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CAREERS 9, 10, 11, 12
This 9-week course includes career decision-making skills, interest and aptitude testing, occupational exploration and job survival skills. Students learn how to prepare resumes, applications, and to do interviews. Understanding the influence of values, social influences, economics, and education on career decision-making is discussed. This course is paired with Driver's Ed. Offered year-long.
2.5 units, 1 quarter

DRIVER EDUCATION 9, 10, 11, 12
To provide information needed to become proficient, safe, knowledgeable drivers. This course is a prerequisite to Driver Training and must be passed before applying for the Provisional Driving Permit. The course utilizes a basic textbook plus the California Driver Handbook. Upon completion, student will have been given all information necessary to pass provisional "Rules of the Road" written test. Offered year-long.
Recommended: Students be at least 15 years old before taking this class.
2.5 units, 1 quarter

INDEPENDENT STUDY 9, 10, 11, 12
This course allows students to receive instruction in areas that are not offered as part of the regular school curriculum. In areas of special interest, students find a qualified instructor and them complete a contract process.
PREQ: Approval by Dept Chair and Counselor.
5 units, 1 semester

INTERDISCIPLINARY SEMINAR 1, 2 9, 10, 11, 12
The purpose of this course is twofold: 1. To expose students to a wide variety of concepts and ideas through outside speakers, group discussion, and group interaction and 2. To prepare students to participate in Mock Trial competition. Various community speakers will special expertise will be used frequently so that students may receive an enriching experience. Students will be required to work independently a part of the time.
10 units, 2 semesters

LIBRARY/MEDIA ASSISTANT 10, 11, 12
This course is designed to provide a necessary service to the campus' students and teachers, and at the same time educates students about the library's Dewey Decimal system, the library's electronic databases, and in learning book/computer research skills. Students are expected to assist the library staff in keeping library materials in order so they are readily available when needed, to prepare materials for circulation, and to assist student and teacher customers in checking out materials. Students learn to work cooperatively with the other library assistants and to take pride in their responsibilities and duties to help maintain the book/media collection. Library/Media Assistants learn the importance of being information literate and how to be an independent learner. Student assistants also assist the library staff in the processing and delivery of student textbooks.
5 units, 1 semester

CALSAFE PRENATAL DEVELOPMENT/PARENTING CLASS 9, 10, 11, 12
This course is designed for students who are prenatal and/or parenting children 0-5 years. Emphasis is on prenatal education and child development, healthy relationships, healthy eating, and life skills. May be repeated. Period 2 preferred.
5 units, 1 semester

REACH 9, 10, 11, 12
An elective class for students with potential to succeed in college given extra encouragement and academic assistance. Students will learn and apply study skills and learning strategies to improve performance in their other classes. Note taking, outlining, writing, speaking, reading, test strategies, and self-awareness are stressed. SAT preparation is a major element of study. To ensure success in all their courses, students will be coached individually and in study groups by specially trained tutors.
PREQ: Commitment of parent and student; interview with teacher, 3.0 GPA, and taking college prep classes.
10 units, 2 semesters
RECONNECTING YOUTH 9, 10, 11, 12
This course is designed to help students who are having problems with school attendance, achievement, and are showing signs of potentially dropping out. Issues explored are self-esteem, decision-making, personal control, communications, coping skills, drug and alcohol issues, and ways to improve school performance.
PREQ: Interview prior to acceptance. Space is limited.
5 units, 1 semester

STUDENT ASSISTANT/OFFICE OR TEACHER AIDE 9, 10, 11, 12
Students may arrange to serve as an assistant in classroom, office, cafeteria, or other workstation on campus. Students working in this capacity must have good citizenship and attendance. They must also be trustworthy. Students working as teacher assistants will perform clerical duties and assist in the preparation of instructional materials. A limit of 10 units may be applied toward graduation requirements.
PREQ: Instructor/office approval.
5 units, 1 semester

STUDENT GOVERNMENT 9, 10, 11, 12
Operation of ASB Government and committees. Study of effective leadership. Class composed of elected students and those selected for interest and ability. Each member of class will be expected to assume a major area of responsibility.
PREQ: ASB, class officers', or teacher's approval.
5 units, 1 semester

CALSAFE INFANT/TODDLER LAB 9, 10, 11, 12
This class is a laboratory course in which students work with children 0-5 years. It prepares students for further study in early childhood education and can be used as work experience. All prospective students need to teacher's approval to enroll.
Periods 0, 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7.
5 units, 1 semester

WORK EXPERIENCE 11, 12
This course is designed to help students gain an understanding and appreciation of the relationship between formal education and the world of work. It educates students in good work habits; teaches them to accept responsibility on the job; gain the knowledge and attitudes necessary for successful job performance; explore career options.
PREQ: Obtain a work permit and have employment at work-site approved by the Work Experience teacher; work an average of 10 hours per week; attend a class of work related instruction once a week during the semester. Seniors have priority during the enrollment period.
5 units per semester (up to 20 units apply toward graduation requirement)

YEARBOOK 9, 10, 11, 12
This course, which may be repeated for credit, provides for all steps in the production and sales of the school yearbook, with the exception of the actual printing. Students are responsible for planning, layout, photography, sales and publicity, and distribution of the book. Students determine the theme for the year's book and do all planning necessary to carry out the theme. They create cover design, select typography, and write copy, captions and headlines.
PREQ: Previous yearbook experience or Journalism class and instructor's approval.
5 units, 1 semester
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