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This course will give students an understanding of the basic accounting procedures used to operate a business. The accounting procedures presented will also serve as a sound background for employment in office jobs and preparation for studying business courses in college.
The AP Art History Course is the study of the history of art and architecture from prehistoric times through the present, across geographical and cultural lines. The course will involve students examining works of art, architecture and the cultures, people and times that contributed to the creation of those works and structures. The broader base of study that this will entail will provide students with a very comprehensive knowledge of the development of visual art and human culture utilizing an historical context with which to investigate the material. Both online and optional in person field trips to museums and other appropriate destinations to enhance the study of art history and architecture will be included. Additional study beyond the class will be strongly encouraged to help prepare students to be successful on the AP Art History exam.
Textbook Deposit of $75 will be collected at the start of the class and refunded when all books are returned.
Register for both Sem A and Sem B to complete the entire sequence in preparation for the AP Exam. This may be done fall, spring, or spring of one year and fall of the next.
Students will need to register for and take the AP Exam at their local school. Consult your counselor for the procedures at your school.
If you love fashion, architecture, game, graphics, or interior design, this class is for you. All design has the same basic principles at the core, and you’ll learn about how to use the elements and principles of design to design a Doc Martens boot, a skateboard, a tee shirt, and more!
In today’s world, photographs are all around us, including in advertisements, on websites, and hung on our walls as art. Many of the images that we see have been created by professional photographers. In the digital photography courses, students will learn creative photographic skills and processes. Students will build a portfolio of work and explore the fields of photography and graphic arts.
Digital Photography A teaches creative photographic skills and processes. Students will build a portfolio of work and explore the fields of photography and graphic arts.
Digital Photography B will examine various aspects of professional photography, including the ethics of the profession, and examine some of the areas that professional photographers may choose to specialize in, such as wedding photography and product photography. We will also learn more about some of the most respected professional photographers in history and we will learn how to critique photographs in order to better understand what creates an eye catching photograph.
Online drawing is a course for the beginning drawer. The course covers introductory concepts that will help beginners learn skills to improve their drawing abilities. Additionally, the course covers the elements and principles of design, color theory and art history. Standard semester course, .5 credits; however, course can be shortened to accommodate students working on a quarter or trimester credit. Students will be placed in groups within the course based on their credit needs.
Anxious in a year of uncertainty? Unmotivated? Are you finding it hard to focus or find joy? EmpowerU is an online semester course designed to help students learn the vital skills needed to build resilience, helping them make change in the areas in which they are struggling most. Students learn to manage stress, negative thinking, motivation, low mood, life balance and more. This effective and engaging online course combines daily lessons with 1:1 personalized coaching by master-degreed counselors to help teens build resilience and overcome obstacles in their lives. And it works –93% of students decrease anxiety and increase confidence and mood, and increase grades.
EmpowerU is unique- the course doesn’t just help students make change, we teach them HOW to make effective and lasting change. Students complete one 20 minutes lesson each school day over 12-14 weeks. Students can log on from their computer, phone or tablet – their individual licensed instructors provides daily feedback and encouragement to help them meet goals. Students earn one semester wellness credit upon completion. (Rolling admissions allowed)
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Do you dream of owning your own business? This course can give you a head start in learning about what you’ll need to own and operate a successful business. Students will explore creating a business plan, financing a business, and pricing products and services.
The Independent Living class is for students interested in learning about Life Issues that will affect them as they live in the real world. Topics include: Decision Making, Economics, Housing, Financial Management, Credit, Checkbooks, Investments and taxes. Students will learn through textbook readings, online discussion, online lessons, and some online videos. Assessments include student reflection, daily work, quizzes and activities.
This course is designed for any individual with an interest in learning about the game of chess. The first half of the course starts with some early chess history and focuses mainly on the basics of the game (the board, the pieces, and how to play). No prior knowledge of chess is required. After learning how to play chess, students learn how to read and write chess notation and are given the opportunity to play chess both online and with someone they know.
The second half of the chess course is designed to make the student a better chess player. It teaches various tactics and strategies such as forks, pins, skewers, discovery, attraction, gaining pieces, and how to checkmate with specific chess pieces. In addition, the course also covers the basic understanding needed for playing in a chess tournament, provides opportunities to explore local/national/global chess organizations, and presents multiple lessons in chess history. A final research project on a chess topic is required.
Have a Facebook account? What about Twitter? Whether you’ve already dipped your toes in the waters of social media or are still standing on the shore wondering what to make of it all, learning how to interact on various social media platforms is crucial in order to survive and thrive in this age of digital communication. In this course, you’ll learn the ins and outs of social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and more. You’ll also discover other types of social media you may not have been aware of and how to use them for your benefit—personally, academically, and eventually professionally as well. If you thought social media platforms were just a place to keep track of friends and share personal photos, this course will show you how to use these resources in much more powerful ways.
Introduction to Business is designed to show what businesses are, how they are operated and how they are managed. You will explore business opportunities and learn how to make informed economic decisions in our global economy.
This course will educate students about sound money management planning and decisions. Students will develop positive behaviors that are necessary to attain a secure future.
Do you enjoy sports? Do you enjoy traveling? Do you enjoy finding out the latest trends from Hollywood? Then this is the class for you. This course will introduce you to the basic principles of economics, marketing, and merchandising through two growing and unique areas; SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT. Learn how markets use sports agents, sponsorships, and public relation tools to capture the American audience.