Star Academics Electives
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Digital Photography (grade 8 – 12)
This fun and interactive one semester course provides basic photography skills through class assignments, photo field shoots, and field trips. Students in this course learn how to incorporate color, pattern, texture, lighting, and composition into their photographs in order to enhance the final image and produce a better photograph. Students learn about nature, landscape, portraiture and documentary photography as well as influential photographers in various styles.
NOTE: This course has an additional $20 materials fee.
|00140||Garden Grove||R||1:50PM-2:50PM||$235.00||OPEN||Login to Add|
|00141||Yorba Linda||T||3:00PM-4:00PM||$235.00||OPEN||Login to Add|
Introduction to Filmmaking (grade 8 – 12)
This course is an introduction to film production. Students learn the basics of pre-production, production, and post-production, culminating in a finished short film. Students are taken through the aesthetic and technological principles of filmmaking, including script development, crew organization, camerawork, editing, and sound. Weekly exercises familiarize students with the various aspects of filmmaking, turning theory into practice and improving their skills through hands-on experience.
|00138||La Mirada||F||10:50AM-11:50AM||$235.00||OPEN||Login to Add|
Public Speaking-Effective Communication Strategies (grade 8 – 12)
Public Speaking-Effective Communication Strategies (grade 8 – 12) This course is a practicum in speech and effective communication. Topics include research skills, the structure of a speech, rhetorical devices and their use, and an introduction to basic communication theory. Students will prepare and deliver several speeches of varying lengths and topics.
|00139||Yorba Linda||T||10:50AM-11:50AM||$235.00||OPEN||Login to Add|
Yearbook (grade 8 – 12)
This two-semester course develops an understanding of the production and publication of a yearbook through lecture, discussion, and specialized projects that enhance learning about layout, photography, design, editing, advertising, sales, and fundraising. The course culminates in the marketing, sales, and distribution of the finished product.
|00142||Yorba Linda||R||10:50AM-11:50AM||$235.00||OPEN||Login to Add|
SAT and Career Prep (grade 10 – 11)
Is your teen ready for the redesigned 2016 SAT test, which includes more complex text and challenging tasks than previous years? This one-semester course is designed for juniors, although sophomores who have taken geometry may also take it in order to be better prepared for the PSAT or SAT. Students learn important strategies for success in all aspects of the redesigned SAT including math, critical reading, and essay writing. They also identify their skills and interests through assessment, then research suitable careers and university programs. Students also review the admissions process and research financial aid opportunities, including scholarships and grants.
|00010||Online||-||12:00AM-12:00AM||$350.00||OPEN||Login to Add|
|00041||Temecula Valley||T/R||1:50PM-2:50PM||$350.00||OPEN||Login to Add|
|00042||La Mirada||W/F||3:00PM-4:00PM||$350.00||OPEN||Login to Add|
|00043||Yorba Linda||T/R||3:00PM-4:00PM||$350.00||OPEN||Login to Add|
Sample Class Schedules
Tuition is per semester. (see Tuition/Fees)
Course Level Guidelines
The course levels listed in parentheses (excluding Torrey Academy Classes) are guidelines. We realize that homeschoolers often cross grade-level "boundaries" for many subjects; therefore students are welcome to enroll in any class that suits their level of achievement. Please remember that our core courses are college preparation level.
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