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2020-2021 Course Catalog

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Drawing III

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.

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Painting I

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.

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Ceramics I

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.

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Ceramics II

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.

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Advanced Ceramics

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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.

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Sculpture I

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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.

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Digital Art I

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.

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Digital Art II

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.

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Jewelry I

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.

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Business Introduction

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.

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Accounting

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.

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Careers 9/10

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.

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Careers 11/12

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.

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Careers Online

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.

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Advanced Marketing

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.

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Entrepreneurship

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.

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Senior Intern Program

Get a head start on your college and career planning by participating in a seminar course and intern experience. You will complete extensive career assessments and then learn about how to network with industry professionals to explore career options.

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English 9 A&B

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.

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English 10 A&B

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.

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English 11 A&B

This course will focus on skills and literature taught in the eleventh grade curriculum but will do so with modifications to accommodate students who have strong reading and writing skills, learn at a fast pace, and operate at a high level of proficiency.

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Honors English 11

This course will focus on skills and literature taught in the eleventh grade curriculum but will do so with modifications to accommodate students who have strong reading and writing skills, learn at a fast pace, and operate at a high level of proficiency.

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English 12 A&B

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.

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Public Speaking and Voice Acting (formerly Effective Speaking in the Digital Age)

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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.

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Eagle Book Club

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With a focus on student selection of texts and small-group discussion around student directed areas of interest, students in this class will examine topics and themes in literature that they choose to read utilizing a "book club" format.

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Film Studies

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.

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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.

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Sewing I

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.

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Sewing II

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.

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Interior Design

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.

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Independent Living

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.

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Peer Insights

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.

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Construction I

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.

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Construction II

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.

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Culinary Arts

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.

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AP CS A: Java

AP CS Java is a challenging course that prepares you for the AP CS A 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.

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Ukulele

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.

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Wind Ensemble

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.

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9th Grade Orchestra

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.

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Symphonic Orchestra

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.

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Concert Orchestra

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.

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Justice Singers

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 more contemporary genres, including gospel, folk, hip hop, and spirituals.

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Eagle Choir

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.

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Concert Choir

This is EPHS’s top performing choral group selected through a non-threatening audition process. Concert Choir represents the school on national/state tours, contests and festivals, community and school events, and concerts.

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AVID

AVID is an elective class at Eden Prairie High School. Students are selected to participate in this program on a voluntary basis and are required to take at least one honors or AP class.

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CANCELLED

This course is designed for students who are a looking for opportunities to work collaboratively to solve complex problems. Using the Human Centered Design process, students will identify problems throughout various communities, ideate how to solve them and implement solutions.

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Racquet Sports

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.

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Dance I

Students will understand the basic rules and skills of ballet, modern, tap/rhythm, and jazz dance. Students will learn to create and participate in a dance performance.

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Dance II

CANCELLED

Students will understand the advanced rules and skills of ballet, modern, tap/rhythm, and jazz dance. Students will learn to create and participate in a dance performance.

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  Biology A&B

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.

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Biology Online

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.

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Honors Chemistry A&B

In this course chemical principles will be approached in depth and with more of a mathematical approach. 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. 

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Physics A&B

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.

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  Advanced Placement Physics I

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.

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Economics and Public Policy

In a world of scarce resources, how is it determined what goods and services are made and who gets what? Why are some nations rich and other nations poor? 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?

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Psychology

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.

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CANCELLED

Sociology II is a class designed to look at present day cultures in the United States of America. This class is not designed to be a traditional textbook driven class but rather a class of personal and group exploration.

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This is an in-depth look into the causes of war, the major wars of the 20th century, and the lessons of war.  The course will cover WWI and WWII and will include causes, strategies, major campaigns, battles, and personalities.

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Woodcrafting

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.

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Career Options

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.

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PAES Lab

This course satisfies the Business/Work Experience requirement. The PAES program provides training in both employment and independent living skills.

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French 1 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.)

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