American Literature and American History are combined to form a series of thematic and chronological projects, from the Great Depression to the Vietnam War, with a major emphasis on college-preparatory writing and research.
Art 2 is a one year course continuation of College prep Art 1, which is a prerequisite. Students further develop their techniques and explore figurative work through a variety of media. This course challenges students to step outside their comfort zone and learn to see as an artist. Students are exposed to art history and contemporary artists throughout the year. Art 2 is a college prep A-G approved course. Students will further their skills in creating both written and verbal artist statements of their work.
PREREQUISITE: ART 1
The Art 4 course can be either an AP course following the AP Studio Art guidelines or a portfolio class where student create a professional portfolio of their work. Media is open to both traditional or digital based art creation. Students will be developing their skills as professional artists through observation and exploration. Each student will write professional artist statements for each completed piece of work. The process will be documented in a year long blog.
PREREQUISITE: ART 3 or teacher approval through portfolio submission
This is an introductory survey course on contemporary biology, physical education, and health education, which fulfills the college entrance laboratory science requirements for the University of California, physical education and health standards. Students will be able to recognize, discuss and correctly apply fundamental biological principles influencing his or her personal relationship with other living things. Furthermore, students will be able to apply their knowledge of basic biological principles to the problems humans face in a modern technological society. The students will also be able to develop their own personal fitness and nutrition plan with a deep understanding of the biology that makes their plan relevant.
Students investigate the properties of matter and energy, including the characteristics of elements, periodic properties, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, molecular geometry, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, and thermodynamics. This is a lab-based class.
PREREQUISITE: MATH 1 with a C or better or equivalent.
Angelene Warnock teaches chemistry, biology, and computer sciences. She is a UC Davis graduate and a life long learner. In her spare time, she enjoys taking open courseware classes, gaming, hiking, and spending time with her family.
This is a yearlong course designed to prepare students to enter the college and/or career of their choice. Successful completion in this course results in 10 graduation credits and 3 college credits, as the course is aligned to Napa Valley College’s COUN 110 Career/Life Plan course.
Computer Science & Design or (ECS) is a yearlong introductory computer science course that investigates Human Computer Interaction, Logic and Problem-Solving, Web Design and Coding. In the robotics unit, students will build and program their own robots. No previous programming or computer science experience is necessary.
This class integrates English 9 with Visual Performing Arts. Students produce a variety of performance-based projects exploring literary themes and genres, with an emphasis on the classics such as Homer’s Odyssey & William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. Students will learn basic presentation skills as well as how to give “evidence based” feedback to peers.
Credit Recovery is an opportunity for students to receive for credit for achieving mastery in a subject that they might have struggled with in a prior attempt.