Antelope Valley School District

Course Catalog

Courses

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This course of study includes voice development as well as ear training and development of sight-singing abilities.

Advanced Algebra with Financial Applications is a college-preparatory course that will use sophisticated mathematics to give you the tools to become a financially responsible young adult.

Advanced Sports Medicine allows students to explore how the human body moves. Physics principles, along with the     integration of biological and chemical principles will allow for greater understanding of human biomechanics.

This course examines the disciplines within geology and oceanography, including major concepts of seismology,  volcanology, hydrology, paleontology, mineralogy, and petrology.

This is an introductory course designed to introduce students to the entry-level skills required for career opportunities in mechanics.

The Agricultural Mechanics 2 is a continuation course of the Agricultural Mechanics 1 including but not limited to the safe and proper use of all major equipment items used in the field of agricultural mechanics.

This course explores the physical and chemical nature of soil as well as the relationships between soil, plants, animals and agricultural practices.

Symbolic reasoning and calculations with symbols are central in algebra.

Algebra 1 Support picks up the progression to algebra at whole number multiplication and builds a coherent narrative of understanding through fractions and decimals, proportional reasoning, and functional thinking.

Algebra II deepens and extends the Algebra I course which studies the structure of the real number system and problem solving using equations, inequalities, and graphs and the simplification of algebraic expressions.

Anatomy and Physiology is an advanced science course that is designed for the more motivated student of biology.

This course emphasizes both object-oriented programming in Java, and imperative problem solving.

This course is designed to introduce students to basic art skills, techniques and media.

Students will learn art history; architecture, sculpture, painting, and other art forms within diverse historical, geographical, and cultural contexts.

This class focuses on the development of academic skills that will help students prepare for and succeed in college.

This class focuses on the development of academic skills that will help students prepare for and succeed in college.

This class focuses on the development of academic skills that will help students prepare for and succeed in college.

This class focuses on the development of academic skills that will help students prepare for and succeed in college.

This class is designed to meet the needs of students by developing their English oral/listening, reading, and writing skills.

Biology is a college preparatory course that is recognized as a lab science.

Advanced Placement Biology is an enrichment, laboratory science course that emphasizes the major subdivisions of the Biological Sciences.

Biology Honors is a college preparatory course that is recognized as a laboratory science (area d) of the UC ag requirements.

Calculus will be presented with the same level of depth and rigor, as are entry-level college and university calculus courses.

Calculus BC encompasses such topics as differential equations and spends substantial time on infinite sequences and series.

This class offers students the opportunity to explore three-dimensional art using clay.

In this class students will learn more advanced ceramics techniques to further build their portfolios.

This class will allow students to further push their skills as they focus more on self-development and personal artistic interests.

This course of study includes the most in depth study choral music literature from medieval music through contemporary music including art music, popular music, and music of the theatre.

Chemistry is a college preparatory course designed as a survey of atomic and molecular structure, chemical and physical properties of matter, reactions, organic and nuclear chemistry.

The Advanced Placement Chemistry course is designed to be the equivalent of the general chemistry course usually taken during the first college year.

Chemistry is a college preparatory course that is recognized as a laboratory science (area d) of the UC a-g requirements.

The course of study includes literature covering various styles and periods not covered in depth in other CHORAL ENSEMBLES.

Students will apply knowledge learned in previous years to pursue a deeper understanding of the institutions of American government.

This course is designed to be equivalent to a first-semester introductory college computing course. In this course, students will develop computational thinking vital for success across all disciplines, such as using computational tools to analyze and study data and working with large data sets to analyze, visualize, and draw conclusions from trends.

Concert Band is an introductory course for the instrumental music program.

The course of study includes voice development; ear training and development of sight-singing abilities are emphasized.

Drama 1 is an introductory course that covers theatrical units in acting foundational skills, technical production, and script analysis.

This course is designed to offer a variety of drawing techniques using pencil, charcoal, pastels, color pencils, ink, mixed media and scratchboard.

This class, a follow-up to Drawing I, offers a variety of projects and media that facilitate the development of individual style.

This class, a follow-up to Drawing 2, offers a variety of projects and media that facilitate the development of individual style.

The major emphasis of this course is upon studying the basic principles of economics to help pupils understand the “demand” economic system within which they live, and to learn to analyze, objectively, the wide range of problems that confront their society.

It is the only non-profit EMT program for high school students during the regular high school day in Los Angeles County.

The knowledge and skills students acquire throughout PLTW Engineering come together in EDD as they identify an issue and then research, design, and test a solution, ultimately presenting their solution to a panel of engineers.

In English 10 students continue to develop and refine essential skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening.

In Honors English 10 students continue their growth in the life skills of reading, writing, speaking, thinking and listening.

In English 11 students continue to develop and refine essential skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening.

In English 12 students continue to develop and refine essential skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening.

In celebrating the rich diversity among cultures, this thematic approach to literature encourages the student to form connections between the past, present and future through selected readings.

In English 9 students continue to develop and refine essential skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening.

In Honors English 9 students continue to develop and refine essential skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening using high order thinking and critical analysis.

Creative Writing is a class designed to increase the student's appreciation for, love of and ability to write poetry, short stories and plays/screenplays.

AP Composition emphasizes expository, analytical, and argumentative writing that forms the basis of academic and professional communication as well as personal and reflective writing that fosters the development of writing in any context.

Through a study of English and Continental literature from the 16th century to the present, the student will refine skills of literary analysis and criticism, writing, speaking, listening, academic research and close reading for meaning and significance.

This course is designed to be the equivalent of a one-semester, introductory college course in environmental science, through which students engage with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world.

Students receive special education support for more than 50% of the school day and may take many of their core classes within the special day program. The student is included in general education classes the remainder of the school day as appropriate.

AP European History is designed to be the equivalent of a two-semester introductory college or university European history course.

Geometry is a course dealing with the organization of known facts into formal mathematical structures, and the study of various relationships and the measurement of geometric figures.

This course is designed primarily for students who successfully complete Algebra 2 prior to taking a Geometry Course.

An effective Advanced Placement course in American Government and Politics is designed to give students a critical perspective on government and politics in the United States.

Healthful Living, a general health class, is based on the philosophy that both prevention and rehabilitation are important to lifelong wellness.

This class is designed to meet the needs of students by further developing their English oral/listening, reading, and writing skills.

Open to Grades: 10-12 This course will engage students in the study of the processes, structures and interactions of human body systems.

An intervention class for students who are concurrently enrolled in English 10.

A course designed for the preparation and performance of the marching band for field shows and parades.

Students will be introduced to the skills required for entry into the health care occupations then will spend two days per week in clinical sites developing clinical skills.

This course explores the relationship between science and medicine. Medical Science 1 expands on scientific principles taught in General Biology and explores advanced concepts in Anatomy, Physiology, Immunology and Microbiology.

A beginning class in singing. Unison and part songs will be studied. Students will be taught vocal techniques and fundamentals.

This introductory course is designed for any student who is interested in learning about the use of technology to communicate great ideas through the use of images, sound and animation.

This is the second course in a three course pathway In MMCD II you will go deeper into all areas introduced in Multimedia Contemporary Design I.

The Music Theory A.P. course is designed to prepare college-bound music students to pass the Music Theory A.P. Examination taken during the spring of each school year.

This course will introduce the basics of painting. Projects will guide students through the basics of color mixing, composition, and visual problem solving.

In this class students will develop their skill in painting and broaden their understanding of painting in its historical and modern context.

In this course students will further develop their painting skills in various mediums.

Physical Education 1 is composed of activities from four of the eight areas included in the Physical Education Framework and the Model Curriculum Standards.

Personal fitness is a course designed to meet the individual needs of students in the area of fitness, specifically in the areas of aerobics, cardio-respiratory fitness, strength fitness, endurance fitness, and nutrition.

The curriculum is an enhanced and enriched version of physical education with an increased emphasis on weight room, fitness and conditioning.

Open to all students whose interscholastic sport meets during the 6th period of the day.

A course for learning marching and drill fundamentals leading to public performance with the marching band.

A beginning course designed for the preparation and performance of the marching band for field shows and parades with an emphasis on fitness and endurance.

All elective courses will be activity classes. Lifetime sports, individual, dual and team activities will be offered.

Student will be enrolled in regular P.E. II, P.E. Elective classes, or instructor, but will limit the activities based on what the physical limitation is.

In this course, students will learn the fundamentals of playing percussion instruments, such as snare drum, bass drum, mallet instruments, timpani, cymbals, drum set, and much more.

Physics 1 is an algebra-based, introductory college-level physics course.

Psychology is the science dealing with behavioral, mental and emotional processes, and with the relationship between the organism’s environment, heredity and physical state.

This course will introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental process of humans as well as other animals.

A specialized course designed to teach the skills required to perform in a band auxiliary (color guard) unit.

This course consists of a series of linguistic activities and cultural topics which enables the student to communicate about daily activities at a survival level.

This course consists of a series of linguistic activities and cultural topics which enables the student to communicate about daily activities at a functional level.

This course consists of a series of linguistic activities and cultural topics which enables the student to communicate about daily activities at a semi-fluent level.

This course continues the review of Spanish grammar, idioms, and vocabulary in everyday use.

This course consists of a series of linguistic activities and cultural topics that will enable the student to communicate and understand main ideas of all speech in the language, including idiomatic expressions, and technical discussions.

This course uses a thematic approach to introduce students to representative texts (short stories, novels, poetry, and essays) from Peninsular Spanish, Latin American, and United States Hispanic literature.

Sports Medicine places an emphasis on the prevention of athletic injuries, principles of first aid, CPR, exercise science, vital signs, and anatomy.

This course is a one-year, lecture-laboratory science elective designed to provide a well-rounded and challenging academic and fieldwork experience for students interested in medicine, physical therapy, exercise science, athletic training, sports medicine, or any other related medical or paramedical field.

AP Statistics will introduce students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data.

This course is designed for 9 grade high school students in a Resource Specialist Program (or 504 Plan).

An introductory course designed to develop skills on string instruments (violin, viola, cello, string bass), from beginning to intermediate levels, in an orchestral setting.

Students learn to make and implement a budget involving ASB Funds, correct use of Robert's Rules of Order, to effectively interact with other students and teachers and ASB advisor.

Symphonic Band is an intermediate course for the instrumental music program.

This course covers all of the California Mathematics Academic Standards (1998) for Trigonometry, Probability and Statistics, Math Analysis and Linear Algebra.

In this course, students examine major turning points in American history in the 20th century.

This is an in-depth survey course in American History, covering this country from the pre-colonization period to the 1980's.

Wind Ensemble is an advanced course for the instrumental music program.

Work Experience Education is a comprehensive work-related course that is taught in the Work Experience Education Program.

In this course, students examine major turning points in the shaping of the modern world, from the late 18th century to the present, including the cause and course of the two world wars.

This course explores the evolution of global process and contacts in interaction with different types of human societies.

In this course students accepted in the class will complete the work demanded with the ultimate goal being to finance and complete the yearbook.