SK Online Virtual High School - Spring 2015

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Business and Careers
  • Introduction To Business (CRN: BV201SX, formerly BV2142) examines topics ranging from business management and leadership to marketing, finance, human resources, accounting, and ethics. Additional topics include learning about the inter-relationships of business, government and society, and employment opportunities in various business fields. Grade level: 9-12. Prerequisite: None.Introduction to Business*

*The above courses are open only to full-time SK Online students.

Computer Science
  • Computer Skills 1 (CRN: BE201SX, formerly BE2022) teaches students a variety of application software. Word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and graphics will be emphasized. Grade level: 9-12. Prerequisite: None.Computer Skills 1*
  • Computer Skills 2 (CRN: BE301SX, formerly BE3022) teaches students to refine and improve their computing abilities through a variety of software applications. More efficient use of the Internet will be emphasized, and projects will include integrating word processing, spreadsheets, database and graphic tools. Grade level: 9-12. Prerequisite: Computer Skills 1. Computer Skills 2* (Prerequisite: Computer Skills 1 or equivalent)

*The above courses are open only to full-time SK Online students.

World Languages

Notes:

  • Foreign Language courses are offered through Rosetta Stone and have specific computer system requirements.
  • A microphone is required for the speaking requirements in all foreign language courses. Any good quality USB microphone will work, or you can buy one directly from Rosetta Stone.
  • Spanish 1 (CRN: FS201S1 & FS201S2, formerly FS2014) is designed to introduce the student to the Spanish language and the culture of some Spanish speaking nations. The four skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing will be introduced. Communication in Spanish will be stressed. Oral production will consist of isolated words and learned phrases within very predictable areas of need. Vocabulary is sufficient for handling simple, elementary needs and expressing basic courtesies. Grade level: 9-12. Prerequisite: None. Spanish 1, Sem. 1 & 2
  • Spanish 2 (CRN: FS301S1 & FS301S2, formerly FS3014) students will learn to communicate about themselves, their hopes and fears, as well as about topics beyond their own lives. Students will expand their vocabulary in cooking, geography and architecture through language structure and grammar including verb forms, tenses, moods and uses, impersonal constructions, and reported speech. Students will deepen their knowledge of Spanish speaking regions and cultures by learning about history, literature, culture and contemporary issues. Grade level: 9-12. Prerequisite: Spanish 1.Spanish 2, Sem. 1 & 2
  • Spanish 3 (CRN: FS401S1 & FS401S2, formerly FS4014) students build on the Spanish fundamentals and Spanish conversational skills developed in Spanish 1 and 2. Students learn to share ideas and opinions in Spanish, express feelings and talk about everyday life, work, current events and more. Grade level: 9-12. Prerequisite: Spanish 2.Spanish 3, Sem. 1 & 2
  • Spanish 4 (CRN: FS501S1 & FS501S2, formerly FS4024) students expand on skills and abilities you learned in Spanish 1, 2, and 3. Instruction helps students to negotiate complex situations. Develop conversational skills to navigate the workplace, care for personal health, arrange repairs, and move abroad. Students will discuss entertainment and culture, government and the marketplace, and celebrate language-learning success. Grade level: 9-12. Prerequisite: Spanish 3.Spanish 4, Sem. 1 & 2
Language Arts
  • English 9 - Composition (CRN: LW201S1, formerly LW2412) students study short stories, novels, poetry, drama, and non-fiction works. In addition, students will take district assessments in writing and reading and literature. This course is one semester of the year-long English 9 requirement. Both English 9 - Literature and English 9 - Composition focus on reading and writing. Grade level: 9. Prerequisite: None.English 9 - Composition
  • English 9 - Literature (CRN: LL201S2, formerly LL2412) students study short stories, novels, poetry, drama, and non-fiction works. In addition, students will take district assessments in writing and reading and literature. This course is one semester of the year-long English 9 requirement. Both English 9 - Literature and English 9 - Composition focus on reading and writing. Grade level: 9. Prerequisite: None.English 9 - Literature
  • English 10 - Composition (CRN: LW301S1, formerly LW3572) is a standard, one-semester, sophomore-level course designed to help students develop the skills necessary to write in a variety of modes and styles with well-organized ideas, correct spelling, grammar and punctuation, and interesting, correct sentence structure. Grade level: 10. Prerequisite: English 9 or equivalent.English 10 - Composition
  • English 10 - Literature (CRN: LL301S2, formerly LL3572) is the second semester of a year-long course in English for students at or near grade level. Emphasis is placed on literature but students will continue to write frequently. Topics included: the short story, classical drama, poetry, and the novel. Grade level: 10. Prerequisite: English 9 or equivalent.English 10 - Literature
  • Transitional Writing (CRN: LW204SX, formerly LW3052) uses differentiated instruction to address all levels of writing improvement needed, such as spelling, basic sentence construction, idea development, and organization. Although this course presents students with a focus on writing, students continue to practice their reading skills with level appropriate materials. Grade level: 11-12. Prerequisite: None.Transitional Writing, Sem. 1 & 2
  • English 11 - Composition (CRN: LW401S1, formerly LW4582) is the first semester of a year-long English course. Emphasis is placed on the content and structure of a variety of both informational and literary texts. Students will develop skills related to writing a variety of expository texts. Grade level: 11. Prerequisite: English 10 or equivalent.English 11 - Composition
  • English 11 - Literature (CRN: LL401S2, formerly LL4582) is the second semester of a year-long English course. Emphasis will be on studying the craft and structure of literary and informational texts, along with writing a range of text types, for a variety of purposesó specifically argumentation. Grade level: 11. Prerequisite: English 10 or equivalent.English 11 - Literature
  • Creative Writing (CRN: LW306SX) introduces students to the workshop method of writing, provides students an opportunity to write in a variety of genres, and provides students with a variety of opportunities to improve their writing through study of mentor text and writing opportunities. Grade level: 9-12. Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation.Creative Writing
Math
  • Foundations: Introductory Algebra (CRN: XM103S1, formerly MA2014) is designed to reestablish fundamental arithmetic skills while learning algebra concepts. As an introductory algebra course, Foundations focuses on graphing equations, probability, algebraic sentences, solving equations, fractions, percents, proportions, formulas, Pythagorean Theorem, surface area, volume, slope, rate of change, exponents and scientific notation. Grade level: 9-12. Prerequisite: Intro to Math or General Math.Foundations: Introductory Algebra, Sem. 1
  • Foundations: Introductory Algebra (CRN: XM103S2, formerly MA2014) is designed to reestablish fundamental arithmetic skills while learning algebra concepts. As an introductory algebra course, Foundations focuses on graphing equations, probability, algebraic sentences, solving equations, fractions, percents, proportions, formulas, Pythagorean Theorem, surface area, volume, slope, rate of change, exponents and scientific notation. Grade level: 9-12. Prerequisite: Intro to Math or General Math.Foundations: Introductory Algebra, Sem. 2
  • Algebra 1 (CRN: MA201S1, formerly MA2024) topics include simplifying expressions, solving equations, exploring linear equations and inequalities and their graphs. Also included are topics like systems of equations, using exponents and proportions, and solving quadratic equations. Grade level: 9-12. Prerequisite: Intro to Math or General Math.Algebra 1, Sem. 1
  • Algebra 1 (CRN: MA201S2, formerly MA2024) topics include simplifying expressions, solving equations, exploring linear equations and inequalities and their graphs. Also included are topics like systems of equations, using exponents and proportions, and solving quadratic equations. Grade level: 9-12. Prerequisite: Intro to Math or General Math.Algebra 1, Sem. 2
  • Geometry (CRN: MG301S1, formerly MG3014) qualifies for the geometry requirement for college. Topics include inductive and deductive reasoning, congruence of triangles, properties of polygons, circles, constructions and transformations. The approach is theoretical, with careful logical development. Grade level: 9-12. Prerequisite: Algebra 1 (Recommended).Geometry, Sem. 1
  • Geometry (CRN: MG301S2, formerly MG3014) qualifies for the geometry requirement for college. Topics include inductive and deductive reasoning, congruence of triangles, properties of polygons, circles, constructions and transformations. The approach is theoretical, with careful logical development. Grade level: 9-12. Prerequisite: Algebra 1 (Recommended).Geometry, Sem. 2
  • Algebra 2 (CRN: MA401S1, formerly MA4024) introduces many of the topics included in traditional Intermediate Algebra: systems of linear and quadratic equations; probability, the field of complex numbers, and polynomials and rational expressions. A strong emphasis on theory, problem-solving, communication and thinking skills, and use of graphing calculators enables students to further understand their Algebra 1 concepts. The use of algebraic skills in real life is emphasized. This course rigorously covers a great amount of material; close adherence to prerequisites is strongly encouraged. Grade level: 9-12. Prerequisite: Algebra 1 or Geometry.Algebra 2, Sem. 1
  • Algebra 2 (CRN: MA401S2, formerly MA4024) introduces many of the topics included in traditional Intermediate Algebra: systems of linear and quadratic equations; probability, the field of complex numbers, and polynomials and rational expressions. A strong emphasis on theory, problem-solving, communication and thinking skills, and use of graphing calculators enables students to further understand their Algebra 1 concepts. The use of algebraic skills in real life is emphasized. This course rigorously covers a great amount of material; close adherence to prerequisites is strongly encouraged. Grade level: 9-12. Prerequisite: Algebra 1 or Geometry.Algebra 2, Sem. 2
  • Pre-Calculus (CRN: MF401S1, formerly MF4024) is a comprehensive course that weaves together previous study of algebra, geometry, and functions into a preparatory course for calculus. Topics include linear, quadratic, exponential, logarithmic, radical, polynomial, and rational functions, systems of equations, conic sections in one semester. The second semester covers trigonometric ratios and functions, inverse trigonometric functions, applications of trigonometry, including vectors and Laws of Cosine and Sine, polar functions and notation, and arithmetic of complex numbers. The content is based on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards and is aligned to state standards.. Grade level: 10-12. Prerequisite: Algebra 2.Pre-Calculus, Sem. 1
  • Pre-Calculus (CRN: MF401S2, formerly MF4024) is a comprehensive course that weaves together previous study of algebra, geometry, and functions into a preparatory course for calculus. Topics include linear, quadratic, exponential, logarithmic, radical, polynomial, and rational functions, systems of equations, conic sections in one semester. The second semester covers trigonometric ratios and functions, inverse trigonometric functions, applications of trigonometry, including vectors and Laws of Cosine and Sine, polar functions and notation, and arithmetic of complex numbers. The content is based on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards and is aligned to state standards.. Grade level: 10-12. Prerequisite: Algebra 2.Pre-Calculus, Sem. 2
PE/Health
  • Personal Enhancement (Physical Education) (CRN: PZ309SX, formerly PZ2552) is designed to be a lifetime skill course. It is meant to focus on activities that a student can apply to pursuits beyond the classroom setting. Students are expected to design, implement, and complete an individualized plan. This plan will integrate the goals of a personal physical education plan with participation in a student selected approved activity or a school sponsored activity. This course is repeatable for additional credit. Grade level: 9-12. Prerequisite: None.Personal Enhancement (Phys. Ed.)
  • Wellness 1 (CRN: HZ201SX, formerly HZ2082) includes units on wellness, physical, mental and social well-being. Grade level: 9-12. Prerequisite: None.Wellness 1
  • Wellness 2 (CRN: HZ202SX, formerly HZ2092) covers first aid, safety, nutrition, exercise and coping with personal crisis while incorporating a variety of projects and activities on current health issues. Grade level: 10-12. Prerequisite: Wellness 1.Wellness 2
Science
  • Biology (CRN: SB301S1 & SB301S2, formerly SB3114) is designed to introduce students to the basic concepts and skills associated with the life sciences. Major topics include evolution, cell structure and function, genetics and heredity, diversity and ecology. Grade level: 9-12. Prerequisite: None.Biology, Sem. 1 & 2
  • Earth Science (CRN: SE301SX, formerly SE3112) surveys basic physical sciences such as geology, biology, meteorology, oceanography, astronomy, botany, and physics and their impact on the earth and its processes. Students are guided to a better understanding of how the earth and the universe are structured. Grade level: 9-12. Prerequisite: None.Earth Science
  • Forensic Science (CRN: SG302SX, formerly SG3132) is designed as a survey of concepts and techniques of the simpler methodologies of Forensic Science. At-home labs, experiments and activities will serve to reinforce methods taught in the course, allow practice with some of the tools and techniques as well as build interest in the content. Much of the content (case studies and readings) provides background on actual cases faced by police and forensic investigators. Grade level: 11-12. Prerequisite: None.Forensic Science
  • Physical Science (CRN: SP201S1 & SP201S2, formerly SP2114) focuses on the processes used by scientists to gain information about the natural world. It covers topics from chemistry, physical, and earth sciences through observational and simulated interactive experiences. Topics include: nature and class of matter, atomic structure, chemical reactions, compounds, solutions, acids, and bases. The course is designed to develop student problem solving skills using scientific methodology. This class provides the groundwork for further study in high school science. Grade level: 9-12. Prerequisite: None.Physical Science, Sem. 1 & 2
Social Studies
  • 20th Century Studies (CRNs: DH201S1 & DH201S2, formerly DH2022 & DH2032) is an integrated course including the study of civics, economics, world history, U.S. history and geography from 1900 to post World War II. Grade level: 9-12. Prerequisite: None.20th Century U.S. History I, Sem. 1 & 2
  • 20th Century Studies (CRNs: DH301S1 & DH301S2, formerly DH2042 & DH2052) is an integrated course including the study of civics, economics, world history, U.S. history and geography from 1900 to post World War II. Grade level: 9-12. Prerequisite: None.20th Century U.S. History II, Sem. 1 & 2
  • American Government (CRN: DC302SX, formerly DC3032) takes an in-depth approach to the study of the structure and function of federal, state, and local government. The course prepares students to meet the civic benchmarks. Citizen participation in the American political process will be stressed. Grade level: 9-12. Prerequisite: None.American Government
  • Psychology (CRN: XD304SX, formerly DS3062) serves as an introduction to psychology. Topics include learning, sleep and dreams, substance abuse, theories of personality, human development, adolescence, mental illness, and death and dying. Grade level: 9-12. Prerequisite: None. Note: Eligible for elective credit only.Psychology (Elective credit only)
  • Economics (CRN: DE301SX) promotes an understanding of basic economic concepts and relationships, and encourages students to apply economics in analyzing everyday life situations. Important topics in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and financial literacy will be emphasized. Students will be able to demonstrate practical skills in economic decision making. Grade level: 10-12.Economics
Work Experience

A maximum of 4 credits for Work experience are available to juniors and seniors. Call 503.399.3205 for more information.


1115 Commercial Street NE • Salem, Oregon 97301 • 503.399.3205 • Office hours: 7:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Darren Hunter, SK Online Lead Teacher• Jason Weeks, Roberts HS Principal