Electives

  • Computer Skills & Applications I, II, and III

    Computer Skills & Applications I
     
    Description:  This course is designed to teach middle grade students skills in touch typing, computer fundamentals, proofreading, and document formatting (including paragraph formats, business letters, tables, reports, and e-mail correspondence).
     
    Adv. Computer Skills & Applications
     
    Description:  This course is composed of instructional modules designed to provide hands-on instruction in basic keyboarding skills, computer concepts, and software applications. The software applications include word processing, presentation software, and spreadsheets.
     
    Exploring Careers

    Description:  This middle school course 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.

  • Exploring Ag Science/Exploring Biotechnology

    6th Grade:  Exploring Agricultural Science I
     
    Course Description: This exploratory course expands on the topics in the industry of agricultural science. Topics of instruction include animal science, agricultural science and technology, plant science, agricultural issues, natural resources, food science, stewardship, consumer agriculture, and careers in agricultural science. English language arts, mathematics, and science are reinforced. FFA competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.
     
    7th Grade:  Exploring Agricultural Science II
     
    Course Description:  This exploratory course expands on the topics in the industry of agricultural science. Topics of instruction include animal science, agricultural science and technology, plant science, agricultural issues, natural resources, food science, stewardship, consumer agriculture, and careers in agricultural science. English language arts, mathematics, and science are reinforced. FFA competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.
     
    8th Grade:  Exploring Biotechnology
     
     This exploratory course focuses on biotechnology in the agricultural and medical industries with emphasis on the relationship of science and technology that affects agriculture and medicine. Topics include career concepts in the agriculture and medical fields. Skills in mathematics, science and language arts are reinforced in the course. Teaching strategies encourage the development of essential skills and knowledge of the world of work, careers and leadership in the agriculture and medical industries. FFA leadership activities apply instructional competencies to authentic experiences.
     
  • Family and Consumer Science (FACS)

    Exploring Family and Consumer Science (Family Focus)
     
    Description:  This middle school course 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. Art, mathematics, and science are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include service learning and job shadowing. Apprenticeship and cooperative education are not available for this course. Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.
     
    Exploring Family and Consumer Science (Consumer Focus)
     
    Description:  This middle school course 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. Art, mathematics, and science are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include service learning and job shadowing. Apprenticeship and cooperative education are not available for this course. Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.
     
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