Adult Roles and Responsibilities
American Sign Language 1 & 2
Clothing 1 & 2
Foods 1 & 2
Spanish I, II, & III
Visual Art 1 & 2
Description: This course prepares students to understand the nature, function, and significance of human relationships involving individuals and families. Topics include: career exploration and preparation for the workplace, decision-making skills, values, goals, communication skills, self-awareness, families, crisis management, dating, marriage preparation, marriage, money management, and parenting. Emphasis will be placed upon the uniqueness, needs, and interests of individuals and families.
Description: ASL at Alpine Academy is taught through Brigham Young University’s independent study program, and students will have access to an ASL tutor two times per week.
For the first half of the year, students will learn the basics of language, be taught simple conversations, and cover topics such as numbers, feelings, yes and no questions, facial expressions, cultural aspects, and more.
During the second semester of the course, students will learn how to create ASL sentence structures that can be used to form conversational sentences, learn over 200 new signs, and develop cultural insights into the Deaf community.
This course features interactive elements: live instructor-led orientations and weekly lesson review activities, live one-on-one signing appointments, a student discussion board, and an instructor-hosted wiki. There is strong emphasis on learning to sign more fluently.
For the first half of the year, the course introduces over 200 new signs, with dialogs in each unit touching upon the motivation for learning ASL, occupations, ordering food in a restaurant, and shopping. It illustrates more ways in which a variety of ASL sentence structures can be used to form conversational sentences. It also includes cultural insights into the lives of people in the Deaf community, including topics such as the different meanings of ASL signs, facial expressions, and body movement.
During the second semester, the course introduces over 200 new signs, with topics including conversations that take place around the house and school, discussions about the weather and sports, and linguistic features such as classifiers. Further Deaf cultural insights are presented in each unit, including various uses of directional verb-signs and the importance of eye movements.
Description: This course provides students with an understanding of the aspects of human growth and development. Parenting skills are developed as positive guidance techniques and child-related issues are studied. Learning activities, observation techniques, and lab experiences in working with young children will be included.
Description: This course introduces students to basic apparel design and construction skills. These skills prepare students for the exciting global apparel industry and entrepreneurial opportunities. Students will sew apparel and accessory projects.
Description: Students will further strengthen and broaden apparel design and production techniques. In this course they design and construct intermediate level projects using various construction techniques. These skills prepare students for the exciting global apparel industry and entrepreneurial opportunities.
Description: This semester long Financial Literacy course for juniors and seniors encompasses standards that are essential to the development of basic financial literacy. Students will gain the information and skills to implement a life-long plan for financial success, including an understanding of how values, culture, and economic forces affect personal financial priorities and goals. Students will understand sources of income and the relationship between career preparation and lifetime earning power, evaluate saving methods and investment strategies, and understand principles of personal money management including budgeting, managing accounts, and the role of credit and impacts on personal finance.
This course is required for a Utah high school diploma and is comparable to the Economics requirement in many other states.
Description: This course is designed for students who are interested in understanding the principles of nutrition and in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Attention will be given to the selection and preparation of food and personal health and well-being. Weekly labs will provide students the opportunities to regularly apply what they’ve learned in the classroom.
Description: As a continuation of the Foods I course, students in Foods II will focus on principles of food preparation, sports nutrition, consumerism, and career options in the food industry. The study and application of nutrition, sanitation, food sciences and technology in this course provides students with laboratory-based experiences which will provide students the opportunities to regularly apply what they’ve learned in the classroom.
Description: This is a one semester course that introduces students to different types of music and the history of those music genres. This course also covers the basics of music theory including basic note reading and basic music components (tempo, beat, cadence, etc). Additionally the class covers the impact of music on individuals and cultural society and identity.
Description: Spanish 1 provides instruction enabling students to discuss the many reasons for learning languages and to develop an understanding of the people who speak the Spanish language. Students are able to apply effective strategies for language learning and show a willingness to experience various aspects of the cultures. Within this context, the course provides students with opportunities to:
Additionally, students learn about nonverbal communication, such as gestures and body language, about awareness of current events in the cultures, the major holidays and geographical features of the countries being studied, greeting and leave taking behaviors in a variety of social situations, the appropriate way to respond to introductions and use courtesy behaviors, and appropriate etiquette in a variety of social settings.
Description: Spanish 2 enables students to participate in classroom and extracurricular activities related to Spanish as well as to participate in conversations dealing with daily activities and personal interests. Students are able to:
Additionally, students become familiar with major geographical features, historical events, and political structures of the country or countries being studied; become familiar with different aspects of the culture, including the visual arts, architecture, literature and music, using the world language where appropriate; and are able to extend and respond to hospitality as a host or a guest.
Description: The study skills course is designed to help students identify the executive functioning skill deficits which impact their ability to be successful in an academic setting. Instruction is then provided to remediate those skill deficits while working through the requirements of the students’ mainstream classes. Topics include organization, time management, task initiation, seeking help and asking questions, test preparation, reading strategies, listening techniques, and learning styles.
Description: Students will generate artistic work by conceptualizing, organizing, and completing their artistic ideas using multiple modalities at the introductory level (ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, sculpture). They will refine original work through persistence, reflection, and evaluation as means for preparation for presentation, therefore conveying meaning in the manner in which the art is presented. Students will understand, evaluate, and articulate how works of art convey meaning for the observer, as well as the creator.
Description: As a continuation of the introductory Visual Arts course, this course places a greater focus on design, collaboration, and working with more advanced tools in generating artistic work. Multiple modalities are strengthened and broadened, including ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, and sculpture. Students will refine original work through persistence, reflection, and evaluation as means for preparation for presentation, therefore conveying meaning in the manner in which the art is presented. Students will understand, evaluate, and articulate how works of art convey meaning for the observer, as well as the creator.