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Computer Programming

Computer Programming is a fun and interesting class that introduces you to key concepts using Python, Scratch, Arduinos, and the Internet. You will have chances to make cool art projects, create games, write programs to do your math homework, and pursue projects of your own. Computer Programming is for any student who wants to explore what all this technology stuff is about. No prior programming experience is required.


Advanced placement Computer Science

Whether you’ve coded before or you’re brand new, you will finish AP Computer Science A with a strong understanding of programming. We use a variety of in-class and online resources to learn how to program in Java, an industry standard programming language. To succeed in this course you need to be self-motivated, interested in learning, and be able to work independently.


Video 1 / Digital Film 

In this hands-on video class you will learn how to design, create and present movies & films. You will use HD cameras and professional editing software to create your projects. You will also learn how to “pre-visualize” your films using a variety of pre-production planning techniques. Most of the work is done in small groups and during class time. Over the yearlong class you will create a variety of projects including commercials, montages, fiction, documentary, music videos and more. You will also learn how to troubleshoot technical problems, gain communication skills and how to influence a target audience to your point of view.


Video 2 / TV Show

Students in this class design and create our weekly TV magazine show “It’s Friday” using our TV studio that live streams the show to YouTube. Using advanced cameras, audio and video switching gear in our TV studio, you will learn to direct, produce and host a live show, as well as operate cameras, mix audio elements and manage video playback features. Students will work in teams to create their content and may also work solo to create elements for the show. This class may also direct and edit video projects for our school, teachers and other clients. Guest speakers may include video professionals. This class also co-hosts and creates the Analy Annual Film Festival. Video 2&3 can be taken at the same time.


Video 3 / Project

Students in this class focus on using advanced techniques in video shooting, audio creation and editing. You learn the skills needed to create independent projects as well as projects for outside clients-which have included local bands, businesses, non profits, other schools and more. You also create the videos for the Analy rallies, our other school events and sporting events. Students also enter video contests and create videos for special events. Guest speakers may include video professionals. This class also presents the Analy Annual Film Festival. Video 2&3 can be taken at the same time.


Digital Photo

This course will help students become well rounded in the fundamentals of digital photography. Students learn how to use digital cameras, elements of composition, how to take great pictures, editing, and artistic photo applications. This course will discuss the uses and the impact photography has in our society, careers, and daily lives. Students will also learn how to use photography to create artwork and meaningful works of self expression using computer programs like Adobe Photoshop as well as other hands on artistic mediums. Research presentations on photographers & photo careers, as well as written critiques are required to meet California standards. 


Yearbook

The yearbook class offers students a hands-on experience in publication production. Students learn about layout design, graphics, copy writing, editing, and photography. Business management will be explored as students learn the mechanics of financing the yearbook through sales and advertising campaigns. They will have extensive opportunities to work on computers, interview peers, and learn desktop publishing techniques using web-based applications.


Culinary Arts 1

Basic cooking skills, meal planning, kitchen safety, food preparation labs, nutrition, and consumer studies. Learn to make food on a budget: yeast breads, desserts, soups, healthy snacks and meals. The second semester continues with more advanced food preparation skills, food preservation, and international food customs.


Culinary Arts 2

This course is designed to give the student advanced food preparation skills that focus on current culinary industry standards. Areas of study include experimental foods, European techniques, foreign foods, meal management, catering and knife skills. Quantity food preparation, safety and sanitation are also covered in this course. 


Floral Design

The Art and History of Floral Design provides an introduction to artistic and creative perception including aesthetic valuing through a series of projects in various media including tempera, pencil, flowers, tile, and a variety of research reports and reflective papers. Students are also introduced to the elements and principles of design such as line, shape/form, color, texture, balance, and emphasis using a series of floral-based projects to explore the connections, relations, and application to visual arts design. Students will research and study floral trends to understand and develop an appreciation for floral design within historical and cultural, formal and casual, ceremonial and traditional, including an understanding that floral designs are affected by society, culture, history, politics, and economic influence. Various assignments based on abstract two and three dimensional designs, historical culture and theory, color theory, and analytical critiques of various floral art works using design vocabulary in conjunction with development of technical skills in floral art will serve as a foundation for more complex works such as multipart floral designs and creative expression through wedding consultations. Throughout the course, students will be graded on participation in intra-curricular FFA activities as well as the development and maintenance of an ongoing Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) program.


Farm to table

Students will take part in the production of food crops along with the preparation & process of those crops in the kitchen. The purpose of this course is for students to learn more about sustainable farming & agriculture, be an integral part of the production of food and learn techniques to process raw materials into delicious meals. Topics will include Farm to Table concepts as they relate to economics, food production, biology, marketing and advertising, culinary arts, food preparation and preservation, and community outreach. Throughout the course, students will be graded on participation in intracurricular FFA activities as well as the development and maintenance of an ongoing Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) program.


Project Make

Project Make introduces students to important creative tools of the 21st century digital manufacturing including laser and vinyl cutters, 3D printers, and CNC mills. Students learn to use 2D and 3D design software to create designs and then learn to bring their creations into physical form. Students have opportunities to pursue their own creative interests after mastering basic tools and software.


Project Make 2

Project Make 2 builds on the skills learned in the first year with an increased emphasis on individual projects. Students must be self-motivated and independent. 


Shop steward

Shop Stewards will assist the instructor in assuring there is a safe, inviting and efficient work environment. They will certify on all shop equipment, help students with projects and general questions, mill lumber, supervise material and tool management, assist with inventory control, ordering and maintaining a shop budget, repair/sharpen tools, use previous shop experience to provide advice and tips to the other students, track, file and organize paperwork.  


Wood 1

This course of study provides students with an introduction to all phases of woodworking. Students will develop safe woodworking skills & habits while constructing various projects. Specific projects are assigned to build skills. After completing assigned projects, students will be offered the opportunity to construct projects of their choice. Approval of project selection to be based upon skill level demonstrated, completion of required projects, and materials available. Pre-req for continuing in 2nd semester is “C” or better in 1st semester due to safety concerns. Course may be repeated for credit with teacher approval.


Wood 2

Advanced techniques in woodworking are emphasized in this class. Students will develop safe woodworking skills and habits while constructing various projects. Projects will be both assigned as well as student selected based on skill level demonstrated and materials available. Students may receive credit as either a Practical or Fine art depending on their selected area of focus. Course may be repeated for credit with teacher approval.


Advanced woodshop

Emphasis of this class will be on industry career skills, work habits & techniques. Students will use safe woodworking habits learned in previous woodshop classes while constructing various advanced projects. Projects will be both assigned as well as student selected based on skill level demonstrated and materials available. Students may receive credit as either a Practical or Fine art depending on their selected area of focus. Course may be repeated for credit with teacher approval.