SET offers both English 101 and English 205 on campus taught by a Mesa College professor. Students receive college credit for grades of C and above and simultaneously receive Honors English credit at SET High.
In order to be eligible for the Mesa College English classes students need to score a 3 or 4 on the CAASPP standardized state test which is administered in May of the Junior year.
This class explores world history through texts, debates, seminars, quizzes, tests, class work and projects. The goal of this class is to be academically rigorous while allowing students to draw connections between the past and present. It examines world events from 1600s to the present, and explores the impact of the democratic and industrial revolutions, the forces that led to world domination by European powers, the wars that changed empires, the ideas that led to independence movements and the effects of global interdependence.
Students in grade eleven study the major turning point in American history in the twentieth century. Following a review of the nation’s beginnings and the impact of the Enlightenment on U.S. democratic ideals, students build upon the tenth grade study of global industrialization to understand the emergence and impact of new technology and a corporate economy, including the social and cultural effects. They trace the change in the ethnic composition of American society; the movement toward equal rights for racial minorities and women; and the role of the United States as a major world power. An emphasis is placed on the expanding role of the federal government and federal courts as well as the continuing tension between the individual and the state. Students consider the major social problems of our time and trace their causes in historical events. They learn that the United States has served as a model for other nations and that the rights and freedoms we enjoy are not accidents, but the results of a defined set of political principles that are not always basic to citizens of other countries. Students understand that our rights under U.S. Constitution are a precious inheritance that depends on an educated citizenry for their preservation and protection.
American Government class includes a brief overview of the founding, establishing, and functioning of the government of the United States of America. It is an introduction to the basic concepts of American government including the workings and function of the three branches of government , the American political process and the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Honors class requires writing of a paper on a comprehensive research of our judicial system.
Economics is a short analysis of basic economic theories and the major economic systems of the world. This class will give the students a greater understanding of economics ranging from the viewpoint of the individual consumer or small business owner to the global economy. It will study the law of supply and demand, forms of business, labor unions, government finances and influence on the economy, money and prices, inflation and deflation cycles.
This course is a study of Euclidean Geometry. Topics discussed include dimensional objects, angular measurement, congruency, similarity, deductive and inductive reasoning, formal proofs, relational computations, right triangle trigonometry, and applications. Algebraic techniques are integrated and emphasized through the course to aid in the understanding of geometric concepts and applications, and to reinforce proficiency in algebraic skills. The contents of this course are crucial for success on ACT / SAT exams.
This course is an extension of Algebra I and provides further development of the concept of a function. Topics include: Relations, functions, equations and inequalities, polynomials algebraic fractions, logarithmic and exponential functions, sequences and series, counting principles, and probability. This material in this course will help prepare you for the ACT / SAT exams, and college admission exams.
Decisions or predictions are often based on data—numbers in context. These decisions or predictions would be easy if the data always sent a clear message, but the message is often obscured by variability. Statistics provides tools for describing variability in data and for making informed decisions that take it into account.
This accelerated course will begin with a review of the calculus topics covered in Introduction to Calculus. There will be further study and discussion of the fundamental principles of calculus. Advanced topics in integration will include arc length, work problems, additional techniques in integration, and further study of the transcendental functions and infinite series.
Flex Math is a course designed to help students boost math skills and recover Math credit that may have been lost earlier in the year. Students in Flex Math have usually already taken Algebra 1, Geometry or Algebra 2 but have not yet successfully completed the course. The Flex Math curriculum is personalized and directly targeted to help fill the gaps in student understanding.
Students will examine how non-fiction films are created. This class will proceed in two distinct phases: the first explores how filmmakers give shape, structure and voice to their films, across the disparate and ever-evolving forms of documentary. Students screen and analyze a range of innovative and acclaimed films. In the second phase of the course students write their own documentary film proposals, beginning with research, through short treatments, and culminating in fully developed proposals. In the third phase of the course students will create a visual presentation of their proposals, including short trailers, scenes, and/or full documentaries.
Guitar is taught by an accomplished and successful local musician who personalizes his instruction to help students of all musical abilities discover and hone their love for music. Mr. Maldonado lets each student pick a song that they want to play and he finds a way for them to learn it either by helping them find the tabs or by writing a version for them that is at their level of ability.
Mr. Maldonado can teach guitar at any level and is happy to have students take his class during all 4 years of their time at SET.
This course is designed to introduce students to basic principals of the Spanish Language, prepare students for further language study, and foster interest about the Hispanic cultures. It is designed to help students develop vocabulary and fundamental sentence structure in the present, present progressive, and simple future tenses, and learn the uses of the infinitive, gender and number agreement and pronouns.This course focuses on the fundamentals of grammar, practical vocabulary, useful phrases and the ability to understand, read, write and speak simple Spanish. Basic geographic and cultural information is included on Latin America and Spain. No previous knowledge of Spanish is required for this class.
This course is designed to introduce students to basic principals of the Spanish Language, prepare students for further language study, and foster interest about the Hispanic cultures. It is designed to help students develop vocabulary and fundamental sentence structure in the subjunctive and preterit tences, and continue learning the uses of the infinitive, gender and number agreement, and pronouns.This course focuses on the fundamentals of grammar, practical vocabulary, useful phrases and the ability to understand, read, write and speak simple Spanish. Geographic and cultural information is included on Latin America and Spain.
SET offers support classes for students who need an extra period in the day to get extra help and to work on outstanding assignments. The support classes are staffed by teachers and academic coaches who can give students personalized and targeted help.
Where did everything come from? How did we get to where we are now? Where do humans fit in? Where are things heading? These are questions that origin stories of different cultures have addressed for thousands of years. Big History attempts to answer them by examining the entire past of the Universe using the best available ideas from disciplines such as astronomy, chemistry, biology, and history. Throughout the course, we will explore different scales of time and space and view human history from new angles. You’ll learn what we know and what we don’t, consider our place in the Universe, and develop your ow ideas for what the future may hold.
Course Description: This course is designed to cover topics in Algebra ranging from polynomial, rational, and exponential functions to conic sections. Trigonometry concepts such as Law of Sines and Cosines will be introduced. Students will then begin analytic geometry and calculus concepts such as limits, derivatives, and integrals. This class is important for any student planning to take a college algebra or college pre-calculus class.
Improv is an acting class specifically designed to help students develop their communications skills by teaching them the art of improvisation. Students quickly learn to shed their shyness and fear of public speaking as they discover that improvisation is a practiced skill that can be quickly mastered through fun games similar to the hit show "Who's Line is it Anyway?"
All SET students must complete 50 hours of internship before graduation. The internships are designed to give students real-life work experience that will either introduce them to a potential career options or, perhaps even more importantly, help them remove a career option from their list if they find that they do not enjoy the work.
Internships should be completed in the junior or senior year.
The 2nd year of PE is completed independently at SET by playing a sport, joining the bowling team, or by proving that you are exercising by tracking steps using the SET High Fitness Tracker.
Note that the 1st year of PE has a nutrition/health requirement that must be fulfilled by taking Strength of Mind and Body.
This course focuses on the fundamentals of grammar, practical vocabulary, useful phrases and the ability to understand, read, write and speak Spanish. Geographic and cultural information is included on Latin America and Spain. Spanish II is a required prerequisite for this class. It is designed to help students develop vocabulary and fundamental sentence structure in the present progressive, future, imperfect, and preterit tenses, and learn the uses of the reflexives, gender and number agreement and pronouns.
Advisory meets once per week for between 10 minutes and 60 minutes depending on the time of year. For the majority of the time, students have a choice of either working on their Passion Project or getting extra help in classes when needed.
Roughly once per month, all students participate in a Passion Talk that is delivered by inspirational experts who have demonstrated passion in their field of business or field of study.
The Advisor is like an educational parent who knows how the advisees are doing, knows what makes them tick and helps them make good choices both inside and outside the classroom.