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Fall 2020 Enrichment

Application period: 9/8/2020 - 9/16/2020
Thank you for your interest in LA Unified's Fall Enrichment virtual offerings. Please submit one form for each child (each student requires a separate form) and each child can enroll in one fall enrichment course.
Elementary School
Exploring the Culture of Hip Hop through Music and Dance
Grade: 3-5
Dates: 9/22/2020 - 11/19/2020
Course description
Students will explore Hip Hop Culture and various art forms including dance, music, and spoken word poetry. Students will complete a culminating project inspired by Hip Hop while making connections between community and the arts.
Class schedule
Tuesdays: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Thursdays: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Get in Tune! Let's Make Music!
Grade: K-2
Dates: 9/22/2020 - 12/10/2020
Course description
Students will be introduced to the elements of music making by playing, singing, creating, and listening to music. The instruction is aligned to the California State Standards for Music and will guide children to explore, enjoy, and develop their own relationship to music, allowing them to express how music makes them feel and how it inspires their own analytical and creative abilities.
Class schedule
Tuesdays: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Thursdays: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Get in Tune! Let's Make Music!
Grade: 3-5
Dates: 9/22/2020 - 12/10/2020
Course description
Students will be introduced to the elements of music making by playing, singing, creating, and listening to music. The instruction is aligned to the California State Standards for Music and will guide children to explore, enjoy, and develop their own relationship to music, allowing them to express how music makes them feel and how it inspires their own analytical and creative abilities.
Class schedule
Tuesdays: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Thursdays: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Get in Tune! Let's Make Music!
Grade: 3-5
Dates: 9/23/2020 - 12/11/2020
Course description
Students will be introduced to the elements of music making by playing, singing, creating, and listening to music. The instruction is aligned to the California State Standards for Music and will guide children to explore, enjoy, and develop their own relationship to music, allowing them to express how music makes them feel and how it inspires their own analytical and creative abilities.
Class schedule
Wednesdays: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Fridays: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Get in Tune! Let's Make Music!
Grade: K-2
Dates: 9/23/2020 - 12/11/2020
Course description
Students will be introduced to the elements of music making by playing, singing, creating, and listening to music. The instruction is aligned to the California State Standards for Music and will guide children to explore, enjoy, and develop their own relationship to music, allowing them to express how music makes them feel and how it inspires their own analytical and creative abilities.
Class schedule
Wednesdays: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Fridays: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Launch Into Computer Science Programming
Grade: K-2
Dates: 9/22/2020 - 11/17/2020
Course description
Students will program and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animation with their classmates and other students across the district using visual programming language and joining an online community where children learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically. The ratio will be 24:1. Non-Credit Bearing
Class schedule
Tuesdays: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Thursdays: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Launch Into Computer Science Programming
Grade: 3-5
Dates: 9/22/2020 - 11/17/2020
Course description
Students will program and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animation with their classmates and other students across the district using visual programming language and joining an online community where children learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically. The ratio will be 24:1. Non-Credit Bearing
Class schedule
Tuesdays: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Thursdays: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Let's Act Out! Let's Create Theatre!
Grade: 3-5
Dates: 9/23/2020 - 12/11/2020
Course description
Students will utilize the actors’ tools - voice, body and imagination - to build confidence and literacy skills in a fun and interactive way aligned to the California State Standards. Tools will include improvisation, pantomime, and the elements of story.
Class schedule
Wednesdays: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Fridays: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Let's Act Out! Let's Create Theatre!
Grade: K-2
Dates: 9/23/2020 - 12/11/2020
Course description
Students will utilize the actors’ tools - voice, body and imagination - to build confidence and literacy skills in a fun and interactive way aligned to the California State Standards. Tools will include improvisation, pantomime, and the elements of story.
Class schedule
Wednesdays: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Fridays: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Let's Act Out! Let's Create Theatre!
Grade: K-2
Dates: 9/22/2020 - 12/10/2020
Course description
Students will utilize the actors’ tools - voice, body and imagination - to build confidence and literacy skills in a fun and interactive way aligned to the California State Standards. Tools will include improvisation, pantomime, and the elements of story.
Class schedule
Tuesdays: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Thursdays: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Let's Act Out! Let's Create Theatre!
Grade: 3-5
Dates: 9/22/2020 - 12/10/2020
Course description
Students will utilize the actors’ tools - voice, body and imagination - to build confidence and literacy skills in a fun and interactive way aligned to the California State Standards. Tools will include improvisation, pantomime, and the elements of story.
Class schedule
Tuesdays: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Thursdays: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Let's Get Creative with Visual Arts!
Grade: 3-5
Dates: 9/23/2020 - 12/11/2020
Course description
Students will exercise their creative and artistic skills during this interactive visual arts class aligned to the California State Standards, while learning about the elements of visual arts. Students will also learn how to view and analyze a work of art. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to master their artistic skills by using their art as a prewrite to telling their own stories through writing and oral presentation.
Class schedule
Wednesdays: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Fridays: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Let's Get Creative with Visual Arts!
Grade: K-2
Dates: 9/22/2020 - 12/10/2020
Course description
Students will exercise their creative and artistic skills during this interactive visual arts class aligned to the California State Standards, while learning about the elements of visual arts. Students will also learn how to view and analyze a work of art. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to master their artistic skills by using their art as a prewrite to telling their own stories through writing and oral presentation.
Class schedule
Tuesdays: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Thursdays: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Let's Get Creative with Visual Arts!
Grade: 3-5
Dates: 9/22/2020 - 12/10/2020
Course description
Students will exercise their creative and artistic skills during this interactive visual arts class aligned to the California State Standards, while learning about the elements of visual arts. Students will also learn how to view and analyze a work of art. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to master their artistic skills by using their art as a prewrite to telling their own stories through writing and oral presentation.
Class schedule
Tuesdays: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Thursdays: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Let's Get Creative with Visual Arts!
Grade: K-2
Dates: 9/23/2020 - 12/11/2020
Course description
Students will exercise their creative and artistic skills during this interactive visual arts class aligned to the California State Standards, while learning about the elements of visual arts. Students will also learn how to view and analyze a work of art. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to master their artistic skills by using their art as a prewrite to telling their own stories through writing and oral presentation.
Class schedule
Wednesdays: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Fridays: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Let's Move It! Dance, Dance & More Dance!
Grade: 3-5
Dates: 9/22/2020 - 12/10/2020
Course description
Students will use the elements of dance - body, energy, space and time - while gaining poise, style and confidence in this interactive and fun dance class aligned to the California State Standards. Students will be encouraged to utilize their movement to foster empathy and writing skills, as students are encouraged to write about their self-expression through dance. Family members are welcome to participate.
Class schedule
Tuesdays: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Thursdays: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Let's Move It! Dance, Dance & More Dance!
Grade: K-2
Dates: 9/23/2020 - 12/11/2020
Course description
Students will use the elements of dance - body, energy, space and time - while gaining poise, style and confidence in this interactive and fun dance class aligned to the California State Standards. Students will be encouraged to utilize their movement to foster empathy and writing skills, as students are encouraged to write about their self-expression through dance. Family members are welcome to participate.
Class schedule
Wednesdays: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Fridays: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Let's Move It! Dance, Dance & More Dance!
Grade: K-2
Dates: 9/22/2020 - 12/10/2020
Course description
Students will use the elements of dance - body, energy, space and time - while gaining poise, style and confidence in this interactive and fun dance class aligned to the California State Standards. Students will be encouraged to utilize their movement to foster empathy and writing skills, as students are encouraged to write about their self-expression through dance. Family members are welcome to participate.
Class schedule
Tuesdays: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Thursdays: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Let's Move It! Dance, Dance & More Dance!
Grade: 3-5
Dates: 9/23/2020 - 12/11/2020
Course description
Students will use the elements of dance - body, energy, space and time - while gaining poise, style and confidence in this interactive and fun dance class aligned to the California State Standards. Students will be encouraged to utilize their movement to foster empathy and writing skills, as students are encouraged to write about their self-expression through dance. Family members are welcome to participate.
Class schedule
Wednesdays: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Fridays: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
STEAM Camp
Grade: 3-5
Dates: 9/22/2020 - 12/10/2020
Course description
In this STEAM education enrichment course, students in grades 3-5 will engage in learning related to Aquarium of the Pacific, Tree People Los Angeles, and the Columbia Memorial Space Center. For the Aquarium of the Pacific segment, students will explore sharks and discover what makes them such amazing and fascinating creatures. During the Tree People LA segment, students will discover the work and mission of Tree People in the city of Los Angeles and learn about the structures and functions of trees and their importance in our world. During the Columbia Memorial Space Center segment, students will explore rockets and the science and engineering of how they are launched from Earth on missions to the Moon and to Mars.
Class schedule
Tuesdays: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Thursdays: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
STEM Enrichment
Grade: K-2
Dates: 9/22/2020 - 12/10/2020
Course description
Your favorite field trips come to you online! From space exploration to ocean biology or dinosaurs to robotics, these STEM topics will be brought to life by some of Los Angeles’ most trusted STEM organizations, including the Aquarium of the Pacific, the Space Center and USC’s School of Engineering. These partners have put together an extensive amount of online curriculum and resources for you to explore, with live online presentations from science professionals and fun, minds-on activities. In this course, classes will be connecting with several STEM organizations during the semester, giving you a sample of STEM that is unique to each class.
Class schedule
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
STEM Enrichment
Grade: 3-5
Dates: 9/22/2020 - 12/10/2020
Course description
Your favorite field trips come to you online! From space exploration to ocean biology or dinosaurs to robotics, these STEM topics will be brought to life by some of Los Angeles’ most trusted STEM organizations, including the Aquarium of the Pacific, the Space Center and USC’s School of Engineering. These partners have put together an extensive amount of online curriculum and resources for you to explore, with live online presentations from science professionals and fun, minds-on activities. In this course, classes will be connecting with several STEM organizations during the semester, giving you a sample of STEM that is unique to each class.
Class schedule
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Middle School
Animation with Illumination
Grade: 6-8
Dates: 9/23/2020 - 12/12/2020
Course description
Our friends at Illumination, the creators of Despicable Me, The Secret Life of Pets, and many other great stories, are going to help students learn to draw, create animation, and tell stories.
Class schedule
Wednesdays: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Saturdays: 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
CBZ Reboot - LaBlast Dance with Louis Van Amstel of Dancing with the Stars
Grade: 6-8
Dates: 9/23/2020 - 12/12/2020
Course description
La Blast is a dance fitness program based on all of the ballroom dances you see on Dancing with the Stars. It is partner free, includes all components of fitness and uses a wide variety of music.
Class schedule
Wednesdays: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Saturdays: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
CTE MS Engineering Explorations
Grade: 6-8
Dates: 9/22/2020 - 12/4/2020
Course description
Engineering Explorations will engage students in learning about what engineers do and what careers are available. Students will explore several fun engineering mini lessons from virtual robotics and a introduction to programming through simple designs using the student friendly CAD program, TinkerCAD. Participants will learn about engineering from the insider's perspective with guest speakers currently working in STEM fields. This course is designed to provide middle school students with opportunities to learn more about the fascinating and exciting topics that are included in the CTE Engineering Design pathway.
Class schedule
Tuesdays: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Digital Art for a Sustainable Future
Grade: 6-8
Dates: 9/22/2020 - 12/10/2020
Course description
Following a successful summer program, grades 6-8 students create digital art that advocates for better stewardship of our global and local environment. Students will think globally and act locally as they build a digital arts portfolio that captures the beauty of the natural world and inspires us to lean in for a more sustainable future. Collaboration with community partners enriches the program experience and inspires the art students create through virtual field trips, virtual live presentations with local scientists, and locally relevant lesson resources and multimedia. Students actively experience four units that each focus on a different aspect of environmental sustainability and feature a unique media arts and design project. By the end of the program, students develop a website that showcases the phenomenal pieces of digital art that they have produced.
Class schedule
Tuesdays: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Thursdays: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Launch Into Computer Science Programming
Grade: 6-8
Dates: 9/22/2020 - 11/17/2020
Course description
Students will program and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animation with their classmates and other students across the district using visual programming language and joining an online community where children learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically. The ratio will be 24:1. Non-Credit Bearing
Class schedule
Tuesdays: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Thursdays: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Playwriting & Acting with The Unusual Suspects Theatre Company
Grade: 6-8
Dates: 9/23/2020 - 12/11/2020
Course description
Students will learn how to format a play, develop characters and character arc, and apply concepts, such as theme and plot, to their writing. Students will also develop their acting techniques, experiment with sound and movement to express their characters, and learn production and blocking concepts.
Class schedule
Wednesdays: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Fridays: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
STEM Enrichment
Grade: 6-8
Dates: 9/22/2020 - 12/10/2020
Course description
Learn STEM from some of the best. Several of LA’s most trusted STEM organizations, from museums to universities, have put together an extensive amount of online curriculum and resources for you to explore, with live online presentations from science professionals and challenging, problem-solving activities that connect to real science and engineering topics such as conservation and environmental sustainability. In this course, classes will be connecting with a variety of STEM organizations during the semester, giving you a sample of STEM activities that are unique to each class and cover subjects including ocean biology and technology.
Class schedule
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
High School
Conceptual Design 1B CTE
Grade: 9-12
Dates: 9/22/2020 - 12/17/2020
For credit course
Course description
This Course focuses on conceptual art in game design, animation, and film. Conceptual art is first attempt to visually create characters, environments, creatures and props from written descriptions. Students will learn about the vital role this plays in the entertainment industry and the skills of drawing and painting needed to produce such artwork. Students will be producing conceptual artwork individually and as teams to emulate the collaboration used in the media industry.
Class schedule
Tuesdays: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM synchronous plus 60-minutes asynchronous
Thursdays: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM synchronous plus 60-minutes asynchronous
Constitutional Law B
Grade: 9-12
Dates: 9/22/2020 - 12/17/2020
For credit course
Course description
Constitutional Law is the study of pivotal Supreme Court cases. In Constitutional Law, students will learn to understand our nation's founding documents, explore precedent-setting Supreme Court cases, and tackle difficult questions about what the Founding Fathers really intended. Students will also build a foundation for evaluating future judicial decisions based on Supreme Court precedent.
Class schedule
Tuesdays: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM synchronous plus 60-minutes asynchronous
Thursdays: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM synchronous plus 60-minutes asynchronous
Creative Writing
Grade: 9-12
Dates: 9/22/2020 - 12/17/2020
For credit course
Course description
The major purpose of this standards-aligned semester elective course is to provide opportunities to develop, extend, and refine the craft of writing while analyzing the historical impact of the legendary RMS Titanic. Students will develop their knowledge of the craft of writing by analyzing the characteristics of the personal stories, exploration, discoveries and impact of the RMS Titanic. They will analyze the ways in which the themes of the Titanic represent a view or comment on life. Students will engage in interactive reading and writing assignments, all through the lens of the RMS Titanic, many of which include informal writing throughout the process. Students will move from pre-reading activities, through reading and post-reading activities, to formal writing or end of course project assignments.
Class schedule
Tuesdays: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM synchronous plus 60-minutes asynchronous
Thursdays: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM synchronous plus 60-minutes asynchronous
CTE Emergency Preparedness/Natural Disasters/C.E.R.T
Grade: 9-12
Dates: 9/21/2020 - 12/4/2020
Course description
This course introduces you to the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) relationship to the Incident Command System (ICS), a proven management system used by emergency managers to help maintain the safety of disaster workers, provide clear leadership and organizational structure, and improve the effectiveness of rescue efforts. This program educates any Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program manager, CERT trainer, or emergency responder who may manage and/or coordinate with a CERT about the CERT’s potential roles in a disaster or emergency situations.
Class schedule
Mondays: 3:00 PM a 4:00 PM
Wednesdays: 3:00 PM a 4:00 PM
CTE HS Ages and Stages: Child
Grade: 9-12
Dates: 9/21/2020 - 12/4/2020
Course description
CTE HS Ages and Stages: Child Development Enrichment 9-12 is an exploratory course in the child development pathway. This course is an overview of early childhood in which students will gain knowledge of the areas of development and engage in reviewing workplace safety policies and procedures incorporated with techniques in communication, critical thinking, and employability skills. Students will culminate the course with receiving a state certification upon completion of the child abuse awareness training.
Class schedule
Mondays: 3:00 PM a 4:00 PM
Wednesdays: 3:00 PM a 4:00 PM
CTE HS Agriculture Careers Exploration
Grade: 9-12
Dates: 9/22/2020 - 12/4/2020
Course description
Did you know that 12.5% of all of the food grown in the United States is grown in California? California leads the nation with 2.8 million direct food and agriculture related jobs. This course will cover agriculture career topics such as floral design, landscaping, plant propagation, and farming, government oversight of food products, plant taxonomy, forestry, agriculture engineering, food science, biotechnology, and greenhouse management. After completion of this class, you will hopefully be inspired to join one of these innovative fields in the agriculture industry and help provide food to the world.
Class schedule
Tuesdays: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
CTE HS Hack Your Way to a Career in Cyber Enrichment Rios
Grade: 9-12
Dates: 9/21/2020 - 12/4/2020
Course description
The Cyber world is all around us. We use it to work, to play, to learn, to buy, and sell. We can travel the world in seconds. Currently, our nation is under constant attack, in war no one can hear or see. Who will stand between us and the Cyber criminals of tomorrow? Joins us and learn what it takes to become a cybersecurity expert.
Class schedule
Mondays: 3:00 PM a 4:00 PM
Wednesdays: 3:00 PM a 4:00 PM
CTE HS Introduction to Health Science and Medical Careers
Grade: 9-12
Dates: 9/22/2020 - 12/4/2020
Course description
This course provides students with an overview of health sciences and various facets of the medical field. Students will examine different healthcare professions and will learn about various careers from multiple guest speakers. Students will creatively explore various topics including sports medicine, nutrition, emergency medicine, mental health and more. This introductory course is perfect for students looking to figure out if they are interested in a career in the healthcare industry.
Class schedule
Tuesdays: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Thursdays: 3:00 PM a 4:00 PM
CTE Space Food System - Food Science NASA
Grade: 9-12
Dates: 9/23/2020 - 12/4/2020
Course description
Food is such an important part of our lives and culture. We live in a world with an incredible variety of food available and unlimited recipes and techniques to prepare our meals. However, it's not an easy task to imagine choosing meals or being limited when embarking on a 6-month mission on the International Space Station (ISS). The Human Health and Performance Directorate's (HH&P) Space Food Systems capability is responsible for evaluating, producing, and packaging food for each mission and developing menus. Like on Earth, nutrition plays a key role in maintaining the health and optimal performance of astronauts before, during, and after spaceflight. The Space Food Systems group develops recipes and sample meals for testing, as well as designing containers and packaging appropriate for long-term storage.
Class schedule
Wednesdays: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Environmental Service Learning for Seniors
Grade: 12
Dates: 9/22/2020 - 12/4/2020
Course description
Students will be part of a group for a Service Learning project focused on the physical environment. The group will determine the scope and outcome of the project on a community need they identify. They may choose to also work with an outside partner or organization or with a department in the City or County. The teacher will ensure major California content standards in are identified and addressed throughout the course. Once the project is completed, students will write a reflection on what they learned, the effectiveness of the project and next steps.
Class schedule
Thursdays: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Environmental Studies B
Grade: 9-12
Dates: 9/22/2020 - 12/17/2020
For credit course
Course description
The major purpose of this course is to develop student understanding of the relationships among biotic and abiotic environmental factors, contemporary societal needs, evolving technology, and economic considerations. Field and laboratory investigations allow students to collect and analyze data, extrapolate and project regional factors, study trends, or problems that focus on environmental issues.
Class schedule
Tuesdays: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM synchronous plus 60-minutes asynchronous
Thursdays: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM synchronous plus 60-minutes asynchronous
Film - The Integrated Art (Film Appreciation)
Grade: 9-12
Dates: 9/22/2020 - 12/17/2020
For credit course
Course description
The major purpose of this elective course is to provide studies that focus on the relationship of film to literature, history, art, philosophy, and music. This course introduces students to the styles, techniques, and genres (documentary, action-adventure, drama, comedy, animation, etc.) employed in film and the choices filmmakers make in telling a story. Students examine cinematic works and compare the different means of expression used in film and written media with special attention to the creative and technical elements germane to visual and aural effects in film. Students will also deepen their understanding of how to evaluate the philosophical, political, religious, ethical, and social influences that shape characters, plots, and settings of significant American and world cinematic works. Students will closely watch and discuss major films in the history of cinema, as well as read screenplays and film criticism to expand their increasing knowledge of film as a transformative art form of the 21s Century. Students will develop the critical skills crucial to film discourse as they analyze, interpret, and evaluate the various ways in which events are presented and information is communicated by filmmakers.
Class schedule
Tuesdays: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM synchronous plus 60-minutes asynchronous
Thursdays: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM synchronous plus 60-minutes asynchronous
H Humanities B
Grade: 9-12
Dates: 9/22/2020 - 12/17/2020
For credit course
Course description
The major purpose of this interdisciplinary English/social science course is to provide a study of basic patterns of civilizations as expressed through literature, history, art, music, law, politics, religion, and philosophy. The content includes a survey of significant developments in the search for order and self-definition within selected cultures from ancient civilizations to the present. Literary and specialized works are examined for the ideas expressed and the artistry in expression. The course requires practice in critical analysis of text, structured writing, oral discussions, and critical and creative responses to literature/text, art, and music.
Class schedule
Tuesdays: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM synchronous plus 60-minutes asynchronous
Thursdays: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM synchronous plus 60-minutes asynchronous
H Introduction to Psychology
Grade: 9-12
Dates: 9/22/2020 - 12/17/2020
For credit course
Course description
This course focuses on the study of human behavior. As an introduction to the field of psychology, this course includes consideration of psychological principles, terminology, major theories, careers, methods of experimentation, and practical applications. Special topics include personality development, problem-solving, group dynamics, and motivation.
Class schedule
Tuesdays: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM synchronous plus 60-minutes asynchronous
Thursdays: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM synchronous plus 60-minutes asynchronous
Introduction to Sociology
Grade: 9-12
Dates: 9/22/2020 - 12/17/2020
For credit course
Course description
Introduction to Sociology presents basic concepts and theories covering many areas of contemporary sociology. Topics explored in this class include sociology as science, culture, socialization, social groups, social organization, deviance, crime, class, race and ethnicity, gender, family, social change (with a focus on international development), and population.
Class schedule
Tuesdays: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM synchronous plus 60-minutes asynchronous
Thursdays: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM synchronous plus 60-minutes asynchronous
JROTC ARM 1B
Grade: 9-12
Dates: 9/22/2020 - 12/17/2020
For credit course
Course description
Students will grow in the ability to develop insights into ethical values and principles that underlie good citizenship including integrity, responsibility, and respect for constituted authority. Will develop leadership potential with attendant abilities to live and work cooperatively with others. Will gain knowledge of educational and vocational opportunities afforded by the military services and the development of basic skills necessary to function effectively as a member of the military team. Students will have an ability to identify and analyze the history, purpose, and structure of the military services emphasis on accomplishment on the military service sponsoring the JROTC program. Students will gain an appreciation for the importance of physical fitness and good health. An ability to think logically and communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Class schedule
Tuesdays: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM synchronous plus 60-minutes asynchronous
Thursdays: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM synchronous plus 60-minutes asynchronous
Leadership leads to Scholarship
Grade: 9-12
Dates: 9/21/2020 - 12/10/2020
Course description
This course introduces students to the concept of leadership. Students will be introduced to contemporary leadership theories and will analyze the traits of an effective leader. They will discuss different leadership styles and will identify their own leadership style. In addition, they will learn about the impact of effective leadership on society. Students will develop and implement a student-led project and will apply the skills learned during this course.
Class schedule
Mondays: 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Wednesdays: 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Lee Strasberg Method Acting
Grade: 9-12
Dates: 9/22/2020 - 12/10/2020
Course description
As one of the longest-running programs of Los Angeles acting classes, several of today’s stars of stage and screen got their start in the Young Actors Program at Strasberg — including Angelina Jolie, Chris Evans, Scarlet Johansson, amongst many others. Los Angeles is not only your home but is also home to the largest group of film and television production studios in the world. Study Method Acting and develop your authentic, talented, and unique self from the comfort of your home.
Class schedule
Tuesdays: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Thursdays: 3:00 PM a 4:30 PM
Marine Science B
Grade: 9-12
Dates: 9/22/2020 - 12/17/2020
For credit course
Course description
Marine Science will introduce students to the physical and biological world of the oceans. It emphasizes the relationship between biotic (living) factors such as predation, parasitism, availability of mates, etc., and abiotic (non-living) factors such as temperature, sunlight exposure, pressure, and salinity. Students will examine the importance of the world's oceans' role on Earth's global climate and the scientific principles that govern organisms and their association with the environment. The course will begin with the chemistry of water, oceanography (earth science concepts, physical nature of the oceans), plate tectonics, geography, ecology, and then embark on an in-depth study of the diverse marine communities that can be found throughout the world oceans (coral reefs, tide pools, deep ocean, open sea, estuaries and continental shelves). The class will conclude with a study of the human impact on the sea: an analysis of global fishing practices, underwater mining, water pollution, bycatch, ocean acidification and global warming.
Class schedule
Tuesdays: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM synchronous plus 60-minutes asynchronous
Thursdays: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM synchronous plus 60-minutes asynchronous
Museum Studies B
Grade: 9-12
Dates: 9/22/2020 - 12/17/2020
For credit course
Course description
The purpose of this course is to provide a balanced visual arts program, which guides students to achieve the standards in the visual arts. In Museum Studies, students learn about the role of the museum in society as repositories of human visual history. Students study the history of art and the cultures that generated the images and objects collected, maintained, organized and displayed in museums. This course provides interdisciplinary experiences and arts activities that lead to refining a personal aesthetic, and a heightened understanding of career opportunities in the arts and arts-related fields.
Class schedule
Tuesdays: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM synchronous plus 60-minutes asynchronous
Thursdays: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM synchronous plus 60-minutes asynchronous
Qumanity: Interdisciplinary Art Lab for Youth
Grade: 9-12
Dates: 9/23/2020 - 12/11/2020
Course description
A truth-telling, heart-mending, art-making hub for youth! In collaboration with LGBTQ leader and artist, K. Bradford, Qumanity is a brave space and creative laboratory for youth to explore their voices, stories, identities, community connections, and inner qumanity. This interactive interdisciplinary arts workshop focuses on zine making, storytelling, performance, and imaginative world-building. From pronoun stories to performance sketches to a collective courage manifesto, a line-up of raise-you-up activities will embolden youth to create survival strategies and tools for joy and freedom, combating isolation, depression and marginalization. Qumanity offers a place of belonging. To be seen. To be heard. To be celebrated.
Class schedule
Wednesdays: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Fridays: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Social Justice Service Learning for Seniors
Grade: 12
Dates: 9/22/2020 - 12/4/2020
Course description
Students will be part of a group for a Service Learning project focused on a social issue in their community (e.g.: need for more people to register to vote, the homeless crisis, ethnic conflicts, or lack of funding for schools. The group will determine the scope and outcome of the project on a community need they identify. They may choose to also work with an outside partner or organization or with a department in the City or County. The teacher will ensure major California content standards in are identified and addressed throughout the course. Once the project is completed, students will write a reflection on what they learned, the effectiveness of the project and next steps.
Class schedule
Tuesdays: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Survival Skills For Business
Grade: 9-12
Dates: 9/21/2020 - 12/4/2020
Course description
Learn the basics of personal financial literacy. Topics to include the essentials of budgeting, income and taxes, cost of living, credit and debit, savings and investing. Empowering students to get a handle on today's competitive job market by helping them identify the skills required in the workplace. Topics to include preparing an online job search, developing a job planner, resume, cover letter, application, and interview. Course will conclude with topics of professionalism, problem solving, teamwork, and team building. All coursework will integrate the introduction/usage of Microsoft tools - Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Class schedule
Mondays: 3:00 PM a 4:00 PM
Wednesdays: 3:00 PM a 4:00 PM
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