Course Descriptions

Agriscience and Biology
Year Long Course ISB270
Credit Type: Science

Prerequisite: 
Sophomore standing or above, There must be a legitimate need of the student to be in an online course or they must be a self-motivated learner who is responsible for their own learning. It is recommended that the student have access to a computer with the Internet and word processing software. The student needs to have basic skill in navigating the web and e-mailing attachments.

Description: 

Agriscience and Biological Systems will explore the areas of biological and life science using an agricultural approach. This class will count for a full science credit at Wenatchee High School. In addition to scientific principles, leadership and employability skills and activities such as public speaking will be included in this class through FFA activities and will account for a significant portion of your grade. Students are encouraged to join FFA but it is not required.


Health
1st Semester IHE201 or 2nd Semester IHE202
Credit Type: Health

Prerequisite: 
Sophomore standing or above, There must be a legitimate need of the student to be in an online course or they must be a self-motivated learner who is responsible for their own learning. It is recommended that the student have access to a computer with the Internet and word processing software. The student needs to have basic skill in navigating the web and e-mailing attachments.

Description: 

The main objective of this course is to present all students with up-to-date knowledge on a variety of current health issues. This will be accomplished through several different assessments to include: reading, writing, discussion, listening to guest speakers, watching videos, group presentations, and projects as well as quizzes and tests. The topics covered will be: General Health and Wellness, Personal Fitness, Nutrition, Mental/Emotional Health, Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs, Infectious/Noninfectious Diseases, Healthy Relationships, Growth and Development, Reproductive Health, Basic First Aid, and Environmental Health along with an emphasis on and tools to use in Decision Making and Refusal skills. This course is a requirement for graduation and covers the current Washington State Essential Academic Learning Requirements for Health Education.


Lifetime Fitness
1st Semester IPE201 or 2nd Semester IPE202
Credit Type: PE

Prerequisite: 

Sophomore standing or above, There must be a legitimate need of the student to be in an online course or they must be a self-motivated learner who is responsible for their own learning. It is recommended that the student have access to a computer with the Internet and word processing software. The student needs to have basic skill in navigating the web and e-mailing attachments.

Description: 

Learn about the muscular system, the skeletal system, proper nutrition, and exercise. Students taking this course must create a physical fitness activity plan and make steady progress toward the goals of that individualized plan. Monitoring of the plan is done by the student, parent, personal trainer, and instructor. You might have an additional expense of a gym membership or personal trainer. Otherwise you might be able to purchase a heart rate monitor and track your own progress.


United States History
Year Long Course IUS300
Credit Type: U.S. History

Prerequisite: 

Junior standing or above, There must be a legitimate need of the student to be in an online course or they must be a self-motivated learner who is responsible for their own learning. It is recommended that the student have access to a computer with the Internet and word processing software. The student needs to have basic skill in navigating the web and e-mailing attachments.

Description: 

This course will trace the development of modern America from 1870 to the present, emphasizing the major social, political, economic, and technological changes the United States has undergone, especially since 1900. The class will examine how these changes affect culture today. Also emphasized will be the rise of the U.S. as a global power and its role in the world today.


World Studies
Full Year Course IWH200
Credit Type: World Studies

Prerequisite: 

Sophomore standing or above, There must be a legitimate need of the student to be in an online course or they must be a self-motivated learner who is responsible for their own learning. It is recommended that the student have access to a computer with the Internet and word processing software. The student needs to have basic skill in navigating the web and e-mailing attachments.

Description: 
World Studies is a year long social studies class for the 10th grade at Wenatchee High School. The course will include an introduction to the study of social sciences with a focus on using social sciences to understand history. The course will be a survey of the modern era in world history, focusing primarily on the years 1500 CE to 1960 CE,  For the majority of the class we will cover events from the Renaissance through the Cold War. The class will begin with instruction on using social sciences to analyze history by studying influential factors that helped shape the modern world, including a few early civilizations and a look at the major world religions. The course is designed to give students a broad overview of world history with the emphasis on major themes, ideas, and movements that have shaped the modern world. The course will also introduce students to the nature of history as discipline of study, and historical and social science skills will be taught to help understand the content. 


Contemporary World Problems (CWP)
Full Year Course ICP400
Credit Type: Contemporary World Problems


Prerequisite:

Senior standing only; must complete both semesters to graduate. There must be a legitimate need of the student to be in an online course or they must be self motivated learner who is responsible for their own learning. It is recommended that the student have a computer with Internet access and word processor software. The student needs to have basic skills in navigating the web and e-mail attachments.

Description:

This course is a final course in the social studies sequence to acquaint the student with global issues and the decision-making role of the individual. The course will cover the following major units: 

  1. The Nature of Man.
  2. Introduction to Psychology/Sociology.
  3. Survey of Major Contemporary Events.
  4. Comparative Government/Economic Systems.
  5. Regional studies, which will emphasize selected world problems and their interrelatedness such as hunger, population, terrorism, environment, etc.