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Donogann with Light Brown Hair.

Freshman YearEdit

Year-long CoursesEdit

Literature and Composition StudiesEdit

This class's basis is on analyzing literature from myths, poems, plays, short stories and novels.  Basic research and writing is stressed too as well as advanced spelling, grammar and usage.

Concert BandEdit

This non-auditioned ensemble course introduces students with previous band experience to high school level percussion and wind performances.  Topics also include music notation and rehearsal of the correct Woodwind, Percussion and Brass instruments.  Concert performance and analysis are mandatory.


This course talks about the basics of living organisms.  Topics include cells, biochemistry, anatomy and physiology, ecology and evolution.

Global GeographyEdit

This class is based on geographical learning.  Topics include the enviornment, genocide, disease, human rights and more.

PE IEdit

This course teaches teenagers how to become active adults.  Topics include Sports, CPR & AED, Personal Fitness, Rock Climbing and Adventure Education

Algebra IEdit

This class talks about the basics of high school math through solving and graphing linear and quadratic equations, solving exponents, systems of equations, graphing inequalities and solving polynomial methods.  A graphing calculator will be needed.

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Industrial Arts Basics IEdit

This course introduces students to the world of industry through mechanics, electricianism, woodworking and digital operations.  Tool safety, Powertool safety and Mechanics Operations are stressed and a lab fee is needed.

Industrial Arts Basics IIEdit

This course expands upon what is learned in the previous class and also mandates a lab fee.

Sophomore YearEdit

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Symphonic BandEdit

This class expands on the topics learned in Concert Band, may be taken three times for credit and requires concert performance and review.


The main focus of this math class is to teach students how to measure lines, angles and shapes.  Topics include the real number system, postulates and theorems, lines, congruence, angles, triangles, quadrilaterals, parallelograms, polygons, right triangle trigonometry, perimeter and area, solids and surface area and volume.  A compass, protractor and graphing calculator are all needed.

Botany and HorticultureEdit

This science class teaches students botanical processes and parts, propagation, plant identification, careers, greenhouse management, landscaping and floral design through lecture and greenhouse lab work.

American Literature and CompositionEdit

This class focuses on literary analyses of works from American Authors such as Fitzgerald, Crane, Cisneros and more.  Speaking and writing skills are also stressed.

Woodworking IEdit

This course introduces students to basic woodworking techniques with the safe use of hand tools and power tools.  Basic applied math and measurement skills are included as are tree studies, wood products, basic furniture design, blueprint drawing, fasteners, wood joints and finishing processes.  A lab fee will be needed for this course.

Semester-long CoursesEdit

Driver's EducationEdit

Classroom PhaseEdit

This course teaches students the basic rules of the road for in case they want to take the behind-the-wheel phase during or after the classroom phase.

Behind-the-Wheel PhaseEdit

This optional part of Driver's Education will help students practice driving.


This class tells students about health aspects applied to in medicine and other health-related professionals.  Topics include Aging, Suicide, Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Drug Abuse.


This semester-long PE course has three units, Fitness Consumerism, Swimming and Social Dance.

Public SpeakingEdit

This class focuses on building confidence in public speaking beyond the podium.  Topics include children's stories, prose reading, award acceptance, impromptu speaking, radio speaking and original essays.

Junior YearEdit

Year-long CoursesEdit

US HistoryEdit

This course has lots of emphasis on the US and its history along with analyzing and interpreting historical documents.  Topics include Native Americans, the Pilgrims, the Revolutionary War, the Western Expansion, the Civil War, the Industrial Revolution, World Wars I and II and the Great Depression.


This course deals with multiple choices in coursework for fitness students.  Topics include Basketball, Soccer, Football, Tennis, Powerlifting, Lifesaving, Kayaking, Swimming and more.

Algebra IIEdit

This math course builds on topics focused on in Algebra I and also introduces more advanced algebra topics such as Vectors, Synthetic Division, Cubic or Higher Equations and Logarithms.  A graphing calculator will be required.

Greenhouse Management and Floral DesignEdit

This science class expands on the topics learned in Botany and Horticulture in a more advanced fashion.

Woodworking IIEdit

This course builds upon the topics learned in Woodworking I and deals with more advanced furniture design and powertool safety.  As always, a project fee is charged.

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British Literature and Composition IEdit

This class takes students through early British literary works and deals with the Dark Ages, Medieval Times and the Renaissance.

British Literature and Composition IIEdit

This class is a continuation of the previous British Literature class and goes through the Romantic, Victorian, Modern and Contemporary Eras.

Senior YearEdit

Year-long CoursesEdit

Woodworking IIIEdit

This class introduces computerized blueprint making, basic construction processes and expands upon the two previous woodworking classes.   A project fee is sure to be charged.


This course expands upon the topics covered in PE III.

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Film StudiesEdit

This class takes students through PG-13 to R-rated movie reviewing and analyzing.  Most films are live action and old with mature content in them.

Communication and CompositionEdit

This class is a fast-paced class that deals with professional speech making as well as refining reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.


This class expands upon the basics of trignometry learned in Geometry and deals with more advanced trigonometric concepts such as spherical trigonometry, radians and more.  As always, possession of a graphing calculator counts.

Probability and StatisticsEdit

This class deals with basic high school probability and statistics concepts and also requires the use of a graphing calculator.

American GovernmentEdit

This course talks about the basics of US Government and Politics.  Topics include Government Branches, Laws, Homeland Security and Crime and Punishment.

Consumer EconomicsEdit

This class is focused on responsible money management skills such as Housing, Banking, the Federal Reserve System, Taxes and more.


This course talks about behavior, dreams, thoughts and the brain.  There is also an optional Kid-to-Kid program which takes high school students through the helping of students at the elementary level.

Independent and Family LivingEdit

This teaches students how to deal with their adult lives and possible families outside high school.  Topics include self-awareness, marriage, parenting and so much more.