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Course Offerings
Check this section for a complete list of courses offered at Verdugo.

Faculty Roster
Here is the listing of faculty members who are either currently teaching or some who used to teach at VHHS.


DAILY SCHEDULE
Warning Bell:
7:50 A.M.
Period 1:
8:00 A.M. - 9:30 A.M.
Period 2:
9:36 A.M. - 11:06 A.M.
Lunch:
11:06 A.M. - 11:36 A.M.
Period 3:
11:42 A.M. - 1:12 P.M.
Recess:
1:12 P.M. - 1:30 P.M.
Period 4:
1:36 P.M. - 3:06 P.M.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course List
2003 - 2004


H = Honors

AP = Advanced Placement

GIA = Girls' Interscholastic Athletics

MM = Multimedia


All classes are co-educational and non-discriminatory.

 

VERDUGO HILLS HIGH SCHOOL is on a traditional 9-month school calendar with classes beginning in September and ending in June.

In an effort to further increase student learning and performance, the school switched from a semester system to a four-term Copernican block schedule as of September, 1998.

Classes are now each 90 minutes in length and students generally take three classes per 10-week term.

Semester courses are now taught in one term and previous year-long courses are now covered in two consecutive terms. Interscholastic athletics, band and drill, drama and selected other courses are now fourth period activities.

Results have shown significant increases in terms of both average grades earned by students and in daily attendance.

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ART (Multi Media Magnet program limits some of these classes):
Painting AB
Drawing AB
Photography 1 AB, 2 AB
Sculpture 1 AB, 2 AB
AP Studio Art AB
AP Draw AB
MM Cartooning / Animation
MM Computer Graphics AB / Digital Imagery
MM Film AB
MM Digital Computer Tech 1 AB
Photography (Filmmaking) (needs approval of Mr. Olsen)

BUSINESS ED / COMPUTERS
Electronic Keyboarding (5 credits)
Intro to Computers (5 credits)
New Media AB

LIFE SKILLS / HEALTH
Health (part of ninth grade Smaller Learning Communities)
Life Skills (part ninth of Smaller Learning Communities)

ENGLISH
H English 9AB
H English 10AB
English 10AB
English 9AB
English 9AB & 10 AB
H American Literature
American Literature
H Contemporary Composition
Contemporary Composition
English Literature
Modern Literature
Advanced Composition
Expository Composition
AP English AB
Drama AB
Play Production (needs prior approval of Mrs.Britton)
Creative Writing
Journalism 1 AB
Journalism 2 AB (needs approval of Mr.Holbrook)

ESL
LAPL 1/2/3/4
ESL 1A/B/Intro
ESL 2A/B
ESL 3
ESL 4

FOREIGN LANGUAGE
French 1AB*
French 2AB
French 3AB
French 4AB
AP French
Italian 1 AB*
Italian 2 AB
Italian 3 AB
Spanish 1 AB*
Spanish 2 AB
Spanish 3 AB
Spanish 4 AB
Spanish for Spanish Speakers 1AB
Spanish for Spanish Speakers 2AB
Spanish for Spanish Speakers 3AB
Spanish for Spanish Speakers 4AB
AP Spanish Language AB
AP Spanish Literature AB
* C or better in English is strongly recommended for Foreign Language 1 AB classes.

INDUSTRIAL ARTS / R.O.P.
Tech Drafting 1A
Arch Drafting 2A / 3AB
R.O.P. Computer Repair*
R.O.P. Vocational Words*
* R.O.P. classes are open to students 16 years and older

MATHEMATICS
Algebra 1 AB - two terms
H Geometry AB
Geometry AB
Algebra 2 AB
Honors Math Analysis
Math Analysis AB
AP Statistics AB
AP Calculus AB
Trigonometry

MUSIC
Band AB
Instruments Beg AB
Advanced Band AB
Chorus AB (Grades 9 - 12)

SCIENCE
Biology AB
Project Physics (AP support for AP Physics)
AP Biology AB
Chemistry AB
Physics AB
Inter-Coordinated Science 1AB
Inter-Coordinated Science 2AB
H Biology AB (9th grade)

SOCIAL STUDIES
Economics / US Government
Constitutional Law (must also take AP Government)
*AP Government / H Economics
International Relations (AP support for AP Government)
**AP American History AB
*AP European History AB
Intro Psychology / Intro Sociology (Humanitas)
US History AB
AP World History AB
World History AB
*B or better in English and History is strongly recommended for all AP classes. Students taking AP classes should also plan to take the offered "AP support" classes, as offered.
**Students taking AP American History must also take a special H American Literature / H Contemporary Composition for AP support.


MISCELLANEOUS
Academic Decathlon (needs approval of Mr.Saavedra)
Conflict Resolution (needs approval of Dr.Wells)
Leadership (needs approval of Mr.Stirpe)
Library Practice (needs approval of Mr. Saunders)
Regional Occupational Program and Centers (needs approval of Mr.A. Martinez)
School Service (needs counselor approval)
Work Experience (needs counselor approval)
Yearbook AB (needs approval of Ms. Karahalios)
Tutoring (needs approval of Mrs. Hackett)

PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Adapted PE
Physical Education 1 AB (9th grade)
Physical Education 2 AB (10th grade)
Cheerleading (needs approval of sponsor)
Drill Team (needs approval of Mrs. Lopez)
Auxiliary Flags (needs approval of Mrs. Lopez)
Tennis
Aerobics
Body Dynamics (needs approval of P.E. coach/teacher)
Body Awareness (Yoga) (needs approval of Ms. Donaldson)

TERM A / B ATHLETICS


FALL:
Boys' Frosh/Soph Basketball
Varsity Football
Frosh / Soph Football
Cross Country (Girls and boys)
Girls' Tennis
Girls' Volleyball


WINTER:
Boys' soccer
Girls' soccer
Girls' Basketball (Varsity, JV & Frosh/Soph)
Boys' Varsity / JV Basketball

TERM C / D ATHLETICS
Varsity / JV Baseball
Golf
Varsity / JV Softball
Track & Field
Boys' Tennis
Boys' Volleyball

SPECIAL CLASSES
SDC English AB
SDC Math AB
SDC Science AB
SDC Social Studies
Health (5 credits)
Career Development
SDC Driver Education
Resource Specialist Program & E.D. program are also available

THE HUMANITAS PROGRAM
The Humanitas Program is an interdisciplinary approach to instruction, coordinating English and Social Studies. Designed as a college-prep curriculum, the program features a schedule in each discipline, thus creating a sense of academic community and camaraderie among the students. For more information see your counselor or Mr. Trent Hall in room 139.

MULTIMEDIA COMMUNICATION MAGNET
The Verdugo Hills High School Multimedia Magnet School prepares students for a rapidly changing technical society. It is a project based curriculum in which students strive to reach their highest levels of achievement in academic subjects, technology, and vocational preparation. Students enroll through choices (LAUSD Magnet School Application or through Mr. David Riemer, Magnet Coordinator, room D).

SMALLER LEARNING COMMUNITIES
Verdugo Hills High School is in the process of expanding its Smaller Learning Communities program. For futher information, please contact Mr. Jere Mendelsohn: J. Mendelsohn

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