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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!    

HIGH SCHOOL COURSE List

Course Name

Transcript Cat.

Alt. Transcript Cat.

Notes

English (4 years—40 credits—required)

English 9 OR

English 9P

English

Elective

Alt Title Humanities 9B

English

Elective

Alt Title Humanities 9B

English 10 OR

English 10P

English

Elective

Alt Title Humanities 10B, World Lit

English

Elective

Alt Title Humanities 10B P, World Lit P

English 11 OR

English 11P

English

Elective

Alt Title Humanities 11B, Amer Lit

English

Elective

Alt Title Humanities 11B P, Amer Lit P

English 12 OR

English 12P

English

Elective

Alt Title Humanities 12B, English Lit/Arts, British Literature

English

Elective

Alt Title Humanities 12B P, English Lit/Arts P, British Literature P

English Skills

*English

Elective/Study Skills

*English ONLY when covering bulk of a content standards for English course

Amer Lit

English

Elective

Usually covers English 11 Standards

Amer Lit P

English

Elective

Usually covers English 11 Standards

Eng Lit & Arts

English

Elective

Usually covers English 12 Standards

Eng Lit & Arts P

English

Elective

Usually covers English 12 Standards

World Lit

English

Elective

Usually covers English 10 Standards

World Lit P

English

Elective

Usually covers English 10 Standards

Eng Composition

English

Elective

*English ONLY when covering bulk of a content standards for English course

English Other

English

Elective

*English ONLY when covering bulk of a content standards for English course

English Other P

English

Elective

 

Math (3 years—30 credits— required including mastery of algebra 1 content standards. ºDenotes part of typical Pathways progression)

ºIntegrated Math I OR

ºIntegrated Math IP

Algebra 1

Math

 

Algebra 1 OR

Algebra 1P

OR

Algebra A AND

Algebra B OR

Algebra B P

Algebra 1

Math

 

Algebra 1

Math

 

 

Math

Elective

 

Algebra 1

Elective

 

Algebra 1

Elective

 

AND 20 additional math credits from list below

ºIntegrated Math II OR

Algebra 1

Math

 

ºIntegrated Math IIP

Algebra 1

Math

 

ºIntegrated Math III OR

Algebra 1

Math

Completion of Integrated Math III demonstrates mastery of Algebra 1, Algebra 2 and Geometry content standards

ºIntegrated Math IIIP

Algebra 1

Math

Completion of Integrated Math III demonstrates mastery of Algebra 1, Algebra 2 and Geometry content standards

Algebra II

Algebra 1

Math, Elective

 

Algebra IIP

Algebra 1

Math, Elective

 

Statistics

Algebra 1

Math, Elective

 

Geometry

Algebra 1

Math, Elective

 

Geometry P

Algebra 1

Math, Elective

 

Pre Calc

Algebra 1

Math, Elective

 

Pre Calc P

Algebra 1

Math, Elective

 

Basic Math

Math

Elective

 

Consumer Math

Math

Elective

 

Business Math

Math

Elective

 

Intro to Logic

Math

Elective

 

Math Analysis

Math

Algebra 1, Elective

 

Pre Algebra

Math

Elective

 

Math Skills

Math

Elective

*Math ONLY when covering bulk of a content standards for a math course listed above (not tutoring

Math:Other

Math

Algebra 1, Elective

 

Math Other P

Math

Algebra 1, Elective

 

PE (2 years—20 credits—required)

PE

PE

Elective

 

PE Outdoor/Adven

PE

Elective

 

PE Dance

PE

Elective

 

PE Yoga

PE

Elective

 

PE Athletics

PE

Elective

 

PE:Other

PE

Elective

 

PE Weight Trng

PE

Elective

 

Health (1/4 year—2.5 credits—required)

Health

Health

Elective

 

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

Biology

Life Science

Elective

 

Biology P

Life Science

Elective

 

Botany

Life Science

Elective

 

Zoology

Life Science

Elective

 

Marine Biology

Life Science

Elective

 

Enviro Science

Life Science

Elective

 

Environ Sci P

Life Science

Elective

 

Life Science

Life Science

Elective

 

Life Science P

Life Science

Elective

 

Anatomy/Physio

Life Science

Elective

 

Animal Science

Life Science

Elective

 

Agriscience

Life Science

Elective

 

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

Astronomy

Physical Science

Elective

 

Chemistry

Physical Science

Elective

 

Chemistry P

Physical Science

Elective

 

Physical Sci

Physical Science

Elective

 

Physical Sci P

Physical Science

Elective

 

Physics

Physical Science

Elective

 

Physics P

Physical Science

Elective

 

Earth Science

Physical Science

Elective

 

Earth Science P

Physical Science

Elective

 

Geology

Physical Science

Elective

 

Concept Physics

Physical Science

Elective

 

Concept Phys P

Physical Science

Elective

 

World History (1 year—10 credits—required)

World History

World History

Elective

 

World Hist P

World History

Elective

 

US History (1 year—10 credits—required)

US History

US History

Elective

 

US History P

US History

Elective

 

US Govt (1/2 year—5 credits—required)

US Govt

US Govt

Elective

 

US Govt P

US Govt

Elective

 

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

Economics

Economics

Elective

 

Economics P

Economics

Elective

 

SS Survey

Elective

Elective

 

Geography

Elective

 

 

Global Studies

Elective

 

 

Global Studies P

Elective

 

 

Current Events

Elective

 

 

CA History

Elective

 

 

CA History P

Elective

 

 

Soc St Other

Elective

 

 

European History

Elective

 

 

Philosophy

Elective

 

 

Philosophy P

Elective

 

 

Psychology

Elective

 

 

Outdoor Ed

Elective

 

 

General Electives (67.5 credits required chosen from any of the options listed)

Study Skills

Elective

 

 

Drivers Ed

Elective

 

 

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

Compt Skills

Practical Art

Elective

 

Compt. Prg

Practical Art

Elective

 

Web Design

Practical Art

Elective, Fine Arts

 

GraphicDsnII Tech

Practical Art

Elective

 

Life Skills

Practical Art

Elective

 

Career Expl

Practical Art

Elective

 

Rural Tech

Practical Art

Elective

 

Gardening

Practical Art

Elective

 

Entrepreneurship

Practical Art

Elective

 

Early Child Dev

Practical Art

Elective

 

Sewing

Practical Art

Elective

 

Foods/Nutrition

Practical Art

Elective

 

Landscape Arch

Practical Art

Elective

 

Indep Living

Practical Art

Elective

 

Home Economics

Practical Art

Elective

 

Culinary Arts

Practical Art

Elective

 

Com. Service

Practical Art

Elective

 

Accounting

Practical Art

Elective

 

Comp Science

Practical Art

Elective

 

Intro to Bus

Practical Art

Elective

 

Keyboarding

Practical Art

Elective

 

Cmpt Sftw Skill

Practical Art

Elective

 

Finance

Practical Art

Elective

 

Furn Design

Practical Art

Elective

 

Woodworking

Practical Art

Elective

 

Electronics

Practical Art

Elective

 

Electronics Adv

Practical Art

Elective

 

Arch Design

Practical Art

Elective

 

Welding

Practical Art

Elective

 

Graphic Arts Tech

Practical Art

Elective

 

Pract Art Other

Practical Art

Elective

 

Auto Mech

Practical Art

Elective

 

Auto Mech Adv

Practical Art

Elective

 

Cosmetology

Practical Art

Elective

 

Forensic Science

Practical Art

Elective

 

Criminal Justice

Practical Art

Elective

 

Bicycle Repair

Practical Art

Elective

 

Visual/Performing Fine Art OR Language other than English (1 year—10 credits— required chosen from any of the options below)

Conv Spanish

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Spanish I

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Spanish IP

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Spanish II

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Spanish IIP

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Conv French

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

French I

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

French IP

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

French II

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

French IIP

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

French III

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Latin I

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Latin II

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Italian I

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Conv German

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

German I

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Russian I

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Japanese I

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

ASL I

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

ASL IP

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Conv Arabic

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

FL Other

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

FL Other P

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Mus I Orchestra

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Music I Orch P

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Music II Orch

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Music II Orch P

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Music I Voice

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Music I Voice P

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Beg Instruments

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Music-Guitar

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Music - Piano

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Mus I Piano P

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Music I Cello

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Mus I Cello P

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Music Violin

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Mus I Violin P

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Music I

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Music I P

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Music II Instr

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Music II Instr P

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Music I Theory

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Music I Theory P

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Music Apprec

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Music Hist/Apprec

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Music Other

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Music Other P

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Dance I

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Dance P

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Dance II

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Dance IIP

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Art History

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Art

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Art I P

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Art Other

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Vis Art Other P

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Art Drawing I

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Art Drawing II

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Art Drawing IIP

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Art Drawing I P

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Art Painting I

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Art Painting I P

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Photo

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Digit Photo I

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Photo I P

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Art Video Prod

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Graphic Dsgn

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

GraphicDsnII Art

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Mixed Media

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Drama

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Drama IP

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Drama

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Drama IIP

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Film/TheaterStudies

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

VideoProdDigit

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Fashion Design

VAPA/Language

Elective

 

Creative Writ

Elective

English

*English when covering bulk of a content standards for English course

*For any course that you intend to assign “English” credit toward meeting 40 credits for the graduation requirement, you should be sure to assign a significant number of required English course objectives (ie map out the course based on English 9, English 10, English 11, or English 12 objectives.).