General Electives

AUTO TECHNOLOGY I
ROF034-ROP034

Post

(Beginning Auto Technology)
10 Credits
Grade Level: 10-12
Grade Level Restrictions: None

Prerequisites: None
(Satisfies the Electives Graduation Requirement)
This is the study of an automobile. This will be a hands-on experience class involving activities that relate directly to maintenance, repair and service. The program of instruction may include: safety in the shop, care and use of tools, interpretation of parts books, parts handling, engine construction, ignition systems, fuel systems, charging systems, starting systems, electronic systems, chassis wiring and diagrams, brakes, lubrications and minor tune-up.

AUTO TECHNOLOGY II
ROF039-ROP039

Post

(Advanced Auto Technology) Elective
10 Credits
Grade Level: 11-12
Grade Level Restrictions: 11th and 12th Grade Only

Prerequisites: Auto Tech I / Teacher Recommendation
(Satisfies the Electives Graduation Requirement)
Students will learn skills to obtain an entry level job in the automobile service industry. This course includes instruction and repair of an engine, electrical systems, fuel injection, and computer systems.

MJROTC LEADERSHIP LEVEL 3
YMS400-YMS402

Post

Elective
10 Credits
Grade Level: 11
Grade Level Restrictions: 11TH Grade Only

Prerequisites: Enrollment in MCJROTC Program / Instructor Approval
(Satisfies the Electives Graduation Requirement)
Third year cadets will begin to use their leadership training as they assume positions of increased authority and responsibility within the program. Classes on personal finances are presented, as well as many classes involving career preparation and opportunities in public service. Cadets are scheduled for 123 hours of scheduled academic instruction, which includes practical application and 56 hours remaining for extended hours of physical fitness.

MJROTC LEADERSHIP LEVEL 4
YMS500-YMS502

Post

Elective
10 Credits
Grade Level: 12
Grade Level Restrictions: 12TH Grade Only

Prerequisites: Enrollment in MCJROTC Program / Instructor Approval
(Satisfies the Electives Graduation Requirement)
Fourth year students will bring together all their previous education and training and apply them to the class. Senior students will conduct formations, inspections, and physical fitness as well as supervise certain training events with younger level cadets. Number of academic hours in general military subjects is greater than all the others combined. However, the senior cadets continue to be challenged with many leadership responsibilities and academic requirements for research papers and independent studies to include special projects.

CULINARY I
ROF113-ROP113

Post

(1st Level Culinary Technology) Elective
10 Credits
Grade Level: 10th Grade
Grade Level Restrictions: 10th Grade Only

Prerequisites: Must be enrolled in the ROP Culinary Academy Program
(Satisfies the Electives Graduation Requirement)
This course is the first level of the Culinary Academy Program specifically for 10th grade students. Food handling safety issues are taught, as well as basic culinary foundations and recipes. Baking is the primary focus for this course as the beginning level culinary technology.

CULINARY II
ROF114-ROP114

Post

(2nd Level Culinary Technology) Elective
10 Credits
Grade Level: 11th Grade
Grade Level Restrictions: 11th Grade Only

Prerequisites: Must be enrolled in the ROP Culinary Academy Program / Completed Culinary 1
(Satisfies the Electives Graduation Requirement)
This course is the second level of the Culinary Academy Program. Instruction will introduce students to the food and beverage industry focusing on the entry level skills in food preparation including stocks and sauces, soups, beef, poultry, seafood, vegetables, starches and potatoes, salads and dressings, and plate presentation. Upon completion students will be prepared for an entry-level job in the food and beverage industry.

FOOD AND NUTRITION / CULINARY III
JFS001/JFS002

Post

(3rd Level Culinary Technology) Elective
10 Credits
Grade Level: 12th Grade
Grade Level Restrictions: 12th Grade Only

Prerequisites: Enrolled in the ROP Culinary Academy / Completed Culinary II
(Satisfies the Electives Graduation Requirement)
This advanced course will further introduce students to the food and beverage industry focusing on the entry level skills in food preparation including stocks and sauces, soups, beef, poultry, seafood, vegetables, starches and potatoes, salads and dressings, and plate presentation. Upon completion students will be prepared for an entry-level job in the food and beverage industry.

NEWSPAPER/PUBLISHER
YBS200/YBS201

Post

(a-g) / Elective
10 Credits
Grade Level: 9-12
Grade Level Restrictions: 9TH – 12TH Grade

Prerequisites: 9th grade students must have completed 1 year of a Publisher course in 8th grade
(Satisfies the Electives Graduation Requirement)
Newspaper/Publisher is an introductory class that gives students an opportunity to learn how to develop a school newspaper. Skills will be taught on how to effectively use Publisher in designing the school newspaper. Students will learn how to take photos and write articles on current events here at school and within the immediate community. The work must show integrity and attention to detail as students learn how to preserve memorable moments of campus life.

PSYCHOLOGY
SPS210-SPS211

Post

(a-g) / Elective
10 Credits
Grade Level: 11-12
Grade Level Restrictions: 11TH – 12TH Grade Only

Prerequisites: None
(Satisfies the Electives Graduation Requirement)
This course covers the essentials of psychology from the physiological facts and how classical theories to current trends will be studied. The course content will give the students the opportunity to examine and reflect upon their beliefs, attitudes, and feelings about themselves. Also included are topics such as: personality, intellectual abilities and adjustment, learning skills, perception, emotions, motivations, personality, personality disorders, thinking and biological influences on behavior.

AP PSYCHOLOGY
SPS250

Post

(a-g) / Elective
5 Credits
Grade Level: 12
Grade Level Restrictions: 12TH Grade Only

Prerequisites: None
(Satisfies the Electives Graduation Requirement)
Advanced Placement Psychology is designed to introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and animals. Students are exposed to psychological facts, principles, theories and phenomena associated with each of the major sub-fields within psychology. Students will also learn about the ethics and methods psychologists use in their science and practice. This course is aligned to the Common Core State Standards for Literacy in History/Social Science and provide students with a learning experience equivalent to that obtained in most college introductory psychology courses. Advanced Placement Psychology is aligned to The College Board Course Descriptor for AP Psychology

FORENSICS SPEECH & DEBATE (NON-COMPETITIVE)
ESF230-ESS230

Post

Elective
10 Credits
Grade Level: 9-12
Grade Level Restrictions: None

Prerequisites: None
(Satisfies the Electives Graduation Requirement)
This course is designed to help students at all experience levels of speaking to become more confident speakers in various types of speaking situations. The students will learn how to avoid “stage fright,” the importance of communication in today’s world, good listening skills, non-verbal communication skills and verbal communication skills. As confident speakers the students will also learn how to evaluate other speakers by applying the strategies they learned that allowed them to become confident speakers.

PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING
YTS210-YTS211

Post

(a-g) / Elective
10 Credits
Grade Level: 10
Grade Level Restrictions: 10TH Grade Only

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: Must be enrolled in the M.A.D. Learning Academy Program
(Satisfies the Electives Graduation Requirement)
This is the 2nd year course in the JFK Manufacturing and Design Learning Academy Program. This course teaches enhanced Computer Aided Design using Solid-Works, Computer Aided Manufacturing and CNC machining. Other topics include: mold making, composites, conventional machining and metal cutting technology. Students use design process and other engineering methods for product development.

INTRO TO ENGINEERING AND ENERGY
YES131/YES132

Post

(a-g) / Elective
10 Credits
Grade Level: 11
Grade Level Restrictions: 11TH Grade Only

Prerequisites: Must be enrolled in the M.A.D. Learning Academy Program
(Satisfies the Electives Graduation Requirement)
This is the 3rd year course in the JFK Manufacturing and Design Learning Academy Program. Introduction to Robotics, Engineering, and Energy” is a year-long rigorous and engaging Career Technical Education (CTE) engineering course with an overarching focus on robotics, transportation, and green energy. Utilizing a combination of traditional and project-based instructional methods, students engage in the extensive iterative engineering design process that begins to prepare them for careers in technology, transportation, engineering or renewable energy research. The course is intended for juniors in the JFK Manufacturing and Design Learning Academy Program.

ADV ENGINEERING AND ENERGY
YES331/YES332

Post

(a-g) / Elective
10 Credits
Grade Level: 12
Grade Level Restrictions: 12TH Grade Only

Prerequisites: Must be enrolled in the M.A.D. Learning Academy Program
(Satisfies the Electives Graduation Requirement)
This is the 4th year course in the JFK Manufacturing and Design Learning Academy Program. Advanced Engineering, and Energy” is a year-long rigorous and engaging Career Technical Education (CTE) engineering course with an overarching focus on robotics, transportation, and green energy. Utilizing a combination of traditional and project-based instructional methods, students engage in the extensive iterative engineering design process that begins to prepare them for careers in technology, transportation, engineering or renewable energy research. The course is intended for seniors in the JFK Manufacturing and Design Learning Academy Program.

LAW AND EQUITY I
SLS001/SLS002

Post

Elective
10 Credits
Grade Level: 9
Grade Restrictions: 9TH Grade Only

Prerequisites: None
(Satisfies the Electives Graduation Requirement)
This is the first year course in a four-year sequence of classes and is really two classes. Students are required to attend Law I during the day and ALL Law I students are REQUIRED (unless there are special circumstances, like sports) to attend the after school program which runs from 3:13 to 4:30 Monday through Thursday to get academic support as well as participate in other Academy activities. Students will learn to live and abide by the rules, values, and behavioral expectations of the academy. Academically, during the first semester, students will study the history, ethics, and professionalism of the police, community policing and American law enforcement today. The second semester the course will include crime and its consequences, the process of American justice, and general aspects of criminal law. Students will be required to complete 3 page research paper and several projects throughout the year.

LAW AND EQUITY II
SLS003/SLS004

Post

Elective
10 Credits
Grade Level: 10
Grade Restrictions: 10TH Grade Only

Prerequisites: None
(Satisfies the Electives Graduation Requirement)
The second year course focuses on the applied aspects of policing and criminal justice. The first semester starts with computer technology – Word, Excel, Power Point, and Access. Students will also study career options within the criminal justice field. As we move into the second semester, the curriculum will mainly focus on driver’s education, vehicle code violations, driving while under the influence of alcohol, vehicle/felony vehicle stops and general driving patrol techniques. We will also study gang awareness. Students will be required to complete a 5 page research paper and several projects throughout the year.

LAW AND EQUITY III
SLS005/SLS006

Post

Elective
10 Credits
Grade Level: 11
Grade Restrictions: 11TH Grade Only

Prerequisites: None
(Satisfies the Electives Graduation Requirement)
The third year course focuses on the courts and delves deeper into specific aspects of the law. Students will be responsible for Youth/Peer Court – trying cases as prosecuting/defense attorney, bailiff, court clerk and jury members. It is important that students take advantage of the curriculum and the duty of participating in Youth/Peer Court, as they are trying real cases of youth from around Sacramento County. Academically, the first semester will include units on the power to arrest, the juvenile justice process, search and seizure, and protection and collection of evidence. The second semester will build on the work during the first semester and focus on crime scene investigation, forensic science, courtroom testimony and demeanor, and tactical communications. Students will participate in a significant amount of small group work-stressing analytical problem solving. Role-playing and scenario training will be utilized to increase the students’ practical knowledge. Students will be required to complete a 7 page research paper and several projects throughout the year. During the summer between Law III and Law IV all cadets are required to either have an internship or a paid job to get real work skills.

LAW AND EQUITY IV
SLS007/SLS008

Post

Elective
10 Credits
Grade Level: 12
Grade Restrictions: 12TH Grade Only

Prerequisites: None
(Satisfies the Electives Graduation Requirement)
The fourth year course emphasizes report writing and college level curriculum. Units of crimes against persons, crimes against property, weapons violations, domestic violence, sex crimes, and multicultural relations are college level themes and will require steadfast commitment. We will also focus on field investigation and report writing of particular crimes. Scenarios training and role-playing will be used extensively. Students will also participate in workshops to help them compete successfully for job testing in the law enforcement field. Students will be responsible for identifying and developing solutions to a real local issue that effects youth in their area. This group project will require all individual participation. In keeping with the project theme, students will sign up for and responsibly maintain required duties that keep the Criminal Justice Academy running smoothly – year book, rank, newsletter, All Academy events, Sr. Dinner/Crab feed, fundraisers, Academy blog, student interns, etc.

SCHOOL YEARBOOK
YAF200-YAS200

Post

Elective
10 Credits
Grade Level: 9-12
Grade Level Restrictions: None

Prerequisites: Teacher Recommendation
(Satisfies the Electives Graduation Requirement)
The students in this class will be producing the JFK School Annual (yearbook). As part of the school’s yearbook staff, students will create a permanent record of the current school year. Students act as creative historians as they record and preserve events and memorable moments in all aspects of campus life. The work must show integrity and attention to detail through a responsible attitude, cooperation, honesty and good time management skills.

SPEECH & DEBATE – COMPETITIVE TOURNAMENT CLASS
SDS100-SDS101 or ESF230-ESS230

Post

(0 Period only) Elective
10 Credits
Grade Level: 9-12
Grade Level Restrictions: None

Prerequisites: Speech & Debate (non-competitive) / Teacher Approval
(Satisfies the Electives Graduation Requirement)
This course is designed to provide students with the necessary public speaking skills necessary to present legal and social arguments within a judicial framework. Students will be exposed to the rules and procedures of both trial and appellate courts, allowing them to conduct arguments in both venues. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to compete in both mock trial and moot court competitions as a valuable way to sharpen their argumentative skills. Through these formats, students will improve their analytic thought process and their ability to reason critically.

STUDENT GOVERNMENT
YGF200-YGS200

Post

(0 Period only) Elective
10 Credits
Grade Level: 9-12
Grade Level Restrictions: None

Prerequisites: Teacher Approval
(Satisfies the Electives Graduation Requirement)
This course is required for all elected Associated Student Body (ASB) officers; all class officers, all class board members and Student Advisory Council members. Students who are appointed to various leadership roles on campus are also encouraged to take this course. This course may be repeated for credit.

SCIENCE LAB ASSISTANT
QXF270-QXS270

Post

Elective
10 Credits
Grade Level: 11-12
Grade Level Restrictions: 11TH and 12TH Grade Only

Prerequisites: Minimum of a 2.0 GPA / Teacher or Counselor Recommendation and Approval
(Satisfies the Electives Graduation Requirement)
Students are required to complete general classroom assistant duties based on what their Science teacher needs require. A Science Lab Assistant must exhibit tactfulness and dependability while they perform valuable services to the school in this role. Students may not earn more than ten (10) credits over their four years in this placement.