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Electives

Plato Independent Study

At Ha:san, students are given the opportunity to earn course credit that they are in need of through the use of an online academic program called Plato. Each course offered is meant to simulate a rigorous classroom that provides all of the critical background knowledge and skills that are needed for students to be college and career ready. Made available to our senior class students who come to the school with gaps in their credit requirements that are needed as they near graduation.

Capstone

Senior Capstone at HPLS allows seniors to explore, learn and understand opportunities of post-secondary education. These opportunities may consist of college, university, training, military, or employment. Seniors conduct research, set goals and begin the process of applying for these opportunities. Exploration of Careers Paths, Community Service, and creation of a Senior Portfolio are also emphasized.

College Prep

College Prep at HPLS allows juniors to explore, learn and understand opportunities related to careers and post-secondary education. Juniors will conduct research, set goals, pursue community service/volunteering opportunities and apply for college prep related summer programs. Emphasis on College and Career Exploration will be the main focus throughout the year. Juniors will create a Portfolio Project highlighting their work over the course of the year.

Technology

In this class students will be investigating a wide range of technology that is used to provide information to people, students, teachers, and the world. You will learn among other things, website building, simulation games, and photography. You will experience and make your own photostory, podcast, webquest and wiki. This class will be taught primarily online and we will be using all sorts of free tools that many people don’t know about.

Social Studies

Arizona/O’odham History

We study the many nations and cultures that make up Arizona today, with a focus on recent O’odham history. State and tribal governments and tribal sovereignty are covered. Students will read articles and textbook chapters, discuss with classmates, use maps, analyze photographs and art, examine primary sources (including the Tohono O’odham Constitution and laws), and research and write an essay in class. Students will use the disciplines of archaeology, geography, economics and government to get a better understanding of Arizona and O’odham history from varied points of view.

United States History

The legacy of British colonialism is covered as we study the culture and responses of various Native nations. The textbook A People’s History of the United States is used throughout the year as a launching point from which to study different events. Primary sources such as laws, treaties, journal enteries, photos and videos will be studied, allowing students to develop their skills as historians and critics. The themes of change and activism are explored, culminating in a major writing project, where students research an activist from the 19th century and write from their point of view. The course ends with a study of United States government and current events.

World History

The history of world is studied through the lens of colonialism, focusing on its meaning and process and the responses of indigenous peoples around the world. Geography and economics are emphasized in order to develop a deeper understanding of the world today. The histories of Europe, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East are central to the class. Finally WWII and the 20th century are studied in depth, with the class ending with a problem solving and planning project focused on a current issue.

Special Education

Ha:sañ is in full compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) as evidenced by regular monitoring by the AZ Dept. of Education/Exceptional Student Services. The most recent comprehensive monitoring of the special education program was successfully completed in May, 2010, Ha:sañ received a 20/20 score.

Children birth through age 21 are entitled to special education services at no cost to the family. Ha:sañ School is committed to helping students with learning needs improve their academic skills so they may become successful and productive citizens. We provide evaluations to all students with a suspected disability and special education services to all students with a verified handicap. If you suspect a student/child has a disability please contact the following:

  • Birth to age 3 years, call AzEIP 520.439.5609
  • Ages 3 to 5 years, call the special education office of your home school district.
  • Grades K to 12 (students/children NOT attending Ha:sañ), call the special education office of your home school.
  • Grades 9 to 12 (students attending Ha:sañ), contact Karol Basel at the school.

Science

Anatomy and Physiology

Anatomy and Physiology is the study of the form and function of living organisms. This course will allow students to take a hands-on approach to studying the Human body. Students will have the opportunities to explore the Human body from the cell and it’s components to the entire organism and how it functions. Students will be able to investigate concepts by taking part in laboratory activities individually, in small or large groups, and as an entire class team. Students will have the opportunities to demonstrate mastery of the Arizona State Science Standards and their prior and learned knowledge through various formats, such as, writing, group and individual activities and research projects, and quizzes. In this course students will be challenged and taught the basics of good note taking, laboratory behavior, laboratory report writing skills, and organization skills

Biology

The cultural and educational value of the Sonoran Desert is the key component in providing students with a critical understanding of the biological sciences at Ha:san Preparatory and Leadership School. Our students are entering a period in time when it is vitally important to posses a strong background in the life sciences as they begin to explore the career options that await them. Biology is a fun and interactive area of study that allows students to better conceptualize life and its many functions. Topics to be covered in this class include scientific inquiry, collecting data and communicating results, ecology, cellular biology, genetics, evolution, living organisms, and the human body.

Earth and Space Science

There are two components to this course: Earth Science and Space Science or Astronomy. In the Earth Science component, students will explore the planet Earth; its components, their functions and how it sustains life. Then, students will look toward the stars and learn about the complex, yet important relationship, our solar system has with our planet. Students will be able to investigate concepts by taking part in laboratory activities individually, in small or large groups, and as an entire class team. Students will have the opportunities to demonstrate not only mastery of the Arizona State Science Standards, but their prior and learned knowledge through various formats, such as, writing, group and individual activities and research projects, exams and quizzes. In this course students will be challenged and taught the basics of good note taking, laboratory behavior, laboratory report writing skills, and organization skills.

Chemistry

This course surveys the concepts of general chemistry. Topics include states of matter, atomic structure, periodic table, bonding, nomenclature, chemical reactions, chemical equations, and quantitative relationships. Students will be able to investigate concepts by taking part in laboratory activities individually, in small or large groups, and as an entire class team. Students will have the opportunities to demonstrate not only mastery of the Arizona State Science Standards, but their prior and learned knowledge through various formats, such as, writing, group and individual activities and research projects, exams and quizzes. In this course students will be challenged and taught the basics of good note taking, laboratory behavior, laboratory report writing skills, and organization skills.

Physics

Physics is the science that deals with matter, energy, motion and force. It’s everywhere and in everything we see and do. Through this conceptual physics course, the material may not always be “easy”, but our aim this year is to be able to learn and comprehend the “not-so-easy” material. A scientist’s goal is to understand and explain how the world around them works…this is our goal. Students will be able to investigate concepts by taking part in laboratory activities individually, in small or large groups, and as an entire class team. Students will have the opportunities to demonstrate not only mastery of the Arizona State Science Standards, but their prior and learned knowledge through various formats, such as, writing, group and individual activities and research projects, exams and quizzes. In this course students will be challenged and taught the basics of good note taking, laboratory behavior, laboratory report writing skills, and organization skills.

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A bicultural public high school designed for Tohono O'odham youth and Native students interested in a college prep curriculum sponsored through the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools

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