High School Diploma Program

This program is designed for adults who return to complete the requirements for a high school diploma. Upon completion of these courses, the student will be able to demonstrate a level of competency for each academic subject studied. Acquisition of a high school diploma will lead to improved employability and preparation for entry into college.

Total All Required Core High School Credits110
Total All Electives High School Credits50
Total All Core and Elective High School Credits160

English

English Core
Minimum Core Required Credits30
High School English 11-10
High School English 21-10
High School English 31-10
High School Writing Skills1-10
High School Language Arts I1-5
High School Language Arts II1-5
High School Reading Strategies 11-5
High School Reading Strategies 21-5
High School Business Writing1-5
English Electives
High School English 11-10
High School English 21-10
High School English 31-10
High School Writing Skills1-10
High School Composition1-10
High School English Basic Skills1-5
High School Grammar1-10
High School Vocabulary1-10
High School Literacy Skills I1-5
High School Literacy Skills II1-5
High School Language Arts I1-10
High School Language Arts II1-10
High School Reading Strategies 11-5
High School Reading Strategies 21-5
High School Business Writing1-5

Humanities

Humanities Core
Minimum Core Required Credits30
High School Mass Media1-5
High School Novels1-10
High School Literature1-10
High School Short Stories1-5
High School Art History - Artists and their Work1-5
High School Elements and Principles of Design1-5
Humanities Electives
High School Mass Media1-5
High School Novels1-10
High School Literature1-10
High School Short Stories1-5
High School Art History - Artists and their Work1-5
High School Elements and Principles of Design1-5

Mathematics

Mathematics Core
Minimum Core Required Credits20
High School General Math1-10
High School Algebra 11-10
High School Geometry1-10
High School Algebra 1A5
High School Algebra 1B5
Mathematics Electives
High School General Math1-10
High School Algebra 11-10
High School Geometry1-10
High School Algebra 1A5
High School Algebra 1B5

Natural Science

Natural Science Core
Minimum Core Required Credits20
High School Earth Science1-5
High School Physical Science1-5
High School Biology1-10
High School Health1-10
High School General Science1-10
Natural Science Electives
High School Earth Science1-5
High School Physical Science1-5
High School Biology1-10
High School Health1-10
High School General Science1-10

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Social & Behavioral Sciences Core
Minimum Core Required Credit30
High School US History1-10
High School US Government1-5
High School World History1-10
High School Economics1-5
Social & Behavioral Sciences Electives
High School World History1-10
High School World Geography1-10
High School Psychology1-5

Other Electives

IHSS 300 Transitioning to College1
IHSS 991 High School Business Law10
IHSS 994 High School Academic Success1-10


IHSS 100 1-10 Credits High School English 1

This course is an individualized, self-paced study in the basics of English language arts, including vocabulary development, grammar, reading comprehension, and writing strategies. The content of this course is delivered in a modular format and in a lab environment. In compliance with Title V, high school credits previously earned in the same subject will be evaluated and counted towards the completion of this course. (Apportionment)

IHSS 101 1-10 Credits High School English 2

This course is an integrative course consisting of an array of subjects to address English language arts. Topics may include contextualized vocabulary, intermediate grammar, reading and composition, and literature. Instructional modules are assigned based on academic preparation, functional reading levels and vocational or educational goals. This content of this course is delivered in a modular format and in a lab environment. In compliance with Title V, high school credits previously earned in the same subject will be evaluated and counted towards the completion of this course. (Apportionment)

IHSS 102 1-10 Credits High School English 3

This course is an integrative course consisting of an array of subjects to address English language arts. Topics may include contextualized vocabulary, intermediate grammar, reading and composition, and literature. Instructional modules are assigned based on academic preparation, functional reading levels and vocational or educational goals. This content of this course is delivered in a modular format and in a lab environment. In compliance with Title V, high school credits previously earned in the same subject will be evaluated and counted towards the completion of this course. (Apportionment)

IHSS 105 1-10 Credits High School Writing Skills

Writing strategies are presented through individualized, self-paced modules in personal compositions and business letters. Techniques in structure, style and business correspondence are covered. The content of this course is delivered in a modular format and in a lab environment. In compliance with Title V, high school credits previously earned in the same subject will be evaluated and counted towards the completion of this course. (Apportionment)

IHSS 106 1-10 Credits High School US History

This United States history course covers the lives of America's people and aspects of their cultures, from early exploration through the beginning of the twenty-first century. The content of this course is delivered in a modular format and in a lab environment. In compliance with Title V, high school credits previously earned in the same subject will be evaluated and counted towards the completion of this course. (Apportionment)

IHSS 107 1-5 Credits High School US Government

This course is an individualized, self-paced study of U.S. government. It will cover the Constitution, the roles of the federal, state and local government, and modern economic and political systems. This course is used for SCE High School Diploma credit and partial credits are available to satisfy graduation requirements. The content of this course is delivered in a modular format and in a lab environment. In compliance with Title V, high school credits previously earned in the same completion of this course. (Apportionment)

IHSS 109 1-10 Credits High School World History

This course presents the history of the world's people and major cultures from early times to the present. This course is offered for the SCE high school diploma and partial credits are available to satisfy graduation requirements. The content of this course is delivered in a modular format and in a lab environment. In compliance with Title V, high school credits previously earned in the same subject will be evaluated and counted towards the completion of this course. (Apportionment)

IHSS 110 1-10 Credits High School World Geography

This geography course surveys all the major regions of the world, explores processes that shape the Earth and relationships between people and environments. This course is offered for SCE diploma credit and partial credits are available to satisfy graduation requirements. The content of this course is delivered in a modular format and in a lab environment. In compliance with Title V, high school credits previously earned in the same subject will be evaluated and counted towards the completion of this course. (Apportionment)

IHSS 111 1-5 Credits High School Economics

This course explores the changing economic climate in the United States and globally. Economic systems, development and problems that affect daily life are covered. This course is offered for SCE high school diploma credit and partial credits are available to satisfy graduation requirements. The content of this course is delivered in a modular format and in a lab environment. In compliance with Title V, high school credits previously earned in the same subject will be evaluated and counted towards the completion of this course. (Apportionment)

IHSS 113 1-5 Credits High School Mass Media

This mass media course covers various forms of communications including television, advertising, print materials, and electronic media. The content of this course is delivered in a modular format and in a lab environment. In compliance with Title V, high school credits previously earned in the same subject will be evaluated and counted towards the completion of this course. (Apportionment)

IHSS 114 1-5 Credits High School Film Appreciation

This course is an individualized, self-paced study of film appreciation. Topics covered include film genres, directing and critique. This course is used for SCE High School Diploma credit. (Apportionment)

IHSS 116 1-10 Credits High School General Math

This course presents activities to help the student with basic arithmetic skills, real-life applications, and problem-solving techniques. The units of study include a review of whole number operations, and basic functions of fractions, decimals, percents, measurements, algebra and geometry. This course is offered for SCE high school diploma credit. The content of this course is delivered in a modular format and in a lab environment. In compliance with Title V, high school credits previously earned in the same subject will be evaluated and counted towards the completion of this course. (Apportionment)

IHSS 118 1-10 Credits High School Algebra 1

This course covers basic algebra concepts including an introduction to variables, equations, factoring, an introduction to variables, equations, factoring, formulas and the application of skills. This course is used for SCE high school diploma credit and partial credits are available to satisfy graduation requirements. The content of this course is delivered in a modular format and in a lab environment. In compliance with Title V, high school credits previously earned in the same subject will be evaluated and counted towards the completion of this course. (Apportionment)

IHSS 119 1-10 Credits High School Geometry

This course covers basic geometry concepts including key terms, geometric shapes and the application of skills. This course is used for SCE high school diploma credit and partial credits are available to satisfy graduation requirements. The content of this course is delivered in a modular format and in a lab environment. In compliance with Title V, high school credits previously earned towards the completion of this course. (Apportionment)

IHSS 121 1-5 Credits High School Earth Science

Earth Science deals with the earth and other heavenly bodies of the universe. Students learn the various characteristics that make Earth unique in the solar system. This course is offered for SCE high school diploma credit. The content of this course is delivered in a modular format and in a lab environment. In compliance with Title V, high school credits previously earned in the same subject will be evaluated and counted towards the completion of this course. (Apportionment)

IHSS 122 1-5 Credits High School Physical Science

Physical Science explores matter and its properties, motion, heat, energy, sound and light, as well as electricity and magnetism. This course is used for SCE High School Diploma credit.The content of this course is delivered in a modular format and in a lab environment. In compliance with Title V, high school credits previously earned in the same subject will be evaluated and counted towards the completion of this course. (Apportionment)

IHSS 123 1-10 Credits High School Biology

This biology course is an individualized, self-paced study of living things including classification, survival, reproduction, growth, and development. Other topics explore ecological cycles, behaviors and evolution. The content of this course is delivered in a modular format and in a lab environment. In compliance with Title V, high school credits previously earned in the same subject will be evaluated and counted towards the completion of this course. (Apportionment)

IHSS 124 1-10 Credits High School Health

This class is designed to give students an understanding of various facets of physical, mental, and social well being. The student will gain knowledege to promote wellness, identify causes of health problems and ways to prevent them. The content of this course is delivered in a modular format and in a lab environment. In compliance with Title V, high school credits previously earned in the same subject will be evaluated and counted towards the completion of this course. (Apportionment)

IHSS 153 1-10 Credits High School General Science

General Science covers physical, Earth, and life science. This course is used for SCE High School Diploma credit. The content of this course is delivered in a modular format and in a lab environment. In compliance with Title V, high school credits previously earned in the same subject will be evaluated and counted towards the completion of this course. (Apportionment)

IHSS 163 1-10 Credits High School Composition

This course provides writing strategies that include basic sentence structure, a review of grammar and mechanics, paragraph formation and essay composition skills. The content of this course is delivered in a modular format and in a lab environment. In compliance with Title V, high school credits previously earned in the same subject will be evaluated and counted towards the completion of this course. (Apportionment)

IHSS 167 1-5 Credits High School English Basic Skills

Basic English skills are presented in this self-paced course. This introductory course includes workbook activities to improve skills in spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and reading. The content of this course is delivered in a modular format and in a lab environment. In compliance with Title V, high school credits previously earned in the same subject will be evaluated and counted towards the completion of this course. (Apportionment)

IHSS 170 1-10 Credits High School Grammar

This course covers a variety of English language skills in a flexible format suitable for individualized, self-paced coursework. The topics covered include grammar, usage, writing mechanics and composition strategies. The content of this course is delivered in a modular format and in a lab environment. In compliance with Title V, high school credits previously earned in the same subject will be evaluated and counted towards the completion of this course. (Apportionment)

IHSS 173 1-10 Credits High School Novels

This literature course offers a variety of literary works in a flexible format suitable for individualized self-paced coursework. The content of this course is delivered in a modular format and in a lab environment. In compliance with Title V, high school credits prviously earned in the same subject will evaluated and counted towards the completion of this course. (Apportionment)

IHSS 174 1-10 Credits High School Literature

This literature course offers a variety of literary works in a flexible format suitable for individualized self-paced coursework. Literary options include poetry, short stories, essays and complete novels. The content of this course is delivered in a modular format and in a lab environment. In compliance with Title V, high school credits earned in the same subject will be evaluated and counted towards the completion of this course. (Apportionment)

IHSS 181 1-5 Credits High School Short Stories

This course introduces a variety of short stories through self-paced reading activities. Through guided reading activities, students explore character development, plot and author's purpose. The content of this course is delivered in a modular format and in a lab environment. In compliance with Title V, high school credits previously earned for the same subject will be evaluated and counted towards the completion of this course. (Apportionment)

IHSS 183 1-10 Credits High School Vocabulary

This course covers grade-level vocabulary development and is offered for the SCE high school diploma credit. The content of this course is delivered in a modular format and in a lab environment. In compliance with Title V, high school credits previously earned in the same subject will be evaluated and counted towards the completion of this course. (Apportionment)

IHSS 190 1-5 Credits High School Literacy Skills I

This course is designed to develop vocabulary, decoding, reading comprehension and critical thinking skills. This course will be used for High School Diploma Credits. The content of this course is delivered in a modular format and in a lab environment. In compliance with Title 5, high school credits previously earned in the same subject will be evaluated and counted towards the completion of this course. (Apportionment)

IHSS 191 1-5 Credits High School Literacy Skills II

This course is designed to advance vocabulary, decoding, reading comprehension and critical thinking skills. This course will be used for High School Diploma credits. The content of this course is delivered in a modular format and in a lab environment. In compliance with Title 5, high school credits previously earned in the same subject will be evaluated and counted towards the completion of this course. (Apportionment)

IHSS 300 1 Credit Transitioning to College

This course is designed to help NOCE High School Diploma Program, ESL Academic Success, and all other NOCE students successfully transition to college. Topics presented will include identifying academic goals, designing an educational plan, utilizing the college processes (registration, financial aid, learning resources), and graduation. This course will include campus tours of several student resource centers. (Apportionment)

IHSS 500 1-10 Credits High School Language Arts I

This is an integrative course consisting of an array of topics including reading, writing,grammar,and vocabulary. Emphasis will be placed on sentence construction, word choice, paragraph development, maintaining coherence, recognizing main ideas, drawing upon sources informatively, reading with accuracy, writing and revising. The content of this course is delivered in a modular format and in a lab enviroment. In compliance with Title V, high school credits previously earned in the same subject will be evaluated and counted towards the completion of this course. (Apportionment)

IHSS 501 1-10 Credits High School Language Arts II

This is an integrative course consisting of an array of topics including reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary. Emphasis will be placed on sentence construction, word choice, paragraph development, maintaining coherence, recognizing main ideas, drawing upon sources informatively, reading with accuracy, writing and revising. The content of this course is delivered in a modular format using lecture-style instruction. (Apportionment)

IHSS 660 1-5 Credits High School Psychology

This psychology course explores the connections of human thought, behavior and development. It emphasizes the importance of these relationships to learning, personality, health, and society. This course is offered for SCE high school diploma credit and partial credits are available to satisfy graduation requirements. The content of this course is delivered in a modular format and in a lab environment. In compliance with Title V, high school credits previously earned in the sam subject will be evaluated and counted towards the completion of this course. (Apportionment)

IHSS 846 5 Credits High School Algebra 1A

This course covers basic algebra including variables, equations, positive and negative integers, formulas, polynomials, and factoring. This course is offered for SCE high school diploma credits to satisfy graduation requirements. (Apportionment)

IHSS 847 5 Credits High School Algebra 1B

This course covers basic algebra concepts including graphing, equations with two variables, fractions, decimals,percents, squares, square roots and quadratic equations. This course is offered for SCE high school diploma credits to satisfy graduation requirements. (Apportionment)

IHSS 991 10 Credits High School Business Law

This course is an individualized, self-paced study of Business Law. Topics include contracts, insurance, and laws related to consumer and employment regulations. This course is used for SCE High School Diploma credit. (Apportionment)

IHSS 992 1-5 Credits High School Art History - Artists and their Work

This course will explore art movements from the Italian Renaissance to American painters and sculptors of the twentieth century. Students will discover why some artists and their artwork retain prominence. They will be given the opportunity to expand their knowledge on a variety of art forms. The content of this course is delivered in a modular format and in a lab environment. In compliance with Title V, high school credits previously earned in the same subject will be evaluated and counted towards the completion of this course. (Apportionment)

IHSS 993 1-5 Credits High School Elements and Principles of Design

This course is an individualized, self-paced study of art and how people from other cultures and times have used a common visual language to express their own unique perspective. The content of this course is delivered in a modular format and in a lab environment. In compliance with Title V, high school credits previously earned in the same subject will be evaluated and counted towards the completion of this course. (Apportionment)

IHSS 994 1-10 Credits High School Academic Success

This study skills course provides reading and writing activities to help a student master the thinking, planning and basic skills necessary to achieve academic success in school and is available for credit for the SCE High School Diploma Program. The content of this course is delivered in a modular format and in a lab environment. In compliance with Title V, high school credits previously earned in the same subject will be evaluated and counted towards the completion of this course. (Apportionment)

IHSS 997 1-5 Credits High School Reading Strategies 1

This course provides practice exercises in reading development and reinforces concepts through writing activities. Strategies include understanding the main idea, making judgments, understanding characters, drawing conclusions, and making inferences. The content of this course is delivered in a modular format and in a lab environment. In compliance with Title V, high school credits previously earned in the same subject will be evaluated and counted towards the completion of this course. (Apportionment)

IHSS 998 1-5 Credits High School Reading Strategies 2

This course provides practice exercises in reading development and reinforces concepts through writing activities. Strategies include recognizing tone, understanding literary forms, organization, significant details, and vocabulary. The content of this course is delivered in a modular format and in a lab environment. In compliance with Title V, high school credits previously earned in the same subject will be evaluated and counted towards the completion of this course. (Apportionment)

IHSS 999 1-5 Credits High School Business Writing

This course provides individualized, self-paced modules in business correspondence, composition techniques and writing activities. Strategies include format, organization, and evaluation. The content of this course is delivered in a modular format and in a lab environment. In compliance with Title V, high school credits previously earned in the same subject will be evaluated and counted towards the completion of this course. (Apportionment)