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Electives

**The Elective Preference Forms and Applications will be available from March 22 - March 26, 2021.**
 
Click on this link to learn more about the elective classes that will be offered at EMS for the 2021-22 School Year: EMS Electives
 
 
Sorry Tigers, the Elective Preference Forms are no longer available. Please contact your Counselor if you have any questions regarding electives.
 
Mrs. Bodnar, Last Names A-Loo
 
Mrs. Jimenez, Last Names Lop-Z
 
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The information below and links to the applications are found on the Elective Preference Forms.
 
ASB
Application Required - Open to Incoming 7th & 8th Graders Only
ASB stands for Associated Student Body and is an elective class that is part elected and part appointed. This class develops leadership skills and runs the school business as it relates to clubs on campus. We also promote school culture with events, lunch sports, games etc...

AVID
Application Required - Open to All Grade Levels
AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a college readiness program offered at EMS in 6th-8th grades to support students in succeeding in rigorous courses that will ensure college success.

BAND
Enrollment Form Required - Open to All Grade Levels
Band is offered to all middle school students, grades 6-8th! You do not need any experience to join the band. Mrs. Dinger will teach you how to read music and will teach you everything about playing your instrument! We do many concerts and activities throughout the year, which includes festivals and a Disneyland trip. 
You may rent your instrument or you may borrow one from the school! In band, you may choose to play the flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, baritone, tuba, drums (percussion instruments), bells, or string bass!

ORCHESTRA
Enrollment Form Required - Open to All Grade Levels
Orchestra (strings class) is offered to all middle school students, grades 6-8th! You do not need any experience to join the band. Mrs. Dinger will teach you how to read music and will teach you everything about playing your instrument! We do many concerts and activities throughout the year, which includes festivals and a Disneyland trip. You may rent your instrument or you may borrow one from the school! Instruments for Orchestra include: Violin, Viola, Cello, and String Bass.

PLUS
Application Required - Open to All Grade Levels
PLUS stands for Peer Leaders Uniting Students! Help breakdown the walls of stereo types, change the culture of our school and make life-long friends! This is a great opportunity to serve others and gain incredible leadership skills! You can also be involved in PLUS in high school! In fact, many colleges give scholarships to PLUS leaders! If you liked our video, and think you will be a great fit, please sign up for PLUS today!! We want you!! (6-8 graders all welcome!)
 
ELECTIVE WHEEL
No Application Required - Open to All Grade Levels
You will be assigned to 2 of the following classes and each class will last 1 semester: Art, Computer Literacy, Intro to Spanish or Industrial Technology.  For this option, you cannot select specific classes and will be placed in the electives available for your grade level.

ADVANCED ART
Must Meet Requirements - Open to Incoming 7th & 8th Graders Only
Advanced art is a course designed for highly motivated students who show strong interest in visual art. Students will design original work using a variety of art materials and tools as they employ drawing, painting, sculpting, and mixed media processes.  This course will be taught at an accelerated instructional pace with higher rigor project standards.
Requirements: Must have taken Art before and earned a "B" or better.

ROBOTICS
Must Meet Requirements - Open to Incoming 7th & 8th Graders Only
In Automation and Robotics class students will trace the history and development of automation and Robotics as they learn about mechanical and computer control systems. Students will use the VEX Robotics platform to design, build, and program functional robots that can tackle real-world challenges. Students will also gain deeper insight on the value of teamwork and how to solve problems in a systematic manner.
Requirements: Must have taken Industrial Technology before, earned a "B" or better, and have good work ethic.

ADVANCED COMPUTER
Must Meet Requirements - Open to Incoming 7th & 8th Graders Only
Students continue learning intermediate and advanced techniques in graphic arts, 3D drawing, 3D printing, more hands-on projects which include modeling with wood, sewing, and creating egg crash devices. 
Requirements: Must have taken Computer Literacy and earned a "C+" or better.
 
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