Electives

  • HOPE—Health Opportunities through Physical Education – 1506320

    The purpose of this course is to develop and enhance healthy behaviors that influence lifestyle choices and student health and fitness.

    Note: Completion of both Aerospace Science I and Aerospace Science II satisfies HOPE requirements. Cadets, once over 16 years of age, may receive college credits for the completion of Aerospace course of study (cost per credit hour applies). See pg 23 for course descriptions.

     

    Team Sports 1 & 2 – 1503350, 1503360

    10th – 12th Grade (1/2 credit) The purpose of this course is to enable students to develop intermediate or advanced level knowledge and skills in weight training. This is not an interscholastic extracurricular activity.

     

    Driver’s Education – 1900310

    (1/2 Credit) This course is designed to help novice drivers develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to become safe, low risk, responsible drivers. Course work includes behind-the-wheel driving practice on the driving range and on the roadway. Students are required to have a restricted drivers license (learners permit) within the first three (3) weeks of class. The knowledge test, required for a restricted drivers license, will be given the first week of class. Students enrolled in Driver Education are exempt from the Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education (TLSAE) course.

     

    Spanish 1 – 0708340

    Exploring the world of foreign language will open up exciting new educational possibilities in this multicultural society for you as a student. Beginning French and Spanish will not only introduce you to the fundamentals of grammar, reading, and writing, but also will help you develop pronunciation, speaking, and listening skills. Since understanding attitudes and life-style is vital to effective communication, you also study various aspects of culture, such as, but not limited to, music, art, food, and customs.

     

    Spanish 2 – 0708350

    Continue the study of French and Spanish and get more opportunities to use the language and develop skills in conversation. Get to know more about the French or Hispanic people, culture, and customs. Further develop all four skills (speaking, writing, listening, and reading), especially the higher level skills of writing and speaking.

     

    Spanish 3 Honors – 0708360

    11th or 12th Grade. The purpose of this course is to enable students to enhance proficiency in Spanish through a linguistic, communicative, and cultural approach to language learning. There is continued emphasis on the development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Experiences with Spanish literature are broadened. Cross-cultural understanding is fostered and real-life applications are emphasized throughout the course. This course is the third in a series and the requirements are rigorous.

     

    Pre-AICE Spanish 1 - 0708532

    Pre-AICE Spanish 2 - 0708354

    These courses are designed for learners who are learning Spanish as a foreign language. The aim is to develop an ability to use the language effectively for practical communication. The course is based on the linked language skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing, and these are built on as learners progress through their studies. These syllabi also aim to offer insights into the culture and civilization of countries where the language is spoken, thus encouraging positive attitudes towards language learning and towards speakers of foreign languages.

     

    Creating 2D Art 1 – 0101300

    9th, 10th or 11th Grade Content will include perception and response to qualities of art found in drawings of artists, past and present; study of works of art made by both students and professionals; the production of drawing with specific intent and expressive quality; and development and justification of judgments about the aesthetic merit and qualities of drawing.

     

    Creating 2D Art 2 – 0101310

    10th, 11th or 12th Grade This course is a continuation of the skills and subject area covered in Drawing I.

     

    Creating 2D Art 3 (H) – 0101320

    11th or 12th Grade - This course is a continuation of the skills and subject area covered in Drawing 2.

     

    Portfolio Development & Drawing 1 – 0109310

    10th 12th Grade – (1 credit each—Pre-Requisite—Drawing) This class is designed to compile materials to submit to institutions of higher learning for entry to programs. The work should be analogous to thoughts and constructs of AICE Art. The versatility and creativity of works should exemplify the growth of the student in the process of developing their portfolio. Work can be derived from two and/or three dimensional sources.

     

    Band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 – 1302300/10/20/30/40/50

    9th—12th Grade (1 credit each) [Membership by audition only] The band program is divided into two parts. The first semester will emphasize marching band techniques. Students will perform at half-time for football games, participate in parades and other community events. The second semester is divided into symphonic and concert band (auditions first semester will determine placement). Participating in the band program involves a great deal of traveling, extra time, occasional after school practices and expense. As students progress from Band I to Band IV the student performance standards will increase.

     

    Vocal Ensemble 1, 2, 3, & 4 – 1303440/50/60/70

    The purpose of this course is to enable students to develop basic individual and ensemble skill in choral performance through preparation of varied high school literature. Emphasis will be placed on healthy and expressive singing, accurate interpretation of notation, and development of critical and aesthetic response to music.

     

    Music of World - 1301340

    10th-12th Grade. The purpose of this course is to enable students to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to understand and appreciate how music is used in one’s personal life as well as in varied cultures, societies, and historical periods.

     

    Instrumental Ensemble 1, 2 & 3– 1302460/70/80

    10-12th Grade (1 credit) The purpose of this course is to enable students to develop basic performance skills on a selected instrument in a solo or small ensemble setting using varied high school literature. Performance techniques, music knowledge, critical analysis, and aesthetic response are emphasized.

     

    Introduction to Drama—Theatre Arts (Performing Fine Art Credit) - 0400310

    1 credit. The purpose of this course is to enable students to develop fundamental skills in the multiple elements of theatre as a collaborative art. This course will meet the graduation requirement for a performing fine art.

     

    Dance Techniques 1 & 2 - 0300310/20

    The purpose of this course is to develop basic knowledge and skills in varied dance styles through acquisition of technique, choreographic skill, aesthetic awareness, and performance quality within a cultural and historical context. The content should include technical skills in varied dance styles, movement terminology, and solo or ensemble performance. Note: This will satisfy 1 credit of performing art.

     

    Note: Completion of both AS I and ASII satisfies HOPE requirements as well as the performing fine art credit. Cadets, once over 16 years of age, may receive college credits for the completion of courses asterisked below (cost per credit hour applies).

     

    Aerospace Science I – *Journey into Aviation History/*Citizenship, Character & Air Force Tradition – 1800300-

    9-12th Grade. Focuses on the development of flight throughout the centuries and includes overviews of the principles of flight. Introduces cadets to AFJROTC, while instilling elements of good citizenship. Cadets also receive education in individual self-discipline, fitness, and drill. No prerequisite/entry level.

     

    Aerospace Science II – *The Science of Flight/Communication, Awareness and Leadership (not offered 2016-2017) – 1800310

    9th-12th Grade. Acquaints cadets with principles of aircraft flight, navigation, and human requirements. Cadets also receive education in effective communication skills, understanding individual and group behavior, basic leadership concepts, fitness, and drill. No prerequisite/entry level.

     

    Aerospace Science III – Survival: Survive & Return/*Life Skills and Career Opportunities – 1800320

    11-12th Grade. By invitation only. Provides training in skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to successfully perform fundamental survival tasks. Informs cadets on how to apply for higher education and on sound financial planning. Covers how to apply for a job, including preparing a resume. Includes managing the corps, fitness & Prerequisite: AS I & II.

     

    Aerospace Science IV – Management of the Corps/Principles of Management (not offered 2016-2017) - 1800330

    11-12th Grade. By invitation only. Cadets plan, organize, coordinate and direct the Corps. Stresses communication, decision-making, personal interaction, managerial and organizational skills. Includes drill and fitness training. Prerequisite: AS I & II.

     

    Leadership Development Skills – 2400300

    Students must see the Activities Director for an Application into the Leadership Program.

    (1 credit) – Grades 11-12 The purpose of this course is to teach leadership skills, decision-making, time and stress management, human and public relations and team building. Students learn by participating in school and community leadership activities. The content should include, but not be limited to, the following: 1) study in self-understanding 2) development in such areas as goal setting, self actualization, and assertiveness 3) study of organizational theories and management. Students may not be credit or GPA deficient and be willing to serve in leadership positions in the school. Note: Students will be required to complete an application and turn in one letter of recommendation. Final admittance to course will require the instructor’s approval. Participation in the Student Government Association (SGA), which includes after-school meetings, is a mandatory part of this course.

     

    Leadership Techniques - 2400310

    (1 credit) Grade 12—Pre-requisite—Leadership Development Skills—This course will provide an in-depth study of leadership techniques of decision making, problem solving, meeting skills, communication, group conflict reduction, time and stress management, evaluation, team building, group dynamics, motivational strategy, and the role of leadership in a democratic society. The content should include, but not be limited to, the following: 1) study in self-understanding 2) development in self-esteem, goal setting, and character building 3) enhance leadership skills and learn to follow for functioning in a group setting and the community. Students must be in an active leadership role in school and/or the community. Note: Students will be required to complete an application and turn in one letter of recommendation. Final admittance to course will require the instructor’s approval. Participation in the Student Government Association (SGA), which includes after-school meetings, is a mandatory part of this course.