B – COURSE CATALOG

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

COURSE: BALLET / LYRICAL I
COURSE NUMBER: 421
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F) or (G) Elective
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level I
HOUSE: Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Dance, Theatre, Vocal Music, Cirque Acrobatics
HESPERIA COURSES: (Whiting) Periods 3,4,6,7
RIVERSIDE COURSES:  (Milligan) Periods 3,4,7,8
DESCRIPTION: Ballet and Lyrical I focuses on the technique and application of classical ballet for the beginning student. Students will gain an understanding of body alignment, flexibility, physical and spatial awareness as well as musicality and coordination. The lecture component of this course covers the historical and cultural implications of classical ballet. Class discussions on analysis, physical safety, injury prevention and terminology including dance medicine, kinesiology and anatomy. The physical portion of this class focuses on barre, center and across the floor combinations. The end of this course culminates in full length routines that incorporate all of the learned techniques.

COURSE: BALLET / LYRICAL II
COURSE NUMBER: 422
A-G: 10 credits Fine Art (F) or (G) Elective
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level II
HOUSE: Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Dance
HESPERIA COURSES: (Whiting) Periods 3,4,6,7
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Milligan) Periods 3,4,7,8
DESCRIPTION: Ballet and Lyrical II expands on the technique and application of classical ballet based on the concepts explored in Ballet I. Students will improve their understanding of body alignment, flexibility, physical and spatial awareness as well as musicality and coordination. The lecture component of this course covers the historical and cultural implications of classical ballet. Class discussions on analysis, physical safety, injury prevention and terminology including dance medicine, kinesiology and anatomy. The physical portion of this class focuses on barre, center and across the floor combinations. The end of this course culminates in full length routines that incorporate all of the learned techniques and is individualized to the talent and work ethic of the individual student.

COURSE: BALLET / LYRICAL III
COURSE NUMBER: 423
A-G: 10 credits Fine Art (F) or (G) Elective
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level III
HOUSE: Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Dance
HESPERIA COURSES: (Tryon) Periods 6 (Whiting) Periods 1,8
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Tryon) Period 1 (Milligan) Period 1
DESCRIPTION: Ballet and Lyrical III expands on the technique and application of classical ballet based on the concepts explored in Ballet II. Students will improve their understanding of body alignment, flexibility, physical and spatial awareness as well as musicality and coordination. The lecture component of this course covers the historical and cultural implications of classical ballet. Class discussions on analysis, physical safety, injury prevention and terminology including dance medicine, kinesiology and anatomy. The physical portion of this class focuses on barre, center and across the floor combinations. The end of this course culminates in full length routines that incorporate all of the learned techniques and is individualized to the talent and work ethic of the individual student.

COURSE: BALLET/LYRICAL IV
COURSE NUMBER: 424
A-G: 10 credits Fine Art (F) pending UC review
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level IV
HOUSE: Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Dance
HESPERIA COURSES: (Tryon) Periods 6 (Whiting) Periods 1, 8
RIVERSIDE COURSES:  (Tryon) Periods 1 (Milligan) Period 1
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COURSE: BALLET POINTE I 
COURSE NUMBER: 1201
A-G: 10 credits Fine Art (F) or (G) Elective
PREREQUISITE: Audition
HOUSE: Performing ARts
CONSERVATORY: Dance
HESPERIA COURSES: (Tryon) Periods 7,8
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Tryon) Periods 3
DESCRIPTION: Pre-pointe / beginning pointe. This course develops strengthening of the foot, ankle, and leg to build strength and stability. The development of correct posture and strong feet to correctly perform pointe work “on top” of the box of the pointe show is essential. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to correctly eleve, releve, and en tournant certain beginning steps en pointe, perform skills at the barre and en centre; increase foot, ankle, and leg strength to perform movement to a musical phrase en pointe.

COURSE: BALLET POINTE II
COURSE NUMBER: 1202
A-G: 10 credits Fine Art (F) or (G) Elective
PREREQUISITE: Audition
HOUSE: Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Dance
HESPERIA COURSES: (Tryon) Periods 8,9
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Tryon) Periods 3,4
DESCRIPTION: Intermediate / Advanced Pointe: continue working on foot, ankle, and leg strength for stability. The development of correct posture and strong feet to correctly perform pointe work “on top” of the box of the pointe shoe. Upon completion of this course, students will have developed intermediate and advanced techniques on pointe and started partner work in classical ballet scenarios.

COURSE: BAND B (INTERMEDIATE BAND / CONCERT BAND)
COURSE NUMBER: 133
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F) or (G) Elective
PREREQUISITE: Beginning Band Recommended / Level III Conservatory
HOUSE: Music
CONSERVATORY: Instrumental Music
HESPERIA COURSES: (Forbes) Period 9
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Pahmeier) Period 9
DESCRIPTION:  This course is designed to develop the skills and knowledge that will enhance understanding and enjoyment of music. The course is for those who have an adequate command of their instrument: flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, oboe, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, bassoon, trumpet, horn, trombone, tuba, or percussion. Aside from advancing the techniques and intricacies of each instrument, the students will review and continue building upon their foundation of music theory through which they will begin to aesthetically value the aural art. By the end of the school year, each student should be prepared to enter the advanced level band, playing medium-easy to advanced level music.

Concert Band is meant for students who have satisfactorily completed the Beginning Babd course to advance a student in music, theory, and performance. Students will be able to identify and notate music and perform on an instrument with an intermediate to advanced degree of musicianship. The students in this class will have an acceptable command of their instrument. They will also have to be able to read music fluently to take part in this class. Students will not have to write fingerings for their music as it should be fluently understood by this point. Students will perform in large group settings but also be required to play solo and ensemble music.
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COURSE: BAND & STRINGS A (BEGINNING STRINGS I)
COURSE NUMBER: 124
A-G: 10 Credits Fine Arts (F) or (G) Elective
PREREQUISITE: Conservatory Audition. Level I
HOUSE: Music
CONSERVATORY: Instrumental Music
HESPERIA COURSES: (Forbes) Periods 1,8
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Pahmeier) Periods 1,8
DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to develop the skills and knowledge that will enhance understanding and enjoyment of music. The course is for those who are embarking on a journey to learn the violin, viola, cello, or bass. Aside from the techniques and intricacies of ?? each instruments, the students will establish a strong foundation of music theory through which they will begin to aesthetically value the aural art. By the end of the school year, each student should be comfortable in wielding their violin, viola, cello, or bass and be able to play basic to intermediate level exercises and music.

Beginning Strings is meant to introduce a student to music, theory, and performance. Students will be able to identify and notate music and perform on an instrument with a basic degree of musicianship. Students will perform in large group settings but also be required to play solo and ensemble music. Establishing composition, theory, and sight singing are an integral part of all student training.

COURSE: BAND & STRINGS A (INTERMEDIATE STRINGS II)
COURSE NUMBER: 124
A-G: 10 Credits Fine Arts (F) or (G) Elective
PREREQUISITE: Conservatory Audition. Level II
HOUSE: Music
CONSERVATORY: Instrumental Music
HESPERIA COURSES: (Forbes) Periods 1,8
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Pahmeier) Periods 1,8
DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to develop the skills and knowledge that will enhance understanding and enjoyment of music. The course is for those who are embarking on a journey to learn the violin, viola, cello, or bass. Aside from the techniques and intricacies of ?? each instruments, the students will establish a strong foundation of music theory through which they will begin to aesthetically value the aural art. By the end of the school year, each student should be comfortable in wielding their violin, viola, cello, or bass and be able to play basic to intermediate level exercises and music.

Beginning Strings is meant to introduce a student to music, theory, and performance. Students will be able to identify and notate music and perform on an instrument with a basic degree of musicianship. Students will perform in large group settings but also be required to play solo and ensemble music. Establishing composition, theory, and sight singing are an integral part of all student training.

COURSE: BAND & STRINGS B (Intermediate Strings Level III)
COURSE NUMBER: 127
A-G: 10 Credits Fine Arts (F) or (G) Elective
PREREQUISITE: Conservatory Audition. Level III
HOUSE: Music
CONSERVATORY: Instrumental Music
HESPERIA COURSES: (Forbes) Period 4
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Pahmeier) Period 4
DESCRIPTION: Intermediate Strings is meant for students who have satisfactorily completed the Beginning Strings course to advance a student in music, theory, and performance. Students will be able to identify and notate music and perform on an instrument with an intermediate to advanced degree of musicianship. The students in this class will have an acceptable command of their instrument: violin, viola, cello or bass. They will also have to be able to read music fluently to take part in this class. Students will not have to write fingerings for their music as it should be fluently understood by this point. Students will perform in large group settings but also be required to play solo and ensemble music.

This course is designed to develop the skills and knowledge that will enhance understanding and enjoyment of music. The course is for those who have an adequate command of their isntrument: violin, viola, cello, or bass. Aside from advancing the techniques and intricacies of each instrument, the students will review and continue building upon their foundation of music theory through which they will begin to aesthetically value the aural art. By the end of the school year, each student should be prepared to enter the advanced level orchestra, playing medium-easy to advanced level music.

COURSE: BASKETBALL (HIGH SCHOOL)
COURSE NUMBER: 230
A-G: 10 credits (G) Elective pending UC review
PREREQUISITE: None
HOUSE: None
CONSERVATORY: None
HESPERIA COURSES: (Elias) Period 4
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Diggs) Period 8
DESCRIPTION: Recreational Basketball will be involved in many activities to help them improve dribbling, shooting, defense, and teamwork. An emphasis will be placed on the teaching of skills basketball so that students can participate effectively. Agility drills will be used throughout the year to help students gain coordination.

COURSE: BASKETBALL (JUNIOR HIGH)
COURSE NUMBER: 6001
A-G: Not for A-G
PREREQUISITE: None
HOUSE: None
CONSERVATORY: None
HESPERIA COURSES: (Elias) Period 3
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Diggs) Period 3
DESCRIPTION: Recreational Basketball will be involved in many activities to help them improve dribbling, shooting, defense, and teamwork. An emphasis will be placed on the teaching of skills basketball so that students can participate effectively. Agility drills will be used throughout the year to help students gain coordination.

COURSE: BEGINNING BAND / BEGINNING MUSIC
COURSE NUMBER: 134
A-G: Pending Review for Fine Art Credit
PREREQUISITE: Level 1 Audition
HOUSE: Music
CONSERVATORY: Instrumental Music 
HESPERIA COURSES: (Forbes) Period 2
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Pahmeier) Period 2
DESCRIPTION: This course is the first course in the series of musical ensembles that a student musician can be a part of. Students have an opportunity to play with other beginning musicians. Beginning elements of music theory are also covered.

COURSE: BIOLOGY
COURSE NUMBER: 221
A-G: 10 Credits (D)/Biology/Life Sciences
PREREQUISITE: Math I
HOUSE: Academic
CONSERVATORY: None
HESPERIA COURSES: (Scott) Periods 2,3,7,8,9
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Kaur) Periods 2,3,7,8,9
DESCRIPTION: Semester 1 Laboratory Biology A, College Prep Correlated directly with the California State Content Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards, Laboratory Biology A begins with the study of the cell. The cell cycle and cancer are investigated. Cellular energy including respiration and photosynthesis are investigated. The pivotal role of ATP in energy transfer is studied. Mendelian genetics and genetics since Mendel are investigated. Molecular genetics including DNA analysis, DNA fingerprinting and recombinant DNA are explained. Biomolecules are studied including carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids. Enzymes and the factors that affect their activity are explored. The immune system, infectious diseases, and pathogens are investigated. Students are presented with a wide variety of information, activities, and experiences related to major areas of study in the field of Biology.   

Semester 2 Laboratory Biology B, College Prep
Correlated directly with the California State Content Standards and the Next Generation Science StandardsLaboratory Biology B includes the study of the human nervous and endocrine systems, reproduction in plants and animals, the domains and kingdoms of life, the Linnaean classification system, the history of life on Earth, the evolution of life, and ecology. With rigor, depth, and breadth of content and through directed assignments, students are presented with a wide variety of information, activities, and experiences related to major areas of study in the field of Biology.