Electives

Art


Chelsea Leder
 

Art 2-2D Art Fundamentals

In 2D Art Fundamentals, students expand their knowledge of Art. The Elements of Art will be reviewed, and the Principles of Art will be introduced. Students will explore:

  • Drawing and painting techniques using two media
  • Art history and critique
  • Art history and critique will be explored
  • And more

Art 3-3D Art Fundamentals

In 3D Art Fundamentals, students will expand their knowledge of art. Students will explore:

  • Sculptural techniques using three dimensional media
  • Study forms from different points of view
  • And more

Art 4-2D Advanced Art

Art 2 or 3 is required
This is an advanced art course for self-motivated students who want the opportunity to express themselves. Students will explore:
 
  • Composition
  • Technique
  • Elements and principles of design
  • Art History
  • And more
 

Computer Science


Jody Albarez
 

Computer Science 1

This course takes a wide lens on computer science by covering topics such as programming physical computing, HTML/CSS, and data. Students will explore:

  • Problem Solving with Computer Code
  • Website creation with HTML/CSS
  • Creation of Animation and Games

Computer Science 2

Computer Science 1 is a prerequisite
Following the skills learned in Computer Science 1 of HTML and a bit of CSS students will create a game in game lab and then their own app using the design process but implementing data. At the end of this course student use circuit playground and a maker toolkit to create. Students explore:
 
  • Animations and Games
  • The design process
  • Data and society
  • Physical computing

Dig IT


Debbie Whitney
 

Dig IT 2 (Digital Literacy)

Students work collaboratively on projects while effectively using technology. They increase skills for academic and career readiness. Students will explore:

  • Advanced Google Suite creations
  • Global communication
  • Coding Introduction
  • Genius Hour/Passion Project
  • Website development as a portfolio
  • And more

Dig IT 3

Dig it 2 is a prerequisite
Students continue working collaboratively on projects while effectively using technology. Students will:
 
  • Create online media
  • Experience genius hour style learning

Empower


Deborah Seitz
 

 

Empower 1                                                             

This is a multifaceted course that helps students  explore many real life issues and skills. Students will explore:                                                                             

  • Managing Roles and Responsibilities
  • Consumer and Family Resources
  • Food Production and Consumer Science
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Textiles, Fashion and Apparel

Empower 2

This is a continuation of Empower 1 which helps students explore many real life issues and skills. Students will explore:

  • Topics like in Empower 1
  • Entrepreneurship

Flight


Jody Albarez
 

Flight 1

The exciting world of aerospace comes alive through Flight and Space. Students explore the science behind aeronautics and use their knowledge to design, build, and test an airfoil. Custom built simulation software allows students to experience space travel and explore:

  • Building and testing projects
  • What is required to travel, live and work in space
  • History of aerospace

Flight 2

Flight 1 is a prerequisite
This is continuation of Flight 1 and allows students to create and test their creations. Students can continue to explore:
 
  • Science behind aeronautics
  • Building and testing projects
  • What is required to travel, live and work in space
  • History of aerospace

Intensity


Natasha Norby
 

Intensity is a movement-based course with an emphasis on fitness and lifetime activities. Students will explore:

  • Lifetime activities
  • Movement in physical education

Spanish


Grace Soto
 

Spanish 1

This fun interactive course is filled with diverse multimedia language activities. Students explore:

  • Introduction to Spanish

Spanish 2

Spanish 1 is a prerequisite, it may be taken in 8th grade. This is a continuation of Spanish 1

Tech and Engineering 1


Melvin Mikkola
 

Tech and Engineering 1

Using formal and informal design students apply numerous academic concepts through practical activities. Students explore:

  • Woods Lab - machine safety
  • Measurement - understanding the metric and customary measurement systems
  • Design - Block puzzle creation
  • Practical Mathematics - Creating a Late Brake Aero Racer using measurement, applied mathematics, research and testing

Tech and Engineering 2

This is a continuation of Tech and Engineering 1 and is a culmination of computer design, wood fabrication, and production.

  • Aerodynamics - Understanding the underlying forces - Co2 Car design and racing
  • Intro to computer design - Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Design - Exploring raster and vector file types and creating laser engraved products