Current students and incoming freshmen will soon be selecting courses for the upcoming school year. West Orange High School has put together a presentation of the available elective courses. Click here to view the presentation. It will be available to students on screens in the cafeteria and will be reviewed at the freshman parent night as well.
Click here to view the graduation requirements (required courses).
Click here to learn about the West Orange High School Warrior Band. West Orange has a wide variety of classes to offer students. We feature four concert bands, three Jazz Bands, Marching Band, and Percussion. The traditional band classes are two freshman bands and two upperclassman Bands. There is a freshman jazz band, as well as two upperclassman jazz ensembles that are chosen by open auditions. Everyone is a part of the marching band, and everyone in marching band is in a band class!
TV 1 is the base building class. Students begin to learn the art of video production and why it takes so many people to make a show or movie.
They will learn the vocab and language needed for television, how to write scripts both VO and dialogue including a shot list. They also learn the basics about the software for non-linear editing. They will learn about lighting, microphones, patterns, camera operation, team work, planning, organization, and much more. They will then put that knowledge to use and shoot and edit a variety of stories (videos).
We dive deeper into knowledge and pick up where we left off in level 1. In level 2, we get more into Chroma-key (green screen effects), move up with camera operation, more studio work and students can enter competitions. Students do more complex projects but they can handle it because they have level 1 under their belt. TV 2 is where it’s at…it’s the turning point! Students also earn industry certification.
Level 3 and 4
At this level, students can earn college credit. Students are very independent with projects, etc…..they are to maintain a C or better to earn the potential college credits. The lessons of the past are done so they can focus on projects and creating their sizzle reels. They learn how to read scopes and multi-cam. These students also run the morning news so there’s more control room and studio work. Students have a good attitude and by the time students get to this level, they really enjoy it.