Electives

Band

Students with little or no instrumental experience develop musicianship, technical proficiency, and performance skills. Beginning musicians focus on developing skills and techniques through scales, etudes, and solo literature. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom. This course may also require students to obtain a musical instrument (e.g., borrow, rent, purchase) from an outside source.

Website Link: Davidson Band

Chorus 

Students develop beginning vocal technique and skills, critical and creative thinking skills, and an appreciation of music from around the world and through time. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students will be required to attend and/or participate in periodic rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.

Website link: Davidson Chorus

Coding & Web Design

The Coding Fundamentals course is the perfect course to introduce students to the fast-growing field of computer science through fun, skill-building applications. This course takes a wide lens on computer science by covering programming, physical computing, and HTML/CSS. Students engage with Coding Fundamentals as a medium for creativity, communication, problem-solving, and fun. The course inspires students as they build their own Web sites, apps, and games. Students in the Coding Fundamental course will gain a solid foundation in programming knowledge and skills. No previous coding skills are required. Students will have the opportunity to earn ICT Web Essentials Digital Tool Certificate.

22-23 Web Programming Track

22-23 MS and HS Web Programming Track

Leadership

This class aims to develop student leaders that positively represent the voices of the school, selflessly serving students and staff while reaching the community. Students will learn to teach, train, and develop the skills and behaviors of good leadership, including understanding leadership styles, goal setting, time management, communication skills, human relations, mindfulness skills, managerial skills, and project management.

Panther Trax

Students in this course write, record, and produce Davidson’s daily morning show. Students should submit completed applications to Mrs. Bonner and register for another elective. If selected, guidance will update students’ course requests.

PE

This course is designed to provide a developmentally appropriate and comprehensive experience through exposure to various activities and quality instruction. The course aims to promote the acquisition of skills and beliefs needed to pursue a lifetime of involvement in physical activity and healthy decision-making. Students will have the opportunity to learn basic skills and fundamentals for core sports and activities such as basketball, flag football, kickball, dodgeball, volleyball, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, and capture the flag. Students will be required to dress out in proper P.E. attire.

Piano Techniques

Students with little or no prior experience develop fundamental piano techniques, learn to read music, apply basic music theory, and explore the role of keyboard music in history and culture. Beginning pianists explore musical creativity in the form of basic arranging and improvisation and develop analytical listening and problem-solving skills.

Skills to Build

In Skills To Build, students have the opportunity to work with their hands as they learn the art of the construction industry. Equipment safety and the construction process provide students with foundational industry knowledge. Students will work on tangible projects while gaining industry skills. Students will have the opportunity to take the HBI Pre-Apprenticeship Training and Core Industry Certification.

Spanish

Spanish I introduces students to the target language and its culture. The student will develop communicative skills in all three modes of communication and cross-cultural understanding. Emphasis is placed on proficient communication in the language. An introduction to reading and writing is also included as well as culture, connections, comparisons, and communities.

SSTRIDE - Health Occupations

SSTRIDE© is a partnership between DMS, SRMS, CHS and The Florida State University College of Medicine. The mission of SSTRIDE© is to identify students who have a genuine interest in pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, healthcare, or medicine. Students start in the 8th grade and continue the program through the Allied Health Institute at CHS. In addition to course work, the program provides enrichment and student development.

STEM

This course is designed for individuals interested in competing on the robotics team. Students should submit completed applications to Mr. Davis and register for another elective. If selected, guidance will update students’ course requests.

2022-2023 Stem & Technology Courses 

Weightlifting

Weightlifting is a course that provides a supervised resistance training program safe for all students. This program is designed to enhance students' muscular strength and power and improve their cardiovascular risk profile. In addition, the goal is for students to improve their motor skill performance, enhance their athletic abilities and increase natural resistance to sports-related injuries. While priority will be given to our school-sponsored athletes, any student interested in a weight training course is encouraged to register.

Yearbook

Students in this course will be responsible for all aspects of producing our yearbook. Students will create page layouts, take and organize digital photographs, execute sales campaigns, conduct interviews, solicit advertising, and produce digital content. Students should submit a completed application to Ms. Bonner and register for another elective.