ELECTIVES – COURSE CATALOG

This page covers courses that will be offered for the 2019/2020 school year that count toward the Electives (G) requirement for college admissions.  Students must complete one year for UC admissions and can also use any other course from A – F. 

COURSE: COLLEGE SKILLS – SAT TEST PREP
COURSE NUMBER: 237
A-G: 10 credits Elective (G)
PREREQUISITE: none
HOUSE: Academic
CONSERVATORY: None
HESPERIA COURSES: (Burke) Periods 6
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Barkdull) Periods 6
DESCRIPTION: SEMESTER 1 COLLEGE SKILLS: This course is designed to walk students through how to select the correct college for after high school success and how to maneuver everything needed to get in and go to college. This course covers everything from student aid, scholarships, SAT, and how to choose a college path. SEMESTER 2 SAT / ACT TEST PREP: This course is designed to help students prepare for college entrance exams including the SAT and the ACT.  The goal of this course is to appropriately prepare high school students for success in college and in life.

COURSE: SCRIPTWRITING I
COURSE NUMBER: 606
A-G: 10 credits Elective Credit (G), Pending UC review for Fine Arts
PREREQUISITE: Level I Audition / Interview
HOUSE: Career Arts, Technical Arts, Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Career Arts, Technical Arts, Theatre
HESPERIA COURSES: (Merket) Period 7
RIVERSIDE COURSES:
DESCRIPTION:  This course introduces classic story structure. Movies are not just pictures of people talking. It is a complex puzzle put together under the guise of sound structure. The medium of film is literally a string of moving images where characters engage in conversations that supplement the visuals.   There are three basic parts to every single story, no matter how short or long: the beginning where an introduction to characters are made, set up of conflict and the catalyst; a middle where conflict is worked through; and an end where the conflict is resolved. Within this context students learn to communicate with an audience by hooking their interest, bringing them into the story and making them care about the main character/hero and what happens to them.

COURSE: STAGE TECHNICIAN MANAGEMENT
COURSE NUMBER: 6401
A-G: 10 credits Elective (G)
PREREQUISITE: Audition / Interview Level I
HOUSE: Performing Arts, Career Arts
CONSERVATORY: Theatre, Career Arts
HESPERIA COURSES: (Nevarez) Period 1
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Hill) Period 1
DESCRIPTION: Students enrolled in Stage Technology/3: Design will undergo a multi-step process of self-producing art by approaching it through a technical and academic cognizant framework. Instructional emphasis is placed on the creation, evaluation, adaptation, and interpretation of the following: (i) scenery design and construction, (ii) lighting design and technology, (iii) stage properties, (iv) costume design/makeup artistry, (v) sound design/audio engineering and (vi) pursuit of professional careers in stage technology. In every lesson unit, students analyze and apply technical theater elements and academic principles in demonstrating their mastery of a designer’s knowledge and skills via project-based learning (PBL) and work-based learning (WBL) opportunities. Students are also guided through in-depth academic learning through research in terms of technological breakthroughs, geographical idiosyncrasies and historical/socio-economical context of the subject areas. The overall objective of this class is for students to acquire a strong foundation of knowledge of stage technology at a professional level and to prepare them for university coursework or a career work path in technical theater. In addition, the competencies in this course are aligned with the Common Core State Standards and the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards.

COURSE: COOKING
COURSE NUMBER: 692
A-G: 10 credits Elective (G)
PREREQUISITE: Successful Audition
HOUSE: Career Arts
CONSERVATORY: Career Arts
HESPERIA COURSES: (Cruz) Periods 3,4,6,7,8
DESCRIPTION: Cooking is an introductory course in the Food Service and Hospitality pathway. It is designed to teach students the fundamental skills they will need to begin a career in the industry. The study and application of safety and sanitation, food preparation skills and techniques, food service and nutrition is addressed in this course. Lab experiences are provided throughout the semester to reinforce these skills.

The course will also focus on relevant and timely topics from global cuisines to sustainability.  Students who complete this course will have the ability to earn a California Food Handlers Card Certification.

This course meets common core academic standards along with the standards in the the area of Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation (HTR).

COURSE: RESTAURANT OCCUPATIONS
COURSE NUMBER: 173
A-G: 10 credits Electives (G)
PREREQUISITE: Interview Level II, Food Handler’s Card
HOUSE: Career Arts
CONSERVATORY: Career Arts
HESPERIA COURSES: (Cruz) Periods 2,9
DESCRIPTION: Restaurant Occupations is an advanced course in the Food Service and Hospitality pathway within the Hospitality and Tourism sector.

This course is an applied laboratory based course that focuses on advanced skills and terminology used in meal and restaurant management and food preparation. The course focuses instruction on advanced food safety and sanitation, chemical composition of food, reactions of food and food microbiology as related to food preparation and techniques, along with facilities, storage and equipment. Students use the ability to research, collect data, analyze information, report findings, and evaluate products and performance.