High School Completion

Jody Bortz, Director
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Courses

HSC 010: Reading/Writing/Communication (HS English 1)

Reading/Writing/Communication (HS English 1) focuses on reading, writing, and language through the study of history, past and present, including conventions of traditional grammar, sentence structure, and paragraph structure. Speaking, listening, and study skills are reinforced through note taking, class discussion, and individual/group presentations and writing assignments. High school completion credit only. Students can earn 0.25-2.0 Freshman/Sophomore high school credits. This course may be repeated.

HSC 011: Reading/Writing/Communication (HS English 2)

Reading/Writing/Communication (HS English 2) focuses on reading, writing, and language through the study of history, past and present, including conventions of traditional grammar, sentence structure, and paragraph structure. Speaking, listening, and study skills are reinforced through note taking, class discussion, and individual/group presentations and writing assignments. High school completion credit only. Students can earn 0.25-2.0 Junior/Senior high school credits. This course may be repeated.

HSC 015: Career and Technical HS Mathematics

The course provides math instruction in applied math concepts to include whole numbers, fractions, decimals, geometrical concepts and shapes, interpreting graphs and charts, statistical information and probability along with algebraic expressions and equations to meet the math skills required for high school graduation. High school completion credit only. May be repeated as needed.

HSC 016: Algebra I HS Mathematics

The course provides math instruction in interpreting graphs and charts with algebraic expressions and equations to meet the math skills required for high school graduation. For high school completion credit only. May be repeated as needed.

HSC 017: HS Geometry

The course provides math instruction in applied math concepts to geometrical concepts and shapes and interpreting graphs and charts to meet the math skills required for high school graduation. For high school completion credit only.

HSC 020: General Lab-Science

This lab course provides basic instruction and lab exposure related to physical, life and earth science content. High school completion credit only. Students can earn 0.25-2.0 high school credits. This course may be repeated.

HSC 021: General Non-Lab Science

This general non-lab science survey course provides basic instruction in physical, life and earth science, necessary for high school graduation. High school completion only. Students may earn 0.25-1 HS credit. This course may be repeated.

HSC 025: Health and Fitness

This course is designed for students to develop physical and mental health fitness skills as required for high school graduation. High school completion credit only. May be repeated as needed.

HSC 030: United State Constitution and Government

United States Constitution and Government traces the nation's history from the pre-colonial period to the present. Students learn about the Native American, European, and African people who lived in America before it became the United States. They examine the beliefs and philosophies that informed the American Revolution and the subsequent formation of the government and political system. Students investigate the economic, cultural, and social motives for the nation's expansion, as well as the conflicting notions of liberty that eventually resulted in civil war. High school completion credit only. Students may earn 0.25-1.0 HS credits. This course may be repeated.

HSC 031: Washington State Government and History

Washington State Government and History examines Washington history from native and European contact to the present. The study of Washington state includes an examination of the state constitution, key treaties, and tribal sovereignty issues, including the study of migration, differing cultural experiences, and human interactions with the environment. High school completion credit only. Students may earn 0.25-0.50 HS credit This course may be repeated.

HSC 032: Contemporary World Events

Contemporary World Events examines modern world history and geography to identify global themes rooted in environmental issues, economic development, human rights, and civic action and responsibility. High school completion only. Students may earn 0.25-1 HS CWP or World History credit. This course may be repeated.

HSC 035: Fine Arts

This course will contextualize artistic study throughout other high school content areas including language, science, history, and elective credits. Artistic expression and study may range from visual design, creative writing, textile, and natural product, performing arts or digital design as necessary for high school graduation. Independent study may be approved by instructor to include classes, specialized training or hobbies demonstrating artistic aptitude. High school completion credit only. Students can earn 0.25-2.0 high school credits. This course may be repeated.

HSC 040: Occupational Education

This course is designed to assist students in determining their personal, educational and occupational goals by identifying marketable skills and exploring the current labor market. High school completion credit only.

HSC 045: Elective and Personal Pathway (PPR)

The elective course is designed to enable students to further explore and develop special interest skills through independent study. Students may focus on personal, educational, or career pathways aligned with their Personal Pathway (PPR) and/or Elective credit goals. High school completion credit only. Students can earn 0.25-2.0 high school credits. This course may be repeated.

HSC 049: Portfolio

This course is the final capstone project for the HS21+ high school diploma. Students will create a portfolio that demonstrates their cumulative learning, community service project, college readiness, and career readiness.