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Careers in Health

The Careers in Health (grades 10-12)  is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a medical or health science career after high school. The goal of the Health Careers Program is to guide students in the exploration of the health care field in a way that helps them make educated and informed decisions about their future. In addition, students are expected to develop professional behaviors and respect for others, make ethical choices, maintain confidentiality, and increase personal responsibility and reliability.

Career Seminar- Portfolio

This 9th – 12th grade course provides students with opportunities to explore career aspirations, cultivate employment skills, create a personal marketing plan (i.e. cover letters, resume, image), understand work-related health and safety issues, and gain insights into Minnesota’s workforce needs while developing valuable career-ready skills. 


Earth Science

In Earth Science students investigate fundamental concepts in the earth sciences related to the earth’s lithosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere. Significant current environmental issues are also studied. The Minnesota standards in earth science and in the nature of science and engineering are addressed in greater scope and depth.


Financial Literacy

In this course students will examine a particular topic in Economics rather than provide a general overview of the field. Course topics may include international economics, economic development and growth of a particular country or region, or resource allocation.


Theatre Arts

This course is designed in partnership with Project Success and will provide you with the opportunity to attend 3 theatrical performances each quarter at no cost.  In addition to watching the performance, you will learn about live theatre - the terminology and techniques that directors incorporate as they interpret at play and present it to an audience.  You will read the plays ahead of time, so that you are prepared for what you will see and are able to write a critical review effectively.


TBD- To earn credit, you must attend a minimum of 3 performances each quarter.  All transportation, childcare and ticket costs are paid in full by Project Success.


Public Speaking

Courses in this classification develop students’ communication skills in a variety of speaking situations such as small and large group discussions or delivery of speeches in front of audiences. Topics may include, but are not limited to, research and organization, writing for verbal delivery, stylistic choices, visual and presentation skills, analysis and critique, and development of self-confidence.


Creative Writing

This course will help you to further develop your creative writing skills, through exposure to what others have written, and by asking you to evaluate and practice your own writing.

Writing is made up of the writing process and the creative process. The writing process is the physical task of writing of which includes pre-writing, drafting, revising, editing, publishing and assessing.

The creative process, on the other hand, is much harder to define. The creative process is what the artist does when they are creating something that did not previously exist. The creative process involves making decisions about what to write about, what genre to use, what form to put the writing in, as well as how to structure it, what language to use, what the theme will be, and what imagery to use. The end result is the creation of something new that has its own meaning, it's own life.



Modern Art History

This class provides a critical survey of the major movements, paradigms, and documents of European and American art of the 20th century. Special attention will be given to crucial problems: the relation of art and politics, art’s response to mass media and consumer culture, and the understanding of terms such as “modern,” “avant-garde,” and “post-modern.” More broadly, we will study fundamental tools for examining works of art formally, historically, and critically. The course is not intended as a complete survey of 20th century art; rather, it will address the complex set of aesthetic, philosophical, and political motivations that shaped the artistic production of select figures and movements, including Cubism, Dada, Surrealism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Performance Art, and Appropriation Art.



Psychology is an introduction to the scientific study of human behavior and mental processes. The course introduces the major theories, methods, and findings of modern psychology to beginning students. Topics include:

  • Research methods
  • Biological psychology
  • Sensation & perception
  • Learning
  • Memory
  • Cognition & language
  • Intelligence
  • Development
  • Personality
  • Abnormal behavior
  • Treatment
  • Social psychology