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Course Guide: English Language Development (Bilingual)

English Language Development (Bilingual)

Students enrolled in English Language Development courses will be assessed according to their English language skills and scheduled in classes according to their assessment levels.

ELD Language Arts 9A/B, 10A/B, 11A/B
Credits:  0.5 credit / semester
Grade(s):  9, 10, 11
Length of Course:  Two Semesters
Prerequisite:  None
Graduation Requirement Satisfied:  LA 9A/B, 10A/B, 11A/B

The ELD Language Arts curriculum are proficiency based classes using The Edge curriculum.


ELD World History I & II
Credits:  0.5 credit / semester
Grade(s):  9, 10, 11, 12
Length of Course:  Two Semesters
Prerequisite:  None
Graduation Requirement Satisfied:   WH I /   2

World History I focuses on prehistory and ancient civilizations through the study of ancient China.  The second semester, World History II, continues this study into Greece, Rome and Pre-Columbian civilizations.  In both courses there is an emphasis on vocabulary and language acquisition.  Students improve reading comprehension, writing, speaking, and study skills while learning world history.  


ELD Contemporary World Problems
Credits:  0.5 credit / semester
Grade(s):  9, 10, 11, 12
Length of Course:  One Semester
Prerequisite:  One semester of World History I/II
Graduation Requirement Satisfied:  World History III

Students improve reading comprehension, writing, speaking and study skills while being introduced to current world issues that face the world today.  Students will explore how values affect public policy and the growing importance of media literacy while participating in units on human rights and the world economy, environmental problems, and global health. 


ELD United States History 11A/B
Credits:  0.5 credit / semester
Grade(s):  11, 12
Length of Course:  Two Semesters
Prerequisite:  One semester of World History III
Graduation Requirement Satisfied:  US History 11 A / B

Students improve reading comprehension, writing, speaking, and study skills while learning United States history.  Studies include Native American cultures, exploration, colonization, territorial expansion, and immigration.  This is the story of a great nation, its leaders and the wars fought to protect people, land, and resources.  United States history is the study of events, how these events occurred, and how they affected lives.


ELD American Government Econ A, B
Credits:  0.5 credit / semester
Grade(s):  12
Length of Course:  One Semester
Prerequisite:  One semester of U.S. History.
Graduation Requirement Satisfied:  American Gov.

This is a senior-level class for students who have completed at least one semester of U.S. history.  Students are expected to read, speak, and write English at an advanced level.  Students study the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution.  Students learn about the duties of different branches of government and about the rights and responsibilities of American citizens.  The purpose of this class is to prepare students for meaningful and effective participation in American society.  Students will be expected to do a lot of cooperative learning, public speaking, and class discussion.


ELD Algebra 1A, 1B
Credits:  0.5 credit / semester
Grade(s):  12
Length of Course:  One Semester
Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Math 8 or district-provided placement and/or teacher recommendations.
Graduation Requirement Satisfied:  American Gov.

Students analyze, solve and use linear, exponential and quadratic relationships, models, and functions.  


ELD Geometry A, B
Credits:  0.5 credit / semester
Grade(s):  12
Length of Course:  One Semester
Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Algebra 1.
Graduation Requirement Satisfied:  American Gov.

Students formalize and extend geometric experiences from the middle grades, deepen their explanations of geometric relationships, and move toward formal mathematical arguments.  


ELD Health
Credits:  0.5 credit / semester
Grade(s):  10, 11, 12
Length of Course:  One Semester
Prerequisite:  None
Graduation Requirement Satisfied:  Health

The goal of ELD Health is to give students the most current health information, for them to make responsible decisions regarding themselves and their families.  Special focus is given to nutrition, body systems, drug / alcohol / tobacco use, STDs, and family planning.