Electives

Art  
Art classes are structured to introduce the fundamentals of art, elements and principals of design, understanding art appreciation while having hands-on experience. Students will explore many mediums to create their own works of art. Beginning students will learn basic skills, while intermediate and advanced students will work on developing their own style. Advanced students interested in applying to art schools can obtain an AP Portfolio Packet offering guidelines for portfolio judging criteria.
Ms. Nommensen
gnommensen@el-tejon.org

Fine Arts
The Fine Arts class will be offering projects in ceramics, digital photography and 3D sculpture. Students will be able to learn basics of ceramic including hand-building techniques and wheel throwing. Digital photography will cover the basics of camera operation, composition, and digital manipulations of photographs. The 3D sculpture class will give students an opportunity to build sculptures from found materials such as; cardboard, wood and metal.
Ms. Nommensen
gnommensen@el-tejon.org     
      

Practical Law
A one semester course which will educate students about law, democracy, and human rights. The approach is to make law practical, relevant, and experiential, blending legal content with innovative hands-on teaching strategies that actively engage students in the learning process.
Mr. Garcia 
timgarcia@el-tejon.org

Peer Helping
A class designed to train students to identify and effectively assist students having troubles with personal relationships at school. We will be training in an ongoing fashion throughout the school year. Our training topics will include, but not be limited to:

Conflict mediation
Team building
Effective communication
Leadership skills  
Trust building 
Prejudice and stereotype awareness

Our materials will include training manuals in Student Leadership and conflict Mediation acquired from the Kern County Superintendent of Schools Office after teacher training workshops. We will also use the textbook "Friends Helping Friends: A Handbook for Helpers"by Carol Painter. Training schedules are not written in stone and appropriate time will be allotted to ensure that a proper level of confidence in achieved by the students. This class is for the students and by students and our training times will be tailored to them.
Mrs. Brown
sbrown@el-tejon.org

Electronic Journalism
Students in Electronic Journalism maintain the school's website and produce a monthly electronic paper that chronicles the events of the school and community.  Students learn to write in a journalistic fashion, learn responsibility, and how to handle the pressure of deadlines.
Mrs. Heasley

AP Psychology
A full year course designed to study the behavior of humans and our mental process using the scientific method.

- Students will learn the various perspective/approaches and the key researchers and Psychologists associated with each      perspective/approaches 
- Students will think critically about Psychology claims and studies 
- Students will discover how Psychology is used in society
Mrs. Brown
sbrown@el-tejon.org

Sociology
This course is the study of society and its influence on the behavior, thought processes and cultures of people all around the world.
Mrs. Brown
sbrown@el-tejon.org

Spanish
Spanish is a one year course that allows students to take levels I-IV. Students in Spanish I are introduced to the language and acquire a basic vocabulary. Each increment level takes students further into the language and culture.
Mrs. Hughes
Mr. Shillig

ASB
ASB is a student government program that oversees school activities. ASB is responsible for hosting most school activities such as; rallies, select dances, homecoming etc. Falcon pride is very important to ASB members so they try to incorporate that into each and everyday. It is ASB's responsibility to keep our campus running smoothly.
Mr. Garcia 
timgarcia@el-tejon.org