Elective Class Selections
Students will take 2 elective classes per semester. This class registration is for 1st semester classes only. Classes are not guaranteed, but we will try our best to put your child in the classes selected. Final class schedules will be emailed to families by August 15.
In the first two blanks, after the class descriptions, please select the 2 classes they would like to take from the list given. In the second two blanks, please provide alternative class selections should your child not get their first choice of elective class.
Please make sure to read all class requirements before submitting a requrested class for registration. Some classes require additional fees and supplies.
Course Minimum Graduation Requirements for High School Students:
World Language-2 Credits
Health & Fitness-2 Credits
Career & Technical-1 Credit
Additional Electives-4 Credits
Photography & Digital Arts: Students will be learning how to use a camera (f stop, aperture, etc.) as well as working with different settings and backdrops, learn how to and complete a videography project as well as complete the school yearbook. Students will need to bring their own camera to class or rent one for the class.
Culinary Arts: Students will be learing to make food (main entrees, sides, appetizers, desserts, etc.) from scratch as well as learning kitchen vocabulary and food safety, taking and successfully passing the Washington State Food Handler's Permit. Students that take this class are required to participate in full for the FCS Dinner & Auction. It is a major project grade. Not participating in full in the FCS Dinner & Auction will result in a substantially lower grade (C).
Theater: Students will be participating in a semester end school production/play. They will learn how to create props, will practice acting and stage production (including lighting, costume creation and design). Students are required to participate in the end of semester production if they take this class. If they can not participate in the production they will receive a significantly lower grade in the class (C).
Art 101: Students will be learning about different artists through historical and visual study as well as practicing and participating in art through many mediums.
Fashion Design: This class focuses on the design and construction of clothes. Fashion designers create clothing for every occasion and lifestyle. Explore a career as a fashion designer, assistant designer, stylist, or fashion executive. Students will learn the basics of how to lay out and cut a pattern and sew using a basic sewing machine, as well as learn how to make seams, seam finishes, hems, zippers, and closures. Students will be required to purchase their own fabric and/or bring payment with them when the take a field trip to fabric stores.
Worship Band Ensemble: This class does not provide direct instrument instruction but teaches students how to work together as an ensemble as well as lead Worship. The group will be asked to participate in leading Worship at times as well as participating in our semester end Program. Studenst wanting to participate in this class have to bring their own instrument to class every class session.
Individual & Dual Sports: Students will receive a P.E. credit and participate in and learn how to play several individual and partner sports such as badmitton, tennis, ping pong, bowling, etc. Students will be tested on knowledge as well as class participation and wearing appropriate attire for P.E. Students are not allowed to opt out of class participation. Most classes will be held outdoors.
Outdoor Skills: Students will be working outside, doing various projects and assignments, to include survival skills (camping, fishing, etc.), archery, hiking and others. Students will be required to participate in events/projects away from the school (off site), at times. Students are not allowed to opt out of class participation. Most classes will be held outdoors.
Career & Technical
Business Entrepreneurship: Students will be learning financial responsibility and tools through Budget Challenge software/simulation as well as investment tools (such as the stock market). The Budget Challenge simulation involves being given a hypothetical salary/pay and learning how to budget with that pay/salary (paying rent, bills, etc.). It includes many real life situations, such as having their car or house broken into and them having to figure out what to do (including calling insurance, authorities, etc.) and hopefully having enough money saved to pay for the damage or dealing with the result of not having enough money. Students are required to check their budgets on a regular basis so that they don't miss any important notifications or bills.
Computers: Students will be learning basic keyboarding and computer skills, learning how to use Word, Excel, Powerpoint and other presentation software.
Creative Writing: Creative writing is a form of writing where creativity is at the forefront of its purpose through using imagination, creativity, and innovation in order to tell a story through strong written visuals with an emotional impact, like in poetry writing, short story writing, novel writing, and more.
Journalism: You will explore print and digital media through authentic readings and videos/clips, while expanding your vocabulary and increasing your ability to research and develop local and global news stories. Unit 1 will provide an introduction to the history and principles of journalism. In unit 2, you will learn how to research, pitch, and interview. The next unit in the course will focus on the language needed to write newspaper and magazine articles, while unit 4 will cover the basics of broadcasting the news. In the final unit of the course, you will analyze the growth, impact, and challenges of digital news, while completing a reflection assignment that allows you to think about and discuss the recent changes to the field of journalism.
Law & Society: Students will be learning about the U.S. justice system as well as participate in mock trial. Mock trials present a "hands-on" learning experience which that enhance classroom lessons. Research has shown that students who are involved in effective, law-related education programs show greater interest in their studies, more respect for their teachers, and have a better understanding of their rights and responsibilities. In addition, students will learn critical thinking and analysis, oral advocacy, planning and preparation, understanding of complex issues and ideas
If possible, students will attend a local court hearning. Students will be required to study for and be prepared to present on their team for the semester end mock trial case.
Robotics with Engineering & Coding: Students will start by learning basic coding to accomplish and engineer projects with Littlebits snap coding. Students learn how to do the snap coding with the online program as well as complete a physical project, requring finished circuits, motors, functions and much more.
Horticulture: Horticulture is the agriculture of plants, mainly for food, materials, comfort and beauty for decoration. Horticulturists apply knowledge, skills, and technologies to grow intensively produced plants for human food and non-food uses and for personal or social needs. Students will be learning about and working with many types of plants as well as putting lanscaping/agricultural plans created by them into use.
Spanish 1: Students will be learning the Spanish language at the beginner level, learning to read, write and speak basic spanish as well as learing about the culture and use of Spanish all over the world.
Russian: Students will be learning the Russian language, learning to read, write and speak Russian as well as learing about the culture and use of Russian all over the world.