Elective Courses

Los Gatos High School offers a wide range of elective courses in the Applied Arts, Visual and Performing Arts, as well as additional electives that fall under other academic subject areas.  View our full list of Elective Options to find a class that interests you.

Please review the Course Sequence Charts to learn about the prerequisites for all courses. You will also want to review the Course Descriptions to learn more about the classes offered. Additional career-oriented electives can be taken through SVCTE

-All students are required to take one year of either a World Language OR a Visual/Performing Art in order to graduate. 
-To be eligible for a four-year college students are required to take two years of a World Language AND one year of a Visual/Performing Art.  

-All students are required to take an Applied Art in order to graduate.

Applied Arts & Visual/Performing Arts Electives Information:
(Please click links below)

Electives (video) 
Overview of arts electives at LGHS.

3D Design and 3D Design (video)
Overview of class with several examples of (really amazing!) projects.
IG: lghs3ddesign

Metals Manufacturing (video)
Overview of metal shop and insights from the teacher, Mr. Payne.

Brief information with URL for the yearbook application (DUE: March 30, 2019).

Leadership (video)
A look at what Leadership is all about with descriptions from students.

Drama (video)
Behind the scenes look at what makes the Drama such a success!

Marching Band (video)
A glimpse at rehearsals and competitions as well as student descriptions of different sections of the band. Also, meet the band director, Mr. Hill!

Information, galleries of artwork, and videos from the art classes.
IG: @misterthad

Academic Electives Information:
(Please click links below)

Advanced Science Research (video)
If interested in the Advanced Science Research (ASR) class, please complete the ASR Application.