CHORUSIn this year-long course, students learn proper singing technique, music reading skills and a wide variety of music literature from classical to contemporary/popular pieces. Other activities may include choreography, improvisation and drama/theatrical activities, and popular music/songwriting presentations. This class will have at least one performance event.
 
ADVANCED CHORUS - In addition to learning the same basic curriculum as the other chorus classes, this group generally participates in one or more music festivals. Some performances or festival competitions require attendance during non-school hours, including weekends. If accepted to participate, they perform at Disneyland or Knott’s Berry Farm in the spring.
 
AVID 7th Grade - AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination.  The AVID elective class targets students who have earned a 2.0-4.0 GPA and who have a willingness to work hard and a desire to go to college.  AVID places special emphasis on reading, writing, critical thinking, teamwork, public speaking, test taking, note taking, and organization skills through tutorial sessions with college students and AVID curriculum. Seventh grade AVID students who meet the eligibility requirements will be invited to go on at least one college field trip as well as a team building and leadership field trip! The AVID elective requires an application, teacher recommendations, and an interview with one of the AVID elective teachers. Applications will be available in the front office on March 1st and are due by March 17th. For more information about the AVID elective class, please visit https://tinyurl.com/yaln95l8
 
AVID 8th Grade – AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination.  The AVID elective class targets students who have earned between a 2.0-4.0 GPA and who have the willingness to work hard and a desire to go to college.  AVID places special emphasis on reading, writing, critical thinking, teamwork, public speaking, test taking, note taking, and organization skills through tutorial sessions with college students and AVID curriculum. AVID 8th graders will learn about high school and college requirements including A-G requirements and the SAT and ACT tests.  They will also create their four-year plan for high school and be invited to take the official Practice SAT (PSAT). Eighth grade AVID students who meet the eligibility requirements will be invited to go on at least one college field trip as well as a “Shadow Day” at a local high school!  The AVID elective requires an application, teacher recommendations, and an interview with one of the AVID elective teachers. Applications will be available in the front office on March 1st and are due by March 17th. For more information about the AVID elective class, please visit https://tinyurl.com/yaln95l8

 
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