S – COURSE CATALOG

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

COURSE: SCIENCE 7 / INTRO TO BIOLOGY
COURSE NUMBER: 212
A-G: None
PREREQUISITE: None
HOUSE: Academic
CONSERVATORY: None
HESPERIA COURSES: (Buzzard) Periods 6,7,8,9 (Willison) Periods 2,3,4
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (G. Freeman) Periods 6,7,8,9(Donovan) Periods 2,3,4
DESCRIPTION: This course presents students with a wide variety of information, activities, and experiences related to major areas of study in the field of Introductory Biology. The topics, which correlate directly with the NGSS Middle School Life Science Standards, include the study of ecology and ecosystems; cell biology and the fundamental life processes of plants and animals; human physiology including structures, the immune system, and organ systems; and genetics, including mutation, reproduction, DNA, genetic changes, and forensics. In second semester, the topics include the study of ecology and ecosystems; human physiology including structures, the central and peripheral nervous systems, and sensory structures and functions; asexual and sexual reproduction in plants and animals; genetic diversity, biotechnology, cloning; Earth Science (fossils, atmosphere, extinction and survival, etc.) and global climate change and ecology.

COURSE: SCRIPTWRITING I
COURSE NUMBER: 606
A-G: 10 credits Elective Credit (G), Pending UC review for Fine Arts
PREREQUISITE: Level I Audition / Interview
HOUSE: Career Arts, Technical Arts, Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Career Arts, Technical Arts, Theatre
HESPERIA COURSES: (Merket) Period 7
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Thackeray) Period 6,7
DESCRIPTION:  This course introduces classic story structure. Movies are not just pictures of people talking. It is a complex puzzle put together under the guise of sound structure. The medium of film is literally a string of moving images where characters engage in conversations that supplement the visuals.   There are three basic parts to every single story, no matter how short or long: the beginning where an introduction to characters are made, set up of conflict and the catalyst; a middle where conflict is worked through; and an end where the conflict is resolved. Within this context students learn to communicate with an audience by hooking their interest, bringing them into the story and making them care about the main character/hero and what happens to them.

COURSE: SCRIPTWRITING II
COURSE NUMBER: 6061
A-G: 10 credits Pending UC review for Fine Arts
PREREQUISITE: Level II Audition / Interview
HOUSE: Career Arts, Technical Arts, Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Career Arts, Technical Arts, Theatre
HESPERIA COURSES: (Merket) Period 7
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Thackeray) Period 6,7
DESCRIPTION:  This course introduces classic story structure. Movies are not just pictures of people talking. It is a complex puzzle put together under the guise of sound structure. The medium of film is literally a string of moving images where characters engage in conversations that supplement the visuals.   There are three basic parts to every single story, no matter how short or long: the beginning where an introduction to characters are made, set up of conflict and the catalyst; a middle where conflict is worked through; and an end where the conflict is resolved. Within this context students learn to communicate with an audience by hooking their interest, bringing them into the story and making them care about the main character/hero and what happens to them.

COURSE: SCRIPTWRITING III
COURSE NUMBER: 6062
A-G: 10 credits pending UC review for Fine Arts
PREREQUISITE: Level III Audition / Interview
HOUSE: Career Arts, Visual / Technical Arts, Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Career Arts, Technical Arts, Theatre
HESPERIA COURSES: (Zelinger) Period 6
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Thackeray) Periods 6,7
DESCRIPTION: 

COURSE: SCRIPTWRITING IV
COURSE NUMBER:
A-G: 10 credits pending UC review for Fine Arts
PREREQUISITE: Level III Audition / Interview
HOUSE: Career Arts, Visual / Technical Arts, Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Career Arts, Technical Arts, Theatre
HESPERIA COURSES: (Zelinger) Period 6
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Thackeray) Periods 6,7
DESCRIPTION: 

COURSE: SCULPTURE I
COURSE NUMBER: 620
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F)
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level I
HOUSE: Technical/Visual Arts
CONSERVATORY: Visual Arts
HESPERIA COURSES: (Taylor) Periods 2,9
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (James) Periods 2,9
DESCRIPTION: In Sculpture 1, students will be introduced to a variety of materials, methods, and concepts of expressing ideas three-dimensionally. Students will explore the history of sculpture from early artifacts and tools, to modern and contemporary examples. Students will explore the human body as represented in sculpture, in relation to sculpture, and as a tool to make and activate sculpture. Students will be assessed on their ability to create original work and write an artist statement, and participate in class discussions and verbal critiques. Students will demonstrate skill in basic sculptural techniques using paper, wood, wire, textiles, clay, plaster, and found objects to create relief work, sculpture in the round, and costumes.

COURSE: SCULPTURE I
COURSE NUMBER: 620
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F)
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level I
HOUSE: Technical/Visual Arts
CONSERVATORY: Visual Arts
HESPERIA COURSES: (Taylor) Periods 2,9
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (James) Periods 2,9
DESCRIPTION: In Sculpture 1, students will be introduced to a variety of materials, methods, and concepts of expressing ideas three-dimensionally. Students will explore the history of sculpture from early artifacts and tools, to modern and contemporary examples. Students will explore the human body as represented in sculpture, in relation to sculpture, and as a tool to make and activate sculpture. Students will be assessed on their ability to create original work and write an artist statement, and participate in class discussions and verbal critiques. Students will demonstrate skill in basic sculptural techniques using paper, wood, wire, textiles, clay, plaster, and found objects to create relief work, sculpture in the round, and costumes.

COURSE: SCULPTURE I
COURSE NUMBER: 620
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F)
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level I
HOUSE: Technical/Visual Arts
CONSERVATORY: Visual Arts
HESPERIA COURSES: (Taylor) Periods 2,9
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (James) Periods 2,9
DESCRIPTION: In Sculpture 1, students will be introduced to a variety of materials, methods, and concepts of expressing ideas three-dimensionally. Students will explore the history of sculpture from early artifacts and tools, to modern and contemporary examples. Students will explore the human body as represented in sculpture, in relation to sculpture, and as a tool to make and activate sculpture. Students will be assessed on their ability to create original work and write an artist statement, and participate in class discussions and verbal critiques. Students will demonstrate skill in basic sculptural techniques using paper, wood, wire, textiles, clay, plaster, and found objects to create relief work, sculpture in the round, and costumes.

COURSE: SCULPTURE II
COURSE NUMBER: 6201
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F)
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level II
HOUSE: Technical/Visual Arts
CONSERVATORY: Visual Arts
HESPERIA COURSES: (Taylor) Periods 2,9
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (James) Periods 2,9
DESCRIPTION: Sculpture II has the students work in depth on the three-dimensional concepts of space, line, form, mass, surface, and scale. The course builds on a student’s experience with sculptural materials as they develop their concepts in a range of three-dimensional media.  The art works are expected to be a on a larger scale and reference the space in which they are displayed. Concepts used by sculptors from the 20th and 21st centuries are referenced. All assignments culminate with written evaluations, class critiques, and displays of the work throughout the campus.

COURSE: SPANISH I/II HONORS
COURSE NUMBER:
A-G: Pending Review for 2 years of Foreign Language Credit (20 units)
PREREQUISITE: Grade Letter “A” for the last two semesters of English.
HOUSE: Academic
CONSERVATORY: None
HESPERIA COURSES: (Urrea) Period 6
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Gibson) Period 6
DESCRIPTION: This course will complete the entire courses for both Spanish I and Spanish II at an academic rigorous pace.  This course will require students to complete an extensive summer assignment, fall break assignment, winter break assignment, and spring break assignment.

COURSE: SPANISH I
COURSE NUMBER: 53
A-G: Language Other than English (E), 10 credits
PREREQUISITE: None (High School class)
HOUSE: Academic
CONSERVATORY: None
HESPERIA COURSES: (Urrea) Periods 1,2,3,4,7,9
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Gibson) Periods 1,2,3,4,7,9
DESCRIPTION: The purpose of the course is to have students develop basic speaking, writing, and listening skills in Spanish 1.  Students that successfully complete the course will be able to go to Spanish 2.   This is a year-long, proficiency-oriented introduction to speaking, reading, writing, and understanding Spanish. Students and instructor will communicate in Spanish through a variety of activities and strategies such as interactive group work, cultural videos and readings, text and multimedia technology via the Internet. This course will develop students’ abilities to: engage in interactions of Spanish for a variety of purposes and contexts, using socially and culturally appropriate forms, write, read, understand, and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics, present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers, develop strategies to continue acquiring Spanish beyond this course. The ultimate goal is to create life-long learning and appreciation of the Spanish language for all students.  The students will also develop basic knowledge that will move into Spanish 2, for those who want to move beyond Spanish 1.
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COURSE: SPANISH II
COURSE NUMBER: 54
A-G: 10 credits Foreign Language (E) or (G) Elective credit
PREREQUISITE: Spanish I
HOUSE: Academic
CONSERVATORY: None
HESPERIA COURSES: (Waggoner) Periods 1,3,4,6,7,8
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Martinez-Montano) Periods 1,3,4,6,7,8
DESCRIPTION: This course is designed for students that successfully completed Spanish 1. The course will teach students to communicate in Spanish at the second level. In this course, students will be able to build a stronger language foundation. Students will be able to communicate above the basic skills that were acquired in Spanish 1. The course will also emphasize instruction in listening, writing, speaking and reading and will prepare students to advance to Spanish 3.

COURSE: SPANISH AP
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: STAGE TECHNICIAN MANAGEMENT
COURSE NUMBER: 6401
A-G: 10 credits Elective (G)
PREREQUISITE: Audition / Interview Level I
HOUSE: Performing Arts, Career Arts
CONSERVATORY: Theatre, Career Arts
HESPERIA COURSES: (Nevarez) Period 1
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Hill) Period 1
DESCRIPTION: Students enrolled in Stage Technology/3: Design will undergo a multi-step process of self-producing art by approaching it through a technical and academic cognizant framework. Instructional emphasis is placed on the creation, evaluation, adaptation, and interpretation of the following: (i) scenery design and construction, (ii) lighting design and technology, (iii) stage properties, (iv) costume design/makeup artistry, (v) sound design/audio engineering and (vi) pursuit of professional careers in stage technology. In every lesson unit, students analyze and apply technical theater elements and academic principles in demonstrating their mastery of a designer’s knowledge and skills via project-based learning (PBL) and work-based learning (WBL) opportunities. Students are also guided through in-depth academic learning through research in terms of technological breakthroughs, geographical idiosyncrasies and historical/socio-economical context of the subject areas. The overall objective of this class is for students to acquire a strong foundation of knowledge of stage technology at a professional level and to prepare them for university coursework or a career work path in technical theater. In addition, the competencies in this course are aligned with the Common Core State Standards and the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards.

COURSE: STEM PROJECT SKILLS
COURSE NUMBER: 2398
A-G: 10 credits (G) Elective under UC review
PREREQUISITE: None
HOUSE: Career Arts
CONSERVATORY: Career Arts
HESPERIA COURSES: (Perez) Periods 3,7
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Nakatani) Periods 3, 7
DESCRIPTION: This course works through projects to reinforce math, science, and grammar. Students learn to work both independently and in groups to become task oriented. This course uses a sequence of projects based in STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math).

COURSE: STRATEGIES HIGH SCHOOL MATH
COURSE NUMBER:
A-G: Not for A-G
PREREQUISITE: None
HOUSE: Academic
CONSERVATORY: None
HESPERIA COURSES: (McAnulty), (Elias) Periods 2,4,7,8
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Camacho) Periods 2,4,8 (Ball) Period 6
DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to help students that could use extra help in mathematics mastering fundamentals and working on grade level math. This course focuses on helping students complete fundamentals, give extra time with guided practice on their current math homework, and prepare them for PSAT, SAT, and CAASPP testing in the areas of math. This course is requisite for any student that earns a “C” or lower in math I or II class OR does not meet standards on annual tests.

COURSE: STRATEGIES JUNIOR HIGH ENGLISH
COURSE NUMBER:
A-G: Not for A-G
PREREQUISITE: None
HOUSE: Academic
CONERVATORY: None
HESPERIA COURSES: (McAnulty), (Burke)  Periods 4,6
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Camacho) Period 6 (Ball) Periods 4,9
DESCRIPTION: This course if designed to help students that could use extra help in language arts mastering fundamentals and working through grade level language skills. This course focuses on helping students complete fundamentals, give extra time with guided practice on their current ELA homework, and prepare them for PSAT, and CAASPP testing in the areas of language arts.

COURSE: STRATEGY SKILLS
COURSE NUMBER: 
A-G: Not eligible for A-G
PREREQUISITE: None
HOUSE: Academic
CONSERVATORY: None
HESPERIA COURSES: High School (Argueta), (Walton) Periods 3,4,7,9  – Jr. High (Rose) Periods 2, 8 
RIVERSIDE COURSES:  High School (Stone) Periods 2,8 (Craig) Periods 4,7  – Jr. High (Meadows) Periods 3,9
DESCRIPTION:  This course is assigned for specific small group strategies to help students succeed. They work with assigned teachers to help them learn how to accomplish tasks within their general education classes.

COURSE: STUDY HALL
COURSE NUMBER: 10
A-G: Not for A-G Credit, 5 CREDIT COURSE
PREREQUISITE: None
HOUSE: Academic
CONSERVATORY: None
HESPERIA COURSES: (McAnulty), (Burke), (Perez) Periods 1, 6
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Ball), (Smith) Period 1
DESCRIPTION:  This course is designed as a silent study time for students to work and complete homework during classtime. They will be required to work independently and will be graded on independence and work ethic.

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: STUDY HALL (AMBASSADORS)
COURSE NUMBER: 10
A-G: Not for A-G Credit, 5 CREDIT COURSE
PREREQUISITE: Must be an Ambassador
COREQUISITE: Ambassador Hybrid Flex
HOUSE: Academic
CONSERVATORY: None
HESPERIA COURSES: (Perez) Period 4
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Alaniz) Period 4
DESCRIPTION:  This course is designed as a silent study time for students to work and complete homework during classtime. They will be required to work independently and will be graded on independence and work ethic.

COURSE: STUDY HALL (STREET BAND)
COURSE NUMBER: 10
A-G: Not for A-G Credit, 5 CREDIT COURSE
PREREQUISITE: Must be on the Street Band
COREQUISITE: Street Band Hybrid Flex
HOUSE: Academic
CONSERVATORY: None
HESPERIA COURSES: (Perez) Period 8
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Nakatani) Period 8
DESCRIPTION:  This course is designed as a silent study time for students to work and complete homework during classtime. They will be required to work independently and will be graded on independence and work ethic.

COURSE: STUDY SKILLS 7 / MATH STRATEGIES
COURSE NUMBER: 2395
A-G: N/A
PREREQUISITE: JUNIOR HIGH
HOUSE: Academic
CONSERVATORY: None
HESPERIA COURSES: (Burke) Periods 3,8
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Ball) Periods 3,8
DESCRIPTION: This essential Study Skills course will help develop and strengthen academic and organizational skills, while encouraging each student to focus more on overall personal well-being. BASIC MATH A – Essential math skills, including the numeration system, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division and their application in daily life situations are covered.

COURSE: STATISTICS HONORS
COURSE NUMBER: 1111
A-G: 10 credits Mathematics (C), 5.0 Grading Scale
PREREQUISITE: Math III
HOUSE: Academic
CONSERVATORY: None
HESPERIA COURSES: (Munoz) Periods 6
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (McMillan) Periods 6
DESCRIPTION: Honors Statistics introduces students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. Students will be involved in collecting information, communicating that information, solving problems and justifying the results. This course will offer a more extensive, technical and in-depth study of the topics covered in our current Statistics course. Topics will include: a) exploring data and finding patterns, b) data collection techniques, c) probability and sampling distributions, and d) statistical inference. Students may choose to take the Advanced Placement Exam in Statistics at the end of the course.