Special Programs

Courses and Prerequisites:

+LIBRARY AIDE

Grade Levels: 11, 12
Prerequisite: Librarian/Counselor Approval

Course ID# 1631 – First Semester (S1)
Course ID# 1632 – Second Semester (S2)

Students accepted as library aides will be provided opportunities to work under the supervision of a certified school librarian and to acquire learning and experience in the practices and techniques which enable media centers to function in an efficient manner. In addition to working at the circulation desk, students will be trained to assist in locating and shelving books, filing magazines and engaging in special projects as they arise. They will be taught to assist students in the care of books and equipment as well as in using the media center’s resources to locate information. Training will also be provided in utilizing the center’s technology equipment, hardware, software and online products. The course is graded on a Pass/Fail basis.

+OFFICE AIDE

Grade Levels: 11, 12
Prerequisite: Counselor Approval

Course ID# 1601 – First Semester (S1)
Course ID# 1602 – Second Semester (S2)

Junior and senior students may earn one credit per semester with a maximum of two elective credits toward graduation upon successful completion of this course. Working under the supervision of administrative and/or classified staff, participants will engage in a variety of general office tasks which will include, but not be limited to, the following: answering phones, providing information and/or directions to the public and student body, delivering messages and other activities related to their assigned area. The course is graded on a Pass/Fail basis.

+ATTENDANCE AIDE

Grade Levels: 11, 12
Prerequisite: Counselor Approval

Course ID# 1611 – First Semester (S1)
Course ID# 1612 – Second Semester (S2)

Junior and senior students may earn on credit per semester with a maximum of two elective credits toward graduation upon successful completion of this course. Working under the supervision of administrative and/or classified staff, participants will engage in a variety of general office tasks which will include, but not be limited to, the following: answering phones, providing information and/or directions to the public and student body, delivering messages and other activities related to their assigned area. The course is graded on a Pass/Fail basis.

+TEACHER AIDE

Grade Levels: 11, 12
Prerequisite: Counselor Approval

Course ID# 1621 – First Semester (S1)
Course ID# 1622 – Second Semester (S2)

Junior and senior students may earn one credit per semester with a a maximum of two elective credits toward graduation upon successful completion of this course. Students will be working under the supervision of teachers.  The course description will be determined by the individual teacher.  The course is graded on a Pass/Fail basis.

+INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING DESIGN

Grade Levels: 9-12
Prerequisite: Application and Instructor Approval

Course ID# 1700 – Two Semesters (FY)

This is an ELECTIVE offering and does not replace BK science requirements.

This is the first course in a series of courses using the Project Lead the Way curriculum.  The major focus of this course is the design process and its application.  Through hands-on projects, students apply engineering standards and document their work.  Students use industry standard 3D modeling software to help them design solutions to solve proposed problems, document their work using an engineer’s notebook, and communicate solutions to peers and members of the professional community.  Project difficulty will be differentiated by grade level of students.

+PROFESSIONAL TECHNICAL EDUCATION

The Professional Technical Education Program, which is available through the Boise Public Schools, provides Bishop Kelly High School students with limited access to a wide range of occupationally-related classes. Entry to these classes is determined by the openings, which are available, once public school students’ needs have been satisfied. Students interested in the Professional Technical Education Program will need to meet with their counselor to take care of scheduling conflicts. Below is a list of the available courses. Course descriptions may be obtained from the counselors or by visiting the following websites: http://www.boiseschools.org/schools/tech_center.

Courses and Prerequisites:

Grade Levels: 11, 12 -One or Two Semesters
Prerequisite: by Counselor Assignment

  • AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONICS
  • AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY
  • COLLISON REPAIR TECHNOLOGY
  • GRAPHIC DESIGN/DIGITAL IMAGING
  • ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY
  • HEALTH OCCUPATIONS
  • INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
  • PRECISION MACHINING
  • BUILDING/RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION
  • WELDING
  • ZOOLOGY – FISH AND WILDLIFE