Course Descriptions | Kimberly

*- Class which qualify for science credit

**- Classes may be offered (in whole or as part) for dual or technical post- secondary credit

***- Classes offer Kimberly High School Additional Graduation Requirements

One Semester
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This course is designed for the beginning to intermediate lifter. Students will spend a little more time learning the correct techniques and form for our five Core lifts. They will then engage in workouts to help them understand principles, and progressions of weight training to gain strength, muscle tone, and core stability. It aims to improve physical fitness levels through high intense cardio, weight training, and plyometrics.

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Media Techs will learn and practice all aspects of running the KHS Library/Media Center.  Students will complete lessons in library science on Moodle and apply their knowledge to the routines and special projects in the library.  Good skills in alphabetizing, typing, computer use, and public relations are needed. This course may be repeated for multiple semesters.

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Advanced Floral Design will build on the basic skills and arrangements learned in floral design.  The class will explore wedding and funeral work, as well as other special occasion and party pieces.  This class will explore the retail floral business and operations.

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Students will work in teams, exploring hands-on projects and activities, to learn the characteristics of plant science and work on major projects and problems similar to those that plant science specialists, such as horticulturalists, agronomists, greenhouse and nursery mangers and producers, and plant research specialists face in their respective careers.

One Semester

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One Semester

This is a comprehensive course in developing agricultural leadership, citizenship, and cooperation. It includes topics in personal development, employee/employer relations, and group and individual interpersonal communication skills. Students will develop a skill in public speaking and career readiness.

One Semester

A course designed to examine soil and plant relationships that affect the production of food and fiber. Topics include soils, irrigation, land judging, plants, crop and weed identification, diseases, insect and chemicals.

One Semester

A general course in beginning agriculture welding which includes study in the following areas: shop safety and operation, tool identification and use, gas welding and cutting, basic arc welding.

One Semester
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The Dairy Food Science course will focus on the study of processing milk and milk products and promote the advanced study of dairy manufacturing.  Students will develop an understanding of the history of dairy food processing, quality assurance and food safety, marketing milk products, and career opportunities in the dairy processing industry.

One Semester

A course designed to examine the importance of fish and wildlife science, outdoor recreation and natural resources.  During this class you will explore ecological concepts, fish and wildlife populations, aquaculture and hunting and fishing regulations.

One Semester
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A course designed to develop skills in floriculture and the techniques used to develop and complete a variety of retail items normally sold in a retail florist business. The skills learned are necessary to gain and maintain employment in the retail florist industry. A fee will be charged to help cover the cost of several arrangements that will be taken home by the students.

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One Semester
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One Semester

A course designed to introduce students to the biological, environmental and ecological concepts encountered in a temporal forest environment.

One Semester
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This is a general course in greenhouse production. Study skill areas include the following: type of greenhouse structures, principles of greenhouse operation, energy use in the greenhouse, plant propagation, producing healthy plants, management of the greenhouse, economic principles in greenhouse production, seed selection, producing bedding plants, and marketing principles.

One Semester

A course designed to teach the concepts of conservation, natural resources, ecology, and fish/wildlife.

One Semester
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This course is designed to give students an introduction to the Agricultural Education Model and the Agriculture Industry.  Students develop an understanding of :  the agriculture industry, career options in agriculture, livestock production; food and fiber production, dairy food production, agriculture and the environment, record keeping, parliamentary procedure and an introduction to the National FFA Organization.

One Semester
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This course is designed to give students an introduction to the Agricultural Education Model and the Agriculture Industry.  Students develop an understanding of :The Agriculture Industry, career options in agriculture, livestock production; food and fiber production, dairy food production, agriculture and the environment, record keeping, parliamentary procedure and an introduction to the National FFA Organization.

One Semester

This course is designed to introduce students to agricultural mechanics. Students will develop an understanding for shop safety, tool identification, electrical wiring, basic plumbing, small engine parts identification, and metal fastening.

One Semester

This course is designed to develop a basic understanding of the animal science industry. Students will expand their knowledge of animal production systems, consumer concerns, livestock evaluation, health, feeding, anatomy, and management.

One Semester

A course designed to teach the concepts of conservation, natural resources, ecology, and fish/wildlife.

One Semester
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A course designed to give students an understanding of landscape design, planning, and care. Areas of study include the following: principles of landscape design, selection of plants, shrubs, and trees, soil maintenance and improvement, creating low maintenance and environmentally friendly landscapes, and pest management.

One Semester

This class is designed to acquaint students with the principles of conservation, natural resources, ecology, and range sciences. This class will also expose students to career opportunities available in the natural resources sector.

One Semester

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One Semester

This course provides the opportunity for students to explore different avenues of the veterinary profession.  Students will be exposed to veterinary science and principles which include anatomy, physiology, chemistry, animal health and disease, dentistry and laboratory procedures.

One Semester

Advanced Art encourages creative and systematic investigation of formal and conceptual issues. It emphasizes making art as an ongoing process that involves the student in informed and critical decision making. It helps students develop technical skills and familiarizes them with the functions of the visual elements. It encourages students to become independent thinkers who will contribute inventively and critically to their culture though the making of art.

One Semester
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AP Art is a rigorous academic curriculum which builds on the focus of advanced art, and allows the student to work at a level equivalent to that of a college course. This course is for highly motivated students who are seriously interested in the study of art. This course requires a significant commitment. AP Studio Art assessment is based on a portfolio of 24 high quality works that show mastery of drawing concerns or design issues.

One Semester
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A course designed to expand students’ knowledge and skill level of drawing. This course will move the young artist away from symbolic language and into drawing what they really see, or “drawing from life”. Masterworks of art, arts impact on society, and the concept of artist’s voice will also be explored. Students will also explore 3-dimensional form through the medium of clay.

One Semester
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This course will focus on the exploration of media in art. Watercolor, acrylic paint, pastel, ink, charcoal, etc will be explored. This course will help students understand the various techniques and approaches to handling each media. This course will also help students identify these media’s and approaches in masterworks of art.

Two Semesters
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Accounting I is an introduction to basic accounting principles necessary for personal and business bookkeeping. Subjects covered are: financial statements, journals, ledgers, banking, payroll and taxes. Operating a ten-key adding machine, computerized accounting package, and Microsoft Excel spreadsheets are used in daily work.

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Two Semesters
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A ccounting II expands the beginning accounting principles. Advanced work includes inventory, depreciation, payrolls, and computer applications. Accounting concepts are explored for anyone considering operating their own business or considering a business degree in college.

CSI Dual Credit BE 0420
One Semester
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This keyboarding applications course is designed to explore the principles, terminologies and skills associated with using Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint and Excel.  The curriculum used extends the learning process to ensure that students have the opportunity to explore all areas of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint pertinent to the corresponding Microsoft Office Specialist certification objectives, or that have been identified as most important for users to understand, through the completion of individual activities.

One Semester
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Business Law Applications is designed to provide students with an overview of civil and criminal law. The course will include law as it relates to business principles and practices such as: an overview of the legal system and court procedures, business ethics, copyright laws, contracts, and computer software piracy. Students will use computers to prepare answers to assignments, reports, briefs, and do casework.

One Semester
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Business Management provides an introduction to understanding how businesses operate. Areas of study included are general business, business plans, finance, advertising, competition, marketing, communications, human resources, responsibilities of management, legal and ethical issues.

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The goal of economic education is to prepare students for effective decision making and responsible citizenship. This course should assist students to acquire the knowledge and skills they need to become productive members of the work force, responsible citizens, knowledgeable consumers, prudent savers and investors, effective participants in a global economy and competent decision makers throughout their lives. The course will study the fundamental economic concepts and theories of microeconomics and macroeconomics.

CSI Dual Credit is Available (Econ 201 Co4W Principles of Macroeconomics)
Two Semesters
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A two semester course aimed at preparing junior and senior students for college and career choices. While studying the 16 career clusters, students identify their strengths, values, and interests to helping preparation for their future. Students will do a resume, letter of application, college applications, and learn about college testing, financial aid and scholarship procedures. A job shadow experience is part of the second semester activities. The second year can be a work experience for credit.

One Semester
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This course is designed to provide students an introduction to international business and marketing.  Topics will include exporting and importing basics, international economics and finance, distribution, laws and regulations, entrepreneurship, trade documentation, and employability skills.

One Semester
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This entry level course introduces students to the basic business areas – highlighting career possibilities. Economics, Finance, Marketing and Human Resources are major areas of study.

Identifying individual strengths and career exploration includes employability, leadership, communication and interpersonal relationships. Studying educational resources and career planning is emphasized.

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Two Semesters
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Personal Finance is a two semester course that introduces students to the financial planning process including: budgeting, income taxes, insurance, purchasing strategies, borrowing and credit, investing, retirement planning and other areas students will encounter when dealing with consumer and business situations. Students will complete individual projects that will help them gain insight into personal financial planning including: researching a career and a future income, developing a budget, purchasing a car, renting an apartment, buying a home, purchasing a big ticket item on credit.

Dual Credit from CSI FIN102
One Semester
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This course is designed to focus on the fundamentals and functions of marketing as they relate to the competitive enterprise system. Marketing theory is presented and applied to business problems, practices, and the business environment and management systems.

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One Semester
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This course is designed for students who want to earn CSI Dual Credit in Communication. Focus will be on completing the Communication 101 curriculum for CSI. Areas of instruction include interpersonal, group, public speaking, listening and interviewing skills. This course is a college course and will require students to manage assignments, longer reading requirements, and speech preparation without the frequent and extensive classroom support that high school students enjoy. The CSI-designed final for this class will be 20% of student's final course grade.

CSI Dual Credit in Communication
One Semester
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Creative Writing is an elective course available to sophomore, junior, and senior students. This course is for students that are interested in writing as a craft. We will be choosing one of the following tracks: Focus on Genre: experimenting with different genres of creative writing in order to boost our creativity and find new avenues of expression OR Focus on Skills: working on specific creative writing skills and applying them to one or two pieces throughout the semester. Each student will create, edit, and publish multiple pieces fitting class decided genre parameter.

One Semester
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Through this class, students will gain skills in expressing themselves with originality, creativity, and clarity in stories, poetry, and personal essays. We will identify the successful elements of an effective piece of creative writing and experience being in a writing community where we learn to give and receive useful feedback. Creative writing students will experience writing as a tool for intellectual exploration, self-discovery, and creative expression. Grades 10-12

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This class is intended to introduce students to the structure of argument. Students will analyze the connection between claims, reasons, and evidence. The course will contain basic principles of logic, reasoning and critical thinking. Students will analyze and evaluate logical structures in current events coverage in print and electronic media. Students may compete as novice in high school tournaments. (MAX 20 students; Grades 9 - 12)

Two Semesters

This class is for students interested in competitive forensics. Student will compete in Public Forum or Lincoln/Douglas style debate. Students will also learn and compete in a number of speech events. In debate, students will learn how to think critically, analyze information and make a persuasive argument on both sides of an issue. Emphasis is placed on oratory skills with lots of public speaking.

Two Semesters
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Literature at the tenth grade level focuses on exploring, understanding, and appreciating genre as a means to connect the literature to students' lives. Students will write in a variety of genres that exist in the literature, whether it be informative, drama, poetry, or prose. Language development is expanded to recognize that grammar represents an orderliness that makes meaningful communication possible. A research paper is the culminating activity. Shakespeare is reinforced through the study of Julius Caesar.

Two Semesters
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English 10 Lab is an extension of English 10 in a single mod format. Students have opportunities for extra help and time on classwork. Students will be placed in a lab based upon teacher, student, or parent recommendation.

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Literature will focus on the craftsmanship of American literature from a historical perspective and will promote a sense of cultural unity and diversity. Composition will focus on writing argumentative, informational, and narrative pieces. Language study leads to control of writing style and understanding of the rhetorical situation. An appreciation for and understanding of the cultural diversity contained in the American experience will be explored.

Two Semesters

English 11 Lab is an extension of English 11 in a single mod format. Students have opportunities for extra help and time on classwork. Students will be placed in a lab based upon teacher, student, or parent recommendation.

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This course is designed to give an overview of English (British) literature. Shakespeare is taught through the study of Macbeth. Writing and vocabulary assignments are an integrated part of this literature-based program. Expository writings, research assignments, critical and analytical thinking exercises provide writing experiences appropriate to the college bound. The Senior Project will be a requirement the entire school year.

CSI English 101 Credit Available Second Semester
Two Semesters
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English 12 Lab is an extension of English 12 in a single mod format. Students have opportunities for extra help and time on classwork. Dual Credit English students may enroll for extra instruction and time in improving college level writing skills. Students will be enrolled in a lab based upon teacher, student, or parent recommendation.

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Two Semesters
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Required: Co-enrollment in English 9 Workshop
English 9 at the ninth grade level focuses on appreciating, understanding, and exploring various genres of literature. We will examine elements of the short story, the play, and poetry. We will study A Raisin in the Sun and Romeo and Juliet. Students will complete several projects including: book presentations, essays, a Poetry & Identity Project, and a variety of other writing assignments.

Two Semesters
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English 9 Lab is an extension of English 9 in a single mod format. Students have opportunities for extra help and time on classwork. Students will be placed in a lab based upon teacher, student, or parent recommendation.

Two Semesters
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Honors English 10 offers the opportunity to explore all of the English 10 requirements, as well as extra literature and poetry, at a faster pace and deeper level. The summer reading assignment, which is due the first day of school, is Fahrenheit 451. In order to be considered for Honors English 10, a student must complete the application and essay process.

Two Semesters
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This course is designed to give a deeper understanding and appreciation of American Literature, along with the values and ethics that early Americans had that helped shape our country today. Writing will be much more intensive and focused on the critical analysis of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and drama. Students will strengthen skills in argumentative, informative, and narrative writing, as well as oral speech through the many uses of Socratic Seminars.

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Two Semesters
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CSI Dual Credit is Available English 101
Two Semesters
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English 9 Honors is a class for students looking to study Language Arts more intensely than in English 9. This class will focus on appreciating, understanding, analyzing, and exploring various genres of literature. We will examine elements of the short story, the play, the novel, and poetry. Students will participate in a novel study through book clubs and read one play by William Shakespeare. Students will complete several projects including: book presentations, book club presentations, essays, a Poetry & Identity Project, and a variety of other writing assignments.

One Semester
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Humanities Through Film will study historical/contemporary culture and unique aspects of humanity through popular film. Students will view films and analyze them for their humanitarian themes. Through class discussions, short writings, projects and multi-media presentations, students will verify or discredit Hollywood's version of what it means to be American in the 21st Century. We will study films of this century and a variety of themes (individual vs. society, hero's journey, death as part of life and triumph over adversity). 

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One Semester
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The primary objective of this course is to improve students interpersonal and public communication skills. Students will learn a wide variety of communication skills. Areas of instruction include interpersonal, group, public speaking, listening and interviewing skills. Fulfills the Idaho Speech requirement for graduation.

Two Semesters
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This course will teach students the basics of journalism procedures. Students will gain practical experience by publishing the school yearbook. In addition, students will learn how to master photographic principles, use lay-out techniques, employ writing skills, and publish for a real life audience.

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Two Semesters
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This course provides an overview of current health topics relevant to students.  It stimulates awareness of personal health decisions and their relationship to optimal self-care patterns and lifestyles.

CSI Health and Wellness 155
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One Semester
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

One Semester

Product development has changed. Fusion 360 is the only 3D CAD, CAM, and CAE tool of its kind. Students will be enabled to explore design ideas with integrated concept to production skills through 3D printing.
• Make incredible models using cutting edge software and 3D printers.
• Use models to explore subjects in each of your classes.
• Express your ideas in the third dimension.

One Semester
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Using CAD / CAM software coupled with a CNC milling machine students will hone their design and production skills.
• Get a jump on engineering by creating custom parts in multiple materials including metals.
• Work with area professionals to design and produce custom products.
• Level up! Become a “Master Builder” by designing and creating your own projects, limited only by your imagination!

One Semester
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The CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum is a gateway to entry-level networking jobs and IT careers. The curriculum consists of 4 courses: Introduction to Networks, Routing and Switching Essentials, Scaling Networks, and Connecting Networks. The rst 2 courses prepare you for the Cisco CCENT certication exam. All 4 courses are recommended before taking the Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching certication exam.
• Develop a working knowledge of routing, switching, network applications, protocols, and services.

Two Semesters
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IT Essentials covers fundamental computer and career skills for entry-level IT jobs. The IT Essentials course includes hands-on labs that provide practical experience to prepare you for enterprise networking. Simulation tools help you hone your troubleshooting skills and practice what you learn.
• Develop working knowledge of how computers and mobile devices operate.
• Identify common security threats and vulnerabilities like malware, phishing, spoong and social engineering.

One Semester
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Are you a budding movie-maker? Interested in TV broadcasting? This course is designed to provide students with a creative and technical background in the field of video production.
• Produce your own high-tech videos
• Learn to operate professional video cameras as well as audio and lighting equipment
• Publish video materials using scripts and storyboards you create

One Semester

Adobe Illustrator software is the industry’s premier vector-drawing environment for creating scalable graphics. Every enrolled student will receive a year’s subscription to Adobe CC!
• Make every project stand out with brilliant illustrations
• Share your imagination through your designs
• Use those designs across many media including plasma cutting, vinyl signs, embroidery, and posters

One Semester

The digital transformation of the economy is generating unparalleled demand for skilled workers and new opportunities for creative, tech-savvy people everywhere. Each year thousands of jobs go unlled because employers cannot nd skilled talent. The Cisco Networking Academy program gets you started on a path to jobs like Network Support Technician, Systems Engineer, Help Desk Operator, Network Administrator, Support Technician, Network Security Architect and more.

One Semester
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This course is a survey of computer technologies. This course may include ethics of computer and network use, web design, introduction to graphics, animation, computer hardware and operating systems, elementary networking, troubleshooting and programming. (The student should have prior knowledge of an "office suite" to include but not be limited to word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software.)

One Semester
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This course is a survey of computer technologies. This course may include ethics of computer and network use, web design, introduction to graphics, animation, computer hardware and operating systems, elementary networking, troubleshooting and programming. (The student should have prior knowledge of an "office suite" to include but not be limited to word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software.)

One Semester

Adobe InDesign sets the industry standard for print and digital layout oering pixel perfect control over design or digital media. Every enrolled student will receive a year’s subscription to Adobe CC!
• Bring together photos, design, and writing to produce printed or digital materials
• Design rich layouts for posters, banners, interactive documents, eBooks, and much more!
• Level up! Take your skills and creativity beyond the basics

One Semester
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Students will learn the fundamentals of Core Programming, Object-oriented Programming, General Software Development, Web Applications, Desktop Applications, and Databases.
• Transform your computer from a home appliance into a power tool
• Do you love a challenge, are you excited by computers? Build a career creating web sites, mobile apps and desktop programs
• Technology is a part of our lives, and learning to program is going to improve your life

One Semester
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Adobe Premiere Pro is a timeline-based video editing software application. It is ideal for producing as well as editing productions more uidly than ever before. Every enrolled student will receive a year’s subscription to Adobe CC!
• Produce and enhance your own stunning videos
• Import, edit, and manipulate video, audio, and graphics by adding eects, lters, titles, etc.
• Level up! Learn to use the industry-leading editing software for lmmakers, TV broadcasters, and journalists

One Semester

Adobe Photoshop is the world’s most advanced image editing application. It is used worldwide by photographers and designers who want to perfect their digital images. Every enrolled student will receive a year’s subscription to Adobe CC!
• Turn your own photos into stunning graphics and visuals
• Express your own personal air and learn the main program for all interactive design projects (like building websites!)
• Go beyond photo manipulation to create unique designs

One Semester
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Adobe Dreamweaver software is the industry standard for creating and editing compelling HTML rich media websites and mobile apps. Every enrolled student will receive a year’s subscription to Adobe CC!
• Learn to create websites of all types and sizes
• Customize and style your webpages with your own personal air
• Make your sites pop with images, videos, links, and other eects

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Two Semesters
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This course provides the algebraic foundation for advanced mathematics. Students will work to develop the traditional algebraic skills while discovering how algebra applies to life using Algebra I Cognitive Tutor.

Required: Enrollment in Math Workshop

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Two Semesters
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The approach to Algebra has changed over the past few years from the emphasis being placed on examining structures and properties to a problem solving and generalization focus. Abstract structures and properties are introduced, practiced and then applied to real-world situations. The textbook we are using is written with more practical problems and scenarios. The lessons will be reinforced through a well designed software program that comes with the book.

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Two Semesters
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This class is the culmination of most of the math you have worked out in the past.  During our time together you will gain a clear understanding of mathematics as a part of your everyday life.  We will be applying much of what you learned in Algebra I and Geometry to identify and interpret meaningful relationships.

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Two Semesters
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This class is the culmination of most of the math you have worked out in the past. During our time together you will gain a clear understanding of mathematics as a part of your everyday life. We will be applying much of what you learned in Algebra I and Geometry to identify and interpret meaningful relationships.

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Two Semesters
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The first semester of calculus studies algebraic and transcendental functions, analytic geometry of the plane, rate of change, limits, continuity, differentiation of algebraic, trigonometric, exponential, logarithmic and hyperbolic functions, differentials, applications of differentiation, definite and indefinite integrals, area between curves, volumes and other applications of integration, indeterminate forms and L’Hopital’s Rule.

CSI Dual Credit Math 170
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Two Semesters
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This course covers the fundamental concepts of Algebra; equations and inequalities; functions and graphs; polynomial and rational functions, exponential, logarithmic functions; systems of equations and inequalities; conics; and the binomial theorem.

CSI Dual-Credit Math 143 (3 credits)
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Two Semesters
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Topics covered in this course will help students apply their math skills in real-world situations. Topics to be covered include: managing money, managing expenses, making financial decisions, making business decisions, and managing business finances.

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Two Semesters
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Geometry is an area of mathematics that deals with measurement, properties, and relationships of points, lines, angles, surfaces and solids. In this class, you will learn how geometry is an important foundation for higher mathematics and that several careers rely on the fundamentals of geometry.

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Two Semesters
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I believe you will find this class to be interesting with an opportunity to learn many important lifelong skills. Geometry is not taught the same as it was several years ago. The textbook we are using is written with more practical problems and scenarios.

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Two Semesters
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This is a single course equivalent to College Algebra (Math 143) and Trigonometry (Math 144) so it covers fundamental concepts of algebra; equations and inequalities; functions and graph theory; polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of equations and inequalities, conics, the Binomial Theorem, right triangle and circular function approaches to trigonometry, graphs of trig functions, trig identities, conditional equations, right and non-right triangle applications of trigonometry, inverse trig functions, trigonometry of complex numbers including DeMoivre’s Theor

CSI Dual Credit Math 147
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Two Semesters
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Introductory Statistics

This algebra-based probability and statistics course covers descriptive statistics, binomial and normal distribution, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing using z, t, chi square and f distributions. Correlation and regression are also introduced.

CSI Dual Credit is Available MATH-153
One Semester
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This is a basic beginning guitar class designed for students who wish to learn how to play the guitar.  You will not need to purchase a book this semester.  We will be using the Hands on Training Guitar Book and you will get copies of each lesson.

Two Semesters
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This class is a continuation of the Gibson's Learn and Master Guitar series.  The book we will be using this semester is the Hands on Training second year guitar book.   As with the beginning series, I will furnish all materials needed for the class.  All you need is your guitar and plenty of picks. In this class you will learn how to develop both hands while playing. Basic skills review.  Left hand technique. Playing sixteenth notes.  Right hand development. Expanded fret board knowledge. Multi-Style studies. Music Theory. Ensembles.

One Semester
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This choir is for students new to vocal music or students who enjoy singing without having to responsibility of the extra out of school activities as does Vivace.  It is also a training choir for those who are interested in being considered for Vivace in the future.

One Semester
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This class is a continuation of the Gibson's Learn and Master Guitar series.  The book we will be using this semester is the Hands on Training second year guitar book.   As with the beginning series, I will furnish all materials needed for the class.  All you need is your guitar and plenty of picks. In this class you will learn how to develop both hands while playing. Basic skills review.  Left hand technique. Playing sixteenth notes.  Right hand development. Expanded fret board knowledge. Multi-Style studies. Music Theory. Ensembles.

Two Semesters
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A year long class covering the beginnings of music, folk music, religious,jazz, popular and all of the different music eras throughout the decades.  It has the  optional of dual credit through the College of Southern Idaho.

Two Semesters
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Learn the basic of theater performance.  Each student has the opportunity to perform in or work behind the scenes of two different productions.

Two Semesters
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This is an audition only mixed choir and as the name indicates, it is a more advanced group of choral students.  This choir has gained a strong reputation in the community, in the surrounding area and even the state.
There are two types of performances, required and optional.   Each student will be required to write a short concert review (between 350 to 500 words) rating yourself, the choir, the overall performance, the experience etc. 

One Semester
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This course is designed for the intermediate to advanced weight lifter. Students will learn the correct techniques, principles, and progressions of weight training to gain strength, muscle tone, and core stability. It aims to improve physical fitness levels through high intensity cardio, weight training, and plyometrics. Students will engage in free weights, HIIT Training (High Intensity Interval Training), abdominal exercises, as well as active and static stretching to reach their fitness goals.

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One Semester
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This course provides students the knowledge and skill acquisition needed to participate in physical activities and lifelong physical education games.

CSI Life Time Activities
One Semester
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The Women's Fitness course is specifically designed to improve the female fitness level.  Within this course the student will participate in the Rack Performance lifting program, as well as, explore cross-training.  This course combines cognitive and physical understanding of how to get and stay fit.

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This course provides a basic foundation of human anatomical concepts. This class includes a laboratory segment which explores the microscopic and macroscopic anatomy through dissections of the systems found in humans.

CSI Dual Credit
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Two Semesters
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Anatomy and Physiology provides an in-depth study of the human body.  Students will be taken through all levels of organization of the human form, including cells, tissues, organs, and major organ systems.  Connections between form and function will be made, and medical terminology will be emphasized.

Unit 1:  Levels of Organization

Two Semesters
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Anatomy and Physiology Lab is an extension of the Anatomy and Physiology course. Due to the fact that most of the labs take longer than a 40 minute period, we will generally have course work during the lab portion of the course and perform the lab during the class work portion of the course.

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Two Semesters
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Astronomy is the study of the universe beyond the atmosphere of the earth including the relationships of the planets in the solar system, stars and stellar evolution, galaxies and cosmology.

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Two Semesters
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Biology is the study of life, living things, and the interactions between organisms.  In this introductory level course, students will study major biological concepts such as the nature of living things, cellular biology, biochemistry, cellular processes, principles of genetics, the theory of evolution, biological classification, and ecology.  The major units include, but are not limited to:

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Two Semesters
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Biology 100 is a dual credit Biology class through CSI designed for the non-science major. The course explores the nature of science, cells, cell chemistry, genetics, biotechnology, diversity of life, animal structure and function, reproduction, and ecology. There are a number of projects that each student must complete to pass the class.

CSI Dual Credit is Available BIOL-100

CSI Dual Credit BIOL-100
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Two Semesters
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Chemistry is the study of materials, their composition and structure, and the changes they undergo. This class includes a laboratory segment in which the student will perform many different chemical reactions.

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Two Semesters
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This course is a review of topics from all science classes. It is designed to give the student a chance to improve their understanding of science topics presented in the other science classes: biology, physical science, astronomy, and environmental sciences.

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The first semester includes studies related to chemical changes which occur in our world such as: atomic structure and the Periodic Table, chemical processes, types of chemical reactions, balancing chemical equations, and nuclear reactions. The second semester includes studies related to energy in its many different forms such as: mechanical energy, light sound, electricity, heat and magnetism.

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Physics Rocks! And it moves, rotates, collides, electrocutes, magnetizes, heats, and of course it makes sense of the world we live in. Physics will require a successful adventure through Algebra II, if you haven't passed Algebra II with a “B” or higher, you must talk to me before continuing the course.  Have you ever had the sensation that the universe was out to get you? If so, you are in the right class! This year we will spend all of our time trying to catch a glimpse of the universe misbehaving.

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The course explores the roots of the American Democratic system, and the evolution of the American system through colonial and revolutionary periods. The course also explores the form American Democracy takes today, specifically concentrating on the powers, duties, and interactions between the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government.

CSI Dual Credit is Available – POLS 101
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Two Semesters

U.S. History I will involve the study of United States history from Pre-Colonial America to the end of Reconstruction, after the Civil War (1877). Students will cover the history, political structure, social backgrounds, and economic institutions of the United States of this time period.

Two Semesters
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U.S. Studies will involve the study of United States history from pre-Colonial America to the end of Reconstruction after the Civil War (1877). Students will cover the history, political structure, social backgrounds, and economic institutions of the United States of this time period.

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Two Semesters
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U.S. Studies will involve the study of United States history from pre-Colonial America to the end of Reconstruction after the Civil War (1877). Students will cover the history, political structure, social backgrounds, and economic institutions of the United States of this time period. About the course.

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This class examines important changes between 1877 and the present. An emphasis will be placed on tracing the development of the American political system, economic institutions, and U.S. culture during the Gilded Age, the Progressive Era, the World Wars, the Cold War, the Civil Rights Era, the Korean and Vietnam Wars to the present .

USHIST112
Two Semesters
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Semester One: The Modern World Emerges is broken down into 4 units:

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Two Semesters
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!Hola, bienvenidos al Espanol!

This is a beginning Spanish course that will cover reading, speaking, writing, listening and culture. Students will communicate primarily with memorized vocabulary. The main emphasis will be on listening and speaking, with a large part of the class being conducted in Spanish. Various Spanish-speaking countries will be explored.

Two Semesters
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Spanish I is designed to begin development of the four basic skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Special emphasis will be placed on communicating in everyday situations. The student will learn conjugation in the present tense, including all of the irregular verbs. The students will also gain awareness of Hispanic culture and history and how it affects our daily lives.

Two Semesters
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Spanish II continues with the four basic skills introduced in Spanish I. The past tenses are taught in the first semester and the future, as well as other useful tenses, is taught in the second semester. It is hoped that the students develop some degree of fluency by the end of Spanish II. Hispanic culture and history will also continue to be explored.

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Spanish III allows the student the chance to master the grammar in Spanish I and II as it will all be retaught at a more accelerated pace. The goal of this course is increased fluency in written and spoken Spanish, as well as practical uses of Spanish in career choices. The majority of the course is taught in Spanish. Much more emphasis will be placed on vocabulary as the grammar will be review of the previous course. Homework is an Internet based program that all dual credit students will need to purchase.

CSI Dual Credit - Spanish 101 & 102 8 credits