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Summit Honors Earth Science Semester 1

School Year: 2019-2020
Subject: Science
Course ID: D-SCI-114AV2-K
College Concurrent: No
School District: Niobrara County School District #1
Credit Recovery: No
Program Name: Wyoming Virtual Academy
Course Capacity: 99
Grade Level(s): 9-12
LMS Platform: LMS means the course learning management system D2L Brightspace
Delivery Method: Online Synchronous
Curriculum Type: K12 Inc.
Hathaway Success Course: Yes
Days: See Course Participation below
Advanced Placement: No
Times: See Course Participation below
Start - End Dates: Aug 21, 2019 - May 22, 2020
Available for Purchase: 400.00

Course Description:
K12 High School Honors Earth Science is a full-year program that provides students with an honors-level, high school college-prep earth science curriculum and a solid basis to move on to more advanced science courses.. The program consists of standard direct lessons presented on screen, an associated reference book, hands-on laboratories students can conduct at home and honors projects including independent research, extended and virtual laboratories, and a teamed, online debate of current science issues. The course surveys all key areas that are commonly taught in high school earth science courses and will give students the basic knowledge they need to master state and local examinations. It provides them with a prerequisite for college-level geology, meteorology, oceanography, and astronomy courses, and gives them practical experience at implementing scientific methods. The course requires 180 days of experience with the fundamentals of earth science.
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Required Materials:
Course Accessibility:
Accomodations of modifications are based on academic need. We utilize read-aloud programs, visual supports, dictation programs, closed captioning, and braille.
Course Participation:
Student participation in this course is documented by the following:
  • Student active time in course logged by the learning management system.
  • Coursework submissions recorded by the learning management system.
  • Student progress in course meets expectations.
  • Participation verified by the virtual education teacher for time spent working offline.
  • Academic-based communication between the student and virtual education teacher or learning coach and virtual education teacher.
  • Synchronous time with the class, a group or the virtual education teacher recorded by the learning management system or teacher.
  • When this course is taken by a student in a school with a district-assigned learning coach, seat time attendance may be used to document participation.
  • The virtual education teacher verifies participation in the course 1-3 times a week.
  • Student progress in course meets expectations.