• books    Columbia River Youth Corps

    Required Courses: (closely follow St. Helens High School but with an emphasis on the individual learner and our conservation/environmental/vocational focus).

     

    CRYC classes are small, integrated, and mixed grade. We are Oregon State Standards based.  

     

     

    Language Arts, 4 years/4 credits

     

    Language Arts 9  

    Grade 9, 1 year/1 credit (recovery course; CRYC does not accept freshmen)

     

    This course integrates literature and writing. The literature covers the major genres and specific themes in the student text. A variety of modes of writing are addressed, with special emphasis on mastery of the paragraph and development of both the multi-paragraph composition and work samples. Grammar and usage are emphasized as they relate to the student’s own writing and public speaking.

     

    Language Arts 10  

    Grade 10, 1 year/1 credit

     

    This course integrates literature and writing. The literature covers the major genres in the student text, with a special emphasis on poetry and the novel. A variety of modes of writing are addressed, with special emphasis on development of both the multi-paragraph composition and work samples.

     

    Language Arts 11  

    Grade 11, 1 year/1 credit

     

    This course integrates writing with literature. The literature includes a variety of genres and themes in American literature, both historical and modern. Class selections and independent reading are important aspects of the course, and critical reading and thinking skills are emphasized. A variety of modes of writing are addressed, with special emphasis on advanced exposition, persuasion, and writing style. Continued opportunities are provided to develop work samples.

     

    Language Arts 12  

    Grade 12, year/1 credit

     

    This course integrates writing and literature. The literature includes a variety of genres and themes found in British and world literature, both historical and modern. Class selections and independent reading are important aspects of the course, and critical reading and thinking skills are emphasized. A variety of modes of writing are addressed, with special emphasis on advanced exposition, analysis, and writing style.

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    Mathematics, 3 years/3 credits, combinations of the following courses:

     

    Algebra 1A, 1 semester/½ credit

     

    Prerequisite: Must have Basic Math skills and be able to find factors to determined divisibility; have an understanding of simple fractions, decimals, and percentages. This is an entry level math course for students who absolutely cannot do Algebra and have been placed here by a teacher. Students will learn how to manipulate and simplify algebraic expressions and solve and graph linear equations. Through the use of hands-on technology, activities and practice problems, students will understand and learn how to apply algebraic concepts to new situations. The next course in series is Algebra 1B.

    Note: This class does not meet the Oregon Public Universities three year math requirement of Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2.

     

    Algebra 1B, 1 semester/½ credit

     

    This is a second semester math course for students who previously failed Algebra 1 or passed Algebra 1A. Students will continue to learn how to manipulate and simplify algebraic expressions and solve and graph linear equations. Through the use of hands-on technology, activities and practice problems, students will understand and learn how to apply algebraic concepts to new situations. The next course in the series is Algebra 1C.

    Note: This class does not meet the Oregon Public Universities three year math requirement of Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2.

     

    Algebra 1C, 1 semester/½ credit

    Prerequisite: Algebra 1B

     

    This is the next math course for students who previously passed Algebra 1B. Students will continue their study of algebra through the use of hands-on technology. Students will learn how to manipulate and simplify algebraic expressions and solve and graph linear equations. Through the use of hands-on technology, activities and practice problems, students will understand and learn how to apply algebraic concepts to new situations. The next course in series is Algebra 1D.

    Note: This class does not meet the Oregon Public Universities three year math requirement of Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2.

     

    Algebra 1D, 1 semester/½ credit

    Prerequisite Algebra 1C

     

    This is the fourth math course for students who previously passed Algebra 1C. Students will continue their study of algebra through the use of hands-on technology, activities and practice problems: students will understand and learn how to apply algebraic concepts to new situations.

    Note: This class does not meet the Oregon Public Universities three year math requirement of Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2.

     

    Integrated Math 1, 1 year/1 credit

     

    This class integrates all the concepts of Algebra and Geometry in a two year sequence. The first year focuses on algebraic expressions, angles, polygons, similarity, volume, statistics, linear equations and probability. Students will become adapt at problem solving and applying mathematical concepts to real life situations. This class is followed by Integrated Math 2. This is a college prep math class sequence.

    Note: This class does meet the Oregon Public Universities three year math requirement.

     

    Algebra 1, 1 year/1 credit

     

    Students will learn how to skillfully manipulate and simplify algebraic expressions, solve and graph linear equations and inequalities, become more adept at problem solving, and understand how to apply these algebraic concepts to new situations. They will also be introduced to quadratic and exponential functions.

    Note: This class does meet the Oregon Public Universities three year math requirement.

     

    Integrated Math 2, 1 year/1 credit

     

    Prerequisite: Integrated Math 1

    This is the second year of a two-year sequence. This class continues to integrate all concepts of Algebra and Geometry. The class focuses on matrices, right triangle properties, statistics, surface area and volume, algebraic and linear equations sequences, transformational geometry, and exponential decay. Students will become adapt at problem-solving and applying mathematical concepts to real life situations.

    Note: This class does meet the Oregon Public Universities three year math requirement.

     

    Geometry, 1 year/1 credit

    Recommended “C” or better in Algebra 1.

     

    Students will develop conjecturing strategies by examining patterns and applying them to geometric concepts, using appropriate technology. Students will study lines angles, rays, polygons, and circles. The ideas of similarity, congruence, and their properties will be applied to geometric figures. Students will be introduced to transformational geometry and its properties. Surface area and volume of three-dimensional objects will be presented.

    Note: This class does meet the Oregon Public Universities three year math requirement.

     

     

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    Physical Education, 1 year/1 credit

    Health, 1 year/1credit

     

    PHYSICAL EDUCATION

     

    Students will develop basic physical skills such as agility, coordination, reaction time, speed, and power, and increase knowledge of rules and strategies in order to successfully play team and individual sports and work effectively in a group. Students also measure and develop health related fitness skills such as strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance.

     

    Health 1, 1 semester/½ credit

     

    The purpose of this course is to provide activities and information so that students can make informative choices about their own health. Current health issues, including personality/self-esteem, stress management, suicide and violence prevention, as well as information on fitness, nutrition, reproduction, prevention of teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, will be presented. Self-responsibility for individual health will be stressed throughout the course. 

     

    Health 2, 1 semester/½ credit

     

    The purpose of this course is to give students an opportunity to develop wellness skills and to implement these skills into their present and future lives. The following areas will be included: human anatomy, physiology, physical fitness, human life-cycle, communicable diseases including AIDS and the immune system, environmental health, personal safety and first aid, and other selected topics.

     

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    Science, 2011 2 years/2 credits,

    2012 3 years/3 credits

     

    Physical Science, 1 year/1 credit

     

    In addition to meeting a portion of the minimum science requirement for graduation, the serious student will learn valuable background material for further study in chemistry and physics. The first semester covers force and energy, sound and light waves. The second semester covers physical science fundamentals, nature of matter, patterns of matter, and interactions of matter. The emphasis of physical science is on elementary chemistry and physics.

     

    Science Concepts & Processes, 1 year/1 credit

     

    This is a highly structured integrated course covering the concepts and processes involved in science investigations, using examples from a broad range of science areas. This course is not intended to be a college preparatory course, nor is it intended to fully prepare the student for meeting the Grade 10 benchmark requirements. The concepts in the State Science Curriculum Guidelines will be emphasized at an appropriate level. Successful completion will meet one credit of the science graduation requirement and better prepare the student for taking additional basic science courses.

     

    Biology (Fundamentals), 1 year/1 credit

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of one HS Science credit

     

    This course is a continuation of Science Concepts and Processes, with greater emphasis placed on concepts taught in Biology. The course will meet one credit of the science graduation requirement.

     

    Biology, 1 year/1 credit

    Prerequisite Required -One year of high school science

     

    This course is designed to introduce students to the principles of biological science, including basic biological principles in the classroom and laboratory environment. Some areas of study include: scientific method, chemistry of life, the cell, osmosis, diffusion, photosynthesis, cellular, respiration, mitosis, meiosis, heredity, evolution, viruses, bacteria, ecology, the use of the microscope, and the classification and characteristics of plants and animals (vertebrate).

     

    Ecology 1 (Environmental Science), 1 semester/½ credit

    Prerequisite 2 years of high school science or teacher recommendation

     

    The purpose of Ecology I is to increase understanding and awareness of the natural world and the impact of human beings on the natural world through the study of watersheds and forests. An emphasis will be placed upon practical field and lab experiences. Students will be asked to monitor the health of a nearby stream using a variety of tests, and to develop an independent project to assess human impact of our local streams. Students must be willing to do field work in all types of weather.

     

    Ecology II, 1 semester/½ credit

    Prerequisite 2 years of high school science or teacher recommendation, Ecology I not required

     

    The purpose of Ecology II is to increase understanding of the impact of human beings on the natural world through the study of climate change, renewable and non-renewable resources and conservation. Labs, discussions, projects and research will guide student learning in the exploration of these topics. Students may have the opportunity to visit various places such as Bonneville Dam, recycling facilities, and landfills to further enhance their education about how humans have impacted the Earth and to explore ways to reduce their impact on the world around them.
     

    Science, Technology, & Society, 1 semester/½ credit

     

    This course will take and in-depth look at science and technology topics that are currently in the news. We will study issues that are facing consumers and impacting the planet. Possible topics include; global warming, nutrition science, and stem cell research. Labs, discussions and projects will be used to take a look at the underlying science concepts behind these topics. Various media will be used including newspaper, videos and computer research.

     

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    Social Sciences,  3 years/3 credits
    2 credits required: US History, Economics, Citizenship
    1 credit other

     

     

    Global Studies, 1 year/1 credit

      

    This course will concentrate on meeting the State Benchmarks for the Certificate of Initial Mastery in Social Science. Major curriculum areas will include World History and Geography.

     

    US History 11, 1 year/1 credit Required

     

    This course focuses on the path of our nation from the time period from the Western Expansion through WWII to present. We will look at Constitutional Issues, the long term impact of Foreign Policy Decisions and Social, Political and Cultural Trends and Events that occur during this time period. The course culminates with a study in US modern problems and current events.

     

    Citizenship, 1 semester/½ credit Required

     

    This course introduces the student to the concerns of our local, state, and federal government’s structure, origin, growth, organization, powers, and functional character with emphasis on constitutional principles and applications. The class provides the student with those basic principles which are essential to becoming a more effective citizen. For early graduation this course can be taken as a junior.

     

    Economics, 1 semester/½ credit Reqiured

     

    This course introduces students to past and present economic theories, as well as the principles of consumerism in our economy. In class, students will critically review the American economy, its elements, and the impact it has on the American society and the world economy. Student participation in class activities and projects is emphasized. Personal finance is also introduced and practiced through the online Money Skill program of 34 modules.

     

    World History, 1 year/1 credit

     

    This course is an elective for seniors and juniors (2.75 GPA) who have an interest in history but do not wish the rigor of taking AP European history. Students will study European/World history from the middle ages to the present exploring the social, economic and political evolution of the areas and their impact on the world.

     

    Street Law (Criminal Justice), 1 semester/½ credit

     

    This course will examine the laws that govern American society; the systems for making and applying laws in local, state and nationwide settings. It will introduce students to the ways laws are developed and applied; help them understand their civic responsibilities. They will research an issue and the significance to society.

     

    Ancient Greece and Rome, 1 semester/½ credit

     

    This course will focus on the legacies of these ancient civilizations. This course will incorporate a variety of instructional strategies and activities to study their culture, government, society, and daily life, entertainment, war and conquest, philosophy, and literature, Each of these topics will be discussed with an emphasis on their impact and long-lasting influence on the modern world.

     

    Humanities, 1 semester/.5 credit

     

    Fusion study of Art, Architecture, Philosophy, Poetry, and Drama from around the world.

     

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    Career Related Requirements

     

    Future Focus 1 semester/½ credit

     

    This class incorporates an introduction to two areas of learning: computer skills and career exploration. Freshmen/Sophomores will begin preparing for potential future occupations through career exploration and the development of a high school and post-high school education plan. Computer skills including internet research, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power-Point will be integrated with career activities and the CIS (Career Information System). These skills will be used throughout the students’ high school career in the completion of various assignments. At the completion of the course, students will have started an electronic portfolio that includes a beginning resume, a four-year plan, and research (skills, working conditions, pay, required education/ training) of at least three careers. This electronic portfolio will follow students through high school graduation.

     

    Senior Project, 1 semester/½ credit

     

    Senior Project is a one semester course that provides students the opportunity to expand their knowledge in a particular area of identified interest. Students reflect on their knowledge in areas of Career Related Learning Standards; Personal Management, Problem Solving, Communication, Teamwork, Employment Foundations, and Career Development. The class uses a self directed approach to learning. Class time will be split class lessons, off campus activities and meeting with mentors, and the planning, implementation and presenting of their project.

     

    CRYC Vocational Courses:

     

    Conservation

    Advanced Conservation

    OSHA Certification

    Landscaping

    Intro to Forestry

     

     

Last Modified on August 22, 2010