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Please note these are proposed classes only. Classes must have approximately 20 students or more enrolled in order to be offered.

Visual Arts - Visual Arts - available to grades: 8

Visual Arts 1 will be an introduction to the elements of art and design through drawing, painting, sculpture and design.  This course will have projects specifically designed to develop skills and familiarize students with the process of making art.  Visual Arts 1 will also cover important areas of art history and introduce students to contemporary art.  This class will be a prerequisite for... more

Spanish - Foreign Language - available to grades: 8

Course introduces students to the basic skills - listening, speaking, reading, and writing - and to the basic structures of Spanish taught within the cultural context. Emphasis will be placed on oral and written communication skills. Students are made aware of the importance of Spanish in their world. High School credit provided.

Beginning Marimba - Music - available to grades: 8

Students learn and perform traditional and contemporary Marimba compositions with an emphasis on the music of Zimbabwe. Through learning to play as an ensemble, students learn about rhythm, listening, group dynamics, improvisation, and basic ... more

Audio Production I - Music - available to grades: 8

This class is about sound engineering process of creating, recording, mixing, and amplifying sound with modern technology. Students study the physics of sound, basic electronics, live sound reinforcement, studio sound recording, mixing, MIDI ... more

Acoustic Americana I - Music - available to grades: 8

Students learn to play various styles of traditional American folk music including old-time Appalachian string band music, blues, traditional New Mexican, Cajun, bluegrass, and modern folk. We also study the history behind these styles through readings, ... more

Reading Lab - English - available to grades: 7, 8

Grade Assisted Reading Course offers students the opportunity to focus on their reading skills. Assistance is targeted to students' particular weaknesses, and is designed to bring poor readers' reading comprehension up to the desired ... more

Grade General Math “Math Tutorial” - Mathematics - available to grades: 7, 8

Course reinforces basic math skills for students who have not previously attained them, and extend these skills to further applications and concepts. General Math includes the study of general math topics, such as arithmetic using... more

Algebra I - Mathematics - available to grades: 9, 10

Cannot count as one of the four math credits required for High School Graduation.  This class will be offered in conjunction with a regular Algebra I course and will offer the extra support some students may need in order to be... more

Visual Arts I - Visual Arts - available to grades: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Visual Arts I will be an introduction to the elements of art and design through drawing, painting, sculpture and design.  This course will have projects specifically designed to develop skills and familiarize students with the process of making art.  Visual Arts 1 ... more

Creative Art Comprehensive - Visual Arts - available to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Comprehensive, or Visual Arts 2 takes skills students learned in Visual Arts 1 and asks students to use creativity and technical skill to create pieces of art that show self expression and creative problem solving.  This class has more freedom for ... more

AP Art History - Visual Arts - available to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Course designed to parallel college level Art History courses, AP Art History of Art courses provide the opportunity to critically examine architecture, sculpture, painting, and other art forms within their historical and cultural contexts.  In covering the art of several... more

Media Arts/Yearbook-Mass Media-Communication - Visual Arts - available to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Course enables students to understand and critically evaluate the role of media in society. Course content typically includes investigation of visual images, printed material, and audio segments as tools of information, ... more

Journalism - English - available to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Course associated with the production of a school newspaper, yearbook, or literary magazine; therefore, they not only emphasize writing style and technique, but also production values and organization. Beginning journalism courses introduce students to the ... more

AP Psychology - Social Studies - available to grades: 11, 12

Course designed to parallel an introductory college level psychology course, AP Psychology courses introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals,... more

Advanced Marimba - Music - available to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Students learn and perform more challenging traditional and contemporary Marimba compositions with an emphasis on the music of Zimbabwe. Through playing as an ensemble, students learn about rhythm, listening, group dynamics, improvisation, ... more

Audio Production II - Music - available to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

In this course, students explore more advanced aspects of audio production and composition, using Ableton Live 8 to produce numerous independent projects. Pre-requisite:  Audio Production 1 Offered in conjunction with Audio Production II.

Acoustic Americana 2 - Music - available to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Students continue to study various styles of traditional American folk music including old-time Appalachian string band music, blues, traditional New Mexican, Cajun, bluegrass, and modern folk. We also study the history behind these styles through ... more

Technology Literacy/ General Computer Applications - Technology - available to grades: 7, 8

Designed for students with an interest in exploring the uses of the personal computer, General Computer Applications courses provide experience in the proper use of previously written software packages.  A wide range of ... more

Office Aide - Technology - available to grades: 10, 11, 12

Course provides students with the opportunity to work in campus offices, developing skills related to clerical office work. Duties may include, among others, typing, filing, record keeping, receiving visitors, answering the telephone, and ... more

Tutoring Practicum (Formerly Teacher Aide) - Administration - available to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Course provides students the opportunity to offer tutorial assistance to their peers or to younger students. After an initial training period during which students learn how to work with other students and how to capitalize on the... more

Physical Education (7th grade) - Health and Physical Education - available to grades: 7

This course will cover, at least, instruction and development of skills in human movement, physical fitness and other content at the grade 7 level as specified in the NM Physical Education Content Standards with Benchmarks and Performance Standards specifically, display a combination of skills in response to a variety of game situations in team sports and individual sports; spatial... more

Physical Education - Health and Physical Education - available to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

This course will cover, at least, instruction and development of skills in human movement, physical fitness and other content at the grade 9-12 level as specified in the NM Physical Education Content Standards with Benchmarks and Performance Standards. Specifically, demonstrate proficiency in at least one activity from three of six categories of activities; apply movement concepts and... more

Pre-Algebra - Mathematics - available to grades: 7, 8

Course is generally intended to provide an extra year of study for students who have attained general mathematics objectives but are not yet ready to enter Algebra I. Pre Algebra covers a variety of topics, such as properties of... more

Algebra I Eighth Grade - Mathematics - available to grades: 7, 8

This course aligns to high school Algebra 1 and some of the grade 8 Common Core Standards for Mathematics and requires a faster pace for instruction and learning. The five critical areas include: relationships between quantities and ... more

Algebra I Grades 9 - 12 - Mathematics - available to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Course includes the study of properties and operations of the real number system; evaluating rational algebraic expressions; solving and graphing first degree equations and inequalities; translating word problems into equations; operations with and ... more

Financial Literacy - Mathematics - available to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

This course provides understanding of the topics of finance while reinforcing concepts and skills in the high school mathematics standards. This course aligns with at least Algebra 1 standards. The finance topics may include: income ... more

Geometry - Mathematics - available to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Course emphasizing an abstract, formal approach to the study of geometry, include topics such as properties of plane and solid figures; deductive methods of reasoning and use of logic; geometry as an axiomatic system including the study of ... more

Algebra II - Mathematics - available to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Course topics include field properties and theorems; set theory; operations with rational and irrational expressions; factoring of rational expressions; in depth study of linear equations and inequalities; quadratic equations; solving systems of linear ... more

Pre-Calculus - Mathematics - available to grades: 10, 11, 12

Course combines the study of Trigonometry, Elementary Functions, Analytic Geometry, and Math Analysis topics as preparation for calculus. Topics include the study of complex numbers; polynomial, logarithmic, exponential, rational, right ... more

AP Statistics - Mathematics - available to grades: 11, 12

This course introduces students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. Students are exposed to four broad conceptual themes: exploring data (observing patterns and departures from ... more

AP Calculus AB - Mathematics - available to grades: 11, 12

This course is higher than the level of Algebra II.  AP Calculus AB provides students with an intuitive understanding of the concepts of calculus and experience with its methods and applications.  These courses introduce calculus and include ... more

Life Science - Science - available to grades: 7

Course introduces students to basic ideas in biology, using handson and inquiry-based approaches. Topic presented may include the characteristics that are the basis for classifying organisms, the synergy among organisms and the environments of organisms, and health.... more

Physical Science - Science - available to grades: 8

Course introduces students to basic ideas in chemistry and physics, using hands-on and inquiry-based approaches. Topics presented may include properties of matter, fields, forces, and motion; and energy and energy transformations... more

Biology - Science - available to grades: 9

Course is designed to provide information regarding the fundamental concepts of life and life processes. Topics covered include (but are not restricted to) cell structure and function, general plant and animal physiology, genetics, and taxonomy.

AP Biology - Science - available to grades: 9

Course is designed to provide information regarding the fundamental concepts of life and life processes. Topics covered include (but are not restricted to) cell structure and function, general plant and animal physiology, genetics, and taxonomy. ... more

Chemistry - Science - available to grades: 10

Course involves the composition, properties, and reactions of substances.  The behaviors of solids, liquids, and gases; acid/base and oxidation/reduction reactions; and atomic structure are typical concepts explored in Chemistry-First Year courses.  ... more

Physics - Science - available to grades: 11

Course involves the study of the forces and laws of nature affecting matter: equilibrium, motion, momentum, and the relationships between matter and energy.  The study of physics includes examination of sound, light, magnetic, and electric phenomenon.

AP Biology - Science - available to grades: 11, 12

Typically taken after a year of high school biology and chemistry and designed to parallel college level introductory biology courses, AP Biology courses stress basic facts and their synthesis into major biological concepts and themes. Three ... more

AP Environmental Science - Science - available to grades: 11, 12

Course provides students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and humanmade, to evaluate the relative risks associated with... more

New Mexico History - History - available to grades: 7

Course examines the pre-history, history, politics, geography, economics, society, and cultures within New Mexico. The 7th Grade Performance Standards (History, Geography, Civics and Government, and Economics) should be included in ... more

Early U.S. History - History - available to grades: 8

This course examines the history of the United States from the periods of exploration and colonization through the Civil War and Reconstruction. Eighth grade Social Studies Performance Standards (History, Geography, Civics and Government, and ... more

New Mexico History Grade 9 - History - available to grades: 9

This survey course supports students to become more knowledgeable and aware of the historical, cultural, economic, and political history of New Mexico and their geographical connections. Students will analyze the role that New Mexico ... more

AP World History - History - available to grades: 10

The purpose of this course is to develop greater understanding of the evolution of global processes and contracts, in interaction with different types of human societies. Focused primarily on the past 1,000 years of global experience the ... more

AP U.S. History - History - available to grades: 11

Course prepares students for the AP exam in U.S. history and provides students with the analytic skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with the problems and materials in United States history.  Students learn to assess historical ... more

U.S. Government-Comprehensive - History - available to grades: 12

Course provides an understanding of the ideals, rights, and responsibilities of citizenship and understanding the content and history of the founding documents of the United States including the New Mexico and United States... more

AP U.S. Government and Politics - History - available to grades: 12

Course prepares students for the AP exam in U.S. Government and Politics. These courses provide students with an analytical perspective on government and politics in the United States, involving both the study of general concepts... more

7th Grade English - English - available to grades: 7

Course provides instruction in language arts skills with an emphasis on grammar, writing, and editing. 

7th Grade Pre AP English - English - available to grades: 7

In addition to providing the same skills and instruction as 7th grade English, this course prepares students for the more rigorous academic focus of high school advanced placement courses... more

8th Grade English/Language Arts - English - available to grades: 8

Course provides instruction in language arts skills with an emphasis on grammar, writing, and editing.

8th Grade English Pre AP - English - available to grades: 8

In addition to providing the same skills and instruction as 8th grade English, this course prepares students for the more rigorous academic focus of high school advanced placement courses... more

English/Language Arts I - English - available to grades: 9

Course builds upon the students' prior knowledge of grammar, vocabulary, word usage, and mechanics of writing, and usually includes the four aspects of language use: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Usually, the various... more

English I Pre AP - English - available to grades: 9

In addition to providing the same skills and instruction as 9th grade English, this course prepares students for the more rigorous academic focus of high school advanced placement courses... more

English/Language Arts II - English - available to grades: 10

Course offers a balanced focus on composition and literature. Typically, students learn about the alternate aims and audiences of written compositions by writing persuasive, critical, and creative multi paragraph thematic essays... more

English II Pre-AP - English - available to grades: 10

In addition to providing the same skills and instruction as 10th grade English, this course prepares students for the more rigorous academic focus of high school advanced placement courses... more

AP English Language and Composition - English - available to grades: 11

The AP Language and Composition course is designed to prepare students to read and write on a college level developing skills that will ultimately prepare students for the Advanced Placement Language and Composition Exam. This exam... more

English/Language Arts IV - English - available to grades: 12

Course blends composition and literature into a cohesive whole, as students write critical and comparative analyses of selected literature. Typically, multi paragraph essays predominate as the form of student composition, but one... more

AP English Literature and Composition - English - available to grades: 12

According to the College Board, this course is "designed to engage students in the careful reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature. Through the close reading of selected texts, students can deepen their understanding ... more

Beginning English as a Second Language (ESL) - English - available to grades: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

This course satisfies NCLB, Title III English Language Acquisition and Office of Civil Rights requirements for English Language Learner students. Not part of a Bilingual Education Program. Course is designed for the rapid mastery... more

Intermediate English as a Second Language (ESL) - English - available to grades: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Intermediate English as a Second Language (ESL) as part of a Bilingual Education Program: Course is designed for the rapid mastery of the English language, focusing on reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. ESL courses... more

Advanced English/Language Arts ELD - English - available to grades: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

This course aligns with the New Mexico Content Standards, Benchmarks and Performance Standards for English Language Arts and with the New Mexico English Language Development Instructional Strategies as appropriate. Teachers must... more

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