Advisory Options

FRESHMAN ADVISORY

All freshmen are required to take a freshman advisory that supports students in the transition from middle school to high school. Advisory courses have a focus on learning how to advocate for oneself, organization, leadership, teamwork skills, and community building.

Here are your options!

Advisory Options

INTRO TO PERFORMING ARTS
Credit Type: Fine Arts
Course Format Offered: Grade Level
Units: 1

This survey course will provide a hands-on introduction to the variety of performing arts at GW such as theatre, choir, speech, and debate, movement, and instrumental performance. Students will focus on performing process, self-awareness, physical/vocal control, and the ability to offer and receive criticism. Emphasis is on the preparation aspect of performing rather than on performance, although performance in class is a requirement. Throughout the year, some written work is required. 


DIGITAL MEDIA FOUNDATIONS
Credit Type: Fine Arts
Course Format Offered: Grade Level
Units: 1
Activity Fee: $20/Semester

Digital Media Design and Production courses teach students the fundamentals of graphic design and production and provide students with the opportunity to apply these principles to printed media, digital presentation media, and interactive media.


LEADERSHIP AND ETHICS / PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS
Credit Type: Career Technical Education
Course Format Offered: Grade Level
Units: 1

This course surveys an array of topics and concepts related to the field of business. Students will be introduced to business concepts such as banking and finance, the role of government in business, consumerism, credit, investment, and management. The course provides a brief overview of the U.S. economic system, small businesses, and corporate organizations. This course also expose students to the varied opportunities in administration, accounting, management, and related fields. Students will also engage in the study of ethical principles and the application of those principles to situations relevant to decision-making in the professional and business worlds.


FOUNDATIONS OF TECHNOLOGY
Credit Type: Career Technical Education
Course Format Offered: Grade Level
Units: 1

Foundations of Technology prepares students to understand and apply technological concepts and processes that are the cornerstone for the high school technology program. Group and individual activities engage students in creating ideas, developing innovations, and engineering practical solutions. Technology content, resources, and laboratory/classroom activities apply student applications of science, mathematics, and other school subjects in authentic situations. Each unit is listed below along with the Learning Cycles for the unit.


JROTC LEADERSHIP AND EDUCATION TRAINING
Credit Type: Physical Education
Course Format Offered: Grade Level
Units: 1

This JROTC course prepares high school students for responsible leadership roles while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities, and privileges as American citizens. The program promotes graduation from high school and provides instruction and rewarding opportunities that benefit the student, community, and nation. The JROTC program is a cooperative effort on the part of the Army and the Denver Public Schools to provide secondary school students opportunities for total development. JROTC does NOT recruit for the Armed Forces, conduct combat skills training, or require a service obligation.


AVID
Credit Type: Academic Elective
Course Format Offered: Grade Level
Units: 1
Prerequisites: Application required
Activity Fee: $15/year

AVID targets students in the academic middle – B, C, and D students – who have the desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard. These are students who are capable of completing rigorous curriculum but are falling short of their potential. Typically, they will be the first in their families to attend college, and many are from low-income or minority families. AVID pulls these students out of their unchallenging courses and puts them on the college track: acceleration instead of remediation. Not only are students enrolled in their school’s toughest classes, such as honors and Advanced Placement, but also in the AVID elective. For one period a day, they learn organizational and study skills, work on critical thinking and asking probing questions, get academic help from peers and college tutors, and participate in enrichment and motivational activities that make college seem attainable. Their self-images improve, and they become academically successful leaders and role models for other students.