• Roosevelt High School

    Computer Science

    Construction Technology

    Engneering

    Media Studies/Mass Communication

    Multimedia/Theatre Arts Production


    Computer Science
    Instructor: Aram Ansell

    Computer Science 1-2
    Students will explore programming concepts while creating animations, video games, websites, mobile apps and Arduino circuits. Programming concepts such as variables, loops, syntax, input/output, and user interface design and problem solving will be covered. Programming languages such as Scratch, Python, HTML5 and CSS will be introduced.

    Computer Scfience 3-4
    Students will build on the foundations from CS 1-2 and continue to explore variables, if/then statements, while loops, for loops, arrays, algorithms, functions, as well as new concepts such as testing/debugging, version control, the software life-cycle, and team software development will be covered.

    Computer Science 5-6
    Students will build on the foundations from CS 1-2 and continue to explore variables, if/then statements, while loops, for loops, arrays, algorithms, functions, as well as new concepts such as testing/debugging, version control, the software life-cycle, and team software development will be covered.

    Computer Science 7-8
    Students will build on the foundations from CS 1-2 and continue to explore variables, if/then statements, while loops, for loops, arrays, algorithms, functions, as well as new concepts such as testing/debugging, version control, the software life-cycle, and team software development will be covered.

    Exploring Concepts of STEM
    This project-based course allows students to explore four different career and technical areas. The design process and teamwork are emphasized in the following areas. Computer Science explores programming concepts through creating animations, video games, websites, mobile apps, and Arduino circuits; Construction introduces students to the carpentry and masonry trades; Engineering explores careers and tools including civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, robotics, laser cutting, and 3D printing; Technical Theater introduces students to the backstage technical design aspects of theater including scenic design and set construction

    Robotics 
    Robotics courses develop and expand students’ skills and knowledge so that they can design and develop robotic devices. Topics covered in the course may include mechanics, electrical and motor controls, pneumatics, computer basics, and programmable logic controllers.


    Construction Technology
    Instructor: James Duckworth

    Introduction to Carpentry
    This course explores basic woodworking skills and techniques through project based learning. Skills and techniques discussed include: shop and tool safety, reading a tape measure, types and characteristics of woods, finishing, shop and tool maintenance and basic joinery.

    Introduction to Construction
    This course explores several industry vocations, including carpentry, masonry, pipe-laying, plumbing, excavation, electrical, roofing, insulation, landscaping as well as the basic skills and techniques needed to be successful in that career field. Such skills and techniques include basic construction math, plan reading, jobsite and tool safety, industry vernacular and industry specific skills.

    Introduction to Industrial 3D Design
    This course explores basic ideas and practices behind industrial design and the design process. Students will learn the Elements and Principals of 3D design and then create and execute design solution for problems of form, function, usability, physical ergonomics, marketing, brand development and sales.

    Exploring Concepts of STEM
    This project-based course allows students to explore four different career and technical areas. The design process and teamwork are emphasized in the following areas. Computer Science explores programming concepts through creating animations, video games, websites, mobile apps, and Arduino circuits; Construction introduces students to the carpentry and masonry trades; Engineering explores careers and tools including civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, robotics, laser cutting, and 3D printing; Technical Theater introduces students to the backstage technical design aspects of theater including scenic design and set construction


    Engineering
    Instructor: Randy Scott

    Engineering Design
    Engineering Design provides a rigorous exposure to the engineering design process and multiple engineering careers. Analysis, teamwork, and communication methods will be emphasized. Students will gain experience in the following areas: civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering / electronics, engineering graphics, laser cutting, 3D printing, and 3D scanning. One college credit is available.

    Principles of Engineering
    Principles of Engineering exposes students to major engineering concepts they’ll encounter in a post-secondary engineering course of study. Students will develop problem-solving skills and develop solutions to various design challenges. They will advance their experience in the following areas: civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering / electronics, engineering graphics, laser cutting, 3D printing, 3D scanning, CNC routing, and Mastercam. Eleven college credits are available.

    Robotics 1/2
    Robotics 1-2 provides a rigorous exploration into multiple engineering concepts related to robot control. This program uses the VEX robotics platform. Students may have the opportunity to design, build, and compete with a robot in a statewide robotics tournament. Students will gain experience in the following areas: mechanical mechanisms, micro-controllers, coding, sensor inputs, and autonomous control.

    Robotics 3/4
    Robotics 3-4 deepens the concepts learned in Robotics 1-2. It provides a rigorous exploration into multiple engineering concepts related to robot control. This program uses the VEX robotics platform. Students may have the opportunity to design, build, and compete with a robot in a statewide robotics tournament. Students will gain experience in the following areas: mechanical mechanisms, micro-controllers, coding, sensor inputs, and autonomous control.

    Exploring Concepts in STEM
    This project-based course allows students to explore four different career and technical areas. The design process and teamwork are emphasized in the following areas. Computer Science explores programming concepts through creating animations, video games, websites, mobile apps, and Arduino circuits; Construction introduces students to the carpentry and masonry trades; Engineering explores careers and tools including civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, robotics, laser cutting, and 3D printing; Technical Theater introduces students to the backstage technical design aspects of theater including scenic design and set construction


    Media Studies/Mass Communications
    Instructor: Renee Mitchell

    Introduction to Mass Communications
    This class is designed to survey the American mass communication functions with emphasis on development and current trends of print media, advertising, broadcasting, photography and public relations. Students are encouraged to become critical media consumers as well as explore career possibilities in mass communications through hands-on projects, field trips, guest speakers.

    Creative Writing
    This class aspires to be a place where students, as Urban Griots, as storytellers, communicate stories by making things - in class, in groups, by yourselves. Much of it will be written, but students might also create magic with a camera, phone or with a digital recorder or some other technological device.

    Publications
    First semester


    Multimedia/Theatre Arts Production
    Instructor: Jo Strom Lane

    Exploring Concepts of STEM
    This project-based course allows students to explore four different career and technical areas. The design process and teamwork are emphasized in the following areas. Computer Science explores programming concepts through creating animations, video games, websites, mobile apps, and Arduino circuits; Construction introduces students to the carpentry and masonry trades; Engineering explores careers and tools including civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, robotics, laser cutting, and 3D printing; Technical Theater introduces students to the backstage technical design aspects of theater including scenic design and set construction

    Stagecraft 1-2
    Stagecraft courses are intended to help students develop experience and skill in one or more aspects of theatrical production, but concentrate on stagecraft (such as lighting, costuming, set construction, makeup, stage management, and so on). Initial courses are usually introductory in nature, while more advanced courses concentrate on improving technique, expanding students’ exposure to different types of theatrical techniques and traditions and increasing their chances of participating in public productions. These courses may also provide a discussion of career opportunities in the theatre.

    Theatre Design
    Learn and apply stagecraft, theatre management, and other technical theatre skills by designing and building the set, organizing the box office, helping with theatre marketing, designing and coordinating the costumes, props, sound, and lights for the fall and spring productions, children’s theatre production, and Senior Shorts (student-directed one-acts)

    Theatre Production and Management
    Theatrical Production and Management courses prepare individuals to control and direct the planning, design, preparation, and production of theatrical performances. Course content may include instruction in theatrical design, program management, dramatic production, rehearsal management, personnel management and casting, actor coaching, directing concepts and techniques, theater history, scene work, script interpretation, business management, marketing, public relations, and communication skills.

    Theatre Arts 1/2 (Beginning Acting)
    Theatre Arts is the most diverse academic subject because it incorporates every discipline. You will explore pantomime, movement, voice, acting, character development, improvisation, makeup, costuming, theatre history, scene study, analysis, technical theatre and production techniques in various ways. Theatre Arts class will have opportunities to share their progress throughout the year.

    Theatre Arts 3/4 (Intermediate Acting)
    Building from foundation basics learned in Beginning Acting/Theatre Arts 1-2, Intermediate Acting/Theatre Arts 3-4 includes any of the following: character development through short and long form improvisation, scene study, theatre history, continuation of tech theatre, performance of children’s theatre, introduction to classics and contemporary plays with analysis, non-contact stage combat, musical theatre choreography, and readers’ theatre. Intermediate/3-4 has performance and competitions built into the curriculum.

    Theatre Arts 5/6 (Advanced Acting)
    Students learn the facets of theatre production from playwriting to dramaturgy, basic staging and characterization to stage management, design to technical work until performance. Students are required to participate in the fall production and spring Senior Shorts one-act play festival. They also will learn acting, including dialectical work, directing, technical theatre techniques, advanced monologue and scene analysis, and study theatre history. Students are expected to participate in a variety of acting competitions and auditions outside of class.

    Theatre Arts 7 (Senior Theater)
    Introduces basic theatrical techniques at a mastery level. Develops text analysis and performance skills. Develops beginning level awareness of the physical and vocal skills required of a stage performer beyond high school. Includes reading and analyzing plays to develop acting skills, playwriting, and performance.