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Tonka Online, open to all students in Minnesota, offers an exceptional learning experience with more than 50 courses. Students engage in interesting and rigorous coursework, add flexibility to their schedule and gain experience with online classes in a supportive environment. All Tonka Online courses are taught by our specially qualified teachers.

With Tonka Online, you can:

  • Catch up or get more flexibility in the fall by completing required or preparatory courses
  • Leap ahead by taking a preparatory class or immerse yourself in a challenging AP course
  • Pursue electives that align with your passions or explore a whole new topic
  • Earn your PE or other required course credits flexibly so you can fit everything you want into your schedule
  • Ensure time for signature programs during junior and senior year


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Accounting I

Course: #6100
Online Option: #T6100*, Tonka Online 
*Select term F=Fall, W=Winter
Grade(s) offered: 10-12
Credits: .5 (semester course)    
Prerequisites: None

Accounting is an essential business course for students planning to study business in college that introduces students to basic accounting principles and procedures.

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American Popular Music (Tonka Online)

Course: #T6699*, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall, W=winter
Grade(s) offered: 9-12    
Credits: .5 (Semester Course)
This course completes .5 towards the Arts credit
Prerequisite: An interest in music

American Popular Music is a one-term course designed for students who would like to explore the history of popular music in the United States from the early 19th century to today.

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American Sign Language I

Course: #5000, S1
Course: #5002, S2
Online Option: #T5000*, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall
Online Option: #T5002*, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, W=winter
*Online, complete part 1 before part 2.
Grade(s) offered: 9-12
Credits: .5 (per semester)
Prerequisites: None

Students in this course are introduced to American Sign Language and Deaf culture, focusing on frequently used signs.

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American Sign Language II

Course: #5004, S1
Course: #5006, S2
Online Option: #T5004*, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall
Online Option: #T5006*, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, W=winter
*Online, complete part 1 before part 2.
Grade(s) offered: 9-12    
Credits: .5 (per semester)
Prerequisites: ASL I 

Students expand their sign vocabulary, grammar, and deaf culture using appropriate facial expressions and body movements taught in level I.

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AP Art History (Tonka Online)

Course: #T6094F, part 1, Tonka Online
Course: #T6096W, part 2, Tonka Online
Grade(s) offered: 10-12
Credits: 1.0 (year-long course)
 This course completes .5 towards the Arts credit      
*Online, complete part 1 before part 2.
Prerequisites: None

AP Art History allows students to examine major forms of artistic expression relevant to a variety of cultures in a wide variety of times periods.

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AP Comparative Government 

Course: #AP216
Online Option: T2108*, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall W=winter
Grade(s) offered: 11-12    
Credits: .5 (semester course)    
Prerequisites: None    

This college-level course analyzes the political systems of the United Kingdom, Russia, China, Mexico, Nigeria and Iran. By examining these six countries, students will develop an understanding of political concepts and themes.

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AP Computer Science Principles

Course: #AP654, S1
Course: #AP656, S2
Online Option: #T6500F, part 1, Tonka Online
Online Option: #T6502W, part 2, Tonka Online
Online, complete part 1 before part 2
This course can also be taken through VANTAGE #V500 (choose one)
Grades Offered:  9-12
Credits: .5 (per semester)
Prerequisites: C or better in Algebra; Introduction to Computer Science is recommended but not required
 
Computer Science Principles introduces students to the foundational concepts of computer science and challenges them to explore how computing and technology can impact the world.

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AP Environmental Science (Tonka Online)

Course: #T3100*, part 1, Tonka Online 
*Select term F=fall
Course: #T3102*, part 2, Tonka Online 
*Select term W=winter
*Online, complete part 1 before part 2.
This course may also be taken through VANTAGE #V300 (choose only one)
Grade(s) offered: 11-12
Credits: .5 (per semester)
Prerequisites: Chemistry, Physical Science

This is a multidisciplinary course for students interested in the world’s natural environment and related issues.

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AP European History

Course: #AP208, S1
Course: #AP210, S2
Online Option: #T2112F, Tonka Online
Online Option: #T2114W, Tonka Online
Grade(s) offered: 11-12
Credits: .5 (per semester)
*Online, complete part 1 before part 2.
Prerequisites: Contemporary U.S. History; AP U.S. History; American Studies 10 Honors (B or better)

This class will survey the major trends and events in European history from the Renaissance (1350) to present day.

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AP Language and Composition 12

Course: #AP104
Online Option: #T1100*, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall, W=winter 
Grade(s) offered: 12
Credits: 0.5 (semester-long course)
Prerequisites: Any English 11 Course

In this course, students read and examine a broad range of nonfiction prose including essays, letters, speeches, images, media messages, memoirs, and autobiographies from a variety of authors and historical contexts.

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AP Macroeconomics 

Course: #AP218
Online Option: #T2106W, Tonka Online (W=winter)
Grade(s) offered: 11-12    
Credits: .5 (semester course)    
Prerequisites: None    

Students will study economic growth, inflation, unemployment, foreign trade, monetary, and fiscal policies at a college freshman level.

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AP Physics C-Mechanics (Tonka Online)

Course: #T3104W, Tonka Online
Grade(s) offered: 10-12
Credits: .5 (Spring semester only)
Prerequisites: Have completed or be concurrently enrolled in both AP Physics 1 AND a calculus course.
​​​​​​​This semester-long Tonka Online course is for students who have already taken AP Physics 1 and wish to take the AP Physics C: Mechanics test.

This course covers mechanics topics with a calculus lens in a self-paced/teacher-guided online format. These topics are Kinematics, Newton’s Laws, Work/Energy/Power, Momentum, Rotation, and Oscillations.

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AP Psychology 

Course: #AP220
Online Option: #T2100*, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall W=winter
This course may also be taken as part of VANTAGE #V200
Grade(s) offered: 11-12    
Credits: .5 (semester course)    
Prerequisites: None    

Psychology is the study of behavior and mental process. This AP class is an introduction to college-level Psychology using a college text, “collegiate-style” pace and classroom climate, and college-level exams.

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AP Statistics

Course: #AP400, S1
Course: #AP402, S2
Online Option: #T4100* part 1, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall, W=winter
Online Option: #T4102* part 2, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall, W=winter
*Online, complete part 1 before part 2.
This course can also be taken as part of VANTAGE #V100 (choose one)*
Grade(s) offered: 10-12
Credits: .5 (per semester)
Prerequisites: Successful completion (B- or better) of Math Studies, Functions, Stats & Trig, Precalculus or teacher recommendation

This course is a college level study of the statistical topics of experimental design, data analysis, and methods of inference.

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AP U.S. Government and Politics

Course: #AP214
Online Option: #T2110, Tonka Online 
Grade(s) offered: 11-12
Credits: .5 (semester course)    
Prerequisites: None

Through readings, research, discussions, field experiences, and media presentations, students will study political ideologies, parties, campaigns, elections, interest groups, bureaucracy, civil liberties, role of the media, the judicial, legislative and executive processes, and the creation of public policy.

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AP World History

Course: #AP224, S1
Course: #AP225, S2
Online Option:#T2102F, part 1, Tonka Online 
Online Option:#T2104W, part 2, Tonka Online 
Grades Offered: 11-12
Credits: 1.0 (year-long course)
Prerequisites: Contemporary U.S. History; AP U.S. History; American Studies 10 Honors (grade B or better)

Students complete advanced level reading, writing, and analysis on topics in World History.

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Biology

Course: #3044, S1
Course: #3046, S2
Online Option: #T3044*, part 1, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall
Online Option: #T3046*, part 2, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall, W=winter 
Grade(s) offered: 11-12    
Credits: .5 (per semester)    
Prerequisites: Physical Science, Chemistry

This course is a study of biology, with an emphasis on biology topics at the cellular and molecular level.

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Contemporary U.S. History

Course: #2004, S1
Course: #2006, S2
Online Option: #T2004*, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall
Online Option: #T2006*, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, W=winter 
Grade(s) offered: 10    
Credits: .5 (per semester)
Prerequisites: Human Geography and Civics; AP Human Geography

This two-semester course will provide a thematic study of persons, events and national developments in U.S. History with a focus on the 20th Century to the present. This course will prepare students for an understanding of the role of the U.S. in the world after WWI.

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Drawing (Tonka Online)

Course: #T6020*, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall, W=winter
Grade(s) offered: 9-12    
Credits:
.5 (semester course) 
This course completes .5 towards the Arts credit    
Prerequisites: None

Tonka Online Drawing will teach students basic drawing skills to create their own projects through different mediums and compositions. Perfect for students needing flexibility.

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English 11

Course: #1026, S1
Course: #1028, S2
Online Option: #T1026F, part 1, Tonka Online
Online Option: #T1028W, part 2, Tonka Online 
Online: Complete part 1 before part 2
Grade(s) offered: 11
Credits: .5 (per semester)
Prerequisites: Any English 10 Course

From graphic novels to film to classic literature, students will focus on the individual’s place in society. Student writing will include traditional essays, as well as more creative and exploratory pieces.

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English 12 WINTER

Elective or Required Option 
Course: #1032
Course: #T1032W, Tonka Online
Grade(s) offered: 12
Credits: .5 (per semester)

This survey course is designed to parallel the structure of English 12 FALL using a different set of materials.

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Fitness A  (Tonka Online)

Course: #T6798*, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall, W=winter
Grade(s) offered: 9-12
Credits: .5
Prerequisites: None. Fees apply for summer.

Online Fitness creates an opportunity for students to extend their learning around a school-sponsored sport or lifetime fitness activity outside of school.

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French I

Course: #5200, S1
Course: #5202, S2
Online Option: #T5200*, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall
Online Option: #T5202*, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, W=winter
*Online, complete part 1 before part 2.
Grade(s) offered: 9-12
Credits: .5 (per semester)
Prerequisites: None

In French 1, students will make connections to their lives and to the products, practices, and perspectives of French-speaking cultures through a study of a variety of topics.

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French II Honors

Course: #5220, S1
Course: #5222, S2
Online Option: #T5424F, part 1, Tonka Online
Online Option: #T5426W, part 2, Tonka Online
Online, complete part 1 before part 2.
Grade(s) offered: 9-12    
Credits: .5 (per semester)
Prerequisites: French I    

In French II Honors, students will make connections to their lives and to the products, practices, and perspectives of French-speaking cultures through a study of a variety of topics.

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French III Honors

Course: #5224, S1
Course: #5226, S2
Online Option: #T5208*, Tonka Online 
*Select term F=fall, W=winter 
Online Option: #T5210*, Tonka Online 
*Select term F=fall, W=winter 
*Online, complete part 1 before part 2.
Grade(s) offered: 10-12    
Credits: .5 (per semester)
Prerequisites: French II Honors or French II with permission from teacher 

In French III Honors, students will make connections to their lives and to the products, practices, and perspectives of French-speaking cultures through a study of a variety of topics.

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Functions, Statistics & Trigonometry

Course: #4028, S1
Course: #4030, S2
Online Option: #T4028* part 1, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall, W=winter
Online Option: #T4030* part 2, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall, W=winter
*Online, complete part 1 before part 2.
Grade(s) offered: 
9-12
Credits: .5 (per semester)
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Higher Algebra

A bridge between Higher Algebra and Precalculus, builds on algebra foundations and further prepares students for Precalculus or Statistics.

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Fundamentals of Neuroscience (Tonka Online) - NEW FOR 2021-22

Course: #T3023
Grade(s) offered: 9-12
Credits: .5
Prerequisites: None

This evidence-based science elective is designed for students who have an interest in understanding how the human brain works in relation to cognition, memory, and learning.  This course will explore these topics through neural connections as well as how the brain’s biological molecules and processes control the entire human body.

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Geometry

Course: #4012, S1    
Course:
#4014, S2
Online Option: #T4012* part 1, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall, W=winter
Online Option: #T4014* part 2, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall, W=winter
*Online, complete part 1 before part 2.
Grade(s) offered: 9-12
Credits: .5 (per semester)
Prerequisites: #3006 Successful completion of Quadratic Algebra or 8th grade Algebra

This course includes all Geometry topics addressed by the Minnesota state math standards and their algebraic connections.

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Global Studies and Economics

Course: #2016
Online Option: T2016*, Select term F=Fall, W=Winter
Grade(s) offered: 11-12    
Credits: .5 (semester course)    
This course may also be taken as part of VANTAGE #V300 (choose one).
Prerequisites: None    

This course covers economic concepts through the prism of international issues such as: globalization, the rise of China, and the many issues involving the Middle East.

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Graphic Arts 

Course: #6424
Online Option: #T6424
Grade(s) offered: 9-12    
Credits: .5 (per semester)
This course completes .5 towards the Arts credit 
Prerequisites: None    

This is an exploratory course open to all students seeking an introductory experience in Graphic Arts.

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Higher Algebra

Course: #4020, S1
Course: #4022, S2
Online Option: #T4020*, part 1, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall, W=winter
Online Option: #T4022*, part 2, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall, W=winter
*Online, complete part 1 before part 2.
Grade(s) offered:
 9-12    
Credits: .5 (per semester)
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Quadratic Algebra & Geometry or teacher recommendation

This course includes topics addressed by the Minnesota math standards for a traditional second year Algebra course. 

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Higher Algebra Honors

Course: #4024, S1
Course: #4026, S2
Online Option: #T4024* part 1, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall, W=winter
Online Option: #T4026* part 2, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall, W=winter
*Online, complete part 1 before part 2.
Grade(s) offered:
 9-12    
Credits: .5 (per semester)
Prerequisites: B or better in Geometry or teacher recommendation

This course includes topics addressed by the Minnesota math standards for a second year Algebra course, and additional topics to prepare students for Precalculus.

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Human Anatomy and Physiology 1

Course: #3020
Online Option: #T3020*,Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, W=winter 
This course can also be taken through VANTAGE #V200 (choose one)  
Grade(s) offered: 10-12
Credits: .5 (one-semester course)
Prerequisites: Physical Science or Physical Science Honors, Chemistry

A course for students interested in how the human body works, including anatomy (body structure) and physiology (body functions).

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Independent Living

Course: #6312
Online Option: #T6312*, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall, W=winter
Grade(s) offered: 11-12
Credits: .5 (semester course)
Prerequisites: None

Learn strategies for a successful transition to life after high school. Explore areas of money management, insurance, housing, professionalism, and job interviewing skills.

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Personal and Family Relationships

Course: #6318
Online Option: T6318*, Tonka Online
*Select term S=summer, F=fall, W=winter
Grade(s) offered: grade 11, grade 12
Credits: .5 (semester course)
Prerequisites: None

Develop skills and knowledge in the area of interpersonal relationships and family life. Develop strategies and skills to maintain and grow healthy relationships in your life.

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Physics

Course: #3028, S1
Course: #3030, S2
Online Option: #T3028*, part 1, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall
Online Option: #T3030*, part 2, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, W=winter
Grade(s) offered: 11-12
Credits: .5 (per semester)    
Prerequisites: Physical Science or Physical Science Honors

Practical applications are used to explore topics in optics, wave motion, mechanics, energy, and electricity.

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Pre-AP Biology (Tonka Online)

Course: #T7204S, summer only
Grade(s) offered: 10-11    
Credits: .5 (summer)
This course completes .5 toward an elective credit. 
Prerequisites: Students should be registered for AP Biology in the fall; optional course for preceding summer.

Students in this summer course will complete online study and engage in learning activities to prepare for the rigor and pace of Advanced Placement (AP) Biology.

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Pre-AP Chemistry (Tonka Online)

Course: #T7202S, summer only, Tonka Online 
Grade(s) offered: 9-12    
Credits: .5 (summer only)
This course completes .5 toward an elective credit. 
Prerequisites: Students should be registered for AP Chemistry in the fall; optional course for preceding summer.

This course includes essential chemistry skills and includes support for the AP Chemistry summer assignment. The overall goal is to provide a pathway for prospective AP Chemistry students to solidify a strong chemistry foundation as they transition to college level coursework.

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Precalculus

Course: #4032, S1
Course: #4034, S2
Online Option: #T4032* part 1, Tonka Online 
*Select term F=fall, W=winter, , S=Summer
Online Option: #T4034* part 2, Tonka Online 
*Select term F=fall, W=winter, , S=Summer
*Online, complete part 1 before part 2.
Grade(s) offered: 9-12    
Credits: .5 (per semester)
Prerequisites: A- or better in Higher Algebra or B- or better in Higher Algebra Honors or FST

This course is an advanced study of functions, graphs, and trigonometry intended to prepare students for the study of Calculus.

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Precalculus Honors

Course: #4036, S1
Course: #4038, S2
Online Option: #T4036*, part 1, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall, W=winter
Online Option: #T4038*, part 2, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall, W=winter
*Online, complete part 1 before part 2.
Grade(s) offered:
 9-12    
Credits: .5 (per semester)
Prerequisites: A in Higher Algebra or B+ or better in Higher Algebra Honors

An advanced study of functions, graphs, and trigonometry along with additional pure math topics including: induction, vectors, sequences, parametric, and polar coordinates.

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Quadratic Algebra

Course: #4004, S1
Course: #4006, S2
Online Option: #T4004* part 1, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall, W=winter
Online Option: #T4006* part 2, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall, W=winter
*Online, complete part 1 before part 2.
Grade(s) offered:
 9-12
Credits: .5 (per semester)
Prerequisites: C or better in Algebra of Lines

This course is equivalent to a first year Algebra course plus additional emphasis on quadratic relationships.

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Spanish I

Course: #5400, S1
Course: #5402, S2
Online Option: #T5400*, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall
Online Option: #T5402*, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, W=winter
Grade(s) offered: 9-12    
Credits: .5 (per semester)
Prerequisites: None    

In Spanish I, students will make connections to their lives and to the products, practices, and perspectives of Spanish-speaking cultures

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Spanish II Honors

Course: #5420, S1
Course: #5422, S2
Online Option: #T5420F, part 1, Tonka Online 
Online Option: #T5422W, part 2, Tonka Online
Online, complete part 1 before part 2.
Grade(s) offered: 9-12
Credits: .5 (per semester)
Prerequisites: Spanish I

In Spanish II Honors, students will make connections to their lives and to the products, practices, and perspectives of Spanish-speaking cultures through a study of a variety of topics.

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Spanish III Honors

Course: #5424, S1
Course: #5426, S2
Online Option: #T5424F, part 1, Tonka Online
Online Option: #T5426W, part 2, Tonka Online
Online, complete part 1 before part 2.
Grade(s) offered: 9-12 
Credits: .5 (per semester)
Prerequisites: Spanish II Honors

In Spanish III Honors, students will make connections to their lives and to the products, practices, and perspectives of Spanish-speaking cultures.

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Spanish V

Course: #5416, S1
Course: #5418, S2
Online Option: #T5416F, part 1
Online Option: #T5418W, part 2
*Online, complete part 1 before part 2       
Grade(s) offered: 12    
Credits: .5 (per semester)
Prerequisites: Spanish IV or Spanish IV Honors 

In Spanish V, students will make connections to their lives and to the products, practices, and perspectives of Spanish-speaking cultures.

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Video Game Design

Course: #6508
Online Option: #T6508
Grade(s) offered: 9-12    
Credits: .5 (semester course)
Prerequisites: None

In this project-based course, students will develop working computer games using Construct 2. Students are introduced to the fundamental principles of game design and development.

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Web Design

Course: #6506
Online Option: #T6506     
Grade(s) offered: 9-12    
Credits: .5 (semester course)    
Prerequisites: None

Web Design is a one-semester, project-based curriculum that teaches digital communication skills in the context of the professional web design and development process.

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World History

Course: #2012, S1
Course: #2014, S2
Online Option: T2012F, part 1, Tonka Online
Online Option:T2014W, part 2, Tonka Online
Grade(s) offered: 11    
Credits: .5 (per semester)
Prerequisites: Contemporary U.S. History; AP U.S. History; American Studies 10 Honors

This course concentrates on the historical and geographic themes of the world from Early Civilizations through the Modern World.

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Yoga Fit A

Course: #6706
Online Option: #T6706
Grade(s) offered: 9- 12
Credits: .5 (semester course)
This course completes .5 towards the Physical Education credit.  
Prerequisites: None    

The emphasis in Yoga Fit is on flexibility fitness while incorporating cardiovascular, strength, and sport concepts.

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