Classes and Course Catalog

Corvallis High School wants to ensure the best education for your child. We have a wide variety of courses that are tailored to enhance a student's knowledge and personal ability. We strive to create learning experiences that are relevant to our students’ lives, while preparing them for life beyond high school. Project-based, community-based, internship, and service learning opportunities exist across the curriculum, exposing students to real life learning experiences.

Incoming 9th Grade Video Presentation

For all incoming 9th graders and all new students, a video has been developed to help you navigate the registration process. Please watch it before you start:

2021-22 Course Catalog & Request Worksheets

If you have questions about registering for Fall 2021 classes, please contact your counselor.

Course Selection Instructional Videos

Advanced Placement and Honors Courses

Advanced Placement and honors courses provide students the opportunity to learn at a deeper level and faster pace. These courses require students to have disciplined study habits and an eager attitude toward learning. The amount of homework in these courses, while not always greater than regular courses, frequently demands extended preparation time beyond the classroom. Student participation in academically challenging courses is voluntary, although some courses require instructor approval for admission.

Career and Technical Education

At CHS, we learn through study and experience. With the Career and Technical Education (CTE) program, we provide our students with real-life experiences. Students can gain industrial and applied technology experience–skills like woodworking, welding, automotive mechanics, industrial design, and engineering drafting. Other popular courses include Child Development, Culinary Arts, Digital Arts, and Computer Science.

Proficiency in Essential Skills

Students are required to demonstrate proficiency in certain skills essential for success in college, the workplace, and civic life in the 21st century. Graduates must prove they can read well enough to be able to interpret and analyze a variety of text and able to follow written instructions to perform a task, answer questions or solve problems. They also must demonstrate proficiency in writing and math as defined by established learning standards.

Each student has multiple opportunities to demonstrate their proficiency in these skills by meeting the standards on statewide assessments (Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) and Smarter Balanced), providing work samples, or meeting or exceeding a designated score on such national assessments as the ACT or SAT.

Personalized Learning Requirement

Education Plan & Profile

With help from school guidance counselors, students will develop a “road map” to help them pursue their personal and career interests and achieve their post-high school goals. This process begins in Grade 7 and continues until graduation. Students keep track of their progress and may alter their personalized learning plan as their interests and goals change.

Career-Related Learning Experiences

Students must participate in activities that will connect their classroom learning with real life experiences in the workplace, community and/or school that relate to their education plan.

Extended Application

Students are required to complete a personal project which helps them apply and extend their academic and career-related knowledge and skills in a real world situation related to their interests and goals. Examples might be an internship, science fair project, volunteer activity, cadet teaching, a service learning project or some kind of work experience. Students must submit a work plan/journal and a reflective essay at the conclusion of their project.