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  • 2853/2954 Supplementary Math Skills (July 05-23)

    2853/2954 Supplementary Math Skills This course is designed to prepare students for Algebra ½ and/or to provide skill remediation to students who have not successfully completed Algebra ½. Students will receive practice in math fluency (math facts, fractions, decimals, and number sense) and will practice skills necessary for success in Algebra ½ including an introduction to the use of variables as a tool in the study of functions. Emphasis is placed on the development of equation solving and graphing techniques for both linear and quadratic equations. Additional concepts introduced at this level include exponents, polynomials, radicals, and rational functions. Curriculum is designed to prepare for student success in Algebra 1/2 and is aligned with both national and state math standards. Student will receive a .5 high school elective credit. Instructor: James Marando Pre-Requisites: 8th grade math and an AzMerit score of 1 or 2, or unsuccessful completion of Algebra ½ and/or an AzMerit score of 1 or 2.
  • 7th Grade Jumpstart Transition Camp July (AM)

    Jumpstart is a three day camp focused on making the transition from elementary to middle school as positive, exciting and productive as possible. It will teach students study skills, organization and goal setting and will train them in identifying bullying, handling difficult situations and coping with stress. They will learn the layout of the middle school campus, how to read their schedules and what to expect in a typical middle school day. The students will have the opportunity to create videotaped skits that will be used in future years to answer questions, dispel myths and calm fears about life in middle school. It is hoped that each student will come away from this camp with skills and ability to choose a leadership role in maintaining and excellent learning environment at their school. As a Reminder, first 2 days of class run till 12:00 Noon and last day runs till 12:30 PM.
  • 7th Grade Jumpstart Transition Camp July (PM)

    Jumpstart is a three day camp focused on making the transition from elementary to middle school as positive, exciting and productive as possible. It will teach students study skills, organization and goal setting and will train them in identifying bullying, handling difficult situations and coping with stress. They will learn the layout of the middle school campus, how to read their schedules and what to expect in a typical middle school day. The students will have the opportunity to create videotaped skits that will be used in future years to answer questions, dispel myths and calm fears about life in middle school. It is hoped that each student will come away from this camp with skills and ability to choose a leadership role in maintaining and excellent learning environment at their school. As a reminder, first 2 days of class run till 5:00 Pm and last day of class runs till 5:30 PM
  • Adult Ballet and Tap Techniques - Adults

    Adult Ballet and Tap Techniques - Adults Who says you are too old to dance? Not me! This is the perfect class for an adult who has never taken dance. They will learn the strict ballet technique and the fun groove of tap. This course will be a fun combo class to learn both styles. In ballet, we will focus on basic technique like positions of the arms and feet. In tap we will work on individual movements that will be put together to make a dance. Instructor: Kylee Green (Black Mountain Dance Teacher)
  • Adult Yoga and Pilates – Adults

    Adult Yoga and Pilates – Adults In adult yoga, we will be taking a step back from everyday life and focusing on mindfulness and listening to what our body is telling us. We will learn to relax and discuss how this can help in our daily life. In Pilates, we will strengthen muscles that are often underutilized. This workout introduces minimal but challenging movements that produce maximum results. Instructor: Kylee Green (Black Mountain Dance Teacher)
  • Ballet and Jazz Techniques (Grades 7-12)

    Ballet and Jazz Techniques Students will learn both ballet and jazz techniques during class. The class time will be split in half so that students can learn both of these techniques during the given time. In ballet, we will focus on technique both during warm-ups and across the floors. In jazz, we get to let loosen up a bit since jazz techniques are not as strict as ballet. Instructor: Kylee Green (Black Mountain Dance Teacher)
  • Edgenuity Online Course Credit - July (G 9-12) First Course

    Education & Community Services (ECS) Edgenuity High School Online Courses are available for grade improvement, credit retrieval, or to complete an online Edgenuity course not completed in the 2020/2021 school year. Every course needs written approval from the student's high school counselor to be accepted by ECS (see ECS Edgenuity Registration Packet). The fee is $195 per course semester, .5 credit. Courses may be activated on or after June 28, but regardless of start time. The end date of the July Edgenuity course is July 22, 2021, at the end of lab hours. Final Exams must be started at least one hour before the close of lab hours (Lab Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-3:30 PM). Registration for July courses ends at noon on June 24, 2021. Prescriptive Tests and Final Exams must be taken in-person, under the supervision of the Edgenuity facilitator at Cactus Shadows High School in computer lab, room #137. If testing in-person is not possible for a student, please talk with your counselor about an alternative option for online courses. There is a limited number of students that can test at one time. Therefore, students need to be prepared to wait outside the computer lab until a spot opens up for the next student. This may only be for the first few days and final week of the course. (Please use east side entrance to the hallway leading to the computer lab. The main administration entrance is not to be used). All course work, quizzes, and unit tests may be completed at home. To register, please follow these five steps. 1) Download an ECS Edgenuity Registration Packet. (Cactus Shadows High School Counselors also have the ECS Edgenuity Registration Packet.) 2) Bring these forms to a high school counselor to receive course approval. Please talk with your counselor about how these credits may or may not be accepted by Universities of interest. ECS does not make decisions regarding courses and student eligibility. This year, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) does recognize CSHS/ECS Edgenuity online program courses. 3) Bring the completed Edgenuity Course Approval Form to the ECS Office, (District Office Campus, Room A12). 4) Make the $195 payment online. If you have not yet created an online profile with Eleyo, please do so before making payment. Instructions can be found at www.ecsforall.org. 5) Once steps 1-4 are complete, the student’s course will be entered into the system and tests will be activated to begin on June 1. Prescriptive Tests and Final Exams must be taken in-person. All course work and quizzes may be done at home. The deadline for the 2021 July session is July 22, 2021 at the close of lab hours. Final Exams must be started at least one hour before the close of lab hours (8:00 AM-3:30 PM). Courses not completed by this deadline result in an F letter grade. If the first course is started and completed before the deadline and a student desires to register for a second course before the end of the July session, please use the course titled "Edgenuity Online Course Credit - July (G 9-12) - Second Course."
  • Edgenuity Online Course Credit - July (G 9-12) Second Course

    THE "FIRST" JULY COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE A SECOND JULY COARSE CAN BE OPENED. Education & Community Services (ECS) Edgenuity High School Online Courses are available for grade improvement, credit retrieval, or to complete an online Edgenuity course not completed in the 2020/2021 school year. Every course needs written approval from the student's high school counselor to be accepted by ECS (see ECS Edgenuity Registration Packet). The fee is $195 per course semester, .5 credit. Courses may be activated on or after June 28, but regardless of start time. The end date of the July Edgenuity course is July 22, 2021, at the end of lab hours. Final Exams must be started at least one hour before the close of lab hours (Lab Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-3:30 PM). Registration for July courses ends at noon on June 24, 2021. Prescriptive Tests and Final Exams must be taken in-person, under the supervision of the Edgenuity facilitator at Cactus Shadows High School in computer lab, room #137. If testing in-person is not possible for a student, please talk with your counselor about an alternative option for online courses. There is a limited number of students that can test at one time. Therefore, students need to be prepared to wait outside the computer lab until a spot opens up for the next student. This may only be for the first few days and final week of the course. (Please use east side entrance to the hallway leading to the computer lab. The main administration entrance is not to be used). All course work, quizzes, and unit tests may be completed at home. To register, please follow these five steps. 1) Download an ECS Edgenuity Registration Packet. (Cactus Shadows High School Counselors also have the ECS Edgenuity Registration Packet.) 2) Bring these forms to a high school counselor to receive course approval. Please talk with your counselor about how these credits may or may not be accepted by Universities of interest. ECS does not make decisions regarding courses and student eligibility. This year, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) does recognize CSHS/ECS Edgenuity online program courses. 3) Bring the completed Edgenuity Course Approval Form to the ECS Office, (District Office Campus, Room A12). 4) Make the $195 payment online. If you have not yet created an online profile with Eleyo, please do so before making payment. Instructions can be found at www.ecsforall.org. 5) Once steps 1-4 are complete, the student’s course will be entered into the system and tests will be activated to begin on June 1. Prescriptive Tests and Final Exams must be taken in-person. All course work and quizzes may be done at home. The deadline for the 2021 July session is July 22, 2021 at the close of lab hours. Final Exams must be started at least one hour before the close of lab hours (8:00 AM-3:30 PM). Courses not completed by this deadline result in an F letter grade.
  • Edgenuity Online Course Credit - June (G 9-12) First Course

    Education & Community Services (ECS) Edgenuity High School Online Courses are available for grade improvement, credit retrieval, or to complete an online Edgenuity course not completed in the 2020/2021 school year. Every course needs written approval from the student's high school counselor to be accepted by ECS (see ECS Edgenuity Registration Packet). The fee is $195 per course semester, .5 credit. Courses may be activated on or after June 1, but regardless of start time. The end date of the June Edgenuity course is June 25, 2021, at the end of lab hours. Final Exams must be started at least one hour before the close of lab hours (Lab Hours: Monday-Thursday, and Friday, June 25, 8:00 AM-3:30 PM). Registration for June courses ends May 28, 2021. Prescriptive Tests and Final Exams must be taken in-person, under the supervision of the Edgenuity facilitator at Cactus Shadows High School in computer lab, room #137. If testing in-person is not possible for a student, please talk with your counselor about an alternative option for online courses. There is a limited number of students that can test at one time. Therefore, students need to be prepared to wait outside the computer lab until a spot opens up for the next student. This may only be for the first few days and final week of the course. (Please use east side entrance to the hallway leading to the computer lab. The main administration entrance is not to be used). All course work, quizzes, and unit tests may be completed at home. To register, please follow these five steps. 1) Download an ECS Edgenuity Registration Packet. (Cactus Shadows High School Counselors also have the ECS Edgenuity Registration Packet.) 2) Bring these forms to a high school counselor to receive course approval. Please talk with your counselor about how these credits may or may not be accepted by Universities of interest. ECS does not make decisions regarding courses and student eligibility. This year, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) does recognize CSHS/ECS Edgenuity online program courses. 3) Bring the completed Edgenuity Course Approval Form to the ECS Office, (District Office Campus, Room A12). 4) Make the $195 payment online. If you have not yet created an online profile with Eleyo, please do so before making payment. Instructions can be found at www.ecsforall.org. 5) Once steps 1-4 are complete, the student’s course will be entered into the system and tests will be activated to begin on June 1. Prescriptive Tests and Final Exams must be taken in-person. All course work and quizzes may be done at home. The deadline for the 2021 June session is June 25, 2021 at the close of lab hours. Final Exams must be started at least one hour before the close of lab hours (8:00 AM-3:30 PM). Courses not completed by this deadline result in an F letter grade. To continue a course that is not completed in the June session, a new registration is required in the July Edgenuity session. If the first course is started and completed before the deadline and a student desires to register for a second course before the end of the June Session, please use the course titled "Edgenuity Online Course Credit - June (G 9-12) - Second Course."
  • Edgenuity Online Course Credit - June (G 9-12) Second Course

    THE "FIRST" JUNE COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE A SECOND JUNE COURSE CAN BE OPENED. Education & Community Services (ECS) Edgenuity High School Online Courses are available for grade improvement, credit retrieval, or to complete an online Edgenuity course not completed in the 2020/2021 school year. Every course needs written approval from the student's high school counselor to be accepted by ECS (see ECS Edgenuity Registration Packet). The fee is $195 per course semester, .5 credit. Courses may be activated on or after June 1, but regardless of start time. The end date of the June Edgenuity course is June 25, 2021, at the end of lab hours. Final Exams must be started at least one hour before the close of lab hours (Lab Hours: Monday-Thursday, and Friday, June 25, 8:00 AM-3:30 PM). Registration for June courses ends May 28, 2021. Prescriptive Tests and Final Exams must be taken in-person, under the supervision of the Edgenuity facilitator at Cactus Shadows High School in computer lab, room #137. If testing in-person is not possible for a student, please talk with your counselor about an alternative option for online courses. There is a limited number of students that can test at one time. Therefore, students need to be prepared to wait outside the computer lab until a spot opens up for the next student. This may only be for the first few days and final week of the course. (Please use east side entrance to the hallway leading to the computer lab. The main administration entrance is not to be used). All course work, quizzes, and unit tests may be completed at home. To register, please follow these five steps. 1) Download an ECS Edgenuity Registration Packet. (Cactus Shadows High School Counselors also have the ECS Edgenuity Registration Packet.) 2) Bring these forms to a high school counselor to receive course approval. Please talk with your counselor about how these credits may or may not be accepted by Universities of interest. ECS does not make decisions regarding courses and student eligibility. This year, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) does recognize CSHS/ECS Edgenuity online program courses. 3) Bring the completed Edgenuity Course Approval Form to the ECS Office, (District Office Campus, Room A12). 4) Make the $195 payment online. If you have not yet created an online profile with Eleyo, please do so before making payment. Instructions can be found at www.ecsforall.org. 5) Once steps 1-4 are complete, the student’s course will be entered into the system and tests will be activated to begin on June 1. Prescriptive Tests and Final Exams must be taken in-person. All course work and quizzes may be done at home. The deadline for the 2021 June session is June 25, 2021 at the close of lab hours. Final Exams must be started at least one hour before the close of lab hours (8:00 AM-3:30 PM). Courses not completed by this deadline result in an F letter grade.
  • English 9 Prep and Beyond (G 7-9 July)

    This course will prepare students for the rigor and depth that will be explored in pre-AP English 9 and beyond. With a focus on close reading, analysis, and writing, students will have the tools needed to allow for a smooth transition from middle school to high school. Instructor: Jenn Cento, Cactus Shadows High School pre-AP English Honors Teacher
  • English 9 Prep and Beyond (G 7-9 June)

    This course will prepare students for the rigor and depth that will be explored in pre-AP English 9 and beyond. With a focus on close reading, analysis, and writing, students will have the tools needed to allow for a smooth transition from middle school to high school. Instructor: Jenn Cento, Cactus Shadows High School pre-AP English Honors Teacher
  • STEM Passion Project: Science and Engineering (G 6-9 July) VIRTUAL

    This class is designed to ignite a student's passion and help them to either solve a real-world problem or create innovation through the very processes that scientists and engineers utilize. They will learn how to navigate through the engineering process by doing it themselves with a topic that they feel is valuable to them. They will have the opportunity to complete as little as one large project or as many small projects as time allows! They will be able to bounce ideas off of the instructor and receive daily guidance in the completion of their masterpiece. There is not a specific list of required materials for this class because student's projects are very individualized. Simple recycled objects are encouraged, along with a great imagination, to accomplish the function of a student's chosen project goal. Instructor - Ashley Fauss Materials - TBD based on chosen project Tech Needed - Zoom capabilities with audio and video (phone, ipad, or computer). Google Classrooms will also be utilized. Office Hours - As needed in the afternoon.
  • Stinger Success Program (G 6) VIRTUAL

    This class is designed to help your child become better organized and develop the needed study skills to be successful while entering middle school. The focus of this class will be using effective time management skills, using an agenda, prioritizing assignments, and using technology to access teacher websites, reliable resources, and Google classroom. Other areas covered are Cornell note-taking strategies, completing a learning style and study skills assessment, developing strategies and techniques for test preparation, and much more. Instructor - Ashley Fauss Materials - Notebook, agenda (paper or electronic), pencil, and colored pens Tech Needed - Zoom capabilities with audio and video (phone, ipad, or computer). Google Classrooms will also be utilized. Office Hours - As needed in the afternoon.
  • Stinger and Beyond Study Skills Success Program (G 6-9) VIRTUAL

    This blended class prepares students for success in 6-8th grade. This class is designed to help a student become better organized and develop the needed study skills to be successful while continuing in middle school or entering high school. The focus of this class will be taking class notes, preparing for exams, test-taking skills, preparing for essay exams, and managing study time at home and at school. Other areas covered are using Annotation text materials to increase reading and comprehension skills, organizing classwork, learning reading strategies, completing a learning style and study skill assessment as a means of effectively assessing individual learning styles, learning how to use technology to do reliable research and much more. Instructor - Ashley Fauss Materials - Notebook, agenda (paper or electronic), pencil, and colored pens. Tech Needed - Zoom capabilities with audio and video (phone, ipad, or computer). Google Classrooms will also be utilized. Office Hours - are as needed in the afternoon.
  • Summer Passion Project (G 7-12 June) VIRTUAL

    “I’ve always wanted to…” Fill in your own blank and make it a reality this summer! Whether you want to learn to play the guitar, improve your photography skills, beautify an area in your community, create a sustainability project, or study animal behavior, the sky is the limit! The class's expectations will include establishing a project idea, goals, and timelines, finding a mentor, practicing and exploring through trial and error, and completing progress reports. The culmination project will include a reflection and a demonstration of your accomplishments. Throughout the four weeks, discussion boards will connect students and the instructor through guided prompts, encouragement, and ideas on overcoming challenges and hurdles. This experience will help students gain higher-level knowledge about their areas of interest and prepare them for higher education by nurturing self-motivation and fostering skills in goal-setting, time-management, collaboration, and creativity. Instructor: Cynthia Bezard Zoom Meetings on June 1 (approx. 1-hour) and June 25 (approx. 2-hours) Discussion Board participation and progress updates each week One-on-one Zooms, emails or phone calls are available with the instructor by appointment throughout the duration of the course. Please schedule appointments by email, cbezard@ccusd93.net Platform: Canvas
  • Yoga and Pilates (G 7-12)

    Adult Yoga and Pilates – Grades 7-12 Students will learn how to calm themselves with yoga and strengthen with Pilates. Skills learned in Yoga can be taken in everyday life. Students will gain techniques to calm down in a stressful situation or relax before a big test. Pilates helps strengthen the small muscles in the body that are not used as often as larger muscles but are essential because they increase stability and support the body's core. Instructor: Kylee Green (Black Mountain Dance Teacher)