Wolf Creek Summer Courses

Summer Courses

Capstone 1-1, 1-2, 2-1 & 2.2 - Grade:9-12 Term length:1 term each Credit:.5 each
Capstone classes are for students who work in the job world. This class requires that you work a minimum of 50 hours throughout the term. You must receive a paycheck (cash jobs do not qualify). Students will complete a variety of scenario questions, research current events in the world, write a 2-week notice letter to their supervisor, and participate in a mock interview while enrolled in the Capstone classes. Students will have the opportunity to explore other careers as well as learn about other students’ jobs they currently hold.

Careers Grade:9(recommended) Term length:1 term Credit:.5
Careers is a required ½ credit class, typically taken during students’ 9th-grade year. This course offers students the opportunity to explore the concept of a career in a broad sense and to learn about careers that match their values, skills, interests, and abilities. This course will address the ASCA (American School Counselor Association) National Standards for career development. Students will acquire the skills to investigate the world of work in relation to knowledge of self and to make informed career decisions. Students will employ strategies to achieve future career goals with success and satisfaction. Students will understand the relationship between personal qualities, education, training, and the world of work.

Child Development - Grade:9-12 Term length:1 term Credit: .5
Child Development is a class designed to explore the physical, cognitive, language, and emotional development of children; from conception through age 11. Students are introduced to important developmental psychologists and analyze their theories through personal application. Through a series of guided, yet flexible activities, you have the opportunity to shape this class to your interests. This course involves a child observation component. Students who have younger siblings or are involved in child care find this course beneficial.

Classical Mythology - ELECTIVE Grade:9-12 Term length:1 term Credit:.5
Classical Mythology studies the Greek and Roman religions in the early 5th and 4th centuries B.C. (The Classical Period). This course takes an in-depth look at the Gods of Olympus, famous Greek legends, and the value of telling Greek myths. The study of Mythology is applied to a reading of an ancient drama, Antigone, and intertwined with Greek history and culture throughout the age of Mythology.

Creative Writing - ELECTIVE Grade:9-12 Term length:1 term Credit:.5
Creative Writing allows students to explore the creative side of writing. Elements of writing are studied and then put into practice. The class also introduces a variety of authors and genres by reflecting on their writing styles.

Criminal Justice - ELECTIVE Grade:9-12 Term Length:1 term Credit:.5
This course will provide an overview of the criminal justice system in Minnesota and throughout the rest of the United States. It is important for all people to have a basic understanding of the law and how it influences their lives.

Current World Issues - REQUIRED (Contract for Grade) Grade:12 Term length:1 term Credit:.5
During this course, students will look at modern issues around the world, including genocide, displacement, hunger, water, women's rights, and disasters. As you look at them you will examine your role as a global citizen, and examine US foreign policy.

Digital Literacy - Grade:9, 10 Term length:1 term Credit:.5
This is a general elective course that focuses on digital applications to succeed in the 21st Century, online environment. This course will focus on exploring Google tools, keyboarding, and digital skills to promote positive digital citizenship.

Digital Photography - ELECTIVE Grade:9-12 Term length:1 term Credit: .5
Digital Photo explores the use of digital photography for personal and professional use. This class will require that students use a digital camera. (Smartphone cameras are acceptable.) Students will cover core components of a good photo including angle, rule of thirds, and editing, and will use skills to create two photo essays on topics of their choice.

European Literature 1 - REQUIRED Grade:12 Term length:1 term Credit: .5
This is an upper-level, required English class, which surveys major authors in European Literature from the Middle Ages to the early Age of Enlightenment (17th Century). This class is typically taken after successful completion of 9th, 10th, and 11th grade English requirements. The class also integrates writing, speaking, and listening as indicated in the MN Language Arts Standards.

European Literature 2 - REQUIRED Grade:12 Term length:1 term Credit: .5
This is an upper-level, required English class, which surveys major authors in European Literature from the Age of Enlightenment (18th Century) to modern times. This class is typically taken after successful completion of 9th, 10th, and 11th grade English requirements and following successful completion of European Literature 1. The class also integrates writing, speaking, and listening as indicated in the MN Language Arts Standards.

Foods - Grade:9-12 Term length:1 term Credit:.5
Foods is an elective ½ credit class that combines lessons about food with lessons that require you to make food. Students will investigate and prepare recipes, learn about nutrition, kitchen safety, cooking options, their own eating styles, the food pyramid, and choose a foreign country to investigate and make recipes from.

Health I - REQUIRED Grade:9-12 Term length:1 term Credit:.5
This course focuses on emotional and mental health, relationships, violence and injury prevention, healthy behaviors, and nutrition and exercise. Students will develop skills needed in confronting difficult situations, establish a solid personal health education, understand health and prevention and promotion techniques, and become health literate in making positive and healthy decisions. Addresses Standards 1-7 of the CDC National Health Education Standards.

Health 2 - REQUIRED Grade:9-12 Term length:1 term Credit: .5
This course teaches students how to advocate for their own health and the health of others. Advocacy campaigns for healthy living are reviewed. Then, students choose a topic of interest from Health I to create their own advocacy campaign which includes a campaign logo, poster, radio ad, and final project--proposed by the student. Addresses Standard 8 of the CDC National Health Education Standards.

Intro to Film Studies - ELECTIVE Grade: 9-12 Term length:1 term Credit:.5
If you like to watch movies, this class is for you. Watch several movies in various genres. Then analyze and/or criticize the genre, directorship, or other elements. You will study genres and elements of movie-making as well as watching a variety of movies.

Introduction to Studio Art - REQUIRED Grade:9-12 Term length:1 termCredit:.5
This course meets all of the required Fine Arts standards and counts in the art area for graduation. Students will explore different art mediums, learn about art from various cultures, gain an understanding of artistic intent, and create original works of art.

Minnesota Wildlife - ELECTIVE Grade:10-12 Term length:1 term Credit:.5
Minnesota Ecosystems is a ½ credit Science Elective course that focuses on current issues affecting Minnesota wildlife. The course opens with a general overview of Minnesota biomes and the scientific classification of Minnesota flora and fauna. From there, each week has a different focus including but not limited to Minnesota moose population, walleye and fisheries management, the bee crisis, bats and white-nosed syndrome, and wolf population management.

Music Appreciation - ELECTIVE Grade:9-12 Term length:1 term Credit:.5
Music Appreciation is ½ credit elective class available to all students. This course offers you the opportunity to use the resources like the internet to explore the wide world of music. In this course, you will not only look at music genres and styles but also consider the role of music in broader contexts. Intro to Studio Art or Visual Culture is required for the Art Standards; however, this class will meet the remaining ½ Art credit for Wolf Creek.

Physical Education - REQUIRED Grade:9 (recommended) Term length:1 term Credit:.5
This course focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary to perform and comprehend various sports and physical activities. Students will investigate four components: team sports, racquet sports, rhythm and dance, and individual sports. Students will complete weekly activity logs that relate to each of these components.

Personal Finance - ELECTIVE Grade:9-12 Term length:1 term Credit:.25
Personal Finance introduces students to the important life skills of financial decision-making. Students will explore various topics including banks and banking services, scholarships and college financing, budgets, taxes, credit, credit cards, insurance, and housing options.

Personal Fitness - REQUIRED Grade:10 (recommended) Term Length: 1 term Credit:.5
Personal Fitness builds on the knowledge and activities from the Physical Education 9 course. Students are expected to be physically active - they will develop three fitness goals and an 8-week fitness plan that they must adhere to. In addition, students will learn about different types of fitness activities and the role fitness plays throughout life and in society.

Sociology - ELECTIVE Grade:11-12 Term length:1 term Credit:.5
This course is an introduction to sociology, examining the structure and dynamics of society, and their connections to patterns of human behavior and individual life changes. Students will examine their own lives along with the lives of people from other cultures.