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COURSE OFFERINGS


OFFICE AIDE

The position of student office aide/assistant is a voluntary class with elective credit and letter grade. Students who choose to enroll in this position must show excellent attendance, punctuality, good work habits, maintain confidentiality and good behavior. Students deliver call slips, permits to leave, attendance roll sheets, assist with mailings, filing, directing new students/parents and other business office duties under the direction of the office staff. Office and attendance aides may not have any discipline issues on record. Letter grade given for course.


special education tutor

Peer tutors work one-on-one or with small groups assisting students with severe learning and physical disabilities and other special needs in their classroom work. Tutors work with the Special Education teachers to facilitate student success in our various classes including special day class, math, reading, social studies and life skills. Students who enjoy helping others, are considering the teaching profession, or working in the field of social service will gain valuable and rewarding experience in this class.


Teacher AIDE

Aides are expected to be responsible and have good attendance. Students who show interest and a willingness to work may gain valuable vocational training. Many of the departments can accept aides only during certain periods of the day; others need help regularly. Pass/Fail credit given for course. 


tutor

Being a student tutor offers the opportunity to work directly with students who need additional support in specific subject areas. Tutors are generally placed in math, English, modern language and science classes, although other subject areas may also be appropriate, depending upon the tutor's area of expertise. Letter Grade given for this course.


Work-based learning

This program is for students who want to experience authentic work-based learning. The course will require independent study modules and job related activities, journaling of work site experiences, and ongoing conferences involving the student, job site representatives, as well as the Work-based learning teacher. Students will actively engage in class assignments and activities. Students will also communicate their project processes to classmates and other audiences, as appropriate. Upon completion of class, students should be able to evaluate career selection, demonstrate employability skills, and satisfactorily perform work-related competencies.


Academic Support

This course offers students the opportunity to develop study skills, enhance organizational techniques and explore college and career readiness. The majority of the class time will focus on homework, tutoring and using a planner for organization for success in all classes. The grade is based on daily productivity and is designed for motivated and determined students who want extra support for success.


movement in education towards achievement (META)-ESL Reading

META is a class for English learners and former English language learners who are committed to working hard for success in school. The tutorial class will provide support for mainstream academic classes and further develop study skills and English language skills. The class will include study skills lessons as well as time to do homework with help from students teaching assistants, bilingual aide, and the teacher.


ASB Leadership

The leadership class should be taken by all student body officers, class officers, and rally commissioners. The class will explore leadership techniques, responsibility of leaders, and group dynamics. Much time will be spent organizing activities for the school and setting goals for the student body. The course offers instruction in leadership theory, speech, and analysis of small and large group behavior.


work-based learning

This program is for students who want to experience authentic work-based learning. The course will require independent study modules and job related activities, journaling of work site experiences, and ongoing conferences involving the student, job site representatives, as well as the Work-based learning teacher. Students will actively engage in class assignments and activities. Students will also communicate their project processes to classmates and other audiences, as appropriate. Upon completion of class, students should be able to evaluate career selection, demonstrate employability skills, and satisfactorily perform work-related competencies.


oral interpretation

Students learn a variety of speech and debate styles. Students research and write arguments on bills and resolutions authored by members of the California High School Speech Association, the National Speech and Debate Association and local community services clubs (ie. Lions, Rotary). Students will often be researching and debating topics assigned to them rather than chosen by them.