2019-2020 First Semester Electives


Band

Location: Auditorium
Time: 6th hour, 1:15-2:05
Days: M/W/F

The class is for students who have experience playing an instrument, so it is not suited to first-year learners. Spots in the class are limited. Students will need to bring their own instrument. At the end of each semester, band students will put on an evening performance. 


Keyboarding

Location: Computer Lab, Room 109
Time: 6th hour, 1:15-2:05
Days: M/W/F

Open to students of all typing abilities. Beginners can start the lesson book and more advanced students can begin later in the book. While the class is held in the computer lab, students are welcome to bring and use personal laptops.


Basic Engineering
& Robotics

Location: Room 106
Time: 6th hour, 1:15-2:05
Days: M/W/F

An introductory course for students with an interest in basic physics and hands on learning. Most of the semester covers engineering concepts and projects and the end of the semester introduces circuits and some robotics. Group collaboration and problem-solving skills are emphasized throughout the class.


Locations: Room 104, 102, and 106
Times: 6th hour, 1:15-2:05; 7th hour, 2:10-3:00
Days: M-F

Study halls provide students additional time to complete unfinished classwork and assignments, and to prepare for upcoming exams. They also serve as an opportunity to receive one-on-one tutoring from the overseeing teacher. Although study halls do not give students an elective credit, it is recommended that most students 6th-10th take at least one study hall.

Study Hall


Location: Room 102
Time: 6th hour, 1:15-2:05
Days: M/W/F

This course is open to all grade levels. The class will introduce students to the different types of church ministries and the roles these ministries play in the function of the church.

Ministries


Location: Auditorium
Time: 6th hour, 1:15-2:05
Days: Tu/Th

This class may hold auditions for students who apply to join. The choir performs two to three times a school year. It often holds additional meetings during other elective hours in the week(s) leading up to performances.

Choir


Location: Room 106
Time: 6th hour, 1:15-2:05
Days: Tu/Th

Intended for students with little to no knowledge of the Spanish language. More advanced and fluent speakers may be given the opportunity to complete an independent study course.

Spanish I


Location: Room 109
Time: 6th hour, 1:15-2:05
Days: Tu/Th

Limited to approved 10th-12th grade high school students. Over the course of the year students will document class activities, and school and sports events. They will help complete the yearbook’s page layouts, captions, and design.

Yearbook


Location: To be assigned
Time: 6th hour, 1:15-2:05 (Tu/Th only), 7th hour, 2:10-3:00
Days: M-F

Only approved 11th and 12th grade students may act as teacher aides. Student responsibilities may range from assisting teachers with grading and running errands around campus for the office to helping in the kitchen.

Teacher Aide


Location: Auditorium
Time: 7th hour, 2:10-3:00
Days: M/W/F

Students are admitted to drama through auditions. A final class listing will be posted after auditions are held. The drama class will put on a spring performance.

Drama


Location: Gymnasium
Time: 7th hour, 2:10-3:00
Days: M/W/F

Introduces students to a variety of team sports such as soccer, kickball, ultimate Frisbee, etc. in the fall, and basketball, volleyball, badminton, etc. in the winter. Students will be required to have clean, non-marking athletic shoes for gym use only. They will also need to bring appropriate clothes to dress down for class.

Team Sports


Location: Room 106
Time: 7th hour, 2:10-3:00
Days: M/W/F

This course will explore some of history’s biggest conspiracy theories: the moon landing, Jesus, aliens, Shakespeare, the matrix, chem-trails, JFK, 9/11, the Bermuda Triangle, flat-earthers, MKUltra, and more. The goal of this course is to help students sharpen their critical thinking skills- to fearlessly consider “entertaining a thought without accepting it” through studying some of the most popular conspiracy theories. Students will learn the differences between primary and secondary sources as well as what constitutes a RELIABLE source for research projects.

Conspiracy Theories


Location: TBD
Time: 7th hour, 2:10-3:00
Days: M-F

Open to all grade levels and skill-sets, this class introduces students to the basics of auto mechanics, including oil changes and checking fluid levels and brakes.

Auto Mechanics


Location: Auditorium
Time: 7th hour, 2:10-3:00
Days: Tu/Th

For students with basic or no experience playing an instrument. This class provides introductory level instruction. Students will need to bring their own instrument.

Intermediate Band


Location: Gymnasium
Time: 7th hour, 2:10-3:00
Days: Tu/Th

Encourages students to engage in physical activities and games. The class teaches students to perform an exercise routine that includes a warm-up and a cool-down. Students will be required to dress down for class and will need to bring non-marking athletic shoes for gym use only.

Physical Education (P.E.)


Location: Room 109
Time: 7th hour, 2:10-3:00
Days: Tu/Th

During the Golden Age of Animation, 1930-70, cartoons or “animated shorts” impacted American life differently than a lot of today’s morally loose movies and TV. In this class students will learn how animation was more than slapstick comedy; their purposes ranged from training military personnel to selling war bonds to making political statements, the importance of family and relationships, and the power of prayer and God’s will.

Animation