P – COURSE CATALOG

This page covers all courses that will be offered for the 2019/2020 school year that start with the letter “P”.

COURSE: PHYSICAL SCIENCE (SCIENCE 8)
COURSE NUMBER: 148
A-G: N/A Junior High Course
PREREQUISITE: None
HOUSE: Academic
CONSERVATORY: None
HESPERIA COURSES: (Volk) Periods 1,2,3,4,8,9
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Hassen) Periods 1,2,3,4,8,9
DESCRIPTION:  This course is assigned for specific small group strategies to help students succeed. They work with assigned teachers to help them learn how to accomplish tasks within their general education classes.

COURSE: PHYSICAL SCIENCE HONORS (SCIENCE 8)
COURSE NUMBER: 149
A-G: N/A Junior High Course
PREREQUISITE: Must have earned the grade  “A” in 7th grade science course.
HOUSE: Academic
CONSERVATORY: None
HESPERIA COURSES: (Volk) Period 7
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Hassen) Period 7
DESCRIPTION:  This course is assigned for specific small group strategies to help students succeed. They work with assigned teachers to help them learn how to accomplish tasks within their general education classes.

COURSE: PIANO I
COURSE NUMBER: 119
A-G: 10 credits under review for (F) Fine Arts
PREREQUISITE: Level I Audition
HOUSE: Music
CONSERVATORY: Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, Theatre, Dance
HESPERIA COURSES: (Choi) Periods 3,7,8
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Kim) Periods 3,7,8
DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to teach the concepts and fundamentals that will apply to all areas of music study at a beginning level.  Students will learn how to read notes, rhythms, and musical symbols on the staff and work on having consistent tone with good hand formation and proper body posture.

COURSE: PIANO II
COURSE NUMBER: 120
A-G: 10 credits under review for (F) Fine Arts
PREREQUISITE: Successful Audition Level II
HOUSE: Music
CONSERVATORY: Instrumental Music
HESPERIA COURSES: (Choi) Periods 3,7,8
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Kim) Periods 3,7,8
DESCRIPTION: This course was designed to expose students to the expressive aspects of piano performances as well as gaining solid keyboard techniques. Students will increase their musical understanding by reviewing fundamental keyboard concepts covered in the Piano I class (i.e. note identification on the staff & keyboard, Major & Minor 5 finger scales, and basic rhythm counting) while focusing on sight-reading skills, key signature identification, and ear-training. Students acquire the language of music, including intervals, chords, scales, articulation, and dynamics.

COURSE: PIANO III
COURSE NUMBER: 121
A-G: 10 credits under review by UC for Fine Arts
PREREQUISITE: Successful Audition
HOUSE: Music
CONSERVATORY: Instrumental Music
HESPERIA COURSES: (Choi) 2,6
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Kim) 2,6
DESCRIPTION: 

COURSE: PIANO IV
COURSE NUMBER: 122
A-G: 10 credits under review for (F) Fine Arts
PREREQUISITE: Successful Audition
HOUSE: Music
CONSERVATORY: Instrumental Music
HESPERIA COURSES: (Choi) Periods 2,6
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Kim) Periods 2,6
DESCRIPTION: 

COURSE: PIANO V
COURSE NUMBER:
A-G: 10 credits under review for (F) Fine Arts
PREREQUISITE: Successful Audition
HOUSE: Music
CONSERVATORY: Instrumental Music
HESPERIA COURSES: (Choi) Periods 2,6
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Kim) Periods 2,6
DESCRIPTION:

COURSE: PIANO VI
COURSE NUMBER:
A-G: 10 credits under review for (F) Fine Arts
PREREQUISITE: Successful Audition
HOUSE: Music
CONSERVATORY: Instrumental Music
HESPERIA COURSES: (Choi) Periods 2,6
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Kim) Periods 2,6
DESCRIPTION:

COURSE: PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE MUSICIAN HONORS (STREET BAND)
COURSE NUMBER: 
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F), 5.0 grading scale
PREREQUISITE: Successful Audition
HOUSE: Music
CONSERVATORY: Instrumental Music, Career Arts
HESPERIA COURSES: (Forbes) Period 7
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Pahmeier) Period 7
DESCRIPTION: In this course, students will create and learn both group and individual performance pieces based on fundamentals and principles within instrumental music. They build performances based on historical, philosophical and cultural prompts, using appropriate written and verbal performance analysis and descriptions of their work and the work of others. They will participate in lab classes and master classes that help students participate in discussions and techniques that cover the philosophical, cultural and historical place for music in a society. This intense lab based class will create musical tour productions that include fundamental and advanced techniques in solo and group band project (including classical, jazz, contemporary, rhythm, music theory). The goals of this class are for students to master the understanding of fundamental techniques of creating, producing, and executing a full touring production using music. Students will show advanced skill in performance methods. Students will identify and critique multiple types of professional performances and be able to create production pieces that display correct technique and advanced knowledge of fundamentals and music theory within music. All students selected to be in this class are required to complete a personal professional portfolio web site, learn and perform multiple shows throughout the tour dates (September through May) at a variety of locations, attend three 1 week boot camp rehearsal and master classes for intensive training, complete a critical analysis project based on a “Music in Education” production, complete history research and turn it into a production. CLICK HERE TO GAIN ACCESS TO THE COURSE SYLLABUS. 

COURSE: PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE ARTIST HONORS (Ambassadors)
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A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F) or (G) Elective, 5.0 grading scale
PREREQUISITE: Successful Audition
COREQUISITE: Professional Vocal Artist Honors, Professional Musical Theatre Artist Honors. Ambassador Study Hall, Ambassador Hybrid Flex.
HOUSE: Performing Arts, Music
CONSERVATORY: Vocal Music, Dance, Theatre, Cirque Acrobatics
HESPERIA COURSE: (Griffin) Period 5
RIVERSIDE COURSE: (Griffin) Period 5
DESCRIPTION: In this course, students will create and learn both group and individual performance pieces based on fundamentals and principles within vocal music, dance, and acrobatics.  They build performances based on historical, philosophical and cultural prompts, using appropriate written and verbal performance analysis and descriptions of their work and the work of others.  They will participate in lab classes and master classes that help students participate in discussions and techniques that cover the philosophical, cultural and historical place for performing arts in a society.  This intense lab based class will create musical tour productions that include fundamental and advanced techniques in solo and choral vocals, dance (including pointe, ballet, lyrical, jazz, hip hop, tap, ballroom, Bollywood), and acrobatics (including tumbling gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, aerialist arts, and prop techniques).  The goals of this class are for students to master the understanding of fundamental techniques of creating, producing, and executing a full touring production using vocal music, dance, and acrobatics.  Students will show advanced skill in all of these performance methods. Students will identify and critique multiple types of professional performances and be able to create production pieces that display correct technique and advanced knowledge of fundamentals within the performing arts covered (vocal music, acrobatics, dance).  All students selected to be in this class are required to complete a personal professional portfolio web site, learn and perform multiple shows throughout the tour dates (September through May) at a variety of locations, attend three 1 week boot camp rehearsal and master classes for intensive training, complete cultural project for country based productions, complete a critical analysis project based on an anti-bullying production, complete history research and turn it into a production.

COURSE: PROFESSIONAL VOCAL ARTIST HONORS (Ambassadors)
COURSE NUMBER: 
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F) or (G) Elective, 5.0 grading scale
PREREQUISITE: Successful Audition
HOUSE: Music
CONSERVATORY: Vocal Music
HESPERIA COURSE: (Gibson) Period 3
RIVERSIDE COURSE: (Hekel) Period 3
DESCRIPTION: In this course, students will work in a practical lab setting where in depth, advanced vocal techniques will be taught and mastered within solo and choral vocal settings. Students will create and learn both group and individual performance pieces based on fundamentals and principles for vocalists looking for a career in vocal music. They build technical vocal knowledge based on class vocal health research, warm-ups, exercises, and a variety of vocal pieces taught within the class. They will participate in lab classes and master classes that help students participate in discussions and techniques that cover the world of advanced and professional level vocal music. This intense lab based class will work in conjunction with the Professional Performance Artist class to create musical tour productions that include fundamental and advanced techniques in singing. The goals of this class are for students to master the techniques and understanding of fundamental and advanced vocal skills for singing. Students will show advanced skill in singing. Students will identify and critique professional vocal performances and be able to create production pieces that display correct technique and advanced knowledge of fundamentals of vocal music. Honors Captsone project is to create a music video featuring a select music genre as the subject of the singing project.

COURSE: PROFESSIONAL MUSICAL THEATER DANCE HONORS (Ambassadors)
COURSE NUMBER:
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F), 5.0 Grading Scale
PREREQUISITE: Successful Audition
COREQUISITE: Professional Performance Artist Honors
HOUSE: Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Dance Arts
HESPERIA COURSES: (Kendricks) Period 2
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Tryon) Period 2

DESCRIPTION: In this course, students will work in a practical lab setting where in depth, advanced dance techniques will be taught and mastered within the Musical Theater Dance genre. Students will create and learn both group and individual performance pieces based on fundamentals and principles within musical theater dance. They build technical dance knowledge based on class choreography, warm-ups, across the floors, and musical theater pieces taught within the class. They will participate in lab classes and master classes that help students participate in discussions and techniques that cover the world of advanced and professional level musical theater dance. This intense lab based class will work in conjunction with the Professional Performance Artist class to create musical tour productions that include fundamental and advanced techniques in dance. The goals of this class are for students to master the techniques and understanding of fundamental and advanced dance skills for musical theater. Students will show advanced skill in musical theater dance. Students will identify and critique professional musical theater performances and be able to create production pieces that display correct technique and advanced knowledge of fundamentals within the genre of musical theater dance. Honors Captsone project is to create a music video featuring musical theater dance as the subject of the project.

COURSE: PHOTOGRAPHY I
COURSE NUMBER: 165
A-G: 10 credits Electives (G) or Fine Arts (F)
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level I
HOUSE: Career Arts, Visual/Technical Arts
CONSERVATORY: Career Arts, Technical Arts
HESPERIA COURSES: (Temples) Periods 1,6,7,8
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Housel) Periods 1,7,8
DESCRIPTION: Digital Photography I is a year long course designed for students interested in photography and learning basic camera functions, digital manipulation, and principles of elements and design. Students will acquire skills to create, represent, and design through digital photographic and software media. Students will explore their interests in photography through project-based artwork; learn career opportunities, historical perspectives, and commercial applications. In each unit, student activities include class critiques and self-assessments. Written assessments on art intent will be evaluated, and students will engage in daily aesthetic valuing through verbal and short written response in class during discussions and lecture. For each art project, students will be required to analyze their art piece to see if he or she satisfies the project’s requirements and if viewers agree with the student’s findings.

COURSE: PHOTOGRAPHY II
COURSE NUMBER: 612
A-G: 10 credits Electives (G) or Fine Arts (F)
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level II
HOUSE: Career Arts, Visual/Technical Arts
CONSERVATORY: Career Arts, Technical Arts
HESPERIA COURSES: (Temples) Periods 1,6,7,8
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Housel) Periods 1,7,8
DESCRIPTION:  PHOTOGRAPHY STUDENTS WILL LEARN ABOUT THE HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT OF PHOTOGRAPHY THROUGH LECTURE, IMAGE PRESENTATIONS, CREATIVE EXPLORATION, AND PICTURE TAKING EXERCISES. STUDENTS WILL BE EXPOSED TO MANY TYPES OF PHOTOGRAPHY, AS WELL AS BECOME FAMILIAR WITH THE WORK OF RENOWNED AND RESPECTED PHOTOGRAPHERS. STUDENTS WILL ALSO LEARN HOW TO USE AN AUTOMATIC POINT-AND-SHOOT DIGITAL CAMERA, OR A MANUAL SLR STYLE CAMERA AS WELL AS BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND LIGHTING AND SIMPLE TECHNIQUES IN CONTROLLING THEIR IMAGE MAKING. STUDENTS WILL LEARN HOW AN IMAGE IS CREATED THROUGH A DIGITAL CAMERA, AND HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN AS THEY EXPERIMENT WITH A VARIETY OF PROCESSES RELATED TO PHOTOGRAPHY. 

COURSE: PHOTOGRAPHY III
COURSE NUMBER: 613
A-G: 10 credits Electives (G) or Fine Arts (F)
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level III
HOUSE: Career Arts, Visual/Technical Arts
CONSERVATORY: Career Arts, Technical Arts
HESPERIA COURSES: (Temples) Periods 3,9
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Housel) Periods 3,9
DESCRIPTION: response in class during discussions and lecture.  For each art project, students will be required to analyze their art piece to see if he or she satisfies the project’s requirements and if viewers agree with the student’s findings.Students in Photography III focus on portfolio development and further refinement of skills needed for careers in commercial photography, editing, and photojournalism.  Students will begin to expand their own personal artistic style through individualized assignments, class critiques, and written self-reflection. Experimentation and creativity is encouraged at every level of design: conception, editing, and presentation.  Written assessments on art intent will be evaluated, and students will engage in daily aesthetic valuing through verbal and short written