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Electives

Computers Education – This class will assist students in using the Internet in a scholarly way.  Students will create web sites, learn web design, and utilize a variety of multimedia tools to work on school-wide projects.  

Long Beach Scholars - Students in the Long Beach Scholars elective will learn skills that will help them become successful in middle school, high school and college. The class will focus on learning study skills, critical thinking, developing relationships to improve grades, and an awareness of colleges and different careers. Students in this class will have the opportunity to work individually and collaboratively as they explore future possibilities. 

Band – Band consists of woodwinds, brass, and percussion instruments.  Students must choose one instrument to play in class.  All music classes have evening performances scheduled during the year.  Advanced and Intermediate classes require the teacher’s signature to enroll. 

Orchestra – Orchestra consists of stringed, brass, woodwinds, and percussion instruments, students must choose one instrument to play in class.  All music classes have evening performances scheduled during the year.  Advanced and Intermediate classes require the teacher’s signature to enroll. 

Chorus – Students will learn musicianship skills, music theory, and proper vocal technique. Performance participation is mandatory.

Forensic Science/Career Development – During Semester 1, students will explore different aspects of forensic science, including DNA and heredity and their uses in identification, tissue structure and rates of decay, skeletal identification, and technology. During Semester 2, students will have the opportunity to explore different career paths in the course Career Development. Students in this elective may take part in a robotics program.

Office Aide/Teacher’s Aide Students will assist office staff or a teacher with clerical duties and other supportive tasks.