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Specialized Courses 7-12

Academic Decathlon - Course #0210 | Credit (E) | Grades 10-12 | 0.5/1.0 Credits
The Academic Decathlon course is an academically rigorous course established to train the school’s Academic Decathlon team.  Students will prepare for 10 different categories of competition: Art, Economics, Language & Literature, Mathematics, Music, Science, Social Science, Essay Speech, and Interview.  Fundamentals in each category will be mastered as well as intense investigations in each area revolving around the yearly theme chosen by the United States Academic Decathlon (USAD). Members of the class will attend various competitions in order to establish a team that will represent the school at state competition. Teams are composed of students with GPAs near 4.0, GPAs in the mid-3.0 range, and GPAs less than 3.0.

ACT Prep - Course #0213 | Credit (E) | Grades 10-12 | 0.25 Credits Credits/0.5/1.0 This course prepares students to achieve higher ACT scores. It provides an overview of the test, practical test taking strategies and will allow students to prepare in an instructional environment for their best possible test performance. This course is recommended for Sophomores, Juniors or Seniors who plan to take the ACT test in the next nine months. Juniors and seniors will receive priority placement.

Activity Elective - Course #0201 | Credit (E) | Grades 7-12 | 0.25 Credits Credits
This course provides a unique opportunity, under the direction and supervision of a teacher or advisor to assist in a wide range of career learning opportunities. Through working, observing, and implementing life skills in relation to social development and career exploration a student can learn reliable citizenship and social skills as they interact with peers, school staff and the general public. A detailed log of 35 hours describing the learning opportunity would need to be signed by the teacher or advisor, then approved by the principal to award a 0.25 Credits credit per academic year.

Advanced Studies/Research - Course #0200 | Credit (E) | Grades 10-12 | 0.5/1.0 Credits
This course is an extension of class time in Advanced Placement (AP), IB, and core concurrent courses (English, math, science, social studies) that do not have an additional lab class. Students with three or more Advanced Placement (AP)/IB/core concurrent courses are eligible for this course. The curriculum of Advanced Placement (AP), IB, and core concurrent courses is structured with the expectation of additional time for students to understand and process the large amounts of reading, writing, and information.

Aide Counselor - Course #0152 | Credit (E) | Grades 7-12 | 0.5/1.0 Credits
Counselor Aides experience the opportunity, under the supervision of the counselors, of assisting in the counseling center with such tasks as:  delivering messages to students and teachers, processing printed materials such as registration packets, greeting visitors to the counseling center, assisting with new students and helping to prepare for counseling activities such as, Plans for College and Career Readiness, Career Days, College Day, etc.

Aide Media - Course #0153 | Credit (E) | Grades 7-12 | 0.5/1.0 Credits
This course provides students with the opportunity to work in the library media center where they will learn the Big 6 research process and apply essential life skills. Students will assist with the operation and maintenance of the media center, dealing with people and materials in an academic setting. Technology is prominent, so students will develop computer skills. Successful completion of the course will prepare students to access materials in other libraries and to apply for entry-level employment in a public library.

Aide Office - Course #0154 | Credit (E) | Grades 7-12 | 0.5/1.0 Credits
Under the supervision of the office staff, Office Aides assist in office tasks such as: delivering messages to students and teachers, processing and/or organizing printed materials, answering phones and greeting visitors to the office. Office Aides experience opportunities to practice reliable citizenship and social skills as they interact with peers, school staff and the general public.

Aide Teacher - Course #0001-0150 | Credit (E) | Grades 7-12 | 0.5/1.0 Credits
This is a full year or semester course that offers students a unique experience working with teachers. This position provides an opportunity to observe and model an adult at work. It provides a wide range of learning opportunities in areas such as life skills, human development, and career exploration. Teacher aides experience the opportunity to practice reliable citizenship and social skills as they interact with peers, school staff and the general public.

AP Seminar - Course #0240 | Credit (E) | Grades 11, 12 | 1.0 Credits
AP Seminar is part one of a two year sequence (the second year is optional). AP Seminar engages students in cross-curricular conversations that explore the complexities of academic and real-world topics and issues by analyzing divergent perspectives.

Careers (Career Orientation and Exploration) - Course #0216 - CTE Teacher | #0215 - Non CTE Teacher | Credit (E) | Grades 10-12 | 0.25/0.5 Credits
This course is designed to introduce students to a variety of career fields. Students will take self-interest surveys and proficiency exams to help them identify career fields appropriate to their skills and interests. Students will develop resume writing and interviewing skills. This course is typically for tenth grade students. However, eleventh and twelfth grade students may also enroll in these specialized courses. These courses relate to all areas of the curriculum and are a direct connection of a student’s SEOP career goal and the world of work.

Drivers Education - Course #0211 | Credit (E) | Grades 10-12 | 0.25 Credits Credits
This course includes classroom instruction during the regular school day. On-road and range driving experiences are also required before and after school and on Saturdays. Registration is based on each student's 16th birthday. Successful completion of this course may lead to acquisition of a valid Utah Driver's license. A fee is required prior to participation in this class.

Educational Release - Course #0204 | Credit (E) | Grades 7-12 | No Credit
Students who have completed Form A “Request for Student Release Time from School for Academic Study” at an educational entity other than a Jordan School District school or program will be released from school for the number of periods requested. This form can be accessed at http://jordandistrict.org/wp-content/uploads/053_Form_A_Release.pdf  If the educational entity is accredited by AdvancED, once the student submits an official transcript is submitted to the Jordan District school, credit will be posted on his/her Jordan District transcript without alteration as per State Board Rule R277-705-3B(1)].

Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) Level 1 - Course #0230 | Credit (E) | Grades 10-12 | 1.0 Credits
Students will participate in skills training called Leadership, Education, and Training 1 (LET -1). This course is designed for students who are interested in enriching their high school experience with a military program that teaches skills intended to make them successful in life. Subjects include leadership, citizenship, first aid, map reading, physical training, and marksmanship. Extracurricular activities include drill team, color guard, rifle team, orienteering team, raider team, service learning team, and pentathlon team. The course is open to both male and female students. There is no military obligation associated with JROTC. Students are issued an Army uniform (at no cost to them) and will be required to wear it once a week. Students are required to keep their hair at a reasonable length, cannot have beards, and are not allowed to wear earrings while in uniform (except females).

Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) Level 2 - Course #0231 | Credit (E) | Grades 10-12 | 1.0 Credits
Prerequisite:  Instructor approval and completion of LET-1
This is the second level of JROTC Leadership, Education, and Training (LET-2). It expands on the subjects taught in Level 1 and has more demanding requirements. Students in LET-2 serve in leadership positions and receive practical experience in leadership by leading drill, planning and conducting cadet activities, and supervising other cadets in JROTC extracurricular activities.

Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) Level 3 - Course #0232 | Credit (E) | Grades 10-12 | 1.0 Credits
Prerequisite:  Instructor approval and completion of LET-1
This is the third level of JROTC Leadership Education and Training (LET-3). It is the most advanced and final level of JROTC.  Students in LET-3 serve in the most advanced leadership positions and apply leadership skills they have learned in the previous two years.  Students who successfully complete LET-3 can, if they choose a military career, enter the military at the rank of E-3 instead of E-1.

Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) Lab - Course #0233 | Credit (E) | Grades 10-12 | 0.25 Credits Credits
Prerequisite:  Instructor approval
This leadership lab is conducted after normal school hours. The lab focuses on practical application of the leadership skills taught in the classroom. All students who choose to participate on JROTC teams must enroll. Enrollment will be completed by the instructor at the beginning of each semester. The lab begins at 2:30 pm and ends at 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Latinos in Action - Course #0222 | Credit (E) | Grades 10-12 | 0.5/1.0 Credits
Latinos in Action (LIA) is a service-learning leadership class that empowers students through cultural awareness, service, leadership, and a focus on excellence in education to help students be prepared for and committed to graduating from college.

People of the Pacific - Course #0223 | Credit (E) | Grades 10-12 | 0.5/1.0 Credits
People of the Pacific (POP) is a service-learning leadership class that empowers students through cultural awareness, service, leadership, and a focus on excellence in education to help students be prepared for and committed to graduating from college.

Peer Leadership Team - Course #6132 | Credit (E) | Grades 10-12 | 0.5/1.0 Credits
Peer Leadership Team (P.L.T.) is a service organization designed to train and organize high school students as teams of peer educators to provide a substance abuse and violence prevention message among youth. One major component of this program is to provide peer refusal skills to 6th grade students in their schools.

Peer Mentor - Course #0234 | Credit (E) | Grades 10-12 | 0.5/1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Instructor approval
This course is designed for students who have successfully completed content specific prerequisites and who wish to enrich their learning experience through the process of assisting other students in mastering course content. Students who apply for this course are pre-screened according to their academic proficiency and attitudes toward the tutoring process. Additionally, students selected to participate in this course are expected to develop and demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills, along with basic teaching strategies. Qualified students are assigned to a content specific class to help the teacher with tutoring services. This class may benefit those students who are interested in careers such as teaching, humanities, social services, and communications.

Peer Tutoring - Course #0207 | Credit (E) | Grades 7-12 | 0.5/1.0 Credits
Students in this course work under the supervision of Special Education teachers in assisting students who have special needs or disability conditions. It is designed for individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in fields such as in education, sociology, psychology, or social work. Because Peer Tutors are placed in a position of trust, they are expected to be highly responsible and mature in judgment.

Service Learning - Course # 6151 | Credit (E) | Grades 10-12 | 0.25 Credits Credits
This credit is usually awarded to students who have given 35 hours or more of their own time volunteering in the community surrounding the school. Service learning is not usually a stand-alone course. Optimally, this course should be linked to core courses that would spend time researching needs in their school and surrounding community. The students and teachers brainstorm possible solutions to some of these problems and how they could use school/business partnerships to procure the materials necessary. Finally, they settle upon a worthwhile project that they can accomplish in a given amount of time. Most projects require the work be completed after school and on weekends so that core course time can be saved for instruction. The students who participate and spend the time completing the project can be awarded service learning credit when their volunteer hours reach 35. Example projects have been restoring wetlands, volunteering at a local nursing home, clean-up and restoration projects at local shelters, civic centers and nonprofit agencies.

Student Advisory - Course #7299 | Credit (E) | Grades 10-12 | 0.5/1.0 Credits
This course focuses on skills, academically and interpersonally, which directly impact a student’s success in high school, college, and the workplace. Skills would include cooperative learning, collaboration, time management, communication skills, note-taking techniques, cultural awareness, service projects, work ethic, educational planning, critical thinking, goal setting, respect, and responsibility. The teacher may customize the proportion of each skill area to the unique needs of each student/class.

Student Government - Course #0205 | Credit (E) | Grades 7-12 | 0.5/1.0 Credits
This course is designed for elected/appointed student leaders. This class provides opportunities for growth in personal leadership, communication organization and collaborative skills. Students will work under the direction of a teacher advisor and the school administration.

Study Skills - Course #0206 | Credit (E) | Grades 7-12 | 0.5/1.0 Credits
This course is a course in which students learn and apply social and academic skills and strategies. This class may cover the following areas: Organization, time management, stress management, reading strategies, test taking strategies, study strategies, note taking, academic tracking, teamwork, communication and goal setting, learning and interest assessments.

Summer Agriculture - Course #0202 | Credit (CTE) | Grades 9-12 | 0.5/1.0 Credits
This program is an intensive, individualized, and experiential education experience that includes the practical application of the formalized instructional competencies. Teacher supervision of the student’s summer vocational agriculture (SAE) program should be a major part of the summer program. Regular work with the Utah agriculture science and technology record book is required as well as student leadership development.

TA 7th Grade - Course #0870 | Grade 7 | 0.25 Credits/0.5 Credits
This course provides an opportunity for students to establish a positive relationship with an adult role model in the school, to engage in silent sustained reading, to participate in character education and to focus on study skills. Teachers provide students with academic support in a mentorship environment.  Participation in this class will help to enhance the core curriculum and to create a more positive environment in the school. Students have the opportunity to earn | .25 Credits credits per semester based on participation in all Teacher Advisory activities.

TA 8th Grade - Course #0880 | Grade 8 | 0.25 Credits/0.5 Credits
This course provides an opportunity for students to establish a positive relationship with an adult role model in the school, to engage in silent sustained reading, to participate in character education and to focus on study skills. Teachers provide students with academic support in a mentorship environment. Participation in this class will help to enhance the core curriculum and to create a more positive environment in the school. Students have the opportunity to earn | .25 Credits credits per semester based on participation in all Teacher Advisory activities.

TA 9th Grade - Course #0890 | Credit (E) | Grade 9 | 0.25/0.5 Credits
This course provides an opportunity for students to establish a positive relationship with an adult role model in the school, to engage in silent sustained reading, to participate in character education and to focus on study skills and monitor progress toward academic and career goals. Teachers provide students with academic support in a mentorship environment. Participation in this class will help to enhance the core curriculum and to create a more positive environment in the school. Students have the opportunity to earn 0.25 Credits credits per semester based on participation in all Teacher Advisory activities.

TA 10th Grade - Course #0810 | Credit (E) | Grade 10 | 0.25 Credits
This course provides an opportunity for students to establish a positive relationship with an adult role model in the school, to participate in character education, to focus on study skills and monitor progress toward academic and career goals. Teachers provide students with academic support in a mentorship environment.  Participation in this class will help to enhance the core curriculum and to create a more positive school environment.  Students have the opportunity to earn | .25 Credits credits per year based on participation in all Teacher Advisory activities.

TA 11th Grade - Course #0820 | Credit (E) | Grade 11 | 0.25 Credits
This course provides an opportunity for students to establish a positive relationship with an adult role model in the school, to participate in character education, to focus on study skills and monitor progress toward academic and career goals. Teachers provide students with academic support in a mentorship environment. Participation in this class will help to enhance the core curriculum and to create a more positive school environment. Students have the opportunity to earn | .25 Credits credits per year based on participation in all Teacher Advisory activities.

TA 12th Grade - Course #0830 | Credit (E) | Grade 12 | 0.25 Credits
This course provides an opportunity for students to establish a positive relationship with an adult role model in the school, to participate in character education, to focus on study skills and to prepare for transitioning to post-secondary education, advanced training, military service, and/or employment. Teachers provide students with academic support in a mentorship environment. Participation in this class will help to enhance the core curriculum and to create a more positive school environment. Students have the opportunity to earn | .25 Credits credits per year based on participation in all Teacher Advisory activities.

Work Experience - Course #0219 | Credit (E)| Grades 11, 12 |0 .5–2.0 Credits
Work Experience provides students with an opportunity to gain exposure to a career area related to their academic work. This course will help students identify some of the needed skills, knowledge and hands on experience for the workforce. Students must complete the requirements of submitting timesheets and meeting minimum hourly requirements to obtain credit. Students must also be in line to graduate with their class. This is a Pass or Fail grade.

Yearbook Publication, Inc. - Course #8604 | Credit (E) | Grades 10-12 | 0.5/1.0 Credits
Students will be able to produce a yearbook after they have mastered terms and procedures involved with planning and producing such a publication.


LEGEND (Credit)

A = Fine Arts
AAF-M = Applied, Advanced Foundation Math
AAF-S = Applied, Advanced Foundation Science
BS = Biological Science
CS = Chemistry Science
DS = Digital Studies
CTE = Career and Technical Education
E = Electives
ES = Earth Science
F = Financial Literacy
WG = World Geography
HE = Health Education

ILA = Individual Lifetime Activities
ELA = English Language Arts
FL = Fitness for Life
M = Mathematics
PS = Physical Science
PST = Participation Skills & Techniques
Sr. ELA= Senior English Language Arts
S = Foundation/Core Science
WH = World History
USH = US History
USGC = US Government & Citizenship

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