Course Catalog

Art & Music

Course   Description Grade
AAA422     Illustration 1A In this course, students use observational skills to express their perception of the world.  The focus will be on individual development of style and drawing skills as they communicate effectively to an audience.  Students will experience drawing techniques.

 

9th - 12th 
AAA423     Illustration 1B The focus of this class is on individual development of the student's style and drawing skills as they meet the expectations of a client.  Students will demonstrate competency in drawing techniques through a variety of media.

 

10th - 12th
APT402     Ceramics & Tile 1A This course serves as an introduction to the materials, tools, skills, techniques and products associated with ceramics and tile.  Students learn how to design three dimensionally, using the most basic and ancient material-clay.

 

9th - 12th 
APT403     Ceramics & Tile 1B Students will continue to learn the materials, tools, skills, techniques and products associated with ceramics and tile.  This course focuses on the technical aspects of working with clay, which include throwing technique and control, production tile making, etc.

 

9th - 12th 
APT440     Ceramics & Tile 2A Students will continue to learn the materials, tools, skills, techniques and products associated with ceramics and tile.  Projects will explore a variety of commercial applications and related careers.  Students will analyze, interpret and evaluate works.

 

10th - 12th
APT442     Ceramics & Tile 2B Students will continue to learn the materials, tools, skills, techniques and products associated with ceramics and tile.  Projects will emphasize the commercial application of these skills.  Students will analyze, interpret and evaluate works of art.

 

10th - 12th
APT436     Painting/Design 1A Prerequisite: Any Introduction to Design class.  This class will help students develop technical skills and discover a personal style as they communicate effectively to an audience.  Students will experience a variety of painting techniques and styles.

 

9th - 12th 
APT437     Painting/Design 1B Prerequisite: Applied Painting & design 1 (APT436).  This class will help students refine technical skills and discover a personal style as they solve design challenges for a client.  Students will use a variety of painting techniques.

 

10th - 12th
AAC400B    IB Art & Design 1A & 1B BL Elements and principles of design as they apply to visual communication through drawing. This is an introduction to skills needed for CTE arts programs.

 

11th
AAC501B    IB Art & Design 2A & 2B BLOCK Development of technical skills needed to discover a personal style while experiencing a variety of painting techniques and styles to communicate to an audience.

 

12th
UBD422B    Concert Band 1A & 1B Block Expectations for students entering this applied music class include being able to produce a mature tone on the instrument as well as being able to successfully read and perform music in complex time signatures and keys.

 

9th - 10th
UOR401B    Orchestra 1A & 1B Block Expectations for students entering this applied music class include being able to read music and being able to play his/her instrument.  Members are expected to attend all performances and rehearsals.  Participation in all performances is required.

 

9th - 10th
UBC401B    IB Music Band 1A & 1B Students will play their own instruments as well as study music history and theory.  Performances include pep assemblies, formal concerts, pep bands, and parades. 

 

11th
UBC403B    IB Music Band 2A & 2B Students will play their own instruments as well as study music history and theory.  Performances include pep assemblies, formal concerts, pep bands, and parades. 

 

12th
UOR501B    IB Music Orchestra 1A & 1B Students will play their own instruments as well as study music history and theory.  Performances include pep assemblies, formal concerts, pep assemblies, district orchestra concert, and solo ensemble contest. 

 

11th
UOR503B    IB Music Orchestra 2A & 2B Students will play their own instruments as well as study music history and theory.  Performances include pep assemblies, formal concerts, pep assemblies, district orchestra concert, and solo ensemble contest.
12th
UCH424B    Mixed Chorus 1A & 1B Block This choir emphasizes music reading skills and vocal production as well as blend and balance within a mixed ensemble.  Literature will be performed in four-part harmony and may be sung in languages other than English.  Attendance at concerts is mandatory.

 

9th - 10th
UCH401B    IB Music Choir 1A & 1B This ensemble course will cover music literacy, theory, history, world music and creation. Performances include formal concerts, assemblies, solo ensemble contest, district choir contest. 

 

11th
UCH403B    IB Music Choir 2A & 2B This ensemble course will cover music literacy, theory, history, world music and creation. Performances include formal concerts, assemblies, solo ensemble contest, district choir contest. 

 

12th
UPT401B    Percussion Techniques 1 & 2 Block Year 1:   Students will receive instruction on the fundamentals of playing an instrument.  Emphasis is placed on memorization of the 12 major scales, chromatic scale, rudiments, proper tone production and tuning, sight-reading skills, and rhythmic concepts.

 

9th - 12th 
UPT403B    Percussion Tech 3 and 4 block Continuation of Percussion Techniques year 1.

 

10th - 12th
UPT405B    Percussion Tech 5 and 6 block Continuation of Percussion Techniques year 2. 11th & 12th

English

Course   Description Grade
LFR401B    English 1A & 1B Block Freshman English is a yearlong course incorporating literature, composition, and communication.  Literature units include the study of a novel, short stories, poetry and plays.  Literary analysis and critical thinking will be emphasized.

 

9th
LAN420B    AP Language/Comp Block The AP course in English Language and Composition engages students in becoming skilled readers of prose written in a variety of periods, disciplines, and rhetorical contexts and in becoming skilled writers who compose for a variety of purposes. 

 

10th
LEN500B    IB English A1 HL block High level IB course where students investigate language through a variety of texts and the ways in which it shapes and influences identity and culture. 

 

11th
LEN670B    IB Senior English 1A & 1B Blck IB Senior English builds on the IB Junior curriculum, adding a variety of authors and additional Shakespeare, poetry, short stories and essays.  Continued also is the emphasis on increasing the student's mastery of the skills necessary analysis. 12th

Health & PE

Course   Description Grade
CAH321     Allied Health This is a gateway class to the Health & Human Services career pathway. In this class thinking & problem-solving skills will be used to address issues of concern to teenagers, including improving your image, getting along with your family, and more.

 

9th - 12th 
PPE401     Physical Education 1 This is a required one-semester course that draws from the widest possible base of physical educaion activities that include, but are not limited to, sports, aquatics, rythmical activities, basic movement patterns, skill related fitness, and more.

 

9th
PPE500     Individual/Team Sports 1 Individual/Team Sports includes, but is not limited to, pickle ball, badminton, tennis, softball, basketball, soccer, volleyball, and weight training.  Prerequisite:  PPE401.

 

10th - 12th
PPE501     Lifeguard Training This course can lead to the attainment of the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Card, which will prepare students for lifeguard positions at local parks, pools, and camps.  Permission of the instructor is required.  Prerequisite:  PPE401.

 

10th - 12th
PPE503     Weight Training & Cond 1 The student will develop the knowledge necessary to train specific muscle groups as they apply to body development and/or specific sports and activities.  Students will improve their strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular fitness.  Prerequisite:  PPE401

 

10th - 12th
PWS405     Swimming Advanced This course is designed to improve swimming skills and stroke techniques.  The four competitive strokes along with the beginning and resting strokes will be covered.  This course consists of stroke work, water games, and beginning diving skills. 10th - 12th

Math

Course   Description Grade
MAL321B    Algebra 1A & 1B Block Topics will include review of operations on rational numbers, proportionality, solving linear equations, basic operations on polynomials, and properties of exponents.  Supplemental activities and problems will be assigned.

 

9th
MGE401B    Geometry 1A & 1B Block Topics will include the use of logic in establishing proofs concerned with relationships involving points and lines in two- and three-dimensional space. Also basic postulates, parallel and perpendicular lines, construction. Also similarity, right triangle

 

9th - 10th
MAL403B    Algebra 2A & 2B Block Topics include a review of linear and quadratic relationships, equation-solving algorithms and functions, and an introduction of matrix algebra.  Students intending to go to college should complete at least through Algebra 4/Trig or Integrated Math 3B.

 

10th - 12th
MCA403B    IB Pre-Calc 1A & 1B Block This is a two-semester course in mathematics designed for those students planning to take calculus and take the IB mathematics test.  Topics will include a study of the real number system involving field postulates, proofs, and more.

 

10th - 12th
MCA521B    IB Calculus 1A & 1B Block This is the first of a series in IB Calculus classes designed to prepare students for the IB exams.  Topics will include the study of limits and their evaluation, differentiation applied to graphs, to related rates, and to maximum and minimum problems.

 

11th - 12th
MCA503B    IB Calculus 2A & 2B Block This course provides an opportunity for further study of calculus by students planning to major in mathematics or science in college.  Pre-requisite: AP/IB Calculus 2.

 

11th - 12th
MCA525B    IB Calculus 3A & 3B Block The course follows the IB syllabus for High Level Mathematics with a Calculus specialty option & goes well beyond the basic concepts & techniques of differential & integral calculus. Students are introduced to limit theorems & convergence of series...

 

12th
MST400B    AP Statistics Block This is the first of a series in AP Statistics classes designed to prepare students for the AP Statistics exam.  Topics include the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. 12th

Occupational Ed (Career & Technical CTE)

Course   Description Grade
BCA401     Microsoft IT Academy 1A Learn the core competencies for Word & Excel, which are necessary to earn the core Microsoft Office Specialist Certification.  Basic to intermediate activities in word processing & spreadsheets, as well as software integration skills.

 

9th - 12th 
BCA402     Microsoft IT Academy 1B This is a continuation of the Microsoft Office 1 course in a lab setting.  MS Office 2 permits students to learn skills required for a Microsoft Office Specialist Certification.  Intermediate to advanced activities in word processing, spreadsheets, & more

 

9th - 12th 
BCA403     Microsoft IT Academy 2A This is a continuation of the Microsoft Office 2 course in a lab setting.  MS Office 3 permits students to learn skills required for a Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Intermediate to advanced activities in word processing, spreadsheets, & more.

 

10th - 12th
BCA404     Microsoft IT Academy 2B This is a continuation of the Microsoft Office 3 course in a lab setting.  MS Office 4 permits students to select the Microsoft Office Specialist Certification they would like to work towards earning.  Intermediate to advanced activities.

 

10th - 12th
BCI301B    Exploring Comp Sci Block An introductory course to explore software design, low-and high-level programming languages, program development and customization.  Students also learn about computer theory, computer systems design and user interfaces from a scientific perspective.

 

9th - 12th 
BCI321B    IT Fundamentals 1 & 2 Block Exploration of information technology fundamentals including hardware, networking, applications, database, and security

 

9th - 12th 
BDA401     Tech Tools This is an exploratory course designed to teach students to use different Microsoft Office applications.  Students will develop their computer skills while working to earn industry-recognized certifications (Microsoft Certification).

 

9th
BMC401B    Business & Market 1 & 2 Block This class presents an overview of marketing--the business operations that connect a product or service to its user.  Students will learn skills and concepts such as the four P's of marketing, channels of distribution, sales, customer service, advertising.

 

9th - 12th 
BMC404B    Marketing 3/Advanced Block This advanced course in marketing skills and concepts addresses product development, pricing, distribution, and marketing research.  Through this class, students will develop marketing employability skills identified by local and national business leaders

 

10th - 12th
CAF401B    AF JROTC Intro Block This is the first semester of a two semester course open to students in grades 9-12 and is the introductory course to the Air Force Junior ROTC program of study. The major topics are history of air power, military customs & courtesies, basic military.

 

9th - 12th 
CAF403B    AF JROTC Intermed 1 & 2 Block This the first semester of a two semester course open to 10-12 graders is the second year Air Force Junior ROTC program course of study. The major topics include the study of aerospace environment, weather, navigation, jet engines, advanced customs etc.

 

10th - 12th
CAF405B    AF JROTC Intermed 3 & 4 Block This the first semester of a two semester course open to 11th and 12th grade students is the third year Air Force Junior ROTC program course of study. The major topics are the study of space exploration, rockets, engines, advanced customs etc.

 

11th - 12th
CAF407B    AF JROTC Applied Leader Block This the first semester of a two semester course open to students in the 12th grade is the last year of the Air Force Junior ROTC program course of study. The major topics include independent leadership management study.

 

12th
CCD401     Child Development Students will learn & prepare for careers in Early Childhood Education. Includes following units: Principals of Growth, Roles & Responsibilities of Parenting, Careers with Children, Conditions Influencing Growth, Strategies that Promote Growth. Earn IRC.

 

9th - 12th 
CHC101B    Healthcare Careers Block Intro course in health.  For each career studied, students examine the main tasks and challenges of professionals in that career, the treatment they administer, and the interaction they have with other professionals. Hands on work.  

 

9th-12th
EHM524B Family & Community 1 & 2 Block In the Family & Community Services course students learn the knowledge, skills, and practices required for careers in Family and Community Services. The course focuses on the development and implementation of public, private & voluntary support services.

 

10th - 12th
IMB401B    Broadcasting Media 1 & 2 Block This course will introduce students to the business and craft of mass media. The student will become familiar with how radio, television, newspaper, Internet, pod-casting and blogs fit into the larger context of mass media.

 

9th - 12th 
IMB501B    Broadcasting Media 3 & 4 Block Students will learn complex techniques and equipment use for broadcasting for television, newspaper, internet, pod-casting, and blogs fit into the larger context of mass media.

 

10th - 12th
IWE401B   Welding Block This course introduces students to welding and related metalworking skills.  Welding instruction includes SMAW (Stick), GMAW (Short-Arc), FCAW (Flux-Cored), GTAW (Heli-Arc), OAW (Gas Welding and Oxy-Acetylene cutting), brazing and soldering.

 

9th - 12th 
IWT401     Wood Technology 1A Students will learn how to plan & construct products made of wood such as bookcases, cabinets & boxes.  Topics to be covered include use of hand & power tools, shop safety, methods of construction, & more.

 

9th - 12th 
IWT402     Wood Technology 1B Students will improve and add to the skills and knowledge they gained in Wood Technology 1.  Students who successfully complete this course will be able to demonstrate advanced proficiency in woodworking and finish carpentry.

 

9th - 12th 
IWT403     Wood Technology 2A The course prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to lay out and shape stock, assemble wooden articles or subassemblies, mark, bind, saw, carve and sand wooden products

 

10th - 12th
IWT410     Wood Technology 2B In this class, students will continue to develop their skills related to wood products construction while learning about building construction.

 

10th - 12th
VPS401B    Prostart Food Svc 1 & 2 Block Are you interested in a career in the hospitality industry? This class was developed with the Washington State Restaurant Association. Completion of the two-year program leads to industry-recognized certification.

 

9th - 11th
VPS403B    Prostart Food Svc 3 & 4 Block This class is a continuation of ProStart Food Services, the program developed with the Washington State Restaurant Association. Completion of the two-year program leads to industry-recognized certification.

 

10th - 12th
VPS501B    Restaurant Mgmt 1 & 2 Block This course prepares individuals to plan, manage and market restaurant food services in hospitality establishments, food service chains and franchise networks and restaurant supply operations.  Students learn hospitality administration, food service management.

 

11th - 12th
VPS601B    Restaurant Mgmt 3 & 4 Block This course prepares individuals to plan, manage, and market their own restaurant concept in the food service industry.  This course follows restaurant management 1-2. 12th

Science

Course   Description Grade
SBI401B    Biology 1A & 1B Block Students explore disciplinary core ideas; Ecosystems, Interactions, Energy &Dynamics, History of Earth's Atmosphere, Photosynthesis, Respiration & Evidence of Evolution. Inheritance & Variation of Traits, Structure, Function, Growth & Ecosystem Stability.

 

9th
SCH501B    Chemistry 1A & 1B Block Chemistry is the study of the composition, structure, properties, and reactions of matter (especially of atomic and molecular systems).  In this course students will discover how elements, components, and compounds react to form other compounds.

 

10th - 12th
SBI412B    IB Biology 2A & 2B Blk This class is part of a two-year program in preparation for higher level IB examination.  Students examine topics in chemistry, biochemistry, cell structure and ultra structure, cell physiology, respiration, photosynthesis, molecular biology, and more.

 

11th
SBI419B    IB Biology 3A & 3B Blk This class is the second year of the two-year IB Biology course.  Students examine topics in ecology; evolution; the circulatory, nervous, endocrine, digestive, and immune systems; reproduction; and embryology.

 

12th
SCH512B    IB Chemistry 2A & 2B Block This course extends the study of chemistry.  The emphasis this year is on energy related areas including thermochemistry, rates of reactions, electrochemistry, energy sources in society, and nuclear chemistry.

 

11th
SCH514B    IB Chemistry 3A & 3B Block This course will build on the topics studied in Chemistry 1 and 2.   It will be taught at the level of a first-year college chemistry course.  Familiar topics will be expanded, the knowledge base deepened, and problem-solving skills improved.

 

12th
SPH101B    IB Physics 1A & 1B Block IB Physics courses prepare students to take the IB physics exams.  In keeping with the general aim of IB Experimental Sciences.  

 

11th - 12th
SPH403B    IB Physics 2A & 2B Block IB Physics extends the study of physics to a third semester.  Students investigate current, electricity, electromagnetic induction, nuclear physics, and radioactivity.  Laboratory work will be an integral part of the course.

 

11th - 12th
SPH675B    IB Physics 3A & 3B Block The course follows the IB syllabus for High Level Physics & is comparable to first-year college course in physics, emphasizing conceptual understanding over practical application. It's designed for those with strong interest in the fields of engineering or physics. 12th

Individuals and Societies (Social Studies)

Course   Description Grade
HIN601B    AP Human Geography Block This course will focus on the inter-relationship between physical/climate, geographic characteristics of the earth and the political, economic, and social /cultural manifestations of human beings living in groups.

 

9th
HWH401B    World History 1A & 1B Block The World History course presents a study of selected events, individuals, groups, institutions, ideas, etc., dealing with the great civilizations in the history of the world.  Special emphasis will be placed on social, cultural, economic, and political contexts.

 

10th
HWH431B    AP World History 1A & 1B Block AP World History is a course designed for college-bound students who wish to get a jump start on their college education by challenging themselves in high school and potentially earning college credit or advanced placement in college.

 

10th 
HUS401B    US History 1A & 1B Block This required course is a one-semester survey of American history from exploration to the 20th century.  This course will include pre-colonial background, the colonial society, the westward movement, the Civil War and reconstruction, America's role

 

11th
HIS520B    IB Contemp World History Block This junior course emphasizes the political, social, economic and cultural developments of world history from the late 19th century to our times.  The aims are to develop an international historical perspective for a better understanding of our own world.

 

11th
HCV401B    Civics & Cont World Prob Block Areas of study include the executive, legislative and judicial branches of the federal government, as well as well as organization and World Issues is a one semester required course of study on the pervasive issues and global dynamics of our modern world.

 

12th
HIS524B    IB Hist of the Americas Block This senior course at Foss High School is a comprehensive study of the Western Hemisphere in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries.  The aims are to develop a content base to aid students in understanding the current role of our country.

 

12th
HPY420B    IB Psychology Block IB psychology examines the interaction of biological, cognitive and sociocultural influences on human behavior, thereby adopting an integrative approach. Understanding how psychological knowledge is generated, developed and applied. 11th - 12th

Other

Course    Description Grade
HPL520B    IB Theory of Knowledge/EE & CAS1 How do we really know the things we think we know? IB Theory of Knowledge (TOK) stimulates reflections on the sources and verification of knowledge. Students explore the world views/epistemology of various disciplines. This is part of one of a two-part, multi-year course. Starting in the fall of the students' Junior year, EE/CAS supports researching, writing and presenting student generated questions for college level-essays.

 

11th
HPL620B    IB Theory of Knowledge/EE & CAS2 TOK continues in the fall of the senior year with exploring world-views and epistemologies of various communities. EE & CAS 2 is taken in the spring of Senior year, students will learn project management skills to support DP Candidates in Creativity, Activity, Service project which is a major requirement for full DP Diploma candidates. 

 

12th
HSC420B    Student Council 1 & 2 Block Student Council is composed of elected and appointed representatives from the student body as determined by the Associated Student Body (ASB) Constitution.  Students oversee all ASB income and expenses. Teacher permission

 

9th - 12th 
YSA400     Student Assistant Upper class students assist teachers with clerical work and daily record keeping.  Teacher permission. 11th -12th