MTHS Programs & Electives

Welcome MTHS Community! 

Thank you for visiting and checking out what MTHS has to offer. The information here will help students make decisions on their course selection for the next school year.  Students are encouraged to strike a healthy balance between challenging coursework, exploring interests and home-school commitments.

Monterey Trail Guide to Course Selection 

Students will be best prepared for Course Selection through activities and events leading up to Course Selection in February.  MTHS community events are open to all current and future Mustang students and families. Please see what we have in store for our current 9th - 11th graders and current EHMS 8th graders joining us on the Trail.

Any new students enrolling into MTHS after February course selection dates will be invited to complete course selection at a later date by the MTHS School Counseling Department.

Academic Advising In- Classroom Lessons & Small Group Workshops

Current students develop and revisit their Four Year Plan Google Doc, an individual planning tool for Course Selection. These sessions are led by school counselors each year, for all grade levels, 9 - 11.

Students explore available programs and electives for their next grade level. Credit recovery and/or acceleration/enrichment options are discussed as students monitor their progress toward graduation and four year college (a-g) eligibility using their transcript and StudentVUE resources.

Trailivision Promos in MTHS Advocacy class

Trailivision is our school broadcast channel, produced by Digital Media Arts (DMA) students. All month, promos will feature elective courses students may sign up for at Course Selection.

MTHS Open House Showcase

Community event - Come to meet with teachers for their takes on MTHS programs and electives - with live performances, demonstrations and student work on display. 

MTHS Shadow Day

EHMS 8th graders visit MTHS to preview what it is to be a Mustang. Scheduled activites will include speakers, performances, a student panel, electives fair and a campus tour to help students get acquainted with the Trail. 

Incoming 9th Grade Course Selection Day 

EHMS 8th graders will receive detailed instructions on how to complete their Course Selection Google Form in their Math class. 

Mustang Derby -  AP/Honors                  & CTE Night

Community event - Visit with our teachers for an opportunity to learn about the Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses and Career Technical Education (CTE) pathways offered at MTHS. 

EHMS 8th graders attend and decide to add or update their course selection with Honors/AP courses; a Course Request Change Google Form will be available in their EHMS Counselors' Corner Google Classroom in February.

Incoming 10th - 12th Grade Course Selection Dates 

Current students will receive detailed instructions on how to complete their Course Selection inputting in StudentVUE in Advocacy class, which is scheduled every Thursday after first period.  

MTHS Freshmen Fridays at EHMS 

MTHS School Counselors will visit at EHMS 8th Grade Lunch on Fridays this Spring as well as at EHMS Family Lunch Days. Any and all questions are welcome. We look forward to meeting our future Mustang students and families. 

MTHS Course Selection Resources

MTHS Career Technical Education (CTE) Academies and Pathways


Does a career in film, TV animation or video gaming intrigue you? In this pathway you will study the

exciting art of visual and verbal storytelling as you feed your creativity through animation and

multimedia design. Learn the fundamentals through professional-level computer software in a studio

environment. This project-based curriculum that focuses on a team approach found in many

professional work environments will prepare you for work in commercial art. Take the leap and

join the pathway that will help take your passion and turn it into a career!


For more information contact Mr. Dean at

BOSS presentation

Business Opportunities
for Sucessful Students

Pathway for future Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders

DATA is a technology-driven school-within-a-school, designed to give students training, information, and resources in the areas of Computer Science and Engineering throughout their high school years.

For more information contact Mrs. Lascola at

DATA Strands - Course Sequencing

The Digital Media Arts Pathway explores the practical applications of design, multimedia production and media broadcasting. Students learn the media production workflow, graphic design, film editing, audio production, camera operation and visual effects. Students also run the Trailivision Daily Broadcast.

For more information visit or contact:

MTHS Course Descriptions by Department (hyperlinked below)