Essential Skills

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Meet Our Team

The Essential Skills Department offers a variety of core courses designed to provide students an alternative to the traditional classroom setting. In addition, Life Strategies courses are designed to help students learn effective habits and strategies to help them achieve what they want and need to succeed.
Life Strategies for Teens
This course provides daily strategies designed to guide teens in building better character, boosting self-confidence, embracing diversity, resisting negative peer pressure, building good relationships, and setting and achieving goals.
Center for Success
The Center for Success provides an alternative setting for juniors and seniors to earn course credit in the core subjects of English I, II, III, IV (Literature only), Math (Topics 1, 2, 3, 4), World Studies (Semester I and II), American/Arizona History (Semester I and II), Economics, and Government.
Although these courses are conducted in a classroom setting, non-traditional approaches are used to present material. The use of Accelerated Math, Accelerated Reader, Perfect Copy and other software programs assist students in these areas. Students are afforded more independent study but have access to resources and teachers for assistance.
Study Hall
Study Hall is included in the Center for Success per Administrative request. Study Hall students have computer access making the Center a quiet and resourceful atmosphere for study and the pursuit of excellence.

Course Descriptions

Grades:9, 10, 11, 12 1     Semester          1/2 Credit

This course will provide daily strategies designed to guide students in building better character, in boosting self-confidence, in resisting negative peer pressure, in building good relationships, and in setting and achieving goals.

Grades:9, 10, 11, 12       1 Semester        1/2 Credit  

This course will provide strategies to empower students to make positive changes in their lives. Topics that affect students on a daily basis will be explored. Speakers from outside agencies will discuss life lessons and offer a roadmap for students in making good choices to create productive, happy lives.

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