Wallace Jr./Sr. High Course Catalog

Business

Careers

College & Career Preparation is a required transition course designed to give senior students the opportunity to explore future options through a variety of avenues.  Students will be given information about career and college possibilities, taking entrance examinations, completing FAFSA, and college and scholarship applications.   Students will leave this class with a comprehensive portfolio of information that may be used in the college and workplace settings.  A passing grade of 60% or higher is a requirement for graduation. 

Graphic Design / Screenprinting

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Humanities

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Industrial Arts / Engineering Technology

Industrial Arts

This course is offered to provide students with an introduction to AutoCAD design software, design basics, applications of measurement, and introduction to power tools. The students will have the opportunity to build an assigned project that applies all of the skills they have learned.

Foundations of Technology

This course is offered to provide students with an introduction to woodshop and metal shop. Students will reinforce their knowledge of design basics with an extended lesson in AutoCAD design software. Students will learn power tool safety and basic techniques in the woodshop with an assigned project. Students will learn welding basics, perform basic sheet metal fabrication, and apply those skills with an assigned project.

Exploring Woods & Metals

This is an intermediate course offered for students that provides them an opportunity to enhance their skill set in woodshop and metal shop. Students will learn how to use additional power tools in the woodshop, in order to construct more challenging projects. The students will have an introduction to wood species, wood characteristics, wood joinery, and assembly techniques. Students will learn how to weld while using different processes & positions. They will also learn basic metal properties, metal shapes, metal preparation, and welding machine setup. Additionally, students will learn more advanced sheet metal fabrication techniques.

Advanced Woods & Metals

This course is designed to prepare students for a career that involves woodworking or welding. Students will be assigned a cabinetry project that aligns with the State of Idaho’s Program Standards. Additionally, students will follow the State of Idaho’s Welding Program Standard with their welding assignments. Welding instruction will involve welding in different positions using the different welding processes. Students that are successful with the welding assignments will be prepared to pass a welding certification test upon completion. Students will apply their skills in the metal shop with an assigned project at the end of the second semester.

Language Arts

English 12

English 12 is a one-year, college preparatory course. Using British literary texts as the primary focus, students will work to strengthen their skills in critical thinking, writing, listening, and speaking. By examining novels, poetry, drama, short stories, essays and non-fiction, students will engage in assignments that address the Common Core Standards. Students will also compile research to complete an 8-10 page research paper. 

English 11

English 10

English 9

English 9 is a one-year course that prepares students for college readiness. Using expository and literary texts as the primary focus, students will work to strengthen their skills in critical thinking, writing, listening, and speaking. By examining novels, poetry, drama, short stories, essays and non-fiction, students will engage in assignments that address the Common Core Standards.

English 8

English/Reading 7

Speech

This class designed to offer the novice speaker opportunities to organize and prepare public speaking assignments.  Students will learn about the role of communication in our lives, the communication model, spatial relationships, delivery styles, and the effectiveness of language, gestures, and organization techniques. 

Mathematics

Pre-Calculus

Prerequisites:  Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry.  (Can be taken concurrently with Trigonometry.)

Pre-Calculus is the fifth course in the high school math curriculum.  This course fine tunes algebraic skills and prepares students for Calculus.  Students will learn to solve and graph polynomials, manipulate complex numbers and logarithms, and solve systems of linear equations.  Throughout the course, students will apply these algebraic skills to model and solve real-world problems.

Trigonometry

Prerequisites:  Algebra II and Geometry.

Trigonometry is the fourth course in the high school math curriculum.  This course begins to blend the spatial world with algebraic modelling.  Students will study angle measures in degrees and radians, solve right and general triangles, graph harmonic functions such as sine and cosine, and apply and prove trigonometric identities.

Senior Math

This class takes an integrated approach to mathematics for students in their final year in high school. It will touch on conceptual ideas that students are expected to cover throughout their high school experience. The subjects they will cover include Number Sense, Linear Functions, Geometry, Equations and Expressions, Probability, Statistics and Data Analysis. 

Requisite: Student must be a senior

Geometry

This is a class focusing on a unique branch of mathematics in the spatial world. Students will study Congruence, Expressing Geometric Properties with Equations, Similarity, Geometric Measurement and Dimension and Circles.

Prerequisite: Algebra 1

Algebra II

This is an extension of Algebra 1 for better understanding and application of basic algebraic skills. Emphasis is on quadratic functions and their solutions. Students will study Right Triangles and Trigonometry, Linear Functions and Systems, Quadratic Functions and Matrices.

Prerequisite: Algebra 1

Algebra I

Is a one year course in the basic structure of algebra.  Topics include;  the properties of real numbers, solving equations, linear functions and their graphs, systems of linear equations, inequalities, algebraic fractions and polynomial operations.

Prerequisite: 8th Grade Math

Integrated Math 2

This course focuses on Geometric concepts integrated in real world situations. Numerous hands on experiences are provided in this project based course. Students will study Geometry Basics, Segments and Angles, Parallel and Perpendicular Lines, Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Area and Volume.

Prerequisites: Integrated 1 or Algebra 1

Integrated Math 1

This class introduces ideas of Algebra and Geometry and integrates them into real world situations . It will touch on conceptual ideas that high school students are expected to cover throughout their high school career in the areas of Number Sense, Geometry, Equations and Expressions, Probability, Statistics and Data Analysis.

Life Skills Math

The curriculum for the student is designed on an individual basis according to the goals written at the Child Study Team meeting on the Students Individualized Education Program (IEP). Areas of focus include the four basic operations, fractions, decimals, percents, measurements, time, and life skill applications.

Math 8

This is a year long course, students will explore proportional relationships and linear equations including graphing, functions, integer exponents, operations with real numbers including Pythagorean Theorem, operations with scientific notation, and angle relations and transformations of geometric figures. 

Prerequisite: 7th Grade Math

Math 7

In this year long course students will use ratios to explore proportional relationships.  Students will also add, subtract, multiply, and divide negative numbers including decimals and fractions.  Students will explore algebraic thinking to solve two-step equations and will solve problems involving area and volume of geometric figures.  

Physical Education & Health

Physical Education

Physical Education students will be involved in a variety of activities, designed to improve physical fitness, coordination, and sport-specific skills.  Students may also develop content knowledge pertaining to nutrition, dieting, mental health, the development of fitness plans, and the ability to link the importance of physical activity with life-long endeavors.

Health 7

Health is designed to help students learn about their changing bodies, to help them sort out emotions and personal values, to aid them in maintaining optimum health as a lifelong process, and to show students how to take responsibility for making healthy decisions. 

Health 9

The goal of Health Education is to help students adopt and maintain healthy behaviors. Health Education contributes directly to a student's ability to successfully practice behaviors that protect and promote health while avoiding or reducing health risks.

Weights

The weight training class is designed to teach students the proper lifting and spotting techniques of many weightlifting exercises. The weight training class will incorporate many different areas of physical fitness including, but not limited to, strength training, flexibility training, fitness training, agility training, speed training, and power training. The class will include lifting weights, stretching, running, agilities and ply-metrics. Students in this class are expected to participate in all areas of the weight training class. 

Science

Physics

Prerequisite:  Algebra II.  Trigonometry recommended and can be taken concurrently.

Physics is an elective science course for juniors and seniors.  The course is a full year and provides one credit towards the high school science requirement for graduation. The course begins with the tools of the trade:  the scientific method, measurements, and dimensional analysis.  From there, we explore one and two dimensional kinetics, newton’s laws, electricity and magnetism, and sound and light.  Course work includes traditional homework, live and virtual labs, and a series of engineering projects.

Chemistry

Prerequisite:  Algebra I

Chemistry is an elective course for juniors and seniors focusing on the fundamentals of chemistry.  The course is a full year and provides one credit towards the high school science requirement for graduation.  Students will study basic inorganic chemistry including atomic structure, the periodic table, stoichiometry, enthalpy, nuclear chemistry and the ideal gas law.  Course work includes traditional homework in addition to virtual and live lab activities.

Forensics

Environmental Science

Biology

Earth Science

8th Grade Physical Science

In this year long course students will get an introduction to physical science and to chemistry.  For the physical science portion, students will gain knowledge about energy types and the transfer and transformation of energy.  For the chemistry portion of the course, students will learn about the structure of matter, states of matter, and chemical processes. In this course there are many hands-on labs to engage students in their discovery of science. 

7th Grade Life Science

In this year long course of life science students will gain knowledge about living things starting with cells and progressing up to plant and animal bodies as systems. Students will learn about heredity concepts such as inheritance and reproduction.  Students will understand matter and energy in living systems and explore ecosystem dynamics such as the diversity of living things. In this course there are many hands-on labs to engage students in their discovery of science. 

 

Social Studies

 
 
 
 
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