In this course students gain proficiency in Linear Equations, Linear Inequalities, Graphing linear equations, Solving Systems of Equations, Simplifying with Polynomials, Division of Polynomials, Factoring Polynomials, Developing a Factoring Strategy, and Solving Other Algebraic Equations.
High School 21+
High School 21+ is a competency-based high school equivalency program for adult learners 21 and older who do not have a high school diploma or equivalency. Adults demonstrate competencies in reading, writing, and math, contextualized in science, history, government, occupational studies, and digital literacy. In addition to the eligibility requirements for ABE programs (adults at least 16 years old; students under 19 must be formally released from high school before enrolling), individuals must be at least 21 years of age (at the time of completion) and lack a high school diploma in order to participate in the HS 21+ program.
The HS21+ courses offered through WA community and technical colleges allow participants to obtain a high school diploma recognized by the state of Washington. Learn more about the program.
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The College and Career Readiness Standards for Level E (High School) outline the outcomes for this course.In this course students gain proficiency in Functions, Linear Functions, Solving Quadratics, Quadratic Functions, Exponential Functions, and Logarithmic Functions.
This theme-based English course integrates reading, writing, listening, speaking, and critical thinking skills around assignments and activities focusing on Environmental Science and Contemporary World Problems. Topics include population, ecology, climate change, pollution, food systems, environmental racism, and sustainability. Students will specifically focus on environmental issues related to the Pacific Northwest. Laboratories and field trips are included. This competency-based class allows students to work at their own pace, exit at a level appropriate to demonstrated skills and knowledge, and earn possible high school completion English, Lab Science, Contemporary World Problems and/or elective credits.
In this course students gain proficiency in basic geometric concepts, including properties of triangles, circles, and polygons; transformations including translations, rotations, reflections, and dilations; and working with surface area and volume of solids.
This course introduces the emotional, physical, and mental components of health. Topics covered include goal setting, stress management, nutrition principles, health and disease relationships, substance use and abuse, safety, and fitness which incorporates various forms of physical activity. Techniques are presented to help the student incorporate a total health and fitness program into their lifestyle.
This course is composed of multiple modules designed to introduce students to life science. The class begins with scientific thinking and the scientific method and then moves to define characteristics of life and an in-depth look at cell structures and functions. Next, diversity within the living world is analyzed and genetics are explored. Finally, large-scale biological processes are introduced by looking at how energy and matter enter and move through the living world. Helpful videos, pictures, lab exercises, models, and other visual strategies are used as learning tools with an expanded emphasis on writing and math to bring meaning to the content being addressed.
In this course students begin to gain proficiency in the process of exploring career options to gain desired employment through utilizing effective communication skills including reading complex texts in the form of job announcements and descriptions; using reading, writing, and speaking skills to efficiently explore and apply to jobs, and by accessing and processing information about potential places of employment to effectively create targeted job searches.
This course is designed as an introduction to the High School 21+ program. Successful completion of this course demonstrates English competency. In this class, students will evaluate their employment history, life experiences, and prior education in order to identify and fulfill high school competencies through a number of avenues. These may include jobs they have held, hobbies or volunteer work they have pursued, extracurricular courses of study (such as MOOCs), or courses to be taken through the HS21+ program.
This is a survey course which satisfies the Washington State Board of Education's requirements for competency in both US History, Government, English, and Fine Arts. This course focuses on important themes in American social and political history from Early America to the Civil War with an emphasis on the United States Constitution and its amendments. In addition, students will use primary source art, music, and incorporate drama to analyze and critique American social and political history, develop academic literacy including evaluation of content, examine points of view, and text analysis.
The course explores Washington State's geographic features, people, places, and events from prehistory to the modern era. It covers how Native Americans were impacted by European immigration from the 1700's onward. It traces the formation of Washington as a territory and later a state, and the competing business and political interests that shaped the Washington Constitution. It looks at major industrial influences in the 20th Century including the founding of the Boeing Company and the Hanford Nuclear reservation that produced plutonium for atomic bombs which has left a toxic legacy that will take many years to address. The course also introduces students to the legislative process and voting so they can learn how to participate in local and state governance.