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Art

Studio Arts This 2-D art class includes drawing, painting, mixed media, cartooning, and India ink. Art history is part of a computer project that students design. This class satisfies fine arts credit for graduation.

History/Social Science

Civics
​Students in grade twelve pursue a deeper understanding of the institutions of American government. They compare systems of government in the world today and analyze the history and changing interpretations of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the current state of the legislative, executive, and judiciary branches of government.

Economics
​Students in grade twelve learn fundamental economic concepts, applying the tools (graphs, statistics, equations) from other subject areas to the understanding of operations and institutions of economic systems. Studied in a historic context are the basic economic principles of micro- and macroeconomics, international economics, comparative economic systems, measurement, and methods.

U.S. History
​Study the major turning points in American history in the twentieth century including changes in politics, society, technology, and global affairs. Students develop an understanding of the role of the citizen within the state and that our rights under the U.S. Constitution are a precious inheritance that depends on an educated citizenry for their preservation and protection.

World History
The study of major turning points that shaped the modern world, from the late eighteenth century through the present. Students develop an understanding of current world issues and events in order to understand international relations from a variety of perspectives.

Leadership

Associated Student Body (ASB Leadership)
The ASB class focuses on students developing a greater understanding of the skills it takes to be a successful leader and effective teen in today's world. Students are given the opportunity for personal growth, community involvement and school improvement.

Mathematics: nothing submitted

Science: 

Physical Earth Science…learning about ourselves, our planet, and our place in the universe.

Over the course of the academic year we will explore our earth and its unique properties, processes, and position in the universe. Students will develop and demonstrate an understanding of the following essential standard topics. CALIFORNIA GEOLOGY: The geology of California as it impacts the state’s wealth of natural resources, as well as natural hazards. PLATE TECTONICS AND EARTH HISTORY: Dynamic earth processes, including plate tectonics and biogeochemical processes, their operation over geologic time, and the resulting changes in patterns of land, sea, and mountains on the earth’s surface. CLIMATOLOGY: The energy budget of the earth, differential heating of the earth’s surface, atmospheric effects of the sun, wind, and ocean currents, and climate patterns. ASTRONOMY: The earth’s place in the solar system, the structure and scale solar system, and the changes in stars, galaxies, and the universe that occur over time.

Biological Science…learning about ourselves and our place on a living planet...
Over the course of the academic year we will explore the fundamental processes, functions, and interactions characteristic of cells. We will also explore body systems, heredity, evolution, diversity, and interaction in the living world. Students will develop and demonstrate understanding of the following essential standards. CELLS AND THEIR PROCESSES: The fundamental processes of all living things depend on a variety of specialized cell structures and chemical processes. (1st and 5th sessions) PROTEIN SYNTHESIS, GENETICS, AND HEREDITY: Protein synthesis is the basis of growth and development. Heredity is determined by instructions encoded in DNA, and these sequences can be affected by mutation and sexual reproduction. (2nd and 6th sessions) EVOLUTION: Evolution is the result of genetic changes that occur due to natural selection. (3rd semester) ECOLOGY: Stability in an ecosystem is a balance between many competing factors. (4th semester)

Physical Education

World Languages