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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.
  • Students will be able to apply context clues to identify word meanings.
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.
  • Students will be able to evaluate algebraic expressions containing exponents, radicals, roots, and polynomials for technical word problems.
Biology Basic Skills BS BIO50
  • Students will be able to apply memorization techniques to help them recall their course contents.
  • Students will be able to create at least 4 creative flashcards to help them with their course contents.
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.
Healthcare Exam Preparation VOC HEP
  • Students will be able to create a study system that integrates study techniques and test-taking strategies into designated academic areas.
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.
  • Students will be able to categorize cells as prokaryotic, eukaryotic, animal, or plant and explain the structure and function of each cell and its components.
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.
  • Students will be able to use an atomic model to describe the structure of the atom, the location and characteristics of subatomic particles, and the location of valence electrons.
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.
  • English 2 students will effectively construct an essay with all necessary components based on the California State Standards.
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.
  • Students will effectively construct a persuasive essay with all necessary components.
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.
  • Students will be able to create, solve, and reason with equations and inequalities.
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.
  • Students will be able to apply use critical thinking skills to solve multiple-choice math word problems.
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 complete faculty created conversion review quiz.
  • 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.
  • Students will be able to calculate dosages using dimensional analysis from word problems on a test.