Walnutwood High School Enrichment Opportunities  2017 - 2018

    Walnutwood High School is happy to offer our students increased enrichment opportunities that feature hands-on and small group learning, as well as on-line learning.  Additionally, there is a list of all courses offered by Apex, our on-line curriculum provider. Please click HERE to see Apex offerings. If you are interested in taking any of the WHS enrichment or Apex courses, let your teacher know so they can work them into your schedule.
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    Students will develop an understanding of the basic elements of art and principles of design by examining  important works of art and experimenting with various techniques of drawing and painting, form a base for making informed aesthetic judgments and acquire knowledge of the historical and cultural development in the visual arts.

    Teacher: Mrs. Franscioni

    Meets 5 consecutive Wednesday in Room A3 at 11:00 am -12:15 pm

    Drawing & Painting A: Sept. 27, Oct. 4, Oct. 11, Oct. 18, and Oct. 25

    Drawing & Painting B:  Nov. 1, Nov. 8,  Nov. 15, Nov. 29, and Dec. 6


    WHS kicks up the science program with a UC approved Biology class that includes 5 labs for each semester!  

    Come and learn how to extract DNA, use microscopes to look at cells, dissect an earthworm, and more!


    Teacher: Mrs. Brunner         

    Meets 5 consecutive Wednesdays in Room E-2 at  9:15 am – 10:30 am

    Dates: Biology A: Sept. 6, Sept. 13, Sept. 20,  Sept. 27 and Oct. 4

    Dates: Biology B:  Oct. 25, Nov. 1, Nov. 8, Nov.15, and Nov, 29

    Dates: Biology B:  Jan. 17, Jan. 24, Jan. 31, Feb. 7, and  Feb. 14

    Dates: Biology A:  Feb. 28, Mar. 7, Mar. 14, Mar 21 , and  April 4

    Dates: Biology B:  April 11, April 18, April 25,  May 2, May 9 




    During chemistry labs we will explore density, use and understand the periodic table, mix ionic solutions and look for a precipitate, calculate and write balanced equations, find the freezing point of a solute in solution, determine the heats of reactions and compare structural formulas to molecular shapes. 

    Meets 4 consecutive Tuesdays in Room E-2 at 9:00 am – 10:15 am

    Dates:  Chemistry A:  Aug. 22, Aug. 29, Sept. 5, and Sept. 12

    Dates:  Chemistry B:  Sept. 26, Oct. 3, Oct. 10, and Oct. 17

    Dates:  Chemistry A:  Oct. 31, Nov. 7, Nov. 14, and Nov. 28

    Dates:  Chemistry B:  Jan  23, Jan. 30, Feb 6, and Feb 13

    Dates:  Chemistry A:  Mar. 6, Mar. 13, Mar 20, and Apr 3

    Dates:  Chemistry B:  Apr 17, Apr 24, May 1, and May 8

    Integrated Math Lab

    Students taking Integrated matha re required to take a math lab once a week. The lab is offered three time a week and student are invited to come all three days.

    Must attend at least one math lab but can come to two or all three.

    Mondays:  9:45 am –  11:00 am (Rancho Cordova)

    Thursdays: 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm (Rancho Cordova)

    Fridays: 10:15 am – 11:30 pm (Folsom)


    Concurrent College Courses (Advanced Education):  Students who are 16 yrs old and have at least 2.7 GPA may take up to 2 college courses per semester, pay only for books, and earn both high school and college credit for courses passed.  For more information, talk to your counselor or visit  http://www.flc.losrios.edu/student-services/admissions-and-records/apply-and-register/high-school-students.