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TABLE OF CONTENTS Welcome ......................................................... 1 Mission Statement ......................................... 2 Code of Honor ................................................ 3 General Information ................................... 4 Guidance & Counseling Website ................... 4 Introduction .................................................... 4 Course Challenge .......................................... 4 Schedule Change Policy ................................ 4 Repeating a Course ......................................... 4 Matriculation ................................................. 5 Academic Load Requirements ...................... 5 Prerequisites .................................................. 5 Course Fees ................................................... 5 Four Year Academic Plan .............................. 5 Testing Program ............................................. 5 Nevada HS Proficiency Examination ............. 5 Attendance Requirement ................................ 5 Graduation Requirements ........................... 6 21st Century Course of Study ........................ 6 Foreign Exchange Student.............................. 6 Diploma Types ............................................... 7 Arts/Humanities Requirement ........................ 7 Early Graduation ............................................ 7 Advanced Honors Diploma ............................ 7 Individualized Program .................................. 8 Advanced Diploma ......................................... 8 Honors Program ........................................... 9 Advanced Placement ...................................... 9 Honors Courses .............................................. 9 Honors Diploma ............................................. 9 Additional Credit Options ......................... 10 Valedictorian/Salutatorian ............................ 10 Honors Award .............................................. 10 High Honors ................................................ 10 Honors Medallion ......................................... 10 Academic Letter ........................................... 10 Activity Cord ................................................ 10 External Credit ............................................. 10 Concurrent Credit ......................................... 11 2+2 Tech Prep Program................................ 11 S.T.E.P. Program .......................................... 11 Athletic Information .................................. 11 Athletic Eligibility ........................................ 11 NCAA Eligibility ........................................ 12 Required Core Courses................................. 12 Scholar Athlete ............................................. 12 Magnet Program Directory ....................... 14 Post Graduation Planning ......................... 15 Military Information ..................................... 15 Community College System Information .... 15 College/University Information ................... 15 College Prep Program .................................. 15 College Readiness Assessments ................... 15 College Financial Aid................................... 15 Millennium Scholarship ............................... 15 Course Selection Guidelines ...................... 16 9th Grade Worksheet .................................... 17 10th Grade Worksheet .................................. 18 11th Grade Worksheet .................................. 19 12th Grade Worksheet .................................. 20 Transcript Interpretation Guide .................... 21 Transcript ..................................................... 22 High School Four-Year Plan ........................ 23 Course Offerings ........................................ 24 Business Department .................................... 25 English Department ...................................... 29 Family & Consumer Science Department .... 38 Health/Physical Education Department ...... 41 Individualized Programs Department........... 45 Mathematics Department ............................. 49 Performing Arts Department ........................ 58 Science Department...................................... 68 Social Studies Department ........................... 74 Unique Programs .......................................... 79 Visual Arts Department ................................ 81 World Language Department ....................... 89

   

   

   

             

Course Catalog and Registration Guide 

                                             2011‐2012 
  Students and Parents,  Welcome to the 2011‐2012 edition of the Silverado High School Course Catalog and  Registration Guide.  This document has been developed to assist you and your parents  in making the important decisions that will affect your path to completing your high  school graduation requirements as well as preparing you for the world after high school.     It is important that you, your parents, your counselor and your current teachers, many  of whom will be making recommendations for your next year’s courses, all work  together to ensure you are taking the correct courses that will challenge you and give  you the solid foundation that you will need to make your important post‐secondary  decisions that will be upon you in just a very short time.  Issues such as school budget allocations, hiring of highly qualified staff, and room  requirements are all determined by what courses students sign up for.    Dropping/adding/changing of courses after the start of the new school year is normally  not possible due to these issues.  Therefore, it is extremely important that you spend  the time now planning for the courses you want to take next year before you register.  I hope you find the information in this guide helpful.  If you have any questions  regarding its contents, please speak with your counselor.    Have a great year!    Sincerely,  

  Kim H. Grytdahl  Principal   

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Mission Statement
Our mission at Silverado High School is to provide a safe, supportive and challenging environment in which students will become active, reflective and creative learners who accept responsibility for learning, have pride in their community and are prepared to contribute in a culturally diverse world.

Core Beliefs
Our Beliefs About Student Learning: Honorable Accountable Well-rounded Knowledgeable Successful Skyhawks are worthy of honor through their display of integrity, honesty, and commitment to their education. Skyhawks are accountable for their decisions, actions and educational success. Skyhawks are well-rounded individuals through their involvement in activities, athletics, and the arts. Skyhawks are provided with the knowledge to achieve their full educational, intellectual and social potential. Skyhawks, staff, parents and the community share the responsibility for the success of each individual.

Our Beliefs About Teaching:
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Teaching provides students with knowledge. Teaching meets the needs of all students. Teaching promotes mutual respect. Teaching models respect for the tolerance and recognition of multiple perspectives. Teaching encourages students to develop and to reflect upon a positive personal philosophy, character, and code of ethics. Teaching motivates student learning toward the ultimate goal of the highest cognitive level.

Our Beliefs About Quality Schools:
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Quality schools provide a safe and orderly environment. Quality schools are clean. Quality schools project a professional atmosphere. Quality schools provide systematic monitoring of student progress within a framework of high expectations. Quality schools promote a positive relationship among parents, school, and community. Quality schools provide opportunities and activities beyond the standard curriculum for both teachers and students. Quality schools have strong administrative and instructional leaders that ensure significant and uninterrupted time to learn. Quality schools require a consistently high average daily attendance rate.

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including changing grades electronically What is plagiarism? Plagiarism is a common form of cheating or academic dishonesty in the school setting. such as published sources in part or whole. Adhering to the Code of Honor for the purposes of academic honesty promotes an essential skill that goes beyond the school environment. but always involves the improper taking of information from and/or giving of information to another student. and ownership in the work that they do. The learning process requires students to think. impacting people positively. assignments. photographs. It is representing another person’s works or ideas as your own without giving credit to the source and submitting it for any purpose. Students demonstrate academic honesty and integrity by not cheating. or other source. 3 . What is cheating? Cheating or academic dishonesty can take many forms. process. and/or projects without specific teacher permission Allowing others to do the research or writing for an assigned paper Using unauthorized electronic devices Falsifying data or lab results. as your own without giving credit to the source Turning in purchased papers or papers from the Internet written by someone else Representing another person’s artistic or scholarly works such as musical compositions. Students must produce work that is theirs alone. faculty. Questions or concerns regarding the consequences associated with a violation of the Code of Honor may be directed towards you child’s school administration and/or the school district. Honesty and integrity are useful and valuable traits impacting one’s life. students gain knowledge. These qualities provide a solid foundation for life skills. Throughout this process. or paintings as your own Helping others plagiarize by giving them your work All stakeholders have a responsibility in maintaining academic honesty. organize and create their own ideas. papers. drawings. computer programs. Examples of cheating can include. Educators must provide the tools and teach the concepts that afford students the knowledge to understand the characteristics of cheating and plagiarism. recognizing the importance of thinking for themselves and learning independently. plagiarizing or using information unethically in any way. but are not limited to: • • • • Submitting someone else’s work.CODE OF HONOR Nevada Department of Education There is a clear expectation that all students will perform academic tasks with honor and integrity. but are not limited to: • • • • • • • Taking or copying answers on an examination or any other assignment from another student or other source Giving answers on an examination or any other assignment to another student Copying assignments that are turned in as original work Collaborating on exams. throughout their lives. and the community. staff. with the support of parents. individual. self-respect. Cheating and plagiarism violate the fundamental learning process and compromise personal integrity and one’s honor. Parents must support their students in making good decisions relative to completing coursework assignments and taking exams. administration. when that is the nature of the assignment. Examples of plagiarism can include.

The counselor will assist the student with assessing any information which may be helpful in making an informed decision. In order to effectively register for courses for next year. religion. graduation requirement fulfillment. Choose courses that will challenge you and give you the best preparation for your future education and employment. Introduction The courses that will be offered at Silverado High School during the 2011-2012 school year are courses that are selected by the student during the spring registration process. Please note that a student who successfully challenges a course must remain in the challenged course for the entire school year. national or ethnic origin. apprenticeships. creed. trade and technical schools. or workforce. Duplicate Course Work For the class of 2012 and beyond students may not repeat a course due to a failing grade on our campus. In the event some of your electives are filled. parents and students are able to review a checklist of activities on “How to Support Your Child’s Education. No schedule change requests will be granted other than those governed by the policy statement printed below. Courses that a student selects this spring are the courses that the student will be required to attend next year.General Information The Clark County School District does not knowingly discriminate against any person on the basis of race. Exceptions ( i. read and follow these simple guidelines: • • • • Read this entire course registration guide and the course descriptions before you register. It is Silverado’s policy that students take the most challenging course in which they can succeed academically. This process is called leveling. Students seeking to drop a class after the 18th day of a semester will be subject to the following options: Student will drop the course with an “F” grade or student will remain in the course. If during final registration too few students select a course. and other indicators. The counseling office will provide alternative credit retrieval options for students who must retake a failed course. All Silverado High School students will be computer registered based on the registration process.ccsd. teachers. Starting with elementary school. Complete correctly the appropriate Registration Worksheet on the pages provided for you in this registration guide. The student and parents/guardians should carefully consider all prerequisites for each course. In keeping with the State of Nevada Department of Education Guidelines. Requests for schedule changes are considered only during the first (3) weeks of the semester and are granted only for the following reasons: • • • • Minimum competency preparation for the Nevada Proficiency Exam fulfilled Graduation requirement fulfillment Misplacement in an academic area according to stanine scores and/or ability Successful completion of summer school course work The administration may. Every effort will be made to ensure a smooth transition for students who are transferred. Discuss your course selections with your parents. it may be cancelled and those students will be rescheduled into their alternate course.. teacher recommendations. Understand that you will be expected to remain in year-long courses for the entire school year. Students will not be permitted to select courses below his/her ability level. Many courses require teacher recommendation.e. color. you will be assigned your alternate choice(s) in the order listed. and counselor before registration. balance course sections by transferring students from one class and/or teacher to another section. then list your electives. age. Students are encouraged to enroll in courses which are academically fulfilling. • • Course Challenge Placement in some courses is based on student’s ability level. no student may change a course and receive credit after the third week of the semester. Utilize the four-year plan worksheet of this registration guide. Schedule Change Policy Advanced planning and guidance are provided for each student prior to registration. approval. military opportunities. Be certain that prerequisites for selected courses have been met.” These activities will assist with school success and will also prepare your children for college. For details visit: www. Schedule changes will not be made after registration. The student is advised to choose courses carefully. It also serves as a support reference to prepare students for their future educational decisions regarding Post-Secondary Planning.net/cpd and select Guidance and Counseling from the menu for the information. CCSD Guidance & Counseling Website The Guidance and Counseling Website is designed to provide students and parents with information on counseling services. sex. List three (3) alternate choices. List your required courses first. A reduced class load may not be approved after the school year begins. Students may only repeat a course for a higher grade if they received 4 . or treatment or participation in its programs and activities. Schedule changes will not be granted to accommodate a change in the student’s lunch period or to request a specific instructor. or disability in admission or access to. Seniors must apply for a reduced class load (shortened day) during preregistration. and signature. misplacement) will be handled through the regular schedule change procedure. due to increased/decreased enrollment and staff changes. The student who successfully completes summer school may change courses upon returning to school in the fall. Students are encouraged to challenge recommendations which they feel do not meet their academic needs.

Nevada High School Proficiency Examination (NHSPE) To receive a diploma from a Nevada high school. students must receive prior approval of the counselor and administration. Reduced class loads may not be approved after the school year begins. Parents/guardians should expect to receive correspondence regarding their student’s academic status each school year. or other course specific items. All class schedules must be continuous beginning with the student’s first period. The student must have completed a course’s prerequisites to enroll or request permission from his/her counselor to challenge the course. and post-secondary planning. After four years of high school. The failing grade will be used in calculating the grade point average.ccsd. Attendance Requirement Increased state-mandated accountability for attendance at school requires greater responsibility from the high school student. tenth. Students will be classified to the next grade level at the end of each school year. The student on a reduced class schedule must provide his/her own transportation. External Courses. the student must pass the Nevada High School Proficiency Examination in addition to meeting course requirements. Course Fees Course fees are charged for courses where the student will complete special projects to be taken home or for reasons specific to the course. Prerequisites Prerequisites are listed in the Department Course Offerings section of the catalog to help the student and parents/guardians make the best educational decisions possible. Both semesters of a prerequisite course must be successfully completed. Dual Credit. and eleventh grade students must be enrolled in six classes or the equivalent of six periods per day. Distance Education. Academic plans include the designation of a career pathway. and Work Experience are considered equivalent coursework. During the junior year the student will have two opportunities to take the writing. reading. A fifth year will be considered if the following criteria are met: • Administrative approval • Student consistently demonstrated good attendance • Good citizenship • Student is within six (6) credits of graduation • Student is Silverado’s policy is that seniors be enrolled in a minimum of four classes on our campus.net for regular review and revision as necessary. Academic Load Requirements The State of Nevada. Four Year Academic Plan An on-line four year Academic Plan is implemented with all freshmen students. The plan is easily accessible through the CCSD website at eduplan. Should alternatives to the immediate payment of course fees become necessary. • Twelfth grade students must be enrolled in four classes or the equivalent of four periods per day.a “D” grade or higher. however. Accumulating more than 10 unapproved absences in any course during the semester will result in a failing grade and a loss of credit. The plan includes students and parents: Working in consultation with a school counselor to develop the academic plan Signing the academic plan Reviewing the plan yearly and revising when necessary The academic plan will be used as a guide to manage the student’s educational development and course selection in alignment with an indentified course of study. Any credit deficient twelfth-grade student must maintain enrollment in six classes the entire school year. the counselor or the respective course instructor should be notified to assist the parents/guardians in resolving the problem. Parents/guardians must provide a written excuse for absences within three days of the student’s return to school. the Advanced Placement Examination. Please Note: Although Concurrent Courses. Course fees cover the actual cost of projects. mathematics. Parents should contact the appropriate alpha-counselor regarding questions concerning grade level classification. and the lower grade replaced with a repeated course notation. writing. 5 . additional credit will not be granted. science and reading exams is in the spring of the sophomore year. The first opportunity to take the mathematics. requires all high school students be enrolled as follows: • Ninth. not on credit earned. This plan sets forth specific educational goals that students intend to achieve before graduation. an application must be made for a fifth year of high school. A family’s difficulty in purchasing the required items for the student and/or paying the course fees will not prevent a student’s enrollment in any course.345. mathematics. Matriculation Grade classification for high school students will be determined by years in school. and science exam (class of 2010 and beyond). The student who is not at grade level will not be allowed to take the Nevada State High School Proficiency Exam (NHSPE). Any student who completes course requirements but does not pass the Nevada High School Proficiency Examinations will receive a Certificate of Attendance rather than a diploma. and science. NAC 387. Regular examination throughout high school will assist students in preparation for adulthood in the 21st century. The higher grade will be recorded in the course history. Students in the Class of 2010 and beyond must pass reading. The student who does not pass all four tests by the end of the junior year will have additional opportunities during the senior year. a four year high school course of study. The student on a reduced class load schedule who loiters on campus will be enrolled in a course.

math. 21st CENTURY COURSE OF STUDY EXPECTATIONS The Clark County School District expects all students to meet the requirements of the 21st Century Course of Study.25 cumulative GPA (weighted or unweighted) and the core curriculum Approved NSHE Core Curriculum (4 English. the Clark County School District. the student must pass the Nevada High School Proficiency Examination in addition to meeting course requirements. which will include Algebra II. The Clark County School District provides a ceremony for the foreign exchange student. The Clark County School District believes that all students must be prepared for the following post-secondary opportunities: • • • • University/Four-Year College Community/Two-Year College Trade/Technical School Workforce 21st CENTURY COURSE OF STUDY EXPECTATIONS Areas of Study English Mathematics (Includes Algebra II) Science (Includes Biology) World History or Geography (class of 2011) U. Due to the tremendous variety of credits the foreign exchange student has accumulated prior to enrolling in Silverado High School and the Nevada High School Proficiency Examinations requirement. it is unrealistic that this student should expect to receive a diploma. The Foreign Exchange student will be provided with a well-balanced program allowing him/her to experience the life of an American high school student. Government Physical Education Health Education Use of Computers Electives (Includes one Arts and Humanities or Career and Technical Education course) Total Units 4 4 3 1 1 1 2 ½ ½ 5½ 22 ½ The 21st Century Course of Study provides the following for students: • Opens Doors to Post-Secondary Education and Workforce Opportunities • Meets Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) University Admissions o Grade Point Average (GPA) and Core Curriculum Requirements are: 3.S. 3 Natural Science. 3 Social Science & History = 13 units) • Prepares Students for the Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship o GPA and Core Curriculum Requirements are: 3. and science.00 GPA (weighted or unweighted) in the core curriculum Approved NSHE Core Curriculum (4 English. GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS The following courses are needed to meet graduation requirements for Silverado High School. Although the graduation requirements for a standard diploma will not change.S. 3 Math – including Algebra II. which will include Biology. History U. and a third year of science. 3 Natural Science. Any student who completes course requirements but does not pass the Nevada High School Proficiency Examinations will receive a Certificate of Attendance rather than a diploma. Students in the Class of 2010 and beyond must pass reading. 4 Math – including Algebra II. and the State of Nevada. 3 Social Science & History = 14 units) 6 . writing. To receive a diploma from a Nevada high school.Foreign Exchange Students Foreign Exchange Students who enroll at Silverado High School will not receive a Silverado High School diploma. the school district expects its students to be competitive in higher education and the workforce and to be prepared to take full advantage of what the world has to offer beyond high school. In addition to the three years of mathematics and two years of science necessary to graduate with a high school standard diploma students will be scheduled into a fourth year of mathematics.

STANDARD DIPLOMA Starting with the Class of 2010 and beyond The following subjects are needed to meet graduation requirements:

STANDARD DIPLOMA Required/Elective Areas of Study English *Mathematics Science World History or Geography (2011) U.S. History U.S. Government **Physical Education Health ***Use of Computers Electives TOTAL Units 4 3 2 1 1 1 2 ½ ½ 7½ 22 ½

*Mathematics course units must include at least Algebra I or Algebra I H, or Applied Algebra I A and I B, or above. **A maximum of ONE credit for Physical Education II will be granted if a student participates outside of the school day in interscholastic athletics or on a drill team, marching band, dance group, or cheerleading squad. ***Satisfactory completion of a semester computer literacy course offered in grades 6, 7, or 8 will meet the requirement for the use of computers. To receive a diploma from a Nevada high school, students must pass the Nevada High School Proficiency Examination in reading, writing, math, and science in addition to meeting course requirements. Any student who completes course requirements but does not pass the Nevada High School Proficiency Examinations will receive a Certificate of Attendance rather than a diploma. Arts/Humanities Requirement World History taken in the Clark County School District will fulfill the Arts/Humanities graduation requirement for a Standard Diploma. ADVANCED HONORS DIPLOMA Students graduating in the Class of 2011 and beyond will be eligible for an Advanced Honors Diploma. Students planning to apply to universities with competitive admission requirements may pursue the CCSD Advanced Honors Diploma. The Advanced Honors Diploma requires additional rigorous coursework beyond those required for the Advanced Diploma. Students will be required to fulfill the 24.0 credit Advanced Diploma requirements (including 4-years of mathematics, 3-years of science and an additional Arts/Humanities or Career and Technical Education course) and must complete the Honors, International Baccalaureate (IB), or Advanced Placement (AP) courses required of the Honors Course Program. Students must achieve a minimum of a 3.25 unweighted GPA and 3.85 weighted GPA.

ADVANCED HONORS DIPLOMA Required/Elective Areas of Study Advanced Diploma Units English 4 Mathematics 4 Science 3 Social Studies (must earn all 3 credits) 3 World History or Geography (2011) U.S. History U.S. Government Physical Education 2 Health ½ Use of Computers ½ Arts/Humanities or Occupational Ed. Elective 1 Electives 6 TOTAL 24

Honors Course Program Units 3 2 2 2

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*Must include one Honors Foreign Language Course. First year foreign language classes will not receive Honors credit. Student must achieve a minimum 3.25 unweighted GPA and a minimum 3.85 weighted GPA.

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Weighted Honors Courses Students will earn a weighted grade point factor for successful completion of Honors, Advanced Placement (AP), and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses will be added as follows: Honors .025 Advanced Placement (AP) .050 International Baccalaureate (IB) .050 The weighted GPA cap for the Honors Program for students will be added as follows: • The weighted GPA cap for the Honors Program is no more than twenty-eight semesters (14 classes) of Honors/AP/IB courses. • Students will receive a weighted grade point factor of .050 for four semesters (2 classes) of AP and/or IB courses and will also receive a weighted grade point factor of .025 for twenty-four semesters (12 classes) of Honors courses. • Students who choose to enroll in only Honors level courses will receive a weighted grade point factor of .025 for twenty-eight semesters (14 classes) of Honors courses. • The highest possible GPA under this system is 4.80. Advantages of the Honors Course Offerings • Most competitive colleges and universities consider not only students’ grades, but also their academic background evidenced by courses listed on the transcript, letters of recommendation from teachers and counselors, and SAT I or ACT scores. • Enrollment in the Honors Program will assist students in their preparation for college entrance exams. • The weighted GPA is used when determining ranking in class. Students may take Honors courses even if they have not chosen to complete the requirements for the Advanced Honors or Honors Diploma. ADVANCED DIPLOMA Starting with the Class of 2010 and beyond The following subjects are needed to meet graduation requirements:

ADVANCED DIPLOMA Required/Elective Areas of Study English *Mathematics Science World History or Geography (2011) U.S. History U.S. Government **Physical Education Health ***Use of Computers Arts/Humanities or Occupational Ed. Elective Electives TOTAL Student must achieve a minimum 3.25 unweighted GPA.
*Mathematics course units must include at least Algebra I or Algebra I H, or Applied Algebra I A and I B, or above. ** A maximum of ONE credit for Physical Education II will be granted if a student participates outside of the school day in interscholastic athletics or on a drill team, marching band, dance group, or cheerleading squad. *** Satisfactory completion of a semester computer literacy course offered in grades 6, 7, or 8 will meet the requirement for the use of computers. To receive a diploma from a Nevada high school, students must pass the Nevada High School Proficiency Examination in reading, writing, math, and science in addition to meeting course requirements. Any student who completes course requirements but does not pass the Nevada High School Proficiency Examinations will receive a Certificate of Attendance rather than a diploma. Individualized Program (Special Education) Diploma An Individual Education Plan (IEP) for each individualized program (special education) student must be developed and reviewed annually. The appropriate course of study leading to the program completion will be determined by the IEP committee. It is recommended that this decision be made at the 9th grade level with the parents/guardians approval and be reviewed annually at an IEP meeting.

Units 4 4 3 1 1 1 2 ½ ½ 1 6 24

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• OPTION 1:

An individualized program (special education) student may earn a regular high school diploma upon successful completion of: 1. a minimum of 22 ½ units in regular and/or special education courses including the required areas of study 2. the Nevada High School Proficiency Examination in math, reading, writing, and science

• OPTION 2:

An individualized program (special education) student may earn a special education high school diploma upon successful completion of: 1. 2. a minimum of 22 ½ units in regular and/or special education courses the IEP committee may exempt the student from the Nevada High School Proficiency Examination or from required areas of study and prescribe an appropriate curriculum

HONORS PROGRAM The Silverado High School Honors Program is designed to challenge the student to his/her maximum potential and to prepare the student to pursue higher education. The program requires a commitment from parents/guardians and the student regarding the proper placement of the student. The student with honor’s ability will be recommended to enroll in the Honors Program, which provides an umbrella for the Advanced Placement and the Honors courses. These courses may lead to special awards at graduation. To enroll in an Honors Program Course, the student must be recommended by a teacher and sign a contract of commitment. Advantages of the Honors Program • Most competitive colleges and universities consider not only student’s grades, but also their academic background evidenced by courses listed on the transcript, letters of recommendation from teachers and counselors, and SAT I or ACT scores. • Enrollment in the Honors Program will assist students in their preparation for college entrance exams. • The weighted GPA is used when determining ranking in class. Students may take Honors courses even if they have not chosen to complete the requirements for the Advanced Honors or Honors Diploma. Advanced Placement Programs The Advanced Placement (AP) Program is a cooperative educational endeavor with the College Board in Princeton, New Jersey, for academically talented juniors and seniors. Through this program, sophomores, juniors and seniors in high school take courses that have been developed with college-level material and expectations. Since the curriculum goes into more depth than the regular level courses, there is a greater opportunity for individual progress and achievement. The student with a strong GPA is encouraged to enroll. The AP examinations are given each May. All examinations consist of an essay or problem-solving section and a series of multiple-choice questions. At the completion of the course, each student is highly encouraged to take this examination at an approximate cost of $85.00 per exam. Advanced Placement exams are developed by the Educational Testing Service. The College Board grades the exams and scores are given on the following basis: • • • • • Five-Extremely well qualified Four-Well qualified Three-Qualified Two-Possibly qualified One-No Recommendation

In many cases, universities may award three college credits for a score of three, six credits for a score of four, and nine credits for a score of five. The student should refer to the college catalog for the policy of the college s/he is planning to attend. Awarding of college credit(s) is at the discretion of each university. A score of one or two may enhance the student’s opportunity for a scholarship and for university admission. Areas in which AP courses are offered at Silverado High School are listed below: AP Art History AP Calculus AB AP Chemistry AP English Language & Composition AP English Literature & Composition AP German Language & Culture AP Japanese Language & Culture AP Physics C AP Psychology AP Spanish Language AP Spanish Literature AP Statistics AP Studio Art: Drawing AP Studio Art: 2D Design AP Studio Art: 3D Design AP U.S. Government AP U.S. History AP World History

Honors Courses Honors courses are college preparation classes designed to be more challenging, to require higher level thinking skills and to move at a faster pace. Honors level courses receive a weighted factor of .025 per semester. Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) level courses receive a weighted factor of .050 per semester for four semesters only. AP coursework will receive a .025 credit per semester weighted. The student may receive a maximum weighted GPA for 14 courses or 28 semesters as applied to the Honors Diploma. Correspondence work, fifth-year academic work, and special approved programs, such as the Early Studies Program and credit by exam will not be accepted for Honors credit. To enroll in an Honors Program Course, the student must be recommended by a teacher and sign a letter of intent.

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Valedictorian and Salutatorian Awards The two highest academic awards received at graduation are Valedictorian and Salutatorian. Salutatorian status is awarded to the student(s) earning the second highest grade point average in the class. To earn the Honors Medallion.5 and 3. For each subsequent year. Algebra I and Spanish I taken in 8th grade are computed in the GPA. Algebra I and Spanish I taken in the 8th grade are computed in the GPA. after seven semesters. Students may receive credit by earning a score of 80% or better on an examination for a course they have not taken previously or are not enrolled in currently. Honors Award The graduating senior whose weighted or un-weighted GPA. Activity Cord The Senior student who has participated in Silverado High School organizations may be eligible to receive a graduation cord recognizing his/her service to the school and the community. One-half credit may be earned for 60 hours of service. the student(s) who has completed eight or more Advanced Placement courses will be honored as Valedictorian. This award will be based on the student’s course work taken from 8th grade equivalent courses through the 3rd quarter of the senior year. No external credit will be granted without prior approval and completion of the appropriate application. in addition to the regular graduation requirements. the student must complete eleven credits or twenty-two semester credits of AP or Honors course work with an A or B each semester. including those courses which receive the weighted grade point factor (GPA). and the exam must be taken within 2 months of application. Candidates for the valedictorian/salutatorian designations will be identified at the end of the fall semester of their senior year. This student will have the opportunity to purchase a white cord to wear at graduation. Academic Letter Academic Letters are awarded to the student receiving all A grades for both semester grading periods during one calendar school year. This student will have the opportunity to purchase a gold cord to wear at graduation. only three of which can be core credits. falls between 3. Final valedictorian(s) and salutatorian(s) will be determined upon the completion of all high school credit course work through the eighth semester.799 will be recognized as an Honors graduate. is 3. Fees vary from $100 to $120 per half credit plus books. each course. respectively. An Academic Letter reception for qualifying students and their parents/guardians will be hosted by Silverado High School in the fall of each school year. High Honors Award The graduating senior whose weighted or un-weighted GPA. the student meeting the Academic Letter requirement will receive a bar to attach to his/her Academic Letter. In the event more than one student earns the highest weighted GPA. Correspondence Courses Credits may be earned for courses completed by mail or online from approved institutions. The criteria for awarding the activity cord is determined by each organization with subsequent administrative approval. after seven semesters. Honors Medallion The Silverado High School Honors Medallion is awarded at graduation to the senior who completes a rigorous four-year academic program. The student who pursues the Honors Medallion will enroll in the same classes as the Honors Diploma student. This ranking will be based on any and all completed high school credit granting courses. Seniors must complete exams by the end of the third nine weeks. A fee of $40 is required for a semester credit. External credits are credits earned beyond the regular school day. Credit By Exam 10 . Valedictorian status is awarded to the student(s) earning the highest grade point average in the graduating class.8 or higher will be recognized as a High Honors graduate. court-mandated hours do not count for Community Service credit. Students must conform to the procedures set by the credit granting institution. See your counselor for prior approval and applications for the following External Credit options: Community Service Credit A maximum of one credit may be earned for students who complete 120 hours of volunteer service with an approved community agency. ADDITIONAL CREDIT OPTIONS External Credit Options Students currently enrolled in a Clark County high school may earn a maximum of six external credits toward graduation.

A student may earn a maximum of one unit of external credit (summer school.ccsd. Classes are offered at various high schools during the summer. the student may earn credits toward a degree at a community college (CSN) or a university or four-year college. 5. 11 .ccsd. Registration information is available in the counseling office in the spring.799). 2. Credit granting is monitored by the CCSD Department of Fine Arts. Fill out a Tech Prep admissions form from your local community college. A maximum of one credit may be granted to students participating in a music program not offered by the Clark County School District. The following courses for the 2+2 Tech Prep Program are available at Silverado High School: • • • Accounting I. and students must provide their own transportation. II* ATHLETIC INFORMATION Athletic Eligibility Initial Eligibility – General Requirements 1. A three credit college/university course equals one-half unit of high school credit. 3. A fee is required.Call (702) 799-6370 for more information or visit www.To preview courses available. After graduation. Must be enrolled in a minimum of two units of credit per semester and regularly attend school. visit the web site at: www.ccsdde. Additional information is available at www. Complete an eligible career and technical course at your high school with a grade A or B and satisfy specific course competencies.ccsd.Dual Credit High school credit can be earned for approved college or university courses not offered at the student's school of enrollment.net/schools/ais.For specific information on this program. Specific application forms must be submitted along with a fee. Virtual High School Distance Education . The courses are career and technical courses taught during the student’s junior and senior year.0. Must have passed a minimum of two units of credit the immediate preceding semester with a minimum grade point average of 2. II Anatomy & Physiology H Broadcast Journalism • • • Child Development I & II Commercial Design I Family Life • • • Food Production Journalism Photography I.Students may earn a maximum of two credits per summer. you must: Be a high school junior or senior. call the office at 8558435. Students must submit their completed journals for evaluation to determine credit.net/summer. Must reside in the school of enrollment’s attendance zone. correspondence.net/edservices/programs/adulted.785-386.For specific information. etc. 4. including fees. This program will allow the student to begin earning college credit for a fraction of the cost while still being enrolled in high school.htm.) to improve a previous semester deficiency. Sunset High Schools/Programs .net. There is no limit to the number of concurrent credits a student may earn. call 702-799-8636 extension 325 or check out the AIS website at: www. 2+2 Tech Prep Program The 2+2 Tech Prep allows the opportunity to earn college credit for approved high school courses. Transfer students are automatically presumed ineligible. call (702) 799-8650 extension 317 or visit www.ccsd. Summer School . Students may receive credit for academically accelerated courses taken at accredited institutions. Adult Education . or see your high school counselor. Call 799-8531 for more information. See your counselor for more information on the following concurrent programs: * * * * * Academy of Individualized Study (AIS) . To enroll in the 2+2 Tech Prep Program.html for more information. Rebuttal of presumption of ineligibility guidelines are contained in Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association regulations (NAC 386. Educational Travel Credit Enrichment Program Credit Music Equivalent Credit Concurrent Credits Students may earn credits beyond the regular school day by enrolling in any of the approved concurrent programs. A maximum of one credit may be granted to students who keep a journal while traveling for 42 consecutive days or 1/2 credit for 21 consecutive days. Must be enrolled in grades 9 – 12.net/edservices/programs/crprogramsgeneral.

B-Team Wrestling – Varsity. As a nonqualifier you: • May not participate in athletics competition or practice during your first year in college. This should be initiated in the student’s junior year. Junior Varsity Team Managers are not eligible for the P.5 GPA will receive a Scholar Athlete patch. 3. Junior Varsity Softball – Varsity. Required Core Courses Required Courses English Mathematics (Alg I or higher) Science (minimum 1 lab science) Additional In Above Social Studies Additional Core Courses** Division I 4 3 2 1 2 4 Division II (through 2012) 3 2 2 2 2 3 Division II (2013 and beyond) 3 2 2 3 2 4 **From any core area. receive math or science credit.org. Students on RPC or suspension are not eligible to participate. Junior Varsity. You will be a nonqualifier if you do not meet the academic requirements listed above. B-Team Songleaders/Flags/Mascots Swimming – Varsity Tennis – Varsity Track – Varsity Volleyball – Varsity.Maintenance of Eligibility 1. Junior Varsity. however. 12 . Students must attain a minimum grade point average in 16 core courses for Division I and 14 core courses for Division II as listed below and earn a combined ACT or SAT sum score that matches the core course GPA (see Athletic Eligibility requirements in the Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete). and • May play only three seasons (to earn a fourth season you must graduate before your fifth year of college). foreign language. they may be eligible for Community Service credit. Junior Varsity. Must be in school in order to participate in practice or games on any given day. 2. Students are required to participate in and complete one of the school-sponsored activities listed below. Junior Varsity Basketball – Varsity. B-Team Bowling Cheerleaders – Varsity. B-Team Cross Country – Varsity Football – Varsity. non-doctrinal religion or philosophy. II Waiver.org). Junior Varsity. Must maintain passing grades in all subjects during the current athletic season. Baseball – Varsity. students must register with the NCAA Clearing House (www. • May receive financial aid based only on need (not athletics-based financial aid) in your first year in college.eligibilitycenter. Must regularly attend school. PHYSICAL EDUCATION II WAIVER CREDIT A maximum of ONE Physical Education II Waiver credit may be earned toward graduation.E. Serious and/or chronic behavior infractions may result in suspension of athletic participation.eligibilitycenter. NCAA INITIAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS In order to participate in collegiate athletics. Computer science courses can no longer be used unless taught through math or science departments. What are core courses? See your high school’s core-course list at www. B-Team Golf – Varsity Marching Band Soccer – Varsity. Junior Varsity. Scholar Athlete The student participating in interscholastic Varsity athletics at Silverado High School while simultaneously earning a minimum 3. and are on the school’s list of approved math or science core courses. Must maintain positive citizenship.

425 2.100 3.350 2.300 2.275 3.775 2.175 3.575 2.750 2.025 3.400 2.CORE GPA/TEST SCORE INDEX FOR DIVISION I (TO BE USED WITH 14 CORE COURSES) CORE GPA 3.925 2.900 2.525 3.125 3.375 3.825 2.050 2.625 2.000 SAT 710 720 730 730 740-750 760 770 780 790 800 810 820 830 840-850 860 860 870 880 890 900 910 920 930 940 950 960 960 970 980 990 1000 1010 ACT 58 59 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 SAT score = critical reading + math ACT score = English + math + reading + science = combined scores 13 .475 3.200 2.250 3.850 2.330 3.600 2.275 2.550 2.725 2.675 2.225 3.075 3.350 3.325 2.425 3.000 2.125 2.150 2.950 2.875 2.500 2.700 2.525 2.800 • • SAT 400 410 420 430 440 450 460 470 480 490 500 510 520 530 540 550 560 570 580 590 600 610 620 630 640 650 660 670 680 690 700 ACT 37 38 39 40 41 41 42 42 43 44 44 45 46 46 47 47 48 49 49 50 50 51 52 52 53 53 54 55 56 56 57 CORE GPA 2.025 2.075 2.175 2.375 2.550 & above 3.450 2.225 2.500 3.975 2.325 3.050 3.150 3.250 2.650 2.450 3.100 2.400 3.475 2.200 3.

M. NV 89101 799-7800 Grades 9-12 www. NV 89030 799-7000 Grades 9-12 www. Las Vegas 651-5030 Grades 11-12 College of So. Advanced Technology Academy (ATA) 2501 Vegas Drive Las Vegas 89106 799-7870 Grades 9-12 www.Cheyenne HS 3200 E Cheyenne Ave.S.net College of So. Owens North Las Vegas.12 www. NV 89106 799-4710 Opening 2009-2010 School Year to 9th and 10th grade students www.MAGNET PROGRAM DIRECTORY Clark County School District students have the choice to attend a specialized program and educational environment best suited to their unique interests. Harris Avenue Las Vegas 89110 799-2196 Grade 9-12 www ccsd.ValleyVikings.F. NV HS WestCharleston HS 6375 W.net/schools/rancho Academy of Aerospace and Aviation Academy of Medical and Allied Health Professions Virtual High School – Distance Education 2501 Vegas Dr. admission criteria/deadlines.net. 651-3080 Grades 11-12 Veteran’s Tribute Career and Technical Academy (VT CTA) 2531 Vegas Drive. North Las Vegas 89030 799-1870 Grades 9 -12 www. special skills.O.H.ccsd.E.A. Las Vegas 89142 799-8899 Grade 9 .org Institute for Integrated Studies at Desert Pines High School 3800 E. Las Vegas Phone 651-4071 Grades 11-12 College of So.ccsd.ccsd.ccsd.net/schools/secta/ Arts & Communications Academy Business & Financial Services Academy Construction Engineering Academy Cosmetology Academy Culinary Hospitality Academy Health Sciences Academy Information Technology Academy Trade and Transportation Academy Canyon Springs High School 350 East Alexander Rd.. NV HS South.. Burnham Las Vegas.) East Career and Technical Academy (E CTA) 6705 Vegas Valley Dr. Tropical Pkwy Las Vegas 89149 799-4640 Grades 9 – 12 www. NV 89106 855-8435 Grades 9-12 www.net/schools/canyonsprings/ Leadership and Law Preparatory Academy Las Vegas Academy 315 7th Street Las Vegas. Science and Applied Technology (A.net/schools/ecta Valley High School 2839 S.12 www.) Teacher Education Academy of Clark High (T.ccsd.ccsd.ccsd.C. Charleston Blvd. An application is required for admissions to all Schools of Choice. and diverse abilities while having the opportunity to continue their academic course of study. NV 89109 799-5450 Grades 9-12 www.net/schools/swcta Clark High School 4291 Pennwood Avenue Las Vegas 89102 799-5800 Grades 9-12 www. acceptance procedures and an online application.ccsd.Henderson HS 700 College Dr.net International Baccalaureate Programs Academy of Travel and Tourism Rancho High School 1900 E. visit magnet.net/schools/clark Academy for Mathematics..net/schools/LVAISPVA Las Vegas Academy of International Studies Las Vegas Academy of Performing and Visual Arts Northwest Career and Technical Academy (NW CTA) 8200 W.net/schools/nwcta Southwest Career and Technical Academy (SW CTA) 7050 W.A.T. NV HS East.ccsdde.net/schools/vtcta * Academy of Law Enforcement * 82 Career Pathways 14 . For Magnet School information.atech.ccsd.ccsd. Henderson. Las Vegas. Shelbourne Ave Las Vegas.net/schools/desertpines Academy of Information Technology Academy of Communications in the 21st Century Southeast Career And Technical Academy (SE CTA) 5710 Mountain Vista Drive Las Vegas 89120 799-7500 Grades 9-12 www. 89113 799-5766 Grade 9 .) Academy of Finance (A. Las Vegas.

S. some universities determine scholarship eligibility on ACT and/or SAT results. Work-study is employment on or near campus on a part-time basis. Grants need not be repaid. state college. Government 2 to 3 credits in the same foreign language 1 credit in Visual and/or Performing Arts College Readiness Assessments All Clark County School District students will take the PSAT at no cost (pending final budget allocations) during the sophomore year to provide data that will assist in determining the student’s potential success in Advanced Placement (AP) courses. the district will submit your name at the end of June to the Office of the State Treasurer.S. determine eligibility.gov to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Scholarships are monetary awards the student earns and does not have to repay. Student loans are low-interest monies granted on the basis of need. The FAFSA should be filled out immediately after January 1st of the student’s senior year. 2. or university. College/University Information Minimum graduation requirements may not necessarily qualify a student for admission to the college of his/her choice. There is no application form to complete. some colleges/universities require a minimum score on the SAT and/or ACT to determine placement in freshman English and math courses. offer two-year programs which lead to an Associate of Arts degree and/or a Certificate of Achievement. Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship Program The State of Nevada's Millennium Scholarship Program provides financial support to Nevada's high school graduates who plan to attend an eligible Nevada community college. Taking the PSAT in the sophomore year also prepares the student for the SAT. and assist in job training. History. chemistry.gov. Students planning to attend college may also prepare for the ACT entrance exam by taking the PLAN test during his/her sophomore year. Community College System Information Community colleges. 1. College Financial Aid There are four basic types of financial aid available to help defray the costs of a college education. and any related matters hereto. A senior should go online to www. In addition.ed. A high school diploma or its equivalent is recommended for admission. Note: It may be necessary to retake the ACT and/or SAT to increase the student’s score. including 3 years of science and 4 years of math (including Algebra) . The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test is available for interested students. You may receive up to a maximum award of $10.2 years Nevada residenc 15 . The final stage of pre-college testing involves taking the ACT and/or SAT in the spring of the student’s junior year. English II.nevadatreasurer. This may enable a student to avoid placement in a remedial math and/or English college course. College Prep Program The Silverado High School counseling staff strongly recommends the following as a minimum college preparatory program: • • • • • • 4 credits in English to include English I. and physics 3 credits in social studies to include World History. geometry. sometimes called junior colleges. If you meet all Millennium Scholarship requirements upon high school graduation. and literature 4 credits in math to include algebra I. Finally. and college entrance examination scores (ACT. and algebra II 3 credits of lab science to include biology. Often the university or college makes an effort to place the student in a job related to his/her major. availability of funding.core coursework completed. GPA.FAFSA. A loan must be repaid. You will receive an award notification in July. Requirements: . This test helps to define a student’s abilities and aptitude for future careers. as most four-year colleges/universities require either test for admission. 3. For information concerning specific admission requirements. policies adopted by the NSHE Board of Regents.000 for undergraduate coursework during the six years following your high school graduation. Grants are monetary awards based solely on need. The PSAT taken as a junior (at the cost of the student) is used to identify National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists.POST GRADUATION PLANNING Military Information Military recruiters are available to help the student make decisions. review contracts. and U. composition. The student’s high school course selection (including AP and Honors courses). SAT) weigh heavily in determining recipients. Policy guidelines and requirements for eligibility can be obtained by calling 1-888-477-2667 or at www. Need is determined from information supplied on a family financial aid form. U. Please note that this information is subject to any changes in state law.3. financial need. Remedial courses at Nevada State colleges/universities provide no college credit and are not paid for by the Millennium Scholarship program.25 GPA weighted or unweighted . the student may consult a school counselor and/or reference materials located in the library in the College and Career Center. 4.

e. They should be utilized to assist with the online pre-registration process. Use ink. The Master Schedule is derived from the courses that all students sign-up for in the spring.schools/silverado EXTENSION 4303 4302 4301 4307 4304 4305 4301 4300 4200 4200 4032 WORKSHEETS The practice worksheets on the following pages may be used by the student and their parents/guardians to plan the student’s 2011-2012 class schedule. Correctly complete the top portion of the practice worksheet. 8. Selecting alternate classes is critical. Teacher recommendations and/or approval signatures are required for the courses listed in the catalog’s Course Offering section.net. Registration is not completed until online selections have been confirmed with the counselor. and/or low preregistration numbers. Make certain that grade-level requirements and prerequisites are met for each class chosen. 5. There is a practice worksheet designed for each grade level. or add course selections in 2011-2012. Due to increased/decreased enrollment. Also note that each grade-level practice worksheet has the required courses a student must take to satisfy graduation requirements preprinted on each worksheet. (i.Sz Ta – Z & Individualized Programs A – Du Counselor Coordinator Counseling Secretary Assistant Principal/Curriculum Curriculum Secretary Individualized Programs Facilitator http://ccsd. the course challenge process must be followed prior to registration. 16 . Read the entire course description written in the course offerings section of this registration guide before selecting a course as an alternate. Please follow the instructions outlined below when completing the practice worksheets and the final registration forms. These worksheets are for planning purposes. 10. The student who loiters on the campus will be enrolled in another class. Be certain to use the correct form. and will be initiated when the student meets with their counselor during pre-registration. 1. Not all courses listed in this course catalog/registration guide will necessarily be offered during the 2011-2012 school year. 7. Reduced class load requests must be completed prior to the beginning of the school year. The student on a reduced academic schedule must leave campus at the conclusion of the scheduled school day.COURSE SELECTION GUIDELINES Silverado High School Guidance/Counseling Staff The counseling and administrative staff is dedicated to assisting all students and their parents/guardians with the registration process. but the student still wishes to enroll.. If you have any questions or concerns. 4. staff changes. 6. These worksheets are not the final registration form.Kir Kis – Nas Nat . If a student wants to challenge a course. the grade the student will be enrolled in during the 2011-2012 school year) 2. 11. the administration may have to balance. Courses that the student selects in the spring are the courses the student will be required to attend next year. please feel free to call any of the personnel listed below. drop. which must be completed during the online pre-registration procedure through ParentLink. It is important that the student and his/her parents/guardians understand that when a course is challenged it means that the student does not meet the prerequisite(s) of a given class. Be certain to list three (3) alternate classes in the order of priority. COUNSELOR Jen Gonzalez Michelle Frederick John Ivers Kendra Cox Brian Dempsey Ginger Klimas John Ivers Alejandra Jimenez Camille Knopp Dianna Jorgensen Lance Jerrel Silverado High School 799 – 5790 ALPHA BREAKDOWN Freshman Academy Dv . Make certain to read and understand the Schedule Change Policy. print legibly and fill in the class selections. 3. 9. No transportation is provided for the student on a reduced academic (shortened) schedule. The student and his/her parents/guardians must understand that a student is expected to remain in the challenged class the entire school year.

2. Every effort will be made to ensure a smooth transition for students who are transferred. 1. Pre-Registration is not completed until student has reviewed and selected courses with their counselor. due to increased/decreased enrollment and staff changes. Schedule changes will not be granted to accommodate a change in the student’s lunch period or to request a specific instructor. 21st Century Course of Study The Clark County School District expects all students to meet the requirements of the 21st Century Course of Study.Adv.Select six classes. In addition to the three years of mathematics and two years of science necessary to graduate with a high school standard diploma. Schedule changes will not be made after registration.Silverado High School 9th Grade Course Selection Worksheet Name _________________________________________________ Student #_________________ COURSE SELECTION ./Wind Symphony Band. 3. which will include Biology. Although the graduation requirements for a standard 9th Grade Course List Business Intro to Business Introductory Computer Concepts English English I. Women's Film Studies Guitar-Beginning Orchestra-Advanced Orchestra-Ensemble Orchestra-Intermediate Technical Theater I Theater I Science Biology I H Principles of Science Social Studies Principles of Leadership Sociology Visual Arts Art I Graphics Unique Programs Life Strategies/Guidance Math Pre-Algebra Algebra I Algebra I H Geometry Geometry H 17 . Study/Instrumental-Percussion Band-Beginning Band-Jazz I/II Band-Marching Choir-Glee Club Men's/Women's Choir.Vocal Ensemble-Adv. I H English I Reading/Writing Forensics I Publications I Health/Physical Education Dance I Dance II Performing Health Physical Education 1 Rhythmic Precision (Cheer) Family & Consumer Sciences Child Development I Foods/Nutrition I Foreign Language German I. 1. Health/Intro Computer Concepts ______________________ 5.E. Requests for schedule changes are considered only during the first (3) weeks of the semester and are granted only for the following reasons: • Minimum competency preparation for the Nevada Proficiency Exam fulfilled • Graduation requirement fulfillment • Misplacement in an academic area according to stanine scores and/or ability • Successful completion of summer school course work The administration may. II H Spanish I. In keeping with the State of Nevada Department of Education Guidelines. students will be scheduled into a fourth year of mathematics.Adv. balance course sections by transferring students from one class and/or teacher to another section. I ____________________________________________ 4. or student will remain in the course. Students seeking to drop a class after the 18th day of a semester will be subject to the following options: Student will drop the course with an “F” grade. __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ 3. Math ____________________________________________ ALTERNATE ELECTIVE COURSE CHOICES Choose electives that you would be willing to take if your first choice is unavailable. Computerized selection will generate class order which will not necessarily coincide with the order shown below. which will include Algebra II. II H Japanese I. The student will be expected to remain in year-long courses for the entire school year. and a third year of science. no student may change a course and receive credit after the third week of the semester. This process is called leveling. Early Bird________________________________________ Student Signature_____________________________________ Counselor Signature___________________________________ Schedule Change Policy Summer School Courses? _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________ Advanced planning and guidance are provided for each student prior to registration. Science __________________________________________ 6. Elective _________________________________________ 7. English I _________________________________________ 2. II H Spanish Literacy for Spanish Speakers I Performing Arts Band-Adv. Study/Instrumental-Chamber Band. P.

III H Japanese I. the school district expects its students to be competitive in higher education and the workforce. __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ 3. I H Chemistry I. Computerized selection will generate class order which will not necessarily coincide with the order shown below. or student will remain in the course.Vocal Ensemble-Adv. World History _____________________________________ 5. II/Child Care Aide Foods/Nutrition I Food Producation I Health/Physical Education Dance II Dance II Performing Physical Education II Rhythmic Precision (Cheer) Rhythmic Precision (Dance) Math Algebra I. 2.Adv. Elective _________________________________________ EB______________________________________________ Student Signature_____________________________________ Counselor Signature___________________________________ Schedule Change Policy Summer School Courses? ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ Advanced planning and guidance are provided for each student prior to registration. 1. II H English II Reading/Writing Speech Journalism I Publications I. which will include Algebra II./Wind Symphony Band. students will be scheduled into a fourth year of mathematics. II ____________________________________________ 4. 1. II Drawing I Painting I 18 . I H Algebra II Applied Algebra II Algebra II/Trigonometry H Geometry.Silverado High School 10th Grade Course Selection Worksheet Name _________________________________________________ Student #_________________ COURSE SELECTION .E. Science __________________________________________ 6. II Theater I. English II _________________________________________ 2.Adv. 21st Century Course of Study The Clark County School District expects all students to meet the requirements of the 21st Century Course of Study. Schedule changes will not be granted to accommodate a change in the student’s lunch period or to request a specific instructor. I H Geoscience Environmental Science Physics I H Principles of Science Social Studies AP World History Principles of Leadership Psychology I Sociology World History H Performing Arts Band-Adv. In addition to the three years of mathematics and two years of science necessary to graduate with a high school standard diploma. III H Spanish Literacy for Spanish Speakers I Spanish for Spanish Speakers II H Science Biology I. Students seeking to drop a class after the 18th day of a semester will be subject to the following options: Student will drop the course with an “F” grade. H Intuitive Geometry World Language German I. Study/Instrumental-Percussion Band-Intermediate Band-Jazz I/II Band-Marching Choir-Chorus Choir-Glee Club Men's/Women's Choir-Madrigals Choir. which will include Biology. balance course sections by transferring students from one class and/ or teacher to another section. due to increased/decreased enrollment and staff changes. The student will be expected to remain in year-long courses for the entire school year. P. Study/Instrumental-Chamber Band. II English II.Select six classes. Pre-Registration is not completed until student has reviewed and selected courses with their counselor. 7. Schedule changes will not be made after registration. In keeping with the State of Nevada Department of Education Guidelines. II Visual Arts Art I Ceramics I Graphics Photography I. and a third year of science. 10th Grade Course List Business Accounting I Intro to Business English Broadcast Journalism I. 3. Requests for schedule changes are considered only during the first (3) weeks of the semester and are granted only for the following reasons: • Minimum competency preparation for the Nevada Proficiency Exam fulfilled • Graduation requirement fulfillment • Misplacement in an academic area according to stanine scores and/or ability • Successful completion of summer school course work The administration may. This process is called leveling. Although the graduation requirements for a standard diploma will not change. II H. II H. Math ____________________________________________ ALTERNATE ELECTIVE COURSE CHOICES Choose electives that you would be willing to take if your first choice is unavailable. II Family & Consumer Sciences Child Development I Child Dev. Every effort will be made to ensure a smooth transition for students who are transferred. II H. no student may change a course and receive credit after the third week of the semester. and to be prepared to take full advantage of what the world has to offer beyond high school. Women's Film Studies Guitar-Beginning Guitar-Intermediate Guitar-Advanced Orchestra-Advanced Orchestra-Intermediate Technical Theater I. III H Spanish I.

III* Social Studies AP Pyschology* Crime & Justice/Civil Liberties Principles of Leadership * Psychology I Sociology Sociology II/Comparative Politics* Visual Arts AP Art History* AP Studio Art: Drawing* AP Studio Art: 2D Design Portfolio* AP Studio Art: 3D Design Portfolio* Art I Advanced Study-Art* Ceramics I. V H* Japanese I. II* Photography I.Vocal Ensemble-Adv. III H. Although the graduation requirements for a standard diploma will not change. 2. __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ 3. III H. 1. III H.-Chamber * Band. Math ____________________________________________ ALTERNATE ELECTIVE COURSE CHOICES Choose electives that you would be willing to take if your first choice is unavailable. which will include Algebra II. 7. 3.Adv. due to increased/decreased enrollment and staff changes./Wind Symphony * Band. and a third year of science. students will be scheduled into a fourth year of mathematics. and to be prepared to take full advantage of what the world has to offer beyond high school. Elective _________________________________________ EB______________________________________________ Student Signature_____________________________________ Counselor Signature___________________________________ Schedule Change Policy Summer School Courses? ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ Advanced planning and guidance are provided for each student prior to registration. Schedule changes will not be granted to accommodate a change in the student’s lunch period or to request a specific instructor. II* Creative Writing Speech Journalism I. no student may change a course and receive credit after the third week of the semester. Students seeking to drop a class after the 18th day of a semester will be subject to the following options: Student will drop the course with an “F” grade. English III / Composition_____________________________ 2. U. V H * Spanish Literacy for Spanish Speakers I * Spanish for Spanish Speakers II H. Science ____________________________________________ 4. II*. IV H * Spanish I. Elective __________________________________________ 6. II H. or student will remain in the course.Silverado High School 11th Grade Course Selection Worksheet Name _________________________________________________ Student #_________________ COURSE SELECTION . Study/Inst. Computerized selection will generate class order which will not necessarily coincide with the order shown below. Women's * Film Studies Guitar-Advanced * Guitar-Beginning Guitar-Intermediate * Orchestra-Advanced * Orchestra-Intermediate* Technical Theater I. 11th Grade Elective List Business Accounting I Accouting II* Computer Applications II* Marketing Education I English Broadcast Journalism I. Study/Inst. balance course sections by transferring students from one class and/or teacher to another section. The student will be expected to remain in year-long courses for the entire school year. III H * * Health/Physical Education Dance II * Dance II Performing * Lifetime Sports Rhythmic Precision (Cheer)* Rhythmic Precision (Dance)* Weight Training-Boys/Girls Introduction to Pharmaceutical Services* Performing Arts AP Music Theory* Band-Adv. 1. In addition to the three years of mathematics and two years of science necessary to graduate with a high school standard diploma. II* Drawing I. II * Unique Programs Applied Office Practice * Student Aide * Student Tutor * Foreign Language AP German Language* AP Japanese Language & Culture* AP Spanish Language * AP Spanish Literature* German I. Every effort will be made to ensure a smooth transition for students who are transferred. In keeping with the State of Nevada Department of Education Guidelines.S. II* Painting I.Select six classes. Pre-Registration is not completed until student has reviewed and selected courses with their counselor. Schedule changes will not be made after registration. IV. History _____________________________________ 5.Adv. III* Theater/Advanced Study Performing Arts* Theater I. This process is called leveling. which will include Biology. II H. II H. Requests for schedule changes are considered only during the first (3) weeks of the semester and are granted only for the following reasons: • Minimum competency preparation for the Nevada Proficiency Exam fulfilled • Graduation requirement fulfillment • Misplacement in an academic area according to stanine scores and/or ability • Successful completion of summer school course work The administration may. II* Publications II* Family & Consumer Sciences Child Development I Child Development II/Child Care Aide * Family Life Education Foods/Nutrition I Food Producation I. II* 19 . the school district expects its students to be competitive in higher education and the workforce. II*. 21st Century Course of Study The Clark County School District expects all students to meet the requirements of the 21st Century Course of Study. II* Commercial Design I.-Percussion * Band-Intermediate * Band-Jazz I/II * Band-Marching Choir-Chorus * Choir-Glee Club Men's/Women's Choir-Madrigals * Choir. IV.

Math ____________________________________________ ALTERNATE ELECTIVE COURSE CHOICES Choose electives that you would be willing to take if your first choice is unavailable. Students seeking to drop a class after the 18th day of a semester will be subject to the following options: Student will drop the course with an “F” grade. Schedule changes will not be granted to accommodate a change in the student’s lunch period or to request a specific instructor.Advanced/Wind Symphony * Band. Stdy/Instrumental -Percussion * Band-Intermediate * Band-Jazz I. Elective __________________________________________ EB_______________________________________________ Student Signature______________________________________ Counselor Signature____________________________________ Schedule Change Policy Summer School Courses? ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ Advanced planning and guidance are provided for each student prior to registration. III H. Government___________________________________ 4. 12th Grade Elective List Business Accounting II* Marketing Education I School-Related Work Experience English Broadcast Journalism I.Silverado High School 12th Grade Course Selection Worksheet Name _________________________________________________ Student #_________________ COURSE SELECTION . which will include Algebra II. V H * Spanish Literacy for Spanish Speakers I* Spanish for Spanish Speakers II H* Spanish for Spanish Speakers III H* Health/Physical Education Dance II * Dance II . students will be scheduled into a fourth year of mathematics. and a third year of science. In addition to the three years of mathematics and two years of science necessary to graduate with a high school standard diploma. 2. II H. __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ 3. no student may change a course and receive credit after the third week of the semester. V H * German I. II H. II* Graphics Drawing I. II H. Elective __________________________________________ 6.S. IV. II* Photography I. III H.II* Unique Programs Applied Office Practice * Student Aide * Student Tutor * World Language AP German* AP Japanese Language & Culture* AP Spanish Language* AP Spanish Literature* French I. II* Painting I. Pre-Registration is not completed until student has reviewed and selected courses with their counselor. U. Computerized selection will generate class order which will not necessarily coincide with the order shown below. II H.Adv. 3. IV H * Spanish I.Adv. III H.Select six classes. Requests for schedule changes are considered only during the first (3) weeks of the semester and are granted only for the following reasons: • Minimum competency preparation for the Nevada Proficiency Exam fulfilled • Graduation requirement fulfillment • Misplacement in an academic area according to stanine scores and/or ability • Successful completion of summer school course work The administration may. the school district expects its students to be competitive in higher education and the workforce. II* Creative Writing Speech Journalism I. II*. English IV/Literature________________________________ 2. 1. and to be prepared to take full advantage of what the world has to offer beyond high school. Elective___________________________________________ 5. IV * Social Studies AP Psychology* Comparative Politics/Sociology II* Crime & Justice/Civil Liberties Principles of Leadership* Psychology I Sociology Visual Arts AP Art History* AP Studio Art: Drawing* AP Studio Art: 2D Design Portfolio* AP Studio Art: 3D Design Portfolio* Art I Advanced Study-Art* Ceramics I. Schedule changes will not be made after registration. IV. II* 20 . In keeping with the State of Nevada Department of Education Guidelines. due to increased/decreased enrollment and staff changes. II * Band-Marching * Choir-Glee Club-Men’s/Women’s Choir-Madrigals * Choir-Vocal Ensemble-Advanced Women’s * Film Studies Guitar-Advanced * Guitar-Beginning Guitar-Intermediate * Music Appreciation Musical Theater* Orchestra-Advanced * Orchestra-Intermediate * Technical Theater I. V H * Japanese I. II*. This process is called leveling. Stdy/Instrumental -Chamber * Band. or student will remain in the course. 1. The student will be expected to remain in year-long courses for the entire school year. II* Publications II* Family & Consumer Sciences Child Development I Child Development II/Child Care Aide* Family Life Education Foods/Nutrition I Food Production I. III * Theater-Advanced Study Performing Arts * Theater I. Although the graduation requirements for a standard diploma will not change. 7. 21st Century Course of Study The Clark County School District expects all students to meet the requirements of the 21st Century Course of Study. which will include Biology.Performing * Introduction to Pharmaceutical Services * Lifetime Sports Rhythmic Precision (Cheer)* Rhythmic Precision (Dance)* Weight Training-Boys/Girls Performing Arts AP Music Theory* Band. Every effort will be made to ensure a smooth transition for students who are transferred. IV. III*. balance course sections by transferring students from one class and/or teacher to another section.III H.

Current grade level 2. GPA is the semester grade point average of the semester grades you earned in all your classes 8. 10. Anticipated year of graduation 3. – Credits needed in specific courses to be completed for graduation 11. Credit Summary for a standard diploma includes: • Req. – Credit(s) required which must be completed for graduation • Cmp. PE II waiver earned from participation in an approved interscholastic activity 6. – Total credits completed to date in specific courses • Def. Date transcript was printed 21 . High school in which student is currently enrolled 4. Computer literacy requirement earned in middle school 5. Term: • 01 means First Semester • 02 means Second Semester 7. Work in progress refers to courses in which student is currently enrolled 9. Grade Point Average (GPA) summary includes: • Non-Weighted GPA is the grade point average for all courses taken • Weighted GPA is the Honors grade point average • Class rank shows the student’s place in his/her gradating class according to GPA as compared to his/her peers.Transcript Interpretation Guide 1.

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You will make changes as you learn more about yourself and become familiar with career possibilities and the world of work. Government Math Elective Elective Elective 1st Semester 2nd Semester 23 .E. (Please complete with pencil).High School Four-Year Plan Choose your classes based on your tentative plan.S.S.E. II/ Elective Elective 1st Semester 2nd Semester Eleventh Grade Subject English U. Ninth Grade Subject English I Health/Intro to Computers Math Science P. I Elective 1st Semester 2nd Semester Tenth Grade Subject English II World History Math Science P. Where are you going after high school: Apprenticeships? Community or two-year college? Technical or trade school? University or four-year college? Work? This is a plan. History Math Science Elective Elective 1st Semester 2nd Semester Twelfth Grade Subject English U.

SILVERADO HIGH SCHOOL DEPARTMENT COURSE OFFERINGS Business Department English Department Family and Consumer Science Department Health/Physical Education Department Individualized Programs Department Mathematics Department Performing Arts Department Science Department Social Studies Department Unique Courses Visual Arts Department World Language Department 24 .

BUSINESS DEPARTMENT Each course taught at Silverado High School has a recommended achievement range. classroom performance. Counselors will assist the student in making appropriate course selections. * $ Teacher Recommendation and/or Approval Course Fee GRADE 9 COURSES Introduction to Business Introductory Computer Concepts GRADE 10 COURSES Accounting I Computer Applications II Introduction to Business Marketing Education I GRADE 11 COURSES Accounting I Accounting II Co Op Occ Ed Work Experience* Computer Applications II Marketing Education I Marketing Education II School Related Work Exp GRADE 12 COURSES Accounting I Accounting II Co Op Occ Ed Work Experience* Computer Applications II Marketing Education I Marketing Education II School Related Work Exp 25 . and teacher recommendation. Students are placed in courses based on course requirements for graduation.

recording. The course will present ledger and journal techniques. (2) accounting knowledge and skill for careers in related business fields. This course may allow students to earn college credit from the College of Southern Nevada. (2) accounting knowledge and skill for careers in related business fields. C average in math Accounting II This one-year. This course will fulfill one of the elective credits required for high school graduation. This course may allow students to earn college credit from the College of Southern Nevada.BUSINESS DEPARTMENT Accounting I This one-year course is designed to develop an understanding of basic accounting principles and procedures that are applied to accounting records kept for businesses that operate in the private enterprise economy of the United States. and (3) a foundation on which to continue studying business and accounting at the collegiate level. publishing. Students completing this full-year course will earn either one-half computer credit and one-half elective credit or one of the elective credits required for high school graduation. database. completion of Introductory Computer Concepts with a C or better 26 . 10th . the second in a two-year series. This course fulfills one of the elective credits required for high school graduation. and (4) an entrepreneurial basis for the maintenance of accounting records.12th grade standing. is designed to provide higher-level skills. It will also develop proficiency in analyzing. one-period course. and electronic digital communications. This course may allow students to earn college credit from the College of Southern Nevada. presentation. This course is eligible for TechPrep credit with the Community College of Southern Nevada. It is designed for students who have a variety of career objectives: (1) beginning occupational preparation for careers in accounting. 10th . It is recommended that students successfully complete Computer Applications I or Introduction to Computers before enrolling in this course. It is designed primarily for high school students with a determined career objective in the field of business: (1) beginning occupation preparation for careers in accounting. There is a $10 processing fee. 11th . deeper insight. spreadsheet.12th grade standing. and financial statements.12th grade standing. completion of Accounting I with a C or better Computer Applications II This one-year course will increase students' computer applications skills such as word processing. and a broader application of knowledge in the area of accounting. There is a $10 processing fee. (3) a foundation on which to continue studying business and accounting at the collegiate level. and interpreting information of accounting records as well as students’ skills in using automated accounting systems. This course includes essential concepts that will benefit students in their career or personal activities. periodic adjustments. There is a $10 processing fee.

is an integral part of the instructional program. Introductory Computer Concepts does not articulate with the Community College of Southern Nevada and does not receive Tech Prep credit. communications. The student will observe marketing from the standpoints of both a consumer and a businessperson. This course will fulfill one elective credit required for high school graduation. and international scale. This course should provide students with an understanding of competencies necessary for success in the initial employment in marketing and marketing related careers. pricing. Instructional practices incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to society. and how technology impacts each of these strands. Emphasis is placed on the mastery of the keyboard and the development of touch keyboarding with speed and accuracy.12th grade standing Introduction to Business This one-year course is designed to introduce students to the world of business. Introductory Computer Concepts will fulfill either one-half computer credit or one-half elective credit required for high school graduation. and current events as related to marketing. This course covers the major functions of marketing such as selling. Students gain employability skills related to the program of study by completing a minimum of 270 hours of paid work experience per semester and must pass their related CTE class. and international business. It is designed specifically for students interested in meeting the computer competency requirement for graduation. Students will also learn concepts related to personal finance. 9th . Introductory Computer Concepts will fulfill either one-half computer credit or one-half elective credit required for high school graduation. Students will also learn the basic principles of keyboarding. This course fulfills one of the elective credits required for high school graduation and may be repeated for a total of two elective credits. and database applications.10th grade standing Marketing Education I This one-year course is designed for students who have a career interest in marketing. visual merchandising. an association of marketing students. national. promotion. This course will fulfill one of the elective credits required for high school graduation.12th grade standing 27 .12th grade standing. product planning. and technology skills required for meeting the challenges of operating a business on a local. human relations. functions. advertising. Students are employed in the same career area as the Career and Technical Education (CTE) program of enrollment. and basic economic concepts. including the concepts. Other topics include: job interviewing. entrepreneurship. spreadsheet. word processing. 10th . multimedia. concurrent enrollment in a related business course or a course related to the student’s work experience as determined by the Program Coordinator Introductory Computer Concepts (1/2 credit) This one-semester course is designed to acquaint students with the proper techniques for personal use of the computer. Participation in Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA). The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. 9th .BUSINESS DEPARTMENT Cooperative Occupational Education Work Experience This one-year course is designed to provide on-the-job experience to prepare students for entry-level positions in their field of career interest. 11th .

economic foundation. C or better in Marketing I School Related Work Experience This one-year course provides students with job opportunities on the school campus. It provides students with leadership activities. Topics of study include selling. and international marketing. merchandising. Students will participate in activities related to customer service. credit.BUSINESS DEPARTMENT Marketing Education II This one-year course is for students who have completed Marketing Education I. It is designed to emphasize advanced topics in marketing. business simulation. on-the-job experience and practical application of marketing through the combined educational techniques of case problem and analysis. 11th – 12th grade standing.12th grade standing. management. This course will fulfill one of the elective credits required for high school graduation. 11th . marketing research. financing. advertising. pricing. Participation in DECA is an integral part of the instructional program. display. and class discussion. management. advertising. and display. and business ownership. through management of a school store or other schoolsponsored business enterprises. This course will fulfill one of the elective credits required for graduation. computer-based marketing. business article analysis. selling. merchandising. Administrative Approval 28 .

III *. ** Publications I. II. II.ENGLISH DEPARTMENT Each course taught at Silverado High School has a recommended achievement range. II *. and teacher recommendation. Counselors will assist the student in making appropriate course selections. II *. III * Composition Composition H * Creative Writing ** English III Forensic II**$ Journalism I. II * . Students are placed in courses based on course requirements for graduation. * Teacher Recommendation and/or Approval ** Elective Credit Only $ Course Fee GRADE 9 COURSES English I English I H * English I Reading/Writing Journalism I * Publications I * Reading Fundamentals** Speech I**$ GRADE 10 COURSES Broadcast Journalism I. ** Publications II * Reading Fundamentals** Speech I**$ World Literature World Literature H * 29 . II *. classroom performance. ** English II English II H (now American Lit H)* Forensic II**$ Journalism I. ** Creative Writing ** English IV English Literature H * Forensic II**$ Journalism I. ** Reading Fundamentals** Speech I**$ GRADE 12 COURSES AP English Literature/Composition *$ American Literature Broadcast Journalism I. III *. II. II *. ** Reading Fundamentals** Speech I**$ GRADE 11 COURSES AP English Language/Composition *$ Broadcast Journalism I. ** Publications I.

It is expected students will take the AP exam in May. Teacher Recommendation AP English Literature & Composition NCAA APPROVED This one-year course is designed with an emphasis on meeting the requirements of the College Board Advanced Placement AP English Literature and Composition examination.ENGLISH DEPARTMENT AP English Language & Composition NCAA APPROVED This one-year course is designed with an emphasis on meeting the requirements of the College Board Advanced Placement AP English Language and Composition examination. Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. 11th grade standing. This course fulfills one of the English credits required for high school graduation. as well as smaller-scale elements such as the use of figurative language. and 1984 by George Orwell. See your school counselor if you have a financial hardship. This course fulfills one of the English credits required for high school graduation. The student who has taken English II H or English III cannot take this course. It is expected students will take the AP exam in May. as well as the way genre conventions and the resources of language contribute to the effectiveness of writing. Summer reading is required and must be completed by the first day of school: Frankenstein by Mary Shelly. AP English Language & Composition. See your school counselor if you have a financial hardship. This collegelevel curriculum engages students in the careful reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature. symbolism. students deepen their understanding of the ways writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure for their readers. Instructional practices will incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to society. audience expectations.B. Summer reading is required and must be completed by the first day of school: Candide by Voltaire. imagery. style and themes. Summer reading required. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. students consider a work’s structure. The Sun Also Rises by Hemingway. Instructional practices will incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to society. Completion of English II H with a C or higher. and tone. This course fulfills one of the English credits required for high school graduation. Both their writing and their reading should make students aware of the interactions among a writer’s purposes. This collegelevel curriculum engages students in becoming skilled readers of prose written in a variety of rhetorical contexts and in becoming skilled writers who compose for a variety of purposes. Summer reading is required. Emphasis will be placed on developing critical judgment and effective writing skills. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf. Instructional practices will incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to society. and subjects. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. 12th grade standing 30 . Mrs. Through the close reading of selected texts. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. Teacher Recommendation American Literature NCAA APPROVED This one-year course is a survey of American literature from the exploration of America to the present. As they read. Major Barbara by G. Shaw 12th grade standing.

and involvement with community videomakers. with major emphasis on script writing. Students must be able to report at 6:45 a. Teacher Approval Elective Credit Only Broadcast Journalism II Elective Credit Only This one-year course is designed as a continuation of study for students who successfully completed Broadcast Journalism I. video recording and editing. and publication of news and entertainment through television and/or radio. This course fulfills one elective credit required for high school graduation. In addition. and II. Students will be required to complete assignments outside of scheduled class time. Broadcast Journalism I 10th .12th grade standing. This course does not provide English credit. real-world activities will require students to be creative. requiring the production of portions of a video yearbook. Students will consistently use critical thinking skills and work to achieve an advanced level of media literacy. one time per week. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. This class is performance based. 11th .12th grade standing. Students must be able to report at 6:45 a. digital video making.12th grade standing. including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to society. video recording. Morning announcements are taped during 1st period. Students must be able to report at 6:45 a. This course will focus on the review and reinforcement of the basic elements of broadcast technology. Morning announcements are taped during 1st period. one time per week. This course does not provide English credit. This course does not provide English credit. Successful completion of Broadcast Journalism I. one time per week. This course fulfills one elective credit required for high school graduation and may be repeated once.m. Instructional practices will incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to society. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course.m. Successful completion of Broadcast Journalism I. Instructional practices will incorporate integration of diversity awareness. responsible. This class is performance based. This course fulfills one elective credit required for high school graduation. Students will be required to complete assignments outside of scheduled class time. Instructional practices will incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to society. students will study and practice new and more advanced elements of broadcasting technology. Morning announcements are taped during 1st period. or student-teacher created videos. morning announcements. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. Teacher Approval 31 . Hands-on. editing. and publication of news and other information through television and/or radio. Teacher Approval Broadcast Journalism III Elective Credit Only This one-year course is designed for the student who has successfully completed Broadcast Journalism II for the advanced study and practice of broadcast journalism and television production with a major emphasis on electronic field production. Students will be required to complete assignments outside of scheduled class time. and professional.ENGLISH DEPARTMENT This one-year course is designed for the study and practice of the basic elements of broadcasting technology with a major emphasis on script writing. 11th . This class may be performance-based. computer generated video editing and special effects.m.

A variety of literary and expository selections that will serve as models for writing will be used for the improvement of reading strategies and literary interpretation. Students explore a variety of literary. and argumentative texts as models for their own writing. This course will fulfill the English I requirement for high school graduation. The skills of critical thinking. Instructional practices incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to society.12th grade standing English I NCAA APPROVED This one-year course emphasizes the study of language. Students will read a variety of complex texts from many disciplines and historical periods and will gain an understanding of the connections between writing and interpretive skills in reading. This course may or may not meet college admissions requirement. This course is designated as honors level by the accelerated instructional pacing and depth of content. creativity. and composition. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. and argumentative texts as models for their writing. students should check the admission requirements for the colleges and universities to which they are applying. and clear communication. listening. 11th grade standing NCAA APPROVED Composition H NCAA APPROVED This one-year course is designed to emphasize critical reading and writing skills. 11th . literature. writing. Students will explore a variety of literary. Instructional practices will incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to society. Instructional practices will incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to society. and speaking will be developed. Long-term writing projects make this course appealing to the talented student. This course fulfills one of the English credits required for high school graduation. expository. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. reading. Summer reading is required. This course fulfills one of the English credits required for high school graduation. This course counts as an English elective credit and must be taken in conjunction with another English course. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. Teacher Recommendation Creative Writing Elective Credit Only NCAA APPROVED This one-year junior or senior level course develops and improves both formal and informal writing skills with emphasis placed upon self-expression. expository. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course.ENGLISH DEPARTMENT Composition This one-year course will emphasize critical reading and writing skills. 11th grade standing. The student will create a portfolio of writing. This course fulfills one elective credit required for high school graduation. 9th grade standing 32 . Completion of English II H. Students read a variety of complex texts from many disciplines and historical periods and gain an understanding of the connections between writing and interpretive skills in reading. Instructional practices will incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to society. Summer reading is required and must be completed by the first day of school: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

10th grade standing. Teacher Recommendation 33 . A variety of literary and expository selections is used for the improvement of reading strategies. 9th grade standing English II NCAA APPROVED This one-year course emphasizes the study of language. literary appreciation. This course is designated as honors level by the accelerated instructional pacing and depth of content. and speaking.ENGLISH DEPARTMENT English I H This one-year course is designed to develop the skills of critical thinking. The skills of critical thinking. listening. Summer reading is required and must be completed by the first day of school: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and Cannery Row by John Steinbeck. This course fulfills the English I requirement for high school graduation. writing. reading. Emphasis is placed on developing critical judgment and effective writing skills. 10th grade standing (English II H) American Lit H NCAA APPROVED This one-year course is designed to survey American literature from the exploration of America to the present. it does not meet the core requirements for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Nevada System of Higher Education’s core requirements for university admission. Literary and expository texts will serve as models to improve reading and writing skills. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. 9th grade standing. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. Completion of English I H. While this course fulfills the English I credit required for high school graduation. This course is designated as honors level by the accelerated instructional pacing and depth of content. and literary interpretation. Summer reading is required. This course fulfills one of the English credits required for high school graduation. It is a continuation of English I. writing. Instructional practices incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to society. This course is not designed for the college-bound student. and composition. Teacher Recommendation NCAA APPROVED English I Reading/Writing This one-year English I course for students whose reading and writing achievement are below grade level emphasizes the application of the reading and writing processes to a variety of learning situations. literature. This course fulfills one of the English credits required for high school graduation. Literary and expository selections also serve as models to develop writing skills. Instructional practices incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to society. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. Instructional practices incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to society. Instructional practices will incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to society. and speaking will continue to be developed. listening. reading.

Instructional practices will incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to society. writing. Summer reading is required and must be completed by the first day of school: Jane Eyre. while enhancing critical thinking skills. and research skills while enhancing critical thinking. and the dissemination of information. 11th grade standing NCAA APPROVED English IV NCAA APPROVED This one-year course is a continuation of English III and emphasizes further development of reading. Students may be required to participate in the production of a newspaper. listening. Most colleges or universities do not accept this course as an English credit. news writing. Instructional practices incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to society.ENGLISH DEPARTMENT English III This one-year course develops reading. Instructional practices will incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to society. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. Summer reading is required. 12th grade standing (Non-proficient in Reading and/or Writing) English Literature H NCAA APPROVED This one-year course is designed to survey English literature from the Anglo-Saxon period through the 21st century. Instructional practices will incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to society. Students may be required to complete assignments outside of the scheduled class period. copy layout. by Charlotte Bronte. 12th grade standing. The course fulfills either one of the English credits or the arts/humanities credit required for high school graduation. Various literary and expository texts will be studied and used as a basis for composition. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. Silverado High School Journalism Adviser Approval Required 34 . Teacher Recommendation Forensic II 10th – 12th grade standing Elective credit only Journalism I NCAA APPROVED This one-year course emphasizes basic elements of journalism: news gathering. This course is designated as honors level by the accelerated instructional pacing and depth of content. This course fulfills one of the English credits or one elective credit required for high school graduation. writing.12th grade standing. Tournament fees will be required. This course fulfills one of the English credits required for high school graduation. This one-year course is a continuation of Forensics I/Speech I and provides an opportunity to study advanced speech techniques and to apply these techniques to formal debate and individual speaking situations. and research. 9th . Emphasis is placed on the development of critical reading and writing skills. The students will be required to apply debate principles and speech techniques at the tournament level. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. This course fulfills one elective credit required for high school graduation. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. Instructional practices will incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to society. speaking. Completion of Composition H. Various literary and expository texts will be studied and used as models for composition. speaking. This class is for students who have not passed the Nevada Proficiency Exam in reading and/ or writing. This course fulfills one of the English credits required for high school graduation. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. listening.

Critical thinking. and darkroom skills will be taught through practical application. Students may be required to complete assignments outside of the scheduled class period. This course fulfills one elective credit required for high school graduation. This course does not provide an English credit. layout. Creativity and ethics will be essential components.11th grade standing. Critical thinking. photography. Creativity and ethics will be essential components.12th grade standing. ethics. Instructional practices will incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to society. digital imaging. 9th . leadership skills. This course does not fulfill English credits required for high school graduation. business manager. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. and darkroom skills will be taught through practical application. Instructional practices will incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to society. This course does not provide English credit. Silverado High School Publications Adviser Approval Required Publications II Elective credit only This one-year course is a continuation of Publications I and emphasizes the study of yearbook publication. This course fulfills one elective credit This course applies required for high school graduation. This course will fulfill one elective credit required for high school graduation. writing. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. Silverado High School Publications Adviser Approval Required Reading Fundamentals Elective Credit Only This one-year course incorporates a laboratory where students work individually to improve achievement in reading. or section editor. and planning skills will be developed. Computer. copy and caption writing. knowledge from Publications I to produce Silverado High School’s yearbook. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. Silverado High School Journalism Adviser Approval Required Elective credit only Publications I Elective credit only This one-year course emphasizes the study of yearbook publication. and journalistic vocabulary as it applies to journalistic writing and publication for graduation. 9th – 12th grade standing 35 .ENGLISH DEPARTMENT Journalism II This one-year course is a continuation of Journalism I and focuses on advanced journalistic skills used in the production of school publications. and planning skills will be developed. business management. Instructional practices will incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to society. 11th . This course does not provide English credit. photography.12th grade standing. Instruction includes design. The student is in charge of all aspects of yearbook production and may be chosen to fill a position of responsibility such as editor. and advertising. This course fulfills one elective credit required for high school graduation and may be repeated once. The student will actively work on Silverado High School’s yearbook. writing. photography. Incoming Freshmen must complete an application and interview. Instructional practices will incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to society. This course continues the study of Journalism I and produces the school newspaper. 10th . The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. Students will understand press law. Computer.

The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course.ENGLISH DEPARTMENT Speech I This one-year public speaking course provides students with formal language training through composition. Teacher Recommendation 36 . philosophical. 12th grade standing. This course fulfills either one of the English credits or the arts/humanities credit required for high school graduation. This course fulfills one elective credit required for high school graduation. Summer reading is required. psychological. 12th grade standing. This course is designated as honors level by the accelerated instructional pacing and depth of content. cultural. psychological. listening. Summer reading required and must be completed by the first day of school: Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt and Life of Pi by Yann Martel. Tournament fees will be required. and speaking situations. presentation. cultural. and literary perspectives. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. Instructional practices incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to society. Completion of Composition H. 9th – 12th grade standing Elective Credit Only World Literature This one-year course emphasizes the development of critical reading and writing skills. Instructional practices will incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to society. Passed Reading & Writing Proficiency World Literature H NCAA APPROVED This one-year course is designed to emphasize the development of critical reading and writing skills. The literary and expository selections encompass a comparative study of significant historical. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. and ethical perspectives. This course fulfills one of the English credits or one arts/humanities credit required for high school graduation. The literary and expository selections encompass a comparative study of significant historical. Instructional practices will incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to society. ethical. philosophical.

and World History Honors or World History AP Accelerated Students Composition Honors. AP Language/ Comp Accelerated Students English Lit t Honors. World Literature Accelerated Students Accelerated Students English I Honors English II Honors.Silverado High School English Flow Ch t E li h Fl Chart From Grade 8 to Grade 9 From Grade 9 to Grade 10 From Grade 10 to Grade 11 From Grade 11 to Grade 12 Lower Level English I Read/Write Regular Level English I Lower Level English II Read/Write and World History Regular Level English II and World History Lower Level English III Regular Level Composition Lower Level English IV. Non Proficient Students Only Regular Level American Literature. E li h Literature H World Literature Honors. AP Literature/ Comp 37 .

and teacher recommendation. Students are placed in courses based on course requirements for graduation. Counselors will assist the student in making appropriate course selections.FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES DEPARTMENT Each course taught at Silverado High School has a recommended achievement range. * $ Teacher Recommendation and/or Approval Course Fee GRADE 9 COURSES Child Development I $ Foods/Nutrition I $ GRADE 10 COURSES Child Development I $ Foods/Nutrition I $ Food Production I *$ GRADE 11 COURSES Child Development I $ Child Development II *$ Child Care Aide *$ Family Life Education Foods/Nutrition I $ Food Production I *$ Food Production II *$ GRADE 12 COURSES Child Development I $ Child Development II *$ Child Care Aide *$ Family Life Education Foods/Nutrition I $ Food Production I *$ Food Production II *$ 38 . classroom performance.

kitchen safety. 11th . Emphasis is placed on preschool curriculum. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. the impact of teenage pregnancy. 9th .FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES DEPARTMENT Child Development I This course studies the growth and development of the child through observation and study of the infant. and sanitation procedures. The fee for this course is $40 per year. hat and apron. This course provides the student with an introduction to the techniques of food preparation. Upon completion of this course. the student will acquire entry-level employment skills.12th grade standing. cooking methods. emotional. Attention is given to the roles and responsibilities of parenting within the framework of a family. successful completion of Foods/Nutrition I Two Period Block Teacher Approval 39 . Students will also be required to provide their own chef’s coat. parenthood. The fee for this two-hour block is $40. 11th . and the physical. In this course the Pro-Start I exam is taken during this year. This course will fulfill one of the elective credits required for graduation.12th grade standing Food Production I 10th . completion of Child Development Teacher Approval Family Life Education This course will provide the student with the knowledge and the skills necessary to develop healthy relationships. The instruction will benefit the student in his/her daily life both now and in the future. Instructional practices incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to our society. The Serv-Safe certification is available for passing the Serv-Safe exam and a $35 fee.12th grade standing Child Care Aide/Child Development II Two Period Block This two-period course is designed for the student who wishes to further study early childhood education. childbirth. The classroom is patterned after the food service industry with an emphasis on school-to-work transition skills. 9th . and readiness for kindergarten. Emphasis will be on personal awareness. Students will be responsible for expenses associated with competitions/performances and additional fees which may be offset by fundraising efforts. and preschooler.12th grade standing Foods/ Nutrition I This one-year course provides an introduction to the study of basic food preparation and nutrition. This course may allow students to earn college credit from the College of Southern Nevada. and social development of the child. Units will focus on an occupational approach to child development through an oncampus preschool operated by the students in the class.12th grade standing. The fee for this course is $10 per year. life choices. may allow students to earn college credit from the College of Southern Nevada. toddler. and family changes. This course fulfills one elective credit required for high school graduation. and receive a career-path opportunity articulated with the College of Southern Nevada (CSN) through the Tech Prep option. Areas of emphasis include food choices and dietary guidelines. behavior management. taken in conjunction with Child Development II. Students plan and prepare meals using basic principles of sanitation and safety. equipment technology. This class. food handling. intellectual.

FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES DEPARTMENT

Food Production II

Two Period Block

This course is designed for the student who has completed Food Production I. The student will be provided with advanced practical training in the areas of food preparation, food handling, equipment technology, cooking methods, kitchen safety, and sanitation procedures. The student will encounter an employee/employer atmosphere as well as a student/teacher atmosphere while developing employment skills. An opportunity will be provided to gain experience in catering, banquet functions, and a-la-carte operations. The student will have the opportunity to mentor with a chef and/or in a hotel as a paid work experience when this course is taken in conjunction with Pro-Start II. In addition Pro-Start II provides the student with the opportunity to compete in state and national competitions as well as receive a $2000 scholarship toward a collegiate culinary program. The fee for this two-hour block course is $40. Students will also be required to provide their own chef’s coat, hat and apron. The Serv-Safe certification is available for passing the Serv-Safe exam and a $35 fee. Upon successful completion of the Pro-Start exams, students may be eligible for college credits. Students will be responsible for expenses associated with competitions/performances and additional fees which may be offset by fundraising efforts.

11th - 12th grade standing, successful completion of Food Production I

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Each course taught at Silverado High School has a recommended achievement range. Students are placed in courses based on course requirements for graduation, classroom performance, and teacher recommendation. Counselors will assist the student in making appropriate course selections. * $ Teacher Recommendation and/or Approval Course Fee

GRADE 9 COURSES
Color Guard/Winter Guard (See Performing Arts) Dance I $* Health Education Physical Education I $ Rhythmic Precision *$

GRADE 10 COURSES
Color Guard/Winter Guard (See Performing Arts) Dance II *$ Drivers Ed / Study Skills Physical Education II $ Rhythmic Precision (Dance) *$

GRADE 11 COURSES
Color Guard/Winter Guard (See Performing Arts) Dance II *$ Introduction to Pharmaceutical Services* Lifetime Sports $ Rhythmic Precision (Dance) *$ Weight Training-Boys/Girls $

GRADE 12 COURSES
Color Guard/Winter Guard (See Performing Arts) Dance II *$ Introduction to Pharmaceutical Services * Lifetime Sports $ Rhythmic Precision (Dance) *$ Weight Training-Boys/Girls $

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Dance I

This course is designed to develop an appreciation of dance as an art form. This will be achieved by providing movement experiences that explore and extend the artistic, affective, cognitive, and psychomotor potentials of the student. The student will explore dance forms from various cultures. The fee for this course is $25. Students will also be required to purchase their own uniform ($25), locker rental fee ($5) and have the option to purchase dance shoes ($25). This class will participate in one dance show (each student must meet certain criteria to be eligible). Although these performances are not mandatory, participation will require certain costs ($75). This additional fee may be offset by fundraising efforts. This course will fulfill one credit of Girls’ P.E. This is not a repeatable class.

9th grade standing, B or better in 8th grade P.E. and sign up with 8th grade Teacher Recommendation

Dance II Intermediate

This course is designed to promote dance training for an intermediate level of achievement. This course will develop and extend the artistic, affective, cognitive, and psychomotor potentials of the intermediate student. The student will be provided with opportunities to explore, create, organize, evaluate, and perform a variety of dance forms. The fee for this course is $35. Students will also be required to purchase their own uniform unless they have it from the previous year ($25), locker rental fee ($5) and have the option to purchase dance shoes ($25). This class will participate in one dance show (each student must meet certain criteria to be eligible). Although these performances are not mandatory, participation will require certain costs ($125). This additional fee may be offset by fundraising efforts. This course will fulfill the P.E. II requirement or one elective credit for graduation. This is a repeatable class. This semester course is designed to introduce the student to the intricate relationships between the structural and physiological functions of the human body that are required for the mental, social, emotional, and physical wellness of the individual. This course is taken opposite Introductory Computer Concepts. This course will develop the student’s knowledge and skill level in a variety of individual and team sports designed to have carry-over value into adult life. Activities may include archery, badminton, flag football, golf, tennis, volleyball, softball, and officiating. The student is required to purchase a uniform and to dress-out each day. This course does not fulfill the PE graduation requirement. This is a repeatable class. This course is aimed at the development of the student through participation in individual and team sports. It promotes physical, mental, emotional, and social growth. The student is required to purchase a uniform and to dress out each day. This course is required for graduation.

10th - 12th grade standing, completion of Dance I with a B or better, Audition Teacher Recommendation

Health Education (1/2 credit)

9th grade standing

Lifetime Sports elective credit only

11th - 12th grade standing, completion of P.E. I & P.E. II

Physical Education I

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and career opportunities in pharmacy. The student will also perform at assemblies. 2. 10th grade standing Rhythmic Precision (Dance) 10th .12th grade standing. completion of or concurrently enrolled in Algebra II. Upon successful completion of the course. Please go to www. The student is required to purchase a uniform and to dress-out each day. completion of Dance I with a B or better. This course is designed to promote dance training for an advanced level of achievement and continue to develop the physical. and social skills required to attain that level. pharmacist or pharmacy technician) will benefit from this course. pharmaceutical calculations.12th grade standing only.12th grade standing. or the foreign equivalent by the application deadline. veterinarian. and compete at regional/national competitions. nurse. speed.ORG for complete information. This is a repeatable class. flexibility. please see instructor. and power. graduation requirements. The cost for all of these events may be offset by fundraising efforts. This course is required for graduation. doctor. The student is required to purchase a uniform and to dress-out each day. This is a repeatable class. For further details. This performing group participates in numerous shows & competitions and students will be responsible for the expenses associated with these activities (each student must meet certain criteria to be eligible). The course content will include prescription analysis. disease states. patient consultation. completion of P. drug classifications (including: controlled substances. 11th . endurance. OTC medications). the student may sit for a national certification exam conducted by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB). II HEALTH OCCUPATIONS Introduction to Pharmaceutical Services elective credit only This one-year course will introduce the student to the practice of pharmacy. The student must attend dance camp for four days and attend practice during the two weeks before the start of the school year in August. This course will not fulfill the science graduation requirement or a college entrance requirement.E.PTCB.E. The student contemplating a career as a health care professional (i. performances are mandatory. This course will fulfill one elective credit for graduation.E. mental. I.V. compounding. Biology Teacher Recommendation 43 . The fee for this course is $35. 11th . As a member of this team. I & P. Teacher Recommendation elective credit only Weight Training (Boys/Girls) elective credit only This course is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to develop a basic understanding of the principles of strength and fitness training. working as a member of the health care team.HEALTH/PHYSICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT Physical Education II This second-year course is activity-oriented and designed to provide the student with a comprehensive overview of a variety of sports and physical activities. sports events. a GED.5 GPA Audition.e. The student will receive instruction in a variety of lifting techniques designed to develop strength.. Eligibility requirements for certification are a high school diploma. This course does not fulfill P. pharmacy law.

they may be eligible for Community Service credit. Junior Varsity. if there is space available. Junior Varsity. however. Junior Varsity. B-Team Cross Country – Varsity Football – Varsity. and if the permission of the instructor has been granted. Junior Varsity.HEALTH/PHYSICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT PHYSICAL EDUCATION II WAIVER A maximum of ONE Physical Education II Waiver credit may be earned toward graduation. Junior Varsity Basketball – Varsity. Students are required to participate in and complete one of the school-sponsored activities listed below: Baseball – Varsity. B-Team Bowling Cheerleaders – Varsity. B-Team Golf – Varsity Marching Band Soccer – Varsity. Junior Varsity Note: Managers cannot receive this waiver. B-Team Songleaders/Flags/Mascots Swimming – Varsity Tennis – Varsity Track – Varsity Volleyball – Varsity. B-Team Wrestling – Varsity. PLEASE NOTE: 44 . Junior Varsity Softball – Varsity. Lifetime Sports and Weight Training courses are designed as elective credits for the 11th and 12th grade student. They may be taken in the 10th grade if the student has received a waiver for Physical Education II. Junior Varsity.

Advanced Diploma • Option 2 Adjusted Diploma Course descriptions of electives that are unique to Individualized Programs are listed below: Cooperative/Consultative Support Classes (C/C model) The student who is eligible for special education may be served in the general education classroom with reasonable accommodations and/or modifications. An Individual Education Program Committee. Completion of a minimum of 24 credits in regular and/or Individualized Programs courses. including the required area of study. works together to establish and maintain the most appropriate program for each student. 45 . With the cooperative model.E. The Clark County School District offers three diploma options. In the C/C model. Specific requirements to be determined by the IEP Team. General Resource Academic subject areas will be addressed with an emphasis on study skills. including the required area of study (See Advanced Diploma description on page 5). Course descriptions that are unique to the Individualized Education Program are listed on the following pages. The goal is to provide the student with the curriculum content and teach the student how to become a successful learner in general education settings. The least restrictive environment means that the student will be educated to the maximum extent appropriate alongside non-disabled students. The Individual with Disabilities Education Act (I. • Option 1 Regular Diploma Completion of the minimum of 22 ½ credits in regular and/or Individualized Programs courses. The student’s schedule is developed from the student’s needs and the IEP. This includes general education Algebra I.D.) mandates the placement of the student in the least restrictive educational environment. Students must pass the Nevada State High School Proficiency Exam (NV HSPE). with parent(s) and student involvement.INDIVIDUALIZED PROGRAMS DEPARTMENT The Silverado High School Individualized Education Program (Special Education) offers a variety of services that are determined by each student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP). The IEP committee. with parent(s) and student involvement. Specialized Classes Specialized programs provide self-contained classrooms for the student whose disabilities are moderate to severe. The student has documented educational needs that cannot be met in a less restrictive setting. the student’s progress is monitored in the content area classroom. the Special Education teacher is a part of the classroom teaching team providing extra support and assistance.A. Completion of 22 ½ credits or equivalent credits. will select the appropriate course of study leading to program completion in one of the following diploma options. An Individual Education Plan (IEP) for each Individualized Program student must be developed and reviewed annually.

as well as the factors that contribute to successful employment. and the development of good study habits. This course is designed to provide study skills to assist the mainstreamed student. interests. This course provides a career-oriented student with the opportunity to receive credit by combining classroom learning experiences with on-the-job training. If student is participating in a work program they must complete 90 hours per semester. The practical aspects of finding employment are emphasized. Support and assistance are provided to the student including homework completion. This course provides off-campus occupational preparation for entry into selected careers. Work activities include the areas of food preparation (cafeteria). The student develops interpersonal work skills and interpersonal skills related to this career. landscaping/grounds keeping skills. A minimum of 270 hours of work per semester is required. Requires Teacher Recommendation. Employment of the student is within the area for which his/her vocational program preparation has occurred. There are no limits placed on the total number of credit hours of Career Vocational Work Experience that may be applied towards graduation for the adjusted (Option II) diploma. office organization skills. Requires Teacher Recommendation. Requires Teacher Recommendation. and abilities that will provide an effective background for career study and decision-making. This program is offered as an elective course throughout the year. maintenance techniques. This course provides skills in food service. Topics include realistic explorations of self-worth. planning skills. aptitudes. organizational skills. None Career Vocational Education Teacher Recommendations Prevocations APP Teacher Recommendation School Related Work Experience Teacher Recommendation Study Skills APP Teacher Recommendation Work Experience APP Teacher Recommendation 46 . and auto detailing. The student must work a minimum of 90 hours while enrolled in the course and have completed the required paperwork to receive a half credit of work experience.INDIVIDUALIZED PROGRAMS DEPARTMENT CAREERS Career Exploration APP This semester course is designed to develop positive attitudes towards career choices. A maximum of 2.0 credit hours may be applied towards graduation with the Standard (Option I) diploma.

basic geometry. Calculators are recommended. The student gains an understanding of the personal and vocational use of mathematics in everyday life.12th grade standing This course is designed to develop the student’s awareness of the world in which s/he lives. 11th . 10th . The content of the class consists of statistics. life. The student learns mathematical concepts as they relate to the management of materials and money within the framework of our economic system. pollution. This one-year course is designed to provide the student with mathematical experiences in problem solving. basic statistics. grammar. The use of practice proficiency tests and calculators are an integral part of the student’s experience. The student learns mathematical concepts to solve real-life math. IV NCAA APPROVED Each course is designed to allow the student to progress from one stage to another in verbal communication. spelling and vocabulary. II. None MATH Consumer Math APP This course emphasizes competencies in the areas of basic number systems and career math.INDIVIDUALIZED PROGRAMS DEPARTMENT ENGLISH English APP I. Emphasis is placed on the development of language that will provide for expression of ideas in a clear and logical manner.12th grade standing Contemporary Math APP 9th – 10th grade standing Math APP 11th – 12th grade standing Teacher recommendation SCIENCE Science I APP NCAA APPROVED Science II APP NCAA APPROVED This course integrates the basic principles of environmental science. composition.12th grade standing 47 . and consumer life skills. III. Areas related to ecology. earth and applied. probability. It introduces the student to the general concepts of physical. formulas and algebra functions and equations. This one-year course is designed to help the student gain a basic overview of math problems. and conservation of natural resources are presented with a global focus. 9th .

U. This course provides an examination of historical themes to analyze how new events continue to shape our nation and society today. and an increase of global interdependence. Students develop an understanding of current world issues and relate them to their historical. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. Students explore and evaluate the significant historical events and the consequences. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. geographical. History APP 11th grade standing NCAA APPROVED U.S. Government APP NCAA APPROVED This one-year course is a study of United States federal. state. 12th grade standing 48 . and institutions. Instructional practices incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to society.INDIVIDUALIZED PROGRAMS DEPARTMENT SOCIAL STUDIES Social Living APP This course is designed to improve personal and interpersonal skills. structures. processes. local. economic. This course fulfills the United States Government credit required for high school graduation.S. This course fulfills the U. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. 9th . political. Teacher Recommendation 10th grade standing World History APP NCAA APPROVED This one-year course examines societal development from the Renaissance to the present with an emphasis on emerging ideologies.12th grade standing. expansion of empires. growth of nations. History credit required for high school graduation. Instructional practices incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to society. Students apply constitutional principles to assess the growth and development of the United States government and political system. and tribal governments evaluating the impact of political foundations. This course fulfills the World History/Geography and the Arts/Humanities credits required for high school graduation.S. and cultural contexts. Social living will introduce concepts that will allow the student to become socially and occupationally competent. and to encourage self-advocacy. Instructional practices incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to society. This one-year course is a study of American history with an emphasis on the Modern World from 1900 to the present day.

D. C D. C. B C. F 10th Grade Placement Geometry Intuitive Geometry Algebra I H A. B. D. F A. D F 9th Grade Placement Pre-Algebra Algebra I Pre-Algebra Algebra I H A. D. F Geometry H Algebra I or repeat Algebra I H CURRENTLY GRADE 9 9th Grade Mathematics Class Algebra I Grade Earned A. B. B. B.MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT CURRENTLY GRADE 8 8th Grade Mathematics Class Math 8 Pre-Algebra Pre-Algebra Grade Earned A. C D. C. F Algebra I (no re-takes) 49 . F Algebra II/Trigonometry H Algebra II Pre Algebra A. D. B. C. B C. F Geometry H Geometry Geometry H A.

F Pre-Calculus H Trigonometry H/Probability & Statistics Failing Proficiency Fundamentals of Math Concepts 50 . B C.MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT CURRENTLY GRADE 10 10th Grade Mathematics Class Algebra I Grade Earned A. D F Trigonometry H/Probability & Statistics Algebra II Repeat Algebra II/Trigonometry H A. F Algebra II Applied Algebra II Geometry A. B. F Algebra II/Trigonometry H Algebra II Algebra II A. C D. C. C. D. D. F Algebra II Applied Algebra II Geometry H A. C D. B. B. B. C D. F 11th Grade Placement Geometry Intuitive Geometry Intuitive Geometry A B.

D F Trigonometry H/Probability & Statistics H Topics in Modern Math Math of Personal Finance Algebra II/Trigonometry H A. D. F Trigonometry H/Probability & Statistics H Topics in Modern Math / Math of Personal Finance Mathematics of Personal Finance Algebra II A. C C. C D.MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT CURRENTLY GRADE 11 11th Grade Mathematics Class Failed Proficiency Exam Intuitive Geometry A B. B. B. B. B. C D. F Grade Earned 12th Grade Placement Math Applications (seniors only) Algebra II Applied Algebra II Geometry A. F AP Calculus AB and/or AP Statistics Topics in Modern Mathematics 51 . B. F Pre-Calculus H Trigonometry H/Probability & Statistics H Trigonometry H/Probability & Statistics H A. D. B C. C. F Pre-Calculus H and/or AP Stats Topics in Modern Mathematics Pre-Calculus H A. F and student is proficient Algebra II Applied Algebra II Applied Algebra II A A. C D. C D.

spatial relationships. data analysis. It is intended to increase mathematical fluency in problem solving. Emphasis is on the study of polynomial. This course builds on the concepts of rational and irrational numbers. logic. and algebraic concepts. rational. measurement. including calculators and computer software. functions. and algebra. The use of technology. systems of equations and inequalities. geometry. and logarithmic functions. Emphasis will be placed on abstract algebraic methods and strategies for solving complex problems. data analysis. probability. is an integral part of this course. and sequences and series. matrix arithmetic. It is intended to increase mathematical fluency in problem solving. including graphing calculators and computer software. It has the primary goal to develop competence in using variables and functions to model numerical patterns and quantitative relations. patterns. Connections to other areas of mathematics and applications to other disciplines are integrated into the course. The use of technology. Instructional practices incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to society. functions. is an integral part of this course. completion of Algebra I and Geometry with a C or better. Instructional practices incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to society. including calculators and computer software. is an integral part of this course. geometry. Algebra I H NCAA APPROVED This one-year course is designed for highly motivated students committed to challenging coursework. 9th grade standing Teacher Recommendation Algebra II NCAA APPROVED This one-year course in algebra continues and expands upon the concepts and procedures learned in Algebra I. probability. spatial relationships. patterns. The use of technology. reasoning. exponential. completion of Pre-Algebra with a D or better Teacher Recommendation Algebra I NCAA APPROVED This one-year course is designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to be prepared for further studies in mathematics. reasoning. and algebra. both semesters in both classes Teacher Recommendation 52 .MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT 9th grade standing. This course will fulfill one of the mathematics credits required for high school graduation. and effective communication in the study of patterns. 10th . and algebraic concepts. This course will fulfill the algebra requirement and one of the mathematics credits required for high school graduation.12th grade standing. This course will fulfill the algebra requirement for and one of the mathematics credits required for high school graduation. This course builds on the concepts of rational and irrational numbers. logic. and effective communication in the study of patterns. The student should expect homework on a daily basis. Instructional practices incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to society. measurement.

including graphing calculators and computer software. is an integral part of this course. This course is intended to prepare students for taking the Advanced Placement Examination in Statistics. or C 53 . sequences and series. exploring random phenomena using probability and simulation. This course includes describing patterns in data and departures from patterns. Completion of Algebra I H with a B or better. exponential. The use of technology. and the differentiation and integration of functions of a single variable. conic sections. Instructional practices incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to society. Emphasis is on the study of polynomial. It is expected students will take the AP exam in May. logarithmic. Completion of Pre-calculus with a C or better Teacher Recommendation AP Statistics This one-year Advanced Placement course is intended for students who are preparing for further study in disciplines requiring statistical course work. This course will fulfill one of the mathematics credits required for high school graduation. the study of limits. estimating population parameters. and testing statistical hypotheses. The use of technology. Instructional practices incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to society. and proof of mathematical conjectures. systems of equations and inequalities. This course includes a review of these topics. B. B. trigonometry. Students should have a strong background in functions. This course fulfills one of the mathematics credits required for high school graduation 10th – 12th grade standing. is an integral part of this course. and Geometry H with a B or better Teacher Recommendation AP Calculus AB NCAA APPROVED This one-year Advanced Placement course is intended for students who have a thorough knowledge of high school mathematics. and trigonometric functions. This course will fulfill one of the mathematics credits required for high school graduation. See your school counselor if you have a financial hardship. and advanced topics in algebra. coordinate and analytical geometry. matrix algebra. including graphing calculators and computer software. 11th-12th grade Standing Algebra II / Trig with A or B Trig / Prob & Stats H with A or B Pre Calculus H with A. Connections to other areas of mathematics and applications to other disciplines are integrated into the course.MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT Algebra II Trigonometry H This rigorous one-year course in algebra continues and expands upon the concepts and procedures learned in Algebra I H and Geometry H. is an integral part of this course. The use of technology. planning and conducting a statistical study. Instructional practices incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to society. Students completing this course will be prepared and encouraged to participate in the Advanced Placement Calculus AB examination. or C Calculus AP with A. including calculators and computer software.

10th grade standing. The use of manipulatives. Emphasis is on the development of logical reasoning. This course fulfills one of the mathematics credits required for high school graduation. geometric concepts.MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT Fundamentals of Math Concepts This one-year. The inductive and deductive systems of reasoning are developed intuitively and informally. This course does not fulfill one of the mathematics credits required for graduation. 9th . is an integral part of this course. mathematical tools. analytical skills. mathematical tools. Instructional practices incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to society. Instructional practices incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to society. Algebra I with a D or better Teacher Recommendation 54 . This course will fulfill one of the elective credits required for high school graduation. including calculators and computer software. through techniques of proofs and constructions. Instructional practices incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to society. Various instructional techniques are utilized through activity-based methods. and algebraic applications. is an integral part of this course. completion of Algebra I with a C or better Teacher Recommendation Geometry H NCAA APPROVED This one-year course provides a rigorous study of Euclidean Geometry for the more advanced mathematics student. The use of manipulatives. completion of Algebra I H with a B or better Teacher Recommendation Intuitive Geometry This one-year course presents geometric concepts in an investigative and application-oriented format. primarily through activity-based methods. 11th grade standing non-proficient only Geometry NCAA APPROVED This one-year course is a logical development of the inductive and deductive systems of reasoning. Students will extend their ability to make mathematical connections through problem solving. Instructional practices incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to society. supplemental course in mathematics is designed for students who need additional instruction and support to master necessary mathematical concepts. The use of mathematical tools and technology. Emphasis is on developing visualization abilities and application of geometric concepts and properties to problem-solving situations. Continued development and review of algebraic skills are an integral part of this course. including calculators and computer software. It is designed to provide students with additional instruction in conjunction with the student’s course of study. and technology. Continual development and review of algebraic skills are an integral part of this course. and technology. and logical reasoning. including calculators and computer software. 9th . Emphasis is on developing visualization abilities. This course will fulfill one of the mathematics credits required for high school graduation.12th grade standing. This course will fulfill one of the mathematics credits required for high school graduation. 10th-12th grade standing. is an integral part of this course.

geometry. spatial sense. relations and functions and their graphs. data analysis.12th grade standing. and rational numbers. Students will develop a deeper understanding of the mathematics of finance to include: money management. This course builds on the concepts of number operations with integers. risk management. this course includes problemsolving techniques using analytic geometry. 11th . word problems and reasoning skills. 12th grade standing non-proficient only Mathematics of Personal Finance This one-year course is the study of personal finance for senior-level students or junior-level students who have already taken Applied Algebra II in their sophomore year. above-average student with a strong background in advanced algebra. In addition to reviewing topics from trigonometry. series and sequences. and the introductory concepts of calculus. This course is distinguished from Pre-calculus by the instructional pacing and delivery of advanced content. career and technical education. 12th grade standing Pre-Algebra This one-year course designed for freshman-level students provides the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully complete algebra and geometry coursework. The use of technology. and financial planning related to consumer and family studies. decimals.MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT Mathematics Applications This course is designed for the senior who needs to continue the exploration of the minimum requirements of the core curriculum as established by the Nevada State Course of Study. is an integral part of this course. including calculators and computers. is an integral part of this course. Instructional practices incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to our society. 9th grade standing Pre-Calculus H NCAA APPROVED This one-year course is designed for the motivated. The use of technology. The use of technology. vectors. This course will fulfill one of the mathematics credits required for high school graduation. completion of Algebra II/Trig H or Trig/Prob Stats H with a C or better Teacher Recommendation 55 . and beginning algebra. patterns. probability and statistics. measurement. and personal finance. including calculators and computers. matrices. Emphasis will be on the skills needed to pass the Nevada High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) in mathematics. While this course fulfills one of the mathematics credits required for high school graduation. This course will fulfill one of the mathematics credits required for high school graduation. This course is required for the 12th grade student who has not passed the proficiency exam. including graphing calculators and computer software. Instructional practices incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to our society. probability. The emphasis will be on refining problem-solving skills using project-based learning activities and academic integration within the context of financial applications. it does not meet the core requirements for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) or the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) core requirements for university admission. is an integral part of this course.

This course includes describing patterns in data and departures from patterns. complex numbers. Emphasis will be on refining problemsolving skills through modeling and project-based learning. Technology. vectors. surveying. engineering. This course will fulfill one of the mathematics credits required for high school graduation. This course will fulfill one of the mathematics credits required for high school graduation. will be used throughout the course. and a study of the logic of statistical inference. This course is distinguished from Probability and Statistics 4860 by the instructional pacing and delivery of advanced content. completion of Algebra II with a C or better Teacher Recommendation Topics in Modern Mathematics This one-year senior level course is the study of advanced mathematical topics and their applications to prepare students for college-level mathematics. is an integral part of this course. Instructional practices incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to our society. This course is distinguished from Trigonometry by the instructional pacing and delivery of advanced content. electronics. including calculators and computer software. planning and conducting a statistical study. exploring random phenomena using probability and simulation. Completion of Algebra I H with a B or better.MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT Probability & Statistics H NCAA APPROVED This one-year course is intended for students who have a mathematical foundation in algebra and geometry. solutions of trigonometric equations. This course will fulfill one half of a mathematics credit required for high school graduation. Instructional practices incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to our society. and Geometry H with a B or better Teacher Recommendation Trigonometry H NCAA APPROVED This one-semester course is the study of both right-triangle and circular trigonometric functions and their graphs. and navigation where applicable. The use of technology. is an integral part of this course. The use of technology. including modeling application problems from physics.12th grade standing. 56 . and polar coordinates. including graphing calculators and computer software.12th grade standing. including graphing calculators and computer software. 11th . Additional topics introduced are trigonometric identities. 12th grade standing completion of Algebra II with a D or better Teacher Recommendation Completion of Applied Algebra II with C or better 10th .

Classes Pre-Algebra Algebra I Algebra I H Geometry Intuitive Geometry Geometry H Applied Algebra II Algebra II Algebra II/ Trig Trig/Prob-Stat H Pre-Calculus H Statistics AP Calculus AP "A" Algebra I Geometry Geometry H Algebra II Algebra II Algebra II/ Trig H Trig/Prob-Stat H Trig/Prob-Stat H Pre-Calculus H AND/OR AP Statistics Pre-Calculus H AND/OR AP Statistics AP Statistics AND/OR AP Calculus AP Calculus AND/OR Topics in MM AP Statistics "B" Algebra I Geometry Geometry H Algebra II Applied Algebra II Algebra II/ Trig H Topics in Modern Math Trig/Prob-Stat H Pre-Calculus H AND/OR AP Statistics Pre-Calculus H AND/OR AP Statistics AP Statistics AND/OR AP Calculus AP Calculus AND/OR Topics in MM AP Statistics "C" Algebra I Geometry Geometry Algebra II Applied Algebra II Algebra II Topics in Modern Math Topics in Modern Math Pre-Calculus H Topics in Modern Math AP Statistics AND/OR AP Calculus AP Calculus AND/OR Topics in MM AP Statistics "D" Algebra I Intuitive Geometry Geometry Applied Algebra II Applied Algebra II Algebra II Personal Finance Topics in Modern Math "F" Algebra I Intuitive Geometry Geometry Applied Algebra II Applied Algebra II Algebra II Personal Finance Personal Finance Trig/Prob-Stat H Topics in Modern Math Topics in Modern Math Topics in Modern Math Topics in Modern Math Trig/Prob-Stat H Topics in Modern Math Topics in Modern Math Topics in Modern Math Topics in Modern Math **"Topics in MM= Topics in Modern Math** **Mathematics of Personal Finance and Topics in Modern Math only available to Seniors** 57 .

Women’s *$ Color Guard Film Studies I$ Guitar-Beginning $ Guitar-Advance *$ Guitar-Intermediate * Orchestra-Advanced * Orchestra-Intermediate * Percussion Ensemble II *$ Technical Theater I $ Technical Theater II *$ Technical Theater III *$ Theater/Advanced Study Performing Arts *$ Theater I $ Theater II *$ Theater III *$ Theater II *$ Theater III *$ Theater IV *$ 58 .Chamber *$ Band-Intermediate *$ Band-Jazz I/II *$ Band-Marching *$ Choir-Chorus *$ Choir-Glee Club Men’s/Women’s $ Choir-Madrigals *$ Choir-Vocal Ensemble-Adv. Study/Instrumental .Chamber *$ Band-Intermediate *$ Band-Jazz I/II *$ Band-Marching *$ Choir-Chorus *$ Choir-Glee Club Men’s/Women’s $ Choir-Madrigals *$ Choir-Vocal Ensemble-Adv.Chamber *$ Band-Intermediate *$ Band-Jazz I/II *$ Band-Marching *$ Choir-Chorus *$ Choir-Glee Club Men’s/Women’s $ Choir-Madrigals *$ Choir-Vocal Ensemble-Adv.PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT Each course taught at Silverado High School has a recommended achievement range. classroom performance. Women’s *$ Color Guard Film Studies I$ Guitar-Beginning $ Orchestra-Advanced * Orchestra.Chamber *$ Band-Beginning *$ Band-Jazz I/II *$ Band-Marching *$ Choir-Glee Club Men’s/Women’s $ Choir-Vocal Ensemble-Adv. /Wind Symphony *$ Band-Adv. Study/Instrumental . and teacher recommendation. Counselors will assist the student in making appropriate course selections. * Teacher Recommendation and/or Approval $ Course Fee GRADE 9 COURSES Advanced Study – Performing Arts Band-Adv. Women’s *$ Color Guard Film Studies I$ Guitar-Beginning $ Guitar-Advanced *$ Guitar-Intermediate * Orchestra-Advanced * Orchestra-Intermediate * Percussion Ensemble II *$ Technical Theater I $ Technical Theater II *$ Theater I $ Theater II *$ GRADE 11 COURSES Advanced Study – Performing Arts AP Music Theory *$ Band-Adv. /Wind Symphony *$ Band-Adv. Women’s *$ Color Guard Film Studies I$ Guitar-Beginning $ Guitar-Advance * Guitar-Intermediate * Orchestra-Advanced * Orchestra-Intermediate * Percussion Ensemble II *$ Technical Theater I $ Technical Theater II *$ Technical Theater III *$ Theater/Advanced Study Performing Arts *$ Theater I $ GRADE 12 COURSES Advanced Study – Performing Arts AP Music Theory *$ Band-Adv.Ensemble * Orchestra-Intermediate * Percussion Ensemble II *$ Technical Theater I $ Theater I $ GRADE 10 COURSES Advanced Study – Performing Arts Band-Adv./Wind Symphony *$ Band-Adv. Study/Instrumental . Study/Instrumental . Students are placed in courses based on course requirements for graduation. /Wind Symphony *$ Band-Adv.

It is suggested that students have prior instrumental experience or membership in school vocal ensembles. and musical analysis.12th grade standing. It includes guidance related to playing instruments. After school performances and rehearsals are required.12th grade standing. and evaluate the students' topic of study. The importance of sustained effort and practice is stressed for technical proficiency.PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT This is a one-year course with an emphasis on meeting the requirements of the College Board Advanced Placement Music Theory examination. The supervising teacher will give directions. This course will fulfill either the one arts/humanities credit or one elective credit required for high school graduation. rhythm. This course may be repeated for credit. Out-of-school research is considered homework and will not substitute for class attendance. 11-12th grade standing Band Advanced (Wind Symphony) This one-year course is designed for students who have developed skills beyond those outlined and described in the Intermediate Band syllabus. Teacher Recommendation AP Music Theory Advanced StudyPerforming Arts This one-year course is offered to students whose individual desire is to pursue a study of their own interest through investigation and in-depth research for which there is no provision in the regular school curriculum. The fee for this course is $30. One credit per year is issued upon the satisfactory completion of course requirements. The students are required to participate in rehearsals and band camp in early August. Students are expected to work independently and consult with their supervising teacher for guidance. Instructors should refer to the current Advanced Placement course description for examination specifics. This group performs at out-of-school performances. concerts. 9th . Students will be responsible for expenses associated with competitions / performances and additional fees which may be offset by fundraising efforts. Students are required to provide the coordinator and/or committee of interested or qualified persons with a written report or an oral presentation of the study. monitor. This course will fulfill either the one Arts/Humanities or one elective credit required for graduation. It is expected students will take the AP exam in May. Teacher Approval 59 . Emphasis will be placed on providing each student with a variety of performing exercises.12th grade standing. This student will participate in solo and ensemble festival and perform various concerts throughout the year. Students must report to the supervising teacher once each week for assistance. Students will be responsible for expenses associated with competitions / performances and additional fees which may be offset by fundraising efforts. See your school counselor if you have a financial hardship. 9th . This course is designed for students who wish to further develop their understanding of music fundamentals. This course may be repeated. and festivals. harmony. 11th . Concurrent enrollment in Marching Band is required. Teacher Approval Band Advanced Study Instrumental (Chamber) This course is intended for the student enrolled in another performing ensemble who is interested in playing chamber music.00. Audition. Students may repeat the course with approval of a counselor and/or administrator. This course will fulfill one arts/humanities credit required for graduation.

It includes guidance and direction in solving psychomotor problems related to instruments and the techniques for producing and evaluating pitch. 9th . Teacher Approval 60 . The students are required to participate in rehearsals and band camp in early August. The students are required to participate in rehearsals and band camp in early August. This course will fulfill either the one Art/Humanities credit or one elective credit required for graduation. and festivals. Students will be responsible for expenses associated with competitions/performances and additional fees which may be offset by fundraising efforts. The student is required to attend after school rehearsals and performances to successfully complete this course. Concurrent enrollment in Marching Band is required. The importance of sustained effort and practice is stressed for technical proficiency. one year of private lessons or one year in band. Teacher Approval Band Beginning (Freshmen) This one-year course is designed for any high school student who desires to develop the ability to play a wind or percussion instrument. one year private lessons or one year in band. one year private lessons or one year in band.12th grade standing. Concurrent enrollment in Marching Band is required. rhythmic patterns. This course may be repeated for credit.12th grade standing.PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT Band Advanced Study Instrumental (Percussion) This one-year course is designed for students who have a desire to learn to play percussion instruments. concerts. tone. This course is considered a preparatory course for progression into Intermediate and Advanced Band. 9th grade standing. This group performs at out-of-school performances. Students will be responsible for expenses associated with competitions / performances and additional fees which may be offset by fundraising efforts. 10th . Students will be responsible for expenses associated with competitions / performances and additional fees which may be offset by fundraising efforts. concerts. This course may be repeated. The importance of sustained effort and practice is stressed for technical proficiency. and dynamic levels. This group performs at out-ofschool performances. The student enrolled in percussion class must participate in Marching Band and Concert Band. and festivals. This introductory course will include guidance and direction in solving psychomotor problems related to percussion instruments and the techniques for providing tone. rhythmic patterns. The course involves applying the basic fundamentals of music reading to the particular technique of the instrument being studied. and dynamic levels within a variety of musical styles. Audition. This course will fulfill one art/humanities elective credit toward high school graduation. Teacher Recommendation Band Intermediate (Symphonic) This one-year course is designed for students who have achieved beyond the beginning band level. This course will fulfill either one of the elective credits or one Arts/Humanities credit.

Audition. orchestra. This course is open to any member of the band. The student may not enter after the beginning of the year. Teacher Approval Band Jazz II This one-year course is offered for the purpose of allowing students to perform in an ensemble which has a selected membership and which specializes in performing contemporary jazz band literature implementing advanced playing techniques beyond what is provided in the introductory Jazz Band course.PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT Band Jazz I This one-year course is designed to introduce the instrumental music student to contemporary stage band literature and techniques.12th grade standing. or guitar programs who wants to learn to perform instrumental jazz. The student may not enter after the beginning of the year. Students will be responsible for expenses associated with competitions / performances and additional fees which may be offset by fundraising efforts. Teacher Approval 61 . A variety of performing experiences will be provided. as there will be no seats available. This course may be repeated. The importance of sustained effort and practice is stressed for technical accuracy. Performances include local and regional concerts and festivals. orchestra. The student will receive direction in solving complex interpretation problems be provided with an opportunity to further develop improvisational skills. A variety of performing experiences will be provided. advanced performance skills. This course may be repeated for credit. Performances include local and regional concerts and festivals. The student is required to participate in out-of-school performances and rehearsals. Audition. or guitar programs who wants to learn to perform instrumental jazz. advanced performance skills. 9th – 12th grade standing. A student will receive direction in solving interpretation problems and will be given an opportunity to experiment in the area of improvisation. The student is required to participate in out-of-school performances and rehearsals. 9th . This course is open to any member of the band. Students will be responsible for expenses associated with competitions / performances and additional fees which may be offset by fundraising efforts. If this course is taken in grades nine to twelve. due to the prior holding of auditions. The importance of sustained effort and practice is stressed for technical proficiency. This course will fulfill the one arts/humanities credit required for graduation. due to the prior holding of auditions. the student will fulfill either the one arts or humanities credit or one of the elective credits required for graduation. as there will be no seats available.

developing students’ abilities to perform music and choreography simultaneously. Students will be responsible for expenses associated with competitions / performances and additional fees which may be offset by fundraising efforts. The fee for this course is $40. 10th . The fee for this course is $40. Teacher Approval ChoirGlee Club Men’s/Women’s This one-year course is designed as an introductory study in vocal production and music fundamentals with opportunities to perform a variety of ensemble literature from historical periods. This course will fulfill either the one arts/humanities credit or one of the elective credits required for graduation. As with the concert bands. concurrent enrollment in chorus. to provide his / her own transportation. and to purchase a uniform. The student is required to participate in after school performances and rehearsals.12th grade standing.12th grade standing. Teacher Recommendation ChoirChorus This one-year course is designed to familiarize advanced vocal music students with a variety of music literature and the many techniques of vocal production.00. intermediate. This course may be repeated for credit. Students must also be registered in chorus.PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT This one semester course is designed for students already participating in the concert band or rhythmic precision programs.12th grade standing. to provide his / her own transportation. This class is open to all Silverado Students. This course may be repeated for credit. This performing group participates in numerous concerts and festivals. and dynamic levels within a variety of musical styles for wind and percussion players. Admission is by audition or invitation only. to provide his / her own transportation. The student is required to participate in after school performances and rehearsals. This group performs outof-school performances. competitions. Audition. and 18th Century. The student is required to participate in after school performances and rehearsals.00. Band Marching 9th . Admission is by audition only. concurrently enrolled in beginning. Career and vocational possibilities will also be explored.12th grade standing ChoirMadrigals This one-year course is offered for the purpose of allowing students to perform in an ensemble which has a selected membership and which specializes in performing a particular type of literature.00. The importance of sustained effort and practices stressed for technical proficiency. The student is required to participate in rehearsals and band camp in early August. and to purchase a uniform. and to purchase a uniform. This performing group participates in numerous concerts and festivals. halftime shows. This course will fulfill either the one arts/humanities credit or one of the elective credits required for graduation. 9th . Emphasis will be placed on providing each student with a variety of performing experiences. 10th . tone. and parades. marching band includes guidance and direction in solving psychomotor problems related to instruments and the techniques for producing and evaluating pitch. Teacher Approval 62 . or advanced band. Madrigal Ensemble specializes in contrapuntal music of the 16th. This course will fulfill the one arts/humanities credit required for graduation. The fee for this course is $40. rhythmic patterns. 17th. Audition. This course may be repeated for credit. In addition. marching band emphasizes the awareness of movement within time and space. This course meets early bird and first period for the first nine weeks.

students study the development of the American film as an art form and a social phenomenon. Class work will focus on class discussion and criticism of various films. Due to a limited number of school owned guitars. please see the instructor. eras. musical forms. skills. For further details. The cost for all of these events may be offset by fundraising efforts. This course may be repeated for credit. and moguls. equipment and additional teaching staff. The course surveys century genres. 9th – 12th grade standing Guitar Beginning This one-year course is designed for students with no previous guitar experience. Admission is by audition or recommendation from a middle school teacher.E. The fee for this course is $30 per year. II requirement or one elective credit for graduation. directors. 9-12th grade standing. The fee for this course is $10 which covers the cost of required supplies. note reading. studios. aural skills. melody construction. Additional charges will be applied for uniforms. chord study. trends. The student is also required to participate in one evening rehearsal per week throughout the school year. The fee for this course is $40. and to purchase a uniform.00. This performing group participates in numerous concerts and festivals.12th grade standing 63 . The fee for this course is $40. finger picking styles. and techniques required to become a successful musician. the class size may be limited to 32 students per class. singing songs. Teacher Recommendation Film Studies In this one-year course. flat picking. This performing group participates in numerous shows and competitions. This course will fulfill the P. This course will fulfill either the one arts/humanities credit or one of the elective credits required for graduation. Areas of concentration include: correct posture. to provide his / her own transportation. Audition. The student is required to participate in after school performances and rehearsals. rhythmic patterns. tablature notation. or Teacher Recommendation from previous music teacher Dance II: Color Guard/ Winter Guard This course is designed to promote dance training for an advanced level of achievement. improvisation.00. This course may be repeated for credit. The student will also perform at half-time with the marching band during football season. Each student must meet certain criteria to be eligible including an audition. Students will be responsible for the expenses associated with these activities. performances are mandatory. As a member of this team. 9th . Students will receive guidance and direction in solving problems related to playing the guitar on a beginning level and will learn many of the different styles. 9th . The student must attend band camp two weeks before the start of the school year in August and develop flag/rifle skills. and performing experiences. This course will fulfill one of the elective credits required for graduation.12th grade standing.PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT ChoirVocal Ensemble Advanced Women This one-year course is designed to offer advanced music students in-depth opportunities with rehearsal and performance practices stylistic of the particular ensemble literature. bass playing. This course will fulfill either the one arts/humanities credit or one of the elective credits required for graduation. This is a repeatable class.

The course emphasizes the place of string music in Western musical heritage. 9th . Due to a limited number of school owned guitars. rhythmic ability and skills inherent to performance. Violins and violas ARE NOT provided. articulation. Teacher Recommendation Orchestra Advanced This one-year course designed for students who have developed skills beyond those outlined and described in the Junior High School String Music Procedural Guide. This group will perform at various concerts and festivals throughout the year. rhythmic patterns. This course may be repeated for credit. dynamics. note reading. aural skills. This course includes further development of the skills necessary to become independent as a guitarist. articulation. A progression of technical proficiency is expected. skills and techniques required to become a successful guitarist. finger picking styles. This course will fulfill either the one arts/humanities credit or one of the elective credits required for graduation. Student will receive guidance and direction in solving problems related to playing the guitar on an advanced level and will learn many of the different styles. This course may be repeated for credit. This course emphasizes the development of style. dynamics. Students must own their own metronome and tuner. The fee for this course is $30 per year. completion of Beginning Guitar with a B or better. and tone throughout history.12th grade standing. This course includes further development of the skills necessary to become independent as a guitarist.12th grade standing. A progression of technical proficiency is expected. rhythmic patterns. It includes further development of those skills necessary to become independent as musicians. chord study. rhythmic patterns. Audition Only 64 . completion of Intermediate Guitar with a B or better. Teacher Recommendation Guitar Intermediate This one-year course is designed for students who have successfully completed the skills outlined in the Beginning Guitar syllabus. aural skills. Due to a limited number of school owned guitars. The importance of sustained group and individual effort is stressed. musical forms. dynamics. This course will fulfill either the one arts/humanities credit required for graduation. No Freshman allowed without prior authorization. Areas of concentration include: correct posture. rhythmic ability and skills inherent to performance. flat picking. the class size may be limited to 32 students per class. articulation. Students will receive guidance and direction in solving problems related to playing the guitar on an intermediate level and will learn many of the different styles. flat picking. improvisation and performing experiences. $40. This course may be repeated for credit. the class size may be limited to 32 students per class. A progression of technical proficiency is expected. improvisation and performing experiences. musical forms. chord study.00 fee. finger picking styles. skills and techniques required to become a successful guitarist.PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT Guitar Advanced This one-year course is designed for students who have successfully completed the skills outlined in the Intermediate Guitar syllabus. Emphasis will be placed on having a variety of performing experiences. This course emphasizes the development of style. 10th – 12th grade standing. style development. singing songs. Areas of concentration include: correct posture. note reading. This course will fulfill either the one arts/humanities credit or one of the elective credits required for graduation. The fee for this course is $30 per year. 10th .

A progression of technical proficiency is expected. sound. Students will be responsible for expenses associated with competitions/performances and additional fees which may be offset by fundraising efforts. Students must own their own metronome and tuner. This introductory course will include guidance and direction in solving psychomotor problems related to percussion instruments and the techniques for providing tone. This course may be repeated for credit.00 Fee. Audition Only Percussion Ensemble I This one-year course is designed for students who have a desire to learn to play percussion instruments. The course emphasizes the place of string music in the students' musical heritage and the development in style.PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT Orchestra Ensemble This one-year course is offered for the purpose of allowing students to perform in an ensemble which has a selected membership and which specializes in performing a particular type of chamber music literature. Students will assume technical responsibilities for school plays. rhythmic patterns. rhythmic patterns. 9th . $40. This course will fulfill either the one arts/humanities credit or one of the elective credits required for graduation. articulation.12th grade standing Teacher Approval 65 . costumes. After school performances and rehearsals are required. No Freshman allowed without prior authorization. is required to take this class. and other theatrerelated performances. This group will perform at various concerts and festivals throughout the year. 9-12th grade standing Students must have 2 years experience Orchestra Intermediate This one-year course is designed for students who have developed skills beyond those outlined and described in the Middle School Orchestra Syllabus. This group will perform at various concerts and festivals throughout the year. Students will be instructed in stage lighting. and dynamic levels. A MINIMUM of two years playing experience on a string instrument. This course will fulfill the arts/humanities credit required for graduation. including guitar.00 fee. $40. and tone throughout history. The fee for this course is $20 which covers the cost of required supplies. Violins and violas ARE NOT provided.12th grade standing. This course will fulfill one art/humanities elective credit toward high school graduation. 9-12th grade standing Technical Theater I This one-year course will acquaint the student with the craft skills of theatrical production. The importance of sustained group and individual effort is stressed. properties. dynamics. musicals. scenery construction. Violins and violas ARE NOT provided. This course may be repeated for credit. This course will fulfill the one arts/humanities credit required for graduation. Students must own their own metronome and tuner. The importance of sustained effort and practice is stressed for technical proficiency. and backstage responsibilities. Emphasis will be placed on participating in a variety of performing experiences. It includes further development of those skills necessary to become independent as a musician. 9th .

completion of Technical Theater II with a C or better.12th grade standing. Continuous emphasis will be made to develop awareness and self-expression. completion of Theater I with a C or better. 11th . costumes. The fee for this course is $20 which covers the cost of required supplies.12th grade standing. structure. sound. properties. Students will assume leadership responsibilities for all school plays. 9th . Class work focuses on student performance through demonstration of various acting skills. completion of theatre classes with a C or better. and acting theatre literature. This course fulfills one of the elective requirements for graduation. Working after school on school productions is required. Group interaction and ensemble work will be emphasized. and a plan will be created and implemented throughout the year. This course will fulfill either the one arts/humanities credit or one of the elective credits required for graduation. The fee for this course is $20 which covers the cost of required supplies. Teacher Approval Theater I This first-year course is designed to familiarize students with the theatre: its intent. and backstage responsibilities. Students will assume technical responsibilities for school plays. 10th . either in production or in performance. musicals. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. This course will fulfill one of the elective credits required for graduation. Students are expected to be involved in theatre festivals and workshops. Students will demonstrate advanced acting skills through reading.12th grade standing. The fee for this course is $20 per year. Student’s focus will be determined at the beginning of the year. This course will fulfill either the one arts/humanities credit or one of the elective credits required for graduation. Student will write his/her objectives and desires for learning. and other theatrerelated performances. and other theatre related performances. 10th .12th grade standing. scenery construction. and value. rehearsing. The fee for this course is $20 which covers the cost of required supplies. and to encourage social adjustment. construct. completion of Technical Theater I with a C or better. The fee for this course is $20 which covers the cost of required supplies. musicals. and apply theater production skills for all school productions. 11th . Students will be instructed in stage lighting. Teacher Approval 66 . Teacher Approval Technical Theater III This one-year course is designed for students who have successfully completed Technical Theatre II.PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT Technical Theater II This one-year course will acquaint the student with the craft skills of theatrical production. to increase general knowledge of the theatre. effectiveness. Teacher Approval Theater Advanced Study Performing Arts This course is designed to provide the advanced theater student with the practical applications of theater. Students will design.12th grade standing Theater II This one-year course is designed for students who have successfully completed the appropriate Theatre I course or who have participated in an approved equivalent school or community theatre oriented experience.

Group interaction and ensemble work will be emphasized. 12th grade standing. Students will demonstrate advanced acting skills through reading. rehearsing.12th grade standing. and performing theatre literature. This course will fulfill either the one arts/humanities credit or one of the elective credits required for graduation. and acting theatre literature. Students are expected to be involved in theatre festivals and workshops. The fee for this course is $20 which covers the cost of required supplies. Group interaction and ensemble work will be emphasized. Students will demonstrate advanced acting skills through reading. Students are expected to be involved in theatre festivals and workshops. Teacher Approval Theater IV This one-year course is designed for students who have successfully completed the appropriate Theatre III course or who have participated in an approved equivalent school or community theatre oriented experience. rehearsing.PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT Theater III This one-year course is designed for students who have successfully completed the appropriate Theatre I course or who have participated in an approved equivalent school or community theatre oriented experience. The fee for this course is $20 which covers the cost of required supplies. This course will fulfill an art/humanities elective credit toward high school graduation. completion of Theater II with a C or better. completion of Theater II with a C or better. 11th . Teacher Approval 67 .

SCIENCE DEPARTMENT Each course taught at Silverado High School has a recommended achievement range. and teacher recommendation. Students are placed in courses based on course requirements for graduation. classroom performance. Counselors will assist the student in making appropriate course selections. * $ Teacher Recommendation and/or Approval Course Fee GRADE 9 COURSES Biology I H * Principles of Science GRADE 10 COURSES Biology I * Biology I H * Chemistry I * Chemistry I H * Environmental Science Geo Science Physics I H * GRADE 11 COURSES AP Chemistry *$ AP Physics C *$ Anatomy/Physiology H * Biology I * Biology I H * Chemistry I * Chemistry I H * Environmental Science Geo Science Marine Science * Physics I * Physics I H * GRADE 12 COURSES AP Physics C *$ AP Chemistry *$ Anatomy/Physiology H * Biology I * Chemistry I * Chemistry I H * Environmental Science Geo Science Marine Science * Physics I * Physics I H * Science Foundations 68 .

electrodynamics. liquids and solids. relativity. descriptive chemistry. chemical bonding. See your school counselor if you have a financial hardship. completion of Chemistry I H & Algebra II or higher math with a B or better AP Chemistry NCAA APPROVED This one-year course is designed to provide a comprehensive background for those students desiring an in-depth study of chemical concepts. This course carries a $15 lab fee. This course may allow students to earn college credit from the College of Southern Nevada. power. This course will focus on meeting the requirements of the College Board Advanced Placement Chemistry exam. Selected topics in optics. oxidation-reduction. It is expected students will take the AP exam in May. There is a $10 processing fee for the college credit. and modern physics will be studied in less depth. Topics in electromagnetism are electrostatics. momentum. Topics in mechanics are kinematics. The student will become familiar with common malfunctions of the body and will be prepared for further specialized work in advanced biology. completion of Biology I. solutions.12th grade standing.12th grade standing. This course is a biological science. thermodynamics. reaction types. nuclear chemistry. Laboratory experiences of a quantitative and qualitative nature are an essential element of this course. and an introduction to carbon chemistry.SCIENCE DEPARTMENT Anatomy/ Physiology H NCAA APPROVED This course is an in-depth study of the structures and functions of the human body. kinetics. This course will fulfill one credit of the Nevada high school graduation requirement for science and qualifies as a laboratory science for college entrance. and Chemistry I with a C or better Teacher Recommendation 11th . A prerequisite for this course is concurrent enrollment or prior completion of Calculus. electrochemistry. gases. Instructional practices will incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to our society. Laboratory work of quantitative and qualitative nature is used to develop manipulative skills and reinforce topic areas. 11th . This course carries a $15 lab fee. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. Instructional practices will incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to our society. concurrent enrollment in Calculus Teacher Recommendation 69 . See your school counselor if you have a financial hardship. rotational motion. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. It is expected students will take the AP exam in May. Teacher Recommendation AP Physics C NCAA APPROVED This one-year course is designed to provide a comprehensive background for those students desiring an in-depth study of mechanics and/or electromagnetism. equilibrium. waves. This course will fulfill one credit of the Nevada high school graduation requirement for science and qualifies as a laboratory science for college entrance. stoichiometry. Instructors should refer to the current Advanced Placement course description for examination specifics. completion of Algebra II/Trig H or higher with a B or better. and magnetism. Topics included are atomic theory and structure. energy. 11th . acids and bases.12th grade standing. Newton's laws of motion. thermodynamics. work. angular momentum. and oscillation. It is recommended that students successfully complete a first year biology and a first year chemistry course before enrolling in AP Chemistry.

The emphasis is on developing inquiry skills and problem-solving techniques while developing an understanding of major biological concepts. Topics included are mathematics of chemistry. Instructional practices will incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to our society.12th grade standing. Technology and Society (STS) issues will be an integral part of this course. states of matter. chemical equations. equilibrium. research skills. This course will fulfill one credit of the Nevada high school graduation requirement for science and qualifies as a laboratory science for college entrance. 9th . The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. 9th grade Honors exclusive to 9th grade Teacher Recommendation 10th . atomic theory and structure. completion of Algebra I or Algebra and Biology I with a C or better and Chemistry I NCAA APPROVED This course is designed for those students who have successfully completed Algebra I and exhibit an interest in science. stoichiometry. in honors program completion of Algebra I with a C or better. and research projects. laboratory procedures. The course will also familiarize the students with the nature of science and technology. or concurrently enrolled in Algebra I H. chemistry of the environment. mole concept. kinetic molecular theory. This course fulfills one science credit toward high school graduation and qualifies as a laboratory science for college entrance. and laboratory techniques. Instructional practices will incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to our society. thermochemistry. 10th . The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. nomenclature. This course will fulfill one credit of the Nevada high school graduation requirement for science and qualifies as a laboratory science for college entrance. nuclear chemistry. especially chemistry. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. biochemistry. safety. Additional topics may include history of chemistry. chemical bonding. Science. polymer chemistry. Emphasis is placed on developing critical-thinking skills. Independent study projects and inquirybased learning experiences are integral parts of the course requirements.11th grade standing. acids-bases-salts. Instructional practices incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to our society. properties of matter.SCIENCE DEPARTMENT Biology I NCAA APPROVED This one-year course is designed as a survey of the biological sciences. qualitative chemistry. concurrently enrolled in Algebra I or higher math Teacher Recommendation Biology I H NCAA APPROVED This one-year course is designed around introductory biological concepts designed for the academically-oriented student.12th grade standing. and career opportunities. Teacher Recommendation 70 .

Instructional practices will incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to our society. kinetic molecular theory. safety. thermochemistry. stoichiometry. equilibrium. It deals with the basic concepts of ecology and their application to today’s controversial topics of overpopulation pollution of the soil. The instructional pacing and the delivery of advanced content will distinguish this course from Chemistry I. This course will fulfill one credit of the Nevada high school graduation requirement for science and qualifies as a laboratory science for college entrance. Additional topics may include history of chemistry. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. and safety are an integral part of instruction. The connections between Earth’s systems and everyday life are evaluated throughout this course. structure and organization of the periodic table.12th grade standing. 10th . 10th . biochemistry. 10th . Topics of this course include relationships between atmospheric processes and the water cycle. solar systems and the universe. chemical bonding.SCIENCE DEPARTMENT Chemistry I H NCAA APPROVED This course is designed for those students who have successfully completed Algebra I and exhibit an interest in science. Technology and Society (STS) issues will be an integral on-going part of this course. and career opportunities. and conservation of natural resources. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. air. solutions. phases of matter. This course fulfills one science credit towards high school graduation and qualifies as a laboratory science for college entrance. especially chemistry. Demonstrations. nomenclature. concurrent enrollment in Geometry or higher math Teacher Recommendation Environmental Science NCAA APPROVED This one-year course is designed for the student who wants to learn about the environment through research and experimentation. chemical equations. atomic theory and structure. elements-compounds-mixtures.12th grade standing 71 . Science. This course fulfills one of the science credits required for high school graduation and qualifies as a laboratory science for college admission.12th grade standing Geo Science NCAA APPROVED This one-year course is designed to integrate scientific principles related to the Earth and its environment. and Earth’s composition and structure. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. nuclear chemistry. and water. Scientific methodology and the metric system are integrated and modeled. completion of Algebra I or Algebra I H and Biology I or Biology I H with a B or better. acids-bases theory. laboratory procedures. Instructional practices incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to our society. Instructional practices incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to our society. and research projects. chemistry of the environment. organic chemistry. mole concept. qualitative chemistry. Topics include: mathematics of chemistry. lab experiences.

relativity. Topics covered include history and technology of ocean exploration.12th grade standing. with a C or better. and atomic structure. properties of seawater. Instructional practices will incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to our society. waves. 10th . dynamics. atmospheric and oceanic interactions. electricity and magnetism. waves. Instructional practices incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to our society. relativity. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. optics. This course is distinguished as honors level by the instructional pacing and the delivery of advanced content. and atomic structure. Instructional practices incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to society. Physics is a course that uses mathematical relationships to guide students toward a greater conceptual understanding of physical concepts and processes. kinematics. concurrent enrollment in Algebra II or higher math Teacher Recommendation Physics I H NCAA APPROVED This one-year course is designed for those students who are concurrently enrolled in or have completed Algebra II/Trigonometry and who exhibit an interest in science. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. completion of Geometry. Physics is a course that informs students about the interconnectedness among different types of forces and energy transformations. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. Topics included are the following: laboratory procedures. optics. ocean currents. mathematics applications. dynamics. completion of or concurrently enrolled in Algebra I Physics I NCAA APPROVED This one-year course is designed for those students who have successfully completed Algebra I and who exhibit an interest in science. heat. energy. Demonstrations and/or lab experiences are to be an integral part of this course. completion of Geometry with a B or better. This course will fulfill one science credit toward high school graduation and qualifies as a laboratory science for college entrance. This is a survey course of the physical and biological marine environment. 11th . Topics included are the following: laboratory procedures. This course fulfills one of the science credits required for high school graduation and qualifies as a laboratory science for college entrance. laboratory safety. concurrent enrollment in Algebra II/Trig H or higher math Teacher Recommendation 72 . This course fulfills one of the science credits toward high school graduation and qualifies as a laboratory science for college entrance. kinematics. survey of oceanic life forms. human interactions with the marine environment. electricity and magnetism.12th grade standing. safety. ecological principles of marine systems. energy. heat. mathematics applications. and career opportunities.SCIENCE DEPARTMENT Marine Science NCAA APPROVED This one-year course will address concepts in marine science. Demonstrations and/or lab experiences are to be an integral part of this course.12th grade standing. 11th . origins of water and dissolved material.

SCIENCE DEPARTMENT Principles of Science NCAA APPROVED This is a one-year course that will present integrated concepts in earth science. Demonstrations and/or lab experiences will be an important part of instruction. 12th grade standing. The course is designed to provide a foundation for further study in science as students explore unifying scientific principles and concepts. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. earth and space science. The concepts in Principles of Science will be taught by using the various processes involved in scientific inquiry. (non-proficient) 73 . and physical science. This course provides an integrated. and physics. chemistry. and data collection with analysis. environmental science. Students gain a foundation in the nature of science and develop critical thinking skills through inquiry. experimentation. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. Instructional practices will incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to our society. Instructional practices incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to society. This course will fulfill one credit of the Nevada high school graduation requirement for science and qualifies as a laboratory science for college entrance. standards-based approach by connecting concepts in life science. 9th grade standing Science Foundations This one-year course is designed for seniors who have not passed the Nevada High School Proficiency Exam (NHSPE) in science. This course fulfills one science credit required for high school graduation and qualifies as a laboratory science for college entrance. collaboration. biology.

SOCIAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT Each course taught at Silverado High School has a recommended achievement range. Counselors will assist the student in making appropriate course selections. Government *$ Crime & Justice/Civil Liberties ** Forensics II (See English) **$ Principles of Leadership *.S. History U. ** Psychology I ** Sociology ** Speech (See English) **$ U. History H * GRADE 12 COURSES AP Psychology $** AP U.S.S. * Teacher Recommendation and/or Approval ** Elective Credit Only $ Course Fee GRADE 9 COURSES Principles of Leadership *.With concurrent enrollment in English I H ** Speech (See English) $ GRADE 10 COURSES AP World History *$ Forensics II (See English) **$ Principles of Leadership *. History *$ Crime & Justice/Civil Liberties ** Forensics II (see English) **$ Principles of Leadership *.S. and teacher recommendation. ** Sociology. ** Psychology I ** Sociology ** Speech (See English) **$ U. ** Psychology I ** Sociology ** Speech (See English) **$ World History World History H * GRADE 11 COURSES AP Psychology $** AP U. Students are placed in courses based on course requirements for graduation. Government U. Government H * 74 .S.S. classroom performance.

This college. NOTE: PSYCHOLOGY I IS NOT A PREREQUISITE FOR TAKING AP PSYCHOLOGY. and evaluation of the historical themes from 1492 to present day. A careful balance of historiography. Teacher Recommendation 75 . synthesis. and ideas that constitute United States politics. 12th grade standing.S. History credit required for high school graduation. Students increase their knowledge of the various institutions. groups. This college-level curriculum provides an in-depth examination. It includes both the study of general concepts used to interpret United States politics and the analysis of specific examples. It is expected students will take the AP exam in May. This college-level curriculum introduces students to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals. 11th grade standing.level curriculum provides students with an analytical perspective of government and politics in the United States. See your school counselor if you have a financial hardship. It is expected students will take the AP exam in May. See your school counselor if you have a financial hardship. See your school counselor if you have a financial hardship. 11th . It is expected students will take the AP exam in May. analytical skills. and factual knowledge is used throughout the course.SOCIAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT AP Psychology elective credit only NCAA APPROVED This one-year course is designed with an emphasis on meeting the requirements of the College Board Advanced Placement Psychology examination. This course fulfills one of the elective credits required for high school graduation. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. This course fulfills the U. Instructional practices incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to society. Instructional practices incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to our society. Teacher Recommendation AP United States History NCAA APPROVED This one-year course is designed with an emphasis on meeting the requirements of the College Board Advanced Placement United States History examination. Government credit required for high school graduation. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. Instructional practices incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to society.12th grade standing Psychology Teacher Recommendation (if applicable) AP United States Government and Politics NCAA APPROVED This one-year course is designed with an emphasis on meeting the requirements of the College Board Advanced Placement United States Government and Politics examination.S. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. This course fulfils one U. beliefs.

as well as those students appointed as executive council members.12th grade standing Principles of Leadership elective credit only The leadership class is designed for students who are working in a leadership capacity in student government. See your school counselor if you have a financial hardship. It is expected students will take the AP exam in May. political. which is the primary governing organization of the school. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. you must represent your school with the utmost dignity and integrity at all functions at all times. English I H English Teacher Recommendation Crime & Justice/ Civil Liberties elective credit only NCAA APPROVED This one-year course is a study of crime and justice with special attention on local. Students will study general principles required for becoming good leaders and will develop and coordinate a wide variety of school activities. A special emphasis is placed on contemporary issues and dilemmas facing the current system. and cultural contexts. They represent the student body and hold the interest of the student body as their primary concern. as well as comparisons among major societies from historical. state. As a member of the Silverado Leadership Class/ Student Council. minimum GPA requirement 76 . and federal law enforcement agencies as they affect individuals within the legal system. economic. student activities. These students make up the Silverado Student Council. This college-level curriculum highlights the nature of changes in global frameworks and the causes and consequences. This course covers the scope of human history from 8. A minimum grade of a "B" is standard. Instructional practices incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to society. and limited to students elected as student body officers and class officers. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. Instructional practices incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to society. You must set an example to the student body at all times by following all the rules and by having exemplary behavior. Students analyze the historical development of law. as well as the criminal justice system and its processes. advisory members and honorary members. 10th grade standing.000 BCE to the present. This course fulfills one elective credit required for high school graduation. theories of deviance. geographical.12th grade standing. and community activities.SOCIAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT AP World History NCAA APPROVED This one-year course is designed with an emphasis on meeting the requirements of the College Board Advanced Placement Human World History examination. definitions of crime. elected and appointed students. 11th . Enrollment in leadership class is a requirement. This course fulfills the World History/Geography and the Arts/Humanities credits required for high school graduation. 9th .

This course fulfills one elective credit required for high school graduation. This course is designated as honors level by the accelerated instructional pacing and depth of content. local. Government H NCAA APPROVED This one-year course is a study of United States federal. thinking and intelligence.12th grade standing. and institutions. This one-year course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the study of social groups. biological bases of behavior. local. Teacher Recommendation 77 . Instructional practices incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to society. state. structures. and functions. testing. Government NCAA APPROVED This one-year course is a study of United States federal. processes. Students apply constitutional principles to assess the growth and development of the United States government and political system. Topics include psychology as a science. motivation and learning. and the effects of group membership on behavior. Instructional practices incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to society. This course fulfills one elective credit required for high school graduation.S. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course.S. Students apply constitutional principles to assess the growth and development of the United States government and political system. and tribal governments evaluating the impact of political foundations. Instructional practices incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to society. normal and abnormal behavior. concurrent enrollment or completion of Biology I or higher science Sociology elective credit only 10th . This course is designed for students who plan on continuing with AP Psychology. This course fulfills the United States Government credit required for high school graduation. structures. human development. Emphasis is on the relationship to society between the individual and groups. processes. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. 10th . Government credit required for high school graduation.12th grade standing. and tribal governments evaluating the impact of political foundations. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. This course fulfills the U. Instructional practices incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to society. or 9th grade standing with concurrent enrollment in English I H NCAA APPROVED U. 12th grade standing U.S. 12th grade standing. state. therapies. institutions.SOCIAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT Psychology I elective credit only NCAA APPROVED This one-year course introduces basic concepts used by psychologists in understanding human behavior. and institutions.

geographical. 11th grade standing U. This course fulfills the World History/Geography and the Arts/Humanities credits required for high school graduation. Teacher Recommendation World History NCAA APPROVED This one-year course examines societal development from the Renaissance to the present with an emphasis on emerging ideologies. geographical. Students develop an understanding of current world issues and relate them to their historical. History H NCAA APPROVED This one-year course is a study of American history with an emphasis on the Modern World from 1900 to the present day. growth of nations. 10th grade standing World History H NCAA APPROVED This one-year course examines societal development from the Renaissance to the present with an emphasis on emerging ideologies. Instructional practices incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to society. and an increase of global interdependence.S. political. Instructional practices incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to society. History NCAA APPROVED This one-year course is a study of American history with an emphasis on the Modern World from 1900 to the present day. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. This course provides an examination of historical themes to analyze how new events continue to shape our nation and society today. This course is designated as honors level by the accelerated instructional pacing and depth of content. economic. This course fulfills the World History/Geography and the Arts/Humanities credits required for high school graduation. Instructional practices incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to society.S.SOCIAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT U. Students develop an understanding of current world issues and relate them to their historical. English I H English Teacher Recommendation 78 . economic. 11th grade standing. History credit required for high school graduation. History credit required for high school graduation. This course fulfills the U. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. expansion of empires. This course provides an examination of historical themes to analyze how new events continue to shape our nation and society today. Students explore and evaluate the significant historical events and the consequences. This course is designated as honors level by the accelerated instructional pacing and depth of content. growth of nations. This course fulfills the U. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. Students explore and evaluate the significant historical events and the consequences. and an increase of global interdependence. 10th grade standing. political.S. and cultural contexts. expansion of empires.S. Instructional practices incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to society. and cultural contexts. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course.

* $ Teacher Recommendation and/or Approval Course Fee GRADE 9 COURSES Guidance GRADE 10 COURSES Guidance GRADE 11 COURSES Applied Office Practice * Guidance Student Aide * Student Tutor * GRADE 12 COURSES Applied Office Practice * Guidance Student Aide * Student Tutor * 79 . and teacher recommendation. classroom performance.UNIQUE PROGRAMS Each course taught at Silverado High School has a recommended achievement range. Students are placed in courses based on course requirements for graduation. Counselors will assist the student in making appropriate course selections.

(no U’s). GPA of 2.5 or better. Student Aide This course will make the student available as an aide for a teacher. (no U’s). The tutor will work closely with the teacher to learn teaching and tutoring skills.5 GPA with no F’s in the previous semester. Teacher. 11th or 12th grade standing. Fifty percent of the final grade is based on the student’s attendance. and minimizing disciplinary situations. DC.5 GPA with no F’s in the previous semester.UNIQUE PROGRAMS Applied Office Practice This course is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to develop clerical skills and personal qualities necessary for success in the business world. Counselor or Administrator Approval 9th – 12th grade standing Guidance This one-year course is designed to increase academic success amongst students by enhancing self-esteem. good attendance. and good citizenship. no F’s or U’s in the previous semester. good attendance. Counselor or Administrator Approval 11th . The student will be assigned various clerical tasks. good attendance. no F’s or U’s in the previous semester. and good citizenship. 80 .5 GPA with no “F’s” in the previous semester. The student is limited to one year only. A 2. Required are a 2. good citizenship (no “U’s”) and counselor or administrator approval IS required.12th grade standing. 11th or 12th grade standing. the importance of study and its effect on grades. GPA of 2. Required are a 2. good attendance. good attendance. Administrative Approval Required Student Tutor This course will make the student available as a tutor for nonproficient students in designated content areas.5 or better. Fifty percent of the final grade is based on the student’s attendance. The student is limited to one year only.

and teacher recommendation.VISUAL ARTS DEPARTMENT Each course taught at Silverado High School has a recommended achievement range. * $ Teacher Recommendation and/or Approval Course Fee GRADE 9 COURSES Art I $ Graphics I $ Drawing I * $ Painting I * $ Ceramics I * $ GRADE 10 COURSES AP Art History *$ Art I $ Ceramics I $ Graphics I $ Graphics II *$ Drawing I *$ Drawing II *$ Painting I*$ Photography I *$ Photography II *$ With 8th Grade Teacher Approval GRADE 11 COURSES AP Art History *$ AP Studio Art: Drawing *$ AP Studio Art: 2D Design Portfolio*$ AP Studio Art: 3D Design Portfolio*$ Art I $ Advanced Study-Art *$ Ceramics I $ Ceramics II $ Ceramics III $ Graphics I $ Graphics II *$ Drawing I *$ Drawing II *$ Painting I *$ Painting II *$ Photography I $ Photography II *$ Studio Art *$ GRADE 12 COURSES Advanced Study-Art *$ AP Art History *$ AP Studio Art: Drawing *$ AP Studio Art: 2D Design Portfolio*$ AP Studio Art: 3D Design Portfolio*$ Art I $ Ceramics I $ Ceramics II $ Ceramics III $ Graphics I $ Graphics II *$ Drawing I *$ Drawing II *$ Painting I *$ Painting II *$ Photography I $ Photography II *$ 81 . Counselors will assist the student in making appropriate course selections. Students are placed in courses based on course requirements for graduation. classroom performance.

This course fulfills either one elective credit or one Arts/Humanities credit required for high school graduation and may be repeated. Five works of highest quality are physically mailed for the Quality section. Teacher Recommendation 82 . etc. but not the cost associated with photography. It is expected students will take the AP exam in May. pencils. clay. printmaking supplies. This fee covers the cost of expendable materials such as paper. digital images of twelve works demonstrating an in-depth exploration are submitted for the Concentration section and twelve works demonstrating a broad understanding of drawing issues are submitted for the Breadth section. and others will be distributed at the time they are needed. reading and Internet. painting. This is a time demanding class and while all material taught through class. See your school counselor if you have a financial hardship. a background in history and art is helpful. In this course. Instructional practices incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation for all cultures and their important contribution to society. Students will gain an understanding of architecture. See your school counselor if you have a financial hardship.collegeboard. This course will fulfill the one arts credit required for high school graduation. By AP guidelines. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. Some materials will be issued to students when the fee is paid. Some materials will be issued to the students when the fee is paid. and other art forms within historical and cultural contexts. students create works that demonstrate a range of understanding and fundamental mastery of 2-D visual concerns and methods. paint. Instructors should refer to the current Advanced Placement course description for examination specifics. Students should expect to work an additional four to six hours outside of class each week. This course will fulfill the one art credit required for graduation and may be repeated for credit. paper. students examine major forms of artistic expression from the past and the present from a variety of cultures. Exact requirements may change and are specified by the College Board at http://apcentral. paint. The fee for this course is $30 per year.com/studio2D. Two credits in Art.12th grade standing. This one-year course facilitates highly motivated students in the creation of a college level portfolio of two-dimensional art with design focus. The fee for this course is $40 per year. and others will be distributed at the time they are needed. 10th – 12th grade standing Teacher Approval AP Studio Art 2D Design Portfolio 11th . It is expected students will take the AP exam in May. glazes. sculpture.VISUAL ARTS DEPARTMENT AP Art History This is a one-year course with an emphasis on meeting the requirements of the College Board Advanced Placement Art History examination. needed for each project. This fee covers the cost of expendable materials such as pencils. Students submitting portfolios will be responsible for creating a digital portfolio. Through any 2-D process or medium.

This fee covers the cost of expendable materials such as paper. pencils. needed for each project. Students submitting portfolios will also be responsible for creating a digital portfolio. Sixteen images of eight works. and others will be distributed at the time they are needed. such as pencil. paint. subtractive and/or fabricated processes. AP Studio Art Drawing shows the student’s mastery of drawing demonstrated through a wide range of approaches and media. shown in two views each. This one-year foundation course is designed to give entry-level students a solid overview of art production. By AP guidelines. Teacher Recommendation AP Studio Art: Drawing 11th – 12th grade standing. but not the cost associated with photography. This course fulfills either one elective credit or one Arts/Humanities credit required for high school graduation and may be repeated. etc. two credits in Art. surface manipulation. demonstrating a broad understanding of 3-D design are submitted for the Breadth section.collegeboard. composition. Light and shade. printmaking supplies.12th Grade standing Two credits in Art. See your school counselor if you have a financial hardship. Some materials will be issued to students when the fee is paid and others will be distributed at the time they are needed. Variety of medium. printmaking. The fee for this course is $40 per year. paper. paint. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. are submitted for the Quality section. Some materials will be issued to the students when the fee is paid. See your school counselor if you have a financial hardship. rendering of form. The importance of studio participation as an artist is stressed. will be utilized. mixed media. This broad-based curriculum provides a good general overview or the foundation for advanced art classes. paint.com/studio3D. history. Teacher Recommendation Art I 9th . twelve digital images of works demonstrating an indepth exploration are submitted for the Concentration section. portfolio. This course fulfills one arts/humanities credit required for graduation. Instructional practices incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation for all cultures and their important contribution to society. It is expected students will take the AP exam in May. Ten digital images of five works. This course is designed for motivated students who are seriously interested in the practical experience of art. Through additive.12th grade standing 83 . 11th . Students should expect to work an additional four to six hours outside of class each week. This fee covers the cost of expendable materials such as pencils. etc. It is expected students will take the AP exam in May. glazes. students create works that demonstrate a range of understanding and fundamental mastery of 3-D visual concerns and methods. line quality. shown in two views each. aesthetics and criticism. Exact requirements may change and are specified by the College Board. clay. A strong emphasis is placed on the elements and principles of art and the use of multiple two-dimensional and threedimensional techniques and media. http://apcentral.VISUAL ARTS DEPARTMENT AP Studio Art 3D Design Portfolio This one-year course facilitates highly motivated students in the creation of a college level portfolio demonstrating mastery of 3-D design. The fee for this course is $40 per year. and the illusion of depth are addressed in this course.

needed for each project. The fee for this course is $40 per year. exploration of advanced surface decoration. tools. Surface decoration. historical appreciation. etc. pencils. This course fulfills one half of an elective credit required for high school graduation and may be repeated. Glaze techniques. The fee for this course is $40 per year. needed for each project. glazes. This fee covers the cost of expendable materials such as paper. Vocabulary development. This fee covers the cost of expendable materials such as paper. Instructional practices incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation for all cultures and their important contribution to our society.VISUAL ARTS DEPARTMENT Advanced Study Art This one-semester course provides opportunity for independent study to investigate a particular topic of visual art. glazes. This one-year advanced course is designed to build upon the experience in three-dimensional design as it applies to ceramics. Students are encouraged to exhibit their work. Students will analyze and discuss their work and the work of others and will be required to exhibit their work. The student collaborates with the supervising teacher to design and implement the topic of study. This course will fulfill one elective credit required for high school graduation. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. The fee for this course is $40 per year. historical appreciation. etc. pencils. and evaluation are a part of the course. clay. 10th . The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. glazes. clay. needed for each project.12th grade standing Ceramics II 11th . In this advanced class a student will further develop hand-building or wheel throwing skills or a combination of both. Some materials will be issued to the students when the fee is paid. and others will be distributed at the time they are needed. clay. This fee covers the cost of expendable materials such as paper. Some materials will be issued to the students when the fee is paid. safety factors. Instructional practices will incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation for all cultures and their important contribution to our society. vocabulary development. completion of Ceramics II with a C better 84 . aesthetics and critique are to be continued in this course. paint. paint. and others will be distributed at the time they are needed 11th – 12th grade standing Teacher Approval Ceramics I This first-year course is designed to provide experience in threedimensional design as it applies to ceramics. vocabulary development.12th grade standing. paint. studio participation and safety. This course will fulfill either one elective credit or one Arts/Humanities credit required for high school graduation. The fee for this course is $40 per year. pencils. etc. completion of Ceramics I with a C or better Ceramics III This one-year advanced course is designed to follow Ceramics I and II and will build upon knowledge of three-dimensional design specific to ceramic arts. Some materials will be issued to the students when the fee is paid. and others will be distributed at the time they are needed. Students will refine hand building methods and learn or expand wheel techniques. This course includes an exploration of a variety of hand-building methods and an introduction to wheel techniques. 11th – 12th grade standing. the use of a variety of firing methods and communication of artistic ideas will be emphasized.

and others will be distributed at the time they are needed. needed for each project. This one-year course is designed to give students a strong foundation for drawing through the study of basic drawing techniques and the use of a variety of media and subject matter.12th grade standing.VISUAL ARTS DEPARTMENT This one-year course provides students with the skills and knowledge needed to create a variety of commercial art products using industrystandard hardware and software. Teacher Approval/ Signature Drawing I 10th . one credit in Art or Teacher Recommendation 85 . paint. The connection of drawing to other visual arts disciplines and to disciplines outside of the arts will be investigated. collaboration. pencils. This course will fulfill one of the elective credits required for high school graduation The fee for this course is $40 per year. clay. and others will be distributed at the time they are needed. needed for each project. Projectbased learning. The Junior or Senior student can earn three (3) College of Southern Nevada (CSN) credits upon completion of the course with a B or better. pencils. glazes. and manipulation of graphics in a project-based environment. paint. pastels. Some materials will be issued to the students when the fee is paid. glazes.12th grade standing. creativity and originality will be cultivated through planning. etc.12th grade standing Graphics II 10th . The fee for this course is $40 per year. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. The development and influence of drawing for communication and expression will be integrated into learning. Graphics I 9th . This fee covers the cost of expendable materials such as paper. etc. Various styles and artists who have used drawing throughout history are introduced. needed for each project. This one-year course provides students with the continuing principles of visual design for commercial application. Instructional practices incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to our society. This course fulfills one of the elective credits required for high school graduation. clay. paint. Some materials will be issued to the students when the fee is paid. chalk. art making and reflection. pencils. The fee for this course is $40 per year. The Junior or Senior student can earn three (3) College of Southern Nevada (CSN) Tech Prep credits upon completion of the course with a B or better. and others will be distributed at the time they are needed. completion of Graphics I (Commercial Design I) with a C or better. Instructional practices will incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation for all cultures and their important contribution to our society. Students gain an understanding of basic design principles focusing on the creative process and visual communication skills. This fee covers the cost of expendable materials such as paper. etc. This fee covers the cost of expendable materials such as paper. Some materials will be issued to the students when the fee is paid. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. This course fulfills one of the elective credits required for high school graduation. Instructional practices incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to our society. Emphasis is placed on layout design. Problem solving. creation. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. and portfolio development using industry-standard hardware and software are essential elements of this class. Students will participate in exercises in art appreciation and critique to learn to personally consider and judge art.

The connection of drawing to other visual arts disciplines and to disciplines outside of the arts will be expanded. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. The fee for this course is $40 per year. Instructional practices incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation for all cultures and their important contribution to our society. Students extend the study of art appreciation and participate in self and group critiques while interpreting. Teacher Recommendation Painting I This one-year course is designed to provide students with a strong foundation of painting through the study of basic techniques and the use of a variety of media. paint. and others will be distributed at the time they are needed. needed for each project. and judging art. 11th or 12th grade standing. art making. defending. canvases.VISUAL ARTS DEPARTMENT Drawing II This one-year course is designed to expand knowledge and skill through an in-depth study of tools. techniques. and reflection. This course fulfills one of the elective credits required for high school graduation. The fee for this course is $40 per year. art making. This fee covers the cost of expendable materials such as paper. art making. and others will be distributed at the time they are needed. creativity. Problem solving. Some materials will be issued to the students when the fee is paid. pastels. and is a continuation of Drawing I. Some materials will be issued to the students when the fee is paid. etc. etc. and media associated with painting and is a continuation of Painting I. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. canvases. This fee covers the cost of expendable materials such as paper. This fee covers the cost of expendable materials such as paper. The development and influence of painting and painters throughout the ages are integrated into learning. This course fulfills one of the elective credits required for high school graduation. and originality are expected in study. pencils. and originality are expected in planning. Students extend the study of art appreciation and participate in self and group critiques while interpreting. or Teacher Recommendation Painting II This one-year course is designed to expand knowledge and skill through an in-depth study of tools. needed for each project. Problem solving. completion of Painting I with a C or better. 11th . The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. and reflection. creativity.12th grade standing. planning. The fee for this course is $40 per year. paint. pencils. and others will be distributed at the time they are needed. one credit in Art. Teacher Recommendation 86 . chalk. Some materials will be issued to the students when the fee is paid. creativity. and judging art. Specific painting styles and significant painters throughout history are emphasized.12th grade standing. needed for each project. Problem solving. Specific drawing styles and significant artists who have used drawing throughout history are emphasized. paint. 10th . Students participate in exercises in art appreciation and critique to learn to personally consider and judge art. techniques. defending. etc. completion of Drawing I with a C or better. and originality are cultivated through planning. and reflection. This course fulfills one of the elective credits required for high school graduation. pencils. Instructional practices incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation for all cultures and their important contribution to our society. Instructional practices incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation for all cultures and their important contribution to our society. media and subject matter.

pastels. and/or utilizing digital photography. 10th . some digital and photo shop exposure Photography II This one-year course includes advanced principles of black and white photography as well as digital photography. Agree to cost of class before 1st day of class. Agree to cost of class before 1st day of class. Students study related historical background and regional variations. perfection of black and white negative processing and printing techniques will be emphasized. printing black-and-white film. paints. This course fulfills one of the elective credits required for high school graduation. Contract form signed by students and parents. 11th Grade standing. black and white quality control. graphite pencils. Some materials will be issued to the students when the fee is paid. or Teacher Recommendation Studio Art This one-year course is designed to provide an opportunity for advanced students to develop proficiency levels in particular areas of art.12th grade standing. darkroom supplies. etc. This course will fulfill one Arts/Humanities credit required for high school graduation. 87 . and critiquing their body of work. The fee for this course in $40 per year. darkroom supplies. The fees for this class are: $40. This covers the cost of expendable materials such as paper. portfolio and portfolio supplies.00 per year materials fee payable the first week of school. operating cameras. Instructional practices incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation for all cultures and their important contribution to our society.00 Fee Must have Digital Camera entire year. The fees for this class are: $40. Some materials will be issued to students when the fee is paid. and others will be distributed at the time they are needed. chalks. Some materials will be issued to the students when the fee is paid. Students develop an area of exploration.00 per year materials fee payable the first week of school. This course will fulfill one arts/humanities credit required for high school graduation. and others will be distributed at the time they are needed. Students will be required to exhibit their projects. canvases. admission by portfolio. creating. and materials needed for each project.VISUAL ARTS DEPARTMENT Photography I This one-year course is designed to instruct students in the fundamentals of black-and-white still photography and/or digital photography as it deals with seeing photographically. C or better in Photography I. and others will be distributed at the time they are needed. The Junior or Senior students can earn (3) College of Southern Nevada (CSN) credits upon completion of this course with a B or better. Teacher Approval/ Signature Must pass Photo I. It is suggested that students successfully complete Photography I before taking this course.12th grade standing Contract form signed by students and parents. 10th . Digital photography. This fee covers the cost of expendable materials. colored pencils. evaluating. processing film. and materials needed for each project. This fee covers the cost of expendable materials. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. Two credits in Art. $40. The Junior or Senior students can earn (3) College of Southern Nevada (CSN) credits upon completion of this course with a B or better. portfolio and portfolio supplies.

If a student wants more materials. a binder to use as a portfolio for work. The demands of the photography course will stretch a student’s academic and intellectual ability. A photography course can prove to be rigorous. Students must possess the ability to be self-motivated beyond the classroom and in some cases be willing to do two to three hours of picture taking after school hours. The fee covers the first set of materials. The purpose of this form is for parents and students to understand the requirements of a photography course. especially if the student participates in extra-curricular activities such as athletics and/or other available programs. Photography courses require a $40. A Junior/Senior student with a “B” or better in photography may receive three (3) college credits from College of Southern Nevada.VISUAL ARTS DEPARTMENT SILVERADO HIGH SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHY AGREEMENT STUDENT NAME STUDENT NO COURSE GRADE Photography courses are college level courses. A photography student must demonstrate a high motivational level and possess the maturity necessary to successfully complete photography assignments. The photography program helps a student prepare for the academic challenges of college. The photography student pursues college level studies while in high school. Students who enroll in photography are expected to remain in the course for the entire year. _____________________________ Student Name ______________________________ Parent Name _______________________ Student Signature ________________________ Parent Signature __________ Date __________ Date 88 . I have read this agreement and understand the expectations associated with photography. Students should read this agreement and take their enrollment in to this photography course very seriously. the cost of the materials will be the student’s. Photography courses require a great deal of self-discipline and independent study skills. and two (2) rolls of black and white film.00 materials fee. ten (10) sheets of photo paper.

Counselors will assist the student in making appropriate course selections. Students are placed in courses based on course requirements for graduation. III H * Japanese II H *. III H * Spanish Literacy for Spanish Speakers I * Spanish for Spanish Speakers II H * Spanish for Spanish Speakers III H* GRADE 11 COURSES Chinese (Mandarin) I* German I * Japanese I * Spanish I * GRADE 12 COURSES Chinese (Mandarin) I* German I * Japanese I * Spanish I * German II H *. classroom performance. III H * Spanish II H *. Spanish for Spanish Speakers III H * Advanced Language-German V H * Advanced Language-Spanish V H * Spanish Literacy for Spanish Speakers I * Spanish for Spanish Speakers II H * Spanish for Spanish Speakers III H * 89 . III H * Spanish II H *. III H * AP German Language/Culture *$ AP Japanese Language/Culture *$ AP Spanish Language *$ AP Spanish Literature * $ AP German Language/Culture*$ AP Japanese Language/Culture *$ AP Spanish Language *$ AP Spanish Literature *$ Advanced Language-German V H * Advanced Language-Spanish V H * Spanish Literacy for Spanish Speakers I * Spanish for Spanish Speakers II H *. * $ Teacher Recommendation and/or Approval Course Fee GRADE 9 COURSES Chinese (Mandarin) I* German I * Japanese I * Spanish I * GRADE 10 COURSES Chinese (Mandarin) I* German I * Japanese I * Spanish I * German II H * Japanese II H * Spanish II H * Spanish Literacy for Spanish Speakers I * Spanish for Spanish Speakers II H * German II H *. III H * Japanese II H *. and teacher recommendation. III H * Spanish II H *. III H * German II H *.WORLD LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT Each course taught at Silverado High School has a recommended achievement range. III H * Japanese II H *.

and participating in multicultural communities. The pre-requisite for this course is the successful completion of level two honors course of the same language. and developed. or AP English course English Teacher Recommendation NCAA APPROVED German II H Japanese II H Spanish II H NCAA APPROVED This one-year course is designed to continue the development of proficiency in the four skills introduced in level I: listening.WORLD LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT Chinese (Mandarin) I German I Japanese I Spanish I This one-year course is designed to acquaint students with the basic skills of listening. comparing native language to the new language. and writing in the new language at an introductory level. Students who already understand the target language may not enroll in that same target language without World Language Department approval. The focus is communication in the new language. reading. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course.12th grade standing C or better in a regular. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. connecting with other disciplines. expanded. and participating in multicultural communities. incorporating further understanding of cultures. 9th . Students who already understand the target language may not enroll in that same target language without World Language Department approval. World Language Teacher Recommendation German III H Japanese III H Spanish III H NCAA APPROVED This one-year course is designed to achieve a greater degree of proficiency in the target language. This course will fulfill either one Arts/Humanities credit or one of the elective credits required for high school graduation. It will promote a better understanding and appreciation of the Hispanic cultures. This course will fulfill either one Arts/Humanities credit or one of the elective credits required for high school graduation. reading.12th grade standing Completion of level one with a C or better in the same language. connecting with other disciplines. incorporating understanding of cultures. The focus is communication. Students who already understand the target language may not enroll in that same target language without World Language Department approval. Instructional practices will incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to our society. It will further the ability to communicate in authentic oral and written context and increase the ease and confidence with which the student uses the language in the community. Instructional practices will incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to our society. Connecting with other disciplines and comparing the native language to the target language will be stressed. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course.12th grade standing Completion of level II H with a C or better in the same language World Language Teacher Recommendation 90 . comparing native language to new language. and writing. 9th . The pre-requisite for this course is the successful completion of level 1 of the same language. Knowledge of basic structures and vocabulary will be reviewed and expanded to allow the student to communicate at the intermediate level in real life situations. speaking. 10th . speaking. Honors. Instructional practices will incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to our society. The course provides practice in correct use of basic vocabulary and language structures to enable students to function effectively within realistic settings. This course fulfills one elective credit required for high school graduation.

See your school counselor if you have a financial hardship. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. completion of AP German or AP Spanish with a 75% or better. Instructors should refer to the current Advanced Placement course description for examination specifics. 12th grade standing. It is expected that students will take the AP examination in May. completion of AP Spanish Language with a B or better. Connections. completion with a C or better of level III H course of the same language being pursued. and writing in Spanish. Students are expected to speak the target language in class. Cultures. AP English course. Students are expected to speak the target language in class. The focus of the instruction will be on literacy (reading and writing in Spanish). This course fulfills one elective credit required for high school graduation 9th – 12th grade standing. The student will sharpen the level of language proficiency across three communicative modes Interpersonal [interactive communication]. This course will continue to review and refine increasingly complex and abstract grammatical and linguistic concepts in order to provide students with the ability to communicate at advanced levels within a contemporary framework. This course will fulfill either one arts/humanities credit or one of the elective credits required for high school graduation. Emphasis will be placed on refining the productive language skills of speaking and writing. Teacher Recommendation 11th – 12th grade standing. World Language Teacher Recommendation AP Spanish Literature NCAA APPROVED This one-year course is designed to prepare the student for the Advanced Placement Spanish Literature examination. A course fee of $20-$30 will apply. reading. or better in a regular. Instructors should refer to the current Advanced Placement course description for examination specifics. and the five goal areas of and Communication. This course will fulfill either one arts/humanities credit or one of the elective credits required for high school graduation.WORLD LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT AP German Language & Culture AP Japanese Language & Culture AP Spanish Language NCAA APPROVED This one-year course is designed to prepare the student for the Advanced Placement (AP) Language examination. This course will promote the development of oral and written communication. A course fee may be required by the instructor. 11th-12th grade standing. World Language Teacher Recommendation Advanced Language VH German Advanced Language VH Spanish NCAA APPROVED This one-year course will immerse students in authentic cultural contexts and language designed to develop and expand effective communication skills by incorporating a variety of printed and electronic media in the target language and culture. and Presentational [productive communication]. Instructional practices will incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to our society. Communities. 3 or better on the AP Spanish Language Exam. Honors. Spanish Literacy for Spanish Speakers I NCAA APPROVED This one-year course is designed to provide Spanish-speaking students with an opportunity to develop proficiency in the skills of listening. This course will fulfill either the one arts/humanities credit or one elective credit required for high school graduation. speaking. Instructional practices will incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to our society. Comparisons. with reading and listening skills serving as activators for student-centered communication. See your school counselor if you have a financial hardship. English Teacher Recommendation. Interpretive [receptive communication]. The focus is to introduce students to the formal study of a representative body of Peninsular and Latin American literary texts. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. It is expected that students will take the AP examination in May. AND World Language Department Evaluation and Recommendation 91 .

incorporating an understanding of diverse Hispanic cultures. 9th . This course may serve as an AP-preparation course.12th grade standing. connections to other disciplines. and writing in Spanish. AP course OR 75 % or better completion of the Spanish Speakers II H. Instructional practices will incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to our society. Honors. and reasoning. 9th . Instructional practices will incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to our society. This course fulfills one elective credit required for high school graduation. The study of linguistics and literature will promote the understanding and appreciation of varied Hispanic cultures. C or better in a regular. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. This course may serve as an APpreparation course. World Language Department Evaluation and Recommendation Spanish For Spanish Speakers III H NCAA APPROVED This one-year course is designed to provide Spanish speakers with the opportunity to develop a greater degree of proficiency in the areas of oral communication. World Language Department Evaluation and Recommendation 92 . and participating in multicultural communities. Honors.WORLD LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT Spanish for Spanish Speakers II H NCAA APPROVED This one-year course is designed to provide Spanish speakers with the opportunity to develop proficiency in the skills of listening. AP English course OR C or better completion of the Spanish Literacy for Spanish Speakers I course. C or better in a regular. It will increase the ease and confidence with which the student uses the language in the community. speaking. The focus is on oral and written communication. writing. comparing English to Spanish. reading comprehension. Connecting with other disciplines and comparing Spanish to English will be emphasized and expanded.12th grade standing. This course will fulfill either one Arts/Humanities credit or one of the elective credits required for graduation. reading. Knowledge of linguistic structures and vocabulary will be reviewed and expanded to allow students to communicate at the intermediate level in real-life situations. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course.