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Electives Overview

The elective program at OIS is designed to enhance our students’ educational experience by providing opportunities for exploration and enrichment. The many courses offered allow students to develop and expand their interests while gaining practical experience and preparing them for high school and beyond. To view course descriptions, please click on the link to the left that coincides with your child's grade level.

Elective Options for 6th Graders 

Sixth grade students are given the opportunity to enroll in one elective course per semester. Some of our electives are full-year courses and others are semester-long courses. Students who enroll in a full-year elective are committed to that elective for the duration of the year.

Semester Long Courses Year-Long Courses
Art 1 Bulldog Band
Computer Graphics Beginning Chorus
Sculpture Spanish 1A
Video Production 1 Strings
Makerspace  
Musical Theater  
Woodworking

Elective Options for 7th/8th Graders 

Seventh and eighth grade students are given the opportunity to enroll in two elective courses per semester. Some of our electives are full-year courses and others are semester-long courses. Students who enroll in a full-year elective are committed to that elective for the duration of the school year.

Semester Long Courses Year-Long Courses
Advanced Computer Graphics (Prerequisite: Computer Graphics) Advanced Chorus
Art 1 Bulldog Band
Art II (Prerequisite: Art I) Competitive Debate
Computer Graphics Concert Band
Computer Programming French 1A *7th grade  
Drama French 1B *8th grade 
Drama II (Prerequisite: Drama I) Spanish 1A *7th grade   
KOIS News Spanish 1B *8th grade  
Leadership/WEB (Where Everybody Belongs) *8th grade only Yearbook *8th grade only
Makerspace  
Musical Theater  
Peer Mentor  
Public Speaking and Debate  
Sculpture
Video Production II (Prerequisite: Video Production 1)  
Web Design  
Woodworking  
Electives Staff
  Diane Bode (925) 258-6246 French
  Terry Eubanks (925) 258-6291 Drama I & II, Public Speaking, Debate
  Christina Holling (925) 258-6294 Chorus
  Ron Keller (925) 258-6256 KOIS, Yearbook, Video Production i and II
  Greg Mazmanian (925) 258-6250 Band
  Leslie Millstone (925) 258-6255 Graphic Design, Web Design, Computer Programming
  David Morritt (925) 258-6296 Sculpture
  Heather O'Brien (925) 258-6249 Spanish
  Amy Stefanitsis (925) 258-6247 Spanish
  Susan Weiss (925) 258-6242 Art, Yearbook
  Cody Wilson (925) 258-6241 Woodworking/Makers Space