Electives (HS)

CS 1110 Introduction to Computer Science with Java Script (Grades 9-12)

Students will follow through web-based content provided by CodeHS to learn the foundations of computer science and basic programming, with an emphasis on helping students develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills. Max of 15 students.
Prerequisite: Algebra I with a C or better. Projected Course Fee $85.

CS 1210 AP Computer Science Principles (Grades 10-12)

Students will develop computational thinking skills vital for success across all disciplines, such as using computational tools to analyze and study data and working with large data sets to analyze, visualize, and draw conclusions from trends. The course engages students in the creative aspects of the field by allowing them to develop computational artifacts based on their interests. Students will also develop effective communication and collaboration skills by working individually and collaboratively to solve problems and will discuss and write about the impacts these solutions could have on their community, society, and the world. Max of 15 students.
Prerequisite: Algebra I with a C or better and Introduction to Computer Science.NPA projected Course Fee $90. AP Exam Fee: $94

EL 1010 CompuPower (Grades 9-12)

CompuPower is an in-school technology and leadership program designed for 9th-12th grade students in rural areas. Students who take the course use technology for research and problem solving, further develop their non-cognitive skills such as self-regulation, and become changemakers in their communities. The program builds on education research begun at Arizona State University and it is administered by ASU’s Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology in collaboration with local schools, teachers, parents, and corporate partners.

EL 1110 Introduction to Psychology (Grades 11-12)

Students will explore the science of psychology including theories, research methods, and experiments, as well as other topics related to the field.

EL 1130 Introduction to Engineering Design (Grades 11-12)

This course introduces the design process, problem-solving techniques, team-work skills, oral and written communication skills, presentation skills and tools for success in academic and professional careers. Max of 15 students.

SS 1010 Model United Nations (Grades 9-12)

Students build a deeper understanding of Current Global issues, make diplomatic, evidence-based arguments, and develop formal speaking skills often via roleplay from a foreign country’s perspective. The class will focus on modern history subjects as they relate to current global concerns, with each individual choosing from approximately 20 focus topics, ranging from women’s studies, medicine, humanitarian causes, regulating emerging technology, sustainable resources, etc. Classroom activities include roleplay, video, research, writing position papers, practicing diplomacy in the discussion, writing resolutions, and presentation by both teacher and students. The capstone will be the University of Arizona Conference in March of each year for grades 9-12.
Prerequisite: May be taken in multiple years with instructor permission.

EN 1141 AP Seminar (Grade 11)

Students will examine materials such as news stories, research studies, and literary works to craft arguments, support a particular point of view, and communicate them effectively through the use of various media. Students will be assessed through individual and team projects, presentations, and a written exam. AP Seminar is the first of two courses in the AP Capstone program; AP Research is the second. Students earning a 3 or higher in AP Seminar and in AP Research, as well as, 4 additional AP Exams of their choosing, will receive the AP Capstone Diploma.
Prerequisite: Research only, you will receive the AP Seminar and Research Certificate. AP Exam Fee: $142 May be repeated for credit.

EN 1241 AP Research (Grade 12)

Students will explore an academic topic, problem, or issue of personal interest and design, plan, and conduct a year-long research-based investigation to address it. The course culminates in an academic paper of 4,000-5,000 words and a presentation and oral defense with 3-4 questions from a panel of evaluators. AP Research is the second course in the AP Capstone program. Students earning a 3 or higher in AP Seminar and in AP Research, as well as, 4 additional AP Exams of their choosing, will receive the AP Capstone Diploma, signifying outstanding academic achievement and attainment of college-level academic and research skills.
Prerequisite: AP Seminar. AP Exam Fee $142

EL 1190 Sports Performance/Medicine (Grades 10-12)

This class is instructed by a certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) in Partnership with Northern AZ Healthcare and Flagstaff Sports Institute. The course focuses on enhanced physical training to increase athletic performance. This course also includes anatomy and physiology components and can serve as an introductory into medical fields of study. The contracted instructor will also be on staff at NPA as a certified Athletic Trainer for NPA home games and practices for all sports protecting student-athlete safety. Note: Priority will be given to sophomores and juniors. Counts as a PE elective toward graduation.

SS 1250 Exploring Human Cultures Around the World (Grades 11-12) (Dual Enrollment Option equivalent to ANT 102)

Culture is what children find when they are born. As they are instantly immersed in a set of shared attitudes, values, and practices, passed down from generation to generation, they quickly learn the ways of their people and acquire a sense of common identity. We find an amazing diversity of traditions and it is the purpose of Exploring Human Cultures Around the World to understand this complex tapestry. In an increasingly globalized and multicultural environment, Anthropology gives a strong foundation for any career and throughout this semester, we will see how anthropologists apply their skills to tackle social, economic, and cultural issues in the contemporary world. Introduction to Anthropology is part of the Coconino Community College’s High School to CCC (HS2CCC) program. Under the Arizona General Education Curriculum (GIEC), this dual enrollment class will give students 3 credits, whether in Arts and Humanities or in Social and Behavioral Sciences. It also meets GIEC special requirements (Ethnic, Race and Gender Awareness or Contemporary Global /International or Historical awareness). ANT 102 at CCC is an excellent course for high school juniors and seniors who plan to transfer to an Arizona university, as it counts as a general education core class at ASU and NAU, and as a departmental elective course at UA. It also meets a couple of special requirements at all these institutions. Furthermore, ANT 102 is accepted as a general education course in most out of state universities.

EL 1200 Work-Study Program (Grade 12)

This program is designed for students to earn elective credit through real-world experience by working at a part-time job during the academic school year. An application can be acquired through the counseling department and must be approved before the school year begins. Students are responsible for securing their own part-time job and their own transportation. A minimum of 90 hours must be worked during each semester, and students will be required to keep a detailed log and submit quarterly employee evaluations. Questions about this program should be addressed to the counseling office.
Prerequisite: Administration and Counselor Approval