Semester

Video Production 1

This course provides students with opportunities to work on individual and small group video projects.  Workshop methods will be employed to provide students with basic understandings of principles and practices of videography.  Students in this course will be expected to develop project treatments, write and rewrite shooting scripts, develop storyboards, film and edit projects. An exhibition of student works will be held each semester.

 

Multimedia Design & Application

Students will be introduced to industry-standard multimedia tools, skills, and materials that they can manipulate as the primary means of communication and creative expression. In this hands-on course students will explore basic applications of various multimedia tools to create visual, aural, and written projects in both digital and print format. The subjects taught in this class include basic photo and video editing, audio recording, and Web applications.

9th PE

All freshmen are required to complete the first semester of physical education.  This course is designed specifically for 9th grade students. The activities are designed around the State Physical Education Framework and statewide standards for PE.

Teaching Assistant

This course is for students who enjoy assisting others with physical education skills.  Students who are Teaching Assistants will demonstrate sports skills and work individually with students in physical education classes in a leadership role.
To apply for this elective, please contact the PE teacher you would like to be a TA for.

Flash Animation & Photoshop

This semester class teaches students the use of software animation, (Flash Software) and how to edit and enhance photographs using advanced Photoshop skills.

The course teaches two industry standard software's which are used by Web masters to create higher caliber Web sites.  (Gunn already owns the software and licenses for Flash and Photoshop.)

This course would target the student who already is Web proficient and wishes to enhance skills used to create commercial Web sites.

Project-based class, no written test.

Physical Education Second Semester

Team sports, individual and developmental activities are offered in a curriculum designed to be responsive to the 
student’s level of skills and interest.  In addition, an effort is made to develop an interest in, and appreciation of, 
activity and its fitness aspects for the future.

Criminal & Civil Law

This is a very exciting class that will challenge your perspective of law and punishment as we explore controversial cases and issues.  Criminal and Civil Law examines the types of crimes, legal rights, as well as the civil consequences faced after a crime.

Criminal and Civil Law class also examines torts, individual rights and liberties, contract law and juvenile law.

A field trip to criminal law will occur and there will be guest speakers such as lawyers, a police officer, among others.

 

Homework Estimate:  No homework

Physical Education 11

Team sports, individual and developmental activities are offered in a curriculum designed to be responsive to the  student’s level of skills and interest.  In addition, an effort is made to develop an interest in, and appreciation of,  activity and its fitness aspects for the future.  Choices are dependent upon student selections, facilities, and number of  staff available during a given time period.

Dramatic Literature in Performance

This interdisciplinary course for juniors and seniors offers students five units of English and five units of Drama credit.  Students will enrich their study of a variety of plays as literary texts with hands-on experiences involving every facet of creating the "living" play.  Students need not have extensive acting experience.  Offered in alternate years. Any student wishing to enroll in this class must also be enrolled concurrently in Theatre 3 or 4.

US Foreign Policy Honors

This one-semester course is designed to help students better understand US foreign policy. The course will begin with a very brief review of the Cold War and then continue with case studies and history of US policy in Central America, Eastern Europe and the former USSR, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Some of the questions we will examine include: Is there a “New World Order”? To what degree can or should we depend upon alliances to steer policy decisions in the future?

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