Course descriptions for General Elective Courses. 

Available courses

Creative Writing

The main objective of this course is to improve writing through writing.  The emphasis is on the student interpreting thoughts, feelings, and experiences into a variety of short pieces.  Class is conducted in “writing workshop” format. Students will do the bulk of, but not all, their …

Leadership

“Each day you are given 86,400 seconds to spend, invest, or waste.” Once the day is done, the time is gone.” What are you doing with your opportunity?” This course is designed to empower students with the ability to lead themselves to become a positive influence in the world. Students will …

Theatre 1

The foci of this course include introducing students to the theatre, script analysis, and basic acting. We will explore these areas through hands-on experiences such as working in the high school theatre, reading and discussing selected plays, various acting exercises, and viewing the work of other…

Theatre 2

As an extension of Theatre I, the foci of this course include discovering the historical journey of the theatre, engaging in advanced stage work with others, developing your artistic voice through directing, and an introduction to playwriting. We will engage in peer-to-peer activities often, so a p…

Technical Theatre 1: Stagecraft

This course provides students the opportunity to learn and apply the crafts and technologies of the “backstage” world of the theatre. We will learn to interpret and execute a theatrical designer's plans, create our own designs, and see those designs and plans come to life. Through hands-on lear…

Yearbook (Full Year)

The work of this course is the production of the Spectrum - the school yearbook.  The emphasis of this course is the timely production of this school-wide publication. The course is perhaps one of the only classes students will enroll in where it is acceptable for their homework to be pur…