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20-21 High School Courseshttps://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/pagetitles/DispForm.aspx?ID=1https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/pagetitles/DispForm.aspx?ID=1{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}20-21 High School CoursesBeginning with the class of 2010, 220 credit hours must be earned in the areas listed below. Ten credits are equivalent to one full year of credit in a specific subject. Please note that 'Max Fee' represents the maximum fee allowed to be charged by the district for that course. Schools may opt to charge less than the approved maximum. Please check with the school about actual fees for a specific course. Please click on one of the links to the left to see all courses in that content area.

 

 

https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=31129https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=31129{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}L88AP Literature and Composition wtThis course will engage students in the careful reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature. Through the close reading of selected texts, students will deepen their understanding of the ways writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure for their readers. As they read, students should consider a work’s structure, style, and themes as well as such smaller-scale elements as the use of figurative language, imagery, symbolism and tone. Students will initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions and develop fundamental communication skills in order to effectively share reasoning and varied perspectives during oral presentations. This course will prepare students for the AP English examinations. 10LA - LA Elective12th;#1 yearLanguage ArtsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/AP%20Literature%20and%20Composition%20wt.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=31411https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=31411{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}A43Drawing and Painting 3This third level more advanced class builds upon the drawing and painting experiences of level 2. The class will provide opportunities to expand drawing, painting and related skills; to develop a personal style; to develop creative ideas; to expand one’s awareness to art beyond school, and to provide instruction based on a student’s art or career goals when desired. Proficiency in skills will be expected. 5Fine Arts10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterArtSTEM, Arts, Design & information TechnologyNohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/Drawing%20and%20Painting%203.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=31716https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=31716{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}I64IB Visual Arts HL wtThis is the second year of a two‐year sequence which covers the IB Visual Arts curriculum. Students will continue to develop analytical skills in problem-solving and divergent thinking, and expand technical proficiency and confidence as art-makers. Students will develop a sketchbook/journal and complete an artwork portfolio consisting of multiple pieces of art. While preparing work for public display, students will learn curative skills and techniques. This class is the final preparation for the IB Visual Arts HL assessments. Students will refine their artistic analytical and problem-solving skills. Students will engage in, experiment with, and critically reflect upon a wide range of contemporary visual arts practices. 10Fine Arts11th;#12th;#1 yearArtN/ANo35.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/IB%20Visual%20Arts%20HL%20wt.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=32287https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=32287{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}P25Weight Training 2Weight Training 2 goes beyond basic knowledge of Weight Training 1 to provide a more specific training in physical fitness and strength training. This course uses the knowledge of strength training principles and sport specific fitness to create a more individual training program.5Physical Education9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterPEN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/Weight%20Training%202.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100702https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100702{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}L089th Grade English Language ArtsNinth Grade English Language Arts focuses on comprehension and composition of informational, literary, and persuasive texts, as well as on speaking, listening, research, and critical reasoning skills. This course exposes students to a variety of texts from American and world cultures. Students read novels, short stories, plays, essays, poems, and nonfiction. Students write in a variety of styles with a focus on structure, vocabulary, and writing mechanics. In addition, students engage in a variety of discussions and oral presentations, as well as research and reasoning tasks, and the research process. 10LA - English 99th;#1 yearLanguage ArtsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/9th%20Grade%20English%20Language%20Arts.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100710https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100710{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}L2710th Grade English Language ArtsTenth Grade English Language Arts focuses on comprehension and composition of informative, literary and argumentative texts, as well as on speaking, listening, research, and critical reasoning skills. This course exposes students to a variety of complex texts, such as novels, short stories, plays, essays, poems, and nonfiction. Students write with a focus on the craft and structure of writing for a variety of audiences and purposes. In addition, students engage in discussions and oral presentations. .10LA - World Lit/Comp10th;#1 yearLanguage ArtsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/10th%20Grade%20English%20Language%20Arts.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100718https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100718{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}L2011th Grade English Language ArtsEleventh Grade English Language Arts focuses on comprehension, synthesis, and composition of informative, literary, and argumentative texts, as well as on speaking, listening, research, and critical reasoning skills. This course exposes students to a variety of texts, such as novels, short stories, plays, essays, poems, and nonfiction. Students write with a focus on refining craft and structure for different audiences and purposes. In addition, students engage in discussions and oral presentations. 10LA - American Lit/Comp11th;#1 yearLanguage ArtsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/11th%20Grade%20English%20Language%20Arts.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100725https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100725{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}XASLHAcademic Support – English Language Arts HSThe Academic Support Class for English Language Arts is a second course taken concurrently with a standard level English Language Arts course. This course is designed to support student success in the standard level course through a combination of pre-teaching, targeted in-context skill-building and a variety of reading and writing strategies.5Electives9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterLanguage ArtsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/Academic%20Support%20English%20Language%20Arts%20HS.docx
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https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100736https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100736{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}X74Accuplacer - EnglishACCUPLACER is a computerized test that assesses reading, writing, math and computer skills. The results of the assessment, in conjunction with a student’s academic background, goals and interests, are used by academic advisors and counselors to place students in college courses that match their skill levels. Appointments can be made to take the Accuplacer through Front Range Community College Testing Center, both the Boulder County and Westminster campuses.0N/A9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#varyOtherN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/Accuplacer%20English.docx
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https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100773https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100773{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}XADAdvisory CENT5Electives9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 yearOtherN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/Advisory%20CENT.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100777https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100777{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}P44Aerobic WalkingThis course is designed for students to have the opportunity to improve their aerobic fitness, primarily through walking. The speed and distance walks are individualized to meet the student’s ability, with an emphasis toward significant, personal improvement. Students will learn about the process of getting fit, with an emphasis on correct walking form, and all the many benefits of walking as a lifelong activity. 5Physical Education9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterPEN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/Aerobic%20Walking.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100779https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100779{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}PA10Aerospace Engineering wtThe course explores the evolution of flight, flight fundamentals, navigation and control, aerospace materials, propulsion, space travel, orbital mechanics, ergonomics, remotely operated systems and related careers. As students explore the physics of flight, they will bring the concepts to life by designing an airfoil, a propulsion system, and a rocket. The course will cover basic orbital mechanics using industry-standard software and explore robot systems through projects such as remotely operated vehicles. Membership in the Student Organization TSA is an integral part of this program.10Practical Arts11th;#12th;#1 yearPractical ExperiencesSTEM, Arts, Design & information TechnologyNo30.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/Aerospace%20Engineering%20wt.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100788https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100788{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}M51Algebra 2Algebra 2 emphasizes the structure of algebra. The students will study complex numbers, relations and functions, solutions to polynomial, radical, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions. Statistics and circular trigonometry are also covered. They will apply their studies to develop understandings of how these topics relate to one another through the Standards for Mathematical Practice. 10MA - Algebra 1 or HigherM35 or M43 as alternative to M41 and M319th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 yearMathematicsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/Algebra%202.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100817https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100817{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}F98American Sign Language 1World Language courses are based on the four standards: Communication, Culture, Connections and Comparisons. American Sign Language is a visual-spatial language rather than a spoken one. The Communication emphasis is on expressive skills (signing) and receptive skills (watching and comprehending) in order to understand and communicate with others. For the Novice-Low Range Level, students learn to communicate, comprehend, and present on very familiar topics using isolated words and high frequency phrases in the context of Culture, Connections and Comparisons. 10World Language9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 yearWorld LanguagesN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/American%20Sign%20Language%201.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100820https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100820{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}F99American Sign Language 2World Language courses are based on the four standards: Communication, Culture, Connections and Comparisons. American Sign Language is a visual-spatial language rather than a spoken one. The Communication emphasis is on expressive skills (signing) and receptive skills (watching and comprehending) in order to understand and communicate with others. For the Novice-Mid Range Level, students learn to communicate, comprehend, and present on a variety of very familiar and predictable topics using isolated words, learned phrases, and learned grammatical structures in the context of Culture, Connections, and Comparisons.10World Language9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 yearWorld LanguagesN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/American%20Sign%20Language%202.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100821https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100821{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}F104American Sign Language 3World Language courses are based on the four standards: Communication, Culture, Connections and Comparisons. American Sign Language is a visual-spatial language rather than a spoken one. The Communication emphasis is on expressive skills (signing) and receptive skills (watching and comprehending) in order to understand and communicate with others. For the Novice-High Range Level, students learn to participate in exchanges, comprehend exchanges, and present on a variety of topics using familiar vocabulary and learned grammatical structures in the context of Culture, Connections, and Comparisons.10World Language9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 yearWorld LanguagesN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/American%20Sign%20Language%203.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100822https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100822{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}F105American Sign Language 4 wtWorld Language courses are based on the four standards: Communication, Culture, Connections and Comparisons. American Sign Language is a visual-spatial language rather than a spoken one. The Communication emphasis is on expressive skills (signing) and receptive skills (watching and comprehending) in order to understand and communicate with others. For the Intermediate-Low Range Level, students learn to initiate, sustain and conclude conversations; comprehend signed language; and present on a variety of familiar topics, all using familiar vocabulary and learned grammatical structures in the context of Culture, Connections, and Comparisons.10World Language9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 yearWorld LanguagesN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/American%20Sign%20Language%204%20wt.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100828https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100828{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}S33Anatomy & PhysiologyAnatomy & Physiology is a yearlong course that provides students an opportunity to explore the intricate and sophisticated relationship between structure and function in the human body. The course offers students an environment in which they may explore topics such as homeostasis, anatomical and physiological disorders, medical diagnosis and treatment, modern and past imaging techniques, biochemistry, cytology, histology, and a survey of the remarkable array of body systems that comprise the human body. Laboratory activities reinforce concepts presented in the course.10SC - Life Science11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANo30.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/Anatomy%20Physiology.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100838https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100838{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}M65AP Calculus AB wtAP Calculus AB is the equivalent of the first semester of college Calculus. It examines the theory of limits, differentiation, functional analysis, and integration. Students develop problem solving skills through application. 10MA - Algebra 1 or HigherM63 or M6410th;#11th;#12th;#1 yearMathematicsN/ANo18.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/AP%20Calculus%20AB%20wt.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100841https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100841{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}M66AP Calculus BC wtAP Calculus BC involves the content of Calculus AB plus further application of differentiation and integration. AP Calculus BC is roughly the equivalent of the content taught in the first and second semesters of college Calculus, including polar coordinates, differential equations, infinite series, and integration techniques.10MA - Algebra 1 or HigherM63 or M649th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 yearMathematicsN/ANo18.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/AP%20Calculus%20BC%20wt.docx
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https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100850https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100850{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}D93AP Computer Science Principles Semester 1This course is the first semester of AP CS Principles. This course is equivalent to a non-CS Majors course at the College level. This is an introductory course for all students who can not only succeed in an AP Computer Science course, but attain credit for this course at universities and colleges. AP Computer Science Principles introduces students to the central ideas of computer science, instilling the ideas and practices of computational thinking and inviting students to understand how computing changes the world. This rigorous course promotes deep learning of computational content, develops computational thinking skills, and engages students in the creative aspects of the field. This course is unique in its focus on fostering students to be creative. Students are encouraged to apply creative processes when developing computational artifacts (computer programs) and to think creatively while using simulations to explore questions that interest them. Rather than teaching a particular programming language or tool, the course focuses on using technology and programming as a means to solve computational problems and create exciting and personally relevant artifacts. Students design and implement innovative solutions using an iterative process similar to what artists, writers, computer scientists, and engineers use to bring ideas to life. (Source: AP Computer Science Principles Curriculum Framework). Membership in the Student Organizations of SkillsUSA or TSA is an integral part of this program.5MA - Algebra 1 or Higher9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterComputer TechnologySTEM, Arts, Design & information TechnologyNohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/AP%20Computer%20Science%20Principles%20Semester%201.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100851https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100851{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}D94AP Computer Science Principles Semester 2This course is the second semester of AP CS Principles. It is a course proposed nationally and proposed by the AP College Board, AP® Computer Science Principles. This course is an AP Computer Science Course that is equivalent to a non-CS Majors course at the College level. This is an introductory course for all students who can not only succeed in an AP Computer Science course, but attain credit for this course at universities and colleges. AP Computer Science Principles introduces students to the central ideas of computer science, instilling the ideas and practices of computational thinking and inviting students to understand how computing changes the world. This rigorous course promotes deep learning of computational content, develops computational thinking skills, and engages students in the creative aspects of the field. This course is unique in its focus on fostering students to be creative. Students are encouraged to apply creative processes when developing computational artifacts (computer programs) and to think creatively while using simulations to explore questions that interest them. Rather than teaching a particular programming language or tool, the course focuses on using technology and programming as a means to solve computational problems and create exciting and personally relevant artifacts. Students design and implement innovative solutions using an iterative process similar to what artists, writers, computer scientists, and engineers use to bring ideas to life. (Source: AP Computer Science Principles Curriculum Framework). In this course, students will create a final project and portfolio. Membership in the Student Organizations of SkillsUSA or TSA is an integral part of this program.5MA - Algebra 1 or Higheror equivalent to D939th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterComputer TechnologySTEM, Arts, Design & information TechnologyNohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/AP%20Computer%20Science%20Principles%20Semester%202.docx
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https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100862https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100862{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}T85AP European History wtThis course is a rigorous, academically challenging course designed to help students understand the major developments within European society from 1450 to the present. It presents a broad understanding of history, incorporating social, political, economic, intellectual, and artistic history. The course emphasizes relevant factual knowledge about European history from 1450 to the present to highlight intellectual, cultural, political, diplomatic, social, and economic development. The course prepares students for the advanced placement examination in European History, taken in May. Great emphasis will be placed in fostering students’ analytical skills, especially in regards to analyzing cause and effect; point of view; the merits of alternative theories or hypotheses; and the interconnectedness of politics, diplomacy, and economics. 10SS - World History11th;#12th;#1 yearSocial ScienceN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/AP%20European%20History%20wt.docx
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https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100891https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100891{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}S70AP Physics C wtAP Physics C combines two courses -- AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism and AP Physics C: Mechanics. AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism is a one-semester, calculus-based, college-level physics course, especially appropriate for students planning to specialize or major in physical science or engineering. The course explores topics such as electrostatics; conductors, capacitors, and dielectrics; electric circuits; magnetic fields; and electromagnetism. AP Physics C: Mechanics is equivalent to a one-semester, calculus-based, college-level physics course, especially appropriate for students planning to specialize or major in physical science or engineering. The course explores topics such as kinematics; Newton’s laws of motion; work, energy and power; systems of particles and linear momentum; circular motion and rotation; and oscillations and gravitation. Introductory differential and integral calculus is used throughout the course.10SC - Physical Science11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANo25.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/AP%20Physics%20C%20wt.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100896https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100896{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}F85AP Spanish 5 wtWorld Language courses are based on the four standards: Communication, Culture, Connections and Comparisons. For the Intermediate-Mid Range Level, students initiate, sustain and conclude conversations; comprehend spoken or written language; and present on a variety of topics, all advanced vocabulary and learned grammatical structures in the context of Culture, Connections, and Comparisons. The Advanced Placement Language Exam is optional, but students who perform well on the test earn college credit for a one-year college-level course. 10World Language9th;#10th;#11th;#1 yearWorld LanguagesN/ANo4.00000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/AP%20Spanish%205%20wt.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100901https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100901{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}M69AP Statistics wtThis course is designed to be equivalent to a one-semester, introductory, non-calculus based college course in statistics. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. Students are exposed to four broad conceptual themes: 1) exploring data: observing patterns and departures from patterns, 2) planning a study: deciding what and how to measure, 3) anticipating patterns: producing models using probability and simulation, 4) statistical inference: confirming models. Students who successfully complete the course and AP exam may receive college credit and/or advanced placement for a one-semester college statistics course.10MA - Algebra 1 or HigherM51 or M5510th;#11th;#12th;#1 yearMathematicsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/AP%20Statistics%20wt.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100909https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100909{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}T87AP US Government and Politics wtThis course provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the operation of American national government. To accomplish this, students develop analytic perspectives for interpreting, understanding, and explaining political events in the country. This class will prepare students by placing demands that are equivalent to those made by an introductory college course. Students are required not only to thoroughly read the college-level text, but also demonstrate the ability to express ideas well in written form. One of the primary objectives of the course is to expose students to all areas of information covered on the AP examination. Students are expected to take the AP examination in the spring. 5SS - US Government9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterSocial ScienceN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/AP%20US%20Government%20and%20Politics%20wt.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100912https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100912{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}T38AP US History wtThe Advanced Placement United States History course is a two-semester class that offers a college level survey of American History since the 15th century. Extensive reading, writing, and study skills useful in college will be emphasized. The class concludes with a college level exam prepared by the College Board, which, if passed, may result in college credit. The course is designed to provide students with analytical skills and factual knowledge to deal critically with the problems and materials in United States history. Emphasis is placed on critical and evaluative thinking skills, essay writing, interpretation of original documents, and historiography. Students will learn to examine historical materials, assessing their relevance to a given interpretive problem, their reliability and their importance, and to weigh the evidence and interpretations presented in historical scholarship. 10SS - US History11th;#1 yearSocial ScienceN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/AP%20US%20History%20wt.docx
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https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100936https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100936{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}A93Art of AnimationThroughout human history, artists have striven to bring life to their art in an attempt to create a recreation of our world. Whether it be through drawing, photography, painting, sculpture, or computer art artists have always tried to create the illusion of life and movement in their works. The lifeblood of art is the act of creation. Walt Disney put it best when he said, "Animation can explain whatever the mind can conceive." The word 'animation' is derived from anima, the Latin word for soul or spirit. The verb 'to animate' literally means 'to give life to’. The animation arts combine the movement of life and the passage of time to create an illusion that can have extraordinary impact. This introductory course deals with using animation to bring art to life through movement and the passage of time. Animation can bridge traditional art, computer art and performance art that tells a story. This class will require students to learn traditional art techniques and computer technology. Students will also study movement, linear perspective, graphic design, art history, visual literacy and the principles and elements of art in composition.    5Fine Arts9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterArtSTEM, Arts, Design & information TechnologyNo35.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/Art%20of%20Animation.docx
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