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Electives

Students have a wide variety of electives to choose from, including our new CTE Pathway electives that are aligned and feed right to high school level pathways in the areas of Engineering, Performing and Fine Arts, Law Enforcement and Health Sciences.  

Robotics

MakerSpace

Drama

C-Stem

Spanish

Our middle school introductory Spanish course dives into the culture as well as the social and academic language. Cultural activities are held throughout the year so that students can retain a better understanding for the curriculum.  Students are expected to speak Spanish in this class!

Exposing our students to Foreign Language is part of our plan to prepare them for the real world as industries are becoming more Globalized. 

STEAM

STEAM LAB incorporates Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math with problem solving, critical thinking and team work. Topics covered include aerodynamics, robotics, forensics, structures, electricity and simple machines. Students can take elective two years in a row as projects and topics change.

Law Enforcement Academy (LEA)

The Orange Grove Law Enforcement Academy (LEA) is the only school-based Police Explorer program in the nation. Students in grades 6, 7 & 8 who qualify for the Law Enforcement Academy will study Administrative Justice and the public safety system in preparation for college and a professional career in law enforcement and/or the military. Prospective LEA students must have a G.P.A. of 2.0, run a 10 minute mile in P.E. class and turn in an application with teacher recommendations and parent permission for acceptance in the program. 

Health and Wellness

 

Advanced Band

Members of the Advanced Band performs music at a higher level of difficulty. Students rehearse in preparation for concerts at school and district events and at Knott's Berry Farm and Disneyland. All wind and percussion students who have completed beginning band or have two years' experience on their instrument are welcome to sign up. 

Beginning Band

Beginning Band teaches students how to perform on wind and percussion instruments, such as the trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone, tuba, clarinet, bass clarinet, saxophone and drums. Students will learn many styles and develop basic musicianship through daily practice and study. Students will participate in concerts at the Hacienda Heights Community Center and Knott's Berry Farm. Beginning Band is open to incoming 6th graders and 7th graders. 

ASB/Leadership

The Associated Student Body (ASB) Leadership Class is designed to provide opportunities for students to develop their leadership skills and promote the interests, cultural and social, of students on our campus.  It also exists to develop leadership and responsibility, and to promote spirit and student morale.  Students are responsible for making decisions for the whole campus, organizing rallies, and planning fun student events such as dances.

Teacher's/Office Aides

Students who are teacher's aides are responsible for helping teachers and administration with certain tasks. Students must have satisfactory citizenship and 3.0 or higher to be selected for this class.