A – COURSE CATALOG

This page covers all courses that will be offered for the 2019/2020 school year that start with the letter “A”.

COURSE: ACTING I
COURSE NUMBER: 661
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F) or (G) Elective
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level I
HOUSE: Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Theatre
HESPERIA COURSES: (Nevarez) Periods 2,6,7,9
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Hill) Periods 2,6,7,9
DESCRIPTION: Acting is a theatre class  designed to build upon past theatre experiences and enhance acting skills.  The class is aligned with the California State Standards and will cover ensemble work/team work, movement, voice, scene and play analysis, scene work including an emphasis on objectives, obstacles, and acting techniques, improvisational skills, character analysis and performance, monologues, audition skills, dramaturgy, and career paths.

COURSE: ACTING II
COURSE NUMBER: 6611
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F) or (G) Elective pending UC review
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level II
HOUSE: Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Theatre
HESPERIA COURSES: (Nevarez) 2,6,7,9
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Hill) Period  2,6,7,9
DESCRIPTION:

COURSE: ACTING III
COURSE NUMBER: 6612
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F) or (G) Elective pending UC review
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level III
HOUSE: Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Theatre
HESPERIA COURSES: (Nevarez) 4,8
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Hill) Period  4,8
DESCRIPTION:

COURSE: ACTING IV
COURSE NUMBER: 
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F) or (G) Elective pending UC review
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level III
HOUSE: Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Theatre
HESPERIA COURSES: (Nevarez) 4,8
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Hill) Period  4,8
DESCRIPTION:

COURSE: ACTING V
COURSE NUMBER: 
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F) or (G) Elective pending UC review
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level V
HOUSE: Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Theatre
HESPERIA COURSES: (Nevarez) 4,8
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Hill) Period  4,8
DESCRIPTION:

COURSE: ACTING VI
COURSE NUMBER: 
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F) or (G) Elective pending UC review
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level III
HOUSE: Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Theatre
HESPERIA COURSES: (Nevarez) 4,8
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Hill) Period  4,8
DESCRIPTION:

COURSE: ADVANCED CHOIR I
COURSE NUMBER: 140
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F) or (G) Elective under UC review
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level I
HOUSE: Music, Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Theatre, Dance, Cirque
HESPERIA COURSES: Period 4
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Hekel) Period 4
DESCRIPTION: Advanced Choir I is a course for students who qualify for advanced music instruction through audition. This course is designed to increase the vocal skill and performance levels of each student and to develop aesthetic and cultural values through critical listening, music theory, and sight singing. Students will sing a wide range of literature form a variety of time periods, languages, cultures and styles. Students will perform medium to difficult, high school choral literature for performances in concerts and festivals. Emphasis will be placed on small ensemble One-Voice-per-Part Acappella material including jazz and Classical selections. From the study of these various styles, students will attain enhanced awareness of the history and events surrounding the development of choral literature.

COURSE: ADVANCED CHOIR II
COURSE NUMBER: 140
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F) or (G) Elective under UC review
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level II
HOUSE: Music
CONSERVATORY: Vocal Music
HESPERIA COURSES: Period 4
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Hekel) Period 4
DESCRIPTION: an advanced, mixed-voice, small ensemble consisting of auditioned students. Selected students will need: strong musicianship, good vocal tone, strong sense of pitch, strong soloing ability, and a developing-strong vocal improvisation ability. This ensemble will focus on 4-8 part selections, soloing, vocal improvisation, and a cappella vocal styles. include vocal jazz, traditional and contemporary a cappella selections. This ensemble is ideal for students seeking to continue in pursuit of a collegiate music degree.

COURSE: ALGEBRA 
COURSE NUMBER: 14
A-G: N/A Junior High Course 8th Grade
PREREQUISITE: Pre Algebra or Math 7
HOUSE: Academic
CONSERVATORY: None
HESPERIA COURSES: (Swingle) Periods 1,2,3,4,6,9
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (De La Cruz) Periods 1,2,3,4,6,9
DESCRIPTION: The National Council of Teacher of Mathematics Curriculum, Evaluation, and Assessment Standards, California State Content Standards and Frameworks, and Common Core Standards have been followed for this course. This course takes the students step-by-step from a review of Pre-Algebra skills to rational expressions and equations, polynomials, and the use of rational numbers to solve real life problems. Students learn to simplify and evaluate expressions, solve equations, understand algebraic properties, and graph real numbers. This course introduces students to the fundamentals of the language of mathematics, including variables, terms, integers, equalities and inequalities.

COURSE: ALGEBRA / GEOMETRY HONORS
COURSE NUMBER: 15
A-G: N/A Junior High Course 8th Grade
PREREQUISITE: Pre Algebra or Math 7 with a grade of “A”
HOUSE: Academic
CONSERVATORY: None
HESPERIA COURSES: (Swingle) Period 8
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (De La Cruz) Period 8
DESCRIPTION: The National Council of Teacher of Mathematics Curriculum, Evaluation, and Assessment Standards, California State Content Standards and Frameworks, and Common Core Standards have been followed for this course. This course takes the students step-by-step from a review of Pre-Algebra skills to rational expressions and equations, polynomials, and the use of rational numbers to solve real life problems. Students learn to simplify and evaluate expressions, solve equations, understand algebraic properties, and graph real numbers. This course introduces students to the fundamentals of the language of mathematics, including variables, terms, integers, equalities and inequalities.  Students will also cover the concepts for Geometry in preparation of moving into High School Integrated math.

COURSE: AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND ECONOMICS
COURSE NUMBER: 247
A-G: 10 credits (A) History/Social Science
PREREQUISITE: None
HOUSE: Academic
CONSERVATORY: None
HESPERIA COURSES: (Korovesis) Periods 4,7
RIVERSIDE COURSES:  (Freeman, C) Periods 4,7
DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to provide the student with a comprehensive understanding of governmental institutions and extensive analysis of the Constitution. Students will explore the responsibilities of government from the local to national level. The political process will also be studied, specifically in regards to the election process. This course will also prepare students to master fundamental economic concepts, applying the tools (graphs, statistics, equations, personal finance skills) from other subject areas to the understanding of operations and institutions of economic systems. Students will study the basic economic principles of micro and macroeconomics, international economics, and comparative economics systems. Standards that will provide the basis of curriculum will be the California Social Science Content Standards of Principles of American Democracy for grades 9-12, the Principles of Economics content standards for grades 9-12, and the CCSS Standards for Literacy in History, particularly Reading and Writing, through which students will demonstrate grade 9-12 social science intellectual, reasoning, reflection and research skills.

COURSE: AP AMERICAN GOVERNMENT & ECONOMICS
COURSE NUMBER: 
A-G: 10 credits (A) History / Social Science pending UC review for 5.0 grading scale
PREREQUISITE: Grade “A” in prior History Social Science course.
COREQUISITE: AP Study Hall
HESPERIA COURSES: (Korovesis) Period 2,9
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Freeman, C) Period 2,9
DESCRIPTION: 

COURSE: AP ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY (Advanced Placement Anatomy & Physiology)
COURSE NUMBER: 153
A-G: 10 credits Lab Science (D) pending UC review, 5.0 scale
PREREQUISITE: AP Biology / Biology Honors
COREQUISITE: AP Study Hall
HOUSE: Academic
CONSERVATORY: None
HESPERIA COURSES: (Scott) Periods 4,6
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Kaur) Period 4,6
DESCRIPTION: 

COURSE: AP BIOLOGY (Advanced Placement Laboratory Biology)
COURSE NUMBER: 151
A-G: 10 credits Lab Science (D) pending UC review
PREREQUISITE: Math I/II Honors, Environmental Science
COREQUISITE: AP Study Hall
HOUSE: Academic
CONSERVATORY: None
HESPERIA COURSES: (Scott) Periods 4,6
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Kaur) Periods 4,6
DESCRIPTION:

COURSE: AP ENGLISH LANGUAGE & COMPOSITION
COURSE NUMBER: 1914
A-G: 10 credits English (B), 5.0 grading scale
PREREQUISITE: Students must have completed two semesters of English II Honors with a grade of B- or higher in both semesters. (Required)
COREQUISITE: Students must enroll in AP Study Hall
HOUSE: Academic
CONSERVATORY: None
HESPERIA COURSES: (Parker) Periods 3,7
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Consten) Periods 3,7
DESCRIPTION: 

COURSE:  AP SPANISH
COURSE NUMBER:
A-G: 10 credits pending UC review for (E) Foreign Language, 5.0 Grading Scale
PREREQUISITE: Spanish II
HOUSE: Academic
CONSERVATORY: None
HESPERIA COURSE: (Waggoner) Period 2
RIVERSIDE COURSE: (Martinez-Montano) Period 2
DESCRIPTION: 

COURSE: AP STUDY HALL
COURSE NUMBER: 1001
A-G: Not for A-G
PREREQUISITE: Must be enrolled in an AP class
HOUSE: Academic
CONSERVATORY: None
HESPERIA COURSES: (Elias) Period 6 (Perez)Period 9
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Kerney) Period 6 (Nakatani) Period 9
DESCRIPTION: 

COURSE: AP UNITED STATES HISTORY
COURSE NUMBER: 305
A-G: 10 credits (A) History/Social Science, 5.0 grading scale
PREREQUISITE: Grade “B” or better in World History Honors
COREQUISITE: AP Study Hall
HESPERIA COURSES: (Korovesis) Periods 2,9
RIVERSIDE COURSES:  None
DESCRIPTION: 

COURSE: APPLIED ARTS / ARTS APPRECIATION
COURSE NUMBER: 1625
A-G: 10 Credits Fine Arts (F)
PREREQUISITE: None
HOUSE: None
CONSERVATORY: None
HESPERIA COURSES: (Hernandez) Periods 2,3,4,6,7,8,9
RIVERSIDE COURSES: ((Barton) 7 (Kerney) 7,8
DESCRIPTION: This integrated Fine Arts and Career Technical Education course is designed to investigate and explore visual, performing and design careers in the United States while practicing hands-on technical art skills specific to multiple careers in the Arts, Media, & Entertainment industry sector. Students will gain hands-on experience in drawing, painting, sculpture, graphic design, acting, singing, dancing, instrumental and vocal arts as well as circus arts while learning about the multiple career choices available within these creative disciplines. This course has been designed to engage students through multiple art projects and career exploration and upon it’s completion students will be able to communicate using art specific vocabulary, complete art projects with multiple types of media, and understand careers in creative professions. Students will have a strong foundation in observing, interpreting, critiquing, discussing and producing all art forms.

Students will have a strong foundation in observing, interpreting, critiquing, discussing and producing art. They will have gained beginning experience in all areas of performing arts.  Each student will compile examples of their work to display in a portfolio that highlights their current technical level and demonstrates their growth throughout the two semesters. Students will understand the role of performing and visual arts as an industry and its role in the perpetuation of history across the United States. They will understand art’s power to communicate ideas and influence opinions on a mass scale.

COURSE: ARCHERY
COURSE NUMBER: 6000
A- G: Under review for (G) Elective Credit
PREREQUISITE: None
HOUSE: None
CONSERVATORY: None
HESPERIA COURSES: (Miskulin) Periods 3,8
NOT AVAILABLE IN RIVERSIDE
DESCRIPTION:  The purpose of the course is to introduce students to the basic techniques of target archery emphasizing the care and use of equipment, range safety, stance and shooting techniques, scoring and competition. … Basic equipment used for archery will be provided.

COURSE: ART I
COURSE NUMBER: 159
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F)
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level I
HOUSE: Technical/Visual Arts
CONSERVATORY: Visual Arts
HESPERIA COURSES: (Taylor) Periods 4,6,7
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (James) Periods 4,6,7
DESCRIPTION: Students in Art 1 will learn how to draw, paint, critique, and speak about art history. Students will speak about artworks that are both famous and student creations. They will learn the Elements and Principles of art from Artistic Creation and for Art Critiques. Students will develop art projects that have an Element or Principle of Design to focus upon, and they will present their work for display, critique, and portfolio. These Elements and Principles of Design will be an on-going part of their verbal critiques of artworks from many sources.

COURSE: ART II
COURSE NUMBER: 163
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F)
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level II
HOUSE: Technical/Visual Arts
CONSERVATORY: Visual Arts
HESPERIA COURSES: (Taylor) Periods 4,6,7
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (James) Periods 4,6,7
DESCRIPTION: Art II builds on the foundational elements of Art I by exploring drawing, conceptual design, painting and color theory on a deeper level. Lessons based on artistic perception, creative expression and the historical and cultural impact of the visual arts world meet the five areas of the visual arts standards. Elements of art and design (line, color, shape/form texture, value and space) and the principles of art and design (balance, contrast, dominance, emphasis, movement, repetition, rhythm, subordination, variation and unity). Historical and cultural contexts will be applied with attention to analysis, interpretation, and judgment of student work as well as appreciation of art works from other cultures and times.

COURSE: ART III
COURSE NUMBER: 161
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F)
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level III
HOUSE: Technical/Visual Arts
CONSERVATORY: Visual Arts
HESPERIA COURSES: (Taylor) Periods 1,8
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (James) Periods 1,8
DESCRIPTION: Art III is designed for the students pursuing an art based college program or career as a visual artist. This course guides the students in portfolio development by advancing knowledge of technical skills and the elements and principles of art. Building on the foundations of Art I and Art II, students in this course will advance their knowledge of independent thinking and creativity, development of personal style and technique, as well as critical thinking skills through problem solving. Student will learn about gallery and public display of art through several exhibitions of their work. Written analysis and critique and public speaking about their work will allow students to learn to market themselves in the professional world. Visits to surrounding museums will also help the students understand the historical and cultural implications of the visual arts world.

COURSE: ART EXPLORATION
COURSE NUMBER: 162
A-G: Pending Review for Fine Art Credit
PREREQUISITE: None
HOUSE: Visual & Technical Arts
CONSERVATORY: None
HESPERIA COURSES: (Gomar, Merket, Del Sole, Temples) Period 2
RIVERSIDE COURSES:
DESCRIPTION: This is an introductory, hands on visual arts course to help
students gain the basic knowledge of concepts within visual arts. Students will rotate quarterly.

COURSE: ASSOCIATED STUDENT BODY (ASB)
COURSE NUMBER: 691
A-G: 10 credits Elective (G)
PREREQUISITE: Successful audition or election
HOUSE: Careers
CONSERVATORY: Career Arts
HESPERIA COURSES: (Zelinger) Periods 2,7
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Barkdull) Periods 2,7
DESCRIPTION: ASB Leadership is a project-based course aimed at increasing students’ leadership capabilities. Through the planning and execution of numerous events for the school, students will discover how to best effect change in their communities.  Students will read extensively about the nature of leadership and its different styles. Additionally, students write frequently, critically, reflectively, persuasively, and speak about the real world issues that arise from the planning of events. The course uses sections of The Student Leadership Guide by Brendon Burchard. The class will focus on standards designed by the California Association of Directors of Activities and Common Core State Standards, including communication & public speaking, creativity, service learning and reflection while positively impacting the entire student body.

COURSE: AERIALIST I
COURSE NUMBER: 6784
A-G: 10 credits Electives (G) or Fine Arts (F)pending UC review
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level I
HOUSE: Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Cirque Arts
HESPERIA COURSES: (Collins) Periods 2,7
RIVERSIDE COURSES: Period 2,7
DESCRIPTION: This course is an entry level practical for aerialist techniques associated with circus arts and circus dance techniques. Applying core physical strength to the artistry of a variety of aerial apparatus including tissu and lyra. Students will work on rigging, rigging safety standards, and choreography identified within the aerialist genre. Students meet for 90 class meetings (not including recitals and festival performances) that include hands-on lab training as well as contextual lectures and critical discussions about aerialist techniques and standards.

COURSE: AERIALIST II
COURSE NUMBER: 6008
A-G: 10 credits Electives (G) or Fine Arts (F)pending UC review
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level II
HOUSE: Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Cirque Arts
HESPERIA COURSES: (Collins) Periods 2,7
RIVERSIDE COURSES: Period 2,7,9
DESCRIPTION:

COURSE: AERIALIST III
COURSE NUMBER: 6009
A-G: 10 credits Electives (G) or Fine Arts (F)pending UC review
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level III
HOUSE: Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Cirque Arts
HESPERIA COURSES: (Collins) Periods 4,6
RIVERSIDE COURSES: Period 4,6
DESCRIPTION: