Special education courses are designed to meet the unique educational needs of learning disabled students and students who are mentally, physically, or emotionally challenged. Eligibility for special education courses is determined by an extensive evaluation conducted by the Department of Education. Only those students who have been determined

eligible to receive special education services may enroll in courses offered by the Special Education Department. Each student with special needs is assigned an IEP teacher. This is done to allow for improved monitoring and support of each IEP student. Parents meet with special education teachers annually (or more frequently, if necessary) to plan

and review an Individualized Education Program (IEP) for their child. The goal of the Special Education Department is to offer a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment. The Special Education Department also offers two types of Fully Self Contained (FSC) programs-Certificate or Diploma. This is the most restrictive placement on campus. Students in FSC are typically with the same teacher and Educational Assistant(s) throughout the day. The student’s Individualized Educational Program (IEP) determines

placement in classes. Certificate track students will earn a “Certificate of Completion” once they have attained mastery of goals and objectives as directed in their IEP. These students work on functional life skills through Community Based Instruction (CBI). Diploma track students will earn a high school diploma upon successful completion of the requirements for

graduation.

SPECIAL EDUCATION

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

Special Notation: English courses are offered through the Special Education department. Refer to course descriptions in the English Language Arts page.

 

Grade 9                                                                     English Language Arts 1 (LCY1010S)                                                                        1 credit

                                                                                  Writing Workshop A (LWH8101S)                                                                             1/2 credit

                                                                                  Writing Workshop B (LWH8102S)                                                                             1/2 credit

Grade 10                                                                   Expos Writing 1 (LWH5211S)                                                                                    1/2 credit

                                                                                  English Language Arts 2 (LCY2010S)                                                                       1 credit

Grade 11                                                                   English Language Arts 3 (LCY3010S)                                                                       1 credit

Grade 12                                                                   English Language Arts 4 (LCY4010S)                                                                       1 credit

SOCIAL STUDIES

Special Notation: Social Studies courses required for graduation are offered by the Special Education department. Refer to course descriptions in the Social Studies page.

 

Grade 9                                                                    US History and Government (CHU1100S)                                                                   1 credit

                                                                                 Ethnic Studies (CER2100S) and Philosophy (CPG2200S)                                           1/2 credit each

Grade 10                                                                  World History and Culture (CHW1100S)                                                                     1 credit

Grade 11                                                                  Modern Hawaiian History/Part in Democracy (CHR1100S/CGU1100S)                    1/2 credit each

Grade 12                                                                  Economics/Psychology (CSD2500S/CSD2200S)                                                         1 credit

SCIENCE

Special Notation: Science courses required for graduation are offered by the Special Education Department. Refer to course descriptions in the Science page. 

 

Grade 9                                                                         Physical Science (SPH2603S)                                                                                        1 credit

Grade 10                                                                       Biology (SLH2203S)                                                                                                      1 credit

Grade 11                                                                       Chemistry (SPH3503S)                                                                                                  1 credit

MATHEMATICS

Special Notation: Math courses required for graduation are offered by the Special Education Department. Refer to course descriptions Algebra 1 and Geometry in the Math page.

 

Grade 9                                             Math Workshop A/B & Algebra 1 (MSW1009SA1/SA2 & MAX1155S)                                              1/2 credit/ 1/2 credit/ 1 credit                               

Grade 10                                           Math Workshop A/B & Geometry (MSW1009SG1/SG2 & MGX1150S)                                              1/2 credit/ 1/2 credit/ 1 credit   

Grade 11                                           Modeling our World 1A/B (MAX1090S/MAX1095S)                                                                           1/2 credit/ 1 credit   

Grade 12                                           Modeling our World 2A/B (MAX1190S/MAX1195S)                                                                           1/2 credit/ 1 credit   

MATH WORKSHOP

MSW1009S | 1/2 CREDIT

Description: This course is an elective course and does NOT meet the math requirement for a high school diploma. Math workshop gives students the opportunity to earn an elective credit and strengthen their understanding of mathematical concepts. This course is repeatable for credit.

DIRECTED STUDIES IN 

MATH 1A / MATH 1B

MCD1060SA/MCA1060SB

1/2 CREDIT EACH

Description: This course is designed for students who have completed all regular courses appropriate for their needs.  The student’s IEP will drive the individualized curriculum for this course of study.

OTHER SPECIAL EDUCATION COURSES

HEALTH: TODAY & TOMORROW

HLE1000S |  1/2 CREDIT

Description: This is a required course in which students engage in in-depth discussion and exploration of current issues and health trends for adolescents. Topics include: injury and violence prevention, tobacco use prevention, nutrition, and environmental health.

STUDY SKILLS

XAG1010S | 1/2 CREDIT

Description: This course is designed to help students make effective use of time and resources, improving reading, writing and listening, and develop test-taking skills. This course is recommended for students who have been identified as having difficulty in completing course assignments, meeting deadlines, and keeping to a schedule. This

course is not repeatable for credit.

PLANT SYSTEMS 1 (GRADE 11*)

TNU6242S | 1 CREDIT

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Natural Resources Career Pathway Core (TNC6010S).

Description: This course is designed to provide skills and technical information in horticulture. The main areas of study include plant identification, plant propagation, safety, and pest control. Special consideration is given to appropriate cultural technologies such as integrated pest management and sustainable agriculture practices, and native

plant propagation practices. Classroom study is combined with outdoor laboratory activities as an integral part of the course.

CAREER AND LIFE PLANNING

TGG1100S  |  1/2 CREDIT

Description: This course is designed to support student in career development and guidance. It provides students knowledge and skills in learning about themselves, exploring life goals, careers and occupations, relating school subjects to future career needs, and making tentative long and short-range educational and/or career plans. This is a general course and does not count towards the two CTE credit requirement but counts as an elective credit.

NATURAL RESOURCES CAREER PATHWAY CORE (GRADE 10*)

TNC6010S | 1/2 CREDIT

Description: This course is designed for students who plan to pursue careers in the Natural Resources Career Pathway. Management of specific resources including soil, water, forests, fisheries, and wildlife will be addressed with a handson

approach to learning. A connection to environmental careers will be presented by introducing students to local agencies and employees working in the field of natural resource management and environmental policy.

PLANT SYSTEMS 2 (GRADE 12*)

TNN6245S | 1 CREDIT

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Plant Systems 1 (TNU6242S).

Description: This is a course in horticulture with heavy emphasis on landscaping, turf management, and the processing and distribution of horticultural products. Included in the course are conservation practices such as integrated pest management and sustainable agricultural practices and native plant propagation. The learning environment may

include work-based sites as an extension of the classroom. Classroom study is combined with outdoor laboratory activities as an integral part of the course.

*Natural Resources Career Pathway:

 

  -SUGGESTED GRADES LEVELS DURING FOUR YEAR PLAN FOR

   PROGRAMS OF STUDY

 

  -Biology and Plant System 1 are required to be considered a CTE Program of

   Study Completer

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