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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

IDLA

Varies – CRHS/TFHS – 9/10/11/12
See Counselor

These  are  online courses taken during the school day in a supervised computer lab or they may be taken after hours at home. Course fees are $75 per credit. No IDLA charge for DC or AP courses. Students who have failed a course can retrieve the credit through IDLA. Fees can be waived for credit retrieval, schedule conflict or class not offered. There are AP, Dual Credit and Elective Courses offered. Students must meet with a counselor prior to registering for a course.

Freshman Foundations

2 – 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.

Take the LEAD 101

2 – CRHS – 9
E

This course is required for all incoming freshman. The central purpose of Take the LEAD 101 leadership course is to provide freshman students support to be successful in their foundational year of high school and to empower them to take the LEAD (Living to Earn and Achieve our Dreams) in preparing for success in college, career, and life.

Take the LEAD 102

1-2 – CRHS – 10
E

Take the LEAD 102. Sophomores may elect to take this semester-long, Find Your Voice course to help discover what might be their greatest contribution as a career path in life. This course will be delivered in a real-world, hands-on, project-based way. The purpose of the Take the LEAD courses is to provide more learning and leadership opportunities to empower students to take the LEAD in preparing for success in college, career, and life. This course will help students get the most out of high school to successfully prepare for on-time graduation college readiness.

Library Skills

1-2 – CRHS/TFHS – 10/11/12
E
Librarian Approval

Library staff permission. This library internship course emphasizes library practices. Other areas included in Library Skills are customer relations and services, and skills related to office and retail business procedures. Requirements: Reliable, responsible, and dependable. Able to work independently, work creatively, file alphabetically & numerically. Good communication skills. Good attendance is absolutely essential. Students must have at least a cumulative 2.5 GPA & current grades in all classes of C or better. Students receive a Pass/Fail grade. Course may be taken more than one semester for credit.

Media Skills

1-2 – TFHS – 10/11/12
E
Approval

Media staff permission. Students assist with clerical tasks, checking out and in material, use of equipment, produce materials, and create bulletin boards. Enjoyment of art creation is a plus! Good attendance is essential. Students must have at least a cumulative 2.5 GPA & current grades in all classes of C or better. Pass/Fail course. Course may be taken more than one year for credit.

Intro to General Education

1 – CRHS/TFHS – 10/11/12
E – DC (CSI: GNED 101)
Counselor Approval

This course introduces students to the purpose of the General Education Program at the College of Southern Idaho. Students will understand how general education supports the mission of the College; enhances degree programs; enriches understanding of the self, society, and the natural world; provides a basis for inquiry, expression, and problem-solving; and contributes to lifelong learning and wellness. Students will be introduced to strategies fundamental to college success. Students are encouraged to complete this class within their first 15 credits. See the current course schedule for individual section descriptions.

Lifelong Wellness 2 - Stress Mgt

1 – CRHS/TFHS – 10/11/12
E – DC (CSI: WELL 102)
See list of preapproved electives

In conjunction with taking a pre-approved elective at their high school, students will enroll in CSI’s online WELL 102 to practice behavior change in at least three dimensions of wellness. This 2 credit course lays the foundation for lifelong wellness by introducing students to seven dimensions of wellness (physical, intellectual, emotional, spiritual, social, environmental, financial) and allowing students to practice behavior change in at least three dimensions through establishing, practicing, and reflecting on individualized SMART goals related to the topical focus of the course.

Attendance Aide

1-2 – CRHS/TFHS – 11/12
E
Application/Approval

Students may sign up with an attendance office secretary by application/approval only. This office requires students to have a 2.00 grade average, excellent attendance, exemplary citizenship, communication skills, write legibly, be able to meet the public, and the ability to maintain confidentiality. Student clerks assist office personnel with filing, attendance office information, and taking notes/messages to students. TFSD dress code will be strictly enforced. Students receive a Pass/Fail grade

Counselor Aide

1-2 – CRHS/TFHS – 11/12
E
Application/Approval

Students may sign up with a counselor’s permission for elective credit during their junior and senior years in high school. Students are given a Pass/Fail grade. Student clerks will assist Counselors with filing, sorting information, taking notes/messages to students, running errands, etc. for the counseling center. Good attendance is a requirement for this class.

Elementary Assistant

1 – TFHS – 11/12
E
Approval

This course is for students interested in a career in elementary education. Students have the option of working at Sawtooth elementary school with a classroom teacher. Assistants need good verbal communication skills and the ability to work with students from varied backgrounds and skill levels. You must have good attendance and at least a 2.0 GPA to be eligible. Students may sign up for one elective credit per semester for their junior and/or senior year.

Instructor Aide

1-2 – CRHS/TFHS – 11/12
E
Application

Students may sign up with a classroom teacher and receive an elective credit for each semester. Students must receive a form from the instructor to submit at the time of registration. Students can receive only two credits as an instructor’s aide. This is a Pass/Fail class.

Office Service

1-2 – CRHS/TFHS – 11/12
E
Application/Approval

Students may sign up with an office secretary’s permission for one elective credit a semester for a maximum of two semesters during their junior and senior years in high school. This class is by application/approval only. This office requires students to have a 2.50 grade average (CRHS-must maintain 2.5), excellent attendance, exemplary citizenship, communication skills, write legibly, be able to meet the public, and the ability to maintain confidentiality. Student clerks will assist office personnel with answering the phone, filing, taking notes/messages to students, etc. TFSD dress code will be strictly enforced. Students receive a Pass/Fail grade

Partners

1 – CRHS/TFHS – 11/12
E
Special Ed. Teacher approval

The Student PARTNERS program is designed for students to apply skills in tutoring their learning-challenged peers in a variety of academic settings.

Latinos In Action

2 – CRHS/TFHS – 9/10/11/12
E – DC (CSI: WELL 102) CRHS only
Application CRHS only

The Latinos In Action (LIA) offers Latino students the opportunity to create positive change in their school and their community. LIA operates as a year-long elective course taught by a highly-qualified teacher at the high school level. The end goal of the course is to empower Latino youth to lead and strengthen their communities through college and career readiness. We accomplish this by focusing on four pillars: leveraging personal and cultural assets, excelling in education, serving the community, and developing leadership skills.

Military Leadership I

1 – TFHS – 9/10/11/12
E

In this class students will learn army ranks, pay grades, phonetic alphabet, first aid, land navigation, drill and ceremony, and components of leadership and leadership styles. Weapons training includes safety and assembly and disassembly of the M4, done at the armory. Students will also be required to spend one weekend with the local Guard unit as part of their grade. Team building and leadership will be heavily emphasized.

Military Leadership II

2 – TFHS – 10/11/12
E
Pass Military Leadership I with C or better

In this class students will build upon Military Leadership 1. Students will also learn flag etiquette, advanced drill and ceremony, military history, and leadership attributes and styles. Students will be required to attend two Guard weekends throughout the year, one per semester. Team building and leadership will be heavily emphasized. Students will also learn the components of the White Bird Battle.

Work-Based Learning

1 – CRHS/TFHS – 11/12
E
Must have a job at the start of the semester.

WBL class is graded as a Pass/Fail (Fail WILL affect the overall GPA calculation).  Students enrolled in one period of Work Based Learning must complete a minimum of 180 hours per semester. Students may enroll in ONE WBL per semester starting in his or her junior year.  Students will receive a maximum of one credit per semester for 180 hours or more of documented work.  Students must check in with the WBL supervisor every two weeks and provide copies of pay stubs that prove hours worked during the pay period.  Failure to check-in and report hours will result in FAIL BEING ISSUED.  In the event of leaving job, it will result in FAIL BEING ISSUED. 

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