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Engineering 102 Course Summary

Welcome to Engineering 102!!

Engineering 102 (High School) is a three-unit, UA course for high school students who want to learn more about engineering. Throughout this course, students will learn about opportunities in various engineering fields and experience how engineers improve people's lives. The core of the curriculum includes: designing and building solar ovens, catapults, and paper helicopters. However, a large portion of the curriculum will be designed to meet the needs and interests of the students enrolled. Other projects might include:

  • Cellphone chargers
  • Rocketry
  • Robotics
  • Balsa wood bridges
  • Arduino microprocessor activities
  • Artificial heart valve models
  • Artificial bone growth designs

This course will also incorporate Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) which will allow students in the course to work with mentors in engineering fields on real-world projects that help members of their communities.

    Algebra I Course Summary

    During this course, students will learn the necessary concepts of Algebra. Students will be responsible for learning, applying, and retaining information about the following topics:

    • Expressions, Equations, and Functions
    • Properties of Real Numbers
    • Solving and Graphing Linear Equations and Functions
    • Writing LInear Equations
    • Solving and Graphing Linear Inequalities
    • Systems of Equations and Inequalities
    • Exponenets and Exponential Functions
    • Polynomials and Factoring
    • Quadratic Equations and Functions
    • Radicals and Geometry Connections
    • Rational Equations and Functions
    • Probability and Data Analysis

    This course covers concepts of algebra beyond what is normally addressed in Algebra I; therefore, credit in Algebra I is a prerequisite for enrollment in Fundamentals of Algebra II.  Geometry is usually taken prior to taking the Fundamentals course, but in special cases, the sequence may be reversed or the two courses may be taken concurrently.  This course is fundamentally similar to the Algebra II course, but the scope will be less extensive, the pacing will be slower, and some of the concepts will not be covered in as much depth.

    Topics will include a review of Algebra I concepts, systems and matrices, quadratic functions, and more advanced functions as time permits.

    Students who have not yet met or exceeded the math portion of Arizona’s Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) should benefit greatly from the content covered in this course.

    My email: rstill@morenci.k12.az.us


    Welcome to Algebra 2! This is an intense course providing spiral review of key Algebra topics that will then expand to advanced functions as outlined by the Arizona Department of Education.

    Algebra 2 is made up of advanced functions.  Topics include: linear systems, quadratic systems, polynomial, radical, rational and trigonometric functions, and advanced probability and statistics concepts.

    email:  rstill@morenci.k12.az.us

    The fall semester will dual enrollment MAT 181 Trigonometry.  The topics will include all aspects of trigonometry, polar coordinates, parametric functions and vectors.  All content will be included in MyMathLab including all presentations, practices and assessments.  The course map is defined by Eastern Arizona College.  This course is available for dual credit with Eastern Arizona College.

     

    My email: jkillgore@morenci.org

    Semester 1

    Geometry is a course in structured logic.  Students learn theorems and postulates and then form problem-solving plans by which to solve or prove various geometric situations.  During the first semester students receive an overview of Euclidean and analytical geometry, intersections of lines and planes, uses of postulates and theorems, properties of triangles, congruence of triangles, transformations, and similarity of figures.

    Semester 2

    Students study inductive and deductive reasoning, laws of logic, properties of polygons, properties of right triangles, properties and components of circles, and areas and volumes of geometric figures and solids.  The ability to construct proofs continues to be stressed as the students’ problem-solving skills grow.

    AZ Math Test Prep Course Summary

    This course is designed to give students the tools necessary to pass the Arizona State Assessment, which is factored into their corresponding course grade. This class will review critical concepts that were covered in Algebra and Geometry. An example of some of the material that will be covered follows:

    Algebra - Solving radical equations, finding the slope and rate of change, graphing equations, and multiplying and factoring and solving polynomials.

    Geometry - Determining angle measures, proofs, determining arc lengths, finding surface area and volume, and solving ratios and proportions.

    Algebra concepts will be covered the first semester and Geometry concepts will be covered the second semester. 

    Prerequisites: High school Student that has already completed either Algebra I or Geometry

    This course builds on the Arizona Common Core Standards. Students will be challenged to develop advanced skills in reading, composition, oral communication and logical argument.  Students will learn narrative, descriptive, persuasive, and expository essay writing skills. Literary studies include critical analysis and analytical reading. Students will learn universal themes in literature while applying all the stages of composition –pre-writing, writing, revising, and proofreading. Composition skills are emphasized using the 6-traits writing rubric as a basis for grading all student writing. The grammatical, mechanical and syntactical skills of language are taught within the meaningful context of the writing process.  Extensive in and out of class reading, individual and group projects, challenging class discussions, and a variety of writing experiences will be required.

    Economics: Students will deepen their understanding of the economic problems and institutions of the nation and world. They should learn to make reasoned decisions on economic issues as future citizens, workers, consumers, and business people. Students will master fundamental economic concepts, applying the tools such as graphs, statistics & equations from other subject areas to the understanding of operations and institutions of economic systems. Studied in a historic context are the basic economic principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics, international economics, consumer economic systems, measurement, and methods.

     



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    Government: This course will focus on the various institutions, groups, beliefs, and ideas that constitute United States politics. Students will gain an analytical perspective on government and politics in the United States both by studying the general concepts used to interpret U. S. politics and by analyzing specific examples. Students will learn how to analyze and interpret basic data relevant to U. S. government and politics and will be involved in simulations and projects that bring the aforementioned to light in a realistic manner.

     


    Course Description: Freshmen Physics is a physical science course specifically for 9th grade students with a strong mathematical background beginning their high school science curriculum. Using physics as a unifying theme, topics will integrate a wide range of disciplines, both within and outside the “standard” science arena. An opportunity to relate scientific concepts and principles to the everyday happenings of life and to other disciplines through examples and activities demonstrating these inter-relationships.


    Earth and Space Science is a course focusing on the study of the Earth’s lithosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and its celestial environment. Students enrolled in this course analyze and describe Earth’s interconnected systems and how they are changing due to natural processes and human influence. Topics covered include rocks, minerals, natural resource management, sculpturing of Earth’s surface, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, geologic history, the atmosphere, weather, climate, history of astronomy, the solar system, stars, and galaxies.

    My email: ajaguilera@morenci.k12.az.us

    In Biology I students are introduced to fundamental biological concepts through studying topics related to their daily lives.  During the first semester these topics include characteristics of living things, basics of biochemistry, molecular interactions, cellular patterns and processes, genetics, and the basics of heredity.  Students will be able to apply their knowledge to current events and topical information.  Laboratory activities will help students apply their knowledge and develop their skills in microscope use, measurement techniques, and laboratory safety.  Students will continue to expand their application of the scientific method.  Course includes weekly formal assessments.

    The second semester of Biology I is a continuation of the first semester.  Additional topics explored include:  evolutionary patterns and processes, ecological relationships, anatomy and physiology, environmentalism.  Students continue to develop their laboratory skills through dissections of various specimens during this semester


    In this course the students will meet Arizona State Science Standards and learn the most basic ideas of chemistry with emphasis on reaction chemistry such as matter, atomic structure, ionic bonds and covaInent compounds. Chemical properties and physical properties of the elements from the periodic table are explained. In depth exploration of basic chemistry includes the prediction of element properties, the interaction between energy and matter. The kinetic theory and properties of gases are also studied. Acids, bases, water solutions, and acid-base reactions are covered. Redox systems and their applications are explained. Electrochemistry , biochemistry, and organic chemistry basics are studied. Energy, chemical reactions, entropy, caloimetry, and nuclear chemistry basics are explained.

    Independent Studies is a cross curricular course.  It will serve as the Academic Decathlon Team and the Knowledge Bowl Team, but will also allow students the opportunity to improve on their essay and speech writing skills, to increase their scholarship potential.  The Academic Decathlon theme this year is India.  The course content will include all aspects of the culture, history, and academic contributions of India and the people of India. I am looking forward to us all learning a lot together.


    Contact Information:  rstill@morenci.k12.az.us

    COURSE INFORMATION

    Students in this course will be responsible for producing the High School Yearbook.  Students will gain 21st Century Skills in a business environment through planning, production and distribution of the yearbook.  In addition to the yearbook, this class creates a weekly student body newsletter.

    COURSE INFORMATION

    This course is responsible for the daily news broadcast.  Students will learn to produce, edit and publish videos for the student body.

    COURSE INFORMATION

    In this course you will learn how to use Microsoft Office and Google Docs efficiently and
    effectively which will help you not only in high school but also in college and your career of choice.

    Spanish 2 Course Description:

    Students will learn a variety of tenses, including the subjunctive and compound tenses.  Vocabulary will be enhanced by studying Spanish Literature.  Syntax in speaking and writing will be stressed, students must have successfully completed  Spanish 1.  A continuation of Spanish culture, traditions, and folklore will occur with emphasis on Southwest Folklore.

    Spanish III Honors Course Description.

    Successful completion of Spanish II with a B average is a pre-requisite for Spanish III.  The course offers college credit via Eastern Arizona College.  A rigorous study of grammar, vocabulary, syntax, literature and culture will be presented.  Students will present oral presentations and with video equipment they will be able to view, correct and improve on their speaking abilities.  Additionally, a research paper will be required in the Spring Semester, additional research papers will be assigned at the discretion of Mr. Chavez.      

    Spanish 1 Course Description:

    Students  will learn the basic tenses . Focusing  on the present and preterite.  Students will be exposed to vocabulary which is appropriate in first year.  Syntax will be presented and students will learn survival communication .  After the first year of Spanish, students will be able to read, write, speak Spanish at a beginning level.  Additionally students will be exposed to Spanish culture, traditions, and folklore.

    Spanish 1 Course Description:

    Students  will learn the basic tenses . Focusing  on the present and preterite.  Students will be exposed to vocabulary which is appropriate in first year.  Syntax will be presented and students will learn survival communication .  After the first year of Spanish, students will be able to read, write, speak Spanish at a beginning level.  Additionally students will be exposed to Spanish culture, traditions, and folklore.

    Students will learn the basic skills construction carpentry.

    The carpentry class is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to work in the construction field. Students will learn how to construct the various parts of a house using dog houses and sheds as models. 

    Students will learn Oxyfuel welding techniques such as welding in the horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions, torch cutting, 

    This course is part of a planned set of classes designed to teach students oxyfuel and stick welding. 

    COURSE SUMMARY: This course prepares students with a basic understanding of culinary arts.  It includes basic knowledge of kitchen safety and sanitation, kitchen equipment, foods, food preparation, nutrition, plating, table setting, table etiquette, and career preparation.

    NOTE: Upon completion of this year-long course, students can apply to Eastern Arizona College (E.A.C.) and Gila Institute for Technology  (G.I.F.T.) to enroll in Culinary Arts 101 and 102 (Fundamentals).  These are Career & Technical Education (C.T.E.) courses under G.I.F.T which is a Joint Technological and Education District (J.T.E.D.).  Dual credit from E.A.C. and Morenci High School is possible for these courses. 


    COURSE SUMMARY:

    This course is designed for students aspiring to enter the restaurant and catering industry or who wish to further their knowledge of culinary arts.  Theory and practice of basic elements of culinary arts fundamentals with emphasis upon safety, sanitation, uniform requirements, culinary terminology, basic nutritional guidelines, equipment needs and usage, standards measurements, knife selection and care, basic knife cuts, fruit and vegetable identification and preparation will be covered.  This course will also provide a study of cooking techniques and preparation methods for cakes, pies, cookies, simple desserts, doughs, breads, bakery sauces and toppings, as well as uses of chocolate and appropriate presentation methods for various types of desserts.

     

    Prerequisite: Students must be in grades 10, 11, or 12. This is a Career & Technical Education (C.T.E.) course under the Gila Institute for Technology (G.I.F.T) which is a Joint Technological and Education District (J.T.E.D.).  Dual credit from Eastern Arizona College (E.A.C.) and Morenci High School is possible; students must see the guidance counselor to enroll in the course.  Students are encouraged to enroll in Culinary Arts Applications (Culinary Arts 102 and 103) upon completion of this course.

    G.I.F.T.'s MISSION STATEMENT:

    We prepare students for certification, degrees, careers and successful lives

    COURSE SUMMARY: This course is designed for students aspiring to enter the restaurant and catering industry or who wish to further their knowledge of culinary arts.  This course will provide an introduction to cooking techniques and will provide theory and practice of production of varied meat, fish, and poultry items, stocks, sauces, soups, and garde manger. 

     Prerequisites:

    1)     A grade of “C” or better in Culinary Arts 101 and 104 (12.0500.10)

    2)     Students must be in grades 11 or 12.

    This is a Career & Technical Education (C.T.E.) course under the Gila Institute for Technology (G.I.F.T) which is a Joint Technological and Education District (J.T.E.D.).  Dual credit from Eastern Arizona College (E.A.C.) and Morenci High School is possible; students must see the guidance counselor to enroll in the course.  Students are encouraged to enroll in Culinary Arts Internship (Culinary Arts 105 then 106) upon completion of this course.

    G.I.F.T.'s MISSION STATEMENT:

    We prepare students for certification, degrees, careers and successful lives

    The Computer Aided Drafting course will teach students mechanical drafting skills.

    Students will use the Autodesk Inventor software to learn solids modeling of mechanical parts and assemblies. Students will learn to communicate design ideas using drawings dimensions, and symbols. 

    Course Description:

    Boys Athletic Development is a course designed to give student/athletes a greater opportunity to increase strength and endurance to better prepare them for success in their respective sports that they participate in at Morenci High School.

    Course Description:

    HS Boys P. E. is designed to provide multiple activities that give the students opportunity to have 40 minutes of daily fitness to assist them with developing  a positive attitude toward lifelong physical activity.