Course Catalogue


SOCIAL SCIENCES (State/UC a-g area "a")

 GEOGRAPHY

 Grade Level: 9-12 Length: 1 semester

 UC Requirement Fulfilled: a

 CRHS: Fulfills one semester of social studies elective

 Prerequisite(s): none

 Course Description: This course is a study of the earth and its’ people. It covers maps, map features and

 interpretations, and basic cultural and physical geographic concepts with which to better understand our

 relationship with the earth and our interdependence with other people. Highlighted throughout are the five

 fundamental themes of geography: location, place, movement, regions, and interaction between people and the

 environment. Focus areas include Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.


 

WORLD HISTORY

 Grade Level: 10 Length: 1 year

 UC Requirement Fulfilled: a

 CRHS: Fulfills one year of a social studies course requirement towards graduation

 Prerequisite(s): Grade 10 standing

 Course Description: This course is a study of the events of the last two centuries including, but not limited to, the

 Rise of Democracy, the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, the Industrial Revolution, Imperialism

 (investigating the effects on Africa and Asia specifically), World War I, the Russian Revolution, and World War II.

 Students learn how historical events have led to present-day situations and survey concepts of geography,

 political systems, interdependence, change, economics, and culture.


 

WORLD HISTORY/CULTURES/GEOGRAPHY

 Grade Level: 10  Length: 1 year

 UC Requirement Fulfilled: a

 CRHS: Fulfills one year of a social studies course requirement towards graduation

 Prerequisite(s): none

 Course Description: Students study major turning points that shaped the modern world, from the late 18th

 century through the present, including the cause and course of the two world wars. Students will focus primarily

 on Geography and Cultures, while developing an understanding of current world issues and relate them to their

 historical, geographic, political, economic, and cultural contexts. Students consider multiple accounts of events in

 order to understand international relations from a variety of perspectives.


 

UNITED STATES HISTORY

 Grade Level: 11  Length: 1 year

 UC Requirement Fulfilled: a

 CRHS: Fulfills one year of a social studies course requirement towards graduation

 Prerequisite(s): Grade 11 standing. Recommended passing grade of a C or better in World History

 Course Description: This course is a study and exploration of causes and events in US. History from

 post-reconstruction to the present, and emphasizes political, social, economic, and cultural forces that have

 shaped the development of this country. Students recognize historical patterns, examine critical issues, and study

 the impact of key individuals as they relate to national growth and international influence.


 

U.S. GOVERNMENT

 Grade Level: 12  Length: 1 semester

 UC Requirement Fulfilled: a

 CRHS: Fulfills one semester of a social studies course requirement towards graduation

 Prerequisite(s): Grade 11 or 12 standing

 Course Description: This course is a study of the structure and function of the American political system. Topics

 include the Constitution, electoral and legislative process, and current political issues. U.S. Government is

 partnered with Economics.


 

ECONOMICS

 Grade Level: 12 Length: 1 semester

 UC Requirement Fulfilled: g

 CRHS: Fulfills one semester of a social studies elective

 Prerequisite(s): Grade 11 or 12 standing

 Course Description : This course is the study of economic systems and their role in America and other nations.

 Students will gain an understanding of the impact of government decisions on the American and world economy.

 Students will study topics such as the Federal Reserve Bank, inflation and deflation, scarcity, perfect competition,

 monopolies, supply and demand, and how these topics affect prices in the marketplace and in international trade.

 Economics is partnered with American Government .



 LANGUAGE ARTS (State/UC a-g area "b")


 ENGLISH 9

 Grade Level: 9 Length: 1 year

 UC Requirement Fulfilled: b

 CRHS: Fulfills one year of an English course requirement towards graduation

 Prerequisite(s): Grade 9 standing

 Course Description : This course introduces students to the foundations of English through a study of various

 literary works, composition techniques, research and computer skills, speaking and listening skills, and grammar

 and vocabulary. The course strives to nurture student learning and achievement through a variety of approaches

 and in compliance with the state Common Core Curriculum. Literature presented in the course will include short

 stories, non-fiction, descriptive vignettes, novels, plays, and poetry. Students will write narrative, descriptive, and

 analytical pieces centering around the literature presented in the course. Some of the themes explored include

 heroism, courage, social responsibility, prejudice, love, a sense of belonging, personal ethics, education, and the

 role of religion in society, as well as a study in the Freedom Writers.


 

 ENGLISH 10

 Grade Level: 10 Length: 1 year

 UC Requirement Fulfilled: b

 CRHS: Fulfills one year of an English course requirement towards graduation

 Prerequisite(s): Grade 10 standing

 Course Description: This course includes a study of a variety of literature, composition techniques, creative

 writing and speech & debate skills. It emphasizes literary and analytical expository and requires students to utilize

 more cognitive processing skills. English 10 also includes a year-long study of grammar and vocabulary in

 accordance with common core state standards. Students read from classic novels, dramas, short stories,

 nonfiction pieces, excerpts from speeches and poetry. Students explore thematic ideas including: heroism,

 censorship, prejudice, leadership, a utopian world, alienation and friendship.


 

 ENGLISH 11

 Grade level: 11  Length: 1 year

 UC Requirement Fulfilled: b

 CRHS: Fulfills one year of an English course requirement towards graduation

 Prerequisite(s): Grade 11 standing

 Course Description: This course utilizes American Literature to explore the origins of our diverse literary ideas

 and voices as it has evolved through history. The literary periods are studied chronologically to develop skills in

 reading, writing, listening, speaking, and critical thinking. Students study language and rhetoric taken from a

 variety of traditional and modern American sources, including books, essays, articles, personal narratives,

 historical documents, poems, plays, blogs, YouTube videos, films, documentaries, stand-up comedy acts, and

 advertisements. Essay styles include: analytical, argumentative, historical investigation, and research. This

 course also includes a year-long study of grammar and vocabulary in accordance with common core state

 standards.


 

 ENGLISH 12

 Grade level: 12  Length: 1 year

 UC Requirement Fulfilled: b

 CRHS: Fulfills one year of an English course requirement towards graduation

 Prerequisite(s): Grade 12 standing

 Course Description: This course explores modern literature and writing. Literature units are arranged by genre,

 including poetry, drama, fiction, and creative non-fiction. Analysis of the literature focuses on the writer’s voice,

 style, narrative structures, themes, and elements of craftsmanship. Writing modes include: analytical,

 argumentative, comparison/contrast, interpretive, narrative, research, reflective, business letters, and creative

 writing. Essay styles include: analytical, argumentative, historical investigation, and research. This course also

 includes a year-long study of grammar and vocabulary in accordance with common core state standards.


  

 ADVANCED CREATIVE WRITING (unavailable for the 2020-2021 school term )

 Grade Level: 10-12  Length: 1 year

 UC Requirement Fulfilled: b

 CRHS: Fulfills one year of an English course requirement towards graduation

 Prerequisite: Completion of English 9 with strong writing and editing skills.

 In this college preparatory class, students with experience, interest, passion, and expertise in creative writing will

 express their talent and ideas through various genres. Through a close and extended analysis of authors,

 students will expand their previous creative writing experiences to produce more sophisticated and purposeful

 pieces of writing. In addition to studying a sample of various authors, students will focus on a small group of

 authors, which will be supplemented as students share their ongoing research in preparation to formally present

 authors styles in the following genres: prose (short stories, novel excerpts, essays, and memoirs) and poetry. The

 formal presentations will be presented to the Creative Writing class to engage and expand the knowledge for

 students in each course. Using these skills the students will create a portfolio of original writing for each genre,

 which will ultimately be featured in a quarterly student-published and site-based literary magazine.


 

FILM AND LITERATURE ANALYSIS (unavailable for the 2020-2021 school term)

 Grade Level: 11-12  Length: 1 year

 UC Requirement Fulfilled: b

 CRHS: Fulfills one year of an English course requirement towards graduation

 Prerequisite: Completion of English 10 with strong writing, analytical skills with recommendation of the teacher

 Course Description: This course provides an analytical study of film as literature for high school juniors and/or

 seniors, from the view-points of literary and film criticism, literary and film analysis, comparative media study and

 critical analysis of films based on specific literary works. Students build upon and enhance the foundation of skills

 established in English II by focusing on developing depth, rigor, and ability to apply skills in various contexts. The

 course is designed to meet the college and career-ready expectations as outlined in the Common Core State

 Standards for grades 11 and 12, as students develop their reading skills in both information and literary texts, as

 well as develop their writing, research and listening, and speaking skills.


 

 LITERATURE STUDIES THROUGH MUSIC STUDIES

 Grade Level: 11-12  Length: 1 year

 UC Requirement Fulfilled: b

 CRHS: Fulfills one year of an English course requirement towards graduation

 Prerequisite(s): Completion of English 9 and English 10 with a “B” or better

 Recommendations: Students must be prepared with advanced (college-level) reading and writing skills as well

 as superior organization and pacing skills.

 Description: This English course asks students to problematize theories about authorship, reception, poetry and

 performance in US popular music in order to build a critical tradition appropriate for the interdisciplinary nature of

 popular song. Aided by video’s that offer comprehensive histories of the development of the US American

 recording industry, its national and global reach, and its cultural influence, students are encouraged to think

 broadly about methodology and analysis. In doing so students will incorporate the origins of the music, the digital

 music revolution, using literature and music to foster connections between students and teachers and use that

 power to help keep students engaged emotionally healthy, and learning.



 MYTH, MAGIC AND FOLKLORE IN LITERATURE (unavailable for the 2020-2021 school term)

 Grade Level: 11-12  Length: 1 year

 UC Requirement Fulfilled: b

 UC Curriculum Integration (UCCI)

 CRHS: Fulfills one year of an English course requirement towards graduation

 Prerequisite(s): Completion of English 9 and English 10 with a “B” or better

 Recommendations: Students must be prepared with advanced (college-level) reading and writing skills as well

 as superior organization and pacing skills.

 Course Description: The first semester divides into two quarters of nine weeks each and as an option, a

 student may adjust the semester outline into two semesters to get through the much of the more difficult

 work. This course is designed for a student to complete in one semester or two depending on the student's

 reading and writing strengths. The student will spend the first half of the semester jumping back and forth

 between Cooper’s novels and their myth-related and Arthurian source material (e.g. History of the Kings of

 Britain, Le Morte D’Arthur, The Mabinogion—canonical Welsh epic stories—as well as such correspondingly

 canonical myths as those involving Taliesin, Merlin, Owen Glendower, and the legendary “drowned cities” of

 Northern Wales). We will then compare Cooper’s works to more traditional modern literature based on or

 about Arthurian Legends: The Once and Future King’s “The Sword in the Stone.” The second half of the

 semester will delve into L’Engle’s time-traveling sequel to A Wrinkle in Time, a sequel borrowing heavily

 from Celtic myth and one that makes use of the archetypes about which Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell

 extensively write.



 CREATIVE WRITING (unavailable for the 2020-2021 school term)

 Grade Level: 11-12 Length: 1 year

 UC Requirement Fulfilled: NONE

 CRHS: Fulfills one year of an English Elective course requirement towards graduation

 Prerequisite(s): Completion of English 9 and English 10 with a “C” or better

 Course Description: Creative Writing is an elective English course for beginning and

 intermediate writers who seek an overview of the basic aspects of creative writing techniques,

 emphasizing the use of the writing process. The course is designed to provide students the opportunity to write in

 a variety of genres, including poetry, short story, memoir, autobiography, letters, and scripts. Students will

 write for the purposes of description, narration, exposition, and persuasion. A students’ original

 work may be submitted to Teen Ink and a culminating project that may be an illustrated short

 story or graphic novel.



 MATHEMATICS (State/UC a-g area "c")


 MATH 1A

 Grade Level: 9-12  Length: 1 year

 UC Requirement Fulfilled: c

 CRHS: Fulfills one year of a math course requirement towards graduation

 Prerequisite(s): None

 Course Description: This course is the first year of a two-year Math 1 sequence, designed for a wide variety of

 students, to satisfy the state Algebra 1 requirement. It utilizes the California Common Core State Standards with

 an emphasis on incorporating multimedia technology to support learning. This integrated approach is more

 “hands-on,” interactive and in-depth, and provides ongoing support of basic mathematics skills. It must be

 followed by one year of Math 1B to complete the Math 1 California Common Core State Standards.

 

 MATH 1B

 Grade Level: 9-12  Length: 1 year

 UC Requirement Fulfilled: c

 CRHS: Fulfills one year of a math course requirement towards graduation

 Prerequisite(s): Math 1A

 Course Description: This course is the second year of a two-year Math 1 sequence, designed for a wide variety

 of students, to satisfy the state Algebra I requirement. It provides a more "hands on" approach for students to

 continue studying concepts of algebra, geometry, functions, number and operations, statistics and modeling.

 Meeting the requirements of this course results in completion of the Math 1 California Common Core State

 Standards.


 MATH 1

 Grade Level: 9-12  Length: 1 year

 UC Requirement Fulfilled: c

 CRHS: Fulfills one year of a math course requirement towards graduation

 Prerequisite(s): None

 Course Description: This course is the first year of a three-year Integrated math sequence, designed for a wide

 variety of students, to satisfy the state Algebra 1 requirement. It utilizes the California Common Core State

 Standards with an emphasis on incorporating multimedia technology to support learning. This integrated approach

 is more “hands-on,” interactive and in-depth, and provides ongoing support of basic mathematics skills, such as:

 solving inequalities, systems, functions, data analysis, geometry concepts, and proving theorems


MATH 2

Grade Level: 9-12 Length: 1 year

UC Requirement Fulfilled: c

CRHS: Fulfills one year of a math course requirement towards graduation

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of Math 1 or equivalent, or the alternative sequence of Math 1A and

Math 1B Recommended: C or higher in Math 1b or Math 1

Course Description: This course continues a progression of the standards established in Math 1A and Math 1B,

or Math 1. In addition to these standards, it includes a study of polynomials, congruence and similarity of figures,

trigonometry with triangles, modeling with geometry, probability, making inferences and justifying conclusions.


MATH 3

Grade Level: 9-12 Length: 1 year

UC Requirement Fulfilled: c

CRHS: Fulfills one year of a math course requirement towards graduation

Prerequisite (s) : Successful completion of Math 2 or equivalent with a grade of “B” or better.

Recommended: It is recommended that this high level Independent Study course be supplemented with outside

tutoring support or the equivalent course be taken through a Community College or other accredited institution.

Course Description: Math 3 progresses from the standards learned in Math 1 and Math 2 or the alternative

sequence of Math 1A, Math 1B, Math 2. In addition to these standards, Math 3 extends to include algebraic

concepts such as: the complex number system, inverse functions, trigonometric functions and the unit circle. Math

3 also includes the geometric concepts of conics and circles.



 

SCIENCES (State/UC a-g area "d")



 BIOLOGY OF THE LIVING EARTH

 Grade Level: 9-12  Length: 1 year

 UC Requirement Fulfilled: d

 CRHS: Fulfills one year of a life science course requirement towards graduation

 Prerequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment or successful completion in Math 1A, Math 1B or Math 1

 Course Description: The Biology-The Living Earth begins with ecosystems as a whole (looking at both living and

 nonliving components), progressing into connections within ecosystems describing the cycling of matter in two

 important life processes: photosynthesis and respiration while also emphasizing the nonliving parts of these

 cycles. Then the course moves into evolution (in which evidence is based in both living and nonliving systems)

 and then links evolution to the study of heredity. From there the course progresses to smaller scales to what

 defines characteristics of life from the cell to multicellular organisms. The course ends by coming back full circle to

 ecosystems and the impacts that humans have on them especially in relation to global climate change. A

 culminating project for this course should present a synthesis of how life on Earth is dependent on both biotic and

 abiotic factors. This course integrates the appropriate biology Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs) with the appropriate

 earth science Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs).



 CONCEPTUAL CHEMISTRY

 Grade Level: 9-12  Length: 1 year

 UC Requirement Fulfillment: d

 Prerequisite(s) : Completion of Biology and a “B” or higher in previous math class

 Recommendation: Students must be able to work independently through a textbook and have excellent time

 management and pacing skills. It is recommended that this high level Independent Study course be supplemented

 with outside tutoring support or the equivalent course be taken through a Community College or other accredited

 institution.

 CRHS: Fulfills one year of a physical science course requirement towards graduation

 Course Description: This course introduces students to chemistry through the study of matter and energy and

 continues with elements and compounds, and different types of reactions. Other topics covered include molecular

 formulas, molar relationships, bonding the geometry of molecules, and types and properties of solutions. The

 purpose of this course is to provide the students with a broad exposure to chemistry for college-bound,

 non-science majors. The course will be less mathematically oriented than the traditional Chemistry

 course



 CHEMISTRY IN THE EARTH SYSTEM

 Grade Level: 10-12  Length: 1 year

 UC Requirement Fulfillment: d

 CRHS: Fulfills one year of a physical science course requirement towards graduation

 Prerequisite(s): Completion of Math 1A and Math 1B or with a grade of “B” or better, concurrent enrollment in

 Math 2, and successful completion of Biology with a grade of “B” or better.

 Recommendation: Students must be able to work independently in an online program and have excellent time

 management and pacing skills. A computer with internet access is necessary for enrollment in this course. It is

 recommended that this high level Independent Study course be supplemented with outside tutoring support or the

 equivalent course be taken through a Community College or other accredited institution.

 Course Description: This course begins with a unit on combustion focusing on the creation of carbon dioxide

 and the effect on the atmosphere. Then it moves onto units on heat and energy and the earth System; atoms,

 elements and molecules; chemical reactions, chemistry of climate change; dynamics of chemical reactions and

 ocean acidification. Each unit includes appropriate overlap of biology DCI's and Earth Science DCI's. This course

 integrates appropriate earth science Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCI) with biology Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCI).



 ENVIRONMENTAL HORTICULTURE STUDIES 1

 Grade level: 9-12  Length: 1 year

 UC Requirement Fulfilled: d

 CRHS: Fulfills one year of a life science course requirement towards graduation

 Prerequisite(s): Biology, and concurrent enrollment in Math 1B or Math 2

 Course Description: This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills required for

 entry into environmental and horticulture fields. It encompasses planning, design, construction, and management

 of the urban landscape. Relevant topics include botany, ecosystem restoration and management, landscape

 ecology, sustainable landscape management, sustainable use of natural resources, urban horticulture, and urban

 landscape design. Emphasis will be on ecology, plant identification, plant propagation, water conservation, and

 related cultural practices. An important aim of this course is to develop in the student an appreciation of

 horticulture in the environment. This second tier level of Environmental Horticulture 2 opens the opportunity for the

 student to participate in a 3rd year Environmental Horticulture Internship.



 ENVIRONMENTAL HORTICULTURE STUDIES 2

 Grade level: 11-12  Length: 1 year

 UC Requirement Fulfilled: none

 CRHS: Fulfills one year of a physical science course requirement towards graduation

 Prerequisite(s): Completion of Biology and Environmental Horticulture Studies 1

 Course Description: This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills required for

 tier two entry into environmental and horticulture fields. Environmental Horticulture Studies 2 builds on the

 previous year’s course by including topics such as soil science, compost science, advanced plant taxonomy,

 managing waste, water, and pest resources, and the effects of climate change on erosion, land use, and

 agricultural concerns An important aim of this course is to continue developing in the student an appreciation of

 horticulture in their environment. This second tier level of Environmental Horticulture 2 opens the opportunity for

 the student to participate in a 3rd year Environmental Horticulture Internship.



 MARINE SCIENCE

 Grade level: 10-12 Length: 1 year

 UC Requirement Fulfilled: d

 CRHS: Fulfills one year of an interdisciplinary science course requirement towards graduation

 Prerequisite(s): Completion of Integrated Earth Science, Biology and/or one other year of a science. This course

 may be applied as a third year elective science.

 Course Description: Marine Science is a laboratory class that meets the Physical and Life Science requirement.

 The class will introduce students to the physical and biological "world" of the oceans. It is an ecologically based

 course that emphasizes the relationship between biotic (living) factors such as predation, parasitism, availability of

 mates, etc., and abiotic (non-living) factors such as temperature, sunlight exposure, pressure, and salinity.

 Students will examine the importance of the world's oceans' role on Earth's global climate and the scientific

 principles that govern organisms and their association with the environment. The course will begin with the

 chemistry of water, oceanography (earth science concepts, physical nature of the oceans), plate tectonics,

 geography, ecology, and then embark on an in-depth study of the diverse marine communities that can be found

 throughout the world oceans (coral reefs, tide pools, deep ocean, open sea, estuaries and continental shelves).

 The class will conclude with a study of the human impact on the sea: an analysis of global fishing practices,

 underwater mining, water pollution, bycatch, ocean acidification and global warming.



 PHYSICS

 Grade Level: 10-12  Length: 1 year

 UC Requirement Fulfillment: d

 CRHS: Fulfills one year of a physical science course requirement towards graduation

 Prerequisite(s): Completion of Math 1A, Math 1B with a grade of “B” or better, concurrent enrollment in Math 2,

 and successful completion of Biology, Chemistry, and/or Environmental & Horticulture Studies with a grade of “B”

 or better.

 Recommendation: Students must be able to work independently in an online program and have excellent time

 management and pacing skills. A computer with internet access is necessary for enrollment in this course. It is

 recommended that this high level Independent Study course be supplemented with outside tutoring support or the

 equivalent course be taken through a Community College or other accredited institution.

 Course Description: This online Independent Study course is designed for the 4-year college bound student with

 a solid math background who has a desire to learn more about mechanics, energy, heat, sound, light, magnetism,

 electricity, electronics, and nuclear action.This course prepares students for careers in science, engineering,

 technology, medicine, and teaching. It is designed as a 2 nd or 3 rd year college prep course. This course is

 delivered via the online program Edgenuity© and all labs and assessments are proctored by credentialed teacher



 INTEGRATED SCIENCE

 Grade Level: 9-12 Length:1 year

 Prerequisite(s): none

 UC Requirement Fulfilled: d

 CRHS: Fulfills one year of an interdisciplinary science course requirement towards graduation, fulfilling either a

 life or physical science.

 Course Description: Students will develop strong communication skills to communicate their questions,

 hypotheses, methods, and findings. Students will incorporate graphs and tables to represent their quantitative and

 qualitative data and use these pieces of evidence to support their claims. Upon completing the class, students will

 have foundational scientific knowledge of the laws and theories regarding matter and energy that encourages the

 application of science to real-life contexts, particularly as it relates to the Earth and its systems. This integrated

 science course addresses overarching ideas of three branches of science (Chemistry, Physics and Earth

 Science) in accordance with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), which emphasize critical thinking and

 engineering practices.



 PSYCHOLOGY

 Grade Level: 11-12 Length: 1 year

 UC Requirement Fulfilled: d

 CRHS: Fulfills one year of an elective course towards graduation.

 Prerequisite: Completion of Biology, Math 1, English 9, English 10 and concurrent enrollment in Math 2 or higher

 Course Description: This course is the scientific study of the inner workings of humankind’s most complex

 organ, the brain. Designed as a tour through the realm of psychology, students explore underlying mental

 functions and behaviors that govern how we sense, feel, learn, remember, and process language. You’ll also

 learn how the mind develops as it ages, and the effects of nature versus nurture. Finally, you’ll learn about

 psychological disorders, therapy and social psychology. By the end of this course you’ll have a greater

 appreciation and understanding of how your own mind works.



WORLD LANGUAGES (State/UC a-g area "e")


 SPANISH 1

 Grade Level: 9-12  Length: 1 year

 UC Requirement Fulfilled: e

 Prerequisite(s): none

 CRHS: Fulfills one year of an elective course towards graduation.

 Course Description : This is a beginning level Spanish course focusing on speaking, listening, reading and

 writing in Spanish, and developing cultural awareness of the Spanish speaking world. Students learn to produce

 simple questions, answers, and descriptions, use basic grammar forms, and should develop a vocabulary of at

 least 500 words and phrases. Students develop a vocabulary range that enables them to make simple

 statements, to describe common objects, numbers, colors, family, time, dates, months, weather, clothing, classes

 and teachers, and to express actions about free time activities. Students begin cultural exploration of the countries

 where Spanish is spoken.



 SPANISH 2

 Grade Level: 9-12  Length: 1 year

 UC Requirement Fulfilled: e

 CRHS: Fulfills one year of an elective course towards graduation.

 Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of Spanish 1 with a letter grade of “C” or better.

 Recommendation: This Independent Study course is supported by a teacher once a week. If students seek a

 full immersion Spanish 2 course, it is recommended that they enroll in a full-time course at an accredited

 institution or Community College.

 Course Description : Building on the knowledge acquired in Spanish level one, students will be able to ask and

 answer many sophisticated questions. Expressions used will increase in length and some creativity will begin to

 be evident. Ways of expressing actions in the present and future will be reviewed and the past tenses will be

 introduced. Active vocabulary will increase to at least 800 words, including such topics as food, transportation,

 school, holidays, stores, entertainment, sports, health, and giving and understanding directions. Cultural

 awareness will increase.



 SPANISH 3 (unavailable for the 2020-2021 school term)

 Grade Level: 9-12  Length: 1 year

 UC Requirement Fulfilled: e

 CRHS: Fulfills one year of an elective course towards graduation.

 Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of Spanish 2 with a letter grade of “C” or better.

 Recommendation: This is an Independent Study course. If students seek a full immersion Spanish 3 course, it is

 recommended that they enroll in a full-time course at an accredited institution or Community College.

 Course Description : Students will be able to form complete sentences and will be able to sustain some lengthy

 conversations. They will be able to be quite creative with expanded knowledge of their target language.

 Productive vocabulary will be at least 1000 words, many of which extend into areas beyond survival needs.

 Students will be introduced to the literature of their target language



 WORLD LANGUAGES CONTRACT

 Grade level: 9-12  Length: 1 year

 UC Requirement Fulfilled: None

 CRHS: Fulfills one year of an elective course towards graduation.

 Prerequisite(s): none

 Recommendation: To fulfill a world language other than Spanish, it is recommended that students concurrently

 enroll in a full-time course at an accredited institution, Community College, or other course models with support.

 Course Description: This is a beginning level, independent study World Language course focusing on speaking,

 listening, reading and writing in specific languages other than Spanish 1, and developing cultural awareness of

 the speaking world. Students learn to produce simple questions, answers, and descriptions, use basic grammar

 forms, and should develop a vocabulary of at least 500 words and phrases. Students develop a vocabulary range

 that enables them to make simple statements, to describe common objects, numbers, colors, family, time, dates,

 months, weather, clothing, classes and teachers, and to express actions about free time activities. Students begin

 cultural exploration of the countries where this language is spoken.




VISUAL AND PERFORMING ART (VAPA) (State/UC a-g area "f")


 CERAMICS 1

 Grade Level: 9-12  Length: 1 year

 UC Requirement Fulfilled: f

 CRHS: Fulfills one year of an elective course towards graduation.

 Prerequisite(s): none

 Recommendation: It is recommended that students enrolling in this course have access to their own materials or

 are supported through outside community resources.

 Course Description: This course introduces students to the fundamentals and principles of the visual arts. The

 history and criticism of visual arts are presented through the use of projects, lectures, films, and slides. Students

 gain a basic understanding of how to see, evaluate and interpret experience through a variety of media. Basic

 tools and techniques (pinch, coil, 3-D slabs, wheel, sculpture, decorating, and glazing works made of clay) are

 explained, demonstrated and practiced to promote creative expression through active student participation. This

 course is designed for all students with or without previous experience in the visual arts and can prepare students

 for more advanced coursework.



 CHORUS

 Grade Level: 9-12  Length: 1 year

 UC Requirement Fulfilled: f

 CRHS: Fulfills one year of an elective course towards graduation.

 Prerequisite(s): Positive attitude and desire to learn about correct singing techniques and music education.

 Recommendation: It is recommended that students enrolling in this course have access to their own materials or

 are supported through outside community resources.

 Course Description: This course provides a “concert choir” experience for students through the Vocal Ensemble.

 Students are introduced to the mechanics of vocal production, study repertoire of many different styles and time

 periods, and perform in concert each semester.



 DANCE 1

 Grade Level: 9-12  Length: 1 year

 UC Requirement Fulfilled: f

 CRHS: Fulfills one year of an elective course towards graduation.

 Prerequisite(s): none

 Recommendation: It is recommended that students enrolling in this course have access to their own materials or

 are supported through outside community resources.

 Course Description: This course introduces students to the study of fundamental forms of movement, which will

 allow them to create their own dance compositions. Students study different dance styles and forms, including

 historical and cultural information on dance. This course is designed for all students with or without previous

 experience in dance and can prepare students for more advanced coursework.



 DANCE FUNDAMENTALS

 Grade Level: 9-12 Length: 1 year

 UC Requirement Fulfilled: none

 CRHS: Fulfills one year of an elective course towards graduation.

 Prerequisite(s): none

 Recommendation: It is recommended that students enrolling in this course have access to their own materials or

 are supported through outside community resources.

 Course Description: This course introduces students to the study of fundamental forms of movement, which will

 allow them to create their own dance compositions. Students study different dance styles and forms, including

 historical and cultural information on dance. This course is designed for all students with or without previous

 experience in dance and can prepare students for more advanced coursework. This course is a basic to

 advanced elective dance course that offers a wide range of dance type and form interests as students explore the

 possibilities of the dance world and hone-in on areas of interest and pursuit. A student must have their resources

 in place for optimal success, such as dance classes, tutors, or instructors. Community classes are strongly

 advised



 DRAMA

 Grade Level: 9-12 Length: 1 year

 UC Requirement Fulfilled: f

 CRHS: Fulfills one year of an elective course towards graduation.

 Prerequisite(s): none

 Recommendation: It is recommended that this course be fulfilled in conjunction with an organized theater

 program or an established Theater course at an accredited institution or community center.

 Course Description: This course is an exploration of the approaches to acting. Students begin by playing a

 series of theatre games, move to improvisations, and then perform professionally scripted and student-written

 monologues. Students produce and perform scenes from professional play scripts for final presentation. Students

 develop original monologues that reveal specific points of view of contemporary social issues. Students study the

 major historical periods of theatre history from Ancient Greece to the 21st Century using student research projects

 and presentations of production, acting, and notable theatrical art innovators of these periods.



 PAINTING and DRAWING

 Grade Level: 11-12 Length: 1 year

 UC Requirement Fulfilled: f

 CRHS: Fulfills one year of an elective course towards graduation.

 Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of Studio Art 1 and Visual Studies

 *Advanced Level or 3rd/4th year art course

 Recommendation: It is recommended that students enrolling in this course have access to their own materials or

 are supported through outside community resources.

 Course Description: This course is a foundation class focusing on a variety of art making skills and design

 concepts complemented by art history and analysis. The course begins with an introduction into the visual

 elements of design, basic drawing principles and drawing with a variety of traditional media. Students explore the

 world of forms and techniques. Next, students begin to explore color with various materials including: watercolor,

 acrylic paint, colored pencils, and pastels. There is an emphasis on color theory and technique. The final section

 of the course focuses on three-dimensional art including: book making, wire sculpture, paper mache, wood, and

 found object art. All lessons are connected to art history and/or contemporary artists and concepts



  VISUAL STUDIES/ART 1

 Grade Level: 9-12  Length: 1 year

 UC Requirement Fulfilled: f

 CRHS: Fulfills one year of an elective course towards graduation.

 Prerequisite(s): Completion of Studio Art 1 (Beg/Mid-level skills)

 Recommendation: It is recommended that students enrolling in this course have access to their own materials or

 are supported through outside community resources.

 Course Description: This general survey course is designed to meet the challenge of creating visual art in a

 compelling and interesting way. Through 2D, 3D and digital art experiences the curriculum provides each artist

 with the ability to generate creative ideas as well as the skills to execute them. An introduction to Visual Studies

 focuses on the development of essential visual skills in classical art such as drawing, painting, and ceramics, in

 addition to modern technology, digital media and photography.



 MUSIC THEATER

 Grade Level: 9-12 Length: 1 year

 UC Requirement Fulfilled: f

 CRHS: Fulfills one year of an elective course towards graduation.

 Prerequisite(s): none

 Recommendation: It is recommended that this course be fulfilled in conjunction with an organized theater

 program or an established Theater course at an accredited institution or community center.

 Course Description: This course is designed to provide students with a foundation in acting, singing, and stage

 production techniques. By doing this, students are supplied with the framework to think critically about artistic

 interpretation. Through music theatre reviews and musical repertoire, students engage in reflective and critical

 thinking. This leads to an understanding of the growth process within the foundations of music and acting.



  PHOTOGRAPHY

 Grade Level: 10-12  Length: 1 year

 UC Requirement Fulfilled: f

 CRHS: Fulfills one year of an elective course towards graduation.

 Prerequisite(s): none

 Recommendation: It is recommended that students enrolling in this course have access to their own

 photography materials and camera and supported through outside community resources.

 Course Description: This course familiarizes students with digital photographic equipment, software, materials,

 and methods through hands-on practice. This course integrates the elements of art and the principles of design as

 they relate to photographic composition, allowing creative and expressive opportunities. Students are encouraged

 to submit projects for student publications, competition and display. Upon completion of this course, students are

 able to work independently with cameras, scanners, printers and computers. Students compile a digital and real

 portfolio that can be used to demonstrate their abilities for college entrance or employment in the visual art field.



 TECHNICAL THEATER/STAGECRAFT

 Grade Level: 9-12  Length: 1 year

 UC Requirement Fulfilled: f

 CRHS: Fulfills one year of an elective course towards graduation.

 Prerequisite(s): Drama 1

 Recommendation: It is recommended that this course be fulfilled in conjunction with an organized theater

 program or an established Theater course at an accredited institution or community center.

 Career Technical Education Course Description: This course provides instruction and training for students

 interested in stage design. Students who achieve competency in this course develop skills in stagecraft design

 and are prepared for entry-level employment. Entry-level positions include set decorator, set designer and

 assistant art director. Instruction and hands-on experience includes set architecture, design elements, stage

 management, lighting design, costume design and make-up application.



  STUDIO ART 1

 Grade Level: 10-12  Length: 1 year

 UC Requirement Fulfilled: f

 CRHS: Fulfills one year of an elective course towards graduation.

 Prerequisite(s): Beginning art course

 Recommendation: It is recommended that students enrolling in this course have access to their own materials or

 are supported through outside community resources.

 Course Description: This course is designed to provide the art student with an advanced study in drawing and

 painting using a wide variety of art mediums through project-based assignments. Focusing on the use of the

 Elements of Art and Principles of Design, students create original works of art that involve community Projects,

 product design and participation in multiple art show competitions. Students develop a portfolio of artwork

 demonstrating mastery of drawing and painting skills, using a variety of artistic techniques and media, ranging

 from pencil and charcoal to watercolors and acrylic paints.



MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS

Grade Level: 9-12 Length: 1 year

UC Requirement Fulfilled: none

CRHS: Fulfills one year of an elective course towards graduation.

Prerequisite: none

Recommendation: It is recommended that students enrolling in this course have access to their own materials or

are supported through outside community resources.

Course Description: This course is a basic to advanced elective music course that offers a wide range of music

and instrument interests as students explore the possibilities of the music world and hone-in on areas of interest

and pursuit. A student must have their resources in place for optimal success, such as, instrument

tutors/instructors as well as voice and theorists teachers/tutors. Community classes are strongly advised.



 DIGITAL ART/COMPUTER ART/GRAPHICS

 Grade Level: 9-12  Length: 1 year

 UC Requirement Fulfilled: none

 CRHS: Fulfills one year of an elective course towards graduation.

 Prerequisite(s): none

 Recommendation: It is recommended that students enrolling in this course have access to their own materials or

 are supported through outside community resources.

 Course Description: Students are introduced to the fundamental art and design theory and skills essential to

 design and visual communication. Lecture and projects emphasize elements of art and principles of design.

 Students are informed and influenced by studying graphic design history and contemporary design. Students

 study the historical context of graphic design while developing skills in artistic perception, critiquing, and

 application of design strategies through experiences that emphasize solving visual art problems. Students

 develop an awareness of historical trends in design as well as themes and subject matter from diverse times,

 places and cultures. Color theory and perception, composition, typography, product marketing and multimedia

 design are explored with emphasis on appropriate, effective communication and aesthetic valuing. Students

 develop an independent portfolio of work and create an exhibit of their work demonstrating mastery of Visual and

 Performing Arts standards as a capstone project.



ELECTIVES (non a-g)


 ADVISORY (required)

 Grade Level : 9-12  Length: 1 year

 UC Requirement Fulfilled: none

 CRHS: Fulfills one year of a College/Career counseling and  general elective course towards graduation.

 Prerequisite (s) : none

 Course Description: Your participation is critical in meeting the college-career advisement and instruction. 

The staff brings in speakers to hand   each of you information that is difficult to obtain on your own.

 Educational and occupational information for students, teachers, parents, and the community, In-class presentations 

related to course work, Career speakers and   college representatives on campus, Aptitude and Interest Inventory testing 

(ASVAB and choices), Assessments on school-to-career Website, Scholarship   Resources, College admissions general 

reference materials, financial aid information, and college handbooks, College Applications (University of California,   

California State Universities and Common Application), SAT I, SAT II and ACT registration forms, Computerized career 

and college information (Choices software   program), Up-to-date military information Career pamphlets from business,

 industrial and governmental sources,  Vocational Ed, ROP, and apprenticeship   information, Foreign exchange information 

and more.



 COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY

 Grade Level : 9-12  Length: 1 year

 UC Requirement Fulfilled: none

 CRHS: Fulfills one year of a practical art or general elective course towards graduation.

 Prerequisite (s) : none

 Course Description: Computer Science and Technology introduces students to the breadth of the field of

 computer science through an exploration of engaging and accessible topics such as coding and gaming

 applications. The goal of exploring Computer Science is to develop in students the computational thinking

 practices of abstraction, algorithm development, creating artifacts, communicating and collaboration while building

 skills in specific programming languages and design environments. The course presents computing problems in

 real-world scenarios, allowing students to deepen their understanding of theoretical concepts while bringing

 computer science alive through real applications and connections. A student must have their resources in place

 for optimal success, such as a computer, software, applications, internet access, printer, scanner, etc.

 Community classes such as those at Cabrillo College or Cruzio are strongly advised.



 CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY

 Grade Level: 10-12  Length: 1 year (may be repeated up to 2 times)

 UC Requirement Fulfilled: none

 CRHS: Fulfills one year of a practical art or general elective course towards graduation.

 Prerequisite(s): none

 Course Description: Construction Technology is an elective course involving classroom and worksite

 competencies in the following areas: basic construction math, project organization, starting the job, foundations

 and support structures, practices and procedures for standard wood framing, exterior wall and roof coverings,

 repairing and/or altering old and new structures and new technologies.



 CULINARY ARTS

 Grade Level: 10-12 Length: 1 year (may be repeated up to 2 times)

 UC Requirement Fulfilled: none

 CRHS: Fulfills one year of a practical art or general elective course towards graduation.

 Prerequisite(s): Algebra 1 or Math 1A, and English 9

 Recommendation: It is recommended that students enrolled in this course have access to a kitchen, appropriate

 materials (foods, utensils, pots/pans, etc.), and a computer with internet access and printer and a camera.

 Course Description : This course provides students with the skills necessary to become a proficient food

 preparer. Students explore every facet of culinary arts and learn the vital practice of quality food preparation

 Topics first semester include: equipment, foundations of food service, sanitation, knife skills, stocks and

 conversions, herbs and spices, vegetable cookery, starches, fish and seafood, as well as poultry, beef, pork, lamb

 and game. Topics second semester include: soups, cooking methods (dry), cooking methods (wet), vegetarian

 cooking, sauces, eggs, global village, breakfast, appetizers, salads, sandwiches, baking and pastry. Upon

 successful completion of this course, students satisfy the resume/career unit of study



 HOME ECONOMICS

 Grade Level: 10-12 Length: 1 year

 UC Requirement Fulfilled: None

 CRHS: Fulfills one year of a practical art or general elective course towards graduation.

 Prerequisite(s): none

 Course Description: This consumer home economics course equips students with life management skills

 through instruction and leadership development activities as well as acquiring practical skills, which are needed

 for applications in everyday life situations. Areas that can be covered are household management, consumer

 education, food and nutrition, fashion and textiles



 LEADERSHIP (offered upon teacher availability)

 Grade Level: 11-12  Length: 1 semester and may be repeated up to 3 semesters (2 years)

 UC Requirement Fulfilled: none

 CRHS: Fulfills one year of a practical art or general elective course towards graduation.

 Prerequisite (s) : Grade 11 or 12 standing or by recommendation

 Course Description: The Leadership class is designed to equip students to become school and community

 leaders. Through the process students will become professionals in the areas of business affairs, financial

 planning, event planning, and recognition programs. Students will have the opportunity to discover the potential

 that resides within them individually and experience, firsthand, the importance of teamwork, trust, perseverance,

 commitment, serving others, and taking risks. This adventure requires a great deal of the students time and

 talents, but the rewards are immeasurable.



 PRACTICAL ARTS CONTRACT

 Grade Level: 9-12 Length: 1 year

 UC Requirement Fulfilled: none

 CRHS: Fulfills one year of an elective course towards graduation.

 Prerequisite(s): none

 Course Description: Practical Arts offers the opportunity for students to find their passion! Students today are

 entering a highly competitive workforce. To be career and college ready, students will need to be able to integrate

 and apply skills and technical knowledge with core academic knowledge. Practical Arts at Coast Redwood High

 School emphasizes real world, real life skills and connects academics and training to help students be successful

 in the future. No matter what your dream, you can pursue it through Practical Arts with contract courses in Animal

 Science, Fabric Construction, Fashion Design, Business Finance, Personal Finance, Nutrition and Wellness, Early

 Childhood Education, Aerospace Technologies, Law Enforcement Junior Cadet Program, or Computer Game and

 Simulation Design and Coding. Our contract programs are aligned with industry standards that prepare students

 for a wide range of high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers, or students may concurrently enroll in community

 sponsored programs such as the Cadet Program.The student and Supervising Teacher will research and outline

 which area of interest the student will begin. A contract with one area of interest with pacing guides will be agreed

 upon and monitored for progress through six-week rotations.Credit will be based on successful completion of one

 or two areas of interest each semester,



 STUDENT AIDE

 Grade Level: 11-12 Length: 1 semester

 UC Requirement Fulfilled: None

 CRHS: Fulfills one year of a practical art or general elective course towards graduation. This course is graded as

 a (P-pass) or NP (not-passed)

 Prerequisite(s): The ability to type is desirable for some placements. Students may earn up to 5 credits each

 semester with a maximum of 10 credits for the school year based on academic review and hours. A total of 20

 credits toward graduation are permitted in this category.

 Course Description: Working under the direct supervision of a Supervising Teacher(s) and classified staff in the

 elementary, intermediate and high schools, students will gain practical experience by serving as teacher aides,

 clerical aides, laboratory assistants, or child care aides. Candidates must consult their Supervising Teacher(s)

 and must be assigned a position through the school site principal, the teacher who requested an aide, and the

 student’s Supervising Teacher.



 YEARBOOK

 Grade Level: 11-12  Length: 1 semester

 UC Requirement Fulfilled: none

 CRHS: Fulfills one year of a practical art or general elective course towards graduation.

 Prerequisite (s): Grade 11/12 standing or by recommendation

 Course Description: Yearbook is a production-based elective course that creates the Coast Redwood High

 School yearbook. Because the staff is solely responsible for the content, design, layout, and sale of the book,

 students who choose to be a part of this business must ensure that it runs efficiently and effectively. Staffers must

 be cooperative, punctual, professional, creative, and productive.




PHYSICAL EDUCATION/HEALTH (non a-g)


 HEALTH

 Grade Level: 9-12 Length 1 semester

 UC Requirement Fulfilled: none

 CRHS: Fulfills one semester of Health Education in conjunction with any of the PE courses.

 Prerequisite(s): none

 Course Description: The Health course is intended to create a space for students to answer the questions: “What

 does it mean to be a healthy teenager?” and “How do I set myself up for lifelong health? This course is designed

 to assist students in obtaining accurate information, developing lifelong positive attitudes and behaviors, and

 making wise decisions related to their personal health.



 PHYSICAL EDUCATION 1

 Grade Level: 9 Length: 1 year

 UC Requirement Fulfilled: none

 CRHS: Fulfills one year of an Physical Education course towards graduation.

 Prerequisite(s): none

 Course Description: This course focuses on learning an array of dual and individual sports and activities.

 Students learn basic principles and concepts of various physical activities and increase awareness of

 psychological and sociological concepts, principles and strategies through these activities. This class is integrated

 with an independent study health curriculum.



 PHYSICAL EDUCATION 2

 Grade Level: 10-12 Length: 1 year

 UC Requirement Fulfilled: none

 CRHS: Fulfills one year of an Physical Education course towards graduation.

 Prerequisite(s): P.E. 1

 Course Description: This course is designed to increase the knowledge of high school students as it pertains to

 lifelong fitness, workout plans and basic knowledge of team activities, and to increase the knowledge of

 psychological and sociological concepts, principles and strategies through team sports and cooperation



 P.E. ELECTIVE

 Grade Level: 10-12  Length: 1 semester or year

 UC Requirement Fulfilled: none

 CRHS: Fulfills one year of an elective course towards graduation.

 Prerequisite(s): none

 Course Description: This course is designed to help students reach athletic potential by presenting them with a

 challenging course of CrossFit modalities. Students may also wish to pursue a new workout regimen that may

 include yoga, upper body and lower body strengthening, martial arts, outdoor adventure sports, etc.



 SPORTS PE

 Grade Level: 10-12 Length: 1 semester or 1 year

 UC Requirement Fulfilled: None

 CRHS: Fulfills one year of an elective course towards graduation.

 Prerequisite(s): Maintain a C grade in all courses and Charter School eligibility. Passing the Physical Fitness

 Test (PFT) and participation in 1 or more school sports. A maximum of 20 Sports PE credits can be earned. This

 course is graded as (Pass/No-Pass) with 5 credits.

 Course Description : This course focuses on learning a variety of ways to keep physically fit during the athlete’s

 “off season” period. The goal of this class is to learn different methods to stay physically active and to apply those

 strategies in the classroom and during sport training, and to create healthy habits leading to lifelong fitness.



 ADDITIONAL GRADUATION RECOMMENDATIONS


 COMMUNITY SERVICE

 Grade Level: 9-12  Length: A minimum of 15 hours per school year for a total of 60 hours over 4 years.

 UC Requirement Fulfilled: none

 CRHS: Fulfills a graduation requirement for community service

 Prerequisite(s): Community Service hours of 15+ are applied each of the students four years in high school.

 Course Description: One of our essential Life Skills and School-wide Outcomes is serving and acting in the

 benefit of the community. CRHS requests every student to serve his/her various communities as part of their

 portfolio requirement and one of several requirements to receive a "Honors" high school diploma. Students are

 required to complete 60 hours of community service by the end of their 2nd-3rd quarter (MAY 30) each year in

 order to receive this honor. Students may serve up to 20 of their hours by helping out at officially sanctioned

 CRHS and/or All-Charter activities or a combination of both. We require 15-20 hours of community service during

 freshman, sophomore, and junior year in order to complete the 60-hour goal prior to senior year. Students coming

 in new to CRHS will have their hours adjusted accordingly and pro-rated. Summers are a great time to complete

 community service hours. Speak with your advisor about summer opportunities in your community.








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