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    Art

    Studio Arts This 2-D art class includes drawing, painting, mixed media, cartooning, and India ink. Art history is part of a computer project that students design. This class satisfies fine arts credit for graduation.

    Child Care : The infant and toddler programs at Sequoia High School provide quality, caring child care and developmental enrichment for the children of teen parents who attend Visalia Unified High Schools. Infants may be enrolled as early as 4 weeks of age and remain in our program until they begin Kindergarten. Depending on home location and school choice, it is often possible for the teen parent and child to receive bus transportation through Visalia Unified.

    The child care programs at Sequoia High School allow teen parents to attend the school that best meets their needs as well as the needs of their child. The best option for each student is considered, whether that means continuing at their Home School or enrolling at Sequoia High School. Our goal for teen parents is that they achieve a high school diploma, move toward career preparation, and receive support and assistance in their role as parents.

    Electives

    Careers With Children
    This is a year long vocational-based class about children and their age appropriate behaviors. This course includes CPR training, first aid training, and on the job training in a daycare facility. The focus of the class is learning to work with children in a variety of careers

    On Your Own
    ​This class is designed to help students with life skills for when they move out "on their own".
    Areas of food instruction include basic cooking, breakfast, main dishes, Thanksgiving dinner, and desserts. Other subjects taught may include housing, banking, credit, and social skills.

    English: nothing submitt

    History/Social Science

    Civics
    ​Students in grade twelve pursue a deeper understanding of the institutions of American government. They compare systems of government in the world today and analyze the history and changing interpretations of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the current state of the legislative, executive, and judiciary branches of government.

    Economics
    ​Students in grade twelve learn fundamental economic concepts, applying the tools (graphs, statistics, equations) from other subject areas to the understanding of operations and institutions of economic systems. Studied in a historic context are the basic economic principles of micro- and macroeconomics, international economics, comparative economic systems, measurement, and methods.

    U.S. History
    ​Study the major turning points in American history in the twentieth century including changes in politics, society, technology, and global affairs. Students develop an understanding of the role of the citizen within the state and that our rights under the U.S. Constitution are a precious inheritance that depends on an educated citizenry for their preservation and protection.

    World History
    The study of major turning points that shaped the modern world, from the late eighteenth century through the present. Students develop an understanding of current world issues and events in order to understand international relations from a variety of perspectives.

    Leadership

    Associated Student Body (ASB Leadership)
    The ASB class focuses on students developing a greater understanding of the skills it takes to be a successful leader and effective teen in today's world. Students are given the opportunity for personal growth, community involvement and school improvement.

    Mathematics: nothing submitted

    Science: 

    Physical Earth Science…learning about ourselves, our planet, and our place in the universe.

    Over the course of the academic year we will explore our earth and its unique properties, processes, and position in the universe. Students will develop and demonstrate an understanding of the following essential standard topics. CALIFORNIA GEOLOGY: The geology of California as it impacts the state’s wealth of natural resources, as well as natural hazards. PLATE TECTONICS AND EARTH HISTORY: Dynamic earth processes, including plate tectonics and biogeochemical processes, their operation over geologic time, and the resulting changes in patterns of land, sea, and mountains on the earth’s surface. CLIMATOLOGY: The energy budget of the earth, differential heating of the earth’s surface, atmospheric effects of the sun, wind, and ocean currents, and climate patterns. ASTRONOMY: The earth’s place in the solar system, the structure and scale solar system, and the changes in stars, galaxies, and the universe that occur over time.

    Biological Science…learning about ourselves and our place on a living planet...
    Over the course of the academic year we will explore the fundamental processes, functions, and interactions characteristic of cells. We will also explore body systems, heredity, evolution, diversity, and interaction in the living world. Students will develop and demonstrate understanding of the following essential standards. CELLS AND THEIR PROCESSES: The fundamental processes of all living things depend on a variety of specialized cell structures and chemical processes. (1st and 5th sessions) PROTEIN SYNTHESIS, GENETICS, AND HEREDITY: Protein synthesis is the basis of growth and development. Heredity is determined by instructions encoded in DNA, and these sequences can be affected by mutation and sexual reproduction. (2nd and 6th sessions) EVOLUTION: Evolution is the result of genetic changes that occur due to natural selection. (3rd semester) ECOLOGY: Stability in an ecosystem is a balance between many competing factors. (4th semester)

    Physical Education

    World Languages 

     

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