Elective Courses

Elective Teachers

Braxton Blackstock (Agriscience)

Danny Broggin (Weight-training)

Lucas Dutil (Athletic Training)

Andy Haga (Business, Computer, Economics)

Jacklyn Harris (Art)

Arlene Howard (Yearbook)

Eric Lowrey (Basic Tech Drawing, Arch Drawing, Engineer Drawing & Coding/Gaming)

Chris Smith (Computer)

Teron Watson (Weight-training)

Trevor Musser (Band, Chorus)


2021 - 2022 Elective Classes


Advanced Technical Drawing, Part I (D211) and Advanced Technical Drawing, Part II (D212)

Prerequisites: Basic Technical Drawing, Architectural Drawing, and Engineering Drawing

Credit: 1

College Credits: 6

This class is an introduction to the use of two-dimensional drawing and uses CAD software. Students will be required to learn the commands necessary to produce two-dimensional drawings, plotting methods and procedures, and Orthographic (Multi-view) Projection.The course is also dual enrolled with Central Virginia Community College, and students successfully completing the course can earn up to 6 college credit hours. This class is offered at the Campbell County Technical Center.


Agriscience I (8073)

Credit: 1

Students who have limited or no agricultural background or experience learn fundamental agricultural competencies needed for rural or urban living. Areas of instruction include meat grading and selection; maintenance of home appliances and equipment; and the study of plumbing, electrical wiring, and carpentry fundamentals. Teachers may incorporate additional competencies in the study of soil fertility and in cultural practices for shrubs, lawns, gardens, and fruit trees. The course emphasizes leadership development activities and participation in FFA activities. Students enrolled in this course will take a career and technical assessment approved by the Virginia Department of Education.


Agriscience II (8008)

Prerequisite: Agriscience I

Credit: 1

Students continue to learn agricultural mechanics, with emphasis placed on fundamentals of electricity, arcwelding, gas cutting and welding, small engines, power woodworking, and wood and metal preservatives. They also receive instruction in animal science and further develop competencies in rural and urban living, leadership, and resource conservation. Students enrolled in this course will take a career and technical assessment approved by the Virginia Department of Education.


Agriscience III (8010)

Prerequisite: Agriscience II

Credit: 1

This course emphasizes one or more areas of plant science, animal science, soil science, agricultural business management, and agricultural mechanization, based upon the student’s employment objective. Supervised occupational experience programs andleadership training are important parts of the course. When only single periods are provided, greater emphasis is placed on individualized instruction and supervised occupational experience programs.

Agriscience IV (8012)

Prerequisite: Agriscience III

Credit: 1

This course includes instruction in agricultural mechanics, with emphasis placed on the application of mechanical skills to farm power and machinery, soil, and leadership training. This course emphasizes leadership development activities and participation in FFA activities. Students enrolled in this course will take a career and technical assessment approved by the Virginia Department of Education.


Architectural Drawing (8437)

Prerequisite: Basic Technical Drawing

Credit: 1

Architectural Drawing provides students with the opportunity to learn more about the basic backgroundand principles of architecture and its related drafting practices and techniques. Computer Aided Design (CAD) principles are an integral part of the instruction. Construction methods and techniques are studied and applied in the building of scale model projects. This course can benefit a future building or landscape architect, interior designer, or home builder, as well as a future homeowner. Students enrolled in this course will take a career and technical assessment approved by the Virginia Department of Education.


Art I (9120)

Credit: 1

Art I is an introductory art course designed to foster understanding, enjoyment, and use of art in everyday living. Emphasis is placed on the elements of art and the principles of design using various art techniques and materials to create two-dimensional and three-dimensional art works. Students will engage in drawing, painting, crafts, sculpture, and/or graphic arts to express ideas and create images. They will prepare and display their artwork as part of the artistic process.


Art II (9130)

Prerequisite: Art I

Credit: 1


Art II is an intermediate art course for students who desire to continue to develop their artistic abilities. Instruction is designed to improve their skills, creativity, vocabulary, imagination, and artistic growth. Focus is on art history and the use of that knowledge of artists, styles, movements, and cultures as inspiration to create art works. Students will begin to use technology and electronic media as artistic tools. They will prepare and display their artwork as part of the artistic process.


Art III (9140)

Prerequisite: Art II

Credit: 1

Art III continues to emphasize the development of abilities and skills in creating works of art using an expanded range of art media and processes. Advanced study and instruction in drawing and painting styles, theories, and techniques are emphasized. Career opportunities in the field of art through specific job-related projects in the areas of advertising, fashion design, and illustration areexplored. Students use technology to create and manipulate images. Selected works of art are added to a portfolio of their best products that can be used for exhibition and career opportunities.


Art IV (9145)

Prerequisite: Art III

Credit: 1

Art IV affords students the opportunity to develop a personal direction in the production of their artwork with a possible concentration in an area of interest. The course is designed to enable students to develop skill, confidence, and commitment and to demonstrate an advanced level of performance. The culmination is a display of work students have produced throughout their high school art program.


Athletic Training I

Prerequisite: 11th and 12th graders only

Credit: 1

Athletic Training 1 is designed to introduce 11th and 12th grade students to the profession of athletic training. It will also introduce other health care professions, so students understand the similarities, differences, and relationship of Athletic Training to other health care professions. An overview of the profession of Athletic Training, this course introduces injury prevention, recognition, management, and rehabilitation. In addition, the role, duties, and responsibilities of an athletic trainer are reviewed. Some of the skills included in this course are First Aid and CPR, taping, wrapping, and modality application.


Athletic Training II (7662)

Prerequisite: Athletic Training I

Credit: 1

Athletic Training II is designed to be a continuation of the knowledge students learned in AthleticTraining I. It will delve further into the Anatomy and Physiology of the human body, elaborate on the athletic injuries discussed in the prerequisite course, introduce new injuries, learn rehabilitation and modality techniques, and give students the opportunity to do observation hours under a certified athletic trainer. This class moves at a fast pace, covers medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology.


Band- HS (9234)

Prerequisite: Previous music instruction (band, individual lessons, etc.). Exceptions may be made by band instructor.

Credit: 1

Students in grades 9-12 develop and strengthen skills on a band instrument of their choice, learning proper care of the instrument and becoming familiar with its technology. Music theory; ensemble skills; appropriate positions, tone production, and fingerings; and counting, reading, and performing increasingly difficult levels of music are emphasized. The course is performance oriented and may require students to practice and/or perform at times outside of the regular school day.


Basic Technical Drawing (8435)

Credit: 1

In this course, designed for students with a sound knowledge of math, students experience the basic language of industry and technology. They gain skills and understanding of the broad scope of mechanical drawing and drafting. The course is highly recommended for students who plan to study engineering, architecture, landscaping, or industrial technology in the future. An introduction to Computer Aided Design (CAD) is included in the course.


Business Management (6135)

Prerequisite: Must be in 10th, 11th or 12th grader

Credit: 1

In this course, high school sophomores, juniors and seniors, study basic management concepts andleadership styles as they explore business ownership, planning, operations marketing, finance, economics, communications, the global marketplace, and human relations. Quality concepts, project management, problem solving, and ethical decision making are integral aspects of the course. Students will study various elements of the business world that are particularly important today. These include organizational change, diversity in the workplace, ethics, global competition, the link between business and society, and thecritical role played by technology (including the Internet and e-commerce). Student leadership skills may be enhanced by participation in school-based or virtual enterprises, job shadowing, internships, cooperative education, and/or the Future Business Leaders of America.


Chorus- HS (9282)

Credit: 1

Chorus I is designed to develop the student’s vocal abilities. Areas covered in music include developingthe voice, understanding musical terms, training the ear for listening, singing in harmony with the group, and learning basic choreography for specificselections. Chorus is a performance-oriented group of mixed voices organized to give singers training in a variety of vocal forms and styles. Singers will perform an assigned vocal part in unison and in simple harmony. The overall goal is to enable students to read their part in choral music and to perform music in an appropriate style.

Computer Applications (6611)

Credit: 1

This course is designed for secondary students to develop and enhance touch skills for entering alphabetic, numeric, and symbol information on a keyboard. Students will develop the correct keyboarding techniques and gain a basic knowledge of wordprocessing, spreadsheet, database, and graphic applications. Students will demonstrate an understanding of computer concepts through applications of knowledge. Students enrolled in this course will take a career and technical assessment approved by the Virginia Department of Education.

Computer Information Systems (6612)

Prerequisite: Pass the Keyboarding Assessment or Computer Applications

Credit: 1

In this course, students in grades 10-12 apply problem solving skills to real-life situations through word processing, spreadsheet, database software, and and in groups to explore computer concepts, operating systems, and emerging technologies. Instruction includes the use of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Access, Excel, and PowerPoint presentations. Students enrolled in this course will take a career and technical assessment approved by the Virginia Department of Education


Economics (6120)

Credit: 1 (Graduation Requirement)

This year-long course is a general introduction into the world of economics. Course content includes microeconomics, macroeconomics, and the rationale for specialization and trade across international borders with emphasis on costs and benefits of that specialization. The courseis designed to help students apply economic analysis to their own lives by helping them to make personal decisions about spending, working, saving, and investing and to explore social and economic challenges andpolicies facing local, state, and national governments. Students enrolled in this course will take a career and technical assessment approved by the Virginia Department of Education.


Engineering Drawing (8436)

Prerequisite: Basic Technical Drawing

Credit: 1

In this course, students are introduced to the graphic language of industry for engineers, manufacturers, and technicians. The course provides greater depth in drafting problems, skills, and techniques and emphasizes interpretation of industrial prints, abilityto use reference books and resource materials, and the adherence to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards for drafting. An important aspect of the course is the application of Computer Aided Design (CAD)principles and applications to typical engineering and design problems. Students enrolled in this course will take a career and technical assessment approved by the Virginia Department of Education.

Student Assistant/Office/Teacher Aide (1012)

Prerequisite: Staff recommendation/ Administrative approval

Credit: 1

Students will be assigned to the main office, guidance office, library or to a teacher to be an assistant. Students will receive a pass or fail mark for the class. The pass-fail mark is not computed in the student’s grade point average.

Word Processing (6625)

Prerequisite: Computer Information Systems

Credit: 1

In this course, high school juniors and seniors apply problem-solving skills to real-life situations, through the use of word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentations software. Students work individually the majority of the time totrace the development of computers and their impact on society while learning to use various up-to-date programs. Through this course, students gain a more advanced understanding of some of the different computer applications which are used in the business world and which will probably be used in their day-to-day lives. Students enrolled in this course will take a career and technical assessment approved by the Virginia Department of Education.

Weight Training (9910)

Prerequisite: A/B Average in the previous health/ physical education class OR administrative recommendation

Credit: 1

This course is designed to give students a basic knowledge and understanding of the techniques and principles of weight training and conditioning. Each student is given an individualized program that will increase muscular endurance, strength, and efficiency. Class time is spent largely on student participation as the instructor works one-on-one with students to help them reach their personal goals.

Yearbook (1202)

Prerequisite: A / B average in English and approval by Administration

Credit: 1

This class is designed for students interested in all aspects of yearbook production. In their work on theyearbook, students will gain insight into the creative, mechanical, managerial, and business functions related to the production of the school yearbook. Through producing the yearbook, students will learn to cooperate as members of a highly organized team. They will gain experience in journalistic writing and will observe, understand, and apply technical skills inherent in photojournalism. Students will be involved in reading, proofreading, interviewing, examining records, scouting sports and social events, promotingsales, selling advertising, completing photography assignments, meeting deadlines, and attending workshops. average: however, the student does receive a credit for the program.