Electives

Course Offerings



BUSINESS ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Grade Level 11-12 Length: 1 year

UC Requirement Fulfilled: c

Prerequisite: Successful completion of three years of math.

Career Technical Education Course Description: This course introduces students to elements of statistical concepts, techniques, and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data as applied in business. The course focuses on the student as a user and producer of statistics to inform and support decision making in business with emphasis on the use of business-oriented computer statistical instruments.

Students are exposed to four broad conceptual themes: Exploring Data: Describing patterns and departures from patterns, Sampling and Experimentation: Planning and conducting a study, Anticipating Patterns: Exploring random phenomena using probability and simulation, Statistical Inference: Estimating population parameters and testing hypotheses. Online UC Scout, will be used to supplement the textbook. This course is “a-g” approved.


UC SCOUT: PSYCHOLOGY

Grade Level: 11-12 Length: 1 year

UC Requirement Fulfilled: d

Prerequisite: Completion of Biology and Math 1, and concurrent enrollment in Math 2 or higher

Restrictions: This online course is not NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) approved.

Course Description: This course is the scientific study of the inner workings of humankind’s most complex organ, the brain. Designed as a tour through the realm of psychology, students explore underlying mental functions and behaviors that govern how we sense, feel, learn, remember, and process language.


  BUSINESS MATH/WEE PROGRAM

Grade Level: 11-12 Length: 1 year

UC Requirement Fulfilled: none

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 1, Geometry, or Math 1A and Math 1B

Course Description: This two-part course is an elective for students who have completed two prior years of mathematics and plan to attend community college, become employed immediately after high school, and who are enrolled in the WEE Program (Work Experience Education). Students will cover “real-life” topics such as taxes, personal finance, purchasing, housing, insurance, transportation and investment. This course is aligned to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), California State Standards, Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI), and the Achieve American Diploma Project  (ADP) mathematics standards.


COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY

Grade Level: 9-12 Length: 1 year

UC Requirement Fulfilled: none

Prerequisite: none

Course Description: Computer Science and Technology introduces students to the breadth of the field of

computer science through an exploration of engaging and accessible topics. The goal of Exploring Computer Science is to develop in students the computational thinking practices of abstraction, algorithm development, creating artifacts, communicating and collaboration while building skills in specific programming languages and design environments. The course presents computing problems in real-world scenarios, allowing students to deepen their understanding of theoretical concepts while bringing computer science alive through real applications and connections. Rather than focusing the entire course on learning particular software tools or programming languages, the course is designed to focus the conceptual ideas of computing and help students understand why certain tools or languages might be utilized to solve particular problems. The goal of Exploring Computer Science and Technology is to develop in students the computational thinking practices of algorithm development, problem solving and programming within the context of problems that are relevant to the lives of today’s students. Students will also be introduced to topics such as interface design, coding, limits of computers and societal and ethical issue


CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY

Grade Level: 10-12 Length: 1 year (may be repeated up to 2 times)

UC Requirement Fulfilled: none

Prerequisite: none

Course Description: Construction Technology is an elective course involving classroom and work-site competencies in the following areas: basic construction math, project organization, starting the job, foundations and support structures, practices and procedures for standard wood framing, exterior wall and roof coverings, repairing and/or altering old and new structures and new technologies.


CULINARY ARTS

Grade Level: 10-12 Length: 1 year (may be repeated up to 2 times)

UC Requirement Fulfilled: none

Prerequisite: Algebra 1 or Math 1A, and English 9

Course Description: This course provides students with the skills necessary to become a proficient food preparer. Students explore every facet of culinary arts and learn the vital practice of quality food preparation. Topics first semester include: equipment, foundations of food service, sanitation, knife skills, stocks and conversions, herbs and spices, vegetable cookery, starches, fish and seafood, as well as poultry, beef, pork, lamb and game. Topics second semester include: soups, cooking methods (dry), cooking methods (wet), vegetarian cooking, sauces, eggs, global village, breakfast, appetizers, salads, sandwiches, baking and pastry. Upon successful completion of this course, students satisfy the resume/career unit of study.


DIRECTED STUDIES

Grade Level: 9-12 Length: 1 year

UC Requirement Fulfilled: None

Prerequisite: IEP or 504 Team Decision.

Course Description: The Directed Studies class is available only to students with current Individual Education Plans (IEP) or 504 Plans. The class supports students in being successful in their mainstream academic classes. Students may also use the class to work on their IEP goals.


  ENVIRONMENTAL SENIOR INTERNSHIP

Grade Level:12 Length: 1 year

UC Requirement Fulfilled: none

Prerequisite: Completion of Biology, Environ Hort 1 & Environ Hort 2 or other sciences.

Course Description: After successful completion of the prerequisite courses, the student is assigned to a mentor teacher for two hours, one day each week. Students are not paid for this on-the-job training. Students will identify goals that will benefit them from exposure to workplace and career planning skills. Gaining these skills would be an appropriate goal for these students. In fact, given that employability skills are difficult to teach in a classroom, all students will have the opportunity to gain workplace readiness skills and career planning skills during their Career Internship, regardless of other goals for the experience. The student will culminate his/her internship with a chosen project based community service demonstration using multi-media resources.


HOME ECONOMICS

Grade Level: 10-12 Length: 1 year

UC Requirement Fulfilled: None

Prerequisite: none

Course Description: This consumer home economics course equips students with life management skills through instruction and leadership development activities as well as acquiring practical skills, which are needed for applications in everyday life situations.  Areas that can be covered are household management, consumer education, food and nutrition, fashion and textiles.


LEADERSHIP

Grade Level: 11/12 Length: 1 year

Prerequisite: grade 11 and grade 12 standing or by recommendation

UC Requirement Fulfilled: none

Course Description: The Leadership class is designed to equip students to become school and community leaders. Through the process students will become professionals in the areas of business affairs, financial planning, event planning, and recognition programs.


PRACTICAL ARTS

Grade Level: 9-12 Length: 1 year

Prerequisite: none

UC Requirement Fulfilled: none

Course Description: Practical Arts offers the opportunity for students to find their passion! Students today are entering a highly competitive workforce. To be career and college ready, students will need to be able to integrate and apply skills and technical knowledge with core academic knowledge. Practical Arts at Coast Redwood High School emphasizes real world, real life skills and connects academics and training to help students be successful in the future. No matter what your dream, you can pursue it through Practical Arts with contract courses in Animal Science, Leadership, Culinary Arts, Computer Technology, Home Economics, Building Trades/Construction, Fabric Construction, Fashion Design, Business Finance, Personal Finance, Nutrition and Wellness, Early Childhood Education, Aerospace Technologies, Construction Technology, Law Enforcement Junior Cadet Program, or Game and Simulation Design. Our contract programs are aligned with industry standards that prepare students for a wide range of high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers, or students may concurrently enroll in community sponsored programs such as the Cadet Program.


STUDENT AIDE                                                           

Grade Level: 11-12 Length: 1 semester

UC Requirement Fulfilled: None

Prerequisite: The ability to type is desirable for some placements. Students may earn up to 5 credits each semester with a maximum of 10 credits for the school year based on academic review and hours. A total of 20 credits toward graduation are permitted in this category.

Course Description: Working under the direct supervision of a Supervising Teacher(s) and classified staff in the elementary, intermediate and high schools, students will gain practical experience by serving as teacher aides, clerical aides, laboratory assistants, or child care aides. Candidates must consult their Supervising Teacher(s) and must be assigned a position through the school site principal, the teacher who requested an aide, and the student’s Supervising Teacher.


WORK EXPERIENCE EDUCATION (WEE)

Grade Level: 10-12 Length: 1 semester (may be repeated up to 4 semesters)

UC Requirement Fulfilled: none

Prerequisite: Must be 15 years of age or older, and have legal employment. Charter School eligibility rules apply.

Career Technical Course Description: This two-part course is designed to develop desirable work habits, attitudes and occupational skills. The purpose is to provide students with opportunities for applying the basic skills of reading, writing, and computation through a combination of supervised employment in any occupation field and related classroom instruction. Students will complete a business math component that draws on basic math skills many employers require and is aligned to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), California State Standards, Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI). The major emphasis of this course is to provide students with supervised part-time paid employment to assist them in developing desirable work habits and attitudes in real jobs. The part-time job held by a student need not be related to his or her occupational goal. Through this on-the-job experience, the student will learn how to work for and with other people.      


BUSINESS MATH/WEE PROGRAM

Grade Level: 11-12 Length: 1 year

UC Requirement Fulfilled: none

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 1, Geometry, or Math 1A and Math 1B

Course Description: This two-part course is an elective for students who have completed two prior years of mathematics and plan to attend community college, become employed immediately after high school, and who are enrolled in the WEE Program (Work Experience Education). Students will cover “real-life” topics such as taxes, personal finance, purchasing, housing, insurance, transportation and investment. This course is aligned to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), California State Standards, Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI), and the Achieve American Diploma Project  (ADP) mathematics standards.


YEARBOOK

Grade Level: 11-12 Length: 1 semester

UC Requirement Fulfilled: none

Prerequisite grade 11/12 standing or by recommendation

Course Description: Yearbook is a production-based elective course that creates the Coast Redwood High  School yearbook. Because the staff is solely responsible for the content, design, layout, and sale of the book,  students who choose to be a part of this business must ensure that it runs efficiently and effectively. Staffers  must be cooperative, punctual, professional, creative, and productive.



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