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Electives

Students with a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) are eligible to enroll in an approved elective course at a local community college such as Skyline College or College of San Mateo.
 
These courses must be worth at least two (2) college units to count for credit at El Camino High School (ECHS).
  • 3 college units = 10 credits at ECHS
  • 2 college units = 7 credits at ECHS (will only cover a 5 credit deficiency)
All courses must be pre-approved via concurrent enrollment form by an ECHS administrator before the class begins.
 
Please contact an ECHS counselor for a concurrent enrollment form.
Four-Year Sequence of AVID 9, 10, 11 & 12 courses
 
Fulfills “G” of UC/CSU A-G admission requirements
 
AVID is a college readiness program designed to help students develop the skills they need to be successful in college. The program places special emphasis on growing writing, critical thinking, teamwork, organization and reading skills. AVID creates a positive peer group for students with intensive academic support such as tutorials and strong student/teacher relationships. College and career exposure is central to the AVID mission. Students in the AVID program are expected to:
  • Enroll in the AVID elective course in each of their four years of high school;
  • Take at least two higher-level courses (e.g., honors, AP, college courses) ;and
  • Apply to a four-year college or university during their high school career.
Applications for admission to the program are available during the course selection process.
Year Course
 
Fulfills SSFUSD graduation requirement only
 
Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation
 
This course is designed to prepare students for employment in a dynamic and professional office environment. Students take on a high-level of responsibility working directly with administrators, counselors, and clerical staff to develop professional communication, customer service, organization, and time management skills. MBRFC
Semester Course
 
Fulfills SSFUSD graduation requirement only
 
This course is designed for students who have become credit deficient in their high school graduation requirements. Edgenuity is an online learning management system that allows students to recover these credits. Students may complete the majority of their coursework on their own time, utilizing personal computers or on campus before school, during lunch, or after school during credit recovery lab hours. Students must report their progress to the credit recovery instructor at least once per week. Students are also required to complete unit tests and cumulative final exams in the presence of a certificated credit recovery instructor during lab hours. 
 
Students enrolled in the course will decide on the program schedule through coordination with their high school counselor. Credits are not earned from enrollment in the section but through the courses completed through Edgenuity’s web-based program. Contact an ECHS counselor for details.
Year Course
 
Fulfills SSFUSD graduation requirement only
 
Prerequisite: Interview
 
This course allows students to work with peers of all grades who need support with academic concerns, organization, decision-making, personal problems, etc. Responsibilities range from facilitating conflict mediation sessions to providing campus tours for inter- and intra-district student transfers. Peer leaders will learn how to practice confidentiality, empathy, and active listening skills. Training for peer leaders takes place in the fall when communication, goal-setting, assertiveness, values decision-making skills, conflict mediation etc., are taught. This is a No-Content area class. MBRFC
Year Course
 
Fulfills SSFUSD graduation requirement only
 
Prerequisite: Open to students who are members of a school-sanctioned association and teacher recommendation
 
This semester course is designed to provide enriching experiences in student government through a combination of instructional activities. Students have the opportunity to study basic concepts of democratic government, the meaning and techniques of leadership, and the use of parliamentary procedures. MBRFC
Year Course
 
Fulfills SSFUSD graduation requirement only
 
Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation
 
This course allows students to serve as teaching assistants in class. MBRFC