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EFL-Equipped for Life

Future and career planning

EFL is designed to prepare students for the future and help them with the crucial task of career planning. Classes are one-day-per-week and offered as electives for students in grades 6-10.

Courses we currently offer


1st-quarter: Soccer
2nd quarter: Basketball
3rd quarter: Volleyball
4th quarter: Softball


Audio/Visual Production courses provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for television, video, film, and/or radio production.

Writing scripts, camera operation, use of graphics and other visuals, lighting, audio techniques, editing, production principles, and career opportunities are typical topics covered within production courses. Students are usually required to produce their own program or segment. Additional topics such as broadcast industry regulations, radio/TV operation, power of the medium, photography, transmission technology, and so on may be included.

Sewing/Clothing Maintenance

Clothing/Sewing courses introduce students to and expand their knowledge of various aspects of wearing apparel, sewing, and fashion.

These courses typically include wardrobe planning; selection, care, and repair of various materials; and construction of one or more garments. They may also include related topics, such as fashion design, fashion history, the social and psychological aspects of clothing, careers in the clothing industry, and craft sewing


Keyboarding courses provide students with an introduction to the keyboard (letters, numbers, and symbols), basic machine operation, and proper keystroke techniques. As students progress, they improve their speed and accuracy and produce increasingly complex documents. Such courses help students develop keyboard proficiency, document production skills, and problem-solving skills.


Nutrition and Food Preparation courses provide students with knowledge and skills about food preparation and/or production, with a strong emphasis on nutrition, balanced diets, and satisfying special dietary needs. Topics typically include assessing nutrient content, the science of food and nutrition, physiology and utilization of nutrients. Course content may also cover additives, contaminants, foodborne illnesses, and food technology.

Auto Service

Automotive Service courses emphasize preventative auto maintenance and automobile
troubleshooting. Course content typically includes tune-up, oil change, and lubrication skills; tire replacement, alignment, and balancing; and basic knowledge of brake, cooling, electrical, emission, fuel, ignition, steering, suspension, and transmission systems. These courses may also include public relations, sales techniques, and service station management.

Personal Finance

Personal Finance courses provide students with an understanding of the concepts and principles involved in managing one’s personal finances. Topics may include savings and investing, credit, insurance, taxes and social security, spending patterns and budget planning, contracts, and consumer protection. These courses may also provide an overview of the American economy. The class incorporates financial theories according to Dave Ramsey.

Culinary Arts

Culinary Art Specialty courses provide instruction in a particular type of cooking or culinary
style. Examples of such specialty fields include baking, creating and decorating wedding cakes, Middle Eastern cuisine, and so on. These courses emphasize skills specific to the type of culinary art being studied.


Library Aide courses provide students with the opportunity to work in the library or in media and audiovisual centers. Duties may include collecting, distributing, and categorizing materials; operating audiovisual equipment; assisting students and teacher; and performing clerical duties. Students typically gain experience in library science and/or media and audiovisual technology.

American Sign Language

Designed to introduce students to American Sign Language, American Sign Language I courses enable students to communicate with deaf persons through fingerspelling, signed words, and gestures. Course topics may include the culture of and issues facing deaf people.

Conversational Spanish

Spanish Conversation and Culture courses provide students with an introduction to the Spanish language and the culture(s) of Spanish-speaking people, placing greater emphasis on speaking and listening skills while de-emphasizing writing and reading the language.
Online-based, DuoLingo:


Chess is a very beneficial activity that results in better brain function, improved memory and cognitive abilities, strategic thinking and attention improvement.