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Elective Offerings

Beginning Art - A one year introduction to visual art skills, tools, and processes that develops creativity, expression, and communication along with the appreciation of art.

Intermediate Art - The second year of art that builds on the skills and concepts introduced in beginning art. With higher student skill and interest levels, projects are more complex and a wider variety of tools and techniques are used.

Advanced Art - A limited option for highly interested and skilled fourth-year art students.

Architectural Design and Drafting 1 - A one-year course intended to give students an in-depth study of architectural principles, proper drafting techniques, and technical drawings.

Architectural Design and Drafting 2-4 - More advanced arch design course  for students interested in a career in architectural and civil engineering, as well as construction fields.

Journalism - Students will learn to write and interview like a journalist. Students work in five different sections: news, features, arts and entertainment, sports, and opinions. This elective not only creates the school newspaper, but also writes a variety of nonfiction guides.

Publications (yearbook) - Students learn about the basics: overage, ladder, theme, photography, interviewing, captions, story writing, and much more.

Theatre & Film 1 - Students will learn the basics of theatre, vocabulary, and the history of theatre. Students will also learn to perform on stage through games that help ease them into acting.

Theatre & Film 2

Drama 3 and 4

Dance 1 and 2 - In dance, students will learn different styles of dance in a safe and comfortable environment.  Whether it is Line dance, Spanish, Jazz, or Hip Hop, students learn rhythm and techniques, as well s the most current and popular dance moves. Students have an opportunity to perform in rallies, but it is not required.

Band (Intermediate) - For musically inclined students who know how to play their instrument.

Marching Band - For experienced musicians willing to learn new things

Jazz Band/Orchestra (zero period) - Students should already be in the intermediate/advanced band.

Percussion - The drumline portion of the band, as well as the ensemble instruments.

Bass Choir - boys only choir

Mixed Choir - male voices and intermediate female voices

Advanced chamber - audition required

Treble Choir - beginning choir for girls only


Multimedia Arts 1 and 2

Video Production

Wood 2 Creative Design

Spanish 1 cp and 1 gate

Spanish 2 cp and 2 gate

Spanish 3 cp and 3 Honors

Spanish 4 cp and 4 AP

Spanish 5 AP

French 1 cp and 2 cp

French 3 cp and 3 Honors

French 4 cp and 4 Honors

Introduction to Business - must be a junior; application required

Virtual Business - must be a senior; application required

Personal Finance

Strong Body Student Store* Lab Assistant* Peer Counseling*

Team Sports Work Experience APEX Tech Theatre

Library Science* Wood 1 AVID Tutor* Student Leadership*

Teacher Aide* Office Aide* AP Psychology* Athletic Leadership

Link Crew* Transition* Academic Achievement Mock Trial*

Introduction to Trade Skills Beginning Psychology/Sociology Robotics*

* teacher approval or application required

Introduction to Engineering and Design (freshmen) - A one year course intended to give students an introduction to the career of engineering. Using 3D computer modeling software and 3D printing technologies, students learn the design process and solve design problems. Students then use skills to develop, analyze, and create technical drawings and then 3D print product models. Engineering careers and educational preparation will be researched.

Principles of Engineering (sophomores) - A one year course that provides an overview of engineering and engineering technology. Students develop problem-solving skills by tackling real-world engineering problems. Through theory and practical hands-on experiences, students address the emerging social and political consequences of technological change. The course of student includes an overview and perspective of the fields of Engineering, and the PLTW design process, engineering systems, machine control, statics, materials and materials testing, and dynamics.

Civil Engineering and Architecture (juniors) - A one year course that studies the design and construction of residential and commercial building projects. This course includes an introduction to many of the varied factors involved in building design and construction including building components and systems, engineering standards, technical documentation, structural design, storm water management, site design, utilities and services, cost estimation, energy efficiency, and careers in the design and construction industry.

AP Computer Science Principles (seniors) - An introductory college-level computing course. Students cultivate their understanding of computer science through working with data, collaborating to solve problems, and developing computer programs as they explore concepts like creativity, abstraction, data and information, algorithms, programming, the internet, and the global impact of computing.

Principles of Biomedical Science (freshmen) - Students learn everything from design and data analysis to outbreaks, clinical empathy, and health promotion. Students explore the vast range of careers in biomedical sciences and develop technical skills and in-demand transportable skills that they need to thrive in life and career.

Human Body Systems (sophomores) - Students learn through projects like determining the identity of a skeleton using forensic anthropology and DNA analysis. Students examine the interactions of human body systems and apply what they know to solve real-world medical cases.

Medical Interventions (juniors) - Students delve into activities like designing a prosthetic arm as they follow the life of a fictitious family and investigate how to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease.

Biomedical Innovations (seniors) - Students build on the knowledge and skills gained from previous courses to design their own innovative solutions for the most pressing health challenges of the 21st century.

A four-year program dedicated to helping students achieve their goals of going to college. Students considered for AVID must have the potential and personal drive to succeed in advanced-level courses. AVID provides academic monitoring and a supportive, college-going environment. The writing process, Socratic questioning, collaborative learning, and reading are the core strategies of the program.