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Course Name
# of credits – school – grade
Type of Credit
Prerequisite

Course Description

KEY
C – Computer
E – Elective
ENG – English
HUM – Humanities
M – Mathematics
PE – Physical Education
SCI – Science
SS – Social Studies
DC – Dual Credit
TCC – Technical Competency Credit
NCAA – Core Course

Canyon Ridge High School

Twin Falls High School

English 9

2 – CRHS/TFHS – 9
ENG – NCAA

This course will cover grammar usage, language structure, vocabulary development, creative writing, poetry, short stories, novels, Shakespeare, and mythology.

Honors English 9

2 – CRHS/TFHS – 9
ENG – NCAA
Application/Recommendation

This class is offered for students who perform beyond the freshman level on tasks related to reading, composition, and the study of language. The English 9 curriculum will be followed, but more intensive and extensive work with the reading and writing will be required.

Speech

1 – CRHS/TFHS – 9/12
ENG – NCAA

Speech is the study of practical applications of the basic skills and techniques involved in interpersonal communications and public address. The course is designed to meet the core graduation requirement of speech for those students entering high school without one credit in this area.

Freshman Transitions

2- CRHS/TFHS – 9
E

This course is required for all incoming freshmen and focuses on helping students prepare for high school and post-high school experiences. Students will examine learning styles, personal and social development, and career/life skills. This course will also set a foundation for doing research and preparing for the senior project.

English 10

2 – CRHS/TFHS – 10
ENG – NCAA

English 10 is a college preparatory class which focuses on exploring, understanding and appreciating written genre. Writing encourages experimentation with the various forms taught in literature. Language development, vocabulary and grammar skills will be emphasized to enhance communication

Honors English 10

2 – CRHS/TFHS – 10
ENG – NCAA
Application/Recommendation

This class is offered for students who perform beyond the sophomore level on tasks related to reading, composition, and the study of language. The English 10 curriculum will be followed, but more intensive and extensive work with the reading and writing will be required.

English 11

2 – CRHS/TFHS – 11
ENG – NCAA

English 11 is a college preparatory class which focuses on American literature from a historical perspective. Argumentative writing will be emphasized and a research project will be required. Language study, writing style, and vocabulary development will also be emphasized.

AP English Language and Composition 11

2 – CRHS/TFHS – 11
ENG – DC (CSI: ENG101) – NCAA
Application/Recommendation

This course is designed for the able and ambitious student who wants to do college-level work while in high school. The course focuses on nonfiction writing and reading. Heavy emphasis is placed on style, rhetoric, and analysis. The numerous reading and writing assignments act as preparations for the AP Language and Composition College Board Exam to determine possible advanced standing in English or college credits upon admission to a college or university.

English 12

2 – CRHS/TFHS – 12
ENG – NCAA

English 12 is a college preparatory class which focuses on the development of critical reading, writing, and thinking skills through the study of British literature. Composition focuses on the reflective essay and analytical essay for purposes that extend into post-high school life. A research paper tied to the Senior Project is required.

AP English Literature and Composition 12

2 – CRHS/TFHS – 12
ENG – DC (CSI: ENGL175) – NCAA
Application and Recommendation

This course is designed for the able and ambitious student who wants to do college-level work while in high school. Works will be analyzed intensively in both class discussion and in numerous writing assignments. This course is also preparation for the AP College Board Exam to determine possible advanced standing in English or college credits upon admission to a university. AP English 11 is not a requirement. TFHS Only(English 175 3 credits): * It will meet three days a week: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. * Students must sign up for dual enrollment in the fall; however, their credits will not be given until spring. Course cost is $195.00 and there will be a minimal charge for text books in the spring. * Any of the following pre-reqs will work for CSI; however, they must be met before school starts in the fall: A “3” or above on the AP Language Exam, completion of English 101, “25” or above on the ACT English section, “570” on SAT Critical Reading section, “95” or above on the COMPASS English portion.

Communications 101

1 – CRHS/TFHS – 11/12
E

COMM 101 is a course intended to improve your communication abilities in a variety of academic, social, personal and business settings. Emphasis is placed on the communication process, public address, small group discussion, and listening.

Read 180

1 – TFHS – 10/11/12
E
Recommendation

Read 180 is an intensive reading intervention program designed to meet the needs of students whose reading achievement is below the proficient level. The program directly addresses individual needs through adaptive and instructional software, high-interest literature, and direct instruction in reading skills. (Scholastic Publisher)

Debate I

2 – CRHS/TFHS – 10/11/12
E – NCAA
Application/Recommendation

This course is a challenging class, focusing on research, organization, and speaking skills for the purpose of interscholastic competition in Policy and Lincoln Douglas debate. Tournament attendance will be required. An ability to read and interpret high-level materials will be essential.

Debate II/Declamation

2 – CRHS/TFHS – 11/12
E – NCAA
Debate I & Recommendation

This course is designed to allow former introduction to debate students an opportunity to further develop and perfect debate and competitive speech events. Independent work skills and self-direction are required.

Newspaper

2 – CRHS/TFHS – 10(CRHS only)/11/12
E
Application

The newspaper class is a year-long course dedicated to the publication of the school newspaper. Students are required to do in-depth reporting and writing. All facets of newspaper work will be included: interviewing, designing (using QuarkXPress and Photoshop), computer word processing, writing and revising. Staff members are expected to have a working understanding of the process of creating a newspaper, be able to meet deadlines, and act responsibly and ethically.

Yearbook

2 – CRHS/TFHS – 10/11/12
E
Application and Interview

Yearbook/Riverhawk Review is a year-long class devoted to the publication of the school’s yearbook. All facets of photo journalism, graphic design, PhotoShop, layout design, In Design, reporting, and copy writing will be included in the course curriculum.

Creative Writing I

1 – CRHS – 11/12
HUM – NCAA
C or higher in English 10

This course is an in-depth writing course which focuses on students’ abilities to produce original pieces of literature; it is designed for students who enjoy the writing process. Students will participate in National Novel Writing Month where they will write a novel in 30 days. Students will also be writing poetry, long and short stories, and dramatic dialogue. Students must be serious about learning to write, as this class will include a possible option for publication.

Creative Writing II

1 – CRHS – 12
HUM – NCAA

Students will spend the semester studying elements of storytelling, genres, creating their own original stories and going through the editing process. Students will be expected to create an original polished work of literature. Students will learn how to query a literary agent for representation towards publication. Students must be dedicated and focused and excited about the creative writing process.

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