ANDERSON UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

Anderson Union High School

BIO: 
Anderson Union High School is a small high school in Anderson, California with 700 students. Anderson Union High School was started in 1909 and celebrated its 100th year in September 2009. Anderson Union High School is a “California Distinguished School”. In connection with the 100-Year Celebration, Anderson dedicated its brand new Football Stadium, “Bob Reid Stadium”.

Health Science & Medical Technology
  • Medical Biology

    Medical Biology is a two semester course in introductory biology with a great emphasis on medical application for college preparatory students in grades 9-12 that may be interested in any one of the many health care professions. This laboratory-oriented course will cover concepts in biochemistry, cellular biology, cellular energy, genetics, human physiology, evolution, and ecology all with an emphasis on health and medicine meeting all of California state biology standards.

    Medical Biology Labs are a collection of labs/activities that can be used to reinforce the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and incorporate a link between biology and medicine. At least one lab/activity has been created for each standard, and most of the labs/activities cover more than one standard such as: Science and Medicine; Genes, Proteins, and Disease; Cell Specialization and Systems, Homeostasis and Feedback; Cell Division, Cancer, and Chemotherapy; Photosynthesis: and how it is important to Medicine, Macromolecules and Digestion, Cellular Respiration and Exercise, Ecosystems of the Body, Cycling of Matter & Energy Flow, Genetic Variation, Mutations, and Disorders, Blood Types and Transfusions, Evolution in Action: Antibiotic Resistance, and Global Health and Epidemics.

    Students are encouraged and given the opportunity to explore careers related to this course through field trips, career fairs, job shadows, guest speakers, and internships.

  • Anatomy/Physiology

    Medical Anatomy/ physiology is a rigorous second year Biology course for students interested in biology, medicine and health sciences. The major concepts of Anatomy and Physiology include homeostasis, energy, and health and wellness. These three thematic units will be used as an outline to investigate the eleven human body systems as sub-units.

    The laboratory component includes labs and activities that cover the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for high school earth, life, and physical science AND incorporate medical themes. The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Science and Technical Subjects have also been
    incorporated.

    In the laboratory curriculum, students learn: Anatomical Language, Autopsy, Surgery, Suturing techniques, Homeostasis science, Histology, Cytotoxicity, The Integumentary System, The Skeletal System, The Muscular System, Biomechanics, The Nervous System, The Endocrine System, The Cardiovascular System, The Respiratory System, The Digestive System, The Reproductive System, Global Health, and Medical Case Studies. Students are encouraged and given the opportunity to explore careers related to this course through field trips, career fairs, job shadows, guest speakers, and internships.

  • Medical Chemistry

    This course provides students with interests in medicine, biochemistry, and/or biotechnology a strong foundation for continuation in any science pathway. Medical chemistry is the subsequent course that follows the Medical Biology course. Its purpose is to enrich the minds of many students who are interested in careers in health professions. The Medical Chemistry Labs are a collection of labs & activities that can be used to reinforce the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and incorporate a link between chemistry and medicine.

    In these labs, students will master the concepts: The Atom and discovering Isotopes of Pennium, Electrons & The Periodic Table, Bonding & Mixtures – Intramolecular & Intermolecular Forces, concepts of molecules, chemical reactions, theories of energy, Gasses & Atmosphere, Rates & Equilibrium, nuclear and organic chemistry. Students will build a solid foundation of laboratory, research, and technology base skills that they will employ throughout the medical pathway.

    Students will perform case studies, visit hospitals, and perform detailed studies of anatomical structure to tie together all topics covered throughout the term. Students are encouraged and given the opportunity to explore careers related to this course through field trips, career fairs, job shadows, guest speakers, and internships.

Advanced Manufacturing
  • Ag Welding

    The course content includes the study of all phases of the welding process with electric arc welding, oxygen-acetylene welding and cutting, metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding, tungsten Inert gas (TIG) welding, and plasma arc cutting (as used in agriculture industry as well as metal sculpturing and western art), inter-shield welding, plasma arc cutting, carbon welding, and advanced technologies of metals and farm blacksmithing.

    The repair of machinery will be stressed. Students are encouraged and given the opportunity to explore careers related to this course through field trips, career fairs, job shadows, and internships.

ROP
  • CNA Certification

    CNA Certification

West Valley High School

BIO: 
West Valley High School is located in Cottonwood, CA and serves approximately 950 students in a semi-rural setting. It is a school within the Anderson Union High School District, headed by Superintendent Tim Azevedo. West Valley is locally known for its academics and is a California Distinguished School. It is well known for its strong athletic programs and touts its continual efforts to maintain a drug-free campus.

Health Science & Medical Technology
  • Medical Biology

    Medical Biology is a two semester course in introductory biology with a great emphasis on medical application for college preparatory students in grades 9-12 that may be interested in any one of the many health care professions. This laboratory-oriented course will cover concepts in biochemistry, cellular biology, cellular energy, genetics, human physiology, evolution, and ecology all with an emphasis on health and medicine meeting all of California state biology standards.
    Medical Biology Labs are a collection of labs/activities that can be used to reinforce the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and incorporate a link between biology and medicine.

    At least one lab/activity has been created for each standard, and most of the labs/activities cover more than one standard such as: Science and Medicine; Genes, Proteins, and Disease; Cell Specialization and Systems, Homeostasis and Feedback; Cell Division, Cancer, and Chemotherapy; Photosynthesis: and how it is important to Medicine, Macromolecules and Digestion, Cellular Respiration and Exercise, Ecosystems of the Body, Cycling of Matter & Energy Flow, Genetic Variation, Mutations, and Disorders, Blood Types and Transfusions, Evolution in Action: Antibiotic Resistance, and Global Health and Epidemics. Students are encouraged and given the opportunity to explore careers related to this course through field trips, career fairs, job shadows, guest speakers, and internships.

  • Anatomy/Physiology

    Medical Anatomy/ physiology is a rigorous second year Biology course for students interested in biology, medicine and health sciences. The major concepts of Anatomy and Physiology include homeostasis, energy, and health and wellness. These three thematic units will be used as an outline to investigate the eleven human body systems as sub-units.

    The laboratory component includes labs and activities that cover the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for high school earth, life, and physical science AND incorporate medical themes. The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Science and Technical Subjects have also been
    incorporated.

    In the laboratory curriculum, students learn: Anatomical Language, Autopsy, Surgery, Suturing techniques, Homeostasis science, Histology, Cytotoxicity, The Integumentary System, The Skeletal System, The Muscular System, Biomechanics, The Nervous System, The Endocrine System, The Cardiovascular System, The Respiratory System, The Digestive System, The Reproductive System, Global Health, and Medical Case Studies. Students are encouraged and given the opportunity to explore careers related to this course through field trips, career fairs, job shadows, guest speakers, and internships.

  • Medical Chemistry

    This course provides students with interests in medicine, biochemistry, and/or biotechnology a strong foundation for continuation in any science pathway. Medical chemistry is the subsequent course that follows the Medical Biology course. Its purpose is to enrich the minds of many students who are interested in careers in health professions. The Medical Chemistry Labs are a collection of labs & activities that can be used to reinforce the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and incorporate a link between chemistry and medicine.

    In these labs, students will master the concepts: The Atom and discovering Isotopes of Pennium, Electrons & The Periodic Table, Bonding & Mixtures – Intramolecular & Intermolecular Forces, concepts of molecules, chemical reactions, theories of energy, Gasses & Atmosphere, Rates & Equilibrium, nuclear and organic chemistry. Students will build a solid foundation of laboratory, research, and technology base skills that they will employ throughout the medical pathway.

    Students will perform case studies, visit hospitals, and perform detailed studies of anatomical structure to tie together all topics covered throughout the term. Students are encouraged and given the opportunity to explore careers related to this course through field trips, career fairs, job shadows, guest speakers, and internships.

Advanced Manufacturing
  • These courses include shop safety, hand tools, drawings, plans, and metal work. The courses include beginning through advanced welding segments involving the study of all phases of the welding process with electric arc welding, oxygen-acetylene welding and cutting, metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding, tungsten Inert gas (TIG) welding, and plasma arc cutting (as used in agriculture industry as well as metal sculpturing and western art), inter-shield welding, plasma arc cutting, carbon welding, and advanced technologies of metals and farm blacksmithing.

    Students are encouraged and given the opportunity to explore careers related to this course through field trips, career fairs, job shadows, guest speakers, and internships.

Career Choices
  • Career Choices

    Career Choices and My 10 Year Plan is an interdisciplinary curriculum that engages students and teachers in an interactive learning process, helping them develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to successfully: examine their own lives, explore and evaluate a wide range of education and career options, and make reasoned and researched goals for their future.

    Ideal for the
    9th-grade student, this semester or year-long Freshman Transition course facilitates the in-depth exploration of three fundamental questions: Who am I, What do I want, and How do I get it? These questions drive the academically-integrated curriculum, making it relevant, rigorous, and relationship-rich.

ROP
  • CNA Certification

    CNA Certification

AUHSD CONTACT:

Phone: (530) 378-0568
Website: http://www.auhsd.net/
Address: 1469 Ferry St, Anderson, CA 96007