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Discipline: Adult Basic Education
Course Name Course Number Objectives
Adult Basic Education BS ABE02
  • Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
  • Students will apply basic computational skills to convert and compare fractions, decimals and percents.
  • Students will demonstrate basic reading comprehension skills through identifying main ideas, making inferences, reading for meaning, and proper sequencing of events.
Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery ASVAB
  • Draw conclusions and make inferences from reading passages and various illustrations.
  • Students will solve simple and multi-step word problems involving ratios, proportions, and averages for technical applications as needed to demonstrate proficiency on the ASVAB.
Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery 2 ASVAB 2
  • Master technical military-related terms found on the ASVAB
  • Students will solve measurement problems using geometric shapes and formulas as needed to demonstrate proficiency on the ASVAB.
Career Development BS ABE05
  • Students will demonstrate appropriate interview strategies.
  • Students will construct a professional resume.
  • Students will complete the Career Occupational Preference Survey (COPS) and the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI) assessments to evaluate their career interests and personality type. 75% of Students will complete both assessments and develop educational goals.
Career Info and Guidance BS ABE01
  • Create initial educational plans for attending ABE students.
  • ABE students who attend orientation will be able to describe the matriculation process.
  • Students will explore and determine their career interests.
  • In order to improve potential for college success and employability, students will show an improvement on reading assessments.
  • Students will be able to link student services information with their future career and academic goals.
Financial Database Management 1 VOC FDB 1
  • Students will create, edit, and delete customers and transactions.
  • Students will create a database and enter data in tables.
  • Students will be able to produce reports to express information.
Financial Database Management 2 VOC FDB 2
  • Students will create accounts and enter data to record physical inventory transactions using financial software.
  • Students will modify forms and reports in financial and database software.
  • Students will use software to create customers, vendors, and transactions (invoices, payment, and/or bills).
Guidance and Orientation BS ABE04
  • GED/Adult high school students will develop an educational plan
  • ABE students who attend orientation will be able to describe the matriculation process.
  • ABE students will create an educational plan.
  • HSE students will identify program guidelines and requirements.
  • ABE Students will develop an adult learning plan.
  • HSE students who attend orientation will immediately begin the assessment process.
High School Algebra 1 BSHS ALG1
  • Students will solve equations by factoring and simplifying.
  • Student will be able to graph and compute the x and y intercepts. Define the region of the linear inequality.
  • Solve multi- step and word problems, involving linear equations, inequalities and polynomials
  • Solve problems by taking the opposite, finding the reciprocal, taking a root, and raising to a fractional power.
  • Solve quadratic equations by factoring or completing the square.
  • Students will pass the final exam.
High School Algebra 2 BSHS ALG2
  • Algebra 2 students will be able to factor polynomials.
  • Students will pass the final exam.
  • Solve quadratic equations by factoring, completing the square, or quadratic formula
  • Determine the maxima, minima, and zeros of the function from the graph of the quadratic function.
  • Simplify logarithmic numeric expressions
  • Add, subtract, multiply and divide complex numbers
High School Art & Creative Expression BSHS ART1
  • Art A students will be able to select colors that will provide clues about the mood or personality of the main subject.
  • Students will create a work of art that involves effective use of the principles of design.
  • Students will pass the final exam.
  • Students will write a formal critique of a work of art.
  • Design and create an original drawing and explain the effective use of the elements and principles of art in the work.
  • Create a color wheel (or similar device), using relevant color terminology and color theory concepts.
  • Research the work and life of a specific artist (research paper, presentation)
  • Explore careers in the field of art and design
High School Art 2 BSHS ART2
  • Students will pass the final exam.
  • Create a work of art that reflects a feeling or point of view.
  • Using contemporary technology, design a work of art.
High School Biology BSHS BIO
  • Students will be able to demonstrate the skill of working collaboratively within a laboratory setting in order to demonstrate proficiency in cell biology.
  • Biology students will be able to complete illustrations of biological concepts.
  • Students will pass the final exam.
  • Students will use Punnett Squares to predict the possible genotypes and phenotypes of offspring.
  • Students will be able to explain the role of action potentials and neurotransmitters in producing electrochemical signals.
  • Describe the components of a eukaryotic cell and their specific role in carrying out cellular processes.
  • Explain the relationship between an individual's genotype and phenotype.
  • Explain the flow of energy through a living system.
  • Distinguish between bacteria and viruses.
High School Chemistry BSHS CHEM
  • Chemistry students will be able to demonstrate the skill of working productively and collaboratively within a laboratory setting in order to demonstrate proficiency in the properties of matter.
  • Chemistry students will be able to gather data, organize the data, and analyze the data collected within a laboratory setting.
  • Students will use the periodic table to determine the number of valence electrons in an atom and the type of bond the atom can form.
  • Students will determine the relationship between mass, moles, number of particles, and the volume of a gas by converting from one to another.
  • Identify the type of bond created between two atoms.
  • Identify periodic trends for atomic size, ionization energy, electronegativity, and ionic size.
  • Calculate moles, mass, or molecules of reactants or products in a chemical reaction using stoichiometry.
  • Apply the gas laws to solve problems related to changes in pressure, volume, and temperature.
  • Students will pass the final exam.
High School Civics/American Government BSHS CIV
  • Students will analyze the fundamental principles of American democracy as expressed in documents of American democracy.
  • Students will analyze U.S. Supreme Court interpretations of the Constitution and its amendments.
  • Students will pass the final exam.
  • Analyze the roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as established by the U.S. Constitution.
  • Students analyze a major landmark U.S. Supreme Court interpretation and its relevant amendments.
  • Evaluate the influence of the media on American political life.
High School Computer Technology BSHS CPTC
  • Type a minimum of 35 words per minute with an error rate of 10% of less.
  • Students will pass the final exam.
  • Create a new word processing document using at least 16 devices and modifications (insert table, picture, clip art, shapes, chart, header, footer, page number and text boxes; modifications to margins, orientation, size, page color, columns, spacing and page borders, etc.)
High School Earth Science BSHS EASC
  • High School Earth Science students will be able to identify the different factors that influence weather and climate.
  • Students will pass the final exam.
  • Explain the dynamic processes of oceans.
  • Explain evidence for, the theories of , and the mechanisms of plate tectonics.
  • Describe the structure of solar system.
High School Economics BSHS ECON
  • Students will be able to analyze the influence of the federal government on the American economy.
  • Economics students will be able creating a report on the 3 major economic systems of the world today.
  • Students will pass the final exam.
  • Students will explain common economic terms and concepts.
  • Students will be able to differentiate between fiscal policies and the tools of monetary policy in influencing economic activity.
  • Students will be able to analyze key economic indicators (unemployment, GDP growth, CPI, etc).
High School English 1 BSHS ENG1
  • English 1 students will compose a well-thought out and written introduction that supports the necessary details incorporated within the essay.
  • Apply knowledge of word origins to determine the meaning of new words encountered in reading materials (i.e., literal vs figurative, denotative vs connotative, mythology, etc.)
  • Students will analyze literature based on the themes of searching for the self, talent, relationships, courage, perseverance, journeys, and visions of the future.
  • Prepare a bibliography (works cited) of reference materials using a variety of fiction, non-fiction, consumer, workplace, and public documents in MLA format.
  • Analyze a historically or culturally significant work of literature (i.e., short story, novel, poem, excerpt, novella, etc.).
  • Students will pass the final exam.
  • Students will construct an essay with all necessary components.
High School English 2 BSHS ENG2
  • English 2 students will compose a well-thought out thesis that is supported by relevant details.
  • Students will effectively construct and essay with all necessary components based on the California State Standards.
  • Students will pass the final exam.
  • Apply knowledge of word origins to determine the meaning of new words encountered in reading materials (i.e., literal vs figurative, denotative vs connotative, mythology, etc.)
  • Analyze a document (fiction, nonfiction, historical, informational) to determine the key influences (historical, cultural, author beliefs) and effectiveness.
  • Prepare a bibliography (works cited) of reference materials using a variety of fiction, non-fiction, consumer, workplace, and public documents in MLA format.
  • Analyze a historically or culturally significant work of literature (i.e., short story, novel, poem, excerpt, novella, etc.).
  • Students will construct an essay with all necessary components.
High School English 3 BSHS ENG3
  • Students will construct an essay with all necessary components.
  • Students will write a persuasive essay.
  • Students will pass the final exam.
  • Apply knowledge of word origins to determine the meaning of the word and use these new words as they are encountered in reading materials (i.e., etymology, Greek, Latin, Anglo-Saxon roots, analogies, etc.).
  • Analyze a piece of literature describing the impact of literary devices authors use to convey their point and emotion (i.e., personification, imagery, etc).
  • Write a research investigative report that conveys a well defined perspective and tightly-reasoned argument.
  • Analyze grade-level appropriate material based on the author's position/belief.
High School English 4 BSHS ENG4
  • English 4 students will effectively analyze societal problems and develop appropriate solutions.
  • Students will pass the final exam.
  • Apply knowledge of word origins to determine the meaning of the word and use these new words as they are encountered in reading materials (i.e., etymology, Greek, Latin, Anglo-Saxon roots, analogies, etc.).
  • Students will analyze a piece of literature describing the impact of literary devices authors use to convey their point and emotion (i.e., personification, imagery, etc).
  • Write a research report that conveys a well defined perspective and tightly-reasoned argument.
  • Analyze grade-level appropriate material based on the author's position/belief.
  • Students will effectively construct an essay with all necessary components.
  • Students will compose focused and coherent presentations that convey clear and distinct perspectives and solid reasoning
High School Geography BSHS GEOG
  • High school geography students will be able to describe the physical and human features that geographers study
  • High school geography students will analyze the physical and cultural geography of Latin America
  • Analyze the human bearing on the earth including the diversity of cultural mosaics, patterns of settlement, and the use of resources.
  • Students will pass the final exam.
  • Analyze various regions of the earth and locate both physical and political representations on a map.
High School Geometry BSHS GEOM
  • Students will apply theorems involving the properties of parallel lines.
  • Geometry students will be able to use the Pythagorean Theorem to find the measure of an unknown side of a right triangle.
  • Students will pass the final exam.
  • Students will write geometric proofs.
  • Given two similar triangles, utilize principles of similarity and congruence to calculate the unknown sides of a triangle.
  • Given a parallelogram with interior lines and the measures of certain angles, calculate unknown angles using geometric properties and theorems that involve parallel lines cut by a transversal.
  • Students solve problems with circles for area, lengths of arcs, degree measures of angles and their related arcs, and lengths of line segments (radii, chords, secant lines, tangents, and diameters).
  • Compute areas for basic polygons - squares, rectangles, parallelograms, triangles, and trapezoids.
High School Health BSHS HLTH
  • Students will analyze strategies for disease prevention.
  • Write a nutritionally balanced diet that demonstrates adequate decision-making.
  • Students will pass the final exam.
  • Students will present a persuasive solution to the problem of alcohol, tobacco, or one other drug used among teens.(presentation, report)
  • Health A students will be able to identify personal stressors and develop a set of strategies to manage them.
High School Literature and Writing Fundamentals 1 BSHS WRIT1
  • Write clear and focused paragraphs to accurately address the assigned topic working up to a well-constructed essay.
  • Students will pass the final exam
  • Students will be able to evaluate presentations and determine the elements needed in a professional or academic presentation.
High School Literature and Writing Fundamentals 2 BSHS WRIT2
  • Compare and contrast multiple sources of information or genres from the same time period or topic on theme, style, structure, and significance.
  • Students will create and deliver presentations/
High School Music Appreciation BSHS MUSC
  • Compare and contrast music from different periods.
  • Students will pass the final exam.
  • Research an American genre of music and defend their choice of best artist in that genre.
  • Analyze the role of music in past and present cultures throughout the world.
  • Summarize musical careers; including those in radio, television, and advertising.
High School Physical Science BSHS PHSC
  • Differentiate between physical and chemical properties and changes of matter.
  • Apply the concepts of motion in a variety of physical situations.
  • Students will differentiate between pure substances and mixtures.
  • Students will pass a cumulative course exam (midterm, final)
High School Planning and Guidance BSHS PLNG
  • Students will construct a professional resume.
  • Students will develop a personalized budget plan (yearly, monthly, and weekly) based on career and educational goals and decisions.
  • Students will pass the final exam
  • Identify career values, goals, skills, interests and personality types and relate them to jobs or career fields
  • Students will create an educational plan
High School Pre-Algebra BSHS PREA
  • Pre-Algebra students will solve problems using Order of Operations.
  • Students will solve problems involving rational numbers.
  • Students will pass the final exam.
High School Psychology BSHS PSY
  • Students will analyze different theories related to cognitive development.
  • Students will analyze a theory relating to motivation.
  • Students will pass a course final exam.
High School Sociology BSHS SOC
  • Students will analyze social roles and social groups.
  • Students will analyze issues of social stratification in nonindustrial and industrial societies.
  • Students will pass a final course exam.
High School Spanish 2 BSHS SPN2
  • Students will learn about different Spanish speaking countries. a) capital cities b) key cultural information
  • Student will write a well thought out essay in Spanish demonstrating the ability to use a variety of verb tenses (Present, Preterit, Imperfect, future, and conditional).
  • Students will pass the final exam.
  • Express feelings about their childhood using the imperfect indicative (writing or speaking).
  • Describe family members/friends and what they did during the summer using the present tense and the preterit.
  • Correctly use tu vs. usted when writing sentences, phrases and questions that could be used in formal and informal conversations.
  • Narrate an anecdote or a story using verbs in the present, preterit, imperfect, and future verbs
High School Spanish, Conversation and Writing (Spanish 1) BSHS SPN1
  • Students will be able to describe their physical appearance and personality using adjectives and correct pronunciation.
  • Students will describe orally their favorite past times and activities using the verb "gustar" in the correct tense. They will also demonstrate correct Spanish pronunciation.
  • Students will pass the final exam.
  • Write and pronounce numbers up to 100, days of the week, and basic colors.
  • Respond in Spanish to basic personal information. (egs.,Como te llamas?)
  • Describe family members/friends' likes and dislikes using the present tense (writing or speaking).
  • Describe his/her weekend using verbs in the preterit (skit, dialogue, writing sample).
  • Construct sentences using verbs in the present, preterit, imperfect, and conditional of the indicative.
  • Correctly use ser vs. estar.
  • Describe in writing his/her aspirations for the future.
  • Research a Latin American country and describe popular vacation destinations and the culture of the country.
High School Study Skills BSHS SSK
  • Students will identify their own individual learning style and describe strategies maximize learning.
  • Students will develop methods for note-taking.
  • Locate and accurately use a variety of research materials.
  • Students will pass the final exam.
High School United States History BSHS USHS
  • United States History students will demonstrate critical thinking skills by effectively completing a project showing: (a) a clear and concise purpose; (b) analysis of relevant information; (c) a well-reasoned conclusion.
  • Students will be able to complete a project that clearly expresses a logical and informed opinion on whether they are more politically conservative or liberal.
  • Students will analyze the causes and experiences of the Great Depression.
  • Students will analyze the American rationale for entering World War II.
  • Determine the effects of industrialization on living and working conditions in an urban environment.
  • Students will analyze the causes and effects of the Great Depression.
  • Analyze the political, economic, and social effects of WWI on the homefront.
  • Students will analyze the effects civil rights advocates had on the development of federal civil rights.
  • Students will pass the final exam.
High School World History BSHS WHS
  • World History students will demonstrate critical thinking skills by effectively completing a project showing: (a) a clear and concise purpose; (b) analysis of relevant information; (c) a well-reasoned conclusion.
  • World History A students will be able to describe the major concepts of the first World War.
  • Students will pass the final exam.
  • Students will analyze the Nazi policy of pursuing racial purity.
  • Students will analyze the major causes and effects of the first World War.
  • Analyze the causes of WWI
  • Analyze the the effects of the Industrial Revolution with regards to technological, massive, social, economic, and cultural change in Europe, the U.S., and Japan.
  • Analyze the causes of World War II
  • Evaluate significant consequences of WWI.
  • Write a persuasive essay arguing for or against the use of demonstrations, marches, and riots for changing public opinion and policy
HS Expository Writing BSHS WREX
  • Write an essay that is well-organized in an appropriate and effective pattern that structures ideas in a sustained and persuasive way.
  • Revise an essay, focusing on logic, and structure and tone in ways that are consistent with purpose and genre.
  • Construct an essay with all necessary components
  • Students will pass the final exam.
HS Integrated Math 1 BSHS INMA1
  • Solve and explain system of equations by graphing, substitution, and elimination.
  • Find perimeter and area of parallelograms, triangle, trapezoids, rhombus, and kites by applying formulas.
HS Integrated Math 2 BSHS INMA2
  • Prove triangles similar and examine similarities in right triangles.
  • Add, subtract, multiply, and factor polynomials
HS Integrated Math 3 BSHS INMA3
  • Make inferences and justify conclusions from sample survey, experiments, and observational studies.
  • Use exponents to solve logarithmic equations and logarithms to solve exponential equations.
HS Reading BSHS READ
  • Analyze narrative and expository texts using comprehension strategies that include main ideas, drawing conclusions, making judgments, distinguishing fact and opinion, and determining cause and effect.
  • Students will pass the final exam
  • Students will be able to read narrative and expository texts using active reading strategies: connect, predict, question, clarify, and evaluate.
HS Spanish for Native Speakers 1 BSHS SPNS1
  • Describe his/her weekend using verbs in the preterit (skit, dialogue, writing sample).
  • Describe in writing his/her aspirations for the future.
HS Spanish for Native Speakers 2 BSHS SPNS2
  • Write an essay using a verb tenses.
  • Conjugate irregular verbs in the preterit (written/orally).
HSE Preparation - Mathematics BS HSEMA
  • HSEstudents will apply basic number properties to charts and graphs.
  • Students will solve simple and multi-step mathematical word problems.
  • Students will write and simplify ratios and proportions.
HSE Preparation - Reasoning through Lan High School Equivalency BS HSERL
  • Students will apply the writing process to produce a 1-2 page essay.
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in drawing comparisons between two texts and making inferences.
  • Students will revise documents.
  • Students will construct an effective extended response to a prompt.
HSE Preparation - Science BS HSESC
  • Students will draw scientific conclusions from charts, tables, graphs, maps and figures.
  • Students will describe the solar system.
  • Students will describe the earth’s structure, weather, resources and their influence on human life.
  • Students will be able to apply knowledge of the relationship between mass and acceleration to determine force.
HSE Preparation - Social Studies BS HSESS
  • Students will interpret historical texts, charts, tables, maps, photographs and cartoons
  • Students will recognize key facts of United States and world history in texts.
  • Students will explain how people change the Earth's physical geography
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of economic definitions to determine best practices for setting and meeting responsible financial goals.
Personal Computer Applications BS LRN06
  • Students will demonstrate skills in MS EXCEL that will benefit personal, career, and college advancement.
  • Students will demonstrate skills in WORD that will benefit personal, career, and college advancement.
  • Students will create a variety of documents using document processing software, (i.e., formatting techniques, tables, graphics, layout and editing techniques).
  • Students will modify spreadsheets using text, data input, formulas and functions, charts, graphics and lists.
  • Students will Integrate and present information using software.
Short Term Review BS LRN01
  • English students will compose an essay.
  • Students will solve problems using Order of Operations.
  • Students will solve simple and multi-step math word problems and one step-equations.
  • Students will develop clear and focused paragraphs and essays
Transitional Math for Health Careers BS HCM1
  • Students will apply ratio concepts and reasoning to solve problems involving dosage calculations.
  • Students will apply and extend previous understanding of operations with fractions to add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational numbers in preparation for calculations in the health field.