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2020-2021 Course Catalog

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Studio Art Experience I

05154G11

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

An introduction to studio arts for students who want to work with a broad range of art materials. Students will have the opportunity to design a logo, learn some drawing basics, bead on a bead loom, “yarn-bombing”, and work with watercolor and printmaking.

 

Drawing I

05156G13

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

This course is geared towards students who are either new to drawing or who want to deepen their drawing skills. The course will start with skill building exercises and will end with two large choice drawing projects.
 
Students will be encouraged to develop their drawing skills as well as to draw from their own artistic and personal interests.

 

Drawing II

05156G23

Prerequisite: Drawing I
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

Students in grades 10-12 who wish to continue their drawing practice and to experience more advanced drawing projects should take this class.

Drawing III

05156G33

Prerequisite: Drawing II or Instructor Permission
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

Students are expected to plan, schedule and execute independent projects that demonstrate an advanced level of inquiry and research, craft and technique using the drawing medium of their choice.

 

Painting I

05157G13

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

Students who wish to become familiar with the basics of painting should take this class. Color theory, color mixing, gradation, and other painting techniques will be reviewed and practiced. Projects will be a combination of skill building and student designed projects.

 

Painting II

05157G23

Prerequisite: Painting I
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

Students in grades 10-12 who wish to continue their painting practice and to experience more advanced painting projects should take this class.

 

Ceramics I

05159G13

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

Clay is one of the earth’s most abundant materials. It has been used by people for thousands of years, for a multitude of artistic and utilitarian products. This course introduces ceramic materials for both pottery and sculpture. Pottery will be made on the potter’s wheel and by hand building methods. A variety of methods can be used to create sculptures. Many aspects of artistic expression will be explored. This course is ideal for the student who wants to pursue a focused ceramic studio experience.

 

Ceramics II

05159G23

Prerequisite: Ceramics I
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

This course is a continuation of Ceramics I, with a greater emphasis on individual development of artistic expression and craftsmanship. Students may wish to develop greater skill or explore a particular segment of the field in more depth.

Advanced Ceramics

05159E33

Prerequisite: Ceramics II or Instructor Permission
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

CANCELLED

In this course students will continue developing the skills of the potter’s wheel as well as hand building techniques. If run during the 4th term, additional outdoor firings such as raku and horse hair firings will take place. This course can be taken more than once.

Sculpture I

05158G12

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

CANCELLED

This class is designed to familiarize students with the fundamentals of sculpture including tools, materials, techniques and history. The media to be explored include wood, cardboard, foamcore, modeling clay and stone. Each of the 3 major projects will be introduced within the context of sculpture history. The physical properties of each sculpture material, as well as its design attributes, will be investigated during a rough-draft process in order to prepare students for their final rendition. This course is ideal for students who want to pursue a focused 3D studio experience.

Sculpture II

05158G22

Prerequisite: Sculpture I
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

CANCELLED

In Sculpture II, more attention is placed on technical excellence and problems of composition. Students are assisted in developing more personalized sculptures. Sculpture styles are explored according to each student’s interests and needs. Issues of art criticism and evaluation help students gain a better understanding of what happens in the creative process.

 

Digital Art I

05162G12

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

Photo-manipulation, digital painting and illustration are the three methods of creating digital images we see in the media today. Photo-manipulation will be the major focus in this class using Photoshop, Illustrator and Painter. We will experiment with expressing ideas and themes visually, combining and collaging photos, and discussing some issues generated by these new technologies such as “Digital Truth.” Students will learn the wide range of techniques these programs offer for expressing ideas visually. Students will also work with digital cameras and scanners to develop a unique style of images and manipulate them to produce a variety of dynamic digital artworks.

 

Digital Art II

05162G22

Prerequisite: Digital Art I or Instructor Permission
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

In this class, students will learn digital illustration techniques using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator software. In the second half of the course, students will learn how to create motion graphics and animations using Image Ready and Adobe Flash software.

 

Jewelry I

05166G12

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

This course is for students who want to design and handcraft jewelry. The materials for jewelry are endless and may include acrylic, wire, fiber, recycled materials, natural materials, and found-objects.

Eden Prairie High School logo black and red

05171E11

Prerequisite: Successful completion of two EPHS art courses
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

This course is for advanced art students that are interested in building and showcasing their technical and creative skillset. It will focus on building a portfolio of 12 artworks to be submitted to the College Board for potential college credit.  Unlike other AP courses, there is not a written exam.  Interested students should submit images of 4 ambitious artworks with a written statement of interest to the art department for review.

Introduction to Technology

10003G11

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

Fulfills the EPHS Technology Graduation Requirement

In today’s digital world, the ability to work with technology is vital. Students will learn how to evaluate the accuracy, perspective, credibility and relevance of online information as well as demonstrate how to give credit to online content creators.

Multiple open source programs as well as social media use will be explored while emphasizing the essential 21st century skills of critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and communication.

9th grade Intro to Technology - Skinny Option

10003G11B / 10003G11PO / 10003G11TC / 10003G11MC

Prerequisite: Must be concurrently enrolled in a 9th Grade Music course all year.
Grade(s): 9
Credits: 1/semester

Because EPHS music ensembles meet for half of a block period every day, students have two options for how their time opposite an ensemble is spent.  The first option is the “Open Option,” where students have an open half to catch up on homework in the commons or Media Center (students do not need to register for an “Open” half).  The second option is the “Skinny Option,” where students can take Intro to Technology for one semester, opposite of 9th Grade Music Course.  Students must be enrolled in 9th Grade Music all year in order to take the Intro to Technology Skinny concurrently with the ensemble.  This will allow 9th grade music students to carry more credits during their freshman year. (Registrations will be limited based on class size.) If a student would like to choose the “Skinny Option,” use the appropriate skinny course number (see below) in addition to the 9th Grade Music Course registration numbers.

10003G11B (9th Grade Band)
10003G11PO (9th Grade Orchestra)
10003G11TC (9th Grade Treble Choir)
10003G11MC (9th Grade Men’s Chorus)

Introduction to Technology Online

10003G11OL

Online Course
Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

Fulfills the EPHS Technology Graduation Requirement

In today’s digital world, the ability to work with technology is vital. In Introduction to Technology, students will learn how to evaluate the accuracy, perspective, credibility and relevance of online information as well as demonstrate how to give credit to online content creators.

Multiple open source programs as well as social media use will be explored while emphasizing the essential 21st century skills of critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and communication.

Introduction to Technology Skills

10003B11

Prerequisite: Referral by case manager
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

Students will learn how to use the EPHS computer system, develop proper keyboarding technique, and use the most common types of software applications. Students will create word processing documents and will be introduced to spreadsheet and PowerPoint units. This course is designed for students who need additional time to master technique and formatting.

Eden Prairie High School logo black and red

10003G11BL

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

Fulfills the EPHS Technology Graduation Requirement

In today’s digital world, the ability to work with technology is vital.  Students will learn how to evaluate the accuracy, perspective, credibility and relevance of online information as well as demonstrate how to give credit to online content creators.  Multiple open source programs as well as social media use will be explored while emphasizing the essential 21st century skills of critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and communication.

Note: Blended / Hybrid courses are designed and delivered by EPHS staff.  They offer a mix of face to face and online instruction.  Course content has elements of student control over time, place, path and/or pace with the goal of affording each student a more personalized learning experience.

Spreadsheets and Databases

10004A11

College Credit Available

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

Excel is perhaps the most important software program used in the workplace today, and you will have a strong competitive advantage in college and the workplace by taking this class! Learn how Excel makes it easy to create formulas and functions to get significant meaning out of numbers in a spreadsheet. Work with pivot tables, use lookup functions, and create charts and graphs along with various other worksheet enhancements to make your data work magic. Learn how Access can help you better manage and organize data through the use of tables, advanced queries, and reports in a relational database.

 

Personal Financial Management

12007G11

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

Learn basic survival skills in managing your personal finances. This class will prepare students for life in understanding the practical skills of economics and personal finance. Students will learn basic money management skills by preparing a budget, maintaining a checking account, and preparing tax forms. As consumers they will learn how to make responsible decisions regarding spending, savings, investing and using credit, which is crucial for young adults to understand prior to graduation. Other topics covered will be housing/mortgages, auto purchasing, and insurance.

Personal Financial Management Online

12007G11OL

Online Course

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

Learn basic survival skills in managing your personal finances. This class will prepare students for life in understanding the practical skills of economics and personal finance. Students will learn basic money management skills by preparing a budget, maintaining a checking account, and preparing tax forms. As consumers they will learn how to make responsible decisions regarding spending, savings, investing and using credit, which is crucial for young adults to understand prior to graduation. Other topics covered will be housing/mortgages, auto purchasing, and insurance.

Small Business Development

10005G11

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 11, 12
Credits: 1

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to start your own business? Where would you start? What steps would you have to go through? What technology would you and could you use to help you with all of this? Go behind the scenes to look at technology and how it affects a small business. Students will create their own company and use a variety of software programs to complete integrated projects for that company. This course meets one of the prerequisites for the Entrepreneurship course.

Business Introduction

12051G11

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 9, 10
Credits: 1

Take a look at business in a changing world by exploring companies like Apple, Amazon, and Target. From economics to marketing to the stock market, entrepreneurship and international business, students will be introduced to each of the many important and exciting facets of business practices. The course is designed to help students determine their interest level in business and to gain an insight to various career opportunities. Speakers will enhance the course content.

Keyboarding

12005G11

College Credit Available

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

Want to get your homework done faster and improve the quality? If you type less than 35 wpm and/or need improvement in keyboarding skills you should take this course. Emphasis will be placed on skill development including speed, accuracy and technique. Students will develop business communication skills including composing and proofreading while preparing e-mails, letters, reports and tables.

Accounting

12104G11

College Credit Available

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

The world of business surrounds us and accounting is the language spoken in the world of business. This introductory course is designed for everyone. Working with sample service businesses, you will discover how a business operates to make a profit.

Accounting graduates are in demand with projected job growth of 10% from 2018- 2026 - faster than the average for all occupations. (Source: Occupational Outlook Handbook). This course is a must for students interested in a business degree after high school. Accounting is a prerequisite for taking the Entrepreneurship course.

Personal & Business Law

12054G11

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

Are you curious about the law and how it affects you? Come take a tour of the American legal system. This course is designed to inform students of their rights and obligations in business and personal encounters.  Topics will include criminal and civil law, ethics and values, the state and federal court systems, youth and the legal system, and negligence.

Careers 9/10

23151G11

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 9, 10,
Credits: 1

Start exploring careers and post-secondary options NOW so you can pick the high school courses that align with your goals! The Careers 9/10 class covers the curriculum of the Careers 11/12 course but encompasses both high school and post- secondary planning. Post-secondary options are explored with a broad approach rather than a targeted approach that is more appropriate for juniors and seniors.

Complete career inventories, explore many careers, learn about different educational options after high school, and learn professional skills that will support your success in high school classes and any career. Meet in small groups with 15+ professionals to learn first-hand about their careers at the weekly Career Roundtables.

Careers 11/12

23154G11

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 11, 12
Credits: 1

Note: Enroll in Careers 11/12 only if you have not taken Careers 9/10

College is an expensive place to do career exploration! To be successful in your career decision-making process, you need to know your options and have an idea what you need to be successful in that career. By completing career inventories and talking with experts in the field, you will develop a comprehensive career plan. You will explore careers, options for further education, and learn professional skills that will support your success in any career.

Meet in small groups with 15+ professionals to learn first-hand about their careers at the weekly Career Roundtables. It is strongly recommended that students take Careers 9/10 or this course as a junior.

Careers Online

23154G11OL

Online Course

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 11, 12
Credits: 1

College is an expensive place to do career exploration! To be successful in your career decision-making process, you need to know your options and have an idea what you need to be successful in that career. By completing career inventories and talking with experts in the field, you will develop a comprehensive career plan. You will explore careers, options for further education, and learn professional skills that will support your success in any career. Meet in small groups with 15+ professionals to learn first- hand about their careers at the weekly Career Roundtables.

Marketing Strategies

12152G11

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

You will be introduced to the exciting world of marketing by analyzing real-world business situations. You can enhance your communication skills through selling strategies and will use social media to create a promotional campaign. Professional sales and marketing skills give engineers, doctors, lawyers, and, of course, business professionals a dynamic advantage in today’s competitive marketplace!

Marketing is a prerequisite for joining DECA and for taking the Entrepreneurship class.

 

 

Advanced Marketing

12164E11

Prerequisite: Marketing Strategies
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

Advanced Marketing is a project oriented class involving marketing research and business presentations. The course offers you an opportunity to work within a team or as an individual to identify a research need, conduct primary research, and develop and present recommendations. This is a hands- on course where you learn by completing the project. You have the option to work with the business during the project that will give you the opportunity to network and polish your written and oral communication skills which are essential in every career.

This class is highly recommended for DECA competitors as you may complete the following written projects in this class: Business Operations Research, Fashion Merchandising Promotion Plan, Sports & Entertainment Marketing Promotion Plan and Advertising Campaign.

Entrepreneurship: Launching an Innovative Social, Non-Profit, or  For-Profit Business

12053G12 / 12053G22

College Credit Available

Prerequisites: Accounting & Business Innovations (2021-22 - Small Business Development counts toward Business Innovations prerequisite)
Grade(s): 12
Credits: 1

Students will form partnerships to operate school-based or community-based enterprises during the term. Each company will be responsible for developing marketing plans, managing finances, and writing company reports.

Advanced Placement (AP) Microeconomics

04203E11

College Credit Available

Prerequisite: Algebra II
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

Take AP Exam for College Credit

85% of EPHS students have historically scored a 5, 4 or 3 on the AP Exam with 60% scoring a 5 or 4. Learn the factors that determine pricing and production strategies for businesses. Learn how profit and efficiency differ between market structures (perfect competition, monopoly, oligopoly, and monopolistic competition). How do these strategies influence consumer behavior? Find answers to and real-world examples of these questions. AP Micro places primary emphasis on the nature and functions of product markets and includes the study of factor markets and of government’s role in promoting greater efficiency in the economy. Other key topics include: supply and demand, government control of markets, elasticity, costs of production, and market failure. Students will use economic reasoning to make sound cost-benefit analysis decisions.

Senior Intern Program

12152G12 / 12152G22 / 12995G14 / 12995G24

Grade(s): 12
Credits: 4

You must register for all 4 numbers.

Get a head start on planning for your future by participating in the Senior Seminar class and Senior Intern experience. You will complete in-depth personality and interest assessments to learn how your strengths match to careers and then you will learn how to network with people in industry to explore all types of options. The skills you learn and practice in interviewing ensure you are able to secure the positions for which you’re applying. You will have the opportunity to do informational interviews, job shadows, and internships in any career area you would like to explore. This includes everything from opportunities in health sciences, political science, business, the trades, engineering, law, natural resources, entrepreneurship, arts, and communication to emerging opportunities as well. Your time in the Senior Intern Program is very individualized and experiential.

English 9 in 4 A,B,C&D

01001G14 / 01001G24 / 01001G34 /
01001G44

Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation
Grade(s): 9
Credits: 4

Students will write in a variety of formats and for a variety of audiences, read and view fiction and nonfiction works critically, speak informally and formally, and study for mastery of grammar usage and mechanics of English. In addition to focusing on the agreed upon Power Standards for English 9 and the standards established by the state, this class will provide reading and writing strategies and skills, time to complete work and practice skills in class, opportunity for individualized attention, and a review of basic grammar usage and punctuation.

English 9 A&B

01001G12 / 01001G22

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 9
Credits: 2

Students will write in a variety of formats and for a variety of audiences, read and view fiction and nonfiction works critically, speak informally and formally, and study for mastery of the grammar and mechanics of English. This course will focus on agreed upon Power Standards for English 9 and the standards established by the state.

Honors English 9 A&B

01001E12 / 01001E22

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 9
Credits: 2

Summer reading is required.

This course will focus on agreed upon Power Standards for English 9 and the standards established by the state.  Compared to the ninth grade English program, the class will move at an accelerated pace and extend or replace the educational offering of the regular class, emphasize critical thinking skills, require outside reading, read demanding literature, and focus on writing style and voice through various academic writing assignments.

English 10 in 4 A,B,C&D

01002G14 / 01002G24 / 01002G34 / 01002G44

Prerequisite: English 9 or equivalent and Teacher Recommendation
Grade(s): 10
Credits: 4

Students will write in a variety of formats and for a variety of audiences, read and view fiction and nonfiction works critically, speak informally and formally, and review mechanics of English. In addition to focusing on the agreed upon Power Standards for English 10 and the standards established by the state, this class will provide reading and writing strategies and skills, time to complete work and practice skills in class, opportunity for individualized attention, and a review of basic grammar and punctuation.

English 10 A&B

01002G12 / 01002G22

Prerequisite: English 9 or equivalent
Grade(s): 10
Credits: 2

Students will write in a variety of formats and for a variety of audiences, read and view fiction and nonfiction works critically, speak informally and formally, and review mechanics of English. This course will focus on agreed upon Power Standards for English 10 and the standards established by the state.

English 10 A&B Online

01002G12OL / 01002G22OL

Online Course

Prerequisite: English 9 or equivalent
Grade(s): 10
Credits: 2

Students will write in a variety of formats and for a variety of audiences, read and view fiction and nonfiction works critically, speak informally and formally, and review mechanics of English. Similar to English 10, this course will focus on agreed upon Power Standards for English 10 and the standards established by the state. However, this course is more demanding in the areas of self-monitoring, time management, meeting deadlines, and self-advocacy. A few times during each quarter, students may have a face-to-face or video conference discussions with the teacher and/or other students to meet speaking standards. This online course is best for those who like to work at their own pace, who have the ability to self- monitor to meet deadlines, and who are willing to reach out to the teacher and other online classmates when there are misunderstandings.

English 10 A&B Online – Skinny Option

01002G12SOL / 01002G22SOL

Online Course

Prerequisite: English 9 or equivalent
Grade(s): 10
Credits: 1/semester

This course is intended primarily for students scheduled in full-year music ensemble

You will be scheduled into this course during the same class period as your 10th grade music. This class is open to students taking music their entire sophomore year. Students will write in a variety of formats and for a variety of audiences, read and view fiction and nonfiction works critically, speak informally and formally, and review mechanics of English. Similar to English 10, this course will focus on agreed upon Power Standards for English 10 and the standards established by the state. However, this course is more demanding in the areas of self-monitoring, time management, meeting deadlines, and self-advocacy. A few times during each quarter, students may have a face-to-face or video conference discussions with the teacher and/or other students to meet speaking standards. This online course is best for those who like to work at their own pace, who have the ability to self-monitor to meet deadlines, and who are willing to reach out to the teacher and other online classmates when there are misunderstandings.

Honors English 10 A&B

01002E12 / 01002E22

Prerequisite: English 9 or equivalent
Grade(s): 10
Credits: 2

Summer reading is required.

This course will focus on agreed upon Power Standards for English 10 and the standards established by the state.  The class will move at an accelerated pace and extend or replace course materials of English 10, emphasize critical thinking skills, require outside reading, read demanding literature, and focus on writing style and voice through various academic writing assignments.

English 11 A&B

01003G12 / 01003G22

Prerequisite: English 9 and 10 or equivalent
Grade(s): 11
Credits: 2

This course will focus on eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth century foundational works of American literature including Native American and other cultures' texts.  Students will conduct short as well as more sustained research projects and write a research paper, engage in collaborative discussions on literature and writing, and develop vocabulary for college and career readiness.

Honors English 11

01003E11

Prerequisite: English 9 and 10 or equivalent
Grade(s): 11
Credits: 2

Summer reading is required.

Compared to the English 11 course, this course will include material studied at a deeper level, focusing on themes, universal connections, and literary lenses, move at an accelerated pace, emphasize high level thinking skills, require more reading outside of class, require reading of demanding literature, and focus on writing style and voice through various academic writing assignments.

Advanced Placement (AP) English 11: Language and Composition

01005E11

College Credit Available

Prerequisite: English 9 and 10 or equivalent
Grade(s): 11
Credits: 2

Summer reading is required.

This course will focus on skills and literature taught in the eleventh grade curriculum, but students will learn at an accelerated pace, read more texts, and write more frequently. This course uses Advanced Placement (AP) curriculum related to rhetoric and persuasion with an emphasis on non-fiction texts. Students will prepare for the Advanced Placement Language and Composition test in the spring, but the writing skills are also well aligned with general college readiness. This class is recommended for students with strong reading and writing skills and a desire to engage in analysis and discussion of demanding literary and non-fiction texts.

Students must be willing to strengthen their writing skills through rigorous evaluation and investment in the writing and revision process. The Advanced Placement Language and Composition course is highly regarded by colleges because of the skills students build in critical thinking, close reading, and effective writing.

English 12 A&B

01004G12 / 01004G22

Prerequisite: English 9, 10, and 11 or equivalent
Grade(s): 12
Credits: 2

This course will focus on foundational works from cultures around the world. Students will write routinely over extended time frames and shorter time frames for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences including argumentatively to support a claim. Students will also engage in collaborative discussions on literature and writing and make use of digital media to publish and share their work with an audience.

English 12 A&B Online

0100412OL / 01004G22OL

Online Course

Prerequisite: English 9,10, and 11 or equivalent
Grade(s): 12
Credits: 2

This course will focus on foundational works from cultures around the world. Students will write formally and informally, read and view fiction works critically, speak informally and formally, and review mechanics of English. Similar to English 12, this course will focus on agreed upon Power Standards for English 12 and the standards established by the state. However, this course is more demanding in the areas of self-monitoring, time management, meeting deadlines, and self-advocacy. A few times during each quarter, students may have a face-to-face or video conference discussions with the teacher and/or other students to meet speaking standards. This online course is best for those who like to work at their own pace, who have the ability to self- monitor to meet deadlines, and who are willing to reach out to the teacher and other online classmates when there are misunderstandings.

Honors English 12: The Psychology and Philosophy of Literature

01004E11

Prerequisite: English 9, 10, 11 or equivalent
Grade(s): 12
Credits: 2

Summer reading is required.

This is a course designed for the college bound 12th grade student. Students will focus on the study of literature through the study of diverse psychological concepts, literary theories, and philosophies. Students will read major works drawn from World Literature. A variety of academic writing assignments, including literary analysis and argumentative, is the core of composition requirements. This course is taught utilizing an interdisciplinary, multi-media approach.

Honors English 12: Humanities

01053E11

Prerequisite: English 9, 10, 11 or equivalent
Grade(s): 12
Credits: 2

Summer reading is required.

This is a course designed for the college-bound 12th grade student. The humanities component will involve studying how intellectual and cultural forces shape the literature, art, music, science, philosophy, and history of the Classical Era to the Middle Ages to the 21st century. In addition to utilizing an interdisciplinary, multi-media approach to studying the arts, architecture, and music of an era, students will read extensively in major works drawn from world and British literature. Students will compose a variety of academic writing assignments, including both an argumentative and a literary analysis paper.

Advanced Placement (AP) English 12: Literature & Composition

01006E11
 
College Credit Available

Prerequisite: English 9, 10, 11 or equivalent; Completion of an information packet and required summer reading.
Grade(s): 12
Credits: 2

Registration Recommendation: An “A” average in Honors English 11 or AP English 11: Language & Composition is highly recommended.

Summer reading is required.

This course is designed to challenge the highly-motivated college bound student who has been successful in prior writing and literature classes. Students should already have a mastery of writing mechanics, sentence structure, and research skills. The course emphasizes discussion, leadership, class participation, creativity, and English academic excellence. Preparation for college writing and literature classes is achieved through intensive practice of expository and creative writing styles, including literary analysis. Students will read classical and modern poetry as well as major British works. Students will be required to do extensive reading and critical analyses as well as tests in the same format as the AP English Literature and Composition exam offered each May. On the basis of performance on the exams, students may be granted college credit and/or advanced placement at a college or university’s discretion.

Standardized Test Preparation and Grammar Workshop

01203G11

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

This course is designed for students in grades 10-12 who are motivated to improve their reading and language skills to a level expected by colleges. Critical reading, vocabulary development, and in depth study of English grammar and punctuation will be stressed in this course. It might serve as a review for the language and usage sections of the SAT and ACT tests and as a supplement to foreign language study.

Because of the fast-paced, work-intensive environment, students should complete most of their work in class.

Standardized Test Preparation and Grammar Workshop Online

01203G11OL

Online Course

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

This course is designed for students in grades 10-12 who are motivated to improve their reading and language skills to a level expected by colleges. Critical reading, vocabulary development, and in depth study of English grammar and punctuation will be stressed in this course. It might serve as a review for the language and usage sections of the SAT and ACT tests and as a supplement to foreign language study. This online course is best for those who like to work at their own pace, who have the ability to self-monitor to meet deadlines, and who are willing to reach out to the teacher and other online classmates when there are misunderstandings.

Public Speaking and Voice Acting

01151G11

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

Even in today's digital world, the human voice has power. In this active, project- based class, you will learn to use your voice and your creativity to promote ideas, whether that means persuading others on social or political issues, promoting your own entrepreneurship, or informing and entertaining an audience. We'll start with a foundation of basic rhetoric and learn effective techniques for voice, diction, and posture. With those skills, we'll explore 21st century communication. We'll practice traditional speeches for an audience, and we'll work in newer mediums like giving a TED-Talk style presentation, doing character voices for digital media, or developing a podcast. This class will give you new skills and confidence - for any situation you'll have the advantage of knowing what to say and how to most effectively say it.

Eagle Book Club

01062G11

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 11, 12
Credits: 1

Like to read and talk about books? This class has a focus on student selection of texts and small-group discussion around student directed areas of interest.

Film Studies

11056G11

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

Students in this course will analyze and study the languages and developments in film. Students enrolled in this course will better understand how movies are constructed and appreciate the criteria necessary to make a film. This course covers the units of cinematic techniques, the impacts of editing, narrative in film, genres, screenplay development, ethics, production considerations, and auteur theory. This course will focus on the skills of viewing, writing, critical thinking, and development of creativity. Many films viewed in class are rated “R”.

Creative Writing

01104G11

Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of English 9 or equivalent
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

This course meets a Fine Arts requirement

This writing course is for sophomores, juniors, and seniors interested in studying the creative process and applying their own creative abilities. Writing experiences may include the following: poetry, short stories, film and scriptwriting, or original storytelling. The course demands a commitment to writing, revising, and sharing work as well as a willingness to use
one’s imagination.

Acting & Theatre Arts

05055G12

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

This course meets a Fine Arts requirement

CANCELLED

The principles and responsibilities of the actor are studied in this course. Important acting skills such as voice, diction, concentration, and emotional recall will be studied as approaches to creating a character. Technical elements of theatrical production as well as the history of drama are also covered. Therefore, each student needs a true desire to learn technique through active participation, presentation, and written work. A final class performance open to the public is the culminating activity. Memorization is required and techniques of memorization are taught as students develop one monologue, a duo scene, and a group scene.

Advanced Acting

05055E22

Prerequisite: Acting and Theatre Arts or Instructor Approval
Grade(s): 11, 12
Credits: 1

This course meets a Fine Arts requirement

CANCELLED

This course is designed for those students who wish to work in-depth on characterization using monologue, scene, improvisation, film and other forms of dramatic performance. Students will also read and analyze several plays representing at least three distinct eras in theatre history. Students will develop the independence and confidence essential in creating a characterization both through class/workshop-style activities and a culminating public performance.

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05064G11

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

This course meets a Fine Arts requirement

This hands-on class will provide authentic experience in multiple aspects of theatre production.  Learn relevant research, design, communication, organization, and leadership skills while collaborating on projects ranging from publicity to design of sets, lighting, props, etc.  Our projects will support the fall musical and winter shows (depending on the term).   No prior experience needed. You do not have to be involved in the cast or crew for the shows to participate in the class.

Introduction to 21st Century Journalism - Eagle Update

11001G11

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

This course can meet Applied Arts requirement

Interested in being behind the scenes or in front of a news camera? This course will teach you the basics of video production such as camera work, scripting, editing, appearing on camera, developing and editing stories into broadcast quality news packages. Part of the class will introduce you to the state-of-the-art digital editing and studio equipment in the Multi-media News Production Area. You will develop your skills, then contribute to the daily announcements news show, Eagle Update.

This course is also a prerequisite for students wishing to apply for the Advanced Broadcast Journalism class.

Advanced Broadcast Journalism - Eagle Network News

11051E14 / 11051E24 / 11051E34 / 11051E44

Prerequisite: Introduction to Broadcast Journalism and/or application
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1/term

This course meets a Fine Arts requirement

The Eagle Network News (ENN) mission is to inform the EPHS community of events and activities in an accurate and entertaining way. This student-lead course is for the highly motivated student with a sincere interest and commitment to journalism who thrives on independent initiative and works well in high-pressure situations. Students should be willing to learn learn general journalistic writing and reporting skills as well as skills related to producing a broadcast show, website, and print magazine.  Curiosity and the ability to work with a variety of people are essential for success in ENN. 

Applications can be found on the EPHS website or may be picked up in the English Resource Center.

Advanced Journalism: Eagle Yearbook

11104E14 / 11104E24 / 11104E34 / 11104E44

Prerequisite: Application
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1/term

This course meets a Fine Arts requirement

This is a hands-on class for students with school pride who will take on the rewarding task of creating the school's yearbook. Students must be self motivated, creative, and dedicated to thoroughly reporting a year in the life of EPHS. Learn and apply journalistic writing and design skills while working as part of a student-directed team. Applications can be found on the EPHS website or may be picked up in the English Resource Center or from the counselor at CMS. Students must be able to commit to at least two consecutive terms (either terms 1 and 2 or terms 2 and 3) but may also register for the full year if able.

English Language Development (ELD) I ‐ A, B, C, D

Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1/term

Note: This course earns students elective credits toward graduation

Using the ELD Standards from WIDA as a foundation, ELD I is designed for students at the Entering level of English proficiency. This course focuses on building students' speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in Social and Academic English through the content areas of Social Studies, Science, Language Arts and Math.

English Language Development (ELD) II ‐ A, B, C, D

Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1/term

Note: This course earns students elective credits toward graduation

Using the MDE ELD Standards as a foundation, ELD II is designed for students at the Emerging level of English proficiency. This course focuses on building students' speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in Social and Academic English through the content areas of Social Studies, Science, Language Arts and Math.

English Language Development (ELD) III ‐ A, B, C, D

Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1/term

Note: This course earns students elective credits toward graduation

Using the MDE ELD Standards as a foundation, ELD III is designed for students at the Developing level of English proficiency. This course focuses on building students' speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in Social and Academic English through the content areas of Social Studies, Science, Language Arts and Math.

Food Fundamentals

22051G12

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

Students in this introductory foods course will practice basic cooking skills related to measuring, food terminology, tools and equipment, kitchen and food safety, nutrition, special diets and meal preparation. Students will prepare and eat foods during labs that may include quick breads, omelets, pasta, fruits, vegetables, and meat cookery.

Gourmet & International Foods

22051G22

Prerequisite: Food Fundamentals
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

Articulated College Credit Available

This class is open to 9-12th graders and is an excellent choice for students interested in the culinary field. While students are cooking and eating in lab, they will focus on food presentation and buffet design and applying information such as garnishes, herbs and spices, appetizers, cheeses, soups, and pastries. Students will also tour through regional foods of the United States and explore cultural foods of the world. Speakers and research will offer students new insights into gourmet and ethnic foods.

Sewing I

22151G13

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

Fulfills an Applied Arts Requirement

Students will have fun learning to use a sewing machine. They will sew a pillowcase, mittens, pajama pants, and a bag. Fashion concepts of color, line, and design will be covered. Reading and comprehension of pattern directions, measuring, and analyzing patterns for simple size alterations are part of the curriculum.

Sewing II

22151G23

Prerequisite: Sewing I
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

This course is open to 9-12th grade students who have passed Sewing I. Students will develop advanced sewing skills in this class and will have the opportunity to construct a zippered decorator pillow, zippered skirt, and a collared shirt. Students will investigate pattern design and alterations and will also further develop sewing skills such as pattern reading, making buttonholes, putting a collar and sleeves on a garment, and using interfacing.

Fashion Design & Merchandising

19208G11

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

If the world of fashion interests you, then this is the class to take. With a focus on both creativity and merchandising, this course will allow you to explore interests and possible career paths related to the fashion industry. Through various projects students will look back at the history of fashion, study current designers, learn about the principles & elements of design, body types & fashion solutions, fabrics & fibers, apparel production, and merchandising. You will learn how to draw fashion designs and create a portfolio of your work.

Interior Design

22152G11

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

Fulfills an Applied Arts Requirement

Explore the world of homes and interiors as you gain skills in decorating and design. Students will study decorating styles, furniture arrangements, elements/principles of design, and floor plan layout. Learning will be demonstrated through completion of a variety of projects using traditional design and computer aided design. Knowledge and skills gained could apply to a career in fields such as real estate, residential or commercial interior design, architecture, or home furnishings.

Child Psychology and Parenting A&B

22101G11

Prerequisite: Must have the willingness to interact and work with 3-5 year old children
Grade(s): 11, 12
Credits: 2

This is a 2 term course.

This class is ideal for the student who is considering working with children and/or becoming a parent. Course content includes physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of children, theories of child development, and various parenting skills. As part of this class, students will work with children in an actual preschool setting during the second term of the course. Term B is writing intensive. Students must successfully complete the Term A portion of the course. They must demonstrate the skills to work with pre-school children in order to continue on to Term B.

Elementary Mentoring

19153G11

Prerequisite: Must have EPHS parking permit and own transportation. Strong reading/math skills are required to tutor elementary students at the 6th grade level. Minimum of 2.5 GPA required.
Grade(s): 11, 12
Credits: 1

Students in this class will be offering academic reinforcement to elementary school age children. This class is for 11th and 12th graders who are considering a career working with school- age children. Students will tutor four days each week at an elementary school. Students must provide their own transportation to the mentor site, and be academically successful in math and reading.

Independent Living

22103G11

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 11, 12
Credits: 1

Are you ready to live on your own? This course helps prepare you to live independently by learning about decision- making, getting a job, money management, budgeting, apartment hunting, credit, banking, insurance, and investment options. Great class for all students!

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22102G12

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 11, 12
Credits: 1

This is an excellent choice for those students interested in building communication skills and understanding communication styles.  Students also study about the impact that happiness, humor, and mindfulness have on the individual and their relationships. This is a discussion-based course.

Contemporary Relationships

22102G22

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 11, 12
Credits: 1

This course is designed to provide insight into the dynamics of relationships by examining common stages: dating, marriage, cohabitation, childbearing, and loss. It is a great class for students interested in the social services field. Other learning areas include sexuality-related topics, prenatal development, and birth.  Part of the course includes either a computerized infant/parenting simulator project or a new parent research project. This is a discussion-based course.

Life Issues

22105G11

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 11, 12
Credits: 1

This is designed to examine and understand the cause, effects and the complexities that certain life issues may have on the individual and their relationships. Some of the topics studied throughout the course include: the personality, eating disorders, self-injury, anxiety, depression, suicide, addiction, and child abuse. This is an excellent choice for students interested in the social sciences.

Peer Insights

22999G11

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 11, 12
Credits: 1

This 11-12th grade class meets ½ of the period for two quarters. You will earn a total of one credit. Students with and without disabilities work together to learn about the challenges and realities of living with a disability. The students plan and participate in class activities to promote social interaction. Each class completes a community service project, research project, and hosts a homecoming celebration as a social event. Students who are interested in teaching, medicine, or careers working with persons who have disabilities should take this class. A class goal is increasing peer interaction for students who live with
disabilities.

Health Education

08051G11

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

Recommendation: The health education department recommends this course be taken sophomore year, but it can be taken any time.

This course is designed for students to gain knowledge and develop healthy attitudes to make responsible decisions that enhance individual, family, and community health. Students will evaluate their own wellness and focus on selected areas of contemporary health issues. Units include Mental Health and Wellness, Drug and Addiction Education, Relationships and Reproductive Health and Wellness. Community speakers and resources, class projects, and interpersonal communication skills are part of the essential learning targets for this course.

Health Education Online

08051G11OL

Online Course

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

Students must be a sophomore, junior or senior to enroll in online Health.  Students who take Health online should be organized, and prepared to do much of the course work on their own. This course will be conducted in a format that is designed to guide and inform students to increase the quality of their life by analyzing decisions that can enhance individual, family and community health. Students in online Health will be required to attend guest speaker presentations during their scheduled online hour approximately 8 times during the term of the course.

The course is designed to motivate students to increase the quality of their life by analyzing decisions that can enhance individual, family and community health.  Students will evaluate their own wellness and focus on selected areas of contemporary health issues. Units include Mental Health and Wellness, Drug and Addiction Education, Relationships and Reproductive Health.  Community speakers, class projects, and interpersonal communication skills are part of the essential learning targets for this course.  Students will be required to complete 1 project in each unit as well as multiple mini lessons and assignments.  Learning will be shown in a variety of ways, including online discussions, video chats, Flipgrid, and other online tools.

Sophomores in online Health will be assigned a study hall during their online hour.  The health education department recommends this course be taken sophomore year, but it can be taken any time.

Health Elective - First Aid and CPR/AED Certification

08055E11

Prerequisite: Health Education
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

Note: This course is for elective credit only.

Health Elective - First Aid and CPR/AED Certification is an elective Health Class.  This is an active, participatory class which includes hands on activities, speakers, and field trips.  Students are trained in American Heart Association First Aid and CPR for Adult, Child and Infant and AED training.  Upon completion of this class, students will earn an official Certification for First Aid and CPR/AED Certification.  In addition to these life saving skills the students will learn how to live a healthy lifestyle through a unit on nutrition and physical activity.  Students must have completed the health education graduation requirement before taking this course.

Health Elective - The Science of Happiness

08057G11

Prerequisite: Health Education
Grade(s): 11, 12
Credits: 1

Note: This course is for elective credit only.

This course will focus on making behavioral changes that directly impact students' lives. Stress management, happiness, self-esteem, empathy, friendship, love, showing gratitude, acts of kindness, connecting with others personally are all behaviors rich in research that have great impacts in our overall happiness. The Science of Happiness would be organized around a series of themes presented weekly. Each theme is presented over the course of a week, where students will hone in on a specific topic or skill that's important to a happy life, each theme being backed by research. Students will perform a "lifestyle change project" as the summative assessment for this course.

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23999G26 (Periods 2/3) Semester 1

23999G36 (Periods 3/4) Semester 1

23999G46 (Periods 1/2) Semester 2

23999G56 (Periods 2/3) Semester 2

23999G66 (Periods 3/4) Semester 2

Construction I

Prerequisite: 2 EPHS Technology Education courses

Note: This is an articulated course

The goal of this course is to provide students with experiences and examples of the construction industry that will allow them to assess their own abilities and interests in the various construction disciplines.

Students will participate in classroom, shop, and house-project activities. The activities in the shop and house project will allow the students to have hands-on opportunities in many construction disciplines.

This experience will allow students to make informed career decisions for the future, while providing them with a useful background in the construction industry.

Fall Semester (10:00 am & 12:10 pm):

Areas of Study may include:

  • Introduction to Residential Construction
  • Wall Framing
  • Basic Residential Electrical Principles
  • Materials & Methods
  • Residential Blueprint Reading

Note: A lab fee is required for this course

Construction II

Prerequisite: 2 EPHS Technology Education courses

Note: This is an articulated course

The goal of this course is to provide students with experiences and examples of the construction industry that will allow them to assess their own abilities and interests in the various construction disciplines.

Students will participate in classroom, shop, and house-project activities. The activities in the shop and house project will allow the students to have hands-on opportunities in many construction disciplines.

This experience will allow students to make informed career decisions for the future, while providing them with a useful background in the construction industry.

Spring Semester (10:00 am & 12:10 pm)

Areas of Study may include:

  • Introduction to CAD
  • Ceramic Tile
  • Basics of Cabinetmaking
  • Deck construction
  • Intro to Stair Framing
  • Intro to Rafter Framing

Note: A lab fee is required for this course

Culinary Arts

Prerequisite: EPHS Food Fundamentals course

Note: This is an articulated course

Fall Semester (12:10 pm)

This course is intended to introduce students to a variety of careers in the food service industry. Students will experience a number of career areas through both technical and hands-on skills.  Employment opportunities and career advancement will be discussed and explored.  Food preparation experiences will range from the very basic to gourmet.  Students will also explore some specialty career areas within the food service industry.

Areas of Study:

  • ServSafe Certification
  • Introduction to the food service industry
  • Safety and sanitation
  • Reading and conversion of recipes
  • Tools and Equipment
  • Basic principles of cooking and food science
  • Mise En Place
  • Stocks and Sauces
  • Soups

Note:  There is a lab fee for this course.

Spring Semester (12:10 pm)

This course offers a more advanced level of culinary training tailored to the standards of the culinary industry.  Students will be expected to perform at entry-level industry standards.  Hands-on activities are about 70 percent of the coursework.

Areas of Study:

  • ServSafe Certification
  • Vegetable cookery
  • Potato cookery    
  • Legumes, grains, pasta and starch cookery
  • Meat, poultry, and seafood cookery
  • Salad dressings and Salad
  • Sandwiches
  • Breakfast Cookery
  • Intro to baking

Note:  There is a lab fee for this course.

Cooking For Independent Living

Note: No articulated credit is available for this course

Fall and Spring Semester (8:00 am & 10:00 am)

This course introduces the student to basic food preparation skills for use in the home setting as well as on the job.  The student will learn to prepare balanced meals with emphasis on nutrition and economy.  This course is designed for students who are developing transition skills.

Students who continue in the Spring Semester will build on skills learned Fall Semester, increasing their level of independence.

Areas of Study:

  • Menu planning
  • Economy-budgeting
  • Nutrition
  • Sanitation and Safety
  • Food preparation skills
  • Knife skills
  • Full meal preparation
  • Shopping for Food
  • Sanitation and Safety
  • Measurements

Note: A lab fee is required for this course

Intro to Criminal Justice

Note: This course has concurrent college credit worth 3 semester credits.

This course will introduce the student to the criminal justice system. Student study will focus on the components of the criminal justice system: Laws and Government, Policing, Courts, and Corrections. Students will learn how the four components are connected and related. Topics include history, ethics, victimization, crime statistics and extent, our changing society, and advances in technology. Court cases as well as system successes and failures are discussed and analyzed. This course satisfies Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MNTC) Goal 9: Ethical and Civic Responsibility.

Fall Semester (10:00 am and 12:10 pm)

Major Content:

  • Crime and the Criminal Justice System in the United States
  • Nature of Crime and Victimization
  • Crime statistics commonly used
  • Criminal and constitutional law issues
  • History of Policing
  • Organization, role, and function of policing
  • Community oriented policing/Problem solving policing
  • Organization, role, and function of courts
  • The criminal prosecution process
  • Prosecution and defense attorneys
  • History of corrections
  • Organization, role, and function of jails and prisons
  • Probation and parole; community based corrections
  • Determinate and indeterminate sentencing models
  • Juvenile Justice System
  • Minnesota POST Board requirements
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Note: This course has concurrent college credit worth 3 semester credits.

This course will focus on the origins, history, and current practices of policing. Key issues, questions, and concepts related to police interaction with communities as well as relevant court cases are studied. Topic areas include ethics, leadership, diversity, problem solving, volunteerism and communication.

Spring Semester (10:00 am and 12:10 pm)

Major Content:

  • Introduction to the historical development of policing in society
  • Development of American police in relation to local and national security
  • Professional reports and influence of police research
  • Role of psychological and job testing
  • Police professionalism
  • Knowledge of field training officer (FTO) training aspects
  • Police discretionary behavior
  • Police hierarchy and career development
  • Bias motivated crime and mandated reports
  • Domestic abuse and assault and mandated reports
  • Corruption and abuse of power
  • Civic and ethical responsibility and evaluation citizens’ complaints
  • Ethnic, racial, and female presence on the force
  • Community policing and crime prevention
  • Police legal standards of liability
  • Coping with occupational stress and agendas for change in American policing
  • Police role in court and correctional process 
  • Diversity and respect in community collaboration and problem-solving
  • Application of Constitutional amendments and State statutes
  • POST Board Standards of Conduct
Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)

Note: This course has concurrent college credit worth 3 semester credits.

This course prepares students to provide immediate lifesaving pre-hospital assessment and care for patients of all ages until additional medical help arrives. Students will learn about responder roles, responsibilities, and legal concerns as well as patient assessment, care and stabilization. Additional topics of study include an introduction to emergency medical services systems, anatomy and physiology, responder safety and career opportunities. Practical skills required for EMR’s to deal with medical and traumatic emergencies will be taught and students will be trained in professional rescuer CPR.

Fall or Spring Semester (10:00 am & 12:10 pm)

Areas of Study:

  • The Emergency Medical System
  • Responder Safety and Wellness
  • Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues
  • Communication, Documentation and Terminology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Airway Management
  • Patient Assessment
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Bleeding, Shock, and Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Childbirth
  • Pediatric and Geriatric Emergencies
  • Patient Extrication, Movement and Transport
Nursing Assistant

Note: This is an articulated course

This course prepares students for entry-level patient-care employment. Students will acquire skills in basic nursing, human-needs rehabilitation, and restorative services. Skills are practiced in a supervised laboratory and in a long-term care facility.  Upon successful completion, students will be eligible to take the MN State Nursing Assistant Competency exam.   Successful completion of this course requires 80 percent or higher scores on each written test, completion of all skill demonstrations, completion of ALL scheduled clinical hours, and 90 percent or better attendance in classroom and lab.  A mantoux test within 90 days of clinical is required.

Fall Semester (8:00 am, 10:00 am & 12:10 pm)

Spring Semester (12:10 pm)

Areas of Study:

  • Resident rights
  • Safety and infection control
  • Communication
  • Death and dying
  • Nutrition
  • Personal care
  • Vital signs
  • Mental health rehabilitation
  • Introduction to Medical Terminology
Health Careers

Note: Part of this course is an articulated course

This exciting course is for students interested in exploring a career in the medical field. In addition to career exploration, students will also develop career goals, identify personal characteristics, learn medical terminology and be introduced to anatomy and physiology.

Spring Semester (8:00 am, 10:00 am & 12:10 pm)

Areas of Study:

  • Medical terminology
  • Safety and infection control
  • Personal characteristics, legal and ethical responsibilities
  • Career exploration in Diagnostics, Therapeutics, Health Informatics, Support Services and Biotechnology Research and Development
  • AHA CPR & First Aid
  • Team member and leadership skills
Auto Body Repair

Prerequisite: 2 EPHS Technology Education courses

Note: This is an articulated course

Fall Semester (10:00 am & 12:10 pm)

This introductory course to auto body technology teaches non-structural repair, collision damage estimating, and refinishing.  This is a skill-building course that starts students on their way towards becoming proficient in the auto body industry.

Areas of Study:

  • Automotive refinishing
  • Detailing
  • Estimating
  • Safety Practices

Spring Semester (10:00 am & 12:15 pm)

In this course, students learn MIG welding, dent repair, and alignment of bolts on parts.

Areas of Study:

  • Cutting and heating processes
  • Welding
  • Non-structural repair
  • Disassembly, assembly, and alignment of bolt-on components
  • Advanced welding project

Note: A lab fee is required for this course.

Painting/Welding for Auto Body Repair

Prerequisite: 2 EPHS Technology Education courses

Note: This is an articulated course

Students will learn oxyacetylene cutting and welding, MIG welder set up, removal of welded components on vehicles and replacement, plastic welding and plastic repair.

Fall Semester (EPC) (8:00 am)

Areas of Study:

  • Oxyacetylene cutting and welding
  • MIG welding/set up
  • Weld drilling and cutting
  • Plastic welding/repair
  • Surface Prep
  • Undercoats
  • Finish coats
  • Polish

Note:  There is a lab fee for this course.

Advanced Auto Body Repair

Prerequisite: Student must have completed both Fall and Spring Semester Auto Body Repair courses

Note: This is an articulated course

Students refine their skills in repairing today’s technologically advanced cars that require knowledge of metals and plastics and proficiency in performing structural repairs using specialized equipment.  Students will restore and refinish vehicles, using skills learned in class.

Fall or Spring Semester (Instructor approval required) (EPC) (8:00 am, 10:00 am & 12:15 pm)

Areas of Study:

  • Frame repair
  • Welding
  • Metal finishing
  • Painting
  • Alignment of body components
Automotive Technology

Prerequisite: 2 EPHS Technology Education courses

Note: This is an articulated course

Fall Semester (8:00 am, 10:00 am & 12:10 pm):

Students learn basic automotive systems and begin mastering tools, techniques, and maintenance procedures regularly performed on automobiles.  Students will perform work on donated vehicles or their own vehicles, and conduct repair and maintenance procedures on tires, steering, suspension, and electrical systems.  In addition, students will acquire shop safety habits essential to work in an automotive service shop.  Experiences include using on-line automotive resources similar to those at automotive service centers to find information on all mass-produced vehicles.

Areas of Study:

  • Suspension and steering
  • Automotive electrical systems

Spring Semester (8:00 am, 10:00 am & 12:10 pm):

This course continues the study of fundamental automotive theories and operating systems.  Students learn about automotive brake systems through lecture and hands-on activities.  Students will learn brake theory, diagnosis, and repair.  In addition, basic engine theory, fuel injection, ignition, and engine performance will be covered.  (Fall Semester is not a prerequisite for the Spring Semester course.)

Areas of Study:

  • Brakes
  • Engine theory
  • Engine performance

Note:  There is a lab fee for this course.

Outdoor Motor Sports / Power Equipment I

Prerequisite: 2 EPHS Technology Education courses

Note: This is an articulated course

Students will learn how to maintain and repair ATVs, motorcycles, mini bikes, snowmobiles, personal watercraft, and small internal combustion engines used on power equipment such as lawn tractors, generators, trimmers, and leaf/snow blowers.  Students will also learn engine maintenance, preventive care, problem solving, minor and major engine rebuilding, and how to achieve customer satisfaction.  The curriculum focuses on skill building projects and troubleshooting.  Students learn industry standards and current technology using both factory and after-market manuals and text. 

Fall or Spring Semester (EPC) (10:00 am & 12:15 pm)

Areas of Study:

  • Engine rebuilding
  • Repair and overhaul
  • Shop safety
  • Trouble-shooting techniques
Outdoor Motor Sports / Power Equipment II

Prerequisite: Student must have passed Outdoor Motor Sports/Power Equipment I

Note: This is an articulated course

Students in this advanced course will focus on skill building, diagnostics, trouble- shooting, preventive care, and minor and major engine rebuilding. A large emphasis will be placed on time management which will include ordering parts, customer communications, invoicing, and computer skills. Electrical components, along with reading schematics and the repair of these items, will also be a component of this course. Electrical motors and the various charging systems will be introduced. Students will learn to use a multimeter in coordination with manufacturer specific service manuals to diagnose, troubleshoot and correct electrical problems.

Fall or Spring Semester (EPC) (10:00 am & 12:15 pm)

Areas of Study:

  • Electrical components
  • Reading schematics
  • Repair and overhaul
  • Electrical motors and battery power
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Note: This is an articulated course

Power Sports for the Enthusiast focuses on both preventative and routine maintenance of power sports equipment. Students will learn how to properly store their seasonal equipment. Students will also set up and maintain a “home shop” learning how to budget and purchase tools and equipment, maintain their “shop” and perform projects required with the resources they have at their “shop”. Problem solving and critical thinking are two of the “tools” the students will frequently use.

Fall or Spring Semester (EPC) (8:00 am)

Areas of Study:

  • How to bleed hydraulic brakes
  • How to tighten a chain on a dirt bike
  • How to align the skis on a snowmobile
  • How to lower a motorcycle
  • How to wire in an integrated tail light
  • How to change impeller on an outboard
Introduction to Information Technology

Prerequisite: 2 EPHS Technology Education courses

Note: This is an articulated course

This course will introduce the student to an overview of the IT principles which every business and computer student should understand. This course will present the changing role of the IS professional as well as introduce concepts that will be covered more fully in advanced classes. This course will utilize hands –on experiences to maximize instruction.

Fall & Spring Semester (EPC) (8:00 am, 10:00 am, and 12:10 pm):

Areas of Study:

  • IT Exploration (8:00 am) Articulated
  • Web Design (8:00 am)
  • Define terms
  • Label computer components
  • Utilize application software
  • Describe data communications
  • Apply business and computer ethics
  • Identify computer security issues
  • Characterize database functions
  • Explore future job opportunities
  • Apply decision making practices 
  • Explain artificial intelligence technologies
  • Explore emerging technologies
  • Animation (Stop Motion & 2D & 3D) Students will learn to animate your own project
  • Build their dream computer in presentation form and present to the class
  • Learn to disassemble and reassemble a computer
Eden Prairie High School logo black and red

Taste of Tech is a class that is designed to help students explore different Career and Technical careers. Students who take this class will be exposed to all of the Pathways courses that are taught at the times mentioned above for a two-week period. This class is open for students to enroll at any time throughout the semester.

Fall & Spring Semester (8:00 am & 10:00 am):

While the students are exposed to the Pathways courses they will focus their learning on:

  • Career investigation
  • Job outlook
  • Salary potential
  • Industry specific safety
  • Tools and techniques
  • Industry specific project
Algebra I A&B

02006G14 / 02006G24

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

Note: This course is offered for elective credit only.

All students who have not successfully completed Algebra I (linear) in middle school or another school district must complete this course.  This course will use a variety of instructional methods to engage students in the study of algebra.  After successful completion of Algebra I, students should enroll in Geometry.

Geometry A&B

02072G12 / 02072G22

Prerequisite: Algebra 8 or Honors Algebra 8 (at CMS) or Algebra I (at EPHS)
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

Students will study the language, logic, and applications of geometry.  Students will communicate their problem solving skills, construct logical arguments, and analyze patterns to measure the world around them in terms of space, shape and size. 

Note:  the successful completion of Geometry A & B is a graduation requirement.

After successful completion of Geometry, students should enroll in Algebra II.  Students who are successful in Geometry often go on to take AP Computer Science Principles.

Honors Geometry A&B

02072E12 / 02072E22

Prerequisite: Honors Algebra 8,  or teacher recommendation
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

Registration recommendation:  Grade of A- or better in Algebra I, Honors Algebra 8 strongly recommended

Honors Geometry students will study the language, logic and applications of geometry.  Students will communicate their problem solving skills, construct logical arguments, and analyze patterns to measure the world around them in terms of space, shape and size.  Enrichment comes in the form of more challenging projects, significant emphasis on written work associated with projects, challenge-of-the-mind exercises and more challenging daily work.  After successful completion of Honors Geometry, students should enroll in either Algebra II or Honors Algebra II.  Students who are successful in Honors Geometry often go on to take AP Computer Science Principles.

Algebra II A&B

02142G12 / 02142G22

Prerequisite: Algebra I and Geometry
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

Students must register for both terms A & B of this course.

This course provides the foundation for the study of advanced mathematics.  Topics include:  linear, quadratic, and polynomial functions.  Students will simplify complex expressions, powers, and roots, and solve equations, inequalities, and systems of equations through graphing and algebraic reasoning.  The topics of sequences and series and an introduction to complex numbers are also explored in Algebra II.

Note: Successful completion of the Algebra II course is a graduation requirement.

After successful completion of Algebra II, students should enroll in FST.

Honors Algebra II A&B

02142E12 / 02142E22

Prerequisite: Honors Geometry or Geometry (per teacher recommendation only)
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

Registration Recommendation: Honors Geometry with a “B” or better grade average. Regular Geometry students with teacher recommendation.

Expectations include mastery of Algebra I concepts.  A review packet is distributed during the summer or before 3rd term and a test is given on the material the first week of class.  Students should be able to work independently and in groups and be highly motivated and willing to accept a challenge.  This is a fast paced and rigorous course.  In addition to topics covered in Algebra II, enriched units may include advanced functions, complex numbers, solving polynomials, logarithms, and analytic trigonometry. Students who complete Honors Algebra II must also complete either AP Statistics or Statistics and Data Science in order to meet graduation requirements.  In addition, students who are successful in Honors Algebra II often go on to take Pre-calculus or Honors Pre-calculus.

 

FST (Functions, Statistics, and Trigonometry) A&B

02103G12 / 02103G22

Prerequisite: Geometry and Algebra II
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

Registration Recommendation: Successful completion of Algebra II - Students from Honors Algebra II should enroll in Pre-calculus or Honors Pre-calculus along with AP Statistics or Statistics and Data Science.  This class is not for students who have completed Pre-Calculus.

Note: Successful completion of FST is a graduation requirement.

Students must register for both terms A & B of this course.

This course provides the foundation for the study of advanced mathematics and continues the topics presented in Algebra II.  Topics include:  linear, quadratic, radical, rational, and trigonometric functions.  Statistics is a strong component of this course.   Many applications are studied with the assistance of a graphing calculator. This course has been designed for those who have completed Algebra II and completes the courses required for graduation.  Students who are successful in FST often go on to take Statistics and Data Science, Algebra & Trigonometry, or Pre-Calculus.

FST Standards (Functions, Statistics, and Trigonometry) A&B

******* / *******

Prerequisite: Algebra II or Algebra II Standards and Geometry (Teacher Recommendation Only)
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

Registration Recommendation: This class is not for students who have completed Honors Algebra II or Pre-Calculus and beyond.

Note: Successful completion of the Standards FST, FST, Statistics and Analytics, or AP Statistics is a graduation requirement.

Students must register for both terms A & B of this course

This course provides students an opportunity to learn and demonstrate mastery of the remaining math standards required for graduation and continues the topics presented in Algebra 2.  Topics include:  linear, quadratic, polynomial, radical, rational, exponential, and trigonometric (right triangle) functions.  Statistics is a strong component of this course.   Many applications are studied with the assistance of a graphing calculator. This course has been designed for those who have completed Algebra 2 or Algebra 2 Standards.

Eden Prairie High School logo black and red

02103G12BL / 02103G22BL

Prerequisite: Algebra II and Geometry
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

Blended FST is a self-paced mastery method designed course with three levels of content completion: Standards FST, FST, and Honors FST. Students will move at a personalized pace to master each concept of the course. Instruction in this course is through video lessons, peer collaboration, and small group instruction.

This course provides the foundation for the study of advanced mathematics and continues the topics presented in Algebra II. FST topics include: linear, quadratic, polynomial, radical, rational, exponential, trigonometric functions, probability, and statistics. Many applications are studied with the assistance of a graphing calculator.

Successful completion of the Standards FST course meets all graduation requirements, but does not meet the prerequisites for any other math course at EPHS. Students who complete FST will be equipped to take College Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Stats & Analytics, or AP Statistics. Students completing Honors FST are also eligible for Honors Pre-Calc in addition to those aforementioned courses.

Algebra & Trigonometry A&B

02106G12 / 02106G22

College Credit Available

Prerequisite: FST
Grade(s): 11, 12
Credits: 2

Registration Recommendation: A grade average of “C” or higher in  FST

This course is a great start to a student’s college transcript!  It is recommended for students who are college bound, but do not necessarily desire to be math majors.  Algebra & Trigonometry emphasizes the properties of functions and their graphs.  Concepts covered throughout the two terms of the course are:  linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions as well as matrices, determinants, conic functions and trigonometry.  Other topics include solving equations, inequalities, and systems of equations. This course is not open to students who have successfully completed Pre-calculus with a “B” or better.

College credit transfers to colleges as a fulfillment of your general mathematics course.

Pre-­Calculus A&B

02110G12 / 02110G22

Prerequisite: Honors Algebra II or FST
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

Registration Recommendation: Grade average of “B” or higher in Honors Algebra II or FST 

This course should be taken by students who want to be challenged by higher level thinking and analysis in the world of mathematics.  The main emphasis of the course is to expand on Algebra II and Geometry by a more in depth study of functions, graphing (graphical analysis), and trigonometry as well as other advanced topics beyond the scope of previous courses.  Students are required to have a graphing calculator for this course (recommended Texas Instruments TI-89 or TI-84 calculator).  Students who are successful (A- or better) in Pre-Calculus often go on to take Calculus, AP Calculus, AP Computer Science A (Java), Statistics and Data Science, and/or AP Statistics.

Honors Pre-­Calculus A&B

02110E12 / 02110E22

Prerequisite: Honors Algebra II or teacher recommendation
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

Registration Recommendation: A grade average of “B” or higher in Honors Algebra II

This course should be taken by students who want to be challenged by higher-level thinking and analysis in the world of mathematics. The core curriculum is the same as Pre-Calculus with the addition of honors level extensions and discussions of advanced topics Students are required to have a graphing calculator for this course (recommended Texas Instruments TI-89 or TI-84 calculator).  Students who are successful (A- or better) in Honors Pre-Calculus often go on to take Calculus, AP Calculus, AP Computer Science A (Java), Statistics and Data Science, and/or AP Statistics.

Statistics and Data Science

02202G12 / 02202G22

Prerequisite: Honors Algebra II or FST
Grade(s): 11, 12
Credits: 2

"The best thing about being a statistician is that you get to play in everyone's backyard."
John Tukey (1915-2000)

Statistics and Data Science provides a practical introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics.  Students learn statistical reasoning: collecting data, analyzing data, and making reasonable conclusions.  Use of technology will be prominent.  Throughout the course, students complete investigations on topics of their choice that require statistical reasoning and focus on clear, concise communication of technical information.  This course is an excellent preparation for college-level statistics and can be taken concurrently with other math courses.

Advanced Placement (AP) Statistics

02203E11

College Credit Available

Prerequisite: Honors Algebra II OR FST
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

Registration Recommendation: A grade average of “B” or higher in FST or Honors Algebra II.

This is a semester-long course.

Preparation for the AP exam will be provided in class and students are strongly encouraged to take the examination. Advanced Placement Statistics will introduce students to the major concepts and tools for collecting data, analyzing data, and drawing conclusions from data. The course follows four broad conceptual themes: Exploring Data: Observing patterns and departures from patterns; Planning a Study: Deciding what and how to measure; Anticipating Patterns: Producing models using probability and simulation; and Statistical Inference: Estimating parameters and testing hypotheses.  Students are required to have a graphing calculator for this course (recommended Texas Instruments TI-89 or TI-84).

Calculus A&B

02121G12 / 02121G22

Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus or Honors Pre-Calculus
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

Registration Recommendation: A grade average of “B” or higher in Pre-Calculus or Honors Pre-Calculus

This is a rigorous college level course for the serious mathematics student.  Its college-level topics include limits, derivatives, integrals, and their applications.  A considerable math background is assumed.  Students with a “B” or higher grade average in Pre-Calculus tend to be more successful in Calculus.

Advanced Placement (AP) AB Calculus A&B

02124E12 / 02124E22

College Credit Available

Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus or Honors Pre-Calculus
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

Registration Recommendation: A grade average of “A” or higher in Pre-Calculus or "B" or higher in Honors Pre-Calculus

This course offers an environment where students can study, learn, and make discoveries in the different areas of calculus. A graphing calculator is required for the course (TI-84, TI-89 or TI-Nspire are recommended). Although students can take this course alone and take the AP AB Calculus exam in May, it is highly recommended that students continue on to AP BC Calculus in the same year.  We have found that by doing this, students tend to score better on the AP exams, and are also in a position to take Calculus 3 (Multivariable Calculus) the following year.

Advanced Placement (AP) BC Calculus A&B

02125E12 / 02125E22

College Credit Available

Prerequisite: AP AB Calculus or, in some cases, regular Calculus with instructor approval.
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

Registration Recommendation: A grade average of “C” or higher in AP Calculus AB

This course is a continuation of the AP AB Calculus curriculum and it prepares students for the AP BC Calculus exam in May.  Those who complete the AP AB Calculus course should expect the same rigor.  While it is possible to take AP AB Calculus and AP BC Calculus in separate years, it is highly recommended that all four terms be completed in the same year.  We have found that by doing this, students tend to score better on the AP exam and are also in a position to take Calculus 3 (Multivariable Calculus) the following year.

Calculus 3 -­ Multivariable Calculus

02122E12 / 02122E22

Prerequisite: AP BC Calculus
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

Registration Recommendation: A grade average of “B” or higher in AP Calculus AB and BC

This course offers the opportunity to those students who have completed the AP Calculus curriculum as underclassmen to continue in a college level math course.  The students can expect the same rigor as in the AP classes as they explore rectangular, parametric and polar functions, vectors and graphs in more than two dimensions.

Computer Science Principles

10157G12 / 10157G22

Prerequisite: Read & Write at grade level
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

Fulfills the EPHS Technology Graduation Requirement

You will learn how to design and build mobile apps - apps that are aware of their location, drawing apps that integrate with your camera, and completely original apps that you plan, design, code and test. The only limit is your own imagination. But computer science is not just about coding. So, we will also learn broadly about the fundamental principles of computer science. We’ll learn about the potential and the limitations of computing and coding. We'll learn how the Internet works and how encryption is used to protect our Internet transactions. We’ll learn about the positive and negative aspects of computing in today's society. We’ll learn about the growing career opportunities in the wide field of computer science.

Mobile CSP Online – Skinny Option (4 terms)

10157G12SOL / 10157G22SOL

Online Course

Prerequisite: Read & Write at Grade Level, ability  to work independently, complete work given deadlines, and access resources when needed
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

This course is intended primarily for students scheduled in full-year music ensemble.

Fulfills the EPHS Technology Graduation Requirement

Mobile computing is an emerging field that focuses on mobile devices such as tablets and smart phones. In this course we will use the mobile programming language, App Inventor, to program our Android tablets and smart phones. You will learn how to design and build mobile apps - apps that are aware of their location, apps that send and receive text messages, apps that give advice and directions. The only limit on the type of apps you will learn to build is your own imagination. But computer science is not just about coding. So, we will also learn broadly about the fundamental principles of computer science. We’ll learn about the potential and the limitations of computing and coding. We'll learn how the Internet works and how encryption is used to protect our Internet transactions. We’ll learn about the positive and negative aspects of computing in today's society.  And lots more.  This course will be online with access to room 320 (and the android devices) during the school day.

AP Computer Science Principles

10157E12 / 10157E22

College Credit Available

Prerequisite: Read & Write at grade level
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

Fulfills the EPHS Technology Graduation Requirement

A rigorous, fast-paced course that gets you ready for the AP CSP exam (given nationally in May). We practice computational thinking and learn about the wide field of computer science. Some days we are writing code in MIT App Inventor, reading about DDoS attacks, arguing about whose job it is to provide internet access to all (or some), or working in teams to solve puzzles, practice sorting algorithms or create post-it art. We discuss the impact that Big Data has on our world, what happened to our privacy and what is double factor authentication among other topics. As an AP level class, we will build a digital portfolio to send to the College Board; read and write critically about data and algorithms; and prepare for the rigorous AP multiple choice test in the spring.

AP Computer Science Principles Online – Skinny Option (4 terms)

10157E12SOL / 10157E22SOL

College Credit Available

Online Course

Prerequisite: Read & Write at Grade Level, ability  to work independently, complete work given deadlines, and access resources when needed
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

This course is intended primarily for students scheduled in full-year music ensemble

Fulfills the EPHS Technology Graduation Requirement

A rigorous, fast-paced course that gets you ready for the AP CSP exam (given nationally in May). We practice computational thinking and learn about the wide field of computer science. Some days we are writing code in MIT App Inventor, reading about DDoS attacks, arguing about whose job it is to provide internet access to all (or some), or working in teams to solve puzzles, practice sorting algorithms or create post-it art. We discuss the impact that Big Data has on our world, what happened to our privacy and what is double factor authentication among other topics. As an AP level class, we will build a digital portfolio to send to the College Board; read and write critically about data and algorithms; and prepare for the rigorous AP multiple choice test in the spring. This course will be online.

AP CS A: Java

10158E12 / 10158E22

College Credit Available

Prerequisite: AP CSP or Honors Algebra II or FST
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

This is a two-term class

AP CS A: Java is a challenging course that prepares you for the AP CS A: Java exam offered in May.  Most students who take Java intend to take (or have taken) Pre Calculus.  This course requires deep thinkers who love to problem solve.  Figuring out why algorithms work (or don't), anticipating challenges and celebrating when everything is successful make this a rewarding adventure in computing.  AP CS A: Java is an ideal course before starting the Calculus sequence.  Increasing your logical thinking skills, revealing how algorithms function and making your thinking transparent will help you in future Mathematics, Science, and Engineering courses.  We work hard, tackle complex problems, and create inventive solutions.  Most students are heading into a STEM related major in college.

iOS Mobile App Development

10207E14 / 10207E24

Prerequisite: AP CSP or AP CS A: Java
Grade(s): 11, 12
Credits: 2

Learn the basics of mobile app development for the iOS platform, including iPhone, iPad, Watch and Apple TV.  Successful completion of either AP CS A (Java) or AP CSP and passing (3 or greater) of either AP exam is required.

Advanced iOS Mobile App Development

10207E34 / 10207E44

Prerequisite: iOS Mobile App Development AND Both AP CS A: Java and AP CSP
Grade(s): 11, 12
Credits: 2

Extend your learning from iOS, develop new apps, go further with your first project - learn a new section of swift.  Successful completion of BOTH AP CSP and AP CS A (Java) are required for a second year of iOS.

Eden Prairie High School logo black and red

10258G11

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

This course covers the basic ways that criminals and security experts break—and break into— computer systems. 

The topics included in this course will change as “black hats” find new ways to infiltrate networks, stand-alone machines, smartphones, and, of course, personal computers. 

Several possible topics could be Denial of Service attacks, phishing scams, the Internet of Things, Trojan horses, and ransomware. Students will learn about these topics by hacking into password-protected machines; reading scientific publications and security reports; analyzing, and then writing, malicious software; and researching operating system exploits, including those in iOS, Android, and Windows.

History of Rock ‘n’ Roll

05117G11

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

Note: This course does not fulfill the Fine Arts graduation requirement

This course is open to any student who would like to learn about music styles from traditional to rock and hip hop. Students will learn to use descriptive musical vocabulary and to identify musical form; analyze and describe music through listening, writing, and discussion; study music of historical significance and relate it to music today; examine musical design and form; and identify and interpret cultural and ideological information embedded in music. This course does not fulfill the fine/applied arts graduation requirement.

Music Insights

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Prerequisite: Approval from Case Manager / Music Instructor required
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

Registration Requirement: See Jill Boyd in the Choir office for course number to officially sign up for Music Insights

Music Insights is a course designed for the inclusion of students in general education and students in special education to work together in a tactile music setting.  While integrating the Arts in the education of both students with and without special needs, students engage in social interaction and develop relationships and musical skills together.  Students will learn and perform basic music concepts.  Students will be exposed to and included in many forms of music learning and creation through individual and group exploration.  Music instruction will be modified and adapted to meet the needs of each individual student.  This course will meet for half of a block period for an entire semester, and the course will include a public performance by the students.

Ukulele

05108G11

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1/term

Note: This course does not fulfill the Fine Arts graduation requirement

Ukulele is open to all students 10-12, ranging in degrees of experience on the instrument. Beginners as well as students who have started learning are welcome. The primary focus of this class is to introduce students to the ukulele, teach them playing skills, and encourage community based ukulele "jams". Each student moves at an individual pace, but group work is encouraged as students advance in their skill. Chord chart reading, singing, and composition are fundamental in the curriculum.

Eagle Marching Band - Term 1

05103G11

Prerequisite: Musical/visual audition in May
Co-requisite: Students must also enroll in a concert band (9th Grade Band, 10th Grade Concert Band, Symphonic Band, or Wind Ensemble) for at least one additional term (2, 3, or 4) to be eligible for participation in Eagle Band.  We strongly encourage students to remain in band throughout the entire year!
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

1st term only

9th grade students may be admitted in to the colorguard portion of Eagle Marching Band based on teacher recommendation and audition.

Eagle Marching Band is a performance-based band that involves several performances during 1st term.  This band is committed to excellence in music education, personal development, and musical and visual performance.  As a member of the Eagle Marching Band, you are expected to: 1) Attend and participate in all weekly July/August practices and Band Camp in August; 2) Attend and participate in all performances in August, September, and October; 3) Memorize at least 10 minutes of music, equipment work, and marching drill; 4) Successfully pass a memorization test; 5) Register with the MN State High School League and abide by its regulations for participation in co-curricular activities (Eagle Band is BOTH curricular and co-curricular); and 6) Pay the requisite fees.

9th Grade Band

05101G14 / 05101G24 / 05101G34 / 05101G44

Prerequisite: Previous playing experience required
Grade(s): 9
Credits: 1 or 2

Auditions may be held at the end of the first semester to help determine 2nd semester band placement.

A wide variety of music literature will be studied and performed in a major concert each term. The fundamentals of basic musicianship will be emphasized in each class. Playoff pep band performances will occur during terms 1, 2, and 3 for all football, soccer, basketball, and hockey teams that reach Region finals and beyond. All band members are encouraged to take lessons to develop personal music understanding, appreciation, playing techniques, and musicianship; however, lessons may also be provided by the school instructor. This class will meet daily for 45 minutes. Students must enroll for a minimum of one semester (two consecutive terms); although a one-year commitment is recommended.

Concert Wind Ensemble - Term 1

05102G111

Prerequisite: Previous playing experience required
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 0.5

1st term only

A wide variety of music literature will be studied and performed in a major concert first term.  The fundamentals of basic musicianship will be emphasized in each class.  Depending on class size, the ensemble may be divided into smaller like-instrument chamber ensembles to develop confidence and independence.  All band members are encouraged to take lessons to develop personal music understanding, appreciation, playing techniques, and musicianship; however lessons may be provided by the school instructor. This class will be daily for 45 minutes.

Concert Band

05102G211 / 05102G311 / 05102G411

Prerequisite: Previous playing experience required
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 0.5/term

Note: Students must enroll for a minimum of one semester (two consecutive terms); although a three-term commitment is recommended.

A wide variety of music literature will be studied and performed in a major concert each term. The fundamentals of basic musicianship will be emphasized in each class. Playoff pep band performances will occur during terms 1, 2 and 3 for all football, soccer, basketball, volleyball, and hockey teams that reach Region finals and beyond. The 10th Grade Band may represent EPHS at the Region 6AA large group contest held each spring.   All band members are encouraged to take lessons to develop personal music understanding, appreciation, playing techniques, and musicianship; however lessons may provided by the school instructor. This class will meet daily for 45 minutes.

Symphonic Band

05102G511 / 05102G611 / 05102G711

Prerequisite: Previous playing experience required
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 0.5/term

Note: Students must enroll for a minimum of one semester (two consecutive terms); although a three-term commitment is recommended.

A wide variety of music literature will be studied and performed in a major concert each term. The fundamentals of basic musicianship will be emphasized in each class. Playoff pep band performances will occur during terms 1, 2 and 3 for all football, soccer, basketball, volleyball, and hockey teams that reach Region finals and beyond. The Symphonic Band may represent EPHS at the Region 6AA large group contest held each spring.  Students enrolled for the entire year in this class will be eligible to participate in possible performance tours.  All band members are encouraged to take lessons to develop personal music understanding, appreciation, playing techniques, and musicianship; however, lessons may also be provided by the instructor.  This class will meet daily for 45 minutes.

Wind Ensemble

05102E911 / 05102E1011 / 05102E1111

Prerequisite: Audition in spring; initial registration open to previous Wind Ensemble members only
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 0.5/term

A wide variety of music literature will be studied and performed in a major concert each term.  The fundamentals of advanced musicianship and ensemble skills will be emphasized in each class.  Playoff pep band performances will occur during terms 1, 2 and 3 for all football, soccer, basketball, volleyball, and hockey teams that reach Region finals and beyond.  The Wind Ensemble will represent EPHS at the Region 6AA large group contest, at the Lake Conference Band Festival, and on regularly scheduled national/international tours.  All band members are encouraged to take lessons to develop personal music understanding, appreciation, playing techniques, and musicianship; however, lessons may also be provided by the instructor.  This class will meet daily for 45 minutes.  Students must register for all four terms.  Students enrolled in Eagle Band (0701) are exempt from the first term Wind Ensemble requirement.

9th Grade Orchestra

05105G116 / 05105G316 / 05105G416 / 05105G216

Prerequisite: Previous string playing experience required
Grade(s): 9
Credits: 1/semester

9th Grade Orchestra is open to all 9th grade string players who are interested in continuing their musical studies playing 4-5 performances a year. The primary focus of this class is the sequential development of technical and musical skills necessary for independent and group performances. 9th Grade Orchestra represents EPHS on national/state tours, contests/festivals, and community/school events. All students are encouraged to take lessons to develop personal musical understanding, appreciation, playing technique and musicianship. The ensemble meets daily for half of a block period. Incoming 9th grade students are highly encouraged to register for all 4 terms, but are required to register for 2 terms. Students will earn 1 credit per semester. Students are also encouraged to sign-up for the computer technology classes that meet opposite class.

Symphonic Orchestra

05105G516 / 05105G616 / 05105G716 / 05105G816

Prerequisite: Previous string playing experience required
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1/semester

Note: Students are highly encouraged to register for all 4 terms, but are required to register for 2 terms. Students will earn 1 credit per semester. If only registering for 1 semester, you must register for 1st semester only. Half year students are unable to register for 2nd semester.

The primary focus of this class is the sequential development of technical and musical skills necessary for independent and group performances. Symphonic Orchestra represents EPHS on national/state tours, contests/festivals, and community/school events. All students are encouraged to take lessons to develop personal musical understanding, appreciation, playing technique and musicianship. The ensemble meets daily for half of a block period.

Concertino Orchestra

05105G916 / 05105G1016 / 05105G1116 / 05105G1216

Prerequisite: Audition in Spring; initial registration open to students who are auditioning
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1/semester

Concertino Orchestra is the second most advanced orchestral performing group at EPHS playing 6-7 concerts per year.
Concertino will work on technical skills to help advance them to the concert level. Students will continue to develop musical and technical skills necessary for insightful interpretation and performance of medium to advanced orchestral literature.

Concertino Orchestra represents EPHS on national/state tours, contests/festivals, and community/school events. All students are encouraged to take lessons to develop personal musical understanding, appreciation, playing technique and musicianship. This ensemble meets daily for half of a block period and the remainder of the block will occasionally be used for sectionals, small ensemble rehearsal and/or lessons. Students must register for all 4 terms and will earn 1 credit per semester. Students must sign up for an audition in the spring to be eligible for placement in Concertino Orchestra.

Concert Orchestra

05105E1316 / 05105E1416 / 05105E1516 / 05105E1616

Prerequisite: Audition in Spring; initial registration open to previous concert orchestra members only
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1/semester

Concert Orchestra is the most advanced orchestral performing group at EPHS playing 7-8 concerts per year. Students will continue to develop musical and technical skills necessary for insightful interpretation and performance of advanced orchestral literature. Members of the Concert Orchestra are eligible to audition for the Chamber Orchestra (a select co-curricular ensemble). Concert Orchestra represents EPHS on national/state tours, contests/festivals, and community/school events. All students are encouraged to take lessons to develop personal musical understanding, appreciation, playing technique and musicianship. This ensemble meets daily for half of a block period and the remainder of the block will occasionally be used for sectionals, small ensemble rehearsal and/or lessons. Students must register for all 4 terms and will earn 1 credit per semester. Students must sign up for an audition in the spring to be eligible for placement in Concert Orchestra. The orchestra often meets with Wind Ensemble members to perform full orchestra pieces including winds, brass, and percussion.

Treble Choir

05110G18 / 05110G28 / 05110G38 / 05110G48

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 9
Credits: 1/semester

Note: Students must register for a minimum of one semester (two consecutive terms); although a one- year commitment is recommended.

Freshmen girls should register for this course. Treble Choir is a Soprano I, Soprano II, and Alto vocal ensemble. This ensemble will sing a wide variety of two, three, and four part literature in a wide variety of languages and styles. Students focus on music reading, vocal production, music history and musical expression. Treble Choir meets for half of a block period daily.

9th Grade Men’s Chorus

05110G58 / 05110G68 / 05110G78 / 05110G88

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 9
Credits: 1/semester

Note: Students must register for a minimum of one semester (two consecutive terms); although a one- year commitment is recommended.

Freshmen boys should register for this course. 9th Grade Men’s Chorus is a Tenor, Baritone, and Bass vocal ensemble. This ensemble will sing a wide variety of two, three, and four part literature in a wide variety of languages and styles. Students focus on music reading, vocal production, music history and musical expression. 9th Grade Men’s Chorus meets for half of a block period daily.

Justice Singers

05126G11

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1/term

Justice Singers is comprised of kids interested in making music and singing in a nontraditional and interactive choral setting. This group will sing and participate in music from different genres with text that deals with struggle, solidarity, justice, equality, protest, understanding, peace and hope. In addition to singing, students will have the opportunity to engage in conversation with one another, dialogue with and learn from guest speakers and musicians, create media, art and movement to enhance songs as well as explore and play musical instruments. Students will also have the opportunity to share their music in the community. 

Justice Singers is a mixed vocal ensemble available to students in grades 10-12. Students will also focus on vocal production, music reading, and musical expression. Unlike the other choral ensembles, Justice Singers will be offered for a full block for one term.

Eagle Choir

5111G116 / 05111G216 / 05111G316 / 05111G416

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1/semester

Note: Students must register for a minimum of one semester (two consecutive terms)

Eagle Choir is a mixed vocal ensemble available to students in grades 10-12. This ensemble will sing a wide variety of literature in a wide variety of languages and styles. Students continue to focus on music reading, vocal production, music history and musical expression. Eagle Choir meets for half of a block period daily. Eagle Choir may combine with Justice Singers for various performance opportunities.

Men’s Concert Chorale

05111G516 / 05111G616 / 05111G716 / 05111G816

Prerequisite: Audition in spring prior
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

Note: Students must register for 4 terms, and will earn one credit per semester.

This is EPHS’s top performing men’s ensemble for select men who seek a more challenging choral experience. This ensemble, selected through a non- threatening audition process, is for the experienced singer who wishes to expand his understanding of music while developing his own voice. A wide variety of music with emphasis on complex harmony will be sung. This group may join the Concert Choir on state/national tours, contests and festivals, and will perform several concerts.  This class will meet daily for half of a block period.

Women's Concert Chorale

05111G916 / 05111G1016 / 05111G1116 / 05111G1216

Prerequisite: Audition in spring prior
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

Note: Students must register for 4 terms, and will earn one credit per semester.

This is EPHS’s top performing women’s ensemble for select girls who seek a more challenging choral experience. This ensemble, selected through a non-threatening audition process, is for the experienced singer who wishes to expand her understanding of music while developing her own voice. A wide variety of music with emphasis on complex harmony will be sung. This group may join the Concert Choir on state/national tours, contests and festivals, and will perform several concerts. This class will meet daily for half of a block period.

Concert Choir

05111E1316 / 05111E1416 / 05111E1516 / 05111E1616

Prerequisite: Audition in spring prior; initial registration open to previous Concert Choir students only.
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

Note: Students must register for 4 terms, and will earn one credit per semester.

This is EPHS’s top performing choral group selected through a non-threatening audition process. This ensemble is a mixed vocal group designed for the more experienced singer who wishes to sing a broad variety of quality literature while expanding his/her understanding of music and developing his/her own voice. Concert Choir represents the school on national/state tours, contests and festivals, community and school events, and concerts. This ensemble meets daily for half of a block period.

9th grade Intro to Technology - Skinny Option

10003G11B / 10003G11PO / 10003G11TC / 10003G11MC

Prerequisite: Must be concurrently enrolled in a 9th Grade Music course all year.
Grade(s): 9
Credits: 1/semester
 
Because EPHS music ensembles meet for half of a block period every day, students have two options for how their time opposite an ensemble is spent. The first option is the “Open Option,” where students have an open half to catch up on homework in the commons or Media Center (students do not need to register for an “Open” half). The second option is the “Skinny Option,” where students can take Intro to Technology for one semester, opposite of 9th Grade Music Course. Students must be enrolled in 9th Grade Music all year in order to take the Intro to Technology Skinny concurrently with the ensemble.  This will allow 9th grade music students to carry more credits during their freshman year. (Registrations will be limited based on class size.) If a student would like to choose the “Skinny Option,” use the appropriate skinny course number (see below) in addition to the 9th Grade Music Course registration numbers.

10003G11B (9th Grade Band)
10003G11PO (9th Grade Orchestra)
10003G11TC (9th Grade Treble Choir)
10003G11MC (9th Grade Men’s Chorus)

Intro to Social Justice

04260G11

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

In this course students will be encouraged to think critically about American society through the exploration of identity, systemic inequities, and social justice in the United States. Students will begin the course discussing what identity is and then exploring their own identity. We will discuss inequities in society, entertainment, politics, the judicial system, economics, and education. The course will culminate with the Impact Project: an opportunity for students to identify a systemic inequity in their community and then create and implement an action plan to address it. Student learning in the course will be facilitated through readings, presentations, and discussion. Major assessments for the course will include the Impact Project, a detailed racial autobiography, and an analysis of systemic inequities.

 

Academic Seminar

Academic Seminar is a Tier II daily intervention. The curriculum includes teaching, practicing and reinforcing organizational, study and self- advocacy skills; providing assistance for homework completion; supporting an increase in positive adult interactions and increasing progress monitoring of academic and social success. For additional information, please contact your counselor.

AVID

AVID, which stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a college readiness program designed to help students develop the skills they need to be successful in college. At EPHS, AVID scholars are expected to take one honors/AP or stretch course each year that they are part of the AVID program. The AVID Elective class not only offers support to students in these AP and Honors courses but also engages them in AVID-designed curriculum grounded in WICOR (Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading) strategies.

AVID scholars must commit to passing their classes with C’s or higher, maintaining a 2.5 GPA, maintaining an organization/ “to-do list” system, engaging in the tutorial process with AVID tutors, and focus heavily on career exploration and college/scholarship/financial literacy curriculum. AVID is designed to increase overall academic performance, success in rigorous coursework, and participation in activities at school. Students must apply to be enrolled in the AVID Elective course. Students who have applied and are accepted to the AVID program should leave two blocks open when registering for courses. If you are interested in applying to be a student in the AVID elective, please contact your high school counselor.

 Post Secondary Education Option

Juniors and Seniors are able to enroll (full or part time) at liberal arts, community or technical colleges, or universities through the PSEO program. Sophomores may enroll in some technical education programs if they’ve met specific program requirements. The tuition, fees and required textbooks for PSEO courses are provided at no cost to students. Students should work with their counselor to explore possibilities if they are interested in these dual-credit options.

EDUC 1101: Introduction to Education

19151G11

College Credit Available

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 11, 12
Credits: 1 (4 NCC)

Introduction to Education provides an overview of the education profession and the U.S. educational system, including historical development, social foundations and educational institutions. Other topics include current theories, trends and issues in education and the community, certification standards, roles and responsibilities of teachers, learners, and other school personnel. Every student must complete a 25-hour field experience in an area school.

This course will be offered at EPHS in conjunction with Normandale Community College and students will receive concurrent enrollment credits upon successful completion of each
course. Course will be taught be EPHS staff and is intended for students who may be considering a career in Education or a related field after high school.

EDUC 2222: Multicultural Education and Human Relations in Schools

19154G11

College Credit Available

Prerequisite: EDUC 1101
Grade(s): 11, 12
Credits: 1 (3 NCC)

Introduces pre-service teachers to core concepts and approaches to multicultural education including issues related to student, family, and community diversity based on culture, language, race, class, gender, sexual identity, and disability. Issues discourses, hierarchy of education with regards to privilege, equity and access to high quality education are topics that will be addressed. Students will use knowledge of their life experiences and those of diverse students in urban and rural public schools and learn culturally and linguistically responsive classroom strategies. Emphasis is placed on demonstrating the multicultural competence required of all successful teachers working with today's diverse youth. Field experience hours are part of the course requirements.

Total Body Conditioning

08009G14

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

Students will participate in cardio, core, upper and lower body strength activities throughout the term. The emphasis is on improving each student’s overall fitness and teaching each student how to develop a personal fitness plan. Each student will measure and evaluate personal fitness, endurance and strength.

Outdoor Individual Sports Activities

08003G12

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 9, 10
Credits: 1

Understand and apply the basic rules and skills of tennis, golf, archery, and badminton. Understand principles of training necessary to improve fitness. Understand the benefits of quality nutrition has on overall health. Each student will measure and evaluate personal fitness, endurance, and strength.

Winter Individual Sports Activities

08003G22

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 9, 10
Credits: 1

Understand and apply the rules and skills of archery, golf, table tennis, bowling, badminton, cross-country skiing, and snow-shoeing. Understand the benefits quality nutrition has on overall health. Each student will measure and evaluate personal fitness, endurance, and strength.  Bowling field trips are an additional cost.

 Outdoor Team Sports

08002G16

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 9, 10
Credits: 1

Students will understand and apply the advanced rules and skills of softball, football, tennis, soccer, broomball, boot hockey, and Ultimate Frisbee.  Understand principles of training necessary to improve fitness. Each student will measure and evaluate personal fitness, endurance, and strength.

Indoor Team Sports

08002G26

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 9, 10
Credits: 1

Students will understand and apply the advanced rules and skills of basketball, volleyball, team handball, broomball, boot hockey, pickleball, badminton, floor hockey, and indoor soccer. Understand principles of training necessary to improve fitness. Each student will measure and evaluate personal fitness, endurance, and strength.

Racquet Sports

08011G11

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

Students will understand and apply the advanced rules and skills of badminton, pickleball, tennis, and racquetball. They will also know principles of training necessary to improve fitness level. Each student will also measure and evaluate personal fitness, endurance, and strength.

Dance I/II

05008G13

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

Students will understand the basic skills of ballet, modern, tap/rhythm, and jazz dance. Students will learn to create and participate in a dance performance. Students will participate in a fitness program that includes running, strength training, yoga, Pilates, Zumba and other activities. Each student will measure and evaluate personal fitness, endurance, and strength.

Field & Ice

08002G56

Prerequisite: Ability to skate recreationally
Grade(s): 9, 10
Credits: 1

Students will know and apply the rules and strategies of team sports that are played on grass and ice. Sports played are: football, softball, soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, broomball, boot hockey, and soft puck hockey. Know principles of training necessary to improve fitness. Students must provide their own skates.  Each student will measure and evaluate personal fitness, endurance, and strength.

Group Fitness (formerly Body Shop)

08052G12

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

This course is designed to empower girls through various activities to promote positive and healthy life long behaviors. Students will participate in a fitness program, including running, strength training, circuit training, kickboxing, yoga, Pilates, and Zumba. Students will learn about wellness issues affecting teens such as nutrition, sleep, hydration, and stress management. Each student will measure and evaluate personal fitness, endurance, and strength.

Personal Fitness / Yoga

08052G22

Prerequisite: One Physical Education class that meets graduation requirements at EPHS.
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

Yoga focuses on the mind-body connection and flexibility while incorporating cardiovascular, strength and sport concepts. Students enrolled in Yoga will expect to engage in yoga practice 2-3 days per week. The other days of the week will be used to participate in cardiovascular fitness, strength and endurance training, Pilates, and other sport activities.  Students will learn about wellness issues affecting teens and stress management strategies.

 American Red Cross Lifeguard Training

08010G11

Prerequisite: Must be at least 15 yrs. old by the end of the class; swim 300 yards continuously; swim 20 yards and retrieve a 10 lb. object from a depth of 7-10 feet and swim back to the starting point with both hands on the brick using legs only within 1 minute and 40 seconds; tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs.
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

Know, understand, and demonstrate personal characteristics associated with being a lifeguard. Know the benefits of regular exercise to prevent and respond to emergencies. Know the primary responsibilities of a professional lifeguard. Become familiar with the surveillance techniques a lifeguard is required to have and how the techniques can help prevent injury. Know and understand the EMS system.  Part of the class is a required administrative fee of $45 required by the American Red Cross.

Instructional Methods:  Students will practice all skills determined by the American Red Cross program.  

Assessments:  Demonstrate competency in each critical skill taught in the course without guidance:  Lifeguarding, CPR, AED, and first aid. Correctly answer at least 80% of the questions on all written exams and water skills.

Indoor Team Sports Plus

08002G46

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 11, 12
Credits: 1

Students will understand and apply the advanced rules and skills of basketball, volleyball, broomball, team handball, pickleball, and floor hockey.  Understand principles of training necessary to improve fitness.  Each student will measure and evaluate personal fitness, endurance, and strength.

Outdoor Team Sports Plus

08002G36

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 11, 12
Credits: 1

The students will know, understand, and apply the advanced rules and skills of softball, football, tennis, soccer, broomball, boot hockey, and ultimate Frisbee.  Students will understand the principles and training necessary to improve fitness.  Each student will measure and evaluate personal fitness, endurance, and strength.

Advanced Strength Training I/II

08009G24

Prerequisite: Total Body Conditioning or Group Fitness (formerly Body Shop)
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

Students will participate in advanced cardio, core, upper and lower body strength activities throughout the term. The emphasis is on improving each student’s overall fitness and strength level. Each student will know how to develop a personal fitness plan and will measure and evaluate personal fitness, endurance, and strength. This class may be repeated.

 

Team Sports for Girls

08002G66

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

Students will participate in a team sports class with all girls!  Students will understand the advanced rules and skills of a variety of both indoor and outdoor team sports. Students will understand principles of training necessary to improve fitness.  Each student will measure and evaluate personal fitness, endurance, and strength.

Backpacking & Outdoor Adventure

08004G36

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 11, 12
Credits: 1

Note: This course does not satisfy the Physical Education requirement

This course is offered 4th term only.  It will include backpacking, conditioning, map and compass, survival skills, trust activities, team building, belaying skills, indoor climbing, outdoor cooking, low and high ropes, and hands-on activities. 

Instructional Methods:  A backpacking trip is offered in the spring.  The trip is offered to students at a cost.  

Assessments:  Group activities, daily participation, daily assignments, teacher observation.

Canoeing, Camping & Climbing

08004G46

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 11, 12
Credits: 1

Note: This course does not satisfy the Physical Education requirement

This course is offered 1st term only.  It will include canoeing, kayaking, camping and outdoor cooking, a low ropes course, high ropes course, fishing, indoor climbing, and trust and team building activities. 

Instructional Methods: A camping trip is offered in the fall.  The trip is offered to students at a cost. 

Assessments:  Group activities, daily participation, daily assignments, teacher observation.

Physical Education Insights

08007G11

Prerequisite: One Physical Education class that meets graduation requirements at EPHS.
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

Note: Prior approval from PE department and/or case manager required for registration.

This class is a combined General Education and Adapted Physical Education class that allows all students to gain confidence and improve upon their fitness and recreational activities. Students will participate in a variety of activities such as indoor/outdoor recreational activities, movement activities, fitness activities, and adapted sports. General education students will partner with their adapted physical education peers to guide, coach, mentor, and support all for a positive experience. Students will be able to analyze barriers and modify physical activities as needed, develop social and leadership competencies, foster new friendships and experience social inclusion.

Physical Education Online

08048G11OL

Online Course

Course Prerequisite: One Physical Education class that meets graduation requirements at EPHS
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

Course expenses: Fitness tracker with heart rate technology.

Online PE is a class designed for students who are expected to do the majority of the work on their own, organized, and able to complete the required workouts outside of school. The class is comprised of multiple weekly Schoology assignments, fitness testing (three times, on your own), as well as the tracking and reflecting of daily workouts with diligence.

Physical Science 9 A&B

03159G12 / 03159G22

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 9
Credits: 2

Physical Science A—this course primarily explores introductory chemistry concepts. Major areas covered include atomic structure and periodicity, chemical bonding and formulas, as well as chemical reactions. Also covered in Physical Science A are methods for conducting and reporting on an individual experiment.

Physical Science B—this course primarily explores introductory physics concepts. Major areas covered include conversion of units, motion, forces, and energy.  Also covered in Physical Science B is a unit on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) concepts.

Students must register for both terms A & B.

Basic Physical Science 9 A&B

03159B12 / 03159B22

Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation
Grade(s): 9
Credits: 2

Basic Physical Science 9 does not go into as much depth on selected topics as Physical Science 9. 

Basic Physical Science A—this course explores introductory chemistry concepts.  Major areas covered include measurements, atomic structure and periodicity, chemical bonding and formulas, as well as chemical reactions. Also covered in Basic Physical Science A are methods for conducting research and reporting on an individual experiment. 

Basic Physical Science B—this course explores introductory physics concepts.  Major areas covered include conversion of units, motion, forces, and energy. Also covered in Basic Physical Science B is a unit on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) concepts. 

Students must register for both terms A & B.

Honors Physical Science 9 A&B

03159E12 / 03159E22

Prerequisite: Algebra I
Grade(s): 9
Credits: 2

Registration Recommendation: An “A” average in Algebra I is highly recommended

Honors Physical Science 9 A&B is taught at a faster pace, goes into more depth on selected topics, and looks at some topics with a higher math emphasis than the other Physical Science 9 courses.

Honors Physical Science A—this course explores introductory chemistry concepts.  Major areas covered include measurements, atomic structure and periodicity, chemical bonding and formulas, as well as chemical reactions.  Also covered in Honors Physical Science A are methods for conducting research and reporting on an individual experiment.

Honors Physical Science B—this course explores introductory physics concepts. Major areas covered include conversion of units, motion, forces, and energy.  Also covered in Honors Physical Science B is a unit on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) concepts.

Students must register for both terms A & B.

  Biology A&B

03051G12 / 03051G22

Prerequisite: Any 9th grade Science
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

Biology A--this course presents introductory information and basic skills in the area of biotechnology, cell structure and function, biochemistry, DNA, cell division, protein synthesis, genetics, characteristics of living things and the nature of science. 

Biology B—this course presents introductory information and basic skills in the area of evolution, taxonomy, microbiology, invertebrate and vertebrate zoology, animal behavior, and ecology.

Students must register for both Biology A and B.

Basic Biology A&B

03051B12 / 03051B22

Prerequisite: Any 9th grade Science AND teacher recommendation
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

The rigor of this course is slightly less than that of Biology A & B; however the same material is covered. The first term of this course covers introductory information and basic skills in the areas of experimentation, the characteristics of life, biochemistry, ecology, cell structure and function, cell energy, DNA, cell division, and protein synthesis. The second term of this course presents introductory information and basic skills in the area of meiosis, genetics, evolution, microbiology, animal behavior, biotechnology, and frog anatomy.

Students must register for both Basic Biology A and B.

Honors Biology A&B

03051E12 / 03051E22

Prerequisite: Physical Science A&B or Honors Physical Science 9 A&B
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

Registration Recommendation: A “B+” average in Honors Physical Science 9 or an “A” average in Physical Science 9 is highly recommended

This is an accelerated Biology course.  Although course topics are similar to that of Biology A & B, the rigor and depth of each of those concepts is elevated.

Topics of study include: biotechnology, cell structure and function, biochemistry, DNA, cell division, protein synthesis, genetics, characteristics of living things, evolution, taxonomy, microbiology, invertebrate and vertebrate zoology, animal behavior, and ecology.

Students enrolling in this course should be self-motivated and thrive on academic challenge. Course content is accessed in part through blended/online learning with elements of student control over time, place, path and/or pace.

Students must register for both Honors Biology A & B.

Biology Online

03051G12OL / 03051G22OL

Online Course
 
Prerequisite: Any Physical Science A&B
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

Biology A presents introductory information and basic skills in these areas: biotechnology, cell structure and function, biochemistry, DNA, cell division, protein synthesis, genetics, characteristics of living things and the nature of science.

Biology B presents introductory information and basic skills in these areas: evolution, taxonomy, microbiology, invertebrate and vertebrate zoology, animal behavior, and ecology.

Students must register for BOTH terms A & B.

Advanced Placement Biology

03056E12 / 03056E22

College Credit Available

Prerequisite: Biology (or Honors) A&B, AND Chemistry (or Honors) A&B
Grade(s): 11, 12
Credits: 2

Registration Recommendation: If you took regular Biology, an “A” average in Biology is highly recommended

Advanced Placement Biology’s primary goal is to provide students with a challenging college level course and prepare the student for the national AP Biology Exam given in mid-May. Students enrolled in this course are encouraged to take the exam. Based on performance on the exam, students may be granted college credit and/or advanced placement at the discretion of the college or university. The course will include topics regularly covered in a college biology course for majors. The two main goals of AP Biology are to help students develop a conceptual framework for modern biology and an appreciation of science as a process.

Students must register for both terms of the course.

Advanced Biology: Anatomy/Physiology

03054E12 / 03054E22

Prerequisite: Biology A&B and Algebra I
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

Advanced Biology is designed for students with a great interest in biology who wish to expand their knowledge in the areas of human anatomy and physiology. Students pursuing a health related or medical career may be particularly interested in this class. In term A, living structures will be studied in depth from the cellular level through the macroscopic level; special emphasis is placed on malformations, malfunctions, and diseases. The integumentary, skeletal, muscular, digestive, circulatory and immune systems are covered. Mini-units are also done on medical terms, the history of medicine, and alternative forms of medicine. Term B continues our study of living structures as we learn about the respiratory, endocrine, urinary, reproductive, nervous, and special senses. In addition, an investigative research project related to a controversial issue in medicine is done as well as a formal lab write-up. Systematic dissection of a fetal pig occurs throughout both terms. Students must register for both terms A & B.

Advanced Biology: Botany/Horticulture

03058E12 / 03058E22

Prerequisite: Biology A&B
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

This two term course is offered in the spring. It introduces the student to the great variety of plants in the surrounding world and their significance both environmentally and economically. This course has a strong laboratory component and you must be ok with working outside and getting your hands dirty! Greenhouse work will be part of the course along with individual and/or group research. Numerous home landscaping and plant care topics will be covered.

Students must register for both terms A & B.

Chemistry A&B

03101G12 / 03101G22

Prerequisite: Science 9 and Algebra I
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

Students must register for both terms.

Successful completion of Chemistry A is required for continuation in term B.

This course is designed to provide an introduction to the basic principles of chemistry. Students will study introductory principles; nomenclature, writing and balancing equations, atomic structure, bonding, solutions, stoichiometry, acid/base, and chemical analysis, along with an introduction into organic chemistry.

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03101G12BL / 03101G22BL

Prerequisite: Science 9 and Algebra I
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

Students must register for both terms.

Successful completion of Chemistry A is required for continuation in term B.

This course is designed to provide an introduction to the basic principles of chemistry.  Students will study introductory principles; nomenclature, writing and balancing equations, atomic structure, bonding, solutions, stoichiometry, acid/base, and chemical analysis, along with an introduction into organic chemistry.

Note:  Blended / Hybrid courses are designed and delivered by EPHS staff.  They offer a mix of face to face and online instruction.  Course content has elements of student control over time, place, path and/or pace with the goal of affording each student a more personalized learning experience.

Basic Chemistry A&B

03101B12 / 03101B22

Prerequisite: Science 9, Algebra I
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

Students must register for both terms of the course.

Basic Chemistry is an introductory chemistry course where the amount of learning targets are different than that of Chemistry A and B. However the same essential learning targets are covered and students have the entire semester to demonstrate proficiency. If science is a difficult course for you, then basic chemistry would be a good fit. The first term of the course covers writing and naming formulas, identifying chemical reactions, and balancing chemical equations. The second term of the course covers basic mole calculations and drawing molecules.  Students will also have the opportunity of participating in a passion project during each term.

Honors Chemistry A&B

03101E12 / 03101E22

Prerequisite: Science 9 and Geometry
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

Students must register for both terms of the course.

Successful completion of term A is required for continuation in term B.

In this course chemical principles will be approached in depth and with more of a mathematical approach.  Course content includes: atomic and molecular structure, chemical reactions, energy, kinetics, equilibrium, solutions, acid/base, nuclear chemistry and organic chemistry. It is designed for students who are more abstract thinkers, have a strong math background, and are possibly considering taking college chemistry or majoring in a STEM related field. 

Content is accessed in part through blended/online learning with elements of student control over time, place, path and/or pace.  In addition content will also be acquired through peer learning, group work, and collaborative laboratory experiments.  

Advanced Placement Chemistry

03106E12 / 03106E22

College Credit Available

Prerequisite: Chemistry A&B or Honors Chemistry A&B and Pre-Calculus
Grade(s): 11, 12
Credits: 2

Registration Recommendation:  An “A” average in Chemistry or a “B” average in Honors Chemistry is highly recommended

Students must register for both terms of the course.

This course is similar to a freshman college chemistry course and is designed to strengthen a student’s chemistry background. AP Chemistry will help prepare students who wish to take the AP Exam in May. Based on performance on the exam, students may be granted college credit and/or advanced placement at the discretion of the college or university. Course content in Term A includes: atoms, molecules, ions, solutions, gases, thermochemistry, atomic and molecular structure chemical bonding, liquids, and solids. Course content in Term B includes: chemical kinetics, equilibrium, acid-base systems, oxidation- reduction, solutions and colloids, chemical thermodynamics, and complex ions.

Content is accessed in part through blended/online learning with elements of student control over time, place, path and/or pace. In addition content will also be acquired through peer learning, group work, and collaborative laboratory experiments. 

Physics A&B

03151G12 / 03151G22

Prerequisite: Science 9 and Geometry
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

Students must register for both terms.

Physics is designed to give students an introduction to the basic concepts of physics such as forces and motion, energy relationships, electricity and magnetism, waves, sound, light, color, etc. Most liberal arts colleges and major universities recommend the completion of a physics course for admission. This course focuses on the everyday applications of physics all around you, and helps you answer the common question of ‘How things work’.

Honors Physics A&B

03151E12 / 03151E22

Prerequisite: Science 9, Algebra II and enrollment in/or completion of Pre-Calculus
Registration Recommendation: A grade of "B" or better in Algebra II is suggested
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

Students must register for both terms.

Note: This course is a necessary prerequisite for the AP Physics course.

In this course the core concepts of physics will be developed using both conceptual and mathematical models based on lab investigations, demonstrations, activities, discussion, and problem solving. The course is specifically designed for students who have a strong interest and background in science and math and will be pursuing further training in science, math, medicine or engineering at college. Most colleges and major universities recommend the completion of a physics course for admission. If you are considering a science related career, you should seriously consider taking Honors Physics. This course is a preparation for some but not all of the learning targets for the AP Physics 1 and the AP Physics C mechanics exam.

  Advanced Placement Physics I

03155E12 / 03155E22

College Credit Available

Prerequisite: Science 9, Honors Physics, Algebra II and enrollment in (or completion recommended) of Pre-Calc
Registration Recommendation: A "B" or better in Pre-Calc for the AP Physics 1 exam; Calculus suggested for the Physics C Mechanics exam
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

AP Physics is an introductory college-level physics course that completes the development of topics begun in or not treated in the Honors Physics course such as: constrained Newtonian systems, further development of Conservation Laws applied to energy and momentum of systems, Circular Motion, Center of Mass, Torque and Rotational Mechanics, Universal Law of Gravity and Orbital Motion. Through inquiry based learning and laboratory experiences, students will develop scientific critical thinking and reasoning skills and also learn how to use multilevel physics problem solving approaches. Data analysis of mathematical models for experimental questions are also developed. Students will be prepared for either the AP Physics 1 Exam and/or those students who have had Calculus will be given calculus based problems topics to prepare for the AP Physics C mechanics exam.

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03003E12 / 03003E22

College Credit Available

Prerequisite: Two semesters of high school laboratory science, including life science and physical science, along with at least one year of algebra.
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

AP Environmental Science is an introductory college-level course in environmental science.  The class and exam focus on seven main topics: Earth Systems and Resources, The Living World, Populations, Land and Water Use, Energy Resources and Consumption, Pollution, and Global Change.  In this class you will explore and investigate the interrelationships of the natural world and analyze environmental problems, both natural and human-made. You’ll take part in laboratory investigations and field work.  Skills you will learn by taking this class include: 1. Explaining environmental concepts and processes; 2. Analyzing data, visual representations, and writings; 3. Applying quantitative methods in solving problems; 4. Proposing a solution for an environmental problem and supporting your idea with evidence; and 5. Analyzing a research study to identify a hypothesis. This course helps to prepare students interested in a possible career in the area of environmental science.

Human Geography 9

04001G11

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 9
Credits: 1

This course, in addition to Democratic Foundations, fulfills the 9th grade graduation requirement for Social Studies.

Geography is divided into two main branches. Physical geography is the scientific study of natural features on the Earth’s surface. Human Geography studies the interrelationships between people, place, and environment. In this course, students will examine the culture, population, politics, urbanization, and agricultural practices in human societies.  Project-based learning will provide choices and opportunities for each student to become more conscious-minded and culturally aware global citizens. In addition, students will read, research, and interpret information in order to understand the relationships between cultures, critically analyze events that have led to our existing societies, and offer creative solutions to current world issues.

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04004E11

College Credit Available

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 9
Credits: 2

This course fulfills the 9th grade graduate requirement for social studies in its entirety and is to be taken in place of Human Geography 9 and Democratic Foundations.

AP Human Geography 9 is a two-term course that focuses on the processes and cause and effect relationships of human populations. Emphasis throughout the course is on the arrangement of patterns and conditions across the Earth’s surface, differences in scale, and cultural determinants influenced by global interaction and integration. Major themes of study include globalization, diffusion, integration, and interaction. This class covers a significant quantity of material at a very quick pace. As a result, students should possess both a strong reading ability and broad vocabulary skills. In addition, students should demonstrate fluid and analytical writing and discerning critical thinking skills. The units covered will include:

  • Nature and perspectives of Geography
  • Population and Migration
  • Cultural Patterns and Processes
  • Political Organization of Space
  • Agricultural and Rural Land Use
  • Industrialization and Economic Development
  • Cities and Urban Land
Democratic Foundations (formerly Civics 9)

04161G11

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 9
Credits: 1

This course, in addition to Human Geography 9s, fulfills the 9th grade graduation requirement for Social Studies

This course in civics focuses on student critical thinking skills within the context of the development, establishment and continuation of the American political system. Students learn about the rights and obligations of citizenship at the local, state, and national levels. Topics include: the three branches of government, relationships in government, amending the Constitution, and current issues in American democracy, as well as around the world. All students will access rigorous course content by engaging in simulations, debates, small & large group discussions, online learning, and analysis of current issues. Students will read material that is often above grade level. 

U.S. History 10 A&B

04103G12 / 04103G22

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 10
Credits: 2

This course fulfills the US History graduation requirement for Social Studies

This course is a thematic look at United States History from the early 1800’s through present day. Unit topics include: American identity, expansionism, Constitution in crisis, role of the federal government and United States and the world. This course fulfills the State of Minnesota high school American History requirements. Students must register for both terms.

Advanced Placement U.S. History 10 (3 Terms)

04104E13 / 04104E23 / 04104E33

College Credit Available

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 10
Credits: 3

This course fulfills the US History graduation requirement for Social Studies.

Registration Recommendation: An “A” in Democratic Foundations and Human Geography, or completion of AP Human Geography. Additionally students must possess exceptional academic skills, the ability to persist in the face of intense and enduring rigor, and possess a deep, genuine interest in U.S. History.

This course is equivalent to demands made by full-year introductory college courses in U.S. history.  Students learn to assess historical materials—their relevance to a given interpretive problem, reliability, and importance—and to weigh the evidence and interpretations presented in historical scholarship.  Students develop the skills necessary to arrive at conclusions on the basis of an informed judgment and to present reasons and evidence clearly and persuasively in essay format. The class details the development of the United States from pre-settlement through the present day. This course prepares students for the Advanced Placement Exam in May of each school year. This course fulfills the State of Minnesota high school American History requirement. Summer assignment is required. Students must register for all terms.

World History I: Ancient to 1400 C.E.

04058G11

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 11, 12
Credits: 1

This course fulfills the first half of the Minnesota State World History requirement.

World History I: Ancient to 1400 provides a comprehensive study of the development of civilization to the Middle Ages in Europe. This course will compare the emergence and development of cultures in all parts of the world including Africa, Asia, and the Western hemisphere. Students will analyze the geographic, economic, political, cultural, religious, and social systems that have emerged and influenced thought and behavior patterns in various cultures today. Topics include Prehistory, Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, China, Africa, Greece, Rome, and the Middle Ages.

World History I Online

04058G11OL

Online Course

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 11, 12
Credits: 1

This course fulfills the 1st half of the World History graduation requirement for Social Studies.

This course provides a comprehensive study of the development of civilization from pre-history through the Middle Ages. Students will analyze the geographic, economic, political, social, cultural, and religious factors that have emerged and influenced thought and behavior patterns in various regions and societies. Areas of study include Prehistory, Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, China, Africa, Greece, Rome, and the Middle Ages.

World History I Online – Skinny Option

04058G11SOL

Online Course

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 11, 12
Credits: 1

This course is intended primarily for students scheduled in full-year music ensemble. It fulfills the 1st half of the World History requirement.

This course provides a comprehensive study of the development of civilization from pre- history through the Middle Ages. Students will analyze the geographic, economic, political, social, cultural, and religious factors that have emerged and influenced thought and behavior patterns in various regions and societies. Areas of study include Prehistory, Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, China, Africa, Greece, Rome, and the Middle Ages.

World History II: 1400 C.E. to Modern

04053G11

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 11, 12
Credits: 1

This course fulfills the 2nd half of the World History graduation requirement for Social Studies.

World History II: 1400 to Modern is a comprehensive study of the development of civilization from the 1400’s to the rise of modern nationalism, imperialism, and revolutions that impacted the modern world. The course will compare how cultures in all parts of the world including Africa, Asia and the Western hemisphere have adapted to an industrialized, interdependent world. The students in this course will analyze the various ways cultures adapt to change and the major influences that formulate the modern world.

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04057E11

College Credit Available

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 11, 12
Credits: 2

This is a two-term course that fulfills the entire graduation requirement for World History.

AP World History: Modern is an introductory college-level modern world history course. Students cultivate their understanding of world history from c. 1200 CE to the present through analyzing historical sources and learning to make connections and craft historical arguments as they explore concepts like humans and the environment, cultural developments and interactions, governance, economic systems, social interactions and organization, and technology and innovation.

Students will read college-level materials for main ideas, analyze, synthesize, identify bias, and determine cause and effect. This class covers a significant quantity of material at a college level. Therefore, students should possess both a strong reading ability and broad vocabulary skills. In addition, students must demonstrate fluid and analytical writing and discerning critical thinking skills.  Emphasis placed on critical thinking skills will include analysis and interpretation of historical events and documents.

Advanced Placement US Government

04159E12

College Credit Available

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 11, 12
Credits: 1

This course fulfills the US Government graduation requirement for Social Studies.

The AP US Government course provides an analytical perspective on government and politics in the United States.  This course involves both the study of general concepts used to interpret U.S. politics and the analysis of specific case studies.  It also requires familiarity with the various institutions, groups, beliefs, and ideas that constitute U.S. political reality.  Specifically the course covers the Constitutional Foundations, Political Theory and Beliefs, Development of Political Parties, Elections, Interest Groups and the Mass Media, the Formal Institutions of Government and Public Policy, and lastly Civil Liberties and Civil Rights.

Advanced Placement Comparative Politics

04158E12

College Credit Available

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 11, 12
Credits: 1

This course fulfills the 2nd half of the World History graduation requirement for Social Studies.

This class introduces students to major themes and concepts in political science and examines the governments and politics of the United Kingdom, Russia, China, Mexico, Nigeria, and Iran.  Specifically, the class focuses upon the following themes:  a) sources of public authority and political power; b) the citizen and the state; c) types of regimes and scope of government activity; and d) internal and external sources of political change.  Special focus is placed on the current political and economic issues of these countries.  To successfully complete this course, critical thinking, reasoned judgment and substantial reading are required on a daily basis.  This course prepares students for the Advanced Placement Exam in May of each year and fulfills the second half of the Minnesota State World History requirement.

Combined AP US Government / AP Comparative Politics

04158E22 / 04159E22

College Credit Available

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 11, 12
Credits: 2

This course fulfills the graduation requirements for both the 2nd half World History requirement and the U.S. Government requirement for Social Studies.

Students that sign up for this combined course will take both AP U.S. Government and AP Comparative Politics (see course descriptions above) on an every-other-day basis covering two terms. This combined course will offer the student additional enrichment opportunities such as books and salons that only an extended time format allows. This unique course gives students the opportunity to compare and contrast the American government with the international political systems covered in AP Comparative Politics. In addition, the overlap in course content and themes makes this combination a natural fit.

U.S. Government and Politics

04151G11

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 12
Credits: 1

This course fulfills the US Government graduation requirement for Social Studies.

In US Government & Politics, students learn and grow into informed members of the electorate capable of influencing the choices of local, state, and national governments. Students will analyze the Constitution and Bill of Rights in order to define their personal liberties and responsibilities in the United States. Additionally, students will study the role of the United States in the global community through an examination of historical trends and an analysis of current events. Most importantly, students will develop a personalized view of the political world and learn how to impact their communities as critical thinkers and engaged citizens.

Economics and Public Policy

04160G11

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 12
Credits: 1

This course fulfills the Economics graduation requirement for Social Studies.

In a world of scarce resources, how is it determined what goods and services are made and who gets what? What causes an economy to do well or to fall into a recession? What is the proper role of government in managing economic issues and outcomes? In Economics and Public Policy, students will learn about price determination and markets, income inequality, economic growth, inflation, unemployment, international trade issues, and government budget deficits and the national debt.  Additionally, the course provides a unified framework to address these issues by studying the impact of different policies, such as monetary and fiscal policies, on aggregate behavior. Students will utilize the tools and theory of economics to analyze and create solutions to public policy issues, both in the United States and around the world.

Economics Online

04160G11OL

Online Course

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 11, 12
Credits: 1

This course fulfills the Economics graduation requirement for Social Studies

This course covers the same curriculum and standards as Economics and Public Policy and can be taken in place of Economics and Public Policy.  Economics Online, however, is an entirely online , asynchronous course where students have some flexibility to work on their own time at their own pace and even get ahead. Students will be part of an online class community and will have about 10-15 hours of work to complete each week with most assignments due at the end of each week. This work includes independent learning and also collaborative online work with classmates.  If you have any questions about whether an online class is right for you, please see your counselor.

Economics Online – Skinny Option

04160G11SOL

Online Course

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 11, 12
Credits: 1

This course is intended primarily for students  scheduled in full-year music ensemble. It fulfills the Economics graduation requirement for Social Studies.

This course covers the same curriculum and standards as Economics and Public Policy and can be taken in place of Economics and Public Policy.  Economics Online-Skinny Option, however, is an entirely online, asynchronous “skinny” course over one semester. Students will be part of an online class community and will have about 4-7 hours of work to complete each week on their own time and at their own pace, with most assignments due at the end of each week. This work includes independent learning and also collaborative online work with classmates.  If you have any questions about whether an online class is right for you, please see your counselor.

Advanced Placement Macroeconomics

04204E11

College Credit Available

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 11, 12
Credits: 1

This course fulfills the Economics graduation requirement for Social Studies.

How’s the economy doing? How do we know? What can a government do to fix a bad economy? Should they? What are the issues with a high national debt? How big of an issue is it? These are such questions this college-level course in macroeconomics will consider and students will be able to offer insight grounded in scholarly study. This course places particular emphasis on the study of gross domestic product, unemployment, and inflation, and also develops students’ familiarity with the financial sector, fiscal and monetary policies, economic growth, international trade policies, and currency value determination.  Moreover, students will be able to utilize macroeconomic theory and thinking skills to evaluate the roles a federal government and central bank play in a nation’s economy. This course prepares students to take the Advanced Placement exam.

Psychology

04254G11

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 11, 12
Credits: 1

This course offers a hands-on exploration of human behavior and mental processes. Pioneering and contemporary theories of psychology are studied and then applied to everyday situations. Mental illness, personality development, sleep / dreams, hypnosis / meditation, subliminal messages, sensory illusions, ESP, learning, and the brain are just a few of the topics that are examined. Active classroom experiments, demonstrations, and thoughtful discussion are all classroom tools used to better understand the science of human behavior.

Sociology I

04258G12

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 11, 12
Credits: 1

This course will help students gain a new understanding of human behavior and social relationships that apply in everyday life. Students will be introduced to the major sociological perspectives, as well as other basic concepts of sociology including; socialization, cultural norms, symbolic culture, sex & gender in society, class, race, and ethnicity. 

Methods that will be used to help students gain a better understanding of human behavior and social interactions include: blended/online learning that includes elements of student control over time, place, path and/or pace as well as large and small group discussions, hands on activities, speakers and self-reflection.

The Middle East: Crisis and Conflict

04061G11

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

This course surveys the main political, social, economic, and intellectual currents of the broader Middle East during the 20th and 21st centuries. Areas of focus include Israel and the Palestinian territories, the Arab world, Turkey, and the rise of ISIS. Course emphasis is placed on answering fundamental questions regarding the historical background and development of current problems in the region. How has the region been formed and shaped by colonialism, political Islam, democratization, oil, revolution, and war? What are the core issues of regional conflicts and why has peace been so elusive? What are the possible outcomes of the ongoing turmoil unleashed by reform movements during the Arab Spring? Components of the course include current events analysis, debate and discussion, lecture, and an Israeli-Palestinian peace plan proposal.

Assassination Fascination

04065G11

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

From the Archduke Franz Ferdinand to that fateful day in Dallas 1963, it’s undeniable that few events in history have a more immediate transformational impact than assassinations. This course will analyze notable assassinations, their impact, and historical significance in the United States and world. Among the assassinations discussed will be Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, James Garfield, William McKinley, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X along with some of the “almosts” such as Teddy Roosevelt, George Wallace, and Ronald Reagan.

Social Dynamics of Sex & Gender

04108G11

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

Ever wondered what makes something “feminine” in one culture but “masculine” in another? Are men really better at reading maps and women better at multi-tasking? Are the brains of men and women different? In this class we will study topics such as gender in sports, gender issues and inequalities around the globe, gender and the media, gender and bias, and ”brains, bodies & the binary”. By examining popular makings of masculinity, femininity, and sexuality we hope to broaden our “gender perspective” beyond traditional notions of femininity and masculinity. This class is an introduction to the emerging theories of gender fluidity around the world as it intersects with race, ethnicity, sexuality, policy, and culture.

Students will engage with course content in part through blended/online learning that includes elements of student control over time, place, path and/or pace as well as group discussions/debate, hands on activities, and self-reflection.

English Essentials 9 - 12 A, B, C, D (skinny)

Prerequisite: referral and qualifying placement
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

This course is individualized and designed to build students’ reading and writing skills. Reading skills include: comprehension, vocabulary, and understanding elements of literature. Writing skills include: summarizing, analyzing, organization, and editing. Students will be scheduled into this course by the special education team using multiple data points.

General Math Essentials A, B, C, D (skinny)

Prerequisite: referral and qualifying placement
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 0.5/term

This course is an individualized math class designed to meet students at their instructional level and assist them in developing basic math skills using direct instruction and through ALEKS, an online math system. The focus is on building a strong arithmetic foundation with some use of calculators. Curriculum levels can range basic facts, calculations and word problems up to pre-algebra. The intent of this course is to accelerate individual student progress. Students will be scheduled into this course by the special education team using multiple data points.

Pre Algebra Essentials A, B, C, D (skinny)

Prerequisite: referral and qualifying placement
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 0.5/term

The goal of this course is to accelerate individual student progress with the goal of supporting students to successfully enter Algebra. The course covers whole numbers, integers, rational numbers, proportions, percent, variable expressions and equations, functions and graphs, exponents and polynomials, and basic geometry. It provides key foundational computation skills while providing rich, grade-level problem solving experiences. A main focus of this course is the introduction of Algebraic concepts. Students will be scheduled into this course by the special education team using multiple data points.

Algebra Essentials A, B, C, D (skinny)

Prerequisite: referral and qualifying placement
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 0.5/term

Students review real numbers, multi-step equations and inequalities, linear functions, systems of equations and inequalities, simplifying exponents and radicals, operations with polynomial expressions, and factoring. Problem solving and reasoning skills will be emphasized in every unit. Students will also learn how to apply algebraic functions into real life situations and how to translate these skills into other areas of their life. Students will be scheduled into this course by the special education team using multiple data points.

Geometry Essentials A, B, C, D (skinny)

Prerequisite: referral and qualifying placement
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 0.5/term

In this course, students will study concepts of geometric figures such as lines, angles, triangles, circles, quadrilaterals, prisms, and pyramids. Real life application of geometric concepts including formulas involving perimeter, area, and volume will be stressed. Students will also be introduced to the concept of a geometric proof and will review algebra concepts, such as solving equations. This class teaches students the essential concepts of geometry in order to prepare them for post-secondary programs. Students will be scheduled into this course by the special education team using multiple data points.

Strategic Learning Center (SLC)

Prerequisite: referral and qualifying placement
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 0.5/term

The Strategic Learning Center will support students in the development of their social-emotional and transition skills. It addresses the essential learning targets of self-awareness, social awareness, self-management, social management, post-secondary training and independent work skills. Students will receive direct instruction in these skills, be provided time to practice, check-ins and some time scheduled for support in course work.

Strategic Learning Center / College and Career Readiness (skinny)

Prerequisite: referral and qualifying placement
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 0.5/term

SLC-CCR (Strategic Learning Center-College Career Readiness) is designed to support students in the development of their social-emotional and transition skills. Students focus on the learning targets of Self-Awareness, Social-Awareness, Self-Management and Social-Management. Specifically, students will develop the ability to be a self-advocate for themselves effectively by building an understanding of accommodations provided by their IEP, create a post-secondary plan, develop school success skills (organization of materials, stress-management, emotional regulation).

Project Success (formerly College and Career Readiness)

Prerequisite: referral and qualifying placement
Grade(s): 9, 10
Credits: 0.5/term

PROJECT SUCCESS will support the student transition from middle school to high school by learning school readiness skills. It addresses the essential learning targets of self-advocacy, independent work skills, organization, and independent living. Students will receive direct instruction in these skills, time to practice the skills, check-ins, and some time scheduled for support in course work.

College and Career Readiness TRANSITION (formerly Access College and Career Readiness)

Prerequisite: Referral and qualifying placement
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

College & Career Readiness Transition will support students in preparing for life after high school by learning employment, independent living, and post-secondary planning skills. It addresses the essential learning targets of self-advocacy, employment, post-secondary training, independent work skills, organization, and independent living skills. Students will receive direct instruction in these skills, time to practice the skills, check-ins, and some time scheduled for support in course work.

Social Understanding (skinny)

Prerequisite: referral and qualifying placement
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 0.5/term

Social Understanding and Readiness Skills will support students in understanding social norms in the school and community settings, develop problem solving skills and improve their self-advocacy and self-control. The course will also develop skills to help students in the areas of post-secondary education, independent living and employment. Students will receive direct instruction in these skills, time to practice the skills, check-ins, and some time scheduled for support in course work.

Study Skills (skinny)

Prerequisite: referral and qualifying placement
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 0.5/term

Study Skills will support students in developing executive functioning skills (organization, self-advocacy, and work completion) and encourage the use of these skills outside of Resource Room setting in the school, home and community. Students will receive direct instruction in these skills, time to practice the skills, check-ins, and some time scheduled for support in course work.

Academic Life Skills

Prerequisite: referral and qualifying placement
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1/term

This course is designed for students to develop transitional academic and life skills. Specific course content will address individual student needs. Areas will include communication, community based learning and problem solving skills.

Augmentative Communication/ Assistive Technology (skinny)

Prerequisite: referral and qualifying placement
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1/semester

This course is focused on improving students’ communication, organizational, fine motor, academic, and social/behavioral skills through the use of technology. Students will be actively involved in creating their own messages and stories, communicate information about themselves, communicate their wants and needs, and learn keyboarding skills.

Foundations Math and Literacy

Prerequisite: referral and qualifying placement
Grade(s): 9
Credits: 1/term

This course is designed to build individual student's literacy and math skills. Literacy curriculum will focus on comprehension, vocabulary, reading fluency, and accurately using words and phrases to write sentences. Math curriculum will focus on solving real world mathematical problems with an emphasis on basic math skills, money, time, and measurement.

Building Math and Literacy

Prerequisite: referral and qualifying placement
Grade(s): 10
Credits: 1/term

This course is designed to build individual student’s literacy and math skills. Literacy curriculum will focus on comprehension, vocabulary, reading fluency, and accurately using words and phrases to write sentences. Math curriculum will focus on solving real world mathematical problems with an emphasis on basic math skills, money, time, and measurement.

Transition Math & Literacy

Prerequisite: referral and qualifying placement
Grade(s): 11
Credits: 1/term

This course is designed to increase functional math and literacy skills for students with a variety of learning styles, unique needs and special interests using technology, multi-media and hands on project based activities. Students will solve real world math problems and engage in collaborative discussions with an emphasis on social skills. Curriculum content will focus on comprehension, vocabulary, writing and research.

Consumer Math & Literacy

Prerequisite: referral and qualifying placement
Grade(s): 12
Credits: 1/term

This course is designed to increase functional math and literacy skills for students with a variety of learning styles, unique needs and special interests using technology, multi media and hands on project based activities. Students will solve real world math problems and engage in collaborative discussions with an emphasis on social skills needed for transition. Curriculum content will focus on comprehension, vocabulary, writing and research.

Health 9 / 10 (skinny)

Prerequisite: referral and qualifying placement
Grade(s): 9, 10
Credits: 1/term

This course is designed to increase skills in the areas of social communication as well as identifying emotions, stress management and self-advocacy. Through classroom discussion, using technology, role play, and hands on project students will also focus on specific content area at each grade level. Some students will use class time to participate in sensory activities and yoga exercises.

Health 11 /12 (skinny)

Prerequisite: referral and qualifying placement
Grade(s): 11, 12
Credits: 1/term

This course is designed to increase skills in the areas of social communications as well as identifying emotions, stress management and self-advocacy. Through classroom discussion, using technology, role play, and hands on projects students will also focus on a specific content area at each grade level. Some students will use class time to participate in sensory activities and yoga exercises.

Science 9/10

Prerequisite: referral and qualifying placement
Grade(s): 9, 10
Credits: 1/term

This is a two term course with physical and life science curriculums presented in alternating years. This course is designed to provide an opportunity for students to increase their understanding of the physical world around them through a modified science curriculum. Students will learn about many different units and areas of science (Technology, Environments, Electricity, Natural Disasters, Weather, Mammals, Biomes and science inquiry). Students will also work on improving comprehension and problem solving skills.

Social Studies 9/10

Prerequisite: referral and qualifying placement
Grade(s): 9, 10
Credits: 1/term

Social Studies 9/10 is a course on a two year cycle. Students learn about our country's history starting with explorers in the 1400's to present time. In year one of the course, students will begin with explorers to the beginning of the Civil War. In year two of the course, students will learn and explore after the Civil War to present time.

Social Studies 11/12

Prerequisite: referral and qualifying placement
Grade(s): 11, 12
Credits: 1/term

Social Studies 11/12 is a course on a two year cycle. Students learn about Citizenship in the year 1 cycle, including how the civic identity of the United States is shaped by historical figures, places and events, and by key foundational documents and other symbolically important artifacts. During the year 2 cycle, students will learn that he United States government has specific functions that are determined by the way that power is delegated and controlled among various bodies: the three levels (federal, state, local) and the three branches (legislative, executive, judicial) of government.

Career Investigation

Prerequisite: Referral and qualified placement
Grade(s): 11, 12
Credits: 1/term

The Career Investigation class stems from the 5 areas of the PAES Lab. After researching and studying a particular career, students will interview someone in the community of that position and find out more about the job. By the end of the semester, students will have been to eight different job sites. Students will have a better understanding about the jobs they might be interested in, what skills they need to do them, and what kind of education-/ training they will need.

Community Exploration

Prerequisite: Referral and qualified placement
Grade(s): 11, 12
Credits: 1/term

This class will focus on different places in the community (i.e. grocery store, movie theater, library) each week and will include a site visit to those locations. Curriculum will be focused on appropriate behavior, communication, safety, planning, and money. By the end of the semester, students will have visited eight different locations around the community.

Communication Skills

Prerequisite: Referral and qualified placement
Grade(s): 9, 10
Credits: 1/term

This class will focus on communicating with peers, adults, strangers, employers, and people who could be encountered in the community. Students will explore appropriate ways to ask for the things they need, learn to advocate for themselves (especially when they have a problem), and practice a variety of communication skills. Students will explore the meaning of non- verbal as well as verbal cues.

Math Literacy

Prerequisite: Referral and qualified placement
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1/term

This course is designed to build individual students’ literacy and math skills. Literacy curriculum will focus on comprehension, Vocabulary, Reading fluency, and accurately using words and phrases to write sentences. Math curriculum will focus on solving real-world mathematical problems with an emphasis on basic math skills, money, time, and measurement.

 Home Living

Prerequisite: Referral and qualified placement
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1/term

This course will promote student independence in everyday living situations with appropriate social skills to be successful. The course will focus on personal management, life management, and everyday life skills. Supplemental skills will be added to meet the specific needs of the students.

Research & Design - Engineering Processes

21052G11

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

Meets Applied Arts requirement

Students will learn to create an Engineering Design Brief and study the use of engineering related processes. Students will learn to design and construct a steel wire bridge for maximum strength while developing soldering skills with the use of solder hand tools. Students will develop beginning woodworking skills using table top machines while constructing a CO2 powered car of their choice that we race down a track.  An introduction to the Gateway to Technology Inventor 3D computer program learning to create industry standard blueprints and how to read them.  Projects are portfolio based to enhance the usage of the engineering design brief process and helps develop organizational skills. This course is a great introduction to all areas of technology education courses.

Intro to Robotics & Automation

17101G11

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

This course is designed to develop fundamental skills of robotics, automation, and electronics. Electricity and electronics are the foundation of robotics so are you curious how to make circuits? Or, how a car can sense a pedestrian then automatically brake?  Students will breadboard and simulate circuits such as automated streetlight, railroad lights, and a railroad crossing arm switching circuit to develop skills and understanding on how to make circuit connections at the component level. Students will solder these circuits onto circuit boards into a functioning railroad crossing project. Going further, students will automate the railroad project using computer programming and microcontrollers. Also, through these hands-on projects, students learn proper hand tool and equipment use.

Advanced Robotics and Automation - Project Lead the Way

21008A12 / 21008A22

College Credit Available

Prerequisite: Electronics I OR Principles of Engineering
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

Note: This is a semester course

This course is designed to teach students about applied logic, which introduces them to the basics of digital input and output systems AKA “Robotics”. Are you inventive? Do you enjoy developing solutions?  Are you interested in expanding your computer science abilities? Our everyday lives are impacted by automation from your home heating system to advanced automation and robotic processes to produce food, cars, and control other high-tech systems. What is your idea?  Students will use various programmable devices such as FPGA boards and microcontrollers to automate and control. In addition, students will use LS74XX logic chips, seven-segment displays and the L298 motor control chip. In this course students will be introduced to the binary numbering system and basic logic gates to create combination logic projects such as an automated temperature-controlled fireplace, automated elevator system, random dice generator and students have the opportunity to customize their projects. This course blends theoretical and hands on learning and offers the opportunity to test for college credit.

Engineering Manufacturing – Metal Work

21052G15

Prerequisite: Research & Design – Engineering Process
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11 12
Credits: 1

A machine-based metals class that is oriented to the fundamental processes of working with metals and composites. Students will acquire useful techniques of tool usage, machining, manufacturing, welding, and fabrication skills. Students will learn to use industry-based machines; Horizontal Mill, Plasma Cutter, Lathe, Mig welder, and the use of hand power tools while following blueprints in the creation of thread gauge plates, mill mazes, plasma cut name plate and more!  This course is highly recommended for any student considering further work/study in the field of Engineering.

Engineering Fabrication – Metal Product Designing

21052G25 / 20152G35

Prerequisite: Engineering Manufacturing - Metal Work
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

Note: This is a semester course

Meets Applied Arts requirement

Using skills developed from the Engineering Manufacturing-Metal Work course students will use the engineering design brief to create and fabricate their own personal metal work project. Students will use computer aided drafting to design and present their ideas, develop cost projections, learn machine coding, and engineer their project with the opportunity to develop master skills in industry standard machining, welding, and metal part fabrication. Recommended for students interested in engineering and technical trades skills.

Introduction to Engineering Design A&B - Project Lead the Way

21006A12 / 21006A22

College Credit Available

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

Note: Must take A & B in the same school year (College Credit course upon completion of Part B)

Meets Applied Arts requirement

Project Lead the Way is a nationally recognized course that teaches problem-solving and critical thinking skills using the engineering design brief process. Part A of the class introduces students to elements of design and drafting techniques through the use of Autodesk Inventor 3D solid modeling industry-standard software. In Part B solutions are created, analyzed and communicated using Autodesk Inventor solid modeling computer design software to create parts, assemblies, animations, and presentations at an Engineers level of professionalism.

Architectural Design

21012A12

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 10, 11 12
Credits: 1

This course introduces students to many aspects of residential architecture and provides an opportunity for students to develop a single-family home. Are you wondering how you can use your creative talents?  Are you interested in transforming livable spaces and interior design?  Understanding the design and construction (how homes are built) is essential to building and remodeling homes so people will purposely enjoy their spaces.  Students will also investigate the environmental impact, cost of construction, heat\ cooling, and electrical and plumbing systems.  Students will develop set of technical drawings which include a floor plan, front and side elevations, wall sections, window & door schedules, and a 3D rendering.  Students will apply a combination of hands-on model building and CAD renderings throughout the course.

 

Darkroom and Digital Photography

05167G11

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

Meets Fine Arts requirement

In this course, you'll develop an understanding of both digital and film cameras. Students will develop skills with a digital SLR camera learning the effects and functions of camera settings.  Students will learn to manipulate images in Adobe Photoshop to create different types of prints, clean up images and develop skills in printing to vinyl, canvas, photo paper, ceramics, metal, wood and more! Students will learn the basics of black-and-white film photography and darkroom photograph developing processes while creating photograms. Included in this course will be learning enlarging techniques, printmaking with 5 different printers, and other unique camera created effects.  In addition, students will create large format prints using gallery wrap and canvas techniques.

Graphic Technologies

05167E11

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

Meets Fine Arts requirement

How did they get that picture on that???  This class will explore graphic design technologies in the digital world of communications.  Students will learn how the world of advertising uses graphics to communicate their messages to different audiences, different printer resolutions and their products, image file sizes, and digital organizing.  Through the use of camera technologies, digital art, the Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator Suite of software products and Corel Draw students will create designs to fit many different print medias, sizes, and substrates.  Students will create products with the use of a laser cutter & engraver, vinyl cutter, thermal presses and 5 different printers.  Products designed and created include:  large format prints, vinyl sticker making, laser engraved wood photos, thermal and vinyl press T-shirts, ceramic coffee mugs, water bottles, puzzles, key chains, and more!

Woodcrafting

17006G12

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

Meets Applied Arts requirement

This is a traditional woodworking class. Students will create a set of plans for building their wood project, generate a bill of materials with specifications, construct a project from the plans, and demonstrate safe usage of woodworking tools. Students will build a solid hardwood cabinet that when completed they can take home. During the term students will be learn how to use hand tools, power equipment, and fundamental woodshop practices including drawer and door construction. Students will create a set of plans for building their project and generate a bill of materials with specifications.

Advanced Woodcrafting

17006E22

Articulated College Credit Available

Prerequisite: Woodcrafting
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1

Meets Applied Arts requirement

A stereo cabinet, entertainment center, chest of drawers, or cedar chest are representative of the projects that can be designed and built in this course. This course is for students who have shown interest and skill in woodworking. (The student will research a design, plan working procedure, purchase materials, and work safely while constructing their designed project.) The course includes further instruction on the use of power tools and equipment and advanced woodworking techniques.

Career Options

23151B12 / 23151B22

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1-3

Note: Students will receive 1 credit for the classroom portion of the class and have the option to earn 1-2 additional credits  for community-based employment.  One credit will be awarded for 65 hours or 2 credits awarded for 130 hours of community-based employment during the term enrolled.

This course satisfies the Business/Work Experience requirement.  You have career options!  Explore them and be prepared for your future by clearly defining your interests, skills, and strengths as it applies to future employment opportunities.  Learn specific insights from our expert career speakers.  Finish with the skills needed to fill out job applications, conduct an interview, and write a resume and cover letter.

Money Sense

12108B12 / 12108B22   

Prerequisite: None    
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12    
Credits: 1-3

Note: Students will receive 1 credit for the classroom portion of the class and have the option to earn 1-2 additional credits  for community-based employment.  One credit will be awarded for 65 hours or 2 credits awarded for 130 hours of community-based employment during the term enrolled.

This course satisfies the Business/Work Experience requirement.  It’s all about YOUR money!  You will learn what you really need to know about handling your money.  Learn about the stock market and investment options, budgeting, housing options, insurance needs, buying a used car, tax preparation and more money management tips to help you manage your hard-earned money.

Pre-Employment Seminar (skinny)

Prerequisite: Referral and qualifying placement
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 0.5/term

Prepare for your future! Through this class, students will develop their academic skills through classroom activities and early work experiences. Students will learn important skills for future employment including: teamwork, punctuality, communications skills (verbal and non-verbal) following instructions (one-step, multiple steps, written, and verbal) and workplace reading and math.

 Employment Practicum

Prerequisite: Referral and qualifying placement
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1/term

This course is designed to provide students with an initial work experience. Basic work skills are applied, improved, and evaluated for future community placement. Job experiences include the staff mailroom (reading, alphabetizing, locate, match, task focus over time, work rate, quality results, communication skills, interpersonal skills), media center (reading, numerical order, clerical prep for display & checkout, focus over time, work rate, quality results, communication skills, interpersonal skills), and dock deliveries (communication skills, interpersonal skills, detailed record keeping, directional mapping, organizational planning, task focus over time, work rate,safety, spatial organization, proper custodial cleaning methods, communication skills, interpersonal skills, work rate, quality results).

Community Employment Practicum

Prerequisite: Referral and qualifying placement
Grade(s): 11, 12
Credits: 2/term

This course offers an employment opportunity in the community. 

**To participate in this experience, students MUST also be registered for a classroom Work Experience course.

 

Service Occupations

Prerequisite:  Referral  and qualifying placement    
Grade(s):  10, 11, 12    
Credits: 2

Gain real career experience! This semester (2 terms) course includes classroom instruction and hands-on work-based experiences. The objective is for students to acquire a basic understanding of the skills required to perform a variety of tasks in several entry-level service occupations jobs. The service occupations include prep cook, dining room attendant, dish room worker, laundry room worker, custodian, outdoor grounds worker.

PAES Lab

Prerequisite: Referral and qualifying placement
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1/term

Practical Assessment Exploration System (PAES)

This course satisfies the Business/Work Experience requirement. The PAES program provides training in both employment and independent living skills. Skills are taught in a systematic format that helps students become more independent. Students learn basic career skills in a simulated work environment. The assessment portion of the program determines students’ interests in specific work areas, competitiveness with peers, and job strengths. Curriculum focus is in 5 work areas: Business/Marketing, Computer/Technology, Construction/Industrial, Processing/Production, and Consumer Service.

French 1 A&B

06121G12 / 06121G22

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

Students must register for both terms A and B.

This course is designed for students with little or no background in the target language. (To strengthen skills before Level 2, this course is also recommended for students who earned less than 75% in 7th & 8th grade.) The major emphasis in this course will be on the development of listening and speaking skills. Students will also begin to read and write using basic language structures and investigate relevant cultural traditions. 

French 2 A&B

06122G12 / 06122G22

Prerequisite: French 1 A&B or two years of 7th & 8th grade language study (recommended grade of 75% or higher), or teacher recommendation
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

Students must register for both terms A and B.

In this semester long course, students will continue to learn the features of language necessary for simple communication in varied applications. In the target language, they will comprehend spoken and written information and communicate simple information. In addition, students will recognize and identify relevant cultural traditions.

French 3 A&B

06123G12 / 06123G22

Prerequisite: French 2 A&B
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

Students must register for both terms A and B.

In this semester-long course, students will continue to learn the features of language necessary for basic communication in varied applications. In the target language, students will comprehend spoken and written information and communicate basic information. They will continue to recognize and identify relevant cultural traditions.

French 4 A&B

06124G12 / 06124G22

Prerequisite: French 3 A&B
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

Students must register for both terms A and B.

In this semester-long course, students will continue to learn the features of language necessary for communication in more complicated applications. In the target language, they will comprehend spoken and written information and communicate more complicated information. They will continue to recognize relevant cultural traditions.

 

 French 5 / FREN 1003

06125D11

5 Univ of MN College Credits Available

Prerequisite: French 4 A&B
Grade(s): 11, 12
Credits: 2

Students must register for both terms A and B, but will receive one semester grade.

Students enrolling in this course have the option of taking this course for college credit in collaboration with the University of Minnesota’s College in the Schools program. Students will earn 2 EPHS credits and have the option of earning five University of Minnesota credits.

This course will follow the curriculum of 1003 University of Minnesota course in the target language.  Upon successful completion of this course, students who register for the college credit will earn 5 University of Minnesota credits and an official transcript.   Students should anticipate the rigor and challenge associated with a university course.  Evaluations will include written and oral exams, formal compositions, daily homework and participation. Excessive absences are not allowed per the University’s requirements.

French 6 / FREN 1004

01629D11

5 Univ of MN College Credits Available

Prerequisite: French 5 / FREN 1003
Grade(s): 11, 12
Credits: 2

Students must register for both terms A and B, but will receive one semester grade.

CANCELLED

Students enrolling in this course have the option of taking this course for college credit via dual enrollment with the University of Minnesota’s College in the Schools program. Students will earn 2 EPHS credits and have the option of earning five University of Minnesota credits.  

This course will follow the curriculum of 1004 University of Minnesota course in the target language.  Upon successful completion of this course, students who register for the college credit will earn 5 University of Minnesota credits and an official transcript.  Students should anticipate the rigor and challenge associated with a university course. Evaluations will include written and oral exams, formal compositions, daily homework, and participation. Excessive absences are not allowed per the University’s requirements.

German 1 A&B

06201G12 / 06201G22

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

Students must register for both terms A and B.

This course is designed for students with little or no background in the target language. (To strengthen skills before Level 2, this course is also recommended for students who earned less than 75% in 7th & 8th grade.) The major emphasis in this course will be on the development of listening and speaking skills. Students will also begin to read and write using basic language structures and investigate relevant cultural traditions.

German 2 A&B

06202G12 / 06202G22

Prerequisite: German 1 A&B or two years of 7th & 8th grade language study (recommended grade of 75% or higher), or teacher recommendation
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

Students must register for both terms A and B.

In this semester long course, students will continue to learn the features of language necessary for simple communication in varied applications. In the target language, they will comprehend spoken and written information and communicate simple information. In addition, students will recognize and identify relevant cultural traditions.

German 3 A&B

06203G12 / 06203G22

Prerequisite: German 2 A&B
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

Students must register for both terms A and B.

In this semester-long course, students will continue to learn the features of language necessary for basic communication in varied applications. In the target language, students will comprehend spoken and written information and communicate basic information. They will continue to recognize and identify relevant cultural traditions.

German 4 / CIS 1003

06204G12 / 06204G22

5 Univ of MN College Credits Available

Prerequisite: German 3 A&B
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

Students must register for both terms A and B.

Students enrolling in this course have the option of taking this course for college credit in collaboration with the University of Minnesota’s College in the Schools program. Students will earn 2 EPHS credits and have the option of earning five University of Minnesota credits.

This course will follow the curriculum of 1003 University of Minnesota course in the target language. Upon successful completion of this course, students who register for the college credit will earn 5 University of Minnesota credits and an official transcript. Students should anticipate the rigor and challenge associated with a university course. Evaluations will include written and oral exams, formal compositions, daily homework and participation. Excessive absences are not allowed per the University’s requirements.

German 5 / CIS 1004

06205D11

5 Univ of MN College Credits Available

Prerequisite: German 4 / CIS 1003
Grade(s): 11, 12
Credits: 2

Students must register for both terms A and B.

Students enrolling in this course have the option of taking this course for college credit in collaboration with the University of Minnesota’s College in the Schools program. Students will earn 2 EPHS credits and have the option of earning five University of Minnesota credits.

This course will follow the curriculum of 1004 University of Minnesota course in the target language. Upon successful completion of this course, students who register for the college credit will earn 5 University of Minnesota credits and an official transcript. Students should anticipate the rigor and challenge associated with a university course. Evaluations will include written and oral exams, formal compositions, daily homework, and participation. Excessive absences are not allowed per the University’s requirements.

Spanish 1 A&B

06101G12 / 06101G22

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

Students must register for both terms A and B.

This course is designed for students with little or no background in the target language. (To strengthen skills before Level 2, this course is also recommended for students who earned less than 75% in 7th & 8th grade.) The major emphasis in this course will be on the development of listening and speaking skills. Students will also begin to read and write using basic language structures and investigate relevant cultural traditions.

Spanish 1 A&B Online

06101G12OL/ 06102G22OL

Online Course

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

Students must register for BOTH terms A & B.

This course is designed for students with little or no background in the target language. (To strengthen skills before Level 2, this course is also recommended for students who earned less than 75% in 7th & 8th grade.) The major emphasis in these courses will be on the development of listening and speaking skills. Students will also begin to read and write using basic language structures and investigate relevant cultural traditions.

Spanish 2 A&B

06102G12 / 06102G22

Prerequisite: Spanish 1 A&B or two years of 7th & 8th grade language study (recommended grade of 75% or higher), or teacher recommendation
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

Students must register for both terms A and B.

In this semester long course, students will continue to learn the features of language necessary for simple communication in varied applications. In the target language, they will comprehend spoken and written information and communicate simple information. In addition, students will recognize and identify relevant cultural traditions.

Spanish 3 A&B

06103G12 / 06103G22

Prerequisite: Spanish 2 A&B
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

Students must register for both terms A and B.

In this semester-long course, students will continue to learn the features of language necessary for basic communication in varied applications. In the target language, students will comprehend spoken and written information and communicate basic information. They will continue to recognize and identify relevant cultural traditions.

Spanish 4 A&B

06104G12 / 06104G22

Prerequisite: Spanish 3 A&B
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

Students must register for both terms A and B.

In this semester-long course, students will continue to learn the features of language necessary for communication in more complicated applications. In the target language, they will comprehend spoken and written information and communicate more complicated information. They will continue to recognize relevant cultural traditions.

Spanish 5 / SPAN 1003

06105D11

5 Univ of MN College Credits Available

Prerequisite: Spanish 4 A&B or Advanced Spanish Immersion 10 A&B
Grade(s): 11, 12
Credits: 2

Students must register for both terms A and B, but will receive one semester grade.

Students enrolling in this course have the option of taking this course for college credit via dual enrollment with the University of Minnesota’s “College in the Schools” program. Students will earn 2 EPHS credits and have the option of earning five University of Minnesota credits.  

This course will follow the curriculum of the University of Minnesota course, Spanish 1003, in the target language.  Upon successful completion of this course, students who register for the college credit will earn 5 University of Minnesota credits and an official transcript.   Students should anticipate the rigor and challenge associated with a university course.  Evaluations will include written and oral exams, formal compositions, daily homework and participation. Excessive absences are not allowed per the University’s requirements. 

Spanish 6 / SPAN 1004

06109D11

5 Univ of MN College Credit Available

Prerequisite: Spanish 5 / SPAN 1003
Grade(s): 11, 12
Credits: 2

Students enrolling in this course have the option of taking this course for college credit via dual enrollment with the University of Minnesota’s College in the Schools program. Students will earn 2 EPHS credits and have the option of earning five University of Minnesota credits.  

This course will follow the curriculum of Spanish 1004 University of Minnesota course in the target language.  Upon successful completion of this course, students who register for the college credit will earn 5 University of Minnesota credits and an official transcript.  Students should anticipate the rigor and challenge associated with a university course. Evaluations will include written and oral exams, formal compositions, daily homework, and participation. Excessive absences are not allowed per the University’s requirements. Students must register for both EPHS terms A and B, but will receive one semester grade.

Advanced Spanish Immersion 3

06108G14 / 06108G24

Prerequisite: Spanish Language Arts 8 AND Grade 8 teacher recommendation.
Grade(s): 9
Credits: 2

This course is designed for Spanish immersion students entering high school with attention to enhanced literacy, pronunciation, writing skills, grammar polish, cultural awareness of Spanish speaking countries and transition to Spanish Language and Culture 10 and the rigor of college-level courses that follow.

Advanced Spanish Immersion 4

06108G34 / 06108G44

Prerequisite: Advanced Spanish Immersion 9
Grade(s): 10
Credits: 2

This course is designed for continuing Spanish immersion students at the high school level, who have successfully completed Spanish language and Culture 9, with attention to enhanced literacy, pronunciation, writing skills, grammar polish, and cultural awareness of Spanish speaking countries and transition to the rigor of college level courses to follow.

Eden Prairie High School logo black and red

06109E11

College Credits Available

Prerequisite: Spanish 6 / SPAN 1004
Grade(s): 11, 12
Credits: 2

Students must register for both terms A and B.

Students read and analyze Spanish literature from various Spanish speaking countries. The historical period spans from medieval to modern times. In the course students continue to develop proficiencies across the full range of the modes of communication (interpersonal, presentational, and interpretive), honing their critical reading and analytical writing skills. Besides reading, students study the historical context in which the work was made, and they analyze how historical context affects perspective and style of the work. Part of the course requires students to analyze in writing their observations of theme, style, and historical influences on the work. There are 1-2 hours of homework for the course each night, weekly assessments to monitor progress and periodic writing assessments.

American Sign Language 1 A&B

06801G12 / 06801G22

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

Students must register for both terms A and B.

This is the first course in a sequence in American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf culture. Students will learn the basics for communication with deaf individuals. The course includes receptive and expressive readiness activities, sign vocabulary, basic rules of grammar, finger spelling, conversational behaviors, and various aspects of Deaf culture. Receptive and expressive sign vocabulary building, introductory conversation, and short narratives are featured. 

American Sign Language 2 A&B

06802G12 / 06802G22

Prerequisite: American Sign Language 1 A&B - a grade of “C” or better is recommended
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

Students must register for both terms A and B.

In the second course in the sequence of American Sign Language and Deaf culture, students will continue to learn communication with deaf individuals. The course includes more advanced receptive and expressive activities, sign vocabulary, ASL grammatical structure, finger spelling, conversational behaviors, and various aspects of Deaf culture. Receptive and expressive sign vocabulary building, conversations, short stories and narratives are featured. 

American Sign Language 3 A&B

06803G12 / 06803G22

Prerequisite: American Sign Language 2 A&B - a grade of “C” or better is recommended
Grade(s): 11, 12
Credits: 2

Students must register for both terms A and B.

In the third course in the sequence, students will continue to learn how to communicate with deaf individuals. The course includes advanced receptive and expressive activities, advanced sign vocabulary, sophisticated ASL grammatical structures, conversation behaviors, and various aspects of Deaf culture.

Chinese 1 A&B

06401G12 / 06401G22

Prerequisite: None
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

Students must register for both terms A and B.

This course is designed for students with little or no background in the target language. (To strengthen skills before Level 2, this course is also recommended for students who earned less than 75% in 7th & 8th grade.) The major emphasis in this course will be on the development of listening and speaking skills. Students will also begin to read and write using basic language structures and investigate relevant cultural traditions.

Chinese 2 A&B

06402G12 / 06402G22

Prerequisite: Chinese 1 A&B or two years of 7th & 8th grade language study (recommended grade of 75% or higher), or teacher recommendation
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

Students must register for both terms A and B.

In this semester long course, students will continue to learn the features of language necessary for simple communication in varied applications. In the target language, they will comprehend spoken and written information (including the use of Chinese characters in Chinese II) and communicate simple information. In addition, students will recognize and identify relevant cultural traditions.

Chinese 3 A&B

06403G12 / 06403G22

Prerequisite: Chinese 2 A&B
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

Students must register for both terms A and B.

In this semester-long course, students will continue to learn the features of language necessary for basic communication in varied applications. In the target language, students will comprehend spoken and written information and communicate basic information. They will continue to recognize and identify relevant cultural traditions.

Chinese 4 A&B

06404G12 / 06404G22

Prerequisite: Chinese 3 A&B
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

Students must register for both terms A and B.

In this semester-long course, students will continue to learn the features of language necessary for communication in more complicated applications. In the target language, they will comprehend spoken and written information and communicate more complicated information. They will continue to recognize relevant cultural traditions.

Chinese 5 A&B

06405E12 / 06405E22

Prerequisite: Chinese 4 A&B
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 2

In this semester-long course, students will learn the features of language necessary for communication in more complicated applications. In Chinese, they will comprehend spoken and written information and communicate complex information. They will read and write Chinese characters and recognize Chinese cultural traditions.