Career & Technical Education Department



Course Descriptions

Manufacturing, Architecture & Engineering

Technical Graphics

Length/Credit: 1 semester/0.5 credit College Credit

Note:
This course is open to students in grades 9-12. This course is eligible for College Tech Prep Credit.

Description:
This course is the foundation to all Manufacturing, Architecture and Engineering courses, it is recommended as the first course in this pathway. This class is designed to help students understand the basics of today’s technical graphics and the evolving world of technology; the language of architecture, engineering, and design. Course topics include technical communication and lettering, precise and accurate measuring dimensioning, and sketching. 2D drawings will be produced introducing multi view, isometric, sectional and perspective drawings. Students will use standard drafting equipment, Computer Assisted Drafting (CAD) and be introduced to the new Building Information Modeling (BIM) for architecture and 3D Design engineering concepts using Autodesk Software. Individual as well as group projects and problem solving will be performed in this class.

Architectural Drafting I

Length/Credit: 1 semester/0.5 credit

Note:
This course is open to students in grades 9-12.

Description:
Architectural drafting involves the concepts of architectural design and the design and drafting of a house plan. Each student will design a single-family dwelling, meeting detailed criteria, for a given building site. As the project evolves, step-by-step instruction will be provided on design methods, construction practices, residence sub-systems (electrical, plumbing and mechanical), professional/vocational design/build applications as well as plans meeting current ICC Codes, Bainbridge Island and Kitsap County standards. Lecture, video, guest speakers, and field trips will give supporting information. Students will learn to use CAD for basic architectural drafting and REVIT software from industry leading Autodesk.

Architectural Drafting II

Length/Credit: 1 semester/0.5 credit

Note:
This course is open to students in grades 10-12.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Architectural Drafting I

Description:
This course uses concepts of architecture previously learned as well as current ICC codes to complete a design project such as a vacation retreat home in a given environment (mountain, beach, lake, and desert). Research about the chosen environment including Green and Sustainable building practices will be emphasized. Lecture, video, guest speakers, and field trips will give supporting information. A 3D perspective of the exterior of the home will be submitted using BIM computer technology to complete the package. Students will use Autodesk software.

Engineering Drafting & Design

Length/Credit: 1 semester/0.5 credit
Fee: $20

Note:
This course is open to students in grades 9-12.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Technical Graphics. This course is eligible for College Tech Prep Credit.

Description:
Students will be asked to work using industry standard computer technologies. Topics include computer generation of designed problems, projects and production of working drawings for manufacturing applications; real world concepts in design and consequences. Individual and group problem solving will be utilized and tested in this class. This course will explore 3D printing, prototyping and design-build applications and concepts, with new Stratasys FDB printing technology. Students will engage in individual and group problem solving.

Wood Technologies

Length/Credit: 1 semester/0.5 credit

Fee: $25

Note:
This course is open to students in grades 9-12.

Description:
Students will be involved individually and in small groups as they research, develop and find solutions to their projects. Students will be working with both stationary and portable power tools in this class. Safety when working with tools and materials and when working with others will be stressed. A variety of hands-on activities such as woodworking, manufacturing and general carpentry are done in this class as well as teacher-approved projects.

Advanced Woods and Composites

Length/Credit: 1 semester/0.5 credit

Fee: $25

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Wood Technologies

Note:
This course is open to students in grades 9-12.

Description:
This class uses the skills and safety concepts learned in Wood Technologies to develop more advanced wood products, using technologically advanced engineered wood concepts and products, and pieces of wood art. Students work with both stationary and portable power tools while constructing teacher directed projects, competition and community projects, and teacher-approved projects of their own design.

Composite Engineering

Length/Credit: 1 semester/0.5 credit

Fee: $40

Note:
This course is open to students in grades 10-12. This course is eligible for College Tech Prep Credit. Wood Technology and/or Technical Graphics is required.

Description:
Advanced composites are innovative materials being used to a much greater extent in the 21st century than ever before. These materials are lighter, stronger, and more versatile and are being used in a variety of industries. This course prepares individuals to apply material science principles to design, develop and understand the operational evaluation of materials including marrying and bonding composites. Students will use classroom and laboratory applications to learn safety, industry skills and work environments, quality control, laboratory terminology and initial planning to create class projects.

Advanced Composite Engineering

Length/Credit: 1 semester/0.5 credit

Fee: $40

Note:
This course is open to students in grades 10-12; it will only be offered second semester.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of composite engineering

Description:
This course further prepares students to apply material science principles to design, develop, and build Advanced Composite Structures. Students will use the classroom and laboratory to design and build. Further advances in tooling and vacuum applications will be explored. Guest speakers, field trips, and industry process and procedures will also be a part of the course.

Arts, AV Technology & Communication

Newspaper Staff

Length/Credit: 1 year/1.0 credit

Fee: $150 (or $75 for each semester)

Note:
This course is for students in grades 10-12. This course may be repeated with instructor permission.

Prerequisite: Application required. Class size is limited. Selected students will be notified in the Spring.

Description:
Students write and produce the school newspaper on a monthly basis; class members will gather news, write news stories, features, sports stories, columns, profiles and editorials, plan page layouts, compose and sell advertisements, and prepare paste-up of pages for printing. The course offers students the opportunity to develop and use skills in the graphic arts, in photography, in small business management and in writing and editing. Students should be prepared to spend time after school completing assignments and preparing for production. This course is generally not accepted by colleges toward meeting English entrance requirements. The newspaper staff is a small and cohesive group that must work together for the entire school year. Class members are asked to make a commitment and stay in the course for the full year. Since the course is designed for those students considering a career in journalism and for those with a genuine and serious interest in making our school newspaper an effective one, only the most committed student should apply.

Yearbook Staff

Length/Credit: 1 year/1.0 credit

Note: This elective course is open to grades 10-12, based on selection.

Prerequisite: Application required. Class size is limited. Selected students will be notified in the Spring.

Description:
Staff determines the structure and content of the yearbook. They carry out coverage of school activities, create pages, take, crop and select photographs, writes copy, captions and headlines. Students prepare advertising and all materials to meet publisher's deadlines. This class requires responsible, self-directed students who must be self-motivated and work as a team member. Much of the work takes place out of class time. Students are expected to spend time after school covering school activities, completing assignments and preparing for production.

Ceramics I

Length/Credit: 1 semester/0.5 credit

Fee: $25

Note This course can fulfill either a Fine Arts or CTE credit

Description:
This class is an introduction to ceramics. The basic skills necessary to produce creative, functional and sculptural clay forms will be taught. Construction methods will include slab, coil, pinch pot, and press mold hand-building techniques. Basic wheel throwing skills may also be introduced. Glazing techniques and surface design are two very important elements in finished clay work. Creativity and student involvement in use of media is important to this class.

Ceramics II

Length/Credit: 1 semester/0.5 credit

Fee: $25

Note This course can fulfill either a Fine Arts or CTE credit

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in Ceramics I

Description:
This class will expand on Ceramics I hand building techniques, pottery wheel techniques and glaze application. The use of under glazes and white clay will be introduced. Students will plan and create a series of forms that are part of their “area of concentration” and will construct one “major” piece as a final project. Emphasis will be placed on creativity as well as involvement and growth in use of media.

Ceramics III

Length/Credit: 1 semester/0.5 credit

Fee: $25

Note This course can fulfill either a Fine Arts or CTE credit

Prerequisite: Grade of B or better in Ceramics III

Note This course is open to students in grades 10-12

Description:
These advanced courses will expand on techniques learned in previous ceramics classes. Students will work on independent projects further refining technique and growth in areas of interest. Possible areas of concentration could include: hand building, wheel throwing or a combination of both. Students will be involved in planning, designing, analyzing, revising and self-evaluation. Presentation of semester project work will be at midterm and final class critique and must reflect refinement of techniques and growth in use of media.

Photography 1: Film to Digital

Length/Credit: 1 semester/0.5 credit

Fee: $75. This fee covers all materials for film and digital photography to meet course requirements. The fee will be waived for students who qualify for assistance.

Note This course fulfills either a CTE or a Fine Arts credit. This course is eligible for college Tech Prep Credit.

Prerequisite:
During the first week of class, students must provide their own digital and/or film camera in good working order. The camera must have adjustable shutter speeds and apertures. Digital SLR preferred but not required. The school has a limited number of film and digital cameras available for check out for overnight and/or weekends. If the student has access to a film camera, they should bring that the first week of class. The film camera needs to have adjustable shutter speeds and apertures. Students need to be highly motivated, independent learners to perform well in this class.

Description:
This course explores both black and white film photography and digital photography, as well as camera care and usage for both types of cameras, film development and printing in the darkroom, basic photo editing using Photoshop CC, shooting with a digital camera and printing digital images on an inkjet printer. Pinhole photography will also be explored. The basics of composition, shutter speeds, ISO, apertures, depth of field, portraiture and lighting are also emphasized and apply to both types of cameras. The class begins with shooting a roll of film, developing it and printing in the darkroom. Then students will shoot the next assignment with digital and learn some basic photo editing techniques in Photoshop. As we progress through the semester, students will be able to choose which type of photography they will want to do for assignments. All assignments will include what is common to both types of photography and what is different. The basic history of photography is also covered.

Photography 2: Film to Digital

Length/Credit: 1 semester/0.5 credit

Fee: $75. This fee covers all materials for film and digital photography to meet course requirements. The fee will be waived for students who qualify for assistance.

Note This course fulfills either a CTE or a Fine Arts credit. This course is eligible for college Tech Prep Credit.

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in Photography 1. Students must provide their own digital camera (DSLR preferred) and if available their own film camera. The school has a limited number of film cameras available for check out for overnight and/or weekends. Students need to be highly motivated, independent learners to perform well in this class.

Description: This course continues with film and digital photography. Students learn more advanced techniques of printing in the darkroom on a variety of papers, and more advanced techniques of digital shooting using camera raw and manual modes. Targetred adjustments and using layers and layer masks will be explored. Night photography, studio portraiture, street photography and documentary photography are some of the topics covered. By midterm, students will choose either film or digital to shoot their final projects for the class. Matting and print presentation is emphasized.
Note
All color photography will be done digitally. Pinhole photography will also be explored and can be printed with digital materials or in the darkroom. History of photography is explored every day with images in the photo log. Participation in the Washington State High School Photography contest is required; many other opportunities for contests and exhibitions will be offered.

Photography 3: Film and/or Digital and Beyond

Length/Credit: 1 semester/0.5 credit

Fee: $75. This fee covers all materials for film and digital photography to meet course requirements. The fee will be waived for students who qualify for assistance.

Notes: This course fulfills either a CTE or a Fine Arts credit.

Prerequisite:
Grade of C or better in Photography 2. Students must provide their own digital camera (DSLR preferred) and if available their own film camera. The school has a limited number of film cameras available for check out for overnight and/or weekends. Students need to be highly motivated, independent learners to perform well in this class.

Description:
This course continues with film and digital photography. At the start of the class students will choose whether to concentrate in film or digital photography and/or they can also explore ways to merge the two media and utilize the best of both. Students will shoot in the studio, shoot a long term project on a subject of their own choosing, explore career topics in photography, and make a portfolio of their images that are in both print and book form. Opportunities are available for students to shoot for community and school based photography projects. This class is designed for students who are highly motivated and really want to go into photography in great depth. Writing about photography is emphasized in the daily journal kept on line, students can also explore historical printing methods like cyanotype and van dyke brown, and alternative digital printing methods. Participation in the Washington State High School Photography contest is required; many other opportunities for contests and exhibitions will be offered.

AP Photography

Length/Credit: 1 year/1.0 credit

Fee: $75 fee covers all materials for film and digital photography to meet course requirements. The fee will be waived for students who qualify for assistance; $95 AP exam fee.

Notes: This course fulfills either a CTE or a Fine Arts credit and is open to students in grades 10-12.

Prerequisite: Successful completion ( C or better) of two semesters of Photography and instructor permission.

Description:
AP Photography is a college level class that could potentially earn you college credit. This class is taught with photography being the primary medium, therefore it is called AP Photography (but falls under the AP 2D Design category). Toward the end of the course you will submit a portfolio to The College Board that will determine if you qualify to earn credit at certain colleges and universities around the country. This portfolio is intended to address two-dimensional (2-D) design issues. Design involves purposeful decision making about how to use the elements and principles of art in an integrative way. The principles of design (unity/variety, balance, emphasis, contrast, rhythm, repetition, proportion/scale, figure/ground relationships), articulated through the visual elements (line, shape, color, value, texture, space), help guide artists in making decisions about how to organize the elements on a picture plane in order to communicate content. During this year long class, you will do assignments to broaden your range of abilities, work on a concentration portfolio and participate in critiques and one on one conferences with the instructor.

Business, Management & Administration

Personal Finance

Length/Credit: 1 semester/0.5 credit

Note:
This course is open to students in grades 11-12 and will be offered first semester only.

Description:
Personal Finance is a course designed to help students find a future life path and manage their own finance in a smart way. Real world topics will include creating a post-secondary plan (including 4-year, 2-year, and technical colleges, military, and work), job search and necessary materials, rentals, insurance, car shopping, student and personal loans, income and money management, spending/credit, saving/ investing, and taxes. Students will design personal and household budgets; simulate use of checking and saving accounts; demonstrate knowledge of finance, debt, and credit management; and evaluate and understand investment strategies in stocks, bonds and mutual funds. This is a course important to all students interested in having a better control over their future financial life.

Economics

Length/Credit: 1 semester/0.5 credit

Note:
This course is open to students in grades 10-12.

Description:
In Economics students will understand the characteristics and fundamentals of economic concepts and the US Economic system. Students will learn how our economy works and what influences consumer, business and government decisions. Finance including budgeting personal income and investing in vehicles like stocks, bonds, and mutual funds will be practiced. Also students will explore career opportunities in the areas of business, economics, and entrepreneurship.

AP Economics

Length/Credit: 1 year/1.0 credit

Fee: There is a fee for AP Exam

Note:
This course is open to students in grades 10-12.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra II.

Description:
This course goes beyond the basic economic principles to explore the social issues that are at the core of both microeconomics and macroeconomics. Students will develop understanding of individual and corporate economic choices, analyzing both the motivation and impact of those choices. The course looks closely at the performance of the American economy, with attention given to the potential policy tools of taxes, government spending, and interest rates, and the role of the United States in the global economy.

Advanced Placement Courses
Students enrolled in an AP class will be required to take the Advanced Placement examination in May (paid for in advance by the student). College credits may be granted based upon individual performance on this test and the policy of the college attended.

Microsoft Office IT Academy - Core

Length/Credit: 1 semester/0.5 credit

Note:
This course is open to students in grades 9-12.

Description:
This course is designed to teach students fundamental concepts, terms and functions of Microsoft Office 2013. Microsoft Office IT Academy students will be given the opportunity to take Microsoft Certification exams for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook. This course will include many authentic application problems that students will solve by applying their newly learned computer skills. Microsoft Word skills include creating letters, reports, newsletters and flyers using embedded graphics and word processing formats. Students will learn how to create a professional business resume and cover letter. Students will use various themes and styles to enhance the appearance of their documents. Microsoft Excel skills include creating worksheets that use formulas and functions to solve authentic application problems. Students will use graphs, styles and themes to display information in a professional manner. Microsoft PowerPoint skills include creating presentations that display information using graphics, charts, transitions, animations and sound.

Microsoft Office IT Academy - Expert

Length/Credit: 1 semester/0.5 credit

Note:
This course is open to students in grades 10-12.

Prerequisite: Microsoft Office IT Academy - Core OR instructor recommendation

Description:
This course will continue students’ knowledge of software applications taught in Microsoft Office IT Academy. Students will continue to have the opportunity to take the MOS certification exams in Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Access at the Expert/Mastery level for college credit

Leadership/Link Crew

Length/Credit: 1 semester/0.5 credit OR 1 year/1.0 credit

Note:
This course is open to students in grades 9-12. Students planning to participate in Student Council and/or Link Crew are strongly encouraged to apply.

Prerequisite: Application required. Class size is limited. Selected students will be notified in the Spring.

Description:
Leadership students will work with the Link Crew mentoring program. This course is designed to train students in the various aspects of leadership and provide opportunities for development of skills. Experience will include human relations work with peers, faculty, administration, and the community. Students will also have the opportunity to prepare for career choices and create a high school and beyond plan based on their leadership strengths.

Information Technology

Digital Design I

Length/Credit: 1 semester/0.5 credit

Note:
This course is open to students in grades 9-12. This course is eligible for college Tech Prep Credit

Description:
This course will focus on the basic structure and design requirements of graphics for the web and web page development. Students will learn the basics of Adobe Fireworks CS5, Adobe Photoshop CC 2015, Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2015, HTML5, and CSS3. Students will focus on learning design concepts and applying them by using HTML5 and CSS3 to code fully functional web pages.

Digital Design II

Length/Credit: 1 semester/0.5 credit

Note:
This course is open to students in grades 9-12.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Digital Design I or instructor permission.

Description:
This course focuses on continued building web design skills learned in Digital Design I. Students will continue to advance their skills in the Adobe programs, HTML5, and CSS3. New skills will be learned in Adobe Flash CC2015 and advancing to Javascript to create animations and dynamic websites. Completion of this course will help prepare students with the skills necessary to pursue and continue web development and design programs outside of high school.

Digital Design III & IV

Length/Credit: 1 semester/0.5 credit

Note:
These courses are open to students in grades 10-12.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Digital Design I and II or instructor permission.

Description: Students in this class will be responsible for the maintenance and construction of the Bainbridge High School website. Students will work in groups and individually to complete projects related to the school website, help establish a web presence for clubs and activities, and projects that enhance and showcase their skill set. These are semester courses and can be taken anytime after completing Digital Design I and II.

Web Team I & II

Length/Credit: 1 semester/0.5 credit

Note:
These courses are open to students in grades 10-12.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Digital Design III and IV.

Description: Students in this class will be responsible for the maintenance and construction of the Bainbridge High School website. Students will work in groups and individually to complete projects related to the school website, help establish a web presence for clubs and activities, and projects that enhance and showcase their skill set. These are semester courses and can be taken anytime after completing Digital Design IV.

Web Team III & IV

Length/Credit: 1 semester/0.5 credit

Note:
These courses are open to students in grades 10-12.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Web Team I & II.

Description: Students in this class will be responsible for the maintenance and construction of the Bainbridge High School website. Students will work in groups and individually to complete projects related to the school website, help establish a web presence for clubs and activities, and projects that enhance and showcase their skill set. These are semester courses and can be taken anytime after completing Web Team I & II.

Introduction to Computer Science

Length/Credit: 1 semester/0.5 credit

Note:
This course is open to students in grades 9-12.

Description:
This course introduces students to computer programming. Students learn to program Android® apps with MIT App Inventor. The course progresses into learning the Python programming language. Students will develop computational thinking and build career awareness in computing.

AP Computer Science Principles

Length/Credit: 1 year/1.0 credit

Note:
This course is open to students in grades 10-12, 9th grade with instructor permission. Advanced Placement courses are more rigorous and will move at a faster pace than other classes. Students will be required to complete assignments independently outside of class time.

Fee: There is a fee for AP Exam

Prerequisite: Students should have knowledge and feel comfortable with computers; while not required, students may have previously taken Exploring Computer Science or Introduction to Computer Science.

Description:
AP Computer Science Principles introduces students to the central ideas of computer science. The rigorous course promotes deep learning of computational content, develops computational thinking skills, and engages students in the creative aspects of the field. Students are encouraged to apply creative processes when developing computational artifacts and to think creatively while using simulations to explore questions that interest them.

Advanced Placement Courses Students enrolled in an AP class will be required to take the Advanced Placement examination in May (paid for in advance by the student). College credits may be granted based upon individual performance on this test and the policy of the college attended.

AP Computer Science

Length/Credit: 1 year/1.0 credit

Fee: $95 fee for AP Exam & additional software/workbook costs

Note:
This course fulfills either a CTE or a Math credit

Prerequisite: Algebra II with a minimum grade of “C-.” This course may be taken concurrently with Pre-Calculus.

Description:
AP Computer Science is an introductory study of the theory and practice of computer science and software engineering. It covers fundamental concepts of programming, including data structures, algorithms, and procedures, as well as object-oriented methodologies. Students will learn problem-solving techniques, software design and documentation skills, and development and debugging strategies, all using the Java programming language. Students will be required to take the AP Computer Science A exam in May.

Advanced Placement Courses Students enrolled in an AP class will be required to take the Advanced Placement examination in May (paid for in advance by the student). College credits may be granted based upon individual performance on this test and the policy of the college attended.

Criminal Justice

Law & Order

Length/Credit: 1 semester/0.5 credit

Note:
This course is open to students in grades 10-12.

Description:
In Law & Order students will develop an understanding of personal rights and responsibilities, the American court system, contracts and business organization. Students will discuss ethical conduct in business and society in light of applicable law. Mock trial practice will allow students to experience the feeling of a courtroom and roles of participants. Business Law will be a strong emphasis.

Forensic Science

Length/Credit: 1 year/1.0 credit

Note: This course fulfills either a CTE or Science credit

Prerequisite: Successful completion of one year of Biology AND one year of Physics or Chemistry.

Note: This course counts as either a Science or CTE credit. This course is not NCAA approved.

Description:
The Forensic Science course introduces students to some of the specialized fields of forensic science. It is a lab-based course involved in the application of scientific methods and technology to the analysis of crime scene evidence. The course will focus on crime scene investigation, lab analysis techniques (e.g., analysis of fiber, blood, hair, glass; DNA, questioned documents, prints; facial reconstruction; crime scene reconstruction) and recording and presenting data at a mock final inquest. Mock crime scenes will be investigated and real case studies analyzed. Students are required to supply their own gloves.

Health Sciences

Athletic Medicine I

Length/Credit: 1 semester/0.5 credit

Note:
This course is open to students in grades 9-12.

Description:
Athletic Medicine I gives students the opportunity to experience sports medicine by spending one period in the classroom and time after school in the training room with a Certified Athletic Trainer. The main emphasis of the class will be to apply the skills learned in class to real-life situations and scenarios. Students will learn human anatomy and physiology, science/medical vocabulary and terminology, prevention and care of athletic injuries, nutrition, strength and conditioning, basic concepts of injury evaluation and rehabilitation. Students are required to participate in 10 hours of athletic training activities outside of the classroom.

Athletic Medicine II

Length/Credit: 1 year/1.0 credit

Note:
This course is open to students in grades 10-12. This course is eligible for College Tech Prep Credit.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Athletic Medicine I.

Description:
Athletic Medicine II builds upon the principles learned in Athletic Medicine I. Students will learn more detailed human anatomy and physiology, injury management and rehabilitation, therapeutic modalities, and have practice with increased medical terminology. Students will be automatically enrolled in the Athletic Training Practicum, which requires 90 additional hours outside of the classroom per semester.

Athletic Medicine III

Length/Credit: 1 year/1.0 credit

Note:
This course is open to students in grades 11-12.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Athletic Medicine I and Athletic Medicine II.

Description:
Athletic Medicine III has a detailed focus on Kinesiology. Students will spend time learning the muscles of the body, along with their origins, insertions, and actions. Students will also have the opportunity to study strength and conditioning techniques, as well as sports nutrition. On occasion outside rotations with community health profressionals will be offered during classtime.

Athletic Medicine Practicum

Length/Credit: 1 year/1.0 credit

Note:
This course is open to students in grades 9-12.

Prerequisites: Participation in any Athletic Medicine course. Required for Athletic Med II. Athletic training internship requires CPR certification.

Description:
The Athletic Medicine Practicum is a hands on experience where students have the ability to explore their medical interests in a variety of avenues. Students may participate in an athletic training internship, where they actively participate in caring for athletes in after school sports under the supervision of the BHS Athletic Trainer, students participating in this experience are required to have a CPR certification. Students may also complete their hours by exploring their medical interests in a wide variety of presentation, project, and experience options or by shadowing a community health profressional (i.e. physical therapist, vet dentist, etc.)

Biomedical Science: Human Body Systems - PLTW

Length/Credit: 1 year/1.0 credit

Note:
This course counts as either a Science or CTE credit. This course is open to students in grades 11-12.

Prerequisite: Grade of a C or better in Biology and Chemistry or concurrent enrollment in Chemistry.

Description:
In this challenging hands-on course, students work through interesting real world cases and often play the role of biomedical professionals to solve medical mysteries. Students engage in the study of the processes, structures, and interactions of the human body systems. Important concepts in the course include: communication, transport of substances, locomotion, metabolic processes, defense, and protection. The central theme is how the body systems work together to maintain homeostasis and good health. The systems are studied as “parts of the whole,” working together to keep the amazing human machine functioning at an optimal level. Students will design experiments, investigate the structures and functions of body systems, and use data acquisition software to monitor body functions. Dissection is an integral part of the curriculum.

Human Services

Foods

Length/Credit: 1 semester/0.5 credit

Fee: $30

Note:
This course is open to students in grades 9-12.

Description:
Learning about food through hands-on lab experiences will prepare students for food preparation and food and nutrition related jobs and careers. The class will enable students to learn more about how and where to pursue further educational and career opportunities during and after high school. Skills and confidence gained from class labs will enable students to: Explore career options in the foods and hospitality businesses; Prepare new foods, practicing techniques, using recipes; Use a variety of kitchen appliances effectively; Develop creativity with ingredients, herbs, spices, flavorings; Make meal planning decisions & prepare and serve student planned meals; Learn food buying techniques; Choose foods wisely for health and performance.

Advanced Foods

Length/Credit: 1 semester/0.5 credit Fee: $30

Note:
This course is open to students in grades 10-12.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Foods.

Description:
Advanced Foods a course designed to reinforce and further enhance the culinary skills developed in Foods Students will study advanced preparation techniques and culinary skills. An understanding of the chemical changes that take place during food preparation will be enhanced through classroom demonstrations and lab experiences. Over the course of the semester, students will work cooperatively to manage resources such as equipment, time, and money, to prepare a variety of foods. Students will demonstrate existing, and learn new, food preparation techniques. Students will take a leadership role in planning labs focusing on meal management, using herbs and spices, preparing cultural foods, and American regional cooking

Exploring Childhood I

Length/Credit: 1 semester/0.5 credit

Note:
This course is open to students in grades 9-12. This course is eligible for College Tech Prep Credit.

Description:
The goal of the class is to provide students with understanding, skills, and positive real experiences in working with children. Students will develop teaching and parenting skills through working with and observing children. An on-site preschool, taught by a preschool teacher responsible for the children who participate, provides experience for the high school students in working with children the majority of the time. Students will have opportunities to work in field sites off-campus in preschools, daycares and primary grades. Students will have opportunities to: Experience the spontaneity and challenges of children; Interact with a variety of child age groups; Work with, guide and play with children; Explore careers in teaching and early childhood education. Plan and teach a variety of activities: arts and crafts, stories, active play and outdoor play, music, science and cooking.

Exploring Childhood II

Length/Credit: 1 semester/0.5 credit

Note:
This course is open to students in grades 10-12. This course is eligible for College Tech Prep Credit.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Exploring Childhood I

Description:
Exploring Childhood II is a community-based learning experience. In this class students participate in off-campus learning experiences designed to enrich their understanding of professional early childhood education practice.

Fashion: Design & Production

Length/Credit: 1 semester/0.5 credit

Fee: $30

Note:
This course is open to students in grades 9-12.

Description:
Students will learn how clothing is made from the design process through the construction phase of a garment. Students will work in a lab setting the majority of the time to create one or more articles of clothing. This class will give students the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge of clothing production needed for personal use or to progress to more career-oriented study of clothing production, fashion design, business and retail.

Career and Technical Sciences

AP Physics C (Mechanics)

Length/Credit: 1 year/1.0 Science credit

Fee: There is a fee for AP Exam

Note: This course fulfills either a CTE or Science credit.

Prerequisite: Student must have completed Physics or Chemistry with a grade of “B” or better, and completed Pre-calculus or be concurrently enrolled in Pre-calculus.

Description:
Advanced Placement Physics C is designed to be equivalent to a one year college physics course that serves as the foundation in physics for students majoring in the physical sciences or engineering. The course utilizes guided inquiry and student-centered learning to foster the development of critical thinking skills. Introductory differential and integral calculus will be use throughout the course. Students are not required to have taken calculus but calculus will be introduced as needed with the physics. The course will cover topics in kinematics, Newton’s laws of motion, work, energy, power, momentum, circular motion and rotation, and oscillations and gravitation. The second semester will cover some topics in electrostatics, electric circuits, magnetic fields and electromagnetism.

Advanced Placement Courses - Science Students enrolled in an AP class will be required to take the Advanced Placement examination in May (paid for in advance by the student). College credits may be granted based upon individual performance on this test and the policy of the college attended.

AP Environmental Science

Length/Credit: 1 year/1.0 Science credit

Fee: There is a fee for AP Exam

Note: This course fulfills either a CTE or Science credit.

Prerequisite: Student must have completed Biology AND one year of either Physics or Chemistry.

Description:
Advanced Placement Environmental Science is to provide students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and human-made, to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and to examine alternative solutions for resolving or preventing them. Environmental science is interdisciplinary; it embraces a wide variety of topics from different areas of study. Yet there are several major unifying constructs, or themes that cut across the many topics included in the study of environmental science.

Career and Technical Mathematics

Consumer Math

Length/Credit: 1 year/1.0 credit

Note:
This course fulfills either a CTE or a Math credit

Prerequisite: Counselor approval as third math credit.

Description:
Students will study mathematics applied in real life. This course will give students practice in using math to navigate situations they may encounter upon leaving high school. Topics included but not limited to: Job Applications, payments for work, taxes, credit cards, interest, meal planning, budgets, medical insurance, auto insurance, buying a car, and more.

AP Statistics

Length/Credit: 1 year/1.0 credit

Fee: There is a fee for AP Exam

Note:
This course fulfills either a CTE or a Math credit

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra II. This course is recommended for 10th or 11th grade students that are interested in taking the Advanced Applied Statistics course.

Description:
This is an Advanced Placement course consisting of a Full Year of work in probability, statistics, data analysis and related topics comparable to a college course. College credits may be granted based upon individual performance on the AP exam and the policy of the college attended. It is essential that each student have a graphing calculator. Students will be required to take the AP exam in May.

Advanced Placement Courses
Students enrolled in an AP class will be required to take the Advanced Placement examination in May (paid for in advance by the student). College credits may be granted based upon individual performance on this test and the policy of the college attended.

Advanced Applied Stats: Advanced Applied Statistical Analysis and Programming in R.

Length/Credit: 1 year/1.0 credit

Note:
This course fulfills either a CTE or a Math credit

Prerequisite: AP Statistics

Description:
This college-level course is designed to help students discover the power, diversity, and broad applicability of statistics. Students will learn a variety of data analysis techniques, such as multiple regression, simulation studies, and survival analysis, with an emphasis on showing how these methods have revolutionized the use of statistics in fields such as engineering, environmental studies, economics, and medicine. Within each unit, guided activities assist students in working through the entire process of a real-world case study. The course uses an inquiry-based approach that teaches advanced statistical techniques through group work and hands-on exploration of current research questions. By researching the literature, planning and carrying out experiments, and presenting their results, students in this course will experience data analysis as it is actually practiced.

This course will incorporate the computer software, R, a free software programming language and software environment for statistical computing and graphics. The R language is widely used among statisticians and data miners for developing statistical software and data analysis. Polls and surveys of data miners are showing R's popularity has increased substantially in recent years. Integrated within the curriculum will also be Arc-GIS technologies and applications.

Advanced Placement Courses - CTE Students enrolled in an AP class will be required to take the Advanced Placement examination in May (paid for in advance by the student). College credits may be granted based upon individual performance on this test and the policy of the college attended.

Additional CTE Options: Robotics & WBL

The courses listed below can be added to a student schedule in the Fall, and are not included in the Spring course request process. Read the descriptions for information about enrollment.

Robotics 1: Learning Robotics via FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)

Credit: 0.5 credit

Prerequisite: Instructor approval

Note:
A minimum of 75 hours of participation in Robotics meetings and events is required over the course of the year. Credit will be granted for second semester, and students will be enrolled in the course in November.

Students must demonstrate commitment to the Robotics Team. Schedule is as follows:
September – December: Class held 6pm-8pm, every two weeks
January – March: Class held on Wednesdays and Fridays, 4pm- 8pm and Sundays 1pm – 5pm

Description:
This course is designed to introduce students to basic robotics through experiential learning and the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition using various robotics platforms. The course curriculum integrates all four STEM disciplines and includes problem solving, teamwork, time management, and project management skills development. Objectives of this course include: (1) Introduce students to programming mobile robots (2) Model and use the design and engineering process (3) Apply new knowledge of mechanical and electrical systems to build a robot (4) Experience at least one team robotics competition. By the end of the class, students should be able to design, simulate, build, and program a robot. A $200 donation is asked for this course for personal consumables.
This course cannot be selected during pre-registration. Students must be a committed member of the Robotics Team in the Fall of 2016 to be enrolled in the "after-school" course. For more information contact Mr. Chee at echee@bisd303.org.

Robotics 2: Learning Robotics via FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)

Length/Credit: 1 semester/0.5 credit

Prerequisites: Robotics 1 and instructor recommendation

Note:
A minimum of 75 hours of participation in robotics meetings and events is required over the course of the school year. Students will be enrolled in the course in November. Credit will be granted for this semester course during the second semester.

Students must demonstrate commitment to the Robotics Team. Schedule is as follows:
September – December: Class held 6pm-8pm, every two weeks
January – March: Class held on Wednesdays and Fridays, 4pm- 8pm and Sundays 1pm – 5pm

Description:
This course is designed to give students the opportunity to explore robotics through experiential learning and continue to build skills necessary for success in STEM careers. Students will work in an engineering lab using computer aided design and learn the basics of robot construction and operation including hardware, motors, controls, sensors, and programming. Given a real-world robotics challenge, teams of students will practice collaboration, problem-solving, leadership, and communication skills. Student expertise will grow with the help of professional engineers mentoring student teams in the classroom. This is a club after the school day and with weekend participation. HS credit is granted based on projects, preparation for and participation in competitions and other robotics events, and contributions made as an operational sub-team member. Students in Learning Robotics 2 via FIRST will develop competencies and skills while specializing in a sub-team that is different from their focus area they selected in Learning Robotics 1 via FIRST. A $200 donation is asked for this course for personal consumables. This course cannot be selected during pre-registration. Students must be a committed member of the Robotics Team in the Fall of 2016 to be enrolled in the "after-school" course. For more information contact Mr. Chee at echee@bisd303.org.

Advanced Robotics 1: Learning Robotics via FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)

Length/Credit: 1 semester/0.5 credit
Prerequisite: Instructor approval and Robotics 1 and 2
Note:
A minimum of 75 hours of participation in Robotics meetings and events is required over the course of the year. Credit will be granted for second semester, and students will be enrolled in the course in November. Students are required to be in the leadership team or lead a subteam. Students must demonstrate commitment to the Robotics Team. Schedule is as follows:
September - December: Class held 6pm-8pm, every two weeks
January - March: Class held on Wednesdays and Fridays, 4pm- 8pm and Sundays 1pm - 5pm
Description:
This course is designed to introduce students to basic robotics through experiential learning and the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition using various robotics platforms. The course curriculum integrates all four STEM disciplines and includes problem solving, teamwork, time management, and project management skills development. Objectives of this course include: (1) Introduce students to programming mobile robots (2) Model and use the design and engineering process (3) Apply new knowledge of mechanical and electrical systems to build a robot (4) Experience at least one team robotics competition. By the end of the class, students should be able to design, simulate, build, and program a robot. A $200 donation is asked for this course for personal consumables. This course cannot be selected during pre-registration. Students must be a committed member of the Robotics Team in the Fall of 2017 to be enrolled in the after-school course. For more information contact Mr. Chee at echee@bisd303.org.

Advanced Robotics 2: Learning Robotics via FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)

Length/Credit: 1 semester/0.5 credit
Prerequisites: Advanced Robotics 1 and instructor approval
Note:
A minimum of 75 hours of participation in robotics meetings and events is required over the course of the school year. Students will be enrolled in the course in November. Credit will be granted for this semester course during the second semester. Students are required to be in the leadership team or lead a subteam. Students must demonstrate commitment to the Robotics Team. Schedule is as follows:
September - December: Class held 6pm-8pm, every two weeks
January - March: Class held on Wednesdays and Fridays, 4pm- 8pm and Sundays 1pm - 5pm
Description:
This course is designed to give students the opportunity to explore robotics through experiential learning and continue to build skills necessary for success in STEM careers. Students will work in an engineering lab using computer aided design and learn the basics of robot construction and operation including hardware, motors, controls, sensors, and programming. Given a real-world robotics challenge, teams of students will practice collaboration, problem-solving, leadership, and communication skills. Student expertise will grow with the help of professional engineers mentoring student teams in the classroom. This is a club after the school day and with weekend participation. HS credit is granted based on projects, preparation for and participation in competitions and other robotics events, and contributions made as an operational sub-team member. Students in Learning Robotics 2 via FIRST will develop competencies and skills while specializing in a sub-team that is different from their focus area they selected in Learning Robotics 1 via FIRST. A $200 donation is asked for this course for personal consumables. This course cannot be selected during pre-registration. Students must be a committed member of the Robotics Team in the Fall of 2017 to be enrolled in the after-school course. For more information contact Mr. Chee at echee@bisd303.org.

Work-Based Learning

Length/Credit: 1 semester/0.5 credit

Prerequisite: Teacher/Career Center permission/supervision is required.

Note:
Students must be 16 years old due to labor laws.

Description:
Must be currently enrolled in or previously completed a CTE course related to the work experience position. A signed agreement and evaluation are required. Work Based Learning is a learning experience that connects knowledge and skills obtained in the classroom to those needed outside the classroom, both in paid and non-paid settings. It is comprised of a range of activities and instructional strategies designed to assist students in developing or fulfilling their education plans. For additional information, see Career Center Coordinator.