We understand that adolescence is a time of growth and exploration; and in that spirit, our dynamic electives program is designed to promote a practice of personal choice and discovery. We believe these are essential ingredients in the lifelong pursuit of happiness. Our varied choices allow teachers and students to explore the full range of their intellectual curiosities, creative passions and athletic pursuits.
SBMS students choose 11 different electives each year, including one athletic class each quarter; which meets the CA State Standards requirement. Electives are an SBMS favorite and are a required part of the afternoon schedule every day of the week. Our Elective program allows students to dive deeper into the arts and athletics that they most enjoy, and also opens up the opportunity to explore new areas of interest.
We also offer Enrichment classes that build leadership, service and study skills. Below you will find a sampling of some of our Creative Arts & Sports highlights.
List of 9 items.
Media & Digital Arts
Computer Digital Photography Film Studies Flash Animation & Design SBMS Film Production Team Teen Press Yearbook**
Art Books/Journals Beading Ceramics Cardboard Art Drawing & Painting Fiber Arts Freehand Drawing# Knitting Print Making 3-D Art
Beginning / Advanced Guitar Dance Scenes/Drama School of Rock All School Musical Singing Songwriting Ukulele
Homework Lab Learning Skills Math Lab After-School Tutoring & Study Skills Individual Tutoring Standardized Test Prep
Girls & Boys Team Sports
Basketball Flag Football Soccer Surf Team Volleyball
Spike Ball Hiking Jump Rope Lacrosse Martial Arts Mountain Biking Track & Field Ultimate Frisbee Weight Training Yoga/Pilates
Bike Monkeys Community Action Club Teen Press Mountaineering Stagecraft
9th Grade Leadership
**Preparation for SB High School's Multimedia Arts & Design Academy
#For 9th grade students. Provides high school credit as an honors course and preparation for SB High School's Visual Arts & Design Academy
It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. -J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Santa Barbara Middle School cultivates in our students passion for life and life-long learning, a deep sense of trust in themselves, strength and courage to succeed at life's challenges, and compassion and respect for others.