EL classes: These content areas classes are offered for EL students. A content area teacher shares the classroom responsibilities with an EL teacher. The same curriculum is followed, but there is more support for the English Learner. We offer classes for the following courses:

EL Beginning

C80091-C80092

Course Fee
This two semester, two period course is for students who have few or no English language skills. Fundamental speaking, reading, and writing skills are taught. This course qualifies for the Illinois Global Scholar Certificate. – EL Department Placement Required
Level: 9,10,11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 2.00

EL Intermediate

C81091-C81092

Course Fee
This two semester course is for students who score at an intermediate level on the informal and formal measures of English language proficiency. The emphasis of the course is to develop academic and content vocabulary to aid students in reading comprehension and language proficiency. This course qualifies for the Illinois Global Scholar Certificate. – EL Department Placement Required
Level: 9,10,11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00
Pre Requisite: EL Beginning – or Teacher recommendation

EL Advanced Intermediate

C81591-C81592

Course Fee Pending Board Approval
This two semester course is for students who score at an intermediate advanced level on the informal and formal measures of English language proficiency. The emphasis of the course is to develop academic and content vocabulary to aid students in reading comprehension and language proficiency. This course introduces an emphasis on providing higher level thinking skills in reading, writing, speaking. and listening. This course qualifies for the Illinois Global Scholar Certificate. – EL Department Placement Required
Level: 9,10,11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00
Pre Requisite: EL Intermediate – or Teacher recommendation

EL Advanced

C82091-C82092

Course Fee
This two semester course is for students who score at an advanced level on the informal and formal measures of English language proficiency. The emphasis of the course is to provide higher level thinking skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. This course qualifies for the Illinois Global Scholar Certificate. – EL Department Placement Required
Level: 9,10,11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00
Pre Requisite: EL Advanced Intermediate or Intermediate – or Teacher recommendation

Bilingual Tutorial

C830V1-C830V2

A Bilingual EL teacher (and an EL assistant) are available to assist students in different capacities. LEP (Limited English proficiency) students have the opportunity to seek help in content area subjects, finish incomplete quizzes or tests, and get help with study skills and organization. The instructor coordinates meetings with content area instructors to discuss students’ progress whenever necessary. Students receive Spanish-language support from the bilingual instructor. Students who do not use the EL tutorial effectively may be moved into a study hall. – EL Department Placement Required
Level: 9,10,11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 0.00

Tech Edge

B12091

Course Fee
This course is designed to teach Microsoft Office 2010 skills that students can use throughout their four years of high school and for personal use. Even students who key more than 40 words per minute will greatly benefit from this course. You will improve your speed and accuracy by learning the touch method. Using Word, you will learn how to format reports using the A+ Style Manual, tables, letters, and email correspondence. Using Excel, you will learn basic spreadsheet and charting skills that can be used in math and science classes. You will also take your PowerPoint skills to a higher level. Knowing how to key efficiently in college is a must. No matter what profession you choose, you will be working with computers; therefore, this course is a life skill necessity. – EL Department Placement Required
Level: 9,10,11,12
Sem: 1
Credit: 0.50

Consumer Economics

B70091, B70092

This course meets the graduation requirement for Consumer Economics. The areas of consumer concerns to be addressed in this course involve a study of consumer protection, economics, personal income taxes, banking, budgeting, investing, insurance, transportation, housing and the wise use of credit. This is a practical application course and is designed to provide individualized experiences, which will lead to wise consumer practices upon graduation. – EL Department Placement Required
Level: 11,12
Semester Course
Credit: 0.50

English 1

C12091 – C12092

Course Fee
This full-year freshman level course is designed to begin the reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing strategies for the Communication Arts curriculum. This course is designed for students to meet the 9th grade Common Core State Standards. This course qualifies for the Illinois Global Scholar Certificate. – EL Department Placement Required
Level: 9,10,11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00

Health

H10091, H10092

This health course covers the following topics: the concept of wellness, mental\emotional health, substance abuse, human sexuality, and diseases\personal health. Per parent decision, students are able to opt out of the healthy sexuality portion included in this course. Other health education materials or topics will be substituted. Opting out of this aspect of the Health Education course shall not be reason for disciplinary action or academic penalty. This one semester course fulfills the graduation requirement. – EL Department Placement Required
Level: 9,10,11,12
Semester Course
Credit: 0.50

Algebra 1

M19091- M19092

This course is designed to emphasize the operations of arithmetic through the generalized use of variables to represent quantities. Topics include solving and graphing linear equations and inequalities, systems of linear equations, quadratics, families of functions, and elementary data analysis. This is a beginning course in algebra and is fundamental in developing skills essential for further study of mathematics as well as being a basic entrance requirement for the study of many other courses. A graphing calculator is required. – EL Department Placement Required
Level: 9,10,11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00

Geometry

M34091 – M34092

This course provides students with the fundamental vocabulary, properties, language, content, and procedures of geometry. Topics include triangles, circles, polygons, parallel lines, and inequalities, with an introduction to coordinate and solid geometry. Emphasis is placed on construction of formal proof, the analysis of the nature and structure of a logical system and on problems solving skills. This course includes applications of the students’ algebraic skills. – EL Department Placement Required
Level: 9,10,11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00
Pre Req’s: Algebra 1

Principles of Biology & Chemistry

S25091-S25092

Lab Fee
Principles of Biology and Chemistry is an inquiry based course that demonstrates the interconnections of Biology and Chemistry. Major focuses will center on interactive laboratory experiences with an emphasis on proper laboratory techniques, science process skills, and problem solving. Principles of Biology and Chemistry will prepare students for further coursework in biology, chemistry, physics, and earth science. – EL Department Placement Required
Level: 9,10,11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00

Biology

S31091-S31092

Lab Fee
Biology is a laboratory based course that investigates the interconnections of life using an environmental approach. Scientific inquiry engages students in the study of the interdependence of organisms, energy flow, the cell, heredity, how ecosystems affect species over time, and the relationships between structure and function. This course will be offered in 2019-2020. – EL Department Placement Required
Level: 9,10,11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00

Chemistry

S50091-S50092

Lab Fee
This course is a standards-based study of fundamental chemical concepts based on the Next Generation Science Standards. Students will evaluate evidence from experiments and technology used by scientists to understand the nature of the chemistry. They will also explore the basic interactions of matter and energy. Concepts and skills are reinforced by a strong emphasis on hands-on laboratory experiences and the integration of other branches of science. Constructivist methods of teaching are employed to ensure the best possible comprehension and retention of science concepts. This course will be offered in 2020-2021.
EL Department Placement Required
Level: 10,11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00

World Cultures

T10091-T10092

Course Fee
What elements are universal to all cultures of the world? What are the factors that shape these elements? Students in World Cultures will use inquiry-based methods to analyze the geography, politics, economics, society and history of the world’s regions. The focus of the course is to discover the shaping factors of contemporary societies. Research, inference and analytical skills are stressed throughout the year so students can learn to create their own questions and discover their own answers about the world. In addition to cultural content, students will develop reading, writing, speaking and listening skills based on HST standards. This course qualifies for the Illinois Global Scholar Certificate.- EL Department Placement Required
Level: 9,10,11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00

American Government

T30091, T30092

How is democracy reflected in the three branches of the American system of government? In this course, students will study the primary concepts of the American political system, including its foundations, structures and political behavior. This course does not simply look at the institutions of the federal government but also examines the parties’ issues, candidates and power-pressure groups and their roles in American politics at the national level. Emphasis is also placed on the role of the citizen in a democratic society. Successful completion of this course satisfies the American Government graduation requirement. This course qualifies for the Illinois Global Scholar Certificate. – EL Department Placement Required
Level: 10,11,12
Semester Course
Credit: 0.50

US History

T40091-T40092

What Is An American? The United States History course provides an investigation of the political, social, economic and diplomatic trends involved in the development of the American nation. Students will be challenged to develop critical thinking skills, writing skills, and speaking skills. Successful completion of this course satisfies the US History requirement for graduation. This course qualifies for the Illinois Global Scholar Certificate. – EL Department Placement Required
Level: 10,11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00