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Electives

Grandview College Prep Electives

ASB (Associated Student Body) is responsible for providing student activities, being the voice of GCPA students, and for bringing the community to our school. As part of ASB, students will be in charge of making the school announcements, greeting students at the gate, planning dances, helping in other community-based activities, making posters for events, plus much more. Students in ASB meet to come up with ideas that will make middle school memorable for all students. Prerequisite: No experience required.

 

STEAM I & STEAM II

STEAM I & II (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) is a course that allows students to take on the role of a scientist and engineer by engaging in hands-on and collaborative learning. Students will investigate, analyze, design, and create solutions to areas such as structures, electricity, computer programming, forensics, aeronautics, simple machines, and robotics. STEAM II is for students who are interested in continuing to advance their role of a scientist and engineer by going in-depth in the topics and techniques mentioned before. Prerequisite for STEAM I: No experience required. Prerequisite for STEAM II: Students must passed STEAM I with C or better.

 

Leadership

Leadership is a course that emphasizes the themes such as problem-solving; goal setting; public speaking; plan, organize and execute activities for this year and next year. Also, our leadership students are responsible for various fundraisers, assemblies, and school/district-wide projects dependent upon the semester. Must be able to work in a group, self-motivated and take the initiative. Prerequisite: No experience required.

 

Beginning Computers

Beginning Computers is an introduction class to Computer Science. Students will learn how to use apps to create art, animation, build web pages, and be introduced to Computer Programming. The class also explores how to the computer safely and effectively. Prerequisite: No experience required.

 

Advanced Computers

Advance Computers builds on what they have learned in beginning computers. Students will learn how to make movies, animated movies, and video editing. The students will work with Adobe Creative Cloud apps and Advanced Computer programming.Prerequisite: Students must passed beginning computers with C or better.

 

Beginning/ Intermediate Band

Beginning/ Intermediate Band is for students with little or no musical experience. Students will learn proper instrument assembly and maintenance, music fundamentals, and instrument-specific performance technique. Participation in 2-3 evening concerts is required, and 1-2 field trips to Knott’s Berry Farm and L.A County Fair are optional. Grandview will provide some instruments. Students can rent or own an instrument if Grandview does not have the instrument you want to play. Prerequisite: No experience required.

 

Advanced Band

Advance Band is designed for students with two- years’ experience who are interested in continuing to advance their music fundamentals and instrument-specific performance technique. Participation in 2-3 evening concerts is required and 1-2 field trips to Knott’s Berry Farm and L.A County Fair optional. Grandview will provide some instruments. Students can rent or own an instrument if Grandview does not have the instrument you want to play. Prerequisite: Students must passed Beginning/ Intermediate Band with C or better.