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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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