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Hemet High School

WEST VALLEY

HIGH SCHOOL

Course Catalog

2015 - 2016

West Valley High School

3401 Mustang Way

Hemet, CA 92545

(951) 765-1600

Hemet Unified School District

1791 W Acacia Avenue

Hemet, CA 92545

(951) 765-5100

GOVERNING BOARD MEMBERS

Marilyn Forst

Megan Haley

Vic Scavarda

Patrick Searl

Jim Smith

Ross Valenzuela

Joe Wojcik

SUPERINTENDENT

Dr. Barry Kayrell

Deputy Superintendent

LaFaye Platter

West Valley High School

Address

3401 Mustang Way, Hemet, CA 92545

(951) 765-1600 Fax: (951) 765-1607

Internet Address: wvhsmustangs.net

Administration

Alex Ballard, Principal

Jason Ax, Assistant Principal

Janice Jones, Assistant Principal

John Bradshaw, Assistant Principal

Extensions

Shaun Gudmunson, Office Manager201

Eric Witte, Plant Manager 234

Counselors

Erica Espinoza (A- Ga) 10th -12th 226

Griselda Covarrubias (Ge- N) 10th 12th225

Derrick Zimmerman (O-Z) 10th 12th 224

Mark Pressley All 9th Graders222

ASB DirectorThomas Windmiller 213

Athletic Directors Kathleen Alvarez 7101

Nurse Technician Connie Ambrose 203

RegistrarMaranatha Flores 216

AttendanceIsabel Pena 218

Table of Contents

Explanation of Terms

Agriculture

Career and Technical Education (CTE) (ROP)

Computer Education

Culinary Arts

English

Fine and Performing Arts

Foreign Language

Mathematics

Physical Education

Navy JR ROTC

Science

Social Studies

Miscellaneous Electives

Career and College

H.U.S.D. Graduation Requirements

NCAA Eligibility

Tests

Financial Aid Information

Conduct Requirements

Course Planning Sheet

EXPLANATION OF TERMS USED IN THE COURSE CATALOG

Elective - Courses that are not specifically required. A student may choose to take an elective course

because of his/her interest in the subject.

Content Standards (CS) Is the least rigorous of all course levels, and does not meet grade level standards. These courses will not meet standards required for passing the California High School Exit Exam and require IEP or 504 documentation.

Essential Standards (ES) This level course meets minimum state and district grade level standards and requires IEP or 504 documentation. It is not recommended for college-bound students.

Meets UC/CSU A-G Requirements- Courses designed to prepare students for admission to college in an academic subject area (math, science, social studies, English, foreign language or electives). All courses designated as Meets UC/CSU A-G Requirements in this course catalog will meet current University of California or California State University standards for admission. A student with good skills and high interest in a subject may take these courses even if he/she does not plan to attend college.

Prerequisite - A course that must be taken or a condition that must be met before enrolling in a more advanced class. Example: Spanish 1 is a prerequisite for Spanish 2.

W.V.H.S Expected School-wide Learning Results

Writing Across the Curriculum

Step Up to Writing in all courses

Step Up to Writing training for all staff members (administration, teachers, counselors) as well as refresher trainings throughout the year

Rigorous Curriculum Design Training which will encompass writing along with the new Common Core Standards in all classes for implementation in the 2013-2014 school year

Varity of Opportunities

Academics AVID, Honors/AP, SPED, electives (drama, multimedia, band, choir, art, culinary, ROTC)

Athletics 22 sports offered (girls and boys)

Clubs -Yes I Can, Link Crew, AVID, Student Leadership, Art Club, etc

CTE (medical terminology, first responders)

Higher Level Thinking

DII Instruction with Blooms Taxonomy

Socratic Seminars

Step Up to Writing

Focus Notes Cornell Style (includes essential question, multi-level questions, and a summary)

AP/Honors enrollment and pass rate

ACT/SAT scores

Honor Roll

Rigorous Curriculum Design training to implement the new Common Core Standards along with units of study

Data Team collaboration

Successful Students

Academic Decathlon

AVID Scholarships and college acceptances

ROTC

Off campus success military and careers

Yes I Can program

Student Leadership Unity Forum

Link Crew

Athletics

Fine Arts

COURSE OFFERINGS ARE OFFERED ON A STUDENT DEMAND AND TEACHER AVAILABILTIY. NOT ALL CLASSES ARE OFFERED EVERY YEAR OR SEMESTER.

AGRICULTURE

= SUBJECT MEETS A-G UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA REQUIREMENTS

AGRICULTURAL BIOLOGY 1(A/B)

YEAR CLASS 5 CREDITS PER SEMESTER

LIFE SCIENCE CREDIT GRADE LEVEL: 9 - 12

PREREQUISITE: NONE MEETS UC/CSU A-G REQ.

Agricultural Biology is a one-year, laboratory science course, designed for the college-bound student with career interests in agriculture. This class includes Future Farmers of America (FFA) activities and Supervised Agriculture Enterprise (SAE) projects as part of the course. This involvement will include projects, fairs, field days and numerous community events. AgricultureBiology is designed to meet the full requirement for one year ofBiology necessary for graduation from high school and meets the UC/CSU A-G Requirement. This course introduces the student to the scientific method and will explore molecular and cellular aspects of life, the chemical and structural basis of life, growth of plants and animals, nutrition in animals, microorganisms, evolution, ecology, and details of the human/animal body as they inter-relate in our environment and individual/animal health.

AGRICULTURAL CHEMISTRY 1(A/B)

YEAR CLASS 5 CREDITS PER SEMESTER

PHYSICAL SCIENCE CREDIT GRADE LEVEL: 10 12

MEETS UC/CSU A-G REQ.

PREREQUISITE: C OR BETTER IN AG. BIOLOGY

Agriculture Chemistry is a laboratory science course designed for the college bound student with a career interest in agriculture. Students will be involved in hands on laboratory study and receive an in-depth look at various concepts including agricultures relationship to chemistry. Components will also include participation in Supervised Agriculture Experience Projects, FFA, CTE Career exploration and Leadership.

AGRICULTURAL FLORICULTURE 1(A/B)

YEAR CLASS 5 CREDITS PER SEMESTER

FINE ART OR CTE CREDIT GRADE LEVEL: 9 12

MEETS A-G UC/CSU REQ.

PREREQUISITE: NONE

Floral design involves the fundamentals of floral design theory, techniques, and skills currently practiced in the floral design industry, including wedding, sympathy, party, holiday, and themed floral designs. Students will learn applied art principles, cut flower care & handling practices, proper and safe use of florist tools and materials, and facets of the floral industry. Course instruction also includes construction of flowers to wear, floral arrangements, foliage plant items, identification of plants and flowers, professional industry practices, and career opportunities. Students will be constructing items both in single quantity and in mass quantity for local community functions. Course includes lectures, labs, presentations, demonstrations, and displays throughout the year. Components will also include participation in Supervised Agriculture Experience Projects, FFA, CTE Career exploration and Leadership.

AGRICULTURAL MECHANICS 1(A/B)

YEAR CLASS 5 CREDITS PER SEMESTER

FINE ART OR CTE CREDIT GRADE LEVEL: 9 10

PREREQUISITE: NONE

This introductory mechanics course provides students with a basic overview of safety, repair, maintenance, and construction involving woodworking, plumbing, electricity, masonry and welding. The course will balance classroom instruction with hands-on application of theories and concepts. Students will use hand tools and power machinery to complete both required and individual projects. Emphasis will be on developing a broad base of skills for the industry. An introduction to the FFA and related Career Development Events will also be included.

AGRICULTURAL MECHANICS 2(A/B)

YEAR CLASS 5 CREDITS PER SEMESTER

FINE ART OR CTE CREDIT GRADE LEVEL: 10 12

PREREQUISITE: C OR BETTER IN AG MECHANICS I

This secondary mechanics course further provides students with a basic overview of safety, repair, maintenance, and construction involving woodworking, plumbing, electricity, masonry and welding. The course will balance classroom instruction with hands-on application of theories and concepts. Students will use power tools and machinery to complete both required and individual projects. Course will focus on welding and fabrication. Emphasis will be on developing a broad base of skills for the industry. Components will also include participation in Supervised Agriculture Experience Projects, FFA, CTE Career exploration and Leadership.

CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION

= SUBJECT MEETS A-G UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA REQUIREMENTS

The C.T.E. program gives students the opportunity to explore a variety of occupations and to gain valuable job training and experience. C.T.E. classes are for Juniors and Seniors who are 16 years of age or older. Location of classes varies; and students are responsible for their own transportation. See your counselor or C.T.E. Student Service Representative, in the Counseling Office, for more information.

C.T.E. ART OF FASHION 1(A/B)

YEAR CLASS 5 CREDITS PER SEMESTER

GRADE LEVEL: 11 12 MEETS UC/CSU A-G REQ.

PREREQUISITE: NONE AT WEST VALLEY

In this couse the student will understand the importance of the creative aspects of the fashion industry an dhow creative expression along with historical and cultural context work together in the industry.

C.T.E. AUTOMOTIVE TECH 1(A/B)

YEAR CLASS 5 CREDITS PER SEMESTER

GRADE LEVEL: 11 12 ELECTIVE CREDIT

PREREQUISITE: AT LEAST 16 AT HEMET HIGH

YEARS OF AGE

This course is designed to prepare the student for entry level employment in the automobile service industry. Instruction includes diagnostics, auto electronics and ignition systems, fuel systems, emissions control, and the use of diagnostic test equipment, troubleshooting, basic shop safety, basic engine repair and tune-up, tire mounting and balancing, lubrication, brakes, and suspension systems. Course includes classroom and lab exercises. This course is a prerequisite for the Automotive 2 course.

C.T.E. AUTOMOTIVE TECH 2(A/B) CLASS/INTERNSHIP

YEAR CLASS/MAY ENTER @ SEM. 10 CREDITS PER SEMESTER

ELECTIVE CREDIT 2 PERIOD COURSE

GRADE LEVEL: 11-12 PERIODS 5& 6

PREREQUISITE: AT LEAST 16 AT HEMET HIGH AND OFF CAMPUS

WORK SITE

YEARS OF AGE AND COMPLETION OF AUTOMOTIVE TECH 1

Students will have the opportunity to enhance the classroom training with on-the-job opportunities in a community work site. This course is a continuation of Automotive Technology 1 and is designed to prepare the student for entry-level positions in the auto service industry. Instruction will include diagnostics, auto electronics and ignition systems, fuel systems, emissions controls, and the use of computerized engine and emission diagnostic test equipment. Hands-on training will include troubleshooting, maintenance, and basic repair. Students must have their own transportation to and from the work site 4 days per week.

C.T.E. CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY 1: (A/B) (CTE Constr Tech 1)

YEAR CLASS 5 CREDITS PER SEMESTER

GRADE LEVEL: 09 10 ELECTIVE CREDIT

PREREQUISITE: NONE AT HEMET HIGH/TAHQUITZ HIGH

C.T.E. CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY 2: (A/B) (CTE Constr Tech 2)

YEAR CLASS 5 CREDITS PER SEMESTER

GRADE LEVEL: 11 12 ELECTIVE CREDIT

PREREQUISITE: CTE Constr Tech 1 AT HEMET HIGH/TAHQUITZ

This course prepares the student with entry-level skills in the construction industry. Time will be spent performing actual construction jobs including framing, use of power tools, room layout, drywall , door, and window installation, plumbing, electrical, painting, roofing, and blueprint reading.

C.T.E. INTEGRATED MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS

YEAR CLASS 5 CREDITS PER SEMESTER

ELECTIVE CREDIT MEETS UC/CSU A-G REQ.

GRADE LEVEL: 11 12 AT WEST VALLEY

PREREQUISITE: NONE

This course provides students and opportunity to apply current theories and concepts of marketing goods and services to market research.

C.T.E. FASHION RETAILING

YEAR CLASS/MAY ENTER @ SEM. 5 CREDITS PER SEMESTER

ELECTIVE CREDIT 1 PERIOD COURSE

GRADE LEVEL: 9 12 AT WEST VALLEY

PREREQUISITE: NONE

In this course, students will develop job skills learned in a classroom and student store. Subjects will include: Personal image, apparel and accessory sales, display, buying, merchandising, marketing, and fashion coordination.

C.T.E. FIRST RESPONDER (EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONDER) CTE First Resdr 1

SEMESTER CLASS 5 CREDITS ELECTIVE CREDIT AT WEST VALLEY

GRADE LEVEL: 9-12 ADDITIONAL CLASSES OFFERED AT

OTHER SITES

ALTERNATES W/MED TERM

PREREQUISITE: NONE

This class will teach students to provide immediate care to an ill of injured person and train them to assist emergency medical services (EMS) providers. Instructional content area skills include the history of health care, EMS overview, CPR and first aid skills, patient assessment, legal and ethical issues, triage and emergency responsibilities. Upon successful completion students can earn two CTE certificates and get certified as a First Responder, Certified in CPR/AED, blood borne pathogens, and oxygen therapy.

C.T.E. MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

SEMESTER CLASS 5 CREDITS PER SEMESTER

ELECTIVE CREDIT AT HEMET HIGH SCHOOL

GRADE LEVEL: 9-12 ALTERNATES W/EMERGENCY MEDICAL

RESPONDER

PREREQUISITE: NONE

This course presents a study of basic medical terminology; Prefixes, suffixes, word roots, combining forms, special endings, plural forms, abbreviations, and symbols are included in the content. This course also reviews medical diseases and their pathology. Upon successful completion students can earn two CTE certificates, certificate of completion and work readiness certificate.

C.T.E. RETAIL SALES AND MARKETING

YEAR CLASS/MAY ENTER @ SEM. 5 CREDITS PER S...

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