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2.0 Course Catalog

The 2017-2018 Course Catalog has everything you need to know about 2.0 and how to schedule your classes.


Please remember that each High School student will meet with the scheduling team to build their schedule and guide them through the scheduling process.

Click here to see High School addendums to the 2.0 Course Catalog.
Click here to see the full catalog of Middle School X-Bin courses.
Click here to download high school Schedule Worksheet.

2018 Aug Mod

It's our pleasure to unveil St. Mary's first ever Aug Mod! Aug Mod will run from July 31, 2018 to August 17, 2018 and class times vary depending on the course. We are extremely excited to offer a varied slate of classes which cover a number of disciplines and in all cases can be applied to graduation requirements. Aug Mod is a great chance for students to get a bit ahead and create more flexibility in their schedules. Below are brief descriptions of each class with specific information regarding class times, any associated fees, and other important details.

Aug Mod is for high school students and is a part of tuition -- however, some of the classes have materials and/or traveling fees. Please know, too, that we'll require a minimum number of eight (8) students for each class to run and some classes have a maximum. If the class doesn't meet the enrolled minimum number of students, then the class will not be offered.

Students must sign up for Aug Mod classes by April 27th, 2018. Please email St. Mary's Scheduler, Mrs. Lucinda Peterson at lpeterson@smschool.us to enroll.

2018 Aug Mod Classes

Pre-Med 101: Heart and Cardiovascular System

Ever thought about being a doctor or nurse? You'll get a little peek into the medical field as we study the anatomy of the heart and its circulatory system, the coronary arteries. We will discover the heart's electrical system, and begin to understand heart rhythms and dysrhythmias. In the lab we will work with cardiac monitors to find out what makes you tick and learn how we can help keep you ticking. Students will experience taking blood pressures, learning the meaning of it all. We will also discuss the common ailments of the heart including Valvular Heart Disease, Acute Coronary Syndrome, Myocardial Infarctions and more. Come join us!

Taught by Mrs. Sue Naumes, Nursing Instructor RCC

Meeting time: 9:00 - 11:30

Credit: One Science Credit

Fee: $20 materials fee

Turn Filmmaker!

Learn the art of visual storytelling by doing film assignments and making a short film: from conceptualization, writing, and storyboarding, to filming, editing, and screening. Taught by Ms. Michaela Lavick.

Meeting time: 9:00 - 11:30

Credit: One Fine Art

The Research Paper

This is a great chance to get ahead and spend quality time on an important graduation requirement. This is the opportunity to complete the requirement with fewer distractions and to have even more contact time for assistance from the instructor. Beginning with an essential question of their choice, students will research a topic of their choice, develop a thesis, and complete a college level argumentative research paper. The carefully guided process will teach students essential skills in research, argumentation, writing and documentation. Taught by Mr. Hal Wing.

Meeting time: 1:00 - 3:30

Credit: Meets Research Paper Required Credit

Hiking and Health

Ms. Becka Lovett (maximum of eight students)

This course gives students a chance to get outside for fresh air activity by hiking around the Rogue Valley. As an introduction to hiking, this class will be entirely outside of the classroom on various trails. We will discuss safety, trail etiquette, environmental impact--all while developing muscle strength and endurance. We will discuss the importance of exercise and leisure time activity to overall physical, mental and social well being, as well as general wellness principles and nutritional guidelines. While on the trail, we will perform simple muscle building exercises with the intent to develop simple movements that can be performed in any location. When our schedule permits, we will conclude our hike at a cafe or store--and learn about healthy menu options. This is a great way to gain practical wellness knowledge outside of the classroom setting. Taught by

Ms. Becka Lovett (maximum of eight students).

Meeting time: 9:00 - 11:30

Credit: One PE Credit

Shakespeare's Page to Stage

Spend over two weeks intensively studying three of Shakespeare’s most important and entertaining plays--the great tragedy of jealousy and racial malice, Othello; the rousing Hundred Years’ War history play, Henry V; and the dark love story of Verona, Romeo and Juliet. After reading and discussing themes and staging, studying earlier filmed performances, and analyzing the plays’ language, we will see them performed at the OSF--one at each of the Festival’s theatres. Taught by Mr. Alastair Hunter.

Meeting time: 9:00am- 11:30am

Credit: One English Credit
Fee: Entrance Fee for two OSF plays

Servant Leadership

"The servant leader is servant first. It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve."--Robert K. Greenleaf

Students will explore what it means to lead through service. Working throughout the Rogue Valley, students will volunteer and serve in our community. In-class activities will include reflection, discussion, and studying the concept of Servant Leadership. Taught by Mr. Joe Volk.

Meeting time: 10:00 - 12:30

Credit: One Religion Credit

St. Mary’s Aug. Mod Costa Rica Program

Participate in a once in a lifetime adventure in Costa Rica! Live with a family for one week in the highlands of Costa Rica while participating in a service project. After your family homestay you will have the opportunity to raft down one of the most beautiful tropical rivers in the world, visit the gorgeous beach and National Park in Manuel Antonio, zipline through the cloud forests of Monteverde, and explore the Volcan Arenal in la Fortuna. Dates: July 31st - August 16th

Program Tuition: $3,990 (price includes airfare, all accommodations, three meals a day, all group activities, all in-country transportation, travel insurance, all taxes and tips, and a full time leadership team).

Interested? Please attend the information meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 7th at 6:30 in Room 110. Please contact Mrs. Megan Stillwell at mstillwell@smschool.us for more information.

Mixed Media Painting

This course will introduce students to the art form of mixed media painting. Students will combine a variety of materials in order to produce fascinating artwork. Projects will include techniques such as assemblage on recycled surfaces, incorporating found objects and painting on re-purposed home accessories. Students who participate in this class will experience modern techniques and have a chance to create remarkably unique works of art. Taught by Mrs. Tia McKenzie.

Meeting time: 1:00 - 3:30

Credit: One Fine Art Credit
Fee: Materials fee of $20

Real Writing

Develop your skills as you write from experience, using your unique passions. Take a step away from academic writing and discover the world close at hand and close to you. Learn to express and reflect, inform and explain, evaluate and judge, analyze and interpret, and take a stand and propose a solution. Taught by Mrs. Ann Hunter.

Meeting time: 9:00 - 11:30

Credit: One English Credit

Material Science

"All hands on all the time” is the name of the game in Material Science, and students get to keep everything they create! Students will become proficient at utilizing a variety of industrial tools with the goal of building practical skills through practical projects including, but not limited to: constructing a functional forge for forging and heat treating steel as well as examining solid-state diffusion welding, developing non-ferrous alloys for investment casting and using polymer models they 3D print themselves to turn their creations into 100% metalwork, and analyzing the qualities of various materials through destructive testing.This is a HOT course so be prepared to sweat! Taught by Mr. Derek Roemer (maximum of eight students).

Meeting time: 9:00 - 11:30

Credit: One Science Credit
Fee: Materials fee of $100

Canoeing the Rogue Valley and beyond

There’s nothing quite like gliding across the glassy surface of an alpine lake on cool summer morning in a canoe. Let’s learn a new form of satisfying exercise as we explore some charming pockets of the Rogue Valley and the surrounding forests. Paddling builds upper body strength and general stamina. We will learn several different paddle strokes and general canoe safety. Canoeing offers a way to live a healthy lifestyle while enjoying the wealth of recreational space we have within our reach. The course will culminate with a trip to the remarkably clear water of the Wood River in the Upper Klamath Basin. No experience or skills needed! Taught by Mr. Clay O'Gwin (maximum of seven students).

Meeting time: Class will meet in the mornings with two (2) days spent in the classroom and seven (7) canoe trips/outdoor classes of 4.5 hours each; class will run from July 31st to August 10th

Credit: One PE Credit

Fee: Materials/travel fee of $100

Yellowstone National Park Wildlife Ecology Program

Students will spend the week camping in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE), with Yellowstone National Park at its center. They'll meet National Park Service scientists who will guide them through habitat restoration and bison research projects. They'll also travel to the Lamar Valley to study wolf packs and see geysers and hot pools up close, and the trip culminates with a celebratory rafting trip down the Yellowstone River.

Instructed by Mrs. Holly Bensel.

Dates: August 6-14, 2018

Program cost: $2900 (dependent on airfare cost) covers food, lodging, and transportation

Credit: One Science Credit

Interested? Please attend the information meeting on Thursday, Feb. 8th at 7:00 pm in room 110.

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