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Living Skills 9-10

This course provides students with the skills and knowledge that will help them to make informed and responsible decisions about issues that affect personal health and well-being. Subjects of study include identity, influences, individuality, communication, health, drug and sex education. This fulfills the high school graduation requirement.

15 hours of community service required.

Stage Technology

Stage  Technology and Design is designed to integrate theoretical and practical knowledge of stage technology and design. Students will study the design and construction of sets, lighting, sound, and costumes, and apply their skills by developing design concepts and mounting productions from a variety of theatrical genres.  By assuming vital roles in play productions, students will work effectively in leadership and ensemble situations, and experience the relationship of technical theatre to the theatrical event as a whole.

Work Experience Education Program

Work Experience is a program that combines classroom instruction with part-time student employment. Juniors and seniors are eligible to enroll in this  program.  Attain your own job (some boundary limits) or the Work Experience teacher will help you find a job.  Work Experience students are given the first opportunity to apply and interview for jobs but employment cannot be guaranteed. 
Variable credit is based on the number of hours worked during the semester and attending class once a week. Work experience may be taken without a job for 1.5 credits.

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.

Automotive Technology 2

Suggested Course Preparation:  Auto 1 or permission of the instructor.

Automotive Technology 1

This course assumes no previous knowledge about automobiles and their operational systems.

The course is designed for the owner/driver, and emphasizes the understanding of the operation of automotive components, consumer awareness, preventive maintenance practices, tune-up procedures, elementary trouble analysis, and minor repairs.  Approximately 40 percent of the class time is devoted to discussions and demonstrations and 60 percent to related shop activities on shop units and personal automobiles.  This is the type of course automobile owners wish they would have taken.

 

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!


 

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