While striving to provide a dynamic, venturesome and well-rounded education for its students, Epiphany Catholic School offers the taking of electives at the Junior High level. These varied elective courses are a key developmental component in helping students at that stage of their learning to discover passions, dimensions and aptitudes they possess. As such, electives are an integral part in nurturing self-discovery and self-esteem. Listed below are the elective courses the school offers.
This course will allow students to explore a variety of media to create 2D and 3D art. They will build upon knowledge of art terms and various drawing skills. Artwork will be stored digitally in their online digital art portfolio. There will be opportunities for applied students to participate in contests and showcases.
This course aims to teach students programming skills using the Python computer language. Python, which is highly popular and easy to learn, is an interpreted, object-oriented, high-level programming language with dynamic semantics. This very efficient language features easy syntax, very readable code and many applications. Students learn the syntax and logic through lectures and apply them using a tutorial program in codecademy.com along with a Python interpreter downloaded through Python.org. One of its applications encompasses the programing of drones using GUI conversion to Python.
This course, available to 7th and 8th grade students, allows them to learn and develop skills needed for play in many of the varied team sports the school competes in throughout the year. Intramurals encompasses the sports of baseball, basketball, flag football, soccer, softball, and volleyball during their respective seasons.
This course provides foundational knowledge in the art of preparing and delivering news. It trains students in the execution of a morning school broadcast, social media communication and print formats. Projects for various competitions are organized and carried out by students as part of the course.
This course is designed to help students grow in carrying out fundamental duties of healthy self-management, shared living and hospitality. In doing so it aims to help students evolve in self-ordered, well-rounded and welcoming ways. The course highlights essentials about personal appearance and hygiene, time and money management, housekeeping, nutrition, cooking and hospitality. The course serves as an integral aid to personal and social maturity.
This course provides students with a basic understanding of how to play the ukulele and/or guitar and the rudimentary ability to do so. It encompasses comprehension of each musical instrument’s structure and development of an elementary skill set to play each instrument.
This course provides students with an introduction to the linguistic and cultural world of French and Italian. The course, which is meant to be a preamble to more advanced high school level studies in its subject area, seeks to spark interest, discovery and further exploration of those and other foreign languages and their cultural milieu. The first semester of the course is dedicated to French and the second to Italian.