HOW TO USE THIS CATALOG

HOW TO USE THIS CATALOG
The purpose of this catalog is to provide Eastwood High School students, parents, administration,
and teachers an understanding of the following:
• Class offerings and their focus
• Recommended sequences within content areas and disciplines
• Credit requirements for graduation.
All students attending Eastwood High School will graduate having completed a four year
graduation plan with one of the following distinctions:
• Recommended Graduation Plan
• Distinguished Achievement Plan
It is the responsibility of the student and parent(s) to know how many credits the student has
earned and how many are needed for graduation. Counselors, Parents/Guardians and Students
should be engaged with a student’s class selection every year. This catalog is subject to change
based on TEA, YISD or EHS discretion. All questions should be forwarded to the Administration or
Counselors Department at Eastwood High School.
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RECOMMENDED GRADUATION FOUR YEAR PLAN
All students who enroll at Eastwood High School begin on the Distinguished Achievement Plan (DAP). Students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the
DAP and the specific requirements with the assistance of their counselors and administration. In the event that a student does not fulfill all DAP requirements,
students will be reclassified and graduate under the Recommended Plan.
26 Credits
Required
ENGLISH
(4)
MATH
(4)
SCIENCE
(4)
SOCIAL STUDIES
(4)
REQUIRED
(6)
ELECTIVES
(4)
9TH
4 English
Credits are
required.
4 Math
Credits are
required.
4 Science
Credits are
required.
Required
Credits
Pre AP & AP
classes
available.
Pre AP & AP
classes
available.
Pre AP & AP
classes
available.
1 Technology
4 Elective
Credits are
required.
10TH
4 Social
Studies
Credits
required.
AP classes
available.
1 Physical
Education
Government
& Economics
Must be
taken during
11th or 12th
grade.
1 Fine Arts
11TH
12TH
ENGLISH
COURSE
ENGLISH I
ENGLISH II
ENGLISH III
ENGLISH IV
Electives
should satisfy
requirements
of CTE
Pathway.
2 Foreign
Language
½ Speech
½ Health
REQUIRED CREDITS
4
MATH
4
SCIENCE
4
SOCIAL STUDIES
4
FOREIGN LANGUAGE
2
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
1
HEALTH
FINE ARTS
.5
1
SPEECH
.5
ALGEBRA I
GEOMETRY
ALGEBRA II
PRE CALCULUS OR ADVANCED QUANTITATIVE REASONING
BIOLOGY
CHEMISTRY
PHYSICS
ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY OR ASTRONOMY OR
ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS OR FORENSIC SCIENCE OR ANY AP SCIENCE COURSE
WORLD GEOGRAPHY
WORLD HISTORY
U.S. HISTORY
GOVERNMENT & ECONOMICS
COURSE LEVEL I & II OF SAME LANGUAGE
PERSONAL FITNESS COURSES OR ATHLETICS; LIMIT 2 CREDITS
MUSICAL, INSTRUMENTAL, THEATER, VISUAL ARTS, DANCE OR
PERFOMING GROUPS
PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATIONS
TECHNOLOGY
1
ELECTIVES
4
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY COURSES AND OR ACADEMIC, ATHLETIC OR FINE ARTS
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR RECOMMENDED GRADUATES
2
26 CREDITS
DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT GRADUATION FOUR YEAR PLAN
The Distinguished Achievement Plan requires students to complete the required Texas Education Agency and Ysleta Independent School District courses for
graduation as well as an additional four advanced measures approved by the Texas State Board of Education.
26 Credits
Required
ENGLISH
(4)
MATH
(4)
SCIENCE
(4)
SOCIAL STUDIES
(4)
REQUIRED
(7)
ELECTIVES
(3)
9TH
4 English
Credits are
required.
4 Math
Credits are
required.
4 Science
Credits are
required.
Required
Credits
3 Elective
Credits
Pre AP & AP
classes
available.
Pre AP & AP
classes
available.
Pre AP & AP
classes
available.
4 Social
Studies
Credits are
required.
1 Technology
AP classes
available.
1 Physical
Education
Electives
should
satisfy
10TH
11TH
Government
& Economics
Must be
taken during
11th or 12th
grade.
12TH
ENGLISH
COURSE
ENGLISH I
ENGLISH II
ENGLISH III
ENGLISH IV
1 Fine Arts
requirements
of CTE
Pathway.
½ Speech
½ Health
Approved
Research Project
MAX 2 MEASURES
REQUIRED CREDITS
4
SCIENCE
4
SOCIAL STUDIES
4
FOREIGN LANGUAGE
3
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
1
HEALTH
FINE ARTS
.5
1
SPEECH
.5
WORLD GEOGRAPHY
WORLD HISTORY
U.S. HISTORY
GOVERNMENT & ECONOMICS
COURSE LEVEL I, II & III OF SAME LANGUAGE
PERSONAL FITNESS COURSES OR ATHLETICS; LIMIT 2 CREDITS
MUSICAL, INSTRUMENTAL, THEATER, VISUAL ARTS, DANCE OR
PERFOMING GROUPS
Advanced
Placement Exam
with score of 3 or
higher
Dual
Credit/Articulated
Credit Class
4
BIOLOGY
CHEMISTRY
PHYSICS
ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY OR ASTRONOMY OR
ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS OR FORENSIC SCIENCE OR ANY AP SCIENCE COURSE
(Commended
Score on PSAT
Exam MAX 1
MEASURE
3 Foreign
Language
MATH
ALGEBRA I
GEOMETRY
ALGEBRA II
PRE CALCULUS OR ADVANCED QUANTITATIVE REASONING
DAP (4)
Measurements
PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATIONS
TECHNOLOGY CREDIT
1
ELECTIVES
3
QUALIFIED CAREER & TECHNOLOGY COURSE
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY COURSES AND OR ACADEMIC, ATHLETIC OR FINE ARTS
DAP MEASURES
TOTAL CREDIT & MEASURE REQUIREMENTS FOR DAP GRADUATE
4
26 CREDITS & 4 DAP MEASURES
3
DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT PLAN - ADVANCED MEASURES
The State Board of Education (SBOE) has articulated the requirements to obtain advanced measures through
test data, college courses, and original research/projects which the Ysleta Independent School District has
adopted. These requirements are:
• A score of three or above any of the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) examinations
• A score of four or above on an International Baccalaureate (IB) examination
• A score on the PSAT that qualifies a student for recognition as a Commended Student or higher by the
National Merit Scholarship Corporation; as part of the National Hispanic Scholar Program of the
College Board; or as part for the National Achievement Scholarship Program for Outstanding Negro
Students of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. A student must score approximately 200 or
above on the PSAT to be Commended Student
• College courses:
o EPCC DUAL CREDIT CLASSES approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board;
 A final grade of 80 or higher must be earned in order to receive DAP measure
o TECH PREP ARTICULATED CLASSES
 YISD in conjunction with some Texas community colleges has agreed to accept selected
courses as college credit. See counselors for details.
• Original research/project:
o Judged by a panel of professionals in the field that is the focus of the project/performance;
o Conducted under the direction of mentor(s) and reported/performed for an appropriate
audience;
o Meet TEA Performance Standards Project requirements;
o Related to TEKS in either the foundation curriculum or the enrichment curriculum; and
o Conducted during the 9th – 12th grade years.
A student entering high school in the fall of 2011 and thereafter must earn a minimum score yet to be
determined by TEA on the English 3 and Algebra 2 state mandated tests (STAAR) to graduate DAP.
DUAL CREDIT CLASSES
Eastwood High School offers some classes designated as Dual Credit and recognized by EPCC for college credit. In
order to successfully enroll students must meet Accuplacer requirements prior to enrollment and successfully
enroll at EPCC. In order to receive EPCC credit, a student must earn the minimum average for the class required
by the dual credit agreement. If a student enrolls in the equivalent of 9 EPCC hours, a student must have a GPA of
85 or higher prior to enrolling.
The following are the current available classes offered under the Dual Credit Program:
Dual Credit English IV – EPCC ENG 1301/1302
Dual Credit Government – EPCC GOV 2305/2306
Dual Credit College Transition – EPCC EDU 1300
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TECH PREP ARTICULATED CLASSES
Eastwood High School offers some classes that are articulated with classes at EPCC specifically through an
articulation agreement. Many community colleges in the state of Texas also offer articulated credit through the
Advanced Technical Credit program. Articulation agreements are subject to change at any time without
notification. ARTICULATION CLASSES ARE NOT DUAL CREDIT CLASSES. In order to receive credit at the college
level, students must enroll in a Tech Prep program at the community college. College credit is not granted by
solely satisfying passing the class at Eastwood High School.
The following are the current available classes offered under the Tech Prep Articulated Program:
ACCOUNTING I - EPCC ACNT 1303 INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY - EPCC VNSG 1405 HEALTH SCIENCE
BUSINESS INFORMATION MANAGEMENT I V1410D – EPCC POFT 1329 INTRODUCTION TO KEYBOARDING
MARKETING DYNAMICS - EPCC MRKG 1311 PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING
PRACTICUM IN MARKETING DYNAMICS I - EPCC MRKG 1311 PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING
PRINICPLES OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - EPCC ITSC 1301 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS
RESEARCH IN IT SOLUTIONS I - EPCC ITSC 1325 PERSONAL COMPUTER HARDWARE
DUAL LANGUAGE PROGRAM
Eastwood High School offers a 90/10 Dual Language Model to students. In order to graduate with the Dual
Language Seal on their transcript, students must successfully complete a minimum of 8 courses in the program.
The four year options are as follows:
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The following are the current available classes offered under the Dual Language Program:
9 GRADERS
DL BIOLOGY
DL CULTURAL & LINGUISTICS
DL WORLD GEOGRAPHY
DL BUSINESS INFORMATION
MANAGEMENT I
DL SPANISH VI
th
10 GRADERS
DL GEOMETRY
DL WORLD HISTORY
DL CULTURAL & LINGUISTICS
DL BUSINESS INFORMATION
MANAGEMENT II
DL PRE AP SPANISH V
DL AP SPANISH V
DL SPANISH VI
th
11 GRADERS
DL CULTURAL & LINGUISTICS
DL BUSINESS INFORMATION
MANAGEMENT II
DL PRE AP SPANISH V
DL AP SPANISH V
DL SPANISH VI
th
12 Graders
DL CULTURAL & LINGUISTICS
DL PRE CALCULUS
DL SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
& DESIGN I
DL PRE AP SPANISH V
DL AP SPANISH V
DL SPANISH VI
LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY (LEP)
Students who have been identified as limited English (English language learners) proficient may participate in a special
language program that is an integral part of the total school program. The program emphasizes the mastery of basic
English language skills so that students can effectively participate in the regular school program as soon as possible. The
Intensive High School Instructional Plan for ELL students may be found in the Appendix
SPECIAL EDUCATION
Special education and related services are a part of a free, appropriate public education designed to meet the
unique needs of students with disabilities. The mission of special education in YISD is to create a learning
environment through a unified educational system which respects and values all students. Special education
students are those whose identified disabilities are so limiting as to require the provision of special services in
addition to, or in place of, instruction in the regular classroom. Students with disabilities have equal access to
compensatory, remedial, tutorial, and other appropriate programs available to students without disabilities.
Students are identified and served by special education through a “child-centered process” and are educated
with their non-disabled peers to the extent appropriate.
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The following is a representation of possible four year class sequence options within the Language Arts Department at Eastwood High School. The
options are intended to assist students and parents in determining which English classes and sequences are most appropriate for their desired
outcome. Student, parent, and counselors should be in full agreement prior to registration to be sure that students are placed in the appropriate
class. All prerequisite and grade level guidelines must be fulfilled. Although we do not anticipate it, some classes may be unavailable due to
deficient enrollment.
9th Grade
English I / Pre AP English I
/ English SOL I
LANGUAGE ARTS
LANGUAGE ARTS
LANGUAGE ARTS
LANGUAGE ARTS
LANGUAGE ARTS
LANGUAGE ARTS
LANGUAGE ARTS
10th Grade
English II / Pre AP
English II / English SOL II
Option for 11th Grade
Advanced Placement
and/or 12th Grade
Advanced Placement
ENGLISH I
Grade Level: 9
Prerequisite: None
Course #: E1110
Credits: 1
The English Language Arts and Reading Texas Essential
Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) are organized into the following
strands: Reading, where students read and understand a
wide variety of literary and informational texts; Writing,
where students compose a variety of written texts with a
clear controlling idea, coherent organization, and sufficient
detail; Research, where students are expected to know how
to locate a range of relevant sources and evaluate,
synthesize, and present ideas and information; Listening and
Speaking, where students listen and respond to the ideas of
others while contributing their own ideas in conversations
and in groups; and Oral and Written Conventions, where
students learn how to use the oral and written conventions of
the English language in speaking and writing. The standards
are cumulative--students will continue to address earlier
standards as needed while they attend to standards for their
grade. In English I, students will engage in activities that build
on their prior knowledge and skills in order to strengthen
their reading, writing, and oral language skills. Students
should read and write on a daily basis.
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11th Grade
English III
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12 Grade
English IV
th
th
11 Grade
AP English III
ENGLISH I SOL
Grade Level: 9
Prerequisite: Test Placement
12 Grade
AP English IV
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12 Grade
DC English IV
Course #: E1130
Credits: 1
ELLs are expected to meet standards in a second language
that many monolingual English speakers find difficult to meet
in their native language. In addition, ELLs are acquiring
English at the same time they are learning content in English.
ELLs' abilities to meet these standards will be influenced by
their proficiency in English. While ELLs can analyze,
synthesize, and evaluate, their level of English proficiency
may impede their ability to demonstrate this knowledge
during the initial stages of English language acquisition. For
this reason, comprehension of text requires additional
scaffolds that include adapted text (e.g., appropriate for
student proficiency level; translations), pictures, glossaries,
bilingual dictionaries, thesaurus, and other modes of
comprehensible input. ELLs can and should be encouraged to
use their knowledge of their first language (e.g., cognates) to
enhance their vocabulary development, and vocabulary
needs to be in the context of connected discourse so that it is
meaningful. Strategic use of the student's first language is
important to ensure linguistic, affective, cognitive, and
academic development in English.
PRE AP ENGLISH I
Grade Level: 9
Prerequisite: Passed 8th Grade EOC Reading
Course #: E1610
Credits: 1
Course #: E2110
Credits: 1
PRE AP ENGLISH II
Grade Level: 10
Prerequisite: Passed A & B semesters
of English I and passed 9th Grade EOC Reading
Course #: E2610
Credits: 1
LANGUAGE ARTS
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LANGUAGE ARTS
The English Language Arts and Reading Texas Essential
Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) are organized into the following
strands: Reading, where students read and understand a
wide variety of literary and informational texts; Writing,
where students compose a variety of written texts with a
clear controlling idea, coherent organization, and sufficient
detail; Research, where students are expected to know how
to locate a range of relevant sources and evaluate,
synthesize, and present ideas and information; Listening and
Speaking, where students listen and respond to the ideas of
others while contributing their own ideas in conversations
and in groups; and Oral and Written Conventions, where
students learn how to use the oral and written conventions of
the English language in speaking
This is a fast paced class that also requires outside reading
during the first semester and over the Winter Break. Contract
required to stay in the class.
LANGUAGE ARTS
The English Language Arts and Reading Texas Essential
Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) are organized into the following
strands: Reading, where students read and understand a
wide variety of literary and informational texts; Writing,
where students compose a variety of written texts with a
clear controlling idea, coherent organization, and sufficient
detail; Research, where students are expected to know how
to locate a range of relevant sources and evaluate,
synthesize, and present ideas and information; Listening and
Speaking, where students listen and respond to the ideas of
others while contributing their own ideas in conversations
and in groups; and Oral and Written Conventions, where
students learn how to use the oral and written conventions of
the English language in speaking and writing. The standards
are cumulative--students will continue to address earlier
standards as needed while they attend to standards for their
grade. In English II, students will engage in activities that build
on their prior knowledge, and skills in order to strengthen
their reading, writing, and oral language skills. Students
should read and write on a daily basis.
ELLs are expected to meet standards in a second language
that many monolingual English speakers find difficult to meet
in their native language. In addition, ELLs are acquiring
English at the same time they are learning content in English.
ELLs' abilities to meet these standards will be influenced by
their proficiency in English. While ELLs can analyze,
synthesize, and evaluate, their level of English proficiency
may impede their ability to demonstrate this knowledge
during the initial stages of English language acquisition. For
this reason, comprehension of text requires additional
scaffolds that include adapted text (e.g., appropriate for
student proficiency level; translations), pictures, realia,
glossaries, bilingual dictionaries, thesaurus, and other modes
of comprehensible input. ELLs can and should be encouraged
to use their knowledge of their first language (e.g., cognates)
to enhance their vocabulary development, and vocabulary
needs to be in the context of connected discourse so that it is
meaningful. Strategic use of the student's first language is
important to ensure linguistic, affective, cognitive, and
academic development in English.
LANGUAGE ARTS
Grade Level: 10
Prerequisite: English I
Course #: E2130
Credits: 1
LANGUAGE ARTS
ENGLISH II
Grade Level: 10
Prerequisite: English SOL I
LANGUAGE ARTS
The English Language Arts and Reading Texas Essential
Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) are organized into the following
strands: Reading, where students read and understand a
wide variety of literary and informational texts; Writing,
where students compose a variety of written texts with a
clear controlling idea, coherent organization, and sufficient
detail; Research, where students are expected to know how
to locate a range of relevant sources and evaluate,
synthesize, and present ideas and information; Listening and
Speaking, where students listen and respond to the ideas of
others while contributing their own ideas in conversations
and in groups; and Oral and Written Conventions, where
students learn how to use the oral and written conventions of
the English language in speaking and writing. The standards
are cumulative--students will continue to address earlier
standards as needed while they attend to standards for their
grade. In English I, students will engage in activities that build
on their prior knowledge and skills in order to strengthen
their reading, writing, and oral language skills. Students
should read and write on a daily basis.
This is a fast paced class that also requires outside reading
during the first semester and over the Winter Break. Contract
required to stay in the class.
ENGLISH II SOL
ENGLISH III
LANGUAGE ARTS
LANGUAGE ARTS
LANGUAGE ARTS
LANGUAGE ARTS
LANGUAGE ARTS
LANGUAGE ARTS
Grade Level: 11
Prerequisite: English II or ESOL English II
Course #: E3110
Credits: 1
The English Language Arts and Reading Texas Essential
Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) are organized into the following
strands: Reading, where students read and understand a
wide variety of literary and informational texts; Writing,
where students compose a variety of written texts with a
clear controlling idea, coherent organization, and sufficient
detail; Research, where students are expected to know how
to locate a range of relevant sources and evaluate,
synthesize, and present ideas and information; Listening and
Speaking, where students listen and respond to the ideas of
others while contributing their own ideas in conversations
and in groups; and Oral and Written Conventions, where
students learn how to use the oral and written conventions of
the English language in speaking and writing. The standards
are cumulative--students will continue to address earlier
standards as needed while they attend to standards for their
grade. In English III, students will engage in activities that
build on their prior knowledge and skills in order to
strengthen their reading, writing, and oral language skills.
Students should read and write on a daily basis.
ENGLISH IV
Grade Level: 12
Prerequisite: English III
Course #: E4110
Credits: 1
The English Language Arts and Reading Texas Essential
Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) are organized into the following
strands: Reading, where students read and understand a
wide variety of literary and informational texts; Writing,
where students compose a variety of written texts with a
clear controlling idea, coherent organization, and sufficient
detail; Research, where students are expected to know how
to locate a range of relevant sources and evaluate,
synthesize, and present ideas and information; Listening and
Speaking, where students listen and respond to the ideas of
others while contributing their own ideas in conversations
and in groups; and Oral and Written Conventions, where
students learn how to use the oral and written conventions of
the English language in speaking and writing. The standards
are cumulative--students will continue to address earlier
standards as needed while they attend to standards for their
grade. In English IV, students will engage in activities that
build on their prior knowledge and skills in order to
strengthen their reading, writing, and oral language skills.
Students should read and write on a daily basis.
AP ENGLISH III
AP ENGLISH IV LITERATURE & COMPOSITION
This is a challenging course that encompasses an in-depth
study of major American literary periods from 1600-1890 and
incorporates the study of tone, rhetoric, diction, imager,
language, and syntax. Students produce comparison-contrast
compositions, dialectical journals, and critical, literary, and
causal analysis. Timed writings in preparation for the AP
English Language and Composition Test are also practiced.
Part 2 is a continuation of American literature from 1890 to
the present. This course emphasizes multicultural 20th
century literature and includes the study of rhetoric, diction
imagery, language, and syntax. Students study and produce
personal narratives, critical and literary analyses, discussion
logs, and literary-based research papers. Students continue
to prepare for the AP English Language and Composition
Exam.
This is a fast paced class that also requires outside reading
during the first semester and over the Winter Break. Contract
required to stay in the class.
Students will take the College Board AP Exam in May.
This is a college level class to prepare students to take the
Advanced Placement Exam for English Literature and
Composition. Students also study and in-depth, accelerated,
chronological study of British literary periods. Students
enhance their writing skills by producing literary analyses and
critical essays.
This is a fast paced class that also requires outside reading
during the first semester and over the Winter Break. Contract
required to stay in the class. Students will take the College
Board AP Exam in May. No Semester averaging in this class.
Grade Level: 11
Course #: E3630
Prerequisite: Acceptance into AP Program
Credits: 1
Passed A & B semesters of English I & II and passed EOC Language Arts
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Grade Level: 12
Prerequisite: Acceptance into AP Program
AP English III and passed EOC Reading and Language Arts
Course #: E4630
Credits: 1
INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGLISH
Grade Level: 12
Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation
and/or approval of DAP Coordinator
Course #: E9530
Credits: 1
Grade Level: 12
Prerequisite: Acceptance in Dual Credit Program
Must pass Accuplacer and English III
EPCC-ENG1301/1302
Course #: E4650
Credits: 1
LANGUAGE ARTS
LANGUAGE ARTS
The English Language Arts and Reading Texas Essential
Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) are organized into the following
strands: Reading, where students read and understand a
wide variety of literary and informational texts; Writing,
where students compose a variety of written texts with a
clear controlling idea, coherent organization, and sufficient
detail; Research, where students are expected to know how
to locate a range of relevant sources and evaluate,
synthesize, and present ideas and information; Listening and
Speaking, where students listen and respond to the ideas of
others while contributing their own ideas in conversations
and in groups; and Oral and Written Conventions, where
students learn how to use the oral and written conventions of
the English language in speaking and writing. The standards
are cumulative--students will continue to address earlier
standards as needed while they attend to standards for their
grade. In English IV, students will engage in activities that
build on their prior knowledge and skills in order to
strengthen their reading, writing, and oral language skills.
Students should read and write on a daily basis.
Students must qualify for early enrollment into El Paso
Community College. High school English IV credit & college
credit for English 1301 and 1302 will be earned. Students must
be pursuing the Recommended or Distinguished Achievement
Graduation Plan. Students must earn at least an 80 to earn a
DAP Measure.
LANGUAGE ARTS
Students enrolled in Independent Study in English write in a
variety of forms for a variety of audiences and purposes. High
school students are expected to plan, draft, and complete
written compositions on a regular basis, and carefully
examine their papers for clarity, engaging language, and the
correct use of the conventions and mechanics of written
English. Independent Study in English students are expected
to write in a variety of forms including business, personal,
literary, and persuasive texts for a variety of audiences and
purposes. Writing is used as a tool for learning and students
create, clarify, critique, and express appreciation for others'
ideas and responses. Independent Study in English students
evaluates their own written work as well as the work of
others. Students continue to read extensively in increasingly
difficult texts selected in multiple genres for a variety of
purposes. When comprehension breaks down, students
effectively and efficiently monitor and adjust their use of a
variety of comprehension strategies. Students respond to
texts through talking and writing in both traditional print and
electronic formats. Students connect their knowledge of the
world and the knowledge they gather from other texts with
the text being read. For high school students whose first
language is not English, the students' native language serves
as a foundation for English language acquisition and language
learning.
DUAL CREDIT ENGLISH/ENGLISH IV
LANGUAGE ARTS
Interested in additional Academic Electives related to English?
Refer to page 23
Creative or Imaginative Writing / Journalism / Yearbook / Debate
LANGUAGE ARTS
LANGUAGE ARTS
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MATHEMATICS
MATHEMATICS
The following is a representation of possible four year class sequence options within the Math Department at Eastwood High School. The options
are intended to assist students and parents in determining which math classes and sequences are most appropriate for their desired outcome.
Student, parent, and counselors should be in full agreement prior to registration to be sure that students are placed in the appropriate class. All
prerequisite and grade level guidelines must be fulfilled. Although we do not anticipate it, some classes may be unavailable due to deficient
enrollment.
12th Grade
MATHEMATICS
9th Grade
Algebra I /Pre AP Algebra I
10th Grade
Geometry / Pre AP
Geometry I
11th Grade
Algebra II / Pre AP
Algebra II
MATHEMATICS
Option for future
Non-Science/Math
Majors in post
secondary
Pre
Calculus
AP
Statistics
Advanced
Quantitative
Reasoning
Algebra II
Advanced
Quantitative
Reasoning
AP
Calculus
AP
Statistics
Pre
Calculus
AP
Statistics
Pre AP/AP Math Sequence
9th Grade
Geometry / Pre AP
Geometry I
MATHEMATICS
MATHEMATICS
MATHEMATICS
In most cases, one class
will be scheduled
Regular Math Sequence
Option for future
Non-Science/Math
Majors in post
secondary
ALGEBRA I
Grade Level: 9
Prerequisite: None
10th Grade
Algebra II / Pre AP
Algebra II
Algebra II / Pre AP
Algebra II
Course #: M1010
Credits: 1
A preparatory course that places an emphasis on the
systematic development of the language through which most
of mathematics is communicated. Provides the mathematical
understanding to operate with concepts at an abstract level,
and then apply them in a process that fosters generalizations
and insights beyond the original content. Topics covered are:
properties of the number system, linear functions,
inequalities, operations on real numbers and polynomials,
exponents, radicals and quadratics. Successful completion of
this sequence prepares students for Geometry.
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11th Grade
Pre Calculus / Pre AP Pre
Calculus
PRE AP ALGEBRA I
Grade Level: 9
Prerequisite: Must pass 8th grade Math EOC
Course #: M1610
Credits: 1
For students who did exceptionally well in 8th grade
mathematics. Course content covers the course topics in
Algebra I in greater depth and at a faster pace, thus providing
time for enrichment. Successful completion of this course
prepares students for entry into Geometry Pre AP/Algebra II
Pre AP. This course is taught entirely in Spanish and is open to
Dual Language Program participants. Course may appropriate
to recent immigrants as determined by LPAC.
GEOMETRY
Grade Level: 9-10
Prerequisite: Algebra I
Course #: M3030
Credits: 1
Grade Level: 9-10
Course #: M3070
Prerequisite: Must be in Dual Language Program & Algebra I
Credits: 1
PRE AP GEOMETRY
Grade Level: 9-10
Prerequisite: Algebra I , Must pass 9th grade Math EOC
Course #: M3610
Credits: 1
Grade Level: 10-11
Prerequisite: Algebra I , Must pass 9th grade Math EOC
Course #: M2610
Credits: 1
This course provides a rigorous preparation for PRE-AP PreCalculus. Successful completion of this course prepares
students for entry into Pre-Calculus Pre AP.
Grade Level: 10-11
Prerequisite: Algebra I
Course #: M2010
Credits: 1
The study of functions and an extension of the concepts of
Algebra I and many of the concepts of Geometry are
provided. Topics covered are: linear and quadratic equations
and functions; systems of equations and inequalities;
polynomials and rational polynomial expressions; polynomial
functions; conic sections; exponential and logarithmic
functions; probability and statistics. Satisfactory completion
of this course prepares students for entry into Pre-Calculus.
Students use symbolic reasoning and analytical methods to
represent
mathematical
situations,
to
express
generalizations, and to study mathematical concepts and the
relationships among them. Students use functions, equations,
and limits as useful tools for expressing generalizations and as
means for analyzing and understanding a broad variety of
mathematical relationships. Students also use functions as
well as symbolic reasoning to represent and connect ideas in
geometry, probability, statistics, trigonometry, and calculus
and to model physical situations. Students use a variety of
representations (concrete, pictorial, numerical, symbolic,
graphical, and verbal), tools, and technology (including, but
not limited to, calculators with graphing capabilities, data
collection devices, and computers) to model functions and
equations and solve real-life problems. This course is taught
entirely in Spanish and is open to Dual Language Program
participants. Course may be appropriate to recent immigrants
as determined by LPAC.
PRE AP PRECALCULUS
Grade Level: 11-12
Prerequisite: Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry
Must pass 10th grade Math EOC
Course #: M5030
Credits: 1
Students use symbolic reasoning and analytical methods to
represent mathematical situations, to express generalizations, and
to study mathematical concepts and the relationships among them.
Students use functions, equations, and limits as useful tools for
expressing generalizations and as means for analyzing and
understanding a broad variety of mathematical relationships.
Students also use functions as well as symbolic reasoning to
represent and connect ideas in geometry, probability, statistics,
trigonometry, and calculus and to model physical situations.
Students use a variety of representations (concrete, pictorial,
numerical, symbolic, graphical, and verbal), tools, and technology
(including, but not limited to, calculators with graphing capabilities,
data collection devices, and computers) to model functions and
equations and solve real-life problems.
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MATHEMATICS
ALGEBRA II
Grade Level: 11-12
Course #: M5050
Prerequisite: Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry
Credits: 1
Must pass 10th grade Math EOC/Must be accepted in Dual Language Program
MATHEMATICS
PRE AP ALGEBRA II
PRECALCULUS DUAL LANGUAGE
MATHEMATICS
For 9th grade students who have completed Algebra I in the
8th grade or Algebra I Pre AP in the 9th grade with final grade
of "B" or better. Topics found in Standard Geometry are
covered more in-depth with emphasis placed on problem
solving, writing skills (especially written proofs), and algebraic
applications. Additional enrichment objectives are covered.
Successful completion of this course prepares a student for
further work in Algebra II Pre AP.
Students use symbolic reasoning and analytical methods to
represent
mathematical
situations,
to
express
generalizations, and to study mathematical concepts and the
relationships among them. Students use functions, equations,
and limits as useful tools for expressing generalizations and as
means for analyzing and understanding a broad variety of
mathematical relationships. Students also use functions as
well as symbolic reasoning to represent and connect ideas in
geometry, probability, statistics, trigonometry, and calculus
and to model physical situations. Students use a variety of
representations (concrete, pictorial, numerical, symbolic,
graphical, and verbal), tools, and technology (including, but
not limited to, calculators with graphing capabilities, data
collection devices, and computers) to model functions and
equations and solve real-life problems.
MATHEMATICS
For 9th grade students who have completed Algebra I in the
8th grade or Algebra I Pre AP in the 9th grade with a final
grade of "B" or better. Topics found in Standard Geometry
are covered more in-depth with emphasis placed on problem
solving, writing skills (especially written proofs), and algebraic
applications. Additional enrichment objectives are covered.
This course is taught entirely in Spanish and is open to Dual
Language Program participants. Course may by appropriate
to recent immigrants as determined by LPAC.
Course #: M5010
Credits: 1
MATHEMATICS
GEOMETRY DUAL LANGUAGE
Grade Level: 11-12
Prerequisite: Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry
Must pass 10th grade Math EOC
MATHEMATICS
A survey of the fundamental and advanced concepts of plane
geometry and the related topics in three dimensional
geometry, coordinate geometry and transformational
geometry. The course begins with necessary introductory
vocabulary and continues with algebraic and geometric
proofs based on an axiomatic system. Applications of the
theorems are inter-mixed to help the student grasp an
understanding of how geometry is used in different careers
and everyday life. Algebra is utilized extensively in this
course. Successful completion of this course prepares a
student for further work in Algebra II.
PRECALCULUS
AP CALCULUS AB
AP STATISTICS
Before studying calculus, students must be familiar with the
properties of functions, the algebra of functions, and the
graphs of functions. These functions include those that are
linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic,
trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, and piecewise defined.
Students must be familiar with the properties of functions,
the algebra of functions, and the graphs of functions.
Students must also understand the language of functions
(domain and range, odd and even, periodic, symmetry, zeros,
intercepts, and so on) and know the values of the
trigonometric functions of the numbers 0, pi/6, pi/4, pi/3,
pi/2, and their multiples. A course devoted mainly to the
topics in differential and integral calculus. Students who are
enrolled in this course will be prepared to take the Advanced
Placement AB Calculus Exam and seek college credit and/or
placement from institutions of higher learning. The scope of
the course follows the topics listed in the College Board
Advanced Placement Mathematics Course Description.
This course covers four major themes: exploratory analysis,
planning a study, portability and statistical inference.
Exploratory analysis of data makes use of graphical and
numerical techniques to study patterns and departure from
patterns. Data will be collected according to a well-developed
plan. Probability is the tool used for anticipating how the
distribution of data should look under a given model.
Statistical inference guides the selection of appropriate
models. All concepts and skills described in the College Board
course description will be covered. It is recommended that
students take the AP exam.
AP CALCULUS BC
Grade Level: 12
Course #: M5630
Prerequisite: Pre Calculus
Credits: 1
Must pass 10th grade Math EOC/ Must be accepted into AP Program
Before studying calculus, all students should complete
courses in which they study algebra, geometry, trigonometry,
analytic geometry, and elementary functions. These functions
include those that are linear, polynomial, rational,
exponential,
logarithmic,
trigonometric,
inverse
trigonometric, and piecewise defined. Students must be
familiar with the properties of functions, the algebra of
functions, and the graphs of functions. Students must also
understand the language of functions (domain and range,
odd and even, periodic, symmetry, zeros, intercepts, and so
on) and know the values of the trigonometric functions of the
numbers 0, pi/6, pi/4, pi/3, pi/2, and their multiples. Calculus
BC is a full-year course in the calculus of functions of a single
variable. It includes all topics covered in Calculus AB plus
additional topics. Students who are enrolled in this course
will be prepared will be prepared to take the Advanced
Placement BC Calculus Exam and seek college credit and/or
placement from institutions of higher learning. The scope of
the course follows the topics listed in the College Board
Advanced Placement Course Description.
MATHEMATICS
MATHEMATICS
MATHEMATICS
MATHEMATICS
MATHEMATICS
MATHEMATICS
Grade Level: 12
Course #: M5610
Prerequisite: Pre Calculus
Credits: 1
Must pass 10th grade Math EOC/Must be accepted into AP Program
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Grade Level: 11-12
Prerequisite: Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry
Must pass 10th grade Math EOC
ADVANCED QUATITATIVE REASONING
Grade Level: 12
Prerequisite: 3 years of high school Math
Course #: M3480
Credits: 1
Course #: M8010
Credits: 1
Advanced Quantitative Reasoning (AQR), also known as
Advanced Mathematical Decision Making, is a 4th year
mathematics course that follows Algebra I, Geometry, and
Algebra II. An alternative course to pre-calculus, AQR extends
what students have learned in earlier high school math
classes and covers additional mathematics topics not typically
taught in high school. Examples includes: critiquing
applications of statistics, modeling data, and network
modeling fro decision making. The course helps students
develop college and career skills such as collaborating,
conducting research, and making presentations.
SCIENCE
The following is a recommended sequence of classes for those students wishing to complete the required four years of science on a
regular track.
12th Grade
SCIENCE
Anatomy & Physiology
Regular Science Sequence
Astronomy
10th Grade
Biology or Chemistry
11th Grade
Chemistry or Physics
SCIENCE
9th Grade
IPC or Biology
Environmental Systems
Forensic Science
Course #: S1110
Credits: 1
AP
Chemistry
Astronomy
AP
Environment
al Science
th
11 Grade
Physics
Anatomy &
Science
Physiology
Geology
Forensic
Science
BIOLOGY DUAL LANGUAGE
Grade Level: 9-10
Course #: S1830
Prerequisite: Must be Accepted into Dual Language Program
Credits: 1
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SCIENCE
In Biology, students conduct field and laboratory
investigations, use scientific methods during investigations,
and make informed decisions using critical-thinking and
scientific problem-solving. Students in Biology study a variety
of topics that include: structures and functions of cells and
viruses; growth and development of organisms; cells, tissues,
and organs; nucleic acids and genetics; biological evolution;
taxonomy; metabolism and energy transfers in living
organisms; living systems; homeostasis; ecosystems; and
plants and the environment.
SCIENCE
In Biology, students conduct laboratory and field
investigations, use scientific methods during investigations,
and make informed decisions using critical thinking and
scientific problem solving. Students in Biology study a variety
of topics that include: structures and functions of cells and
viruses; growth and development of organisms; cells, tissues,
and organs; nucleic acids and genetics; biological evolution;
taxonomy; metabolism and energy transfers in living
organisms; living systems; homeostasis; and ecosystems and
the environment.
AP
Environmental
Biology
SCIENCE
Grade Level: 9-10
Prerequisite: None
10 Grade
Chemistry
AP
Physics II
SCIENCE
BIOLOGY
th
Option for future
Non-Science/Math
Majors in post
secondary
11th Grade
AP Physics I
Astronomy
SCIENCE
Option for future
Non-Science/Math
Majors in post
secondary
10th Grade
Pre AP Chemistry
12th Grade
SCIENCE
9th Grade
Pre AP Biology
Anatomy &
Physiology
SCIENCE
PRE AP Science Sequence
During grades 10th, 11th and 12th, students have the option to
“Double Up” on their science classes. The decision to Double
Up should be made with input from the student, parent,
counselor and involved science teachers.
PRE AP BIOLOGY
SCIENCE
SCIENCE
SCIENCE
SCIENCE
Grade Level: 9
Prerequisite: Must pass 8th Grade Science STAAR
In Biology, students conduct laboratory and field
investigations, use scientific methods during investigations,
and make informed decisions using critical thinking and
scientific problem solving. Students in Biology study a variety
of topics that include: structures and functions of cells and
viruses; growth and development of organisms; cells, tissues,
and organs; nucleic acids and genetics; biological evolution;
taxonomy; metabolism and energy transfers in living
organisms; living systems; homeostasis; and ecosystems and
the environment
AP BIOLOGY II
Grade Level: 11-12
Prerequisite: Biology and Chemistry
Must pass Biology & Algebra I EOC
SCIENCE
SCIENCE
SCIENCE
SCIENCE
Course #: S2610
Credits: 1
AP Biology is designed to be the equivalent of a college
introductory biology course. The following themes are
presented: molecules and cells, cell structure and function,
cell cycle, cell energetic, heredity and molecular genetics. It
also involves the study of evolutionary biology, diversity of
organisms, structure and function of both plants and animals,
and ecological systems. It is recommended that students take
the AP exam.
CHEMISTRY
SCIENCE
Course #: S1610
Credits: 1
Grade Level: 10
Prerequisite: At least one year of high
school Science, Algebra I and completion
of or concurrent enrollment in second year Math
Course #: S1210
Credits: 1
In Chemistry, students conduct laboratory and field
investigations, use scientific methods during investigations,
and make informed decisions using critical thinking and
scientific problem solving. Students study a variety of topics
that include characteristics of matter, use of the Periodic
Table, development of atomic theory and chemical bonding,
chemical stoichiometry, gas laws, solution chemistry,
thermochemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Students will
investigate how chemistry is an integral part of our daily lives.
PRE AP CHEMISTRY
Grade Level: 10
Course #: S1650
Prerequisite: At least one year of high school science,
Credits: 1
Algebra I and completion concurrent enrollment in second year math
Must pass Biology & Algebra I EOC
In Chemistry, students conduct laboratory and field
investigations, use scientific methods during investigations,
and make informed decisions using critical thinking and
scientific problem solving. Students study a variety of topics
that include characteristics of matter, use of the Periodic
Table, development of atomic theory and chemical bonding,
chemical stoichiometry, gas laws, solution chemistry,
thermochemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Students will
investigate how chemistry is an integral part of our daily lives.
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AP CHEMISTRY II
Grade Level: 11-12
Prerequisite: Biology, Pre AP Chemistry
or Chemistry (85+) and Algebra II
Must pass Biology & Algebra I EOC
Course #: S2550
Credits: 1
In Chemistry, students conduct laboratory and field
investigations, use scientific methods during investigations,
and make informed decisions using critical thinking and
scientific problem solving. Students study a variety of topics
that include characteristics of matter, use of the Periodic
Table, development of atomic theory and chemical bonding,
chemical stoichiometry, gas laws, solution chemistry,
thermochemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Students will
investigate how chemistry is an integral part of our daily lives.
This is a college level course. Students should attain a depth
of understanding of fundamentals and reasonable
competence in dealing with chemical problems.
PHYSICS
Grade Level: 11-12
Prerequisite: At least one year of high school
Science, Algebra I and completion of or
concurrent enrollment in second year Math
Course #: S1310
Credits: 1
In Physics, students conduct laboratory and field
investigations, use scientific methods during investigations,
and make informed decisions using critical thinking and
scientific problem solving. Students study a variety of topics
that include: laws of motion; changes within physical systems
and conservation of energy and momentum; forces;
thermodynamics; characteristics and behavior of waves; and
atomic, nuclear, and quantum physics. Students who
successfully complete Physics will acquire factual knowledge
within a conceptual framework, practice experimental design
and interpretation, work collaboratively with colleagues, and
develop critical thinking skills.
AP PHYSICS I
Grade Level: 11
Prerequisite: Biology, Chemistry, Algebra I
and completion of or concurrent enrollment
in second year Must pass Biology & Algebra I EOC
Course #: S1670
Credits: 1
In Physics, students conduct laboratory and field
investigations, use scientific methods during investigations,
and make informed decisions using critical thinking and
scientific problem solving. Students study a variety of topics
that include: laws of motion; changes within physical systems
and conservation of energy and momentum; forces;
thermodynamics; characteristics and behavior of waves; and
atomic, nuclear, and quantum physics. Students who
successfully complete Physics will acquire factual knowledge
within a conceptual framework, practice experimental design
and interpretation, work collaboratively with colleagues, and
develop critical thinking skills.
AP PHYSICS II
Grade Level: 12
Prerequisite: AP Physics I, Algebra I & II, Geometry,
Course #: S2580
Credits: 1
Grade Level: 12
Prerequisite: One year of high school science
Course #: S0170
Credits: 1
Grade Level: 12
Prerequisite: Algebra I, Biology, Chemistry
Must pass Biology & Algebra I EOC
Course #: S0150
Credits: 1
Course #: S0010
Credits: 1
ASTRONOMY
Course #: S0330
Credits: 1
In Astronomy, students conduct laboratory and field investigations,
use scientific methods, and make informed decisions using critical
thinking and scientific problem solving. Students study the following
topics: astronomy in civilization, patterns and objects in the sky, our
place in space, the moon, reasons for the seasons, planets, the sun,
stars, galaxies, cosmology, and space exploration. Students who
successfully complete Astronomy will acquire knowledge within a
conceptual framework, conduct observations of the sky, work
collaboratively, and develop critical-thinking skills.
FORENSIC SCIENCE
Grade Level: 12
Prerequisite: Biology and Chemistry
Course #: V160L
Credits: 4TH Year Science Only
or 1 Elective
Forensic Science is a course that uses a structured and
scientific approach to the investigation of crimes of assault,
abuse and neglect, domestic violence, accidental death,
homicide, and the psychology of criminal behavior. Students
will learn terminology and investigative procedures related to
crime scene, questioning, interviewing, criminal behavior
characteristics, truth detection, and scientific procedures
used to solve crimes. Using scientific methods, students will
collect and analyze evidence through case studies and
simulated crime scenes such as fingerprint analysis, ballistics,
and blood spatter analysis. Students will learn the history,
legal aspects, and career options for forensic science.
ENGINEERING DESIGN AND PROBLEM SOLVING
Grade Level: 12
Course #: V300O
Prerequisite: 4th Year STEM Students –
Credits: 1
Principles of Technology
Engineering Design is the creative process of solving problems by identifying
needs and then devising solutions. The solutions may be a product,
technique, structure, process, or many other things depending on the
problem. Science aims to understand the natural world, while engineering
seeks to shape this world to meet human needs and wants. Engineering
design takes into consideration limiting factors or “design under constraint.”
Various engineering disciplines address a broad spectrum of design problems
using specific concepts from the sciences and mathematics to derive a
solution. The design process and problem solving are inherent to all
engineering disciplines.
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SCIENCE
Grade Level: 12
Prerequisite: Biology, Chemistry
Must pass Biology & Algebra I EOC
The student is expected to conduct laboratory investigations
and field work using safe, environmentally appropriate, and
ethical practices. This course covers how to formulate
hypotheses to guide experimentation and data collection,
analyze published research, develop and implement
investigative designs, collect, organize, and evaluate
qualitative and quantitative data obtained through
experimentation, synthesize valid conclusions from
qualitative and quantitative data, communicate conclusions
clearly and concisely to an audience of professionals.
SCIENCE
In Integrated Physics and Chemistry, students conduct laboratory
and field investigations, use scientific methods during investigation,
and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific
problem solving. This course integrates the disciplines of physics and
chemistry in the following topics: force, motion, energy, and matter.
Course #: S5120
Credits: 1
SCIENCE
Grade Level: 9-10
Prerequisite: None
Grade Level: 11-12
Prerequisite: Biology and Chemistry
SCIENCE
INTEGRATED PHYSICS & CHEMISTRY
SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND DESIGN I DUAL LANGUAGE
SCIENCE
In Environmental Systems, students conduct field and
laboratory investigations, use scientific methods during
investigations, and make informed decisions using critical
thinking and scientific problem solving. Students study a
variety of topics that include: biotic and abiotic factors in
habitats; ecosystems and biomes; interrelationships among
resources and an environmental system; sources and flow of
energy though an environmental system; relationship
between carrying capacity and changes in populations and
ecosystems; and changes in environments.
In Anatomy and Physiology students conduct laboratory and
field investigations, use scientific methods during
investigations, and make informed decisions using critical
thinking and scientific problem solving. Students study a
variety of topics, including the structure and function of the
human body and the interaction of body systems for
maintaining homeostasis.
SCIENCE
AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
EPCC VNSG 1405 HEALTH SCIENCE
Course #: V160H
Credits: 1
SCIENCE
In Environmental Systems, students conduct field and
laboratory investigations, use scientific methods during
investigations, and make informed decisions using critical
thinking and scientific problem solving. Students study a
variety of topics that include: biotic and abiotic factors in
habitats; ecosystems and biomes; interrelationships among
resources and an environmental system; sources and flow of
energy though an environmental system; relationship
between carrying capacity and changes in populations and
ecosystems; and changes in environments.
Grade Level: 12
Prerequisite: 3 Years of Science
SCIENCE
ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
SCIENCE
In addition to a fundamental understanding of Physics,
students must meet the content requirements prescribed by
the College Board. Five general areas are covered which
include Newtonian mechanics, fluid mechanics and thermal
physics, electricity and magnetism, waves and optics, atomic
and nuclear physics.
SOCIAL STUDIES
SOCIAL STUDIES
SOCIAL STUDIES
SOCIAL STUDIES
SOCIAL STUDIES
SOCIAL STUDIES
SOCIAL STUDIES
9th Grade
World Geography
10th Grade
World History
11th Grade
U.S. History
12th Grade
Economics / U.S.
Government
9th Grade
AP Human Geography
10th Grade
AP World History
11th Grade
AP U.S. History
12th Grade
AP Economics / AP
U.S. Government or
DC U.S. Governemnt
WORLD GEOGRAPHY STUDIES
Grade Level: 9
Prerequisite: None
Course #: H2110
Credits: 1
Students examine people, places and environments at local,
regional, national, and international scales from the special
and ecological perspectives of geography.
WORLD GEOGRAPHY STUDIES DUAL LANGUAGE
Grade Level: 9
Prerequisite: Acceptance into Dual Language Program
Course #: H2850DL
Credits: 1
Students examine people, places and environments at local,
regional, national, and international scales from the special
and ecological perspectives of geography.
AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
Grade Level: 9
Prerequisite: Acceptance into AP Program
Must be taken concurrently with World Geography
Grade Level: 10
Prerequisite: None
Course #: H3670
Credits: 1
Course #: H3110
Credits: 1
World History studies offer students an overview of the
entire history of mankind. Emphasis is on the study of
significant people, events, and issues from the earliest times
to the present. Historical points of reference are identified as
students analyze important events and issues in western
civilization as well as other parts f the world.
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Grade Level: 10
Course #: H3830
Prerequisite: Must be Accepted into Dual Language Program
Credits: 1
World History studies offers students and overview of the
entire history of mankind. Emphasis is on the study of
significant people, events, and issues from the earliest times
to the present. Historical points of reference are identified as
students analyze important events and issues in western
civilization as well as other parts of the world. Students will
dialogue, discuss, and write in English and an identified target
language.
AP WORLD HISTORY STUDIES
As described by AP Human Geography by the College Board.
This is a college level course. The program is designed to
provide students with analytic skills and factual knowledge
necessary to deal critically with the problems and materials in
Human Geography. Students will learn to assess geographic
and cultural materials and to weigh the evidence and
interpretations presented in geographic and cultural
scholarship.
WORLD HISTORY STUDIES
WORLD HISTORY STUDIES DUAL LANGUAGE
Grade Level: 10
Prerequisite: Acceptance into AP Program
Course #: H3610
Credits: 1
An overview of the entire history of humankind, the major
emphasis is on the study of significant people, events, and
issues from the earliest time to the present. Students are
required to take the College Board AP Exam in May of the
year they complete the course.
U.S. HISTORY SINCE RECONSTRUCTION
Grade Level: 11
Prerequisite: None
Course #: H1110
Credits: 1
Students study the history of the US since Reconstruction to
the present. Content focuses on political, economic, and
social events and issues related to industrialization and
urbanization, major wars, domestic and foreign policies of the
Cold War and post-Cold War eras, and reform movements
including civil rights.
AP U.S. HISTORY
Grade Level: 11
Prerequisite: Acceptance into AP Program
ECONOMICS: WITH AN EMPHASIS ON THE FREE ENTERPRISE SYSTEM
Course #: H5110
As described for regular US History as well as the content
requirements prescribed by AP US History by the College
Board., this is a college level course. The program is designed
to provide students with analytic skills and factual knowledge
necessary to deal critically with the problems and materials in
United States history. Students will learn to assess historical
materials and to weigh the evidence and interpretations
presented in historical scholarship.
Prerequisite: None
Credits: ½
U.S. GOVERNMENT
AP ECONOMICS (MACROECONOMICS)
Course #: H4110
Credits: ½
AP U.S. GOVERNMENT
Grade Level: 11-12
Prerequisite: Acceptance into AP Program
Course #: H4710
Credits: ½
Course #: H4820
Credits: ½
This is a college level course as described for regular
Economics and Free Enterprise as well as the content
requirements prescribed by AP Macroeconomics by the
College Board. The program is designed to provide students
with analytic skills and factual knowledge necessary to
develop a thorough understanding of the principles of
economics to an economic system as a whole. Emphasis will
be placed on the study of national income and price
determination, and also development of the student‟s
familiarity with economic performance measures, economic
growth and international economics.
DUAL CREDIT GOVERNMENT
EPCC-GOV2305/2306
Course #: H4650
Credits: 1
The focus is as described for United States Government with
additional requirements at the college level. Students would
work on college level coursework to earn credit both toward
graduation and toward college credit hours.
SOCIAL STUDIES
Grade Level: 12
Prerequisite: Must pass ELA EXIT EOC
or Accuplacer Exam & Acceptance into Dual Credit Program
SOCIAL STUDIES
It is a college level course as described for regular United
States Government as well as the content requirements
prescribed by AP Government and Politics by the College
Board. The program is designed to provide students with
analytic skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal
critically with the problems and materials in Government and
Politics. Students will learn to assess governmental and
political materials and to weigh the evidence and
interpretations presented in governmental and political
scholarship.
Grade Level: 11-12
Prerequisite: Acceptance into AP Program
SOCIAL STUDIES
The focus is on the principles and belief upon which the US
was founded and on the structure, functions, and powers of
government at the national, state and local levels.
This course is an introduction to economics, including the
essential concepts, principles, systems, and functions of the
American Free Enterprise System in comparison with other
systems.
The role of government policies, financial
institutions, international relations, consumer economics, and
personal finance are incorporated.
SOCIAL STUDIES
Grade Level: 11-12
Grade Level: 11-12
Prerequisite: None
Course #: H1610
Credits: 1
SOCIAL STUDIES
SOCIAL STUDIES
Interested in additional Academic Electives related to English?
Refer to page 24
Courts and Procedures – Special Topics in Social Studies (Mock Trials) / Psychology / Psychology AP /
Sociology / Student Leadership / Student Council
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FRENCH I
Grade Level: 9-12
Prerequisite: Must be taken in sequence, not concurrent
FOREIGN LANGUAGES
Course #: F1010
Credits: 1
Students begin developing oral and written communication
skills in familiar contexts while building confidence in their
language abilities and exploring the target culture.
FOREIGN LANGUAGES
FOREIGN LANGUAGES
FRENCH II
Grade Level: 9-12
Prerequisite: Must be taken in sequence, not concurrent
Students further develop basic oral and written
communication skills in the language through culturally
authentic activities continuing to develop confidence and
competence in the target language.
FRENCH III
Grade Level: 9-12
Prerequisite: Must be taken in sequence, not concurrent
FOREIGN LANGUAGES
Course #: F3450
Credits: 1
Students continue developing and refining language
proficiency with increasing accuracy in the areas of speaking,
listening, reading, and writing.
SPANISH I Non-Native
Grade Level: 9-12
Prerequisite: Must be taken in sequence, not concurrent
Course #: F1710
Credits: 1
Students begin developing oral and written communication
skills in familiar contexts while building confidence in their
language abilities and exploring the target culture.
SPANISH II Non-Native
Grade Level: 9-12
Prerequisite: Must be taken in sequence, not concurrent
Course #: F2710
Credits: 1
Students further develop basic oral and written
communication skills in the language through culturally
authentic activities continuing to develop confidence and
competence in the target language. Upon the completion of
this course, students have the option of continuing to Spanish
3 or Spanish 3 Pre AP.
SPANISH II NATIVE - INTERMEDIATE
Grade Level: 9-12
Prerequisite: Must be taken in sequence, not concurrent
FOREIGN LANGUAGES
Course #: F2010
Credits: 1
Course #: F2730
Credits: 1
This course is designed for native speakers and those
students who speak Spanish, but have not yet developed
reading and writing skills. Instruction focuses on furthering
the development of language structures, reading, writing, and
academic vocabulary through the study of Hispanic writings
and cultures. Upon completion of this course, it is
recommended to continue with Spanish 3 PAP.
SPANISH III Non-Native
Grade Level: 9-12
Prerequisite: Must be taken in sequence, not concurrent
Course #:F3800
Credits: 1
Students continue developing and refining language
proficiency with increasing accuracy in the areas of speaking,
listening, reading, and writing. Students will learn how to
effectively interact with speakers of the target language.
Cultural appreciation is increased through the study of
literature, art and other aspects of target culture.
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PRE AP SPANISH III NATIVE
Grade Level: 9-12
Prerequisite: Must be taken in sequence, not concurrent
Course #: F3750
Credits: 1
Students strengthen their language skills in increasingly
complex, authentic contexts in addition to reading and
responding to works of modern and classical authors.
Emphasis is placed on strengthening writing abilities and
accuracy while preparing for the Advanced Placement exam.
AP SPANISH IV
Grade Level: 9-12
Prerequisite: Must be taken in sequence, not concurrent
Course #: F4730
Credits: 1
Students focus on honing their language skills with increasing
accuracy in a variety of contexts and registers. Students will
read and respond to a variety of works from both modern
and classical authors. Emphasis is placed on strengthening
writing abilities and accuracy while preparing for the
Advanced Placement exam. All students take the AP exam in
the spring semester.
PRE AP SPANISH V-LITERATURE
Grade Level: 9-12
Prerequisite: Must be taken in sequence, not concurrent
Course #: F5850
Credits: 1
A rigorous course designed to provide students with an
overview of Spanish literature from Spain and Latin America
covering contemporary and classical texts. Extensive reading
and advanced composition are required. The focus is on AP
preparation. It is STRONGLY recommended to take before
Spanish 5 AP Literature.
AP SPANISH V – LITERATURE
Grade Level: 9-12
Prerequisite: Must be taken in sequence, not concurrent
Course #: F5800
Credits: 1
A rigorous course designed to provide students with an
overview of Spanish literature from Spain and Latin America
covering contemporary and classical texts. Extensive reading
and advanced composition writing are required. The focus is
on AP preparation and all students will take the Spanish AP
Literature exam in the spring.
AP SPANISH VI
Grade Level: 9-12
Prerequisite: Must be taken in sequence, not concurrent
Course #: F6430
Credits: 1
The topic of the course varies by campus. It is designed for
students with high proficiency in the target language.
Extensive reading and advanced level of composition writing
are presented in the context of global careers with extended
requirements for listening and speaking.
AP SPANISH VII
Grade Level: 11-12
Prerequisite: Must be taken in sequence, not concurrent
Course #: F7420
Credits: 1
A rigorous course for students with advanced ability in the
target language with a particular research focus. Could be
developed into a DAP project. Must have campus instructor
AND administrator approval. A syllabus or outline of the
proposed course of study must be on file at the campus and
sent to the LOTE coordinator.
FINE ARTS - MUSICAL ARTS
CHOIR I-IV
Grade Level: 9-12
Prerequisite: Courses taken in
sequence, not concurrently
Course #: I1010, I2010, I3010, I4010
Credits: 1 Fine Art or Elective
FINE ARTS
FINE ARTS
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FINE ARTS
Four
basic
strands--perception,
creative
expression/performance, historical and cultural heritage, and
critical evaluation--provide broad, unifying structures for
organizing the knowledge and skills students are expected to
acquire. In music, students develop their intellect and refine
their emotions, understanding the cultural and creative
nature of musical artistry and making connections among
music, the other arts, technology, and other aspects of social
life. Through creative performance, students apply the
expressive technical skills of music and critical-thinking skills
to evaluate multiple forms of problem solving. By reflecting
on musical periods and styles, students understand music's
role in history and are able to participate successfully in a
diverse society. Students analyze and evaluate music,
developing criteria for making critical judgments and
informed choices.
FINE ARTS
Course #: I1610
Credits: 1 Fine Art or Elective
FINE ARTS
Grade Level: 11-12
Prerequisite: Must have Director’s approval
FINE ARTS
ADVANCED WOMEN’S CHOIR
The Advanced Women’s Choir is an auditioned group
consisting of up to 60 EHS singers. The repertoire preformed
varies from classical to pop and many things in between.
Students will learn the basics of singing posture and
technique as well as historical and cultural backgrounds of
the songs presented. Students will be introduced to music
theory and taught the basics of sight-reading. Choirs are
Performing Arts classes and emphasis is placed on the
cumulative performances throughout the year. Students will
have the opportunity to participate in fund-raisers and a
yearly choir trip. This choir is a competing choir and students
have the opportunity to participate in TMEA and UIL events.
MUSIC THEORY I
FINE ARTS
EHS Concert Choir is divided into two classes: Concert Choir
Men and Concert Choir Women. These choirs are entry-level
choirs with no audition required. The repertoire preformed
varies from classical to pop and many things in between.
Students will learn the basics of singing posture and
technique as well as historical and cultural backgrounds of
the songs presented. Students will be introduced to music
theory and taught the basics of sight-reading. Choirs are
Performing Arts classes and emphasis is placed on the
cumulative performances throughout the year. Students will
have the opportunity to participate in fund-raisers and a
yearly choir trip.
JAZZ SINGERS
The EHS Jazz Singers is a select group of 12-20 advanced
singers who represent EHS throughout the city in public
performances. Students selected for this group must also be
members of the EHS Cavaliers. This elite group is comprised
of upperclassmen displaying mastery of the basic concepts of
musicianship including singing posture and technique as well
as theory and sight-reading. Repertoire is more diverse in
this group ranging from vocal jazz to renaissance pieces. Past
performances include “Keep El Paso Beautiful” events, EHS
Homecoming, the Amigo Air Show, local hospitals, television
appearances and numerous other local performances.
FINE ARTS
Four
basic
strands
perception,
creative
expression/performance, historical and cultural heritage, and
critical evaluation--provide broad, unifying structures for
organizing the knowledge and skills students are expected to
acquire. In music, students develop their intellect and refine
their emotions, understanding the cultural and creative
nature of musical artistry and making connections among
music, the other arts, technology, and other aspects of social
life. Through creative performance, students apply the
expressive technical skills of music and critical-thinking skills
to evaluate multiple forms of problem solving. By reflecting
on musical periods and styles, students understand music's
role in history and are able to participate successfully in a
diverse society. Students analyze and evaluate music,
developing criteria for making critical judgments and
informed choices.
CAVALIERS
The EHS Cavaliers is the flagship choral group at Eastwood
High School. Cavaliers is an auditioned group made up of 4060 singers. The repertoire preformed varies from classical to
pop and many things in between. Students will learn the
basics of singing posture and technique as well as historical
and cultural backgrounds of the songs presented. Students
will be introduced to music theory and taught the basics of
sight-reading. Choirs are Performing Arts classes and
emphasis is placed on the cumulative performances
throughout the year. Students will have the opportunity to
participate in fund-raisers and a yearly choir trip. This choir is
a competing choir and students are required to participate in
all TMEA and UIL events.
FINE ARTS - INSTRUMENTAL ARTS
ORCHESTRA I-IV
INTERMEDIATE CLASSICAL GUITAR I, II
Students will relate music, within specified guidelines, to history, to
society, and to culture. Students will respond to and evaluate music
and musical performances. Emphasis on performance. Four basic
strands--perception,
creative
expression/performance,
historical and cultural heritage, and critical evaluation-provide broad, unifying structures for organizing the
knowledge and skills students are expected to acquire. In
music, students develop their intellect and refine their
emotions, understanding the cultural and creative nature of
musical artistry and making connections among music, the
other arts, technology, and other aspects of social life.
Through creative performance, students apply the expressive
technical skills of music and critical-thinking skills to evaluate
multiple forms of problem solving.
Same as Beginner Classical Guitar plus: increased development in
techniques, literature and ensemble performance. Students enrolled
will study four strands: Perception, expression/performance, historical
and cultural heritage and critical evaluation. Students will learn to
describe and analyze musical sound and demonstrate musical artistry.
Students will play individually and in groups, performing a varied
repertoire of music. Students will demonstrate ability to read and
learn to write within specified guidelines. Students will relate music,
within specified guidelines to history, society and culture. Students
will respond to and evaluate music and musical performance.
FINE ARTS
FINE ARTS
FINE ARTS
FINE ARTS
FINE ARTS
FINE ARTS
FINE ARTS
FINE ARTS
Grade Level: 9-12
Course #: I1910, I2910, 3910, I4910
Prerequisite: Director Approval Required
Credits: 1 Fine Art or Elective
Courses must be taken in sequence, not concurrently
PIANO I-IV
Grade Level: 9-12
Prerequisite: Courses taken in sequence,
not concurrently
Course #: I9100, I9210, I9310, I9360
Credits: 1 Fine Art or Elective
Students will study the four strands of perception, creative
expression/performance, historical & cultural perspective & critical
evaluation, learning to describe & analyze musical sound &
demonstrating musical artistry on a beginning level using electronic
keyboard & piano. Four basic strands--perception, creative
expression/performance, historical and cultural heritage, and
critical evaluation--provide broad, unifying structures for
organizing the knowledge and skills students are expected to
acquire. In music, students develop their intellect and refine
their emotions, understanding the cultural and creative
nature of musical artistry and making connections among
music, the other arts, technology, and other aspects of social
life.
BEGINNER CLASSICAL GUITAR
Grade Level: 9-12
Prerequisite: Courses taken in sequence
not concurrently
Course #: I1810
Credits: 1 Fine Art or Elective
Students enrolled will study four strands: Perception,
expression/performance, historical and cultural heritage and critical
evaluation. Students will learn to describe and analyze musical sound
and demonstrate musical artistry. Students will play individually and
in groups, performing a varied repertoire of music. Students will
demonstrate ability to read and learn to write within specified
guidelines. Students will relate music, within specified guidelines to
history, society and culture. Students will respond to and evaluate
music and musical performance.
Grade Level: 9-12
Prerequisite: Courses taken in sequence
not concurrently, Approval by teacher
Course #: I1810, I2810
Credits: 1 Fine Art or Elective
ADVANCED CLASSICAL GUITAR I-IV
Grade Level: 9-12
Prerequisite: Courses taken in sequence
not concurrently, Approval by teacher
Course #: I1810, I2810, I3810, I4810
Credits: 1 Fine Art or Elective
Same as Beginner/Intermediate Guitar plus: increasingly difficult
techniques, literature and extended experience with ensemble
performance that will include all Ysleta District, University
Interscholastic League, and Texas Music Educators Association
performances and competitions.
MARCHING BAND – FALL SEMESTER
Grade Level: 9-12
Prerequisite: Audition and permission
from director
Course #: P6020, P6030, I3030, I4030
Credits: 1 Fine Art or1 Elective
or 1/2 P.E. in Fall Term Only
Same as Concert Band - will also learn marching techniques and
perform at all football games, UIL Marching Contest and other
competitions and activities as seen by the director. All students
enrolled in band must participate in Marching.
CONCERT BAND – SPRING SEMESTER
Grade Level: 9-12
Prerequisite: Audition and permission
from director
Course #: I1050, I2050, I3050, I4050
Credits: 1 Fine Art or Elective
Students enrolled in Band will study four strands: perception,
creative expression/performance, historical and cultural heritage,
and critical evaluation. Students will learn to describe and analyze
musical sound and demonstrate musical artistry. Students will play
individually and in groups, performing a varied repertoire of music.
Students will demonstrate ability to read music and learn to write
within specified guidelines. Students will relate music, within
specified guidelines, to history, to society, and to culture. Students
will respond to and evaluate.
FLAGS
Grade Level: 9-12
Prerequisite: Audition and permission
from director
Course #: I1030, I2030, I3030, I4030
Credits: 1 Fine Art or1 Elective
or 1/2 P.E. in Fall Term Only
Will learn marching techniques and perform at all football games,
UIL Marching Contest and other competitions and activities. All
students enrolled must participate in Marching.
INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE – DRUMSET I-IV
Grade Level: 9-12
Course #: I1210, I2210, I3210, I4210
Prerequisite: Courses taken in
Credits: 1 Fine Art or Elective
sequence not concurrently. Instructor approval required.
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FINES ARTS - DANCE
DANCE I
Grade Level: 9-12
Prerequisite: Courses taken in sequence
not concurrently
Course #: D7010
Credits: 1 Fine Art or Elective
DANCE II
Course #: D7030
Credits: 1 Fine Art or Elective
Students will be placed in this class by teacher. This dance
class will further dance capabilities. Students will learn tap,
jazz, and hip hop. They will perform during Eastwood’s Lip
Sync.
Students will audition for this class. Dancers will be pushed
to their highest level of their capabilities. The class will travel
to compete on a national level. Dancers need to be in superb
physical condition in order to be in this class.
TROOPERETTES
Grade Level: 9-12
Course #: D7110, D7210, D7310
Prerequisite: Courses taken in sequence
Credits: 1 Fine Art or 1 PE
not concurrently. Teacher approval required via formal audition.
Students will audition for this class. Performers will be
pushed to their highest level of their capabilities. The class
will travel to compete on a national level. Dancers need to be
in superb physical condition in order to be in this class.
FINE ARTS
Grade Level: 9-12
Prerequisite: Courses taken in sequence
not concurrently. Teacher approval required.
Grade Level: 9-12
Course #: D7070
Prerequisite: Courses taken in sequence
Credits: 1 Fine Art or Elective
not concurrently. Teacher approval required via formal audition.
FINE ARTS
Students need no requirement to register for this class. This
dance class will teach dancers all of the rudiments of dance as
well as prepare dancers for any audition they care to work
towards.
DANCE V - SALTATRIX
FINE ARTS
DANCE III – ADVANCED DANCE
Grade Level: 9-12
Course #: D7050
Prerequisite: Courses taken in sequence
Credits: 1 Fine Art or Elective
not concurrently. Teacher approval required via formal audition.
FINE ARTS
Students will audition for this class. This dance class will take
dancers to the next level of performance. Dancers will
perform more often and will use their choreography skills to
develop their abilities.
FINE ARTS
TECHNICAL THEATRE I-III
Grade Level: 9-12
Prerequisite: Must be taken in
sequence, not concurrent
Course #: D1310, D2310, D3210
Credits: 1 Fine Art or Elective
Grade Level: 9-12
Course #: D1210, D2210, D3310, D4210
Prerequisite: Courses taken in sequence, not concurrently
Credits: 1 FA or
Students communicate in a dramatic form, make artistic
choices, solve problems, build positive self concepts, and
relate interpersonally. This course is a study of basic theatre
concepts as well as basic acting techniques including
movement, vocal quality and character development.
FINE ARTS
THEATRE PRODUCTION I-III -MUSICAL THEATRE EMPHASIS
Grade Level: 11-12
Prerequisite: Audition Only
FINE ARTS
Through a variety of theatrical experiences students
communicate in a dramatic form, make artistic choices, solve
problems, build positive self concepts and relate
interpersonally. Students will study basic technical theatre
skills, including costumes, props, lights, sound and set
construction and apply these to the current productions.
THEATRE ARTS I-IV
FINE ARTS
FINE ARTS - THEATRE ARTS
Course #: D1110, D2110, D3110
Credits: 1 Fine Art or Elective
Students will study basic technical theatre skills including
costumes, props, lights, sound, music, dance and set
construction and apply these to the current productions.
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FINE ARTS - VISUAL ARTS
ART I
Course #: D1010
Credits: 1 Fine Art or Elective
Art I students use direct observation, imagination, and
personal experiences as inspiration for artworks. For planning
original works, students record visual ideas about their
environment and experiences in a sketchbook, on film, or on
a computer. Learners use concise vocabulary to compare and
contrast the use of art elements and design principles in
personal works and the works of others.
ART DRAWING II
Grade Level: 10-12
Prerequisite: Art I
Course #: D2510
Credits: 1 Fine Art or Elective
Building on skills learned in Art I, Drawing II students search
for parallels between visual structures in their natural and
human-made environments. They then incorporate their
findings in visual themes. Students use concise vocabulary to
evaluate and compare the suitability of drawing materials for
expressing visual themes in their own work.
ART DRAWING III
Grade Level: 11-12
Prerequisite: Art Drawing II
Course #: D3630
Credits: 1 Fine Art or Elective
Drawing III students identify sources for their work by
examining their physical, emotional, social, and political
environments. Learners establish connections between things
similar and dissimilar and synthesize by taking objects apart
and reassembling them in new ways. Students identify local,
state, national, and global issues as sources for their works
and interpret their ideas in their personal styles. Students
record these ideas, fragments, symbols, metaphors, and
written notations in a sketchbook or art journal for use in the
studio in planning future works. Investigating, interpreting,
and reinventing a subject by attempting multiple solutions
lead students into thematic development. Students use
vocabulary specific to the discipline of drawing, including
appropriate terminology for equipment, materials, and
processes.
ART PAINTING IV
Grade Level: 11-12
Prerequisite: Art Drawing III
Course #: D4610
Credits: 1 Fine Art or Elective
Painting IV students develop themes and individual styles in
personal artworks. Sources of visual ideas for their work
come from students‟ investigations of their environments.
FINE ARTS
FINE ARTS
FINE ARTS
FINE ARTS
FINE ARTS
FINE ARTS
FINE ARTS
FINE ARTS
Grade Level: 9-12
Prerequisite: None
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AP ART TWO DIMENSION DESIGN PORTFOLIO
Grade Level: 11-12
Prerequisite: Art I & Art Drawing II
Teacher Approval Required
Course #: D5010
Credits: 1 Fine Art or Elective
Students are required to complete a portfolio that share a
basic, three-section structure, which show a fundamental
competence and range of understanding in visual concerns
(and methods).
Students demonstrate a depth of
investigation and process of discovery through the
Concentration section (Section II). In the Breadth section
(Section III), the student is asked to demonstrate a serious
grounding in visual principles and material techniques. The
Quality section (Section I) permits the student to select the
works that best exhibit a synthesis of form, technique, and
content.
AP ART HISTORY
Grade Level: 10-12
Prerequisite: None
Course #: D4950
Credits: 1 Fine Art or Elective
AP Art History is designed to provide the same benefits to
secondary school students as those provided by an
introductory college course in art history. In the course,
students examine major forms of artistic expression from the
ancient world to the present and from a variety of cultures.
They learn to look and analyze works of art within their
historical context, and to articulate what they see or
experience in a meaningful way. A meaningful way to
experience works of art is learning to frame an understanding
that relates how and why works of art communicate visual
meaning.
COLLEGE TRANSITION
Grade Level: 10-12
Prerequisite: None
ELECTIVES - ACADEMIC
Course #: C9810
Credits: 1 Credit
Grade Level: 10-12
Prerequisite: None
Course #: C9980
Credits: ½ LOCAL CREDIT ONLY
SAT Prep Local is a local ½ credit class that focuses on the
preparation of the SAT. Proven testing strategies and techniques
are taught using easy to understand methodology. Curriculum
from the Princeton Review enhances the student’s experience.
STARR/EOC LOCAL
Course #: C9910, C9920, C9940, C9950
Credits: 1 LOCAL CREDIT ONLY
Designed for students who are not performing at grade level
in any core content course or who are not performing
successfully on the any of the STAAR/EOC exam or
determined by school personnel as in need of additional
instructional support.
JOURNALISM – YEARBOOK I-III
Grade Level: 10-12
Course #: J1010, J2010, J3010
Prerequisite: Photojournalism & Teacher approval
Credits: ½-1 Elective
ADVANCED JOURNALISM - LITERARY MAGAZINE I
Grade Level: 11-12
Prerequisite: Teacher Approval
Course #: J1110
Credits: 1
Students enrolled in Literary Magazine I will solicit written and
artistic materials form the students and staff of EHS. Students
will communicate in a variety of forms with a variety of
audiences by planning, drafting, and creating written or visual
communications. Students will plan, research self-selected
topics and organize and produce a magazine that is published
once per year.
ADVANCED JOURNALISM – NEWSPAPER I
Grade Level: 11-12
Prerequisite: Teacher Approval
Course #: J1210
Credits: 1
DEBATE I-III
Grade Level: 10-12
Prerequisite: To be taken in sequence
Course #: J1710, J2710, J3710
Credits: 1 Elective
Controversial issues arise in aspects of personal, social public,
and professional life in modern society. Debate and
argumentation are widely used to make decisions and reduce
conflict. Students who develop skills in argumentation and
debate become interested in current issues, develop sound
critical thinking, and sharpen communication skills. They
acquire life-long skills for intelligently approaching
controversial issues and clashes of opinion.
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ACADEMIC ELECTIVES
Students will plan, draft, and complete written and/or visual
communications on a regular basis, carefully examining their
copy for clarity, engaging language, and the correct use of the
conventions and mechanics of written English. Newspaper
students are expected to become analytical consumers of
media and technology to enhance their communication skills.
Students will learn journalistic ethics and standards. Writing,
technology and visual and electronic media are used as
students create, clarify, critique, write, and produce effective
communications. They will refine and enhance their
journalistic skills, research self-selected topics, and plan,
organize, and prepare the EHS newspaper as a member of the
Sabre staff.
ACADEMIC ELECTIVES
Students will plan, draft, and complete written and/or visual
communications on a regular basis, carefully examining their
copy of clarity, engaging language, and the correct use of the
conventions and mechanics of written English. Writing,
technology and visual electronic media are used as tools for
learning. They will refine and enhance their journalistic skills,
research self-selected topics, and plan, organize and prepare
the EHS yearbook as members of Salute staff.
Creative and Imaginative Writing, a rigorous composition
course, asks high school students to demonstrate their skill in
such forms of writing as essays, short stories, poetry, and
drama. All students are expected to demonstrate an
understanding of the recursive nature of the writing process,
effectively applying the conventions of usage and the
mechanics of written English. The student's evaluation of
his/her own writing as well as the writing of others insures
that students completing this course are able to analyze and
discuss published and unpublished pieces of writing, develop
and apply criteria for effective writing, and set their own
goals as writers. For high school students whose first
language is not English, the students' native language serves
as a foundation for English language acquisition and language
learning
ACADEMIC ELECTIVES
Grade Level: 9-12
Prerequisite: None
Course #: E8990
Credits: 1
ACADEMIC ELECTIVES
SAT PREP LOCAL
Grade Level: 10-12
Prerequisite: None
ACADEMIC ELECTIVES
College Transition is designed to equip students with the
knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to be active and
successful learners both in high school and in college. Students
examine numerous research-based learning strategies that are
proven to lead to academic success such as goal setting, effective
time management, handling stress, note-taking, active reading,
test taking strategies, and conducting research to just name a
few. The course provides the means and training for students to
research financial scholarships and grant opportunities, complete
applications, and explores technical schools, colleges and
universities.
CREATIVE WRITING
CULTURAL & LINGUISTIC TOPICS I DUAL LANGUAGE
STUDENT LEADERSHIP I-IV
A non-sequential course that focuses on cultural, linguistic,
and/or historic themes related to a particular language,
people, historic period, or geographical region.
A course designed to provide an opportunity for students to
study, practice and develop group and individual leadership
and organizational skills. The Student Leadership Class
teaches students to acquire the leadership skills they need in
order to succeed in whatever career they choose. The
leadership class involves students in the day-to-day activities
and procedures that involve the school. This experience
teaches students how to be organized and efficient when
working in a leadership position.
ACADEMIC ELECTIVES
ACADEMIC ELECTIVES
Grade Level: 10-12
Prerequisite: None
ACADEMIC DECATHALON COMPETITION
Grade Level: 10-12
Prerequisite: Teacher Approval
ACADEMIC ELECTIVES
ACADEMIC ELECTIVES
Course #: L2010
Credits: 1
Academic Decathlon, High Q, UIL
Learn about a culture, country, era, and the effect of these on
the world as a whole. Compete in ten academic categories
including art, history, mathematics, science, essay, interview,
music, literature, economics, and speech.
COURTS & PROCEDURES-SPECIAL TOPICS IN SOCIAL STUDIES
Grade Level: 10-12
Prerequisite: Teacher Approval
Course #: H9220
Credits: 1
In Special Topics in Social Studies, students use criticalthinking skills to focus on the judicial system and its practices.
Problem solving and decision making are important elements
of the course as is the communication of information in
written, oral, and visual forms.
PSYCHOLOGY
ACADEMIC ELECTIVES
Course #: F6030
Credits: 1 Elective
Grade Level: 11-12
Prerequisite: None
Course #: H9010
Credits: ½ Elective
In Psychology, an elective course, students consider the
development of the individual and the personality. The study
of psychology is based on an historical framework and relies
on effective collection and analysis of data. Students study
topics such as theories of human development, personality,
motivation, and learning.
AP PSYCHOLOGY
Grade Level: 11-12
Prerequisite: Psychology & Acceptance into AP Program
Course #: H9610
Credits: ½ Elective
As described for regular Psychology as well as the content
requirements prescribed by AP Psychology by the College
Board, this is a college level course. This course is designed to
introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of
the behavior and mental process of human beings and other
animals. Students are exposed to the psychological facts,
principles, and phenomena associated with each of the major
subfields within psychology. They will also learn about the
ethics and methods psychologist's use in their science and
practice.
SOCIOLOGY
Grade Level: 11-12
Prerequisite: None
Course #: H9210
Credits: ½ Elective
In Sociology, an elective course, students study dynamics and
models of individual and group relationships. Students study
topics such as the history and systems of sociology, cultural
and social norms, social institutions, and mass
communications.
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Grade Level: 10-12
Course #: H4450, H4470, H4490, H4510
Prerequisite: Teacher Approval Required
Credits: 1 Elective
VOCATIONAL ADJUSTMENT CLASS I-III (VAC)
Grade Level: 9-12
Prerequisite: Special Education Qualification
& ARD Approval
Course #: R1930, R1950, R1970
Credits: 1 Elective
A work study program designed as a transition for students
into the world of work. This course emphasizes on the
employment skills training in the community and must
include employment at a minimum of 20-32 hours per week.
This combines vocational training with job experience
potential. This class does not meet at Eastwood, but rather,
it is an on-the-job setting. This course is recommended for
Resource and Instructional Skills Classes.
STUDY SKILLS I LOCAL
Grade Level: 9
Prerequisite: None
Course #: L9970
Credits: 1 LOCAL CREDIT ONLY
The Freshman Transitions class is designed to provide incoming
freshman a solid understanding of the required skills and
strategies necessary to succeed academically, emotionally and
socially in high school. Course content will focus on time
management, note taking, test taking strategies, coping skills, and
socialization skills. Students will be exposed to academic
expectations, extracurricular opportunities and campus traditions
and culture at Eastwood.
STUDY SKILLS II LOCAL
Grade Level: 10-12
Prerequisite: None
Course #: L9990
Credits: 1 LOCAL CREDIT ONLY
Students are allowed extra time in their academic schedule to
hone their study skills and brush up on any additional course
work.
STUDY SKILLS III LOCAL
Grade Level: 10-12
Prerequisite: None
Course #: L9991
Credits: 1 LOCAL CREDIT ONLY
Students are allowed extra time in their academic schedule to
hone their study skills and brush up on any additional course
work.
COLLEGE TRANSITION DUAL CREDIT
Grade Level: 11-12
Prerequisite: None
EPCC EDUC 1300
Course #: C9830
Credits: ½ LOCAL CREDIT ONLY
College Transition is a high school course designed to equip
students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to
be active and successful learners both in high school and in
college.
HEALTH
PERSONAL FITNESS/ELECTIVES
Grade Level: 10-12
Required Course
Course #: P4000
Credits: 1/2
ADVANCED HEALTH / PRINCIPLES OF WELLNESS
Grade Level: 10-12
Prerequisite: Health
Course #: 4050
Credits: 1/2
FOUNDATIONS OF PERSONAL FITNESS
Grade Level: 9-10
Prerequisite: None
Course #: P1000
Credits: 1
Students acquire knowledge and skills for movement that
provide the foundation for enjoyment, continued social
development through physical activity, and access to a
physically active lifestyle. The basic purpose of this course is
to motivate students to strive for lifetime personal fitness
with an emphasis on the health-related components of
physical fitness. The knowledge and skills taught in this
course include teaching students about the process of
becoming fit as well as achieving some degree of fitness
within class.
INDIVIDUAL SPORTS
Course #: P5120
Credits: 1
Students in individual sports are expected to participate in a
wide range of individual sports that can be pursued for a
lifetime. The continued development of health-related fitness
and the selection of individual sport activities that are
enjoyable is a major objective of this course. Non-competitive
sports include: (Fall Semester: Flag Football, Volleyball,
Basketball) (Spring Semester: Soccer, Baseball/Softball,
Kickball)
INDIVIDUAL SPORTS - GYMNASTICS
Grade Level: 9-12
Prerequisite: Instructor Approval Required
Course #: P1610
Credits: 1
Students develop strength, flexibility, coordination, and selfconfidence through mastery of fundamental gymnastic skills.
The continued development of health-related fitness and the
selection of individual sport activities that are enjoyable is a
major objective of this course. Students will identify types of
exercise and active play in individual/team tennis. (Noncompetitive)
AEROBIC ACTIVITIES I
Grade Level: 9-12
Prerequisite: None
Course #: P5140
Credits: 1
Students are exposed to a variety of activities that promote
health-related fitness. A major expectation of this course is
for the student to design a personal fitness program that uses
aerobic activities as a foundation.
WEIGHTS AND CONDITIONING I-II
Grade Level: 9-12
Prerequisite: None
Course #: P1410, P2410
Credits: 1
This course introduces to techniques, principles, and benefits
of personal conditioning program including flexibility,
cardiovascular fitness and muscular strength and endurance
training. It presents the skills and techniques of weightlifting
such as proper lifting, breathing, spotting, and safety
procedures.
SPORTS MEDICINE
Grade Level: 10-12
Prerequisite: None
Course #: P5190
Credits: 1
This course provides an opportunity for the study and
application of the components of sports medicine including
but not limited to: sports medicine related careers,
organizational and administrative considerations, prevention
of athletic injuries, recognition, evaluation, and immediate
care of athletic injuries, rehabilitation and management skills,
taping and wrapping techniques, first aid/CPR/AED,
emergency procedures, nutrition, sports psychology, human
anatomy and physiology, therapeutic modalities, and
therapeutic exercise.
SPORTS MEDICINE II
Grade Level: 11-12
Prerequisite: Sports Medicine I
Course #: P5210
Credits: 1
This course is designed for athletic training students. It
provides an in-depth study and application of the
components of sports medicine including but not limited to:
basic rehabilitative techniques; therapeutic modalities;
wound care, taping and bandaging techniques, prevention,
recognition, and care of musculoskeletal injuries; injuries to
the young athlete; drugs in sports; modern issues in sports
medicine. Individualized and independent assignments will be
included in this course. This course will involve outside-ofclass time homework and time required working with
athletes and athletic teams.
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PERSONAL FITNESS / JROTC / ATHLETICS
Grade Level: 9-12
Prerequisite: None
Course#: P5120, P5130, P5090
Credits: 1
PERSONAL FITNESS / JROTC / ATHLETICS
This course will provide opportunities for researching,
discussing, and analyzing health issues, and development of
skills necessary to access health information and services and
become health literate.
Grade Level: 9-12
Prerequisite: Instructor Approval Required
PERSONAL FITNESS / JROTC / ATHLETICS
In health education, students acquire the health information
and skills necessary to become healthy adults and learn about
behaviors in which they should and should not participate. To
achieve that goal, students will understand the following:
students should first seek guidance in the area of health from
their parents; personal behaviors can increase or reduce
health risks throughout the lifespan; health is influenced by a
variety of factors; students can recognize and utilize health
information and products; and personal/interpersonal skills
are needed to promote individual, family, and community
health.
INDIVIDUAL SPORTS: ARCHERY & RAQUET SPORTS
JROTC LET I - IV
PERSONAL FITNESS / JROTC / ATHLETICS
PERSONAL FITNESS / JROTC / ATHLETICS
PERSONAL FITNESS / JROTC / ATHLETICS
Grade Level: 9-12
Prerequisite: None
Course #: C1110, C2110, C3110, C4110
Credits: 1 Elective or PE
JROTC’s mission is to motivate young people to become better citizens. It is designed to teach high school students the
value of good citizenship, leadership, service to the community and personal responsibility while instilling in them selfesteem, teamwork and self-discipline. JROTC helps prepare students for responsible leadership roles, while making
them aware of their duties, rights and responsibilities and privileges as United States citizens. In addition, physical
fitness, personal and social discipline and avoidance of risky behaviors (e.g. substance abuse) are stressed through all
LET levels. Enrolled students also have the opportunity to compete on several varsity level teams to include color guard,
air rifle, orienteering and, armed or unarmed drill. JROTC helps facilitate the school and district goals that all students
graduate on time, prepared for college or career.
JROTC is not intended as a recruiting tool for or prerequisite to military service. In fact, cadets are encouraged to pursue college
immediately following high school. However, successful completion of at least three units of credit will qualify students for advanced
placement in college ROTC programs or accelerated promotion in the enlisted ranks
EHS TEAM ATHLETICS
APPROVAL BY COACH
BASEBALL
Junior Varsity
Varsity
A2010
A3010
BASKETBALL
th
9 Grade (Girls)
Junior Varsity (Girls)
Varsity (Girls)
th
9 Grade (Boys)
Junior Varsity (Boys)
Varsity (Boys)
A1130
A2130
A3130
A1110
A2110
A3110
CHEERLEADING
th
9 Grade
Junior Varsity
Varsity
A1810
A2810
A3810
SOFTBALL
Junior Varsity
Varsity
A2410
A3410
SOCCER
Junior Varsity (Girls)
Varsity (Girls)
Junior Varsity (Boys)
Varsity (Boys)
A0590
A0630
A0570
A0610
SWIMMING
Varsity (Girls / Boys)
A0710
TENNIS
Varsity (Girls / Boys)
A1610
A3670
A3650
CROSS COUNTRY
Girls/ Boys
A0010
TRACK
Girls
Boys
FOOTBALL
th
9 Grade
Junior Varsity
Varsity
A1310
A2310
A3310
VOLLEYBALL
th
9 Grade
Junior Varsity
Varsity
A1710
A2710
A3710
GOLF
Girls / Boys
A0050
WRESTLING
Varsity (Girls / Boys)
A0810
GYMNASTICS
Girls / Boys
A0150
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CAREER & TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION
AUDIO VIDEO PRODUCTION
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE
HUMAN SERVICES
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
LAW ENFORCEMENT
MARKETING
STEM
MEDICAL
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
WHY PURSUE EASTWOOD HIGH SCHOOL’S CAREER PATHWAYS?
RIGOROUS CURRICULUM
All of the classes offered in our Pathways contain a rigorous
curriculum that prepares students for industry specific entry level
requirements and post-secondary education.
DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT
GRADUATION MEASURES
Students participating in the DAP Graduation Plan are able to utilize
successful completion of articulated classes as measures in order to
graduate with the DAP Distinction.
Anatomy & Physiology
Business Information Management I
Business Information Management II
Accounting I
Accounting II
Marketing Dynamics
Principles in Information Technology
Research in Information Technology
EARN INDUSTRY RECOGNIZED CERTIFICATIONS
Industry recognized certifications are also available in many classes
such as Microsoft and Adobe.
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
Students are offered the opportunity to participate in Student
Organizations such as Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
and DECA which complement the course work through leadership
projects, competition, and community service
Selected classes offered by Eastwood High School’s CTE Department
will articulate with equivalent college courses through means of an
Articulation Agreement with El Paso Community College or Advance
Technical Credit, Texas. Credits earned through the agreement with
EPCC are only accepted at EPCC. Credits earned through the
agreement with ATC Texas are valid at any Community College in the
state of Texas. A minimum grade must be achieved in order to gain
college credit. Current articulated classes include:
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
FLEXIBILTY
The pathways are designed with a student’s schedule in mind. Most
Eastwood students are involved with other extracurricular activities
(athletics, band, student leadership, etc.). With multiple sections
offered and flexibility in the pathway sequencing, accommodations
can be made to benefit our students.
EARN ARTICULATED COLLEGE CREDIT
WHILE IN HIGH SCHOOL
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
GAIN ON THE JOB EXPERIENCE AND GET PAID
Upper level students are also given the opportunity to enroll in
Practicum classes where students are trained in either paid or
unpaid work opportunities. The experience gained through the
practicum classes is irreplaceable and in many cases, students are
able to continue on with their training partner after graduation.
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
The Eastwood High School Career & Technology Department is proud to offer its students a variety of Career Pathways approved by the Texas
Education Agency. The Pathways are designed to prepare students with the technical and professional skills necessary to succeed in today’s highdemand occupational environment. These programs provide a variety of elective courses from which students are allowed to select in addition to
the academic courses required for graduation. EHS Career Pathways can help a student explore his/her potential and establish future career goals.
Career education may assist students by providing them with a means for enhanced earning potential while attending post-secondary
education/training. EHS Career Pathways education courses encourage students to develop a personal career plan and provide information for
post-secondary education opportunities.
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The Science Technology Engineering & Math Pathway at Eastwood High School will meet the needs of Eastwood’s pre-college engineering students. EHS STEM
students will thrive in the 21st Century economy by studying and entering into STEM fields. The cornerstone of the EHS STEM learning is student engagement and
exposure to innovation and design in STEM focused instruction and learning that models real world contexts. The STEM pathway closely aligns high school curriculum
and admission requirements of competitive colleges with the STEM qualifications for 21st century jobs. Teachers will employ high level learning strategies to help all
students be successful. In keeping with college and career readiness, students in the STEM Pathway will be offered the opportunity to meet the measures necessary
for Distinguished Achievement Plan (DAP) graduation designation.
Students must complete a STEM Application and be
accepted into the STEM Program prior to enrolling in
any STEM classes.
Once admitted, students will work closely with
counselors and teachers to understand the full scope of
the program requirements.
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING & MATH PATHWAY
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
The following is a sample four year plan for a student
enrolled in the STEM Program.
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
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th
th
10 Grade
11 Grade
12 Grade
CTE
Concepts in Engineering
Electronics
Robotics & Automation
Engineering Design &
Problem Solving
MATH
PAP Algebra I or PAP
Geometry I
PAP Geometry or
PAP Algebra II
PAP Algebra II or
PAP Pre Calculus
PAP Pre Calculus or
AP Calculus
SCIENCE
PAP Biology
PAP Chemistry
PAP Physics
Science Elective
ELA
English I or
PAP English I
English II or
PAP English II
English III or
AP English III
English IV or
AP English IV or
Dual Credit English
SOCIAL STUDIES
World Geography or
AP Human Geography
World History or
AP World History
US History or
AP US History
Economics or
AP Economics &
Government or Dual Credit
Government
ELECTIVES
Foreign Language
Foreign Language
Foreign Language
Engineering Math
ELECTIVES
Fine Art
Professional
Communications
Health
Elective
Elective
ELECTIVES
PE
Elective
Elective
Elective
Commended PSAT and/or
AP Exam (3 or higher)
Research Project and/or
AP Exam (3 or higher)
Research Project and/or
Dual Credit Classes
DAP MEASURES
4 Required
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th
9 Grade
EASTWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
STEM ACADEMY
The STEM Academy at Eastwood High School is designed to provide students with the opportunity to
take relevant courses required to become prepared for post-secondary engineering opportunities.
Eastwood High School’s STEM Academy is designed to offer freshmen students a broad introduction to
the various engineering industries. As students move through the pathway classes, the focus shifts to
Robotics & Automation, Electronics, and Engineering Design & Problem Solving. Upon successfully
completing the program, Eastwood High School STEM graduates will:
Successfully complete the classes set forth in the
STEM Pathway
Earn Post-Secondary Credit in high school
Participate and compete in the
Technology Students Association &
National Technical Honor Society
Participate in available Summer Camps
Participate in Internship Opportunities
Present a Senior STEM Project
Participate in National Technical Honor Society
Participate in any university level curriculum
training opportunities
Graduate with the Distinguished Academic Program
Acquire Industry Certifications
or
THE STEM ACADEMY CURRICULUM AND EXPECTATIONS ARE DESIGNED TO CREATE A SUCCESSFUL,
HIGH ACHIEVING, COMPETITIVE, AND ACTIVE COMMUNITY LEADER.
CONTACT INFORMATION
Rebecca Duran, CTE Counselor: 434-4019 / [email protected]
Shawn Trousdale, CTE Department Chair: 434-4096 / [email protected]
THROUGH PERSEVERENCE AND DEDICATION; EHS STEM GRADUATES WILL STAND ABOVE THE REST
IN ALL AREAS OF ACADEMICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICE.
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EASTWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
STEM ACADEMY
FRESHMAN APPLICATION (2014-2015)
Completed application must be submitted to Eastwood Counseling Center by March 7, 2014
Student Name:
Parent Name:
ID#:
Phone #:
Mailing Address:
Zip:
8th Grade Campus:
E-Mail Address:
The following information is required to be considered for acceptance into the Eastwood High School STEM Academy.
Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Copy of most recent report card or transcript
Copy of History of TAKS / EOC STAAR Scores
Copy of 8th Grade Attendance Record
Copy of Discipline Record
One Letter of Recommendation from 8th Grade Science Teacher, Math Teacher or Counselor
500 word essay describing their interest in STEM and future goals.
Records and documentation can be obtained from 8th Grade Counselor or Administrative Office.
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SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING & MATH PATHWAY
Grade Level: 9
Course #: V100O
Prerequisite: Acceptance into EHS STEM Program
Credits: 1
Concepts of Engineering and Technology provides an overview of the various fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and their
interrelationships. Students will use a variety of computer hardware and software applications to complete assignments and projects. Upon
completing this course, students will have an understanding of the various fields and will be able to make informed decisions regarding a coherent
sequence of subsequent courses. Further, students will have worked on a design team to develop a product or system. Students will use multiple
software applications to prepare and present course assignments.
ELECTRONICS
ROBOTICS & AUTOMATION
Grade Level: 11
Course #: V220O
Prerequisite: 3rd Year STEM Students - Electronics
Credits: 1
Through use of the design process, students will transfer advanced academic skills to component designs in a project-based environment. Students
will build prototypes or use simulation software to test their designs. Additionally, students explore career opportunities, employer’s expectations,
and educational needs in the robotic and automation industry.
ENGINEERING DESIGN AND PROBLEM SOLVING
ENGINEERING MATH
Grade Level: 12
Course #: V180O
Prerequisite: 4th Year STEM Students
Credits: 1
Engineering Mathematics is a course where students solve and model robotic design problems. Students use a variety of mathematical methods and
models to represent and analyze problems involving data acquisition, spatial applications, electrical measurement, manufacturing processes, materials
engineering, mechanical drives, pneumatics, processes control systems, quality control, and robotics with computer programming..
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
Grade Level: 12
Course #: V300O
Prerequisite: 4th Year STEM Students – Robotics & Automation
Credits: 1 Elective or 1 4th Year Science
Engineering Design is the creative process of solving problems by identifying needs and then devising solutions. The solutions may be a product,
technique, structure, process, or many other things depending on the problem. Science aims to understand the natural world, while engineering seeks
to shape this world to meet human needs and wants. Engineering design takes into consideration limiting factors or “design under constraint.” Various
engineering disciplines address a broad spectrum of design problems using specific concepts from the sciences and mathematics to derive a solution.
The design process and problem solving are inherent to all engineering disciplines.
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
Grade Level: 10
Course #: V200O
Prerequisite: 2nd Year STEM Students - Concepts of Engineering & Technology
Credits: 1
Through use of the design process, students will transfer academic skills to component designs in a project-based environment. Students will use a
variety of computer hardware and software applications to complete assignments and projects. Additionally, students explore career opportunities,
employer expectations, and educational needs in the electronic industry.
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
CONCEPTS OF ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
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The Medical Pathway at Eastwood High School is designed to afford selected students the opportunity to take a
combination of Science and CTE classes throughout their 4 years at Eastwood High School. Upon graduation and
successfully completing all required classes, Medical Pathway Graduates will be equipped with the knowledge, study
habits and tools to succeed at a four year university in a medical field.
Students must complete a Medical Pathway Application and be accepted into the Medical Pathway Program
prior to enrolling in any Medical Pathway classes.
Once admitted, students will work closely with counselors and teachers to understand the full scope of the
program requirements.
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
MEDICAL PATHWAY
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
12th:
10th:
11th:
Anatomy &
Physiology
Medical
Terminology
AP Biology II
Medical
Microbiology
Pre AP Chemistry
9th:
Pre AP Biology I
PRE AP BIOLOGY I
Grade Level: 9
Course #: S1610
Prerequisite: Acceptance into Medical Pathway
Credits: 1
th
Must pass 8 Grade Science EOC
In Biology, students conduct laboratory and field investigations, use scientific methods during investigations, and make informed
decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving. Students in Biology study a variety of topics that include: structures
and functions of cells and viruses; growth and development of organisms; cells, tissues, and organs; nucleic acids and genetics;
biological evolution; taxonomy; metabolism and energy transfers in living organisms; living systems; homeostasis; and ecosystems
and the environment
PRE AP CHEMISTRY
Grade Level: 10
Course #: S1650
Prerequisite: At least one year of high school science Algebra I and completion concurrent
Credits: 1
enrollment in second year math, Must pass Math & Science EOC, and Acceptance into Medical Pathway
In Chemistry, students conduct laboratory and field investigations, use scientific methods during investigations, and make informed
decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving. Students study a variety of topics that include characteristics of
matter, use of the Periodic Table, development of atomic theory and chemical bonding, chemical stoichiometry, gas laws, solution
chemistry, thermochemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Students will investigate how chemistry is an integral part of our daily lives.
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ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
EPCC VNSG 1405 HEALTH SCIENCE
Grade Level: 12
Course #: V160H
th
Prerequisite: 3 Years of Science
Credits: 4 Year Science
In Anatomy and Physiology students conduct laboratory and field investigations, use scientific methods during investigations, and
make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving. Students study a variety of topics, including the
structure and function of the human body and the interaction of body systems for maintaining homeostasis.
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
Grade Level: 10-12
Course: V120H
Prerequisite: Pre AP Biology, Pre AP Chemistry, and Acceptance into Medical Pathway
Credits: 1 Elective Credit
This course is designed to introduce students to the structure of medical terms, including prefixed, suffixes, word roots, combining
forms, singular and plural forms, plus medical abbreviations and acronyms. The course allows students to achieve comprehension of
medical vocabulary appropriate to medical procedures, human anatomy and physiology, and pathophysiology.
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
AP BIOLOGY II
Grade Level: 11-12
Course #: S2610
Prerequisite: Biology and Chemistry
Credits: 1 Science
th
Must pass 10 Grade Science EOC
AP Biology is designed to be the equivalent of a college introductory biology course. The following themes are presented: molecules
and cells, cell structure and function, cell cycle, cell energetic, heredity and molecular genetics. It also involves the study of
evolutionary biology, diversity of organisms, structure and function of both plants and animals, and ecological systems. It is
recommended that students take the AP exam.
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY
Grade Level: 11
Course: V180H
Prerequisite: 3 Science Credits and Acceptance into Medical Pathway
Credits: 1 Elective Credit
Students explore the microbial world, studying topics such as pathogenic and non-pathogenic microorganisms, laboratory
procedures, identifying microorganisms, drug resistant microorganisms, and emerging diseases.
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
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CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT, FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION PATHWAY
The following is a recommended sequence of classes for students participating in the Business Management, Finance and Administration Pathway. By following the
sequence, students are exposed to a variety of time tested, relevant and developing strategies valued by industry and post-secondary institutions. Some courses may
be taken concurrently or out of sequence to accommodate course scheduling or varying student interests; however, student, parent, and counselors should be in full
agreement and course instructor must provide approval. All prerequisite and grade level guidelines must be fulfilled. Although we do not anticipate it, some classes
may be unavailable due to deficient enrollment.
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
12th:
Business Information
Management II
11th:
10th:
9th:
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
Business
Information
Management 1
Business
Information
Management II
Business
Information
Management II
Business
Management
Business
Management
Accounting II
Accounting I
BUSINESS INFORMATION MANAGEMENT I
Grade Level: 9
Prerequisite: None
Accounting I
Business Management
Accounting I
Accounting II
Practicum in
Business
Management
Practicum in
Business
Management
EPCC POFT 1329 INTRODUCTION TO KEYBOARDING
Course #: V1410D
Credits: 1
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
Upon passing certification exam, students will receive: MICROSOFT OFFICE SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION
In this class, you will learn to implement personal and interpersonal skills to strengthen your performance in the
workplace and in society and make a successful transition to the workforce and postsecondary education. You will apply
technical skills to address business applications of emerging technologies, create word-processing documents, develop
spreadsheets, formulate databases, and make electronic presentation using Microsoft Office. In addition to enhancing
your technology skills, you will have the opportunity to become IC3 INTERNET & COMPUTING CORE CERTIFICATION, a
nationally recognized credential that will differentiate yourself in today's competitive job market, broaden your
employment opportunities by displaying your advanced skills.
DUAL LANGUAGE BUSINESS INFORMATION MANAGEMENT I
Course #: V340D
BUSINESS INFORMATION MANAGEMENT II
Grade Level: 10-12
Prerequisite: Business Information management I
Course #: V1410D
Credits: 1
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
Upon passing certification exam, students will receive: MICROSOFT OFFICE SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION
In this class, you will continue to learn to implement personal and interpersonal skills to strengthen your performance in
the workplace and in society and make a successful transition to the workforce and postsecondary education. You will
apply technical skills to address business applications of emerging technologies, create word-processing documents,
develop spreadsheets, formulate databases, and make electronic presentation using Microsoft Office. In addition to
enhancing your technology skills, you will have the opportunity to become Microsoft Office Specialist Certified, a
nationally recognized credential that will differentiate yourself in today's competitive job market, broaden your
employment opportunities by displaying your advanced skills.
DUAL LANGUAGE BUSINESS INFORMATION MANAGEMENT II
Course #: V360D
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BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
Course #: V280D
Credits: 1
Through project based learning, students will analyze the primary functions of management and leadership as well as
social responsibility to business and industry. Students will develop a foundation in business law and ethics, human
resource management, business law, and financial management to become successful and competent managers,
employees and entrepreneurs. Students will develop and implement verbal and non-verbal skills to strengthen personal
and interpersonal through individual performance in the workplace and in society and make a successful transition to
the workforce or postsecondary education. Students apply technical skills to address business applications of emerging
technologies, create complex word-processing documents, develop sophisticated spreadsheets using charts and graphs,
and make an electronic presentation using appropriate multimedia software.
ACCOUNTING I
EPCC ACNT 1303 INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING
Emphasis on Fundamental Principles & Small Business Accounting. Students investigate the field of accounting,
including how it is impacted by industry standards as well as economic, financial, technological, international, social,
legal, and ethical factors. Students reflect on this knowledge as they engage in the process of recording, classifying,
summarizing, analyzing, and communicating accounting information. Students formulate and interpret financial
information for use in management decision making.
ACCOUNTING II
Students continue the investigation the field of accounting, including how it is impacted by industry standards as well as
economic, financial, technological, international, social, legal, and ethical factors. Students reflect on this knowledge as
they engage in the process of recording, classifying, summarizing, analyzing, and communicating accounting
information. Students formulate and interpret financial information for use in management decision making.
Grade Level: 11-12
Prerequisite: 3rd or 4th year in Business Management Pathway and Instructor’s approval
Course #: Z100D, Z120D
Credits: 3
The practicum is designed to give students supervised practical application of previously studied knowledge and skills.
Practicum experiences occur in a paid or unpaid arrangement and a variety of locations appropriate to the nature and
level of experience. Students implement personal and interpersonal skills to strengthen individual performance in the
workplace and in society and to make a successful transition to the workforce or postsecondary education. Students
apply technical skills to address business applications of emerging technologies. Students develop a foundation in the
economical, financial, technological, international, social, and ethical aspects of business to become competent
consumers, employees, and entrepreneurs. Students enhance reading, writing, computing, communication, and
reasoning skills and apply them to the business environment. Students incorporate a broad base of knowledge that
includes the legal, managerial, marketing, financial, ethical, and international dimensions of business to make
appropriate business decisions.
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
Emphasis on
Soft-People &
Employability
Skills
PAID WORK BASED LEARNING OPPORTUNITY
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
Grade Level: 11-12
Course #: V200F
Prerequisite: Business Information Management I
Credits: 1
DURING THE SPRING SEMESTER STUDENTS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH QUICKBOOKS ACCOUNTING SOFTWARE
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
Grade Level: 10-12
Course #: V180F
Prerequisite: Business Information Management I
Credits: 1
DURING THE SPRING SEMESTER STUDENTS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH QUICKBOOKS ACCOUNTING SOFTWARE
PRACTICUM IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT I-II
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
Grade Level: 10-12
Prerequisite: Business Information Management I
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
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CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
MARKETING PATHWAY
The following is a recommended sequence of classes for students participating in the Marketing Pathway. By following the sequence, students are exposed to a
variety of current and developing technologies valued by industry and post secondary institutions. Courses may be taken out of sequence to accommodate course
scheduling or varying student interests; however, student, parent, and counselors should be in full agreement and course instructor must provide approval. All
prerequisite and grade level guidelines must be fulfilled. Some classes may be unavailable due to deficient enrollment.
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
12th:
11th:
10th:
Sports &
Entertainment
Marketing
9th:
Fashion Marketing
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
Business
Information
Management 1
Sports &
Entertainment
Marketing
Sports &
Entertainment
Marketing
Fashion
Marketing
Fashion
Marketing
Marketing
Dynamics
Marketing
Dynamics
Practicum in
Marketing
Dynamics
Practicum in
Marketing
Dynamics
SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING
Grade Level: 10-12
Prerequisite: Business Information Management I
Course #: V180N
Credits: 1
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
Have you ever wondered why certain colors are used in certain advertisements or how advertisers are able to
manipulate images? In this class, students will be exposed to a comprehensive introduction to the principles and
practices of advertising. Students will gain knowledge of techniques used in current advertising, including print,
broadcast, and digital media, target marketing and segmentation, sponsorship, event marketing, promotions,
sponsorship proposals, and implementation of sports and entertainment marketing plans. This course will also provide
students an opportunity to create a themed restaurant and a sports franchise through virtual business software.
MARKETING FUNCTIONS IN FASHION
Grade Level: 10-12
Prerequisite: Business Information Management I
Course #:V120N
Credits: 1
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
Students will gain a working knowledge of promotion, textiles from the runway to the sales floor, merchandising,
mathematics, selling, visual merchandising, and career opportunities. Students will have the opportunity to develop
skills that involve electronic media techniques necessary for a business to compete in a global economy. Students will
coordinate online and off-line marketing. Students will demonstrate critical-thinking skills using decision-making models,
case studies, various technologies, and business scenarios.
MARKETING DYNAMICS
Grade Level: 11-12
Prerequisite: 3rd or 4th year in Marketing Pathway & Instructor’s approval
EPCC MRKG 1311 PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING
Course #: Z100N
Credits: 1
Marketing is a series of dynamic activities that focus on the customer to generate a profitable exchange. Students gain
knowledge and skills that help them to be proficient in one or more of the marketing functional areas associated with
distribution, financing, marketing information management, pricing, product planning, promotion, purchasing, risk
management, and selling skills. Students integrate skills from academic subjects, information technology, interpersonal
communication, and management training to make responsible decisions. This course may include paid or unpaid career
preparation experience.
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PRACTICUM IN MARKETING DYNAMICS I & II
Grade Level: 11-12
Prerequisite: 3rd or 4th year in Marketing Pathway & Instructor’s approval
EPCC MRKG 1311 PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING
Course #: Z120N, Z140N
Credits: 3
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
Through course required employment, students gain knowledge and skills and customer-service skills. The practicum is
designed to give students supervised practical application of previously studied knowledge and skills. Practicum
experiences can occur in a variety of locations appropriate to the nature and level of experience. The practicum course is
a paid or unpaid experience for students participating in a coherent sequence of career and technical education courses
in marketing education.
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
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The following is a recommended sequence of classes for students participating in the Information Technology Pathway. By following the sequence, students are
exposed to a variety of current and developing technologies valued by industry and post-secondary institutions. Courses may be taken out of sequence to
accommodate course scheduling or varying student interests; however, student, parent, and counselors should be in full agreement and course instructor must
provide approval. All prerequisite and grade level guidelines must be fulfilled. Some classes may be unavailable due to deficient enrollment.
11th:
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PATHWAY
Digital &
Interactive Media
9th:
Principles of
Information
Technology
10th:
Digital &
Interactive Media
Web Technologies
Web
Technologies
Computer
Programming
12th:
Digital &
Interactive
Media
Web
Technologies
Computer
Programming
Research in
Information
Technology
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
Business
Information
Management 1
PRINICPLES OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Grade Level: 9
Prerequisite: None / Can not be taken after BIM I
EPCC ITSC 1301 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS
Course #: V100K
Credits: 1
Students develop computer literacy skills to adapt to emerging technologies used in the global marketplace. Students
implement personal and interpersonal skills to prepare for a rapidly evolving workplace environment. Students enhance
reading, writing, computing, communication, and reasoning skills and apply them to the information technology
environment.
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
DIGITAL AND INTERACTIVE MEDIA
Grade Level: 9-10
Prerequisite: Business Information Management I
Course #: V200K
Credits: 1
Upon passing certification exam, students will receive: ADOBE VISUAL COMMUNICATION CERTIFICATION
Emphasis in Graphic Design, Animation and Video Effects. Ever wondered how Hollywood Celebrities and Models look
absolutely flawless on magazine layouts? Using Adobe Photoshop, you will learn to edit photographs, create and draw
images for print and the Web. You will learn to use Indesign, a desktop publisher to create logos, brochures,
newsletters, and advertisements. You will also learn to create digital animations using Adobe Flash and video editing
using Premier Pro. In addition to enhancing your graphic design skills, you will have the opportunity to become an
Adobe Certified Associate (ACA), a nationally recognized credential that validates entry-level skills needed to plan,
design, build, and maintain effective communications by using different forms of digital media. See you in Class!
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
DIGITAL AND INTERACTIVE MEDIA – EMPHASIS ON COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Grade Level: 11-12
Prerequisite: Instructor Approval
Course #: V180C
Credits: 1
Careers in Commercial Photography require skills that span all aspects of the industry from setting up a shot to
delivering products in a competitive market. Within this context, in addition to developing technical knowledge and
skills needed for success in the Arts, Audio/Video Technology and Communications career cluster, students will be
expected to develop an understanding of the industry with a focus on creating quality photographs.
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WEB TECHNOLOGIES
Grade Level: 10-12
Prerequisite: Business Information Management I
Course #: V220K
Credits: 1
COMPUTER PROGRAMMING
Course #: V160K
Credits: 1
Upon passing certification exam, students will receive: ADOBE RICH MEDIA CERTIFICATION
Everyone loves to play online games. However, can you create your own? In this class, you will be introduced to
programming which will lead to game design and development. You will learn the basic understanding and applications
of C++, DirectX, and Action scripts (Adobe Flash). You will learn to create 2D Arcade Games, and then advance to
creating 3D Games. Your creativity, imagination and analytical skills will provide you with endless scope of opportunities
to become a Game Developer. You must have a solid mathematics foundation and abundance of fortitude and
creativity. See you in class!
RESEARCH IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS I
EPCC ITSC 1325 PERSONAL COMPUTER HARDWARE
Course #: Z120K
Credits: 3
Students gain knowledge and skills in the application, design, production, implementation, maintenance, evaluation, and
assessment of products, services, and systems. Knowledge and skills in the proper use of analytical skills and application
of information technology concepts and standards are essential to prepare students for success in a technology-driven
society. Critical thinking, information technology experience, and product development may be conducted in a
classroom setting with an industry mentor, as an unpaid internship, or as career preparation.
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
Grade Level: 12
Prerequisite: 2 Information Technology Classes and Instructor Approval
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
Grade Level: 11-12
Prerequisite: Teacher Approval
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
Upon passing certification exam, students will receive: ADOBE WEB COMMUNICATION CERTIFICATION
Emphasis in Designing, Developing, and Publishing Web Pages. How is it possible that you can access so much
information from the Internet? In this class, you will learn to develop and publish web pages using Adobe
Dreamweaver. You will also learn about image management and typography to insert images with text. You will
enhance web pages using Adobe Fireworks and Flash to insert animations and interactive controls. In addition to
enhancing your web design skills, you will also have the opportunity to become an Adobe Certified Associate (ACA), a
nationally recognized credential that validates entry-level skills needed to plan, design, build, and maintain effective
communications by using different forms of digital media. See you in Class!
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
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The Eastwood High School Arts, A/V Technology & Communications Pathway contains two distinct areas of concentration, Mass Media Track and Graphic Design and
Animation Track. The Mass Media Track is a rigorous academic program, which will include the study of the structure, processes, aesthetics, functions, and effects of
human communication and mass media. In this, a broad-based program, students will have the opportunity and flexibility to gain knowledge and skills in a wide array
of communication skills that will be transferable across the career spectrum. It will prepare them to pursue post-secondary studies.
VIDEO MEDIA TRACK
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
ARTS, A/V TECHNOLOGY & COMMUNICATION PATHWAY
11th:
Audio Video
Production
12th:
Advanced Audio
Video
Production
10th:
Digital &
Interactive Media
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
9TH:
Principles of A/V
Technology &
Communications
Professional
Communications
PRINCIPLES OF ARTS, AUDIO VIDEO TECHNOLOGY, AND COMMUNICATIONS
Grade Level: 9-10
Prerequisite: None
Course #: V100C
Credits: 1
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
Mass media influence the way meanings and realities are created and shared in contemporary society. Students
enrolled in Media Literacy will develop their skill in understanding, analyzing, using, and producing media intelligently.
High school students should realize that media could be a vehicle for full participation in academic, social, and
democratic processes. Students enrolled in Media Literacy will understand how media influence our tastes, our
behavior, our purchasing, and our voting decisions. Students who are media literate understand television, radio, film,
and other visual images and auditory messages.
PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATIONS
Grade Level: 10-12
Required Course
Course #: V240C
Credits: ½ Speech
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
Communications blends written, oral and graphic communication in a career-based environment. Careers in the global
economy require individuals to be creative and have a strong background in computer and technology applications, a
strong and solid academic foundation, and a proficiency in professional oral and written communications. Within this
context, students will be expected to develop and expand the ability to write, read, edit, speak, listen, apply software
applications, manipulate computer graphics, and conduct internet research. As this course is a 1 semester course, it
can be taken in either the Fall or Spring Semester. Course curriculum will focus on the fundamentals required to
succeed in the Mass Media Track of this pathway.
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DIGITAL AND INTERACTIVE MEDIA
Grade Level: 9-10
Prerequisite: Business Information Management I
Course #: V200K
Credits: 1
AUDIO VISUAL PRODUCTION
Course #: V140C
Credits: 1
Video Technology is probably the most universally known of all visual media and is an integral component of many
technology applications. The process of editing creates a special mood, tempo, and pace to enhance the subject matter.
Video production is not only instructional and analytical but also artistic. Students will learn video basics as well as
participate in preproduction, production, and post production stages of video creation, distribution, and evaluation of
the product. Students enrolled in this course will be computer literate and have experience with the basic electronic
productivity tools.
ADVANCED AUDIO VISUAL PRODUCTION
Course #: V120C
Credits: 1
Careers in audio and video technology and film production span all aspects of the audio/video communications industry.
Within this context, in addition to developing advanced knowledge and skills needed for success in the Arts,
Audio/Video Technology, and Communications career cluster, students will be expected to develop an advanced
understanding of the industry with a focus on pre-production, production, and post-production activities. This course
may be implemented in an advanced audio format or an advanced format, including both audio and video.
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
Grade Level: 12
Prerequisite: Audio Video Production
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
Grade Level: 11
Prerequisite: Principles of Arts, Audio Video Technology, and Communications
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
Upon passing certification exam, students will receive: ADOBE VISUAL COMMUNICATION CERTIFICATION
Emphasis in Graphic Design, Animation and Video Effects. Ever wondered how Hollywood Celebrities and Models look
absolutely flawless on magazine layouts? Using Adobe Photoshop, you will learn to edit photographs, create and draw
images for print and the Web. You will learn to use Indesign, a desktop publisher to create logos, brochures,
newsletters, and advertisements. You will also learn to create digital animations using Adobe Flash and video editing
using Premier Pro. In addition to enhancing your graphic design skills, you will have the opportunity to become an
Adobe Certified Associate (ACA), a nationally recognized credential that validates entry-level skills needed to plan,
design, build, and maintain effective communications by using different forms of digital media. See you in Class!
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
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ARTS, A/V TECHNOLOGY & COMMUNICATION PATHWAY
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
DESIGN & ANIMATION TRACK
12th:
11th:
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
Graphic Design &
Illustration
10th:
Graphic Design &
Illustration
9th:
Graphic Design
& Illustration
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
Business
Information
Management 1
Advanced Graphic
Design &
Illustration
Advanced
Graphic Design &
Illustration
Animation
Graphic Design
& Illustration
Advanced
Graphic Design
& Illustration
Practicum in
Graphic Design
& Illustration
Animation
Animation
ANIMATION
Grade Level: 10-11
Prerequisite: None
Course #: V120C
Credits: 1
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
Animation is the rapid display of a sequence of images of 2-D or 3-D artwork or model positions in order to create an
illusion of movement. Students will be developing technical knowledge and skills needed for success in the Arts,
Audio/Video Technology and Communication career cluster; students will be expected to develop an understanding of
the history and techniques of the animation industry. The course includes topics such as digital composition, color,
imaging, editing, and animation. An integral component in other areas, understanding design elements is essential in the
creation of a successful product in this course. Further study of movement in character with emphasis on specific scenes
and actions will also be required. This course is project based to give the students the experience of creating their own
characters and stories. Animation, both 2-D and 3-D, will be introduced in this course.
GRAPHIC DESIGN AND ILLUSTRATION
Grade Level: 10-11
Prerequisite: None
Course #: V160C
Credits: 1
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
This course is aimed at the development of an understanding the principles and elements of art, a command of various
computer software and operating systems. This course teaches the student to effectively create marketable works for
personal and professional use. Students will develop and hone skills in working with text and image as they create
solutions to a series of design problems. This course emphasizes creation and design of graphic materials for use as
ornamentation, illustration, advertising, and computer graphics. It also provides an understanding of the careers in
media technology fields. Students are introduced to media technology, commercial photography, advertising design,
and computer generated graphics. Visual literacy will be increased through exposure to contemporary design issues and
graphic design history. Students will be expected to learn all aspects of the design process, including the use of formal
design principles, type as image, creative brainstorming, conceptualizing, critical thinking, collaboration, and
presentation. The class is project-based and relies on some group work. Media employed through out the course
include, but are not limited to, print media, digital design for web use, screen printing, poster design, music and video
production.
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Course #: V300C
Credits: 1
Advanced Graphic Design and Illustration is a Junior level technology course. This course is aimed at the mastery of the
principles and elements of art, a command of various computer software and operating systems, and how to develop a
visual vocabulary in order to communicate concepts and ideas. This course teaches the student to effectively create
marketable works for personal and professional use. Students will develop and hone skills in working with text and
image as they create solutions to a series of design problems. This course emphasizes creation and design of graphic
materials for use as ornamentation, illustration, advertising, and computer graphics. It also provides an understanding of
the careers in media technology fields. Students are introduced to media technology, commercial photography,
advertising design, and computer generated graphics. The students begin to work in a simulated designer-client
environment where the focus is less on developing skills but more on designing and revising work based on the interest
of the client.
PRACTICUM IN GRAPHIC DESIGN AND ILLUSTRATION
Grade Level: 12
Prerequisite: Graphic Design and Illustration, Advanced Graphic Design and Illustration, & Teacher Approval
Course #: Z200C
Credits: 3
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
Careers in Graphic Design and Illustration span all aspects of the audio/video communications industry. Within this
context, in addition to developing advanced technical knowledge and skills needed for success in the Arts, Audio/Video
Technology and Communications career cluster, students will be expected to develop an advanced understanding of the
industry with a focus on mastery of content knowledge and skills. This Practicum course is a paid or unpaid capstone
experience or independent study course for students participating in a coherent sequence of career and technical
education courses in the field of interior design. Instruction may be delivered through laboratory training or through
career preparation delivery arrangements.
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
Grade Level: 11-12
Prerequisite: Graphic Design and Illustration
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
ADVANCED GRAPHIC DESIGN AND ILLUSTRATION
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HUMAN SERVICES PATHWAY
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
12th:
11th:
Child
Development
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
10th:
Dollars and
Sense
Lifetime
Nutrition &
Wellness
Child
Development
Lifetime
Nutrition &
Wellness
9th:
Business
Information
Management 1
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
DOLLARS AND SENSE
Grade Level: 10
Course #: V120J
Prerequisite:
Credits: 1
Dollars and Sense focus on consumer practices and responsibilities, the money management process, decision-making
skills, impact of technology, and preparation for human services careers. Students are encouraged to participate in
career and technical student organizations and other leadership organizations.
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
CHILD DEVELOPMENT
Grade Level: 11-12
Course #: V200J
Prerequisite: Dollars & Sense
Credits: 1
th
12 Graders must have taken Lifetime Nutrition & Wellness
This technical laboratory course addresses knowledge and skills related to child growth and development from prenatal
through school-age children, equipping students with child development skills. Students use these skills to promote the
well-being and healthy development of children and investigate careers related to the care and education of children.
This technical laboratory course addresses the knowledge and skills related to child growth and guidance equipping
students to develop positive relationships with children and effective caregiver skills. Students use these skills to
promote the well-being and healthy development of children, strengthen a culturally diverse society, and pursue careers
related to the care, guidance, and education of children, including those with special needs.
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
LIFETIME NUTRITION & WELLNESS
Emphasis on Culinary
Grade Level: 11-12
Course #: V160J
Prerequisite: Dollars & Sense
Credits: 1
th
12 Graders must have taken Child Development
The laboratory portion of the course allows students to use principles of lifetime wellness and nutrition to help them
make informed choices that promote wellness as well as pursue careers related to hospitality and tourism, education
and training, human services, and health sciences. Students will have the opportunity to learn basic culinary techniques
in a real life cooking lab.
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LAW ENFORCEMENT PATHWAY
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
12th:
Law
Enforcement 1
Law
Enforcement 2
Law
Enforcement 1
Forensic Science
Law
Enforcement 2
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
10th:
11th:
9th:
Business
Information
Management 1
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CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
FORENSIC SCIENCE
Grade Level: 12
Course #: V160L
TH
Prerequisite: Biology and Chemistry
Credits: 4 Year Science Only or 1 Elective
Forensic Science is a course that uses a structured and scientific approach to the investigation of crimes of assault, abuse
and neglect, domestic violence, accidental death, homicide, and the psychology of criminal behavior. Students will learn
terminology and investigative procedures related to crime scene, questioning, interviewing, criminal behavior
characteristics, truth detection, and scientific procedures used to solve crimes. Using scientific methods, students will
collect and analyze evidence through case studies and simulated crime scenes such as fingerprint analysis, ballistics, and
blood spatter analysis. Students will learn the history, legal aspects, and career options for forensic science.
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
LAW ENFORCEMENT II
Grade Level: 11-12
Course #: V140L
Prerequisite: Law Enforcement I
Credits: 1
In year two of Law Enforcement II students will continue to build on the objectives of year one. Year two consist of in
depth training to tactical situations, and criminal investigations. Students will continue to do much hands-on training on
equipment used by law enforcement agencies. More class time will be spent on teaching students in greater detail the
in and outs of tactical training and criminal investigations.
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
LAW ENFORCEMENT I
Grade Level: 10-11
Course #: V120L
Prerequisite:
Credits: 1
Year one of Law Enforcement I, students will learn the laws of the State of Texas, and the role of the police officer, to
include rules and procedures. They will be taught all fundamentals of police work such as report writing, arresting and
handcuffing techniques, tactical building clearing procedures to criminal investigations. This year long course involves
much hands-on training, such as handcuffing and take down techniques, fingerprinting, the redman gun to clear out a
building of criminal suspects, and solving a homicide case in which fingerprint kits, cameras, measuring devices,
homicide mannequins, etc. are in use.
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
Class opportunities include:
Advanced Collision Repair 1
Advanced Collision Repair II
Practicum Culinary Arts I
Practicum Culinary Arts II
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
The Ysleta ISD also provides additional Career and Technology Courses at its Riverside High School Trades &
Industry Campus for 11th and 12th grade students. The classes are taught in 3 hour blocks, Monday-Friday.
Some programs require consumable or membership fees. Please see your counselor for more information.
Advanced Architectural Design
Practicum in Architectural Design
Advanced Automotive Technology
Advanced Small Engine Technology
Practicum in (Automotive and Small Engine)
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
Cosmetology I
Cosmetology II
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
Advanced Building Maintenance
Advanced Welding
Advanced Electrical Technology
Advanced Construction Management
Practicum in Construction Management
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