Course Description
Course Notes
Course Fees
Arts1
  
10-12NoneNoOnlineYesNo

​Students will learn to use the computer as a tool for creating their own work and for manipulating digitized images. Students will use Adobe applications, as well as digital imaging devices, to create a variety of 2D projects, which may include story illustrations, juxtapositions, and original works of art. Final project is to create a portfolio in hard copy and electronically showcasing the student’s skills.

​This course meets entirely online. Students should budget approximately five hours per week of course work.

Career Ed1
  
12NoneNoOnlineNoNo

​This course teaches valuable career exploration, college preparation, and life skills. Students will research appropriate career and college programs, determine costs, create a personal resume, write an admissions essay, apply for college admissions, and complete scholarship searches. The class includes significant lab time for students to complete the college admissions process and activities. The course may also include employment readiness simulations. Second semester students will study personal finance topics including career development, money management, budgeting, credit management, taxes, buying a car, leasing an apartment, buying a house, insurance, savings and investments, and retirement.

​This course meets entirely online. Students should budget approximately 5 hours per week for course work.

​None

Technology1
  
9-12Algebra 1 or instructor approvalNoHybridYesNo

​The objective of this course is to teach problem-solving strategies and develop critical thinking skills by studying the fundamental principles of structured computer programming in Java. The student will develop algorithms and express them in top-down diagrams. Topics may include data types, variables, mathematical and logical operations, strings, character arrays, input, output, conditional statements, loop structures, and functions. Most instruction is delivered online in video tutorial format. Students taking Programming 1 should plan to take Programming 2 second semester so as to build upon recent skills.

This course requires attendance at three class meetings plus an optional fourth meeting from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at the D20 Education and Administration Center. During these meetings, students can ask questions, work with and hear from local computer programmers, and solve collaborative problems with programming. In addition to these course meetings, students should budget approximately 5 hours per week for online course work.

Required class meetings will be announced by June 1, 2016

​None

Technology1
  
9-12Programming 1NoHybridYesNo

​This course is a continuation of the principles of structural programming introduced in Programming 1. Topics may include loops, advanced use of functions, structures, data files, arrays, and an introduction to object-oriented programming. Most instruction is delivered online in video tutorial format.

​This course requires attendance at four class meetings from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at the D20 Education and Administration Center. During these meetings, students can ask questions, work with and hear from local computer programmers, and solve collaborative problems with programming. In addition to these course meetings, students should budget approximately 5 hours per week for online course work.

Required class meetings:

  • Wednesday, January 13, 4:00pm—6:00pm: Course Introduction and Information (this session may end earlier than 6:00pm)
  • Wednesday, February 17, 4:00pm—6:00pm: Guest speaker TBA
  • Wednesday, March 9, 4:00pm—6:00pm: Collaborative project and introduce end-of-the-year project
  • April - May: Scheduled individual meetings to discuss end-of-the-year project

​None

Other1
  
9-12NoneYesIn PersonNoYes

A lecture-discussion approach to communication theory and its applications in everyday communication. Intended to give students a point of view and certain basic knowledge that will help them become better communicators regardless of their fields of specialization. Approved for LAS Social Science area requirement. Approved for Compass Curriculum requirement: Explore-Society, Health and Behavior.
This is a CU Platinum course hosted by Extended Studies at Academy Online and the D20 Career & Tech Ed. Department. These courses are all taught in a hybrid format by a UCCS instructor.

Students must indicate intent to participate, complete UCCS registration, pay the $75.00 tuition, and complete the D20 Concurrent Enrollment Agreement. The Extended Studies office will help students do this.

Course meeting times and dates will be announced by November 1, 2016.

​University of Colorado, Colorado Springs credit (REQUIRED): $75.00 (3 total credits)
Corresponding UCCS course: COMM 1020: Interpersonal Communication

English2
  
10-12NoneNoOnlineYesNo

​In this course, students will read, study, and interpret representative works of British literature from each of the major literary periods from Anglo-Saxon to modern. Students will also strengthen their writing skills, learn, and utilize various rhetorical strategies, and sharpen critical thinking skills. This is an NCAA approved class.

​This course meets entirely online. Students should budget approximately 5 hours per week for course work.

​None

English1
  
9-12NoneNoOnlineNoNo

Designed to be taken the semester before attempting the ACT or SAT, this course will reinforce the elements of the reading and writing concepts and extend skills that are assessed on the ACT and/or SAT standardized tests.

This course meets entirely online. Students should budget approximately five hours of course work per week.

​None

English2
  
12NoneNoOnlineYesYes

​The course will prepare students for post-secondary reading and writing expectations and study.  This course will prepare students for the types of writing tasks common in post-secondary pursuits.  The course will familiarize students with various modes of discourse, research methods, and elements of rhetoric and style.  The course will reinforce grammar and mechanics. This is an NCAA approved class.

​This course meets entirely online. Students should budget approximately 5 hours per week for course work.

​University of Colorado, Denver credit (optional): $75.00 (3 total credits)
Corresponding UC-Denver course: ENGL 1020, Core Composition I

English1
  
10-12Creative Writing 1NoOnlineYesNo

​This course is for students to continue to develop and advance existing creative writing skills with an emphasis on publication. This course is an NCAA approved class.

​This course meets entirely online. Students should budget approximately 5 hours per week for course work.

​None

English1
  
10-12Parent permissionNoHybridYesYes

In this course, students explore these stories through an analysis of genres and the complex interplay between film and literature. Students will learn how “read” multiple layers of both film and literature while uncovering patterns in theme, character, symbol, and so on.

This course has online and in person components. Tentative dates for required in person meetings are as follows:

  • Tuesday, August 30 from 5-6pm (the Extended Studies Meet the Teacher Night)
  • Thursday, September 1 from 3:30 - 6:30pm at Liberty High School
  • Thursday, September 19 from 3:30 - 6:30pm at Liberty High School
  • Thursday, November 3 from 3:30 - 6:30pm at Liberty High School

University of Colorado, Denver credit (optional): $75.00 (3 total credits)
Corresponding UC-Denver course: ENGL 1601, Telling Tales: Narrative Art in Literature & Film

English1
  
10-12Permission SlipNoHybridYesYes

In this course, students explore these stories through an analysis of genres and the complex interplay between film and literature. Students will learn how “read” multiple layers of both film and literature while uncovering patterns in theme, character, symbol, and so on.

This course has online and in person components. Dates, times, and locations for in person meetings will be announced by November 1, 2016.

​TBD

English1
  
10-12Parent PermissionNoHybridYesYes

In this course, students explore these stories through an analysis of genres and the complex interplay between film and literature. Students will learn how “read” multiple layers of both film and literature while uncovering patterns in theme, character, symbol, and so on.

This course has online and in person components. Dates, times, and locations for in person meetings will be announced by November 1, 2016.

​TBD

English1
  
10-12NoneNoOnlineYesNo

​Students will study connections between classical myths and myths of modern culture. This is an NCAA approved class.

​This course meets entirely online. Students should budget approximately 5 hours per week for course work.

​None

Math1
  
9-12NoneNoOnlineNoNo

​Designed to be taken the semester before attempting the ACT or SAT, this course will review elements of the mathematical concepts and skills that are part the ACT or SAT standardized tests. While not directly providing direct practice with test-taking skills, this course will provide lessons, reviews, and practice problems as one part of the process students may use in preparation to take these tests.

​This course meets entirely online. Students should budget approximately 5 hours per week for course work.

​None

Math2
  
11-12Successful completion of Algebra 2YesHybridYesYes

​Advanced Placement® Statistics is a course that covers topic related to the collection, organization, and analysis of data.  Topics include descriptive statistics, probability, simulation, binomial and normal distributions, hypothesis testing, and statistical inference.  At the conclusion of this course, students will be prepared for and expected to take the Advanced Placement® exam for potential college credit. This course is an NCAA approved class.

​This course requires in person meetings TBD.

  • AP® exam fee: approximately $95.00 (taking the AP® exam is highly encouraged)
  • University of Colorado, Colorado Springs credit (optional): $75.00 (3 total credits)
    Corresponding UCCS course: MATH 2810, Introductory Statistics
Math2
  
9-12Successful completion of AP Calculus BCYesHybridYesYes

​This course is equivalent to a third semester college calculus course.  Differential and integral calculus of several variables are the focal points of this college-level course which extends the advanced placement calculus experience to three dimensions, culminating in the calculus applications to physics with Stokes', Green's, and Gauss' Theorems. This is an NCAA approved class.

This course has online and in person components. Dates, times, and location of in person meetings will be announced by June 1, 2016 Students should budget approximately 7-10 hours per week for course work.

​University of Colorado, Colorado Springs credit (optional): $75.00 (4 total credits)
Corresponding UCCS course: Math 2350, Calculus III

Physical Education1
  
9-12NoneNoOnlineNoNo

​Global Health and Wellness can meet the graduation requirement for Academy District 20.  This class is designed for transfer students that need to meet the District 20 health requirement.  In this class, students will research current health related issues in our society.  This class uses the internet as its medium and is project-based.  In meeting building technology requirements, students will have the opportunity to use a variety of search engines, research databases, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Publisher.

​This course meets entirely online. Students should budget approximately 5 hours per week for course work.

​None

Physical Education1
  
9-12Intro to PE and parent permissionNoHybridNoYes

​This course is designed to accommodate the needs of those students who have a restricted schedule.  The class will be taught outside the traditional school day, after school, and on weekends.  Students will have the opportunity to learn and be involved in outdoor lifelong fitness activities.  These activities include strength training, hiking, mountain biking, backpacking, camping, snowshoeing, fishing, and rafting.  The student needs to be highly motivated towards outdoor adventure activities.  Student responsibilities include the production of our outdoor magazine, “Rocky Mountain Unleashed.”  This will provide an avenue for students to write in a meaningful way, as well as to promote fitness to other students and adults. Note: School sports, club athletics, and related activities cannot be used to count for workouts for PE classes.

​Activities, dates, and times are likely the following:

August 18, 3:30 - 4:30 (Class Meeting)
August 25, 3:30-5:30 (Biking on the Santa Fe Trail)*
August 27, 1:00-4:00 (Hiking in Ute Valley)
September 10, 1:00-4:00 (Hiking around Palmer Lake)
September 15, 3:30-5:30 (Biking in Section 16 of Black Forest)*

*You must have a bike and be able to transport it to the location.

Locations and confirmation of these dates and times will be made by June 1, 2016.

​• University of Colorado, Colorado Springs credit (optional): $75.00 (3 total credits)
Corresponding UCCS course: HSCI 1080, Outdoor Adventure Fundamentals

Physical Education1
  
9-12Intro to PEYesHybridNoYes

This is a UCCS class provided by the CU Succeed Platinum program; the course is taught by a UCCS instructor. Following is the UCCS course description: Investigates the value of six components of wellness: physical, social, intellectual, environmental, spiritual, and emotional. Activities include the development of tools and strategies to improve personal fitness levels, nutrition status, stress management, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle throughout the lifespan. Note: School sports, club athletics, and related activities cannot be used to count for workouts for PE classes.

This is a CU Platinum course hosted by Extended Studies at Academy Online and the D20 Career & Tech Ed. Department. These courses are all taught in a hybrid format by a UCCS instructor. Students must complete indicate intent to participate, complete UCCS registration, pay the $75.00 tuition, and complete the D20 Concurrent Enrollment Agreement. The Extended Studies office will help students do this.

​Semester 2 of this class will run from January 21 – May 5. For semester 2, this course has 5 required in person class meetings: January 21, February 11, February 18, February 25, and March 10. Each of these classes will be from 4:30pm – 7:00pm, and they will meet at the Academy Online Pilot Program modular classrooms on the Pine Creek High School campus. With the exception of the first and last in-person class meeting, students should be prepared to participate in fitness activities, including cardio and fitness testing.  The course also has online components through the UCCS online system to be accessed regularly. Students should budget 5 hours per week for this course.

​University of Colorado, Colorado Springs credit (REQUIRED): $75.00 (3 total credits)
Corresponding UCCS course: HSCI 1020, Personal Fitness & Wellness

Physical Education1
  
10-12Introduction to PE, instructor approval, and parent permissionNoHybridNoNo

​Students will receive instruction in basic scuba to include the classroom and pool training portion of the P.A.D.I open water diver course.  Additionally, students will receive instruction in advanced swimming techniques. 

This course meets online from April 25 – May 13. It also meets in person on April 30 and May 7 from 8:00am – 6:00pm at Underwater Connection on Garden of the Gods and I-25. Students should budget 3 hours per week for online course work during this course meeting time.

Students are highly encouraged to obtain their SCUBA certification, which they can do through a May trip sponsored by Underwater Connection or another self- or family-organized trip; see the instructor for details.

​• Materials & Pool Fee: $239.00 (paid directly to Underwater Connection)
• Diving trip for certification (optional): $175.00

Science1
  
10-12Algebra 1NoOnlineYesNo

​Chemistry is the study of the properties, changes and interactions of matter. Topics covered include principles of chemical change, chemical formulas, equations and their application, atomic theory, the Periodic Table, acids and bases, phases of matter, solutions, and thermodynamics. There is a significant laboratory component to this course as well as the ability to use mathematics to solve problems. This course is an NCAA approved class.

​This course meets entirely online. Students should budget 5 hours per week for course work.

​None

Science1
  
9-12NoneYesHybridNoYes

This is a UCCS class provided by the CU Succeed Platinum program; the course is taught by a UCCS instructor. Following is the UCCS course description: The prevalence and popularity of movies and television shows dealing with forensic investigation of crimes has created a gap between reality and fantasy. This course exposes some of the inaccuracies, exaggerated uses, and interpretation of forensic tools.

This is a CU Platinum course hosted by Extended Studies at Academy Online and the D20 Career & Tech Ed. Department. These courses are all taught in a hybrid format by a UCCS instructor. Students must complete indicate intent to participate, complete UCCS registration, pay the $75.00 tuition, and complete the D20 Concurrent Enrollment Agreement. The Extended Studies office will help students do this.

​Course dates, times, and location will be announced by June 1, 2016.

​• University of Colorado, Colorado Springs credit (REQUIRED): $75.00 (3 total credits)
Corresponding UCCS course: CJ 1002, CSI: Fact or Fantasy?

Science1
  
11-12AP Calculus AB; AP Calculus BC is a co-requisite. Honors or AP Physics 1 is highly recommendedYesHybridNoYes

​Rigorous calculus-level course in classical physics for science and engineering students. Includes measurements, vectors, motion in one dimension, motion in three dimensions, particle dynamics, work and energy, linear and angular momentum, rotation of rigid bodies, static equilibrium, oscillation, and gravity.

​Dates, times, and location for in person meetings will be announced by June 1, 2016.

​• University of Colorado, Colorado Springs credit (REQUIRED): $75.00 (4 total credits)
Corresponding UCCS course: PES 1110, General Physics 1, Calculus-based
• Textbook Cost TBD
• Lab fees of approximately $20 may apply.

Science1
  
9-12NoneNoHybridNoNo

​Oceanography will cover mainly the physical aspects of the subject including: water chemistry, sea water chemistry, ocean currents and their effect on global weather and climate, ocean waves and their effect on erosion, El Nino/La Nina, seafloor bathymetry, exploration of our oceans, and an in-depth study on the effects of oceans on climate change and vice versa.  This will be a lab-based class.

Four in person labs will be available, one each month, after school at Discovery Canyon High School. The teacher will announce the exact dates and the room number.

​None

Social Studies1
  
9-12NoneNoOnlineYesNo

​Civics and Law provides a basic understanding of the design and operation of federal, state, and local governments. Relationships between the citizen and the government are explored, and the student develops an understanding of the significant role of the citizen in American democracy. The students become familiar with the American legal system and their rights and responsibilities as citizens. This is an NCAA approved class.

​This course meets entirely online. Students should budget approximately 5 hours per week for course work.

​None

Math2
  
10-12NoOnlineYesYes
Whether college-bound or going directly into the business world, this course is for anyone interested in learning the “language of business.”  Students will perform manual as well as computerized accounting activities.  Topics may include transaction analysis, worksheet and financial statement preparation, accounting for sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations, special journals, and payroll systems.  Periodic job simulation projects will provide realistic job experiences.

None

Social Studies1
  
9-12NoneNoOnlineYesNo

​This course is designed to offer the learner an opportunity to better understand Colorado’s history and diverse geography.  Learners will study and develop an appreciation for Colorado’s pre-history, Native Americans, frontier life, settlers, politics, and a variety of peoples who inhabit this beautiful state.  The learner will be expected to know Colorado’s physical geography including its mountains, plains, valleys, plateaus, mesas, and rivers.  The learner will be able to explain and understand Colorado’s economic base and diversification.  The learner will come to know the many people who have contributed to the state’s and nation’s history.  The learner will be able to identify Colorado’s towns and cities and analyze the challenges facing Colorado today and in the future. This is an NCAA approved class.

​This course meets entirely online. Students should budget approximately 5 hours per week for course work.

Social Studies1
  
11-12NoneNoOnlineNoYes

​In the International Relations class, students develop an understanding of current international politics and develop a basis for analyzing and evaluating decisions that affect the world states. Global interdependency is stressed in political, economic, and social relationships. This course is an NCAA approved class. This is an NCAA approved class.

​This course meets entirely online. Students should budget approximately 5 hours per week for course work.

University of Colorado, Colorado Springs credit (optional): $75.00 (3 total credits)
Corresponding UCCS course: PSC 1010, Introduction to Global Politics

Social Studies1
  
9-12NoneNoOnlineNoYes

​This course surveys the basic personal financial needs and emphasizes the basics of budgeting, saving, checking, investments, credit, the wise use of insurance, and paying and preparing income tax returns.

​This course meets entirely online. Students should budget approximately 5 hours per week for course work.

​Colorado State University - Pueblo credit (optional): $52 for 1 credit
Corresponding CSU - Pueblo course: BUSAD 101: Introduction to Personal Finance

Social Studies1
  
9-12NoneYesIn PersonNoYes

​This is a UCCS class provided by the CU Succeed Platinum program; the course is taught by a UCCS instructor. Following is the UCCS course description: An introduction to the sociological perspective on social issues and problems such as deviance, race and ethnic relations, aging, crime and delinquency, war, drug abuse, alienation, mental illness, etc. Approved for LAS Social Science area requirement. Approved for Compass Curriculum requirement: Explore-Society, Health and Behavior.GT-SS3.

This is a CU Platinum course hosted by Extended Studies at Academy Online and the D20 Career & Tech Ed. Department. These courses are all taught in a hybrid format by a UCCS instructor. Students must complete indicate intent to participate, complete UCCS registration, pay the $75.00 tuition, and complete the D20 Concurrent Enrollment Agreement. The Extended Studies office will help students do this.

This class will run from August 30, 2016 – December 6, 2016, and it meets every Tueesday from 4:30pm – 7:00pm at the D20 Education and Administration Building (1110 Chapel Hills Drive). There is no class on November 22 Students should budget 5 hours per week for this course.

University of Colorado, Colorado Springs credit (REQUIRED): $75.00 (3 total credits)

Corresponding UCCS course: SOC 2500, Social Problems

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