software, applications, internet access, printer, scanner, etc. Community classes such as those at Cabrillo College or Cruzio are strongly advised. 


CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY
Grade Level:
10-12 Length: 1 year (may be repeated up to 2 times)
UC Requirement Fulfilled: none
CRHS: Fulfills one year of a practical art or general elective course towards graduation.
Prerequisite(s): none
Course Description: Construction Technology is an elective course involving classroom and worksite competencies in the following areas: basic construction math, project organization, starting the job, foundations and support structures, practices and procedures for standard wood framing, exterior wall and roof coverings, repairing and/or altering old and new structures and new technologies.


CULINARY ARTS
Grade Level:
10-12 Length: 1 year (may be repeated up to 2 times)
UC Requirement Fulfilled: none
CRHS: Fulfills one year of a practical art or general elective course towards graduation.
Prerequisite(s): Algebra 1 or Math 1A, and English 9
Recommendation: It is recommended that students enrolled in this course have access to a kitchen, appropriate materials (foods, utensils, pots/pans, etc.), and a computer with internet access and printer and a camera.
Course Description: This course provides students with the skills necessary to become a proficient food preparer. Students explore every facet of culinary arts and learn the vital practice of quality food preparation. Topics first semester includes equipment, foundations of food service, sanitation, knife skills, stocks and conversions, herbs and spices, vegetable cookery, starches, fish and seafood, as well as poultry, beef, pork, lamb, and game. Topics second semester include soups, cooking methods (dry), cooking methods (wet), vegetarian cooking, sauces, eggs, global village, breakfast, appetizers, salads, sandwiches, baking, and pastry. Upon successful completion of this course, students satisfy the resume/career unit of study.


HOME ECONOMICS
Grade Level: 10-12 Length: 1 year
UC Requirement Fulfilled: None
CRHS: Fulfills one year of a practical art or general elective course towards graduation.
Prerequisite(s): none
Course Description: This consumer home economics course equips students with life management skills through instruction and leadership development activities as well as acquiring practical skills, which are needed for applications in everyday life situations. Areas that can be covered are household management, consumer education, food and nutrition, fashion and textiles. 


LEADERSHIP
Grade Level: 11-12 Length: 1 semester and may be repeated up to 3 semesters (2 years)
UC Requirement Fulfilled: none
CRHS: Fulfills one year of a practical art or general elective course towards graduation.
Prerequisite(s): Grade 11 or 12 standing or by recommendation
Course Description: The Leadership class is designed to equip students to become school and community leaders. Through the process students will become professionals in the areas of business affairs, financial planning, event planning, and recognition programs. Students will have the opportunity to discover the potential that resides within them individually and experience, firsthand, the importance of teamwork, trust, perseverance, commitment, serving others, and taking risks. This adventure requires a great deal of the students time and talents, but the rewards are immeasurable.

PRACTICAL ARTS CONTRACT
Grade Level: 9-12 Length: 1 year
UC Requirement Fulfilled: none
CRHS: Fulfills one year of an elective course towards graduation.
Prerequisite(s): none
Course Description: Practical Arts offers the opportunity for students to find their passion! Students today are entering a highly competitive workforce. To be career and college ready, students will need to be able to integrate and apply skills and technical knowledge with core academic knowledge. Practical Arts at Coast Redwood High School emphasizes real world, real life skills and connects academics and training to help students be successful in the future. No matter what your dream, you can pursue it through Practical Arts with contract courses in Animal Science, Fabric Construction, Fashion Design, Business Finance, Personal Finance, Nutrition and Wellness, Early Childhood Education, Aerospace Technologies, Law Enforcement Junior Cadet Program, or Computer Game and Simulation Design. Our contract programs are aligned with industry standards that prepare students for a wide range of high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers, or students may concurrently enroll in community sponsored programs such as the Cadet Program.
The student and Supervising Teacher will research and outline which area of interest the student will begin. A contract with one area of interest with pacing guides will be agreed upon and monitored for progress through six-week rotations. Credit will be based on successful completion of one or two areas of interest each semester. 

PSYCHOLOGY
Grade Level: 11-12 Length: 1 year
UC Requirement Fulfilled: d
CRHS: Fulfills one year of an elective course towards graduation.
Prerequisite: Completion of Biology, Math 1, English 9, English 10 and concurrent enrollment in Math 2 or higher 
Course Description: This course is the scientific study of the inner workings of humankind’s most complex organ, the brain. Designed as a tour through the realm of psychology, students explore underlying mental functions and behaviors that govern how we sense, feel, learn, remember and process language. You’ll also learn how the mind develops as it ages, and the effects of nature versus nurture. Finally, you’ll learn about psychological disorders, therapy, and social psychology. By the end of this course, you’ll have a greater appreciation and understanding of how your own mind works. 

STUDENT AIDE
Grade Level: 11-12 Length: 1 semester
UC Requirement Fulfilled: None
CRHS: Fulfills one year of a practical art or general elective course towards graduation. This course is graded as a (P-pass) or NP (not passed)
Prerequisite(s): The ability to type is desirable for some placements. Students may earn up to 5 credits each semester with a maximum of 10 credits for the school year based on academic review and hours. A total of 20 credits toward graduation are permitted in this category.
Course Description: Working under the direct supervision of a Supervising Teacher(s) and classified staff in the elementary, intermediate and high schools, students will gain practical experience by serving as teacher aides, clerical aides, laboratory assistants, or child care aides. Candidates must consult their Supervising Teacher(s) and must be assigned a position through the school site principal, the teacher who requested an aide, and the student’s Supervising Teacher.

WORK EXPERIENCE EDUCATION (WEE)
Grade Level:
10-12 Length: 1 semester (may be repeated up to 4 semesters)
UC Requirement Fulfilled: none
CRHS: Fulfills one year of a practical art or general elective course towards graduation.
Prerequisite(s): Must be 15 years of age or older, and have legal employment, though not required. Charter School eligibility rules apply.
Career Technical Course Description: This two-part course is designed to develop desirable work habits, attitudes and occupational skills. The purpose is to provide students with opportunities for applying the basic skills of reading, writing, and computation through a combination of supervised employment in any occupation field and related classroom instruction. Students will complete a consumer math component through “Banzai Life Scenarios” that draws on basic math skills, banking skills, and life skills many employers require and is aligned to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), California State Standards, Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI). The major emphasis of this course is to provide students with supervised part-time paid employment to assist them in developing desirable work habits and attitudes in real jobs. The part-time job held by a student need not be related to his or her occupational goal. Through this on-the-job experience, the student will learn how to work for and with other people.


YEARBOOK
Grade Level:
11-12 Length: 1 semester
UC Requirement Fulfilled: none
CRHS: Fulfills one year of a practical art or general elective course towards graduation.
Prerequisite (s): Grade 11/12 standing or by recommendation
Course Description: Yearbook is a production-based elective course that creates the Coast Redwood High School yearbook. Because the staff is solely responsible for the content, design, layout, and sale of the book, students who choose to be a part of this business must ensure that it runs efficiently and effectively. Staffers must be cooperative, punctual, professional, creative, and productive.


PHYSICAL EDUCATION 


PHYSICAL EDUCATION 1
Grade Level:
9 Length: 1 year
UC Requirement Fulfilled: none
CRHS: Fulfills one year of a Physical Education course towards graduation.
Prerequisite(s): none
Course Description: This course focuses on learning an array of dual and individual sports and activities. Students learn basic principles and concepts of various physical activities and increase awareness of psychological and sociological concepts, principles and strategies through these activities. This class is integrated with an independent study health curriculum.


PHYSICAL EDUCATION 2
Grade Level: 10-12 Length: 1 year
UC Requirement Fulfilled: none
CRHS: Fulfills one year of a Physical Education course towards graduation.
Prerequisite(s): P.E. 1
Course Description: This course is designed to increase the knowledge of high school students as it pertains to lifelong fitness, workout plans and basic knowledge of team activities, and to increase the knowledge of psychological and sociological concepts, principles and strategies through team sports and cooperation.

P.E. ELECTIVE
Grade Level:
10-12 Length: 1 semester or year
UC Requirement Fulfilled: none
CRHS: Fulfills one year of an elective course towards graduation.
Prerequisite(s): none
Course Description: This course is designed to help students reach athletic potential by presenting them with a challenging course of CrossFit modalities. Students may also wish to pursue a new workout regimen that may include yoga, upper body and lower body strengthening, martial arts, outdoor adventure sports, etc.


SPORTS PE
Grade Level:
10-12 Length: 1 semester or 1 year
UC Requirement Fulfilled: None
CRHS: Fulfills one year of an elective course towards graduation.
Prerequisite(s): Maintain a C grade in all courses and Charter School eligibility. Passing the Physical Fitness Test (PFT) and participation in 1 or more school sports. A maximum of 20 Sports PE credits can be earned. This course is graded as (Pass/No-Pass) with 5 credits.
Course Description: This course focuses on learning a variety of ways to keep physically fit during the athlete’s “off-season” period. The goal of this class is to learn different methods to stay physically active and to apply those strategies in the classroom and during sports training, and to create healthy habits leading to lifelong fitness.


ADDITiONAL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS


COMMUNITY SERVICE
Grade Level:
9-12 Length: A minimum of 15 hours per school year for a total of 60 hours over 4 years.
UC Requirement Fulfilled: none
CRHS: Fulfills a graduation requirement for community service
Prerequisite(s): Community Service hours of 15+ are applied each of the students four years in high school.
Course Description: One of our essential Life Skills and School-wide Outcomes is serving and acting in the benefit of the community. CRHS requests every student to serve his/her various communities as part of their portfolio requirement and one of several requirements to receive a "Honors" high school diploma. Students are required to complete 60 hours of community service by the end of their 2nd-3rd quarter (MAY 30) each year in order to receive this honor. Students may serve up to 20 of their hours by helping out at officially sanctioned CRHS and/or All-Charter activities or a combination of both. We require 15-20 hours of community service during freshman, sophomore, and junior year in order to complete the 60-hour goal prior to senior year. Students coming in new to CRHS will have their hours adjusted accordingly and pro-rated. Summers are a great time to complete community service hours. Speak with your advisor about summer opportunities in your community. 


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