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San Juan
Barrett, John
4243 Barrett Road
Carmichael, CA 95608
Google Map Location
(916) 971-7842
Fax: (916) 971-7839

San Juan Unified District Office
3738 Walnut Ave.
Carmichael, CA 95608
(916) 971-7700

Barrett, John » Parent’s Guide » Departments » Electives



The Barrett Elective Program is one of the most diverse and comprehensive available. Students at every grade level have the opportunity to choose an elective that will enhance learning, as well as appeal to individual goals and skills that will help establish a framework for the future. 




Deborah Ethington
Room 24


Performing Arts

Ms. Ethington's


Brian Gayek
Room 22

Band/ Choir

Mr. Gayek's


Tom Hunt
Room 13
Mr. Hunt's


Don Wright
Room 23


Advanced Art



         Jennifer Smiley 

              Room 17                                  Spanish                               Ms. Smiley's   





Students rotate every nine or twelve weeks through the following specially designed exploratory courses:


Art This course focuses on increasing imagination and creativity through the elements of art and principles ofdesign, including ceramics, and egg design. This course is a prerequisite for Advanced Art.




Performing Arts


Performing Arts/Dance Students will create, choreograph, and perform dance productions. Classroom activities will include discussion of dance elements and styles, technical control and energy, and the expansion of movement and choreographic vocabulary. Culminating activity will be a staged performance for school and community.


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Band/Choir - Award-winning programs for students at all levels – Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced and Choir. School instruments are available as you learn to play fun music.

Advanced Art - Advanced instruction on techniques in art including painting, drawing, sculpture, and graphic design. ** Art leaders will be given opportunities for outside art projects on campus.

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Media – Focus is on improvising, writing, reporting, design and technical skills through the production of video production for the school-wide closed-circuit award winning television programming.

Journalism/Yearbook – Focus is on photography, design, and technical skills through the creation of the school yearbook

Office Aide/Teacher Aide – Office Aides support office personnel by picking up attendance, running passes, assisting with new student orientation and other projects as needed. Teacher Aides provide support to the teacher by organizing and filing papers, copying and running errands.

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