STAR VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

Enrollment Guide 2008-2009

"Knowledge is the eye of desire and can become the pilot of the soul." -Will Durant-

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS The graduation requirements in Lincoln County School District No. 2 are designed with the purpose of assuring that every high school graduate obtains a basic educational experience. Every student is encouraged to take advantage of the high school curricular opportunities for acquisition of life skills and knowledge. All students must earn credit from a district high school or a recognized accredited institution. (Review in student handbook Wyoming Proficiency Requirements)

Language Arts --------------------------------------------------------4.0 credits 1 credit English I 1 credit English II 1 credit English III 1 credit English IV Social Studies---------------------------------------------------------3.0 credits 1 credit World History 1 credit American History .5 U.S. Government .5 Social Studies Elective Math ----------------------------------------------------------------------3.0 credits 1 credit Algebra I 2 Credits Elective Math .5 credit math Senior year Science ------------------------------------------------------------------3.0 credits 1 credit Physical Science 1 credit Biology Science 1 credit Science Elective Physical Ed----------------------------------------------------------------.5 credits .5 credit P.E. I .5 credit Health .5 credit P.E. II Dr. Ed. Business ------------------------------------------------------.5 credits .5 Computer Applications or .5 Beginning Computer Applications

Total Credits Required for Graduation: 27 Credits

CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT GETTING A JUMP START ON YOUR FUTURE Some Star Valley High School courses are advanced enough that they meet college standards of skills and knowledge. Star Valley High School is working with Western Wyoming Community College, Utah State University, and with University of Wyoming, to allow students specific courses to receive both high school credit and college credit. Students with outstanding academic ability are encouraged to get a head start on their college program by enrolling in high school concurrent classes. REQUIREMENTS FOR WESTERN WYOMING COMMUNITY COLLEGE CLASSES: Must be a junior or a senior Must register officially through the college For Western Wyoming Community College classes offered concurrently during the day, there is no cost to the student. Below is a list of the classes and the amount of college credit received Biology II * 3 credits English 1010 * 3 credits English 1020 * 3 credits Physical Geology * 4 credits Office Pro 3 credits Spanish III 4 credits Spanish IV 4 credits Honors French 4/4 credits Computer Information System 3 credits Desktop Publishing 1 credit Internet Web Design 2 credit Drafting II/III/IV 3 credits each CNA/CPR * 5 credits Calculus I * 4 credits Calculus II * 4 credits American Sign Language * 4 credits Machine tool Processing 4 / 4 credits Ag Welding III 3 / 3 credits * Must have a 3.25 grade point average For more information, contact the Western Wyoming Community College Outreach Coordinator, (307) 885-3834, or the high school counselors. Note: Colleges have varying policies on the acceptance of college credit that is earned while the student is still in high school. Students are responsible for confirming transferability with the institution they are planning to attend.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
ART
ART I Grade Level: 9, 10, 11,12 Prerequisite: none (Purchase of supplies required plus a $10.00 Art Fee) A basic art education class, either semester or year long. An introduction to drawing where drawing from life as well as creative and abstract drawings are studied in depth. Elements and principles of art are studied through drawings done in a variety of media including pencil, ink, and scratchboard. Elements and principles of art are studied through famous artists from Art History. ART II Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Art I Art II-Color ($20.00 Art fee, semester course) An introduction to color theory and color use through painting in pastels, color pencil, logo design, and watercolor. Painting techniques and advanced composition practices. Art History using artists from history to learn color and color theory. Art II-Ceramics (Purchase of supplies required) semester course. Student does not have to take Art I or Art II Color before this class Basic hand building and wheel thrown pottery techniques. Projects increase in difficulty each quarter. Basic firing and glazing techniques, including the history of ceramics. ART III & IV Grade Level: 11,12 Prerequisite: Art II (Purchase of supplies required, plus a $10 Art Fee per semester. Must have a B or higher to get into and stay in Advanced Art. ) An advanced art course, intended for art careers and/or special interest in art. Both sections are together. Lessons rotate in 2-year blocks. Equivalent to an Advanced Placement studio art class. The student chooses the medium or mediums desired and works under the direct supervision of the teacher to work on advanced pieces to build college portfolios. ART IV COMPUTER ANIMATION Grade Level: 11,12 Prerequisite: MUST HAVE A B OR HIGHER IN ART I A basic computer art/animation with introduction to computer animation programs and color theory. ART IV COMPUTER ANIMATION II Grade Level: 12 Prerequisite: MUST HAVE HAD COMPUTER ANIMATION I A continuation of computer art/animation I with computer animation programs and color theory.

PHOTOGRAPHY I Grade Level: 11, 12 An introduction to digital still photography with emphasis on composition, quality, and themes. The class also works with computer programs such as Photoshop, iPhoto, iMovie, iTunes, and iDVD. PHOTOGRAPHY II Grade Level: 12 Prerequisite: Photography I Continued use of digital photography, including video photography, and advanced use of still photography with computer programs.

BUSINESS AND COMMERCE
BEGINNING COMPUTER APPLICATIONS Grade Level: 9, 10,11,12 Offered for any student who has not completed a keyboarding class, watches hands, and/or does not meet a minimum proficiency level. MUST HAVE TEACHER APPROVAL. This class will be devoted to learning how to keyboard using the touch method. Intensive practice using controlled drills will help develop maximum skill in minimum time. Basic document formats will be learned including centered-line documents such as announcements and menus, memos, letters in block format, simple tables, and reports. Students will also complete a unit utilizing continuous speech recognition software, allowing the user to write by voice input and have limited control of the Windows environment and application functions by voice input. COMPUTER APPLICATIONS REQUIRED Grade Level: 9, 10,11,12 Prerequisite: 8th grade keyboarding or similar beginning keyboarding course. This intermediate level course will provide the student with exposure to applications that can be accomplished using the power features of Microsoft Word and Dragon Naturally Speaking. Emphasis will be on formatting concepts and improving speed, accuracy, editing skills, and increasing document production speed. This will include memos, letters, outlines, reports, agendas, personal data sheets, and basic desktop publishing skills. Students will use the Internet as a research tool to accomplish realistic tasks such as post high school and career research. Students will also complete a unit utilizing continuous speech recognition software, allowing the user to write by voice input and have limited control of the Windows environment and application functions by voice input. DESKTOP PUBLISHING Grade Level: 11, 12 Prerequisite: Computer Applications 1 Western Wyoming Community College credits for Juniors and Seniors This course provides skill development in the electronic procedures of producing professional publications. Using Publisher 2002 and other software, students will learn to create, format, illustrate, design, edit/revise, and print publications. Examples of

these publications include newsletters, flyers, brochures, reports, advertising materials, and calendars. Students will also learn proper proofreading techniques, document compositor and communication skills when promoting to the public. COMPUTERS INFORMATION SYSTEM Grade Level: 11,12 Prerequisite: 1 semester or more of Keyboarding//Computer Application This class offers three (3) Western Wyoming Community College credits. Students will learn: Desktop publishing: using graphics, clip art and column layout design using Office XP word processing. Spreadsheets: using Microsoft Excel, including pie & bar charts, college expense planning, financial figuring for personal & business settings. PowerPoint: slide presentations using the computer and LCD projector to give a presentation to a group. Use the Internet to copy/paste information and pictures into a PowerPoint presentation. Word Processing: ways to format research reports for high school and college courses. Data Bases used to create mailing labels for letters. OFFICE PROCEDURES Grade Level: 11,12 Prerequisite: Computer Applications (Adv. Comp. Applications recommended but not required) This class is offered for (3) Western Wyoming credits in WordPerfect and in Office Practice. At the end of this class, students will be ready for entry-level jobs. This course is designed for persons who might expect to be employed in an office environment. Units covered include standard business correspondence formats and procedures such as filing, word processing, ten-key calculators, speech recognition, spelling/punctuation/grammar rules and Dictaphones. This course consists of a lot of hands-on work at the individual student’s own pace. RECORDKEEPING I Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: none This introduction to business class is for Freshmen through Seniors with no prerequisite. This course will cover the basics of managing money and finance accounts. Starts with learning to use a 10-key calculator, then move on to personal, family, and business budgets. The class then explores credit and the use of credit cards in today’s economy along with cash receipts and the retail market. The semester ends with a basic unit on checkbooks and keeping a checking account. A brief introduction to Microsoft Excel is included in this semester class. ACCOUNTING I Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: none (PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A YEAR LONG CLASS) To learn basic double entry accounting principles for personal use. (Accounting II is offered for those wishing to pursue an accounting career.) To learn the use of basic business forms, journals and ledgers. To learn banking procedures i.e.: check writing, deposits, and statement reconciliation. To learn accounting procedures for a sole proprietor, partnership, and corporation.

To learn accounting using a computer software.

ACCOUNTING II Grade Level: 11, 12 Prerequisite: Accounting I This class will focus mainly on learning to do accounting concepts using one of the most popular accounting softwares used by small business. After a short review of accounting concepts, the class will focus on automated accounting learning journals, balance sheets, income statements, accounts payable, accounts receivable, & payroll. All using the Quickbooks Software by Intuit Inc. ENTREPRENEURSHIP/STUDENT STORE Grade level: 11,12 Using the SVHS student store as a model, students will learn how to organize a business to make a profit. Students will gain skills in marketing, salesmanship, business accounting using Quicken '98 software, sales tax, business communications-both written and oral, computer applications, inventory control and end of the term financial statements. All students are required to work one day a week during lunch hour at the student store. BUSINESS MANAGEMENT Grade level: 11,12 Teacher Approval Two students each semester will be allowed to be managers of the student store. This requires a student to free up either Gold 2 or Red 2. The two student managers alternate every other day running the school store. During the block 85 minutes, students prepare the money, and organize the school store for opening. Since they work through the lunch hour, the manager also takes his lunch break during the G2 or R2 block. See the business teacher if you wish to be a student manager INTERNET/WEB DESIGN Grade Level: 11,12 Prerequisite: Computer Applications 2 credits from Western Wyoming Community College This class is an introduction to using the Internet and Web Page Design. It will cover Internet terminology and concepts related to the World Wide Web, search engines, etc., that will aid students in research techniques. Students will also learn to properly evaluate web sites by learning basic terminology and using graphic organizers and a reference guide. They will then create their own web site with specified criteria including hyperlinks, graphics, etc. Students will also keep up to date on current technology news relating to viruses, hardware/software, Internet tools, etc.

MILLIONARE CLUB 1st Semester Grade Level: 11, 12 How will you manage your money after high school? So many decisions!! Whether you’re working full time or going to college, you will find this course beneficial. Class work will be computer-based with extensive work using the Internet. The focus will be

on banking and credit, investment options (stocks, real estate, and mutual funds), and personal law (landlord/tenant contracts). Other topics addressed include purchasing a car, employee benefits, credit cards, and tax forms. MARKETING 2nd Semester Grade Level: 9, 10 (This will replace the finance class) Students will work in the computer lab where they will handle a virtual reality football franchise and/or operate a convenience store. Classroom instruction will be reinforced through the use of guest lectures, case studies, Field trip experiences, and competitive events such as the Wyoming Stock Market Game. Students will develop fundamental business skills, including; basic economics, career opportunities, communication, human relations, cashier procedures, selling and marketing research. WORK EXPERIENCE "SCHOOL TO WORK" Grade Level: 12 (1st or 4th hour) Semester or Year Class Prerequisite: Senior standing and must have his/her own transportation. Must have completed and passed some classes that will support the area of training in which the student would desire to pursue. The student must submit an application obtained from the counseling office and be approved by the School to Work Coordinator. Student will work on the job to learn a skill or work with a trainer to obtain a better skill level and learn to work in a public setting. Student will look into careers by experiencing them first hand. Students: This class is for all seniors who want a career before, during, after, or instead of college.

FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE
The mission of Family and Consumer Science Education is to prepare students for Family Life, Work Life, and Careers. SEWING IN THE FAST LANE/CLOTHING I Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Interest in sewing, clothing construction and commercial employment. To learn more about the serger and projects using the serger. To use creativity in planning and sewing projects. Students will plan and construct individual projects. Students are responsible for their own materials and supplies. SEWING IN THE FAST LANE/CLOTHING I I Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Sewing in the Fast Lane I or with Teacher Permission This class is designed for students interested in continuing with the skills learned in Sewing I. There will be an emphasis on quilting. The student will design, construct, and display a quilt using individual choice of colors, patterns, and methods. The student will use creativity in planning and completing their projects. The student may also choose to construct individual projects of their own choice. Students are responsible for their own materials and supplies.

FOODS Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 Foods class includes basic instruction in the following units as they relate to choices for a wellness lifestyle: * Getting organized and started in the kitchen *Measurements, equivalents, kitchen math, and budgeting *Use of technology and equipment *Cookies, cakes, candy, and pastry *Grains, yeast, and quick breads *Preparing simple meals featuring cuisine’s from America and around the world Students will work independently and in groups, with a variety of hands on experiences. $10.00 lab fee required. CHILD DEVELOPMENT Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Interest in children, families, and child development careers. Understanding families in society Building healthy family relationships Nurturing human development to age one Preparing for adult and family life Care and be responsible for a baby-Think it over ADVANCED CHILD DEVELOPMENT Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Child Development This class is designed for students interested in a career working with children. Students who have completed all three classes offered in the Child Development section may be able to have a beginning Child Development Class waved if they are attending Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, Wyoming. This class will prepare the student for college classes dealing with early child development. The class will also help prepare the student for careers such as Day Care Providers or Child Care. Also will help with the understanding of nurturing human development to age two to twelve. EXPERIENCES WITH CHILDREN Grade Level: 11, 12 This class is designed for students interested in children or any career involving children. First term students will learn: Understanding young children and their behavior Building self esteem in the early years Communication skills and cooperation with children Effective discipline Nurturing emotional, social, and intellectual development to age five Second term students will work with a cooperating teacher at a job site gaining skills in planning, organizing and working with children. CULINARY ARTS I & II Grade Level: 10,11,12 Prerequisite: TEACHER PERMISSION

This class is designed for students interested in any aspect of a career in the Food Service Industry. Training time is two semesters (Culinary Arts I & II), and an internship to be completed during the summer (working and earning). 2.0 gpa is required. Students will follow a curriculum developed by the National Restaurant Association (PRO START). Culinary Arts I- will be taught first semester every day Culinary Arts II- will be taught second semester every day Students may take Culinary Arts I & II each semester for a year, or Culinary Art I during their junior year and Culinary Art II during their senior year. Competencies to be completed for certificates are: Hospitality rooms will be required-common assessments. 1. 2.0 or higher gpa 2. 3 or higher on work placement assessment 3. 400 hours to qualify to take exams $10.00 Lab Fee require CULINARY ARTS III Grade Level: 11,12 Prerequisite: Completion of Culinary I & II with a 2.5 gpa. Seniors: TEACHER PERMISSION Class limit 5 Students will continue to develop skills for the restaurant and hospitality industry and lodging fields. Students will have the opportunity for a paid work experience, mentoring with chefs for the semester. Students will refine their culinary skills in the areas of commercial baking including but not limited to yeast breads, cakes, pastries, and pies. Students will develop menus and marketing and sales procedures for running their own restaurant. Students will work independently and in small groups incorporating grades 11 & 12 according to the Wyoming State Standards for the 11th grade. Competencies to be completed for certificates are: Hospitality rooms will be required-common assessments. 1. 2.0 or higher gpa 2. 3 or higher on work placement assessment 3. 400 hours to qualify to take exams

FOREIGN LANGUAGE
SPANISH I Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: none Year long class Introduction to the Spanish Language and culture with a focus on developing communication skills about high-interest, high-utility situations. SPANISH II Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Spanish I Year long class A continuation of Spanish, vocabulary, and expanding ability and exposure to Spanish. SPANISH III Grade Level: 11, 12 Prerequisite: Spanish I, II Semester class Continue skill development in Spanish. College credit course through WWCC, which currently uses “Mosaicos” including preterite, imperfect, future tenses. SPANISH IV Grade Level: 11, 12 Prerequisite: Spanish I. II, III Semester class Continue skill development in Spanish. College credit course through WWCC, which currently uses “Mosaicos” including preterite, imperfect, future tenses.

**NOTE** Juniors who have passed Spanish I and Spanish II both semesters with a GPA of 3.25 or better, are eligible for 4 college credits through Western Wyoming Community College. The grade earned in the second semester of Spanish II, will be the grade for college. After taking Spanish III for two semesters, students with GPA of 3.25 are eligible for an additional 4 college credits. FRENCH I Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: none This beginning French course is an excellent way to help students learn the basic skills needed to acquire a foreign language. Reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills will be developed during this course, with an emphasis on daily (survival) vocabulary and cultural ideas. This class will help students qualify for the Hathaway scholarship. HONORS FRENCH I & II College Level (French 1010, French 1020) Grade Level 11,12 Prerequisite: 3.2 gpa This is a college class with the chance to earn up to 8 college credits, free of charge, 4 per semester, transferable to colleges and universities. Students will also receive high school language arts (foreign language) credit. This course will introduce the students to the fundamental of French grammar, vocabulary, conversation, reading, composition, and culture. The focus of the class will be acquiring a second language, rather than learning it. Honors French I is first semester. Honors French II is second semester. This class will help students qualify for the Hathaway Scholarship. AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE Grade Level: 11,12 Prerequisite: 3.25 GPA (Concurrent Enrollment) COMM 1230 American sign Language (ASL) is a true language that is used with in the deaf community. This course will introduce students to basic expressive and receptive skills in American Sign Language (ASL), including conversation strategies, body language, facial expressions, and finger spelling. Students who complete this course should be able to produce 1500 words with signs learned in class, along with having an awareness of deaf culture. AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II Grade Level: 11,12 Prerequisite: 3.25 GPA (Concurrent Enrollment) COMM 1240 This course will enable students to continue to develop expressive and receptive skills, along with conversation skills in ASL. Students will build their vocabulary, linguistic features, and continue to study deaf culture. Students who complete this cours3 should be able to produce 3000 words with signs along with continuing their awareness of deaf culture.

LANGUAGE ARTS
Goal of Instruction: In the Language Arts Department, all students will be able to read, view, write, speak, and listen for a variety of purposes. Students will also practice mechanical and rhetorical skills to accommodate composition needs and national, district, and state testing. Sequence of Instruction: All students must take four consecutive units of English. ENGLISH I (required) Grade Level: 9 Prerequisite: None First Semester: (IA) Goals: To read and demonstrate comprehension in a variety of ways To review and apply grammar and mechanics To implement the writing process using the Six Traits of Writing To acquire library and research skills To use effective oral skills in discussing literature To write an essay comparing and contrasting heroes. To trace the development of themes, characters, or literary elements /devices in literature To connect literature with current issues Second Semester; (IB) Goals To read and demonstrate comprehension in a variety of ways To review and apply punctuation and usage To use the Six Traits of Writing in literature-based compositions To develop communication skills through oral presentations To compose a short story To evaluate the author’s purpose, techniques, and effectiveness To use inferences to discover meaning ACCELERATED ENGLISH I Grade Level: 9 Prerequisite: Cumulative GPA of 3.2 First Semester: (IA) To introduce intermediate grammar and usage skills To implement advanced thinking skills in the writing process To acquire library and research skills To write compare/contrast, persuasive, and expository essays. To trace in depth the development of themes, characters or literary elements/devices in literature To connect literature with current issues To analyze the author’s development of a literary theme or use of a literary device in an appropriate essay form To recognize the cultural influences that has changed fundamental values such as heroism Second Semester: (IB) Goals To develop advanced punctuation and usage skills To develop literature-based expository and personal writing skills

To evaluate the author’s purpose, techniques and effectiveness To use inferences to discover meaning To write a well-crafted short story with conflict, character development, setting and theme To integrate concepts and ideas to enhance oral and written expression ENGLISH I INTENSIVE GRADE LEVEL: 9 –SPECIAL PLACEMENT AND TEAMED WITH READING I First Semester: Goals To read and demonstrate comprehension in a variety of ways To implement the writing process using the Six Traits of Writing To review and apply grammar and mechanics To acquire library and research skills To use effective oral skills in discussing literature To trace the development of themes, characters, and story elements in literature To make connections to literature Second Semester Goals To read and demonstrate comprehension in a variety of ways To use the Six Traits of Writing in literature-based compositions To review and apply punctuations and usage To develop communication skills through listening and speaking activities To use inferences to discover meaning To analyze plot, character, and story elements ENGLISH II (Required) Grade Level: 10 Prerequisite: None First Semester IIA Goals: To review, refine, and implement basic writing conventions To recognize and respond to literary elements, human values, and cultural significance of drama and the novel To develop communication skills through an oral interpretation of a dramatic piece To develop communication skills through a literature-based oral presentation To make and support a claim using research, organization, and logic To speak and listen through a variety of activities Second Semester IIB Goals: To develop and implement writing skills using effective sentence fluency To read and responding to literature on the literal, figurative, and personal level To implement the Six Traits of Writing in a personal narrative To implement imagery and figurative language in poetry and prose To speak and listen through a variety of activities

ACCELERATED ENGLISH II Grade Level: 10 Prerequisite: Cumulative GPA of 3.25 First Semester IIA To discover, trust, and express voice and independent thought To implement advanced thinking skills in writing To introduce advanced usage and writing skills To recognize, analyze, and respond to literary elements, human values, and cultural significance of drama and the novel To develop advanced communication skills through an oral interpretation of a dramatic piece To develop advanced communication skills through a literature-based oral presentation To make and support a claim using advanced research, organization, logic, and rebuttal To speak and listen through a variety of activities Second Semester IIB Goals: To expand elements of the Six Traits of Writing in descriptive, informative, and persuasive writing To develop and implement advanced grammar skills using effective phrases and compound, complex, and compound/complex sentences To read and responding to literature on the personal, figurative, and analytical level To recognize and implement voice, imagery, and figurative language in poetry and prose To speak and listen through a variety of activities ENGLISH II INTENSIVE GRADE LEVEL: 9 –SPECIAL PLACEMENT AND TEAMED WITH READING I First Semester: Goals To read and demonstrate comprehension in a variety of ways To implement the writing process using the Six Traits of Writing To review and apply grammar and mechanics To acquire library and research skills To use effective oral skills in discussing literature To trace the development of themes, characters, and story elements in literature To make connections to literature Second Semester Goals To read and demonstrate comprehension in a variety of ways To use the Six Traits of Writing in literature-based compositions To review and apply punctuations and usage To develop communication skills through listening and speaking activities To use inferences to discover meaning To analyze plot, character, and story elements

ENGLISH III (required) Grade Level: 11 Prerequisite: none First Semester: (IIIA) Advanced Writing and American Literature before 1860 To refine advanced writing skills through complex sentence structure, depth of content, word and mechanical accuracy To respond to the historical, social, and cultural significance of American literature Second Semester: (IIIB) Advanced Writing and American Literature after 1860 To discover and respond to the historical, social, and cultural significance of American Literature To generate, structure, and support a proposal through essay and persuasion To demonstrate proper writing techniques and expand verbal and written language skills Special emphasis will be placed on advanced writing skills. ACCELERATED ENGLISH III Grade Level: 11 Prerequisite: Cumulative GPA 3.25 College Preparation First Semester IIIA Advanced Grammar and Analysis of American Literature before 1860 Goals: To review and refine advanced writing skills through complex sentence structure, word and mechanical accuracy, and usage To expand verbal and written language skills To review and refine advanced grammar skills To apply higher-level thinking skills in the analysis of literature To discover and respond to the historical, social, and cultural significance of American Literature before 1860 (This class will read approximately 600 pages from all genres of literature) Second Semester IIIB: Advanced Grammar, Writing, Literature, and ACT/WYCAS Preparation Goals: To refine advanced writing skills through depth of content, structure, and word and mechanical accuracy To discover and respond to the historical, social, and cultural significance of American Literature after 1860 To expand verbal and written language skills To review and refine advanced grammar skills To prepare students to take the ACT, PAWS, COMPAS Test (This class will read approximately 450 pages from all genres of literature)

ENG. IV: HONORS ENGLISH IV Grade Level: 12 Prereqisite: Teacher recommendation, ACT of 23 (English & Reading), or score of 75 on Compass Test (English & Reading), and a minimum gpa of 3.25. Concurrent enrollment First Semester English 1010- 3 college credits This is a college class. A student may receive 3 semester hours of college credit free of charge, from WWCC by completing the class with a C or better. The course title is English 1010: English Composition I. This freshman (college) English course is designed to develop writing skills. The course has two objectives: (1) for students to understand the various stages of the writing process, such as pre-writing, revising, and proofreading, and (2) for students to write clear, well essays organized with attention to grammar/mechanics. Second Semester English 1020- 3 college credits Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation, ACT of 23 or score of 75 on Compass Test, and completing English 1010 (first semester) with a C or better Grade Level: 12 This is a college class. A student may receive 3 semester hours of college credit free of charge, from WWCC by completing the class with a C or better. The course title is English 1020: English Composition II. This course is a continuation of English I, this course emphasizes writing, research, and analytical reading. ENGLISH IV Grade Level: 12 English IV is available in two sections, I and II. Students may take either section for a semester only or enroll for a full year by taking both. English IV students will seek to explore the major facets of several of the world’s most popular genres, from Science Fiction to Western Lit to Romanticism. Through the study of literature and film, the class will become familiar with the elements that characterize these genres. The class will also look at the ways in which the types of literature overlap and come together. Additionally, the class will serve as a forum for student writers to produce and share their own creative writing in the style of one of the genres we study. ENG. IV: ORAL COMMUNICATIONS Grade Level: 12 (elective credit for 10 & 11th grade) Prerequisite: None This English class goes beyond traditional reading and writing to address a new awareness of communication. You will acquire new skills communicating with othersone-on-one, in groups, and in public. Through speaking and listening, your ideas will grow in sophistication as you learn to think and trust yourself. READING LAB I Grade Level: 9, Prerequisite: Special placement –teamed with Intensive English This class is designed for students who need intensive basic instruction in reading skills. The Read 180 program, which is prescriptive and individualized at each student’s instructional level, is the core curriculum. This program includes instruction in comprehension, vocabulary development, spelling, and fluency.

READING LAB II Grade Level: 10 Prerequisite: Special placement This class is designed for students who need basic instruction in reading skills. Students will continue in The Read 180 program. READING FOR LIFE I Grade Level: 9, Prerequisite: Special placement –teamed with Intensive English This class is designed for students who need instruction in reading skills. The Read 180 program, which is prescriptive and individualized at each student’s instructional level, is the core curriculum. This program includes instruction in comprehension, vocabulary development, spelling, and fluency. READING FOR LIFE II Grade Level: 10 Prerequisite: Special placement This class is designed for students who are not reading at grade level. Reading comprehension and writing skills will be taught with grade appropriate literature. YEARBOOK Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation In this class, students will participate in the creation of a school yearbook utilizing writing skill, word processing, desktop publishing software, design elements, and digital photography. NEWSPAPER Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation In this class, students will participate in the creation of a student newspaper utilizing writing skill, word processing, desktop publishing software, design elements, and digital photography. MOVIES AND MEDIA Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 Learning and using skills in the areas of reading, writing, listening, and language arts integration, the students gain an overview of mass media, including books, magazines, newspapers, radio, television, films, the Internet, and the recording industry. We will study the historical development of these media and their effects on American culture. LANGUAGE ARTS ELECTIVE (SPEECH) Grade Level: 9, 10, 11,12 This two-semester course is designed as a co-curricular course with the SVHS Speech Team. It is open to students grade 9-12. While not required, competition is strongly encouraged. During the course, each student will: Become familiar with the various modes of competitive speech, including Forensics events (researching, writing, and delivery of the following impromptu, extemporaneous, original oratory, student congress, formal debate), Poetry interpretation, individual and duet interpretation of dramatic and humorous literature. Listen to, discuss and analyze the presentations of others. Demonstrate skills learned through presentation and competition. Come to understand the fundamentals of rhetoric to inevitably broaden and deepen the student’s general education and prepare the student to participate in a democratic society.

MATHEMATICS
Freshmen will be recommended for Algebra placement according to their Paws tests and by recommendation of teachers at the Junior High School. PRE-ALGEBRA Grade Level: 9, 10 This a two-semester course studying number of operations, order of operations, ratios and proportions, decimals, percents, fractions, basic geometry, solving one-step equations, graphing points and using these concepts for basic applications. INTENSIVE ALGEBRA I Grade Level: 9, 10,11,12 This is a one-semester course studying simplifying of expressions, order of operations, real number properties, solving equations, graphing and solving systems of equations and inequalities, applying rules for exponents, factoring polynomials and simplifying square roots. INTENSIVE ALGEBRA II Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Algebra I This is a one-semester course studying equations and inequalities, linear equations and functions, linear systems and matrices, quadratic functions and factoring, polynomials, rational exponents and radical functions and basic statistics. TI-84 Plus Silver graphing calculator is required. INTENSIVE GEOMETRY Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 This is a one-semester course studying points, lines, planes, angles, polygons, deductive and inductive reasoning, congruent and similar triangles, angle and side relationships within triangles, right triangle relationships, quadrilateral, properties of circles, finding perimeter and area of plane figures and finding surface area and volume of three-dimensional shapes. Graphing calculator is optional. INTENSIVE COLLEGE ALGEBRA Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Algebra II, Geometry This course studies the graphs and equations of exponential and logarithmic functions, rational functions, quadratic relations and conic sections, series, sequences, counting methods, probability, data analysis and statistics. TI-84 Plus Silver graphing calculator is required. INTENSIVE TRIGONOMETRY Grade Level: 10,11, 12 Prerequisite: Algebra II, Geometry This course studies trigonometric relationships within triangles, Cartesian coordinates, the unit circle, graphs of trigonometric functions, vector analysis, trigonometric identies and solving triangles using the laws of sines and cosines. TI-84 Plus Silver graphing calculator is required.

GEOMETRY Grade Level: 10,11,12 Prerequisite: Algebra II, Geometry This is a one-semester course studying points, lines, planes, angles, polygons, deductive and inductive reasoning, congruent and similar triangles, angle and side relationships within triangles, right triangle relationships, quadrilateral, properties of circles, finding perimeter and area of plane figures and finding surface area and volume of three-dimensional shapes. Graphing calculator is optional. COLLEGE ALGEBRA Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Algebra II, Geometry This course studies the graphs and equations of exponential and logarithmic functions, rational functions, quadratic relations and conic sections, series, sequences, counting methods, probability, data analysis and statistics. TI-84 Plus Silver graphing calculator is required. ADVANCED MATH TOPICS Grade Level: 11, 12 Prerequisite: Algebra II Graphing calculator required This course will help the student review many topics presented in earlier mathematics classes by covering them more in depth. It will also introduce new topics not found in previous math classes and will help finish preparing a student for college mathematical and high school calculus. A graphing calculator is required and its use will be taught and emphasized. STATISTICS Grade Level: 12 Prerequisite: Algebra II Have you ever wondered why your insurance rates for a car are higher than your parents’ rates? It's because you are a statistic! Statistics provides a way to organize information that you can use to make decisions. Statistics is used in business, science, and industry. Students will collect, organize, and describe information using a variety of techniques. (This course is for students whose highest math class passed is Algebra II) COMPUTER SCIENCE III (not a math credit) Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Permission of instructor Student must have his/her own transportation or be willing to ride with another student to other schools. Note: This class may be take for credit more than one year with instructor permission The student will: Maintain the HS Internet/Mail servers, manage the servers, and resolve hardware/software and account concerns of teachers and students. Troubleshoot and maintain computers in teacher’s rooms. Each student will become an "expert" with different programs used by students/faculty within the school. Students will serve as resources to teachers on uses of computers. Students will complete one or more major projects in an area that interests them. Ideas would be study of further programming languages, development of instructional software for teachers/administration, or other project as agreed with the instructor.

CALCULUS I Grade Level: 11,12 Prerequisite: College Algebra and Trigonometry Concurrent enrollment, 4 credits from the University of Wyoming if Math ACT of 27 or COMPASS test score of 5. Graphing calculator required Topics covered: Functions and models Limits and derivatives Rules of differentiation Applications of differentiation and integration CALCULUS II Grade Level: 11,12 Prerequisite: Calculus I Correspondence enrollment at the Black Hills University Graphing calculator required Topics covered: Application of definite integrals Techniques of integration, and Series/sequence ACT PREP/REVIEW (semester, Does not count towards a Math credit) Grade Level: 11, 12 Prerequisite: Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry with a C grade or better ACT Prep/Review will investigate and solve a variety of mathematical problems similar to those found on the ACT exam. The majority of problems will be from released items on the ACT. Offered for juniors and seniors planning on taking the ACT test. The December ACT will be the final for this class.

MUSIC
The grade levels listed are general guidelines. There may be a few exceptions TREBLE TONES (SELECT GIRLS CHOIR) Grade Level: 9,10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Audition required. Students will learn techniques and skills to create and perform while collaborating with others in a small choral setting. They will connect music with history, cultures, and society. This is a performance - based course. Advanced Women’s Ensemble will have 15-20 performances a year, will participate in a group tour, District Clinic, All-State, Select Festival, and District Festival. Out of school rehearsal time is required. Women selected for this group may not enroll in Singcopation. MIXED CHOIR Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: None Students will learn techniques and skills to create and perform while collaborating with others in a choral setting. They will connect music with history, cultures, and society. This is a performance - based course. Some out of school time will be required. Mixed Choir will participate in District Festival. CONCERT CHORALE Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Audition required. Students will learn techniques and skills to create and perform while collaborating with others in a choral setting. They will connect music with history, cultures, and society. This is a performance-based course. Concert Chorale will have 5-8 performances a year, will participate in a two-day group tour, District Clinic, All State, and District Festival. Out of school rehearsal time is required. SINGCOPATION (SELECT JAZZ CHOIR) Grade level: 10,11,12 Prerequisite: Audition required. Students will learn techniques and skills to create and perform while collaborating with others in a small choral setting. They will connect music with history, cultures, and society. This is a performance-based course. Singcopation will have 15-20 performances a year, will participate in a group tour, District Clinic, All State, Jazz Festival, and District Festival. Students selected for this group may not enroll in Select Girls Choir. SYMPHONIC BAND Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: previous experience in Band Students will learn techniques and skills to create and perform while collaborating with others in a concert band setting. They will connect music with history, cultures, and society. This is a performance-based course, including pep band and marching band experiences. Symphonic Band will have 15-20 performances a year, will participate in District Clinic, All State, and District Festival. 2 hours of home practice a week is expected. JAZZMIN Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Audition required Students will learn techniques and skills to create and perform while collaborating with others in a jazz band setting. They will connect music with history, cultures, and

society. This is a performance-based course, including pep band. Jazzmin will have 15-20 performances a year, will participate in a three-day group tour, District Clinic, All State, and District Festival. 3 hours of home practice a week is expected. CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: String experience required Students without previous experience must get permissions from the teacher before registering. Students will learn techniques and skills to create and perform while collaborating with others in an orchestral setting. They will connect music with history, cultures, and society. This is a performance-based course. Chamber Orchestra will have 5-6 performances a year, will participate in State String Clinic, All-State, District Festival, recruiting in the younger schools, and a final 3-4 day festival trip at the end of the year. 2 1/2 hours of home practice a week is required.

BLUEGRASS BAND (1ST semester) Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Audition Required String students must also participate in the Chamber Orchestra. Students will learn bluegrass, fiddle, and swing-jazz techniques and skills to create and perform while collaborating with others in a small ensemble setting. This is a performance-based course that will include 1-20 performances a year, a CD recording of the group, recruiting in the younger schools, and participation in a three-day group tour. Out of class rehearsals are also a requirement. This class is open to the entire student body and will include the following instruments: violin, banjo, mandolin, guitar, vocals, bass, cello, and viola. This group meets before school one day a week during 2 nd semester. FIDDLERS (2nd semester) Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Audition Required String students must also participate in the Chamber Orchestra. Students will learn bluegrass, fiddle, and swing jazz techniques and skills to create and perform while collaborating with others in a small ensemble setting. This is a performance-based course that will include 15-20 performances a year, a CD recording of the group, recruiting in the younger schools, and participation in a three-day group tour. Out of class rehearsals are also a requirement. This class is open to the entire student body and will include the following instruments: violin, banjo, mandolin, guitar, bass, cello, and viola. This group meets before school one day a week during 1 st semester. GUITAR I (1st Semester) Grade Level: 9,10, 11, 12 This is a beginner course without a prerequisite. Students will learn techniques and skills to create and perform while collaborating with others in an orchestral setting. They will connect music with history, cultures, and society. This is not a performancebased course, but multiple in-class performances will be required. Guitar I will have one-performance a semester. 2 1/2 hours of home practice a week is required.

GUITAR II (2nd semester) Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Students must have successfully passed Guitar I with a “B” or better. Middle school guitar fulfills this requirement. Students will learn techniques and skills to create and perform while collaborating with others in small ensemble settings. They will connect music with history, cultures, and society. This is a performance-based course. Guitar II will have 2 – 3 performances a semester. 2 1/2 hours of home practice a week is required. MUSIC THEORY & COMPOSITION Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 Students will learn the building blocks of music. Students will be introduced to music technology and learn how to write their own compositions with the use of computer. Juniors and seniors planning on taking the music AP test are required to take both this first semester course and Music Theory and Composition II.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION
HEALTH (required - semester) Grade Level: 9 Prerequisite: none This class will focus on decision making as we explore many health related areas of study. Students will learn responsibility and communication skills. Students will demonstrate skills for problem solving and being assertive. Students will learn basic skills for emotional, mental, and physical health. P.E. I (required - semester) Grade Level: 9 Prerequisite: none Fitness for Life This class will teach lifetime fitness/wellness as well as emphasize participation in team sports. Students will learn basic conditioning skills. Students will learn rules of various sports. Students will develop skills in various team and individual sports. P.E. II/DRIVER'S ED (required-semester) Grade Level: 10 (Idaho students included) Prerequisite: P.E. I & Health Students will learn current Wyoming Traffic laws. Students will be required to drive before and after school. Students will learn basic first aid and CPR. The quarter of P.E. will emphasize personal fitness development and team sports *Parent Permission is required to exempt a student from Driver's Ed. The student will need to take the P.E. II/Wts class and attend the last 2 weeks of Driver's Ed. for the first aid and CPR unit. WOMEN’S WEIGHTS Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 Students will develop skills in proper weight lifting techniques and conditioning exercises. Students will develop personal fitness and increase strength according to one's body dimensions. (To enroll in a weights class for the second semester, students must pass first semester with a C or above) WEIGHT TRAINING Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 Students will develop skills in proper weight lifting techniques and conditioning exercises. Students will develop personal fitness and increase strength according to one's body dimensions. (Students will enroll in a weights class for the second semester, you must pass first semester with a C or above)

LIFE TIME SPORTS To Grade Level: 12 Prerequisite: Have passed P.E. I Class can only be taken once Learn basic rules and skills in various lifetime activities such as golf, bowling, X-country skiing, tennis, and racket ball. AEROBIC FITNESS Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 Students will work together to develop and teach an aerobic routine Students will participate in cardiovascular activity, and fitness. A program to tone and condition. AEROBIC FITNESS II Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Have passed P.E. I and Aerobics Students will develop and teach advanced aerobic routines. They will participate in cardiovascular activity and fitness. TEAM SPORTS Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 Students will develop skills in team sports and group activities. They will participate in traditional and non-traditional games and activities to develop fitness, agility, and wellness. DRILL TEAM (BRAVE CADETTES) Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: special evaluation Students will develop skills in precision drill teamwork. Students will practice various dance routines and performances. CHEERLEADING (semester) Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: special evaluation Students will develop gymnastic abilities. Students will develop various dances and cheers to enhance school spirit. ADAPTIVE P.E. Grade level: 9, 10 Prerequisite: special evaluation Teacher permission required This class will help students who have medical or other physical challenges. Students will develop individual fitness programs to meet P.E. I and P.E. II standards required for graduation.

SCIENCE
PHYSICAL SCIENCE Grade Level: 9,10,11 Prerequisite: Algebra I or concurrent Algebra I class **Required class** Sections of Physics and Chemistry To understand basic physical laws dealing with matter, energy and chemistry. To learn laws of nature dealing with forces, light, wave motion and electricity. BIOLOGY Grade Level: 10,11 Prerequisite: none Comprehensive coverage of biological concepts, topics, and terminology, including activities and labs, which will develop scientific literacy. Topics include scientific principles, methods, tools, cell processes, cell genetics and inheritance, organization and interdependence of living organisms. Required class for Biology II HONORS BIOLOGY II Fall semester Grade Level: 11, 12 Prerequisite: Biology with grade of B or above, and Chemistry with grade of C or above. GPA 3.3 and Science teacher recommendation. Concurrent enrollment with USU, Biology 1010 Juniors having completed Chemistry as a sophomore can qualify, leaving openings for more science options as a senior. Students can earn 3 semester biology credits from Utah State University. Students may enroll and pay $255.00 for college credit, or enroll as a high school honors class only, without a registration fee or credit. Textbook will be furnished. All students will pay a $20.00 syllabus fee. This course fills the general education life-science requirement at most colleges. Also includes cellular functions, reproduction, heredity, evolution, ecology, and organism diversity. Includes 4 tests. No final. Required class for Human Anatomy & Physiology. HONORS ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY Spring semester Grade Level: 11,12 Prerequisite: Biology 1010 and Science teacher recommendation Honors Biology. Class-no concurrent credit Students will study structure, functions, and diseases of the systems of the human body. Dissection required. One field trip required. Some guest presenters. The physical structure of friends and pets will take on new meaning. Good preparation for college classes, health and medical careers, or for any student who would like to understand more about the human body and related abnormalities. GEOLOGY I Grade Level: 11,12 This class is designed to give students a basic understanding of beginning geologic concepts and skills. It will be hands on approach to learn about Earth’s materials, resources, and systems. Our planet’s dynamic surface and interior processes will be studied through investigations of plate tectonics, volcanoes, earthquakes, mountain building, streams, groundwater, mass movements, glaciers, and shoreline processes. We will use lecture, library and Internet research, field studies, labs, maps, and computers to learn about our marvelous world.

CHEMISTRY Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Must have taken Algebra II (10th-Instructors approval) Study of matter in all it's forms, to learn the composition of matter and it's behavior, to solve formulas and equations, solve problems and apply scientific theory. HONORS PHYSICS Grade Level: 11, 12 Prerequisite: College Algebra and Trigonometry (concurrent enrollment in trigonometry with teacher's permission) Students must stay in this class all year to receive credit for Physics! If you drop this class, you will receive credit for Advance Physical Science, it is a level 2) Physics is a hand on approach to the study of linear motion, rotary motion, circular motion, projectile motion, energy, work, power, machines, and light. The course includes application of concepts through laboratory work and construction of several devices. Cannons, bridges, timing devices, and egg transport machines are some of the projects used for learning experiences. Microcomputer based labs are also used to give students opportunities to collect and synthesize data using computers. HONORS PHYSICAL GEOLOGY Grade Level: 11, 12 Prerequisite: 3.25 GPA Concurrent enrollment Don't take this opportunity for granite. Here is a great opportunity for you to receive four free semester hours of lab based college science credit. You'll never look at the earth in the same way after you've taken this class. Physical Geology is designed to be hands on approach for the student to learn common rocks and minerals found in this part of the world. Students will be able: To explain processes involved in rock and mineral formation, weathering, erosion, oceans and shorelines, volcanoes, Earth's interior and plate tectonics, mountain building, geologic hazards, glaciations, ground water, and deserts. To identify geologic surface features created by the above-mentioned processes through photos, maps, and in the field investigations. Labs and field trips will reinforce concepts covered in class. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE Grade Level: 11, 12 YEAR CLASS Students will learn Biology with a focus on the interdependence of living of living organisms and their environment. Hands on approach will be taken to extend knowledge and add depth to their understanding of the environment. As part of this hands on approach, fieldwork and field trips may be required. Concepts such as succession, matter cycles, energy flow, biodiversity, ethics, and community interactions will be covered.

SOCIAL STUDIES
WORLD HISTORY & CULTURE Grade Level: 10,11,12 Prerequisite: none To study world history from the earliest civilization of man to the present. GEOGRAPHY Grade: 10, 11,12 Prerequisite: none To learn physical and cultural geography. To study problem areas of the world learning of the people history and culture and gain an understanding of their problems. AMERICAN HISTORY Grade Level: 11 Prerequisite: none To study American history from the beginning to the present. ACCELERATED AMERICAN HISTORY Grade Level: 11 Prerequisite: 3.0 gpa A more in depth study of American history from the beginning to the present. PSYCHOLOGY Grade Level: 11, 12 To learn what personality is and how it is developed. To study mental health and how it is maintained. To study the influences of the environment upon the individual. To gain a positive self-concept. SOCIOLOGY Grade Level: 11, 12 Prerequisite: none To learn how people interact with one another. To study marriage and the family. To learn the effects of crime and juvenile delinquency, including a study of the prison system. To learn about the effects of old age and death. To study current social problems such as abortion and capital punishment. To learn how we are influenced by our culture and other cultures. WYOMING AND THE WESTERN FRONTIER Grade Level: 11, 12 Prerequisite: none (10th only if you have received a B or better in World History) To explore and learn about the American West from pre history to the end of the 1800's. To trace the settlement of the West in general and Wyoming in particular by learning about Native American tribes, the fur trade, western emigration, Indian wars, cattle drives, the coming of the railroads and other related topics. To learn to separate the myth of the American West from the reality. To understand the uniqueness of Wyoming and the West within American History. U. S. GOVERNMENT Grade Level: 12 Prerequisite: none To understand the constitution and the American political process. To understand the world problem areas and current trends. To understand the working of State and local government and your responsibility in the American government system.

SPECIAL EDUCATION
EXTENSION ENGLISH IV Grade Level: 12 Requires permission before registration Extension English IV is a class that helps support the general English IV class. The class offers re-teaching the concepts presented in the general class, assisting with assignments, and pre-teaching the lessons to come. This class is taught by a Special Education teach and is individualized to the students’ needs. EXTENSION PRE ALGEBRA Grade Level: 9,10 Requires permission before registration Extension Pre-Algebra is a class that helps support the general Pre-Algebra class. The class offers re-teaching the concepts presented in the general class, assisting with assignments, and pre-teaching the lessons to come. This class is taught by a Special Education teach and is individualized to the students’ needs. EXTENSION ALGEBRA I Grade Level: 9,10,11,12 Requires permission before registration Extension Algebra I is a class that helps support the general Algebra I class. The class offers re-teaching the concepts presented in the general class, assisting with assignments, and pre-teaching the lessons to come. This class is taught by a Special Education teach and is individualized to the students’ needs. EXTENSION ALGEBRA II Grade Level: 9,10,11,12 Requires permission before registration Extension Algebra II is a class that helps support the general Algebra II class. The class offers re-teaching the concepts presented in the general class, assisting with assignments, and pre-teaching the lessons to come. This class is taught by a Special Education teach and is individualized to the students’ needs. EXTENSION BIOLOGY Grade Level: 10 Requires permission before registration Extension Biology is a class that helps support the general Biology class. The class offers re-teaching the concepts presented in the general class, assisting with assignments, and pre-teaching the lessons to come. This class is taught by a Special Education teach and is individualized to the students’ needs. EXTENSION PHYSICAL SCIENCE Grade Level: 9,10,11 Requires permission before registration Extension Physical Science is a class that helps support the general Physical Science class. The class offers re-teaching the concepts presented in the general class, assisting with assignments, and pre-teaching the lessons to come. This class is taught by a Special Education teach and is individualized to the students’ needs.

EXTENSION GEOLOGY Grade Level: 11,12 Requires permission before registration Extension Geology is a class that helps support the general Geology class. The class offers re-teaching the concepts presented in the general class, assisting with assignments, and pre-teaching the lessons to come. This class is taught by a Special Education teach and is individualized to the students’ needs. EXTENSION WORLD HISTORY Grade Level: 10 Requires permission before registration Extension World History is a class that helps support the general World History class. The class offers re-teaching the concepts presented in the general class, assisting with assignments, and pre-teaching the lessons to come. This class is taught by a Special Education teach and is individualized to the students’ needs. EXTENSION AMERICAN HISTORY Grade Level: 11 Requires permission before registration Extension American History is a class that helps support the general American History class. The class offers re-teaching the concepts presented in the general class, assisting with assignments, and pre-teaching the lessons to come. This class is taught by a Special Education teach and is individualized to the students’ needs. EXTENSION U.S. GOVERNMENT Grade Level: 12 Requires permission before registration Extension U.S. Government is a class that helps support the general U.S. Government class. The class offers re-teaching the concepts presented in the general class, assisting with assignments, and pre-teaching the lessons to come. This class is taught by a Special Education teach and is individualized to the students’ needs. CONSUMER SKILLS Grade Level: 9,10,11,12 Requires permission before registration This class is offered to students with an individualized education plan (IEP). The prerequisite is that the students have finished Algebra I and are unable to get into the next math class stated in their course of study.

SPECIAL OFFERINGS
TEACHER AIDE Grade Level: 12 (must have a 3.25) Prerequisite: Principal's permission PEER TUTORING Grade Level: 12 (must have a 3.25) Prerequisite: Counselor's permission Student must be able to tutor in all areas, such as math, science, English, and social studies to help in a classroom situation. RELEASE TIME Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 Released time religious instruction. CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT Grade Level: 12 (must be 16 years old) Concurrent enrollment 3.25GPA This course prepares a person to work as a nursing assistant. Assistants work in hospitals or nursing homes under the supervision of licensed nursing personnel. The course includes basic nursing assistant principles as well as provides opportunities for practice and demonstration of skills related to client care, with emphasis on the elderly client. Student’s time will be divided between classroom lecture, nursing laboratory time and supervised experience in hospital and nursing home setting. Clinical time near the end of the semester will require additional hours and will be completed at SV Care Center. Satisfactory completion of course entitles the student to take the competency examination to become “certified” in the State of Wyoming.

THEATER ARTS
DRAMA I Grade Level: 9, 10,11,12 This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of Drama including improvisation, pantomime, play reading and analysis, character analysis, basic knowledge of the stage, theatre history, and selection and presentation of scenes from plays. DRAMA II Grade Level: 10,11,12 Prerequisite: Drama I or consent of teacher This course is a continuation of Drama I with an emphasis on acting skills and play production. Fall semester will focus on the State Drama Tournament and the Drama Showcase. Spring Semester will produce the high school spring play. (Some after school rehearsals may be involved.) STAGECRAFT Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Students that have had one or more of the following: Building Construction and Art I. In this course, students will learn the fundamentals of set design and construction, set painting, lighting design, sound reinforcement, and stage and house management. Emphasis will be given to real-life application, as the class will aid in the technical aspects of a high school theatre productions.

APPLIED TECHNOLOGY Some applied technology classes requires a fee.
AGRICULTURE I Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 This course is a basic or introductory course and requires no prerequisites. It is for students interested in the Agriculture Industry or for those students exploring career opportunities in Agriculture. Students will learn about and participate in the FFA, which is the student organization for agricultural students, and one of the largest organizations of its kind. Students will gain basic skills and hands on experience in the following areas: welding, mechanics, record keeping, leadership, and plant and animal sciences. AGRICULTURE II Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 This course is designed to build upon the principles and concepts learned in Agriculture I. It is a more advanced and a higher-level course and students must have had at least one class in Agriculture Education as a prerequisite. Students will further their skills in mechanics, welding, leadership, and plant and animal sciences. AGRICULTURE III Grade Level: 11, 12 WELDING I Grade Level: 10, 11,12 Prerequisite: none Fee: $25.00 Students will need coveralls and pliers Gain basic welding skills in Arc and oxy-acete welding processes, strike and maintain an arc, start and stop a bead, weld joints including butt, tee, lap, corner, etc., weld in position. WELDING II Grade Level: 9, 10, 11,12 Prerequisite: Ag Welding I Students will continue to learn welding skills. WELDING III Grade Level: 11,12 Prerequisite: Ag Welding I & II College credit and certification Students enrolled in this course will learn to weld single V-groove butt joints with backing strip in the flat, horizontal, vertical-up, and overhead positions using E7018 welding electrodes. Students will also learn to weld single V-groove open butt weld joints in all positions using E-6010 roots and E-7018 filler and cover passes. Open-root corner joints will also be done with E-6010 roots and E-7018 filler passes. The student will recognize common weld defects and ways to eliminate them, they will also be introduced to welding symbols and Plasma-Arc cutting. Students will also write and present in class a 250-word essay on some aspect of welding technology. Students passing this course are eligible to certify in plate welding and can also take this course for concurrent enrollment for college credit through Western Wyoming Community College. MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING Manufacturing engineering will be a hands on project-oriented course. Students will work in teams with an emphasis on problem solving while using systems such as

electrical, mechanical, fluid, and thermal. The course will be team oriented with access to all the labs in the technology areas.

COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
DRAFTING I Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: none Drafting I is a basic course in computer-aided drafting and beginning mechanical drafting. Students will learn to use the basic commands in the latest version of AutoCAD. They will also learn basic drafting skills like geometric construction, multi view drawings, section view, dimensioning, layout, and centering. DRAFTING II Grade Level: 11, 12 Prerequisite: Drafting I with a C or better Concurrent enrollment with WWCC for 3 college credits Drafting II is an advanced computer-aided drafting course that teaches students to use three-dimensional drawing techniques, advanced dimensioning, advanced plotting, paper space, and model space. This course focuses on mechanical drafting but introduces some architectural principles. DRAFTING III Grade Level: 11, 12 Prerequisite: Drafting I and II Concurrent enrollment with WWCC for 3 college credits In this course basic architectural design principles are taught. Students will produce floor plans, site plans, electrical plans, and perspective drawings of residential homes

GRAPHICS COMMUNICATION
GRAPHICS I/MULTI-MEDIA Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: none Students will develop skills in the fast growing area of Graphic/Multi-Media, through the use of Photoshop. They will also develop a basic skill level in video production, through the use of I movie, and Corel draw. GRAPHICS II/SCREEN PRINTING Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: none Fee: $10.00 Will produce graphics for screen-printing, the Internet, and production of screen-printed items such as shirts and caps. Will do screen printing on clothing/fabric. Will produce graphics for screen-printing including one, two, and four color screen separations. Will produce graphics for the Internet: splash banners and pages for the Internet. Processes used in the printing industry will be covered. GRAPHICS III/PRODUCTION Grade Level: 9,10,11, 12 Prerequisite: Graphics I or Graphics II (Teacher Permission) Graphics production is an advanced course in graphic design for production of items that are screen-printed, laser engraved, and large format printing. Students will learn advanced design rules while using the processes in produce projects for school related groups. MACHINE SHOP I Grade Level: 9,10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: none Fee: $10.00 fee. Students may purchase materials to produce projects that they will take home from the shop. To learn the basics of hand metal work processes; filing, drilling, use of taps and dyes and layout. To learn to use the Metal Lathe, Milling Machine, and the CNC Mill. Also, to learn sand casting and how to work with molten metals. MACHINE SHOP II Grade Level: 11, 12 Prerequisite: Mach Shop I Fee: $10.00 fee. WWCC college credit 4/4 Students may purchase materials to produce projects that they will take home from the shop. Students will learn advanced processes on the milling machine, metal lathe, and cnc mill. They will also learn advanced applications of mastercam. INVENTORS CLUB Grade Level: Prerequisite:

BUILDING CONSTRUCTION Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: none This is a basic course to introduce students to the construction fields. This course is designed to teach different areas the construction field covers. Such as, design, plan

reading, site layout, construction safety, floor, wall and roof framing and exterior finish. Students will gain an understanding and a working knowledge of the construction field. Students need to furnish their own hand tools APPLIED CONSTRUCTION Grade Level: 11,12 Prerequisite: Building Construct. (Year class, double periods) Applied Construction Technology is a course designed to teach and develop basic skills required in the building and planning of a residential structures. Also, students will have an introduction to the installation of products, design, work performance, selection of materials, and cost estimating. Students will take part on all of the construction of a residential structure. CABINETMAKING Grade Level: 11,12 (10th graders with teacher permission only) Prerequisite: Woods I Fee: $10.00 Cabinetmaking will cover basic cabinetmaking from a personal, commercial, and industrial perspective. Students will take a hands-on approach to cabinetmaking by planning, drawing, and constructing cabinets for homes and business.

DEFINITION OF TERMS
Credit: Courses which meet every other day for one period will receive one half credit per semester. Any courses receiving "pass/fail" grades are not counted in the GPA. Prerequisite: A course that must be completed before another is taken. For example, one must complete Algebra I before taking Algebra II. Elective: Courses that are not "required" are electives. All students will have the opportunity to take some electives. Grade Point Average (GPA): The GPA is an arithmetic average obtained by dividing the sum of the numerical values of the letter grades earned by the number of courses taken. Cumulative Grade Point Average: Students applying to colleges before they graduate will have semester grades 9-11 averaged together to make the Cumulative GPA. The 7th semester will be figured and sent to a college requesting it. Any transcript sent out after a student graduates will include the Cumulative GPA plus class rank. Class Rank for Scholarship: Class rank for scholarship purposes is determined by the cumulative GPA. Selection of Valedictorian, Salutatorian, Honor Students 1. Criteria for consideration will include: a. Valedictorian class rank as determined by points figured by the following formula: Grades of the 22 semesters of ranked courses are multiplied by their ranks and summed. The sum is added to the result of the GPA * 25. b. All courses are ranked according to difficulty i.e.: basic courses = 1, Intermediate = 2, and Difficult = 3. c. Must have been a full time student at Star Valley High School for at least two semesters prior to selection. Selection cut off date for grades is two weeks prior to graduation. d. Exchange and early graduation students will not be eligible. e. Only grades transferred from a regionally accredited high school will be considered and will be computed on the scale of Star Valley High School. f. I f a tie exists the students will share the honor. Courses and weights to be used in determining these honors will be published by the high school. Principal's Honor Roll: In order for a student to make the "Principal's Honor Roll", the student must obtain a 3.50 GPA during the grading period. A student must be enrolled in 5 graded classes.

STUDENT ELIGIBILITY FOR EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Any student who participates in a WHSAA sanctioned activity must meet the eligibility rules established by the WHSAA as published in the official handbook for the year of participation. In addition to the eligibility rules above, any student at Star Valley High School who participates in extra-curricular activities must: (1) Maintain a passing grade in all classes for the time period in which a student participates in an activity. (2) Demonstrate good citizenship in classes and school by following the Student Training Code, which the student and the student's parents have signed. (3) Students and parents must sign the WHSAA Eligibility pamphlet which will be kept on file at the school. A teacher may declare a student ineligible to participate in an extra-curricular activity for a period of one week. Deficiency notices will be sent home when a student is failing the course. See and read the Training Code for details. It is the student's responsibility to keep up on schoolwork and constantly check that work is done and assignments turned in. Teachers and coaches should communicate frequently and maintain open communications concerning student problems. Activity sponsors/coaches are responsible for making a list of activity participants available to all teachers at least one week prior to the first scheduled activity. One-time activities such as field trips, class excursions, and in-school events are not considered extra curricular and the rules of eligibility do not apply. However, the sponsor of such an activity must make available to teachers a list of participants at least one week prior to the activity. This list must bear the signature of the principal prior to distribution to teachers. For information on attendance and discipline, please refer to the Attendance and Discipline Code handbook.

ACT AND AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION Applicants for admission and employment, students, parents, persons with disabilities, employees, and all unions or professional organizations holding collective bargaining or professional agreements with the Star Valley High School are hereby notified that this school does not discriminate on the basis or race, sex, color, national origin, age, religion, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment, in, its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the school’s compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX, The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or Section 504 is directed to contact: Teddy Goulding P.O. Box 8000 445 W. Swift Creek Lane Afton, WY 83110 307/885/4020 Who has been designated by the school to coordinate efforts to comply with the regulations regarding nondiscriminatory.