COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course emphasizes defining personal values, goal-setting and planning, solving problems, evaluating information, media. peer pressure, communication, relationships, decision making, wellness and personal safety, and contributing to your community.

Course Description:

Physical Education is a semester long course that is designed to monitor a student's physical fitness program. This is a self-study program and students choose not less than four different activities throughout the year to participate in. Students and mentors keep a log of student activities that is turned in to the instructor each month for inclusion in their permanent record.

Activities students choose from include (but are not limited to): football, basketball, tennis, bowling, swimming, jogging, aerobics, martial arts training and bicycling. At least 2 team sports are required to be chosen. Other activities are reviewed on an individual basis, if requested.

Course Description:

In Digital Photography, students will learn the basics of photographic composition and lighting, the basics of using a digital camera and the basics of preparing a digital darkroom. Students will also learn basic color theory and the fundamentals of image processing. This course is designed for the student who has no background in photography.

Nutrition and Wellness

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This half-credit, one semester course will introduce the student to an overview of good nutrition principles that are needed for effective and healthy physical and mental wellness. Discussion of digestion, basic nutrients, weight management, sports and fitness, and life-span nutrition is included. Application to today's food and eating trends, plus learning to assess for reliable nutrition information is emphasized.


Art Appreciation


COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This one-semester course will introduce learners to the various forms of the visual arts, such as painting, sculpture, film, and more. Students will learn how to look at a work of art, identify and
compare key characteristics in artworks, and understand the role art has played throughout history.

Through hands-on activities, virtual museum tours, discussion, and research, learners will develop an overall appreciation for the art they encounter in their daily lives.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

After completing this course, students will be able to:
• Understand and explain the significance of artworks in Western and non-Western cultures
• Identify the medium, and explain the technique, used to create works of art
• Identify and analyze formal elements, principles of design, and stylistic characteristics found
in artworks from various art historical periods
• Converse with others about art, using visual literacy skills and relevant terminology acquired
in the course
• Discuss and evaluate the impact of societal conditions on the production of artwork
• Analyze a work of art, placing it in historical, social, and cultural context
• Create works of art utilizing techniques such as perspective, and concepts such as color theory

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course will help students develop the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy decisions that allow them to stay active, safe and informed. The lessons and activities are designed to introduce the student to important aspects of the main types of health: emotional and mental, social and consumer, and physical. Among other topics, students will explore nutrition, understanding and avoiding disease, first aid and CPR, and human sexuality. Students will find out about the components of a healthy lifestyle and ways to approach making healthy choices and decisions.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This one semester course introduces students to the elements, instrumentation, and historical periods of music. Students will learn significance of surroundings and time periods and how they both influenced the music of the day. Students will listen to and evaluate several types of music, and will be assessed through projects, presentations, and exams on the knowledge and understanding of music.