Basic Skills 080040
Grades 9-12 Credit: 1.0
Basic Skills 080045
Grades 9-12 Credit: 0.5 per semester,
may be taken two semesters per year
Graded as Pass or Fail,not used in Cumulative Grade Point Average.
Basic Skills is an elective course for special education students
receiving resource or self-contained services for a full period and
who require more intensive work on identified needs as noted in
their Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
Students are introduced to a variety of strategies and
techniques to enable them to better achieve in school. Strategies
and techniques may include time management,study skills, note
taking, and self-advocacy, based on the student’s needs.The
teacher may use one or more content areas (e.g., language arts,
math,science) to teach students how to adapt these strategies
and techniques to different situations.
Because this is a developmental course, Basic Skills may be
retaken for credit each semester for up to four years.
Career Pathways 080570
Grades 10-12 Credit: 1
Career Pathways is an elective course for students with IEPs. The course focuses on goal setting and self-determination as they
relate to transitioning from secondary to post-secondary life.
Students develop skills necessary for post-secondary success
through use of the Life Centered Career Education Curriculum.
Students may participate in school-based or community work
experiences as a part of this course.
The course is taught based upon individual student needs and
interests;therefore, it may be taken more than once for
consecutive, elective credit.
Personal Living and Finance* 591070
Grades 9-12 Credit: 1 elective credit*
Prerequisite: Mathematics 8
Personal Living and Finance is a course intended to help
students prepare for the world of work. Practical applications are
used throughout the course to provide real-world examples of
computation. Simulations in the course include such topics as
buying a car,renting an apartment, managing a budget,taxes,
using credit wisely, investments, and insurance.
*This course may be used to fulfill the mathematics requirements for
a Modified Standard Diploma.
Reading Workshop Strategies
Strategies 1: 101100
Strategies 2: 101200
Strategies 3: 101300
Strategies 4: 101400
Grades 9-12 Elective Credit: 1
Reading Strategies is an elective course for students with IEPs
who need specific instruction in reading and reading strategies.
The course is taught based upon students’ individual needs.