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SPECIAL NEEDS OPTIONS Program
 
 
The following courses do not meet  UC/CSU  A-G requirements: 
 
 
ALGEBRA I,  Two-Year Course   Grades 9-12  
Meets UC A-G Math Requirement
 
Description:  Algebra course material is taught over a two-year period which provides a student with an extended time frame to adequately learn and practice solving equations and inequalities, graphing solutions, work with irrational numbers, graphing linear equations, and factoring of polynomials.
 
Text: Algebra 1 (Mc Dougal, Littell)  ISBN  0-618-25018-2
 
Prerequisite:  Placement to be determined by student’s performance in Pre-Algebra and recommendation of the Options director and department chair.
 
Supplies:
  • Graph paper
  • Lined paper
  • TI-30XIIS Calculator (or higher)
  • Colored pens
  • Highlighters
  • Ruler

 

 

 

  
BASIC MATH     Grade   9
 
Description:  Basic Math is a non-college preparatory course focusing on math facts, operations and applications needed for a firm foundation i n order to move on to Pre-Algebra or Consumer Math.  This course emphasizes the improvement of basic arithmetic, practical math, and foundations of geometry, algebra and statistics.  The students will learn how math plays an important role in their daily lives., 
 
Text: Pre-Algebra (AGS)
 
Prerequisite: Placement by Options director
 
Supplies:
  • Section in 3-ring binder labeled "Math"
  • Pencils, erasers, pens
  • Notebook paper
  • Basic calculator 
 
  
 
 
 
 
MATH TOPICS      Grades 11-12
 
Description: A non-college prep course covering a wide array of mathematical applications from situations encountered in everyday life such as banking, budgeting, insurance, taxes, shopping wisely, food and nutrition, traveling, etc.
 
Text: Consumer Math (AGS); Life Skills Math (AGS) 
 
Prerequisite: Placement by Options director 
 
Supplies:
  • Section in 3-ring binder labeled "math"
  • Pencils, erasers
  • Notebook paper
  • Calculator (simple is best)

 

 
 
 
 
LIFE SCIENCE   Grades 9 - 12
 
Description:  Life Science is designed to expose students using an interactive approach to the order of life science subjects and concepts that will impact their decisions about themselves, the world around them and their spiritual standards.
 
Text:  Biology  (Walsh Publishing)    ISBN  978-0-8251-5616-8
          Biology Workbook  Walsh Publishing     ISBN  0-8251-5620-3
 
Prerequisite:  Placement by Options Director
 
Graduation:  Two semesters of  non-college preparatory Life Science
 
Supplies:  Designated section in binder

 

 

 

EARTH SCIENCE   Grades 9 - 12

Description:  Earth Science is designed to expose students using an interactive approach to the physical attributes of Earth and the Universe and concepts that will impact their decisions about themselves, the world around them and their spiritual standards.

Text:  Earth and Space Science    Walsh Publishing ISBN  978 0 8251 5634 2

Prerequisite:  Placement by Options Director

Graduation:  Two semesters of non-college preparatory physical science.

Supplies:  tba

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RESOURCE STUDY SKILLS     Grades 9-12
 
Description:  Resource Study Skills serves as a class specifically designed to assist students who struggle with executive functioning skills.  This class holds students accountable for their grades, keeping a daily planner, and various long term class assignments.  The students also do various assigned activities purposely designed to promote executive functioning skills.
 
Text:  Student Planner (provided in class)
 
Prerequisite:  Placement by Options director
 
Supplies: 
  •  All textbooks, binders, study tools for all classes
                                                                                                    
Fee:  Included in Options Program fee

 

 

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