Enrichment is a fun elective class! It is a one period class four times per week. We offer you a variety of choices to try to represent a wide-range of student interests. Students will have an enrichment class, unless they have a math support class that is offered at the same time. Students may not always be granted first or second choice because of space or demand, but COA administration will do their best to place students in a session within their top choices. Class offerings may change at the discretion of school staff and administration.
Art: This is a full-year, hands-on class guided by the California Visual Arts Standards. Students will practice two- and three-dimensional art forms and digital art, including drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and stop action animation. All art levels will benefit.
Project Lead the Way (Robotics and Computer Science): This project based class introduces students to concepts in the area of engineering. Students will envision, design, and test their own work and ideas through software and hands-on building. Students will study mechanical and computer control systems such as robotics, animation and 3D printing. Students will also be introduced to programming and the software design process. Students will design an app and a game that can be practiced and tested. The class will use tools to create audio files and graphics that can be included in your apps and you will learn how computers handle digital data like images, sound, text, and numbers. Students should have a strong interest in math and science and be eager to work on hands-on opportunities.
Russian Language and Culture: This class is for 7th grade students continuing to pursue their growth in the Russian language. Students in this class already have a foundation in Russian or a Slavic language and will be challenged to pursue further understanding of the language and cultural. This class focuses on reading, writing, and spoken language and uses curriculum that includes classic literature and poetry. We offer a special class/curriculum for children who either do not know Russian yet or are at the beginning level of learning the language. For these students, the teacher will be using a special program which will allow students to learn Russian quicker, both in written and in oral form.
Leadership: This course will include planning/setting up for spirit days, school-wide assemblies, fundraising, community services, and character building/leadership traits. This is a class you are required to take if you hold a student government office. Students are expected to display good behavior and be model representatives of our school. The purpose of this class is to provide opportunities to students that want to work on making our campus community excellent and fun, while also developing personal and professional leadership skills. This is a student driven class and there may be time outside of class needed for certain activities.
Journalism/Media: In this course, students will participate in both creating the school yearbook and delivering weekly news via our student-led video newscast, Husky News. Some students will get a chance to be a photographer for these projects. Students will work on writing captions for pictures and designing layouts for their yearbook pages. As part of creating the video news, students will participate in announcements, interviewing students and staff, conduct research to add to newscast topics and have opportunities to participate in filming and editing these videos. Students are expected to have good behavior and be model representatives of our school.
Teachers and Administration may pull students out of enrichment classes if they are not meeting behavior or academic standards. Students may not always be granted first or second choice because of space or demand, but COA administration will do their best to place students in a session within their top choices. Class offerings may change at the discretion of school staff and administration.