High School Completion

HSC-036: U.S. History I, Credits = 1 - 5
The history and culture of the United States from the early explorations to the Civil War are discussed.

HSC-037: U.S. History, Credits = 1 - 5
This is a survey course covering the history and culture of the United States from 1898 to the present. An emphasis is placed on the establishment of our democratic form of government based on responsibilities of good citizenship, what happened in the United States these last 100+ years and to appreciate how 20th century Americans lived and experienced the great events.

HSC-038: Civics and Current World Problems, Credits = 1 - 5
The course explores a variety of cultural, social, economic and environmental issues in a contemporary world context. Students will examine contemporary human rights issues around the world. Global links are a central theme, as we evaluate how issues elsewhere manifest at home.

HSC-039: Pacific Northwest History, Credits = 1 - 53
Geography, Native tribes and their cultures, explorers, pioneer settlement, government, economy and ecology of the Pacific Northwest states of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho from earliest times to the present.

HSC-040: PhysicalScience I, Credits = 1 - 5
This course provides an introduction to the Physical Sciences, including topics from the fields of Physics, Astronomy, and Geology. Emphasis will be on understanding the Scientific Method in preparation for advanced to college-level science courses.

HSC-041: General Science II, Credits = 1 - 5
Biology I is the first of two courses covering the life science of biology, including a study of evolution, homeostasis (internal environment), nutrition, fitness, energy, and the cell. This course prepares students to pass the End-of-Course Biology test required for WA State graduation.

HSC-042: Biology II, Credits = 1 - 5
Biology II is the second of two courses covering the life science of biology, including energy and ecosystems; reproduction, genetics, and inheritance; development and growth; and interaction and interdependence among organisms. This course will prepare students to pass the End-of-Course Biology exam required for WA State high school graduation.

HSC-043: American Government, Credits = 1 - 5
Students will study the purposes, organization and function of government, including the laws and political systems specific to the United States. The course pays special attention to the key ideals and principals of the United States, including the Constitution and Bill of Rights. All topics will be viewed through the lens of civic involvement and responsibility.

HSC-044: College Prep Chemistry, Credits = 1 - 5
A study of the composition, structure, and properties of matter, and the way matter changes.

HSC-050: Geography and World Affairs, Credits = 1 - 5
A study of basic world geography and contemporary national and international issues

HSC-060: Algebra IA, Credits = 1 - 5
The first half of a modern high school algebra sequence with a focus in seven major topics: transition from arithmetic to algebra, solving equations & inequalities, probability and statistics, proportional reasoning, linear equations and functions.

HSC-061: Algebra IB, Credits = 1 - 5
This course fulfills the second half of a modern high school algebra sequence with a focus in seven major topics: transition from arithmetic to algebra, solving equations and inequalities, probability and statistics, proportional reasoning, linear equations and functions, systems of linear equations and inequalities, and operations on polynomials.

HSC-062: Geometry IA, Credits = 1 - 5
This course fulfills the first half in the fundamentals of plane geometry, covering the vocabulary and concept of geometry through the use of formal proof and algebra. Completion of the geometry sequence prepares students for higher level mathematics courses and for those science courses requiring a working knowledge of geometry.

HSC-063: Geometry IB, Credits = 1 - 5
Course fulfills the second half in fundamentals of plane geometry, covering the vocabulary and concept of geometry through the use of formal proof and algebra and coordinate geometry. Completion of the geometry sequence prepares students for higher level mathematics courses and for those science courses requiring a working knowledge of geometry.

HSC-064: Financial Algebra IA, Credits = 1 - 5
Financial Algebra helps students achieve success by incorporating Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry topics into practical business and personal finance contexts. Students see algebra at work within the most critical areas of finance. Students learn about investments, credit, automobile expenses, insurance, income tax, household budgeting, and more while gaining confidence in working with common algebraic functions.

HSC-065: Algebra Through Evidence, Credits = 1 - 5
This class will focus on a review of Algebra IA and IB. Students will communicate understanding through state constructed practical based questions. This course prepares students to pass the End of Course assessment. The students have the opportunity to create a Collection of Evidence as an alternate demonstration of their proficiency to the State.

HSC-066: Geometry Through Evidence, Credits = 1 - 5
This class will focus on a review of Geometry IA and IB. Students will communicate understanding through state-constructed practical-based questions. This course prepares students to pass the End of Course assessment. The students have the opportunity to create a Collection of Evidence as an alternate demonstration of their proficiency to the State.

HSC-067: Financial Algebra II, Credits = 1 - 5
Financial Algebra helps students achieve success by incorporating Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry topics into practical business and personal finance contexts. Students see Algebra at work within the most critical areas of finance. Students learn about investments, credit, automobile expenses, insurance, income tax, household budgeting, and more while gaining confidence in working with common algebraic functions. This is the second in the two-part series.

HSC-080: Reading Fundamentals, Credits = 1 - 5
This course offers skill development in reading with a variety of reading comprehension strategies in a range of fiction and nonfiction works. Students will practice making text to self, text to world, and text to text connections. An emphasis will be placed on summarizing and analyzing using textual evidence. This course prepares students for taking the Washington State High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE), required for graduation.

HSC-082: High School Literature, Credits = 1 - 5
In this reading skill development class, students will explore literature across thousands of years and many cultures. This course will use a thematic approach to comparing and contrasting literature over a wide range of time periods and cultures. By exploring a single theme, over time, culture and genre, students will explore how grasping point of view requires distinguishing what is directly stated in a text from what is really meant (e.g., satire, sarcasm, irony, or understatement).

HSC-085: Writing Fundamentals, Credits = 1 - 5
Students will work on skill development in writing. Using the writing process, students will practice expository and persuasive writing aimed at a variety of audiences. Students will prepare for success on the High School Proficiency Examination (HSPE) writing examination required for high school graduation in Washington state. To do so, students will use resources developed by the Washington state Office of State Superintendent of Instruction (OSPI), including portions of a four week curriculum designed for HSPE test takers.

HSC-090: High School to College Transition, Credits = 1 - 5
This course allows students to develop and demonstrate On Course strategies to adjust to the college experience, to develop a better understanding of the learning process, and to acquire essential academic survival skills as students transition from the high school to the college environment. Students will also research and create a High School and Beyond Plan and begin career exploration as part of the Washington State high school graduation requirements. Prerequisite: Enrollment in Alternative Education Program.

HSC-091: Senior Capstone, Credits = 1 - 3
Senior Capstone assists students enrolled in the Alternative Education Program or High School Completion Program in completing both the 'High School and Beyond Plan' and the 'Culminating Project', state-mandated high school graduation requirements. The course encourages students to think analytically, logically and creatively and to integrate experience and knowledge to solve problems, giving students a chance to explore a career or post-high school graduation plans in which they have a great interest, and offers student an opportunity to apply their learning in a "real world" way.

HSC-092: Walking/Health, Credits = 1 - 5
Students will enhance physical fitness and develop lifelong skills through walking. Students will learn to use a heart rate monitor and will explore the importance of cardiovascular health.