Walnutwood High School Enrichment Opportunities Fall 2014
is happy to offer our students increased enrichment opportunities that feature hands-on and small group learning, as well as on-line learning. Additionally, there is a list of all courses
offered by Apex, our on-line curriculum provider. Please click HERE to see Apex offerings. If you are interested in
taking any of the WHS enrichment or Apex courses, let your teacher know so they
can work them into your schedule.
You have options, check them out!
This hands on seminar puts theory into practice for our students who are taking Art. Students participate in 5 seminars offering instruction and demonstration in various mediums including water colors, digital photography, textiles/fabrics and pencil.
Meets for 5 consecutive Wednesdays in Room D-0
11:00 am -12:15 pm
Start date: Session
1, September 24th
Teacher: Mrs. Franscioni
WHS kicks up the science program with a UC approved Biology class that includes 5 labs for each semester!
Come and learn how to extract DNA, use microscopes to look at cells, dissect an earth worm, and more!
Meets for 5 consecutive Thursdays in Room E-2
9:00 am – 10:15 am
Start date: Biology A, September 4th
Biology B, October 9th
Biology A, November 13th
Teacher: Mrs. Brunner
CAHSEE Prep: English-Language Arts (ELA)
Passage of the CAHSEE (California High School Exit Exam) is a graduation requirement.
To assist our students in passing the CAHSEE ELA we offer a prep class that includes test taking tips!
Meets for 5 consecutive Wednesdays in Room A-3
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Start date: August 27th
CAHSEE Prep: Math
WHS is utilizing Renaissance Learning’s STAR Math program to identify areas that would benefit from review or support in a student’s math background. Because the test results prescribe an individualized course of study, students will be working with their core teacher to prepare for the CAHSEE math test.
Talk with your teacher about STAR Math.imary teacher
CAHSEE Test Dates
October 7th ELA
October 8th Math
February 3rd ELA
February 4th Math
March 17th ELA
March 18th Math
Test is open to:
11th, 12th, and Adult Ed students who have not passed all or part of the CAHSEE
Required for all 10th grade students and open to 11th, 12th, Adult Ed students
Any10th grade students who was absent February 3rd or 4th and 11th, 12th, Adult Ed students
Off Campus Options:
ROP (Regional Occupation Program) All ROP courses are 10 credits and fulfill the Career and Technical Education (CTE) graduation requirement. Offerings include:
Manufacturing Technology: Metals, Culinary Arts at Kinney High School
Digital Imaging, Computer
Animation, Careers in Education at
Vista del Lago High School
Concurrent College Courses (Advanced Education): Students who are 16 yrs old and have at least 2.7 GPA may take up to 2 college courses per semester, pay only for books, and earn both high school and college credit for courses passed. For more information, talk to your counselor or visit http://www.flc.losrios.edu/student-services/admissions-and-records/apply-and-register/high-school-students.