SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
NON DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVES

Department Overview

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0936 STUDENT STORE
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: Teacher recommendation.


This course will explore concepts for the world of work including business orientation, team building, work ethics, business computation, career awareness and basic economic concepts. Students will be responsible for ordering, advertising, stocking, record keeping, cashiering, and customer relations.



0951 TRANSITION TO WORK
11th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: Application process and Teacher recommendation.


The intent is to give students structured, off-site experiences to enhance the classroom portion of the course. After job shadowing and mentoring, students will be placed in an externship position directly related to their specific career aspirations.



0952 TRANSITION TO WORK - AIME
11th - 12th
5.0 semester credits
Application selection process.


The Summer Anaheim Innovative Mentoring Experience (AIME) provides selected students structured, off-site experiences to enhance their acquisition of career readiness skills. After an orientation and job training, students are placed in a six to seven week summer internship with a mentor from a local business partnership.



1672 YEARBOOK DESIGN & PUBLICATION
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: Application process and teacher recommendation.
UC - "F" Approved

Yearbook Design is a year-long course designed to have students understand the role of visual art and design, and its impact on society and culture, particularly in publication mediums. The course will focus on students understanding a designer’s target audience and stimulating creativity through a variety of two-dimensional media. Then, students will apply this artistic process to create designs for the yearbook publication. Finally, they will maintain the integrity of design through the editing process, while collaborating and communicating with their colleagues on the yearbook staff. The assignments in the course will demonstrate a student’s ability to apply the principles of design and effectively communicate their message. Assignments will also have students process, respond to, and judge design works using their knowledge of the elements of art and the principles of design.



1676 or 1676E (eLearning) INTRO TO PHOTO JOURNALISM
10th - 12th
5.0 semester credits
Application process.


This is a summer academy course. In Intro to Photo Journalism, students will work towards developing their voice using different writing styles and digital media techniques. Here they will be reflective and evaluative of their own work, as well as, of their peers' in order to improve their journalistic skills and editing techniques. During the summer, the first half of the course will include theory and application of digital media techniques, such as cinematography, lighting, sound, editing, and narrative through lectures, exercises, and real-world assignments. The second half will be dedicated to storyboarding, prepping, filming, editing, and archiving AUHSD summer programs/events. There will also be opportunities to visit college campuses/film schools and view film screenings at local theaters. This course is meant to prepare students to be District photojournalists who document District events through writing and video. This group of students will create personal, in-depth documentaries on people, topics, classes, or events at his/her school and will also film, edit, and archive major events/programs for AUHSD during the regular school year. Students will understand the importance of journalism in a democratic society and discuss ethical issues that can arise while covering topics in the community. Digital journalism opens our reporting up to a worldwide public audience and can take many forms such as text, podcasts, videos, discussion threads, and blogs. Students will report on stories that recognize the diversity of their community.



1677 or 1677E (eLearning) JOURNALISM/DIGITAL AGE (P)
11th - 12th
10.0 credits
Participation in the Intro to Photo Journalism Summer Academy
UC - "G" Approved

In Journalism in the Digital Age, students will work towards developing their voice using different writing styles in a writer's workshop environment where they will be reflective and evaluative of their own writing, as well as, of their peers' in order to improve their journalistic skills and editing techniques. This course is meant to prepare students to be District photojournalists who document District events through writing and video; while having a greater understanding of how journalism has evolved during the 21st Century. Students will understand the importance of journalism in a democratic society and discuss ethical issues that can arise while covering topics in the community. Digital journalism opens our reporting up to a worldwide public audience and can take many forms such as text, podcasts, videos, discussion threads, and blogs. Student writers will report on stories that recognize the diversity of their community.



4610 LEARNING SKILLS
7th - 12th
5.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


The Learning Skills course is designed as a support class to address student behavioral needs. A limited number of students must be placed using a defined, data-informed criteria. The course curriculum must be a research-based behavioral modification curriculum, such as "Why Try", "Boy’s Town", etc.. The duration of the course should be limited to only one or two semesters with established exit criteria to be used to return students to the core curriculum. Each site is limited to only one section of Learning Skills per semester.



4610Q LEARNING SKILLS
7th - 12th
2.5 quarter credits
Recommendation: None.


Quarter length course variant.



4615 CONFLICT RESOLUTION
7th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: Teacher recommendation.


This course trains students in active listening, decision-making, and problem-solving skills. Students will use these skills as conflict managers in disputes among students and also between students and teachers. Students will be responsible for designing and maintaining a campus-wide conflict resolution program to be used as an integral component of campus discipline and safety.



4621 AVID 9 (P)
9th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: Previous enrollment in AVID courses or teacher recommendation.
UC - "G" Approved

This AVID 9 elective course is part of an overall school program to prepare students most underrepresented in postsecondary education for four-year college eligibility. This class provides academic and motivational support to achieve success in college prep classes. Students learn the writing, language, and collaborative problem-solving skills necessary for success in college and life. A tutoring component also assists AVID students individually and in study groups.



4622 AVID 10 (P)
10th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: Previous enrollment in AVID courses or teacher recommendation.
UC - "G" Approved

This AVID 10 elective course is part of an overall school program to prepare students most underrepresented in postsecondary education for four-year college eligibility. This class provides academic and motivational support to achieve success in college prep classes. Students learn the writing, language, and collaborative problem-solving skills necessary for success in college and life. A tutoring component also assists AVID students individually and in study groups.



4625 MULTICULTURE
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Offered for Alternative Programs only - ie: ILC, Gilbert, and IS.


This course is designed to provide an understanding of prejudice and discrimination, to examine the stereotypes and biases which inhibit intercultural understanding, to become aware of our own biases, and to promote intergroup understanding and harmony.



4626 AVID JUNIOR SEMINAR (P)
11th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: Successful completion of AVID lower level classes. Co-requisite: Student must be enrolled in a minimum of one Honors, AP, and/or IB class.
UC - "G" Approved

This AVID Junior Seminar course involves substantial critical reading and writing, and preparation for exams such as AP and IB. Students are required to complete timed writings, make oral presentations, and discuss contemporary issues. As with all AVID courses, the Junior Seminar features tutors, college students who lead discussions, and continued analysis of the academic subjects in which the students are enrolled.



4631 AVID SENIOR SEMINAR (P)
12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: Successful completion of AVID lower level classes Co-requisite: Student must be enrolled in a minimum of one Honors, AP, and/or IB class. Can also satisfy the career education graduation requirement.
UC - "G" Approved

This course involves substantial critical reading and writing, and preparation for exams such as AP and IB. Students are required to complete timed writings, make oral presentations, and discuss contemporary issues. As with all AVID courses, the Senior Seminar features tutors, college students who lead discussions, and continued analysis of the academic subjects in which the students are enrolled.



4635 PEER TUTORING
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Requirement: Written parent permission.


This elective course is open to students who have a strong interest in helping and teaching. Students work with other students needing help in areas such as English, math, social science, world language, and science. A total GPA of 2.0 is required.



4640 PES-CAREER PLAN
11th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: Teacher recommendation.


This course teaches the skills identified by employers to be a successful employee. Students will develop a portfolio, explore jobs and careers, prepare a resume, complete job applications, develop interviewing skills, accumulate reference letters, and participate in community service learning. Career speakers from business and education will also assist students in developing employability skills.



4642 PES-ASSESSMENT
11th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: Teacher recommendation.


This course teaches the skills identified by employers as those which enhance a student’s opportunity to get a job and be a successful employee. Skills are taught and assessed in such areas as: workplace communication (speaking and listening), working in groups, problem solving, and conflict resolution. Community service learning is a requirement. Students may request an Employability Transcript at the conclusion of this course.



4643 ACADEMIC DECATHLON
10th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.






4645 MATH, ENGINEER, SCIENCE ACHIEV
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: MESA must pre-approve this offering per site. Contact the Director of Curriculum & Instruction. UC "G" approved.
UC - "G" Approved

Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) is a one-year elective course offered to 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders. The focus of the course is to allow students to apply academic content to real life situations and explore career opportunities. The course is also designed to attract educationally disadvantaged, including traditionally underrepresented students, and help them achieve their goals to enter careers in science, mathematics, and engineering. This course is offered as an interdisciplinary subject with a focus on mathematics and science content. Students will be exposed to other California Content Standards including English-Language Arts, Technology, and Art. Students will use problem and project based learning models to study engineering, physics, and mathematical concepts. They will use these concepts and apply them to the design and building of hands-on projects such as balsawood bridges, balsawood gliders, and mousetrap cars. The course will cover major aspects of engineering, including civil, mechanical, aeronautical, chemical, and automotive. Students will also focus on the applied aspects of physics, which include forces, motion, density, and technology. The mathematical concepts studied in this course include several aspects of algebra and geometry. The course will also expose the students to potential career paths, college opportunities/advising, public speaking, and technology. Furthermore, special emphasis will be placed on laboratory investigation, hands-on projects, and data collection.



4655 STAGECRAFT
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


This course involves students in the various aspects of maintaining a stage, preparing for production, and working on the production. Students will be involved with set construction, scene painting, lighting, property, construction, dressing the stage, sound, and crew duties. Advanced students can be used as crew chiefs and stage managers.



4665 PA CONSERVATORY 1
10th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


This course is the first in three levels of courses designed to prepare students for further academic study or to enter into the workforce in the arts/entertainment industry. This level 1 course focuses on career exploration. Students will be actively involved in group and individual projects that help them to discover and examine the job options available as well as the training needed to pursue a career in their major focused field of interest. All students will participate collaboratively in the capstone project of the year to produce a fully staged Broadway Musical including all aspects of production: performance--acting, singing, & dancing, technical theater ---design and construction including sets, lights, sound, crew, costumes & properties, and producing-- business marketing of events including budgeting, publicity & promotion, graphic design, electronic media, ticket sales, front of house management, etc.



4666 PA CONSERVATORY 2
11th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


This course is the second in three levels of courses designed to prepare students for further academic study or to enter into the workforce in the arts/entertainment industry. This level 2 course focus is on resume/portfolio building and audition preparation to support student career goals as developed in PA Academy 1. Important aspect of this level will include mentoring, internships and job shadowing with college level and working professionals to build skills, experience and contacts. All students will participate collaboratively in the capstone project of the year to produce a fully staged Broadway Musical including all aspects of production: performance--acting, singing, & dancing, technical theater ---design and construction including sets, lights, sound, crew, costumes & properties, and producing-- business marketing of events including budgeting, publicity & promotion, graphic design, electronic media, ticket sales, front of house management, etc.



4667 PA CONSERVATORY 3
12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


PA Conservatory 3 is the third and final of three levels of courses designed to prepare students for further academic study or to enter into the workforce in the arts/entertainment industry. This level 3 course will focus on higher education application and job placement. Direct assistance in identifying college/employer choices, filling out applications, and preparing students for selected auditions/interviews to a college programs, trade schools or jobs in the field of performing arts and entertainment, as well as assistance with FAFSA and scholarship applications. All students will participate collaboratively in the capstone project of the year to produce a fully staged Broadway Musical including all aspects of production: performance--acting, singing, & dancing, technical theater ---design and construction including sets, lights, sound, crew, costumes & properties, and producing-- business marketing of events including budgeting, publicity & promotion, graphic design, electronic media, ticket sales, front of house management, etc.



4672 ASB LEADERSHIP (P)
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Selection process. Teacher recommendation.
UC - "G" Approved

ASB Leadership is a project-based course aimed at increasing students' leadership capabilities. Through the planning and execution of numerous events for the school, students will discover how to best effect change in their communities. Students will read extensively about the nature of leadership and its different styles. Additionally, students write frequently-critically, reflectively, persuasively- and speak about the real world issues that arise from the planning of events. The course uses sections of The Student Leadership Guide by Brendon Burchard. The class will focus on standards designed by the California Association of Directors of Activities and Common Core State Standards, including communication & public speaking, creativity, service learning and reflection while positively impacting the entire student body.



4694 TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY 1
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
(Anaheim High School only)Prerequisite: Enrollment in Transportation Academy or teacher recommendation.


his course familiarizes students with the basic concepts of transportation, energy, and power. The close relationship between these three elements is examined to spark students' interest in careers affiliated with transportation. In-depth studies related to the field of transportation will be conducted throughout the course.



4695 TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY 2
11th - 12th
10.0 credits
(Anaheim High School only)Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in Transportation Technology 1 or teacher recommendation.


This course will integrate the concepts of transportation, energy, and power, using a team-based project approach. Through various computer module activities, students will enhance their understanding of the transportation field. The modules consist of: alternative energy, solar energy, fluid power, laser and fiber optics, auto design, land transportation, internet research, electronics, engineering, aerospace, robotics, CADD, and research and design.



4696 TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY 3
11th - 12th
10.0 credits
(Anaheim High School only)Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in Transportation Technology 2 or teacher recommendation.


This course will integrate the various previously learned and new advanced technologies through team-based project learning. The integrated technologies will include: Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Computer-aided Drafting and Design (CADD), Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), alternative fuel technology, solar energy, and urban planning. Real world applications will be emphasized throughout the course.



4705 WRK EXP GEN
11th - 12th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: An agreement between the employer, school, parent, and student. Recommendation of the work experience teacher coordinator is required.


This is an instructional program which, through a written cooperative arrangement, has as its purpose the application of basic skills of reading, writing and computation, and the acquisition of general and specific occupational skills by a combination of a supervised paid employment in any occupational field with related instruction in Work Experience Education and other courses in school. Students receive variable credit according to the number of hours worked and related instruction classes attended.



4725 HOMEROOM/ADVISEMENT
7th - 12th
0.0 credits
No credits awarded for this period.






4830 GT/COMPUTER
7th - 12th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: Identified as Gifted and Talented student.


Designed primarily to stimulate and provide enjoyable, as well as worthwhile, learning experiences for outstanding students who are identified as Gifted and Talented (G/T). A considerable part of these elective courses will be student-inspired and student-motivated. The courses may cover various areas of the curriculum.



4835 GT/CRITICAL THINK
7th - 12th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: Identified as Gifted and Talented student.


esigned primarily to stimulate and provide enjoyable, as well as worthwhile, learning experiences for outstanding students who are identified as Gifted and Talented (G/T). A considerable part of these elective courses will be student-inspired and student-motivated. The courses may cover various areas of the curriculum.



4840 GT/DRAMA
7th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.






4860 GT/GUITAR
7th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.






4885 GT/ORCHESTRA
7th - 12th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: Identified as Gifted and Talented student.


Designed primarily to stimulate and provide enjoyable, as well as worthwhile, learning experiences for outstanding students who are identified as Gifted and Talented (G/T). A considerable part of these elective courses will be student-inspired and student-motivated. The courses may cover various areas of the curriculum.



4887 GT/RESEARCH & ANAL
7th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.






4900 GT/THEATER ARTS
7th - 12th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: Identified as Gifted and Talented student.


Designed primarily to stimulate and provide enjoyable, as well as worthwhile, learning experiences for outstanding students who are identified as Gifted and Talented (G/T). A considerable part of these elective courses will be student-inspired and student-motivated. The courses may cover various areas of the curriculum.



4910 GT/WRITING-JRNLSM
7th - 12th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: Identified as Gifted and Talented student.


Designed primarily to stimulate and provide enjoyable, as well as worthwhile, learning experiences for outstanding students who are identified as Gifted and Talented (G/T). A considerable part of these elective courses will be student-inspired and student-motivated. The courses may cover various areas of the curriculum.



4945 LIBRARY ASSIST 1
8th - 12th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: Written consent from parent and supervisory personnel.


This course provides an opportunity for the student to develop skills in research and retrieval of information, operation and use of computer and audiovisual equipment, and processing and circulation of materials. Students in this course also learn about attitudes and skills necessary to provide services to patrons and acquire awareness about careers in librarianship, information science, teaching, and public service.



4950 LIBRARY ASSIST 2
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: Written consent from parent and supervisor recommendation.


This course is open to students who have been interviewed and recommended by the library media teacher. This course offers students an opportunity to refine skills acquired in Level I and expand their skills in one or all of the following areas: research skills using computers, video and other audiovisual equipment for writing reports and production of media presentations; management skills used in the organization, display and dissemination of materials; skills and attitudes needed to work with people. The course is designed to facilitate students’ academic progress in school or in his/her vocation and increase basic knowledge of the principles of management, organization, librarianship, teaching, information technology, and public service.



4955 TECHNOLOGY AIDE
8th - 12th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: Written consent from parent and supervisor recommendation.


This course gives students practical experience in instructing and assisting students and teachers in the operation of equipment and in the application of software using emerging technologies.



4960 CLERICAL AIDE
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: Written consent from parent and supervisor recommendation.


This course is designed to give students practical clerical experience through placement in on-campus office facilities.



4965 SCHOOL AIDE
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: Written consent from parent and supervisor recommendation.


This course is designed to give inservice training in positions such as cafeteria workers, custodians, etc.



4970 TEACH AIDE
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: Written consent from parent and teacher recommendation.


Under the direct supervision of a teacher, students in this course receive experience in teaching procedures, classroom techniques and organizational procedures.



4971 SCI LAB ASST 1
10th - 12th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation.


This course includes learning basic laboratory techniques to aid the teacher in the classroom, setting up laboratory experiments, and assisting peers with computer assignments.



4972 SCI LAB ASST 2
11th - 12th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: Science Laboratory Assistant 1 with a "C" or better or Teacher recommendation.


This course extends the learning of the student from the first year. In this second year course, students continue with the first year's activities and learns additional techniques such as preparation of special reagents and stains, maintenance of living cultures, and operation of selected scientific equipment.



4980 ELECTIVE CREDIT
7th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


This course code number will be used to designate credits for elective courses not offered in the Anaheim Union High School District.



4985 LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: Students apply for admission and must have counselor recommendation.


The Leadership Academy is a unique summer school program designed to develop students' leadership potential while emphasizing creativity and scholarship through a variety of community engagement experiences. The course is open to highly-qualified students representing all senior high schools in the Anaheim Union High School District.



4988 LINK CREW LEADERSHIP (P)
11th - 12th
10.0 credits
Selection process.
UC - "G" Approved

Link Crew Leadership is a two-semester course that combines high-level critical thinking, writing, and analytical skills with mentorship and entrepreneurial project experiences and implementation. Students will participate in research and evaluation, project planning and execution, as well as leadership and critical thinking-based activities in order to further develop these key skills in tandem with mentorship and counseling of fellow students. Students will learn vital theoretical lessons in the areas of interpersonal communications, diversity and inclusion, marketing, advertising, and pedagogy. Findings from these experiences will lead students to become empathic and responsible citizens who can apply their knowledge to larger-scale future projects as their ages, resources, and scopes increase. Students will be taught best practices in business development involving budgeting, marketing, target audience research, reporting, and pitching ideas for their leadership projects. Subsequently, students will implement these concepts as they craft and execute their events, projects, and presentations. This class will require students to synthesize information obtained in core classes as well as work both individually and collaboratively.



4990 MINIMUM DAY
7th - 12th
0.0 credits
Required: Written parent permission.


This course code number is used to designate periods of time when students are not involved in on-campus or off-campus classes for credit. Students are not to be on the local school campus during this time without prior administrative approval.



5181 SONGLEADING & CHEERLEADING
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Does not satisfy the PE graduation requirement.


Song and Cheer performs at all athletic events. Other performances may include camp, competitions, pep assemblies, and community requests. Events selected for participation are determined by the instructor. Availability for all performances and practices is required for each member unless prior approval has been granted by the school. Selections through tryouts are held for students in the 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th grades. Ratings on posture, appearance, grooming, rhythm, coordination, and mastery of required skills determine placement in this class.


 

 

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