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High School Course Catalog

Welcome to high school at Pathways Charter School! We are excited you have chosen our personalized learning program for your high school journey.

 

We hope this catalog will provide you with ample information to begin your four-year course planning while considering your post-high school options. Pathways actively supports students in developing an individualized learning plan to prepare for their future post-high school graduation goals. For some students, this means direct entrance to a UC, CSU, or private college, and Pathways has a full complement of a-g approved courses designed to ensure that you are ready to enter a university directly following high school. Other students may choose to attend a local junior/community college and then transfer to a university after earning their Associate degree. Finally, some of you may embark on a career or work towards an industry certification, travel or take a gap year, volunteer or intern in a field of interest, or pursue other life plans. At Pathways, we can support all of these possibilities. We offer guidance and assistance in a variety of ways, including:

  • Trained and experienced Independent Study Teachers who help their students to develop an individualized four-year learning plan. In addition, the Academic Program Director, the Certified Guidance Coordinator, and the regional Area Coordinators support all teachers and students.
  • Regional college advising nights each fall, as well as individual college advising sessions with our Certified Guidance Coordinator Naomi Yedlosky and/or our private Certified College Advisor Laurie Nimmo.
  • Concurrent enrollment at local junior/community colleges.
  • Odysseyware and other online course options.
  • Support for a wide variety of individualized elective courses.
  • Local programs to help students bridge from high school to junior/community college.
  • Specialized curriculum and resources (including Naviance) designed to support students in developing their high school course plans, setting post-high school goals, and creating a portfolio by the time they graduate.
  • eBulletin and website updates for students and parents/guardians, with details about application timelines, scholarship opportunities, and other resources. Additional information can be found in the Pathways Parent & Student Handbook, as well.

The first step is to review this handbook and catalog, and then talk with your teacher to begin making your plan. We look forward to helping you reach your goal!    

 

2017-2018 Course Catalog  (Includes Course Descriptions)

 

PCS HIGH SCHOOL COURSE LIST

Course Name

Course Category

a-g subject area

World History (1 year—10 credits—required)

World History  

World History

 

World Hist P  

World History

a

US History (1 year—10 credits—required)

US History  

US History

 

US History P  

US History

a

US Govt (1/2 year—5 credits—required)

US Govt  

US Govt

 

US Govt P  

US Govt

a

Economics (1/2 year—5 credits—required)

Economics  

Economics

 

Economics P  

Economics

a

English  (4 years—40 credits—required)

English 9

English

 

English 9 P

English

b

English 10

English

 

English 10 P

English

b

English  11

English

 

English  11  P

English

b

English 12

English

 

English 12 P

English

b

Amer Lit

English

 

Amer Lit P

English

b

Eng Lit & Arts

English

 

Eng Lit & Arts P

English

b

Humanities 9B*

English

 

Humanities 10B*

English

 

Humanities 11B*

English

 

Humanities 12B*

English

 

World Lit

English

 

World Lit P

English

b

Eng Composition

English

 

* subject area ‘b’ credit available by special permission

Math (3 years—30 credits— required including a minimum of 1 year - 10 credits that demonstrate mastery of algebra 1 content standards.  ºDenotes part of typical Pathways progression)

ºIntegrated Math I

Math (Algebra I content standard met)

 

OR

ºIntegrated Math I P

Math (Algebra I content standard met)

c

AND 20 additional math credits from list below

 

ºIntegrated Math II

Math (Algebra I content standards met)

 

OR

ºIntegrated Math IIP

Math (Algebra I content standards met)

c

OR

ºIntegrated Math III

Math (Algebra I content standard met)

 

OR

ºIntegrated Math IIIP

Math (Algebra I content standard met)

c

Pre Calc  

Math (Algebra I content standard met)

 

Pre Calc P  

Math (Algebra I content standard met)

c

Math Analysis

Math (Algebra I content standard met)

 

Statistics  

Math

 

Basic Math  

Math

 

Consumer Math  

Math

 

Business Math  

Math

 

Pre Algebra  

Math

 

Life Science (1 year—10 credits— required chosen from any of the options below)

Biology  

Life Science

 

Biology P  

Life Science

d

Botany  

Life Science

 

Zoology  

Life Science

 

Marine Biology  

Life Science

 

Life Science  

Life Science

 

Anatomy/Physio

Life Science

 

Animal Science  

Life Science

 

Agriscience  

Life Science

 

Physical Science (1 year—10 credits— required chosen from any of the options below)

Astronomy  

Physical Science

 

Chemistry  

Physical Science

 

Chemistry P  

Physical Science

d

Physical Sci  

Physical Science

 

Physical Sci P  

Physical Science

g

Earth Science  

Physical Science

 

Earth Science P  

Physical Science

g

Environ Sci

Physical Science

 

Environ Sci P  

Physical Science

g

Physics  

Physical Science

 

Physics P  

Physical Science

d

Geology  

Physical Science

 

Concept Physics  

Physical Science

 

Concept Phys P  

Physical Science

d

Language other than English (LOTE) - 2 years of the same language - 20 credits - required for a-g completion.

Note: LOTE is not a PCS graduation requirement. However, may be used to fulfill Visual/Performing Fine Art (VAPA) subject area requirement.

Conv Spanish  

LOTE/VAPA

 

Spanish I  

LOTE/VAPA

 

Spanish IP  

LOTE/VAPA

e

Spanish II  

LOTE/VAPA

 

Spanish IIP  

LOTE/VAPA

e

Conv French  

LOTE/VAPA

 

French I  

LOTE/VAPA

 

French IP  

LOTE/VAPA

e

French II  

LOTE/VAPA

 

French IIP  

LOTE/VAPA

e

French III  

LOTE/VAPA

 

Latin I

LOTE/VAPA

 

Latin II  

LOTE/VAPA

 

Italian I  

LOTE/VAPA

 

Conv German  

LOTE/VAPA

 

German I  

LOTE/VAPA

 

Russian I  

LOTE/VAPA

 

Japanese I  

LOTE/VAPA

 

ASL I  

LOTE/VAPA

 

ASL IP  

LOTE/VAPA

e

Foreign Lang Other*

LOTE/VAPA

 

*Consider access to appropriate materials before selecting a course title.

Visual/Performing Fine Art (VAPA) 1 year—10 credits— required (chosen from any of the options below)

Foundation Vis Art I

VAPA

 

Foundation Vis Art I P

VAPA

f

Drawing I  

VAPA

 

Drawing I P

VAPA

f

Drawing II  

VAPA

 

Drawing II P  

VAPA

f

Painting I

VAPA

 

Painting I P

VAPA

f

Mus I Orchestra  

VAPA

 

Music I Orch P  

VAPA

f

Music II Orch  

VAPA

 

Music II Orch P  

VAPA

f

Music I Voice  

VAPA

 

Music I Voice P  

VAPA

f

Music-Guitar  

VAPA

 

Music - Piano  

VAPA

 

Mus I Piano P  

VAPA

f

Music I Cello  

VAPA

 

Mus I Cello P  

VAPA

f

Music  Violin  

VAPA

 

Mus I Violin P  

VAPA

f

Music I  

VAPA

 

Music I P  

VAPA

f

Music II Instr  

VAPA

 

Music II Instr P  

VAPA

f

Music I Theory  

VAPA

 

Music I Theory P  

VAPA

f

Music Apprec  

VAPA

 

Music Hist/Apprec  

VAPA

 

Dance I  

VAPA

 

Dance P  

VAPA

f

Dance II  

VAPA

 

Dance IIP  

VAPA

f

Art History  

VAPA

 

Art   

VAPA

 

Art I P

VAPA

f

Photo   

VAPA

 

Photo I P  

VAPA

f

Drama   

VAPA

 

Drama IP  

VAPA

f

Drama   

VAPA

 

Drama IIP  

VAPA

f

Film/TheaterStudies

VAPA

 

Electives (70 credits required)

Geography  

Elective

 

Global Studies  

Elective

 

Global Studies P  

Elective

g

Current Events  

Elective

 

CA History  

Elective

 

CA History P  

Elective

g

Soc St Other  

Elective

 

European History  

Elective

 

Creative Writ

Elective

 

Current Events

Elective

 

Drivers Ed  

Elective

 

Eng Composition

Elective

 

Humanities A*

Elective

 

Philosophy  

Elective

 

Philosophy P  

Elective

g

Psychology

Elective

 

Sociology

Elective

 

English Skills

Elective

 

Math Skills

Elective

 

Study Skills  

Elective

 

Practical Art (1 year—10 credits— required chosen from any of the options below)

Career Expl  

Practical Art

 

College & Career Readiness

Practical Art

 

Senior College Planning

Practical Art

 

Cosmetology

Practical Art

 

Life Skills  

Practical Art

 

Finance

Practical Art

 

Entrepreneurship  

Practical Art

 

Forensic Science

Practical Art

 

Gardening  

Practical Art

 

Early Child Dev  

Practical Art

 

Sewing  

Practical Art

 

Foods/Nutrition  

Practical Art

 

Landscape Arch  

Practical Art

 

Home Economics  

Practical Art

 

Culinary Arts  

Practical Art

 

Com. Service  

Practical Art

 

Comp Fundamental

Practical Art

 

Intro to Bus  

Practical Art

 

Keyboarding  

Practical Art

 

Finance  

Practical Art

 

Woodworking  

Practical Art

 

Electronics  

Practical Art

 

Electronics Adv

Practical Art

 

Arch Design  

Practical Art

 

Welding  

Practical Art

 

Auto Mech  

Practical Art

 

Auto Mech Adv  

Practical Art

 

Career & Technical Education (CTE)

(fulfills Practical Art category - each Pathway includes 2 year long courses - 20 units total)

Technology Support Pathway

Digital Literacy

Practical Art/CTE

 

Computer Repair & Support

Practical Art/CTE

 

Graphics and Media Pathway

Computer Graphics & Media

Practical Art/CTE

 

Graphics & Media Projects

Practical Art/CTE

 

PE (2 years—20 credits—required)

PE  I

PE

 

PE II

PE

 

PE Outdoor/Advent

PE

 

PE Yoga  

PE

 

PE Athletics  

PE

 

PE Weight Trng  

PE