FRESHMAN SUCCESS (691470) Length: YearAvailable for: 9 This course will equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in high school and graduate ready for college, career and life. Students will learn how to navigate the high school system and how to monitor their progress toward graduation. The course will focus on life-skill development, academic planning, and information on all the options, opportunities and resources available to ensure high school and future success.
LATINOS IN ACTION - LIA (691220) Length: YearAvailable for: 9 - 12 Latinos in Action is a multi-award-winning program that is geared towards empowering students through service, leadership, culture through excellent education with the end goal of graduating from college and/or being career ready! This class is open to ALL qualified students! During class, you will help tutor local elementary school students, participate in service projects, and learn other life skills that will prepare you for college and your career. Students will also develop their literacy/bilingual skills and will become leaders! Students will also have opportunities to learn how to be academically successful and challenged, develop personal assets, participate in cultural and social performances, conferences, and participate other projects to help their community and themselves. This program is about becoming involved and taking action! To join L.I.A., students must have and maintain a minimum GPA and citizenship of 2.0. Come make a difference!
AP HUMANITIES LAB (691220) Length: YearAvailable for: 9 - 12 Prerequisite: Students must be enrolled in at least one AP Course. This optional Advanced Placement (AP) Lab course is designed to assist students who are taking at least one AP course in the areas of English, Social Studies, Foreign Language, etc. with an emphasis on how to manage time, problem solve, read, analyze, research, study, and write at a college level. Students will have the opportunity to work with an AP teacher and collaborate with other students taking college level courses. The student’s grade in this course will be Pass/Fail.
AP STEM LAB (692510) Length: YearAvailable for: 10 - 12 Prerequisite: Students must be enrolled in at least one AP Course. This optional Advanced Placement (AP) Lab course is designed to assist students who are taking at least one AP course in the areas of Math, Science, Computer Technology, etc. with an emphasis on how to manage time, problem solve, read, analyze, research, study, and write at a college level. Students will have the opportunity to work with an AP teacher and collaborate with other students taking college level courses. The student’s grade in this course will be Pass/Fail.
MATH LAB Length: YearAvailable for: 9 - 12 Optional math studies course structured around the emphasis of collaboration between students and an instructor of mathematics to increase overall comprehension of individual students' course of study.
ACT PREPARATION (691451) Length: YearAvailable for: 11 & 12 This course is designed to aid students in successfully tackling the rigors of the ACT college entrance test. Students who take this course can expect to receive a basic overview of what the ACT test covers and be taught to use advanced test-taking strategies to aid them in receiving the best score possible. The class will also cover topics related to the ACT test such as what test scores mean and how the ACT Test can help you earn money for college!
STUDENT GOVERNMENT - PEER LEADERSHIP (691800 / 586350) Length: YearAvailable for: 9 - 12 Students Elected into this course were elected to a Student Body Officer or Government position or were approved by the advisor (Ms. Bowman).
RELEASE TIME - SEMINARY (008001 / 008002)Length: YearAvailable for: 9 - 12 Students registering for Release Time, do so for the purpose of enrolling in L.D.S. seminary or another denominational equivalent.
AVID 9 (571030)Length: YearAvailable for: 9 Prerequisite: Application and must take a minimum of 1 Honors or AP Course for acceptance into this program. AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. AVID is a college readiness support system that prepares students in the academic middle for four-year college eligibility and success by placing them in rigorous classes with support from tutorials during the AVID elective class.
AVID 10 (571040) Length: YearAvailable for: 10 AVID 10 is a beginning elective class for sophomores. This course includes practicing organizational and study skills, working on critical thinking and asking probing questions, getting academic help from peers and college tutorials, and participation in enrichment and motivational activities that create college readiness.
AVID 11 (571050) Length: YearAvailable for: 11 AVID 11 is an elective course for juniors. It includes career and college research, building a resume of service and leadership experiences, tutorials, preparing for college entrance tests, and understanding the financial support available.
AVID 12 (571060) Length: YearAvailable for: 12 AVID 6 is an elective class for seniors. It refines and builds skills needed for college. In addition, AVID provides help to students as they apply for college, scholarships and financial aid.
HOPE SQUAD & K-TOWN PRIDE (692031) Length: YearAvailable for: 9 - 12 Prerequisite: Must be elected and approved by counselors, administration, and instructor. HOPE Squads and K-Town is a school based “peer to peer” program that partners with local mental health and community agencies. HOPE Squad students are trained as active listeners, so they may help and respond to peers who are struggling with emotional issues such as depression and suicide. Members are trained to share concerns with an adult. The goals of the program are: prevent suicide and reduce suicidal behaviors, break the code of silence regarding suicide in schools and communities, create positive relationships among students, provide training to increase students’ knowledge about suicide warning signs, increase acceptance among adolescents to seek adult help for peers, and educate students about community resources.
HOME RELEASE (008801 / 008802) Length: YearAvailable for: 12 Home Release is for SENIORS ONLY. Students must be on track for graduation and maintain that status throughout their home release courses. Seniors must have parent and counselor approval to take this course.
JROTC LEVEL 1 - TAYLORSVILLE HIGHLength: YearAvailable for:9 - 12 The mission of the JROTC is to motivate young people to be better citizens. Leadership Education Training 1 (LET-1) is a leadership development course designed to challenge students and prepare them for the ever-changing role of being a leader. The program uses a military based structure to teach students the different management levels and how the different management levels interact with and support each other. Even though the class used a military base structure there is no military obligation or commitment to any military service branch. The course is open to all students in grades 9-12, however students that are traveling from other campuses to Taylorsville High School are responsible for their own transportation. The course places students in leadership positions that will require them to teach and train other students. Students will engage in simple and complex problem solving. Students will have to take the initiative and be innovative. As students traverse through the course, they will be taught courses in basic life skills, fitness, government, health, history, leadership, and management. This class is not solely taught in the classroom or from a textbook. It is a hybrid hands on approach to learning, education, and teaching. Students are encouraged to participate in extra-curricular teams. This helps to build until cohesion, support, and friendship. The teams include drill, color guard, marksmanship, orienteering, raiders, service learning, and pentathlon adventure. Completion of Leadership Lab Teams will result in the student earning an additional ½ elective credit per year.
JROTC LEVEL 2 - TAYLORSVILLE HIGH Length: YearAvailable for: 10 - 12 Pre-Requisites: JROTC 1 Leadership Education Training II (LET-2) draws on the leadership and management techniques that students learned in the first year to plan, develop, and execute training for the LET-1 students. The mid-level management students will learn the importance of how to coordinate with senior level management. They will be guided through the different leadership styles as they implement their own plans and procedures, they develop skills to achieve the goals set in place by senior leadership students. LET-2 students are strongly encouraged to participate in extracurricular teams. Students that are traveling from other campuses to Taylorsville High School are responsible for their own transportation. Students selected for a company leadership position may be required to attend Leadership Camp prior to the start of the school year.
JROTC LEVEL 3 - TAYLORSVILLE HIGH Length: YearAvailable for: 11 & 12 Prerequisites: JROTC 1, and 2 Leadership Education Training III (LET-3) represent senior level management positions within JROTC. Students will serve as staff, Department Heads, or CEO’s of The JROTC Organization at Taylorsville High School. They will plan events, oversee the development and execution of activities by subordinate classes, and provide direction, purpose and motivation to all leadership levels. Students who successfully complete LET-3 can, if they choose a military career, enter the military at the rank of E-2 instead of E-1. Couse is open to all Granite School District Schools, but students that are traveling from other campuses to Taylorsville High School are responsible for their own transportation.
JROTC LEVEL 4 - TAYLORSVILLE HIGH Length: YearAvailable for: 12 Prerequisites: JROTC 1, 2, and 3 Leadership Education Training IV (LET-4) represent the most advanced and final level of JROTC. Students serve in the most advanced leadership positions and apply leadership skills they have learned in the previous three years. Students who successfully complete LET-3 can, if they choose a military career, enter the military at the rank of E-2 instead of E-1. Couse is open to all Granite School District Schools, but students that are traveling from other campuses to Taylorsville High School are responsible for their own transportation
JROTC LEADERSHIP LAB - TAYLORSVILLE HIGH Length: QuarterAvailable for: 9 - 12 Leadership Lab is conducted after normal school hours. Lab begins at 2:30 PM and ends at 4:30 PM Monday through Friday. Leadership Lab focuses on practical application of the leadership skills taught in the classroom. All students who choose to participate on our teams must enroll. Enrollment to be done after the start of each semester by the INSTRUCTOR. REQUIRES PRIOR APPROVAL.
AIR FORCE ROTC - GRANGER HIGH Length: YearAvailable for: 10 - 12 This JROTC course is designed for students interested in enriching their high school experience with a pseudo-military experience. Students participate in Aerospace Studies, Leadership Education, physical training, drill, teamwork and uniform/grooming inspections. The program is open to both male and female students and each period has the same curriculum. Continued military service beyond high school is not required. Students will be provided both a PT uniform and an Air Force uniform. Cadets will be required to wear their uniform once a week. There is an expectation that cadets will also participate in one or more of the before/afterschool activities and community service projects to reap the full benefit of the course. Students must provide their own transportation if traveling from another school in the district.
STUDENT INTERNSHIPS Length: SemesterAvailable for: 11 & 12 The internship experience provides students with an opportunity to gain exposure to a career area related to their academic work. The internship will help students identify some of the needed skills, knowledge and preparation desired for employment in the career of their interest. Students will be assigned to visit a work site on a regular basis throughout the semester. This is an unpaid experience. See Lacee Mapu in the career center to sign-up