High School Electives
Art 1 P
This course is designed to provide a foundation of visual arts concepts and to allow exploration of these concepts through the use of a text, online educational platform as well as time practicing art. All five components of the California Standards will be covered within this course; Artistic Perception; Creative Expression; Historical and Cultural Context; Aesthetic Valuing and Connections, Relationships and Applications. In addition to expanded opportunities to express ideas through visual arts, students will explore art theory, apply the conventions of art criticism and develop basic skills through experimentation with media and techniques used to create two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of art including: drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, and mixed media.
Advanced Art P
The class is designed to continue to advance students to refine techniques used in the making of art.To elevate students familiarity with the fundamental principles of design.To help students learn to critically analyze art both verbally and in writing. To continue to develop students' ability to recognize the different stylistic characteristics of art of different cultural periods and individual artists.
Art and History of Floral Design P
This class involves the fundamentals of floral design theory, techniques, and skills currently practiced in the floral design industry, including wedding, sympathy, party, holiday, and themed floral designs. Subjects will include applied art principles, cut flower care & handling practices, proper and safe use of florist tools and materials, pricing of floral products, and use of current floral business technology. Skills to be developed include customer relations, consultations, pricing, and use of technology in the industry. Course instruction also includes construction of corsages, floral arrangements, foliage plant items, introductory ornamental horticulture, identification of plants and flowers, professional industry organizations, and career opportunities. Construction and servicing of special events, party, and holiday floral displays are included. In addition, the inter-curricular FFA program supports and enhances the materials covered in the classroom. This includes involvement in FFA activities, planning of an agriculture-based project, and keeping accurate records.
Advanced Floral Design P
Advanced Floral Design is designed to build off students' knowledge gained in Art & History of Floral Design with theories and principles of artistic design. Students will engage and apply practical skills and knowledge in elements and principles of design (line, shape/form, color, balance, and emphasis), history of floral art, arrangement styles and techniques, as well as seasonal, holiday and special event designs. Students will achieve this through creating, designing, identifying explaining and evaluating all topics of study. Students will research and study floral trends to understand and develop an appreciation for floral design with historical, cultural, formal and casual, ceremonial and traditional, including an understanding that floral designs are affected by society, culture, history, politics and economic influence. Advanced floral will reinforce use of taxonomy in identifying potted plants and cut flowers.
Our first year Automotive Technologies students will first learn basic welding skills followed by proper procedures related to tire, oil changes, fluid levels, etc. Advanced students will be allowed to bring in outside projects such car servicing and repairs, mild modifications, etc. In addition, the class is building a vehicle for auction. All students are able to take Auto Technologies all four years.
First year Industrial Technologies students will be exposed to all facets of welding procedures at an intensive level. This will include, but not limited to, oxy-acetylene MIG, ARC welding. Advanced students will continue welding in TIG welding applications in stainless steel and aluminum. Additionally, students will learn to operate machine shop equipment such as lathes and mills. Students are allowed to bring in outside projects as approved by the instructor.
Concert Choir P
Concert Choir is designed for intermediate level singers who are continuing to develop their choral musical skills. Musical literature selections cover a wide span, from the Renaissance, Baroque and Classical periods, to Gospel, Contemporary Worship and Musical Theatre. Performances include numerous Immanuel events, Seasonal Concerts, Musical Theatre productions and a Spring Ministry Tour. Topics covered include 4-6 part singing, sight reading, music theory, musical phrasing/articulation, scales, triads, composers, music history, solo singing, musical production, and performance.
Women's Choir is designed for entry level singers who are new to the choral music experience. Musical literature selections cover a wide span, from the Renaissance, Baroque and Classical periods, to Gospel, Contemporary Worship and Musical Theatre. Performances include several Immanuel events, Seasonal Concerts, Musical Theatre productions and a Spring Ministry Tour to Southern California.
Men's Choir is designed for entry level singers who are new to the choral music experience. Musical literature selections cover a wide span, from the Renaissance, Baroque and Classical periods, to Gospel, Contemporary Worship and Musical Theatre. Performances include several Immanuel events, Seasonal Concerts, Musical Theatre productions and a Spring Ministry Tour to Southern California.
Madrigals (Chamber) P
Chamber Singers is the most select vocal group at Immanuel. This 18-24 member ensemble is for students with exceptional musical talent. Chamber has earned consecutive 1st place awards in music competitions in California, New York, Vancouver B.C. and London, and has toured England, France, Ireland and Scotland. Chamber Singers performs Collegiate-level music literature at 50+ events annually.
Drama is designed for students who are interested in developing theatrical skills, on and off the stage. Students will participate in two main stage plays annually, as well as "crew" the two musical theatre productions. Topics covered include voice projection/articulation, stage movement, confidence in presentation, monologue studies, scene workshops, character development, costumes/stage makeup, set design/construction, crew duties, and stage lighting.
This course is designed for entry level students who are new to the Video & Film Making experience. Instruction is focused on capturing everyday activities with the intent of producing highlight videos, as well as Studio Film instruction during the bi-weekly chapels. Experiences will range from using student iPads to studio cameras and video editing software in the computer lab.
The primary objective for Worship fundamentals is to provide the students with the opportunity to learn the "How" and "Why" of worship, in the context of serving the Student Body and the greater community. The students will learn many new skills and will study Old and New Testament worship, the Heart of Worship, Worship vs. Performance and Scriptural Influences in Worship.
Culinary Arts 1
Culinary Arts 1 is a beginning cooking/baking class, designed for students to learn and practice various techniques and procedures in the kitchen. Safety, sanitation, food related illnesses, nutrition, culinary terms and methods will be explored. Gingerbread house construction, cake decorating, and projects such as a personal recipe binder and “Teacher of the Day” will be part of this class.
Culinary Arts 2
Culinary Arts 2 is an advanced cooking/baking class, designed for students to learn and practice various techniques and procedures in the kitchen. Labs and projects will further develop skills, serve our community, and learn about culinary job opportunities.
Drafting and Architecture is a course that is a blend of both mechanical drawing and architectural design and drawing. The student will begin with learning how to handle three view drawings, sections, elevations, perspectives and technical illustration. Once basic skills are learned this course becomes creating, thinking, innovating, design lab where students are learning how to step out of the box in designing either graphically or architecturally. An emphasis will be placed on rendering and illustrating using colored pencils, graphite, markers and 3D modeling. Each student will take on an individual design project that will be presented at Open House.
Advanced Drafting allows students to build on skills learned in Drafting and explore and focus on specific areas of interest. These may include, but are not limited to, Technical Illustration, Architecture, and/or Engineering, to name a few. The course will then be shaped to develop the students’ expertise and skills in their specified fields of study.
Interior Design is a course where students will learn traditional technical drawing techniques using the tools of the trade with a focus on interior spaces. Floor plans, elevations, furniture plans, and presentation techniques will be addressed as students create their own interior layouts. Students will build upon their technical drawing techniques by rendering surfaces to illustrate textures and materials as well as 3D modeling. Using colored pencils and markers, students will learn how to render soft surfaces (upholstery and drapes), hard surfaces (stone, wood, marble, glass) and to give their work depth with shade and shadow. Students will create a project to include a floor plan, elevations, colored renderings, as well as surface and furniture samples to be presented at Open House.