High School Course Catalog
Core Sciences (listed in order of complexity)
Additional science classes available
- eDynamic electives (over 50 electives -check them out!)
- Art I - Explorations in Art. Explore various media and techniques in art.
- Capstone Class. This class guides the student through the process of developing and completing a major project. A Capstone Class is a great college prep class and resume builder. It also can be used for meeting the new state graduation requirements if a student's state assessment scores are below the minimum the state requires to show graduation readiness.
- Career and Technical Internship. This course is designed to help students search for, apply for, acquire, document, and get the most positive experience out of a career & technical education (CTE) internship.
- Culinary Arts. This class will introduce you to the science and pleasure of cooking. You will learn and practice a variety of techniques. You will also prepare a variety of dishes – some will be specifically assigned, others you will choose from a list of options.
- Drivers Education. Students can earn one semester elective credit for completing a Drivers Education program. The rules governing Drivers Education are set by the state. Some students will be eligible for taking Drivers Education online without driving with a driving school instructor. Others will have to have "Behind the Wheel" training with a driving school instructor. Regardless, all OLA students can earn the credit for completing a Drivers Education program. This class explains how to complete a Drivers Education program.
- Film Studies. You will learn to watch movies actively and critically. Also, you will learn to think, speak, and write critically. These skills will be demonstrated by film reviews written in essay form.
- Fly Fishing. This is a Guided Independent Study class focusing on the art of fly fishing. Students will learn, practice, and master essential casts and will learn about a variety of fly patterns.
- Great Women in History. In this class students examine twelve women who have made a significant impact in history.
- Health and Wellness. This is an introductory elective course to basic health and wellness. In this class you will learn various ways to improve your health and achieve wellness. We may know what a healthy life looks like but what is wellness? Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. Wellness is more than being free from illness, it is a dynamic process of change and growth for physical, mental, emotional,and social well-being. Enjoy learning how to make your life more healthy and fulfilling.
- Hunter Safety. You can earn a total of one semester elective credit (0.50 credit) by completing this online Hunter Education class and by earning your Hunter Safety card. If you complete the online class but don't earn your Hunter Safety card you can earn 0.25 credit. The online class teaches you the knowledge you need to have; you earn your Hunter Safety card by learning and demonstrating the skills you need to have. The online Hunter Education class is free. You will have to pay a small fee to attend a hands-on skills session and obtain your Hunter Safety card.
- Independent Study. An independent study is a class a student takes to learn more about an area of interest to the student when a school doesn't already have a class addressing that topic or the student has taken all the classes the school offers for that topic and the student wants to explore the topic at an even deeper level. An Independent Study can also offer a student a pathway for earning credit while engaging in a hobby, skill, or other area of interest that might not seem to fit the traditional mold of a class topic. In an Independent Study, there is not set, pre-developed curriculum. The class guides the student through the process of creating a learning plan describing four essential components of an Independent Study: What do I want to learn? How will I learn it? How will I demonstrate what I've learned? How will my learning be assessed? Students taking an Independent Study must demonstrate a high degree of initiative and motivation.
- Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP). In this class, students start developing career goals and work on their plan for post-graduation. This class is a state requirement for high school students.
- Intro to Drawing. In this one-semester class, students learn the Five Basic Skills of drawing (Perception of Edges, Perception of Spaces, Perception of Relationships, Perception of Lights and Shadows, and the Perception of the Gestalt). Students complete all exercises in The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain.
- Introduction to Photography. A portfolio based introduction to photography. Requires access to a camera (digital recommended).
- Keyboarding. This course, through Typing Agent, is an intensive course that will teach beginners how to keyboard correctly and teach more experienced students to keyboard faster. Covered are: alphabetic keys, punctuation, numbers and symbols.
- Music for Listeners. In this class, students explore and interact with music, focusing on Music .as a vehicle for expression of human thought and emotion, the ways people have created music in the past and how music is created today, different styles and genres of music, tools to approach music critically and discover more about the architectures of music.
- Physical Education. To earn your PE credit, you must log a minimum of 130 hours of parent-approved active physical activity for 1.0 credit (one year credit) or 65 hours for 0.5 credit (one semester credit). This can be a mix of many things, such as going to the local recreation center and working out, running, skiing or snowboarding, hiking or backpacking, jogging or brisk walking. If you are unsure as to whether your activity qualifies, please contact the director.
- Teen Parenting. This class is open to teens who have or are expecting a baby. I provides important information about healthy parenting.
- Work Study. Earn high school credit while working a wage earning job that is not related to a CTE Internship (see that class above).