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    • 2022-2023 ELECTIVES DESCRIPTION RESOURCE

      The 6, 7 and 8 following the class names indicate which grade levels may request the course.

      All students are placed in one elective class, though during the course request process, all students will submit (3) elective choices, ranked in order of preference.  Applying for an elective does not guarantee placement in the class. 

      Course descriptions containing content highlighted in yellow require that students provide the teacher with additional information before the student is considered for placement in the class. Most elective classes require an application and can be applied for using this link.

      Students must submit required additional information, if applicable, for EACH elective selected in order to be considered for that class, including their #2 and #3 choices.

      Course descriptions without highlighted content have no prerequisites and may be requested without additional information submitted.

      Required additional information must be received by Friday, April 29, 2022 

      Art (6, 7, 8): Art is a full year class open to all students who are passionate about art, but may not have knowledge of the elements of art or principles of design. Students will work towards planning and creating independent projects. Students will have the opportunity to submit work into art shows throughout the year. Contact Mrs. Morrison at erin.morrison@sanjuan.edu with any questions. 

      Complete an application

      Art – Advanced (7, 8): Advanced Art is a full year class for students with prior experience in art. Students must be knowledgeable of the elements of art, principles of design, be able to work on projects independently, and participate in art shows throughout the year. Students must submit three copies of current art works and a letter of recommendation from a teacher. Contact Mrs. Morrison at erin.morrison@sanjuan.edu with any questions. 

      Complete an application

      Band - Beginning Woodwinds/Strings (6, 7, 8): This is a full year course designed for all serious students wanting to learn how to play a Woodwind or String Instrument, this is an extra-curricular performing arts class and required performances are a part of the student’s grade. Woodwind/String Instruments to choose from: Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Bass. No prior experience required. Contact Mr. Fedorov at igor.fedorov@sanjuan.edu with any questions.

      Complete an application

      Band - Beginning Brass/Percussion (6, 7, 8): This is a full year course designed for all serious students wanting to learn how to play a Brass or Percussion Instrument, this is an extra-curricular performing arts class and required performances are a part of the student’s grade. Brass/Percussion Instruments to choose from: Trumpet, French Horn, Baritone, Trombone, Tuba, Percussion(mallets,bells,drums). No prior experience required. Contact Mr. Fedorov at igor.fedorov@sanjuan.edu with any questions.

      Complete an application

      Band - Intermediate (6, 7, 8): Intended for students who have at least one year of experience playing their instrument but don’t have the required skills for Advanced Band, this is a performing arts class and required performances are a part of the student’s grade. You will have the opportunity to participate in fun field festivals, rallies, and events throughout the year as we continue to inspire through music. Contact Mr. Fedorov at igor.fedorov@sanjuan.edu with any questions.

      Complete an application

       

      Band - Advanced (6, 7, 8): Structured for students who have previous band experience, this is a performing arts class and required performances are a part of the student’s grade. You will have the opportunity to participate in fun field trips, rallies, and events throughout the year as we continue to inspire through music. In order for students to be accepted into this class, they should have knowledge of a few basic scales (Concert Bb, Concert Eb, Concert F, Concert Ab, Chromatic Scale) for woodwind, string, mallet and brass players. Students will need to provide an Elementary School Music/Band teacher recommendation OR go through a virtual or in person audition.  Contact Mr. Fedorov at igor.fedorov@sanjuan.edu with any questions. 

      Complete an application

       

      Choir (6, 7, 8): Choir is for all students interested in singing.  It is a performing arts class and required performances are a part of the student’s grade. Students will be able to participate in fun field trips to elementary schools, CMEA Honor Choir, San Juan Sings Festival, Golden Empire Choral Festival, Music in the Parks Festival, and performances throughout the year as we continue to inspire through music. Contact Mrs. Carey at wcarey@sanjuan.edu with any questions. 

      Complete an application

       

      Choir - Advanced (7, 8):  Advanced Choir is a performing arts class and required performances are a part of the student’s grade. Students will be able to participate in fun field trips to elementary schools, CMEA Honor Choir, San Juan Sings Festival, Golden Empire Choral Festival, Music in the Parks Festival, and performances throughout the year as we continue to inspire through music. In order for students to be accepted into this class, they should have knowledge of basic musicianship and pitch matching, including the beginnings of reading music. Students will need to provide an Elementary School Music/Choir teacher recommendation OR go through a virtual audition. Contact Mrs. Carey at wcarey@sanjuan.edu with any questions.

      Complete an application

       

      Computer Science Discoveries (7, 8): This class is an introductory computer science course, emphasizing problem-solving, creation, and collaboration, while introducing students to the many ways computer science impacts their lives. Taking this class allows you to advance to Computer Science Principles at Bella Vista. To apply, please complete the application by clicking here. Contact Mr. Knight at erik.knight@sanjuan.edu with any questions.

      Complete an application

       

      Engineering Gateway CTE (7, 8): Engineering Gateway CTE is a program that feeds into Bella Vista’s Engineering Pathway program. In this class you will discover the design and modeling process, learn about programming by blending hardware design & software development, while exploring mechanical systems, energy transfer, machine automation, and computer control systems. Contact Mr. Knight at erik.knight@sanjuan.edu with any questions.

      Complete an application

       

      Exploration (6, 7, 8): This elective “wheel” gives students the opportunity to take four elective classes throughout the year on a quarterly rotation. Some classes might include Introduction to Art, Computers, Garage Band and Music Appreciation. Contact Mr. Knight at erik.knight@sanjuan.edu with any questions.

      Media (6, 7, 8): Media is an advanced technology class to produce our daily student news broadcast. Students will learn public speaking skills, videography, digital audio/video editing and production techniques as well as cooperative skills as a member of a production team working together to produce creative and compelling multimedia pieces. The class promotes the practices and values that make Andrew Carnegie Middle School a community of safety, respect, and responsibility. Incoming 6th graders may only apply if you were part of a media program at your previous school.

      Contact Mr. Knight at erik.knight@sanjuan.edu with any questions.

      Complete an application

       

      Office Assistant (8): Selected students are “the face of Carnegie”, greeting visitors and assisting staff, parents and students in the front office.  Students will gain customer service skills and must have a solid academic record, a history of excellent citizenship and consistent attendance.  This elective is limited to two students per class period. Contact Shannon at shannon.skultety@sanjuan.edu with any questions.  (This elective may not be ranked as your first choice).

      Complete an application

       

      Student Assistant (8): Also referred to as TAs (Teacher Assistants), selected students will support teachers with various administrative and other types of tasks. Students must be responsible, display excellent citizenship and have consistent attendance. To apply, please email the teacher you wish to be a TA for and obtain their approval.  Staff email addresses are listed at this link on our website.  (This elective may not be ranked as your first choice).

       

      Student Leadership (6, 7, 8): Student Leadership is responsible for activities on campus. Responsibilities include planning and running rallies, dances, lunch activities and other extracurricular activities on campus. This class is for students who feel they want to contribute to the overall experience of every Scot on campus. Responsible students who are willing to work extra time and extra hard, but are ready to have extra fun are welcome to apply. If you feel you are up to the task, contact Dr. Borton at curtis.borton@sanjuan.edu with any questions.

      Complete an application

       

      Yearbook (7, 8): Students will receive an introduction to all parts of journalism, including writing, photography, and design through the creation of our Highlander yearbook. Students have the chance to capture and preserve all events and memories that happen throughout the year. Contact Ms. Goudy at jill.goudy@sanjuan.edu with any questions.

      Complete an application