Learning Essentials

Course #: MD300PEL

 Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ EL (P/NP) (Repeatable)

 Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

 Prerequisites: Instructor Approval

 This course provides support for organizing and prioritizing study tasks. It is a productive classroom in which to complete schoolwork, receive assistance with research and projects, and get individualized instruction according to IEP goals. Students are expected to work on assignments for academic courses, improve study skills and make progress towards meeting IEP goals. This class will require students to demonstrate progress towards proficiency in the following State of Oregon Career-Related Learning Standards: Personal Management, Problem Solving, Communication.

Independent Living Skills Planning Class (ILS)

Course #: MD305PEL

 Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ EL

 Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

 Prerequisites: Recommendation from IEP team.

 This class will focus on functional real-world academics. Students will obtain a variety of skills in planning their high school experience, reading, writing, mathematics, communication, and social skills. This course serves students with moderate to severe disabilities who have Individualized Education Plans (IEPs).

Independent Living Skills (ILS)

Course #: MD307PEL

 Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ EL

 Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

 Prerequisites: IEP qualifying for ILS

 This course is designed for students to be independent in all areas of their life. Functional academics are taught to students to increase their autonomy. Vocational experiences for our students in the high school and community are emphasized. This course serves students with moderate to severe disabilities who have Individualized Education Plans (IEPs).

Professional Trades Elective (ILS)

Course #: MD600SEL

 Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ EL

 Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

 Prerequisites: Recommendation from IEP team

 The course provides students with foundational knowledge and skills to make effective decisions, use career information and manage career plans. In addition to career planning, the course of study includes both contemporary and emerging technological resources as applied to specific industry sectors, as well as appropriate problem-solving strategies and critical thinking skills for work-related issues and tasks.

Adapted Physical Education

Course #: PE376PPE

 Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ PE

 Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

 Prerequisites: IEP

 This course is designed for ILS students. Students will have the opportunity to benefit from PE with a curriculum that is specifically designed to meet each individual’s needs. Students will be paired up with a mentor to help guide and teach them the importance of staying and becoming physically fit.

Applied Math

Course #: MA095SEL

 Length & Credit: 1 trimester/0.5 credit/ SC (modified diploma only) Repeatable

 Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

 Prerequisites: IEP, Instructor and Case Manager approval

 Applied Math reinforces general math skills, extending those skills to include some pre-algebra and algebra topics, and uses these skills in a variety of practical, consumer, business, and occupational applications. Course topics typically include rational numbers, measurement, basic statistics, ratio and proportion, basic geometry, formulas, and simple equations.

Applied English and Communications

Course #: LA060PEL

 Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ SA (modified diploma only) Repeatable

 Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

 Prerequisites: IEP, Instructor and Case Manager Approval

 Applied English and Communication class is designed to assist students that take extended assessments and are working toward a modified diploma access to foundational language arts knowledge. This is class is designed to be repeated for additional credit.

Math Foundations

Course #: MA007BMA

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ MA (modified diploma only)

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: IEP, Instructor and Case Manager Approval

This course provides instruction in discrete, foundational math skills to develop number sense and understanding of quantity. Areas of focus include identifying, ordering and labeling with numbers, determining monetary value, and basic calculator use. Instruction is provided by a special education teacher in a small group setting.

Consumer Math

Course #: MA006BMA

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ MA (modified diploma only)

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: IEP, Instructor and Case Manager Approval

This course provides instruction in multi-step, real-world math tasks including, but not limited to budgeting, banking, money handling, comparison shopping, and credit.
Instruction is provided by a special education teacher in a small group setting.

Functional English

Course #: LA001BLA

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ LA (modified diploma only)

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: IEP, Instructor and Case Manager Approval

This course provides instruction in reading and writing for functional living. Areas of focus include analyzing informational text, interpreting text seen throughout the community, and exploration of current events and their impact on student life. Instruction is provided by a special education teacher in a small group setting.

English Foundations

Course #: LA002BLA

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ LA (modified diploma only)

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: IEP, Instructor and Case Manager Approval

This course provides instruction in discrete reading and writing skills. Areas of focus include comprehending and analyzing leveled informational text and comprehension and identification of functional sight words. Text is primarily picture-supported to support comprehension. Instruction is provided by a special education teacher in a small group setting. 

Community Readiness

Course #: MD426SEL

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ Elective (modified diploma only)

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: IEP, Instructor and Case Manager Approval

This course provides instruction in employability and social and self-management skills. Community access, including informational interview and community resource exploration, is a component in addition to the operation of school-based business(s). Instruction is provided by a special education teacher in a small group setting.

Independent Living

Course #: MD310PEL

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ Elective (modified diploma only)

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: IEP, Instructor and Case Manager Approval

This course provides instruction in completion of independent living activities, including but not limited to simple cooking, purchasing in retail and foodservice, accessing leisure activities within the school and community setting and completion of prevocational routines. Instruction is provided by a special education teacher in a small group setting.