Skills Classes

COURSE: STUDY SKILLS 7 / BASIC MATH A
COURSE NUMBER: 2397
A-G: Not for UC Acceptance
PREREQUISITE: None, Requisite in 7th grade at Encore
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. Valuable strategies for success in academic and elective courses in addition to developing daily study habits to help students become successful and healthy for individual lifelong learning is covered.

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: LIFE SKILLS 8 / BASIC MATH B
COURSE NUMBER: 9011
A-G: Not for UC Acceptance
PREREQUISITE: None, Requisite in 8th grade at Encore
DESCRIPTION:

LIFE SKILLS – Relationships with family, friends, and the world continue to change as children move through adolescence and into adulthood. This course is meant to better prepare students to make healthy decisions as they cope with life’s changes and to help them acquire meaningful skills that will assist them in navigating the sometimes difficult situations they might encounter along the way. It also offers guidance and suggestions on how to make positive choices that will affect their overall quality of life.

BASIC MATH B – Basic Math B is designed to teach students basic mathematical concepts including fractions, mixed numbers, decimals, ratio, proportion, percent, and measurement. Concepts presented address foundational skills for future mathematical studies. This course helps students develop a concrete understanding of the mathematical concepts necessary to prepare for the math portion of state tests.

COURSE: STRATEGIC MATHEMATICS (Jr. High)
COURSE NUMBER: 20182 (JR)
A-G: NonePREREQUISITE: None
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 and CAASPP testing in the areas of math. This course is requisite for any student that earns a “C” or lower in math class OR does not meet standards on annual tests.

COURSE: STRATEGIC MATHEMATICS (High School)
COURSE NUMBER: 20181 (HS)
A-G: None
PREREQUISITE: None
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: STRATEGIC LANGUAGE ARTS (Junior High)
COURSE NUMBER: 211
A-G: None
PREREQUISITE: None
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. This course is requisited for any student that earns a “D” or lower in English class OR does not meet standards on annual tests.

COURSE: STRATEGIC ENGLISH (High School)
COURSE NUMBER: 2112
PREREQUISITE: None
DESCRIPTION: This course if designed to help students that could use extra help in English 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 English homework, and prepare them for PSAT, SAT, and CAASPP testing in the area of English. This course is requisite for any student that earns a “D” or lower in English class OR does not meet standards on annual tests.

COURSE: STUDY HALL (Jr. High)
COURSE NUMBER: 10
PREREQUISITE: MUST BE IN JUNIOR HIGH
DESCRIPTION: This course is designed as a silent study time for students to work and complete homework during class time. They will be required to work independently and will be required to complete test prep bell work for each class period.

COURSE: STUDY HALL (High School)
COURSE NUMBER: 1012
PREREQUISITE: GRADES 9 – 12
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 required to complete test prep bellwork for each class period.

COURSE: STRATEGY SKILLS (Jr. High)
COURSE NUMBER: 3000
PREREQUISITE: REFERRAL
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: STRATEGY SKILLS (High School)
COURSE NUMBER: 3001
PREREQUISITE: REFERRAL
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: STEM PROJECT SKILLS 
COURSE NUMBER: 2399
A-G: Not for UC Acceptance, 10 units
PREREQUISITE: Grades 9 – 12
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: HS COLLEGE SKILLS 
COURSE NUMBER:
A-G: Not for UC Acceptance, 10 units
PREREQUISITE: None. Open to grades 11 – 12
DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to walk students through how to select the correct college for after high school success and how to maneuver everything needed to get in and go to college. This course covers everything from student aid, scholarships, SAT, and how to choose a college path.