Electives

BUSINESS & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

 
Computer Skills & Applications Course Series: Consists of 3 module-based courses that are designed to:
  • Provide hands-on instruction in current digital literacy concepts and software applications.
  • Prepare students for the Microsoft IT Academy at the high school level
  • Reinforce language arts and mathematics.
Computer Skills & Applications Skills I is composed of instructional modules designed to allow students to learn the touch method of keyboarding, basic digital literacy and computer knowledge, and basic word process and document formatting skills. Available for grades 6-8
 
Computer Skills & Applications Skills II is composed of instructional modules designed to provide hands-on instruction in digital literacy and software applications. Software applications include: word processing, desktop publishing, presentation software, spreadsheets, and databases. Prerequisite: Computer Skills & Applications I. Available for grades 7 & 8.
  
Exploring Business Marketing is designed to explore the nature of business in an international economy and to study related careers in fields such as entrepreneurship, financial services, information technology, marketing, office systems technology, public relations and promotion, and travel and tourism. Emphasis is on using the computer while studying applications in these careers along with problem solving and thinking skills. This course contributes to the development of a career development plan. Language arts, mathematics, and social studies are reinforced. Prerequisites: Computer Skills & Applications I & II. Available for grade 8. 
 
Technology Design & Innovation focuses on applying the design process in the invention or innovation of a new product, process, or system. Through engaging activities and hands-on projects, students focus on understanding how criteria, constraints, and processes affect design. Emphasis is placed on brainstorming, visualizing, modeling, testing and refining designs. Students develop skills in researching information, communicating design information and reporting results. Activities are structured to integrate physical and social sciences, mathematics, language arts and art. Available for grades 6-8. 
 

Career Development Education

 
Exploring Career Decisions provides an orientation to the world of work. Emphasis is placed on self-awareness, understanding the world of work, and the career planning process. Based on the National Career Development Guidelines, skills learned in this course include, but are not limited to, communication, personal management, and teamwork. Language arts are reinforced.
 

Family & Consumer Sciences

 
Exploring Life Skills: Family Focus allows students to explore life skills essential for their roles as managers, consumers, workers, and family members both now and in the future.Areas of study include managing resources, relating with others, making healthy food choices, learning about children, and preparing for careers. Language arts, mathematics, and science are reinforced. Available for grades 6-8.
 
Exploring Life Skills: Consumer Focus allows students to explore life skills essential for their roles as managers, consumers, workers, and family members both now and in the future. Areas of study include managing resources, relating with others, making healthy food choices and preparing for careers. Language arts, mathematics and science are reinforced. Available for grades 6-8.
 
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