These electives require the completion of an online application in addition to selecting them in Student Connect during registration. Students may only apply to two application electives, and must choose a third general elective during course selection on Student Connect.
AVID or Advancement Via Individual Determination / Mrs. Everson, Ms. Andrew, and Mrs. Reynolds: AVID is a seventh through twelfth grade program that prepares eligible students for admission to a four-year college or university. The AVID elective supports students as they challenge themselves in more rigorous classes by teaching study skills, note taking, time management, writing and research skills.
Broadcasting / Mr. Downer: Broadcasting introduces students to basic audio and video technique, equipment, theory, and operation. Students will produce bimonthly video announcements, PSAs, documentaries, and videos for school events. Students are also encouraged to enter their work into local film festivals.
Collaborative Mentoring / Mrs. Zunich and Ms. Bishop: This course is for the General Education student who desires to help and mentor others who have special needs. Mentor students will work one-on-one with a Special Education student in elective courses. Mentors will develop leadership skills, learn problem solving skills, and behavior management techniques.
Leadership / Mrs. Martin: Leadership students participate in the planning and execution of a variety of campus activities, such as setting up dances, rallies, and other school functions. Leadership students also support their peers through new student tours and activities, and participate in community service outside the school day.
Peer Counseling / Mrs. Gabriel: Peer counseling is a program in which students are trained to help fellow intermediate students with problems faced in everyday life. The goal is not to give advice, but to guide others to develop their own solutions to problem situations. Students will also work on developing leadership skills.
Yearbook / Mrs. Milhous: This course is open to students who are interested in working on the school yearbook. Students develop skills in layout design, story writing, editing, proofreading, advertising, marketing, and production experience. Computer and camera knowledge is helpful.