A Unique Underclassman Experience
RECOMMENDED FOR 9TH & 10TH GRADE
The first set of classes available at CASEE is the CASEE 1 courses- Natural Resources, Biology, and English 1 or English 2.
Enrolling in CASEE 1 classes means introducing yourself to a dynamic, experiential learning environment at our 80 acre outdoor learning lab, half a day, every day.
Natural Resources focuses on the studies and activities relating to the natural environment along with its conservation, use, and improvement.
Curriculum includes field studies- complete with sampling methods and techniques- and coursework and hands-on instruction in climate, air, soil, water, land, fish and wildlife, and plant resources. Students will master the basic principles of environmental science and natural resources management; and the recreational and economic uses of renewable and nonrenewable natural resources.
Biology focuses on biological concepts integrated with chemistry, horticulture, and English. Students explore genetics, plant biology, and energy transfer through food production.
This course includes scientific design, cells, ecology, and taxonomic kingdoms and phylums. Additional topics include examining the needs of all living organisms and the investigating of the role of science and technology in human survival, population growth, food, energy transfer along with understanding food webs, ecosystems, thermodynamics and population models.
English 1 or English 2
English 1 and English 2 provides students with grade-level appropriate English skills necessary for successful writing, including grammar, vocabulary, and punctuation.
Special emphasis will be given to descriptive, narrative, and comparative writing. Literature units will contain all major genres including short story, fiction, drama, poetry, and nonfiction. Students will work on their reading comprehension as well as critical thinking and understanding of themes and concepts.
Students will use their reading and writing skills to research topics on agriculture, environmental issues, forestry, wildlife, salmon, and native amphibians, Students will use periodicals, the Internet, and industry professionals as resources as well as personal field work they conduct, to produce and publish their research.
CASEE Building "B"
11104 NE 149th Street
Brush Prairie, WA 98606
Periods 1 - 3
Periods 4 - 6
7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.