Electives are an important part of our school curriculum. As students grow and experience the world, their skills and interests also change and develop. Our elective courses give students a safe place to explore their budding interests and develop skills that will serve them throughout their lives.
Students participate in at least one physical education class per year. Each class requires a PE uniform. Uniforms cost $15 but can be reused from year to year. Available classes include:
- 6th Grade PE
- 7th Grade PE
- 8th Grade PE
- Advanced PE (This class is for our student athletes and builds upon the skills they acquire within their respective sports.)
- Girls Body Conditioning
- Boys Body Conditioning
Keyboarding introduces students to the QWERTY keyboard and typing. This course is required for all sixth graders and new students.
Foods and Nutrition 1 is a hands-on introduction to basic cooking skills and nutrition. Students learn about kitchen safety and equipment, recipe reading, and measuring techniques.
Foods and Nutrition 2 builds on the foundations learned in Foods 1. In this class, students practice advanced skills of meal preparation and time management.
Basic Sewing 1 explores sewing techniques such as hand sewing, quilting, and embroidery on a variety of fabric types.
Basic Sewing 2
As an extension of Sewing 1, Basic Sewing 2 gives students additional practice using a variety of sewing techniques, including the use of a sewing machine.
Woodshop is a project-based class of beginning woodworking that focuses on basic drafting, tool use, and power tool safety.
Excel introduces students to skills and strategies used by productive leaders. In this course, students learn to develop positive relationships, self-confidence, and personal responsibility. They study the effects of first impressions and positive leadership.
Self-Management/Study Skills is a course designed to support students who are not meeting their academic goals. Our teachers present students with time management, goal setting, and stress management techniques.
Aide courses offer students the opportunity to assist instructors in preparing, organizing, or delivering course curricula. Students may provide tutorial or instructional assistance to other students.
Office Aide helps students develop skills related to clerical work by volunteering in our front office. Duties may include typing, filing, record keeping, receiving visitors, answering the telephone, and duplicating. This course emphasizes appropriate work attitudes, human relations, and proper office procedures.
Computer Applications - Microsoft Office
Computer Applications explores current software packages and provides students with techniques and experience in word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, database and desktop publishing programs, and electronic mail.
Digital Media develops skills necessary to support and enhance student learning. Topics covered in this class include Internet research, copyright laws, web publishing, use of digital imagery, electronic forums, newsgroups, mailing lists, presentation tools, and project planning.
Interactive Media provides students with the knowledge and skills to create, design, and produce interactive media products and services, including computer-enhanced media such as animation, graphic design, digital music making, and video editing.
This class provides experience in writing, editing, layout, and production to produce the school blog, yearbook, and end-of-year video presentation.
STEM is project-based science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) course that highlights 21st century skills. We regularly involve families and participate in field trips.