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REGISTRATION TIMELINE 2008 2009

MARCH
Orientation and small-group meetings for incoming 9
th
grade students.
Course selection for returning students; information distributed and explained in Seminar classes.
Online course selection assistance available at www.granadahigh.com.
APRIL
Course verifcation forms distributed to all students, and due back to GHS with any necessary corrections.
These forms list the courses for which students have registered, and should be double-checked for
accuracy.
Students may change a course request at this time, by completing the schedule change request portion of
the verifcation form. Once submitted, course selection cannot be changed. Students are eligible to enroll
only in courses for which they have registered.
MAY JUNE
Granada High Master Schedule is created, based upon course enrollment requests. The number of sections
created and the number of teachers assigned to Granada are based upon student course requests.
Students are scheduled into courses.
AUGUST
Student schedules fnalized and distributed at orientation (Matador Days).
School starts on Monday, August 25.
CONTACT INFORMATION
School Website: www.granadahigh.com
Counselors
Class of 2012 Robin Galehzan rgalehzan@livermore.k12.ca.us
Class of 2011 Candice Brown cbrown@livermore.k12.ca.us
Class of 2010 Roxann Engel rengel@livermore.k12.ca.us
Class of 2009 May contact any counselor
Career Technician/ROP Coordinator
Kathy Schults kschults@livermore.k12.ca.us
Vice Principals
Class of 2012 Pat Avilla pavilla@livermore.k12.ca.us
Class of 2011 James Yeager jyeager@livermore.k12.ca.us
Class of 2010 Philomena Rambo prambo@livermore.k12.ca.us
Class of 2009 Greg Gomes ggomes@livermore.k12.ca.us
Principal
Chris Van Schaack cvanschaack@livermore.k12.ca.us
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Contents
Registration Timeline and Contact Info ii
Mission Statement 1
Frequently Asked Questions 2
Whats New in 08-09 3
Grad and College Entrance Requirements 4
UC/CSU Approved Course List 5
Sample Registration Form 6
Completing the Registration Form 7
Sample 4-Year Plans 8
Course Descriptions by Department
English 9
History/Social Science 14
Mathematics 18
Science 20
Physical Education and Athletics 24
World Languages 25
Career Technical Education
Agriculture 27
Arts, Media, and Entertainment 27
Energy and Utilities 28
Business 28
Industrial Technology 31
Consumer and Family Studies 34
Health and Medical 37
Visual and Performing Arts
Visual Arts 38
Performing Arts 41
Non-Departmental 44
Granada High School
Mission Statement
The mission of Granada High School is to produce life-long learners, critical thinkers, effective communicators,
and contributing members of a global community through a focus on state standards, continuous technological
developments, staff development, and a school-wide commitment to excellence and innovation.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How many classes should I take each trimester?
The trimester schedule is designed for students to be able to take 5 classes per trimester. Students must take a
minimum of 4 classes per trimester. Seniors on track for graduation may take 3 classes during their second and
third trimesters.
Will I get the classes I request?
Typically, at least 85% of students get exactly what they request. We are limited somewhat by the number of
classrooms for specialized courses (such as Digital Photo, Foods, Electronics), and we must have a minimum
number of students registered in order to offer each course, so some students may receive their alternates. It is very
important that you list several alternates in case we need to modify your schedule.
How do I fx my schedule if I change my mind about an elective?
You will receive a course verifcation form in April that lists all of the courses you have selected. If you change
your mind about an elective, you must indicate your new choices, and then turn the course verifcation form in by
the deadline noted on the form. In order for the trimester opportunities to be available to all, you may not change
your schedule once it is set.
When will I get my schedule for next year?
You will receive your schedule in August during orientation (Matador Days). It may be available earlier in the
month of August on eSembler.
Can I choose the trimesters when I will have my classes?
You cannot request a specifc trimester for a specifc course. When you complete the registration form, you can
provide information about your personal scheduling needs, such as whether you participate in a sport, or whether
you would like a reduced day. This information will be considered as your classes are scheduled. The master
schedule is created based on the needs of all students at Granada so that you and others will be able to take the
courses you need and want.
Can I request the same teacher for two parts of a class?
You may not make a specifc teacher request. Students request courses, but not individual teachers or specifc
periods of the day.
Will graduation requirements change with the new trimester schedule?
Graduation requirements remain the same for 2008 09. If the School Board increases the number of credits
required for graduation within the next few years, the requirements will be phased in so that no one will need to
make up credits.
How important is it to take Honors and/or Advanced Placement classes?
It is important to take classes that challenge you. If you feel that you are not suffciently challenged by the rigor
of a regular course, you should consider an Honors or AP class. Some colleges expect students to challenge
themselves with honors classes. Your teachers, counselor, or vice principal can give you more information about a
specifc honors class.
What happened to Seminar?
All students will have a weekly homeroom on Wednesdays during which school business will be handled.
For most students, their homeroom class will have the same students and teacher as this years Seminar class.
Freshmen will take a new course built from the foundation of Seminar, called F.I.T. (Freshmen in Transition).
Will seniors still have off-campus lunch next year?
Yes.
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WHATS NEW IN 08 09?
THE TRIMESTER SCHEDULE
Granada High School is on a trimester schedule. In this system, the school year is divided into three 12-week
trimesters. Students take 5 classes a day, each lasting 70 minutes. Because of the length of classes and the amount
of material covered, one trimester is the equivalent of a block system quarter class (or a traditional system
semester class) and earns 5 credits. Courses that have traditionally been connected (for example, US History A
and B) are now taught over two trimesters and are scheduled independently from one another, providing increased
opportunities and fexibilty for students each trimester.
Students have control over their scheduling requests. After reviewing their 4-year plans, students register for the
courses they need. Students on track to graduate may request a reduced day, enrolling in four classes and attending
periods 1 4 or periods 2 5. (Students will not have open periods during the day.) The registration forms for
each grade level provide specifc instructions and identify scheduling options such as Athletic Sport Period and
Academic Preparation Period that enable students to customize their schedules to create balance in their lives.
The master schedule will be created after all student registration forms have been turned in. This timing will allow
the right number of sections of each class to be created, so that students who registered for the classes will be
enrolled in them. Staffng assignments will be made so that students can take the courses that they requested on
their registration forms. Course requests made after the master schedule has been created will change the balance
of classes and the staffng needs; in order for the trimester opportunities to be available to all, students may not
make changes to their schedules once they have been distributed.
Students attend school daily from 8:00 3:05, except Wednesdays when they are dismissed at 1:40. Period 2 is
extended by 5 minutes to allow the daily announcements to be broadcast to all classrooms without interfering
with instructional time. On Wednesdays, students attend a short homeroom during which all school business will
be handled, including the announcements, so that instructional time during regular courses will not be affected.
Teachers meet Wednesday afternoons to collaborate to improve curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
NEW COURSES
The trimester schedule allows more fexibility in scheduling and offers more opportunities for elective courses.
Included in the new course offerings for 2008 09 are:

AP Chemistry Expository Reading and Writing
AP Physics Field Geography
Academic Preparation Period F.I.T. (Freshmen in Transition)
Advanced Video Production History of the Korean and Vietnam Wars
Alternative/Renewable Energy Introduction to Sports and Entertainment Marketing
Animation and Motion Graphics (ROP) S.T.A.R. Leadership
Athletics Music Composition
Biotechnology 2 Show Choir
Biochemistry Treble Choir
Business Basics Web Design
Entrepreneurship
AP Seminar Courses
Year-long math option for Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II
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GRADUATION AND COLLEGE ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
SUBJECT GRANADA HIGH UC/CSU (A G)
History/Social Science
35 Credits
1 trimester Social Science 9
2 trimesters World History 10
2 trimesters U.S. History 11
1 trimester Civics 12
1 trimester Economics 12
(A) 20 Credits
2 trimesters World History 10
2 trimesters U.S. History
English
40 Credits
2 trimesters English 9 (A/B)
2 trimesters English 10 (A/B)
2 trimesters English 11 (A/B)
2 trimesters Senior English Electives
(B) 40 Credits
2 trimesters English 9 (A/B)
2 trimesters English 10 (A/B)
2 trimesters English 11 (A/B)
2 trimesters Senior (B) Electives
Mathematics
20 Credits
Must include completion of Algebra 1
(C) 30 Credits
2 trimesters Algebra 1 (A/B)
2 trimesters Geometry (A/B)
2 trimesters Algebra II (A/B)
(UC recommends 4 years/levels.)
Science
20 Credits
2 trimesters of Physical Science
2 trimesters of Life Science
May be lab or non-lab sciences.
(D) 20 Credits
4 trimesters of any lab science
(UC recommends 3 years.)
World Language
(E) 20 Credits
4 trimesters (mastery of Level 2)
of the same World Language
(UC recommends Level 3.)
Visual & Performing Arts
10 Credits of either
2 trimesters World Language
or
2 trimesters Visual/Performing Arts (F) 10 Credits
2 trimesters of the same VPA
Physical Education
20 Credits
2 trimesters PE 1 (A/B)
2 trimesters PE 2 (A/B)
Not counted in UC/CSU GPA
Health
5 Credits
1 trimester Health
Not counted in UC/CSU GPA
Electives
80 Credits
16 trimesters of electives
(G) 10 credits (or more)
2 trimesters of UC/CSU Electives
Required Tests
CAHSEE (California High School
Exit Exam in English/Language Arts
and Mathematics)
California State University:
SAT or ACT
University of California:
SAT or ACT
and
SAT Subject Tests in two (2)
different areas
English Literature, Math,
Languages, Social Studies, or
Science
COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Students must hold a high school diploma and/or be 18 years of age to be
eligible for entrance to a community college. Students who plan to transfer to a 4-year institution should
take as many college prep courses in high school as possible.
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UC APPROVED COURSES AT GRANADA HIGH SCHOOL
* Indicates a course that has
its grade weighted by UC
when calculating GPA
(A=5, B=4, C=3). UC limits
8 trimesters of weighted
grades.
+ Indicates a course that is
not eligible to be counted as a
(G) elective.
A Social Science
Social Science 9A
Social Science 9A/B (H)
World History 10 A/B
World History 10 A/B (H)
US History 11 A/B
AP US History 11 A/B *
Civics 12 A
AP US Govt & Politics *
B English
English 9 A/B
English 9 A/B (H)
English 10 A/B
English 10 A/B (H)
English 11 A/B
AP English Lang/Comp *
AP English Literature *
Humanities
Satire
Dramatic Literature
20th Century Literature
Short Story
Advanced Composition
Exploring Poetry
Fantasy and Science Fiction
Mythology
Shakespeare
C Mathematics
Algebra A/B +
Geometry A/B +
Algebra II A/B +
Advanced Algebra A/B
Pre-Calculus A/B
AP Calculus A/B/C*
Statistics A/B
AP Statistics A/B *
D Lab Science
Biology 1A/B
AP Biology A/B *
Biotechnology 1 A/B
Chemistry 1A/B
AP Chemistry A/B*
Chemistry for Biotech 1 A/B
Conceptual Physics 1A/B
Marine Biology 1 A/B
Physics 1A/B
AP Physics A/B*
Astronomy 1A/B
Physiology 1A/B
AP Environ.Sci. A/B (ROP)*
ROP Agric/Nat Resources
E World Language
French 1A/B +
French 2A/B
French 3A/B
AP French 4A/B *
AP French 5A/B *
German 1A/B +
German 2A/B
German 3A/B
AP German 4A/B *
AP German 5A/B *
Spanish 1A/B +
Spanish 2A/B
Spanish 3A/B
AP Spanish 4A/B *
AP Spanish 5A/B *
F Visual/Performing Arts
Beginning Art 1/2 +
Advanced Art 3-8
3D Art 1/2 +
AP Studio Art
Beg. Drama 1/2 +
Adv. Drama 3-8
Adv. Theater Workshop 1-8
Digital Photography 1/2 +
Ceramics 1/2 +
Adv. Ceramics 3-8
Symphonic Band A/B +
Jazz Ensemble A/B +
Orchestra A/B +
Concert Choir A/B +
Chamber Chorale A/B +
G College Prep Elective
Any additional A F courses
(except introductory level
courses, as indicated by +)
or
Economics 12 B
Psychology A/B
AP Psychology A/B
Creative Writing
Journalism 1/2
Adv. Journalism 1/2
Exploring Film
Environ. Sci. A/B ROP
Field Biology 1 A/B
Conceptual Physics A/B
All UC required courses
must be passed with a C or
better to fulfill the A G
requirement.
Overall UC GPA (A G
courses taken in grades 10
and 11) must be 3.0 or
above to be eligible for
regular admission to the
University of California.
UC GPA must be 2.0 or
above to be eligible for
regular admission to the
California State University
system.
For more information on UC:
www.ucop.edu/pathway
For more information on
CSU:
www.csumentor.edu
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COMPLETING THE REGISTRATION FORM
On the facing page, you will see a sample completed 11
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Grade Registration Form. Below is an overview
of the key areas on the form.
Academic Program Box
Check the box that indicates your planned goal after graduating from Granada High School. This
will help your counselor verify that your course selections match what you need for your future.
Lines 1 15 and Alt 1 Alt 2
Please follow the instructions carefully so that you complete the form accurately.
These are the lines on which you write the titles and the numbers of each course you plan to take
next year. Write clearly and be sure to include the numbers! Note that each course is 5 credits.
Check the course catalog to find out if you need to take two trimesters (such as English 11A and
English 11B) or whether you can take only one if you choose (such as Digital Photo 3).
You must take at least 12 classes. If you decide to take more, just fill out more lines. If you
decide to stop at 12, place an X on lines 13, 14, and 15. You need to have something on each
line.
Be sure to complete the alternate lines. If your class is unavailable for any reason, we will put you
in your alternates. If you dont have alternates, you may be placed in a class you dont want.
Trimester Information box
You will find this box below the lines where you write in your course selections. Please complete
the information so that we know how to help you balance your scheduling needs.
1. # of classes You must enroll in at least 4 classes each trimester. Circle the number you want
for each trimester. Write the total for the year in the Total box at the end of the row.
2. Daily Schedule If you plan to take 4 classes, indicate when you would like your school day
to start/end.
3. Sport Write in any sport you plan to play. If you are also taking the Athletics class, be sure
to include that under the course title and course number section. See your coach for more
information.
4. Academic Prep This class is an option for students who have a full trimester (4 other
classes) and would like some time in the school day to study and prepare for classes. You
must register for at least 12 other classes in the year in order to take Academic Prep. You also
need to see your VP for approval. See course description for more information.
Parent Signature
Be sure to discuss your high school plan and course selections with your parent or guardian.
Please also read the trimester information in this catalog so that you both understand the
importance of choosing the classes you need and want now. This schedule offers lots of options,
but once your schedule is created, you may not change it.
TRIMESTER 1 TRIMESTER 2 TRIMESTER 3 Sample
Junior Schedule 12 weeks 12 weeks 12 weeks
Period 1 Chemistry A French 3 B X
Period 2 AP US History A Algebra II A AP Seminar
Period 3 French 3 A AP US History B English 11 B
Period 4 Ceramics 3 English 11 A Algebra II B
Period 5 Intro Algebra II Athletics (Soccer) Chemistry B
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SAMPLE 4-YEAR PLANS
These samples of 4-year plans can be used as guides in the development of your high school academic program. Our
goal at Granada is to provide all students with the quality of education necessary to meet the challenges that await high
school graduates. Whether you plan to enter a 4-year college, community college, or the working world,
you should create a plan that will challenge you and provide you with a variety of experiences and skills. The staff
at Granada is committed to providing support, motivation, and opportunities for students to meet the rigors of a
challenging 4-year program. Please see your counselor to assist in the creation of your own individual plan.
Graduation
Diploma
MINIMUM
Community College
Career Prep
BASIC
CSU/UC
College Entrance
CHALLENGING
CSU/UC
Granada Honors Path
MOST CHALLENGING
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Social Science 9A Social Science 9A Social Science 9A Social Sci 9 A/B Honors
English 9 English 9 English 9 English 9 Honors
Algebra I Algebra I Algebra 1 Geometry
PE Forensic Science Forensic Science Biology
Health PE World Language 1 World Language 1or 2
F.I.T. Health PE PE
Optional Electives F.I.T. Health Health
Optional Electives F.I.T. F.I.T.
Optional Electives Optional Electives
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World History World History World History World History Honors
English 10 English 10 English 10 English 10 Honors
Conceptual Geometry Geometry or Concept Geo Geometry Algebra II
Life Science Life Science or Biology Biology Chemistry
Art or Foreign Language Art or For. Language World Language 2 World Language 2 or 3
PE PE PE PE
Optional Electives Optional Electives VPA VPA
Optional Electives Optional Electives
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US History US History US History AP US History
English English English 11 AP English Lang
Physical Science Algebra II Algebra II Pre-Calculus or Statistics
CTE or VPA Chemistry or Con Physics Chemistry or Con Physics Physics
Optional Electives VPA or CTE World Language 3 World Language 3 or AP
Optional Electives VPA or CTE VPA (AP) or CTE
Optional Electives Optional Electives
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Civics Civics Civics AP US Government
Economics Economics Economics Economics
English 2 electives English 2 (B) electives English2 (B) electives AP English Lit
CTE or VPA Math Math AP Calculus
Optional Electives Science Science AP Science
Optional Electives VPA or CTE AP World Language
Optional Electives Optional Electives
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English 9 (P)
Codes: English 9A - 10010
English 9B - 10020
Length: 2 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade Level: 9
College: Meets UC/CSU (b) English requirement
Description: Students will increase their vocabulary,
improve their grammar, and develop their writing skills
through practice of paragraph and essay writing. They
will study literature, learning how to observe carefully
the setting, characters, plot, confict, and theme of short
stories as well as plays and novels. They will also
visit the library for research, recreational reading, and
computer use.
English 9 Honors (H) (P)
Codes: English 9A (H) - 10110
English 9B (H) - 10120
Length: 2 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade Level: 9
College: Meets UC/CSU (b) English requirement
Prerequisite: Mastery of 8
th
grade English course content
with a prior grade of B (3.0) or better; or consent of
instructor.
Description: English 9 Honors course is an intensive,
demanding class that emphasizes advanced composition
assignments and projects, including insightful essays,
oral presentations, pictorial presentations, or a
combination of the above that demonstrate a students
critical thinking and awareness of the authors themes,
purposes and perceptions. The student is expected to
be able to apply the information learned throughout the
class to any literature studied. Students are expected
to participate in class discussions to encourage the
development of higher-level thinking skills. Students
are expected to complete all work as assigned,
including summer assignments as applicable. Prior to
enrollment, honors students and parents/guardians are
expected to review the specifc course requirements,
purpose, expectations and enrollment procedures. This
information is provided in written form as well as
through individual and/or group meetings.
English
English 10 (P)
Codes: English 10A 10030
English 10B 10040
Length: 2 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade Level: 10
College: Meets UC/CSU (b) English requirement
Description: English 10 is a survey course covering
reading, writing, and vocabulary development. The
literature will include short stories, novels, poetry,
and drama. Students will review sentence structure,
punctuation, and essay writing. They will practice
writing skills in preparation for the California High
School Exit Exam, which they must pass in order to
graduate.
English 10 Honors (H) (P)
Codes: English 10A (H) 10130
English 10B (H) 10140
Length: 2 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade Level: 10
College: Meets UC/CSU (b) English requirement
Prerequisite: Mastery of 9
th
grade English course content
with a prior grade of B (3.0) or better; or consent of
instructor.
Description: English 10 Honors is a course that
requires rigorous analysis of literature, additional
written compositions, and more class discussions.
This challenging course emphasizes literature, writing,
grammar, and vocabulary. This course will further
develop skills in the analysis and understanding of world
literature. Students will be able to distinguish styles and
philosophies and will be able to relate them to external
social and political events. They will continue to improve
their verbal and mechanical skills. Students are expected
to complete all work as assigned, including summer
assignments as applicable. Prior to enrollment, honors
students and parents/guardians are expected to review the
specifc course requirements, purpose, expectations and
enrollment procedures. This information is provided in
written form as well as through individual and/or group
meetings.
English 11 (P)
Codes: English 11A 10050
English 11B 10060
Length: 2 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade Level: 11
College: Meets UC/CSU (b) English requirement
Description: Students will study American and
contemporary literature. They will develop an awareness
of the social and historical trends infuencing our
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Symbols used in this calalog
(P) -- UC Approved Course
(H) -- Honors
(AP) -- Advanced Placement
(ROP) -- Regional Occupational Program
literature as well as develop an understanding of basic
values, attitudes, and beliefs in our literary heritage.
They will also continue to improve their writing skills.
English Language and Composition (AP) (P)
Codes: AP Eng Lang A 10035
AP Eng Lang B 10036
Length: 2 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade Level: 11
College: Meets UC/CSU (b) English requirement
Prerequisite: Mastery of 10
th
grade English with a B or
better or consent of instructor.
Description: Advanced Placement (AP) Language
and Composition engages students in becoming skilled
readers of prose written in a variety of periods, disciplines,
and rhetorical contexts and in becoming skilled writers
who compose for a variety of purposes. Both their
writing and their reading will make students aware of
the interactions among a writers purpose, audience
expectations, and subjects as well as the way generic
conventions and the resources of language contribute to
effectiveness in writing. Students will write in informal
as well as formal contexts to gain authority and learn to
take risks in writing. Imitation exercises, journal keeping,
collaborative writing, and in-class responses will help
students become increasingly aware of themselves as
writers and of the techniques employed by the writers
they read. Students will read a variety of prose styles
from many disciplines and historical periods to gain
understanding of the connections between interpretive
skill in reading and writing. This course is designed to
prepare students for the Advanced Placement Language
and Composition Exam and to provide students with an
academic experience parallel to that of the college level.
English Literature and Composition (AP) (P)
Codes: AP Eng Lit A 10210
AP Eng Lit B 10220
Length: 2 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade Level: 12
College: Meets UC/CSU (b) English requirement
Prerequisite: A or B in prior English courses.
Description: This course focuses on extensive reading
and discussing of serious college level literature.
Emphasis is placed on analytical, rhetorical, and critical
analysis, both written and oral. Upon completion of the
course, students will be expected to take the Advanced
Placement Literature and Composition Exam. This
course is designed to provide students with an academic
experience parallel to that of the college level as outlined
by the College Board in the Advanced Placement program
course description.
Humanities (P)
Code: 10310
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade Level: 12
College: Meets UC/CSU (b) English requirement
Prerequisite: Successful completion of English 11
Description: Through the study of literature, music,
art, dance, philosophy and flm, students will attempt
to answer the universal questions What defnes Man?
What is the relationship between culture and creativity?
How do we defne right and wrong? Allegory of the
Cave (Plato) and The Little Prince (de Saint Exupery)
will be among the works studied during this course. At
least two major writing assessments will be assigned.
Satire (P)
Code: 10320
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade Level: 12
College: Meets UC/CSU (b) English requirement
Prerequisite: Successful completion of English 11
Description: This elective course examines satirical
literature as a particular genre. Students study satirical
literature from three centuries of writings. As they
learn about satire, students gain useful experience in
critical reading, critical and philosophical thinking,
and analytical writing. Students must be able to read
college-level works of literature. They will produce
major papers, a fnal project, and a fnal paper.
Dramatic Literature (P)
Code: 10330
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade Level: 12
College: Meets UC/CSU (b) English requirement
Prerequisite: Successful completion of English 11
Description: Dramatic Literature is an activity-
oriented class of play readings. Course content is
selected to give students a better understanding of
how authors use literary elements to communicate
thoughts and experiences. Reading, writing, and oral
assignments such as dramatic reading are designed
to improve students analytic and interpretive
skills. Selected scenes may be performed in class.
20th Century Literature (P)
Code: 10350
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade Level: 12
College: Meets UC/CSU (b) English requirement
Prerequisite: Successful completion of English 11
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Description: This elective explores the theme of mans
journey in modern literature. Students complete four
projects interpreting literary works read during the
term.
Short Story (P)
Code: 10370
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade Level: 12
College: Meets UC/CSU (b) English requirement
Prerequisite: Successful completion of English 11
Description: This elective course emphasizes and unites
both analytical and creative aspects of the short story.
Students focus on the short story and experience writing
as a process. Analytical skills are developed through the
critique of short stories and essay writing, whereas the
creative skills are developed through exercises, short
writes, dialogues, etc., that enable the student to model
the process of professional writers. Such exercises also
enable students to move into, through and beyond the
literature and grapple with major themes and ideas.
Assignments foster critical thinking and develop creative
skills.
Advanced Composition (P)
Code: 10430
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade Level: 12
College: Meets UC/CSU (b) English requirement
Prerequisite: Completion of English 11, English 11
Honors, or AP Eng Lang with a B or better
Description: This demanding course for UC or CSU
bound students focuses primarily on polishing quality
writing and rhetorical skills as well as developing new
ones. Critical thinking is essential to the development
and writing of at least fve essays. Students practice
close reading of non-fction and fction, critical analysis
and research of print and Internet resources. They review
usage and punctuation principles and increase vocabulary
to aid in performance on college entrance examinations.
Poetry, short stories and essays are read and analyzed in
conjunction with each writing task.
Exploring Poetry (P)
Code: 10142
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade Level: 12
College: Meets UC/CSU (b) English requirement
Prerequisite: Completion of English 11
Description: In this course students will read, write,
listen to, perform, discuss, and analyze poetry. Students
will be exposed to a wide variety of poetic forms and
techniques.
Fantasy and Science Fiction (P)
Code: 10016
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade Level: 12
College: Meets UC/CSU (b) English requirement
Prerequisite: Completion of English 11
Description: Fantasy and Science Fiction is a course
designed for students who love to read this particular
and popular genre of literature. Students will study the
history of science fction and read representative authors.
Students will also study the evolution of fantasy literature
from fairy tales and mythology to the genres present
form. Students will conduct independent research in the
subject and present their fndings to the class. Students
will also use a wide variety of technological tools in
writing papers and creating demonstrations. Word
processing, desktop publishing, and PowerPoint will be
required of students.
Mythology (P)
Code: 10143
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade Level: 12
College: Meets UC/CSU (b) English requirement
Prerequisite: Completion of English 11
Description: This class studies Greco-Roman, Norse,
and Native American mythology and applies those
archetypes to universal and contemporary human
experiences. Students will study epic, episodic, and
philosophical forms of literature and will write essay and
narrative pieces.
Shakespeare (P)
Code: 10525
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade Level: 12
College: Meets UC/CSU (b) English requirement
Prerequisite: Completion of English 11
Description: Students will study Shakespearean plays,
sonnets, and the life and times of Shakespeare himself.
Students will also produce major papers that will refect
their understanding of the signifcant ideas and themes
in Shakespeares literature. Othello, Twelfth Night,
Merchant of Venice, Richard II, The Tempest, Much Ado
About Nothing, and Henry V are among the titles that are
likely to be covered in this class. Activities will include
readers theatre, dramatic readings, stage direction, re-
creation of scenes in diverse genres, and writing research
and critical analysis papers.
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Expository Reading and Writing (P) NEW!!
Code: 10087
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade Level: 12
College: Meets UC/CSU (b) English requirement
Prerequisite: Completion of English 11
Description: This course is an intensive reading and
writing course that focuses on non-fction texts. Designed
by a CSU-led task force, the course seeks to strengthen
students ability in critical and rhetorical reading. In
addition, students are given ample opportunities to
practice academic writing, including the kinds of written
placement tests that many universities use.
English Electives
(These courses do not meet the UC/CSU (b)
English requirement.)
English AP Seminar NEW!!
Code: 10037
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units (offered in Spring only)
Grade Level: 11
Prerequisite: Eng. Language AP or English Lit AP
Description: The English AP Seminar course will
provide students with extensive practice for the
Advanced Placement Exams offered in May. Students
will write in-class AP essay prompts and will be trained
in essay scoring. In addition to composition and analysis,
students will complete AP multiple-choice exams, will
write multiple-choice questions, and learn test-taking
strategies for not only the multiple-choice section, but
the essay section as well.
Challenges and Choices: Happy Endings in
Literature
Code: 10147
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade Level: 12
Prerequisite: Completion of English 11
Description: Short stories, plays, and poetry from well-
known authors will be read, discussed, and analyzed
to help students discover how protagonists face lifes
challenges successfully. Student responses to the
literature will focus on how literature provides strategies
for surviving lifes hardships. Responses will include
literary interpretations, critical reviews, character
studies, and comparative writings.
Creative Writing (P)
Code: 10360
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade Level: 12
College: Meets UC/CSU (g) Elective requirement
Prerequisite: Successful completion of English 11
Description: This elective course is student-centered,
offering opportunities for students to pursue specifc
personal writing goals, journal writing, creative writing,
etc. Students will have opportunities to explore related
areas such as word processing and electronic research.
Students will also explore methods of writing different
genres of literature including the short story, the poem,
the play, and personal narrative. Students will study
rhetorical techniques such as parallelism, fgures of
speech, allusion, symbolism, and imagery. Students will
become critics of writing through the study of various
authors in both literary texts and instructional writing
texts. Students will participate in peer review activities.
Communications in the 21st Century
Code: 10146
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade Level: 12
Prerequisite: Completion of English 11
Description: Communication in the 21
st
century continues
to be increasingly complex and diverse. Students will
learn the structure, the strengths, and the ground rules
for communicating in a variety of media forms in order
to improve their informational literacy.
An Investigation of the Mystery
Code: 10145
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade Level: 12
Prerequisite: Completion of English 11
Description: Mystery is an elective course that focuses
on this particular type of story. It is designed for students
who enjoy this particular genre, playing detective and
solving puzzles. Students will read and view mysteries
to understand their basic plots as well as the motives and
methods of classic and contemporary criminals. Students
may write their own mysteries and brief analytic papers.
Ethnic Literature Studies: World Literature
Code: 10144
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade Level: 12
Prerequisite: Completion of English 11
Description: This course will concentrate on the
experiences of men and women of several different
ethnic origins as they are revealed in contemporary
poetry and literature. Readings will include a broad
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selection of poems, short stories, and literary works by
authors of diverse backgrounds. Some of the themes to
be explored include family relationships, confnement,
and silence of the minority. Some of the authors to be
studied will include: Maya Angelou, Nikki Giovanni,
Ntozake Shange, Lorna Dee Cervantes, Amy Tan,
Sylvia Plath, Isabel Allende, Gabriel Garcia Marques,
Tomas Rivera, and Gary Soto.
Journalism (P)
Codes: Journalism A 10510
Journalism B 10520
Journalism C 10525
Length: 3 Trimesters - 5 Units Each (year-long class)
Grade Level: 10-12
College: Meets UC/CSU (g) Elective requirement
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in prior English
courses, or teacher approval.
Description: This elective course teaches the academic
side of journalism and students use those learned skills
to produce the school newspaper. Students practice all
aspects of journalism through hands-on experience and
a study of journalism-related literature. Research and
analytical skills, process writing in a variety of genres,
and interview skills are strongly emphasized to prepare
students for career paths and for study at the college
level.
Advanced Journalism (P)
Codes: Adv Journalism A 10530
Adv. Journalism B 10540
Adv. Journalism C 10545
Length: 3 Trimesters - 5 Units Each (year long class)
Grade Level: 10-12
College: Meets UC/CSU (g) Elective requirement
Prerequisite: Grade of B or better in Journalism
Description: This elective course is a continuation of
Journalism 1A/1B/1C and is designed for the student
who wishes to gain advanced journalism and publication
skills. The course requires extensive writing, research,
self-motivation, personal responsibility and substantial
time commitment outside of regular class time. Students
may have increased editorial responsibilities.
Exploring Film: Film as Literature (P)
Code: 10525
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade Level: 11-12
College: Meets UC/CSU (g) Elective requirement
Prerequisite: Completion of English 10
Description: This elective course focuses on cultural
literacy, critical viewing, analytic and refective writing.
The language of flm, contributions of historical and
contemporary flmmakers, and the impact of flm on
contemporary society are areas of study and refection.
This course is designed to help students recognize the
aspects of quality flms and the merits of the literature
upon which many flms are based. Beginning with
a basic knowledge of the elements of flm, students
learn skills in flm analysis. In a manner similar to the
analysis of literary works, students review the literature
and apply critical thinking skills in the analysis of
literature translated into flms. Most flms shown are
based on novels and short stories and are themselves
considered valuable works. A study of flm along with
the original literary sources increases an appreciation
and understanding of both forms. With experience in
interpreting meaning and value of both media, students
sharpen their critical judgment skills.
Speech
Code: 10620
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade Level: 11-12
Prerequisite: Completion of English 11
Description: Speech is a one-Trimester course that
will enable students to gain confdence and speaking
experience as they learn to organize, prepare, and present
informative, persuasive, and expository speeches.
Students will also develop group discussion skills,
prepare oral interpretation selections, and participate in
a class debate.
Reading for Success
Code: 12121
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units (may be repeated for
credit)
Grade Level: 12
Prerequisite: None
Description: This course is designed for students
reading below grade level as determined by standardized
assessment and teacher recommendation. Emphasis is to
be placed on the remediation of reading, comprehension,
study skills, spelling and vocabulary development. The
reading strand, which includes both literature and non-
fction materials, will be central to the program and the
basis for skill instruction. The program will emphasize
an integrated instructional approach, developing and
utilizing students abilities in reading and writing.
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History/Social
Science
Social Science 9 (P)
Code: 15010
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade Level: 9
College: Meets UC/CSU (a) History/Social Science
Prerequisite: None
Description: Social Science 9 is required for all ninth
grade students. This survey course provides a foundation
for the study of the physical, economic, political and
cultural characteristics of areas of the world. This course
provides students with opportunities to explore human
behavior through the study of the individual, groups and
cultures. Reading to understand and making connections
between geographic themes are essential components
in this course. Students demonstrate their knowledge
through written and oral reports, essays, projects and
research papers using technology.
Social Science 9 Honors (H) (P)
Code: Social Science 9A (H) 15100
Social Science 9B (H) 15110
Length: 2 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade Level: 9
College: Meets UC/CSU (a) History/Social Science
Prerequisite: Mastery of 8th grade Social Science
course content with prior grade of B (3.0) or better; or
consent of instructor.
Description: The Social Science Honors course is
a two-trimester course fulflling the 5-unit freshman
requirement and providing 5 units of elective credit. It is
designed for the serious student with advanced thinking,
reading and writing skills. The National Geography
Content Standards provide a foundation for study of the
physical, economic, political and cultural characteristics
of areas in Latin America, Russia and Eastern Europe,
the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Topics include
comparisons of developed and underdeveloped areas
in these geographical regions and analyzing instances
of modern nation building. Reading current documents
and making connections between geographic themes
are essential components. Students demonstrate their
knowledge through written and oral reports, essays,
projects and research papers using technology.
World History 10 (P)
Codes: World History A 15030
World History B 15040
Length: 2 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade Level: 10
College: Meets UC/CSU (a) History/Social Science req.
Prerequisite: None
Description: This course is required for all tenth grade
students and follows the California State Content
Standards for History/Social Science. Students trace
the rise of democratic ideas and the historical roots of
current world issues as they pertain to international
relations. Emphasis is placed on western civilizations
as the source of American political institutions, laws and
ideology. Students build timelines, world maps, journals
and essays as they research people and events. Activities
include oral presentation, collaborative research and
historical interpretation, reading literature from and
about the period being studied, and writing a research
paper.
World History 10 Honors (H) (P)
Codes: World History 10A (H) 15120
World History 10B (H) 15130
Length: 2 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade Level: 10
College: Meets UC/CSU (a) History/Social Science req.
Prerequisite: Mastery of previous Social Science course
content with prior grade of B (3.0) or better; or consent
of instructor.
Description: This World History Honors course is
designed for the serious student and focuses on higher
level thinking and writing skills and emphasizes class
discussion and daily oral participation. It follows the
California State Content Standards for History/Social
Science. Honors students trace the rise of democratic
ideas and the historical roots of current world issues
as they pertain to international relations. Emphasis is
placed on western civilizations as the source of American
political institutions, laws and ideology. The course is
designed to provide students with the analytic skills and
factual knowledge necessary to deal with the problems
and issues in World History. The text and many advanced
placement research exercises are supplemented with
outside reading. Writing includes a formal research
paper and testing in an essay format.
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U.S. History 11 (P)
Codes: U.S. History A 15050
U.S. History B 15060
Length: 2 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade Level: 11
College: Meets UC/CSU (a) History/Social Science
Prerequisite: None
Description: This required course for students in grade
eleven follows the California State Content Standards
for History/Social Science. Students study the major
turning points in American history in the 20
th
century.
Topics include technology and a corporate economy, the
change in the ethnic composition of American society,
the movement toward equal rights, the role of the United
States as a major world power, the expanding role of the
federal government and federal court, and the continuing
tension between the individual and the state. Students
consider the major social problems of our time and trace
their causes in historical events. Students experience a
wide variety of hands-on and active learning strategies.
Writing requirements include a persuasive essay and a
research paper.
U.S. History 11 (AP) (P)
Code: AP U.S. History A 15160
AP U.S. History B 15170
Length: 2 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade Level: 11
College: Meets UC/CSU (a) History/Social Science
Prerequisite: Mastery of previous Social Science course
content with prior grade of B (3.0) or better; or consent
of instructor.
Description: The Advanced Placement United States
History course is designed to provide students with
analytic skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal
critically with the problems and materials in United States
history. The program prepares students for intermediate
and advanced college courses by making demands upon
them equivalent to those made by full-year introductory
college courses. Students should learn to assess historical
materials their relevance to a given interpretive problem,
their reliability, and their importance and to weigh
the evidence and interpretations presented in historical
scholarship. Upon completion of the course, students
will be expected to take the Advanced Placement United
States History Exam. We recommend that students
strongly consider taking the AP U.S. History Seminar.
AP US History Seminar NEW!!
Code: 15171
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units (offered in Spring only)
Grade Level: 11
College: Does not meet college entrance requirements
Prerequisite: Prior two trimesters of AP US History.
Description: The AP US History Seminar course will
provide students with extensive practice for the Advanced
Placement Exam offered in May, as well as additional
exploration of topics in US History.
Civics (P)
Code: 15070
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade Level: 12
College: Meets UC/CSU (a) History/Social Science req.
Prerequisite: None
Description: This course is required of all seniors
and follows the California State Content Standards
for History/Social Science. Students in grade twelve
pursue a deeper understanding of the institutions of
American democracy. They compare systems of
government in the world today and analyze the life and
changing interpretations of the Constitution, the Bill
of Rights and the current state of legislative, executive
and judiciary branches of government. An emphasis
is placed on analyzing the relationship among federal,
state and local governments, with particular attention
paid to important historical documents such as The
Federalist. These standards represent the culmination of
civil literacy as students prepare to vote, participate in
community activities and assume the responsibilities of
citizenship. Reading requirements include newspapers
and periodicals related to current civic issues. Writing
requirements include a position paper.
Economics (P)
Code: 15080
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade Level: 12
College: Meets UC/CSU (g) Elective requirement
Prerequisite: None
Description: Students will master fundamental economic
concepts, applying the tools (graphs, statistics, equations)
from other subject areas to the understanding of operations
and institutions of economic systems. This course is
required of all seniors and follows the California State
Content Standards for History/Social Science. Students
analyze the elements of the United States market economy
in a global setting, the infuence of the U.S. government
on the American economy and the elements of the United
States labor market. Students explore the principles of
micro and macroeconomics, international economics,
comparative economics systems, measurements and
methods. Reading requirements include newspapers
and periodicals related to current economic and business
activities. The writing requirement includes a creative
writing project and presentation.
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U.S. Government and Politics (AP) (P)
Code: 15090
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade Level: 12
College: Meets UC/CSU (a) History/Social Science req
Prerequisite: Mastery of U.S. History course content
with a prior grade of B (3.0) or better; or consent of
instructor.
Description: This Advanced Placement U.S.
Government and Politics course will give students
an analytical perspective on government and politics
and the analysis of specifc examples. It also requires
familiarity with the various institutions, groups, beliefs,
and ideas that constitute U.S. politics. Students will
become acquainted with the variety of theoretical
perspectives and explanations for various behaviors
and outcomes. Upon completion of the course, students
will be expected to take the Advanced Placement
United States Government and Politics Exam. This
course is designed to provide students with an academic
experience parallel to that of the college level.
Psychology (P)
Codes: Psychology A 15240
Psychology B 15250
Length: 2 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade Level: 11- 12
College: Meets UC/CSU (g) Elective requirement
Prerequisite: None
Description: Psychology explores the personality
theories of Freud, Jung, Erikson, and Maslow. The
course examines emotional development, states of
consciousness, attitudes, life cycles, some abnormal
psychology, ritual, and issues of death. The course
emphasizes identifying the factors that infuence human
behavior so the individual can better understand his/
her own behavior, the behavior of others, and his/her
relationships.
Psychology (AP) (P)
Codes: AP Psychology A 15245
AP Psychology B 15246
Length: 2 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade Level: 11- 12
College: Meets UC/CSU (g) Elective requirement
Prerequisite: None
Description: This Advanced Placement Psychology
course will introduce students to the systematic and
scientifc study of the behavior and mental processes of
human beings and other animals. Students are exposed
to the psychological facts, principles, and phenomena
associated with each of the major subfelds within
psychology. They will also learn about the methods
psychologists use in their science and practice. Upon
completion of this course, students will be expected to
take the Advanced Placement Psychology Exam. This
course is designed to provide students with an academic
experience parallel to that of the college level. It is
recommended that students strongly consider taking the
AP Psychology Seminar.
AP Psychology Seminar NEW!!
Code: 15247
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units (offered in Spring only)
Grade Level: 11
College: Does not meet college entrance requirements
Prerequisite: Prior two trimesters of AP Psychology.
Description: The AP Psychology Seminar course will
provide students with extensive practice for the Advanced
Placement Exam offered in May, as well as additional
exploration of topics in Psychology.
American History through Media, Movies, and
Music
Code: 15135
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade Level: 11- 12
College: Does not meet any UC/CSU requirements
Prerequisite: Completion or concurrent enrollment in
U.S. History
Description: This course will investigate American
History through the comparison of literature and cinema.
Students will read a variety of texts, including historical
articles and primary source documents. Students will be
exposed to historical events and people not covered in
the required American History course. In addition, this
course will re-emphasize skills and content in accordance
with the History/Social Science State Standards. Areas
of interest will include early Colonial and Revolutionary
times, the Civil War, the West, the Expansion of our
Nation, Native Americans, Late 19th and Early 20th
Centuries, Prohibition, the Great Depression, World War
II, the 50s and 60s, the Cold War, Communism, Civil
Rights, Vietnam and Current Events.
Sports in Society
Code: 16253
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade Level: 11- 12
College: Does not meet any UC/CSU requirements
Prerequisite: Completion or concurrent enrollment in
U.S. History
Description: In this course students will study the world
of sports, its history and its place in society. The general
aim is the pursuit of a further understanding for the
cultural and social value of sports, as well as what sports
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reveal about the time, space and population creating,
participating and spectating. Students will be able to:
analyze the creation and evolution of American sports
such as football, baseball and basketball, as well as the
modern Olympic events and other sports from around
the world; explore the current issues surrounding sports
today; drug use, violence on and off the feld, money and
professionalism, and the role of the media, as well study
how these issues tie into modern society as a whole; and
apply the theories in the study of psychology to sports
performance and behavior, and how participation in
sports can affect the individual as a whole.
Women in American History
Code: 16255
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade Level: 11- 12
College: Does not meet any UC/CSU requirements
Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in
U.S. History
Description: This class will explore the differences in
womens experiences throughout U.S. History which are
rooted in race, religion, ethnicity, and class. Students will
analyze past events to better understand the development
of gender roles, gender division of labor in our society,
and stereotypes. Students will also explore female
activism as it has been employed to shape and impact
their political, social and economic lives throughout
American history.
History of the Korean and Vietnam Wars NEW!!
Code: 15420
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade Level: 11- 12
College: Does not meet any UC/CSU requirements
Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in
U.S. History
Description: This course will study the involvement
of the United States military in the Korean War (1950-
1953) and the Vietnam War (1945-1975). This class
will focus on the political aspects that caused the US
to enter each of these conficts as well as study specifc
military subjects, such as weapons, tactics, and styles of
leadership unique to each war.
Field Geography NEW!!
Code: 15415
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade Level: 9- 12
Prerequisite: Open to all grade levels with completion of
Social Science 9.
Description: View your home from space. Find the hidden
treasure cache. Create 3-D models. Solve the puzzle of
the maps. Plan your dream vacation. Also in this course
you will be introduced to the cutting edge of geographic
technology including GPS (Global Positioning System),
GIS (Global Information System), and GoogleEarth. This
hands-on approach to learning geography introduces data
collection, analysis, and presentation skills. Techniques
include map reading, computer map making, landscape
interpretation, and feld observation. Discover the world
in which we live!
Criminal Justice (ROP)
Code: 83180
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade Level: 11- 12
College Credit by Exam: Las Positas College
Description: At the end of the course students will have
a basic understanding of a career in law enforcement.
They will have knowledge of the many different career
opportunities in law enforcement and will understand
the background, duties, necessary skills, and the day-
to-day responsibilities of a peace offcer. Information
will be provided concerning other career opportunities
in law enforcement, such as to Cadet Programs, Law
Enforcement Technicians, Community Service Offcers,
and Dispatchers. PLEASE NOTE: There will be no
physical or weapon training activities in this course.
Crime Scene Investigation - An Introduction to
Forensic Science (ROP)
Code: 85180
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade Level: 11- 12
College Credit by Exam: Las Positas College
Recommendation: Criminal Justice
Description: This course will provide students with an
exposure to the science of Crime Scene Investigation.
Students will be presented information on basic and
advanced crime scene processing techniques, allowing
students from the Criminal Justice course to continue
their Criminal Justice path. The course will include crime
scene sketching and photographing. Students will learn
how to identify, collect, process, and package evidence
from a crime scene. The class will include many hours of
hands-on crime scene work utilizing mock crime scenes
and will also emphasize the importance of presenting
this information in a clear concise manner both in the
written form and then presenting the evidence verbally.
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Math
Math placement for incoming 9th grade students in
based upon a comprehensive analysis of testing history,
teacher comments, and the degree of mastery shown by
the student on the mathematics placement test taken at
the end of their 8th grade year. The objective is to put the
student in the course that best allows them to progress
through the math sequence in high school.
The goal at Granada High School is to have every 9th
grade student complete Algebra I or higher.
Beginning in 2008-09, Granada students will have the
choice to take the CSU/UC required math courses of
Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II in either a year-
long program or a faster-paced two-trimester program.
The decision to take the two-trimester program should
be based on the students past history in math and their
comfort level in moving at a quick pace. Students will
meet the California State Standards AND be prepared
for the next level of math by taking either sequence.
Algebra I (P)
Codes:
Three Trimester program Two Trimester Program
Intro to Algebra 20075 Algebra B1 20035
Algebra IA 20080 Algebra B2 20036
Algebra IB 20090
Length: 2 or 3 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
College: Meets UC/CSU (c) Mathematics requirement
Description: Algebra I provides formal development of
the algebra concepts and skills necessary for students
who will take geometry and other advanced college
preparatory courses. Topics include solving, graphing
and writing linear equations, solving and graphing linear
inequalities, solving systems of linear equations, powers
and exponents, quadratic equations, polynomials and
factoring, proportions and rational equations, functions,
radicals and connections to geometry. Students
demonstrate their knowledge of basic skills, conceptual
understanding, and problem solving with numbers and
operations. Mathematical reasoning and communication
skills are interwoven throughout the course.
Geometry (P)
Codes:
Three Trimester program Two Trimester Program
Intro to Geometry 20115 Geometry A (x) 20132
Geometry A 20120 Geometry B (x) 20133
Geometry B 20130
Length: 2 or 3 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
College: Meets UC/CSU (c) Mathematics requirement
Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in Algebra I or
math teacher recommendation
Description: Topics include: angles, triangles, polygons,
parallel lines and planes, congruence and similarity,
right triangles, circles, coordinate geometry, areas of
polygons and circles, surface areas and volumes of
solids, transformations, constructions, proofs and right
triangle trigonometry. Emphasis is placed on deductive
reasoning, logic and problem solving.
Concepts of Geometry
Code: Concepts of Geom A 20135
Concepts of Geom B 20140

Length: 2 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
College: Does NOT meet CSU/UC requirements
Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra I
Description: This course will provide the student with
the principles of geometry, covering all of the California
Content Standards for Geometry. This course is not
proof-intensive and appeals to other learning styles
than traditional Geometry. Extensive use of real-world
examples strengthens problem-solving skills to keep
students motivated and focused. (This is not a UC
approved course.) Students who successfully complete
this course may choose to enroll in the UC/CSU approved
Geometry course.
Algebra II (P)
Codes:
Three Trimester Program Two Trimester Program
Intro to Algebra II 20155 Algebra II A (x) 20172
Algebra II A 20160 Algebra II B (x) 20173
Algebra II B 20170
Length: 2 or 3 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
College: Meets UC/CSU (c) Mathematics requirement
Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in Algebra I or
math teacher recommendation
Description: Algebra II is a rigorous course intended
for college bound students. This discipline complements
and expands the mathematical content of Algebra
I and Geometry. Topics include linear, quadratic,
logarithmic, exponential and polynomial functions and
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relations: complex numbers, quadratic equations, linear
and quadratic systems, sequences, series, matrices,
permutations, combinations, statistics and probability.
Graphing calculators will be used in conjunction with
the curriculum.
Advanced Algebra (P)
Codes: Advanced Algebra A 20095
Advanced Algebra B 20096
Length: 2 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
College: Meets UC/CSU (c) Mathematics requirement
Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in Geometry and
Algebra II.
Description: The course has been designed specifcally
to help extend the Algebra II course and help prepare
students for college algebra. The relationships of
linear, quadratic, and higher degree equations will be
explored. The uses of exponential, logarithmic, and
rational functions, matrices, sequences and series, and
linear programming will be examined. Understanding
of the meanings and uses of these topics will be explored
through applications. If you are planning on attending
college and would like to be certain that you are prepared
for college math, this is the course for you.
Pre-Calculus (P)
Codes: Pre-Calculus A 20200
Pre-Calculus B 20210
Length: 2 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
College: Meets UC/CSU (c) Mathematics requirement
Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in Geometry and
Algebra II.
Description: This course provides a thorough study of
the trigonometry functions (inverse and applications),
advanced algebraic expressions, equations, inequalities,
matrices, conics (with translations), complete analysis
of polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and exponential
functions including graphics calculator applications,
vectors, polar coordinates, sequences, series, summation,
and a brief introduction to complex numbers and limits.
Graphing calculators will be used in conjunction with
curriculum.
Statistics (P)
Codes: Statistics A 20255
Statistics B 20256
Length: 2 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
College: Meets UC/CSU (c) Mathematics requirement
Prerequisite: Mastery of Algebra II course content with
prior grade of C or better; or consent of instructor.
Description: This course will explore the major concepts
and tools for the collection and analysis of data,
including the drawing of conclusions. Students will
study data, plan a study, learn to anticipate patterns and
draw statistical inferences. This is an excellent college
preparatory mathematics course, especially for students
who do not anticipate going into high-level math classes
in college.
Advanced Placement Statistics (AP) (P)
Codes: AP Statistics A 20260
AP Statistics B 20270
Length: 2 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
College: Meets UC/CSU (c) Mathematics requirement
Prerequisite: Mastery of Algebra II course content with
prior grade of C or better; or consent of instructor.
Description: The purpose of this Advanced Placement
Statistics course is to introduce students to the major
concepts and tools for collecting and analyzing data,
and drawing conclusions. There are four conceptual
themes in the course: exploring data, planning a study,
anticipating patterns and statistical inference. Upon
completion of the course, students will be expected to
take the Advanced Placement Statistics Exam. This
course is designed to provide students with an academic
experience parallel to that of the college level.
Calculus A/B (AP) (P)
Codes: Calculus A 20220
Calculus B 20230
Length: 2 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
College: Meets UC/CSU (c) Mathematics requirement
Prerequisite: Mastery of Pre-Calculus course content
with prior grade of B or better; or consent of
instructor.
Description: This Advanced Placement
Calculus course teaches students to understand
change geometrically and visually, analytically,
numerically and verbally. This course is designed
to provide students with a college level course.
Many colleges and universities award one Semester/
Quarter of placement/credit for a recommending
score on the AP Calculus AB examination.
Calculus C (AP) (P)
Code: 20235
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
College: Meets UC/CSU (c) Mathematics requirement
Prerequisite: Mastery of Calculus A/B course
content with prior grade of B or better; or consent
of instructor.
Description: This is a rigorous Advanced Placement
Calculus academic high school course that is comparable
to calculus in colleges and universities. Both the AB and
C course require a similar depth of understanding, with
the C course being an extension of the AB course. Many
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colleges and universities award two Trimesters/quarters
of placement/credit for recommending score on the AP
Calculus BC examination. The BC examination includes
an AB score.
Calculus/Statistics AP Seminar NEW!!
Codes: 20238
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units (offered in Spring only)
College: None
Prerequisite: Completion of either AP Statistics or AP
Calculus
Description: This is a course designed for students who
plan to take the AP exam in Statistics or Calculus, or
who are enrolled in Calculus C. Students who would like
to learn additional topics and get practice in advanced
mathematics concepts would beneft from this course.
The additional material will help prepare students for
the AP exams in May as well as prepare them for more
advanced topics found in a University math course.
Science
Forensic Science 1
Codes: Forensic Science A 31000
Forensic Science B 31010
Length: 2 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade level: 9
College: None
Description: Forensics is the application of scientifc
knowledge to solve legal problems. Students will
examine case studies as an integrated effort involving
the felds of chemistry, biology, physics, and earth
science. The course provides a challenging hands-on
environment that introduces high school science skills
and is designed for students planning to pursue a college-
prep science path at Granada. Students who plan to take
Biology as sophomores should take Forensic Science in
their freshman year.
Life Science 1
Codes: Life Science A 30030
Life Science B 30040
Length: 2 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade level: 10-11
College: None
Description: Life Science 1A/B is a survey of life with
emphasis on classroom activities. This course covers
consecutive units of biological principles including the
cell, metabolism, genetics, ecology and the human body
systems.
Biology 1 (P)
Codes: Biology A 30070
Biology B 30080
Length: 2 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade level: 9-12
College: Meets UC/CSU (d) Lab Science requirement
Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in
Algebra I A/B. Completion of Forensic Science with a
C or better is recommended.
Description: Biology is a rigorous, lab-oriented course
that prepares students for college biology. Topics include
evolution, genetics, reproduction, cells, ecology and
biotechnology. Students may apply to take this course as
a ninth grader during the eighth grade spring registration.

Advanced Placement Biology 1 (AP) (P)
Codes: AP Biology A 30330
AP Biology B 30340
Length: 2 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade level: 11-12
College: Meets UC/CSU (d) Lab Science requirement
Prerequisite: Mastery of Biology 1A/B and Chemistry
1A/B course content with prior grade of B (3.0) or
better; or consent of the instructor
Description: The Advanced Placement Biology course
is subdivided into three major categories: Molecules
and Cells, Heredity and Evolution, Organisms and
Populations. The two main goals of AP Biology are
to help students develop a conceptual framework for
modern biology and to help students gain an appreciation
for science as a process. This AP course is designed to be
the equivalent of a college introductory biology course
usually taken by biology majors during their frst year.
As a result, the AP Biology program requires exceptional
effort and dedication on the part of the student. Upon
completion of the course, students are expected to take the
Advanced Placement Biology Exam. It is recommended
that students also register for AP Biology Seminar.
AP Biology Seminar NEW!!
Code: 30341
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units (offered in Spring only)
Grade Level: 11
College: Does not meet college entrance requirements
Prerequisite: Prior two trimesters of AP Biology.
Description: The AP Biology Seminar course will
provide students with extensive practice for the Advanced
Placement Exam offered in May, as well as additional
exploration of topics in Biology.
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Global Science
Codes: Global Science A 30050
Global Science B 30060
Length: 2 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade level: 12
College: Does not meet UC/CSU lab sci requirement
Prerequisite: Completion of Life Science 1A/B or
Biology 1A/B or consent of instructor
Description: Global Science is designed to search
for solutions to modern problems that all societies face
in an increasingly crowded world. Emphasis is on
chemistry, energy use, conservation of natural resources,
and the concept of the earth as a global spaceship. The
course meets the one-year physical science graduation
requirement.
Marine Biology (P)
Codes: Marine Biology A 30310
Marine Biology B 30320
Length: 2 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade level: 11-12
College: Meets UC/CSU (d) Lab Science requirement
Prerequisite: C or better in Biology 1 A/B or
recommendation of Life Science instructor; completion
of Algebra 1 A/B.
Description: Outdoor work and feld trips are an
integral part of this course. These elements give
students an opportunity to learn and apply techniques
used by biologists in their feld studies. Intertidal life
and classifcation of marine organisms are the central
themes. Recommended for students considering a major
in biology, particularly the marine sciences. Research
paper required.
Field Biology (P)
Codes: Field Biology A 30210
Field Biology B 30220
Length: 2 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade level: 11-12
College: Meets UC/CSU (d) Lab Science requirement
Prerequisite: C or better in Biology 1 A/B or
recommendation of Life Science instructor; completion
of Algebra 1 A/B.
Description: This course emphasizes the study of
organisms in their natural environment. Outdoor work
and feld trips are an integral part of this course. This
course emphasizes the natural terrestrial communities of
California.
Chemistry (P)
Codes: Chemistry A 30150
Chemistry B 30160
Length: 2 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade level: 11-12
College: Meets UC/CSU (d) Lab Science requirement
Prerequisite: C or better in Biology 1A/B; completion
of or concurrent enrollment in Algebra II, or consent of
instructor
Description: Chemistry is a lab-oriented, college
preparatory science course intended for students not
necessarily planning to major in science in college.
Emphasis is on environmental issues, as well as key
concepts of chemistry including mole relationships,
atomic theory, electron confguration and bonding,
reaction kinetics, pH, equilibrium and oxidation and
reduction.
Advanced Placement Chemistry (AP) (P) NEW!!
Codes: AP Chemistry A 30170
AP Chemistry B 30180
Length: 2 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade level: 11-12
College: Meets UC/CSU (d) Lab Science requirement
Prerequisite: B or better in Chemistry 1A/B, Chemistry
for Biotech, or Honors Chemistry.
Description: AP Chemistry is a highly lab-oriented
course that is the equivalent of a college introductory
chemistry course. Topics include atomic theory, periodic
law, gas laws, mole concept, acid-based reactions and
qualitative analysis. The course is recommended for
students planning to major in science in college. Students
are expected to take the AP Chemistry Exam in May. It is
recommended that students strongly consider enrolling
in the AP Chemistry Seminar.
AP Chemistry Seminar NEW!!
Code: 30181
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units (offered in Spring only)
Grade Level: 11
College: Does not meet college entrance requirements
Prerequisite: Prior two trimesters of AP Chemistry.
Description: The AP Chemistry Seminar course will
provide students with extensive practice for the Advanced
Placement Exam offered in May, as well as additional
exploration of topics in Chemistry.
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Physics (P)
Codes: Physics A 30250
Physics B 30260
Length: 2 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade level: 11-12
College: Meets UC/CSU (d) Lab Science requirement
Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in
Pre-Calculus, or consent of instructor
Description: Physics is a course dealing with concepts
and relationships involving motion, energy, momentum,
electricity, magnetism, optics and wave motion. Emphasis
is on laboratory investigations and problem solving.
Conceptual Physics (P)
Codes: Conceptual Physics A 30730
Conceptual Physics B 30731
Length: 2 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade level: 11-12
College: Meets UC/CSU (d) Lab Science requirement
Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra IA/B
Description: Conceptual Physics is a college
preparatory activity-oriented course. In this course,
students study similar subjects as in physics (electricity,
mechanics, light and energy) using math skills at the
level reached in Algebra 1.
AP Physics C: Mechanics (AP) (P) NEW!!
Codes: AP Physics A 30262
AP Physics B 30263
Length: 2 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade level: 11-12
College: Meets UC/CSU (d) Lab Science requirement
Prerequisite: Completion of Physics with a B or better,
AP Calculus A/B with a C or better or concurrent
enrollment in AP Calc B.
Description: This is a college-level, lab-oriented,
calculus-based physics course for students interested
in college physical science or engineering majors. This
course will provide instruction in each of the following
six content areas: kinematics; Newtons laws of motion;
work, energy, and power; systems of particles and linear
momentum; circular motion and rotation and oscillations
and gravitation. This course will also include a hands-
on laboratory component comparable to a semester-long
introductory college-level physics laboratory.
Physiology (P)
Codes: Physiology A 30350
Physiology B 30360
Length: 2 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade level: 11-12
College: Meets UC/CSU (d) Lab Science requirement
Prerequisite: C or better in Biology 1 A/B and
Chemistry 1 A/B or Chemistry 1 A/B (H). Chemistry
1 A/B may be taken concurrently in special cases with
approval of the instructor.
Description: This college prep science course is
designed to provide needed background for students
planning to take college biology, or one of the health-
related felds. Physiology consists of frequent laboratory
exercises and lectures. Subject matter covered in depth
includes biochemistry of cell processes and the study of
the most important body systems, including circulatory,
respiratory, excretory, immune, and nervous systems.
Biotechnology 1 (P)
Codes: Biotechnology 1A 30090
Biotechnology 1B 30095
Length: 2 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade level: 11-12
College: Meets UC/CSU (d) Lab Science requirement
Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra I with a C or
better; completion of Biology with a C or better or
completion of Life Science with a B or better.
Description: Biotechnology is a rapidly growing feld
that impacts all our lives. Basically biotechnology
involves manipulation of organisms or their parts,
specifcally DNA and protein, to produce a product.
From medicine to agriculture to environmental science,
biotechnology has revolutionized how biology is done.
This skills-based course, which is part of the newly
established Granada Biotechnology Pathway, will teach
SLOP, the Standard Lab Operating Procedures that
every lab worker must master. SLOP includes safety,
documentation, experimental design, data analysis and
reporting, solution preparation, sterile technique, cell
culture, DNA isolation and analysis, and protein isolation
and analysis.
Biotechnology 2 (P) NEW!!
Codes: Biotechnology 2A 30096
Biotechnology 2B 30097
Length: 2 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade level: 11-12
College: Meets UC/CSU (d) Lab Science requirement
Prerequisite: Completion of Biotech 1 A and B with
grades of B or better.
Description: This course is the second in the series that
will prepare students for a career as a lab technician or
will prepare them for further study at a 4-year college.
Students will learn more advanced techniques in
biotechnology and will be working more independently.
Biotechnology 2B will be offered in the fall of 2009
and will be for students interested in doing independent
research projects. Biotech 2A will be a prerequisite for
Biotech 2B.
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Biochemistry (P) (pending board approval) NEW!!
Code: 30098
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 11-12
College: Will meet UC/CSU (d) Lab Science
requirement
Prerequisite: Completion of either Chemistry A/B, Chem
for Biotech A/B, or Honors Chem A/B with grades of
C or better.
Description: This course is part of the Granada
Biotechnology Pathway, but is open to all students who
have completed the prerequisites. It starts where traditional
college prep chemistry class ends and covers the basic
concepts of biochemistry, including metabolic pathways
and the structure and function of biological molecules.
The course is designed for students considering careers
in biotechnology or health-related felds.
Chemistry for Biotechnology (P)
Codes: Chem for Biotech A 30065
Chem for Biotech B 30066
Length: 2 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade level: 10-11
College: Meets UC/CSU (d) Lab Science requirement
Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra I with a C or
better; completion of Biology with a C or better or
completion of Life Science with a B or better.
Description: This course is part of the new Granada
Biotechnology Pathway that was offered for the frst
time in 2007. It covers the basic concepts of inorganic
and organic chemistry and biochemistry as they apply
to biotechnology and the human body. The course is
designed for students in the Biotechnology Technical
Career Pathway and for students who plan to pursue
training in health-related felds such as nursing or
nutrition.
Astronomy (P)
Codes: Astronomy A 83085
Astronomy B 83086
Length: 2 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade level: 10-12
College: Meets UC/CSU (d) Lab Science requirement
Prerequisite: Completion of Geometry with a C or
better or teacher recommendation
Description: This course will provide students with
astronomical literacy needed to appreciate the latest
discoveries and theories about the various phenomena
in our Universe. Students will learn why the Big Dipper
never sets, how a black hole in the center of the galaxy
was discovered, how astronomers discover planets
around other stars, and how astronomers learned that
90% of the matter in the Universe is invisible. While
exploring the nature of the Universe, students will gain
insight into how astronomical knowledge is obtained
through observation, mathematics and reason.
Environmental Science (ROP)
Codes: Environmental Sci A 30510
Environmental Sci B 30520
Grade level: 11-12
College: Meets UC/CSU (d) Lab Science requirement
School Site: Foothill, Dublin
Prerequisite: Algebra I or equivalent passed with C
or better
Alternate Graduation Credit: 10 Life Science, 10
Physical Science
Description: Gain the knowledge and skills to
understand cause and management of environmental
problems. Learn basic laboratory and feld techniques
including specimen sampling and processing, site
monitoring, documentation, inspection and emergency
response. Become familiar with the Geographic
Information Systems (GIS). Incorporate academic rigor
with practical application by exploring the links between
environment, politics, and economics. Gain a broad
awareness of environmental science and technological
career opportunities through involvement with local
environmental businesses, educational research institutes,
and national labs. Motivated students are encouraged
to take part in job shadowing and additional outdoor
activities. Successful students will lay the foundations for
further environmental studies or continued preparation
for technical environmental areas.
Advanced Placement Environmental Science (AP)
(ROP)
Codes: AP Environmental Sci A 30600
AP Environmental Sci B 30610
Length: Year Long 20 Units
Grade level: 10-12
College: Meets UC/CSU (d) Lab Science requirement
School Site: Foothill, Dublin
Prerequisite: Geometry or Intermediate Algebra with
a B or better, plus at least one other UC approved
laboratory science course with C or better
Description: Advanced Placement Environmental
Science students enrich their learning potential with
job shadowing, internships, and career mentoring, in
addition to the core requirements outlined above for
Environmental Science. Units designed to provide
students with an academic experience parallel to that of
the college level, while promoting critical thinking skills
involved in independent research studies. All Advanced
Placement students are expected to take the Advanced
Placement Environmental Science Exam.
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Physical
Education
Physical Education 1
Codes: PE 1A 20810
PE 1B 20820
Length: 2 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade level: 9
Description: The Physical Education program at the
freshman level emphasizes ftness, team sports and
aquatics. Students will learn how to develop their own
weight and ftness program and experience at least eight
different activities learning beginning to intermediate
skills, game strategies, and sportsmanship. Students will
also learn basic water safety skills and will become more
profcient in their swimming abilities.
Physical Education 2
Codes: PE 2A 20830
PE 2B 20840
Length: 2 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade level: 10 - 12 (strongly recommended for 10)
Description: PE 2A - The second year Physical
Education Program emphasizes ftness and individual
sports. Students learn intermediate to advanced skills,
game strategies and sportsmanship. Badminton, golf,
archery, team sports and dance are activities that may be
offered during fall and spring terms.
PE 2B - Volleyball, bowling, weights/ftness and
additional team sports and dance are activities that may
be offered during winter terms.
Special notes regarding Physical Education:
Every student must meet the 2-year PE requirement.
However, any student who does not pass the California
Physical Fitness Test is required to continue taking PE
until passing the test. Participation in athletics or other
strenuous extracurricular activities will NOT meet the
physical education requirements. All students must
complete PE 1 and PE 2.
PE Athletic Training
Codes: Fall Training 20980
Winter Training 20985
Spring Training 20990
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units (may be repeated)
Grade level: 10-12
Description: This class provides male and female athletes
at Granada an opportunity to improve their ftness level
and enhance their sport ability through specialized
weightlifting, conditioning and monitored physical skills
done through a sport-specifc athletic coach. Previous
experience with Olympic lifting is required. Enrollment
in this course is not a requirement of Granada athletes but
provides an opportunity to stay ft during the off-season.
Dance 1 NEW!
Codes: 20855
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 10 - 12
College: None
Description: This course is open to all students and is
designed to be an introduction to dance for students who
wish to explore and develop skills, as well as appreciation
for dance as a performing art. The class focuses
on movement, rhythm, skill development, creative
expression, style and technique, practice, performance,
critical analysis, observation, and participation. The
course also covers the historical aspects and cultural
dimensions of dance.
Athletics
Granada High School Athletics NEW!!
Codes: Fall Sports 88001
Winter Sports 88002
Spring Sports 88003
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units (may be repeated)
Grade level: JV and Varsity athletes
Description: Granada High athletes will have the
opportunity to build athletic time into their day by
signing up for athletics during period fve of the trimester
that their sport is in season. Listed below are the sports
offered each season. Athletes will be required to sign up
for an athletic ffth period if their sport travel necessitates
that they miss signifcant class time. Those sports are
designated with an asterisk (*). For other sports the
athletic period is an option. Athletes should attempt to ft
it in if their academic load allows it. Please check with
your coach to see how that time period will be utilized.
Fall Sports: Girls Volleyball*, Boys and Girls Cross
Country*, Football, Boys and Girls Water Polo*, Girls
Golf*, Dance
Winter Sports: Boys and Girls Basketball, Boys and
Girls Soccer, Wrestling, Cheer
Spring Sports: Baseball*, Softball*, Boys Volleyball,
Boys Golf*, Boys and Girls Swimming, Boys and
Girls Diving, Boys and Girls Track*, Boys and Girls
Lacrosse
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World
Languages
Students have the opportunity to acquire language skills
from beginning through advanced placement level
in French, German, and Spanish. The goal in each
language class is to develop cultural understanding and
fuency in the language being studied. Daily classroom
activities require students to demonstrate understanding
in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. As students
study the culture, they apply their language skills in
practical, real-life situations, Internet projects and
exchange programs. Increasingly complex activities
engage the students, extend their language acquisition
and use, and allow them to progress through the various
levels of the language. Homework is an integral part of
the Foreign Language Program. The use of technology
is expected in each class. All students are required
to take an exit profciency exam at the end of each
level.
Students who complete two years of middle school
language with a C or better should enroll in level 2 of
that language. Each level has an A and B course.
(A must be taken before B.)
College Entrance Requirements
in Foreign Language
The UC and Cal State systems require a minimum of two
years of the same foreign language.
However, students should note that both UC and Cal
State universities RECOMMEND three years of a foreign
language. Also, the 4th level of a language will satisfy
the College Exit requirement in many cases. Check
college catalogs for information.
NEW FOR 2008-09: Accelerated Language Program
Students may choose to complete three years of language
in two academic years by signing up for three fve unit
courses in one year. For example, a student wishing to
complete three years of Spanish would sign up for:
Year 1: Spanish 1A, Spanish 1B, Spanish 2A
Year 2: Spanish 2B, Spanish 3A, Spanish 3B
This would enable a student to take Advanced Placement
Spanish in the third year.
French
French 1 (P)
Codes: French 1A 40010
French 1B 40020
Length: 2 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade level: 9-12
College: Meets UC/CSU (e) Foreign Lang requirement
Prerequisite: C or better in English or approval of
instructor.
French 2 (P)
Codes: French 2A 40030
French 2B 40040
Length: 2 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade level: 9-12
College: Meets UC/CSU (e) Foreign Lang requirement
Prerequisite: C or better in French 1 or approval of
instructor.
French 3 (P)
Codes: French 3A 40050
French 3B 40060
Length: 2 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade level: 9-12
College: Meets UC/CSU (e) Foreign Lang requirement
Prerequisite: C or better in French 2 or approval of
instructor.
Advanced Placement French 4 (AP) (P)
Codes: AP French 4A 40070
AP French 4B 40080
AP French Seminar 40085 NEW!!
Length: 3 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade level: 9-12
College: Meets UC/CSU (e) Foreign Lang requirement
Prerequisite: C or better in French 3 or approval of
instructor.
Description: Advanced Placement French 4 is a year-
long course intended for those who have chosen to
continue to develop their profciency in all four language
skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The
third trimester of the course will focus upon the
development of the skills necessary to be successful
in taking the Advanced Placement Exam in May.
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German
German 1 (P)
Codes: German 1A 40410
German 1B 40420
Length: 2 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade level: 9-12
College: Meets UC/CSU (e) Foreign Lang requirement
Prerequisite: C or better in English or approval of
instructor.
German 2 (P)
Codes: German 2A 40430
German 2B 40440
Length: 2 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade level: 9-12
College: Meets UC/CSU (e) Foreign Lang requirement
Prerequisite: C or better in German 1 or approval of
instructor.
German 3 (P)
Codes: German 3A 40450
German 3B 40460
Length: 2 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade level: 9-12
College: Meets UC/CSU (e) Foreign Lang requirement
Prerequisite: C or better in German 2 or approval of
instructor.
Advanced Placement German 4 (AP) (P)
Codes: AP German 4A 40470
AP German 4B 40480
AP German Seminar 40485 NEW!!
Length: 3 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade level: 9-12
College: Meets UC/CSU (e) Foreign Lang requirement
Prerequisite: C or better in German 3 or approval of
instructor.
Description: Advanced Placement German 4 is a
year-long course intended for those who have chosen
to continue to develop their profciency in all four
language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and
writing. The third trimester of the course will focus upon
the development of the skills necessary to be successful
in taking the Advanced Placement Exam in May.
Spanish
Spanish 1 (P)
Codes: Spanish 1A 40210
Spanish 1B 40220
Length: 2 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade level: 9-12
College: Meets UC/CSU (e) Foreign Lang requirement
Prerequisite: C or better in English or approval of
instructor.
Spanish 2 (P)
Codes: Spanish 2A 40230
Spanish 2B 40240
Length: 2 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade level: 9-12
College: Meets UC/CSU (e) Foreign Lang requirement
Prerequisite: C or better in Spanish 1 or approval of
instructor.
Spanish 3 (P)
Codes: Spanish 3A 40250
Spanish 3B 40260
Length: 2 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade level: 9-12
College: Meets UC/CSU (e) Foreign Lang requirement
Prerequisite: C or better in Spanish 2 or approval of
instructor.
Advanced Placement Spanish 4 (AP) (P)
Codes: AP Spanish 4A 40270
AP Spanish 4B 40280
AP Spanish Seminar 40285 NEW!!
Length: 3 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade level: 9-12
College: Meets UC/CSU (e) Foreign Lang requirement
Prerequisite: C or better in Spanish 3 or approval of
instructor.
Description: Advanced Placement Spanish 4 is a year-
long course intended for those who have chosen to
continue to develop their profciency in all four language
skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The
third trimester of the course will focus upon the
development of the skills necessary to be successful
in taking the Advanced Placement Exam in May.
Spanish for Native Speakers 1
Codes: Spanish for Native Speakers 1A 40286
Spanish for Native Speakers 1B 40287
Length: 2 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade level: 9-12
Description: This course is designed for students who
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are already profcient in the speaking of Spanish and will
focus on the development of writing and reading skills.
Students will be placed into the appropriate level based
upon an assessment test given to them.
Spanish for Native Speakers 2
Codes: Spanish for Native Speakers 2A 40288
Spanish for Native Speakers 2B 40289
Length: 2 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade level: 9-12
Description: This course is designed for students who
are already profcient in the speaking of Spanish and will
focus on the development of writing and reading skills.
Students will be placed into the appropriate level based
upon an assessment test given to them.

Career Technical
Education
Agriculture
Agriculture/Natural Resources (ROP)
Codes: Ag / Nat Resources A 83190
Ag / Nat Resources B 83191
Ag/ Nat Resources C 83192
Length: 3 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade level: 11-12
School Site: Livermore
College Credit by Exam: Modesto J.C.
Recommendation: Completion of Agriscience II
Description: Learn about the theories and principles related
to agriculture, natural resources and the environment.
Units include natural resources, conservation, soil,
water, wildlife classifcation & habitat, forest species, air
pollution, land quality, weather & climate, environmental
impact on mineral use, sustainable agriculture systems
and waste management. Employment possibilities
include environmental planner, park ranger, and
conservation aide.
Landscape Design / Nursery Practices (ROP)
Codes: Landscape Design A 83230
Landscape Design B 83235
Landscape Design C 83236
Length: 3 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade level: 11-12
School Site: Livermore
College Credit by Exam: Las Positas College
Description: In this class students grow fowers,
ornamental plants and vegetables under environmentally
controlled conditions, applying knowledge of plant
culture, environmental-control systems and structures,
and market conditions. Students learn how to determine
the types and quantities of plants to grow, allocate space
in a structure, such as greenhouse, garden or shed, and
schedule growing activities. In addition, activities include
planting seeds and transplanting seedlings in material
such as bark, gravel, heated water, sandy soil and stable
straw to propagate seeds and nursery stock. Students
become familiar with how to remove substandard plants
to maintain quality control, prune plants to enhance
development, and position plants in landscaping
installations to artistically display them. Students also
learn how to monitor nutrient applications, regulate
humidity, ventilation and carbon dioxide conditions,
and dispense herbicides, fungicides and pesticides in a
safe, controlled manner. Landscaping projects are done
primarily at school sites with some off-campus project
sites.
Arts, Media and Entertainment
Animation & Motion Graphics (ROP) NEW !!
Code: 83116
Length: Year Long - 20 Units
Grade Level: 11-12
School Site: Dublin
Description: Explore the art and science of visual motion
with the 11 principles of animation. Students follow the
professional animation project pipeline method moving
from organizing their concepts in storyboards to refning
their ideas through animatics to fnal polished animations.
Design projects for such media as the Internet, DVD,
TV, Film, iPod, Cell Phones and other mobile devices.
Study the use of animation in other felds such as
scientifc molecular models and mechanical simulations.
Employment possibilities include animator, storyboard
artist, motion graphics artist, character animator, effects
animator.
Television Production (ROP)
Code: 83130
Length: Year Long - 20 Units
Grade Level: 11-12
School Site: Dublin (location change)
College Credit by Exam: Chabot Collegetransferable
UC/CSU elective credit
Description: Learn about the exciting industry of
television production through our learn-by-doing
approach. Units include camera operations, audio/
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video recordings, directing, writing, acting, set design,
sound/lighting design and editing. Learn all phases of
broadcastingannouncing, performing and writing
through video applications and access to a working TV
studio. Discover why video is used: to inform, to teach,
to share common concerns, to entertain, and to effect
change. Understand the legal restraints concerning
copyright, taping and responsible reporting. Employment
possibilities include producer, director, and art director.
(Senior Priority)
Education, Child Development, and
Family
Developmental Psychology of Children I
Codes: Developmental Psych 1A 83130
Developmental Psych 1B 83135
Length: 2 Trimesters 10 Units Each (double-blocked
each trimester)
Grade Level: 11-12
Community Classroom internships (Students must
provide their own transportation to internship sites)
College Credit by Exam: Las Positas College
transferable UC/CSU elective credit
*Note: requires completion of course series of two
trimesters
Description: A comprehensive introduction to child
development, guidance, care, and education. Gain
knowledge, experience, and entry-level job skills
for careers with children. Apply principles of child
growth and development in age-appropriate practices,
activities, materials and environments for learning and
play. Classroom instruction is combined with on-the-
job training at preschool, child care, school-age care,
elementary classroom, and special education feld sites.
Employment opportunities include teacher, teacher
assistant, and child day-care services provider.
Energy and Utilities
Alternative / Renewable Energy 1 NEW!
Code: 83330
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade Level: 11-12
Description: Energy, Alternatives, Production and Use.
The energy crisis and global climate change are related.
Learn to reduce your carbon footprint while preparing for
an exciting career in alternative energy. Students gain an
in depth knowledge of energy production and renewable
alternatives for traditional nonrenewable energy sources.
Environmental, social and economic impacts of energy
choices are investigated. This exploration of renewable
and alternative energy is one component of a two part
series which can be taken in any order.
Alternative / Renewable Energy 2 NEW!
Code: 83335
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade Level: 11-12
Description: Advanced Design, Effciency and Energy
Planning. Our choices in transportation, housing,
government and business have a massive and long term
impact on our future. This hands-on course focuses
on learning about alternatives to trditional choices in
automobiles, homes and careers. Students will make wise
consumer and career choices, allowing them to tap into
the rapidly expanding energy felds. This exploration of
renewable and alternative energy is one component of a
two-part series which can be taken in any order.
Business
Programming
Codes: Programming A 44000
Programming B 44010
Length: 2 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade level: 10-12
College: None
Prerequisite: C or better in Algebra and keyboarding
profciency.
Description: Students will learn the fundamentals for the
beginning programmer. Students will create programs
that incorporate code and work through a number of
advanced topics. Students will defne a problem, break
it down into a series of smaller problems and write a
computer program to solve the problem using visual
basic programming language.
Computer Applications
Code: 44080
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 9-12
Description: This is an introductory course for students
who are interested in developing their knowledge of
computer operations. This course prepares students
for the much needed computer skills of today, with an
emphasis on keyboarding and Microsoft Offce 2007
Suite of software. Students will learn how to create
documents, spreadsheets, fyers, and presentations using
Word, Excel, Publisher, and Powerpoint.
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Business Basics NEW!!
Code: 46020
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 9-12
Description: This course will introduce students to the
world of business, with an emphasis on global business.
Students will receive an introduction to the business
world, explore the foundations of business operations,
and gain the knowledge and skills required for success in
todays marketplace. Marketing, economics, promotion,
fnance, e-commerce, and entrepreneurship will be
explored.
Computer Accounting 1A NEW!!
Code: 44020
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 9-12
Description: This is an introductory course for students
who may be interested in a career in accounting or
fnance or students who are interested in obtaining entry-
level skills in the accounting feld. This course will also
provide a valuable look into the fnance end of business
for students interested in a college major in the feld of
business. Students will use computerized software to
reinforce the concepts learned in class.
Computer Graphics 1
Code: 45020
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 9-12
Prerequisite: Completion of Computer Applications
with a C or better or consent of instructor.
Description: This course is designed for computer capable
students who wish to expand their computer and creative
skills. Students will work individually and in teams to
create fyers, brochures, newspaper advertisements,
restaurant menus, cards, and other graphic design
projects.
Computer Graphics 2
Code: 45030
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units (NEW!! can be repeated)
Grade level: 9-12
Prerequisite: Completion of Computer Graphics 1 with
a grade of C or better.
Description: The course is an extension of Computer
Graphics 1 and an opportunity for students who are
interested in pursuing a career in Graphic Design or
Print Production. Students will further develop the skills
learned in Computer Graphics 1 through a combination
of instruction and the completion of actual jobs for clients
in the school and local community.
Web Design 1
Code: 83115
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 9-12
Prerequisite: Student must be computer profcient
Description: Visual communications on the Internet.
A hands-on in depth exploration of the unique blend of
computer technology and art required for the successful
development of Internet web sites. Students use
and develop content for their own web-based course
management system as well as developing personal web
sites. This hands-on exploration of web technology is
one component of a two-part series which can be taken
in any order. *NOTE: Earn 3 units of college credit by
successfully completing the two-trimester series.
Web Design 2
Code: 83116
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 9-12
Prerequisite: Student must be computer profcient
College Credit by Exam: Las Positas College
Description: Advanced Multimedia, Animation and
CSS. Students develop and deploy multimedia content
on in-class and public web servers. Students learn to
take advantage of the rapidly expanding use of the
Internet for multimedia as well as portable web-enabled
devices. This hands-on exploration of web technology is
one component of a two-part series which can be taken
in any order. *NOTE: Earn 3 units of college credit by
successfully completing the two-trimester series.
Computer Networks and Systems 1
Code: 83140
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade Level: 11-12
College Credit by Exam: Las Positas College
transferable UC/CSU elective credit
*Note: requires completion of course series of three
trimesters
Description: An exciting course in which students learn
about personal computer hardware by building several
computers from new components while repairing others.
Students learn how to troubleshoot and upgrade systems.
Microsoft Windows, Apple OSX and Linux operating
systems will be used. This hands-on exploration of
digital technology is one component of a three-part
series which can be taken in any order. *NOTE: Earn
3 units of college credit by successfully completing the
three-trimester series.
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Computer Networks and Systems 2
Code: 83145
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade Level: 11-12
College Credit by Exam: Las Positas College
transferable UC/CSU elective credit
*Note: requires completion of course series of three
trimesters
Description: In-depth exploration of computer operating
systems, and software. Students learn to install, use
and maintain Windows, Apple OSX, Linux, and server
software. Computer programming and embedded
computer systems are introduced. This hands-on
exploration of digital technology is one component
of a three-part series which can be taken in any order.
*NOTE: Earn 3 units of college credit by successfully
completing the three-trimester series.
Computer Networks and Systems 3
Code: 83146
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade Level: 11-12
College Credit by Exam: Las Positas College
transferable UC/CSU elective credit
*Note: requires completion of course series of three
trimesters
Description: Computer network communication
and security. Computer network communication,
troubleshooting, security, and frewalls are introduced
in the context of the expanding use of the Internet and
the computer challenges it presents. This hands-on
exploration of digital technology is one component
of a three-part series which can be taken in any order.
*NOTE: Earn 3 units of college credit by successfully
completing the three-trimester series.
Marketing (ROP)
Codes: Marketing 1 83250
Marketing 2 83255
Length: 2 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Co-op: Average 10 hours/week (Additional Units -
Variable Per Employment)
(Students must provide their own transportation)
Grade Level: 11-12
College: Meets UC/CSU (g) Elective requirement
College Credit by Exam: Las Positas College
transferable UC/CSU elective credit
*Note: requires successful completion of the two-
trimester series
Description: Learn about the feld of marketing and
the different career possibilities in the industry. Units
of study include marketing fundamentals and concepts,
product development, selling, promotion, advertising,
economics of business, proft and loss and basic business
philosophies. Complete a career portfolio to prepare
for entry into the job market with a competitive edge.
Receive training in proper completion of resumes,
applications, cover letters and references in addition to
interviewing techniques and skills.
Additional focus is placed on developing skills such as
oral presentations, leadership, social and professional
skills. Demonstrate your knowledge with participation in
DECA competitive events throughout the year. *NOTE:
Earn 3 units of college credit by successfully completing
the three trimester series.
Introduction to Sports and Entertainment
Marketing NEW !!
Code: 83256
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Co-op: Average 10 hours/week (Additional Units -
Variable Per Employment)
Grade Level: 11-12
Description: Learn what it takes to start a career in
sports and entertainment marketing. Understand and
develop sports and entertainment marketing concepts.
The class covers elements of professional and amateur
sports including professional, college and amateur
sports products, promotions, how to market sports and
entertainment, marketing research, professional sales
presentation, and experience through DECA leadership.
Economics of Business Ownership (ROP)
Codes: Business Ownership A 83260
Business Ownership B 83265
Length: 2 Trimesters 5 Units Each
Co-op: Average 10 hours/week (Additional Units -
Variable Per Employment)
(Students must provide their own transportation)
Grade Level: 11-12
College: Meets UC/CSU (g) Elective requirement
College Credit by Exam: Las Positas College
transferable UC/CSU elective credit
*Note: requires successful completion of the two-
trimester series
Description: Learn the process of starting and managing
a business. Units of study include the risks and rewards of
entrepreneurship, forms of business ownership, business
marketing and promotion planning, market research,
business operation and fnances, risk management and
more. Complete a business plan for a business idea of
your choice.
Additional focus placed on skill development such
as written and oral presentations, interpersonal
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skills, leadership and management. Opportunities
to demonstrate your knowledge are offered with
participation in DECA competitive events throughout
the year. *NOTE: Earn 3 units of college credit by
successfully completing the two-trimester series.
Entrepreneurship NEW !!
Code: 83340
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Community Classroom Internship: (Additional Units
- variable per hours worked)
Grade Level: 11-12
Description: What does it mean to be an Entrepreneur?
Do you have what it takes to own your own business?
Explore the world of Entrepreneurship and business
basics through a hands-on approach of starting up and
managing a student-run business on campusCafe
Ol. Concepts include the start up process, operations,
promotion, proftability, fnance, management skills,
and entrepreneurship potential. Leadership supported
through DECA.
Industrial Technology
The Lawrence Livermore National Lab (LLNL)
connection...
Instructors in the industrial technology department have
developed a cooperative working relationship with
LLNL. This has made it possible for GHS to update
much of the equipment necessary for students to have a
meaningful experience in industrial technology courses.
We believe our classrooms are among the best equipped
in the Bay Area, and know that those students who
are college bound in the feld of engineering can get a
head start through courses offered in the Industrial
Technology area. Similarly, those students planning
technical careers can gain the skills which will allow
them to enter apprenticeship positions at an advanced
level. Students may also receive credit from Chabot
and Las Positas Colleges with sequence of courses in
industrial technology which include some advanced
work.
Automotive Technology 1
Code: 58010
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 10-12
Description: This beginning course teaches students
about the operation of the automobile through lecture
and laboratory work. Students will learn basic principles
of maintenance and care of the automobile through the
topics of safety, engines, electrical systems, cooling,
and lubrication.
Automotive Technology 2
Code: 58020
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 10-12
Prerequisite: C or better in Auto Tech 1
Description: This continuation of Automotive
Technology 1 teaches students about the operation of the
automobile through lecture and lab work. Students will
learn the basic principles of maintenance and care of the
automobile through the topics of drive trains and axles,
suspensions, steering, and brakes.
Automotive Technology 3
Code: 58040
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 10-12
Prerequisite: C or better in Auto Tech 2
Description: In this course students will learn how
to diagnose and service the major systems of the
automobile such as engines, electrical systems, cooling
and lubrication, and drive trains.
Automotive Technology 4
Code: 58050
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 10-12
Prerequisite: C or better in Auto Tech 3
Description: The continuation of Auto Tech 3 provides
students with an opportunity to learn how to diagnose,
repair, and service the major systems of the automobile
such as transmissions, clutches, axles, suspensions,
steering, and brakes.
Automotive Technology 5
Code: 58060
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 10-12
Prerequisite: C or better in Auto Tech 4
Description: This course is an advanced study of
the automobile and its systems. Students will work
independently on projects assigned to them.
Automotive Technology 6
Code: 58070
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 10-12
Prerequisite: C or better in Auto Tech 5
Description: This course is an advanced study of
the automobile and its systems. Students will work
independently on projects assigned to them.
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Auto Collision Repair and Refnishing 1 (ROP)
Codes: Auto Collision 1A83100
Auto Collision 1B 83101
Auto Collision 1C 83102
Length: 3 Trimesters - 5 Units Eac (year-long class)
Grade level: 11-12
School Site: Livermore
Description: Examine the feld of auto collision repair
and refnishing. Learn to straighten and repair auto
frames, rebuild and repaint auto bodies, straighten metal,
weld (oxyacetylene, plasma gun and mig), replace panels,
apply paint to new parts, and detail cars. Identify auto
body damage and the relationship to cost estimation.
Auto Body Collision Repair and Refnishing 2 (ROP)
Codes: Auto Collision 2A 83100
Auto Collision 2B 83101
Auto Collision 2C 83102
Length: 3 Trimesters - 5 Units Each (year long class)
Grade Level: 11-12
School Site: Livermore
Prerequisite: Auto Collision Repair and Refnishing 1
Description: Study advanced topics and projects in
auto collision repair, refnishing and color matching
for the transportation industry. Acquire profciencies
in computerized estimating, shop management, team
leadership, and business principles.
Auto Body Collision Repair and Refnishing
Advanced Lab NEW!
Code: 83106
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade Level: 11-12
School Site: Livermore
Prerequisite: Auto Collision Repair and Refnishing 1
or 2
Description: This advanced lab offers the opportunity
to complete projects that extend beyond the allotted time
in a given trimester. Students must be enrolled or have
completed at least one trimester of Auto Collision Repair
and Refnishing.
Design Engineering/Architectural Design 1
Code: 50010
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 9-12
Description: This is an introductory course in which
students learn basic drafting concepts and techniques as
they apply to both technical and architectural drawing.
The course includes an introduction to CAD drafting
equipment, two dimensional single and multiple view
drawings and basic architectural foor plans. After
completion of this course students may choose to further
explore Design Engineering or Architectural Design, or
both.
Design Engineering 2
Code: 50020
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 9-12
Prerequisite: C or better in Design Engineering 1
Description. The continuation of Design Engineering 1
with an emphasis on mechanical drafting. Students learn
basic dimensioning, sectional drawing, and pictorial
drawing.
Design Engineering 3
Code: 50050
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 10-12
Prerequisite: C or better in Design Engineering 2
Description: A variety of drafting areas are included
in this course such as dimensioning, tolerancing, and
geometric construction, as well as working and assembly
drawings.
Design Engineering 4
Code: 50060
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 10-12
Prerequisite: C or better in Design Engineering 3
Description: This is a continuation of Design Engineering
3 with experiences in related career areas such as mold
design, electronic drafting, CAM design, and structural
design.
Design Engineering 5
Code: 50070
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 10-12
Prerequisite: C or better in Design Engineering 4
Description: This is an advanced study course in 3D
modeling and project development.
Design Engineering 6
Code: 50080
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 10-12
Prerequisite: C or better in Design Engineering 5
Description: This course is a continuation of Design
Engineering 5 with an emphasis on project development
and presentation.
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Architectural Design 2
Code: 52090
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 9-12
Prerequisite: C or better in Architectural Design 1
Description: This continuation of Architectural Design
1 has an emphasis on architectural drafting. Students
are introduced to pictorial drawing, electrical plans, and
elevation drawing.
Architectural Design 3
Code: 52091
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 10-12
Prerequisite: C or better in Architectural Design 2
Description: Students develop knowledge and skills in
residential construction and architectural communication.
Students will begin developing a working foor plan.
Architectural Design 4
Code: 52092
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 10-12
Prerequisite: C or better in Architectural Design 3
Description: The continuation of Architectural Design 3
will teach students to produce a set of working drawings
for a residential design, including foor and electrical
plans, plot plans, elevation plans and related details
drawings, interior and exterior perspectives, isometric
drawings, and renderings using CAD drawing and study
model techniques.
Architectural Design 5
Code: 52093
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 10-12
Prerequisite: C or better in Architectural Design 4
Description: This class is an advanced study course
in residential architectural design. Students will work
independently on projects assigned to them.
Architectural Design 6
Code: 52094
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 10-12
Prerequisite: C or better in Architectural Design 4
Description: This class is a continuation of Architectural
Design 5 with an emphasis on presentation drawings,
computer renderings, and project presentation skills.
Computer Hardware, Electrical and Network
Engineering (CHENE) 1
Formerly: Electronics 1
Code: 53000
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 9-12
Description: This is an introductory course in which
students will gain experience in component identifcation,
use of instrumentation, soldering, and printed circuit
board assembly. Students need to allow a moderate
amount of study time for this course.
Computer Hardware, Electrical and Network
Engineering (CHENE) 2
Formerly: Electronics 2
Code: 53010
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Prerequisite: C or better in CHENE 1
Grade level: 9-12
Description: Students will gain experience in circuit
board assembly and soldering. Other topics will include
semiconductors, laser and fber optics, use of hand tools,
and analysis of DC circuits. Students need to allow a
moderate amount of study time for this course.
Computer Hardware, Electrical and Network
Engineering (CHENE) 3
Formerly: Electronics 3
Code: 53040
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Prerequisite: C or better in CHENE 2
Grade level: 10-12
Description: Students assemble various projects using
standard industry practices, semiconductors, and digital
electronics. All students gain experience in circuit board
assembly, soldering, and how logic gates function.
Students need to allow a moderate amount of study
time for this course. Third-year students use skills and
knowledge gained from previous courses to design
digital circuits and troubleshoot defective circuits.
Computer Hardware, Electrical and Network
Engineering (CHENE) 4
Formerly: Electronics 4
Code: 53050
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Prerequisite: C or better in CHENE 3
Grade level: 10-12
Description: In this continuation of CHENE 3 students
will learn about the additional topics of DC and AC
circuits, communication networks, digital circuits, and
technical writing.
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Manufacturing, Metals Industry 1
Formerly: Machine Tool Tech 1
Code: 55010
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 9-12
Description: This course is an introduction to the metal
industry. Students use some of the traditional metal
working machines and hand tools. Topics include shop
safety, hand tools, lathe, milling machine, measurement,
and CAD/CAM machining. Topics are taught using
both class lecture and assigned projects. This course
is recommended for students planning a career in the
engineering or manufacturing industries.
Manufacturing, Metals Industry 2
Formerly: Machine Tool Tech 2
Code: 55020
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 9-12
Prerequisite: C or better in Metals Industry 1
Description: In this second course students use skills
from Manufacturing 1 and are assigned projects that
are more complex students are given the opportunity to
produce a project on their own.
Manufacturing, Metals Industry 3
Formerly: Machine Tool Tech 3
Code: 59040
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 10-12
Prerequisite: C or better in Metals Industry 2
Description: In this third course students are required
to design and produce projects using their own designs.
There is additional emphasis on project development and
technical writing. Students work on an individual basis
to develop skills in advanced metal work.
Manufacturing, Metals Industry 4
Formerly: Machine Tool Tech 4
Code: 59050
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 10-12
Prerequisite: C or better in Metals Industry 3
Description: In this course students will design and
produce projects on their own. There is additional
emphasis on project development and technical writing.
Students work on an individual basis. Students may also
arrange with instructor for an independent study contract
to develop skills in advanced metal work.
Consumer and Family Studies
Consumer and Family Studies courses are designed for
real life experiences. Latest technology, reading, writing,
math, and career awareness are incorporated into all
classes. Leadership skills and teamwork are stressed.
Finals in most classes are hands-on demonstrations and
applications. These courses prepare students with the
needed skills and abilities for their future no matter what
their career choice.
Consumer and Family Studies classes prepare the students
for careers, college, and essential living skills. Students
gain background knowledge in career areas such as the
fashion industry, culinary arts, food service, psychology,
consumer rights, time and resource management, and
interior design.
Some courses are part of the Las Positas College
Articulation program which may allow students to earn
college credit. Check with advisor or counselor for
details.
Foods 1/Healthy Living
Code: 65010
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 9-12
Description: Dont just cook! Create! This course
focuses on basic food presentation using healthy,
delicious, and creative dishes. Hospitality careers,
food service, manners, and etiquette are also covered.
Students learn how to prepare everything from basic
cookies and cinnamon rolls to one course meals.
Foods 2: Regional Foods
Code: 65020
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 9-12
Prerequisite: Completion of Foods 1
Description: This is an intermediate course concentrating
on the historical and regional cuisines of the United States.
Emphasis will be placed on continued studies of concepts
of nutrition and health, food preparation techniques and
equipment, herbs and spices, and adaptation of classic
recipes.
International Cuisine
Code: 65000
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 9-12
Prerequisite: Foods 1 and 2 or teacher approval
Description: Students plan, prepare, and serve foods
with an international fair while comparing cultures and
traditions. Cuisines of Mexico, Italy, and China, as well
as various countries in Europe, Africa, Asia, and recipes
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from our Australian exchange school are prepared.
Students gain awareness of varied ingredients, new
products, and cooking techniques.
Hospitality
Code: 66060
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 10-12
Prerequisite: C or better in Foods 2 or Grade 12
Description: Hospitality is a trimester-long course for
students interested in gaining hands-on skills in the areas
of hospitality, travel, recreation, and tourism. Major
emphasis will be in the hotel and restaurant business as
students learn grooming and proper work ethics, safety
and sanitation, food preparation techniques, marketing,
advertising, packaging, and planning of events. This
creative class will have food labs where food will be
prepared and served to hospitality industry standards.
This class may be repeated for credit and is recommended
for a full year since new skills are learned each time the
student completes the class.
Culinary Arts 1
Code: 65030
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 11-12
Prerequisite: Two or more prior Foods courses
Description: This is the frst of a two-part course
emphasizing advanced culinary skills. The frst part
focuses on gourmet food preparation and presentation
utilizing current trends and technology.
Culinary Arts 2
Code: 65035
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 11-12
Prerequisite: Culinary Arts 1
Description: The second part of Culinary Arts focuses
on baking and pastry techniques. Skills learned will help
prepare students for a career as a pastry chef.

Foods for Singles
Code: 65040
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 11-12
Description: Learn to prepare quick and easy meals with
fresh foods. Whether a student is moving into his/her
own apartment after graduation, or heading off to college,
the skills gained in this course will serve him/her well.
Students will learn nutritious food preparation of revised
classics as well as short cuts, new techniques, budgeting
their food dollars, and multiple uses of appliances.
Students prepare stir-fry to multi-course meals as well as
some quick, calorie conscious desserts.

All Foods and Nutrition courses incorporate the latest in
healthy eating along with valuable consumer information
and tips to make food preparation fun and less time
consuming.
Introduction to Design
Code: 65050
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 9-12
Description: Intro to Design is an introductory course
emphasizing principles and elements of color design
related to fashion and interior design. Career opportunities
will be explored. This serves as a foundation for a Home
Economics career pathway. Students will learn sewing
machine basics and will become familiar with natural
textiles.
Fashion Apparel 1
Code: 65051
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 10-12
Prerequisite: Introduction to Design
Description: Fashion Apparel 1 is a class in which
students learn continued sewing machine basics and
clothing construction. This course incorporates the
history of fashion, apparel analysis, consumer buying
and shopping techniques, and textile fber characteristics.
Careers related to fashion design, manufacturing, and
merchandising will be explored. Students will make
projects of their own choosing.
Fashion Apparel 2
Code: 65075
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 10-12
Prerequisite: Fashion Apparel 1
Description: This is an intermediate course for students
who have completed Fashion Apparel 1. Included in the
course are fashion history, trends and design, as well as
garment construction. Students choose their own projects
to focus on selected interests and techniques.
Fashion Apparel 3
Code: 65076
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 10-12
Prerequisite: Fashion Apparel 2
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Description: This is an advanced course for students
who have completed Fashion Apparel 2. Advanced
techniques, tailoring and textile science are included in
this course. Students choose their own projects to focus
on selected techniques and skills.
Textiles/Creative Design 1
Code: 66000
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 10-12
Community College Credit available (pending)
Description: This course will build a foundation for an
understanding of fbers, methods of fabric formation
and their characteristics. Dyeing, printing and surface
embellishments will be explored. Industry terminology,
practices and career opportunities will be emphasized.
Cultural and historical infuences will be covered for
textiles in the apparel and interior design felds. Creative
design will incorporate the sewing machine and other
tools to produce textiles projects applying the elements
and principles of design. This coure is a combination of
theory and hands-on projects.
Textiles/Creative Design 2
Code: 66001
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 10-12
Community College Credit available (pending)
Prerequisite: Textiles/Creative Design 1
Description: The second trimester will incorporate the
sewing machine and other tools to design and produce
textile projects applying the elements and principles
of design. This course is a combination of theory and
design projects.
Interior Design 1
Code: 66010
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 10-12
Recommended: Introduction to Design
Community College Credit available
Description: Students design space to express their
identity. They consider how to select a place to live, how
a home is made, and when to rent or buy. Students learn
advanced design concepts involving interior design,
home construction, and household furnishings. They
apply design basics such as color, form, and function to
the study of furniture, architectural styles, and design.
Interior Design 2
Code: 66011
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 10-12
Prerequisite: Interior Design 1
Community College Credit available
Description: Students will apply design elements,
architectural styles and furniture styles in design
projects. Students will design their ideal home and select
furnishings. Careers in housing and interior design are
investigated.
Students who take Interior Design 1 and 2 can earn 3
units of college credit from Las Positas College.
Consumer Education/ Single Survival
Code: 66040
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 11-12
Description: Become a competent consumer and
survive. Some content areas covered in this course are
independence, goal setting, decision making, consumer
rights, personal checking, budgeting, and using money
wisely. Personality styles are explored, as well as
landlord-tenant rights, selecting a place to live, auto
buying, and insurance. In this course students will take
the COPS survey, discover their career interests, and
select colleges and schools that provide a course of study
for their career choices. Students will exit with a job-
ready resum. Guest speakers from businesses are used
whenever possible to make the students aware of career
possibilities and the requirements of the real world.
We recommend that this course be taken back-to-back
with Relationships and Human Development.
Relationships and Human Development
Code: 66050
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 11-12
Description: Relationships and Human Development
explores the importance of interpersonal relationships for
developing friendships; develops communication skills;
develops self-esteem; addresses marriage and family
responsibilities and good parenting skills. Students
gain skills which they can begin to apply immediately
and which are important throughout a lifetime. The
course also provides a forum for discussing adolescent
development, sexuality, marriage, and children.
We recommend taking this course with Consumer Ed/
Single Survival.
To continue a career path, see ROP Developmental
Psychology of Children.
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Developmental Psychology of Children (ROP)
Codes: Developmental Psych 1 83130
Developmental Psych 2 83135
Length: 2 Trimester - 5 Units Each
Grade level: 10-12
College Credit by Exam: Las Positas College and CSU
East Bay
Description: This course provides a comprehensive
introduction to child development, guidance, care, and
education. Students gain knowledge, experience, and
entry-level job skills for careers with children. Students
apply principles of child growth and development in
age-appropriate practices, activities, materials and
environments for learning and play. Classroom instruction
is combined with on-the-job training at preschool, child
care, school-age care, elementary classroom, and special
education feld sites.
Health and Medical
Nursing Careers (ROP)
Codes: Nursing Careers 1 83275
Nursing Careers 2 83280
Length: 1 year - 20 Units
School Site: Foothill
Community Classroom
College Credit by Exam: Chabot College
Description: The Nursing Careers course prepares
students for advancing their education in a variety of
nursing specialties. Medical terminology, anatomy
and basic patient care serves as the foundation for the
program. Emphasis is placed on the care of patients and
the role nurses provide in a variety of healthcare settings.
Students are placed on internship in local hospitals,
clinics and physician offces. Students are encouraged
to join the professional association CNSA (California
Nursing Students Association).
Note: Pre-screening is required.
Medical Occupations (ROP)
Codes: Medical Occ 1 83210
Medical Occ 2 83215
Length: 2 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade level: 10-12
Community Classroom
College Credit by Exam: Chabot College
Description: Medical Occupations provides introduction
and exploration into the medical feld. Groups are formed
to assist students in focusing on career areas such as
medical assistant, emergency medicine, sports medicine,
veterinary medicine, dental assistant/hygienist, geriatric
assistant, pharmacy technician, physical therapy, surgical
technician and nursing. After completion of the course,
students are eligible to take the California certifcation
exam for medical assisting and become a California
Certifed Administrative Medical Assistant. Students are
placed on internship in local medical facilities and are
encouraged to join the professional organization CMAA
(California Medical Assistants Association.)
Note: Pre-screening is required
Health Information Technology (ROP)
Code: Health Info Tech 1 83217
Health Info Tech 2 83218
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 10-12
School Site: Livermore
College Credit by Exam: Las Positas College
Description: The Health Information Technology
course prepares students to pursue a career in the
rapidly expanding feld of computerized medical records
management including the new electronic medical
record. Students taking this course will have hands-on
training on computer software that facilitates billing and
maintenance of medical information.
Completion of this course is recommended for students
planning a career in medical administration. Students
are encouraged to join the professional organization
AHIMA (American Health Information Management
Association).
Health Information Technology employment involves:
Designing, building, and promoting the adoption of
applications that streamline enrollment processes and
improve access to care.
Developing and implementing data standards
and automated information processes that support
improvements in care delivery.
Researching and reporting on new developments
and trends in the use of Internet and other information
technologies aimed at improving the quality and safety
of health care.
Note: Pre-screening is required.

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Visual and
Performing Arts
Note: Although courses in Visual and Performing
Arts (VPA) can be taken individually, and we
encourage students to take a variety of courses,
please be aware that students must take two fve-unit
courses in the same discipline in order to meet UC/
CSU requirements.
Most of these courses request a lab fee to help cover
the cost of materials.
Visual Arts
Foundations of Art (P)
Code: 60025
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 9-12
Prerequisite: None
Description: This is an introductory general art course
covering the basic elements of art and principles of
design. Does not focus on one medium so students
without specifc interests can participate in an aesthetic
experience without having a specialty. Skill development
at a beginning level, while exploring a variety of
mediums including drawing, painting, paper mache,
wire, and plaster.
Art 1 Drawing/Painting (P)
Code: 60030
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 9-12
College: Meets UC/CSU (f) VPA requirement when
taken with Art 2
Prerequisite: None
Description:This is a studio art class when, taken
in conjunction with Art 2, meets the UC/CSU VPA
requirement. The emphasis of this course is on drawing
and painting. The course will explore the baic elements
of art and principles of design. Many drawing and
painting techniques will be introduced to the students
and they will have the opportunity to work in a variety of
mediums. Students will also gain the ability to analyze
and respond to various works, including their own.
Art 2 Drawing/Painting (P)
Code: 60040
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 9-12
College: Meets UC/CSU (f) VPA requirement when
taken with Art 1
Prerequisite: Art 1
Description: A continuation of Art 1, students will be
introduced to numerous cultural and historical styles
and motifs. Through critiques, both written and oral,
students will develop the ability to aesthetically value
and appreciate works of arts, as well as understand the
relationship between art, culture, and history. Students
will also learn about career opportunities avialable in the
arts.
Art 3: Advanced Art (P)
Code: 60050
Length: 1 Trimester 5 units
Grade level: 9 12
College: Meets U/CSU (f) VPA requirement when taken
with Art 4
Prerequisite: Art 1 and Art 2 with B or better; portfolio
review
Description: This course is intended for the art
students who desire more emphasis on individual skill
development. It is a course designed to accommodate
the highly motivated advanced art student. The course
offers fexibility to artists capable of independent work,
with an emphasis on creative expression and problem
solving.
Art 4: Advanced Art (P)
Code: 60060
Length: 1 Trimester 5 units (may be repeated for
credit)
Grade level: 9 12
College: Meets U/CSU (f) VPA requirement when taken
with Art 3
Prerequisite: Completion of Art 3
Description: This course continues the skills developed
in Art 3. Students are encouraged to explore and develop
profciency in a range of mediums including drawing,
painting, computer design, and graphic design. Emphasis
will be on building a portfolio of fnished work and
formulating goals for careers in art. A lab materials
donation will be requested to help cover the supplies
needed for personal use/consumption.
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Three Dimensional Art 1 (P)
Code: 60310
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 9-12
College: Meets UC/CSU (f) VPA requirement when
taken with Three Dimensional Art 2
Prerequisite: None
Description: This is an art course with an emphasis
on Three Dimensional Art. The course will explore
the elements of art and principles of design. Various
sculptural techniques will be introduced and students will
have the opportunity to create works in various mediums,
including glass, metal, plaster, and papier mache.
Three Dimensional Art 2 (P)
Code: 60310
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 9-12
College: Meets UC/CSU (f) VPA requirement when
taken with 3-D Art 1
Prerequisite: Three Dimensional Art 1
Description: A continuation of 3-D Art 1, students
will gain the ability to analyze and respond to various
works, including their own. In addition, students will be
introduced to numerous cultural and historical styles and
motifs. Students will display the ability to aesthetically
value and appreciate works of art, as well as understand
the relationship between art, culture and history. Students
will have tools and materials supplied. A lab donation
may be requested to help cover the supplies needed for
personal use/consumption.
Advanced Placement Studio Art (AP) (P)
Codes: AP Studio Art 1 60180
AP Studio Art 2 60185
Length: 2 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade level: 11-12
College: Meets UC/CSU (f) VPA requirement
Prerequisite: Mastery of two years of Visual Arts
(Drawing, Painting, or Photography) with prior grade of
B or better; portfolio review.
Description: This course provides students with an
opportunity to pursue quality of both production and
experience in art. The course is designed for highly
motivated students who are seriously interested in
the study of art. Three major areas are addressed that
are constants in the teaching of art: a sense of quality
in a students work; the students concentration on a
particular visual interest or problem; and the students
need for breadth of experience in the formal, technical
and expressive means of the artist. Students will
complete a portfolio of 24 original works, culminating in
the submission of the work for review by the AP Board.
A lab materials donation may be requested to help cover
the supplies needed for personal use/consumption.
AP Studio Art Seminar NEW!!
Code: 60186
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 11-12
College: None
Prerequisite: Completion of AP Studio Art 1 and 2.
Description: This course is offered to students for
the purpose of organizing, analyzing, and submitting
a drawing portfolio for submission for Advanced
Placement credit. Students taking this course will have
the time necessary to put forth their best work.
Ceramics 1 (P)
Code: 60130
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 9-12
College: Meets UC/CSU (f) VPA requirement when
taken with Ceramics 2
Prerequisite: None
Description: Students will be introduced to the basic
fundamentals of ceramics including hand building,
throwing on the wheel, sculpture, surface decoration,
types of fring and glaze techniques. The students will
learn the elements and principles of art in order to
analyze and evaluate their work as well as the work
of other artists. This course will explore early ceramic
culture and history. A lab materials donation may be
requested to help cover the supplies needed for personal
use/consumption.
Ceramics 2 (P)
Code: 60140
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 9-12
College: Meets UC/CSU (f) VPA requirement when
taken with Ceramics 1
Prerequisite: Ceramics 1
Description: Students will explore more complex hand
building and decorating techniques. Throwing functional
pottery on the wheel will be introduced. Students will
further develop their ability to critique other artists
work as well as their own. The course will explore
contemporary ceramic artists. A lab materials donation
may be requested to help cover the supplies needed for
personal use/consumption.
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Advanced Ceramics 3 (P)
Code: 60150
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units (may be repeated)
Grade level: 9-12
College: Meets UC/CSU (f) VPA requirement
Prerequisite: B or better in Ceramics 1 and 2
Description: This course is intended for the art
student who desires more emphasis on individual skill
development. It is designed to accommodate the highly
motivated, advanced ceramics student. Students are
encouraged to explore and develop profciency in wheel
throwing, hand building and complex decorating. This
course continues to explore historical, cultural, and
contemporary pottery and sculpture. Students will further
develop their ability to critique other artists work as well
as their own. With assistance, students will be expected
to give a slide presentation of their course work as part
of their fnal exam. A lab materials donation may be
requested to help cover the supplies needed for personal
use/consumption.
Digital Photography 1 (P)
Code: 60270
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 9-12
College: Meets UC/CSU (f) VPA requirement when
taken with Digital Photo 2
Prerequisite: None
Description: This rigorous course in digital photography
will begin with an introduction/review of the elements
and principles of art needed for creating photographs,
including basic layout and design, color theory, shape,
form, and composition. This course will familiarize the
student with digital photographic equipment, materials
and methods through theory and hands-on practice.
Students will use software to manipulate photographs
in creative manners not possible with traditional
photography. Students will also learn about the history
of photography and photographers.
Digital Photography 2 (P)
Code: 60275
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 9-12
College: Meets UC/CSU (f) VPA requirement when
taken with Digital Photo 1
Prerequisite: Digital Photo 1
Description: The continuation of Digital Photography
1 will familiarize the student with digital photographic
equipment, materials and methods through theory
and hands-on practice. Students will continue to
study the elements and principles of design through
more advanced practice. Students will use software to
manipulate photographs in creative manners not possible
with traditional photography. Students will also learn
about the history of photography and photographers by
studying and emulating a variety of photographic styles.
Students will learn and utilize traditional photography
techniques and experimental styles in the creation
of several projects. A lab materials donation may be
requested to help cover the supplies needed for personal
use/consumption.
Advanced Digital Photography 3 (P) NEW!!
Code: 60280
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 9-12
College: Meets UC/CSU (f) VPA requirement
Prerequisite: Digital Photography 1/2 with a grade of
B or better or consent of instructor. Approval based on
portfolio and/or previous experience.
Description: This course is a continuation of Digital
Photography 1-2 and is intended for the student who
desires more emphasis on individual skill development.
Students will have the opportunity to learn advanced
techniques using Photoshop to solve problems that
reinforce the principles and elements of design, and
enhance their knowledge of technology. Students will
gain experience in setting up different lighting situations
and will be encouraged to experiment with composition.
Students will be expected to participate in a rigorous
self-evaluation process as well as contribute informed
opinions in group critiques. A lab materials donation
may be requested to help cover the supplies needed for
personal use/consumption.
Advanced Placement Photography (AP) (P)
Code: AP Photography 1 60285
AP Photography 1 60286
Length: 2 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade level: 11-12
College: Meets UC/CSU (f) VPA requirement
Prerequisite: Mastery of two years of Photography
with prior grade of B or better; portfolio review.
Description: This course provides students with an
opportunity to pursue quality of both production and
experience in art. The course is designed for highly
motivated students who are seriously interested in
the study of art. Three major areas are addressed that
are constants in the teaching of art: a sense of quality
in a students work; the students concentration on a
particular visual interest or problem; and the students
need for breadth of experience in the formal, technical
and expressive means of the artist. Students will complete
a portfolio, culminating in the submission of the work
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for review by the AP Board. A lab materials donation
may be requested to help cover the supplies needed for
personal use/consumption.
Video Production 1 (P)
Code: 60200
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 9-12
College: Meets UC/CSU (f) VPA requirement when
taken with Video Production 2
Prerequisite: Art 1-2 or Digital Photo 1-2 or consent of
the instructor.
Description: This challenging course in video production
will begin with an introduction to the elements and
principles of art needed for creating videos, including
basic layout and design, color theory, shape, form, and
composition. Students learn, through theory and hands-on
practice, pre-production (script writing, storyboarding);
production (camera and tripod usage, lighting, sound
recording); and post production (editing, output,
packaging, marketing). Students will learn and utilize
traditional flming techniques and experimental styles in
the creation of several projects. A lab materials donation
may be requested to help cover supplies needed.
Video Production 2 (P)
Code: 60205
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 9-12
College: Meets UC/CSU (f) VPA requirement when
taken with Video Production 1
Prerequisite: Video Production 1
Description: A continuation of Video Production 1,
this course will prepare students for the creation of
more video projects using elements of pre-production,
production, and post-production. Students will learn and
utilize traditional flming techniques and experimental
styles in the creation of several projects. Students will
also work on documentaries and even flming. Guest
speakers and feld trips will be included in this course.
Advanced Video Production 3 (P) NEW!!
Code: 60206
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 9-12
College: Meets UC/CSU (f) VPA requirement
Prerequisite: Video Production 1 and 2
Description: This course is designed for those students
who have already taken and passed Video Production
1 and 2. Students will further explore the elements
and principles of art as it applies to video production.
Students will work on advanced pre-production; script
writing, storyboarding, production; camera, shots, angles,
lighting, sound; post-production; editing, packaging,
marketing; and take an in-depth look at the industry.
Advanced Video Production 4 (P) NEW!!
Code: 60207
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 9-12
College: Meets UC/CSU (f) VPA requirement
Prerequisite: Video Production 1, 2 and 3
Description: A continuation of Video Production 3,
student will further explore the elements and principles
of art as they apply to video production. Students will
create and maintain a portfolio of their work as well as
create a resume.
Television Production (ROP)
Code: 60030
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 9-12
College: Meets UC/CSU (f) VPA requirement when
taken with Art 2
Prerequisite: None
School Site: Village/CTV Studios (Channel 30)
College Credit by Exam: Chabot College
Description: This course is a comprehensive introduction
to television production techniques: camera operations,
audio/video recordings, directing, writing, acting, set
design, sound/lighting design and editing. Students
will learn all phases of broadcasting: announcing,
performing and writing. Students will be introduced to
graphic design and video applications. Throughout the
course students will come to understand why video is
used: to inform, to teach, to share common concerns, to
entertain, and to effect change. Students will be taught
about legal restraints concerning copyright, taping
and responsible reporting. A base of information will
be given, but emphasis will be on learning-by-doing.
(Senior Priority)
Performing Arts
Concert Choir (P)
Codes: Concert Choir 1 87023
Concert Choir 2 87024
Concert Choir 3 87025
Length: 1-3 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade level: 9-12
College: Meets UC/CSU (f) VPA requirement
Prerequisite: None
Description: Concert Choir is a mixed choir open to all
students. This group sings both classical and popular
music and performs at least one major concert per
term. Regular class attendance and participation, and
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attendance at all dress rehearsals and performances is
required. Men must be able to rent or buy a tuxedo and
women must rent or buy a formal foor length dress.
Students may choose to take Concert Choir for 1, 2, or
3 trimesters.
Chamber Chorale (P)
Codes: Chamber Chorale 1 87019
Chamber Chorale 2 87020
Chamber Chorale 3 87021
Length: 1-3 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade level: 9-12
College: Meets UC/CSU (f) VPA requirement
Prerequisite: This is an auditioned choir. The student
must have previous choral experience, read and sight
sing music at an advanced level, or have the consent of
the instructor.
Description: Chamber Chorale is a high level
performing group which sings classical, popular, and
jazz music, and performs extensively throughout the
school year. This choir tours every year. Regular class
attendance and participation is mandatory as well as
attendance at all dress rehearsals and performances.
Participants must be able to rent or buy a tuxedo for
men, a formal dress for women, and tour with the
group. Students may choose to take Chamber Chorale
for 1,2, or 3 trimesters.
Show Choir (P)
Codes: Show Choir 1 87050
Show Choir 2 87055
Length: 1-2 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade level: 9-12
College: Meets UC/CSU (f) VPA requirement
Prerequisite: None - Enrollment by audition
Description: Show Choir is choral/movement study which
focuses on bodily/kinesthetic and vocal performance.
The variety of music styles include jazz, popular, and
musical theater. Individual and ensemble singing and
choreography, vocal and dance technique, and literature
for concerts and competitions are emphasized. Regular
rehearsal participation, high level or performance, and
attendance at all performances is required. Students may
take Show Choir for 1-2 trimesters.
Music Composition (P)
Code: 70375
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 9-12
Prerequisite: Familiarity with computers and basic
music skills.
Description: Music Composition is for students who
wish to explore the digital realm of music production. This
class will include instruction in basic computer operations,
audio fle creation and storage, fle manipulation, audio
editing, and multi-track mixing. Students will use
technology tools to expand their understanding of music,
and to promote creativity. Students will be required to
study the historical contributions and cultural dimensions
of electronic musicians. Participants will also collaborate
in preparing publications to promote their creative works.
This class may be repeated for credit.
Treble Choir (P)
Codes: Treble Choir A 70050
Treble Choir B 70060
Length: 2 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade level: 9-12
College: Meets UC/CSU (f) VPA requirement
Prerequisite: None
Description: Treble Choir is an entry-level course
for students to increase their vocal skills and learn the
basics of musicianship. The overall goals of the class are
to develop an aesthetic sensitivity to choral music as an
art form, to gain an understanding of musicianship and
musical styles, to develop the voice, and to learn to work
as a cohesive unit with each individual contributing
her talents to the group. The class may be repeated for
credit.
Pageantry (P)
Codes: Pageantry A 81050
Pageantry B 81051
Pageantry C 81052
Length: 3 Trimester - 5 Units Each
Grade level: 9-12
Prerequisite: Students may be required to participate
in a tryout/audition. Students MUST have consent of
instructor to enroll.
Description: This course is directly connected to the music
program. Pageantry incorporates elements of dance and
movement and the use of tall fags, show rifes and ID
boards in a Show Color Guard format. From August
through November the Team performs as an auxiliary to
the marching band at school and public performances.
In January the focus turns to indoor competitive Winter
Guard events. The group returns as a band auxiliary in
late spring for end-of-the-year activities. This activity
is physical and strenuous. Some previous experience in
the dance arts is preferred but not required.
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Symphonic Band (P)
Codes: Symphonic Band A 87031
Symphonic Band B 87032
Symphonic Band C 87033
Length: 3 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade level: 9-12
College: Meets UC/CSU (f) VPA requirement
Prerequisite: Advanced reading/playing ability or at
least two years experience and consent of instructor.
Description: This is a performance-based music course
emphasizing symphonic and marching band techniques
and literature. This course includes work in individual
instrumental technique, music reading, theory, and
fundamentals all done in a large ensemble setting. There
are also opportunities for small ensemble and solo
performances. Students will be required to participate
in concerts, music festivals, and various marching band
activities including school events and competitive band
reviews. Field trips and tours to various concert and
marching events are included in this activity.
Orchestra (P)
Codes: Orchestra A 70030
Orchestra B 70331
Orchestra C 70332
Length: 3 Trimester - 5 Units Each
Grade level: 9-12
College: Meets UC/CSU (f) VPA requirement
Prerequisite: At least two years experience on violin,
viola, cello, or string bass, or consent of instructor. This
course is designed for orchestral string players only.
Description: This is a performance based music class
emphasizing orchestral technique and literature. The
course includes work in individual instrumental
technique, music reading, theory and fundamentals
all done in a large ensemble setting. There are
also opportunities for small ensemble and solo
performances. Students will be required to participate
in concerts, music festivals and various feld trips/tours.
Orchestra Winds (P)
Codes: Orchestra Winds A 70333
Orchestra Winds B 70334
Orchestra Winds C 70335
Length: 3 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade level: 9-12
College: Meets UC/CSU (f) VPA requirement
Prerequisite: Advanced playing ability. Students may
be required to participate in a tryout/audition. Students
MUST have consent of instructor to enroll. Concurrent
enrollment in Symphonic Band is required.
Description: Orchestra Winds is directly connected
to the string orchestra class. This enrichment course is
for advanced wind and percussion players interested in
expanding their performance experience by playing in
symphony orchestra. Specifc techniques on performing
in a string setting will be examined. Students will be
required to participate in concert performances, music
festivals, and various feld trips and tours.
Jazz Ensemble (P)
Code: 70070
Length: Year-long -- Outside of school day
Grade level: 9-12
Prerequisite: At least two years playing experience on
instruments used in the traditional Big Band and consent
of instructor. Concurrent enrollment in Symphonic Band
is required.
Description: Jazz Ensemble is a performance-based
music course emphasizing Jazz styles, techniques and the
performance of Jazz literature. The course also explores
Jazz listening and improvisational skills. Jazz Ensemble
uses traditional Jazz Big Band instrumentation; however,
small group and/or combo performance opportunities
may be included. Students will be required to participate
in concert performances, Jazz festivals, and various feld
trips and tours.
Drama 1 (P)
Code: 70430
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 9-12
College: Meets UC/CSU (f) VPA requirement when
taken with Drama 2
Prerequisite: None
Description: Students will learn basics of dramatic
performance and literature and are provided exposure to
technical theater. Students will learn the foundations of
performance: pantomime, improvisation, voice, diction,
movement and technical theater.
Drama 2 (P)
Code: 70440
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 9-12
College: Meets UC/CSU (f) VPA requirement when
taken with Drama 1
Prerequisite: Drama 1
Description: The second part of the drama sequence will
build on what students began in Drama 1. In addition,
students will complete a variety of performance pieces
and written assignments that will demonstrate practical
and critical thinking skills and meet performance
criteria.
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Advanced Drama 3 (P)
Code: 70430
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units (may be repeated)
Grade level: 9-12
College: Meets UC/CSU (f) VPA requirement
Prerequisite: Drama 1 and 2
Description: Students apply processes and skills in acting,
designing and producing informal theatre productions.
Students undergo the entire rehearsal/production process
as either a performer or technical support member.
Student actors will make acting choices using script
analysis, character research, refection, and revision
to create characterizations effectively portraying their
role(s) in the play. Student technical staff will design
all technical elements, i.e., sets, props, costumes, hair
and make-up, lighting and sound effects and provide
technical support during performances. Students
complete a specifed portfolio process to document their
formal production experiences.
Advanced Theater Workshop (P)
Codes: Advanced Theater Workshop 1 70450
Advanced Theater Workshop 2 70460
Length: 2 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade level: 9-12
College: Meets UC/CSU (f) VPA requirement
Description: Students apply processes and skills in acting,
designing and producing formal theatre productions.
Students undergo the entire rehearsal/production process
as either a performer or technical support member.
Student actors will make acting choices using script
analysis, character research, refection, and revision
to create characterizations effectively portraying their
role(s) in the play. Student technical staff will design
all technical elements, i.e., sets, props, costumes, hair
and make-up, lighting and sound effects and provide
technical support during performances. Students
complete a specifed portfolio process to document their
entire formal production experiences.
Acting for Television NEW!
Codes: 70435
Length: 1 Trimesters - 5 Units
Grade level: 9-12
College: None
Prerequisite: Drama 1
Description:This course will provide students with
instruction and practice in the art of acting as it relates
to television and movies. Designed for the student who
already has some experience with drama, this course
will build upon those skills already learned.
Non- Departmental
Health Education
Code: 30000
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 9
College: None
Prerequisite: None
Note: This course meets the guidelines of the Health
Framework and is a graduation requirement.
Description: Students will study aspects of health
including physical, mental, and social factors. Topics
include Personal Health, Consumer and Community
Health, Injury Prevention and Safety, Alcohol, Tobacco,
and Other Drugs, Nutrition, Environmental Health, Family
Living (including instruction on sexually transmitted
diseases, AIDS, human sexuality, family life), Individual
Growth and Development, and Communicable and
Chronic Diseases. There will be a focus on learning the
role students can play in maintaining their own health
and well-being through deliberate behaviors and choices.
Alternate assignments will be provided upon written
request for students whose parents wish to exclude them
from portions of this course.
Freshmen in Transition (F.I.T.)
Code: 79000
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 9
Description: Freshmen in Transition (F.I.T.) is a cross-
curricular course designed to bridge the transition to high
school by providing students with academic and social/
emotional support. Students will learn organizational,
note-taking, and study skills; technology etiquette and
computer basics; character development; and Granada
High School ethics and expectations. Upon completion
of F.I.T., freshmen will understand the demands of high
school and be prepared to succeed through their four
years at Granada. Students will also complete a four-year
academic and career success plan.
Special Education Classroom Aide
Code: 80580
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 11-12
College: None
Prerequisite: Teacher approval
Description: This course is designed for students who
want to work with developmentally delayed students.
Students assist with functional academics, vocational
skills, social skills, and independent living skills. They
must enjoy working with people and have a positive
attitude. May be repeated for credit.
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Yearbook Production
Code: Yearbook Production A 46015
Yearbook Production B 46016
Yearbook Production C 46017
Length: 3 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade level: 9-12
College: None
Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation via interview
process
NOTE: Yearbook will be an independent study class in
which students will complete work outside the school
day.
Description: Students will work on the production
of the schools yearbook. Students in this course are
responsible for every aspect of page production including
photography, copy, caption writing, and proof correction.
Students should have strong writing and computer skills.
Students are also required to assist in distribution of the
yearbooks.
Work Experience Education (WEE)
Codes: Work Experience Fall 85120
Work Experience Winter 85130
Work Experience Spring 85140
Length: 1 - 3 Trimesters - 5 Units Each
Grade level: 11-12
Prerequisite: You MUST be employed before you join
the class.
Description: Interested and qualifed students may earn
up to 10 units of credit each term. Students must work
an average of 10 hours per week. To earn full credit,
students attend mandatory weekly class meetings,
complete homework assignments, and receive a positive
job evaluation by employers. Students may sign up for
either two or four trimesters. Priority is given to seniors.
S.T.A.R. Leadership
Code: 81008
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units (may repeat for credit)
Grade level: 9 -12
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor
Class is graded on a pass/no pass basis
Description: This course provides opportunities for
students to become catalysts of change by learning
strategies to confront prejudice and discriminatory
behavior in themselves and others. Students will develop
critical thinking and problem solving abilities. They will
facilitate programs through the school and the community
that provide a forum where young people feel safe to
defne and speak out on important issues. S.T.A.R. stands
for: Students Teaching About Respect.
Elementary School Tutor
Code: 85000
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 11-12
Prerequisite: Consent of an administrator.
Description:Do you have special skills in math, science,
computers, writing, physical education? Do you like to
work with elementary age students? In addition to giving
students and opportunity to experience an introduction to
the teaching profession, tutoring at an elementary school
can be a very rewarding way to fnish off your high
school career in style. If you are committed, dependable,
and open to the challenge that comes with this course,
see your senior advisor. This course may be repeated
for credit.
High School Tutor
Code: 86550
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 11-12
Prerequisite: Consent of an administrator.
Description: This course provides an opportunity for
Granada students to help their peers in the areas of math,
science, and English. If you are committed, dependable,
and motivated by the satisfaction that comes with helping
others to meet academic challenges, see your advisor.
This course may be repeated for credit.
Teacher Assistant
Code: 86300
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 11-12
GRADING POLICY: This course earns elective credit
and will be graded as Pass/Fail.
Prerequisite: Teacher or staff approval. Approval forms
in Student Services.
Description: Students gain experience in various phases
of school operations by working in one of the offces in
the school or by assisting a teacher with clerical tasks.
Students may receive credit for being a teacher assistant
no more than twice.
Cosmetology
Code: 83170
Length: 1 years/3 1/2 hours/day and 8 hours/
Saturday 45 Units (Includes Summer Vacation,
Holidays--Total of 1600 hours)
Grade Level: 12
School Site: Dublin Beauty College
Description: Learn the care and beautifcation of the hair,
complexion, and hands. Units include giving shampoos,
rinses and scalp treatments, hair styling, setting, cutting,
tinting, bleaching and permanent waving and manicuring.
Understand the anatomy of beauty culture with an emphasis
on customer relations. Instruction is designed to qualify
pupils for the California State licensing examination for
Cosmetology. * Tri-Valley ROP offers this class through
Dublin Beauty College, a private institution. Equipment
fees and uniform are required. Saturday class attendance is
required. (Seniors onlyspace is limited.)
* NOTE: A student must be 17 years of age to take the
California State examination and be licensed.
Leadership
Code: Fall Leadership 80140
Winter Leadership 80142
Spring Leadership 80140
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 9-12
Prerequisite: Teacher approval.
Description: This is a leadership development/activities
class for students who would like to be actively involved
in a student organization or student body offce. The
course covers parliamentary procedures, state-school law,
ASB fnance, group discussion techniques, principles
of leadership behavior, advance planning, and problem
solving. Practical experience is gained through management
of student government and activities. Students can sign up
for the trimester of their choice and should base that choice
on their own schedule and the types of school activiites that
they would like to be involved with.
Academic Preparation Period
Code: Fall 88601
Winter 88602
Spring 88603 80140
Length: 1 Trimester - 5 Units
Grade level: 9-12
Prerequisite: Consent of counselor or administrator
Description: Designed for students with full schedules and a
desire to utilize their time at school, Academic Prep provides
a daily period for students to complete assignements, get
additional help, work collaboratively, and utilize the school
information systems. Students must be enrolled in a full
schedule of classes during the trimester they take Academic
Prep and will be given a pass/fail grade.