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The following information is a collection of the courses offered throughout Fresno Unified School District. For specific information on courses, please see your high school counselor.

High School Courses

wdt_ID CourseRow Course Schools Subject Area a-g Grades Prerequisite Description
1 1 Academic Decathlon Bullard, Cambridge, Design Science, Duncan, Hoover, McLane Specialty Courses None 9, 10, 11, 12 None During this course, students will prepare for the academic decathlon competition in each of the areas of competition using the United States Academic Decathlon published curriculum every spring. The California Academic Decathlon promotes an educational experience providing a format in which teams of high school students compete in academic events. Academic Decathletes take 30 minute multiple choice tests in the subjects of Art, Economics, Music, Language and Literature, Mathematics, Science, and Social Science. In addition, each team member gives a planned 4 minute Speech and a 2 minute impromptu Speech, participates in a 7 minute Interview, and has 50 minutes to write an Expository Essay.
2 2 Acting Basics Roosevelt Visual and Performing Arts f - Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) 10, 11, 12 Introduction to Theatre or instructor permission A course geared to the intermediate actor, centering around theatre games, exercises, audition techniques, improvisation, monologue, scene, and one-act work.
3 3 Acting Styles Roosevelt Visual and Performing Arts f - Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) 10, 11, 12 Acting Basics or instructor recommendation A continuation of Acting Basics together with advanced interpretation, criticism, and acting based on a historical framework. Students learn and apply acting techniques from all the major periods of theatre.
4 4 Adult Living De Wolf, J.E. Young Specialty Courses (SPED) None 9, 10, 11, 12 None Adult Living is designed to better prepare students for the transition from high school to adult life. Topics include goal setting, college preparation, career exploration and employability competencies, emotional and physical health, building strong relationships, family wellness, financial literacy and management of personal economics. This course will enable students to make better decisions which will affect their future role as productive and successful citizens in our society.
5 5 Advanced Construction Technology Fresno Career Technical Education g - College Preparatory Elective 11, 12 None Construction Technology II builds on skills and knowledge gained from the level one course in the Residential and Commercial Pathway. Students continue to grow and develop in the construction trades, explore career opportunities, working on design concept plans and procedures, electrical, green construction, weatherization, wall and roof framing, cabinetry, tile setting, concrete and masonry, and more. Coursework is project-based, providing students w and project management skills.
6 6 Advanced Digital Photography And Marketing Sunnyside Career Technical Education f - Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) 12 Digital Photography and Marketing Photography, as a nonverbal language, allows students to increase their visual perception and provides a medium for creative expression. Students learn to understand the artistic qualities of the photographic medium while acquiring the techniques for utilizing photography for expressive and advertisement purposes. Instruction includes studio and field techniques, photojournalism, fashion photography, and commercial, portrait, scientific, nature, wildlife, and sports photography. In producing their own work and by studying the photographs of others, students will develop a base for making informed aesthetic judgments. Integrated throughout the course are career preparation standards which include basic academic skills, communication, interpersonal skills, problem solving, workplace safety, and technology and employment literacy.
7 7 Advanced Electronics Edison Career Technical Education d - Laboratory Science 12 Electronics Engineering Advanced Electronics is a capstone class for the Green Energy Academy. Students will learn the underlying scientific principles that drive electrical systems. This course has a specific in depth focus on applications of the scientific. Students planning for collegiate majors in STEM fields will finish well prepared for their college coursework.
8 8 Advanced Interior Design Edison Career Technical Education f - Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) 10, 11, 12 Introduction to Interior Design Advanced Interior Design continues the rigor of Intro to Interior Design, allowing students to advance their knowledge acquired from this first course. Students will use their knowledge of all the principles and elements of design, and apply it to create original designs. Students will apply the skills for a career in the area of interior design by drawing, designing, creating, and restyling interior spaces. Students will use their knowledge of historical architecture, furniture, fabrics, textiles, and finishes to design interior spaces for clients. Students will explore kitchen and bathroom design, sustainable design, residential and non-residential design, and other specialty fields. Students will also do designer studies of famous architects and interior designers. Students will learn 3D drawing and drafting techniques, including perspectives and isometric techniques.
9 9 Advanced Online Marketing Patino Career Technical Education g - College Preparatory Elective 11 Online Design and Marketing The purpose of Advanced Online Marketing is to help students understand and apply advanced principles of online marketing to a variety of projects, so they will be prepared to craft campaigns for their original products or services. Students will investigate, evaluate and create various marketing and communication strategies for the internet. Great emphasis will be put on critical evaluation and website planning, development, design and creating content for effective online marketing campaigns. Students will gain detailed knowledge in building a robust campaign and have a basic understanding of front-end web development skills.
10 10 Advanced Spanish For Dual Immersion McLane Language Other Than English e - Language Other Than English (LOTE) 9, 10, 11, 12 Dual Immersion Student Advanced Spanish for Dual Immersion offers native speakers of Spanish and students continuing the Dual Immersion Program in FUSD the opportunity to study the language formally in an academic setting in the same way native English-speaking students study English language arts. This course focuses on the study of the Hispanic cultures and the critical study of selected works representative of significant literary movements, beginning with the Middle Ages and continuing through the Golden Century ("Siglo de oro"), Baroque, Realism, and Romanticism periods, concluding with 20th Century Modernism and contemporary literature. Students will learn to write analytic essays of all genres, with a particular emphasis on poetry in a similar way practiced in AP Spanish Language and Literature. In addition, students will study how the historical events and political situations, coupled with native influences as well as foreign literary movements, influenced and helped to produce the literature in individual Spanish speaking countries. All resources and instruction will be in Spanish (student-teacher, student-student, student to guest speakers/museum docents/television station personnel,etc.). Speaking and listening skills will be developed and assessed formally and informally through ongoing daily opportunities for discussion and debate of ideas presented in texts, oral presentations, teacher- and student-led questions, and real-world interaction with guest speakers (poets), visits to museums (Arte Americas), and a Spanish TV station in the community. By the end of this course, students will have the basic skills to succeed in the AP Spanish Language and Culture and AP Spanish Literature and Culture classes.
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