Classes at Shadow Ridge High School
If you are having difficulty deciding which class to take next year, please browse this list of classes to get more information about them. Feel free to contact the teacher for more information.
AP English Language and Composition
AP English Language and Composition is an English class unlike any English class offered. Students focus strictly on argumentation on non-fiction writing. We dive deep into ethos, logos, and pathos and the art of persuasiong. Looking to improve your writing? Want to know how to persuade others? Want to know in the age of information, how you are being persuaded? Want to earn a college credit? Then...
Fashion I and II
In Fashion, students learn how to sew, follow a pattern, create patterns, do repairs, and alterations. Students make clothing pieces in class as well as have the opportunity to compete with other Fashion students in the district. Teacher: Ms. Hartley
AP Human Geography
AP Human Geography introduces high school students to college-level introductory human geography or cultural geography. Case studies are drawn from all world regions, with an emphasis on understanding the world in which we live today. Historical information serves to enrich analysis of the impacts of phenomena such as globalization, colonialism, and human–environment relationships on places, regions,...
AP Government is a relevant, exciting, and engaging class that covers the inner workings of government and politics in the United States. Compared to other AP social studies classes, AP Government has slightly less material to cover, which allows time for student debates, discussions, and presentations to help bring the required content to life.
Discover the vastness of outer space, the incredible world we live on, and the many sciences that cause Earth processes! Teachers: Mrs. Spencer and Mr. Krohn
In this course, we dive deeper into the concepts learned in basic chemistry, like atoms and chemical reactions. We do a number of labs, like calorimetry, where we burn different types of junk food to calculate the amount of calories in them. Teacher: Erica Porter [email protected]
This course is for students wanting to start or continue developing skills on a wind/percussion instrument. Throughout the course students can expect performance on and off campus, out-of-state field trips, festivals, and more. Spectrum of band classes include concert band, marching band, and jazz band depending on your interest. Join Band. Teacher: Jeffrey Hadfield [email protected] Office...
This Culinary Arts course will show you how to properly prepare food from all over the world both savory and sweet. We'll start with basics skills and advance throughout the levels. Bon Appétit! Teacher: Miguel Rosales [email protected] Office Hours Google Meet: meet.google.com/wcj-yzgd-cxx
Photo 1 is a fun introduction to Photography that is also the first class in a series of 3 classes if you find that you like it. You will learn how to operate a DSLR camera, use Photoshop Software and even create your own photography website. You will also have lots of time to get out taking pictures around campus with your classmates and by the end of the class you will have a portfolio of your photographs...
Marketing is a Career and Technical Education class that teaches you how to start, manage, and make money in a business. If you want to own your own business, this class is for you! Teacher: Kim McCoy
Dual Credit US History
This course satisfies the History 101 and History 102 at Nevada State College and other colleges and universities across the country. The Dual Credit program here at Shadow Ridge allows students to earn credit for Hist 101 and Hist 102 through NSC while earning your high school Social Studies credit for US History. Teacher: Tiffany Beckham [email protected] Office Hours Google Meet Code: https://meet.google.com/qfs-vzyq-dfe If...
AP US History
In AP U.S. History, students investigate significant events, individuals, developments, and processes in nine historical periods from approximately 1491 to the present. Students develop and use the same skills and methods employed by historians: analyzing primary and secondary sources; developing historical arguments; making historical connections; and utilizing reasoning about comparison, causation,...
Teacher: Austin Garrett
Military Science I – III / Air Force JROTC IV
Air Force JROTC is a citizenship program dedicated to serving our community and nation. We are much more than just a class. The academic portion is broken into four core areas: Aerospace Science, Leadership Education, Health and Wellness, and Drill and Ceremonies. The Air Force uniform is worn once a week in this class and adhering to Air Force grooming standards is required. Our activities include...
French I, IIH, IIIH, IVAP
Oh la la! It is time to learn a new language! French is a fun and beautiful language to learn! We also get to experience all the cultures of all the French-speaking countries of the world, especially France and Paris! Also, colleges and universities requires two to three foreign language credits to apply. Teacher: Regina Spanier [email protected] Office Hours Google Meet Code: https://meet.google.com/iob-nqgn-dhm
Painting I & II
Painting is for anyone who enjoys the creative process and would like to know more about what it is to truly be an artist. We practice painting techniques, learn about famous artists and explore what it is to think creatively and learn how to use art to communicate and express. Teacher: Melissa Kehr [email protected] ...
AP Computer Science Principles
AP CSP is the first programming class and allows for college credit. Teachers: Mr. Scott Shultz and Ms. Cynthia Fajardo
Yearbook - Take pictures, learn graphic design, leave a lasting mark for the year. Teacher: Tania Mason [email protected]
Cyber Security One
Cyber Security One is an entry level class to the exciting career of cybersecurity. Teacher: Lloyd Mann [email protected] Office Hours Google Meet Code: meet.google.com/jdt-izct-zdn
Forensic Science covers everything from showing up to a crime scene all the way to the trial and everything in between! Teacher: Robert Stahlke [email protected] Office Hours Google Meet Code: https://meet.google.com/agw-sjms-bhk
Drawing 1/Drawing 2/AP Drawing /AP 2D Art and Design
Drawing1 and 2 are both one-year courses designed to give students a strong foundation for drawing through the study of basic drawing techniques and the use of a variety of media and subject matter. Students will participate in exercises in art appreciation and critique to learn to personally consider and evaluate art. Problem solving, creativity and originality will be cultivated through planning,...
Dance 1, 2 & 3
Dance class is where you learn how to build or strengthen your mind-body connection while listening to music and collaborating with classmates. We dance to many different genres of music, and build skills in Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballet, Ballroom, Modern, and more! Not only will you learn how to dance steps, you will learn the history of how and why dance started which develops a deeper understanding of different...
We have choirs for singers at any experience level. Teacher: Jim Halvorson [email protected] Office Hours Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/lookup/ezxod6tusj
Did you know not all Hispanics eat spicy food, burritos or tacos? This class will broaden your perspective on 20 different Spanish speaking countries. In AP Spanish we will get down to the "nitty gritty" of language and Hispanic culture. We will also explore concepts related to family and communities, personal and public identities, beauty and aesthetics, science and technology, contemporary life,...
In the Journalism Foundations class, students learn how to write in a journalistic style, interview students and staff for informative articles, format their articles in The Lariat newspaper website, take photos, and show their creative sides through poll questions, videos, or podcasts. Students who are interested in journalism, communications, or public relations should definitely take Journalism...
AP World History
AP World History, a challenging fast-paced course covering 800 years of World History. Teacher: Erik Pack [email protected] Office Hours Google Meet: meet.google.com/hzy-gzvt-hzm
Website Design and Development I and II
Learn skills required in today's industries. Work with colors, graphics, and designs to layout websites and apps for clients. Internships are also offered to students. Teacher: David Durham [email protected] Office Hours Google Meet: meet.google.com/wrb-qbts-npz
Physics/ Physics Honors / AP Physics
What is your first reaction when you hear the word “physics”? Did you imagine working through difficult equations or memorizing formulas that seem to have no real use in life outside the physics classroom? Many people come to the subject of physics with a bit of fear. But as you begin your exploration of this broad-ranging subject, you may soon come to realize that physics plays a much larger role...
Advanced Placement Biology is a rigorous yet fun class where we learn in depth biological concepts and participate in several lab activities. Our favorite lab activity is the PGLO lab where we make bacteria glow by transferring a glowing jellyfish gene to a bacterium! Teacher: Michelle Quidato [email protected] Google Meet Office Hours: https://meet.google.com/rwd-ovsb-msm?authuser=0
Principles of Anatomy and Physiology H
This course focuses on the structure and function of the human body, and what happens when things aren't working properly. The course uses medical case studies where students are presented with a patient and they have to diagnose the patient based on symptoms and design a treatment plan for their patient. We also do various dissections, including a large specimen dissection at the end of the year. Teacher:...
Ceramics 1 2 3
Designing, creating and finishing artwork made out of clay. Super fun but also hard work, attendance is pretty much mandatory since you cannot do clay work at home. In Ceramics 1 you will make plates, cups, boxes, sculptures and much more. Teacher: Andrea Brackney [email protected] ...
Dual Credit ENG101/ENG102
The overall objective for ENG 101/102 is for students to emerge competent to complete a variety of writing assignments they might encounter in the college setting while also becoming more aware of their own writing strengths, weaknesses, style, and goals. ENG 101 (Semester 1) will provide students with the opportunity to write both personally and publicly. We will explore nonfiction and fiction readings,...
Theatre Technology covers all the aspects of theatre that happens off stage to create the onstage world the audience sees. Students learn how to design and create; sets, props, lighting, sound, and costuming. They use the skills learned in class to help build the stage productions as well as running equipment for other performing groups. Teacher: Katina McAmis [email protected] Office Hours...
The ACT/College Prep course is designed to prepare students for the five subtests of the ACT: English, Math, Reading, Science Reasoning and Writing. Students will learn test-taking strategies, review content focused on the ACT standards in English, Math, Reading, and Science, learn techniques for information retrieval, complete pre-ACT test practice and analyze results, learn memory techniques, develop...
Speech and Debate I
This one-year course provides an opportunity to study speech techniques and to apply these techniques to formal debate and individual speaking situations. Students are encouraged to apply debate principles and speech techniques at the tournament level. Instructional practices incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to society....
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