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Yearlong/Exploratory/Intervention Electives

Exploratory Electives

All students will be enrolled in one “Exploratory Elective” course and one “Year Long” elective course. The Exploratory elective courses are designed to provide students exposure to a variety of experiences preparing them for electives and pathways in high school.  Students rotate to a different exploratory course each grading period. Exploratory Electives include;

  • Speech and Debate (Semester)
  • Intro to Computers - Office Applications/3D Modeling (Semester)
  • Intro to Spanish (Semester)
  • Intro to Video Production  (Semester)
  • Success for High School and Career (Semester)
  • Mandarin(Semester)
  • Intro to Video Game Design (Semester)
  • Robotics (Semester)

Note:  Students are not able to choose which Exploratory Elective they take.  Enrollment in Exploratory Elective Courses will be determined by staffing and scheduling


Intervention Courses

Student success is our priority.  Using a variety of assessment data, academic records, and/or teacher recommendations we will identify students that we feel will benefit from targeted intervention.  Enrollment in an academic intervention course will replace an elective courses.


Yearlong Elective Course Descriptions

 Students “MUST” complete an electronic application and have one of their teachers submit a teacher recommendation no later than April 3, 2019 to be considered for ASB, AVID, Yearbook,  or WEB

 
ASB
 
 ASB Leadership - Associated Student Body (Course #719042) – Students are responsible for creating and maintaining school spirit, along with providing a fun environment for all students. ASB will host lunch time activities, spirit weeks, talent shows, school fundraisers, assemblies, recycling, and other school related programs and activities
 avid  AVID (Course #719040/719041)  - AVID is a rigorous academic program designed to prepare and guide students on a path for college.  
 yearbook  Yearbook (Course #719005) – This course was designed to expose students to various elements of journalism. Students will be tasked with taking digital photos, conducting interviews, managing clerical operations, advertising, composing, designing, and editing all elements of text, graphic art, and digital photography layouts as it relates to publishing our printed news letters as well as the annual yearbook.  
 WEB
 Where Everybody Belongs “WEB Leadership” (Course #719043) - WEB is a yearlong leadership course offered to 8th graders only. WEB leaders are tasked with welcoming incoming 7th graders and new students to RHIS.  WEB leaders are tasked with building integrity amongst their peers through a variety of Homeroom and lunchtime activities.



 Students “MUST” complete an electronic application no later than April 3, 2019 to be considered for  Drama, JUMP, School Service, Internet Core Computing Concepts, Video Production, Peer Tutor, and Forces in Motion



Drama   

Drama (Course #715401) - This course is designed to develop a students theatre vocabulary, vocal technique, script and scene analysis, characterization, theatrical styles and more.  Emphasis will be on practice and practical use of acquired skills and producing live theatre.

 Jump  

JUMP Leadership - Junior Upcoming Medical Professionals (Course #719055) - Students will be affiliated members of HOSA-Future Health Professionals and will focus on the core values of learning, leadership, service, and innovation while preparing for our state and local medical competitions. Develop leadership and technical skill competencies through a program of motivation, awareness, competitions and class/community projects.

 School Service  

School Service “Teacher/Office/Library Assistant” (Course # 719046) This course is designed for students interested in learning about general office work and procedures. 

 IC3  

Internet and Core Computer Concepts (Course #718001) -This course will build a foundation of technical literacy.  Students will become familiar with current technologies including computer fundamentals, key applications, and living in an online world.  Students have the opportunity to earn an IC3 certificate which can be used on applications, resumes, and help get a job in the future.  An IC3 certificate from this course will also prepare students to enter high school and complete the Microsoft Office Specialist program.

 Video Production  

Video Production (Course #718007) Students are responsible for taking care of the school's website, lobby PowerPoint, and the Student Video News Announcement show.  We showcase real life topics. It’s digital storytelling at its best! 

 Peer Tutoring  

Peer Tutor (Course #719045) - This course is designed  to provide 8th grade students the opportunity to work as cross-age tutors assisting Eastvale Elementary students with reading, writing, and math.

 VEX  

Forces in Motion: Master Builders (Course #719064) – During this yearlong course, students will build a variety of robots, program them to react to their environment, and solve challenges using servo motors. 


 

An Application is “NOT” Required for The Following Courses;

Spanish 1 Logo 

Spanish 1 (8th Grade Only) (Course #716002) - Students will learn the fundamental concepts of reading, writing, and speaking Spanish.  An emphasis will be placed on learning simple phrases and communication related to daily life activities.

 Game Design  

Video Game Design (Course #718010) – Students will learn gaming concepts while planning, designing and building amazing games, mazes, and other fun games to illustrate creativity and learning.

 Jump  

Exploring Medical and Healthcare Careers (Course #714012) Are you Interested in learning more about the medical pathways? The course focus is medical terminology and medical career exploration through text, hands on activities, and projects. 

 Lit Discussions  

Literary Discussions (Course #719003) – Students will explore graphic novels, articles, and classic/dramatic literature. 

 Visual Arts  

Visual Arts (Course #715001) This course will introduce students to the elements and principles of design and how to implement those elements into the creative process using a variety of materials throughout the year. 

 Choir  

Choir (Course #715201) - Students will learn and perform harmony songs from a variety of styles and genres.  Students will focus on proper voice technique, stage etiquette, and song interpretation. 

 guitar  

Beginning Guitar (7th Grade Only) (Course #715105) - Students will learn the fundamentals of music, note/rhythm notations, chords, scales, proper technique, and improvisation.

 Band1  

Beginning Band (Course #715101)  or Intermediate Band (Course #715102) - Students will learn the fundamentals of band instruments, how to read music notation, progress through method books/supplements, and perform in front of various audiences.  Prior experience is required for Intermediate Band.  

 band2  

Advanced Band (Course #715103) and/or Jazz Band (Course #715104)   -  Prior experience and teacher approval required. For more information please email Mr. Hartling @ jhartling.cnusd.k12.ca.us




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