Electives

Advanced Placement Human Geography (AP course)

This course introduces students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of Earth's surface. Students employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis to examine human social organization and its environmental consequences. They also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their science and practice. Students enrolled in this course who score high enough on the AP exam may be able to earn college credit at some colleges. Prior approval required.

Intro to Criminal Justice

This course provides an introduction to the following career pathways: peace officer; fire services; judicial and law services; emergency medical services; private security operations; and corrections services. Topics covered include the history, career opportunities, professional ethics, technology, and legal responsibilities of each area. The relationships of the fields to each other and the methods of dispute resolution will also be covered in the course.

Weight Training (males only)

This course is designed to introduce students to many different techniques of strength training. Students will be involved in weight training which emphasizes strength development training and proper lifting techniques. Including in the course will be concepts for developing healthy lifetime habits, power training exercise, stretching, calisthenics, speed and conditioning training. . Prior approval required.

Team Sports

Students will learn rules and history of participate in playing, team sports including: flag football, Softball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, basketball, soccer, and more

Body Sculpting

Body sculpting is a course designed to improve the physical and mental development of the student as well as to help prevent injury while increasing muscle mass and tone. Students participate in strength training, flexibility training and cardiovascular development.

Marketing Principles

Marketing Principles is the foundational course for all pathways in Marketing Education. Marketing Principles addresses all the ways in which marketing satisfies consumer and business needs and wants for products and services. Students develop an understanding of the functions of marketing and how these functional areas affect all businesses. They learn basic marketing concepts and the role of marketing in our economy. Students also develop skills in applying economic concepts to marketing, distribution and logistics, marketing information management, finance in marketing, product/service planning, pricing mixes, promotional strategies, and personal selling.

Examining Teaching as a Profession

Examining the Teaching Profession prepares candidates for future positions in the field of education. Teaching Profession candidates study, apply, and practice the use of current technologies, effective teaching and learning strategies, the creation of an effective learning environment, the creation of instructional opportunities for diverse learners and students with special needs. Students plan instruction based on knowledge of subject matter, students, community, and curriculum performance standards. Candidates will be prepared to practice their skills and knowledge at a variety of elementary and secondary education sites. Mastery of standards through project based learning, technical skills practice, and leadership development activities of the career and technical student organizations will provide students with a competitive edge for either entry into the education global marketplace and/or the post-secondary institution of their choice to continue their education and training.

NJROTC

This class will help students build leadership skills, confidence, patriotism, reliability, and self-discipline while learning military drill, color guard, and enjoying fun physical fitness activities. . Students will learn history and traditions of the navy, first aid, types of ships and ship evolution. On uniform days the students will be inspected based on how well the uniform is kept and worn. This course does not require or encourage the student to join any branch of the military, bit it is a leadership development class. Covers the Navy ROTC mission and organization, customs, and courtesikes, uniform regulations for badges and insignia, and U.S. Navy policies. Field trips will be taken to museums, navy bases, etc

Dramatic Arts/Fundamentals I

This course serves as a pre-requisite for other theater/ drama courses. Students will develop and apply performance skills through basic vocal, physical and emotional exercises. Topics discussed and performed include improvisation, scene study, story dramatization, scene writing, voice and diction, dramatic terminology and structure, auditioning, characterization, the production process, storytelling, creative dramatics, readers' theater, theater history and the American musical.

Intermediate Mixed Chorus I

This course provides intermediate-level performers opportunities to increase performance skills and knowledge in mixed choral singing. This class will cover performance and production, analysis and theoretical studies, historical and cultural contributions and influences, creative aspects of music and appreciation of music. Course is designed to organize objectives for self-paced progress through all four levels and stresses individual progress and group experiences.

Journalism I

This course enriches writing and instructs in journalistic writing for newspaper, radio, television and magazine. Basic journalism instruction also includes First Amendment rights, legal and ethical considerations of journalists, layout, photojournalism, business journalism and photo editing. Students involved in the course will produce a school newspaper. All students participating in this course should have a solid foundation in writing and at least a mild interest in some aspect of writing as a profession. This course also serves as a feeder course for high school journalism, yearbook and broadcasting courses. Prior approval required.

Introduction to Business and Technology

This class is designed to provide students with practical applications through hands-on instruction. Students will become familiar with the use of the computer as a tool for work and personal applications, computer­ related careers, and computer terminology. Course content will also include hardware, software, operating systems, correct keyboard techniques and familiarity with practical software applications including word processing, spreadsheets, databases and graphics. This course is a prerequisite for all other courses in information technology.

Intermediate Instrumental Ensemble I (Band)

This course offers intermediate-level performers an alternative ensemble experience to a large band and orchestra. Course emphasizes the performance style and literature of the instrumental chamber group medium which includes brass, woodwind, percussion, and string ensembles. Students covers performance and production, analysis and theoretical studies, creative aspects of music, historical and cultural influences and music appreciation.

Basic Agricultural Science/ Technology

This course introduces the major areas of scientific agricultural production and research. Students are presented with problem solving lessons and introductory skills and knowledge in agricultural science and ag-­related technologies. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities. Students in Basic Ag will also have the opportunity for competition in career development, community service and the development of skills necessary for the work force.

Freshman Focus

The course focuses on developing career research skills in identifying and utilizing major print and non-print sources; interviewing, observing and shadowing in businesses; projecting self into realities of the workplace; developing a personal work ethic and practicing effective communication and interpersonal skills.

Culinary Arts

Fundamental techniques, skills, and terminology are covered and mastered with an emphasis on basic kitchen and dining room safety, sanitation, equipment maintenance and operation procedures. Course also provides an overview of the professionalism in the culinary industry and career opportunities leading into a career pathway to Culinary Arts.

Intro to Occupational Safety

This course is designed as the foundational course in the Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical, Masonry, Machining, Welding, Sheet Metal, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, and HVACR Electrical pathways to prepare students for the pursuit of any career in construction. The course prepares the trainee for the basic knowledge to function safely on or around a construction site and in the industry in general.

Plant Science

This course is designed as an introduction for the Horticulture/Plant Science Pathway Program of Study. The course introduces the major concepts of plant and horticulture science. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities.

Intro to Healthcare Science

This course is designed to teach the concepts of human growth and development, interaction with patients and family members, health, wellness, and preventative care are evaluated, as well as the legal, ethical responsibilities of today’s healthcare provider.