About College in the High School
College in the High School through WVC is an opportunity for high school students to earn college credit while still in high school. Students who complete articulated courses taught at their high school by qualified high school faculty providing the same rigor and content as an on-campus college class are eligible to receive WVC credit.
High school faculty must have the same minimum qualifications that are required for on-campus faculty. Articulated courses must provide the same content, course materials, and outcomes as a WVC course., and be assessed regularly by a member of the WVC faculty. When these requirements are met, the course is considered “articulated” with a WVC course and students can earn college credit.
Students can earn WVC credit in:
- University transfer courses that count toward a bachelor’s degree in subject areas such as Literature, Composition, History, Psychology, and more.
- Career & Technical Education courses which lead to an associate degree or certificate in one of our many career-focused degrees.
Current Course Offerings
Covers the basic biological principles and processes for the non-science major. Includes a basic survey of cell biology, inheritance, reproduction, genetics, classification, evolution, ecology and principles of living systems. Includes laboratory. No prerequisite. Available at Bridgeport HS, Brewster HS, Cashmere HS, Entiat HS .
Field-oriented course exploring the animal life and vegetation of the Pacific Northwest. Local forests, rivers, lakes and deserts examined with emphasis on ecology and plant and animal identification. Includes extensive field work. Prerequisite: Interest in local flora and fauna. Available at Bridgeport HS, Entiat HS.
Develops college-level reading, writing and critical thinking abilities. Develops writing skills by focusing on strategies and techniques to develop, organize and articulate ideas effectively, including the use of documented source material. Emphasizes writing process. Students must earn a minimum grade of “C” (2.0) or better in this course to progress to a 200-level composition course. Prerequisite: Appropriate assessment scores in language usage and reading or a grade of “C” or higher in ENGL 097 or a grade of “B-” or higher in ABE 019 or a grade of “B” or higher in the Bridge-to-College English Language Arts course or a grade of “3” or higher on the Smarter Balanced exam. Keyboard/word-processing skills recommended. Available at Bridgeport HS, Mansfield HS.
Refines process of planning, revising and editing essays from ENGL& 101. Writing research papers. Emphasizes topic selection, use of print and electronic sources, note taking, credibility, fact and opinion, logic, avoidance of plagiarism, and documentation. Students must earn a grade of “C” (2.0) or better to apply this course to the Writing Skills requirement for AAS or AST degree. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101 with a grade of “C” (2.0) or better. Available at Bridgeport HS, Mansfield HS.
Study of selected British authors and works of literature from Old English,
Middle Ages, Renaissance, Neo-Classical, Romantic, Victorian and Modern
periods. Available at Bridgeport HS.
Study of American Literature from the sixteenth century through the current century. Emphasizes the historical, political and cultural basis for the American myth, the American hero and the diversity of American literary genres, stressing the relation between societies/cultures and the works of American writers. No prerequisite. Available at Bridgeport HS.
Introduction to the study of human geography and the major themes of the discipline. Topics include human-environment interaction, population and migration, cultural diffusion, patterns of health and nutrition, industrialization, economic development, and political geography. These will be approached in the context of regional difference and globalization. No prerequisites. Available at Bridgeport HS.
Geology is a core science, along with physics, chemistry, and biology. It uses rigorous methods of inquiry that illuminate the history of the earth and its present-day geological activity. Geology allows us to discover how earth's history and activity determine the state of the planet and its life forms. The study of geology also shows us how human behavior affects the earth. Topics we will cover include plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, rocks, minerals, geologic time, glaciers, rivers, geologic structures, layers of the earth, and reading maps. This course includes laboratory work and lab credit. Prerequisite: Math 93 or higher. Available at Lake Roosevelt HS.
A general history of the United States from the earliest indigenous societies and cultures to the end of the American Civil War. The primary focus of this course is to chart the development American society, culture and politics. Additionally, the course attempts to stress the diversity of cultures and peoples found in the United States and the impact of this diversity upon the development of American history. No prerequisites. Available at Bridgeport HS, Eastmont HS, Lake Roosevelt HS.
A survey of American history from the Reconstruction Era until the present. The primary focus of this course is to describe the social, cultural, political and economic emergence of contemporary America. The course will emphasize the tremendous economic, social, cultural, demographic and political transformations that the United States experienced during this time period. No prerequisites. Available at Bridgeport HS, Eastmont HS, Lake Roosevelt HS.
An introduction to the critical thinking, arts and philosophical ideas
that enrich human experience. Available at Mansfield HS.
A survey in mathematical topics focusing on topics such as growth, finance, and statistics that are essential knowledge for an educated citizen. Students will build confidence in mathematical reasoning relevant to a wide range of liberal arts and humanities applications. Prerequisite: MATH 099 with a grade of “C” (2.0) or better or appropriate placement score. Or grade of “C” or higher in Algebra 2 or higher level math at high school. Available at Bridgeport HS, Eastmont HS.
Functions and their graphs (including elementary, exponential and
logarithmic functions, and the conic sections) and their inverses in the
context in which they are used in calculus. Work with graphing calculators
will be integrated into the course. Prerequisites: Math 099 with a B or
better, Math 140, or appropriate placement score. Available at Wenatchee HS.
Introduction to trigonometric functions as they relate to the unit circle
and right triangle. Graphs of the functions, applications, problem solving,
identities, inverse functions, complex numbers, vectors and analytic
geometry including polar coordinates and parametric equations. The basic
concepts of sequences and series will be covered. Prerequisites: MATH 140
or MATH& 141 with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate placement score. Available at Wenatchee HS.
Fundamental concepts and applications of descriptive and inferential statistics. Includes measures of central tendency and variability, statistical graphs, probability, the normal distribution, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, ANOVA testing and regression analysis. Graphing calculator or statistical software techniques are used throughout the course. Prerequisite: MATH 099 with a grade of “C” (2.0) or better or appropriate placement score. Or grade of “C” or higher in Algebra 2 or higher level math at high school. Available at Bridgeport HS.
Introduction to music theory. Emphasis on fundamental concepts, including
notation, meter, rhythm, diatonic scales, key signatures, intervals,
harmony, ear training, songwriting, and keyboard and fretted instruments. Available at Entiat HS.
Preparation and performance of carried instrumental literature with the Wenatchee Valley Symphony or other professional or semi-professional instrumental ensembles in the greater Wenatchee area. This may include the British Brass Band, the Wenatchee Big Band and others. Students to bring their own instruments. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: previous performing experience and a minimum of intermediate-level technical proficiency required. Instructor’s permission. Audition may be required. Available at Entiat HS.
Introduction to nxa?amxcin, the language spoken by the Moses/Columbia, Wenatchee, Entiat and Chelan tribes of the Colville Reservations. Basic pronunciation, the phonetic alphabet, and elementary framer and vocabulary will be covered. Students will gain an awareness of the interconnection of language and culture. Available at Lake Roosevelt HS
Continuation of NAL 121. Some instruction will be in nxa?amxcin, the language Spoken by the Moses/Columbia, Wenatchee, Entiat and Chelan tribes of the Colville Reservation. Students will increase their ability to correctly pronounce the phonemes of the language, as well as engage in elementary reading, writing, and conversation. Prerequisite: NAL 121 or instructor signature. Available at Lake Roosevelt HS
This class is designed to introduce the concepts of fitness, health and
wellness with an inclusive approach accommodating all ages and fitness
levels. Students work towards personal goals in developing strength,
flexibility and endurance through the use of the WVC Student Recreation
Center. Online components are used for assessment. May be repeated for
credit. Available at Bridgeport HS.
This course is designed to promote the health and wellbeing in every
aspect of life. Topics covered include health and wellness concepts,
theory of physical and emotional health, principles of physical fitness,
nutrition, weight management, stress management, sexually transmitted
diseases, substance use and abuse and chronic diseases. Available at Bridgeport HS.
The purpose of this course is to be an introduction to the basic
nutritional needs of the human body. The course will include an
introduction of human movement and those nutritional components which are
necessary for optimum health. Nutrition considerations for sports and
exercise will be examined in-depth. 3 Credits. Available at Wenatchee HS.
An introductory course to the field of athletic training. This course is designed to introduce techniques used in risk management and the prevention and care of athletic injuries and illnesses. Emphasis is placed upon skills necessary to manage and prevent injuries common to an active life style, including acute and overuse injuries. The course also provides students with a laboratory experience in which skills relative to taping and wrapping are practiced. Available at Cashmere HS.
Theory, principles, organization, and functions of political institutions, such as legislatives, executives, and judiciaries will be examined. The comparative approach to democratic and non-democratic systems and their institutions (Executive, Legislative, and Judicial) will be utilized extensively. Emphasis on political cultures and national characters such as classical conservatism and liberalism, fascism, totalitarianism, authoritarianism, and religions, etc. No prerequisites. Available at Bridgeport HS.
Focus is given to the system, process, and organizational functions of the American government. It also puts primary attention on the relationships between citizens and their national government by exploring the key theoretical precepts that shaped the Constitution and its federal structural arrangements. Close attention is paid to the policy making process and its key actors, as well as various public policies. No prerequisites. Available at Bridgeport HS.
Elementary grammar, writing and comprehension of the Spanish language.
Instruction partly in Spanish. Background in English grammatical
terminology is recommended. Available at Cashmere HS.
Continuation of Spanish I. Elementary grammar, writing and comprehension
of the Spanish language. Instruction increasingly in Spanish. Background
in English grammatical terminology is recommended. Prerequisite: SPAN& 121. Available at Cashmere HS.