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EP Online serves 9 - 12 grade students, who are looking to engage in anytime, anywhere learning. Using Eden Prairie’s learning management system, Schoology, students will engage in highly collaborative online courses that provide rigorous and authentic learning experiences. EP Online teachers will ensure that students who take online courses will meet the same essential learning targets as the face to face courses.

Courses at EP Online are run by innovative and highly qualified Eden Prairie High School teachers. Our teachers are committed to personalizing learning for EACH student in their classes and building strong relationships through their online community. Even though students will spend time learning online, they can find and connect with their online teacher in person at Eden Prairie High School.

 

Available Courses

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.  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.

Careers ( Available Terms 3 & 4 only)

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.

Chinese 5 (Available Terms 3 & 4 only)

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. Students must register for both terms A and B.

Economics & Public Policy (Available Terms 2 & 3 only)

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? In Economics and Public Policy, students will learn about how prices of goods are determined, labor 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. These analytical tools will be used to understand the recent experiences of the United States and other countries and to address how current policy initiatives affect economic performance in various markets.  Finally, 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 - all with the goal of developing critical thinkers who are informed and engaged citizens.

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.  This course will focus on agreed upon Power Standards for English 10 and the standards established by the state.

English 12 A & B (Available Terms 3 & 4 only)

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.

German I (Available Terms 3 & 4 only)

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. Students must register for both terms A and B.

Health Education

Students must be a sophomore, junior or senior to enroll in online Health.  Students who take Health on-line should be organized, self-motivated, and independent learners who are able to manage the course requirements outside of a traditional classroom setting.  This course will be conducted in an independent self-paced design and is designed to motivate students to increase the quality of their life by analyzing decisions that can enhance individual, family and community health.  This course helps students reduce or prevent unhealthy behaviors. 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.

Online students will be required to attend guest speakers scheduled during their online hour.  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.  This course meets the Health requirement for graduation from EPHS.

Introduction to Technology (Available Terms 1 & 4 only)

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.

Physical Education

Course expenses: Fitness tracker with heart rate technology.

Online PE is a class designed for students who are self-motivated, organized, independent, 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.

Spanish I (Available Terms 3 & 4 only)

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. Students must register for both terms A and B.

World History I (Available Terms 3 & 4 only)

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

Interested in taking an online course?

Current students: Talk to your counselor.

Students not currently enrolled at EPHS: Please share your interest with us by completing the Eden Prairie Online Interest Form.

Have program, course or content questions?

Contact Alex Townsend or Robb Virgin

Alex Townsend, IE Digital Resource Coordinator: atownsend@edenpr.org; (952) 975-7063

Robb Virgin, EPHS Principal: rvirgin@edenpr.org; (952) 975-8011