Middle School Course Description
Health & Wellness
Vegan Culinary Arts
To jump-start the fight against obesity, youth must first be educated about food, nutrition, and making good choices. The truth is that children today are exposed to an unbelievable variety of food and diet choices. We must teach them how to navigate these choices by beginning with the basic concepts of food and nutrition. Children can then move to application, demonstrating how these concepts apply to them and others. By starting early, and having children participate in memorable experiences, BHO hopes they gain the knowledge and skills to become healthy, nutritionally conscious consumers.
Develop your photography knowledge, including the basics of lighting, shutter speed, and composition. Gain an understanding of professional photography, learn what creates an eye-catching photo, and build a portfolio of images. You must have access to a digital camera (cell phone cameras do not meet the requirement) to take this course. This course can be used to meet a performing/fine arts requirement for high school graduation.
Never played guitar? Want to know how to play guitar? Do you love music? If you never touched a guitar, been playing guitar forever, or want to be a rock star this course is a great place to start your music education or continue building your skills. No prior music experience is needed. Learn the fundamentals of music and the basic skills necessary to play a wide variety of music styles including simple and full-strum chords, strumming patterns, playing/singing simple melodies, parts of the guitar, and ensemble skills, and explore the careers of significant musicians in varied genres. Student guides, Carlos and Summer, guide students through each step of this journey toward becoming skilled guitarists and musicians.
Everyone needs physical activity to be healthy. People who exercise regularly and who make physical activity part of their daily routine, feel better mentally and physically.
The discipline of Taekwondo leads to increase energy, better health and fitness, greater coordination, and higher self-esteem. These qualities are vital to a happier, longer life.
Taekwondo strengthens your body and improves your health through physical exercise and conditioning. Isometric and dynamic tension exercises will allow you to gain better muscle tone and more strength. A gradual building process of safe and easy stretching techniques will enhance flexibility, while breathing and concentration exercises lead to sharper reflexes and senses. BHO not only considers exercise as part of a regular physical regime, but an opportunity to gain self-awareness and enhance spiritual growth. In ancient traditions, physical activity had a focus that was more spiritual than physical. Its purpose was to cultivate the mind and spirit while rejuvenating the body. In a similar fashion, the organization views exercise as an opportunity to learn more about the individual.
Voluntary Public Service
How can you, a student, be empowered to address social problems in your community? In this Voluntary Public Service course, you will develop the skills necessary to positively impact your community such as interpersonal communication, conflict resolution, and stress management. As you progress through the course, you will create a map of your own community, identifying resources to address social problems and evaluating possible solutions. In addition, you will better understand how organizations impact your community. This includes exploring public service occupations and opportunities for employment after high school. Finally, you will conduct a service project to address an issue you are concerned about. Are you ready to have an impact?
The average age of senior citizens living in nursing homes is about 82. Many of them don't have families or can't be with their families, so they get lonely and depressed. That's where BHO's L.E.A.P Youth Volunteer Program steps in. Our youth visit and spend time with the elderly on a regular basis and treat them as though they are thier own grandparents. This sort of volunteer work not only has a positive influence on our youth, but also on the elderly - One of the goals is to bring the youth back into the elderly by telling them stories and making them laugh, all while seniors are teaching our youth about life and its valuable lessons.
Our Youth Volunteer Team will be volunteering at the Trinity Rescue Mission and other local homless shelters.
BHO believes in giving back to the community.
Typing & Keyboarding
Using a special online library of software, you will gain typing speed while learning the proper technique to become a keyboarding master. You will also learn business skills to prepare for your future career.