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7º Fashion Design

  • Grade Level: 9 - 12
    Length: Year Class (10 credits)
    Prerequisite: Beginning Art Recommended
    Graduation: Elective Credit.


    Fashion Design I is the first course of a two course CTE pathway. This course will focus on the fashion industry. The student will: Learn the aesthetic aspects of design necessary to create sketches, designs, and original fashions. It also studies fashion trends throughout history, from ancient times, to modern-day and includes an understanding of cultural, social, political, and economic influences on fashion design. Students utilize the elements and principles of design to create their own original designs in fashion. Through the use of a variety of fabrics, trims, embellishments and decorations students will express and explore fashion, art and design. Students will analyze the artistic nature of fabric and fashion design, explore the elements of the contemporary fashion movement and create their own interpretations of fashions. Throughout the year, students learn how fashion design is connected to other academic disciplines and the career opportunities that are related to the fashion industry and the world of fashion.

    Classroom Expectations and Rules

    1. No food or drink at the computers and/or sewing areas (this includes water).
    2. Have a writing implement (pen or pencil) available each class.
    3. Follow District Dress Code (LUHSD BP/AR 5132). All clothing shall be within bounds of decency and good taste. Shirts and shoes are required at all times. Hats and sunglasses are not to be worn in classrooms/instructional areas.
    4. Complete projects on time and to the best of your ability.
    5. Respect your fellow students; the classroom and equipment; and yourself.

    Grading Policy

    Grades for achievement shall be reported each marking period as follows (LUHSD Administrative Regulation AR-5121):

    Outstanding Achievement/Above grade level Standards . . . . . . . . . . . . A

    Above Expected Achievement/Above grade level Standards  . . . . . . . . . B

    Expected Achievement/Meets grade level Standards  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C

    Below Expected Achievement/Meets grade level Standards . . . . . . . . . . D

    Little or No Achievement/Below grade level Standards  . . . . . . . . . . . . . F

    Incomplete  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I

    No Mark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NM

    Withdrawl Fail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WF

    Make-Up Work

    Students are expected to make-up missed work for absences outside class time by making arrangements with the instructors, exceptions may be granted due to illness and/or school activities.  Students with excessive truancies (seven (7) per semester) may be given a failing grade and not receive credit for the class as per LUHSD Administrative Regulation AR-5121.

    Cellular Phone Policy

    Cell phones in the classroom can be a distraction to the learner and to others in the classroom. One study on digital distractions in 2016 found that students spent an average of 20.9% 0f class time using a digital device for non-class purposes.  Adequate time is allowed for students to complete the daily lessons during the class period, but if a student is spending 1/5th of their time on their devices, they may not be able to complete their work.

    I acknowledge that many students seem to be afflicted with nomophobia, derived from “no-mobile-phone phobia” and, therefore, being separated from their devices may cause anxiety issues.

    To help facilitate learning for ALL students the following policy concerning electronic devices will be followed:

    • Cell phones/electronic devices must be turned OFF before the students enter the classroom. Headphones, earbuds, etc. must be removed from the head/ears.
    • Once inside the classroom, students must store their cell phones/electronic device/headphones or earbuds in a location that is NOT visible to the teacher or other students OR the “Charging Station” located in front of the classroom.
    • Students must label their phone with their name and current period (so if forgotten can be turned into “Lost and Found”)
    • Students may only power ON their phones with the permission of the instructor and then only for educational purposes.
    • Students that choose to keep their phones and are observed using them (even if only checking the time—there is a digital clock in front of the classroom), a Behavioral Referral will be written, and a call placed to their parent/guardian.
    • Students that choose to place their phone in the “Charging Station” will be given extra credit, IF the device is placed there at the beginning of the period and left there the ENTIRE period – this includes time that the student may choose to leave the room (for example to go the restroom).

    Maupinga, Davison M. (Fall 2017) Journal of Technology Studies Vol. 43 Issue 2 pages 70-79. School-wide and Classroom Policies on the Use of Mobile Technologies: An Exploratory Study.  Retrieved from https://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/JOTS/v43/v43n2/pdf/mupinga.pdf (July 2019).