COURSE CATALOG

Discover high-quality interactive courses that engage, educate, and empower your child for a brighter future. 

Elementary Courses

Math

The course will focus on: (1) representing, relating, and operating on whole numbers, initially with sets of objects; (2) describing shapes and space. More learning time in kindergarten will be devoted to numbers.

The course will focus on four critical areas: (1) developing understanding of addition, subtraction, and strategies for addition and subtraction within 20; (2) developing understanding of whole number relationships and place value, including grouping in tens and ones; (3) developing understanding of linear measurement and measuring lengths as iterating length units; and (4) reasoning about attributes of, and composing and decomposing geometric shapes.

The course will focus on: (1) extending understanding of base-ten notation; (2) building fluency with addition and subtraction; (3) using standard units of measure; and (4) describing and analyzing shapes.

The course will focus on: (1) developing understanding of multiplication and division and strategies for multiplication and division within 100; (2) developing understanding of fractions, especially unit fractions (fractions with numerator 1); (3) developing understanding of the structure of rectangular arrays and of area; and (4) describing and analyzing two-dimensional shapes.

The course will focus on three critical areas: (1) developing understanding and fluency with multi-digit multiplication, and developing understanding of dividing to find quotients involving multi-digit dividends; (2) developing an understanding of fraction equivalence, addition and subtraction of fractions with like denominators, and multiplication of fractions by whole numbers; and (3) understanding that geometric figures can be analyzed and classified based on their properties, such as having parallel sides, perpendicular sides, particular angle measures, and symmetry.

The course will focus on: (1) developing fluency with addition and subtraction of fractions, and developing understanding of the multiplication of fractions and of division of fractions in limited cases (unit fractions divided by whole numbers and whole numbers divided by unit fractions); (2) extending division to two-digit divisors, integrating decimal fractions into the place value system and developing understanding of operations with decimals to hundredths, and developing fluency with whole number and decimal operations; and (3) developing understanding of volume.

Reading

The course provides a foundation for formalized reading and writing instruction. Areas addressed include listening and speaking skills; phonemic awareness analysis, print awareness, grammar skills, vocabulary skills; literature comprehension; and writing readiness. The goals of the reading program are to instill a love of reading within all students by introducing engaging texts and authors. Helping students discover the different purposes for reading by exploring sub-genres, using worksheets, hands-on projects, and art. State standards are adhered to in this course, and noted on the unit overlooks.

The course teaches students listening skills and oral language skills, writing skills, and the skills needed to become effective readers. Areas addressed include an overview of listening and oral language skills; decoding, structural analysis, phonemic awareness, and vocabulary skills; reading and literature skills; study skills; pre-writing and composition skills; spelling; and handwriting. The goals of the reading program are to instill a love of reading within all students by introducing engaging texts and authors. Helping students discover the different purposes for reading by exploring sub-genres, using worksheets, hands-on projects, and art. State standards are adhered to in this course, and noted on the unit overlooks.

Students learn the skills needed to be effective readers and writers, as well as listening and speaking skills. Areas addressed include decoding, phonemic awareness, vocabulary, and comprehension skills in reading; writing and composition skills; spelling; grammar and mechanics; and study skills. The goals of the reading program are to instill a love of reading within all students by introducing engaging texts and authors. Helping students discover the different purposes for reading by exploring sub-genres, using worksheets, hands-on projects, and art. State standards are adhered to in this course, and noted on the unit overlooks.

The course teaches listening and oral language skills; vocabulary skills; reading and literature skills; comprehension skills; writing and composition skills; and grammar and mechanics. The goals of the reading program are to instill a love of reading within all students by introducing engaging texts and authors. Helping students discover the different purposes for reading by exploring sub-genres, using worksheets, hands-on projects, and art. State standards are adhered to in this course, and noted on the unit overlooks.

This course teaches students to speak and write Standard English and to read, comprehend, and evaluate literature. Areas addressed include listening and oral language skills; vocabulary skills; reading and literature skills; comprehension skills; writing and composition skills; and grammar and mechanics. The goals of the reading program are to instill a love of reading within all students by introducing engaging texts and authors. Helping students discover the different purposes for reading by exploring sub-genres, using worksheets, hands-on projects, and art. State standards are adhered to in this course, and noted on the unit overlooks.

The course teaches students to read, speak, and write Standard English as well as comprehend and evaluate literature. Areas addressed include listening and oral language skills; reading and literature comprehension skills; reference skills; writing and composition skills; grammar and mechanics; vocabulary; and spelling. The goals of the reading program are to instill a love of reading within all students by introducing engaging texts and authors. Helping students discover the different purposes for reading by exploring sub-genres, using worksheets, hands-on projects, and art. State standards are adhered to in this course, and noted on the unit overlooks.

Science

Students will learn how the Sun causes our weather patterns and how these patterns affect living systems. Students analyze information about the needs of living things (plants and animals, including humans) and how living things interact with their surroundings. Students investigate the effects of forces through push and pull interactions.

Students will learn about seasonal and space patterns. Students investigate the needs of all living things including their offspring. Students model and investigate the effects of light and sound on objects or the effects of objects on light and sound. Additionally, students design and evaluate solutions to problems that exist in these areas.

Students will learn to construct explanations for how matter on Earth’s surface changes. Students investigate how living things live in habitats and have body structures that best fit their needs. Students use models to explain the forms and properties of matter. Additionally, students design solutions to problems that exist in these areas.

Students will learn to analyze and interpret data to reveal patterns that indicate typical weather conditions expected during a particular season. Students develop and use models to describe changes that organisms go through during their life cycle. Students plan and carry out investigations that provide evidence of the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object.

This course provides a framework for students to construct an explanation of how structures support growth, behavior, and survival in both plants and animals. Students analyze and interpret data from fossils to provide evidence of stability and change in ancient organisms and environments. Students plan and carry out an investigation to gather evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electrical currents. Students analyze data and construct explanations for how the Sun and Earth interact.

Students learn to analyze and interpret data about Earth’s major systems and how they interact. Students plan and carry out investigations to explain the properties of matter and to determine if new substances form when matter is combined. Students construct explanations for how matter cycles and energy flows through environments and Earth’s systems. Additionally, students design and evaluate solutions to problems that exist in these areas.

Social Studies

Students learn basic concepts of historical time sequence and geographic directions. Emphasis is placed on safe practices and the importance of following rules and respecting the rights of others. Students are also taught national symbols and songs.

First grade students focus on learning elements of good citizenship through examples in history and literature that highlight honesty, kindness, and responsibility. State and national symbols as signs of citizen unity are also addressed. They learn state and national symbols and the basics of economic skills.

Students learn to navigate the world around them by developing map skills and recognizing symbols and landmarks. They will gain financial literacy skills and explore the concept of community, learning about the development of cultures, systems of governance, how communities and cultures interconnect both locally and globally, and how the world around them has changed over time. Students will learn about individual rights and responsibilities as well as opportunities for active participation in the life of the community.

In the third grade, students build conceptual understandings of community, culture, and government. They learn basic geographic terms and geographic features necessary for human settlement and success. They apply their understanding of culture and community as they learn more about indigenous cultures in the Americas. They begin to explore the rights and responsibilities central to representative government.

Students will build on foundational concepts as they learn about the present. Students will study history, government, economics, culture, and geography to build their understanding of past and present, as well as make inferences about the future. Inquiry into current events will help students make connections between the past and the present. Students will enlarge their world connections as they trace the global travels of people from many diverse cultures.

Students will explore essential ideas and events in United States History. They are: Exploration and Colonization, Beginnings of Self-Government, the Constitution and Bill of Rights, the Expansive 19th Century, and The United States on the World Stage. By framing the history of the United States within comprehensible sections, students will be supported in their own cognitive development.

Electives

Minecraft Crafty Art Adventures in Pixels for fifth graders combines creativity and technology. Students craft pixel art masterpieces within Minecraft, exploring artistic expression, problem-solving, and collaboration. This course nurtures imagination, digital skills, and a love for art in a dynamic virtual world.

LEGO Art Masterpiece Makers is an exciting elementary school course where students in grades 3-5 create stunning artworks using LEGO bricks. Through hands-on building, students explore artistic concepts, develop fine motor skills, and unleash their creativity, transforming simple bricks into masterful creations.

LEGO Bricktastic Art Adventures inspires elementary students to unleash their creativity through LEGO building. Students embark on imaginative journeys, constructing unique sculptures and creations. This course fosters artistic expression, spatial reasoning, and problem-solving skills, igniting a passion for art and innovation in young minds.

LEGO Kindergarten Artists invites young learners to explore creativity through hands-on building with LEGO bricks. Students engage in imaginative projects, developing fine motor skills, spatial awareness, and artistic expression. This course fosters a love for art and cultivates foundational skills for future artistic endeavors.

Crafty Art Minecraft Masterpieces for fourth graders merges crafting and digital creativity. Students design intricate masterpieces within Minecraft, honing spatial awareness, problem-solving, and artistic skills. This course fosters innovation, collaboration, and a passion for creative expression in a dynamic virtual environment.

Minecraft Art Pixel Playground Adventures engages elementary students in creative exploration through pixel art in Minecraft. Students design unique creations, developing spatial awareness, problem-solving skills, and artistic expression. This course fosters a love for art and technology, igniting imagination and innovation in young learners.

An engaging course where students use Minecraft to delve into scientific exploration. Through hands-on building and collaborative projects, students investigate concepts in physics, chemistry, biology, and environmental science. Emphasizing creativity and problem-solving, this course fosters a deeper understanding of scientific principles and encourages students to apply their knowledge in a virtual environment.

This course invites students to express their creativity through pixel art in Minecraft. Through guided lessons and collaborative projects, students explore various artistic techniques and design their own pixel masterpieces. Emphasis is placed on developing artistic skills, spatial awareness, and digital creativity, fostering a love for art and innovation in fifth-grade students.

An immersive learning experience where students embark on virtual adventures to explore scientific concepts. Through interactive gameplay and guided quests, students learn about physics, biology, geology, and more. Emphasis is placed on inquiry-based learning, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills as students apply scientific principles within the Minecraft universe.

In our Spanish for Beginners course for fifth graders, students embark on a linguistic journey to explore the vibrant world of Spanish language and culture. Through interactive lessons, games, and conversations, they develop basic vocabulary, grammar skills, and cultural understanding, fostering a solid foundation in Spanish communication.

In our Spanish for Beginners course for fifth graders, students embark on a linguistic journey to explore the vibrant world of Spanish language and culture. Through interactive lessons, games, and conversations, they develop basic vocabulary, grammar skills, and cultural understanding, fostering a solid foundation in Spanish communication.

Middle School Courses

Math

In Grade 6, instructional time should focus on four critical areas: (1) connecting ratio and rate to whole number multiplication and division and using concepts of ratio and rate to solve problems; (2) completing understanding of division of fractions and extending the notion of number to the system of rational numbers, which includes negative numbers; (3) writing, interpreting, and using expressions and equations; and (4) developing an understanding of statistical thinking.

In Grade 7, instructional time should focus on four critical areas: (1) developing an understanding of and applying proportional relationships; (2) developing an understanding of operations with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear equations; (3) 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 (4) drawing inferences about populations based on samples.

In Grade 8, instructional time should focus on three critical areas: (1) 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; (2) grasping the concept of a function and using functions to describe quantitative relationships; (3) analyzing two- and three-dimensional space and figures using distance, angle, similarity, and congruence, and understanding and applying the Pythagorean Theorem.

Science

Embark on a prehistoric adventure in our captivating middle school science course. Investigate ancient fossils, uncover dinosaur mysteries, and delve into their habitats, anatomy, and evolution. Gain scientific knowledge and ignite curiosity about the captivating world of dinosaurs.

The students will explore and experience a variety of areas within the field of science including life, physical, and earth sciences through the use of reading, research, observation, discussion, participation in individual and group projects, and utilization of the scientific research process and experiments.

This one-year course for seventh-grade students focuses on understanding Earth and Space science systems. Students will use scientific processes, protocols, and tools, including inquiry, to build an understanding of Earth’s structure and place in the Solar System, atmospheric processes, and composition of matter. Critical thinking, collaboration, accuracy, and communication skills will be practiced as students extend their scientific literacy. This course is required for seventh-grade students. Instructional practices will incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to our society. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. This course fulfills the science requirement for seventh-grade students.

This year-long course for eighth-grade students provides the physical science explanations that extend understandings developed in previous science courses. Students will use scientific processes, protocols, and tools, including inquiry, to build an understanding of structures, patterns, and relationships explained through the physical sciences. Critical thinking, collaboration, accuracy, and communication skills will be emphasized as students refine their scientific literacy. This course is required for eighth-grade students. Instructional practices will incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to our society. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. This course fulfills the science requirement for eighth-grade students.

Electives

This course is an integrated exploratory program focusing on self-knowledge, education, and career exploration. The purpose is to allow students to be involved in activity-centered lessons that explore careers, utilize technology, and develop life skills in the following subjects: agriculture, business, health science, health technology, marketing, technology education, and family and consumer sciences.

This course is designed to increase students’ knowledge and use of art media and technique; to help the student recognize the work of a variety of artists, and to help the student become more aware of the aesthetic qualities in his/her environment.

This course involves the study of critical reading, comprehension, and metacognition, namely what are our brains doing while our eyes are looking at the text. Vocabulary acquisition is stressed daily through a specific vocabulary curriculum, as well as word study within the context of the nonfiction text. These courses are designed to enhance the student’s success in reading more complex passages with an increased level of comprehension and confidence.

Introducing art within historical, social, geographical, political, and religious contexts for understanding art and architecture through the ages, Art History offers high school students an in-depth overview of art throughout history, with lessons organized by chronological and historical order and world regions. Students enrolled in this one-semester course will cover topics throughout history.

Economics allows students to study areas of interest relating to a career in management, real estate, merchandising, and entrepreneurship as well as starting and operating a business. Topics covered in the course: stock market, supply and demand, competition, production, taxes, and government. Student companies are formed for a computer simulation that is used.

This course offered to students with substantial musical backgrounds (either formal, notation-based training, or significant amounts of self-taught)

Students will learn or refine the skills of journalistic writing and/or layout in the production of the school newspaper. The class requires the ability to work independently and meet deadlines. Students must be available to work after school and on weekends.

This class is designed to provide students with an interactive introduction to the study of human behavior. Along with the study of major theorists and theories in psychology, we will also learn about perception, motivation, emotion, theories of personality, stress, psychological disorders, gender, adolescent development, parenting, and social interaction with the goal being to better understand ourselves and others.

Students in Spanish 1 will develop interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational language skills as they interact through the Spanish language in culturally authentic settings. As the students in the Spanish 1 class interact with each other, they will focus on improving comprehension, comprehensibility, vocabulary usage, cultural awareness, communication strategies, and language control. The class will focus on Novice communicative tasks and functions. A student must demonstrate a Novice Mid language proficiency to be able to move on to the Spanish 2 class.

Students acquire more vocabulary and grammatical constructs for practical communication in everyday situations. Emphasis is placed on strengthening the acquisition skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students still mostly use isolated words, lists, memorized phrases, and some personalized recombination of words and phrases; however, they begin to use these with more ease and attention to detail. They become increasingly comfortable speaking and writing in the present tense and begin using the imperfect and preterit tenses to narrate events in the past.

Art

This course is designed to increase students’ knowledge and use of art media and technique; to help the student recognize the work of a variety of artists, and to help the student become more aware of the aesthetic qualities in his/her environment.

Embark on a digital art journey using Procreate, a powerful drawing app. Learn digital drawing techniques, explore color theory, and unleash your creativity as you create expressive and vibrant artwork on a digital canvas.

Unleash your creativity and design skills using the user-friendly tool, FreeCanva. Learn the fundamentals of graphic design, including layout, typography, and color theory, as you create stunning visuals for digital and print media projects.

In our Middle School Lego Art course, young artists explore the limitless possibilities of Lego bricks as a medium for creative expression. Through design challenges, collaborative projects, and artistic techniques, they develop their artistic skills, problem-solving abilities, and spatial awareness, while crafting unique and imaginative Lego creations.

In our Middle School Minecraft course, students harness the power of the popular game to engage in immersive learning experiences. They explore history, architecture, and problem-solving while collaborating on projects, developing creativity, critical thinking, teamwork, and digital literacy skills within the captivating Minecraft universe.

Social Studies

The purpose of seventh-grade geography class is to place the whole world at your fingertips. It takes you on fantastic voyages to faraway environments and exotic landscapes and introduces you to our planet’s kaleidoscope of peoples, cultures, and ways of life.

Unearth the wonders of our planet in this captivating middle school science course. Explore the fascinating world of rocks, minerals, and geological processes. Investigate Earth’s dynamic landscapes, delve into plate tectonics, and discover the forces that shape our planet. Expand your understanding of geology and our ever-changing Earth.

In our Middle School Psychology course, students delve into the fascinating world of the human mind and behavior. Through interactive discussions, experiments, and case studies, they explore topics like emotions, cognition, and social interactions, fostering self-awareness, empathy, and critical thinking skills in understanding themselves and others.

In our Middle School Minecraft Geology course, students embark on a virtual geological expedition. They explore geological formations, study rock types, and investigate natural phenomena within the Minecraft world, fostering a deep understanding of geology, critical thinking, and scientific inquiry through hands-on exploration and observation.

This course covers the early history of America’s native peoples, early European colonization, and settlement of America. It also covers the creation of the United States of America through the American Revolution up until the post-civil war era.

This course explores Utah history based on four social studies disciplines: history, geography, economics, and civics. Students will explore the complex history of Utah, with examples of creativity, sacrifice, conflict, innovation, inequity, compromise, and leadership.

This 6th grade World History course examines major regions of the world, including Europe, Latin America, Canada, Mexico, Central America/the Caribbean, Russia, Africa, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. The main components studied throughout the year are as follows: History, Geography, Civics, and Economics. You will learn facts about important people, places, and events in World History, as well as develop and reinforce information processing, problem-solving, and map reading skills.

Language Arts

In our Middle School Creative Writing course, aspiring wordsmiths unleash their imagination and refine their storytelling skills. Through writing exercises, literary analysis, and peer feedback, students explore various genres and techniques, nurturing their creativity, communication, and critical thinking abilities in the world of written expression.

This course will target students’ growth in the areas of reading, writing, listening, speaking, discussion, reflection, and viewing. Reading strategies, critical thinking skills, and vocabulary building comprise the main elements of reading instructions. Through fiction, nonfiction, and poetry reading, students will practice reading strategies and comprehension skills. The focus of writing will be on narrative, informational, and argumentative writing. The overall goal of the class is to increase the literacy and writing ability of students.

This one-year course emphasizes the development of specific writing types: arguments, informative/explanatory texts, and narratives in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. Students demonstrate increasing sophistication in all aspects of language use. A variety of literature and informational texts serve as models to improve writing skills. Students actively seek to understand other perspectives and cultures through reading and listening. This course fulfills the seventh-grade English requirement.

This course emphasizes the development of critical reading and writing skills. A variety of literature and informational text of steadily increasing sophistication is used. Through close reading, careful writing, class discussions, and presentations, students deepen their ability to independently write, analyze, evaluate, and critique the text. Students actively seek to understand other perspectives and cultures through reading and listening. Technology is used thoughtfully to enhance reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language use. This course fulfills the eighth-grade English requirement.

This course involves the study of critical reading, comprehension, and metacognition, namely what are our brains doing while our eyes are looking at the text. Vocabulary acquisition is stressed daily through a specific vocabulary curriculum, as well as word study within the context of the nonfiction text. These courses are designed to enhance the student’s success in reading more complex passages with an increased level of comprehension and confidence.

Embark on an epic literary journey in this captivating middle school course. Explore a fantastical realm of adventure, friendship, and courage as we delve into a beloved fantasy series. Analyze themes, characters, and the author’s craft while unraveling the mysteries of Middle-earth.

In this engaging middle school course, students explore a diverse array of literature written for young adults. They analyze themes, characters, and literary techniques, fostering critical reading skills and a deeper understanding of the stories that resonate with their age group.

Career & Technical Education (CTE)

Students explore the vast potential of Adobe creative software. Through guided tutorials and hands-on projects, students learn to use tools like Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere Pro to create digital art, graphic designs, and multimedia projects. Emphasis is placed on fostering creativity, technical proficiency, and individual artistic expression.

This course is an integrated exploratory program focusing on self-knowledge, education, and career exploration. The purpose is to allow students to be involved in activity-centered lessons that explore careers, utilize technology, and develop life skills in the following subjects: agriculture, business, health science, health technology, marketing, technology education, and family and consumer sciences.

In this interactive middle school course, students dive into the world of computer programming using Scratch. They learn coding fundamentals, create animations, and design their own interactive projects, nurturing problem-solving skills, logical thinking, and creativity in a supportive and hands-on learning environment.

This course is designed to equip students with many of the needed computer skills to excel in the digital world. Students will be exposed to a broad range of technology concepts from basic computer hardware/software to computer systems, the Internet, and safe online habits. Students will also learn the basics of programming, algorithms, cybersecurity, and cryptography. After taking this course you will have the foundational skills needed to troubleshoot basic computer problems, use Google Apps, and write your own computer code! This class is perfect for young beginners looking to get started in the digital world.

Step into the director’s chair in this exciting middle school multimedia course. Learn the art of storytelling through video editing. Master cutting-edge software, explore visual effects, and craft compelling narratives. Unleash your creativity as you bring your ideas to life on the screen.

In our Middle School Business course, young entrepreneurs dive into the exciting realm of business and economics. Through real-world case studies, simulations, and hands-on projects, students develop crucial skills like financial literacy, problem-solving, teamwork, and critical thinking, preparing them for future success in the business world.

Dive into the world of visual storytelling in this dynamic middle school multimedia course. Discover the essentials of video production, from scripting and shooting to editing and post-production. Develop technical skills, unleash creativity, and bring your ideas to life through the magic of filmmaking.

High School Courses

Art

This is a basic introductory art class for students that have not had an art class before. We will learn about the art elements and principles with a variety of art materials. Students can expect to have aesthetic experiences as they study and critique works of art.

Unlock the world of dynamic digital creations in this captivating course. Learn the art of crafting stunning 3D animations using industry-standard software. Explore modeling, texturing, rigging, and animation techniques to bring your imagination to life in the virtual realm.

Unlock the full potential of your digital artistry with Procreate. Explore advanced drawing techniques, experiment with digital brushes and effects, and refine your artistic style to create captivating and professional-grade digital artwork.

Embark on a creative journey exploring the fundamentals of drawing and animation. Learn essential techniques to bring your imagination to life on paper and screen. From sketching to storyboarding, develop a solid foundation in visual storytelling and unleash your artistic potential in this captivating course.

Elevate your graphic design skills to the next level using the versatile tool, FreeCanva. Dive into advanced techniques in layout design, typography, image manipulation, and branding, as you create professional-grade visuals for various media platforms.

Unlock your imagination and sculpt captivating works of art using the versatile medium of Lego. Learn techniques in structure, form, and composition, and bring your creative visions to life with vibrant Lego bricks in this artistic journey.

Jump into the world of animation and storytelling through stop motion using Lego. Learn the art of frame-by-frame animation, scriptwriting, and editing techniques to create captivating movies and bring your Lego creations to life on the screen.

Unleash your creativity and artistic skills in the virtual realm of Minecraft. Explore various art styles and techniques, building intricate structures, landscapes, and sculptures that push the boundaries of imagination within the Minecraft universe.

Electives

Ignite your entrepreneurial spirit in this dynamic course. Explore the principles of successful business ventures, from ideation to execution. Develop essential skills such as problem-solving, strategic planning, and effective communication. Cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset and unleash your potential to innovate, create, and thrive in the business world.

This hands-on internship immerses students in real-world business settings, bridging theory with practice. Under mentorship, students engage in market research, business development, and project management. Through reflection, they evaluate experiences, fostering personal and professional growth. Networking opportunities with industry experts enhance career prospects. This course equips students with essential entrepreneurial and business skills, preparing them for success in dynamic business environments.

An exhilarating high school course where students delve into the world of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Through hands-on flight training and technical workshops, students learn about drone technology, aerodynamics, and regulations. Emphasis is placed on piloting skills, safety protocols, and exploring the innovative applications of drones in various industries.

General Studies offers high school students an educational experience across multiple subjects. Through literature, history, mathematics, science, and social studies, students cultivate critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills. This interdisciplinary approach fosters intellectual curiosity and prepares students for further education and career pathways. Engaging lessons and collaborative projects promote a well-rounded understanding of various subjects, encouraging lifelong learning. General Studies equips students with a broad knowledge base, enabling them to navigate complex issues, make informed decisions, and contribute meaningfully to society.

Guitar I Independent Study is designed for high school students to explore the fundamentals of guitar playing at their own pace. Through guided lessons and practice, students learn chords, strumming patterns, and basic music theory. Emphasis is placed on developing technique, musicality, and independent learning skills. This course encourages self-expression and a lifelong appreciation for music.

Embark on a musical journey of self-discovery in this independent study course. Explore the art of guitar playing, from basic chords to advanced techniques. Develop your own unique style, enhance musicality, and cultivate a deep connection with this versatile instrument through self-guided practice and exploration.

Explore the dynamic world of customer service, event planning, and destination management. Develop skills in communication, leadership, and problem-solving. Delve into the intricacies of the hospitality and tourism industry, and learn to create unforgettable experiences for guests while ensuring their satisfaction and loyalty.

Human Development is a high school course that explores the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development of individuals from infancy to adulthood. Through a combination of theory and practical applications, students gain insight into the factors that shape human growth and behavior. Topics include developmental milestones, attachment theory, cognitive development, identity formation, and societal influences. Through case studies, discussions, and interactive activities, students examine the complexities of human development and apply knowledge to real-world scenarios. This course fosters empathy, self-awareness, and an understanding of diverse perspectives, preparing students to navigate relationships, careers, and personal growth with sensitivity and insight.

Unlock the art of persuasive expression and conquer stage fright. Master techniques to engage audiences, structure speeches, and deliver impactful presentations. Develop confidence in articulation, body language, and vocal modulation, empowering you to communicate with clarity and captivate any audience.

A personalized musical journey, exploring composition, performance, and production. Develop your unique musical style, hone your skills, and unleash your creativity while receiving guidance from experienced mentors.

Spanish I introduces high school students to the fundamentals of the Spanish language. Through interactive lessons and practical exercises, students learn vocabulary, grammar, and basic conversation skills. Emphasis is placed on pronunciation, comprehension, and cultural understanding. This course provides a foundation for further language studies and fosters appreciation for Spanish-speaking cultures around the world.

Spanish II builds upon the foundation laid in Spanish I, further developing high school students’ proficiency in the Spanish language. Through interactive lessons and immersive activities, students expand vocabulary, refine grammar, and enhance conversational abilities. Emphasis is placed on comprehension, cultural awareness, and fluency development. This course prepares students for more complex language concepts and communication scenarios.

Enhance your academic performance through effective study strategies. Develop time management, note-taking, and critical thinking skills. Discover techniques for active reading, exam preparation, and maintaining focus. Unlock your full learning potential and achieve success in your studies.

Equip yourself with essential skills for the professional realm. Learn effective communication, time management, and teamwork strategies. Develop problem-solving abilities and enhance your adaptability in a dynamic work environment. Gain valuable insights and practical knowledge to excel in your future career endeavors.

Math

The course introduces the student to the basic structure of Algebra through the use and application of real numbers, inequalities, factoring, polynomials, linear and quadratic equations, and graphs. Appropriate technology will be used to enhance mathematical understanding and problem-solving skills.

This course is designed to build on algebraic and geometric concepts. It develops advanced algebra skills such as systems of equations, advanced polynomials, imaginary and complex numbers, quadratics, and concepts and includes the study of trigonometric functions.

Calculus is a transition course to upper-division mathematics and computer science courses. Students will extend their experience with functions as they study the fundamental concepts of calculus: limiting behaviors, difference quotients, and the derivative, Riemann sums and the definite integral, antiderivatives and indefinite integrals, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Students review and extend their knowledge of trigonometry and basic analytic geometry. Important objectives of the calculus sequence are to develop and strengthen the students’ problem-solving skills and to teach them to read, write, speak, and think in the language of mathematics. In particular, students learn how to apply the tools of calculus to a variety of problem situations.

This course explores fundamental concepts in math. Students will learn basic skills and extend their knowledge as they prepare for further math courses. This course covers concepts such as fractions, operations with fractions, decimals, percents, ratios, problem-solving, basic concepts in geometry shapes.

Welcome to the exciting world of high school geometry! In this course, you’ll explore the properties of shapes, delve into the mysteries of angles, and unlock the secrets of geometric proofs. Get ready for a captivating journey of spatial reasoning and mathematical discovery!

This course applies concepts from Algebra I and Geometry topics such as personal income, exponential growth, taxes, credit, loans and payments, leasing and purchasing, stocks, insurance, and retirement planning.

Medical Math is a specialized high school course designed to equip students with the mathematical skills necessary for success in healthcare professions. Through targeted instruction and practical applications, students learn to perform calculations essential to medical practice, such as dosage calculations, unit conversions, and medication administration. Emphasis is placed on accuracy, precision, and understanding the implications of mathematical errors in clinical settings. This course also covers statistical analysis, data interpretation, and financial aspects of healthcare, providing students with a comprehensive foundation for careers in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and allied health fields. Medical Math empowers students to confidently navigate mathematical challenges in the healthcare industry.

Pre-Algebra is a foundational high school course designed to prepare students for success in advanced mathematics. Through a structured curriculum, students develop essential mathematical skills and concepts necessary for algebraic reasoning. Topics covered include integers, fractions, decimals, ratios, proportions, and basic geometry. Emphasis is placed on problem-solving strategies, critical thinking, and mathematical fluency. Interactive lessons and practice exercises reinforce understanding and proficiency in mathematical operations. Pre-Algebra lays the groundwork for higher-level mathematics courses, empowering students with the tools they need to confidently tackle algebraic equations, functions, and problem-solving tasks. This course sets the stage for academic achievement in mathematics and beyond.

This course is a third-year algebra course and builds on SM 3. Advanced algebra topics such as polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions and their graphs as well as trigonometry, systems of equations, matrices, conic sections, and discrete mathematics will be studied in depth. This course will help prepare students for Calculus.

This course is to formalize and extend the mathematics that students learned in the middle grades. The critical areas, organized into units, deepen and extend understanding of linear relationships, in part by contrasting them with exponential phenomena, and in part by applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend. Secondary Mathematics I use properties and theorems involving congruent figures to deepen and extend my understanding of geometric knowledge from prior grades. The final unit in the course ties together the algebraic and geometric ideas studied. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout each course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations.

This course is on quadratic expressions, equations, and functions and on comparing their characteristics and behavior to those of linear and exponential relationships from Secondary Mathematics I as organized into six critical areas, or units. The need for extending the set of rational numbers arises and real and complex numbers are introduced so that all quadratic equations can be solved. The link between probability and data is explored through conditional probability and counting methods, including their use in making and evaluating decisions. The study of similarity leads to an understanding of right triangle trigonometry and connects to quadratics through Pythagorean relationships. Circles, with their quadratic algebraic representations, round out the course. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout each course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations.

This course has students pull together and apply the accumulation of learning that they have from their previous courses, with content grouped into four critical areas, organized into units. They apply methods from probability and statistics to draw inferences and conclusions from data. Students expand their repertoire of functions to include polynomial, rational, and radical functions. They expand their study of right triangle trigonometry to include general triangles. And, finally, students bring together all of their experience with functions and geometry to create models and solve contextual problems.

Science

Human Anatomy and Physiology explores the inner workings of the human body and focuses on anatomical and medical terminology. This course is the perfect foundation for students wanting to expand their vocabularies and learn about the body and its levels of an organization, as well as the cooperation required between those levels.

This course introduces students to the study of astronomy, including its history and development, basic scientific laws of motion and gravity, the concepts of modern astronomy, and the methods used by astronomers to learn more about the universe. Additional topics include the solar system, the Milky Way and other galaxies, and the sun and stars. Using online tools, students examine the life cycle of stars, the properties of planets, and the exploration of space.

Explore the vast expanse of the universe and discover the intriguing possibilities of alien worlds. Delve into the science of exoplanets, study their atmospheres, and ponder the potential for extraterrestrial life in our cosmic neighborhood.

Biology, the study of living things, exposes students to a wide range of biological processes including molecular and cell biology, heredity and genetics, ecology, evolution, and the diversity of life. The science processes of observation, hypothesizing, measurement, and data gathering, analysis, interpretation, and application are applied.

Biochemistry is an advanced high school course that delves into the intricate relationship between biology and chemistry. Students explore the molecular basis of life, focusing on the structure, function, and interactions of biological molecules such as proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids. Through laboratory experiments and theoretical studies, students investigate biochemical processes including metabolism, enzyme kinetics, and cellular signaling. Emphasis is placed on understanding the chemical principles underlying biological phenomena, preparing students for further studies in biochemistry, molecular biology, medicine, and related fields. Biochemistry fosters critical thinking, scientific inquiry, and a deeper appreciation for the complexities of living organisms.

This course covers the fundamentals of chemistry and is appropriate for students expecting to pursue careers in science-related as well as non-science-related fields. Chemistry fulfills the requirement for a physical science course under the Utah state graduation requirements. Emphasis is given to understanding the basics of chemical theory and concepts, interpreting chemical symbols and language, and solving common chemical problems. Applications of chemistry to the everyday world are also explored.

This course involves experimentation with mechanical forces, hydraulics, electricity, and heat. It is an excellent class for pre-engineering or any applied science.

Earth Science affects us every day in our air, weather, water, and even the ground we stand on. In this class, we will explore the processes that have formed the earth, stars, elements, and the universe. Through labs, lessons, activities, and creating models, we will explore how Earth’s atmosphere (air), hydrosphere (water), and geosphere (land) all interact with each other and affect our everyday life. We will examine events and changes in the world and investigate hypotheses about what has caused them.

Environmental Science is a year-long course designed to show thematic connections between a variety of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, and physics. It gives students a coherent and realistic picture of the applications of a variety of scientific concepts as they manifest in our environment.

Step into the world of crime investigation in this thrilling course. Utilize forensic science techniques to analyze evidence, examine crime scenes, and piece together clues. Collaborate in an interactive game setting to solve intriguing mysteries and uncover the truth behind the crimes.

Unlock the world of genetics through the creative realm of Lego. Explore inheritance, traits, and genetic variation as you build and experiment with Lego models representing genetic concepts, fostering a hands-on understanding of this fascinating field.

Physical Science is the study of matter and energy and includes chemistry and physics. Topics that will be studied include matter, the periodic table, elements, mixtures, compounds, chemical reactions, light, and the electromagnetic spectrum, energy, heat, motion, Newton’s laws, and momentum.

Prepare for an electrifying journey through the laws of the universe in our high school physics course. Explore the realms of motion, energy, and forces, and uncover the fundamental principles that govern our physical world.

Dive into the fascinating realm of zoology in our high school course. Discover the diverse wonders of the animal kingdom, explore animal behavior and adaptations, and gain a deeper understanding of the intricate web of life on Earth.

Embark on an extraordinary exploration of mythical creatures in this captivating zoology course. Investigate the legendary beasts of folklore and mythology, examining their origins, characteristics, and cultural significance. Delve into the realm of imagination and learn about the fascinating creatures that have captured human fascination throughout history.

Career & Technical Education (CTE)

The business world is progressively more reliant on digital technologies. The Digital Business Applications course is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and skills to be an asset to the collaborative, global, and innovative business world of today and tomorrow. Concepts include the overall digital experience, digital communications, digital media, and the exploration of career choices. This course also provides practical experience in professionalism using various forms of presentation skills, including speaking, podcasting, and digital portfolio relating to the globalization of business.

Delve into the fascinating world of child development. Explore theories, milestones, and factors shaping physical, cognitive, and socio-emotional growth. Gain insights into nurturing and supporting the development of children, preparing you for future roles in education or caregiving.

Unleash your creativity and storytelling skills in the realm of visual media. Learn the art of video editing, mastering techniques like cutting, transitions, and effects. Dive into the world of post-production, shaping narratives through precise editing and enhancing the visual impact of your videos.

This is an introductory course in Computer Science Concepts and Principles. Computer Science is a very broad topic that includes much more than just writing programs. This course is designed to introduce you to several of those areas including 1) How digital information can represent text, numbers, pictures, colors, audio, and video. 2) How large amounts of information can be collected, visualized, interpreted, and manipulated. 3) How digital information is sent and received over the internet, including how data is routed as it travels to and from your device, how the data can be compressed for sending then decompressed when received, and how data can be encrypted to protect sensitive information.

This course is designed to equip students with many of the needed computer skills to excel in the digital world. Students will be exposed to a broad range of technology concepts from basic computer hardware/software to computer systems, the Internet, and safe online habits. Students will also learn the basics of programming, algorithms, cybersecurity, and cryptography. After taking this course you will have the foundational skills needed to troubleshoot basic computer problems, use Google Apps, and write your own computer code! This class is perfect for young beginners looking to get started in the digital world.

Elevate your photography skills to new heights in this advanced course. Dive deeper into composition, lighting, and post-processing techniques. Experiment with advanced camera settings, explore specialized genres, and refine your artistic vision to produce stunning, professional-quality images that showcase your mastery of digital photography.

Digital Photography: Pokémon Snaps invites high school students on an adventure to capture the world of Pokémon through photography. Through practical assignments and creative projects, students learn about composition, lighting, and storytelling. Emphasis is placed on mastering digital camera techniques and editing skills to bring the Pokémon universe to life through captivating images.

An electrifying high school course where students delve into the world of electronics and circuitry. Through hands-on experiments and projects, students explore fundamental principles of electricity, circuit design, and electronic components. Emphasis is placed on problem-solving, innovation, and applying knowledge to create functioning electronic devices. This course sparks curiosity and creativity in electrical engineering.

Engineering Marvel Mania is an exhilarating high school course where students dive into the world of engineering and innovation. Through hands-on projects and challenges, students explore various engineering disciplines, including mechanical, civil, and electrical engineering. Emphasis is placed on problem-solving, teamwork, and creativity, as students design and build their own engineering marvels. This course ignites passion for engineering and fosters critical thinking skills.

This course is designed to focus on the science of food and nutrition. Experiences will include food safety and sanitation, culinary technology, food preparation, and dietary analysis to develop a healthy lifestyle with pathways to career readiness.

Explore the rich culinary heritage of the Southern region. Delve into the science behind traditional Southern cooking techniques, ingredients, and flavor profiles. Master the art of creating mouthwatering dishes that reflect the soulful and diverse culinary traditions of the South.

Discover the power of social media as a marketing tool. Learn strategies to engage, grow, and convert audiences across popular platforms. Harness the potential of social media to build brand awareness, drive customer engagement, and achieve business objectives.

Immerse yourself in the language of healthcare. Learn the foundation of medical terminology, dissecting prefixes, suffixes, and root words to comprehend and communicate effectively within the medical field.

An immersive high school course where students explore robotics and engineering. Through hands-on projects and programming challenges, students design, build, and program robots to perform tasks. Emphasis is placed on problem-solving, innovation, and collaboration, as students apply engineering principles to create robotic solutions. This course ignites passion for robotics and prepares students for careers in engineering.

Language Arts

Experience the power of words in our AP English Language and Composition course. Enhance your rhetorical prowess, dissect compelling texts, and master the art of effective communication. Unleash your voice and elevate your writing skills to new heights.

Creative Writing is a year-long elective course for students to learn how to cultivate the habits, attitudes, and responsibilities of a creative writer. Students will learn how to create, develop, and refine original forms of descriptive writing. As they read and write, students will become familiar with a variety of genres (such as short stories, poetry, screenplays, and more) and will focus on developing their use of creative writing techniques.

Students will learn or refine the skills of journalistic writing and/or layout in the production of the school newspaper. The class requires the ability to work independently and meet deadlines. Students must be available to work after school and on weekends.

This course meets the Language Arts requirement for 10th grade. Within the context of world literature, Language Arts 10 covers four broad areas from the Common Core State Standards: (1) Reading literature, (2) Reading non-fiction, (3) Writing, and (4) Speaking and listening. Reading instruction focuses on citing textual evidence, determining the theme or main idea, analyzing character, determining the meaning of words, plus analyzing text structure and point of view. Writing opportunities emphasize three genres: argument, informative/explanatory, and narrative. Students will participate in a variety of discussion formats and present their findings using digital media and speech.

This course meets the Language Arts requirements for the 11th grade. Within the context of American Literature, Language Arts 11 covers four broad areas from the Common Core State Standards: (1) Reading literature, (2) Reading non-fiction, (3) Writing, and (4) Speaking and listening. Reading instruction focuses on citing textual evidence, determining the theme or main idea, analyzing character, determining the meaning of words, plus analyzing text structure and point of view. Writing opportunities emphasize three genres: argument, informative/explanatory, and narrative. Students will participate in a variety of discussion formats and present their findings using digital media and speech.

This course meets the Language Arts requirement for the 12th grade. Within the context of British Literature, Language Arts 12 covers four broad areas from the Common Core State Standards: (1) Reading literature, (2) Reading non-fiction, (3) Writing, and (4) Speaking and listening. Reading instruction focuses on citing textual evidence, determining the theme or main idea, analyzing character, determining the meaning of words, plus analyzing text structure and point of view. Writing opportunities emphasize three genres: argument, informative/explanatory, and narrative. Students will participate in a variety of discussion formats and present their findings using digital media and speech.

This course meets the Language Arts requirement for 9th grade. Language Arts 9 covers four broad areas from the Common Core State Standards: (1) Reading literature, (2) Reading non-fiction, (3) Writing, and (4) Speaking and listening. Reading instruction focuses on citing textual evidence, determining the theme or main idea, analyzing character, determining the meaning of words, plus analyzing text structure and point of view. Writing opportunities emphasize three genres: argument, informative/explanatory, and narrative. Students will participate in a variety of discussion formats and present their findings using digital media and speech.

A literary journey exploring the rich and diverse world of young adult literature. Analyze captivating stories that resonate with young minds, delve into themes of identity, friendship, and resilience, and gain a deeper understanding of the unique narratives that shape the lives of young adults.

P.E. & Health

Gain a deep understanding of human well-being and behavior in this comprehensive course. Explore the factors that influence mental health, study various therapeutic approaches, and analyze the impact of social, cultural, and biological factors on individuals’ psychological and emotional state.

The Fitness for Life class is designed to help students accomplish three main objectives: 1) Acquire knowledge about the benefits of physical activity to health and wellness and principles of fitness. 2) Become physically active while pursuing goals to become physically fit. 3) Become an independent decision-maker.

A class required by all 10th-grade students on a semester basis. This class provides a groundwork of knowledge, understanding, habits, and attitudes, which will help students make wise decisions about health; so that they might be healthy, fit, and happy.

Lifetime Activities is a one-semester course designed to teach lifetime activities. Team sports are NOT emphasized. Activities will include but are not limited to; archery, badminton, golf, pickleball, tennis, disc golf, spikeball, walking, jogging, biking, fishing, martial arts & aquatics.

This course provides students with the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge, and techniques in a variety of individual and team sports and rhythmic activities. Emphasis is placed on leadership and sportsmanship. Also, this course assists students in accessing their own fitness level and in developing and implementing personal fitness plans to improve their level of physical fitness. Emphasis is placed on the components of fitness, proper, nutrition, and stress management.

A transformative journey to strengthen and sculpt your body. Discover the principles of weight training, focusing on proper form, technique, and progressive overload. Enhance muscular endurance, improve flexibility, and boost overall fitness through targeted exercises and conditioning routines.

A holistic journey of mind and body through ancient practices. Cultivate strength, flexibility, and mindfulness. Learn various yoga poses, breathing techniques, and meditation practices to enhance physical well-being, reduce stress, and foster a sense of inner peace and balance.

Social Studies

Embark on a captivating journey through the ancient world in this historical course. Explore the rich cultures, empires, and civilizations that shaped our collective history. Dive into the myths, architecture, and societal structures that defined ancient societies and discover their enduring legacies.

Delve into the fascinating realm of human behavior and the mind in this advanced course. Explore the intricacies of psychological theories, research methods, and mental processes. Analyze human cognition, emotions, and behaviors to gain a deeper understanding of the complexities of the human psyche.

Uncover the inner workings of the American political system in this advanced course. Dive into the principles of democracy, constitutional foundations, and branches of government. Analyze key political institutions, policies, and engage in critical discussions on civic engagement and democratic participation.

AP U.S. History is an advanced placement course designed to provide high school students with a comprehensive understanding of American history from pre-colonial times to the present day. Through rigorous analysis of primary and secondary sources, students explore key historical events, themes, and figures that have shaped the nation. Topics include colonialism, the American Revolution, westward expansion, the Civil War, industrialization, world wars, civil rights movements, and contemporary issues. Emphasizing critical thinking, analytical writing, and historical interpretation, this course prepares students for the AP exam and fosters a deeper appreciation for the complexities and diversity of the American experience.

Embark on a global journey through time in this advanced course. Explore the diverse cultures, civilizations, and historical events that have shaped our world. Analyze the rise and fall of empires, examine social, economic, and political transformations, and gain a comprehensive understanding of humanity’s shared past.

Embark on a captivating exploration of lost worlds and maritime history. Investigate shipwrecks and unearth ancient treasures through hands-on fieldwork, artifact analysis, and historical research. Delve into the fascinating stories behind these archaeological discoveries and their cultural significance.

Introducing art within historical, social, geographical, political, and religious contexts for understanding art and architecture through the ages, Art History offers high school students an in-depth overview of art throughout history, with lessons organized by chronological and historical order and world regions. Students enrolled in this one-semester course will cover topics throughout history.

Economics allows students to study areas of interest relating to a career in management, real estate, merchandising, and entrepreneurship as well as starting and operating a business. Topics covered in the course: stock market, supply and demand, competition, production, taxes, and government. Student companies are formed for a computer simulation that is used.

Discover the secrets of financially successful people. Learn how to make your money work for you. Avoid risky investments and learn the pitfalls of credit cards. Ensure that you don’t become one of the growing numbers of bankruptcy filers in our state.

An enchanting journey through ancient tales and deities in this captivating course. Explore the fascinating world of Greek mythology, unravel the stories of gods and heroes, and delve into the cultural significance and enduring influence of these mythical narratives on art, literature, and society.

Discover the power of effective communication across various contexts. Develop essential skills in public speaking, interpersonal communication, and written expression. Explore the impact of digital media and learn strategies to convey messages with clarity, confidence, and cultural sensitivity in today’s interconnected world.

This course offered to students with substantial musical backgrounds (either formal, notation-based training, or significant amounts of self-taught or ‘by ear’ knowledge) who wish to become more familiar with musical structure, language, and notation; and/or to advance personal musicianship. The course includes introduction/review in the fundamentals and materials of music (notation, rhythm, melody, harmony, form, and texture); substantial amounts of ear training, arranging and composition; harmonic and formal analysis of both Classical and Pop/Jazz works; and ample opportunities for students to explore the music of their own choosing.

Embark on a philosophical voyage in our high school course. Engage in profound discussions, ponder life’s biggest questions, and explore the wisdom of great thinkers. Challenge assumptions, broaden perspectives, and develop critical thinking skills that transcend academia.

This class is designed to provide students with an interactive introduction to the study of human behavior. Along with the study of major theorists and theories in psychology, we will also learn about perception, motivation, emotion, theories of personality, stress, psychological disorders, gender, adolescent development, parenting, and social interaction with the goal being to better understand ourselves and others.

Studies and compares social groups and institutions and their inter-relationships. Includes culture, socialization, deviance, stratification, race, ethnicity, social change, and collective behavior.

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. Students will fulfill the United States Citizenship exam for graduation in this course.

United States History II addresses the making of modern America, highlighting the events and issues in United States history from the late Industrial Revolution to modern times. Topics include, but are not limited to, the Industrial Revolution, the Progressive movement, imperialism and foreign affairs, the World Wars, the Great Depression, the Cold War, the civil rights movements, the rise of terrorism, and modern social and political history. Students are assisted in making connections between the events and ideas of the past and their lives today. Contextualizing the study of modern America by helping students make connections across the span of U.S. history can enrich and deepen their understanding of their own place in the American story.

The study of man and how he adjusts to his environment. This course is composed of acquiring basic geographic skills and a regional approach to the geography of the world. Select this course or AP Human Geography, but not both.

World History addresses events and issues in world history from the earliest evidence

Certification Courses

Adobe

Knowing how to use Adobe AfterEffects is an essential skill for video editors and sometimes even graphic designers. In fact, AfterEffects can be useful in many different careers! We lead you through this comprehensive course and learn everything you need to start editing video like the pros. Then, use your newfound knowledge to get certified!

An animation journey in our Adobe Animate course. You will learn how to animate everything from industry-relevant elements such as promotional videos, to more whimsical elements like an interactive supernatural encyclopedia. By the end of the course, you’ll be more than ready for the Animate certification exam!

Explore the exciting world of HTML and CSS coding. This course, which will help you learn to use Dreamweaver and prepare you for the certification exam, is for new and experienced coders alike! By the end, you will have created your very own website and learned a ton of new, marketable skills.

This is popular, long-standing course on vector art and illustration. Illustrator is a unique program; throughout the course, you will create several original projects from scratch – no starter files needed! As you’ll see, there’s nothing quite like creating something with just your mind and your mouse-all while preparing for the certification exam

This course will teach you how to use the program for the in-demand skill of graphic design. By the end of the course, you will have created some fantastic portfolio pieces and gained the knowledge needed to pass the InDesign certification exam.

 

This course will not only teach you how to manipulate photos using Photoshop’s tools, it will teach you how to use those tools creatively. You are guaranteed to have fun and create some amazing projects, all while preparing for the certification exam.

 

Adobe Premiere Pro is one of the most powerful tools for video editing and production. We teach you how to get the most out of Premiere in this fun and engaging course. You will edit several videos while adding your own creative flair and practicing for the certification exam.

 

Dig a little deeper into the capabilities of Premiere Pro in this advanced course. You’ll edit video in industry-relevant projects to further hone your skills and really put the

 

Cybersecurity & More

In this course, we walk you through everything you need to know about QuickBooks Online, including how to connect QuickBooks to your bank account, how to create a data file, how to use lists, and so much more! Whether you are a business student, an accountant, or a business owner, you will learn everything you need to start using QuickBooks and to take the certification exam.

 

Join instructor Greg King in our comprehensive Autodesk AutoCAD Certification Course. This course is designed to equip you with the essential skills and knowledge required to excel in the Autodesk Certified User certification exam. With a focus on hands-on training, you’ll learn the fundamental concepts of AutoCAD software, including drawing and editing techniques, 2D and 3D design, and efficient workflow management. Whether you’re a beginner looking to build a strong foundation or a seasoned professional aiming to validate your expertise, this course will help you succeed in your AutoCAD certification journey. Enroll today and take the first step towards becoming a certified AutoCAD expert.

 

Join our Project Management Ready Certification Course, led by the incredible instructor, Jess Campbell. Dive into the basics of project management and navigate the project lifecycle, budgeting, and business structures. This course is your stepping stone to becoming a beginner project manager, covering essential concepts in depth. It’s designed as a fun and relevant classroom supplement. Get ready to pass the PMI Project Management Ready certification exam while enjoying an engaging and interactive learning experience. Boost your career in this rapidly growing field and apply your knowledge directly to real-world projects.

 

In today’s dynamic and highly competitive business landscape, effective communication is the key to success. The Communication Skills for Business Certification Course (CSB) is designed to empower individuals with the essential skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the professional world. In this course, led by educator Jonathan Gordon, we will explore the significance of non-verbal cues, negotiation strategies, and adapting to diverse audiences to empower students to present the best version of themselves in the business world. By participating in the course, students will be able to confidently interact with colleagues and be prepared to pass the Communication Skills for Business (CSB) Professional Communication Exam!

 

Join instructor William Price, a seasoned cybersecurity professional, on a captivating journey into the world of Cisco Certified Support Technician Cybersecurity. This course is created to prepare you for the Cisco Certified Support Technician Cybersecurity Certification, offering real-life scenarios, engaging examples, and essential tech knowledge for the digital realm. Master the certification, gain practical skills, and become part of the future of technology and security. Enroll now for an unforgettable cybersecurity adventure and step confidently into the world of digital defense.

 

Microsoft

Microsoft Excel is a program widely used by professionals and one that you can’t go wrong with learning to use. Plus, Your projects will mimic real-life scenarios and tasks that you could be asked to do as a professional using Excel – or taking the certification exam.

 

The Microsoft Excel Expert Training course is designed to provide comprehensive training on the advanced features and functionalities of Microsoft Excel, a powerful spreadsheet application widely used in various industries. This course is suitable for individuals who have a solid foundation in Excel and want to expand their skills to an expert level. By the end of the Microsoft Excel Expert Training course, participants will have acquired advanced skills and knowledge in Excel, empowering them to effectively analyze and manipulate data, automate tasks, create interactive reports, and collaborate efficiently, making them highly proficient Excel users.

 

Microsoft Outlook is more than meets the eye. This course teaches you much more than how to send an email in this course; you will learn how to use filters, set signatures, create calendar events, and more than you thought possible throughout this course, while soaking up all the knowledge you need for the Outlook certification exam.

 

Almost everyone has used PowerPoint at some point in their lives, but few know how to use it well – and that’s exactly what instructor Jennifer Stubblefield is here to teach you in our Microsoft PowerPoint course. Join her (fictitious) Traveling Scholars Club to create realistic, industry-relevant presentations and prepare for the PowerPoint certification exam.

 

Microsoft Word has been around since the 80s and is one of the most popular word processing programs available. That means knowing your way around Word is a highly marketable skill! You will work through fourteen comprehensive projects so you’re ready to start utilizing Word in the classroom, the office, or wherever word processing takes you.

 

In this expert-level course, we guide you on a word processing journey. You will create a newsletter, a flyer, a catalog, and even a PDF that you can add to your portfolio – all while gaining the skills necessary to pass the expert-level Word certification exam AND get the absolute most out of Microsoft Word-all while preparing for the certification exam

 

 

University Courses

Offered Via Our Partners

Fine Arts and Communications

Students will learn to understand and appreciate art through the study of the visual language and art history. This course presents the fundamentals of the creative process, including structure, concept, material proficiency, and historical context. Emphasis is placed on developing the student’s ability to critically analyze artistic works. 3 Credits

 

Students will explore the making and meaning of images through hands-on camera work, lectures, and discussion. Emphasis is placed on the development of creative expression and photography as a fine art medium. Topics include camera operation, use of light, image editing, formal aesthetics, historical perspectives, conceptual approaches, exhibition presentation, and a final portfolio. 3 Credits

 

This course surveys Western art and architecture from the Prehistoric through the Gothic periods. Focusing on important concepts and historical events within each culture, the chronological course examines art through artistic, political, religious, and social lenses. 3 Credits.

 

This introductory course investigates principles of communication theories and how to use these theories in practical application. The course content encourages students to analyze, assess and evaluate communication principles. Students will develop skills and techniques essential to effective communication in settings that include; intrapersonal, interpersonal, small group and public speaking. Students will develop the ability to look at the big picture of human communicate and how it affects each individual’s perception, cultural traditions and human philosophy. 3 Credits.

 

The study of interpersonal communication is the study of interaction between people. It is not only the conversation, but the psychology of relationships, problems, and situations and how they can be dealt with in an effective manner. This course is designed to study interpersonal communication from a descriptive as well as analytical point of view. The topics of interpersonal relationships include; cognitive psychology, self-concept, perception, emotions, verbal and nonverbal language, listening, intimacy, climate, and conflict will be discussed. Possible methods of enhancing interpersonal communication situations will be practiced through discussion, role-play, writing, critical evaluation, feedback and observance. 3 Credits.

 

A general appreciation course designed to make music meaningful to the average listener. The relationship of rhythm, melody, harmony, and form will be demonstrated though selected recordings. The elements of music will be treated non-technically together with historical and biographical observations. Western art music will be discussed as well as music of other world cultures. Also, a general survey of folk and popular music will be provided. 3 Credits.

 

Humanities

This course provides a first experience with academic writing and/or a review of the basic components of writing, including grammar, usage, and punctuation. Students learn simple sentence construction and coordination leading to basic paragraph construction. Students learn to respond to written texts and prompts. The course prepares students to succeed in English 1010. Recommended for students scoring lower than 17 on the English section of the ACT. 3 Credits.

 

This course emphasizes critical reading, writing, and thinking skills through writing-intensive workshops. It explores writing situations as a complex process focusing specifically on idea generation relative to audience and purpose, working through multiple drafts, peer collaboration, and revision, and it includes rhetorical analysis. 3 Credits.

 

Students will build on the skills learned in ENGL 1010 in this intermediate writing course. ENGL 2010 is designed to improve students’ reading, writing, research, and critical thinking skills. The course will include expository, persuasive, and/or argumentative writing emphases. The course will require several research-oriented writing assignments. 3 Credits.

 

This course is an introduction to literary forms, to close reading of literature, and to the terminology of literature. The emphasis is on fiction, poetry, and drama. The course will emphasize diverse literary traditions, historical time periods, diverse authors, careful reading, literary analysis, and thoughtful interpretation. 3 Credits.

 

This course explores the history of the world from the earliest times into the 14th century. Emphasis is placed on the cultural and intellectual aspects of both Western and non-Western civilizations which established the foundations for their subsequent historical developments. 3 Credits.

 

This course is designed to provide an introduction into American history from pre-contact Native American societies through the present day. 3 Credits.

 

An introduction to the structure, function, and political dynamics of the major actors, ideas, and institutions within the American governmental system. 3 Credits.

 

An introductory survey of general psychology theories and concepts with an emphasis on the scientific study of human behaviors and applications in daily life. 3 Credits.

 

This course introduces students to the discipline of sociology and its unifying objective of linking broad cultural and institutional social forces to personal experiences and human behavior. Using sociological theories and research methods, an examination will be given to diverse sociological perspectives and topics such as culture, family, gender, ethnicity, crime, etc. 3 Credits.

Science and Mathematics

This course introduces many major themes in biology, such as inheritance, diversity of life, growth and response of organisms, and flow of matter and energy through biological systems. Special emphasis is given on how this discipline influenced past, present, and future world issues. Students will learn to think critically, interpret data, evaluate information, communicate clearly, about life in the world around them. 3 Credits.

 

This course introduces individuals to a variety of chemistry-related knowledge and experience and is designed to give non-majors a glimpse at chemistry and how it relates to the world around them. As a general education course, it relates chemistry to the real world experience and gives the student an opportunity to investigate chemical principles in their life. It gives the student a feeling for how scientists view problems and the systematic method by which they solve them. Discussion topics are chosen from physical, organic, and biological areas inside the chemistry field. 3 Cerdits.

 

This laboratory experience that accompanies the CHEM 1010 course. It is designed to give students a feel for basic laboratory equipment and measurement. It also provides reinforcement of the concepts covered in the class. The lab also enables students to visualize many concepts and experiments discussed in class. 1 Credit.

 

Introduction to Statistics is a first-semester course on the nature of statistical reasoning. Topics to be covered include descriptive statistics, sampling and data collection, basic probability, sampling distributions, and statistical inference (including 1- and 2-sample confidence intervals and hypothesis testing). 3 Credits.

 

College Algebra is designed to prepare students for trigonometry and calculus. In this course students will study several types of functions including polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Additional topics may include graphing technology, sequences and series, conic sections, matrices, modeling, and the binomial theorem. 4 Credits.

 

Business and Applied Tech

This course is designed to expose students from any area of study to the many functions of modern business. The course shows students how these functions exist in a changing society and the types of decisions which must be made within that environment. The importance of business in modern society is also emphasized throughout the course. In an introductory manner, the course covers topics such as entrepreneurship, economics, management, human resource management, marketing, and accounting. 3 Credits.

 

This course will introduce personal and consumer financial concepts and give students basic tools to make sound financial decisions in today’s society based on economic trends and research. This is a practical course in personal money management consisting of financial planning including career choices, budgeting, planning for retirement, financing a home and automobile, and understanding consumer credit, taxes, insurance, and investments. Students will use basic math skills as well as read, write, and think critically. 3 Credits.

 

General Studies

In this course, we will study one thematic issue (e.g. cloning, definitions of beauty, etc.) from three different disciplinary perspectives in order to understand ways in which knowledge is connected, dependent, and relevant. Additionally, this course will focus on the habits of mind (intellectual, motivational, emotional, self-awareness, and self-directedness) that are essential for becoming a learner in an interdisciplinary world. 3 Credits.

 

In this course students will be involved with Snow College’s Charlie Life and Leadership Academy which is an online library of leadership courses and content designed to complement any academic, co-curricular, or personal development program. The office of Student Life and Leadership will help students who enroll in this course exemplify Charlie Academy’s mission to provide students with life and leadership skills to thrive as individuals and in relationships, teams, organizations, and communities. Students may use this class to receive credit for the modules taken under other academic courses, leadership programs, career services, etc. Or they may take it as a standalone course.

 

In this course students learn about the fundamental principles of growth and development from conception through childhood to old age. The course includes the study of the biological process of development, as well as the emotional, social, psychological, and cognitive development of the individual within a cultural and historical context. 3 Credits.

 

This course will help increase student awareness of the need for a lifetime fitness and wellness program. Students will develop programs and participate in activities to help them implement a lifetime commitment to fitness and wellness. 1 Credit.

 

This course offers the opportunity to earn credit for prior learning experiences and for demonstrated competency in practical skills. Approved portfolios related to prior learning experiences and achievements recognized by published standards (such as industry certifications) may be considered for academic credit. Credit Varies.

 

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