High School Completion

updated 6/17/13

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INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE (1-5)
The novel, with its integral parts and types, introduces the students to literature. Students read a chapter from each of ten novels, learning to analyze them for setting, plot, character, theme and type.

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INTRODUCTION TO ENGLISH FOR SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNERS (1-5)
For high school level second language students, English skills will be emphasized in reading, writing, speaking, and listening development. Enrollment requires placement testing.

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LITERATURE - SHORT STORY (1-5) 
The short story course deepens the understanding of plot, character, and setting begun in an introductory course. Students read various short stories, learning to analyze them for setting, plot, character, theme, tone, mood, and type.

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CREATING CRITICAL VIEWERS (1-5)
Course covers the impact of different media on society. Students will create media projects that demonstrate proficiency in research, communication, and creativity.

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ENGLISH FOR SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNERS I (1-5)
For high school levels second language students, English skills will be emphasized in reading, writing, speaking, and listening development. Enrollment requires placement testing.

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ENGLISH FOR SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNERS II (1-5)
For high school levels second language students, English skills will be emphasized in reading, writing, speaking, and listening development.

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INTRODUCTION TO WRITING (1-5)
Writing sentences and paragraphs in proper English form while encouraging the student to be thoughtfully creative is the emphasis of this basic grammar course. Parts of speech are reviewed in depth as well.

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ENGLISH GRAMMAR AND WRITING (1-5)
Writing paragraphs and essays in proper English form while encouraging the student to be thoughtfully creative is the emphasis of this writing course. Parts of speech and sentence structure are reviewed as well.

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HEALTH (1-5)
Preventive health care, nutrition, mental health, sexual health, and basic anatomy form the curriculum in this course. Students will be expected to do a final project with in-depth self-analysis and problem solution components.

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INDEPENDENT HEALTH RESEARCH (1-5)
Students research and write papers on ten health topics decided on an individual basis with the instructor. Topic areas will include disease, epidemic control, nutrition, and exercise. Two research projects are included.

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SECONDARY SCIENCE I (1-5)
This beginning life science focuses on learning the basic scientific method, microscope use, cell biology, human body processes, and ecology. Labs are required.

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SEXUAL HEALTH (1-5)
Students explore anatomy and sexual health in cultural and scientific contexts, including sexuality and relationship health issues.

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PHYSICAL SCIENCE DISCOVERY (1-5)
Science Discovery is a highly interactive computerized course designed to provide high school level science instruction. Students develop scientific reasoning and process skills concerning the physical world. Lab experiments and activities are included.

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TEEN FITNESS & EXERCISE (1)
Students study and practice proper nutrition and exercise for pregnant and parenting teenagers and their children.

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SCIENCE II WITH LAB (1-5)
This beginning physical science focuses on learning the basic scientific method, introducing the periodic table, applying work and force formulas, using electricity and sound waves, and observing space phenomenon. Labs are required.

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DISCOVERY SCIENCE II: PLANT SCIENCE (1-5)
Discover Science II offers students a chance for hands-on learning in a scientific discipline. Reading material is minimal, but videos are required, as is a five week botanical lab project.

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PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY (1-5)
This physical geography course offers advanced high school students a chance for in-depth learning in a scientific discipline. It teaches geographical terminology and the interactions of land masses, water bodies, and atmospheric phenomena.

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U.S. GOVERNMENT (1-5)
Course explores history and development of the government of the United States and our national relationships in context of that development.

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U.S. HISTORY I (1-5)
This course is for high school completion students. It surveys pre-colonial history through 1876 with a concentration on major issues, events, and people in the development of the American nation.

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U.S. HISTORY II (1-5)
This course is designed for the high school completion students. It surveys American history from 1876 through the present, concentrating on major issues and events in the development of the American nation.

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WASHINGTON HISTORY (1-5)
This Washington history course presents the physical, economical, and social evolvement of the Pacific Northwest, beginning with the Ice Age and ending with present times.

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INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL STUDIES (1-5)
Course teaches basic writing, researching, and test-taking skills while presenting information about diverse societies and global issues.

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CONTEMPORARY WORLD PROBLEMS (1-5)
Contemporary World Problems promotes exploration of global problems in health, environment, and politics. Students choose topics to research within the three required areas.

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WORLD GEOGRAPHY I (1-5)
Course features study of the physical and cultural geography of the Western Hemisphere. Research and reading enhancement assignments feature regional current issues.

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WORLD GEOGRAPHY II (1-5)
Course features study of the physical and cultural geography of the Eastern Hemisphere. Research and reading enhancement assignments feature regional current issues.

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BASIC ARITHMETIC WITH CRITICAL THINKING (1-5)
This basic mathematics course features computer practice in the basic arithmetic skills and coursework that teaches students how to think about math problems, relating numbers closely to real life situations.

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BASIC APPLIED MATHEMATICS (1-5)
Designed to review, strengthen, and utilize basic arithmetic skills. Provides an introduction to number lines, algebra, statistics, and geometry. Prerequisite: Mastery of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division in whole numbers, fractions, and decimals, determined by pretesting.

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CONSUMER FINANCE (1-5)
Can be used either as an elective or a math requirement in the high school completion program. Topics and skills necessary for personal money management as well as national and global economic issues. Recommendation: Basic mathematics mastery.

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INDEPENDENT MATH PROJECTS (1-5)
This is a hands-on math class. Students must have an understanding of basic math through fractions and decimals, as the class includes much work with percents and measurements. Projects will include budgeting, payroll, home building plans, and area planning.

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GEOMETRY 1 (1-5)
Geometry 1 introduces geometric and algebraic skills required by the State of Washington for high school graduation. Prerequisite: completion of Integrated 1/Algebra 1 or instructor permission.

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GEOMETRY 2 (1-5)
Geometry 2 expands the geometric and algebraic concepts required by the State of Washington for high school graduation. Prerequisite: completion of Integrated 1/Algebra 1 or instructor permission.

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DRIVER'S EDUCATION (1-5)
Prepares adults (over 18) for the written portion of the Washington State driver's licensing exam. It will not quality students under 18 because the class doesn't incorporate the behind-the-wheel driving practice. .

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OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION (1-5)
Students will research career information such as education requirements, pay scale, and future demand for the career field. They will learn job search, resume preparation, and professional ethics skills.

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COMPUTER LITERACY (1-5)
Students use the Macintosh computer to learn the history and uses of computer, and then they use several applications in the computer lab, such as word processing and spreadsheets.

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PERSONAL CHOICES (1-5)
Through journaling, group process activities and a final project, students learn different techniques and strategies that will lead them to make positive life choices. This course is required for students in TEEN.

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INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-5)
Individually developed with each HSC 099 student, this course is intended to fill high school needs not met by the courses offered in the program.