GEOLIT (1101, 04001)

Recommended Grade Level: 9    Prerequisite: None     Honors Option Available: Yes

Meets the UC/CSU "A" and "B" requirement

GeoLit combines California and national content standards for Geography and 9th Grade English Language Arts. While the sequence of topics is largely driven by English Language Arts standards, the depth of the course is through the National Geography Standards aligned with the California state Social Studies Framework.  Students are assessed in all BHS Schoolwide Learning Outcomes throughout the year. Geolit integrates the following A-G courses into a single integrated course that happens across two class periods: 

GEOGRAPHY AND ENGLISH 9

 

WORLD STUDIES (01102, 04051)

Recommended Grade Level: 10    Prerequisite: None     Honors Option Available: Yes

Meets the UC/CSU "A" and "B" requirement

World Studies combines California and national content standards for 10th Grade English Language Arts and Modern World History. . While the sequence of topics is largely driven by history standards, the course is focused on college ready writing skills that lean heavily on ELA content, and students are assessed in all BHS Schoolwide Learning Outcomes.  World Studies integrates the following A-G courses into a single integrated course that happens across two class periods: 

WORLD HISTORY AND ENGLISH 10

AMERICAN STUDIES (01103, 04103)

Recommended Grade Level: 11    Prerequisite: None     Honors Option Available: Yes

Meets the UC/CSU "A" and "B" requirement

American Studies combines California and national content standards for 11th Grade English Language Arts and United States History. While the sequence of topics is largely driven by history standards, the course is focused on college ready writing skills that lean heavily on ELA content, and students are assessed in all BHS Schoolwide Learning Outcomes.  American Studies integrates the following A-G courses into a single integrated course that happens across two class periods:

US HISTORY  and ENGLISH 11

US Government (04151)

Recommended Grade Level: 12    Prerequisite: None     Honors Option Available: No

Meets the UC/CSU "A" requirement

U.S. Government—Comprehensive courses provide an overview of the structure and functions of the U.S. government and political institutions and examine constitutional principles, the concepts of rights and responsibilities, the role of political parties and interest groups, and the importance of civic participation in the democratic process. These courses may examine the structure and function of state and local governments and may cover certain economic and legal topics.

US Government is a one-semester course, paired with Economics for the other semester

Economics (04201)

Recommended Grade Level: 12    Prerequisite: None     Honors Option Available: No

Meets the UC/CSU "A" requirement

Economics courses provide students with an overview of economics with primary emphasis on
the principles of microeconomics and the U.S. economic system. These courses may also cover topics
such as principles of macroeconomics, international economics, and comparative economics. Economic
principles may be presented in formal theoretical contexts, applied contexts, or both.

Economics is a one-semester course, paired with US Governnment for the other semester

 

English 12/Writing Seminar (01104)

Recommended Grade Level: 12    Prerequisite: None     Honors Option Available: Yes

Meets the UC/CSU "B" requirement

Course blends composition and literature into a cohesive whole as students write critical and comparative analyses of selected literature, continuing to develop their language arts skills. Typically, students primarily write multi-paragraph essays, but they may also write one or more major research papers.

Creative Writing (01149)

Recommended Grade Level: 10+    Prerequisite: None     Honors Option Available: No

Meets the UC/CSU "B" requirement

Creative Writing courses offer students the opportunity to develop and improve their technique and individual style in poetry, short story, drama, essays, and other forms of prose. The emphasis of the courses is on writing; however, students may study exemplary representations and authors to obtain a fuller appreciation of the form and craft. Although most creative writing classes cover several expressive forms, others concentrate exclusively on one particular form (such as poetry or playwriting).

Journalism (11104)

Journalism serves as the BHS Yearbook course

Recommended Grade Level: 10+    Prerequisite: None     Honors Option Available: No

Meets the UC/CSU "B" requirement

Students will function as staff members and learn various aspects of the yearbook publication process such as layout and design, copy writing, photography, budget and finance, and promotion and publicity. The book is built on-line. During both semesters, students are responsible for producing complete layouts in order to meet publication deadlines.