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Math

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Advanced Quantitative Reasoning A

Advanced Quantitative Reasoning A is the first semester of a two-semester course that is ideal for students interested in non-mathematics-intensive majors in business, social sciences, or the arts at the postsecondary level. Topics include statistics, financial applications, and the use of models from discrete mathematics, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry to solve engaging problems that exist in every-day life. Lessons and activities will focus on exploration-based student learning as well as digital presentation skills.

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Advanced Quantitative Reasoning B

Advanced Quantitative Reasoning B is the second of a two-semester course that is ideal for students interested in non-mathematics-intensive majors in business, social sciences, or the arts at the postsecondary level. Topics include statistics, financial applications, and the use of models from discrete mathematics, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry to solve engaging problems that exist in every-day life. Lessons and activities will focus on exploration-based student learning as well as digital presentation skills.

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Algebra 1A

Algebra 1A is the first course of a two-semester series. The course prepares and sets the foundation for all math courses after Algebra 1, such as Geometry, Algebra 2, and PreCalculus. Algebra 1B continues with your knowledge of solving equations but expands to include quadratic equations and exponential functions, plus a variety of algebraic tools that are useful beyond Algebra 1 and prepare you for Algebra 2.

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Algebra 1B

Algebra 1B continues with your knowledge of solving equations but expands to include quadratic equations and exponential functions, plus a variety of algebraic tools that are useful beyond Algebra 1 and prepare you for Algebra 2.

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Algebra 2A

In Algebra 2 you will add to your bank of function knowledge by further investigating quadratic functions and expanding to cubic, exponential, rational and higher order polynomial functions.

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Honors Algebra 2A

Algebra 2A is the first course in a two semester sequence of Algebra 2. This course will prepare you for PreCalculus and Statistics. In Algebra 2 you will add to your bank of function knowledge by further investigating quadratic functions and expanding to cubic, exponential, rational and higher order polynomial functions. You will learn additional techniques for solving equations of various degree, including square root equations.  

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Algebra 2B

In Algebra 2 you will add to your bank of function knowledge by further investigating quadratic functions and expanding to cubic, exponential, rational and higher order polynomial functions. In Algebra 2 you will add to your bank of function knowledge by further investigating quadratic functions and expanding to cubic, exponential, rational and higher order polynomial functions.

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Honors Algebra 2B

Algebra 2B is the second course in a two semester sequence of Algebra 2. This course will prepare you for PreCalculus and Statistics. In Honors Algebra 2B you will add to your bank of function knowledge by further investigating rational functions, cubic and cube root functions, and exponential and logarithmic functions.  

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AP® Calculus AB A

AP ® Calculus AB is the first course of a two-semester series. This course focuses on limit, continuity, derivatives and their applications. It extends the knowledge from PreCalculus and utilizes the Algebra concepts from previous math courses. It follows the curriculum expectations set by the College Board and presents information in a manner to prepare students for the Advanced Placement® Exam for college credit.

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AP® Calculus AB B

AP ® Calculus AB is the second course of a two-semester series. This course focuses on Riemann Sums, antiderivatives (integrals), differential equations, area, volume and integral applications. It extends the knowledge from the first semester topics and shows the inverse of the derivatives (antiderivatives), plus utilizes the Algebra concepts from previous math courses. It follows the curriculum expectations set by the College Board and presents information in a manner to prepare students for the Advanced Placement Exam for college credit.

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AP® Statistics A

AP® Statistics is part of a two-semester course sequence that will prepare you for the College Board Advanced Placement exam and for taking statistics at the university level. This semester focuses on collecting and presenting data, probability, and how to conduct surveys, studies, and experiments.

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AP® Statistics B

AP® Statistics is part of a two-semester course sequence that will prepare you for the College Board Advanced Placement exam and for taking statistics at the university level. This semester focuses on sampling distributions, confidence intervals, tests of significance, and review of Semester A topics.

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Geometry A

Geometry is the study of points, lines, surfaces, shapes, 3-dimensional solids, and the relationships that exist between them.

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Honors Geometry A

Geometry is the study of points, lines, surfaces, shapes, 3-dimensional solids, and the relationships that exist between them. In 300 BCE Euclid, commonly known as the “Father of Geometry,” wrote Elements which begins with a few basic agreed upon geometric truths. From these, he deduced the postulates and theorems students study in this course. Elements was so influential that it was used as a primary source of mathematics teaching for more than two thousand years.

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Geometry B

Geometry is the study of points, lines, surfaces, shapes, 3-dimensional solids, and the relationships that exist between them.

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Honors Geometry B

Geometry is the study of points, lines, surfaces, shapes, 3-dimensional solids, and the relationships that exist between them. In Honors Geometry B students reflect on their own learning as they study these geometric objects, theorems, and the process of logical argumentation with an emphasis on justifying claims, using multiple representations, and creating models to apply the concepts to authentic scenarios and careers. 

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Precalculus A

Pre-Calculus A is the first course in a two-semester series that covers a variety of topics to prepare you for more advanced calculus courses. The course starts with functions and graphs, including polynomial and rational functions.

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Precalculus B

Pre-Calculus B is the second course in a two-semester series that covers a variety of topics to prepare you for more advanced calculus courses.

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Science

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AP Physics 1A

The same laws of Physics are used to describe the behaviors of everything from small atoms, to enormous galaxies. 

With new discoveries come an improved understanding and appreciation of the universe we live in as well as great advancements in technology that save lives and improve the quality of lives around the world. These are some of the reasons people like us choose to study Physics.

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AP Physics 1B

The same laws of Physics are used to describe the behaviors of everything from small atoms, to enormous galaxies. 

With new discoveries come an improved understanding and appreciation of the universe we live in as well as great advancements in technology that save lives and improve the quality of lives around the world. These are some of the reasons people like us choose to study Physics.

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AP® Environmental Science A

Advanced Placement® Environmental Science is a multidisciplinary course that ties together scientific principles from geology, chemistry, biology, geography, and Earth Science. It is designed to represent a one-semester introductory environmental science course. Students are expected to practice various scientific methodologies to examine, analyze, and interpret scientific evidence to propose and evaluate solutions to environmental problems.

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AP® Environmental Science B

Advanced Placement® Environmental Science B is a multidisciplinary course that ties together scientific principles from geology, chemistry, biology, geography, and Earth Science. It is designed to represent the second semester of an introductory environmental science course, and should be taken after completing Advanced Placement® Environmental Science A.

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Biology A

Biology 1A is the first course of a two semester series. The course explores the nature and organization of living things.

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Honors Biology A

Biology A explores the nature and organization of living things. In Honors Biology A, students will use the steps of the scientific method to design investigations that examine data in order to understand biological hypotheses, principles, and theories. Students will use visual representations and models to analyze the basic structure of living organisms, or the cell, and how it is constructed in ways to maintain homeostasis, maximize energy efficiency, reproduce, and carry out life processes.

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Biology B

Biology 1B is the second course of a two-semester series. The course explores the nature and organization of living things.

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Honors Biology B

Biology B explores the nature and organization of living things. In Honors Biology B, students will use the steps of the scientific method to design investigations that examine data in order to understand biological hypotheses, principles, and theories. Students will examine the history of biology and evaluate the impact of scientific research on society in order to understand biological processes.

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Chemistry 1A

This course will focus on what elements are made of, how we can tell them apart from each other, the history behind our scientific understanding of the elements, and how and why they can form different substances.

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Honors Chemistry A

Chemistry is the study of the atoms that make up every substance and material known to mankind. These atoms are composed of protons, electrons, and neutrons that combine to form a little over 100 different chemical elements. These 100 chemical elements can combine and bond together to form an almost infinite number of different compounds and materials that form the world around us.

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Chemistry 1B

In the second semester of chemistry, the properties and structure of the atom are used to explain macroscopic properties of various systems.

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Environmental Systems A

Environmental Systems A, the first course of a two-semester series, explores the nature of science and the natural world. Students examine environmental issues and learn to make informed decisions using scientific problem solving. Specific topics…

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Environmental Systems B

Environmental Systems B, the second course of a two-semester series, continues the study of the natural world. Students explore environmental issues and make informed decisions using scientific problem solving.

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Integrated Physics & Chemistry A

In this course, students will explore the structure and properties of matter and the ways that changes in matter affect their everyday lives.

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Integrated Physics & Chemistry B

In this course, students will explore the principles that govern the motion of objects in their everyday lives.

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Physics 1A

Physics is an organized, systematic body of knowledge that aims at understanding, describing, and predicting events in the natural world.

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Physics 1B

Physics is an organized, systematic body of knowledge that aims at understanding, describing, and predicting events in the natural world.

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English Language Arts

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AP® English Language and Composition A

This is the first semester of the AP® English Language and Composition course. This course aligns to an introductory college-level rhetoric and writing curriculum, which requires students to develop evidence-based analytic and argumentative essays that proceed through several stages or drafts.

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AP® English Language and Composition B

This is the second semester of the AP® English Language and Composition course. This course aligns to an introductory college-level rhetoric and writing curriculum, which requires students to develop evidence-based analytic and argumentative essays that proceed through several stages or drafts.

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AP® English Literature and Composition A

The AP English Literature and Composition course aligns to an introductory college - level literary analysis course. The course engages students in the close reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature to deepen their understanding of the ways writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure. As they read, students consider a work’s structure, style, and themes, as well as its use of figurative language, imagery, symbolism, and tone.

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AP® English Literature and Composition B

The AP English Literature and Composition course aligns to an introductory college-level literary analysis course. The course engages students in the close reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature to deepen their understanding of the ways writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure. As they read, students consider a work’s structure, style, and themes, as well as its use of figurative language, imagery, symbolism, and tone.

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English 1A

English 1 is designed to improve your ability to communicate, interpret, analyze, read, and write. Each unit blends the reading of rich, mentor texts with the opportunity for you to engage intimately with the process of writing. The ability to read analytically and to write expressively exists as the cornerstone for success in the work place, the military, and/or post high school collegiate work. Reading is the key that unlocks world. Dive in and embrace all that language and literature have to offer.

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Honors English 1A

Honors English IA is the first of a two-semester online course designed to improve students’ ability to communicate, interpret, analyze, read, and write. The course is aligned to the TEKS with products and processes differentiated from the on-level course in preparation for success in advanced pathways. Each unit blends the reading of rich, mentor texts with the opportunity for you to engage intimately with the process of writing.

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English 1B

English 1 is designed to improve your ability to communicate, interpret, analyze, read, and write. Each unit blends the reading of rich, mentor texts with the opportunity for you to engage intimately with the process of writing. The ability to read analytically and to write expressively exists as the cornerstone for success in the work place, the military, and/or post high school collegiate work. Reading is the key that unlocks world. Dive in and embrace all that language and literature have to offer.

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Honors English 1B

Honors English I is a two-semester online course designed to improve your ability to communicate, interpret, analyze, read, and write. The course is aligned to the TEKS with products and processes differentiated from the on-level course in preparation for success in advanced pathways. Each unit blends the reading of rich, mentor texts with the opportunity for you to engage intimately with the process of writing. The ability to read analytically and to write expressively exists as the cornerstone for success in the work place, the military, and/or post high school collegiate work.

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English 2A

English 2 is designed to improve your ability to communicate, interpret, analyze, read, and write. Each unit blends the reading of rich, mentor texts with the opportunity for you to engage intimately with the process of writing. The ability to read analytically and to write expressively exists as the cornerstone for success in the work place, the military, and/or post high school collegiate work. Reading is the key that unlocks world. Dive in and embrace all that language and literature have to offer.

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English 2B

English 2 is designed to improve your ability to communicate, interpret, analyze, read, and write. Each unit blends the reading of rich, mentor texts with the opportunity for you to engage intimately with the process of writing. The ability to read analytically and to write expressively exists as the cornerstone for success in the work place, the military, and/or post high school collegiate work. Reading is the key that unlocks world. Dive in and embrace all that language and literature have to offer.

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English 3A

English 3 is designed to improve your ability to communicate, interpret, analyze, read, and write.

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English 3B

English 3 is designed to improve your ability to communicate, interpret, analyze, read, and write.

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English 4A

English 4 is a two-semester course that follows a historical timeline beginning in Old English and progressing to the Postmodern era. As students visit each era, they will explore the literature that both influenced the society at that time as well the literature that reflected society.

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English 4B

English 4 is a two-semester course that follows a historical timeline beginning in Old English and progressing to the Postmodern era. As students visit each era, they will explore the literature that both influenced the society at that time as well the literature that reflected society.

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Social Studies & Economics

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AP World History A

AP World History A is an introductory college-level modern world history course. Students will cultivate their understanding of world history from c. 1200 CE to 1900 CE through analyzing historical sources and learning to make connections and craft historical arguments as they explore concepts like humans and the environment, cultural developments and interactions, governance, economic systems, social interactions and organization, and technology and innovation.

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AP World History B

AP World History B is an introductory college-level modern world history course. Students will cultivate their understanding of world history from c. 1900 CE to present through analyzing historical sources and learning to make connections and craft historical arguments as they explore concepts like humans and the environment, cultural developments and interactions, governance, economic systems, social interactions and organization, and technology and innovation. Successful completion of the course satisfies the core social studies world history requirement for graduation.   

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AP® Human Geography A

Advanced Placement® Human Geography A is the first semester in a two-semester series. One-half credit is awarded for successful completion of each semester. Students will be eligible for World Geography credit through this course. AP® Human Geography introduces students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of Earth’s surface. Students employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis to examine human social organization and its environmental consequences.

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AP® Human Geography B

Advanced Placement® Human Geography B is the second semester in a two-semester series. One-half credit is awarded for successful completion of each semester. Students will be eligible for World Geography credit through this course. AP® Human Geography introduces students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of Earth’s surface. Students employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis to examine human social organization and its environmental consequences.

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AP® U.S. Government and Politics

Advanced Placement® Government and Politics is single-semester course worth one-half credit in Social Studies. The purposes of this course are to increase understanding of the U.S.

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Economics

This course aims to provide students with theoretical underpinnings and functional knowledge in economics, so they may become informed consumers, producers, and citizens in today’s world.

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U.S. Government

This course will provide students with knowledge of United States government that will enable them to participate effectively in civic life in America.

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U.S. History A

U.S. History A is the first semester in a two-semester series. One-half credit is awarded for successful completion of each semester. In this semester you will study the history of the United States from 1877 to 1940. The course content includes the founding documents of the U.S. government, which provide a framework for its heritage. Historical content includes the political, economic, and social events and issues related to industrialization and urbanization, major wars, domestic and foreign policies, and reform movements, including civil rights.

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AP® US History A

In AP U.S. History, students investigate significant events, individuals, developments, and processes in nine historical periods from approximately 1491 to the present. Students develop and use the same skills and methods employed by historians: analyzing primary  

and secondary sources; developing historical arguments; making historical connections;  

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U.S. History B

U.S. History B is the second semester in a two-semester series. One-half credit is awarded for successful completion of each semester. In this semester you will study the history of the United States from 1941 to the present. The course content includes the founding documents of the U.S. government, which provide a framework for its heritage. Historical content includes the political, economic, and social events and issues related to industrialization and urbanization, major wars, domestic and foreign policies, and reform movements, including civil rights.

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World Geography A

In World Geography you will examine people, places, and environments at local, regional, national, and international scales from the spatial and ecological perspectives of geography.

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World Geography B

World Geography B is the second course in a two-semester series that examines a broad range of geographical perspectives. In this course, you will study several regions to analyze the similarities and differences between each region.

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World History A

In World History you will examine the people, places, and historical events that shaped the modern world.

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World History B

In World History you will examine the people, places, and historical events that shaped the modern world.

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Fine Arts

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Art 1A

Art 1A has been created to provide the beginning knowledge and skills necessary to appreciate, evaluate, and create works of art.

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Art 1B

Art 1B has been created to provide the beginning knowledge and skills necessary to appreciate, evaluate, and create works of art.

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Physical Education

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Lifetime Fitness and Wellness Pursuits A

Lifetime Fitness and Wellness Pursuits A is the first course of a two-semester series. The course is designed to build a foundation for personal fitness, physical literacy, lifetime wellness, and healthy living. Students will apply the knowledge and skills to demonstrate mastery of concepts needed to achieve lifetime wellness. They will also participate in a variety of physical activities to understand how to attain personal fitness and lifetime wellness.

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Lifetime Fitness and Wellness Pursuits B (Coming Soon)

This course is currently under development and will be released soon. 

Health 1

Health 1 is a semester course. The course provides instruction that allows students to develop and sustain health-promoting behaviors throughout their lives. Students will gain an understanding of health information and skills as it relates to physical health and hygiene, mental health and wellness, healthy eating and physical activity, injury and violence prevention and safety, alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, and reproductive and sexual health.  

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Electives

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Business Information Management 1A

In this course, students will develop skills that will help them make a successful transition to the workforce and post-secondary education. They will learn key aspects of software using the Google Workspace or Microsoft® 365 (Microsoft Office). Students will learn how businesses manage vast amounts of information with a variety of emerging technologies. When students have completed this course, they will recognize how businesses identify information requirements and information management systems.

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Business Information Management 1B

In this course, students will develop skills that will help them make a successful transition to the workforce and post-secondary education. They will learn key aspects of software using the Google Workspace or Microsoft® 365 (Microsoft Office). Students will learn how businesses manage vast amounts of information with a variety of emerging technologies. When students have completed this course, they will recognize how businesses identify information requirements and information management systems. 

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Communication Applications

Students enrolled in Communication Applications will identify, analyze, develop and evaluate communication skills in interpersonal situations, group interactions, and personal and professional presentations.

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Computer Science 1A

Computer Science 1A is the first course of a two-semester series. The course prepares and sets the foundation for advanced computer science courses such as Computer Science 2, and more advanced course offerings. CS1 teaches students to read and program in the Java language and introduces skills that are transferrable to other languages, including using variables, creating loops and decision structures, creating and using methods. Students are also oriented to digital culture issues such as staying safe in an online environment and clarifying copyright standards.

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Creative Writing

Creative Writing is a one-semester online course designed to improve your ability to find and express your ideas through various writing styles.

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Humanities – Western Civilization

Humanities is a one-semester online course designed as a survey course of western civilization. Each unit blends the reading of rich texts, the exploration of historical documents, the immersion into the arts including painting, music, and movies, and the opportunity to write about your insights. The ability to connect ideas and concepts analytically and to write expressively is a cornerstone for success in the work place, the military, and/or post high school collegiate work. Dive in and embrace all that history, the arts, and literature have to offer.

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Literary Genres

Literary Genres is a one-semester online course designed to improve your ability to understand and analyze motivations and techniques of writers in various genres.

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Personal Financial Literacy

Personal Financial Literacy is a one semester course that will develop citizens who have the knowledge and skills to make sound, informed financial decisions that will allow them to lead financially secure lives and understand personal financial responsibility. The knowledge gained in this course will have far-reaching effects for students personally as well as the economy as a whole.

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Professional Communications

Welcome to Professional Communications! Professional Applications is a one semester course that blends written, oral, and graphic communication in a career-based environment. Careers in the global economy require individuals to be creative and have a strong background in computer and technology applications, a strong and solid academic foundation, and a proficiency in professional or and written communication. Professional Communications is a one semester course. All aspects of human interaction, whether professional or social, rely on effective communication skills.

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Psychology

Psychology is a one-semester elective course. One-half credit is awarded for successful completion. Psychology is the study of behavior and mental processes. You will explore various reasons for human, and sometimes, animal behavior. Psychology is a relatively new field of study, since it was founded in 1879. This course seeks to explain how biology, society and culture, and psychological processes influence behaviors and thoughts.

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