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Chemistry is the study of the composition of matter and the changes that matter undergoes. Because living and nonliving things are made of matter, chemistry affects all aspects of life and most natural events. Chemistry can explain how some foods taste sweet and some taste bitter. It can even explain why there are different shampoos for dry or oily hair.

Aztec AP Biology is a one-year, college-level Biology course following the College Board AP Biology curriculum. 

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This course covers the fundamentals of computer hardware and software as well as advanced concepts. Students who complete this course will be able to describe the internal components of a computer, assemble a computer system, install an operating system, and troubleshoot using system tools and diagnostic software. Students will also be able to connect to the Internet and share resources in a network environment. New topics included in this version include laptops and portable devices, wireless connectivity, security, safety and environmental issues, and communication skills. Hands-on lab activities will continue to be an essential element of the course. In support of this, virtual learning tools are integrated into this course. The Virtual Laptop and Virtual Desktop are stand-alone tools designed to supplement classroom learning and provide an interactive "hands-on" experience in learning environments with limited physical equipment.

Science Olympiad competitions are like academic track meets, consisting of a series of 23 team events in each division (Division B is middle school; Division C is high school). Each year, a portion of the events are rotated to reflect the ever-changing nature of genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering and technology. By combining events from all disciplines, Science Olympiad encourages a wide cross-section of students to get involved.  Emphasis is placed on active, hands-on group participation. Through Science Olympiad, students, teachers, parents, principals and business leaders bond together and work toward a shared goal.

Length of Course: 2 semesters 

Grade Level Options: 9-12 

Prerequisite:  Designated as English Language Learner (ELL) and diagnosed as having Beginning proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing English. This course is designed for students who display oral English fluency at the Beginning level and no/little literacy skills in English.The course is guided by the Beginning and Early Intermediate proficiency benchmarks in the CA ELD Standards.Reading and writing activities are based on comprehensible oral communication about contextualized, functional and academic course content which includes higher-level thinking skills.Reading and writing focus on linguistically appropriate developmental aspects of grammatical/ spelling/pronunciation accuracy.

Length of Course: 2 semesters 

Grade Level Options: 9-12 

Prerequisite: Designated as an English Language Learner (ELL) and has either: (1) passed ELD I and /or (2) been diagnosed as having Early Intermediate proficiency in listening/ speaking, reading and writing in English. This course is designed for students who display English fluency at the Early Intermediate level in listening/speaking, reading and writing.  The course is guided by the Intermediate proficiency benchmarks in the CA ELD Standards.  Intensive oral, reading and writing activities are based on comprehensible, contextualized, familiar and unfamiliar academic course content. Reading and writing focus on accelerating progress in linguistically appropriate development aspects of grammatical/spelling/ pronunciation accuracy.

Length of Course: 2 semesters 

Grade Level Options: 9-12 

Prerequisite: Designated as an English Language Learner (ELL) and has either: (1) passed ELD II and/or (2) been diagnosed as having Intermediate proficiency in listening/speaking, reading and writing in English.  This course is designed for students who display English fluency at the Intermediate level in listening/speaking, reading and writing.  The course is guided by the Early Advanced proficiency benchmarks in the CA ELD Standards.  Intensive oral, reading and writing activities focus on accelerating progress in linguistically appropriate developmental aspects of grammatical/spelling/pronunciation accuracy.

Length of Course: 2 semesters 

Grade Level Options: 9-12 

Prerequisite: Designated as an English Language Learner (ELL) and has either (1) passed high school ELD III and/or (2) been diagnosed as having Early Advanced English proficiency in listening/speaking, reading and writing. Students increasingly pursue a balanced integrated program of literature and language study.  The course is guided by the Advanced CA ELD Standards and the 9th grade ELA Standards.  In literature, which includes the novel, short story, poetry, drama and non-fiction, students use essential strategies and skills to construct meaning and respond thoughtfully as they learn about themselves and others through their reading.  Many writing activities are extensions of experiences developed through reading literary works and make use of writing process activities in a variety of domains including expository, reflective essay and persuasive essay.  Students also receive intensive instruction in the conventions of written language, effective oral communication, and grammar.