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A Capella/Jazz Choir

Alpine Jazz Choir is a 14-16 member jazz choir consisting of Skyline’s strongest vocalists. This ensemble focuses on more contemporary music, including (but not limited to) jazz, show-tunes, pop, and contemporary a cappella. They perform in a minimum of four concerts a year, as well as additional community and school functions. Membership is audition-based and a yearlong commitment.

Course Information

Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Music
Course Number
MU2010A & MU2010B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 Fine Arts
Course Fee
$20.00
Prerequisite
Audition only, membership in Allegro Singers
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Advanced Engineering

The primary objective of the advanced engineering projects course(s) is to provide an in-depth study of a specific engineering discipline primarily through open-ended, hands-on design experiences. The course(s) will begin with a specification of design objectives and constraints. They will continue through the development, documentation, and analysis of design ideas. They will end with the process of building and testing the solution. Through the cycle, the students are expected to follow a logical process involving careful documentation and quantitative analysis using mathematical tools and scientific principles. 

*Note: Advanced Engineering A is not a prerequisite for Advanced Engineering B. The letters indicate which semester the course is taken: A=Fall; B=Spring

Course Information

Grade Level
11
Course Subject
STEM
Course Number
CS1125A & CS1125B
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Credit
0.5 Practical Arts
Course Fee
$10.00
Prerequisite
Creative Engineering and/or teacher recommendation
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Advanced Metals

Students will continue to develop the skills learned in Beginning Metals while exploring advanced metalsmithing techniques such as casting, hollow form, chain making, bezel setting, alternative jewelry, and cold joining. Students will use these techniques in addition to further developing the techniques and skills learned in Metals 1 to create functional and/or sculptural works of art. Students will be expected to develop and maintain a sketchbook that demonstrates growth in design and sketching, research, and planning while working with metal. *Many of the materials and equipment used are potentially dangerous to people with health concerns like breathing disorders or motor skills disorders. 

*May not be offered every year.

Course Information

Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Art
Course Number
A1303
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Credit
0.5 Fine Arts
Course Fee
$30.00
Prerequisite
A1301 Beginning Metals
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Advanced Photography

This course is designed to expand on the technical and creative concepts acquired in beginning digital photography. Topics of instruction include photographic history, advanced digital camera functions including different lenses, exposure control, introduction to studio lighting, computer manipulation of images, digital archiving, digital output options, and digital print finishing. The class includes lectures, visual presentations, lab time, and a portfolio presentation. Students will use iPads and personal phones and have access to DSLR’s. Students can borrow a DSLR, but our supply is limited. Students are encouraged to use their own. The elements and principles of art and the Colorado visual arts standards will guide the curriculum as students develop visual understanding and apply creative critical thinking skills. A lab fee is charged for all studio classes.

*May not be offered every year.

Course Information

Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Art
Course Number
A1503
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Credit
0.5 Fine Arts
Course Fee
$30.00
Prerequisite
A1501 Beginning Photography
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Advanced Sculpture

This class is recommended for students who excel in Sculpture. Students who take this course should have a high level of motivation, diligence, commitment, and independence. Students will be encouraged to develop a personal direction or "voice" in their work. In addition to work created in class, students will be expected to work outside class time, participate in critiques and discussions, complete daily exercises to advance skills, maintain a sketch book, and prepare their work for showings.

Course Information

Grade Level
10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Art
Course Number
A1603
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Credit
0.5 Fine Arts
Course Fee
$25.00
Prerequisite
A1931 Beginning Studio Art
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Advanced Technical Theatre

This is the most advanced level of classes in the Technical Theatre Vocational Education series. It may be taken repeatedly for credit with instructor approval. One-semester options are available with instructor approval. This class continues building on skills learned in Technical Theatre. It continues to focus on higher levels of set construction, lighting, theatre maintenance, operation of the fly system, and applying this knowledge in the day-to-day operations of the VBCA. Students completing this class will be expected to be leaders in the program and certified for the operation of VBCA lighting, sound, and fly systems. This class supports Skyline performing arts events, and students are expected to participate in running those events. Additional credits for participating students are available through the CTE 9999 course.

Course Information

Grade Level
10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Technical Theatre and Drama
Course Number
CTE9981A & CTE9981B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 Practical Arts
Course Fee
$25.00
Prerequisite
Application process and CTE9961 Basic Technical Theatre and/or teacher approval
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AIMS ART 1110 Art Appreciation (Agile)

Introduces the cultural significance of the visual arts, including media, processes, techniques, traditions, and terminology.

Course Information

Grade Level
11, 12
Course Subject
Visual and Performing Arts
Course Number
PS1405
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Credit
0.5 Fine Arts
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
None
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Algebra 1

Algebra 1 focuses on four critical areas: (1) using units and relationships between quantities; (2) reasoning with equations and expressions; (3) analyzing and using linear, exponential and quadratic functions; and (4) interpreting and displaying data using descriptive statistics. These concepts and associated skills are aligned with the Colorado Academic Standards for mathematics, incorporating 21st Century skills and postsecondary and workforce readiness competencies.

Course Information

Grade Level
9
Course Subject
Mathematics
Course Number
MA1110A & MA1110B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 Mathematics
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
None
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Algebra 2

Algebra 2 focuses on three critical areas: (1) analyzing and using polynomial, rational, radical, exponential logarithmic, and trigonometric functions; (2) modeling sequences and series with recursive and explicit functions; and (3) making statistical inferences from data. These concepts and associated skills are aligned with the Colorado Academic Standards for mathematics, incorporating 21st century skills and postsecondary and workforce readiness competencies.

Course Information

Grade Level
10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Mathematics
Course Number
MA1410A & MA1410B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 Mathematics
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
MA1110 A & B Algebra 1
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Algebra Honors 2

Algebra Honors 2 focuses on three critical areas in greater depth: (1) analyzing and using polynomial, rational, radical, exponential logarithmic, and trigonometric functions; (2) modeling sequences and series with recursive and explicit functions; and (3) making statistical inferences from data. Students also have the opportunity to study matrices to solve multi-variable systems of equations, the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra, the binomial theorem, rational and radical functions, properties of logarithms and conic sections.

Course Information

Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Mathematics
Course Number
MA1412A & MA1412B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 Honors Weighted Mathematics
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
MA1110 A & B Algebra 1 and/or teacher recommendation
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Allegro Singers

Allegro Singers is an advanced mixed choral ensemble consisting of Skyline’s most experienced, dedicated, and committed upperclassmen vocalists. They perform in a minimum of four concerts a year, as well as additional community and school functions. They will further develop their musical skills and knowledge, with a direct focus on vocal technique and music literacy. Students will work with a wide variety of music from different cultures and time periods. Membership is audition based and a yearlong commitment.

Course Information

Grade Level
10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Allegro Singers
Course Number
MU2015A & MU2015B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 Fine Arts
Course Fee
$20.00 plus concert attire
Prerequisite
Audition only
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Anatomy & Physiology

This is an elective science course that will build on concepts learned in biology and chemistry. It will focus specifically on human anatomy and physiology. Through lectures, labs, and activities students will learn how to structure (anatomy) the human body to fit their function (physiology) to maintain homeostasis of the organism and continue the species. All twelve human body systems will be included, as well as types of tissue and cell chemistry.

Course Information

Grade Level
11, 12
Course Subject
Science
Course Number
SC2150A & SC21050B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1
Course Fee
$10.00
Prerequisite
SC1120 A & B Biology, SC1130 A & B Chemistry, or SC1140 A & B Physics
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AP 2D Art and Design

AP 2D Art and Design is a course designed to be the equivalent of a general entry-level college art course that culminates with the submission of a portfolio to the national College Board association, in May of the participatory school year. According to the AP College Board, the 2-dimensional design portfolio: "is intended to address a broad interpretation of two-dimensional design issues. This type of design involves purposeful decision-making about how to use the elements and principles of art in an integrative way. The elements of design (line, shape, illusion of space, illusion of motion, pattern, texture, value and color) are like a palette of possibilities that artists use to express themselves. The principles of design help guide artists in making decisions about how to organize the elements on a picture plane in order to communicate content. These principles include unity/variety, balance, emphasis, rhythm and proportion/scale. A variety of approaches to representation, abstraction and expression may be part of the student’s portfolio...students are asked to demonstrate proficiency in 2D Design using a variety of art forms. These could include, but are not limited to, graphic design, typography, digital imaging, photography, collage, fabric design, weaving, illustration, painting, printmaking, etc." (apcentral.collegeboard.com) At Skyline, the course is designed to support the College Board standards for this class and projects are assigned accordingly. First semester focuses on a more structured curriculum developing compositional skills and concept building, with technique being largely self-driven. Second semester focuses on developing one’s individual direction and voice. Students who take this course should have a high level of motivation, diligence, commitment, and independence.

Course Information

Grade Level
11, 12
Course Subject
Art
Course Number
A5110A & A5110B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 AP Weighted Fine Arts
Course Fee
$30.00/Semester
Prerequisite
A1543 Advanced Studio Art: Digital Media or A1933 Advanced Studio Art, or A1523 Advanced Digital Photography, or A1703 Advanced Crafts or teacher recommendation
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AP 3D Art and Design

AP 3D Art and Design is a course designed to be the equivalent of a general entry-level college art course that culminates with the submission of a portfolio to the national College Board association, in May of the participatory school year. According to the AP College Board, the 3-dimensional design portfolio: "is intended to address a broad interpretation of three-dimensional design issues. This type of design involves purposeful decision-making about how to use the elements and principles of art in an integrative way. The elements of design (line, shape, illusion of space, illusion of motion, pattern, texture, value and color) are like a palette of possibilities that artists use to express themselves. The principles of design help guide artists in making decisions about how to organize the elements on a picture plane in order to communicate content. These principles include unity/variety, balance, emphasis, rhythm and proportion/scale. A variety of approaches to representation, abstraction and expression may be part of the student’s portfolio...students are asked to demonstrate proficiency in 3-D Design using a variety of art forms and media. These include, but are not limited to, clay, wire, found object, paper, papier mache, wood, plaster, stone, mobile, functional, sculptural, etc." (apcentral.collegeboard.com) At Skyline, the course is designed to support the College Board standards for this class and projects are assigned accordingly. First semester focuses on a more structured curriculum developing compositional skills and concept building, with technique being largely self-driven. Second semester focuses on developing one’s individual direction and voice. Students who take this course should have a high level of motivation, diligence, commitment, and independence.

Course Information

Grade Level
11, 12
Course Subject
Art
Course Number
A5210A & A5210B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 AP Weighted Fine Arts
Course Fee
$30.00/Semester
Prerequisite
A1103 Advanced Ceramics, or A1303 Advanced Metals, or A1603 Advanced Sculpture, or A1703 Advanced Crafts, or teacher recommendation
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AP Art History (Agile)

The AP Art History course is equivalent to a two-semester college survey course exploring the nature of art, art making, and responses to art. By investigating the specific course content of 250 works of art characterized by diverse artistic traditions from prehistory to the present, students develop an in-depth, holistic understanding of the history of art from a global perspective. Students become active participants in the global art world, engaging with its forms and content. They experience research, discuss, read, and write about art, artists, art making, responses to, and interpretations of art. While you will earn a fine art elective credit for this class, this is an Art History class. This is not a traditional art class the ability to draw/paint is not a requirement to be successful.

Course Information

Grade Level
10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Visual and Performing Arts
Course Number
A5310A & A5310B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 Fine Arts
Course Fee
AP Exam Fee Required
Prerequisite
None
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AP Biology

AP Biology is a fast-paced, rigorous course in which students will explore a comprehensive study of the 8 major themes in Biology. It is designed as a college-level course. Students will be expected to spend 10-15 hours per week outside of class reading and staying up-to-date on the lecture materials. In this course, it is necessary for students to be self-motivated, highly disciplined, and responsible for their own learning. This course provides students with the opportunity to create and design many computer-based laboratory experiments as well as participate in many other hands-on activities. In addition, students will be exposed to advanced college-level laboratory techniques such as DNA extraction, gel electrophoresis, and gene manipulation.

Course Information

Grade Level
10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Science
Course Number
SC5210A, SC5210B & SC5219C
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.5 AP Weighted Science
Course Fee
$25.00
Prerequisite
SC1120 A & B Biology, (SC130 A & B Chemistry is recommended), and/or teacher recommendation
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AP Calculus A/B

AP Calculus is a fast-paced, rigorous course designed to prepare students to take the A/B portion of the Advanced Placement test. It is designed as a college-level course. Students will be expected to spend 10-15 hours per week outside of class reading and staying up- to-date on the course materials. In this course, it is necessary for students to be self-motivated, highly disciplined, and responsible for their own learning. AP Calculus focuses on: limits, derivatives, and integrals of functions, volume of solids of revolutions, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, Optimization of real world situations, and finding the area under and between curves.

Course Information

Grade Level
11, 12
Course Subject
Mathematics
Course Number
MA5105A & MA5105B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 AP Weighted Mathematics
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
MA1722 A & B Pre-Calc with Trig Honors and/or teacher recommendation
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AP Calculus BC (Agile)

AP Calculus BC is designed for students intending to study mathematics, engineering, or the hard sciences in college. The course includes all the topics of AP Calculus AB plus series (power, Taylor, Maclaurin), convergence testing, partial fractions, improper integrals, differentiation and integration of parametric and vector relations. Students will be expected to complete all daily assignments and perform satisfactorily on examinations. Emphasis is on preparation for the AP Exam.

Course Information

Grade Level
11, 12
Course Subject
Mathematics
Course Number
MA5110A & MA5110B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 AP Weighted Math
Course Fee
AP Exam Fee Required
Prerequisite
Algebra 1, Geometry, Geometry Honors, Algebra 2, Honors Algebra 2, Pre-Calc/Trig or Honors Pre-Calc/Trig, AP Calculus AB with teacher recommendation
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AP Chemistry

AP Chemistry is an elective laboratory science course intended for students with an interest in chemistry. This college-level course is the equivalent of two semesters of freshmen general chemistry; therefore, the pace is fast. This course provides students with a fundamental understanding of matter and change, scientific measurements, atomic and molecular properties, molecular geometry and bonding, solution chemistry, properties of solutions, gas laws, acids and bases, chemical equilibrium, thermochemistry, electrochemistry, chemical kinetics, nuclear chemistry, and organic chemistry. The use of a hand-held scientific calculator is required. This course prepares students for the Chemistry Advanced Placement Examination.

Course Information

Grade Level
10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Science
Course Number
SC5320A, SC5320B, SC5320C
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.5 AP Weighted Science
Course Fee
$25.00
Prerequisite
SC1130 A & B Chemistry, and/or teacher recommendation, and MA1410 A & B Algebra 2 (or concurrent enrollment)
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AP Comparative Government and Politics

AP Comparative Government and Politics introduces students to the rich diversity of political life outside the United States. The course uses a comparative approach to examine the political structures, policies, and political, economic, and social challenges of six selected countries: China, Iran, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, and the United Kingdom. Students compare the effectiveness of approaches to many global issues by examining how different governments solve similar problems. They will also engage in disciplinary practices that require them to read and interpret data, make comparisons and applications, and develop evidence-based arguments.

Course Information

Grade Level
12
Course Subject
Social Studies
Course Number
SS5100
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Credit
0.5 AP Weighted
Prerequisite
SS1330 A & B US/CO Government or SS5205 A & B AP US Government/Politics
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AP Computer Science Principles

Computer science is everywhere, from our smartphones and video games to music, medicine, and much more. AP Computer Science Principles (AP CSP) can help you understand how computing and technology influence the world around you. Learn how to creatively address real-world issues while using the same tools and processes that artists, writers, computer scientists, and engineers use to bring ideas to life. This intermediate class is designed for students already familiar with basic programming. The course covers the fundamentals of computing, including problem-solving, working with data, understanding the Internet, cybersecurity, and programming. Broadening your understanding of computer science for use in a diversity of majors and careers using Javascript/HTML and CSS.

Course Information

Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Computer Science
Course Number
CS5110A & CS5110B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 Weighted Practical Arts
Course Fee
AP Exam Fee Required
Prerequisite
Intro to Programming or two years of middle school programming
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AP Computer Science Principles (Agile)

Computer science is everywhere, from our smartphones and video games to music, medicine, and much more. AP Computer Science Principles (AP CSP) can help you understand how computing and technology influence the world around you. Learn how to creatively address real-world issues while using the same tools and processes that artists, writers, computer scientists, and engineers use to bring ideas to life. This intermediate class is designed for students already familiar with basic programming. The course covers the fundamentals of computing, including problem-solving, working with data, understanding the Internet, cybersecurity, and programming. Broadening your understanding of computer science for use in a diversity of majors and careers using Javascript/HTML and CSS.

Course Information

Grade Level
10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Practical Arts
Course Number
CS5110A & CS5110B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 Weighted Practical Arts
Course Fee
AP Exam Fees Apply
Prerequisite
2 years of coding experience and a dolid understanding of object-oriented programming
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AP Drawing

AP Drawing is a course designed to be the equivalent of a general entry-level college art course that culminates with the submission of a portfolio to the national College Board association in May of the participatory school year. According to the AP College Board, all sorts of art that involve directly making marks on a surface can fit into this portfolio. Students may work with traditional drawing media -- such as pencils, ink, and pastels -- and more modern media such as white out, gouache, art markers and other media capable of making a mark. Light and shade, line quality, rendering of form, composition, surface manipulation, and the illusion of depth are drawing issues that will be addressed. Abstract, observational, and inventive works may be submitted. Any work submitted in the drawing portfolio that incorporates digital or photographic processes must address drawing issues such as those listed above, with emphasis on mark making. (apcentral.collegeboard.com) This course is designed to support the College Board standards for this class and projects are assigned accordingly. First semester focuses on a more structured curriculum developing compositional skills and concept building, with media and individual responses to themes or individual subject choices being largely self-determined. Second semester focuses on developing individual direction and voice. Students who take this course should have a high level of self-motivation, diligence, commitment, and independence.

Course Information

Grade Level
11, 12
Course Subject
Art
Course Number
A5010A & A5010B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 AP Weighted Fine Arts
Course Fee
$30.00/Semester
Prerequisite
A1213 Advanced Drawing or PS4121 FRC Art 1201 Drawing I and/or teacher recommendation
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AP English Language & Composition

As specified by the College Board, the focus of this course is on rhetoric and style. Rhetoric is defined as "the art of crafting effective texts for specific audiences," and style is defined as "the unique adaptation of language to ideas." American Literature and nonfiction texts will take center stage in studying language as a persuasive tool and the dynamic relationship of writer, context, audience, and argument. Evaluation is based on essays, in-class work, and timed writing assignments. Emphasis is on preparation for the AP English Language & Composition Exam.

Course Information

Grade Level
11, 12
Course Subject
English Language Arts
Course Number
LA5100A & LA5100B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 AP Weighted
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
None
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AP English Literature

AP Literature is a class designed for students who want a fun challenge to approach the advanced study of novels, plays, poetry, and even movies. AP Literature acts as a springboard for students who want to become talented writers. The course aligns perfectly for students knowing they are on the college track. It also offers students a chance to take an AP class and an opportunity to receive college credit if they pass the AP exam at the end of the year. Course content includes units to study comedy, satire, drama, and tragedy found in novels, plays, poetry, and films. Evaluation is based on composition grades, in-class and timed writings, and class discussions. Emphasis is also on preparation for the AP English Literature and Composition exam.

Course Information

Grade Level
11, 12
Course Subject
English Language Arts
Course Number
LA5410A & LA5410B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 AP Weighted
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
None
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AP Environmental Science

This course will provide students with the scientific concepts and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and human-made, to evaluate the risks associated with these problems, and to examine alternative solutions for resolving and/or preventing them. The preceding themes provide the foundation for this course. This course prepares students for the Environmental Science Advanced Placement Examination.

Course Information

Grade Level
11, 12
Course Subject
Science
Course Number
SC5100A & SC5100B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 AP Weighted Science
Course Fee
$25.00
Prerequisite
SC1120 A & B Biology, and MA1110 A & B Algebra 1, and/or teacher recommendation
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AP European History (Agile)

This course covers European History from 1450, the High Middle Ages and the Renaissance, to contemporary events. Using debates, trials, investigative reports and other learning approaches, students examine people and issues (intellectual, artistic, political, social and economic) which shape our world today. Emphasis is on preparation for the AP exam.

Course Information

Grade Level
12
Course Subject
Social Studies
Course Number
SS5520A & SS5520B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 AP Weighted
Course Fee
AP Exam Fee Required
Prerequisite
None
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AP French (Agile)

AP French Language and Culture is equivalent to an intermediate-level college course in French. Students cultivate their understanding of the French language and culture by applying interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational modes of communication in real-life situations as they explore concepts related to family and community, personal and public identity, beauty and aesthetics, science and technology, contemporary life, and global challenges.​​​​​​

Course Information

Grade Level
11, 12
Course Subject
World Language
Course Number
WL5100A & WL5100B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 AP Weighted World Language
Course Fee
AP Exam Fee Required
Prerequisite
WL1104 A & B French 4 or teacher recommendation
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AP French Language

This course is designed and taught in such a way as to provide students with an authentic atmosphere in which to acquire the French language. Building on the foundation of beginning level courses, the AP course will continue to use French exclusively as the language for instruction, communication and presentation. Emphasis is placed on improving students’ Interpersonal, Interpretive and Presentational skills. We will explore deeper cultural topics under the umbrella of the AP themes. Oral presentations, group work, informal conversation, compositions and class discussions will help students enhance their language skills in French. By the end of the year students will be able to communicate at an Intermediate-High level and will be prepared to pass the AP French exam.

Course Information

Grade Level
11, 12
Course Subject
World Language
Course Number
WL5100A & WL5100B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 AP Weighted World Language
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
WL1103 A & B French 3 and/or teacher recommendation
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AP Human Geography

AP Human Geography is a rigorous yearlong course that focuses on the interactions of human populations and the interplay with the planet, emphasizing connections and impacts of interactions. Areas of focus include: population and migration, culture (folk and popular culture, language, religion, and ethnicity); economic development; agriculture, industry and services and urban systems. This course meets the 9th grade social studies requirement and is also a STEM elective.

Course Information

Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Social Studies
Course Number
SS5935A & SS5935B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 AP Weighted
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
None
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AP Microeconomics & AP Macroeconomics (Agile)

AP Microeconomics and Macroeconomics are similar to a freshman level college course. The sequence is designed to give students a foundation in basic economic concepts that are essential to understanding consumer, business, and public policy decision making. Areas of study in microeconomics include the market forces of supply and demand, competition, business organization, and consumer behavior. Macroeconomics topics include measuring the health of a nation’s economy, international trade, and debate over the proper level of government interaction with the economy. In addition to providing essential knowledge for successful functioning in today’s challenging economic times, this course also prepares students for the Microeconomics and/or Macroeconomics Advanced Placement Examinations.

Course Information

Grade Level
11, 12
Course Subject
Social Studies
Course Number
SS5831 & SS5830
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Credit
0.5 AP Weighted/per course
Course Fee
AP Exam Fee Required
Prerequisite
None
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AP Music Theory

This Advanced Placement music theory course is for experienced musicians who wish to continue their studies from basic music theory. In-depth instructions will be given regarding topics of music notation, scales, tonality, form, harmonic analysis, part writing, composition, and ear training. This course prepares students for the Advanced Placement exam in May. This course is strongly recommended for all music VPA students.

Course Information

Grade Level
10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Music
Course Number
MU5105A & MU5105B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 Fine Arts
Course Fee
$20.00
Prerequisite
.5 credit in any choir, band, orchestra or guitar class
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AP Physics 1-Alg Based

AP Physics 1 is the equivalent of a first-semester college course in algebra-based physics and is taught over a full academic year. This course covers Newtonian mechanics (including rotational dynamics and angular momentum), work, energy, power, and mechanical waves and sound. It also introduces electric circuits. Students will develop a deep conceptual understanding of the content by focusing on applying their knowledge through inquiry-based labs, in-depth explorations of topics, and through the development and interpretation of conceptual models. Student investigators will foster engagement in the practices of science through experimenting, analyzing, making conjectures and arguments, and solving problems in a collaborative setting where students direct and monitor their progress. This course prepares students for success in subsequent college-level physics courses.

Course Information

Grade Level
10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Science
Course Number
SC5432A & SC5432B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 AP Weighted Science
Course Fee
$25.00
Prerequisite
MA1210 A & B Geometry and/or teacher recommendation
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AP Physics-Calc Based

AP Physics-Calc Based is an advanced Physics course for students interested in pursuing engineering and other Physics-related careers. The course prepares students to take the AP Physics C Mechanics and the AP Physics C Electricity and Magnetism exams. Students must apply calculus-based mathematical relationships to explain and predict physical occurrences. Students will conduct laboratory experiments throughout the course.

Course Information

Grade Level
11, 12
Course Subject
Science
Course Number
SC5435A, SC5435B, SC5435C
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.5 AP Weighted Science
Course Fee
$25.00
Prerequisite
MA5105 A & B AP Calculus A/B
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AP Psychology

This course is designed to introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals. Students are exposed to the psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each of the subfields within psychology. They also learn about the ethics and methods psychologists use in their science and practice.

Course Information

Grade Level
11, 12
Course Subject
Social Studies
Course Number
SS5725
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 AP Weighted
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
None
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AP Research

Note: Completing AP Seminar and all its required assessment components is necessary for students to develop the skills to be successful in AP Research. AP Research, the second course in the AP Capstone experience, allows students to deeply explore an academic topic, problem, issue, or idea of individual interest. Students design, plan, and implement a yearlong investigation to address a research question. Through this inquiry they further the skills they acquired in the AP Seminar course by learning research methodology, employing ethical research practices, and accessing, analyzing and synthesizing information. Students reflect on their skill development, document their processes, and curate the artifacts of their scholarly work through a process and reflection portfolio. The course culminates in an academic paper of 4,000-5,000 words (accompanied by a performance, exhibit, or product where applicable) and a presentation with an oral defense.

Course Information

Grade Level
11, 12
Course Subject
English Language Arts
Course Number
LA5310A & LA5310B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 AP Weighted
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
LA5205 A & B AP Seminar
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AP Seminar

AP Seminar is a foundational course that engages students in cross-curricular conversations that explore the complexities of academic and real-world topics and issues by analyzing divergent perspectives. Using an inquiry framework, students practice reading and analyzing articles, research studies, and foundational, literary, and philosophical texts, and experiencing artistic works and performances. Students learn to synthesize information from multiple sources, develop their own perspectives in written essays, and design and deliver oral and visual presentations, both individually and as part of a team. Ultimately, the course aims to equip students with the power to analyze and evaluate information with accuracy and precision in order to craft and communicate evidence-based arguments. 

This course is for any student who wants to take ownership of his or her own education, as it allows for students to explore personal interests and passions (further explored and refined in AP Research). AP Seminar also teaches the foundational skills necessary for success in any post-secondary setting.

Course Information

Grade Level
10, 11, 12
Course Subject
English Language Arts
Course Number
LA5205A & LA5205B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 AP Weighted
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
None
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AP Spanish Language

This course provides the motivated student with a wide variety of opportunities to develop advanced Spanish language skills. While students are exposed to literature, history, and culture of the Spanish-speaking world, emphasis is placed on developing proficiency in self-expression, communication, and critical thinking. Students will read a variety of short works or literary excerpts, listen to recorded stories, watch movies, participate in discussions, role-play, tell stories, and demonstrate proficiency in writing. This course prepares students to take the Spanish Advanced Placement Examination. The exam, while not required, is strongly recommended.

 * While taking a World Language is not a graduation requirement, three (3) consecutive years of a World Language is strongly recommended for the college-bound student.

Course Information

Grade Level
11, 12
Course Subject
World Language
Course Number
WL5210A & WL5210B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 AP Weighted World Language
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
WL1154 A & B Spanish 4 and/or teacher recommendation
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AP Statistics

AP Statistics will introduce the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. Students will analyze data using graphical and numerical techniques and will also use probability and statistical inferences to develop an appropriate model for collecting data. In order to express their findings, students will also be reading and writing more than in prior math classes. The main goal of this class is to prepare students for the AP Examination at the end of the year so that they may earn college credit for this class and to give them a college course experience.

Course Information

Grade Level
11, 12
Course Subject
Mathematics
Course Number
MA5215A & MA5215B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 AP Weighted Mathematics
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
MA1410 A & B Algebra 2 or MA1412 A & B Algebra Honors 2
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AP US Government/Politics

This course will provide students with rigorous, critical and analytical study of the United States Government and its political processes, including the studies of the historical and constitutional framework of the U.S. Government, political parties and interest groups, Congress, the Presidency, the Judicial Branch as well as the media. This class is designed to prepare students for the College Board AP test in US Government & Politics. A fee is attached to the AP exam.

Course Information

Grade Level
11, 12
Course Subject
Social Studies
Course Number
SS5205A & SS5205B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 AP Weighted
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
None
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AP US History

This course is designed for sophomores, juniors or seniors who have a good background in social studies and a strong interest in U.S. History. Students will be provided with the analytical skills and factual knowledge to deal critically with problems in the field. The course will help develop those skills necessary to arrive at conclusions on the basis of judgment and to present ideas clearly and persuasively in essay format. Substantial reading and writing are required. Evaluation will be based on objective and essay exams, formal research papers, and class discussion. *This course can satisfy the U. S. History requirement as well as a Social Studies elective credit.

Course Information

Grade Level
10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Social Studies
Course Number
SS5310A & SS5310B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 AP Weighted
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
None
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Art History (Agile)

Students will journey through time to learn how art and architecture have reflected various cultures from Paleolithic times through Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, and the Renaissance. In the second semester, students will continue their exploration of art and architecture through time and across cultures starting with the Renaissance, through Impressionism, and ending with the present day.

Course Information

Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Visual and Performing Arts
Course Number
A2020A & A2020B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 Fine Arts
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
None
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Astronomy

Astronomy is a course for students who are interested in the planets and the universe around us. Topics will include characteristics of the solar system, a study of the sun to better understand stars and their life cycles, the nature and origin of the universe, and the technology involved in discovering our universe. Nighttime observations and a planetarium field trip are required.

Course Information

Grade Level
11, 12
Course Subject
Science
Course Number
SC2010
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Credit
0.5
Course Fee
$10.00
Prerequisite
SC1120 A & B Biology, SC1130 A & B Chemistry, or SC1140 A & B Physics
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Athletic Training & First Aid

This course introduces clinical approaches to the prevention and treatment of injuries common to active lifestyles, including acute and overuse injuries. This class is designed to give a general overview of all aspects of athletic training and general anatomy. This course will also provide the student with a laboratory and internship experience. This experience is designed to expose the student to the practice of athletic training and other sports medicine careers. Standard first aid and CPR training will be covered and upon completion a first aid/CPR card will be awarded.

Course Information

Grade Level
10, 11, 12
Course Subject
PE / Health
Course Number
PE2010
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Credit
0.5 Physical Education
Course Fee
$10.00
Prerequisite
Successful completion of any PE course and/or teacher approval
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Basic Technical Theatre

This is an introductory class in the Technical Theatre Vocational Education series and may only be taken one time for credit. It is designed for students who are interested in the backstage component of stage productions. This class focuses on basic elements of technical theatre. Students will study an overview of scenery, lighting, sound, props, costumes, and makeup as it relates to theatre. This is a hands-on class, and students will have the opportunity to build and create elements of a theatrical production.

Course Information

Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Technical Theatre and Drama
Course Number
CTE9961
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Credit
0.75 Practical Arts
Course Fee
$25.00
Prerequisite
Application Process
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Beginning Ceramics

Beginning Ceramics is an introductory course designed for students who have an interest in working with clay. Students will work on making functional as well as sculptural pieces, using both hand building and wheel throwing methods. Well thought out design, aesthetics, and the creative development of clay objects examining cultural, historical, and personal modes of expression are emphasized. Students will be expected to develop and maintain a sketchbook, as well as a portfolio that shows evidence of growth in developing their skills as an artist.

Course Information

Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Art
Course Number
A1101
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Credit
0.5 Fine Arts
Course Fee
$30.00
Prerequisite
None
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Beginning Drawing

Beginning Drawing is an introductory class which will focus on drawing techniques and systems used by artists in creating their work. The class involves drawing from observation with an emphasis on developing an understanding of light, shadow, form and proportion. Students will create a variety of drawings based on simple themes such as still life, portraits, figures, nature, and landscapes while learning media specific techniques with a variety of drawing media. Mediums covered may include pencil, pens, charcoal, and/or other drawing media.

Course Information

Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Art
Course Number
A1211
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Credit
0.5 Fine Arts
Course Fee
$30.00
Prerequisite
None
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Beginning Metals

Students will explore various metalsmithing techniques such as cutting, forging, tab setting, soldering, etching, and enameling in order to create functional or sculptural works of art. Students will be expected to develop and maintain a sketchbook that demonstrates growth in design and sketching, research, and planning while working with metal. *Many of the materials and equipment used are potentially dangerous to people with health concerns like breathing disorders or motor skills disorders.

Course Information

Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Art
Course Number
A1301
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Credit
0.5 Fine Arts
Course Fee
$30.00
Prerequisite
None
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Beginning Photography

This course is designed for students who are interested in learning the fundamentals of photography and digital photography manipulation and computer graphics. It will cover the elements of photographic composition, as well as the basics to intermediate features of Adobe Photoshop. The history of photography and camera settings will be covered. Students will use iPads and personal phones as well as have access to DSLR’s. Students will have access to borrow a DSLR, but our supply is limited. The elements and principles of art and the Colorado visual arts standards will guide the curriculum as students develop visual understanding and apply creative critical thinking skills. A lab fee is charged for all studio classes.

Course Information

Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Art
Course Number
A1501
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Credit
0.5 Fine Arts
Course Fee
$30.00
Prerequisite
None
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Beginning Studio Art

Studio Art introduces students to a variety of two dimensional media (collage, drawing, painting, digital, photography, printmaking, etc.) and techniques. Students will develop visual literacy through the Elements & Principles of 2D design and composition while exploring visual thinking and creative problem solving in order to solve a variety of visual problems.

Course Information

Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Art
Course Number
A1931
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Credit
0.5 Fine Arts
Course Fee
$30.00
Prerequisite
None
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Biology

This course includes the following topics: cellular biology, patterns of inheritance, natural selection, ecology, diversity of life, and classification. Students will design, conduct, evaluate, and communicate about scientific investigations. Students will perform inquiry-based investigations in this course.

Course Information

Grade Level
9
Course Subject
Science
Course Number
SC1120A & SC1120B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 Science
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
None
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Biology Honors

This academically rigorous class is designed for students who desire a rigorous and challenging study of Biological Science. This course includes the following topics: molecules and cells, patterns of inheritance, natural selection, ecology, diversity of life, and classification. Students will design, conduct, evaluate, and communicate about scientific investigations. This laboratory science class presents the student with opportunities for exploratory, open-ended scientific investigations. Students will perform inquiry based investigations in this course.

Course Information

Grade Level
9
Course Subject
Science
Course Number
SC1121A & SC1121B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 Honors Weighted Science
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
None
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Career Pathways

This course is designed to identify career interest areas based on your goals, individual skills, and aptitudes. Investigate interests, abilities and goals through various projects, and career testing procedures. Students will develop a usable education and career portfolio containing items necessary for post-secondary education and job search. Interact with professionals who work in various career areas through career panels, a job shadow and a mock interview.

Course Information

Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Family and Consumer Sciences
Course Number
CTE9060
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Credit
0.5 Practical Arts
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
None
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Chemistry

Chemistry is a laboratory science designed for college bound students in non-science related careers. Students will qualitatively explore various topics including: Properties of Matter, Atomic Structure, The Periodic Table, Bonding, Stoichiometry, Gases, Solutions, Acids and Bases. Students will conduct inquiry-based labs throughout the course.

Course Information

Grade Level
10, 11
Course Subject
Science
Course Number
SC1130A & SC1130B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 Science
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
SC1120 A & B Biology
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Chemistry Honors

Chemistry is a laboratory science designed for college bound students in science related careers. In this laboratory science course students study matter, change and energy, scientific measurement, problem solving and atomic structure.

Course Information

Grade Level
10, 11
Course Subject
Science
Course Number
SC1135A & SC1135B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 Honors Weighted Science
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
SC1120 A & B Biology and MA1110 A & B Algebra 1
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Civil Rights and the Law (Agile)

In this course, you will play the role of a brand-new civil rights lawyer. When working for a civil rights law firm, a wide variety of issues reach your desk every day. Your job is to analyze these cases with your colleagues (aka your classmates), learn and understand the law, and develop strategies to represent your clients in negotiations, mock trials and arguments, and other simulated legal proceedings. Topics include a range of advanced Constitutional Law and Civil Rights issues. Reading, writing, and speaking standards will be emphasized.

Course Information

Grade Level
11, 12
Course Subject
Practical Arts
Course Number
CTE9092
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Credit
1.0 Practical Arts
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
CTE9090 Introduction to Law or CTE9091 Intro to Criminal Justice or successful completion of, or concurrenently enrollled in, SS5205 A & B AP US Government/Politics
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Cloud Computing Fundamentals (Agile)

What is "the cloud"? What happens when you use "the cloud"? Did you know that you are using the cloud when you watch your favorite Netflix show, scroll through your Instagram feed, or use Google? This course will open your eyes to the foundations of the future! Leveraging coursework by Amazon Web Services (AWS) Academy, students will learn about the cutting edge of technology infrastructure. Students will explore: The core concepts of cloud computing including services, security, architecture, and more The business case for cloud computing Emerging technology use cases enabled by cloud How cloud computing has evolved. Even though this course does not require any prior cloud computing or programming experience, by the end of the semester, you will have created your own AWS Academy Cloud account and gained hands-on experience setting up a cloud service. This course prepares you to take the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam at the end of the semester. This will help you gain a competitive advantage in this high-demand industry and can lead to opportunities for higher-level industry certifications. ** Industry Certificate Available **

Course Information

Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Practical Arts
Course Number
CTE83130
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Credit
0.5 Practical Arts
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
None
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Concert Band

Concert Band is a non-auditioned ensemble for students with previous instrumental experience. This band performs at numerous concerts, festivals, athletic events, and clinics throughout the year. This ensemble focuses on the development of comprehensive musicians. Concert Band combines with Symphonic Band and Percussion Ensemble to form the Skyline Pep Band.

Course Information

Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Music
Course Number
MU1105A & MU1105B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 Fine Arts
Course Fee
$20.00
Prerequisite
Previous band experience
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Concert Choir

Concert Choir is an entry-level mixed gender choral ensemble designed to develop musicianship skills and vocal technique. They perform in a minimum of four concerts a year (two each semester). Focus will be placed on basic musical skills and music literacy. Students will learn a wide variety of music from different cultures and time periods. Participation and development of singing skills will be emphasized in daily rehearsals.

Course Information

Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Music
Course Number
MU2040A & MU2040B
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Credit
0.5/Semester Fine Arts
Course Fee
$20.00 plus concert attire
Prerequisite
None
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Contemporary Global Issues

Contemporary Global Issues is devoted to studying the historical origins and development of domestic and foreign political and social problems that confront contemporary humanity. Possibilities include regional studies (ex. climate change in Colorado or the state of affairs in the Middle East), as well as issues of global concern such as environmental issues, world poverty, sustainable development, and global economic development. Specific topics to explore will be developed in conjunction with the students according to their interests and needs.

Course Information

Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Social Studies
Course Number
SS2100
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Credit
0.5 Social Studies
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
None
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CU INTE 2000 Digital Teaching and Learning (Agile)

Are you interested in evaluating the trustworthiness of different forms of media and creating digital content of your own? In this course, you will learn to effectively use a variety of digital tools and media for your learning, designing lessons for your students, and sharing content with a professional learning network. If you are interested in any STEM-related field, this class will bolster your teaching skills in this area. This is a survey of technology for (1) your learning, informally and in classes; (2) your students’ learning when you become a teacher; and (3) sharing with peers and colleagues. Use tools to address problems of equity, access, and learning needs. 

***Concurrent Enrollment: CU Denver // 3 college credits

Course Information

Grade Level
10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Practical Arts
Course Number
PS3480
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Credit
0.5 Practical Arts
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
None
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Drama 1

Students will learn basic skills in acting through vocalization, movement, characterization, scenes and final monologue performances. They will also gain an understanding of basic theatre terms and confidence in stage presence.

Course Information

Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Technical Theatre and Drama
Course Number
PA1101
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Credit
0.5 Fine Arts
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
None
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Drama 2

Students will build on what they learned in Drama 1. They will explore more in depth scenes and monologues while building their theatrical skills. Note: This is a performance class. Students will be expected to perform solo vocal works in front of their peers.

Course Information

Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Technical Theatre and Drama
Course Number
PA1102
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Credit
0.5 Fine Arts
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
PA1101 Drama 1
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Education Exploration

Education Exploration is a semester course designed to provide students with an overview of professions within education. Students will discover their own learning style and how learning styles impact teaching and the delivery of lessons. Experiences with various education professionals will enhance the understanding of classroom planning, licensure requirements, and career opportunities within school systems.

Course Information

Grade Level
9, 10
Course Subject
Family and Consumer Sciences
Course Number
CTE9450
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Credit
0.5 Practical Arts
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
None
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Education Exploration (Agile)

Education Exploration is a semester-long course designed to provide students with an overview of professions within the field of education. Students will explore the many varied careers in education including teacher, administrator, counselor, and district personnel to name a few. Guest speakers will enhance the understanding of classroom planning, licensure requirements, and career opportunities within school systems. This course includes a minimum of 15 extended learning hours, which may occur outside of class time. This course is an ideal segway into the district’s P-Teach program, where prospective educators can earn college credit.

Course Information

Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Practical Arts
Course Number
CTE9450
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Credit
0.5 Practical Arts
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
None
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English 11

This course provides juniors with the opportunity to refine their analytical thinking, reading, and writing skills through their study of American Literature. Evaluations will be based on participation in class discussions, completion of homework assignments, essays and research assignments, projects, quizzes, and tests.

Course Information

Grade Level
11
Course Subject
English Language Arts
Course Number
LA1130A & LA1130B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 Language Arts
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
LA1121 A & B English Honors 10
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English 12

English 12 will focus on life readiness skills and traditional Language Arts skills to prepare you for college, career and beyond. As the world becomes more text and communication driven we will hone real world skills for success in all walks of life including: college and career exploration, financial literacy, job readiness skills, research, and different modes of writing. Also, we will explore the joy of reading for pleasure.

Course Information

Grade Level
12
Course Subject
English Language Arts
Course Number
LA1140A & LA1140B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 Language Arts
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
LA1130 A & B English 11
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English Honors 10

In Grade 10, HONORS courses place a greater emphasis on critical thinking to gain greater depth in reading, writing, research, and speaking standards, while transitioning these students to a more independent use of these skills. These concepts and associated skills are aligned with the Colorado Academic Standards for Language Arts, incorporating 21st century skills and post-secondary and workforce readiness competencies.

Course Information

Grade Level
10
Course Subject
English Language Arts
Course Number
LA1121A & LA1121B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 Honors Weighted Language Arts
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
LA1111 A & B English Honors 9
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English Honors 9

English Honors 9 is designed for students who desire a more dynamic study of English. Students will engage in higher-level analysis of famous texts that promote early-adoption of critical thinking and writing skills necessary for college. Students will demonstrate sophisticated fluency, control, and reasoning in their writing and speaking — all with the aim of preparing them for AP courses, postsecondary education, and workforce readiness. Evaluation is based on a variety of assessments, including those that allow creativity in format and presentation by the student.

Course Information

Grade Level
9
Course Subject
English Language Arts
Course Number
LA1111A & LA1111B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 Honors Weighted Language Arts
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
None
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Environmental Science

This course is designed for students who wish to apply past science course experience to environmental studies. Environmental Science carefully analyzes the relationship of modern humans and their interactions with the environment. The course develops concepts in ecology and the basic laws that govern energy resources use in nature. This course will investigate ecosystem analysis techniques and field studies, basic energy/resource use concepts, pollution sources and impacts, and energy alternatives.

Course Information

Grade Level
11, 12
Course Subject
Science
Course Number
SC2120A & SC2120B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1
Course Fee
$10.00
Prerequisite
SC1120 A & B Biology, SC1130 A & B Chemistry, or SC1140 A & B Physics
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Explorations in STEM

This full-year course provides students with a foundation in the topics and skills necessary for success in upper-level STEM courses. Students will use the engineering design process to complete group projects in which they design, build, and test specific devices. Students will develop hands-on skills used in the manufacturing process and design projects using CAD software while fostering both teamwork and communication. Students will also explore STEM-related careers and post-secondary educational requirements. 

*This course will be offered in alternate years.

Course Information

Grade Level
9, 10
Course Subject
STEM
Course Number
CS1110A & CS1110B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 Practical Arts
Course Fee
$10.00
Prerequisite
None
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Explorations of Visual Art

Explorations of Visual Art is an introductory art course for students interested in the VPA Academy and focusing their studies in the Visual Arts. In this class, students will explore media, techniques, subjects and concepts that relate to the different courses of study in the Visual Arts at SHS- 2D Design, Drawing, Photography, Digital Art, Crafts, Metals, Sculpture and Ceramics in order to establish a course of study en route to their senior capstone. Students will choose two different explorations to further develop technical skill in each semester.

Course Information

Grade Level
9, 10
Course Subject
Art
Course Number
A1011
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Credit
0.5 Fine Arts
Course Fee
$30.00
Prerequisite
VPA Visual Arts Enrollment
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Falconnaires

Falconnaires is an intermediate women’s choral ensemble designed to further develop the female voice while expanding on choral skills, such as tone, blend, musicality, and music theory. They perform in a minimum of four concerts a year. Falconaires members are dedicated to singing and possess some past sight singing and music reading skills. Students will work with a wide variety of music from different cultures and time periods. Membership is audition based and a yearlong commitment.

Course Information

Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Music
Course Number
MU2050A & MU2050B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 Fine Arts
Course Fee
$20.00 plus concert attire
Prerequisite
Audition only and/or Choir experience
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Forensic Science Lab Based

Forensic Science is a laboratory-based science class designed for students who are interested in forensic science. The purpose of this course is for students to gain experience in the major investigative techniques currently used by forensic scientists and crime scene investigators, and to develop an understanding of the scientific concepts that serve as the basis for these techniques.

Course Information

Grade Level
11, 12
Course Subject
Science
Course Number
SC2140
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Credit
0.5 Science Elective
Course Fee
$10.00
Prerequisite
SC1120 A & B Biology, SC1130 A & B Chemistry, or SC1140 A & B Physics
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FRC Art 1002 Visual Concepts 2D Design

This course Examines the basic elements of design, visual perception, and artistic form and composition as they relate to two-dimensional media. Students will use a variety of two-dimensional media for design projects; identify and describe the design process and visual artworks using art terminology; develop visual literacy through the basic elements and principles of two-dimensional design.; demonstrate two-dimensional design competencies by creating compositions that visually communicate intent, creativity, and self-expression; and, analyze and evaluate two-dimensional works of art.

Course Information

Grade Level
10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Art
Course Number
PS4105 FRC Art 1002
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Credit
.5 Fine Arts
Course Fee
$30.00
Prerequisite
A1931 Beginning Studio Art
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FRC Art 1201 Drawing I

Investigates the various approaches and media that students need to develop drawing skills and visual perception.

Course Information

Grade Level
11, 12
Course Subject
Art
Course Number
PS4121
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Credit
0.5 Fine Arts
Course Fee
$30.00
Prerequisite
A1211 Beginning Drawing
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FRC Art 1703 Ceramics I

Introduces traditional and contemporary approaches to ceramic form and processes, with an emphasis on hand building techniques, and a basic introduction to the potter’s wheel.

Course Information

Grade Level
11, 12
Course Subject
Art
Course Number
PS4171
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Credit
0.5 Fine Arts
Course Fee
$30.00
Prerequisite
A1101 Beginning Ceramics
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FRC BUS 1002 Entrepreneurial Operations

This course inspires and engages students with perseverance and determination of an entrepreneurial mindset needed to succeed in business, life and academics. It covers major aspects of small business management to enable the entrepreneur to successfully begin their own business. This course provides the basic concepts of marketing, principles of management and finance needed to manage a small business. This course provides for experiential learning beyond the classroom, making connections, understanding business concepts, and building relationships that support the student throughout college and careers.

Course Information

Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Business
Course Number
CTE80100
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Credit
0.5 Practical Arts
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
None
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FRC BUS 2016 Legal Env Busin

Emphasizes public law, regulation of business, ethical considerations, and various relationships existing within society, government and business. Specific attention is given to economic regulation, social regulation, labor-management issues, environmental issues, and contract fundamentals. This course analyzes the role of law in social, political, and economic change business environments.

Course Information

Grade Level
10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Business
Course Number
PS3850
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Credit
0.5 Practical Arts
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
None
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FRC CIS 1018 Intro PC Applications

This course introduces basic computer terminology, file management, and PC system components. Provides an overview of office application software, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation graphics. Includes the use of a web browser to access the Internet.

Course Information

Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Business
Course Number
PT7320
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Credit
0.5 Practical Arts
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
None
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FRC MAN 2025 Managerial Finance

This course examines the concepts and techniques used to analyze financial accounting information for managerial planning, decision-making, and control. Additionally, the course discusses decision-making relating to the areas of budgets, forecasts, cost volume production, Return on Investment (ROI) and financial statements.

Course Information

Grade Level
10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Business
Course Number
PS4275
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Credit
0.5 Practical Arts
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
None
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FRC MAR 1055 Social Media Bus

Teaches students how to use social media as a business strategy and covers how to match that strategy with the goals of the business. This course addresses current trends, ethics, regulations, legal challenges, strategy, content development , and change management. This course helps students develop a better understanding of how marketing with social media is similar to and different from traditional marketing and how to best use online methods to further business goals.

Course Information

Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Business
Course Number
PS4285
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Credit
0.5 Electives
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
None
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French 1

Welcome to the French-speaking world! In this course, you will be introduced to the language and culture of France, as well as that of other Francophone nations. We will focus on Interpretive, Interpersonal and Presentational communication. Students will learn to express basic information about themselves and their friends and family. By the end of the year students will be able to communicate at a Novice-High level.

Course Information

Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Course Subject
World Language
Course Number
WL1101A & WL1101B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 World Language
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
None
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French 2

As the study continues, knowledge of the French language and Francophone culture will expand and deepen. The everyday language used for survival skills will be expanded. The student’s personal communication skills will allow for more meaningful conversations with others. The class will continue to work on many projects that will help showcase emerging language skills. By the end of the year students will be able to communicate at an Intermediate-Low level.

Course Information

Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Course Subject
World Language
Course Number
WL1102A & WL1102B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 World Language
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
WL1101 A & B French 1 and/or teacher recommendation
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French 3

French 3 is a continuation of French 1 and 2 and builds upon the proficiency acquired in those classes. Students will expand their knowledge of the French language, giving them the ability to express more complex thoughts. They will continue to work on Interpersonal, Interpretive and Presentational communication. Students will increase their vocabulary so that they are able to discuss and express opinions about a variety of subjects that affect them, their society and the world. Students will continue to learn about art, music, history and film from Francophone countries. This year, students will begin their exploration of French literature. Most courses will be conducted solely in French. By the end of the year students will be able to communicate at an Intermediate-Mid level.

Course Information

Grade Level
10, 11, 12
Course Subject
World Language
Course Number
WL1103A & WL1103B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 World Language
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
WL1102 A & B French 2 and/or teacher recommendation
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French 4

This course continues the development of the student’s acquired abilities from French 1, 2, and 3, especially in listening comprehension and conversational skills in French. Students will continue to work on the five standards (Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities) through daily practice with other students, the teacher and internet activities. Television and multimedia will be used to enhance student learning and to encourage more engagement with the language and culture. The students will read short prose stories and poetry written by French-speaking authors. There will be more use of French-speaking music for listening comprehension and translation practice. The goal is to use the target language 90% of the time, helping the student achieve fluency, which is the goal of the course.

Course Information

Grade Level
10, 11, 12
Course Subject
World Language
Course Number
WL1104A & WL1104B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 World Language
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
WL1103 A & B French 3
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French 4 (Agile)

This course continues the development of the student’s acquired abilities from French 1, 2, and 3, especially in listening comprehension and conversational skills in French. Students will continue to work on the five standards (Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities) through daily practice with other students, the teacher, and internet activities. Television and multimedia will be used to enhance student learning and to encourage more engagement with the language and culture.

The students will read short prose stories and poetry written by French-speaking authors. There will be more use of French-speaking music for listening comprehension and translation practice. The goal is to use the target language 90% of the time, helping the student achieve fluency, which is the goal of the course.

Course Information

Grade Level
10, 11, 12
Course Subject
World Language
Course Number
WL1104A & WL1104B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 World Language
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
WL1103 A & B French 3
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Geology

Geology is a course for students who are interested in how our planet works and it changes through time, using the local geology as a laboratory. Topics will include minerals, mining, rock formation, plate tectonics, and landscape formation. Lab study will include a field trip to Rocky Mountain National Park. Students will apply geologic processes to National Parks.

Course Information

Grade Level
11, 12
Course Subject
Science
Course Number
SC2020
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Credit
0.5
Course Fee
$10.00
Prerequisite
SC1120 A & B Biology, SC1130 A & B Chemistry, or SC1140 A & B Physics
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Geometry

Geometry focuses on four critical areas: (1) exploring congruence, similarity and right-triangle relationships; (2) developing proof using constructions and coordinate geometry; (3) using area and volume to model and solve problems; and (4) applying probability to explore events of chance. These concepts and associated skills are aligned with the Colorado Academic Standards for mathematics, incorporating 21st Century skills and postsecondary and workforce readiness competencies.

Course Information

Grade Level
9, 10
Course Subject
Mathematics
Course Number
MA1210A & MA1210B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 Mathematics
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
MA1110 A & B Algebra 1 and/or teacher recommendation
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Geometry Honors

Geometry Honors focuses on four critical areas in greater depth: (1) exploring congruence, similarity and right-triangle relationships; (2) developing proof using constructions and coordinate geometry; (3) using area and volume to model and solve problems; and (4) applying probability to explore events of chance. Students also have the opportunity to study advanced geometric constructions, proving advanced properties of triangles and quadrilaterals, the Law of Sines and the Law of Cosines, and area and volume relationships among similar figures.

Course Information

Grade Level
9, 10
Course Subject
Mathematics
Course Number
MA1213A & MA1213B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 Honors Weighted Mathematics
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
MA1110 A & B Algebra 1 and/or teacher recommendation
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Guitar 1

This is a beginner course in classical guitar technique. Students will learn to read music and play melodies and chords on acoustic guitar. Guitar 1 is an entry-level course designed to introduce rhythmic literacy, note reading, chord knowledge, and tablature. Students will perform in both solo and ensemble formats throughout the semester.

Course Information

Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Music
Course Number
MU2201
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Credit
1.0 Fine Arts
Course Fee
$20.00
Prerequisite
None
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Health

This course is designed to provide essential learning in the areas of health. The expectation is that the course work will help in making informed decisions in regards to behaviors that affect various aspects of health and well-being. The major unit topics to be covered include Physical and Mental Wellness, Understanding Sexuality (as outlined by Board of Education Policy), Destructive Behaviors and Addictions, and Safety and Well-Being.

Course Information

Grade Level
9
Course Subject
PE / Health
Course Number
H1100
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Credit
0.5 Health
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
None; however, this class is required for graduation
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High School Core PE

This class is designed to give students the opportunity to improve personal fitness and participate in a variety of team and dual sports. Students will learn the basic rules and skills for the following possible activities: softball, soccer, basketball, volleyball, flag football, Ultimate Frisbee, golf, table tennis, badminton, pickleball, fitness/conditioning and weight training. Emphasis will be placed on participation.

Course Information

Grade Level
9
Course Subject
PE / Health
Course Number
PE1100
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Credit
0.5 Physical Education
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
None
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Intermed Technical Theatre

This is the second-level class in the Technical Theatre Vocational Education series. One-semester options are available with instructor approval. This class builds on skills learned in Basic Technical Theatre. It continues to focus on set construction, basic lighting, basic theatre maintenance, and the application of this knowledge in the day-to-day operations of the VBCA stage. Students completing this class will be certified in the basic operation of VBCA lighting and sound systems. This class supports Skyline performing arts events, and students are expected to participate in running some after-school events. Additional credits for participating students are available through the CTE 9999 course.

Course Information

Grade Level
10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Technical Theatre and Drama
Course Number
CTE9971A & CTE9971B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 Practical Arts
Course Fee
$25.00
Prerequisite
Application Process, and successful completion of CTE9961 Basic Technical Theatre, and/or teacher recommendation
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Interpersonal Relationships

This course deals with everyday life and interpersonal interactions that every person may encounter during a lifetime. Class begins with knowing oneself better. Students will explore relationships with friends, family and coworkers, as well as one’s significant other. It allows students to think about their personal future and issues. The purpose of the course is to acquire academic knowledge and understanding for healthy, respectful, and caring relationships across the life span. Emphasis is placed on family and friend dynamics, effective communication, and healthy interpersonal relationships. Topics include communications skills, conflict resolution, stress management.

Course Information

Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Family and Consumer Sciences
Course Number
CTE9441
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Credit
0.5 Practical Arts
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
None
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Intro to Cybersecurity (Agile)

Step into an exhilarating journey of cybersecurity like never before! This dynamic course is your ticket to mastering the art of shielding yourself and businesses from digital threats. From unraveling the mysteries of encryption to deciphering hacker tactics in Types of Attacks, you'll explore Citizen Security, Networking, Cyber Defense, Ethics and Law, and Risk Management in an engaging and hands-on way. Get ready to wield industry tools, unlock the secrets of the digital realm, and emerge as a skilled digital defender. This course isn't just about learning—it's about becoming the cyber-hero the world needs!

Course Information

Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Practical Arts
Course Number
CTE80120
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Credit
0.5 Practical Arts
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
None
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Ironworks I

This is an introductory-level course designed to familiarize students with weight room procedures, safety precautions, and various lifting techniques. This course may include; strength training, plyometrics, speed and agility training, and fitness activities. Emphasis will be on bench, squat, power clean, and the associated auxiliary exercises.

Course Information

Grade Level
10, 11, 12
Course Subject
PE / Health
Course Number
PE1131
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Credit
0.5 Physical Education
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
PE1100 High School Core PE
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Jazz Band

This advanced course is open by audition to any student who plays an appropriate jazz instrument. Jazz Band provides an opportunity for students to continue instrumental development at an intermediate/advanced level. A high level of musicianship is expected. Jazz Band is an ensemble that will focus on performing many different styles of music such as rock, swing, Latin, bebop, and others. An emphasis on improvisation will be introduced, and the students will get ample opportunity to exercise those skills. There will be a mandatory three to five performances each year.

Course Information

Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Music
Course Number
MU1201A & MU1201B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 Fine Arts
Course Fee
$20.00
Prerequisite
Audition and concurrent enrollment in a band class and/or percussion ensemble
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Legal Environment of Business (Business Law)(Agile)

In this 2nd year course, you play the role of a lawyer working on-site at a major toy manufacturer. Your job is to provide expert-level advice to your client, the company’s CEO. Unfortunately, the company faces countless legal challenges from human resources to contracts, products liability, and criminal matters. As your client is very demanding, you and your colleagues will need to research the law and learn it quickly, and examine and analyze issues and problems carefully to keep the company afloat. Reading, writing, and speaking standards will be emphasized.

Course Information

Grade Level
11, 12
Course Subject
Practical Arts
Course Number
CTE9057A & CTE9057B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 Practical Arts
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
CTE9090 Introduction to Law or CTE9091 Intro to Criminal Justice OR successful completion of, or concurrenently enrollled in, SS5205 A&B AP US Government/Politics
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Mariachi Band

This course is designed for students who have some prior experience in mariachi or have prior experience playing an instrument or singing. Mariachi-specific instruments will be taught in this class including guitar, vihuela, and guitarron. Trumpet, violin, and vocal students that are beginners are encouraged to enroll in an orchestra, band or choir class to learn the basic music fundamentals. Music fundamentals include music reading, rhythm, and technique development needed for each instrument. Students are eligible to participate in some campus concert venues. Music of all mariachi genres is explored. This course may be repeated for additional credit. Band Class Handbook

Course Information

Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Music
Course Number
MU1411A & MU1411B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 Fine Arts
Course Fee
$20.00
Prerequisite
Prior music experience
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Mariachi Band Advanced

Mariachi Halcones is the premier performing mariachi at Skyline High School. This ensemble is highly engaged in the local and regional community and performances at a large number of high-profile community events every year. Participation in this class requires previous experience in mariachi, both playing and instrument and singing, and also requires passing an audition. Music from all sub-genres of mariachi will be learned and performed. Speaking Spanish fluently is not a requirement, but learning lyrics and pronunciation for songs is required.

Course Information

Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Music
Course Number
MU1413A & MU1413B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 Fine Arts
Course Fee
$20.00
Prerequisite
Director Audition and prior Mariachi experience
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Mathematics of Games

This course will focus on both computational and theoretical aspects of probability theory and game theory. Topics include expected value, counting methods and conditional probability, set theory, matrix algebra, dominant strategies, combinatorial games, Nash equilibria, zero-sum games, Bayesian games, signaling games, and cooperative games.

Course Information

Grade Level
11, 12
Course Subject
Mathematics
Course Number
MA3010A & MA3010B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 Mathematics
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
MA1410 A & B Algebra 2 or MA1412 A & B Algebra Honors 2
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Music Exploration

Are you interested in learning to play the guitar, drums, or piano? This class provides a fun opportunity to get acquainted with these instruments in a low­ pressure, entertaining way. Students will explore music of all styles with a special emphasis placed on letting students develop their musical talents at their own pace. No previous musical experience is necessary. We will cover topics such as music history, theory, composition, etc.

Course Information

Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Music
Course Number
MU2302
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Credit
0.5 Fine Arts
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
None
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Music Theory

This class is for the student who wishes to learn how to read, understand, and perform tonal music. We will discuss pitch, rhythm, melody, harmony, dynamics, articulation, tempo, key and time signatures, solfege, and a variety of other fundamental elements. The goal for this class is to obtain a better ear and intellect for music.

Course Information

Grade Level
10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Music
Course Number
MU3010
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Credit
0.5 Fine Arts
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
None
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Musical Theater

This course is for students who audition and are selected as members of the FALL musical. Students will improve their skills in music theory, sight-reading, dance, and acting by preparing for the Musical Production. Students hoping to audition should register for the Basic Technical Theatre course. Students who are not selected for the musical will remain in Basic Technical Theatre to hone their skills for improved performance. Those who are selected will be moved to Musical Theater.

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Course Information

Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Technical Theatre and Drama
Course Number
PA2015
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Credit
0.5 Fine Arts
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
Audition Application
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Mystery Literature & Suspense Literature

This one-semester course introduces students to the genres, conventions, and techniques in mystery, suspense, and horror writing, and compares these literary styles to all forms of literature. Students will examine what motivates mysteries, the tension that defines suspense, and how thematically, the fear of death, failure, and the unknown makes horror so compelling. This course presents the works of key contributors and creators of these genres in media from novels to short stories to films to even survival-themed games.

Course Information

Grade Level
10, 11, 12
Course Subject
English Language Arts
Course Number
LA2010
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Credit
0.5 Language Arts Elective
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
Must Complete LA1111 English 9 Honors
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Mythology

This one-semester course is designed to enhance understanding of mythology and its continuing influence on our modern world. Students will study mythology from various perspectives, cultures, and communities. Participants will examine how some themes and characters occur over and over in myths of different and various cultures despite lacking obvious connections. This course presents the folklore, writings, and songs of various cultures as showcased in media from novels to short stories to films to graphic novels.

Course Information

Grade Level
10, 11, 12
Course Subject
English Language Arts
Course Number
LA2012
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Credit
0.5 Language Arts Elective
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
Must Complete LA1111 English 9 Honors
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Net & Target

This class will include sport/activities where a net, or a target, is used, and scoring is accomplished for your own territory. The students will be expected to (1) Participate at a competent level in a variety of lifelong physical activities and understanding the cognitive impact of movement, (2) Apply rules, principles, problem-solving skills and concepts to traditional and nontraditional movement settings, (3) Establish goals based on fitness assessment data as well as developing, implementing, achieving, and monitoring individual health and fitness plans, (4) Participate regularly in health-enhancing physical activities, (5) Demonstrate responsible behavior and respect for others as well as collaboration, cooperation, and leadership skills, (6) Understand The risks and safety factors that may affect participation in physical activity. Activities may include but are not limited to: tennis, badminton, speedminton, volleyball, golf and disc golf, basketball, pickleball and spikeball.

Course Information

Grade Level
10, 11, 12
Course Subject
PE / Health
Course Number
PE1145
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Credit
0.5 Physical Education
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
PE1100 High School Core PE
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Nutrition and Wellness

The purpose of the course is to develop lifelong, healthy individuals with an understanding and academic knowledge of wellness as a lifestyle, exercise and fitness, nutrition, and consumer products and services. Emphasis is placed on implementing healthy nutritional choices, developing a fitness/wellness plan, integrating science principles as related to nutrition, and practicing wise consumer decisions.

Course Information

Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Family and Consumer Sciences
Course Number
CTE9410
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Credit
0.5 Practical Arts
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
None
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Percussion Ensemble

This is a non-auditioned ensemble for students with previous instrumental music experience. The focus is on teaching the fundamentals of percussion performance, including proper technique, rudiments, and performance experiences on all of the percussion instruments. All students are required to perform as a member of the Skyline Pep Band as well. Students will perform at concerts, athletic events, and other events when needed. Students are responsible for purchasing concert drumsticks and appropriate mallets to use throughout the course.

Course Information

Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Music
Course Number
MU1300A & MU1300B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 Fine Arts
Course Fee
$20.00
Prerequisite
Previous percussion or instrumental experience and the ability to read music.
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Personal Financial Literacy

Personal Financial Literacy focuses on four critical areas: (1) designing and analyzing financial plans for short and long-term goals; (2) analyzing spending, saving, and investment options; (3) analyzing the components of credit and debt; and (4) identifying, developing, and evaluating risk-management strategies. The course emphasizes the analytical and evaluation skills to become "fiscally fit." These concepts and associated skills are aligned with the Colorado Academic Standards for Social Studies, incorporating 21st Century skills and postsecondary and workforce readiness competencies.

Course Information

Grade Level
11, 12
Course Subject
Social Studies
Course Number
SS1440
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Credit
0.5 Social Studies
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
None
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Physics

Physics is designed to provide students with an understanding of the laws and principles that govern the physical world. It includes a quantitative study of the following topics: mechanics, dynamics, waves, optics, electromagnetism, and atomic and nuclear physics. The focus of this course will be the application of Physics to explain and evaluate everyday occurrences. Students will perform inquiry-based investigations in this course.

Course Information

Grade Level
10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Science
Course Number
SC1140A & SC1140B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 Science
Course Fee
$10.00
Prerequisite
SC1120 A & B Biology
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Pre-Calc with Trig Honors

 Pre-Calculus with Trig Honors focuses on five critical areas: (1) the complex number system; (2) arithmetic with polynomials and rational expressions; (3) operations with functions; (4) trigonometric functions; and (5) applications of trigonometry. Students also have the opportunity to study sequences and series, vectors, limits, and derivatives as an introduction to calculus. This course can be taken for dual credit at CU Denver through the CU Succeed program. College credits offered are MATH 1110 College Algebra (4 credits) and MATH 1120 College Trigonometry (3 credits). 

More information can be found at https://clas.ucdenver.edu/cusucceed/

Course Information

Grade Level
10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Mathematics
Course Number
MA1722A & MA1722B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 Honors Weighted Mathematics
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
MA1412 A & B Algebra Honors 2
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Pre-Calculus with Trig

Precalculus focuses on five critical areas: (1) the complex number system; (2) factoring polynomials of a higher degree and arithmetic with rational expressions; (3) operations with functions; (4) using the inverse relationship between exponential and logarithmic functions to solve problems; and (5) trigonometric functions. These concepts and associated skills exceed the Colorado Academic Standards for mathematics, incorporating 21st-century skills and postsecondary and workforce readiness competencies. This course can be taken for dual credit at CU Denver through the CU Succeed program. College credits offered are MATH 1110 College Algebra (4 credits).
More information can be found at https://clas.ucdenver.edu/cusucceed/

Course Information

Grade Level
10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Mathematics
Course Number
MA1720A & MA1720B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 Mathematics
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
MA1410 A & B Algebra 2 or MA1412 A & B Algebra 2 Honors
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Psychology

Psychology is a one-semester course open to interested seniors. Topics studied will include stress management, right/left-brain activities, understanding the psychological state of self and others, learning, intelligence, memory, conflict management, and personality theory. Participation in verbal discussions is required; substantial reading is required.

Course Information

Grade Level
11, 12
Course Subject
Social Studies
Course Number
SS2120
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Credit
0.5 Social Studies Elective
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
None
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Python in Cybersecurity (Agile)

Get ready for an exhilarating coding adventure designed just for you! In the first half, we'll unlock the wonders of Python—your gateway to making computers do incredible things. You'll conquer data types, variables, conditional statements, looping, functions, text files, and more. But here's where it gets seriously awesome—in the second half, we'll take your Python skills to the next level and dive headfirst into Cybersecurity magic. Think password cracking, automating tasks, and more. At the end of this course, students will have the opportunity to take the PCEP - Certified Entry Level Python Programming Certification. 

***Concurrent Enrollment: Aims CC // CSC 1019 Introduction to Programming // 3 college credits ** Industry Certificate Available **

Course Information

Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Practical Arts
Course Number
CTE80125
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Credit
0.5 Practical Arts
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
Coding knowledge preferred but not required
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Sociology

Sociology is the study of society with the major emphasis on cultures, social organizations, social processes, and social problems. A variety of teaching methods are used. Student papers and essays and objective assessments are part of the evaluation.

Course Information

Grade Level
12
Course Subject
Social Studies
Course Number
SS2135
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Credit
0.5 Social Studies Elective
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
None
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Spanish 1

This course offers an introduction to the language and culture of the Spanish-speaking world. Areas of study will include basic communication skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing) and culture. Using these skills, the student will be able to describe people and things, talk about likes and dislikes, order food, buy clothing, talk about the weather, and much more. Students will also learn about Hispanic culture through readings, films, and other activities. If you are able to hold a basic conversation in Spanish consider Spanish For Spanish Speakers Class.

Course Information

Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Course Subject
World Language
Course Number
WL1151A & WL1151B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 World Language
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
None
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Spanish 2

This course continues to develop the five language learning components. Using more complex patterns of communication, the student will be able to talk about the past, tell stories, increase vocabulary and explore travel topics. Students will also learn about Hispanic culture through reading, films, music, and other activities.

Course Information

Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Course Subject
World Language
Course Number
WL1152A & WL1152B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 World Language
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
WL1151 A & B Spanish 1
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Spanish 3

This course offers students the opportunity to synthesize the knowledge and skills students have acquired in the previous levels. Students can begin to express themselves in more sophisticated ways as well as to expand their understanding of the spoken and written language. Although speaking and listening skills are paramount, there is an increased emphasis on reading and writing.

Course Information

Grade Level
10, 11, 12
Course Subject
World Language
Course Number
WL1153A & WL1153B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 World Language
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
WL1152 A & B Spanish 2 and/or teacher recommendation
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Spanish 4

This course offers students the opportunity to develop advanced language skills. Students will read authentic Literature; study the history and geography, and master more complex grammar structures. Emphasis continues to be placed on the development of the student’s ability to express him/herself and communicate effectively.

Course Information

Grade Level
11, 12
Course Subject
World Language
Course Number
WL1154A & WL1154B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 World Language
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
WL1153 A & B Spanish 3 and/or teacher recommendation
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Spanish for Spanish Speakers 1

This course is designed for the student who already has a foundation of the Spanish language. Reading and writing will be the primary focus, with an extensive amount of time on grammar. The student will also study literature of the native language. Students already know how to speak Spanish, have conversational Spanish but need instruction to read and write in Spanish.

Course Information

Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Course Subject
World Language
Course Number
WL1156A & WL1156B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 World Language
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
None
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Spanish for Spanish Speakers 2

This course is designed for students who already speak, read and write fairly well in Spanish, but still need help with vocabulary, spelling and writing for specific purposes. We will continue the grammar overview that began in Spanish for Spanish Speakers 1. Particular attention will be given throughout the course to spelling, accent marks and expanding students’ vocabulary beyond their particular region of origin. Students will also read about Hispanics from around the world that gained fame from their literary achievements. Spanish is a language spoken on several continents. Students will learn to speak and write in standard Spanish.

Course Information

Grade Level
10, 11, 12
Course Subject
World Language
Course Number
WL1157A & WL1157B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 World Language
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
WL1156 A & B Spanish for Spanish Speakers 1 and/or teacher recommendation
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Sports Marketing

In the Sports Marketing and Media Production course, students will plunge into the captivating realm of sports marketing, emphasizing media content creation for our school's diverse athletic and club events. Designed for students passionate about marketing and committed to hands-on involvement in after-school activities, this class offers extensive training in multimedia, from photography and videography to graphic design. By attending after-school events, students can capture authentic content, highlighting our athletic and club milestones. The curriculum delves deep into marketing concepts like target audience identification, promotional techniques, market analysis, and branding. Predominantly project-based, this course ensures students can practically apply their knowledge to produce engaging media. **Application is required for enrollment**, ensuring participants are genuinely committed and suited for this dynamic course. Sports Marketing Application

Course Information

Grade Level
10, 11, 12
Course Subject
PE / Health
Course Number
PE2020
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Credit
0.5 Physical Education
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
Application Process and successful completion of any PE course and/or teacher approval
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Sr. Engineering Design Project

In this course students will complete a yearlong engineering design project. Students will first select an area of emphasis for their project. They will research and select a problem within this area to attempt to solve. They will research current technology and applicable sciences to then develop a design for a solution to the problem. They will construct models and prototypes to evaluate and refine their design. Students will conduct formal presentations and will create a poster and website to document their project. Also, students will be expected to present their projects at a Capstone event in April. Part of the course will be devoted to guiding students in preparation for their transition into post-secondary education.

Course Information

Grade Level
12
Course Subject
STEM
Course Number
CS4110 & CS4110B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 Electives
Course Fee
$10.00
Prerequisite
CS1125 A&B Advanced Engineering
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Statistics

Statistics focuses on three critical areas: (1) conditional probability and the rules of probability; (2) using probability to make decisions; (3) using descriptive statistics and data distributions. These concepts and associated skills are aligned with the Colorado Academic Standards for mathematics, incorporating 21st Century skills and postsecondary and workforce readiness competencies.

Course Information

Grade Level
11, 12
Course Subject
Mathematics
Course Number
MA1510A & MA1510B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 Mathematics
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
MA1410 A & B Algebra 2 or MA1412 A & B Algebra 2 Honors
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String Orchestra

String Orchestra is for students who have prior experience on the violin, viola, cello, or string bass. String Orchestra will perform literature from all periods from traditional to contemporary. Students will be learning string skills and techniques needed to be ready to move into Symphony Orchestra. The string orchestra will perform at concerts at Skyline, and potentially festivals, and clinics each year. This course may be repeated for additional credit.

Course Information

Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Music
Course Number
MU1510A & MU1510B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 Fine Arts
Course Fee
$20.00
Prerequisite
Prior Music Experience
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Student Council

This course promotes the development of leadership and character building. The students determine class activities as well as design, organize, and conduct a variety of activities. Activities may include team building, leadership lessons, school service projects, charity drives, homecoming events, school dances, pep rallies, and other student activities. Class responsibilities include commitment outside of school hours to set up for events and take down after events. Students in the Student Council need to be hardworking in and out of the classroom. They also need to demonstrate leadership, initiative, productivity, positive attitudes, and have the ability to work cooperatively with others. They must demonstrate Falcon Spirit and Pride in all they do at Skyline High School.

Course Information

Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Miscellaneous Elective
Course Number
MS1172A & MS1172B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 Electives
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
Application Process
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Symphonic Band

The Symphonic Band is the top concert band at Skyline High School. Symphonic Band represents a group of advanced musicians who perform a wide variety of high quality literature. This elite ensemble performs at numerous concerts, festivals, and clinics throughout the year. Symphonic Band combines with Concert Band and Percussion Ensemble to form the Skyline Pep Band. Students are expected to be proficient on their instruments and maintain a high level of commitment throughout the year.

Course Information

Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Music
Course Number
MU1401A & MU1410B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 Fine Arts
Prerequisite
Audition Only
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Symphonic Orchestra

Symphony orchestra is an advanced orchestra designed for students who would like to play more challenging orchestral music. The orchestra will perform both string and full orchestra literature of all periods from traditional to contemporary, combining with the Symphonic Band students. Like the String Orchestra, this ensemble will perform at numerous concerts, festivals, and clinics throughout the year. This course may be repeated for additional credit.

Course Information

Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Music
Course Number
MU1515A & MU1515B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 Fine Arts
Course Fee
$20.00
Prerequisite
Audition Only
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Tenor/Bass Choir

Men’s Choir is an intermediate men’s choral ensemble designed to further develop the male voice while expanding on choral skills, such as tone, blend, musicality, and music theory. They perform in a minimum of four concerts a year. Men’s Choir members are dedicated to singing and possess some past sight singing and music reading skills. Students will work with a wide variety of music from different cultures and time periods. Membership is audition based and a yearlong commitment.

Course Information

Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Music
Course Number
MU2060A & MU2060B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 Fine Arts
Course Fee
$20.00 plus concert attire
Prerequisite
Audition only and/or Choir experience
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Tutor Peer

ELL (English Language Learners) - The purpose of this program is to support ELL students in their core classes who are currently learning English. Tutors will be placed into core classes to help clarify assignments for Newcomer students. Tutors should collaborate with classroom teachers to determine the best approach to tutoring for each class. Upon successful completion of the semester, peer tutors will receive .5 credit. The goal of this program is to provide support to ELL students, as well as teachers. 

Special Education - The purpose of this program is to support students with special needs in their classes. Tutors will be placed into core/elective classes to help motivate and support students. The peer tutor will understand the importance of developing a supportive and trusting relationship with a student receiving special education services while ensuring inclusion in the classroom both academically and socially.

Tutor Peer Application

Course Information

Grade Level
10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Miscellaneous Elective
Course Number
MS2115
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Credit
.5 Electives
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
Application Process
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Unified Percussion Ensemble

In Unified Percussion our goal is to experience music-making in different ways, primarily through the playing of percussion instruments. During this course, we will explore new sounds, rhythms, instruments, and activities that allow us to make music as a group. Each day we will strive to grow our skills as musicians through learning rhythms, keeping a steady beat, identifying different instruments, learning percussion instrument technique, and performing for each other.

Course Information

Grade Level
10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Music
Course Number
MU1315A & MU1315B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 Fine Arts
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
None
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US History

U.S. History focuses on three critical areas: (1) the use of historical method of inquiry to ask questions, evaluate primary and secondary sources, critically analyze and interpret data, and develop interpretations defended by evidence; (2) the understanding of key concepts of continuity and change, cause and effect, complexity, unity, and diversity over time; and (3) the appreciation of the significance of ideas as powerful forces throughout history. Its intent is to help the students gain an understanding of the major political, economic and social events that have shaped the nation. The course emphasizes 20th Century United States history and the contemporary world. These concepts and associated skills are aligned with the Colorado Academic Standards for Social Studies, incorporating 21st Century skills and postsecondary and workforce readiness competencies.

Course Information

Grade Level
10
Course Subject
Social Studies
Course Number
SS1220A & SS1220B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
None
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US/CO Government

In US Government, instructional time should focus on four critical areas: (1) designing, analyzing and applying a financial plan based on short and long-term financial goals; (2) analyzing strategic spending, saving, and investment options to achieve the objectives of diversification, liquidity, income, and growth (PFL); (3) researching, formulating positions, and engaging in appropriate civic participation to address local, state, or national issues or policies; and (4) describing purposes, origins, structures and limitations of government and (5) analyzing how public policy – domestic and foreign – is developed at all levels. These concepts and associated skills are aligned with the Colorado Academic Standards for social studies, incorporating 21st Century skills and post-secondary and workforce readiness competencies.

Course Information

Grade Level
11
Course Subject
Social Studies
Course Number
SS1330A & SS1330B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
None
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VPA Capstone

This course is specifically designed for Visual & Performing Arts Academy seniors to take during the first and second semester in collaboration with their VPA advisor. The VPA Capstone Project consists of two parts: documentation of outstanding previous work throughout student tenure in the VPA program, as well as a culminating showcase and record of newly crafted work. These pieces can all be built into concurrent VPA classes.

Course Information

Grade Level
12
Course Subject
Art
Course Number
VP4005
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
0.5 Fine Arts
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
VPA Senior in good standing with the VPA Academy
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World Geo/Hist Honors

This course is designed for students who desire a rigorous, challenging, in-depth and accelerated study of Geography and World History. The intent is to increase the amount of material covered while improving students’ written, spatial, and sequential skills. The course of study includes vocabulary, essay, and extemporaneous projects, as well as advanced reading, writing, and communications skills.

Course Information

Grade Level
9
Course Subject
Social Studies
Course Number
SS1111A & SS1111B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 Honors Weighted
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
None
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Yearbook

Yearbook is designed for students interested in the production of the Skyline yearbook, Wingspread. Students are expected to be very self-motivated and must work together to become experts in their staff positions. Skills taught are organization, planning, layout, caption writing, photography, proofreading, and editing. NOTE: Students must be able to work after school and possibly some Saturdays.

Yearbook Application

Course Information

Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Course Subject
Miscellaneous Elective
Course Number
LA2429A & LA2429B
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
1.0 Practical Arts
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
Application Process
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Yoga and Nutrition

This class will present basic Yoga principles and practices as a foundation for managing wellness through physical fitness/awareness, stress reduction, mindfulness and teamwork, with emphasis placed on the relationship between nutrition and wellness. Students will also focus on relationship building and practice getting out of their comfort zone.

Course Information

Grade Level
10, 11, 12
Course Subject
PE / Health
Course Number
PE1185
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Credit
0.5 Physical Education
Course Fee
None
Prerequisite
PE1100 High School Core PE
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