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ROP Courses

Valencia has a plethora of ROP classes to choose from to give students additional avenues to seek success.  Check out these course offerings.

Check out NOCROP online to see what Valencia High School offers for ROP.
For a list of Pathway Courses offered by school please visit
For more information, There is additional info on more of our ROP pathways on the bottom of the page.

Principles of Teaching & Learning


Principles of Teaching and Learning provides students with a history of major learning theories, trends in education, the sociology of education, and principles of teaching and learning. Included are an overview of the teaching profession, school governance, growth and development, classroom management, principles of effective teaching, and curriculum. In addition to classroom instruction, students participate in field work at school sites under the guidance of a mentor teacher. All students are required to observe and/or participate in a variety of settings and classrooms at the primary/elementary, middle/junior high, and/or secondary levels. The course prepares students for entry into college or university teacher training programs.


Teaching Students with Special Needs

 This course prepares students for employment as paraprofessionals in special education, English learner and extended day programs. This course also trains students for peer tutoring positions. As part of instruction, this course reinforces skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening and mathematics and requires their application in workplace situations. Integrated throughout the course are career preparation standards, which include communication, ethics, interpersonal/teamwork skills, critical thinking and problem solving, safety, technology and other employment skills. Students are given opportunities to demonstrate personal qualities including responsibility, self confidence and self management. Instruction is provided through classroom theory development, work based learning in special education programs.

Building Industry Technology Academy (BITA)
In this four-year, industry-supported academy you will learn carpentry/construction skills, and power/hand tool care and use in the school lab. You will participate in building trades association contests and you will have opportunities to volunteer for community projects such as Home Aid, Habitat for Humanity, and Paint your Heart Out. This class articulates with local community colleges. This course meets the UC College-preparatory Elective “g” requirement for admission.

Child Development

In this class you will study children’s developmental stages from conception through early adolescence. You will focus on the emotional/psychological, cognitive and physical aspects of development, and the influences on development of heredity and environmental factors. This class articulates with local community colleges. This course meets the UC College-preparatory Elective “g” requirement for admission.

Introduction to Culinary Arts

Students will train in basic culinary skills with the ProStart® curriculum. Learn garde manger (the art of fruit and vegetable carving), basic cooking and some international
cooking, safety and sanitation, nutrition basics, and food service operations. This class will prepare
you for entry-level jobs and advanced training. This course meets the UC College-preparatory Elective “g” requirement for admission.

Advanced Culinary Arts (
Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management)

Take cooking to an art form and learn skills for entry-level and mid-level
positions in the restaurant, baking, and food services industry using the ProStart® curriculum. Students will further enhance skills in food service operations, nutrition, and preparation and presentation of foods. Class includes: cost control, purchasing, inventory, marketing, sustainability in the restaurant and
food service industry, and global cuisine. You will gain social skills important for working with the public, and learn how to set up a dining room for your guests. Students also learn more about food and beverage products, and management essentials needed for building a career in the industry. Prerequisites:  completion of Introduction to Culinary Arts or instructor’s permission. This course meets the UC College-preparatory Elective “g” requirement for admission.


To register see your counselor or
Mrs. Douglas - Career Guidance Specialist
714 - 986 - 4970, ext. 10023

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in all district activities, programs, and employment based upon actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, religion, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, immigration status, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Reference: BP 0410; 1312.3; 4111.1; 5145.3; 5145.7; 4119.11/4219.11/4319.11
Compliance Officer for Complaints. Employee complaint: Dr. Issaic Gates, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources (714) 985-8408. Title IX Sexual Harassment and any other discrimination complaints: Gina Aguilar, Director, Student Services (714) 985-8670. Americans with Disabilities Act complaints: Richard McAlindin, Assistant Superintendent, Executive Services (714) 985-8727. Bullying, intimidation complaints: Melissa Samson, Administrator, Student Services (714) 985-8671
Procedure for Complaints. Uniform Complaint Policy Form 1312.3 (English), 1312.3 (Spanish). Williams Uniform Complaint Procedures Form 1312.4 (English) and 1312.4 (Spanish)
El Distrito Escolar Unificado Placentia-Yorba Linda, prohíbe la discriminación, acoso, intimidación, hostigamiento en todas las actividades, programas y empleo del distrito en base a género real o percibido, identificación de género, expresión de género, raza, etnia, color, religión ascendencia, nacionalidad, origen nacional, identificación de grupo étnico, estado de inmigración, sexo, orientación sexual, estatus marital o parental, embarazo, edad discapacidad física o mental o en base a la asociación de la persona con una persona o grupo, con una o más de estas características reales o percibidas. Referencia: BP 0410; 1312.3; 4111.1; 5145.3; 5145.7; 4119.11/4219.11/4319.11.
Quejas de empleados: Dr. Issaic Gates, Asistente de Superintendente, Recursos Humanos (714) 985-8408. Titulo IX Acoso Sexual y cualquier otra queja de discriminación: Gina Aguilar, Directora, Educación Secundaria (714) 985-8656. Americanos con Discapacidades Acta de quejas: Richard McAlindin, Asistente de Superintendente, Servicios Ejecutivos (714) 985-8727. Quejas de acoso, intimidación: Melissa Samson, Administrador, Servicios Estudiantiles (714) 985-8671

Employee/Student Non-Fraternization Policy: BP 4101