Courses 2011/12

SPECIAL PROGRAMS


LIFE SKILLS
9,10,11,12                                                           1 credit

This course is for students with an active IEP.  Students will have an opportunity to learn skills that can be applied to independent living.  Topics may include:  nutrition and food preparation, personal safety, clothing and grooming, home management and simple maintenance, relationships with others, simple first aid and emergency procedures, recognition and use of money, understanding heritage, citizenship and self-advocacy, communication, and understanding information in a variety of formats.

                          

CAREERS

9,10,11,12                                                           1 credit

Students with an IEP will have an opportunity to learn job skills while working at in-school job sites.  Possible job placements would include working in the kitchen, recycling, filling pop vending machines, or other jobs that might be suitable for the individual student.

                                    

LITERACY EXTENSIONS

9,10,11,12                                                           1 credit

These courses are designed for students with an active IEP. Students will develop skills in reading and writing. Other topics covered will be time management, studying, test-taking, organization, problem solving, goal setting, and planning for the future.  The major emphasis will be on developing a variety of strategies that encourage students to achieve success in their academic classes.  Enrollment by recommendation of Case Manager or teacher only.

                 

LANGUAGE ARTS

9,10,11,12                                                           1 credit

This course is designed for students with significant support needs and an active IEP and focuses on reading for enjoyment and writing for everyday situations.  Proficiencies include reading, writing, spelling, vocabulary development, grammar and following directions.


VOYAGER ENGLISH

9,10,11,12                                                          1 credit

This course is designed for students upon teacher or case manager recommendation.  It will focus on remediation for basic reading and English literacy skills.


SCHOOL TO WORK

10,11,12   1 credit

This class is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and skills they will need to be successful in his/her adult life and work place. Much of this class will be career exploration and job skill simulations. We will also be getting out in the community as much as possible, and bringing in community professionals. This will be a very hands-on class with meaningful real life instruction.  It is my goal to provide a safe and nurturing environment where students can grow and feel confident to be an active member in the community as a young adult.


FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS

9,10,11,12                                                           1 credit

This course is designed for students with an identified need in the area of math.  It will focus on understanding and applying basic concepts of mathematics including:

  • Constructing an understanding of number, operation, and quantitative reasoning

  • Patterns

  • Relationships and algebraic methods

  • Geometry

  • Measurements

  • Probability and statistics


MATH

9,10,11,12                                                           1 credit

This course is designed for students with significant support needs and an active IEP and focuses on challenging each student to improve his/her skills in the areas of calculation, problem solving, following directions, and recognizing mathematical vocabulary words.  



VOYAGER MATH

9,10,11,12                                                           1 credit

This class provides individualized, small group instruction for remediation in Basic Mathematics.  This course is designed to increase student performance in basic mathematical operations.

                             

BASIC NATURAL SCIENCE   1 credit

11,12


This class is designed for 11th and 12th grade students who have struggled in science class and need extra support.  During this course, students will learn the fundamentals of basic natural science and the fundamentals of basic human science. Topics of alcohol, tobacco and prescriptions/nonprescription drugs and their effect on body systems will also be covered.

              

INTERPERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

9,10,11,12                                                           1 credit

This course will focus on developing the interpersonal and social skills necessary to succeed for students with an active IEP.  Topics covered include problem solving, learning appropriate social and school behavior, and coping with emotions, thoughts, and feelings.  Enrollment by recommendation of Case Manager only.


THERAPEUTIC PHYSICAL EDUCATION  

9,10,11,12                                                           1 credit

This course will emphasize specific students’ goals for motor development and muscle maintenance.  This will include physical activities that enhance choice making, communication and encourage increased independence