Student-Parent Handbook 2016-2017

Gold Beach High School

29516 Ellensburg Avenue

Gold Beach, OR 97444

Phone 541-247-6647 FAX (541) 247-0484




This handbook is designed to help students and parents become familiar with school policies, procedures, and guidelines, including the student code of conduct. The policies and procedures in this handbook are intended to address situations students are most likely to encounter, however, some situations may warrant reference to Central Curry School District policy.




The mission of Gold Beach High School is to work in partnership with students and the community to create a supportive, positive and safe school where teaching focuses on student-centered learning, the exploration of ideas and the academic and social growth of all students in an atmosphere of mutual respect and cooperation.




Gold Beach High School will:

  • Invite the community to share the responsibility for educating their children.

  • Ensure a supportive, positive, and safe school environment.

  • Encourage the personal development of students by emphasizing that character does count in today’s society.

  • Make academic learning practical and relevant in living a productive life.

  • Teach students to access analyze and use information from worldwide sources.

  • Create a positive, supportive, student-centered environment in all classes.

  • Encourage students to develop their individual talents.



Central Curry School District Board of Directors

Barbara Gaston

Luke Martinez

Brandon McGinnis

Scott McNair, Vice Chair

Andy Wright, Chair


CCSD District Staff

Roy Durfee, Superintendent 247-6604, Ext. 329

Kristal Carpenter, Business Manager Ext. 222

Theresa Beaman, Payroll Clerk Ext. 223

Allen Walz, Bus/Maintenance Director247-7241

Lee Kitchin, Food Service Director Ext. 235

Neil McCann, Information Technology Ext. 224


Gold Beach High School

Tim Wilson, Principal Ext.229

Theresa Hendrix, Admin. Assistant Ext 233

Blair Krohn, Student Services Ext 221


Licensed Staff

Gretchen Anthony, Mathematics Ext. 251

Mark Becker, Applied Art/CTE Ext. 236

Mike Bradbury, French/Social Studies Ext. 261

Greg Brown, Math/Resource Ext. 225

David Doubrava, Language Arts Ext. 262

Don Martin, Science Ext. 266

Todd Lensing, Fine Arts/Yearbook Ext. 256

Corrine McGinnis, Language Arts Ext. 270

Dana Newdall, Health Ext. 228

Connie Spitael, Counselor Ext. 234

Kevin Swift, Social Science Ext. 269

Chris White, Music 246-6604,Ext.380



Classified Staff

Chris Clark, Associate Librarian Ext. 253

Nita Briggs, Instructional Assistant Ext. 260

Lisa Johnson, Instructional Assistant Ext. 260

Rick Wells, Daytime Custodian Ext. 252

Bill Cox, Night Custodian Ext. 252


Special Program Staff

Michelle Fritch – ASPIRE Ext. 232

Teresa Gibbs – YTP Ext. 238

Val Cowan – TRIO Ext. 232

Dee Ragsdale – GEAR-UP Ext. 232

Pamela Whitley-Dickson-Life Skills 247-2283



Club Advisors Coaches

Cheerleaders – Jennifer Piper

National Honor Society – Chris White Cross Country – Tim Hawkins

Yearbook – Todd Lensing Football – Justin Storns

French Club – Mike Bradbury Volleyball – Dana Newdall

ZAP Club – Dana Newdall Boys Basketball - TBA

Girls Basketball – Chris Clark

Wrestling – TBA

Baseball – Mark Hollinger

Softball – Brianna Wallace

Track and Field – Dana Newdall


Associated Student Body Officers Student Council Advisor

President – Sam Springer Corrine McGinnis

Vice President – Ophelia Sutter

Secretary/Treasurer – Kaitlin Armstrong


Senior Class Officers Senior Class Advisors

President – Warren Anderson

Vice President – Brittany Scott

Secretary/Treasurer – Mia Buffington


Junior Class Officers Junior Class Advisors

President – Jaidan McLean

Vice President – Madison Johnson

Secretary/Treasurer – Paris Newdall


Sophomore Class Officers Sophomore Class Advisors

President – Devon Wolford

Vice President – Josiah Armstrong

Secretary/Treasurer – TBA


Freshmen Class Officers Freshman Class Advisors

President – Danni Young

Vice President – Arieanna Salcedo-Morel

Secretary – Sam Mazur

Treasurer – Ethan Carpenter






School front doors open at 7:00 and close at 4:00. Breakfast available at 7:30 a.m.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday Thursday (Early Release)

0 Period

6:50 – 7:32

0 Period

6:50 – 7:32

1st Period

8:12 – 9:05

1st Period

8:12 – 9:03

2nd Period

9:09 – 10:01

2nd Period

9:07 – 9:58

3rd Period

10:05 – 10:57

3rd Period

10:02 – 10:53

4th Period

11:01 – 11:53

4th Period

10:57 – 11:48


11:53 – 12:23


11:48 – 12:18

5th Period

12:28 – 1:20

5th Period

12:22 – 1:06

6th Period

1:24 – 2:16

6th Period

1:10 – 1:54

7th Period

2:20 – 3:12

7th Period

1:58 – 2:42



Staff Development

2:50 – 4:00


AM Assembly Schedule PM Assembly Schedule

0 Period

6:50 – 7:32

0 Period

6:50 – 7:32

1st Period

8:12 – 8:59

1st Period

8:12 – 8:59


9:03 – 9:38

2nd Period

9:03 – 9:50

2nd Period

9:42 – 10:29

3rd Period

9:54 – 10:41

3rd Period

10:33 – 11:20

4th Period

10:45 – 11:32

4th Period

11:24 – 12:11


11:32 – 12:02


12:11 – 12:41

5th Period

12:06 – 12:53

5th Period

12:25 – 1:32

6th Period

12:57 – 1:43

6th Period

1:36 – 2:23

7th Period

1:47 – 2:31

7th Period

2:27 – 3:12


2:35 – 3:12


Late Starts for Professional Development Early Release for Grading Days

0 Period

None (AM Snack @ 10:45)

0 Period

6:50 – 7:32

1st Period

11:00 – 11:28

1st Period

8:12 – 8:38

2nd Period

11:32 – 12:00

2nd Period

8:42 – 9:08


12:00 – 12:30

3rd Period

9:12 – 9:38

3rd Period

12:34 – 1:02

4th Period

9:42 – 10:08

4th Period

1:06 – 1:34

5th Period

10:12 – 10:38

5th Period

1:38 – 2:06

6th Period

10:42 – 11:08

6th Period

2:10 – 2:38

7th Period

11:12 – 11:38

7th Period

2:42 – 3:10

Lunch to Go

Buses at 12:00

Gold Beach High School Calendar 2016-2017


5 No School - Labor Day Holiday

6 First Day of School

14 School Photos Taken

19 Late Start Day at 11:00



5 ASVAB Test (Optional for Juniors and Seniors)

10-14 Homecoming Week

14 No School - District Professional Development

19 PSAT Test (Juniors)

26 School Photo Retakes

31 Late Start Day at 11:00



4 Final Day of First Quarter; Early Dismissal at 12:00

9 Regular School Day; Parent-Teacher Conferences – 4:00 – 8:00

10 No School – Parent-Teacher Conferences – 8:00 – 4:00

11 No School – Veterans Day Holiday

23-25 No School – Thanksgiving Holiday

28 Late Start Day at 11:00



19-30 No School – Winter Break



2 No School – New Years Holiday

3 Classes Resume

9 Late Start Day at 11:00

16 No School – Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

27 Final Day of Fall Semester; Early Dismissal at 12:00



20 No School – Presidents Day Holiday

21 Late Start Day at 11:00



20-24 No School – Spring Break

27 Late Start Day at 11:00



7 End of Third Quarter; Early Dismissal at 12:00

14 No School – Parent-Teacher Conferences – 8:0 – 4:00

17 Late Start Day at 11:00



8 Late Start Day at 11:00

11 Scholarship Recognition Night

24 Academic Awards Assembly

29 No School – Memorial Day Holiday



8 Final Day for Seniors

9 Final Day of School for grades K-11

9 Graduation



When seeking admission to the district for the first time, students must meet academic, age, immunization, and other eligibility prerequisites as set forth in state law and district policies. At registration, parents will be asked for proof of date of birth, up-to-date immunization records, and proof of current address. Parents will also be asked to complete various registration forms, including permission for us to request previous school records.


Generally, residency within the Central Curry School District is an admission requirement. A nonresident student may be admitted with written permission from the superintendent/principal. A student who meets other enrollment criteria will not be excluded from school attendance solely because he/she is not under the supervision of a parent or does not have a fixed place of residence. A student in this situation needs to talk to the principal for assistance.


Denial of Admission

The district will deny regular school admission to any student who has been expelled from another school district for an offense that constitutes a violation of the federal Gun-Free Schools Act of 1994, regardless of his/her resident status. The district may deny regular school admission to any student who has been expelled from another school district for any reason, also regardless of his/her resident status. Alternative educational services will be provided as appropriate for residents.


Foreign Exchange Students

The district will accept foreign exchange students with J-1 visa status when they reside in the district and are sponsored by an exchange program officially recognized by the board. In accordance with federal law, students on F-1 visa status will be charged tuition costs. Students are subject to applicable state and local laws and regulations.


Grade Placement

Beginning with the ninth grade, students are classified according to the number of credits earned toward graduation. Freshman status: students who have been promoted from the eighth grade or those with less than 5 credits; Sophomore status: students who have earned at least 5 credits; Junior status: students who have earned at least 12 credits; and Senior status: students who have earned at least 19 credits.



A student must be fully immunized against certain diseases or must present a certificate or statement that, for medical or religious reasons, the student should not be immunized. Proof of immunization may be personal records from a licensed physician or public health clinic. Any student not in compliance with Oregon statutes and rules related to immunization may be excluded from school until such time as he/she has met immunization requirements. Parents will be notified of the reason for the exclusion. A hearing will be afforded upon request.


Infection Control/HIV, HBV and AIDS

Although HIV, AIDS and HBV are serious illnesses, the risk of contracting the disease in school is extremely low and generally limited to situations where non-intact skin or mouth, eye or other mucous membranes would be exposed to blood or any body fluids contaminated with blood from an infected person. However, since any such risk is serious, the district requires that staff and students approach infection control using standard precautions.


Withdraw from School

If it becomes necessary for a student to withdraw from school, the parent must notify the school. The student will be given a withdrawal form, which must be completed before the withdrawal is official. School personnel will help, but an "official withdrawal" is the student’s responsibility in order to protect his/her earned credits and to ensure entry into his/her next school in good standing.


It is recognized that there is a direct correlation between regular attendance and academic success in school. Attendance is not optional; it is required by state law. All students between the ages of 7 and 18, who have not completed grade 12, are required to attend school unless otherwise exempted by law. School staff will monitor and report violations of the state compulsory attendance law. Failure to send a student to school is a class C violation of law and is punishable by a court imposed fine up to $150 as provided by ORS 339.925. All students are expected to attend school regularly and be on time for classes.



Absences are classified as excused or unexcused. An excused absence is defined as the following:

  • Medical, dental, or legal appointments.

  • Illness of the student

  • Official school trips or school-sanctioned activities

  • Approved religious holidays and mandated court appearances.

  • Pre-approved out of town travel

  • Death in the family, or some other significant family emergency outside the control of the student or the student’s family.

  • Others deemed appropriate by the principal.


Unexcused absences include:

  • Oversleeping

  • Cosmetic/hair appointments

  • Extended lunch

  • Shopping

  • Excessive transportation issues.


Excusing an Absence

Students are responsible for bringing a written note explaining the reason for the absence(s) within one school day of returning to school. A parent/guardian should contact the office by phone no later than 9:00 a.m. on the day of the absence to explain the absence. Absences not explained by parent phone call or note within one day of returning to school are recorded as “unexcused.” A doctor’s note will be requested after three days of illness.


If a student turns 18 during the school year and is still residing with his/her parent, the parent may submit a letter to the school giving permission for the student to write his/her own absence notes. In accordance with Oregon law (ORS 339.065) the school retains the privilege of accepting or rejecting any written statement as being a valid reason for absence.


School Messenger and Family Link

School personnel and/or School Messenger, an automated phone system, will attempt to contact parents of absent students who have not called the office by 9:00 a.m. An additional call will be made in the early evening to inform parents of any absences during the day.

Family Link offers student information in the moment. Up to date grades, missing assignments and attendance are available to parents by going online for monitoring.


Pre-arranged Absence

When a student knows in advance that he/she will be absent, he/she is responsible for communicating the expected absences(s) with teachers to pre-arrange make-up assignments. Obtain a signed request for pre-arranged absences from your parent or guardian and return to the office. This should be done at least one week in advance except in case of an emergency. Ask teachers to fill in your assignments and sign the form. Get the completed form signed by the principal or designee. The absence is unexcused until this step is complete. Pre-arranged absences will require work due upon returning to school unless special arrangements with the teachers are made.

Students participating in school activities which take them away from school should arrange to get their assignments in advance of the trip to prevent falling behind in class.

Students must be in school the entire school day on the day to participate in that day’s activity. Exceptions are excused absences such as medical or legal appointments. Events such as haircuts, tanning and sleeping in are not excused. If a student has an unexcused absence from school on Friday, he/she should not expect to participate in a Saturday activity. Students participating in such activities are required to attend school on time the day following the activity if it is a school day.



Make-up Work

Whether an absence is excused or unexcused, it is the student’s responsibility to see their teachers concerning make-up assignments. Students should contact teachers regarding make-up work immediately upon returning to school. Students will be allowed the same number of days that he/she was absent to complete their make-up work. (i.e., if a student is out three days, he/she has three full days to make-up missed work) This policy does not apply to tests, exams, or major projects which are scheduled in advance. Assignments not made up will adversely affect the student’s final grade. Unexcused absences will result in partial or complete loss of credit on missed assignments. If a student is going to be absent more than three days, assignments can be obtained by calling the main office. Please do not request homework if your student is absent for only one or two days.


Procedures for arriving late or leaving school during school hours

If a student arrives at school late, the student must report to the office before proceeding to his or her classroom.

If a student has a dental or medical appointment or needs to leave school for another reason, he/she shall bring a note from home or have a parent/guardian call the school office to verify the reason for leaving. Students must sign out in the main office after receiving permission from a parent/guardian and leave by the front main entrance. Students are never to leave the school grounds during school hours, except by permission through the school office.



The district provides transportation to and from school for eligible students and expects all students to arrive on time. Students are expected to be to school on time and in class ready to work before the final bell rings each period. Disrupting teachers and students when entering late is not acceptable. A tardy of more than ten minutes is considered skipping class.



A student who is absent from school or from any class without permission will be considered truant and will be subject to disciplinary action including detention, suspension, ineligibility to participate in athletics or other activities and/or loss of driving privileges.


Suspension of Driving Privileges

Students who fail to maintain regular enrollment in school may have either their driving privileges suspended or the right to apply for driving privileges suspended. The superintendent may, under ORS 339.257, notify the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) of the withdrawal of a student who is at least 15 years of age and under 18 years of age.

A student shall be considered to have withdrawn from school if the student has: More than 10 consecutive school days of unexcused absences; or fifteen school days total of unexcused absences during a single semester. The student has a right to appeal the superintendent’s or Board’s decision through district suspension/expulsion due process procedures.


Excessive Absences

Should a student’s absence rate exceed 10% in any one semester, a parent/student conference will be held before the student can return to the class. This meeting will be focused on discussing interventions and strategies to assist the student in attending school/class on time. After exceeding 20% unexcused absences, credit will be denied.


Release time for religious instruction

Students may be excused from school for religious instruction no more than two hours in any school week, as provided by law. Any tests and assignments a student misses because of religious instruction will be given to the student at another time. Students who miss classes on a particular day due to religious beliefs will be excused from attendance requirements for that day.


Late start or early dismissal in event of inclement weather

In the event of inclement weather, school may be delayed or students may be sent home early. Late start or early dismissal is a decision made by the superintendent or his designee. The district has established plans for other emergencies. The local media will be contacted as soon as possible to communicate the late start or early dismissal details once a decision is made to vary from the regular schedule.




Release from School

Students will only be released from school to a parent or person authorized by a parent. Students may not be released to law enforcement authorities voluntarily by school officials unless the student has been placed under arrest or unless the parent, guardian or representative and the student agree to the release, or unless there is a child abuse investigation by Children Services or law enforcement agency. It is a parent’s responsibility to keep emergency telephone numbers and contact information updated with the school office.


Open Campus at Lunch

Students may go off campus during the lunch period. Open campus, however, is a privilege, not a right, and as such may be revoked to any student at any time if in the judgment of the administration the student is abusing the privilege. Students may lose open campus privilege for chronic misbehavior, excessive tardies or absences and/or poor academic performance. Students who leave school grounds without authorized permission are considered truant.




Associated Student Body Card

A $12.00 fee is charged for ASB cards, which entitle students to attend home athletic events free of charge, school assemblies, and participation in school activities and elections. All athletes and elected officers must purchase an ASB card.


Athletic Participation

High school students involved in any inter-scholastic sport will be assessed a $75 participation fee for the first two sports, and $50 for a third sport.


A. Each participant in every sport will be assessed a participation fee.

B. There is no “family plan.”

C. There are no waivers of participation fees; however, students with a financial hardship who wish to participate in athletics are encouraged to speak to the coach about payment alternatives.

D. Fees are to be paid prior to the first practice, or a 3 month payment plan will be established to make these payments. Failure to make these payments on time will effect a student’s participation in athletics.


Supplies and Materials

The school will provide the basic materials for students to complete assignments/projects and meet requirements in courses that traditionally require materials (wood, metal courses and art courses). Any materials and supplies that are needed above and beyond these items are to be paid in full prior to ordering by the district.



A late fee of ten cents (10¢) per day, up to $2.00 may be charged for overdue books.


Food Services

The district participates in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs and offers free and reduced-price meals based on a student's financial need. Applications for these programs are made available to every parent during registration or can be obtained from any school office anytime during the school year. Cost of meals is set annually by the Board.



Student Breakfast $ 1.60 Reduced $. 0 Ala Carte $1.60 Milk $ .50

Student Lunch $ 2.35 Reduced $. 0 Salad $2.10 Juice $ .50

Adult Breakfast $1.85 Bottled Water $ .50

Adult Lunch $3.60


Please note if your student becomes eligible for free or reduced lunches this status does not include milk to be served additionally or ala carte. Additional servings will be charged at the regular price of $2.35 for lunch and $1.60 for breakfast. All seconds, including milk and bottled water, will be offered on a cash basis only.

Meals are expected to be paid in advance; however, a charge account for students paying full or reduced price for meals may be established with the district. Students may charge no more than eight meals (including breakfast and lunch). Any student failing to keep his/her account current as required by the district shall not be allowed to charge the price of further meals until the account has been paid in full but will be allowed to purchase a meal if the student pays for the meal when it is received. At least one written warning shall be provided to a student and his/her parent prior to denying meals for exceeding the district’s charge limit. Students or parents of students may prepay meal costs.


Meals/Food on Campus

Meals are to be eaten in the cafeteria, outside or in tiled hallways as long as areas are left clean and free of trash/spills. Cafeteria trays are to stay in the cafeteria. Food and drink is not to be consumed during instructional time except during the celebration of special occasions at staff discretion.


Student Health Insurance

The District does not provide an accident insurance policy for students involved in extra-curricular activities. Parents/guardians must provide the office with insurance coverage information before the student participates in any extra-curricular activity. This includes participation in non-team activities such as Powder-puff Football, Iron Man Volleyball, and other physical activities sponsored by the school. Parents may purchase school student insurance. Contact the school office for the online application.



A student being transported on district-provided transportation is required to comply with the Student Code of Conduct. Any student who fails to comply with the rules may be denied transportation services and shall be subject to disciplinary action. School transportation services are provided to students to and from school and for transporting students to and from curricular and extracurricular activities. School bus schedules, routing, stops, walking distance, and all other matters pertaining to the operation of the transportation service is the direct responsibility of the superintendent.

For the safety and well-being of all, conduct on school buses is expected to be of the same standard as in the classroom with additional rules particular to bus travel. While riding a school bus students will:


1. Obey the driver at all times;

2. Not throw objects;

3. Not have in their possession any weapon;

4. Not fight, wrestle, or scuffle;

5. Not stand up and/or move from seats while the bus is in motion;

6. Not extend hands, head, feet, or objects from windows or doors;

7. Not possess matches or other incendiaries and concussion devices;

8. Use emergency exits only as directed by the bus driver;

9. Not damage school property or the personal property of others;

10. Not threaten or physically harm the driver or other riders;

11. Not do any disruptive activity which might cause the driver to stop the bus in order to reestablish order;

12. Not make disrespectful or obscene statements;

13. Not possess and/or use tobacco, alcohol, or illegal drugs;

14. Not eat or chew gum (unless permission is granted by staff);

15. Not carry glass containers or other glass objects;

16. Not take onto the bus skateboards, musical instruments or other large objects which might pose safety risks or barriers to safe entry and exit from the bus;

17. Accept assigned seats;

18. Stay away from the bus when it is moving;

19. Be at the bus stop five minutes before the scheduled pick up time;

20. Answer to coaches, teachers and chaperones who are responsible for maintaining order on trips.

The following procedures shall be followed when a discipline concern arises on a vehicle serving a regular route or an extracurricular activity. Students who fail to comply with this code of conduct will receive written citations and be disciplined up to and including the possible loss of riding privileges.

  • First Citation – Warning: The driver verbally restates behavior expectations and issues a warning citation.

  • Second Citation: The student is suspended from the bus up to five days and a conference, arranged by the principal, is held with the student, the parent, and the bus driver.

  • Third Citation: The student is suspended from the bus up to ten school days suspension. Further violations of bus regulations will be considered a severe violation.

  • Severe Violation: Any severe violation will result in the immediate suspension of the student for a minimum of ten days and up to one year expulsion. There will be a hearing at this time involving the student, the bus driver, the parent and the principal.

  • In all instances, the appeal process may be used if the student and/or parent desires.


Suspension and expulsion from the bus means all buses in the district. Citations will be signed by a parent and returned to the driver before riding privileges are restored. Disciplinary sanctions and changes in transportation for students with an Individual Education Plan Disciplinary sanctions and changes in transportation for students with an Individual Education Plan (IEP) will be conducted in accordance with applicable law.



Graduation Requirements

To graduate from Gold Beach High School students must meet the following criteria:

  • Attendance in high school for eight full semesters, unless meeting early graduation requirements.

  • Enrollment in school throughout the regular school day.

  • Satisfactory completion of the following courses and credits. A "credit" equals successful completion of a two-semester course meeting one period a school day.


Subject Area Credits

English/Language Arts


Mathematics- Algebra I or higher




Social Studies


Art/Foreign Language/CTE




Physical Education


Senior Seminar

Current Events








Essential Skills Requirement

Students in grade 11 must pass the Smarter Balanced Assessment in reading, writing, and math in order to receive a Regular Diploma. If students cannot pass these minimum requirements, there are alternative methods to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in each of the core areas.


Career Related Learning Standards

In addition to the credit requirements listed above, students must meet the following state and district requirements:

  • Each student shall develop an education plan and build an education profile;

  • Each student shall build a collection of evidence, or include evidence in existing collections(s), to demonstrate extended application;

  • Each student shall demonstrate career-related knowledge and skills in the following areas: personal management, problem solving, communication, teamwork, employment foundations, and career development; and

  • Each student shall participate in career-related learning experiences outlined in the education plan.


Modified or Alternative Diplomas

A modified diploma means that students are not eligible to attend a four-year college or university nor are they eligible to enlist in most branches of the armed forces. The decision to earn a regular versus modified diploma must be made by the end of the sophomore year.


Commencement Ceremony

Graduation ceremonies at Gold Beach High School are operated exclusively by Central Curry School District. Students permitted to participate in these ceremonies shall have met all credit requirements for a high school diploma and have been enrolled full time at Gold Beach High School at least one quarter immediately prior to graduation. Exceptions may be made by the principal on a case by case basis. The school administration shall be responsible for scheduling and directing the program of events at graduation. Cap and gown colors shall be green and black. Exceptions to this rule are subject to Board review.


Valedictorian and Salutatorian Selection

The Valedictorian and Salutatorian will be determined by the seventh semester cumulative GPA and other factors such as citizenship, leadership, and community service. Both shall be full time students. Both the Valedictorian and Salutatorian are to model and exemplify standards of ethics and integrity. Should the Student Code of Conduct be violated, the student may forfeit this award. The Valedictorian(s) and Salutatorian are expected to give a speech during the commencement ceremony. Speeches must be pre-approved by the principal at least one week prior to the ceremony.



Announcements are read over the intercom each morning at the beginning of first period. Announcements are to be turned in at the school office by 3:00 p.m. the afternoon prior to the morning announcement. Student announcements must be pre-approved. Requests to post announcements on the reader board may be made through the school office. The Pledge of Allegiance is said on a weekly basis.



Assemblies are planned as part of the school program. Students are expected to follow the same code of conduct that applies throughout the regular school day, including attendance. During assemblies, wearing hats or hoods is prohibited and cell phones, mp3 players or other devices must be turned off.



Bicycles may be parked in the rack provided or in other places where practical. Bicycle riding in the building or on walkways is prohibited. Bicycles must follow the same guidelines as vehicle operators while on district property.


Colvin Court Rules

  • Black-soled or street shoes are prohibited on the gym floor, except spectators

  • All activities must be supervised by a teacher or staff member

  • Bottled water only


Computer and School Network Use

District policy requires parent permission to allow students access to the district’s electronic communication program. Students are able to communicate with other schools, colleges, organizations and individuals around the world through the internet and other electronic information systems.

With this educational opportunity comes responsibility. It is important that students know district policy and administrative regulations. Students utilizing school-provided internet access are responsible for good behavior online just as they are in a classroom or other area of the school. The same general rules for behavior and communications apply. Inappropriate system use will result in discipline up to and including expulsion from school, suspension or revocation of student access to the district’s system and/or referral to law enforcement. Although the district is committed to practices that ensure the safety and welfare of system users, including the use of technology protection measures such as filtering, be aware that there may still be material or communications on the internet that district staff, parents and students may find objectionable. While the district neither encourages nor condones access to such material, it it not possible to eliminate that access completely.

The purpose of district provided internet access is to facilitate communications in support of research and education. To remain eligible as users, students’ use must be in support of and consistent with the educational objectives of the district. Access is a privilege, not a right. Electronic messages and files stored on school based computers may be treated like school lockers. Administrators and faculty may review files and messages to maintain system integrity and insure that users are acting responsibly.

The users of school provided internet access are not permitted:

  • To access uploads, download, or distribute pornographic, obscene, or sexually explicit material;

  • To transmit obscene, abusive, sexually explicit, or threatening language;

  • To violate any local, state, or federal statute;

  • To vandalize, damage, or disable the property of another individual or organization;

  • To access another individual’s materials, information, or files without permission; and,

  • To violate copyright or otherwise us the intellectual property of another individual or organization without permission.

District policies pertaining to technology (IIGBA and JFCF) are available to read on the school’s website. Printed copies of the entire policy are available in the school office.



Crosswalks for crossing Highway 101 are located directly in front of and at the south end of campus. Even though vehicle drivers on Highway 101 are expected to stop for pedestrians using crosswalks, this does not always happen. Walk defensively when using crosswalks. Act and walk in such a way that drivers of vehicles can predict or anticipate your crossing. Failure to use crosswalks may result in a citation.



All dance request forms must be returned to the principal at least two weeks before the dance. Four chaperones are required for all dances. Doors are locked fifteen minutes after the beginning of dances. Students will not be admitted later. Once a student leaves a dance for any reason, he/she will not be re-admitted. Dances will end at or before 11:30 p.m. Students are expected to contact parents and to go home upon leaving. Please note the following guidelines:


  • Students must be in school for the full day prior to the dance unless the student has a pre-arranged medical or court appointments.

  • Students attending the dance must be currently enrolled high school students or guests who are 19 years old.

  • All guests must be registered with the office before 3:00 p.m. two (2) days prior to the dance.

  • The student council is responsible for scheduling and approving all dates for dances.

  • Appropriate dress will be announced in advance so students and guests will know to dress as formal, semi-formal, or casual attire.

  • Clothing is not to be removed during dances.

  • Administration reserves the right to remove anyone from dances that is deemed dressing or behaving inappropriately.


Dress Code

To promote school safety and provide a sense of security for all students, there are established guidelines for student attire. Students are expected to wear shoes, shirts, pants/shorts/skirts while at school at all times. The following clothing items (this includes jewelry, patches, buttons, headdress, footwear, etc.) are prohibited:


  • Attire that causes disruption or interference with the learning environment.

  • Inappropriate (suggestive, obscene) language or graphics.

  • Attire that promotes the use, possession or transmission of an alcohol, drugs, tobacco, or weapons, including any accessory that has the potential to be used as a weapon.

  • Attire that promotes illegal activities.

  • Attire that indicates association with, membership in, or support for gang involvement.

  • Attire with racial or ethnic slurs/graphics.

  • Baggy pants/shorts (sagging).

  • Chains attached to keys, wallets, etc.

  • Clothing that is excessively ripped or torn or has holes above the knees.

  • Strapless tops, spaghetti string straps or halter tops (two-finger-wide rule).

  • Shorts or skirts shorter than arms/fingertips when down at sides.

  • Tops that expose bare midriff or cleavage.

  • Visible underwear [sitting or standing].

  • Pajamas, including flannel pants, slippers or bare feet.

  • Clothing that is destructive to school property and/or causes excessive maintenance problems such as cleats on boots and shoes that scratch floors

  • Hats/hoods - Hats or headdress may be worn in the building but at the discretion of respective teacher in the classroom.

  • Facemasks or sunglasses

  • Open-toed shoes, loose clothing or other attire that poses a safety concern in/around shop areas and science labs.

  • Any article/item deemed inappropriate or unsafe by a staff member.

Students who are in violation of the dress code section will be referred to the main office and will be asked to change their clothing, or will be issued school clothing that must be worn for the remainder of the day. Habitual violators of this section (three times or more in a school year) may be required to report to the office before the first class for a visual inspection by school personnel before going to class.


Emergency Drills

Fire, earthquake, tsunami, and lockdown drills are conducted throughout the school year, to enable students and staff to practice safety procedures in the event of an emergency. Emergency procedures are available upon request at the school office.

  • All students are expected to participate in emergency drills.

  • During a drill, students shall listen for and follow staff instructions.

  • If evacuation of the building is required, students shall exit the building in a quiet, orderly manner as quickly as possible.



Family Link

The school provides additional information to parents/students via Family Link. Some of this information includes, student’s grades, missed assignments, progress on class work and attendance.


Field Trips

Field trips may be scheduled for educational, cultural, or other extracurricular purposes. While on a field trip, students are considered "in school." This means students are subject to the school's student conduct rules, applicable board policies and such other rules deemed appropriate by the field-trip supervisor. All off campus field trips and student travel except scheduled athletic events require completion of the parent permission form for the specific trip.



Report cards are sent home at the end of each nine week grading period. Mid-quarter progress reports are sent home after five weeks of a grading period. Letter grades are assigned for most coursework. These grades are explained as follows: A - Excellent; B - Above Average; C - Average; D - Below Average; F - Failure; and I - Incomplete. If a student receives an incomplete on his report card, he must make up the work within two (2) weeks from the end of the grading period or receive a grade of F. Pass/no pass (P, NP) grading is used for work experience and study hall. Any grade changes must be made within two weeks after grades are issued. To be eligible to earn a credit, the student must receive a minimum grade of “D”.

Students who fail classes may be referred to Southwestern Oregon Community College or a summer school program to enroll in credit recovery. Successful completion of credit recovery will be noted as “P” for passing on transcripts. The original grade for that course will not be removed. For the purposes of eligibility, the GPA will be calculated without the original “F” grade.


Hall Pass

Anytime a student out of the classroom must carry a hall pass signifying permission to be out of class, signed by the staff member with the time and destination.



Library Use

Library use is reserved for quiet study, reading and conducting research. Students who disrupt the library atmosphere may be asked to leave the library. Expectations of student conduct are the same in the library as in classrooms. The librarian has authority to write behavioral referrals and remove students from the library for violating the student code of conduct.

During scheduled class time, students entering or leaving the library are required to check in and out with the librarian unless accompanied by a teacher. Students using the library should keep talking to a minimum to avoid disturbing others who are studying. Food and drinks are prohibited in the library.

Electronic technology is permitted at the discretion of the librarian. Regular library books may be checked out for four (4) weeks at a time. Some reference books may be checked out overnight. Fines on all materials are ten cents per day, up to $2.00 per item.


Loading and Unloading School Buses

School buses have priority when loading or unloading in the parking lot. Other vehicles are to wait until the buses have gone from the parking lot when school is dismissed at the end of the school day. Students waiting for school buses are to avoid crowding, pushing or shoving each other. Students are to stay behind the bus loading line in the school parking lot.



Lockers are considered school property. Lockers are furnished to students for the purpose of storing books, clothing and school related materials. Lockers may be searched by school administration at any time.

  • Students are to keep the locker assigned to them at the beginning of the school year.

  • Avoid bringing anything of value to school.

  • Students are to keep lockers clean, closed and locked at all times.

  • Food/drink stored in the locker should be limited to daily use such as sack lunch or game snacks.

  • The school reserves the right to inspect any locker at any time.

  • The school assumes no responsibility for any loss, theft, or damage to any personal property left in lockers. Students should not give locker combinations to other students.


Lost and Found

Any non-clothing articles found in the school or on district grounds should be turned in to the school office. Clothing articles may be found in the Black Box in the sophomore hall. Unclaimed articles will be disposed of at the end of each semester. Loss or suspected theft of personal or district property should be reported to the school office.


Medications at School

Students who need to take prescription medication during the school day must store the medication in the office. A written request form signed by the student’s legal guardian must always accompany the medication. For prescriptions, the request must include the physician's written instructions, name of medication, dosage, time interval, and method of administration. The medication must be in its original container and the container label must clearly show the student's name, physician's name, and instructions. Over the counter pain relievers (non-aspirin) will be administered by office staff with parent/guardian permission indicated on the student’s emergency/health form.


Music in Classrooms

Ambient music may be played in the classroom at the discretion of the teacher as long as it does not interfere with the learning process. Music selection is at the teacher’s discretion. Music with profanity, graphic vulgarity, or lyrics that promote or glorify illegal or inappropriate behavior or lifestyles is prohibited.


Personal Communication Devices/Cell Phones

Electronic device (cell phone, iPods, headphones, etc.) use during class time is a serious disruption to the learning environment. These devices have been used to photograph and share tests and exams, harass classmates and invade the privacy of others in restrooms and locker rooms. Electronic devices (including headphones/ear buds) may be used on campus before school begins, during lunch time and after school hours. During class time within school hours, electronic devices use is strictly prohibited. Exceptions may be made by a staff member if the student is permitted to use an electronic device in conjunction with class instruction (calculator, accessing the internet, etc.). Electronic device use includes, but is not limited to answering calls, making calls, reading text messages, sending text messages, and checking messages, listening to music, etc. Cell phones must be turned off during class time.


Skateboards may be ridden to school but must remain in a locker or at the school office during class time. Students are prohibited from riding skateboards in the building or on walkways. Skateboarders must follow the same guidelines as vehicle operators while on district property.


Telephone Use

Students should not expect to use the office phone on a regular basis. It is for emergency use or very special circumstances only. Ask for permission to use the student phone in front of the office. Make sure students know what they are to do after school if there is anything out of the normal routine. Telephones are also available in each classroom and may be used in emergencies with teacher permission.


Vehicle Guidelines

The following guidelines were developed to promote safety while students are operating vehicles on school grounds.

  • Student drivers are required to have a signed permission/registration form on file at the school office prior to driving on school grounds.

  • All vehicles driven to school by students must be registered at the school office.

  • Permission to leave the school grounds in a vehicle must be requested in writing by a parent or legal guardian. Parent permission forms are available at the office.

  • When vehicles are driven to school, they are to be parked, vacated and then left alone for the remainder of the school day.

  • Students may not operate or ride in motorized vehicles during the lunch period without special written permission from the custodial parent/legal guardian and the administration. The parent/legal guardian may indicate permission on the vehicle registration form. Any passenger must have written permission from custodial parent/legal guardian for each occurance.

  • Students are not to transport themselves or other students to off-campus locations as a participant in a school event.

  • There is a 5 M.P.H. speed limit on the school grounds; vehicles are to be driven slowly with caution.

  • Vehicles driven to school are to be parked in the parking spaces provided. Parking spaces on the north driveway and west of the main building are reserved for school personnel.

  • Travel through the parking lot is one-way from north to south.

  • Sitting in a vehicle during class time is prohibited.

  • Pedestrians have the right-of-way at all times.

  • School buses have priority when loading or unloading in the parking lot; vehicles are to wait until the buses have gone from the parking lot when school is dismissed at the end of the school day.

The school is not responsible for damage to vehicles while on school property. Vehicles may be searched by the administration should there be reasonable cause to believe that drugs, alcohol or dangerous weapons are in the vehicle. If the above guidelines are not followed, parking privileges on district property may be revoked.


Video Surveillance

The Board authorizes the use of video cameras on district property to ensure the health, welfare and safety of all staff, students and visitors to district property, and to safeguard district facilities and equipment. Video cameras may be used in locations as deemed appropriate by the superintendent.



Students not currently enrolled are not permitted on school grounds during school hours. Unauthorized visitors will be considered as loiterers and will be asked to leave the school grounds. Noncompliance with such a request may result in law enforcement being called and the person(s) may be charged with criminal trespass. Visitor passes issued at the discretion of the principal may be at the front office.




Instructional Program

The instructional program is based on the Essential Learning Skills and Common Curriculum goals established by the State and the Program Goals that have been developed by the School District. Planned Course Statements have been developed for each course. The instruction in each course is based on the goals that have been established.

Student progress in learning is measured against the Course Goals. Student progress is reported to parents on the student report cards. The student's grade is a composite in measuring their progress in meeting instructional and curricular goals established for the course.

District curriculum guides, including the Planned Course Statements, are available for inspection in the office of the Principal or the library at the high school. Parents are welcome to visit with teachers to discuss how their student’s grade is derived and how students are meeting the goals set for the course.


Academic Integrity

Plagiarism, cheating, and falsification of data are dishonest practices which defeat academic values of respect for knowledge, scholarship and scholars. These practices devalue the quality of learning, both for the individual and for others enrolled in the course. Our school imposes strict penalties on students who violate the plagiarism policy. Whenever the thoughts, words, drawings, designs, statistical data, computer programs or other creative work of others are used, either by direct quotation, by paraphrasing or by the use of another’s ideas, the author and the source must be clearly identified through the use of proper referencing.


Activities & Projects

All activities and projects that take place on school grounds must be authorized by the teacher and/or principal.









School counselors work with all students, school staff, families and members of the community as an integral part of the education program. School counseling programs promote school success through focus on academic achievement, prevention and intervention activities, advocacy and social/emotional career development. The school has a comprehensive guidance and counseling program. The counselor is specially trained to assist students in the areas of academic development, career development and personal social development.


Academic development is defined as acquiring skills, attitudes and knowledge which contribute to effective learning in school across the life span; employing strategies to achieve success in school; understanding the relationship of academics to the world of work and to life at home in the community.


Career development is defined as making a successful transition from school to the world of work, and from job to job across the life span. Career development includes strategies to achieve future career success and job satisfaction as well as fostering an understanding of the relationship between personal qualities, education and training and the world of work.


Personal social development is defined as providing the foundation for personal and social growth, as student progress through school and into adulthood. Personal/social development included the acquisition of skills, attitudes and knowledge which help students understand and respect self and others, acquire effective interpersonal skills, understand safety and survival skills, and develop into contributing members of our society.




English Language Learner Programs

These programs serve students who have a language barrier that inhibits their ability to be successful in public schools in Oregon. Contact the principal for more information.



Special Education Services

The school offers services for students who have been identified as having a disability that affects their ability to learn. To learn more about the specifics of this program, contact the principal.


Section 504 Services

These services are offered to students who have a mental, emotional or physical barrier that limits their ability to be successful in school. To see if a student qualifies for these services, contact the counselor.


Talented and Gifted (TAG)

Students identified as eligible for TAG services will meet with the TAG Coordinator to develop an Individualized “TAG” Plan.




Forecasting for courses occurs during the spring semester. Seniors are given priority to ensure their graduation requirements are fulfilled in time for graduation. Students are scheduled into required courses first then scheduled into elective courses. All efforts are made to give students their first choice of classes, however, availability of seats in each classroom is limited. For more information about scheduling courses please contact the counselor.


Challenging Courses

Students may petition the administration to challenge a course by exam. Guidelines for this process include:

  • A written petition submitted to the administration

  • Tests are given only one time.

  • 80% is required to pass.

  • All courses will be graded on a pass/fail basis.

  • The entire year-long course must be challenged at one time.

  • Incoming freshmen who have already passed the reading assessment may opt to bypass English I and enroll directly in English II. Students would still be required to obtain four years of English credit as follows: English II, English III, English IV and Honors English.



Class Changes

Students have one week after the start of the semester to change their schedule. Students shall meet with the counselor to discuss any schedule changes and obtain the appropriate form. After two weeks, a withdrawal will result in the student receiving a grade of “W” in the class for the semester. The grade will appear on the student’s transcript. Exceptions may be made in rare cases with extenuating circumstances. This decision will be made by the teacher, counselor, parent and principal.


Course Load

All freshmen, sophomore and junior class students must be enrolled in seven classes. Seniors in good academic and behavioral standing may be enrolled in as few as five classes with administrator approval. Seniors requesting early release or late arrival must have passed all Smarter Balanced assessments, have a 3.0 cumulative GPA and be on-track to graduate. Seniors with a shortened day may be released from attending 1st and/or 7th period(s). Seniors with less than seven classes will remain in the library or off campus during their off period(s).


Credit Recovery

Students who have failed a course may take credit recovery to make up these credits. The program is a web-based program through Odyssey. Students will be assigned a credit recovery course within their seven period schedule. This is by request only and is limited at the discretion of the principal and teacher. Students who do not keep pace with the class assignments/program may be removed from the class. Students are not permitted to take an on-line course in lieu of a course offered by the school unless their schedule does not make this possible. Students are only permitted to take two on-line courses at a time.




Cooperative Work Experience

Cooperative Work Experience involves community-based business partnerships to provide students on-the-job training and exposure. Students who take work experience one period will receive credit for one period of work. Students may earn a maximum of five (5) credits through work experience. Grades are on a pass/fail basis and will not be included in computing the student's grade point average.

Prerequisite: Work Experience is only available to juniors and seniors. A successful interview with the work experience coordinator is required prior to acceptance into class. Students are not allowed to have work experience placements with their parents. Exceptions will be considered by the principal on a case by case basis.



Manufacturing is an entry level sheet metal, welding, foundry and machining course. Students will learn the basic uses of sheet and dimension metal, as well as how to calculate costs for projects and products built using it. Oxy/acetylene welding, arc welding, and MIG welding will also be covered. Students will be required to complete welding assignments in each of the welding areas. Students will learn how to properly and safely use machines for machining purposes. Engine lathes, milling machines and finishing tools will be utilized while completing required projects. Foundry applications will also be covered in the course. Students will learn the proper terms, techniques and practices as they complete required projects in the foundry.


Senior Seminar (Fall semester)

This course is a mandatory class for seniors. The course is designed to prepare students for post high school choices and for students to develop a collection of evidence that will meet the new diploma requirements; specifically meeting the sufficiency requirements for extended application and career-related learning standards. Course objectives are to assist students to establish an education plan and profile; develop career-related skills in personal management, problem solving, communication, teamwork, employment foundations and career development; to offer and provide evidence of student’s career-related learning experiences in the workplace, (job shadows, internships, work experience, community, and/or school) in real world contexts.


Wood Technology

An entry level woodworking course which covers a critical safety unit including general shop safety, hand tools, portable power tools, and major power equipment. Students will complete woodworking exercises and build required projects after successful completion of the mandatory Safety Test. Basic techniques and woodworking practices such as wood identification, wood joints, board footage, abrasives, adhesives and finishing methods will also be covered in the course.

Note: Most of the courses listed above involve building required projects. The student must pay for personal projects. Students need to be sure to inform parents of this.


These courses meet credit requirements for career education, applied/industrial art, and electives.




English I Introduction to Literature

Students will explore a variety of genres and texts from several time periods, learn essential skills to improve reading comprehension, identify literary devices, analyze texts for deeper meaning, and produce thoughtful formal and informal writing.


English II Survey of World Literature

Students will explore the various ways writers and poets have influenced the course of world history, learn to create a strong paragraph, write a structured essay, and support a thesis. Course content will help students identify literary devices and teach essential skills to improve reading comprehension. Class structure will consist of: lecture, notes, in class reading, discussion, independent reading, and formal informal written responses.


English III Survey of American Literature

Students will explore the various ways writers and poets have influenced the course of American history, develop critical analysis essays, identify literary devices and utilize reading comprehension strategies to extract deeper meaning from texts. Students will be required to produce a MLA formatted research paper and should be prepared to take notes, read independently, participate in class lectures and produce quality written work.


English IV Survey of British Literature

Students will explore the various ways writers and poets have influenced the course of English history, utilize effective writing techniques to produce both critical and creative writing, consider the historical and social values within works, and use literary theory to evaluate texts for deeper meaning. Class structure will consist of: lecture, notes, in class reading, discussion, independent reading, formal and informal written responses.


Honors English

Open to juniors and seniors who qualify. This year-long course follows a demanding curriculum designed to challenge and inspire students already skilled in English. This is a dual credit course offered through SWOCC. The course will include English 105 (Drama) and English 106 (Poetry). Drama includes the reading, analysis and appreciation of significant works of drama and the elements of dramatic literature (setting, theme, characterization and language) that serve as a basis for further student and enjoyment of drama. Poetry includes the reading, analysis and appreciation of significant poems, how they are written and how they speak to human concerns. The instruction presents those elements of poetry, language, form, metrics, style and voice that serve as a basis for further study and enjoyment.

Prerequisite: The letter grade of “A” in English and minimum score on an assessment in reading & literature, or teacher recommendation.





Students learn hand building and wheel throwing techniques. Students will also be looking at art appreciation in correlation to art history and aesthetic in ceramics. Students will have the opportunity to create three-dimensional works. There is a $25.00 lab fee.




Students will learn drawing and painting with attention on two-dimensional work. Students typically work with several media such as pen-and-ink, pencil, chalk, watercolor, tempera, oils and acrylics.



Band is designed to promote students’ technique for playing brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments and cover a variety of band literature styles, primarily for concert performances. Outside of school performances are required.



Choir is intended to develop vocal techniques and the ability to sing parts in small or large ensembles. Course goals may include the development of solo singing ability and may emphasize one or several ensemble literature styles. Outside of school performances are required.



French I

This course will introduce students to the French language and culture. Emphasis will be on listening and speaking skills. Students will learn vocabulary, writing, reading, and basic conversation.


French II

The second year of French extends the skills of the first year through conversation, role-playing, communicative activities, study of French grammar, written work, and songs with an emphasis on acquisition of vocabulary for personal and practical use. French II reinforces the vocabulary, grammar, and structures presented in French I and develop more complex structures necessary for basic communication. French II develops cultural themes and the students’ appreciation for the French-speaking world, specifically West Africa. The students at this level may be eligible to go on a spring trip to France in alternating years with the French Club.







Health Education

This is a required class for all students. Topics covered within this class may vary widely, but typically include personal health (nutrition, mental health and stress management, drug/alcohol abuse prevention, disease prevention, and first aid) and consumer health issues. Brief studies of environmental health, personal development, and/or community resources may also be included. An age-appropriate plan of instruction about infections/diseases including AIDS, HIV and HBV has been included as an integral part of the district’s health curriculum. Any parent may request that his/her student be excused from the portion of the instruction program required by Oregon law by contacting the principal for additional information and procedures. Students of parents with questions about the district’s AIDS, HIV and HBV health education program should contact the principal.


Health Care Careers

This course will introduce students to a variety of health care professions, basic knowledge of medical terms, body systems and the law and codes of ethics affecting health care professionals. This is a college credit course through SWOCC and can be applied to several degrees of continuing education.


Physical Education

This is a required class for all students. This is an introduction to all sports activities, both individual and team sports, as well as physical fitness and conditioning. This is a year-long class.


Weight Training

This class is designed for those students who wish to enhance their physical and mental fitness in a competitive situation. Through class and individual lessons the students will learn advanced physical training programs and techniques. These programs and techniques will cover topics ranging from lifting cycles to plyometrics. Another feature will involve goal setting and sports psychology topics. Each student will learn through hands on experiences and through class discussions and readings. This class meets during zero period before school at 6:50 – 7:32 a.m.



Algebra IA

Students will study linear and exponential equations and functions. Students will use linear regression and perform data analysis. They will also learn geometry topics such as simple proofs, congruence and transformations. An introduction to statistics is also included in the course.


Integrated Math

This course expands into quadratics, absolute value and other functions. Students will also explore polynomial equations and factoring and probability and its applications. Coverage of geometry topics extends to polygon relationships, proof similarity, trigonometry, circles and three-dimensional figures. Prerequisite: Algebra IA.


Algebra II

Algebra II is a comprehensive review of algebra I. Many of the topics covered are an extension of topics covered in Algebra I. The treatment is more rigorous and there are some different topics such as linear algebra, conic sections, logarithms, trigonometry, complex numbers, sequence and series.

Pre-requisite: Algebra I and Geometry/Integrated Math.


Math Analysis

Math analysis covers those topics generally found in college algebra courses. The students will have the opportunity to strengthen their ability in working with algebraic functions and equations along with being introduced to topics such as vectors, trigonometry, and some aspects of calculus. Pre-requisite: Geometry/Integrated Math and Algebra II.



This course is designed to be an introduction to the basic concepts of differentiation and integration. Pre-requisite: Math Analysis


Business Math with Algebra

This course is a “real life” math oriented class that covers areas including calculating compound interest, credit/mortgage financing, investing and purchasing items using credit cards. Other topics include personal financial budgeting, management (checking and savings accounts) and paying bills. This is a junior/senior class. Prerequisite: passed both Algebra and Geometry/Integrated Math.




Biology (not offered in 2016-2017)

Biology is the study of living things. This class starts by looking at the building blocks that make up organisms: atoms, molecules and cells. Students will be involved in scientific inquiry; observation, data collection and analysis. Biological processes such as cell division and evolution are examined with experiments as well as discussion and group activities. The student will develop technical writing skills and use computer spread sheet programs. Prerequisites: None


Chemistry (not offered in 2016-2017)

Chemistry is the study of matter and the interactions between matter and energy. Students will cover chemical principles, learn the language of chemistry, and perform experiments demonstrating chemical concepts. The class emphasizes quantitative analysis of data, experimental techniques, study skills and technical writing skills. Prerequisite: a B or better in Physical Science and concurrent with Algebra II, or administrative approval.


Geology (not offered in 2016-2017)

Geology provides an in-depth study of the forces that formed and continue to affect the earth’s surface. Earthquakes, volcanoes, and erosion are examples of topics that will be presented.


Marine Science

The course focuses on the content, features and possibilities of the earth’s oceans. There is an exploration of marine organisms, conditions, ecology, marine mining, farming and exploration.


Physical Science

Physical Science introduces the student to chemistry and physics. The goal of this course is to develop a student’s knowledge and skills in these two sciences. Laboratory experiments are a large part of the curriculum, where students will design and carry out their own investigations. Critical thinking skills, study skills, data analysis, and technical writing are integrated throughout the year into the class. Prerequisite: None



Physics is a study of the physical laws that govern action and events in our universe. It is both an exact science and an imperfect one. We use math to describe and talk about these physical laws. This class will focus on developing an understanding of physical laws and using them to solve problems. It will also examine physics concepts through student designed investigations. Prerequisite: a B or better in Physical Science or administrative approval.




Global Studies

Global Studies is a required class for freshmen. It covers the history and geography of the world from political, physical, cultural and economic standpoints. The course is approached politically by studying several continents with special emphasis being given to the major world powers.


U.S. History:

U.S. History is a required survey course for sophomores covering the political, diplomatic, social, and economic development of America from the Age of discovery to the present time. Special attention is devoted to the United States Constitution, America's rise to world power, and great people in American history.


Civics and Economics

Civics and economics is a full year class and a required course for seniors. It will emphasize the foundation and principles of United States government, current trends and issues in US federal and state governments and International and domestic current issues and trends that involve US government. This course will also provide an understanding of the concepts and principles involved in managing one’s personal finances. An overview of the American economy will be provided. Topics may include savings and investing, credit, insurance, taxes and social security, spending patterns and budget planning, contracts, and consumer protection. Pre-requisites: Global Studies, U.S. History


Current Events (Spring Semester)

Current Events is a senior course in which students will research, investigate and discuss issues relevant to our community, region, state, nation and world. Students are expected to become familiar with issues that potentially could have economic, social and political ramifications. Current events will focus on solutions, problem-solving and discussions about the impact of events and decisions that are made at the various levels of government and societies.




Odyssey Learning

This is an independent online course designed for those students who have failed a previous class. It is also offered as an “enrichment” for those students seeking an advanced class. To receive credit, the student must receive at least a 70% to earn a pass. Letter grades of A and B can be earned by proficiency of 90% and 80 % respectfully. Progress grades throughout the semester will be given either a pass or no pass depending upon whether they are keeping up a timely pace with respect to the grading cycle.


Library Aide

Working in the library is designed to give students an opportunity to become adept in the use of media, including computers, to broaden their personal experiences in a work situation, to develop a sense of responsibility to the school, and to explore vocational interests.

Grading is: Pass/No Pass.


Peer Tutor

Peer tutors are chosen by teachers based upon their exceptional performance as a student in class. Students are required to take all class tests and quizzes, attend class every day, and complete at least five (5) hours of out-of-class tutoring. Students who meet all course requirements and expectations will receive a letter grade and credit.


Teacher Aide

Teacher aides provide additional help for teachers in the classroom. Students assigned to assist are expected to perform duties that support classroom operations for the respective teacher. Students who participate in the teacher aide program will be expected to complete any assignments given them by their teacher/supervisor. Students will be limited to one class per day as a teacher aide. Grades are on a pass/fail basis and will not be included in the student’s grade point average. Only one (1) credit of “T/A” will count towards graduation.


Sports Information Director

The student will support the athletic director and athletics. They assist in scheduling, greeting teams and other duties assigned by the athletic director. At the end of each semester the student is required to complete an assigned project. Students who meet all course requirements and expectations will receive a letter grade and credit.


Skills Lab

The purpose of this course is to provide individualized prescriptive instruction for students who require aid outside their regular classrooms and to integrate such prescriptions into regular classroom learning activities as soon as feasible. The course provides a center for educational materials and equipment appropriate to the needs of exceptional students.


Yearbook Production

Students in this class produce the yearbook. To succeed, students must be able to communicate well-both in writing and orally, work independently, meet deadlines, and cooperate with other staff members. Actual jobs involved with creating a yearbook include selling advertising, creating advertisements, conducting interviews, writing copy, taking pictures, designing layouts, and running PageMaker. The course will include instruction in photography to introduce students to the materials, processes and artistic techniques of taking photographs. Students will learn about the operation of a camera, composition, lighting techniques, depth of field, camera angles and film development. The course may also cover major photographers, art movements and styles.