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Courses Offered

Online courses are offered to students through the Utah Students Connect Consortium and other state providers. Courses through Utah Students Connect are on a quarter basis. Courses are being added so, for the most up-to-date listings, be sure and check this page or Utah Students Connect. A complete list of State Online Education Program providers (SOEP) can be found on the Utah State Board of Education Website.

DIGITAL STUDIES

Digital Literacy  - Course #8007 | Grade 8 | .25/.5 Credits
This course is an introduction to computer literacy. Students will have opportunities to use technology and develop skills that encourage creativity, critical thinking, productivity, and collaboration in the classroom and day-to-day life. Skills will be demonstrated by creating a project for a different content area. This course is aligned with national and international standards and the Utah Core to prepare students across multiple levels of skills. Students will complete this course with a prerequisite to move into high school computer literacy courses.

Exploring Computer Science  - Course #9180 | Credit (DS, CTE) | Grades 9-12 | .25/.5 Credits
Exploring Computer Science is designed to introduce students to the breadth of the field of computer science through an exploration of engaging and accessible topics.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

Language Arts 7 - Course #4505| Grade 7 | .25/1.0 Credits
This course, based on the 7th Grade Utah English Language Arts (ELA) Core Standards, is designed for grade level instruction in reading comprehension, writing, methods of inquiry, and the processes, skills, and strategies of effective communication.

Reading 7 - Course #4501| Grade 7 | .25/1.0 Credits
This course, based on the 7th Grade Utah English Language Arts (ELA) Core Standards, is designed for students requiring basic instruction with targeted reading intervention in reading comprehension, vocabulary, and reading skills to assist striving readers with literary, informational, and functional texts.

Language Arts 8 - Course #4524| Grade 8 | .25/1.0 Credits
This course, based on the 8th Grade Utah English Language Arts (ELA) Core Standards, is designed for grade-level instruction reading comprehension, writing, methods of inquiry, and the processes, skills, and strategies for effective communication.

Language Arts 9 - Course #4542| Credit (ELA) | Grades 9-12 | .25/1.0 Credits
This course is designed to emphasize reading comprehension, writing, and methods of inquiry as found in the core. The course will focus on the processes, skills, and strategies for effective communication in all its forms.

Language Arts 10 - Course #4601| Credit (ELA) | Grades 9-12 | .25/1.0 Credits
This course is designed to emphasize reading comprehension, writing, and methods of inquiry as found in the core. The course will focus on the processes, skills, and strategies for effective communication in all its forms.

Language Arts 11 - Course #4611| Credit  (ELA) | Grades 10-12 | .25/1.0 Credits
This course is designed to emphasize reading comprehension, writing, and methods of inquiry as found in the core. The course will focus on the processes, skills, and strategies for effective communication in all its forms, with an emphasis on American literary texts.

Language Arts 12 - Course #4621 | Credit (ELA) | Grades 11, 12 | .25/1.0 Credits
This course is designed to emphasize reading comprehension, writing, and methods of inquiry as found in the core. The course will focus on the processes, skills, and strategies for effective communication in all its forms, with an emphasis on British literary texts.

FINANCIAL LITERACY

General Financial Literacy - Course #2200 | Credit (F) | Grades 11-12 | .25/.5 Credits
This course will prepare students for the choices and challenges of today’s financial markets. A better understanding of personal finance will help students move into adulthood making more informed monetary decisions, realizing a greater potential for personal wealth, and fostering a stronger state and national economy. The class will focus on income, money management, spending and credit, saving and investing, consumer protection, and risk management.

HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION

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Health 1 - Course #7000 | Grade 8 | .25/.5 Credits
This course develops the skills needed to improve the quality of life by helping students to cope with and solve problems, develop positive self-image, and make healthy decisions. The students will explore positive lifestyles, disease prevention, emergency procedures, media literacy, and alcohol and drug abuse prevention.

Consumer Health (Health Education 2) - Course #7100 | Credit (HE) | Grades 9-12 | .25/.5 Credits
This course emphasizes the physical, social and mental dimensions of people. This course offers students an opportunity to evaluate health practices, products, and services.

Beginning Fitness, Sports Skills, and Dance (Fitness 7) - Course #7010| Grade 7 | .25/1.0 Credits
This is a physical education course with emphasis on skill development, basic knowledge, and participation in a variety of games, sports, and fitness conditioning.

Intermediate Fitness, Sports Skills, and Dance (Fitness 8) - Course #7011| Grade 8 | .25/1.0 Credits
This is a physical education course with emphasis on skill development, basic knowledge, and participation in a variety of games, sports, and fitness conditioning.

Participation Skills and Techniques - Course #7030 | Credit (PST) | Grades 9-12 | .25/.5 Credits
This course is designed to develop skills and techniques in a variety of team and individual sports as well as improvement in personal fitness.

Fitness for Life - Course #7120 | Credit (LF) | Grades 9-12 | .25/.5 Credits
This course is designed for continued improvement of physical fitness. The course content includes an understanding of the components of fitness, i.e., heart-lung fitness, strength, flexibility, muscle endurance, weight control/nutrition, and stress management.

Individualized Lifetime Activities - Course #7119 | Credit (ILA) | Grades 11-12 | .25/.5 Credits
Recommended Prerequisite:  Participation Skills and Techniques (9th grade), Fitness for Life (10th grade)

This course is designed to educate students on self-assessment tools needed to practice a healthy lifestyle and to develop competency in student selected lifetime activities. Through the exploration of a variety of self-selected activities, students will be encouraged to find activities they enjoy and might continue to practice throughout their lifetime. This course includes ongoing physical activity, journals, research reports, and a final performance of a self-selected sport or lifetime activity.

MATHEMATICS

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7th Grade Mathematics | Course #5200 | Grade 7 | Credits .25/1.0
In 7th Grade Mathematics students will focus on developing an understanding of and applying proportional relationships; developing an understanding of operations with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear equations; solving problems involving scale drawings and informal geometric constructions, and working with two- and three-dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume; and drawing inferences about populations based on samples.

8th Grade Mathematics | Course #5210 | Grade 8 | Credits .25/1.0
Recommended Prerequisite: 7th Grade Mathematics
In 8th Grade Mathematics students will focus on formulating and reasoning about expressions and equations, including modeling an association in bivariate data with a linear equation, and solving linear equations and systems of linear equations; grasping the concepts of a function and using functions to describe quantitative relationships; and analyzing two- and three- dimensional space and figures using distance, angle, similarity, and congruence, and understanding and applying the Pythagorean theorem.

Secondary Mathematics 1 - Course #5300 | Credit (M)| Grades 9, 10 | .25/1.0 Credits
Students in Secondary Mathematics 1 will deepen and extend understanding of linear relationships, in part by contrasting them with exponential phenomenon, and in part by applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend. Students will use properties and theorems involving congruent figures to deepen and extend understanding of geometric knowledge. Algebraic and geometric ideas are tied together. Students will experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes sense of problem situations.

Secondary Mathematics 2 - Course #5310 | Credit (M) | Grades 9-11 | .25/1.0 Credits
Students in Secondary Mathematics 2 will focus on quadratic expressions, equations, and functions, extend the set of rational numbers to the set of complex numbers, link probability and data through conditional probability and counting methods, study similarity and right triangle trigonometry, and study circles with their quadratic algebraic representations.

Secondary Mathematics 2 H | Course #5311 | Credits (M) | Grades 9-11 | Credits 1.0
Recommended Prerequisite:  Secondary Mathematics 1 or Secondary Mathematics 1 Honors
Students in Secondary Mathematics 2 Honors will focus on quadratic expressions, equations, and functions, extending the set of rational numbers to the set of complex numbers, link probability and data through conditional probability and counting methods, study similarity and right triangle trigonometry, and study circles with their quadratic algebraic representations. Honors students will also represent complex numbers and their operations on the complex plane, solve systems of equations, prove and apply trigonometric identities, and express conic sections algebraically.

Secondary Mathematics 3 - Course #5320 | Credit (M) | Grades 10-12 | .25/1.0 Credits
Students in Secondary Mathematics 3 will pull together and apply the accumulation of learning they have from previous courses.  They will apply methods from probability and statistics to draw inferences and conclusions from data, expand their repertoire of functions to include polynomial, rational, and radical functions, expand their study of trigonometry to include general triangles, and use functions and geometry to create models and solve contextual problems.

Secondary Mathematics 3 H | Course #5321 | Credits (M) | Grades 10-12 | Credits 1.0
Recommended Prerequisite:  Secondary Mathematics 2 or Secondary Mathematics 2 Honors
Students in Secondary Mathematics 3 Honors will pull together and apply the accumulation of learning they have from previous courses. They will apply methods from probability and statistics to draw inferences and conclusions from data, expand their repertoire of functions to include polynomial, rational, and radical functions, expand their study of trigonometry to include general triangles, and use functions and geometry to create models and solve contextual problems. Honors students will also use logarithmic and trigonometric functions, build functions from existing functions, extend the domain of trigonometric functions using the unit circle, and prove trigonometric identities. Students completing Secondary Mathematics 1, 2, and 3 are prepared for Calculus.

SCIENCE

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Integrated Science 7 | Course #3050 | Grade 7 | Credits .25/1.0
The seventh-grade Science with Engineering Education Standards (SEEd) standards look for relationships of cause and effect which enable students to pinpoint mechanisms of nature and allow them to make predictions. Students will explore how forces can cause changes in motion and are responsible for the transfer of energy and the cycling of matter. This takes place within and between a wide variety of systems from simple, short-term forces on individual objects to the deep, long-term forces that shape our planet. In turn, Earth’s environments provide the conditions for life as we know it. Organisms survive and reproduce only to the extent that their own mechanisms and adaptations allow. Evidence for the evolutionary histories of life on Earth is provided through the fossil record, similarities in the various structures among species, organism development, and genetic similarities across all organisms. Additionally, mechanisms shaping Earth are understood as forces affecting the cycling of Earth’s materials. Questions about cause and effect and the ongoing search for evidence in science, or science’s ongoing search for evidence, drive this storyline.

Integrated Science 8 | Course #3051 | Grade 8 | Credits .25/1.0
The eighth-grade SEEd standards describe the constant interaction of matter and energy in nature. Students will explore how matter is arranged into either simple or complex sub- stances. The strands emphasize how substances store and transfer energy which can cause them to interact physically and chemically, provide energy to living organisms, or be harnessed and used by humans. Matter and energy cycle and change in ecosystems through processes that occur during photosynthesis and cellular respiration. Additionally, substances that provide a benefit to organisms, including humans, are unevenly distributed on Earth due to geologic and atmospheric systems. Some resources form quickly, allowing them to be renewable, while other resources are nonrenewable. Evidence reveals that Earth’s systems change and affect ecosystems and organisms in positive and negative ways.

Earth Science (Foundation/Core) - Course #3101 | Credit (ES) | Grades 9-12 | .25/1.0 Credits
Earth Systems integrated science core focuses on earth, physical, space, and life science contents. Using observable evidence, students will study interactions among earth systems.

Physics (Foundation/Core) - Course #3131 | Credit (PS) | Grades 10-12 | .25/1.0 Credits
The three major concepts included in the Physics Core are: (1) motion of objects, (2) forces acting on objects, and (3) energy.  Physics students should design and perform experiments, and value inquiry as the fundamental scientific process.

Biology (Foundation/Core) - Course # 3111 | Credit (BS) | Grades 9-12 | .25/1.0 Credits
The Biology Core Curriculum is based on a set of life science learning standards that all students are expected to know and be able to demonstrate understanding of upon completion of this course. The course is designed to emphasize problem solving and scientific reasoning. Students will learn the scientific processes related to life science. Learning activities are varied with an emphasis on student investigations in the field, laboratory, and in technical research.

Chemistry (Foundation/Core) - Course #3121 | Credit (CS) | Grades 10-12 .25/1.0 Credits
This course is organized around major concepts of matter, structure, energy, and change. The concepts, principles and laws that describe the conservation of matter, changes in the structure of matter, and changes in energy will provide focus for this course.  Chemistry students should design and perform experiments, and value inquiry as the fundamental scientific process.

SOCIAL STUDIES

Utah Studies - Course #6000 | Grade 7 | .25/1.0 Credits
This course is designed to help students understand Utah’s history, particularly emphasizing the periods of time in Utah from statehood to the present. Students will review the interaction between Utah’s geography and its inhabitants, the formative contributions of Native Americans, explorers, and Utah pioneers, the relationships between government and the people of Utah, the many opportunities people have to make a living in Utah, the diverse nature of Utah’s people and cultures, and the impact of contemporary events on the land and people of Utah. The Utah Studies Core is designed to meet the needs of a semester length course. Full-year Utah Studies courses may expand the scope and detail of this course to meet specific needs.

U.S. History 1 - Course # 6011 | Grade 8 | .25/1.0 Credits
This course covers events and issues from the Age of Exploration through post-Civil War Reconstruction and the Westward movement, emphasizing the 18th and 19th centuries. Topics covered will include, but are not limited to exploration, colonization, the Revolutionary War, Constitutional issues, nation building, the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the Westward movement.

World Geography - Course #6021 | Grade 9 | .25/1.0 Credits
Geography is the study of physical and human characteristics of the Earth’s people, places, and environments. Students will develop geographic thinking skills by studying the “why of where” as they examine the interactions, interconnections, and implications of forces shaping our world today. They will apply geographic knowledge and geo-literacy skills to identify, locate, interpret, analyze, and evaluate geographic patterns and processes. These standards emphasize both human geography and physical geography, and students will explore the interconnections between the two.

World History - Course # 6101 | Grades 9-12 | .25/1.0 Credits
The study of world history emphasizes the increasing interrelationships over time of the world’s peoples. These interrelationships have developed in two major arenas.  First, the relationships have developed among major regions of the world:  East Asia, Middle East, Africa, Europe, North America and Latin America. Second, they have developed within all aspects of human activity:  political, economic, social, philosophical and religious, scientific and technological, and artistic.

U.S. History 2 - Course #6111 | Credit (USH) | Grades 9-12 | .25/1.0 Credits
Understanding United States history is essential for the continuation of our republic. This course will help students make connections between their world and the rich heritage of United States history. The course is designed as a survey of American history with an emphasis on post-Reconstruction America (1876-Present), but should include a review of the earlier period. The course may be taught using a thematic approach or in chronological order.

U.S. Government and Citizenship - Course #6128 | Credit (USGC) | Grades 10-12 | .25/.5 Credits
The goal of this course is to foster informed, responsible participation in public life. Knowing how to be a good citizen is essential to the preservation and improvement of United States democracy. Upon completion of this course, the student will understand the major ideas, protections, privileges, structures, and economic systems that affect the life of a citizen in the United States political system. This course is recommended for seniors due to their proximity to voting and draft age.

SPECIALIZED COURSES

Drivers Education (Coursework Only) - Course #0211 | Credit (E) | Grades 10-12  | .25 Credits
This course is the classroom portion of Drivers’ Education. On road and range driving experiences must be scheduled at your home high school. Driving fees will apply at your school.

Online Learning Lab - Course #0209 | Credit (E) | Grades 7-12 | No credit
This course affords students the opportunity to expand or supplement their education by taking online courses during their regularly scheduled school day. It provides a wide range of learning opportunities by enabling students to pursue areas of study that may not be available under a traditional high school setting. Students taking advantage of this course must be enrolled for at least 0.25 credits per quarter through an online provider including Utah Students Connect or one of the SOEP approved providers.

VISUAL ARTS

Art Foundations 2 - Course #1027 | Credit (A) | Grades 9-12 | .25/.5 Credits
Prerequisite:  Art Foundations 1
This class is designed to provide an overview and introduction to visual arts through studying a variety of art tools and materials.  This course builds on Art Foundations 1 providing a more in-depth experience with fewer art forms with an emphasis in art criticism, art history and esthetics. With an emphasis on studio production, this course is designed to develop higher-level thinking, art-related technology skill, art criticism, art history, and aesthetics.

Art History and Criticism - Course #1019 | Credit (A) | Grades 9-12 | .25/.5 Credits
This is an entry-level course for the High School Visual Arts Core Curriculum. It is designed to provide an overview and appreciation of the Visual Arts. With an overview of studio production, this course is designed to develop higher-level thinking, art-related technology skill, art criticism, art history, and aesthetics. Students will assemble and create visual art by manipulating art media and by organizing images with the elements and principles. Students will find meaning by analyzing, criticizing, and evaluating visual art. Students will create meaning in visual art. Students will find meaning in visual art through settings and other modes of learning.

Digital Photography - Course #1058 | Credit (A) | Grades 9-12 | .25/.5 Credit This course covers basic concepts and practices of digital photography.  The course will cover the basic settings and functions of the camera as well as art theory as it relates to composition, space, exposure, light and color.  During this course, students will complete a series of projects that will help them reproduce portraiture, explain proper composition and how to take photographs in all conditions, practice photographic skills, develop the way they see, and apply techniques specific to photography.

World Languages

French 2 - Course #4101| Credit (E) | Grades 10-12 | .25/1 Credits
Recommended Prerequisite:  French 1
This course is designed to teach intermediate skills in listening, speaking, reading, and spelling. The curriculum covered in this course will give students the skills to communicate in culturally-appropriate ways in the target language. By the end of this course, student skill level should be at novice-high level according to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL) standards. Students will develop an appreciation for the culture of the countries where the language is spoken.