Adult High School Personal Development (HSPD)

High School Courses

HSPD 010 Learning Skills: Note-Taking Strategies (1 Unit)

Same as: HSPD NC010

Hours: 15 (15 lecture)

This course will expand student's knowledge of note-taking techniques and purposes. Topics covered include basic functions of note taking, pre-reading strategies, The Cornell Method, clustering, and outlining. Students may attend a note taking workshop and complete the assignments or complete the independent study module in lieu of attending a workshop. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

Transfer Information: AHS - Elective

HSPD 020 Learning Skills: Time Management (1 Unit)

Same as: HSPD NC020

Hours: 15 (15 lecture)

This course will help students manage time effectively and create healthier lifestyle patterns. Topics covered include scheduling and how to avoid cramming. Students may take the time management workshop and complete the assignments or complete the independent study module in lieu of attending a workshop. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

Transfer Information: AHS - Elective

HSPD 030 Learning Skills: Learning Styles (1 Unit)

Same as: HSPD NC030

Hours: 15 (15 lecture)

This course will teach students to identify their personal learning styles and how to adapt them to dominant teaching styles. Topics covered include the Learning Styles Questionnaire, the four learning styles, and matching your learning style and strategies. Students may take the Learning Styles workshop and complete the assignments or complete the independent study module in lieu of attending a workshop. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

Transfer Information: AHS - Elective

HSPD 040 Learning Skills: Test-Taking Skills (1 Unit)

Same as: HSPD NC040

Hours: 15 (15 lecture)

This course will build student test taking confidence by examining academic and emotional management techniques. Topics covered include test anxiety, test preparation, and strategies to use during the test and before turning in the test. Students may take the Test Taking Skills workshop and complete the assignments or complete the independent study module in lieu of attending a workshop. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

Transfer Information: AHS - Elective

HSPD 050 Learning Skills: Writing Skills (1 Unit)

Same as: HSPD NC050

Hours: 15 (15 lecture)

This interactive course will allow students to examine strategies for revising their writing at different stages of the writing process. Topics covered include assignment analysis, self-editing strategies, organizing your paper, and developing your thesis. Students may take the workshop and complete the assignments or complete the independent study module in lieu of attending a writing skills workshop. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

Transfer Information: AHS - Elective

HSPD NC010 Learning Skills: Note Taking Strategies (1 Unit)

Same as: HSPD 010

Hours: 20 (20 lecture)

This Adult High School course is designed to expand students’ knowledge of note taking techniques and purposes. Topics include basic functions of note taking, pre-reading strategies, the Cornell Method, clustering and outlining. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

Transfer Information: AHS - Elective

HSPD NC020 Learning Skills: Time Management (1 Unit)

Same as: HSPD 020

Hours: 20 (20 lecture)

This Adult High School course on time management introduces students to techniques designed to help manage time effectively and to create healthier lifestyle patterns. Topics include scheduling and how to avoid cramming. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

Transfer Information: AHS - Elective

HSPD NC030 Learning Skills: Learning Styles (1 Unit)

Same as: HSPD 030

Hours: 20 (20 lecture)

This Adult High School course will teach students to identify their personal learning styles and how to adapt them to dominant teaching styles. Topics include the Learning Styles Questionnaire, the four learning styles, and matching your learning style and strategies. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

Transfer Information: AHS - Elective

HSPD NC040 Learning Skills: Test-Taking Skills (1 Unit)

Same as: HSPD 040

Hours: 20 (20 lecture)

This Adult High School course builds student test-taking confidence by examining academic and emotional management techniques. Topics include test anxiety, test preparation, and strategies to use during and before taking a test. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

Transfer Information: AHS - Elective

HSPD NC050 Learning Skills: Writing Skills (1 Unit)

Same as: HSPD 050

Hours: 20 (20 lecture)

Adult High School course in developing and improving writing skills. Students learn strategies for planning, writing and revision. Topics include assignment analysis, thesis development, organization and self-editing, as well as a review of language mechanics, spelling and grammar. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

Transfer Information: AHS - Elective

HSPD NC060 Engaging Critical Thinking and Writing Strategies (2 Units)

Hours: 40 (40 lecture)

Reading and writing short skills course for increasing rational, higher order of critical reading and writing skills in order to meet the demands of advanced study in high school. Comprehension strategies will train students how to analyze arguments, problem solve, and acquire techniques for effective critical analysis and writing. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

Transfer Information: AHS - Elective

HSPD NC070 Crossroads: Paving Your Career Path (1 Unit)

Hours: 20 (20 lecture)

This Adult High School course is designed to provide students with a path toward career development. Students will explore viable tools to develop career planning skills, chart a plan for further career growth, understand the application and interviewing process, and write a professional resume and cover letter. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

Transfer Information: AHS - Elective

HSPD NC080 Pathway to Financial Literacy (1 Unit)

Hours: 20 (20 lecture)

Adult High School course designed to provide students with financial literacy and awareness. Students explore tools to create a budget, develop a financial plan, learn how to avoid financial scams, learn how to open checking and savings accounts, and understand fees and overdraft coverage. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

Transfer Information: AHS - Elective

HSPD NC090 Career Exploration for Adult High School/GED Students (1 Unit)

Hours: 20 (20 lecture)

This Adult High School course is designed to help students evaluate possible career options and pathways. Students examine their values, interests, abilities, and lifestyle and evaluate how these match with possible career choices. Research into career paths, available resources, and how they relate to students' current studies will be emphasized. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

Transfer Information: AHS - Elective

HSPD NC100 Effective Use of Technology For Student Success (1-2 Units)

Hours: 40 (40 lecture)

Adult High School course on the effective use of computer and web-based tools that are commonly used in classroom and workplace settings. Students will learn tips and best practices for using email, online calendars, course websites, and other technology, including Pipeline, Canvas, g-mail, Google Docs, and Google Slides. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

Transfer Information: AHS - Elective