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Homework help

The County of Los Angeles offers students Live Homework help. You can connect with vetted tutors who will help with homework or studies in real-time. 

You can get help in the following subjects: Tutors speak English, Spanish and Vietnamese

Math

Science

English

Social Studies

Essay review

LIVE HOMEWORK HELP

*You must have a County of LA Library Card

Click HERE if you need to apply for a library card. 

Academic Courses/Programs

SVHS Courses

The following courses are honored by the UC and CSU Admissions Offices as well as by other four colleges and universities.


English

Mathematics

Performing Arts

Science

Visual Arts

World Languages


In addition to the above offerings, our school has a variety of courses available to both the college bound and general students: namely, courses in art, business education, industrial arts, music and programs in career, vocational and occupational courses. SEI (Structured English Immersion) classes are offered in the content areas for our English Language learners.


Career Technical Education

ELD

Other 

Special Education  

Physical Education 
 

Advanced Placement Courses

Advanced Placement (AP) classes are college-level courses taught on the high school campuses which prepare students to take the AP exams each spring.  Students who pass AP exams receive college credit or enter more advanced level classes at many colleges and universities (including the UC and CSU systems).  AP courses carry an extra grade point as long as the student earns a “C” or better so that an “A” = 5 points, “B” = 4 points and “C” = 3 points.  Students wishing to be admitted to competitive universities or majors should consider taking AP courses in their sophomore, junior and/or senior years. 

 

See complete list of AP classes offered at our campus HERE.

Digital Arts Pathway

The Digital Arts Pathway at Sierra Vista High School provides opportunities to explore creativity through new media art and digital technologies while inspiring students to pursue a creative and exciting career in digital media arts. Digital Arts students receive hands-on experience with current software tools and Adobe programs including Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, and Premier.  Student’s build their own digital projects while learning the fundamental and advanced techniques for graphic design, digital photography, digital Illustration, and video production.  Students are provided a variety of opportunities to explore a personally meaningful creative process while developing a deeper appreciation of new media aesthetics, concepts and design principles. This pathway strives to explore a wide range of emerging technologies in the arts. It is the goal that students will graduate with a stellar portfolio and the skills needed to make relevant media and pursue post-secondary education in a digital arts field.

 

Digital Arts 1 – Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Premier

Digital Arts 2 - Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Premier

AP 2D Design - Photoshop, Illustrator

Career Technical Education

Career Pathways provide students with opportunities to obtain certification in a career field and to apply learning to practical workplace situations while completing the requirements for a high school diploma. Courses emphasize hands-on techniques using the latest technology and prepare students for post-secondary educational opportunities and/or employment.

Articulation – Articulation agreements between the high school’s and post-secondary schools allow for students to gain advanced placement in college courses. Baldwin Park Career pathway courses may be articulated with Mt. San Antonio College, Citrus College, and/or the East San Gabriel Valley Regional Occupational Program.

 

Pathway courses offered are:

Automotive Career Pathway - NPHS

Business Technology Pathway - BPHS/SVHS/NPHS

Engineering, Drafting & Technology Pathway - BPHS/SVHS

Digital Arts Pathway - SVHS/BPHS

Oracle Academy Pathway - BPHS

Photography and Digital Imaging Career Pathway - BPHS/SVHS

AVID

The high school AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program is a four-year regularly scheduled elective college preparatory class for students with academic potential.  AVID supports students academically and helps prepare them for four-year college.  Students receive special tutoring from Tutors (ideally former AVID students) from area colleges and universities who are trained to use specific teaching methodologies and materials.  Lessons are also offered in note-taking, study skills, test taking, time management, SAT, college entrance/placement exam preparation, effective textbook reading, and library research skills.  During their senior year, AVID students are assisted with their four-year college, financial aid and scholarship applications.

 

AVID Teachers: 

Grade 9 & 11 : Mr. Meyer  Room 214     

Grade 10: Ms. Gutierrez Room 212

Grade 11: Mrs. Kittlaus  Room 111

Grade 12: Mrs. Castillo Room 216               

 

AVID FORMS:

AVID APPLICATION

AVID Brochure

Bi-Monthly Grade Check 9-11

Bi-Monthly Grade Check 12                       

                                       

 

Dual Language Program

Offers students the opportunity to learn, excel, and emphasizes academic achievement in two languages, English and Spanish.

Students will be: 

  • Literate in two languages
  • Develop critical thinking skills
  • Better prepared to meet the exciting challenges of society
  • Develop cultural awareness

Film & Video Pathway

The purpose of this pathway is to provide a project-based visual arts program that provides students with the technical instruction and practical experiences for aspiring video and filmmakers in the production of film, video, and new media projects for business and entertainment.  Students experience both the creative and technical aspects of film making in conjunction with learning about historical and contemporary traditions and conventions. The beginning course builds a foundation of fundamental knowledge in story development, visual composition, color theory, camera and sound operation, lighting, and editing techniques.  In the advanced course, students will further develop their technical and creative knowledge of all aspects of film making, as well as learn to produce television style programs using multi-camera techniques

 

2 Year Pathway

Year 1: Film & Video I

Year 2: Advanced Film & Video

Project Lead The Way: Engineering Pathway

Advance students' ability to innovate, think critically, and collaborate to solve problems. The Engineering Pathway allows 9-12 grades students to take an exploratory route through a variety of Engineering disciplines in the hopes that they become interested in pursuing an Engineering career.

 

Grade 9: Introduction to Engineering Design

Grade 10: Principles of Engineering

Grade 11: Civil Engineering & Architecture

Grade 12: Engineering Design and Development

 

POST SECONDARY BENEFITS:

College Credit* - Admission Preference* - STEM Scholarships*

*See the PLTW or affiliate university partner website for more details.

ROP COurses

ROP is a public education service that provides practical, hands-on career preparation and career guidance. Students need to be 16 years of age in order to participate in the program. Students can earn 10 elective units when taking a ROP class. Students need to see their counselor or the College/Career Center to register for a class. Classes are offered every semester, during the regular school day, as part of their elective or after school.
East San Gabriel Valley ROP is one of 72 ROP’s in the state of California. ROP is designed to provide students with the technical skills required for particular jobs. Community based-internships in local businesses and industry sites are offered in many classes.
Example of classes offered this year:

  • Health Careers
  • Sports Medicine
  • Automotive
  • A+ Certification Prep
  • Child Care
  • Administration of Justice
  • Retail Sales
  • Graphic Arts/Silk Screening