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Non-Departmental Elective Courses

AVID

Grade Level: 7, 8
Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation
Length: Two semesters
Description: This class is mainly for students that would be the first in their family to graduate from a university. The goal of the elective AVID class is to help each student obtain higher grades in academically challenging courses by learning comprehensive study skills, writing, inquiry, collaboration and reading strategies, and by participating in tutorials conducted by peer tutors. The course includes: WICOR (Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading) strategies, study skills, career and college exploration, test-taking skills, and motivational activities.

Computer Science

Grade Level: 7
Prerequisite: none
Length: One quarter
Description: This course provides hands-on learning opportunities for students to develop skills and and have experiences related to computer science and may include modules such as computer programming, coding, engineering, electronics, and robotics. This course will begin to prepare students for possible careers in Information & Communication Technologies.

Culinary Arts

Grade Level: 7
Prerequisite: None
Length: One quarter
Description: This course provides hands-on learning experiences for students for students in basic cooking, baking, food preparation, nutrition, kitchen and food safety.  Students will also have the opportunity to learn finance basics. This course will begin to prepare students for possible careers in Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation

Leadership

Grade Level: 7,8
Prerequisite: None
Length: One or two semesters
Description: Students will gain leadership skills and practical experience through the study of qualities of great leaders, personal relations, Robert's Rules of Order, and public speaking. Students will be required to spend time after school conducting activities they have planned. The class is a service group for the school and community.

Intro to Video Productions

Grade Level: 7,8
Prerequisite: None
Length: One or two semesters, or one quarter
Description: This course introduces students to the content creation for the Art, Media, and Entertainment Career Path. It develops traditional, digital, and audio-visual communication skills in the arts and sciences. Students will learn the art of self- discipline and teamwork while building self-confidence through the production of a finished product. Projects for the community could include public service announcements and the promotion of learning that will be broadcast on television and posted on the school website. Students will utilize digital devices: computers, camcorders, cameras, and scanners to produce scripts, storyboards, animations, video programs, and special effects.

Library Assistants

Grade Level: 8
Prerequisite: Recommendation of counselor and/or teacher
Length: One semester
Description: Students assist with library operations. Typical duties include shelving books, using computers to check materials in/out, setting up computers for use by classes, processing materials, running errands, answering phones, straightening up, and assisting students in finding materials and using computers. 

Teacher Assistants

Grade Level: 8
Prerequisite: Recommendation of counselor and/or teacher
Length: One semester
Description: Students assist teachers with lab set up and clerical tasks, and model skills for other students in demonstrations. Teacher assistants encourage classmates in the learning process.

Contact

Aubree Charlesworth
acharlesworth@slcusd.org

Jennifer Jaurequi
jjaurequi@slcusd.org

Rebecca Lincoln
blincoln@slcusd.org

Jana Mooney
jmooney@slcusd.org

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