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TITLE I TUTORIAL (22005) – Elective, Open to grades 9 - 12
Prerequisite: Counselor/ Administration Approval

The purpose of the Title 1 Tutorial class is to provide quality, supplementary academic assistance to qualifying students, primarily in the areas of math, language arts and science. Students are given 45 minutes of in-school assistance provided by two highly qualified staff members, Monday through Friday. This class is especially beneficial to students who are involved in athletics, clubs, have an after school job, struggle with self-management, organization or just require supplemental assistance. The goal of this class is to get students to a point where they become successful independent learners. Evidence has shown that Title 1 Tutorial classes help students improve course grades, pass classes, earn credits and be promoted.

AVIATION (03209) – Elective, Open to grades 11-12 OFFERED 2021-22
Prerequisite:  Counselor Approval
NOTE: Offered in conjunction with the Red Lodge Flying Club and may not be offered every year.   

Class includes an introduction to the FAA Private Pilot License Exam.  Topics include Airplanes and Aerodynamics; Airplane Instruments, Engines, and Systems; Airports, Air Traffic Control, and Airspace; Federal Aviation Regulations, Airplane Performance and Weight and Balance, Aeromedical Factors and Aeronautical Decision Making; Aviation Weather; Aviation Weather Services; Navigation: Charts and Publications; Navigation Systems; Cross-Country Flight Planning.  Practical experience flying with trained pilots is included.

SENIOR PREP (22151) – Elective, Open to grade 12
Prerequisite:  None

Senior Prep is a guided course for college bound seniors and will include career exploration, exploring options after high school, applying to college, financial aid, applying for scholarships, community service, financial literacy and transitioning to college life.  The class will  include independent assignments chosen by the student as well as identified assignments, chosen by the instructor. There will be a scholarship, application or essay due every Friday. In addition, we will have speakers and reading materials on other important topics relating to your success in college. The course will also include a weekly writing assignment that may include a formal essay, journal entry, speaker evaluation, or a reading summary or response.

EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONDER (14055) - Open to 12 grade
Prerequisite: Anatomy and Physiology or enrolled in Anatomy and Physiology with a B or better

Are you interested in the Medical Field? Do you spend time in the outdoors doing high risk activities? Have you considered becoming an EMT, but aren't sure it's for you? Well, meet the EMR- Emergency Medical Responders provide immediate lifesaving care to critical patients who access the emergency medical services system. EMRs have the knowledge and skills necessary to provide immediate lifesaving interventions while awaiting additional EMS resources to arrive. EMRs also provide assistance to higher-level personnel at the scene of emergencies and during transport. Emergency Medical Responders are a vital part of the comprehensive EMS response. Under medical oversight, Emergency Medical Responders perform basic interventions with minimal equipment. In this honors level course you'll learn advanced first aid, CPR for healthcare providers, and get a taste of what it would take to become an EMT. You'll also get to ride along on the ambulance for practical experience. You'll need to submit an application with a cover letter, resume and one letter of recommendation from a teacher, and then go through an interview process in order to be accepted into this class. This class is offered through Red Lodge Fire Rescue, and is part online learning and part in class instruction at the RLFR building.

ACT TEST PREP (22001) – Elective, Open to grades 10-12

ACT Test Prep helps prepare students for national standardized tests such as the PSAT, SAT, and ACT. In particular, these courses assist students in developing and/or expanding their vocabulary, test-taking, and reasoning skills through study, lecture, and practice drills. Course topics may include vocabulary review; root words, prefixes, and suffixes; mathematical concepts, logic, and rules; and general problem-solving and test-taking strategies.

MONTANA DIGITAL ACADEMY – Elective, Open to grades 10-12

Only scheduled through RLHS Office. Courses must not be offered at RLHS.

INTERNSHIP/WORK EXPERIENCE – Elective, Open to grade 11-12
Prerequisite: completed courses in desired career pathway

An internship is a course designed for junior or senior level students offering workplace experience in a specific career pathway. This course may combine paid or non-paid-job experience, focusing on employability skills and expanding work experience in a specific career pathway. Students will learn job seeking skills, prepare a work resume, employment application, and cover letter, practice job interviewing skills, and maintain employment journal logs, timecards and records through CTE Manager or AET. Connecting activities will be conducted throughout the semester.  Job sites are established within the Red Lodge and surrounding area and must be approved by the guidance counselor or CTE instructor. The worksite may not be related to direct family/or family related business.  Students will earn 1.0 credits per semester for a 90 minute block and will be on the RLHS grading scale.

CLASSROOM AIDE (22051) – Elective, Open to grade 12

This course provides the opportunity to assist instructors in preparing, organizing, or delivering course curricula or to assist other staff members in fulfilling their duties. Priority for Educational Classroom Aide positions will be given to students who may be interested in pursuing a major course of study in a education related field. The educational classroom aide agreement is typically set cooperatively by the student, sponsoring teacher and the guidance counselor. This is a non-paid job experience. Course grade is Pass/Fall with .25 credit per semester which may be earned by completion of the course requirements which includes daily attendance and submitting the required approval forms to the RLHS office according to the arranged teacher agreement. The sponsoring teacher will also provide a summary evaluation of the Educational Classroom Student Aides performance to the RLHS guidance counselor upon completion of the course.

ONE-TWO-FREE COLLEGE ONLINE  (Dual Enrollment) – Elective; Open to grades 11-12

Dual Enrollment is the broad term for opportunities for high school students to take college courses while still in high school.  High School students can earn college credit and high school credit at the same time.  The program offers two dual enrollment courses, or up to six credits, through the MUS to all eligible students for FREE. One-Two-Free also allows students who demonstrate hardship to apply for a scholarship to cover tuition for additional Dual Enrollment courses.  College bound students  are encouraged to get a jump start on their college education.  All credits are transferable to any institution in the Montana University System and to most out- of- state colleges. See Mrs. Luoma for College Application and course schedule.