Course Offerings

Courses noted with A-G meet the requirements for admittance to a Cal State or UC College. All of courses offer a rigorous curriculum taught in a highly structured and scaffolded multi-sensory approach.

All Classes meet the A-G Requirements.

English: 

  • English 9: Focus on the epic novel and memoirs and writing 3-5 paragraph responses to literature.
  • English 10: Literature such as “Romeo and Juliet” and “To Kill a Mockingbird” are explored in depth. Students continue to hone essays requiring a higher level of evidence and commentary.
  • English 11: The historical novel, narratives, and spirituals of the African American experience, and classic plays focus on American literature. Students continue to advance their writing and conduct lengthy research to explore and write about a relevant topic in today’s society.
  • English 12: Higher level literature focusing on utopian and dystopian novels. Strengthening of writing skills for college level dissertation, including an in-depth research paper discussing the history and impact of a topic relevant to today’s society.

Social Studies:

  • World History (A-G): Survey of world history and cultures from the age of Reason to the present day.
  • United States History (A-G): Survey of US History from the Enlightenment to the present day.
  • Government (A-G): Survey of various types of government with a strong focus on US government systems.
  • Economics: Macro & Microeconomics with a strong focus on the US economy.

Science:  Our science courses emphasize a multi-representational approach to science, with concepts, results, and experiments being expressed graphically, analytically, and verbally. Computer-based learning tools, traditional hands-on laboratory experiments, and collaborative group projects will be utilized in these courses.

  • Environmental Science
  • Biology (A-G)
  • Chemistry (A-G)
  • Physics (A-G)

Mathematics:  Courses are all multi-sensory and are linked to real world applications.

  • Algebra 1 and 1a/1b (A-G)
  • Geometry (A-G)
  • Algebra 2 (A-G)
  • Trigonometry (A-G)
  • Pre-Calculus & Calculus (A-G)
  • Practical Math

Visual Arts:

  • Art Fundamentals
  • Cartooning
  • Advanced Art 1
  • Studio Art
  • Photography and Digital Media

Performing Arts:

  • Music
  • Drama
  • Dance

Life Skills:

  • Life Skills
    • The Life Skills course will include many transition activities designed to encourage students to explore their maximum potential while learning the skills necessary to transition from school and parental care into adult independence. This class will teach students how to incorporate Life Skills related knowledge into everyday behavior. Students will be exposed to information and skill building exercises geared towards personal, social, and emotional development.
  • Transition to Adulthood

Foreign Languages:

  • American Sign Language
  • Spanish

Physical Education:

  • Physical Education
    • The course of Physical Education will focus on movement, eye-hand coordination, team building, fitness, and nutrition. These goals will be accomplished through group exercise, discussion, and team sports. We will be exercising two days a week and playing the selected sports for the remaining three days of the week.
  • Health
  • Strength and Conditioning
    • This class takes place at our gym and trains students to increase their cardiovascular health, muscular tone, as well as physical and mental well-being. Students are educated on the proper use of equipment, stretches, muscle groups, and nutrition while they work to achieve their personal goals in both individual and group exercises.

Specialized Courses:

  • Reading – This class is designed to build skills in decoding, fluency and comprehension.
  • Writing  and Support – Focus on sentence fluency and conventions along with support in class writing assignments.