Humanities Electives

CREATIVE WRITING (01149)

Recommended Grade Level: 10+    Prerequisite: None     Honors Option Available: No

Meets the UC/CSU "B" requirement

Creative Writing courses offer students the opportunity to develop and improve their technique and individual style in poetry, short story, drama, essays, and other forms of prose. The emphasis of the courses is on writing; however, students may study exemplary representations and authors to obtain a fuller appreciation of the form and craft. Although most creative writing classes cover several expressive forms, others concentrate exclusively on one particular form (such as poetry or playwriting).

CURRENT EVENTS, MEDIA, AND DEBATE (01153)

Recommended Grade Level: 9-12     Prerequisite: None    Honors Option Available: No

Will meet the UC/CSU "A" or "G" requirement

Students will utilize daily critical thinking and reasoning to discuss, share, and debate the current 24-hour news cycle in real time. Focus will be on influence of mass media, geopolitical events, and Model UN problem solving. 

JOURNALISM (11104)

Journalism serves as the BHS Yearbook course

Recommended Grade Level: 10+    Prerequisite: None     Honors Option Available: No

Meets the UC/CSU "B" requirement

Students will function as staff members and learn various aspects of the yearbook publication process such as layout and design, copy writing, photography, budget and finance, and promotion and publicity. The book is built on-line. During both semesters, students are responsible for producing complete layouts in order to meet publication deadlines.

LEADERSHIP (22103)

Recommended Grade Level: 10-12 Prerequisite: ASB Position or Teacher Recommendation  Honors Option Available: No

Will meet the UC/CSU "G" requirement

Leadership is a project-based course aimed at increasing students’ leadership capabilities. Through the planning and execution of numerous events for the school, students will discover how to best effect change in their communities. Students will read extensively about the nature of leadership and its different styles. Additionally, students write frequently write – critically, reflectively, persuasively – and speak about the real world issues that arise from the planning of events.

Science & Math Electives

ENVIRONMENTAL AND CHEMICAL ENGINEERING (21015)

Recommended Grade Level: 9-12     Prerequisite: None    Honors Option Available: No

Will meet the UC/CSU "D" or "G" requirement

Using Chemistry skills and concepts learned in the course, students solve environmental engineering problems related to water and its interactions with the environment. The course culminates with a project in which students use chemical and engineering principles to propose, design, build, and test a solution or prototype to solve an identified environmental water problem. Through such learning students can connect the learning of the classroom to the problems they encounter in the real world, and will be all the more prepared to solve those problems using the skills that both college and career demand.

STATISTICS (02201)

Recommended Grade Level: 11 Prerequisite: Integrated Math III or Equivalent     Honors Option Available: No

Meets the UC/CSU "C" requirement

Probability and Statistics courses focus on descriptive statistics, with an introduction to inferential statistics. Topics typically include event probability, normal probability distribution, collection and description of data, frequency tables and graphs, measures of central tendency and variability, random variables, and random sampling. Course topics may also include covariance and correlation, central limit theorem, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing.

Graphic Design Electives

GRAPHIC DESIGN/PHOTOSHOP I (5169A) First Semester

Recommended Grade Level: 9-12 Prerequisite: None  Honors Option Available: College Course, weights GPA

Meets the UC/CSU "F" requirement

The study of digital imaging and editing with Adobe Photoshop for visual, pictorial and graphic use in all media. Emphasis on creating and enhancing imagery for effective use in mass communication mediums.

DESIGN FOR PRINT PRODUCTION (05163) Second Semester

This is Palomar College Class GCIP140 and takes up two periods of the student's day

Recommended Grade Level: 10-12 Prerequisite: None  Honors Option Available: College Course, weights GPA like an honors course

Meets the UC/CSU "F" requirement

The study of digital imaging and editing with Adobe Photoshop for visual, pictorial and graphic use in all media. Emphasis on creating and enhancing imagery for effective use in mass communication mediums.

 

ILLUSTRATOR/DIGITAL PUBLISHING (11154) First Semester

This is Palomar College Class GCIP152 and takes up two periods of the student's day

Recommended Grade Level: 10-12 Prerequisite: None  Honors Option Available: College Course, weights GPA

Meets the UC/CSU "F" requirement

Graphic Design courses emphasize design elements and principles in the purposeful arrangement of images and text to communicate a message. They focus on creating art products such as advertisements, product designs, and identity symbols. Graphic Design courses may investigate the computer’s influence on and role in creating contemporary designs and provide a cultural and historical study of master design works of different periods and styles.

DOCUMENT LAYOUT AND DESIGN (11152) Second Semester

This is Palomar College Class GCIP149 and takes up two periods of the student's day

Recommended Grade Level: 10-12 Prerequisite: None  Honors Option Available: College Course, weights GPA

Meets the UC/CSU "F" requirement

Introduction to electronic document design and page layout, electronic composition, text and graphics entry with computers. Students will create a variety of projects including but not limited to: brochures, flyers, and newsletters

Music Electives

BAND II (51042)

Recommended Grade Level: 10-12 Prerequisite: Audition  Honors Option Available: No

Will meet the UC/CSU "F" requirement

Band II is as a continuation for students with previous instrumental experience. Educational emphasis is placed on the advancement of instrumental technique, further development of music reading and comprehension skills, independent musicianship, style, and a deeper understanding of small group ensemble music, and orchestral literature.  Literature will contain both Classical and Popular music. Students will perform both in small group ensemble projects and as a large group. Instrumentation includes woodwind, brass, and percussion.

GUITAR I (51081)

Recommended Grade Level: 9 Prerequisite: None  Honors Option Available: No

Will meet the UC/CSU "F" requirement

This course will deliver beginning instrumental music instruction, including note reading and rhythm comprehension. Learners will demonstrate their understanding of chord symbols, music theory, and appropriate playing technique on the guitar. Students will develop their ability to read standard music notation by sightreading music examples, and develop their strumming technique by playing a wide variety of chord progressions. Ear training and aural skills will also be cultivated.

MUSICAL THEATER, COMPANY (05116)

Recommended Grade Level: 9-12     Prerequisite: Audition  Honors Option Available: No

Will meet the UC/CSU "F" requirement

Musical Theatre is a course in which students will learn about the historical and cultural significance of selected musical theatre works.  They will explore acting, singing, dancing, rehearsal, performance and technical/design skills culminating in a staged musical performance at the end of the term. 

MUSICAL THEATER, STAGE TECH AND PRODUCTION (05111)

Recommended Grade Level: 9-12     Prerequisite: Portfolio    Honors Option Available: No

Will meet the UC/CSU "F" requirement

Stage Tech students will explore the behind the scenes making of a fall and spring musical theater productions.  Activities will include artistry, painting, constructing and design of props and scenery.  In addition to sound, lighting, program and advertising tasks that include working the actual shows.

MUSIC PRODUCTION (05119)

Recommended Grade Level: 9-12     Prerequisite: none    Honors Option Available: No

Will meet the UC/CSU "F" requirement

In the Sound Production course, students will learn how to apply their musical knowledge digitally.  Students will learn to mix, sample, record, and master tracks.  Basic music theory knowledge (rhythm, tempo/timing, and notation) is recommended as a clear understanding is vital for the course requirements.  This course is a great opportunity to gain knowledge and experience pertaining to a recording and producing career as the course studies how to use today's technology as well as professional business aspects. 

support classes

MATH LAB (02047)

Recommended Grade Level: 9-10  Prerequisite: None    Honors Option Available: No

Does not meet any UC/CSU requirements, serves as a general elective

Math Lab provides students with an opportunity for repeated practice, pre-teaching, re-teaching and/or explicit teaching of work from Integrated Math I or II.  Students must be concurrently enrolled in Integrated Math I or II. This course is recommended for students who need additional assistance in math classes and any student with grade lower than a C in math the school year prior.

GUIDED STUDY (22003)

Recommended Grade Level: 9-10  Prerequisite: None    Honors Option Available: No

Does not meet any UC/CSU requirements, serves as a general elective

Guided Studies provides a structured place for students to get individual support for all classes. This course also provides a space and time for students to work on other graduation requirements or post-secondary skills that are not linked directly to other BHS classes (Portfolio, School and Community Service hours, etc.). Course restrictions apply—not available to all BHS students.

LEARNING CENTER (22005)

Recommended Grade Level: 9-10  Prerequisite: None    Honors Option Available: No

Does not meet any UC/CSU requirements, serves as a general elective

Learning Center provides a structured place for students to get individual support for all classes. Learning Center also provides a space and time for students to work on other graduation requirements or post-secondary skills that are not linked directly to other BHS classes (Portfolio, School and Community Service hours, etc.). Course restrictions apply—not available to all BHS students.

Physical Education Elective

FITNESS and SPORT (08004)

Recommended Grade Level: 11-12  Prerequisite: None    Honors Option Available: No

Does not meet any UC/CSU requirements, serves as a general elective

Students will identify and explain various principles of biomechanics and activities for strengthening and conditioning.  As part of the class, students will establish goals, develop and apply training plans, and then measure and assess their own performance as well as that of classmates.  Students have the opportunity to partner with classmates to assist each other in achieving their goals in a safe and fun environment, coupled with the hard work it will take to achieve those goals. A variety of sports and games will be played in class.

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CTE Electives

MANUFACTURING MATERIALS JOINING 1 (13003)

Recommended Grade Level: 9-12  Prerequisite: None    Honors Option Available: No

Does not meet UC/CSU requirements, serves as a CTE course

This class provides an overview of the basic tools and components used for soldering, briefly explores the importance of soldering to the electronics industry, and covers basic procedures for soldering preparation, safety, and cleanup. Multiple electronic kits will be created in this course.

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT 1 (05162)

Recommended Grade Level: 9-12  Prerequisite: None    Honors Option Available: No

Does not meet UC/CSU requirements, serves as a CTE course

This is course is designed to introduce the student to 3-D printing and design. Briefly explores the importance of 3-D printing in various industries, and covers basic procedures for design, preparation, safety, and cleanup.

2-D ANIMATION (10202)

Recommended Grade Level: 9-12  Prerequisite: None    Honors Option Available: No

Does not meet UC/CSU requirements, serves as a CTE course

Learn how to use and create animations and vector-based brushes for painterly effects. Gain more advanced control over complex animations and learn to focus the action on different parts of the Stage. Support for SVG, WebGL, HTML5 animation and video.

HARDWARE AND O.S. FUNDAMENTALS (10251) First Semester

This is Palomar College Class CSNT 110 and takes up two periods of the student's day

Recommended Grade Level: 10-12 Prerequisite: None  Honors Option Available: College Course, weights GPA

Does not meet UC/CSU requirements, serves as a CTE course

Provides the knowledge and skills necessary to build a foundation in computer hardware and operating systems. Includes P.C. hardware and operating system fundamentals; installation, configuration and upgrading; diagnosing and troubleshooting; preventative maintenance; motherboards, processors, and memory; printers; and basic networking including network operating systems. Maps to Comptia A+ Industry Exam.

NETWORKING FUNDAMENTALS (10255) Second Semester

This is Palomar College Class CSNT 111 and takes up two periods of the student's day

Recommended Grade Level: 10-12 Prerequisite: None  Honors Option Available: College Course, weights GPA

Does not meet UC/CSU requirements, serves as a CTE course

Provides the knowledge and skills necessary to build a solid foundation in computer networking. Includes networking fundamentals, the OSI model, subnetting, features and functions of networking components, and the skills needed to install, configure, and troubleshoot basic networking hardware peripherals and protocols.