Resource Room


Courses in this section may be elected by students on Individualized Educational Plans who need specialized instruction outside of the general education classroom. Course content parallels the general education curriculum and is offered to assist students with remediation of basic skills and to prepare them for more rigorous coursework.

001 Biology RR: 2 trimesters
The Biology RR course is designed to provide the student with an introduction to the life sciences. Topics covered include study of the cell, cell replication, DNA, ecology, evolution, and classification of organisms. This course is required of all ninth graders and will be the foundation for other science classes at Saline High School. This course is designed for students on an IEP who need specific instruction outside of the general education setting.

014 Pre-Algebra RR: 2 Trimesters
This course is designed to prepare students for their first course in Algebra by building upon the essential skills of arithmetic as they apply to Algebra. Areas of emphasis will include a review of the fundamental operations of arithmetic and basic concepts of rational numbers in both fractional and decimal form. In addition, students will learn to solve and graph linear equations and inequalities, perform operations on polynomials, and apply these skills to problem solving. Calculators will be used frequently. This course is designed for students on an IEP who need specific instruction outside of the general education setting.

015 Consumer Math RR: 2 trimesters
This course is designed for the student who needs a practical approach to learning math. The topics discussed relate to everyday situations that involve math, while learning basic concepts of fractions, decimals, percent, time, money, and problem solving. This course is designed for students on an IEP who need specific instruction outside of the general education setting.

010 World History RR: 2 trimesters
The study of world history is a study of the human experience. Students will study the origins and development of the world’s major cities, leaders, religions, and much more. Students will develop reading and writing skills as well as focus on organizational and personal management skills. Students will gain a global perspective on important issues of the past and present. This course is designed for students on an IEP who need specific instruction outside of the general education setting.

012 Civics RR: 1 trimester
Civics is a study of citizenship and government with particular attention given to the role of citizens in the operation and oversight of government. Governmental issues, institutions and the rights and responsibilities of being a citizen will be a central focus
of this course. Students will develop reading and writing skills as well as focus on organizational and personal management skills. This course is designed for students on an IEP who need specific instruction outside of the general education setting.

003 Reading for Content RR: 1 trimester
This class will focus on developing reading strategies that students need when reading expository text. This class will emphasize strategies which allow students to infer, connect, summarize, synthesize, analyze and critique text. Regular reading will be required, as well as classroom assignments. Students will be assessed on assignments and class participation. This course is designed for students on an IEP who need specific instruction outside of the general education setting.

004 Reading Improvement RR: 1 trimester
This class will focus on improving students’ fluency and reading comprehension. Students will read a variety of materials, as well as complete word analysis activities. Regular reading will be required as well as classroom assignments. Students will be assessed on classroom assignments and class participation. This course is designed for students on an IEP who need specific instruction outside of the general education setting.

005 Essay Writing RR: 1 trimester
This class will focus on developing students’ writing skills. This class will teach students to use the writing process effectively to develop their writing through various types of essays. These may include persuasive, informal, research, personal, critical and comparison essays. Students in this class will improve specific writing skills by using the Collins Writing Program. They will practice writing essays for college applications and for the ACT. Grades will be determined by assignments, tests, projects and class participation. This course is designed for students on an IEP who need specific instruction outside of the general education setting.

006 Literature RR: 2 trimesters
This class will introduce students to a variety of literature from various authors. Students will have an opportunity to respond to their reading through classroom discussion, as well as class assignments. Recommended literature will be provided for students. Regular reading will be required, as well as classroom assignments to assess comprehension. Students in this class will explore different kinds of literature using high interest and classic novels. Areas of concentration include identifying themes, characterization, authors, and integrating information within a text. Students will also evaluate and react critically to assigned readings. Grades will be determined by assignments, tests, projects and class participation. This course is designed for students on an IEP who need specific instruction outside of the general education setting.

007 Grammar and Usage RR: 1 trimester
This class will concentrate on developing grammar usage skills for all types of English writing and speaking. Students will use a variety of language arts materials to increase grammar skills in reading, writing, and speaking across the curriculum. Grades will be determined by class assignments, tests, projects and class participation. This course is designed for students on an IEP who need specific instruction outside of the general education setting.

000 Post Secondary Planning RR: 1 trimester
Students in this class will explore and increase employment skills, self-advocacy skills, and identify available community resources appropriate for post secondary support. In addition, students will identify rights and responsibilities necessary for entering post secondary programs and independent living. Transition materials, guest speakers and the Internet will be used to supplement classroom instruction.

996 Fitness for the Exceptional Student: 1 trimester
Students will be alternating their workouts throughout the week with swimming, variations of cardio, light weight lifting and team sports. The goal is for the student to understand the important role fitness plays in their lives and develop a routine they can continue independently with the company of family/friends.

998 Life Skills I RR: 1 trimester 999 Life Skills II RR: 1 trimester
In Life Skills, students will learn: cooking skills, money skills, time, communication, interpersonal/social skills, household management (cleaning, laundry, etc), safety in the community (safety signs, emergency numbers). They will learn to access public transportation in the community. Students will develop pre-vocational skills and use their new skills in supervised job-coaching sites within the community. Students will be placed in the appropriate level according to ability level.

008 Reading for Information RR: 1 trimester
Students will be reading for information that is vital to their independence and safety. They will learn how to read maps, international signage, and develop a word bank of useful words. Through small group instruction, students will be experience a variety of approaches including phonics, segmentation, strategies and technology to gain information from text. This course is intended for students who read below a 3rd grade reading level.

016 Practical Math RR: 1 trimester
This course will cover basic money equations, making change, how to use a check book, using coupons, how to tell time, use a calendar and take basic measurements. The math focus is practical and functional for independent daily life.

997 Personal Nutrition RR: 1 trimester
Students will learn about the food pyramid, healthy eating, and how to follow a recipe to prepare healthy meals and snacks. The focus is practical and functional to help students learn to live as independently as possible.