High School Basic Skills (BSHS)

BSHS ALG1  HS Algebra 1

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(May be taken four times for credit)
Lecture: 15-150   

Use of symbolic reasoning and calculations with symbols as applied to solving and graphing equations, functions and inequalities. Supports progress toward a high school diploma or equivalent. From 1-10 high school credits can be earned in 15-hour modules.

BSHS ALG2  HS Algebra 2

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(May be taken four times for credit)
Lecture: 15-150   

Key components of second year algebra. Expands on basic algebra and geometry concepts, including solutions of quadratic equation and functions, equations and inequalities, fractional exponents and exponential functions, polynomials, real numbers, rational and irrational expressions, logarithmic functions, computations, permutations and probabilities, statistics, series and sequences, and the complex number system. Supports progress toward a high school diploma or equivalent. From 1-10 high school credits can be earned in 15-hour modules.

BSHS ART1  High School Art and Creative Expression

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(May be taken two times for credit)
Lecture: 15-150   

Artistic perception, creative expression, the historical and cultural context of art, aesthetic valuing, and art forms, relationships, and applications, original productions through design and drawing using a variety of media, careers in art and design. Supports progress toward a high school diploma or equivalent. From 1-10 high school credits can be earned in 15-hour modules.

BSHS ART2  HIgh School Art 2

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(May be taken two times for credit)
Lecture: 15-150   

Artistic perception, creative expression, and aesthetic valuing. Historical and cultural context of the visual arts. Original productions in more complex art designs and drawings using a variety of media. Supports progress toward a high school diploma or equivalent. From 1-10 high school credits can be earned in 15-hour modules.

BSHS BIO  High School Biology

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(May be taken two times for credit)
Lecture: 15-150   

Basic life science. Includes diversity of life from a microscopic to a macroscopic scale, relationship between structure and function, chemistry in life processes, cells as the basis of all life, interdependence in nature, information and heredity, evolutionary theories and homeostasis. Supports progress toward a high school diploma or equivalent. From 1-10 high school credits can be earned in 15-hour modules.

BSHS CHEM  High School Chemistry

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(May be taken two times for credit)
Lecture: 15-150   

Nature of matter and its transformations, chemical bonds, and stoichiometry, properties of gases, acids and bases, and organic and inorganic compounds. Chemical systems such as solutions, reactions, and nuclear processes. Supports progress toward a high school diploma or equivalent. From 1-10 high school credits can be earned in 15-hour modules.

BSHS CIV  High Schools Civics

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(May be taken two times for credit)
Lecture: 15-150   

Growth of democracy, federalism, separation of powers, checks and balances, civil liberties, civil rights, civic participation and comparative government. Assessment of global perspectives, constitutional interpretations,political processes, public policy, free enterprise and cultural pluralism. Supports progress toward a high school diploma or equivalent. From 1-10 high school credits can be earned in 15-hour modules.

BSHS CPTC  High School Computer Technology

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(May be taken two times for credit)
Lecture: 15-150   

Fundamental computer concepts, keyboarding skills, Internet applications, word processing, multi-media presentations, spreadsheets and electronic publishing. Application of technology in the educational and workplace settings. Includes file management and appropriate technology used in a network environment as well as copyright law and safety. Supports progress toward a high school diploma or equivalent. From 1-10 high school credits can be earned in 15-hour modules.

BSHS EASC  High School Earth Science

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(May be taken two times for credit)
Lecture: 15-150   

Fundamentals of Earth Science, Earth and the universe, Earth's processes, energy and biochemical cycles, atmosphere and geology. Supports progress toward a high school diploma or equivalent. From 1-10 high school credits can be earned in 15-hour modules.

BSHS ECON  HS Economics

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(May be taken four times for credit)
Lecture: 15-150   

General economic principles and practices including: scarcity and choice, opportunity and trade-offs, economic systems, institutions and incentives, markets and prices, supply and demand, competition, income distribution, monetary policy, international economics and government roles. Supports progress toward a high school diploma or equivalent. From 1-10 high school credits can be earned in 15-hour modules.

BSHS EELA  HS CAHSEE Preparation - English Language Arts

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(May be taken four times for credit)
Lecture: 15-150   

Examination preparation for the reading and writing portions of the California High School Exit Exam. Supports progress toward a high school diploma or equivalent.

BSHS EEMA  HS CAHSEE Preparation - Mathematics

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(May be taken four times for credit)
Lecture: 15-150   

Preparation for the mathematics portion of the California High School Exit Exam. Supports progress toward a high school diploma or equivalent.

BSHS ENG1  HS English 1

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(May be taken four times for credit)
Lecture: 15-150   

Foundations of literature using a variety of genres and theme experiences; analysis of works based on themes. Writing, editing and critical thinking skills; vocabulary, concept development, grammar and writing mechanics. Supports progress towards a high school diploma or equivalent. From 1-10 high school credits can be earned in 15-hour modules.

BSHS ENG2  HS English 2

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(May be taken four times for credit)
Lecture: 15-150   

Expands on the foundations of literature from English 1 using a variety of genres and themes. Improves skills in reading comprehension, literary analysis, mechanics of writing and oral presentations. Supports progress toward to a high school diploma or equivalent. From 1-10 high school credits can be earned in 15-hour modules.

BSHS ENG3  HS English 3

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(May be taken four times for credit)
Lecture: 15-150   

Foundations of literature through American literature using the historical approach. Includes social, political, and intellectual trends connected with the following time periods: Pre-Colonial Era, the American Revolution, the New England Renaissance, Slavery and the Civil War, the Frontier Era, the Harlem Renaissance, and the Modern Era. Development of writing and critical thinking skills. Supports progress toward a high school diploma or equivalent. From 1-10 high school credits can be earned in 15-hour modules.

BSHS ENG4  HS English 4

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(May be taken four times for credit)
Lecture: 15-150   

Foundations of literature through British literature using the historical approach. Includes social, political and intellectual trends connected with the following time periods: Anglo-Saxon, Medieval, English Renaissance, Renaissance drama, the early 17th century, the Restoration and the 18th century, the Romantic Era, the Victorian Age, and contemporary British poetry and prose. Development of writing, critical thinking, and the use of literary tools. Supports progress towards a high school diploma or equivalent. From 1-10 high school credits can be earned in 15-hour modules.

BSHS GEOG  HS Geography

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(May be taken four times for credit)
Lecture: 15-150   

Patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use and alteration of earth's surface; spatial concept and landscape analysis to examine human social organization and its environmental consequences and the inter-relationship of natural processes and systems. Methods and tools geographers use. Supports progress toward a high school diploma or equivalent. From 1-10 high school credits can be earned in 15-hour modules.

BSHS GEOM  HS Geometry

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(May be taken four times for credit)
Lecture: 15-150   

Geometric applications and connections. Definitions, constructions, theorems, proofs, area, volume and geometric relationships. Supports progress toward a high school diploma or equivalent. From 1-10 high school credits can be earned in 15-hour modules.

BSHS HLTH  High School Health

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(May be taken two times for credit)
Lecture: 15-150   

Health issues, healthy choices and behavior, social and mental health, how health issues impact the community and environment. Supports progress toward a high school diploma or equivalent. From 1-10 high school credits can be earned in 15-hour modules.

BSHS INMA1  HS Integrated Math 1

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(May be taken four times for credit)
Lecture: 15-150   

Algebraic, geometric, and statistical applications and connections. Equations, inequalities, and functions. Definitions, constructions, theorems, proofs, similarity, transforming and congruence of geometric figures. Supports progress toward a high school diploma or equivalent. From 1-10 high school credits can be earned in 15-hour modules.

BSHS INMA2  Integrated Math 2

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(May be taken four times for credit)
Lecture: 15-150   

Algebraic, geometric, and statistical applications and connections.

BSHS KEY  High School Typing Keyboarding

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(May be taken two times for credit)
Lecture: 15-150   

Keyboarding skills, speed and accuracy, basic documents. Supports progress toward a high school diploma or equivalent. From 1-10 high school credits can be earned in 15-hour modules.

BSHS MUSC  High School Music Appreciation

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(May be taken two times for credit)
Lecture: 15-150   

Analysis of music through history, instruments and genre. Includes vocabulary, compositions, musical elements, and musical works. Supports progress toward a high school diploma or equivalent. From 1-10 high school credits can be earned in 15-hour modules.

BSHS PHIL  HS Philosophy

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(May be taken four times for credit)
Lecture: 15-150   

Introduces high school students to the terminology, problems and major philosophers from ancient to modern times. Includes the different fields of philosophy and the different systems within those fields. Emphasis will be placed on ethics and morals as they relate to students understanding and analysis of events and theories.

BSHS PHSC  High School Physical Science

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(May be taken two times for credit)
Lecture: 15-150   

Introductory overview of chemistry and physical science. Basics of the periodic table, matter, and atoms. Newtonian physics including motion, momentum and forces. Machines, energy, waves, light, electricity and magnetism. Supports progress toward a high school diploma or equivalent. From 1-10 high school credits canbe earned in 15-hour modules.

BSHS PLNG  High School Planning and Guidance

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(May be taken two times for credit)
Lecture: 15-150   

Guidance and planning: career self-assessment, college and career exploration, online resources, and career development. Supports progress toward a high school diploma or equivalent. From 1-10 high school credits can be earned in 15-hour modules.

BSHS PREA  HS Pre-Algebra

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(May be taken four times for credit)
Lecture: 15-150   

Preparatory course for first year algebra. Review of basic mathematic skills and the basic principles of algebra. Supports progress toward a high school diploma or equivalent. From 1-10 high school credits can be earned in 15-hour modules.

BSHS PSY  HS Psychology

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(May be taken four times for credit)
Lecture: 15-150   

Methods, facts and theories of the behavior and processes of human beings and animals. Theories and characteristics of the history of psychology, research and statistics, child and adult development, sensations, perceptions, cognition, motivation, behavior, personality, abnormal behavior, individuality versus group identity and behavior and therapy. Supports progress toward a high school diploma or equivalent. From 1-10 high school credits can be earned in 15-hour modules.

BSHS READ  High School Reading

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(May be taken four times for credit)
Lecture: 15-150   

Basic reading including comprehension and vocabulary strategies using a variety of narrative and expository texts. Supports progress toward a high school diploma or equivalent. From 1-10 high school credits can be earned in 15-hour modules.

BSHS SOC  HS Sociology

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(May be taken four times for credit)
Lecture: 15-150   

Concepts and theories of social interaction. Theories, characteristics, and implications of culture, socialization, society, groups, deviations and control, social stratification, race, gender, age, family, education, politics, religion, sports and change. Supports progress toward a high school diploma or equivalent. From 1-10 high school credits can be earned in 15-hour modules.

BSHS SPN1  HS Spanish 1

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(May be taken four times for credit)
Lecture: 15-150   

Fundamentals of Spanish language. Communication about self and immediate environment using simple sentences and phrases. Includes writing and speaking. Cultural connections to geography and customs of Spanish-speaking countries. Supports progress toward a high school diploma or equivalent. From 1-10 high school credits can be earned in 15-hour modules.

BSHS SPN2  HS Spanish 2

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(May be taken four times for credit)
Lecture: 15-150   

Intermediate Spanish. Culture, listening, speaking, reading and writing. Emphasis on skills needed to communicate in a variety of modes with increased complexity and proficiency. Supports progress toward a high school diploma or equivalent. From 1-10 high school credits can be earned in 15-hour modules.

BSHS SSK  HS Study Skills

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(May be taken four times for credit)
Lecture: 15-150   

Effective work habits in preparation for the school or work environment. Basic approaches to organization skills, effective learning tools, and career path development. Supports progress toward a high school diploma or equivalent. From 1-10 high school credits can be earned in 15-hour modules.

BSHS USH  HS United States History

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(May be taken four times for credit)
Lecture: 15-150   

History, politics, economics, religion and culture in United States history from its beginning to contemporary times. Significant events and people that comprise American history. Supports progress toward a high school diploma or equivalent. From 1-10 high school credits can be earned in 15-hour modules.

BSHS WHS  HS World History

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(May be taken four times for credit)
Lecture: 15-150   

World history from prehistory to the modern era. Major turning points that shaped the modern world, focusing on the late 18th century through the present, including causes and courses of the two world wars. Rise of democratic ideas and the historical roots of current world issues pertaining to international relations, historical, geographic, political, economic and cultural contexts. Supports progress toward a high school diploma or equivalent. From 1-10 high school credits can be earned in 15-hour modules.

BSHS WREX  High School Expository Writing

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(May be taken two times for credit)
Lecture: 15-150   

Developing essay writing including introductory paragraphs, body paragraphs and concluding paragraphs in expository, descriptive, narrative and argumentative essays. Supports progress toward a high school diploma or equivalent. From 1-10 high school credits can be earned in 15-hour modules.

BSHS WRIT1  Literature/Writing 1

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(May be taken four times for credit)
Lecture: 15-150   

Reading comprehension and analysis skills across genres including fiction, nonfiction, various genres of literature (novels, short stories, plays, poetry) and informational texts; writing skills including paragraph writing, thesis development, and editing. Supports progress towards a high school diploma or equivalent, from 1-10 high school credits can be earned in 15-hour modules per credit.

BSHS WRIT2  Literature and Writing Fundamentals 2

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(May be taken three times for credit)
Lecture: 15-150   

Literary analysis skills across genres including fiction, nonfiction, various genres of literature (novels, short stories, plays, poetry), and informational texts; essay writing skills for academic essays, research papers, and workplace documents. Supports progress towards a high school diploma or equivalent. From 1-10 high school credits can be earned in 15-hour modules per credit.

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