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Electives

Electives

Yearbook

This course is designed to teach students how to create and produce a school yearbook. Students will focus on the elements of the purpose of a yearbook, developing a theme, creating layouts and designs, photography, writing , and editing. Students will also participate in the marketing and sales of the yearbook.

Health

Traditional health education has relied heavily on providing students with relevant health knowledge. Health education provides relevant health knowledge but also build the skills students need to recognize and resist negative influences.

Art

Study and practice in the arts refine students’ abilities to perceive aesthetically, make connections between works of art and the everyday lives of people, and discuss visual, kinesthetic, and auditory relationships. Students are taught to locate works of art in time and place, make reasoned judgments about them, and investigate how works of art create meaning.

AVID

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is a global nonprofit organization that operates with one guiding principle: Hold students accountable to the highest standards, provide academic and social support, and they will rise to the challenge. AVID’s kindergarten through higher education system brings research-based curriculum and strategies to students each day that develop critical thinking, literacy, and math skills across all content areas.

Industrial Technology

Industrial technology is the use of engineering and manufacturing technology to make production faster, simpler and more efficient. The industrial technology field employs creative and technically proficient individuals who can help a company achieve efficient and profitable productivity. A major subject of study is technological development in industry. This has been defined as:

  • the introduction of new tools and techniques for performing given tasks in production, distribution, data processing (etc.);
  • the mechanization of the production process, or the achievement of a state of greater autonomy of technical production systems from human control, responsibility, or intervention;
  • changes in the nature and level of integration of technical production systems, or enhanced interdependence;
  • the development, utilization, and application of new scientific ideas, concepts, and information in production and other processes; and
  • enhancement of technical performance capabilities, or increase in the efficiency of tools, equipment, and techniques in performing given tasks.

22 10 day Action Labs

  • Alternative Energy
  • Audio Communications
  • Computer Aided Drafting
  • Computer Graphics & Animation
  • Digital Manufacturing 
  • Digital Music
  • Electricity
  • Energy & Power
  • Environment & Technology
  • Flight Technology
  • Forensic Science
  • Health & Fitness
  • Information Technology
  • Laser Technology
  • Materials Processing
  •  Mechanisms
  • Pneumatics
  • Research & Development
  • Robotics
  • Structural Engineering
  • Video Production
  • Virtual Architecture

Computer Literacy

Computer literacy, the ability to use computers to perform a variety of tasks, is becoming fundamental to the learning process. The "information age" perhaps best describes the twentieth century; the next century has been described as the "information processing" age.  Wide varieties of computer skills are useful and, in some cases required, as an essential part of college learning and employment for most individuals.

ASB

ASB is a group of dedicated students (made up of all grades, sports and clubs) who strive to do anything for the better of the school. This student organization is established to govern finances, organize activities, and represent the students of Mesa Linda Middle School. The funds raised by student organizations are called ASB funds. Each class, sport and club have their own ASB account. ASB funds represent an opportunity for students to not only raise money, but also learn the principles of operating a small business and learn leadership skills. ASB is constantly making contributions to the community, school, and their fellow students within the limits of the law created by the district.