Semester

Exploratory Experience

Exploratory Experience is an unpaid off-campus course that provides students with an opportunity to explore their specific career interests by direct observation and a hands-on experience.  Professionals or individuals with established expertise serve as mentors in their specific fields for students in this program.  Placement in this program is limited to experiences that are developed through the school district and excludes community organizations such as clubs, private lessons, and non-career focused service.

Modern California Literature

How did Hollywood and LA become what they are today? What kind of effect will immigration have on California? How does being on the west coast change the perspectives of war? Students will have a chance to examine these questions and more as they study  modern historic events and literature from a California standpoint. This interdisciplinary semester-long course for seniors would offer students five units in Social Studies and five units in English.

 

Modern California History

How did Hollywood and LA become what they are today? What kind of effect will immigration have on California? How does being on the west coast change the perspectives of war? Students will have a chance to examine these questions and more as they study  modern historic events and literature from a California standpoint. This interdisciplinary semester-long course for seniors would offer students five units in Social Studies and five units in English.

Engineering Technology

Engineering Technology is a survey course designed to create enthusiasm for the Engineering Careers.  This class is a popular elective that is open BY APPLICATION ONLY.  Students who are accepted and enroll in Engineering Technology are automatically included in the Gunn Robotics Team.  The curriculum is designed to fit the needs of the four-year college bound and the two-year “Tech Prep” students.  Conceptual instruction includes student teams learning the classic problem solving cycle through informal classroom competitions.

Interior Design

Do you care about your living environment?  Do you want your room and your home to reflect you?  In this course you will examine your likes and dislikes and to discover and develop your own personal sense of good taste.  You will create your own floor plan, select and arrange furniture, fabrics, and accessories for your “dream home.”  You will learn architectural and furniture styles, line, design, form, color and texture and be able to combine them into the kind of living environment which best reflects you.

Fiber Arts

If you like dyeing, painting, and working with fabric, this is the class for you.  In this course you will work with many different fibers and fiber applications.  A few that will be covered are:  quilting, embroidery, fabric painting, and machine appliqué.  You will also learn to use the sewing machine to enhance your creativity.  This course will allow you to create unique fabrics and craft items.  Students are required to provide some materials, especially for the quilt.

 

Cooking Around The World

Join a classroom tour of famous food of the regional United States, Asia, Europe, Africa and more.  In addition to selecting, preparing, tasting and enjoying famous dishes typical to each region, you will learn about preparation methods, serving techniques and special equipment specific to the dishes made.  If you love to cook and enjoy trying new and different foods, this eighteen-week travelogue of international culinary delights is for you!


 

Fabulous Foods

If you have a special liking for good food, even if you have never done much more than boil water, this class is for you.  If you have had lots of experience in the kitchen but want to stretch your skills, want to explore the why’s and how’s of delicious foods, this is your course, too.  An art as well as a science, good cooking rests on basic principles and skills that have been refined over centuries.  These principles and skills are demonstrated and practiced in class in clear, easy steps.  Plunge in and have fun!

Video Production 3 - Advanced Digital Filmmaking

 This advanced course will cover  professional video and audio post-production methods. Through project-based assignments students will explore motion graphics for film/television, video compression, color corrections, streaming video for the Web, and digital audio. The semester will culminate with an exhibition of student work at the Gunn Film Festival and a digital portfolio.

 

 

Video Production 2 - Advanced Digital Filmmaking

In this course students will investigate advanced techniques of video production: directorial style, script development, camera technique, editing, etc.  Evaluation of the aesthetic principles of videography, investigation of selected historical topics, and “hands-on” training in video technique will form the basis of most class sessions.  Each semester course will culminate in an exhibition of original student video projects. Students who are approved by the teacher may choose to take this course as independent study.

 

 

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