HOW TO USE THESE 17/18 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION

For more information on CTE, visit the Utah State CTE Pathways Website

DESCRIPTION

CREDIT

GRADE LEVEL

FEE

3D Modeling (CAD Mechanical 2)

This course offers UVU concurrent enrollment credit — EGDT 1070

The second in a sequence of courses that prepares individuals with an emphasis in developing technical knowledge and skills to develop 3D models in support of mechanical and industrial engineers, and related professionals. This includes instruction in the use of 3D Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software, model creation, and technical communication.

.50 [CTE] 10-12 $20

Accounting 1

Students will develop skills beginning with an understanding of the basic elements and concepts of double entry accounting systems. Skills will include understanding the accounting cycle; entering transactions in journals; posting to ledgers; compiling end of period worksheets; adjusting and closing entries, statements, and reports; completing banking activities and payroll systems; and writing and communication examples. Proficiency in the use of the touch system with the electronic calculator is suggested.

.50 [CTE or math elective] 10-12

Accounting 2

Prerequisite: Accounting 1

Students will develop advanced skills to those learned in Accounting 1. Additional concepts to be mastered include uncollectible accounts, depreciation on assets, interpretation of financial information, and notes and interest.

.50 [CTE or math elective] 10-12

Agricultural Leadership

This course follows the standards and objectives for the 08.0211 Marketing Education – Leadership Principles course. This course is recommended as a capstone course for all completers in all Agricultural Education Pathways. This course is also recommended for other students who are elected student body or class officers, organization or club president/officers, or are considering running for one of these offices. Student leaders have great ambitions and enthusiasm for the school and student body—but this alone does not create success. This class teaches how to be an “effective” leader. Concepts of goal setting, motivation, team building, time management, conflict resolution, dealing with stress, and much more are discussed.

0.5 [CTE]

10-12

 $15

Agricultural Mechanics 1

This course teaches basic skills related to the mechanical activities involved with agricultural production/service. Instruction includes field and laboratory application of the concepts taught. Students will develop skills in the areas of hot and cold metal, tool reconditioning, plumbing, painting, bill of materials, small gas engines, and basic welding. Emphasis will be placed on safety and proper use of tools and equipment.

1.0 [CTE]

10-12

$15

Agricultural Mechanics 2

Prerequisite: Agriculture Mechanics 1

This course prepares individuals in a general way to select, operate, maintain, service, sell, and use agricultural power units, machinery, equipment, structures, and utilities. It includes instruction in agricultural power units; the planning and selection of materials for the construction of agricultural facilities; and the mechanical practices associated with irrigation, drainage, run off, water conservation, erosion control, and farm welding, including gas and electric, and other agricultural mechanization applications. The course will also include field or laboratory applications of concepts being taught.

1.0 [CTE]

11-12

$15

Apparel Design and Productions 1 (formally Clothing 1)

In Apparel Design & Productions 1 you’ll master the basics of sewing and making clothes to suit your personal taste and budget. Guaranteed to take the frustrations out of sewing. Projects may include; fashion garments, backpacks, denim items, polar fleece vests, quilts, accessories and home decor items. Embellishing techniques, embroidery computer technology and serger machine methods are taught. Sewing is a skill you will be happy you learned. Student leadership (FCCLA) may be an integral part of this course.

.50 [CTE] 10-12 $10

Apparel Design and Productions 2 (formally Clothing 2)

Pre-requisite: Apparel Design and Productions 1
This is an intermediate and advanced class for those who want to learn more about wardrobe clothing. In Apparel Design and Productions 2 you will learn more techniques, design and use creative self-expression. This class offers a chance for you to work on a more individual level and map out your own creative strategy. Projects might include cargo pants or skirt, tailored or camp shirt, wrap skirt, tie, lined jackets, or prom dress. Enter the “Make it Yourself with Wool” competition. Student leadership (FCCLA) may be an integral part of this course.

.50 [CTE] 10-12 $10

Architectural Design 1 (CAD)

This course offers UVU concurrent enrollment credit — EGDT 1090

The first in a sequence of courses that prepare individuals for careers in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry. This course includes instruction in 2D or 3D Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software to draw a small residential home with an emphasis on blueprint reading.

.50 [CTE] 10-12 $20

Architectural Design 2 (CAD)

Prerequisite: Architectural Design 1

This course offers UVU concurrent enrollment credit — EGDT 1020

The second in a sequence of courses that prepare individuals for careers in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry. This course includes instruction in 3D Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software to design and model a small residential home with an emphasis on residential methods and materials of construction, codes, and Building Information Modeling (BIM).

.50 [CTE] 11-12 $20

Animal Science and Technology

This course exposes students to a wide range of scientific principles, such as genetics, anatomy, physiology/nutrition, disease, pests, and management practices. The science processes of observation, measurement, hypothesizing, data gathering, interpretation, analysis, and application are stressed. Career opportunities and educational preparation are examined. Learning activities are varied, with classroom, laboratory, and field experiences emphasized.

1.0 [CTE or science elective]

10-12

$15

Audio Production 1 (Radio Broadcasting)

This course is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills related to the radio broadcasting industry. The course includes instruction and hands-on assignments in the following areas: impact of historical figures in radio, pre-production, live production, vocal skills, equipment, and radio rules and regulations. Besides the history behind radio students will have the opportunity to develop a 21st century skill set in sound design, engineering and film audio. Students will have the opportunity to choose an emphasis in either radio, television, film, or music production.

1.0 [CTE or science elective]

10-12

$15

Biology Agriculture Science & Technology

This course is designed to meet the requirement for biological science credit. The standards and objectives for this course are the same as the standards and objectives for Biology, with the only difference being the degree of emphasis on agriculture. Students completing this course will be cognizant of current technologies, methods, and changes in agricultural science and are expected to know and apply the standards outlined in the core curriculum as they relate to the industry of agriculture.

1.0 [CTE or science core]

10-12

$15

Broadcasting (UKNIGHTED)

Prerequisite: recommended Video Production 1 or 2

UKNIGHTED is LPHS’ flagship media program. The goal is to advance skills learned in the introductory class by covering the academic, athletic, and social aspects at Lone Peak High School and present them to the student body in a daily/weekly  news format.  Students will use creative storytelling, shooting, and editing to appeal to their audiences. Students have access to professional camera and audio equipment, and will have many high profile opportunities. Students must possess ability to work well with others, meet deadlines and be consistently accountable.  Writing is a key component of being an on air news anchor.

1.0 [CTE] 10-12 $15

Building Construction – Off Campus (Students are responsible for their own transportation.)

This course offers UVU concurrent enrollment credit — CMGT 1220 & CMGT 1190

Obtain application from your counselor or click this link.

Students build a residential home on-site from start to finish in one school year. Licensed General Contractors and members of the Utah Valley Home Builders Association provide class instruction. Skills learned can be used to fix and repair the home you will live in one day, pay for college, build your own home, or start a construction business. Students must be able to lift 50 pounds and be willing to work in inclement weather conditions. For more information and pictures of what students actually do in this class, go to http://www.asdpages.org/burdettcarpentry/ blog.

4.0 [CTE] 11-12 $20

Business Law

Students will gain an understanding of the law as it relates to them currently and the implications of the law in their future lives as well as the lives of their family and friends. They will also work to gain an understanding of basic legal vocabulary. The course will include an understanding of the court system at the local, state, and national level. Students will gain an understanding of contract law, their rights and responsibilities as citizens, utilization of financial transactions, employment and agency relationships, and the understanding of the regulations governing different types of business organizations. As a culminating project students will participate in one or more mock trials.

.50 [CTE] 11-12

Business Management

This course offers UVU concurrent enrollment credit — MGMT 1010

You will have the opportunity to manage a large or small company some time during your life. This exciting field will not only give you high personal satisfaction, but possible large financial rewards. This Business Management course seeks to develop sound management skills within students. Students are able to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate data from the other functional areas of business (e.g. marketing, finance, accounting, entrepreneurship and leadership), as well as focus on managing one’s time and the time and talents of others. Effective management requires decision making abilities, long range planning knowledge, human relation expertise, and motivational skills. Students learn leadership skills and are able to select appropriate management styles. Finally, with the trends of international trade, there are numerous opportunities for travel to exotic locations as you pursue a management position.

.50 [CTE] 11-12

Business Office Specialist

This course offers UVU concurrent enrollment credit — IM 2010
This course applies advanced concepts and principles using word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and electronic presentation software. Students will integrate applications learned. This course builds on skills included in Computer Technology

.50 [Digital Studies (aka Comp. Tech.) or CTE]

10-12

Cad Mechanical Design (formally Engineering Design)

This course offers UVU concurrent enrollment credit — EGDT 1040

This is the first instructional course in a sequence of courses that prepares individuals to develop technical knowledge and skills required to plan and prepare scale pictorial interpretations of engineering and design concepts. This includes instruction in the use of 2D/3D CAD software, Sketching, drawing layout, geometric construction, orthographic projection, and dimensioning.

.50 [CTE] 10-12 $20

Child Care Teacher Assistant

Child Care TA’s work at our on-site daycare, Camelot Kids. As a TA you will work directly with our center director and staff to ensure the safety and health of our youngest knights. Your responsibilities will include supervision, light cleaning, simple food preparation, and creating simple activities for the children.

.50 [elective credit only] 10-12

Child Development

This course provides students with an understanding of the aspects of human growth and development. Parenting skills are developed as positive guidance and child-related issues are studied. Student leadership (FCCLA) will be an integral part of the course.

.50 [CTE] 10-12

Computer Science 1

This course offers UVU concurrent enrollment credit — CS 1400

A beginning class in computer programming and applications. Introduces students to the fundamentals of programming, to simple control and data structures, to basic operating system commands, and the use of text files. Students will learn to design, code, and test their own programs.

1.0 [CTE or math elective]

10-12

Computer Science 2

Prerequisite: Computer Science 1

This course offers UVU concurrent enrollment credit — CS 1410
An advanced class in computer programming and application development. Reviews and builds on the concepts introduced in Computer Programming 1. Introduces students to dynamic allocation of data, to creation and utilization of classes, to advanced graphical user interface (GUI) techniques, and to advanced applications of recursion.

1.0 [CTE or math elective] 11-12

Culinary Management (formerly ProStart 2)

This course offers UVU concurrent enrollment credit — HM 1110

This course is designed to train students for career opportunities in Culinary Arts and the Hospitality Industry. Instruction includes use and care of knives, safety, sanitation, equipment, customer service, culinary math, marketing and creating menus, breakfast food, fruits, vegetables, garnishes, sandwiches, appetizers, potatoes, legumes, meat, seafood, regional and international cuisine.  Students will perform quantity food preparation as it relates to catering, bakery, restaurant, hospitality, and quick service business operations.  This course will strengthen comprehension of concepts and standards outlined in Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. Student leadership and competitive events (FCCLA) may be integrated into this course.

1.0 [CTE] 11-12  $10

Digital Business Technology

This course offers UVU concurrent enrollment credit — IM 2800
The business world is progressively more reliant on digital technologies. The Digital Business Technology course is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and skills to be an asset to the collaborative, global, and innovative business world of today and tomorrow. Concepts include the overall digital experience, digital communications, digital media and the exploration of career choices. This course also provides practical experience in professionalism using various forms of presentation skills, including speaking, podcasting and digital portfolio relating to the globalization of business.

.50 [Digital Studies (aka Comp. Tech.) or CTE] 10-12

Digital Photography 1

Digital Photography 1 is an intensive course covering many aspects of modern photography. Students will learn to operate a digital camera, edit images, and create unique products using Adobe Photoshop. It is highly recommended that students have access to a Digital SLR camera. However, Digital Point and Shoot cameras can be used for most assignments in this course. No cellphone, iPod, or video cameras may be used.

 .50 [CTE]  10-12 $15

Digital Photography 2 (Advanced Commercial Photography)

Prerequisite: Digital Photo 1

Digital Photography 2 is a more comprehensive look at the practical application of photography in the commercial and advertising realms. Students will focus on studio lighting, modeling, and product imagery. Students will also have the opportunity to work on an AP Art Portfolio incorporating photography. It is highly recommended that students have access to a Digital SLR camera. However, Digital Point and Shoot cameras can be used for most assignments in this course. No cellphone, iPod, or video cameras may be used.

.50 [CTE] 10-12 $15

Early Childhood Education 1

Prerequisite: Child Development

Limit: 20 students per class period

This yearlong course prepares individuals for child related careers through personal interaction with children. Instruction is given in developing positive relationships with and learning experiences for children. On-site preschool experiences will be a major component of the course.

1.0 [CTE] 10-12

Early Childhood Education 2

Prerequisite: Early Childhood Education 1

Limit: 5 students per class period

This yearlong course provides students with an opportunity to work with children in a professional onsite lab setting and to mentor the Early Childhood Pathway students. Students will be given the opportunity to complete the steps and apply for the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential.

1.0 [CTE] 11-12

EMR (Emergency Medical Responder)

This course offers UVU concurrent enrollment credit — HLTH 1200

This class is recommended for Grades 11-12, with acceptance of 10th grade students with a 3.0 GPA or higher. This semester course provides students with advanced emergency medical information and skills, including Professional CPR/AED certification, and is designed for first responders. Students will have hands-on practice of emergency rescuer skills, guest speakers from different careers associated with emergency medicine, and a final mock-scenario practical held at the Highland/Alpine Fire Station. The student can qualify for the American Red Cross Emergency Responder Certification cards upon successful completion of all requirements.

.50 [CTE] 10-12

Entrepreneurship

Do you want to work for others or do you want to be your own boss? By taking this class you will gain an understanding of the marketing and management principles necessary to start and operate your own business. You will develop an awareness of the opportunities for small business ownership and develop the planning skills needed to open a small business. Students will become aware of the traits and characteristics of successful entrepreneurs. Students will gain an awareness of knowledge needed in research, planning, and regulations affecting the small business and the means of financing a small business. You will understand the specific strategies of business management and marketing and the economic role of the entrepreneur in the market system. This class will give all students a great foundation in management, marketing, and personal finance as you prepare yourself to face the world after high school.

.50 [CTE] 10-12

Exploring Computer Science 1

Exploring Computer Science is designed to introduce students to the breadth of the field of computer science through an exploration of engaging and accessible topics. Rather than focusing the entire course on learning particular software tools or programming languages, the course is designed to focus the conceptual ideas of computing and help students understand why certain tools or languages might be utilized to solve particular problems. The goal of Exploring Computer Science is to develop in students the computational thinking practices of algorithm development, problem solving and programming within the context of problems that are relevant to the lives of today’s students. Students will also be introduced to topics such as interface design, limits of computers and societal and ethical issues.

.50 [Digital Studies (aka Comp. Tech.) or CTE] 10-12

Exploring Education (Education 1)

This course is designed for students interested in careers in education. We will study the challenges and rewards of teaching as well as the history, philosophies, social issues, legal issues, and job availability.

.50 [CTE] 10-12

Fashion Design Studio

This course is designed for students who are interested in fashion. Personal fashion types are explored, with emphasis on individual characteristics, silhouette, grooming, and wardrobe planning. Students learn to identify fashion trends and fads as compared to classic styles. Fashion history, color, and design principles are included in this course. Careers related to the fashion industry are incorporated. Student leadership (FCCLA) may be an integral part of this course.

.50 [CTE] 10-12 $10

Floral Design 1 (Floriculture 1)

An instructional course that generally prepares individuals to produce, process, and market plants used principally for ornamental, recreational, and aesthetic purposes, and to establish, maintain, and manage horticulture enterprises such as floriculture and greenhouse operation and management. This course will include practical applications in the area of retail floriculture. Instruction includes hands on activities involving basic design principles and elements. The course will also include instruction in field or laboratory application of concepts being taught.

.50 [CTE]

10-12

$15

Floral Design – Advanced (Advanced Floriculture)

Prerequisite: Floral Design 1 and Teacher and Counselor Approval

Advanced Floral Design will be a more in-depth look at the history and techniques of Floral Design. Students will also better learn the elements and principles of design and business practices.

.50 [CTE]

10-12

$15

Foods and Nutrition 1

Do you like to eat? Do you know what you should eat? Come learn about MyPlate, carbohydrates, protein and fat. Learn cooking techniques and basic nutrition. Get a real taste for food facts and fiction with this introductory foods class. Student leadership (FCCLA) may be an integral part of this course.

.50 [CTE] 10-12 $10

Foods and Nutrition 2

Pre-requisite Foods & Nutrition 1

Learn more about the food you eat! Strengthen your culinary skills, learn about related careers, sports nutrition and how to get the most from your grocery dollar. Nutrition, sanitation, food science, meat preparation, yeast breads, salads, soups and pastries will also be explored. FCCLA may be an integral part of this course.

.50 [CTE] 10-12 $10

Graphic Design/Desktop Publishing

This one-semester course provides skill development in the electronic procedures of producing and editing publications.Students will create, format, illustrate, design, edit/revise,and print publications. Improved productivity of electronically produced newsletters, flyers, brochures,reports, advertising materials, and other publications are emphasized. Proofreading, document composition, and communication competencies are also included.

.50 [CTE] 10-12

Greenhouse Management

Intensive course in greenhouse operation and management that prepares students to produce commercial plant species in a controlled environment and to manage commercial and experimental greenhouse operations.

.50 [CTE]

10-12

$15

Interior Design 1

Have you ever thought about the house you’ll live in someday or wondered how you could fix up your personal living space now? This course enables students to explore their creativity as they learn the basics of principles and elements of design, color, and space planning to decorate any interior space. You will gain insights and skill in the profession and learn about bluepring symbols for floor plans as well. Whether you choose Interior Design as a career or use it to design your own living space, you’ll love Interior Design. Student leadership (FCCLA) may be an integral part of this course. Note: If you are interested in Advanced Interior Design in the future, you should take Interior Design 1 first semester and Interior Design 2 second semester.

.50 [CTE] 10-12 $5

Interior Design 2

Prerequisite – Interior Design 1

This course provides students further exploration of interior design topics including surface treatments, lighting, architecture and furniture styles. Projects are integrated throughout the course to provide applications of these topics. Students will learn how to create design boards and present their ideas to an audience. All concepts taught in Interior Design 1 are used in this course. Student leadership (FCCLA) may be an integral part of this course.

.50 [CTE] 10-12 $5

Interior Design Advanced

Prerequisite: Interior Design 2

This course provides students the opportunity to develop advanced skills in applying the elements and principles of design to interiors. Portfolio projects are integrated throughout the course to provide applications as the students continue their study of floor plans, color schemes, lighting, textures, fabrics, and furniture design and style. The students will explore various career opportunities related to interior design. A coordinated project that allows applications of interior design in a residential, commercial, or school setting may be a component of this course. FCCLA may be an integral part of this course.

.50 [CTE] 11-12 $5

Internship (Work-Based Learning, CTE Internship Program)/ Off Campus – Students are responsible for their own transportation.

Prerequisite: Submit an application and have an interview with Mrs. Christensen before enrolling in class
Students must be enrolled in another related CTE course to participate in the program.

The internship program provides on the job training opportunities that are directly related to a career goal and course of study identified through their CCR. This Work-Based Learning experience is designed to bridge the gap between school and work. Students interested should meet with the Work-Based Learning Coordinator to discuss individual opportunities are available. Students will attend on-campus class the first two weeks of the semester during the period enrolled, and also during the class period whenever A-day falls on a Monday to complete the required training for their internship experience.

.50 [CTE] 11-12

Landscape Management

Students will develop knowledge and skills in nursery operation and landscape management practices that will prepare them to select appropriate plant materials and to design, install, and maintain interior and exterior plantings and hardscapes. They will also learn to maintain the facilities and equipment associated with this industry.

.50 [CTE] 10-12 $15

Law Enforcement

The Law Enforcement class is designed to introduce students to the criminal justice system as a possible career or line of study. Students will be given the opportunity to broaden their perspective on the workings of law enforcement and the criminal justice system. We will discover and understand the many different components of the criminal justice system. The students will learn the complexity of the criminal justice system and be able to understand how it impacts them and the community. In the end, the students will have a better respect and understanding for their local law enforcement officers, and the criminal justice system as a whole.

.50 [CTE] 10-12

Leadership Principles

This course offers UVU concurrent enrollment credit — MGMT 1250 — BUT ONLY 2ND SEMESTER CLASSES

This course is recommended for students who are looking to improve their personal management skills, as well as those who would like to learn how to lead at the business or organization level. Some students are born leaders but need to learn how to be effective leaders while some who are less confident need to learn basic management skills. This class is for both. Also, personal management is emphasized. The skills learned include: How to deal with difficult workplace situations, money management, and leading within your social circle. Concepts of goal setting, motivation, team building, time management, conflict resolution, dealing with stress, and much more are discussed.

.50 [CTE] 10-12

Marketing

This is an exciting introduction to marketing that will teach concepts beyond that of advertising and promotion. Besides being a great foundation to business principles, this class will teach you how to market yourself as you prepare for the world outside of high school. You will need to market yourself to get into a university, get that job you want, and even social skills. The following skills will prepare the student in marketing and business fundamentals, selling, financing, product/service planning, information management, purchasing, distribution, pricing, promotion, risk management, career development, economics, communications, human relations, marketing math, and marketing operations.

.50 [CTE] 10-12

Medical Anatomy & Physiology

This full-year course provides students with an in depth study of health care careers, including actual clinical experience in therapeutic, diagnostic, information, and environmental health care settings. Instruction includes intermediate anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, diseases and disorders, medical ethics, and first aid. The class is designed to prepare students for the advanced health science course and/or for a variety of health technology programs.

1.0 [CTE or science elective] 11-12

Medical Terminology

This course offers UVU concurrent enrollment credit — HLTH 1300

A one-semester course that helps students understand the Greek- and Latin-based language of medicine and healthcare. Emphasis is placed upon word roots, suffixes, prefixes, abbreviations, symbols, anatomical terms, and terms associated with movements of the human body. This course also stresses the proper pronunciation, spelling, and usage of medical terminology. This class is helpful to anyone considering going in the healthcare field.

.50 [CTE] 11-12

Physics with Technology

Prerequisite: Secondary Math 1

This is an introductory state core Physics course that specializes in using technology in the classroom. This course centers on real-life experiences with an emphasis in skills certification. Some topics to be covered include motion, forces, energy, electricity, and waves. Students will be confronted with a series of situations in which they will decide what factors might be related, how they can measure them, and then collect data. Computers and/or tablets will be used to help analyze the data, and students will learn how to clearly describe the relationships found, using a variety of representations. The course will be almost 100% digital (classroom notes, in-class assignments, homework, quizzes, tests, etc.). All students are required to have the AUP signed to participate in class. If at any time the student’s permission is revoked, the student must transfer to another course.

1.0 [CTE or science core] 10-12

Real Estate-Introduction

Students will be intorduced to real estate basics that include the scope of the real estate business, usage of land, land description, ownership, contracts, deeds, mortgages, title search and closes, liens, financing sources, the appraisal process,
investments in real estate, and the sales and marketing process. Students will broach real estate marketing and sales through ethics, human, employee, and customer relations, use of product knowleddge, and use of advertising and the media. Exposure to real estate terminology, forms, and contracts is an integral part of this class.

.50 [CTE] 10-12

Sports Medicine (Exercise Science)

This course offers UVU concurrent enrollment credit — PES 2400

This full year course is designed to teach students components of exercise science; including exploration of therapeutic careers, medical terminology, detailed anatomy and physiology, basic principles of injury prevention, sports nutrition, sport psychology, rehabilitation techniques, first aid, and performance enhancement philosophies. Health science careers associated with exercise science will be discussed and clinical experiences provided for students. A basic knowledge of human anatomy is needed.

1.0 [CTE] 11-12

Sports & Outdoor Product Design (formally Sports Sewing)

Do you ski, run, ride or hunt? Do you camp or just like the outdoors? If so, you need to check into Sports Sewing. This exciting class is designed for anyone who enjoys outdoor clothing and accessories. Projects might include ski hats, socks and gloves, pullover with hood and pouch, sweats or boxer shorts, golf, tennis, polo or rugby type shirts, football/baseball jersey with number/letter appliques, men’s tie and sports bags. Embroidery computer technology and serger machine methods are taught. Student leadership (FCCLA) may be an integral part of this course.

.50 [CTE] 10-12 $10

Video Production 1

This class is an introduction to the exciting world of storytelling using a camera and a computer. Students will learn camera technique including: lighting, angles, camera movement, and other pertinent camera techniques. Students will learn to use the NLE Adobe Premiere and have the opportunity to advance their editing skills.  Students will primarily do assignments in a group format having the opportunity to overcome the obstacles of working with others and receiving the rewards that follow.

.50 [CTE] 10-12 $15

Video Production 2

Video Production 2 is the production crew at Lone Peak that covers many exciting events that happen here at Lone Peak High School. Live shoots may include assemblies, plays, concerts, athletic competitions, and other social events. Students will have the opportunity to be in charge of producing, directing, shooting, editing, and presenting all multi-camera live shoots. Students will also produce classroom related projects for various programs per teacher request. This class requires energetic, accountable students who are willing to take instruction from the advisor, and especially their peers to become a cohesive production crew.

1.0 [CTE] 10-12 $15

Yearbook – Desktop Publishing

Prerequisites: Students must submit an application to be considered. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required

Students will produce The Epic, the school yearbook. Students should be self-motivated and willing to work extra hours to meet deadlines and due dates. Students will use skills in writing, editing, layout, design, photography, leadership, desktop publishing. Being a member of the yearbook staff requires dedication beyond the regular school day and the ability to work with others toward a common goal.

1.0 [CTE]

10-12

$15

Web Development

This course offers UVU concurrent enrollment credit — INFO 2420
Web Development is a course designed to guide students in a project-based environment in the development of up-to-date concepts and skills that are used in the development of today’s websites. Students will learn the fundamentals of how the Internet works. They will learn and use the basic building blocks of the World Wide Web: HTML5 coding, cascading style sheets (CSS), and JavaScript. They follow the steps to create a website by planning, designing, developing, deploying, and maintaining of the website projects. Students will learn and use different scripting technologies to create more dynamic and interactive websites. They will learn what it takes for a career in Web Development as they complete projects and create their own website.

.50 [Digital Studies (aka Comp. Tech) or CTE]

10-12

 

ENGLISH / LANGUAGE ARTS

DESCRIPTION

CREDIT

GRADE LEVEL

FEE

Accelerated Reading

All 10th & 11th graders enrolled in this course must also be enrolled in a grade 10 or 11 core English class.

Accelerated Reading is a semester-long class that focuses on attention, comprehension, and retention.  Students will learn to boost all three while increasing their reading rate, using both academic and high-interest books in conjunction with the ReadMate technology.  With consistent practice both in and out of the class, students gain the skills to become lifelong readers.

.50 [Eng. elective]

 10-12

American Studies

Grade 10 only
You must sign up for BOTH US History Honors with Mr. Birrell and English 10 Honors with Mrs. Chambers at the same time of day. For instance: A2 English 10 Honors and B6 US History Honors OR A4 English 10 Honors and B8 US History Honors. If you do not MATCH BOTH PERIODS, you will NOT be in the class.

American Studies offers an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to American literature and American history. This is a sophomore Pre-AP track course. The year-long class is taught every day and earns the student 1 unit of history credit and 1 unit of English credit. The team-taught class spans the course of American history and literature through a thematic, chronological approach. Course work includes the study of literary and historical movements; prominent authors and political figures; social, economic, and cultural issues, novels, poetry, speeches, and contemporary publications. Students will also participate in active learning situations including cooperative learning, group discussions, simulations, multi-media projects, and essays. The Utah state core will be followed and students will prepare for and take the state-required SAGE test. This is an accelerated course for students who excel in reading, writing, and oral skills. It is designed for highly-motivated, college-bound students with an exceptional ability in language arts and critical thinking skills who are committed to continuing on the AP Track.

2.0 [Eng. 10 and US history]

10

Creative Writing 1

All 11th graders enrolled in this course must also be enrolled in a grade 11 core English class.

This class is designed to provide experiences and activities which will enhance the communication of ideas through written expression. Course content includes a broad variety of reading selections and writing assignments. Students are required to write in many styles and formats (poetry, personal essay, short story, and drama). The class will function as a writing workshop, with students reading and commenting on each other’s writing. Students will create a writing blog, which will serve as an online portfolio. The Utah state core standards associated with ELA 11/12 standards will be followed.

.50 [Eng. elective]

11-12

Creative Writing 2

Prerequisite: Membership by application only. See Mr. Nelson.
Creative Writing 1 is not a pre-requisite for Creative Writing 2; however, it is strongly recommended. This senior-level writing class is designed to provide advanced experiences and activities which enhance the communication of ideas through written expression. Students will work to produce a variety of manuscripts and projects that will be personally rewarding for the student and suitable for presentation and (possibly) publication. Course content includes a wide variety of reading selections and assignments. Students are expected to write in many styles and formats, i.e. poetry, personal narrative, short story, and drama. There will be an online component to the class, so students should have internet access. This course is for seniors who are serious about creative writing. The Utah state core standards associated with ELA 11/12 standards will be followed.

.50 [Eng. elective] 12

Debate 1

Tournament participation is required as part of the grade.

All 10th & 11th graders enrolled in this course must also be enrolled in a grade 10 or 11 core English class.

This is a basic course in speech and debate. Students will learn techniques of research, persuasion, organization, refutation, and group processes. Content will include important issues facing the world, our nation, and ourselves. Students learn and develop a variety of speaking skills techniques, and strategies. Events learned include Impromptu Speaking, Extemporaneous Speaking, Oratory, Oral Interp., Spar, Student Congress, Policy and Lincoln/Douglas Debate.

1.0 [Eng. elective

10-12

$150

Debate 2 & 3

Prerequisite: Debate 1

Tournament participation is required as part of the grade.

All 11th graders enrolled in this course must also be enrolled in a grade 11 core English class.

This is an advanced course in speech and debate. Students will continue to sharpen and refine their debate skills acquired in Debate 1 and to study new topics. Students will be involved in higher-level competitions.

1.0 [Eng. elective]

11-12

$150

English 10

This course includes work in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and presenting. Students will read literary, argumentative, and informative texts and write several different kinds of papers. Students will critically analyze texts in various genres. The Utah state core will be followed and students will prepare for and take the state-required SAGE test. Students will increase mastery of effective formal and informal writing for personal, educational, and professional uses.

1.0 [Eng. 10]

10

English 10 Honors

This course is designed for highly-motivated, college-bound students with an exceptional ability in language arts and critical thinking skills who are committed to continuing on the AP English Track. This pre-AP course is an accelerated English class for students who excel in reading, writing, oral, and analytical skills. Students who register for this class must have excellent study skills and habits. The Utah state core will be followed and students will prepare for and take the state-required SAGE test. The English 10 Honors course, however, will go beyond the minimum state core requirements; study will be in more depth than in English 10. Studies will emphasize American literature. Through the integration of reading, writing, and inquiry skills, students will engage in deeply critical literary analysis and prepare for English 11 Honors.

1.0 [Eng. 10]

10

English 11

This course includes work in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and presenting. Students will read literary, argumentative, and informative texts and write several different kinds of papers. Students will critically analyze texts in various genres. The Utah state core will be followed and students will prepare for and take the state-required SAGE test. Studies will focus on American literature.

1.0 [Eng. 11]

11

English 11 Honors

This course is designed for highly-motivated, college-bound students with an exceptional ability in language arts and critical thinking skills who are committed to continuing on the AP English Track. This pre-AP course is an accelerated English class for students who excel in reading, writing, oral and analytical skills. Students who register for this class must have excellent study skills and habits. The Utah state core will be followed and students will prepare for and take the state-required SAGE test. The English 11 Honors course, however, will go beyond the minimum state core requirements for English 11; study will be in more depth than in English 11. Studies will emphasize classical British literature. Through the integration of reading, writing, and inquiry skills, students will engage in deeply critical literary analysis and prepare for Advanced Placement English classes.

1.0 [Eng. 11]

11

English 12

This course includes work in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and presenting. Students will read literary, argumentative, and informative texts and write several different kinds of papers. Students will critically analyze texts in various genres, with an emphasis on the transition from school to work and college. Students will continue to practice language arts skills learned in 10th and 11th grades. They will learn stylistic techniques to make their writing more powerful. They will learn reading skills that will help them get at the deeper meaning of any text they read. They will learn critical thinking skills that will help them maneuver their way through the vast amounts of information that they encounter on a daily basis. They will learn to use language powerfully to make a difference. The Utah state core will be followed.

1.0 [Eng. elective]

12

English Language and Composition AP

This Advanced Placement class is a college-level course in effective writing and critical reading. Students will read and write the kinds of discourse they will encounter during college and on the job. The course will focus on contemporary, nonfiction literature. This course combines an instructor-guided workshop methodology with detailed strategy-based instruction to help students develop a mature, sophisticated writing style in any genre. Students will study varied forms of speeches, essays, and articles while cross-training in poetry and creative non-fiction. At the end of the course it is expected that students will be adept at the argumentation, analysis, and synthesis-based tasks necessary for collegiate level writing and for passing the AP Language and Composition Exam.

1.0 [Eng. 11 or elective]

11-12

English Literature and Composition AP

Grade 12 only – NO EXCEPTIONS

This Advanced Placement class is a college-level course designed for students who have mastered the basic skills of critical reading, writing, and analysis. The course emphasizes literary analysis and style analysis. Students will express themselves using a variety of techniques, particularly argumentation and persuasion. Reading comes from a broad base of world literature and includes great works in various genres, focusing primarily on British and American literature from the 17th -21st century. Students prepare both for the AP English Literature and Composition exam and for the types of writing and critical thinking they will encounter in college.

1.0 [Eng. elective

12

Film Literature

All 11th graders enrolled in this course must also be enrolled in a grade 11 core English class.

This is a class for students who want to get more out of watching films.  The students will come to understand how a director creates meaning with film techniques. Students will develop the skills necessary to understand, interpret, and critically analyze films using the language of film. They will have an opportunity to write about film and make two very short films. Essays, reports, and critical analysis of films are included. The Utah state core standards associated with ELA 11/12 standards will be followed.

.50 [Eng. elective

11-12

Humanities

All 11th graders enrolled in this course must also be enrolled in a grade 11 core English class.

This course revolves around the questions: What does it mean to be human and how can we maximize our human potential? This is an introductory course in which we study humanity’s finest moments as expressed in the visual arts (painting, sculpture, architecture), music, literature, dance, philosophy, and world religions. Through this study, we learn how others have answered age-old questions and themes about what it means to be human as well as discover new ways of seeing the world. The class is interactive and gives students many opportunities to explore their own world views and enrich their understanding of what makes a quality life. By the end of the course, the students will have a greater appreciation for the contributions of arts, ideas, and religions have made to our understanding of ourselves.

.50 [Eng. elective  11-12

Journalism

All 10th & 11th graders enrolled in this course must also be enrolled in a grade 10 or 11 core English class.

Journalism is an exciting, fast-paced orientation to the highly competitive field of journalism. This course will give students a chance to work in an upbeat environment where they will improve writing, interviewing and photography skills, work with programs like Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Premiere Pro, and learn to use equipment such as digital cameras, sound recorders, and lighting equipment as they produce a monthly newspaper in both print and online editions. Students will learn their civic responsibility through a close examination of the First Amendment with specific attention placed on the Freedom of Press and Freedom of Speech.

1.0 [Eng. elective]

10-12

Mythology – Ancient

Ancient Mythology is only taught 1st semester.

All 11th graders enrolled in this course must also be enrolled in a grade 11 core English class.

This semester class allows students to delve into the foundational stories of Western culture. We will particularly study the Greek and Roman myths. Norse/Viking mythology and/or Arthurian legends will also be included. We will also study creation myths from various cultures, holiday myths, and universal symbols. Heavy on reading, the class will also engage in researching and presenting.

.50 [Eng. elective]

11-12

Mythology – Modern/Folklore

Modern Mythology is only taught 2nd  semester.

All 11th graders enrolled in this course must also be enrolled in a grade 11 core English class.

Modern Mythology is a semester course that explores the stories and beliefs of modern peoples with a focus on western society as well as on the student’s own life. The class will focus on archetypes (universal symbols, such as the hero’s quest), fairy tales, urban legends, holiday traditions, and folklore. Students will watch Star Wars: A New Hope to analyze its archetypes and mythology. The course also sometimes includes “mythbusting” and food folklore. Modern Mythology is not as reading intensive as Ancient Mythology but more project/presentation-oriented.

.50 [Eng. elective]

11-12

Popular Literature

All 11th graders enrolled in this course must also be enrolled in a grade 11 core English class.

Students will read and discover a wide range of popular and modern literature, including works from a variety of genres. These may include mystery/detective, western, historical fiction, dystopia, and adventure. Students will also study themes, techniques, and purposes of contemporary fiction.  Students will participate in classroom discussions and write critical essays. The semester-long course is for students who wish to broaden their experience through reading, thinking, discussing, and writing. The Utah state core standards associated with ELA 11/12 standards will be followed.

 .50 [Eng. elective]  11-12

Science Fiction/Fantasy

All 11th graders enrolled in this course must also be enrolled in a grade 11 core English class.
The aim of this course is to give students the chance to study styles and characteristics of fantasy and science fiction literature (i.e. time travel, rules of magic, technology’s impact on society, etc.) using short stories, novels, and film. We will be familiar with the works of authors such as Ray Bradbury, JRR Tolkien, Orson Scott Card, Ursula K. LeGuin, and others. Students will write analysis of these texts, as well as build creative writing skills through their own examples of these genres.

 .50 [Eng. elective]  11-12

 

FINE ARTS

BANDS

The Lone Peak High School Bands have established a reputation for excellence over the years. Several groups make up the band program and each one is highly motivated and musically active. The Symphonic Band, and Percussion ensembles are at the core of the program. In order for a student to be a part of any other performance group, they must be first enrolled in the Symphonic Band, or Percussion classes. Other performance groups include the Marching Band, Jazz Band 2,  Chamber Winds, Winter Drumline.

DESCRIPTION

CREDIT

GRADE LEVEL

FEE

Concert Band

Concert Band is a band class that is open to all sophomore, junior or senior students who play any type of instrument.  Students will work on their individual music skills.  Students can choose to work on individual solos, or work in small group settings such as duets, trios, quartets, or others.

 1.0 [Art] 10-12 $50

Jazz Band 1

Prerequisite: Enrollment in an instrumental concert group

This is the entry level jazz band and is open to any student who wants to perform in the jazz styles of swing, funk, and Latin. The Band performs at various concerts, state and regional festivals, Fall Concert, Holiday Big Band Dance, Awards Concert, and at various school functions. The band usually plans one over night trip to an out of state jazz festival. Private study is highly recommended. There is an Alpine District instrumental rental fee for those students using a school instrument.

1.0 [Art]

10-12

$50

Jazz Band 2

Prerequisite: Enrollment in an instrumental concert group

Membership by audition only, according to ability and instrumentation

This is the advanced Jazz Band and is open by audition to all sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The band performs music of a more contemporary nature focusing on Swing rhythms, Funk, Dance standards, Latin, and many other jazz forms. The Band performs at various concerts, state and regional festivals, Fall Concert, Holiday Big Band Dance, Awards Concert, and at various school functions. The band usually plans one over night trip to an out of state jazz festival. Private study is highly recommended. Full year enrollment required. There is an Alpine District instrumental rental fee for those students using a school instrument. Weekly after school rehearsals are required.

1.0 [Art]

10-12

$50

Marching Band

Prerequisite: Enrollment in an instrumental concert group

Marching Band is only taught 1st semester.

Marching Band is perhaps the most visual element of the band program. The band begins early in the summer to prepare for local parades and competes until usually November. A calendar is available with all rehearsal and performance dates. During school marching band is held on Monday’s and Wednesday’s at 3:00-5:30 PM and Thursday’s 6:00-9:00 PM. A few Saturday morning rehearsals can also be expected. The Marching Band will play at all home region football games and will do the halftime show during homecoming. The band will compete in the Weber Review, the Rocky Mountain Competition at BYU, The Nebo Tournament of Bands, The Davis Cup, the Mount Timpanogos Competition, and the Bridgerland Band Invitational. Marching band will participate in an annual tour. There is an Alpine District instrumental rental fee for those students using a school instrument. There is also a fee for the marching band uniform.

.50 [Art]

10-12

$650

Percussion – Advanced

Membership by audition only, according to ability and instrumentation

Students in the Advanced Percussion class will develop musical skills in Classical Percussion (snare, timpani, etc.), Keyboards, Drum Set, and Auxiliary Percussion. Players will accompany the Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, and Concert Band as needed. Students will also prepare large ensemble, small ensemble, solo literature for local, regional, and state festivals. Private study is highly recommended. The class includes an Alpine District instrument rental fee.

1.0 [Art]

10-12

$120

Percussion – Beginning & Intermediate

Beginners are welcome to join this class and learn fundamental drumming and percussion skills, including Drum Set, Snare Drum, and Keyboards. Intermediate students will continue to develop musical skills in Classical Percussion (snare, timpani, etc.), Keyboards, Drum Set, and Auxiliary Percussion. Players will accompany the Symphonic Band, and Concert Band as needed. Students will also prepare large ensemble, small ensemble, solo literature for local, regional, and state festivals. Private study is recommended. The class includes an Alpine District instrument rental fee.

1.0 [Art] 10-12 $120

Steel Band

This performance ensemble explores the art of Caribbean Music, including Soca, Calypso, and Pop music with an island twist. Prior music experience (piano, percussion, or other instruments) is highly recommended. Students enrolling in Steel Band should be capable of rehearsing independently of the director as small ensembles may be combined.

.50 [Art] 10-12 $35

Symphonic Band

Membership by audition only, according to ability and instrumentation

The Symphonic Band is an advanced performing ensemble. It consists mainly of seniors and juniors, although some sophomores are admitted if their audition warrants it. The Symphonic Band participates in a Band Bash, Holiday Concert, Spring Concert, the BYU Concert Band Festival, the Awards Concert, and various school functions including football games. The band also represents the school at all district and state festivals. The band may be involved with a tour on any given year. Students will be required to perform at LPHS Solo & Ensemble night.  The band is reserved for those individuals who exhibit a strong dedication to their instrument and demonstrate this dedication by their advanced musical abilities. Private study is highly recommended. Full year enrollment required.  Sectionals are required for terms 2-4. All students are expected to participate in football pep band.

1.0 [Art]

10-12

$50

Wind Ensemble – Advanced

Membership by audition only, according to ability and instrumentation
The Advanced Wind Ensemble is the most advanced performing wind ensemble at Lone Peak High School.  It consists mainly of seniors and juniors, although some sophomores are admitted if their audition warrants it. The Advanced Wind Ensemble participates in a Band Bash, Holiday Concert, Spring Concert, the BYU Concert Band Festival, the Awards Concert, and various school functions including football games. The band also represents the school at all district and state festivals. The band may be involved with a tour on any given year. Students will be required to perform at LPHS Solo & Ensemble night.  The band is reserved for those individuals who exhibit a strong dedication to their instrument and demonstrate this dedication by their advanced musical abilities. Private study is highly recommended. The Advanced Wind Ensemble is small with most students one to a part, because of this full year enrollment required.  Sectionals are required for terms 2-4. All students are expected to participate in football pep band.

1.0 [Art]

10-12

$50

Winter Drumline

Membership by audition only, according to ability and instrumentation
The Winter Drumline class is a conditioning class for the Lone Peak Winter Drumline: a competitive performance group that includes Drum Line and Front Ensemble. The class will focus on skill development, musicality, and performance. The Lone Peak Winter Drumline will compete in the IMPA circuit from February to April. The class is open to members of the Winter Drumline. IMPORTANT – Members of this class will also be expected to attend all after-school rehearsals and performances. Rehearsals will begin in November (before 3rd term). The class fee includes a participation fee, a competitive show fee, and an instrument rental fee.

.50 [Art]

10-12

$550

CHOIRS

DESCRIPTION

CREDIT

GRADE LEVEL

FEE

A Capella Choir

Prerequisite: Previous experience in a high school or 9th grade choral ensemble

Membership by audition only

This choir provides practical experience in mixed voice singing of significant compositions of the choral art from various periods and styles. This very selective mixed choir performs frequently throughout the area, in region competition, and on an annual tour. Evening performances are frequent, and participation in the annual Madrigal Feaste is required. Music sung will be drawn from all periods of choral literature. An extremely high level of citizenship, musical skill, vocal ability and attendance is expected and required.

1.0 [Art]

10-12

$90

Advanced Women’s Choir

Membership by audition only
This highly select, small ensemble of female singers provides practical experience in singing of significant compositions of the choral art from various periods and styles. This very selective women’s ensemble performs in region competitions and all concerts at the high school. Music sung will be drawn from all periods of choral literature. An extremely high level of citizenship, musical skill, vocal ability and attendance is expected and required. There may be an opportunity to participate on a choir tour with the A Cappella Choir in the spring.

1.0 [Art]

10-12

$60

Chamber Choir – Madrigal

Membership by audition only
Juniors and students who have never been in A Cappella Choir must also be enrolled concurrently in A Capella Choir. Others are highly encouraged to enroll in both choirs.

This is a mature, advanced choral class for SATB voices. Students are required to attend all planned choral performances, competitions, and festivals. This choir is a small, select mixed concert choir performing a wide range of significant choral literature of all periods, madrigals and smaller musical forms. The choir is limited to 32 singers. Evening performances are frequent, and singers are required to participate each night of the annual Madrigal Feaste. Participation in the annual ASD Masterworks Concert is also required. Music sung will be drawn from all periods and styles of choral literature. Choreographed works will also be performed. There will be extensive opportunities for travel, a possible tour, regional competition and a variety of performance experiences. An extremely high level of citizenship, musical skill, vocal ability and attendance is expected and required. A uniform is necessary. This choir is open by audition only and with teacher approval.

1.0 [Art]

11-12

$90

Chorus – Mens

This class is a prerequisite for future membership in A Cappella Choir.
Students receive experience in rehearsal and performance of suitable music for TB (Tenor and Bass) voices. Excellence in all musical skills and vocal production is stressed in this chorus. Curriculum includes music literacy and sight-singing skills. Performances at festivals and concerts will be emphasized. This is an entry-level auditioned choir providing a wide variety of choral experiences. This large choir performs in concerts and festivals, and may occasionally be combined with the Ladies Chorus. Music sung will be drawn from all periods of choral literature. An extremely high level of citizenship, musical skill, vocal ability and attendance is expected and required.

1.0 [Art]

10-12

$90

Chorus – Womens

This class is a prerequisite for future membership in A Cappella Choir.

Students receive experience in rehearsal and performance of suitable music for SA (Soprano and Alto) voices. Excellence in all musical skills and vocal production is stressed in this chorus. Curriculum includes music literacy and sight-singing skills. Performances at festivals and concerts will be emphasized. This is an entry-level choir providing a wide variety of choral experiences. This large choir performs in concerts and festivals, and may occasionally be combined with the Men’s Chorus. Music sung will be drawn from all periods of choral literature. An extremely high level of citizenship, musical skill, vocal ability and attendance is expected and required.

1.0 [Art]

10-12

$90

DANCE

DESCRIPTION

CREDIT

GRADE LEVEL

FEE

Dance 3/ Synergy

Prerequisite: Advanced dance experience.
This course offers UVU concurrent enrollment credit — DANC 141R

High-level technique and maturity needed for this college course. Full year co-ed advanced-level college concert dance fine arts course.  It follows the State Core Curriculum for Advanced High School Dance and the UVU Concurrent Enrollment Dance 141R Curriculum (Modern Dance 141—the first required dance course for all dance majors).  Concepts of movement, anatomy/kinesiology/somatics, dance history, composition and choreography, improvisation, contact improvisation, contemporary partnering, performance and advanced contemporary techniques, and dance for camera are explored.  This class goes beyond technique to delve deeper into concert dance and the heart of what makes dance an art form.  Dancers must be willing to take risks, problem-solve, collaborate, create, be creative and find their own voice and true artistry.  There will be various performances and guest master classes and choreography throughout the year.   Preferred course for Dance Company, Dance Sterling Scholar, and College Dance preparation. Fee for costume rental and guest master classes/choreography.

1.0 [PE elective or Art]

10-12

$55

Performing Dance Company (PDC)

Prerequisite: Audition only. Advanced technique, creativity, commitment, Dance 3 (highly recommended)

This full year co-ed dance art class (concert dance) is designed to study dance technique, choreography, performance quality, and production inline with the State Core Curriculum for Dance in Education in Dance Company.  This is one of the few “teams” that can offer fine arts credit because of the curriculum.   Concepts from Dance 3 are built upon and applied in projects and compositions, similar to college-level dance.  Dancers have the unique opportunity to expand upon their understanding of the Elements of Dance, Principles of Design, and Compositional Devices to create their own choreographic works.  Growth and learning in technique, composition, improvisation, and performance quality will be stressed in all genres of dance specific to the performance purpose.  Students will produce and perform their own winter and spring concerts and attend outside concerts and workshops at the college or professional level as well as a summer dance camp. Professional and college dance professors will be guest teachers and choreographers in addition to student choreography.  Dancers will attend/be adjudicated at the Shakespeare Festival, State High School Dance Festival (university scholarships available), and every other year at the National High School Dance Festival.  Technique, composition, choreography, and curriculum take up the majority of class time and dancers will be required to spend at least 2 hours a week after school working on student or group choreography for festivals and performances. This is the course to take for Dance Sterling Scholar and College Dance Scholarships.  If you want to dance in college and be exposed to university concert dance and professors, audition for PDC.  Learn more on the PDC Webpage. Fee required.

1.0 [PE elective or Art]

10-12

$305

Urban Dance

Everyone willing to move and groove welcome!  All levels.  This course is a study of popular dance forms, the roots of these dance forms, and how they relate to the four main elements of dance.  Urban Dance originated from the streets and clubs as outgrowths of time and culture.  Popular dance forms we will study include breaking/b-boying, locking, popping, hip hop, and popular electronic dance forms.  We will bring in guest professional teachers for master classes in the different dance styles.  This class will present a dance in the department concert at the end of the semester.  Fee for costume rental and guest master classes.

.50 [PE elective or Art]

10-12 $30

DRAMA

DESCRIPTION

CREDIT

GRADE LEVEL

FEE

Drama 2

Drama 2 is a basic acting class that will cover acting techniques and styles, play production, basic directing, and script writing. Emphasis is on performance skills which will help the student be able to improve their ability to get up in front of people and perform.

.50 [Art]

10-12

$30

Drama 3

Prerequisite – Drama 2 or equivalent

This course is designed for those students who are serious about acting and who have had some previous theatrical performance training. During the year students will be introduced to the effective use of voice, body and emotion. They will study play analysis. They will also work on improving skills in concentration and collaboration, as well as believability. By the end of the year students will have a rudimentary command of performance in oral interpretation, pantomime, modern dramatic and comedy monologues, and scenes.

1.0 [Art]

10-12

$60

Motion Picture and Theater Studies

This class explores the art of film and theatre through the study of production, directing, and acting. Students will critique films and theatre from the various viewpoints. They will view and analyze films and theatre productions. This class will provide the students with an academic approach to all aspects of film and theatre.

.50 [Art]

10-12

Musical Theater

Membership by audition only

This class is designed for those students who are SERIOUS about performance. Students in this class will be selected, in part, for their maturity and commitment. They are a select group of performers who will be given the opportunity to participate in the fall musical. They will be involved in an aggressive rehearsal schedule as they prepare for the final performance.

.50 [Art]

10-12

$30

Stage Crew

Prerequisite: Interview with Instructor and Administrator

This is an advanced Tech Theater class that will be responsible for running lights, sound, and running crew for all drama productions, assemblies, and auditorium rentals. This class requires extensive after school and out of school time during rehearsals and performances.

1.0 [elective]

11-12

$10

Theater Productions

Membership by audition only

This class is designed for those students who are SERIOUS about performance. Students in this class will be selected, in part, for their maturity and commitment. They are a select group of performers who will be given the opportunity to participate in an aggressive performance schedule. They will be expected to continue to sharpen their character analysis skills and performance analysis. Through performances students will work in voice, acting, dance to increase skills that will enable them to audition with reasonable proficiency for scholarships and/or theatrical productions. Students will be required to compete in the Region and State Drama Festival.

1.0 [Art] 10-12 $135

GENERAL MUSIC

DESCRIPTION

CREDIT

GRADE LEVEL

FEE

Guitar 1

This semester course is an introduction to playing the guitar. Students will learn chording, strumming patterns, fingerpicking patterns, music theory and note reading skills. They will be playing fun songs from a  variety of music genres and decades. Students will have performance opportunities as well as the opportunity to accompany in groups.

.50 [Art]

10-12

$20

Guitar 2

Prerequisite – Guitar 1 or teacher approval

This course is a continuation of Guitar 1 and will learn more chords (including barre chords), advanced fingerpicking, note and tablature reading skills and strumming patterns. They will have opportunities to play a variety of fun music and learn some song writing skills. Students will have individual and group performance opportunities. This is a great opportunity to expand your guitar skills.

.50 [Art]

10-12

$20

History of Rock and Roll

This class will study one of the most influential forces of the 20th Century: Rock and Roll. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the social and cultural contexts of various forms of popular music. Students will learn form and texture in rock music. The format of the class involves reading assignments, video examples, research projects, and lots and lots of listening to Rock and Roll music of all eras. We will survey a wide array of music.

.50 [Art]

10-12

Music Appreciation

This course offers UVU concurrent enrollment credit — MUSC 1010

This course is an intensive study of music history and exposure to music through the ages. The objective of the course is to become familiar with many different types of music. It will cover the elements of music, important composers, major compositions, and principal musical genres from ancient times through the present.

1.0 [Art]

10-12

Music Theory AP

This course is for the prospective college music student and those whose background and interest in music has prepared them for further study in music theory and possibly music history. The material will be designed to prepare the student to take the approved AP music test in music theory.

1.0 [Art]

10-12

ORCHESTRA

DESCRIPTION

CREDIT

GRADE LEVEL

FEE

Chamber Orchestra

Membership by audition only
This class focuses on high quality small ensemble string music. A strong work ethic, ability to work well with others, and exceptional musical abilities are required. These musicians perform frequently in concert and service oriented settings.
Fee is for Participation and Concert attire. Additional optional fees for renting school instruments.

1.0 [Art]

10-12

$50+

Concert Orchestra

No audition is necessary to be a part of this strings only (violin, viola, cello, bass) orchestra. Students will learn or improve left hand skills such as shifting and vibrato and a variety of bowing styles, and will gain a solid understanding of basic music theory. Requires a few outside of class performances and rehearsals (about one concert per term with very few outside of class rehearsals). Fee is for Participation and Concert attire.

1.0 [Art]

10-12

$50+

Musical Orchestra

The Musical Orchestra is comprised of dedicated students who perform with the productions company each year to produce the spring musical.  Students may be admitted with approval of the teacher.  Instrumentation is based upon needs of the musical selected.  Students will be required to rehearse outside of class time and at all music performances.

.50 [Art] 10-12

Symphonic Orchestra

Membership by audition only
During Semester 1 this class consists of strings only and will focus on large string ensemble repertoire. During Semester 2 this class transforms into a full symphony orchestra with winds/brass and percussion as well as strings. Requires a few outside of class performances including the spring musical and a few after school rehearsals (to rehearse with productions crew for spring musical and in preparation for orchestra tour). Contact Mr. McKendrick for winds, brass, and percussion auditions and Ms. Landry for string auditions. Fee is for Participation and Concert attire. Additional optional fees for renting school instruments.

1.0 [Art]

10-12

$50+

VISUAL ART

DESCRIPTION

CREDIT

GRADE LEVEL

FEE

Art Drawing Portfolio AP

This is an advanced studio production art class: Students must have completed an Art Foundations class as well as one other intermediate level art class. The drawing portfolio is designed to address a very broad interpretation of drawing issues and media. Light and shade, line quality, rendering of the form, composition, surface manipulation, and illusion of depth are drawing issues that will be addressed. Some Art History, Aesthetics and Criticism will also be taught.

1.0 [Art]

11-12

$50

Art History AP

This course covers the history of art from cave art to modern art. It teaches art appreciation and criticism through a historical approach.  Painting, sculpture, and architecture are studied in a historical setting which allows the student to understand how the social, economical, political, geographical, and philosophical factors of the time influenced the artists, and therefore their art works.  It is a year-long, comprehensive course designed to show how the modern world is a product of all that has come before it.  Art, studied in a historical setting, accurately reflects each step along the way.  This course is also designed to prepare students to pass the AP Exam at the end of the year.

1.0 [Art or Soc. Studies]

11-12

Art Honors

Prerequisite: Art Foundations or teacher approval (possible portfolio) required.

This class is an intermediate studio production class and is designed for those students wishing to continue on into A.P. art. The students will be exploring different media, techniques, and styles, while continuing to improve in their skill level within the visual arts. The class will review various skills and techniques, as well as provide accelerated learning of other visual art issues. Some Art History and Aesthetics will be taught as well as Art Criticism.

1.0 [Art] 10-12

$25

Art – 3D AP Sculpture Portfolio

Prerequisite: Art Honors – Foundations and/or teacher approval (possible portfolio) required.

This is an advanced studio production art class. This portfolio is intended to address a broad interpretation of sculptural issues in depth and space. These may include mass, volume, form, plane, light, and texture. A variety of approaches to representation, abstraction, and expression may be part of the student’s portfolio. These might include traditional sculpture, architectural models, apparel, ceramics, 3-dimensional fiber arts or metal work, among others. Some Art history, criticism and aesthetics will also be taught.

1.0 [Art]

11-12

$50

Art – 2D AP Portfolio

Prerequisite: Art Honors – Foundations or teacher approval (possible portfolio) required.
This is an advanced studio production art class: Students must have completed an Art Foundations class as well as one other intermediate level art class. This portfolio is intended to address a very broad interpretation of two-dimensional (2-D) design issues. This type of design involves purposeful decision-making about how to use the elements and principles of art in an integrative way. The students will be asked to demonstrate proficiency in 2-D design using a variety of art forms. Some Art History, Aesthetics and Criticism will also be taught.

1.0 [Art]

11-12

$50

Art AP Drawing

Prerequisite: Art Honors – Foundations or teacher approval (possible portfolio) required.
This is an advanced studio production art class: Students must have completed an Art Foundations class as well as one other intermediate level art class. This portfolio is intended to address a very broad interpretation of mark making. This class involves purposeful decision-making about how to use the elements and principles of art in an integrative way. The students will be asked to demonstrate proficiency in drawing and design using a variety of art forms. Some Art History, Aesthetics and Criticism will also be taught.

1.0 [Art]

11-12

$50

Ceramics 1

Ceramics 1 is a half year 3D studio art class designed to be taken as an introductory ceramics class with no pre-requisite. In it, students will apply technical knowledge and skill to the expression of making pottery and sculpture. In this semester long course, students will explore various clay techniques and processes for handbuilt pottery, sculpture, and glazing including but not limited to, pinch, coil, and slab projects as well as a basic introduction to wheel thowing. Previous experience in clay is helpful, but not required. This is a studio class, but some attention will be given to art history, aesthetics, and criticism. Because this is primarily a studio class, additional supplies are required.

.50 [Art]

10-12

$25

Ceramics 2

Prerequisite: Ceramics 1; written and technical exam completed first week of class.
Ceramics 2 is the  designed as the second part of our ceramics/3D studio art class schedule.  In it, students will build on the knowledge and skills gained during Ceramics 1, as well as be introduced to the potter’s wheel in greater depth. Because it is a secondary or advanced class, students transferring into the class without prior ceramics experience from Lone Peak High School. must first pass a written and technical exam with 85%+ to ensure they have the necessary knowledge and skill set that will enable them to succeed.  This is a studio class, but some attention will also be given to art history, aesthetics, and criticism.  Because this is primarily a studio class, additional supplies are required.

.50 [Art]

10-12

$25

Drawing 1

This class is a beginning studio production class and is recommended for all students that would like to learn the fundamentals of drawing in the realistic as well as abstract, surrealistic, and non-objective art styles. Basic drawing techniques and skills in a variety of media will be explored along with some art history, criticism and aesthetics. This class is a very beginning level class and is not recommended for those students that have had anything more than Foundation 1 in junior high.

.50 [Art]

10-12

$25

Drawing 2 (advanced)

Prerequisite: Drawing 1
This class is an intermediate studio art class with a high focus on working with the human form. The students will be taught a variety of advanced observational drawing techniques. The history of figure work, criticism and aesthetics will also be covered.

.50 [Art]

10-12

$25

Painting 1

Basic painting technique and skills will be taught using a variety of materials, to include transparent and opaque paints. Color theory and application along with basic painting history, aesthetics and criticism will also be covered.

.50 [Art]

10-12

$50

Painting 2

Prerequisite: High School Painting 1 or High School Drawing 1 or 2
Basic painting technique and skills will be taught using a variety of materials, to include transparent and opaque paints. Color theory and application along with basic painting history, aesthetics and criticism will also be covered.

.50 [Art]

10-12

$50

Sculpture

Prerequisite: Art Foundations or teacher approval (possible portfolio) required.
This class is an intermediate studio production class that focuses on the different styles, techniques and media used in the sculpture process. Some history of sculpture as well as criticism and aesthetics will also be taught.

.50 [Art]

10-12

$25

 

MATHEMATICS

Students need 2 Core Math and 1 Math Elective credit to graduate 

DESCRIPTION

CREDIT

GRADE LEVEL

FEE

Accounting 1

Students will develop skills beginning with an understanding of the basic elements and concepts of double entry accounting systems. Skills will include understanding the accounting cycle; entering transactions in journals; posting to ledgers; compiling end of period worksheets; adjusting and closing entries, statements, and reports; completing banking activities and payroll systems; and writing and communication examples. Proficiency in the use of the touch system with the electronic calculator is suggested.

.50 [CTE or math elective] 10-12

Accounting 2

Prerequisite: Accounting 1

Students will develop advanced skills to those learned in Accounting 1. Additional concepts to be mastered include uncollectible accounts, depreciation on assets, interpretation of financial information, and notes and interest.

.50 [CTE or math elective] 10-12

AP Calculus AB

Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus, Secondary Math 3H, or Secondary Math 3 (with teacher recommendation)

AP Calculus AB covers the topics generally found in a first semester college calculus course. Topics include limits, derivatives and their applications, integrals and their applications, as well as the calculus of polynomial, rational, trigonometric, logarithmic, and exponential functions. A heavy emphasis is placed on preparing students to take the Advanced Placement test covering the first semester of college calculus.

1.0 [math core or math elective]

11-12

AP Calculus BC

Prerequisite: Precalculus Honors

AP Calculus BC moves at a college pace and covers the topics generally found in a full year college calculus course (two semesters). Students study the topics of limits, derivatives and their applications, and integrals and their applications which comprise the AP Calculus AB curriculum. In addition, students also study further algebraic techniques, the calculus of vectors, parametric and polar curves, and the convergence of infinite limits and series. A heavy emphasis is placed on preparing students to take the Advanced Placement test covering the first full year of college calculus.

1.0 [math core or math elective]

11-12

Advanced Math Lab

Advanced Math Lab can be taken concurrently with any AP Math course (AP Calculus BC, AP Calculus AB, AP Statistics) or any Secondary Honors course.  This course is Highly Recommended for students taking AP Calculus BC.

.50 [elective] 11-12

Calculus Lab AB

Math Lab can be taken concurrently with an AP Calculus AB course.  This course is for students who would like extra time to work on Calculus or for students whose teacher recommended they take the Calc Lab- Elective credit

1.0 [elective] 11-12

College Math Prep

Prerequisite:  Secondary Math 3

College Math Prep formalizes and reinforces concepts from the Secondary Mathematics series to provide students with the foundational skills and understanding prerequisite to College Algebra (1050). Students will reason abstractly and quantitatively while solving linear and quadratic equations and linear inequalities. They will efficiently use polynomial and rational expressions and functions, radicals and complex numbers, and exponential and logarithmic expressions and functions to model and solve mathematical problems. They will explore conic sections and represent parabolic data. Throughout this course, students will make sense of problems and persevere in solving them, use tools strategically, and attend to precision.

1.0 [math elective]

12

Mathematical Decision Making for Life

Prerequisite: Secondary Math 2 (with teacher recommendation)
Mathematical Decision Making is a four quarter course. The course includes mathematical decision making in finance, modeling, probability and statistics, and making choices. The four quarters of instruction are independent of each other, allowing students to enter and exit the course quarterly. Students will make sense of authentic problems and persevere in solving them. They will reason abstractly and quantitatively while communicating mathematics to others. Students will use appropriate tools, including technology, to model mathematics. Students will use structure and regularity of reasoning to describe mathematical situations and solve problems.

 1.0 [math elective]  11-12

Pre-Calculus

Prerequisite: Secondary Math 3

The main goal of Precalculus is for students to gain a deep understanding of the fundamental concepts and relationships of function.   Students will expand their knowledge of quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic functions to include power, polynomial, rational, piece-wise, and trigonometric functions. Students will investigate and explore mathematical ideas, develop multiple strategies for analyzing complex situations, and use graphing calculators and mathematical software to build understanding, make connections between representations, and provide support in solving problems. Students will analyze various representations of functions, sequences, and series. Students will analyze bivariate data and data distributions. Students will apply mathematical skills and make meaningful connections to life’s experiences. Precalculus is highly recommended preparation for students who plan to continue their formal education beyond high school.

1.0 [math core or math elective]

12

Secondary Math 1

Students in Secondary Mathematics 1 will deepen and extend understanding of linear relationships, in part by contrasting them with exponential phenomenon, and in part by applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend. Students will use properties and theorems involving congruent figures to deepen and extend understanding of geometric knowledge. Algebraic and geometric ideas are tied together. Students will experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problems situations.

1.0 [math core]

10-12

Secondary Math 2

Prerequisite: Secondary Math 1 or Secondary Math 1H

Students in Secondary Mathematics 2 will focus on quadratic expressions, equations, and functions, extend the set of rational numbers to the set of complex numbers, link probability and data through conditional probability and counting methods, study similarity and right triangle trigonometry, and study circles with their quadratic algebraic representations.

1.0 [math core] 10-12

Secondary Math 2 Honors

Prerequisite: Secondary Math 1H or Secondary Math 1 (with teacher recommendation)

Students in Secondary Mathematics 2 Honors will focus on quadratic expressions, equations, and functions, extend the set of rational numbers to the set of complex numbers, link probability and data through conditional probability and counting methods, study similarity and right triangle trigonometry, and study circles with their quadratic algebraic representations. Honors students will also represent complex numbers and their operations on the complex plane, solve systems of equations, prove and apply trigonometric identities, express conic sections algebraically, and solve problems using volume measurements.

1.0 [math core] 10-12

Secondary Math 3

Prerequisite: Secondary Math 2 or Secondary Math 2H

Students in Secondary Mathematics 3 Honors will pull together and apply the accumulation of learning that they have from their previous courses. They apply methods from probability and statistics to draw inferences and conclusions from data. Students expand their repertoire of functions to include polynomial, rational, and radical functions. They expand their study of right triangle trigonometry to include general triangles. And, finally, students bring together all of their experience with functions and geometry to create models and solve contextual problems.

1.0 [math core or elective] 10-12

Secondary Math 3 Honors

Prerequisite: Secondary Math 2H or Secondary Math 2 (with teacher recommendation)

Students in Secondary Mathematics 3 Honors will focus on pulling together and applying the accumulation of learning that they have from their previous courses.  They will apply methods from probability and statistics, expand their repertoire of functions to include polynomial, rational, and radical functions, they will expand their study of right triangle trigonometry and will bring together all of their experience with functions and geometry to create models and solve contextual problems. The Secondary Math 3 Honors includes a greater repertoire and depth of functions, including polar and parametric, with additional studies of trigonometry and series, and will be significantly more challenging than Secondary Math 3.  Students who successfully complete Secondary Mathematics 3 Honors will be prepared for AP Calculus.

1.0 [math core or elective] 10-12

Statistics AP

Prerequisite: Secondary Math 3, Secondary Math 3 H, AP Calculus AB, or AP Calculus BC

AP Statistics covers the topics found in a one semester college statistics course. Topics include exploration of data, sampling and experimentation, probability theory, mathematical modeling, simulation and statistical inference. Technology is extensively used to study distributions and analyze data. A heavy emphasis is placed on preparing students to take the Advance Placement test in statistics.

1.0 [math elective]

11-12

 

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION and HEALTH

DESCRIPTION

CREDIT

GRADE LEVEL

FEE

Aerobics

This total body fitness class involves cardiovascular exercises as well as strengthening and stretching exercises. Basic principles of fitness will be taught and applied in class. Class is offered both semesters. Aerobics is a co-ed class focusing on a total body workout. This will include working with the cardiovascular system and isolated muscle groups. Students will learn the importance of physical activity through both lecture and activity. This course will cover proper health habits, nutrition, eating disorders, and basic muscles of the body. Aerobic activity will include low impact as well as high intensity workouts. Students should be in good health with no physical limitations. Students will have the opportunity to experience step aerobics, yoga, stability balls, circuit training, hand weights, Taeboe, Kickboxing, High and Low Impact Aerobics.

.50 [PE elective]

10-12

$5

Athletic Conditioning – Female

This class is designed to help athletes increase their level of physical fitness. Individualized and class instruction will be given in several areas including advanced strength training and flexibility techniques, aerobic conditioning, anaerobic condition, and diet. Students do not need to be on a school team to take the class.

.50 [PE fitness or PE elective]

10-12

$5

Athletic Conditioning – Male

This class is designed to help athletes increase their level of physical fitness. Individualized and class instruction will be given in several areas including advanced strength training and flexibility techniques, aerobic conditioning, anaerobic condition, and diet. Students do not need to be on a school team to take the class.

.50 [PE fitness or PE elective]

10-12

$5

Cross Country Conditioning

Prerequisite: Cross Country participation required

Class will include aerobic and anaerobic training in conditioning specifically for Cross Country team members.

.50 [PE fitness or PE elective]

10-12

$5

Football Conditioning

Prerequisite: Football participation required

Class will include aerobic and anaerobic training in conditioning specifically for Football team members.

.50 [PE fitness or PE elective] 10-12 $5

Color Guard

Prerequisite: Try-out required

Class begins with warm up activities and then proceeds into basic flag and rifle executions, routines, and involvement in performance exhibitions. Audition is required. This class is for color guard members who have a 2.5 G.P.A. or above. They will be responsible to participate in the marching band field show and a winter guard show. The team members are responsible to attend all rehearsals and activities associated with these events. Additional fee for uniform

1.0 [elective]

10-12

$55+

Health

This class is designed to inform students about themselves and their surroundings. It covers physical health, nutrition, components of fitness, mental and emotional health, self esteem, stress, mental disorders, substance abuse and addiction, social health, building healthy relationships, peers, communication and conflict resolution and other related areas.

.50 [Health] 10-12

Health Girls

This semester health course that will accentuate the curriculum to meet the specific needs of female health.  Instruction includes female reproduction, healthy relationships, female friendships, dating, conflict resolution, online safety, body image, eating concerns and disorders, nutrition, messages the media sends women, self esteem and perfectionism, mental health, and substance abuse. This course prepares students with skills that will enable them to be confident, healthy young women.

 .50 [Health]  10-12

LifetimeActivity – Female

This is a semester class designed to introduce the girls to a variety of individual lifetime activities. Additionally, this class is designed to increase skill development, motor skills, coordination, and improved health practices through participation in lifetime sports. The activities we will cover this semester include archery, golf, bicycling, power-walking, yoga, pilates, water aerobics, bowling, stress management relaxation techniques, and team building initiative games. This course is open to 11th and 12th grade female students. Because several of the activities involve off-campus participation, a fee of for enrollment in this class is required. This fee will cover admission and transportation to the off-campus sites. (Please note that this fee is in addition to the towel/lock fee paid at registration.)

.50 [PE elective]

11-12

$55

LifetimeActivity – Male

This course offers skill development in a variety of lifetime activities.  Activities may include tennis, bowling, disc golf, ultimate frisbee, jogging, basketball and laser tag. This course is open to 11th and 12th grade male students. Because several of the activities involve off-campus participation, a fee of for enrollment in this class is required. This fee will cover admission and transportation to the off-campus sites. (Please note that this fee is in addition to the towel/lock fee paid at registration.)

.50 [PE elective] 11-12  $55

PE Fitness – Female

This course is an individualized, concepts-based course designed to give students the knowledge and skills necessary to self-assess, create, conduct, evaluate, and redesign personal fitness programs. There will also be units on eating disorders, nutrition, and stress management. Students will be able to monitor their personal lifetime fitness. Through participation, students learn to compare the fitness benefits in a variety of individual and team activities.

.50 [PE fitness or PE elective]  10-12  $5

PE Fitness – Male

This course is an individualized, concepts-based course designed to give students the knowledge and skills necessary to self-assess, create, conduct, evaluate, and redesign personal fitness programs. In addition, personal health and fitness topics will be covered. Students will learn to differentiate between aerobic and anaerobic activities and the fitness relevance of each.

.50 [PE fitness or PE elective]

10-12

$5

Performing Dance Company (PDC)

Prerequisite: Audition only. Advanced technique, creativity, commitment, Dance 3 (highly recommended)

This full year co-ed dance art class (concert dance) is designed to study dance technique, choreography, performance quality, and production inline with the State Core Curriculum for Dance in Education in Dance Company.  This is one of the few “teams” that can offer fine arts credit because of the curriculum.   Concepts from Dance 3 are built upon and applied in projects and compositions, similar to college-level dance.  Dancers have the unique opportunity to expand upon their understanding of the Elements of Dance, Principles of Design, and Compositional Devices to create their own choreographic works.  Growth and learning in technique, composition, improvisation, and performance quality will be stressed in all genres of dance specific to the performance purpose.  Students will produce and perform their own winter and spring concerts and attend outside concerts and workshops at the college or professional level as well as a summer dance camp. Professional and college dance professors will be guest teachers and choreographers in addition to student choreography.  Dancers will attend/be adjudicated at the Shakespeare Festival, State High School Dance Festival (university scholarships available), and every other year at the National High School Dance Festival.  Technique, composition, choreography, and curriculum take up the majority of class time and dancers will be required to spend at least 2 hours a week after school working on student or group choreography for festivals and performances. This is the course to take for Dance Sterling Scholar and College Dance Scholarships.  If you want to dance in college and be exposed to university concert dance and professors, audition for PDC.  Learn more on the PDC Webpage. Fee required.

1.0 [PE or Art]

10-12

$305

Spin/Jog

This co-ed class is designed to help students understand the importance of cardiovascular fitness, muscular endurance, strength, flexibility, and body composition through a variety of fitness workouts specifically learning the fundamental skills of beginning spinning and jogging.

.50 [PE elective]

10-12

 $5

Swim Team

Prerequisite: Swim Team participation required
Class will include aerobic and anaerobic training in conditioning specifically for Swim team members.

.50 [PE fitness or PE elective] 10-12 $5

Track and Field

Prerequisite: Track and Field team participation required
Class will include aerobic and anaerobic training in conditioning specifically for Track & Field team members.

.50 [PE fitness or PE elective] 10-12 $5

Urban Dance

Everyone willing to move and groove welcome!  All levels.  This course is a study of popular dance forms, the roots of these dance forms, and how they relate to the four main elements of dance.  Urban Dance originated from the streets and clubs as outgrowths of time and culture.  Popular dance forms we will study include breaking/b-boying, locking, popping, hip hop, and popular electronic dance forms.  We will bring in guest professional teachers for master classes in the different dance styles.  This class will present a dance in the department concert at the end of the semester.  Fee for costume rental and guest master classes.

.50 [PE or Art]

10-12 $30

Weight Training – Female

Prerequisite: PE Skills (9th grade)

This is a semester class designed for female students with little or no experience in weight training. In this class, students will learn techniques using free weights and machines to perform fundamental lifts necessary to develop muscular strength, toning, and endurance. The set/repetition system of weight training will be utilized.

.50 [PE elective]

10-12

$5

Weight Training – Male

Prerequisite: PE Skills (9th grade)
This class is designed for students to tone, shape, and strengthen. Class is individually oriented. This course is designed for those with little or no experience in weight training. In this class, students will learn how to structure a workout toward individual goals and needs. Students will learn lift techniques, using free weights and machines, to perform upper and lower body lifts necessary to develop muscular strength and endurance. Circuit training and set/repetition system weight training will be introduced and demonstrated during this course.

.50 [PE elective]

10-12

$5

Yoga

Get on your mat!  Yoga is a practice used to become more physically, mentally, energetically, and emotionally balanced and fit. Yoga seeks to unite body, mind, and spirit.  Various forms of yoga are introduced.  This class will work on asana practice—or poses and postures—designed to develop flexibility, muscular strength, and muscular endurance.  Alignment, anatomy, breath, relaxation, concentration, mindfulness, stress-reduction and meditation is embedded into the practice.  Students push themselves with healthy self-image in a safe non-competitive environment to become better in various aspects of their lives.

.50 [PE elective] 10-12  $5

 

SCIENCE

DESCRIPTION

CREDIT

GRADE LEVEL

FEE

Animal Science and Technology

This course exposes students to a wide range of scientific principles, such as genetics, anatomy, physiology/nutrition, disease, pests, and management practices. The science processes of observation, measurement, hypothesizing, data gathering, interpretation, analysis, and application are stressed. Career opportunities and educational preparation are examined. Learning activities are varied, with classroom, laboratory, and field experiences emphasized.

1.0 [CTE or science elective]

10-12

$15

Astronomy

This course offers UVU concurrent enrollment credit — ASTR 1040

Students will study the formation of the universe, the life cycle of stars, galaxies, and the solar system.  We will explore interesting topics such as constellations and black holes. The course includes observational exercises including the use of binoculars and telescopes. This is a survey course that will stress the historical and descriptive aspects of our knowledge of astronomy. The major aim will be to give each student an appreciation and understanding of the scope and content of our Universe.   Much of the homework will be done online, so all students are required to have the AUP signed to participate in class.  If at any time the student’s permission is revoked, the student must transfer to another course.

.50[science elective]

10-12

$7.50

Biology

Students will study the functions of atoms and molecules in the chemistry of cells, the structure and function of cells, and how cells function as a system. They will analyze how genetic information is passed from one cell to another, and the significance and impact of genetic alteration on living organisms. They will explore biological diversity, analyze characteristics of ecosystems and the interdependence of organisms with each other and with their environment. Hands-on, student-centered activities allow students to explore the relevancy of biology in their lives.

1.0 [science core or elective]

10-12

$15

Biology AP

Prerequisite: Biology, Chemistry (suggested), and Secondary Math 2
This course offers UVU concurrent enrollment credit — BIOL 1010 & 1015

This course is taught at a college level for students who are interested in continuing their formal education after high school. Students will study the functions of atoms and molecules in the chemistry of cells, the structure and function of cells, and how cells function as a system. They will analyze how genetic information is passed from one cell to another, and the significance and impact of genetic alteration on living organisms. They will explore biological diversity, analyze characteristics of ecosystems and the interdependent of organisms with each other and with their environment. Students will prepare to take the Advanced Placement test in Biology.

1.0 [science core or elective] 10-12 $15

Biology Agriculture Science & Technology

This course is designed to meet the requirement for biological science credit. The standards and objectives for this course are the same as the standards and objectives for Biology, with the only difference being the degree of emphasis on agriculture. Students completing this course will be cognizant of current technologies, methods, and changes in agricultural science and are expected to know and apply the standards outlined in the core curriculum as they relate to the industry of agriculture.

1.0 [CTE or science core]

10-12

$15

Chemistry

Prerequisite: Secondary Math 2

This course is designed to provide a framework for literacy in chemistry. Students will investigate the nature of the atom, infer physical and chemical properties based on chemical bonding and periodic tendencies, investigate chemical reactions, study chemical systems, and the processes of chemical analysis.

1.0 [science core or elective]

10-12

$15

Chemistry AP

Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Chemistry

Students enrolled in this course are required to attend a one-hour early morning lab class each week–No exceptions. This course is equivalent to first year (2 semesters) inorganic chemistry at a university.  This course is designed to prepare students to pass the AP Chemistry exam in May. Concepts from Chemistry are covered with a more in-depth, mathematical approach.  Students will investigate the nature of the atom, infer physical and chemical properties based on chemical bonding and periodic tendencies, investigate chemical reactions, and study chemical systems and the processes of chemical analysis.  Electrochemistry, equilibrium, thermodynamics, coordination chemistry, and chemical analysis are also covered. A great emphasis is placed on problem-solving and laboratory skills. This is a college level course with a substantial work load. Students will need reliable internet access.

1.0 [science core or elective]

11-12

$15

Earth Science

Earth Science is a system study of the Earth’s cycles and spheres, its place in the universe, internal structure, tectonic plates, atmospheric processes, hydrosphere, and how all theses aspects of Earth Science impact society.  This year-long class will provide students with investigations in and understanding of all aspects of Earth.  Class time will include reading, discussions, activities, using teacher selected internet sites, labs, demonstrations, lectures,  quizzes, and tests. Much of the class homework will be done online. To participate in class all students are required to have the AUP signed and have reliable internet access. If at any time the student’s permission is revoked, the student must transfer to another course.

1.0 [science core or elective]

10-12

$15

Geology

Geology is the scientific study of the solid Earth, its structure and history, the materials of which it is composed, and the processes by which it changes. This semester class will provide students with investigations in and understanding of mineralogy, petrology, geologic time and paleontology, and the forces and hazards involved with plate tectonics. Class time may include reading, discussions, activities, using teacher selected internet sites, labs, demonstrations, lectures, note taking, quizzes, and tests. Much of the class homework will be done online. To participate in class all students are required to have the AUP signed and have reliable internet access. If at any time the student’s permission is revoked, the student must transfer to another course.

.50 [science elective] 10-12

$7.50

Medical Anatomy & Physiology

This full-year course provides students with an in depth study of health care careers, including actual clinical experience in therapeutic, diagnostic, information, and environmental health care settings. Instruction includes intermediate anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, diseases and disorders, medical ethics, and first aid. The class is designed to prepare students for the advanced health science course and/or for a variety of health technology programs.

1.0 [CTE or science elective] 11-12

Meteorology

Meteorology is the scientific study of the processes and phenomena of the atmosphere, especially weather, and all the components contributing to weather and climate.  This semester class will provide students with investigations in and understanding of atmospheric structure, circulation, energy, weather, severe weather, and climate. Class time may include reading, discussions, activities, using teacher selected internet sites, labs, demonstrations, lectures, note taking, quizzes, and tests. Much of the class homework will be done online. To participate in class all students are required to have the AUP signed and have reliable internet access. If at any time the student’s permission is revoked, the student must transfer to another course.

.50 [science elective] 10-12

$15

Physics

Prerequisite: Secondary Math 1

This is an introductory course in Physics. In this course, students will learn about the physical world around them in much the same way that scientists do. Some topics to be covered include motion, forces, energy, electricity, and waves. Students will be confronted with a series of situations in which they will decide what factors might be related, how they can measure them, and then collect data. Computers will be used to help analyze the data, and students will learn how to clearly describe the relationships found, using a variety of representations. Student will go on to explore how these relationships could be applied to new situations. All students are required to have the AUP signed to participate in class. If at any time the student’s permission is revoked, the student must transfer to another course.

1.0 [science core or elective]

10-12

$15

Physics 1 AP

Prerequisite:  Secondary Math 2

This course may be taken as a first or second physics course.

AP Physics 1 is an algebra-based, introductory college-level physics course that explores topics such as Newtonian mechanics (including rotational motion); work, energy, and power; mechanical waves and sound; and introductory, simple circuits. Students should have good algebra skills.  Through inquiry based learning, students will develop scientific critical thinking and reasoning skills. Much of the homework will be done online, so all students are required to have the AUP signed to participate in class.  If at any time the student’s permission is revoked, the student must transfer to another course.

1.0 [science core or elective]

10-12

$15

Physics C Mechanics AP (Calculus Based)

Prerequisite:  Secondary Math 3 (highly recommended for students taking Calculus)

Recommended: Students should also be concurrently enrolled in Calculus.This course may be taken as a first or second physics course.

This is equivalent to a first semester, calculus-based physics course, and is designed for students considering careers in engineering or scientific fields.  Students should have excellent math skills.  Students will learn about six major topics: Newton’s Laws of Motion; work, energy, & power; systems of particles and linear momentum; circular motion and rotation; and oscillations & gravitation.  Through inquiry based learning, students will develop scientific critical thinking and reasoning skills. Much of the homework will be done online, so all students are required to have the AUP signed to participate in class.  If at any time the student’s permission is revoked, the student must transfer to another course.

1.0 [science core or elective]

11-12

$15

Physics with Technology

Prerequisite: Secondary Math 1

This is an introductory state core Physics course that specializes in using technology in the classroom. This course centers on real-life experiences with an emphasis in skills certification. Some topics to be covered include motion, forces, energy, electricity, and waves. Students will be confronted with a series of situations in which they will decide what factors might be related, how they can measure them, and then collect data. Computers and/or tablets will be used to help analyze the data, and students will learn how to clearly describe the relationships found, using a variety of representations. The course will be almost 100% digital (classroom notes, in-class assignments, homework, quizzes, tests, etc.). All students are required to have the AUP signed to participate in class. If at any time the student’s permission is revoked, the student must transfer to another course.

1.0 [science core or elective]

10-12

$15

Zoology/Botany

Prerequisite: Biology

A biological science class that covers the five kingdoms of the living world. There will be laboratory work with emphasis on dissection of animal and plant kingdom representatives. Microscope and collecting techniques are used.

1.0 [science elective]  10-12 $15

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

It is recommended that 10th grade students choose a US History or a Social Studies Elective

DESCRIPTION

CREDIT

GRADE LEVEL

FEE

American Studies

Grade 10 only
You must sign up for BOTH US History Honors with Mr. Birrell and English 10 Honors with Mrs. Chambers at the same time of day. For instance: A2 English 10 Honors and B6 US History Honors OR A4 English 10 Honors and B8 US History Honors. If you do not MATCH BOTH PERIODS, you will NOT be in the class.

American Studies offers an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to American literature and American history. This is a sophomore Pre-AP track course. The year-long class is taught every day and earns the student 1 unit of history credit and 1 unit of English credit. The team-taught class spans the course of American history and literature through a thematic, chronological approach. Course work includes the study of literary and historical movements; prominent authors and political figures; social, economic, and cultural issues, novels, poetry, speeches, and contemporary publications. Students will also participate in active learning situations including cooperative learning, group discussions, simulations, multi-media projects, and essays. The Utah state core will be followed and students will prepare for and take the state-required SAGE test. This is an accelerated course for students who excel in reading, writing, and oral skills. It is designed for highly-motivated, college-bound students with an exceptional ability in language arts and critical thinking skills who are committed to continuing on the AP Track.

2.0 [Eng. 10 and US history]

10

Ancient World History

The study of World Civilizations emphasizes the increasing interrelationships over time of the world’s peoples. Beginning with a study of prehistoric time, students will gain an understanding of early civilizations and their contributions to the foundations of human culture. They will study the classical cultures of the Middle East, Europe, and Asia as well as the early cultures of Africa and the Americas, concluding with a study of the Middle Ages throughout the world.

.50 [World Civ. or Soc. Studies elective] 10-12

Government & Citizenship

Students will understand the significance and impact of the Constitution on everyday life; the protections and privileges of individuals and groups in the U.S.; the distribution of power in the national, state and local government; basic economic principles and how they influence everyday life; the relationship between the United States and the international system; and the responsibilities of citizens in the U.S.

.50 [Gov. & Cit.]

11-12

Government & Politics AP

Students will understand the significance and impact of the Constitution on everyday life; the protections and privileges of individuals and groups in the U.S.; the distribution of power in the national, state and local government; basic economic principles and how they influence everyday life; the relationship between the United States and the international system; and the responsibilities of citizens in the U.S. Students will prepare to take both the AP Government & Politics test and the AP Comparative World Governments test.

1.0 [Gov. & Cit. and/or Soc. Studies elective]

11-12

History of Wars

This course will take an in depth look into the time periods of World War I and World War II. We will study the causes and effects of both wars as well as delve into specific campaigns and personal accounts of each war.

.50 [Soc. Studies elective]

10-12

Human Geography AP

This course will allow students to learn about world population issues, border disputes, international conflicts, various cultures, different religions, urban growth and development, city planning, and origins and diffusions of languages. Students will use concepts and landscape analysis to analyze human social organization and its environmental consequences. Students will also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their science and practice. The material is designed to prepare the students to take the AP Human Geography exam in May to receive college credit.

1.0 [Geo. or Soc. Studies elective]

10-12

Modern World History

The study of World civilizations emphasizes the increasing interrelationships over time of the world’s peoples. This course examines all aspects of human activity, including the political, economic, social, philosophical and religious, scientific and technological, and artistic, as they have changed throughout history. Study begins with the Renaissance and Age of Discovery and concludes with the study of changes occurring in the transition from early modern to contemporary societies, as well as global integration in the 20th century.

.50 [World Civ. or Soc. Studies elective] 10-12

Psychology

Introductory Psychology focuses on the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Some of the concepts covered in this course will include research methods, the brain and brain chemistry, human development, emotions, behavior, and psychological disorders.  The intended outcome of this course is that students will gain an understanding of themselves and others, and as a result improve their individual coping skills and interaction with others.

.50 [Soc. Studies elective]

10-12

Psychology AP

This course is taught at a college pace for students interested in continuing their formal education after high school. Passing the Advanced Placement test gives students college credit in most cases. This course studies the behavior of individuals, the history of psychology, learning, cognition, and types of psychology. AP Psychology is a year course which focuses on the following areas of study pertaining to human behavior: history of psychology, personality, current approaches, methods of research, biological influences, senses, perception, consciousness, learning, emotions, human development, testing, abnormal behavior, psychotherapy, and social psychology. This course is an extension of Psychology designed for the college-bound student and/or the student interested in more in-depth approaches. Students are encouraged to take the Advanced Placement Psychology test at the end of the year to receive college credit.

1.0 [Soc. Studies elective]

11-12

Sociology

Have you ever found yourself questioning why certain social events occur, why people behave as they do, and where you fit in “society”? Sociology helps you understand how separate pieces of your world fit together and how your social experiences shape even your innermost desires. During our semester together we’ll examine the organization and functioning of human societies. We’ll study group structure and behavior, culture, social stratification, socialization, and the institution of family. Emphasis is also placed on significant social problems including prejudice, poverty, crime and violence. This class is offered to junior and senior students only.

.50 [Soc. Studies elective]

11-12

US History

United State History II addresses the making of modern America, highlighting the events and issues in United States history from the late Industrial Revolution to modern times. Topics include, but are not limited to, the Industrial Revolution, the Progressive movement, imperialism and foreign affairs the World Wars, the Great Depression, the Cold War, the civil rights movements, the rise of terrorism, and modern social and political history.

1.0 [US History]

10-12

US History AP

Prerequisites: US History H, 3.5 GPA, Teacher approval

This course offers UVU concurrent enrollment credit — HIST 1700

A year-long class taught at a collegiate level where collegiate work is expected. Consequently, this class will prepare the student to confidently take the advanced placement examination at the end of the school year (fee required) and successfully complete it. The class covers the entire spectrum of U.S. history from early exploration and settlement to the present. Through this process the student will gain a greater understanding and appreciation of our national ancestors and events that made it possible for us to be here today. Also, the student will continue to enjoy our country’s history and have fun in the process. To help achieve this outcome, the foundation of history rests squarely upon the four corners of reading, writing, thinking and speaking. The student will have abundant opportunities to develop all these characteristics. Throughout the year the student will receive readings that will supplement the textbook. At other times the student will write responses to previous AP essay questions. Additional assignments will be announced at various intervals. Needless to say, each person who seriously completes these assignments will have greatly matured in his or her reading, writing, thinking and speaking skills. Yet, remember that in this class the realization of these objectives depends upon individual commitment, discipline and perseverance to learn the material.

1.0 [US History or Soc. Studies elective]

11-12

US History Honors

This course provides students with a more rigorous study of the United States’ history than the regular U.S. history course and emphasizes the historical skills of evaluating primary sources, and articulating arguments in essay form, and appreciating multiple perspectives on the past. The scope heavily emphasizes America in the Twentieth Century, and is aligned with the Utah State Core for U.S. history in high school. This course prepares students for taking other social studies AP courses such as AP World history, AP Government and Politics, and AP U.S. History. This course will help students develop the skills necessary to be successful in AP courses.

1.0 [US History]

10-12

World History AP

Recommended Prerequisite: Ancient and/or Modern World History and 3.5 GPA

The purpose of AP World History course is to develop greater understanding of the evolution of global processes and contacts, in interaction with different types of human societies. The course highlights the nature of changes in international frameworks and their causes and consequences, as well as comparisons among major societies. The course has as its chronological frame the period from approximately 1000 C.E. to the present. Students will prepare to take the AP World History exam in May to receive college credit, as well as the AP European History exam. (Also covers scope of European History AP)

1.0 [World Civ. or Soc. Studies elective]

11-12

 

WORLD LANGUAGES

World Language classes provide elective credit and are not required for college. However, they are recommended.
Advanced World Language classes (level 3 and above) may provide required Language Arts/English Elective credit for high school graduation.

DESCRIPTION

CREDIT

GRADE LEVEL

FEE

American Sign Language 1 – Beginning

Students will gain a basic knowledge of ASL and Deaf Culture. They will learn a wide variety of vocabulary, basic sentence structures, and culturally appropriate behaviors allowing them to function comfortably in a wide variety of situations. Focus is primarily on comprehension with some expression.

1.0 [elective]

10-12

$15

American Sign Language 2 – Intermediate A

Prerequisite: American Sign Language 1 and pass all terms with a C- or better

Students will increase both language and cultural acquisition. They will learn additional grammatical principles and become more confident in their ability to interact with Deaf people and the Deaf community on a personal and daily level. Focus shifts from primarily comprehension with some expression to more of a balance between the two.

1.0 [elective]

10-12

$15

American Sign Language 3 – Intermediate B

Prerequisite: American Sign Language 2 and pass all terms with a C- or better

This course offers UVU concurrent enrollment credit — ASL 1020

Students will continue to develop complex grammatical skills and increase depth of vocabulary across the spectrum. Culture will also be studied, focusing on Deaf experience and Deaf literature. This is an in-depth course that will be taught entirely in the target language. Target language use is also expected of students 100% of the time.

1.0 [Lang. Arts elective or elective]

11-12

$15

American Sign Language 4 – Advanced

Prerequisite: American Sign Language 3 and pass all terms with a C- or better

This course offers UVU concurrent enrollment credit — ASL 2010

Students will continue to develop the skills and culture taught in level 3.  A new focus on interpretation and translation will be added along with complex language materials focusing on genre and linguistics. This course will also explore sources of employment related to ASL and related college fields of study. This is an in-depth course that will be taught entirely in the target language.  Target language use is also expected of students 100% of the time.

1.0 [Lang. Arts elective or elective] 12  $15

Chinese 1

In level 1, students begin to communicate sufficiently to satisfy basic survival needs and minimum courtesy requirements. They can ask and answer some simple questions, respond to and sometimes initiate short statements and maintain a simple conversation. Students understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics. Students will begin to identify and react to perspectives and practices of the Chinese culture.

1.0 [elective]

10-12

$15

Chinese 2

Prerequisite: Chinese 1

Level 2 builds upon the listening and speaking skills learned in Level I. In addition, the reading and writing of Chinese characters is further developed in Level 2. You will be introduced to the art of Chinese calligraphy. In Level 2, we use the communicative or natural approach to learning a foreign language. Real life use of the language is emphasized.

1.0 [elective] 10-12 $15

Chinese 3

Prerequisite: Chinese 2

Level 3 builds upon the listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills that were developed in Level 2. There will be an emphasis based on how to use the language in appropriate cultural contexts. Oral comprehension and oral practice are stressed in this class.

1.0 [elective] 10-12 $15

French 1

This class is for beginning French students and any student who needs a solid review of French 1. In this class students will develop the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. This class incorporates games, songs, skits, and other activities to achieve maximum learning and student involvement. At the end of the class, students will be able to talk about hobbies, family, school life, clothing, and food.

1.0 [elective]

10-12

$15

French 2

Prerequisite: French 1

This class is for students with a good background in French 1. We will continue developing listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. At this level the emphasis is placed on being able to speak and write in past tense. At the end of the class, students will be able to talk about daily routines, entertainment, food, travel, and health.

1.0 [elective]

10-12

$15

French 3

Prerequisite: French 2

This class is for students who have successfully completed 2 years of French in Junior High and/or High school and who are interested in continuing their study of French. Students at this level will be able to speak about different situations in present, past and future tenses. They will be able to write summaries and short essays, developing reading and speaking skills through skits and other activities. At the end of the class, students will be able to talk about when they were little, future plans and career, and the arts.

1.0 [Lang. Arts elective or elective]

10-12

$15

French 4/AP

Prerequisite: French 3

In level 4/AP language, students begin a cycle of advanced understanding and performance in the language. They can exchange personal opinions for the purpose of persuading others. They can use a variety of language strategies, and they can read and write factual information accurately. They read longer excerpts and complete works of literature. They discuss and respond to what they read. Students at this level may opt to take an Advanced Placement Language exam or they may defer the exam until the end of their fifth year.

1.0 [Lang. Arts elective or elective]

10-12

$15

German 1 (Novice-mid Proficiency Level)

Do you want to learn how to SPEAK German? Then German at Lone Peak High School is the class for you! In German 1, students will communicate using memorized words and phrases to talk about familiar topics related to school, home, free time, family, community, and food. Students will be exposed to culture and have opportunities to participate in cultural events such as Oktoberfest, Adventsingen and the Christkindlmarkt during the Christmas season, and the BYU Language Fair in the spring. Every other year, Frau Lindsay leads groups of interested students to German-speaking Europe to practice what they have learned in class. You will love the upbeat, exciting thrill of a learning a new language in German 1 at Lone Peak!

1.0 [elective]

10-12

$15

German 2 (Novice-high Proficiency Level)

Prerequisite: German 1

In German 2, students will continue their language acquisition journey mixed with culture and community opportunities. During the school year, students will learn to communicate using words, lists, and simple sentences to ask and answer questions, handle simple situations related to everyday life, and to talk about other subjects such as clothing, their daily routine, foods and cooking, entertainment, and how they feel. Students will be exposed to culture and have opportunities to participate in cultural events such as Oktoberfest, Adventsingen and the Christkindlmarkt during the Christmas season, and the BYU Language Fair in the spring. Every other year, Frau Lindsay leads groups of interested students to German-speaking Europe to practice what they have learned in class. German 2 at Lone Peak High School is an awesome learning experience!

1.0 [elective]

10-12

$15

German 3 (Intermediate-low Proficiency Level)

Prerequisite: German 2

This course offers UVU concurrent enrollment credit — GER 1020

Looking for a more in-depth, enriching language experience? You will find it in German 3! During the course of the school year, students will communicate (both written and spoken) by using simple sentences to ask and answer questions. They will be able to handle simple situations related to everyday life and talk about subject matter studied in other classes. They consistently use self-created language, not merely memorized words and phrases. German 3 students at LPHS will continue to be exposed to the German and Swiss cultures, with opportunities to participate in cultural events such as Oktoberfest, Adventsingen and the Christkindlmarkt during the Christmas season, and the BYU Language Fair in the spring. Every other year, Frau Lindsay leads groups of interested students to German-speaking Europe to practice what they have learned in class. German 3 at Lone Peak High School is a popular class choice for students who want to really explore the German language.

1.0 [Lang. Arts elective or elective]

10-12

$15

German 4/AP (Intermediate-Mid Proficiency Level)

Prerequisite: German 3

This course offers UVU concurrent enrollment credit — GER 2010
It’s time to get serious about German! German 4/AP will be taught using 2 separate curriculum so students can be exposed to new material each year. Speakers at this level of German are independent communicators. They are consistently able to create their own meaning spontaneously in sentence-level discourse and can sustain discourse at that level over several turns. They can talk about familiar topics, such as family, interests, and academic subjects. They can talk about other people also, such as friends or family members. They have enough control of grammar to talk about events and routines in the present and fairly comfortably in the past tense. German 3 students at LPHS will continue to be exposed to the German and Swiss cultures, with opportunities to participate in cultural events such as Oktoberfest, Adventsingen and the Christkindlmarkt during the Christmas season, and the BYU Language Fair in the spring. Every other year, Frau Lindsay leads groups of interested students to German-speaking Europe to practice what they have learned in class. German 4/AP is a both a language-enriching and culturally-enriching experience!

1.0 [Lang. Arts elective or elective]

10-12

$15

Italian 1

Students will receive an introduction to the Italian language and culture. The student will learn accurate pronunciation and correct usage of the basic structural patterns. The students will learn to express themselves in oral conversations. This class incorporates games, songs, skits, “story-telling” and other activities to achieve maximum learning. We’ll also learn about Italian history and its contribution to American culture.  We’ll have fun learning this beautiful language!

1.0 [elective]

10-12

$15

Italian 2

Prerequisite: Italian 1

This class continues the development of speaking, writing, listening and reading skills in Italian and the study of Italian culture. Emphasis is on communication and expansion of vocabulary and extended grammatical structures. Creative projects are incorporated.

1.0 [elective] 10-12 $15

Japanese 1

Students begin to communicate sufficiently to satisfy basic survival needs and minimum courtesy requirements. They can ask and answer some simple questions, respond to and sometimes initiate short statements and maintain simple conversation. Students understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics. Students will begin to identify and react to perspectives and practices of the target culture.

1.0 [elective]

10-12

$15

Japanese 2

Prerequisite: Japanese 1

In level 2, students develop further communication skills and are able to satisfy most survival needs and limited social demands. They can initiate and sustain a short conversation of factual topics. They can give autobiographical information and discuss leisure time activities. Students are able to present information and ideas to an audience. They can describe characteristics and behaviors of everyday life in the target culture and they can identify the expressive forms of the culture, such as art, literature, music, and dance.

1.0 [elective]

10-12

$15

Japanese 3

Prerequisite: Japanese 2

Students continue to develop speaking, reading, and writing skills. Japanese 3 includes a more involved study of the Kanji (writing system) while allowing the kids to be more creative their efforts to formulate their sentences and conversations.

1.0 [Lang. Arts elective or elective]

10-12

$15

Spanish 1

Students will receive an introduction to the Spanish language and culture. The student will learn accurate pronunciation and correct usage of the basic structural patterns. The students will learn to express themselves in oral conversations. This class incorporates games, songs, skits, “story-telling” and other activities to achieve maximum learning and student involvement. We have fun while we learn!

1.0 [elective]

10-12

$15

Spanish 2

Prerequisite: Spanish 1

This class continues the development of speaking, writing, listening and reading skills in Spanish and the study of Spanish culture. Emphasis is on communication and expansion of vocabulary and extended grammatical structures. Creative projects are incorporated.

1.0 [elective]

10-12

$15

Spanish 2 Honors

Prerequisite: Spanish 1

This class will move slightly faster than the regular Spanish 2, without much reviewing of the basic Spanish One concepts. Therefore, students will be expected to come with a general understanding of verb conjugations, basic vocabulary, and know how to construct simple sentences on their own. The class will be conducted in Spanish, and will continue the development of speaking, writing, listening and reading skills in Spanish and the study of Spanish culture. Emphasis is on communication, verb tenses, and expansion of vocabulary and extended grammatical structures.

1.0 [elective]

10-12

$15

Spanish 3

Prerequisite: Spanish 2 or 2 honors

This course is designed for students who have successfully completed two years of Spanish. Students will listen, speak, read, and write in greater depth and intensity, expand vocabulary, and increase grammar and usage skills. It will include a study of the people who speak the language as well as their culture and civilization.

1.0 [Lang. Arts elective or elective]

10-12

$15

Spanish 3 Honors

Prerequisite: Spanish 2 or 2 honors

This course is designed for students who have successfully completed two years of Spanish, and excel in their speaking and listening skills, as this class will be conducted entirely in Spanish.  We will continue learning advanced vocabulary, verbs, grammar concepts, and culture while playing with the language through songs, games, videos, projects, and other fun activities!  This course will be intensive, and require more advanced speakers than the regular Spanish 3 course.

1.0 [Lang. Arts elective or elective] 10-12 $15

Spanish 4

Prerequisite: Spanish 3 or 3 honors

This course is designed for students who have successfully completed three years of Spanish. All classes will be conducted in Spanish. Students will listen, speak, read, and write in greater depth and intensity, expand vocabulary, and increase grammar and usage skills. It will include a study of literature as well as culture and civilization. Students who are planning on taking AP will need to complete this class unless cleared by the AP instructor.

1.0 [Lang. Arts elective or elective]

10-12

$15

Spanish Language AP

Prerequisite: Spanish 4 or teacher approval

This is an intensive course in Spanish. Students will be immersed in the Spanish language, including reading, writing, speaking, and listening. It will include a further study of culture, civilization, history, literature, and grammar. This course will prepare students to take the Advanced Placement Spanish test.

1.0 [Lang. Arts elective or elective]

11-12

$15

 

NON DEPARTMENT BASED CLASSES
General Elective Courses, Driver Education, Financial Literacy

DESCRIPTION

CREDIT

GRADE LEVEL

FEE

Academic Studies

This course is carefully selected for and with students through counseling, teacher referral and parents. It is designed to help students succeed in their academic experience at Lone Peak. Goals are set each quarter with the student to improve their grades. Study and organizational skills are focused on to help students create good study habits. Please check with your counselor before signing up for this class.

 .50 [gen. elective]  10-12

Advanced Dance Artists

Prequisites: Advanced skill level required. Dancers should be capable of executing a triple pirouette, fouette turns, full extensions, and various leap combinations. Dancers should have at least 5 years of dance experience and must be able to commit to various performances throughout the year.

An advanced dance class that will focus on high quality technique, innovative choreography, and artistic value in dance. Dancers will prepare for various performances throughout the year.

1.0 [gen. elective] 10-12 $10

Aide — Teacher

Prerequisite: Must complete application including teacher signature and have counselor approval.

Teacher/Parent approval is necessary.Students assist teachers in a variety of courses. A student may be an aide one period only. Students who have earned most of his/her graduation requirement credits may desire additional work in a subject area by asking a teacher to select him/her as a student aide. If the request is granted the student will help the teacher by doing tasks related to the subject.

.50 [gen. elective]

11-12

Ballroom Dance Team

Membership by audition only
This co-ed dance class teaches various forms of American and Latin style dancing. This team class emphasizes joint effort, choreography and competition. Improvement in technique, performance, and partnering skills will also be highlighted. Students are required to perform at the end of the year concert, team competitions during the second semester, and compete with a partner (on their own) during both semesters. Extra rehearsals before or after school may also be necessary. Auditions are in the spring. Students must have approved dance shoes.

1.0 [gen. elective]

10-12

$50-$250

Cheerleading

Membership by try-out only

Students are admitted to the cheerleading class through a tryout process. Tryouts are held each spring before a panel of qualified, outside judges. Students must have a 3.0 quarter GPA to tryout and must maintain a 3.0 quarter GPA to remain in the class. Students are graded on their class time performance only. All extra-curricular commitments are governed by a demerit system.

1.0 [gen. elective]

10-12

Chivalry Corps

Prerequisite: Students must submit an application to be considered.

Chivalry Corps is a leadership group at Lone Peak High School focused on serving the school and the community.  Some responsibilities of Chivalry Corps members include: Awarding Shields of Honor, recognizing the good that is going on at the school, planning regular service projects, tracking Peak Points, building leadership skills, engaging and applying leadership skills learned in class, welcoming and serving new students, finding joy in selfless living.  Students in this class submit applications each spring and are notified to enroll.

1.0 [gen. elective]

10-12

COLLEGE ACADEMIC STUDIES

Prerequisites: Must be taking at least 2 Advanced Placement Classes and get counselor approval

This course is designed to help students taking Advanced Placement classes succeed. Goals are set each quarter with students to be prepared to take the AP tests. Talk to a counselor to enroll

.50 [gen. elective]

10-12

Color Guard

Membership by try-out only 

Class begins with warm up activities and then proceeds into basic flag and rifle executions, routines, and involvement in performance exhibitions. This class is for color guard members who have a 2.5 G.P.A. or above. They will be responsible to participate in the marching band field show and a winter guard show. The team members are responsible to attend all rehearsals and activities associated with these events. Additional fee for uniform.

1.0 [gen. elective]

10-12

$55+

Drill Team – Chevaliers

Membership by try-out only

Designed for students with a GPA of 2.7 or better; and admission by try-outs. Routines for half-times and region/state competitions make up the majority of class time. An additional one to two hours a day outside of school time will be required for extra practices. All incoming Sophomores must take PE Fitness. Additional fee for uniform.

1.0 [gen. elective]

10-12

$55+

Driver Education

Driver Education is not a graduation requirement. It does provide Elective credit only. Driver Education classes during the regular school year are NOT taught during school hours. For specific information on the various times and options for Driver Education, go to the Driver Ed Website

.50 [gen. elective]

10-12

Financial Literacy

The General Financial Literacy Core describes decision-making skills students should know and be able to apply as consumers, savers, investors, users of credit, money managers, citizens, and members of a global workforce and society.  This course offers UVU Concurrent Enrollment Credit through Mr. Flood.

.50 [Fin. Lit.]

11-12

Seminary Release Time

A student may be released to attend off-campus religious instructions

0

10-12

Social Dance

Everyone welcome!  This co-ed mandatory dance class teaches beginning dancers American style social dance technique and steps. The dances taught will be foxtrot, cha-cha, waltz, triple swing, and polka. Students will learn the name of steps, technique, and how to lead or follow all of the steps taught. This class will also help students learn how to socialize with one another in a dance setting… and get ready to know what to do when the dreaded slow song comes on at Prom. Students will be required to attend certain ballroom concerts, as well as, dances where they can apply their ballroom skills. This course will help sharpen skills for auditions for LPHS Ballroom Team and teach the basics of ballroom dance.  Students will be required to wear dress shoes for class and will be required to wear Sunday attire on skills testing days.

.50 [gen. elective]

10-12

 $5

Peer Tutor

Prerequisite:  2.5 GPA or higher, and/or teacher approval

Students will be involved in peer tutoring students in special education and resource classes in math, English, reading, life skills, and other academic areas.  Course  for  students  desiring  to  help  students with special needs integrate into high school and community settings. Course designed for those seeking future in special education or health care occupations (psychology, sociology, speech, physical therapy, adaptive PE, etc.) Experience as a tutor is desirable..

.50 [gen. elective]

10-12

Student Government

Membership by election only and teacher approval

This class provides elected officials the opportunity to learn how to operate student school governments. Teacher approval is necessary. Students also learn about state and local government, work on school related matters, review literature relating to educational issues.

1.0 [gen. elective]

11-12