World Languages


Classes will be offered contingent upon student demand and staff availability. The prerequisite for advancing to the next level of any foreign language is a grade of C or higher in the identical language at the previous level, or teacher approval. The Oregon University System admission standards require grades of C or higher in two years of the same language. In order for students to be successful in these courses, students need to attend class daily and come prepared to learn. Students will be required to actively participate in classroom activities. Students will need to do daily assignments, practice vocabulary, spend a minimum of twenty minutes a day to review notes, vocabulary and seek opportunities to practice outside of class. Most importantly, students should be willing to speak in the target language. These courses focus on communication in all areas of language; speaking, reading, listening and writing

AP French 4;

Credit: 1.0 | ACC

Grades: 11, 12

Course Length: Year

Prerequisite: See note above

Students will learn to communicate through listening, speaking, reading, and writing activities in the target language at the 4 level. You will study in more depth advanced grammar topics and the history, geography, and culture of the country. Class is conducted primarily in the target language. Out of class time requirement will be an average of three hours per week for outside reading and homework. Twelve hours of college credit can be earned in French and Spanish by completing this course with a passing grade. In Spanish and French, college credit can be earned through the AP exam. In classes with AP designation, students are expected to take the AP exam in May.

 

AP Spanish 5

Credit: 1.0 | ACC

Grades: 12

Course Length: Year

Prerequisite: See note above

Students will learn to communicate through listening, speaking, reading, and writing activities in the target language at the 5 level. You will study in more depth the history, geography, and culture of the country. Class is conducted primarily in the target language. Out of class time requirement will be an average of three hours per week for outside reading and homework. Twelve hours of college credit can be earned by completing this course with a passing grade. College credit can be earned through the AP exam. In classes with AP designation, students are expected to take the AP exam in May.

 

AP Japanese Language and Culture

Credit: 1.0 | CRLE Required

Grades: 12

Course Length: Year

Prerequisite: To be successful in this course, students must enter at the Novice-High Level of ACTFL proficiency and be able to read and write Hiragana and Katakana, and about 300 Kanji. Students need to be able to type assignments in Japanese using a computer.

The AP Japanese Language and Culture course is designed to be comparable to college/university Japanese courses and supports students as they develop the productive, receptive, and cultural skills necessary to communicate with native speakers of Japanese. In keeping the format of the AP Japanese Language and Culture Examination, the various components of language proficiency are often assessed within the context of holistic performance tasks. Students’ proficiency levels at the end of the course are expected to reach at least the Intermediate Low to Intermediate Mid-range, as described in the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines. There will be summer assignments in this course. This course can be applied towards the Honors Diploma.




AP Studio Art

Credit: 1.0

Grades: 11, 12

Course Length: Year

Prerequisite: Adv. Art or Instructor Consent

Fee: NCSD course/activity fees apply

The A/P Studio Art program makes it possible for the highly motivated high school student to do college-level work. You will develop a portfolio of work to be submitted and evaluated by the college board. Your portfolio will contain three sections; quality, breadth and concentration. The work load expectations for this course are high and outside work time is required.

 

AP English: Lang and Composition

Credit: 1.0

Grade: 11

Course Length: Year

Prerequisite: None

The goals of an AP English Language and Composition course are diverse because the college composition course is one of the most varied in the curriculum. The college course provides students with opportunities to write about a variety of subjects and to demonstrate an awareness of audience and purpose. But the overarching objective in most first-year writing courses is to enable students to write effectively and confidently in their college courses across the curriculum and in their professional and personal lives. In order for students to find success they must participate in class discussions and workshops, attend each class and take a responsible role as a student learner. This course is designed to emulate a college level freshman writing class and will prepare students to perform at a high level. Therefore this is a writing intensive course. Since this is an advanced course students are expected to complete and average of one hour of work to maintain the course’s pace.

 

AP English: Literature and Composition

Credit: 1.0 | ACC

Grade: 12

Course Length: Year

Prerequisite: None

Students will learn about the literature and culture of Western Civilization and its impact on modern thought. This will include how literary genres and historical, philosophical, economic, sociological, and religious factors affect meaning in literary texts. College-level approaches to the study and analysis of imaginative and non-fiction literature will be used. You will be expected to complete: required projects, learning experiences, and performance tasks connected with the close analytical reading of selected major authors and texts. In addition to many informal written responses, students are required to complete several major expository/analytical papers, a research/analysis paper, essay examinations, active participation in class discussions, and a summer reading project. This course and its curriculum mirror freshman level college literature courses and will prepare students well for the level of reading, writing and studying expected from them in the first year of college. Students in this class will have a reading and writing assignment for every class, and should expect to spend at least one hour per evening reading to stay caught up. We complete a novel about every two weeks.

 

AP Calculus

Credit: 1.0 | ACC

Grades: 11,12

Course Length: Year

Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus

Materials: TI - 83 graphing calculator or better

This course is an opportunity for students to experience the rigor of a college level course while in high school. Students will explore first term calculus concepts including limits, tangent lines, derivatives and anti-derivatives. Students will complete application problems of the derivatives and antiderivatives, such as area under a curve, volumes of rotated solids, and optimization and related rate problems. Students prepare for the AP exam by completing practice tests. This course demands a high level of time commitment for study and practice. Students in this course will take the AP exam in the spring which gives an opportunity for college credit. A graphing calculator is necessary for participation in this course. Students may receive credit at Clackamas Community College if they receive an A or a B in this course.

 

AP Biology

Credit: 1.0

Grades: 11, 12

Course Length: Year

Prerequisite: Chemistry ~”C” grade or better

Advanced Placement Biology is a college level lab science course that focuses on life science content standards including molecules to organisms, heredity, evolution, ecosystems, earth systems, and human activity. This content will be accessed through a variety of formats including reading informational text, writing notes and reports, participating in lectures and class discussions, engaging in hands-on activities, conducting labs inquiry activities and creating projects.

Students have an opportunity to earn college credit through taking the AP test in May.

 

AP Chemistry

Credit: 1.0

Grades: 11,12

Course Length: Year

Prerequisite: Chemistry I/Algebra II ~”C” grade or better

In this one year long class, you will learn about atomic theory, atomic structure, chemical bonding, nuclear chemistry, gases, liquids and solids. You will learn about solutions, reaction types, stoichiometry, equilibrium, descriptive chemistry, kinetics and thermodynamics. You will also learn technological applications of chemicals in the real world. You will gain a hands-on working knowledge of chemistry in the world, through a variety of laboratory experiments designed to provide contextual applications of chemical concepts.

You will learn to use scientific inquiry in the laboratory, the classroom, and in real life activities to improve critical thinking skills. You will learn to use a variety of equipment to gain an understanding of chemical concepts. This class promotes superior college preparedness. Expect to have at least one hour of homework for every period attended per week and lots of reading. Taking AP Chemistry test is highly encouraged and there will be some Chemistry homework over the summer to prepare

 

AP U.S. History

Credit: 1.0

Grades: 11

Course Length: Year

Prerequisite: meet or exceed reading & writing tests

Students selecting this course will study American history from the time of Columbus and European settlement to the Clinton administration. Topics to be covered include foreign affairs, politics, economic and social issues of the time. The course work will be accelerated and demanding. Exams are designed to foster keen test-taking abilities, heighten the quality of written expression, and evoke a comprehensive knowledge of the subject matter. Homework will be a minimum of 2 hours per night. With the successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills necessary to take the Advanced Placement exam administered by the College Board in May. There is an $87.00 AP testing fee for those who wish to take the exam.

 

AP Government

Credit: 1.0

Grades: 12

Course Length: Year

Prerequisite: None

The AP U.S. Government and Politics course is designed for the study of democratic ideas, balance of powers, and tension between the practical and ideal in national policymaking. Students analyze and discuss the importance of various constitutional principles, rights and procedures, institutions, and political processes that impact us as citizens. This is a year-long course that leads to the opportunity to take the A.P. Government test in May. This course is taught with a Freshman/Sophomore level university curriculum.

 

AP Psychology

Credit: 1.0 | ACC

Grades: 11, 12

Course Length: Year

Prerequisite:

This enriched course is aimed to further the understanding of interpersonal relations and human behavior. Such topics as personality acquisition, adolescent behavior, self-esteem and actualization, dreams perceptions, learning, and abnormal behavior will be explored. This course will provide the opportunity for students to develop communications skills and an understanding of individual and diverse personalities, stress reduction techniques, and skills with interacting in different situation

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