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 The offering of electives is a dynamic process involving input from faculty and students. During the fall semester, both faculty and students are encouraged to propose possible elective classes for the next year. Based on those suggestions, students are presented with a ballot on which multiple electives are offered in each elective block, and based on student voting the elective program is established for the coming year.   The opportunity to propose and select elective courses is an important vehicle through which students contribute to shaping their educational paths at Ma’ayanot.

Electives that have been offered in recent years include:

Judaic Studies

  • Advanced Talmud
  • American Jewish History
  • Bechina Yerushalmit
  • Biur Tefillah
  • Chassidut
  • Contemporary Hebrew (Ulpan)
  • Holocaust Studies
  • Israel Advocacy
  • Parshat Hashavua
  • Yiddish
  • Zionism

Secular Studies

  • Advanced Studio Art
  • American Jewish History
  • American Sign Language I & II
  • AP Studio Art
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Computer Science
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Statistics
  • Arabic
  • Architecture and Design
  • Art History
  • Big Ideas (an interdisciplinary seminar)
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Coding
  • Contemporary Literature
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Law
  • Current Events and Global Issues
  • Engineering
  • Forensics
  • French I and II
  • Health and Fitness
  • Journalism
  • Modern Drama
  • Multi-Media Art
  • Music Theory
  • Nutrition
  • Photography
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Real-World Finance
  • Science Research
  • The Short Story
  • Spanish I, II and III
  • Topics in Psychology
  • Website Design
  • Women in Literature