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Electives2019-10-22T13:12:40-07:00

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Students can enjoy a variety of electives that include Character Education, Criminology, Law & Order and Sociology. New electives are added to the course catalog on a continuing basis.

Click on a course below for description, suggested grade level and prerequisite requirements:

COURSE CATALOG

Character Education is an overview of performance and ethical principles. The six units encourage and educate students to be lifelong learners, think through problems, be diligent and capable, interact positively in social settings, respect others, assume responsibility, act ethically, and live according to a noble purpose.

Suggested grade level: 9-12
Prerequisites: None

Criminology and Forensics is targeted for students at a beginner level of understanding of the topics of crime and forensic procedures. The course is designed to encourage students to be introspective and intrigued by the topics in the course. It covers topics on crime and criminology, witnesses and perpetrators, and the crime lab. The course follows a storyline of two college interns who discover a series of connected crimes in a suburban setting.

Suggested grade level: 11-12
Prerequisites: None

Criminology and Justice is targeted for high school students at a beginner level of understanding of the topics of crime and the justice system. The course is designed to encourage students to be introspective and intrigued by the topics in the course. This course covers topics on the criminal justice system, non-forensic evidence, and what happens inside the courtroom. The course follows the storyline of two college interns who discovered a series of connected crimes in a suburban setting; the characters address the issues as a result, following the crime through the criminal justice process.

Suggested grade level: 11-12
Prerequisites: None

My Success provides guidance and support for students new to Primavera and the online environment. In addition to identifying and applying the necessary skills for success of online learning, students will begin to develop the essential life skills necessary to contribute to our global society. An exploration of potential career paths, setting career goals, and obtaining employment provide all students with a roadmap of post-secondary options after leaving high school.

Suggested grade level: 9-12
Prerequisites: New and Re-enrolling Students

Sociology is much more than conducting surveys or analyzing census data. Sociology is all about studying people and the groups they are part of. Sociology examines social trends and cultural changes. It involves asking questions and solving problems. Questions such as, what causes social inequalities, poverty, racism, or sexism. In Sociology A the student will be introduced to the origins, research methods, and the work of sociologists.

Suggested grade level: 11-12
Prerequisites: None

Everyone belongs to one or more groups, and the groups we belong to influence the way we think, feel, and act. The study of sociology gives us tools to define and understand social groups. With those tools, the student will learn how social groups affect our beliefs and actions, and how their members interact with each other. The emphasis in Sociology B is on learning about social institutions and social change with an emphasis on understanding groups in contemporary American society.

Suggested grade level: 11-12
Prerequisites: Sociology B

Forensic Science I: Secrets of the Dead offers the chance to dive into crime scene analysis. Learn the techniques and practices applied during a crime scene investigation and how clues and data are recorded and preserved.

You will better understand how forensic science applies technology to make discoveries as you follow the entire forensic process—from pursuing the evidence trail to taking the findings to trial.

Suggested grade level: 9-12
Prerequisites: None

In Law and Order: Introduction to Legal Studies, you’ll delve into the importance of laws and consider how their application affects us as individuals and communities. Through understanding the court system and how laws are actually enacted, you will learn to appreciate the larger legal process and how it safeguards us all.

Suggested grade level: 9-12
Prerequisites: None

Sociology I: The Study of Human Relationships explores culture, group behavior, and societal institutions and how they affect human behavior. You’ll learn how social beliefs form and how this shapes our lives.

Suggested grade level: 9-12
Prerequisites: None

Sociology II: Your Social Life takes a look at how social institutions like families, religion, government, and education shape our world and how collective behavior and social movements can create change. Although the reality of the battles isn’t always pretty, gaining a clearer picture of the different sides can help you better understand how our lives are shaped by entertainment, social institutions, and social change.

Suggested grade level: 9-12
Prerequisites: None

The Sports and Entertainment Marketing field offers careers that combine entertainment with traditional marketing. Explore basic marketing principles, and learn how professional athletes, sports teams, and famous entertainers are marketed as commodities.

Suggested grade level: 9-12
Prerequisites: None

World Religions: Exploring Diversity will explore the characteristics of faith and introduce the fundamentals of the major religions, including Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Confucianism, Hinduism, Shintoism, and Taoism.

Suggested grade level: 9-12
Prerequisites: None

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