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DMS ELECTIVE DESCRIPTIONS (PLEASE FILL OUT REQUEST FORM BELOW)

Music FUNdamentals   This music class is for the student who wishes to learn more about music in a classroom setting rather than or in addition to a performance ensemble. Students will improve music reading and writing skills by studying the essentials of music theory including notes, rhythms, and terminology.
Music in Pop Culture This music class is for the student who wishes to learn more about music in a classroom setting rather than, or in addition to, a performance ensemble. This music appreciation course is designed to develop an understanding of both musical and cultural roots of American popular music.
Art Appreciation Students use a variety of mediums and techniques in drawing and painting, focusing on historical and cultural aspects.  Students will create art as an expression of emotions and exploration of the basic principles of visual composition.
Arts and Crafts This class is a hands-on approach to experimenting with the various media of art through a cultural approach. Students will explore the elements or art and design and begin to understand how planning and organizing play a vital role in the art-making process.
Intro to Technology This curriculum is an applied discipline designed to promote technological literacy as well as reinforcing students’ math, reading, writing and science skills. Group activities emphasize career exploration and critical thinking/problem solving skills.
Applied Technology  Applied Technology consists of Keyboarding, Drafting-Mechanical Drawing, Structural Engineering and Problem-Solving Activities.
Spanish Lifestyles  You will be acquiring Spanish through stories using every mode of communication. You will be very active in class— acting, drawing, writing, asking questions, using technology, etc. to be exposed to and create in Spanish including creating a dialogue to order from a restaurant and bring a variety of dishes from Spanish speaking countries.
Spanish Enrichment You will be acquiring Spanish through stories with a deeper understanding of the culture. You’ll be acting, drawing, writing, asking questions, using technology, etc. to be exposed to and create in the target language.  Additionally, you will recreate a market where you learn to bargain in Spanish.  Students will also understand the value of the Mexican peso and compare it to the American Dollar.
Health &Wellness This class is for students who wish to learn how their physical, mental, emotional, and social health work together to give them a balanced sense of wellness. They will study topics such as: decision making, goal setting, physical fitness, nutrition, self-esteem, stress, healthy body weight, conflict, healthy relationships, and several more. Students will also demonstrate healthy practices during occasional active days.
Health Choices This class is for students who wish to take a more in depth look at the body and how it reacts to diseases, substance abuse, and natural change. We will study topics like: tobacco, alcohol, infectious and noninfectious diseases and disorders, personal safety, and as well as revisit previously learned topics. Students will also demonstrate healthy practices during occasional active days.
Evolution of Games This course gives you the chance to explore ancient cultures, their games, and find out how they designed games using available technology and resources. You will prototype and play board and digital games as well as get hands-on experience creating your own original game.
Academic Achievement This course is designed as an academic support class.  There will be time allotted daily for activities related to individual self-management skill development as well as time for academic support and work completion.  Daily activities will be tailored to fit the individual needs of each student.
Green School 101 This class is designed for students interested in ‘greening’ their school by applying the principles of reducing, reusing, recycling, and redesigning.​  It also includes gardening and landscape work, and learning about sustainability issues.
Green School 102 This class is designed for students who have developed their knowledge base via Green School 101 and are interested in continuing their project work and learning

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