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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.
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.
EmpowerU - An elective course to build student resilience, persistence and success.
Northern Star Online is excited to partner with EmpowerU to bring a proven, data-driven SEL curriculum to students in an effective and meaningful way. Now more than ever, students need support and skills to engage, learn and focus. We help them do that in a credit-bearing course.
EmpowerU equips students with the skills to build persistence, resilience and success by pairing interactive daily lessons with 1:1 support from dedicated online instructors. These instructors serve as life coaches and personalize the course content to apply to each student’s goals and barriers.
Over 93% of students who complete EmpowerU report increased confidence and wellbeing, and make meaningful progress towards their goals.
It has been proven that effective SEL programs increase student’s academic performance, classroom behavior, stress management, and attitudes.
High School (9-12)
EmpowerU high school Tier 2 program functions as a high school MTSS SEL semester intervention for students who need additional support.
Students complete daily online skill-building lessons using the online portal. These lessons help them master critical SEL concepts and coaching skills.
Each day, students receive personalized coaching by their 1:1 EmpowerU instructor through the online portal (text/email).
Program includes curriculum (six units, 44 lessons) , student portal access and six hours of 1:1 coaching. Final pre and post data is reported for each participating student, as well as overall school data.
Middle School (6-8)
This course functions as a middle school MTSS SEL semester intervention and is designed to be used for students who need additional mental health support.
Students use guided study or target time to complete six units of daily middle school SEL skill-building lessons using the online portal. These lessons help them master critical SEL concepts and coping skills.
Each day students also exchange asynchronous text and email messages through the online portal for personalized coaching with their EmpowerU instructor
Program includes curriculum (6 units, 34 lessons), student portal access, six hours of 1:1 coaching. Pre and post data is reported for each participating student, as well as overall school data.
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.
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.
This is an extremely desirable elective for students going to college who might be cosidering business, social sciences, or technical fields. The course’s primary emphasis is with general computer problem-solving techniques. This course introduces HTML (the language behind the creation of web pages), networking concepts, and the programming language C++. Current technologies are explored using freeware and shareware programs.Completion of an Algebra 1 or equivalent course 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.
The Intermediate Chess course reviews and builds upon the foundations that were laid in the Introduction to Chess course (a prerequisite). The course teaches new strategies, how to better begin your chess games, new and more difficult checkmating patterns, how to better finish off your opponent, how to use chess engines to become a stronger player, provides opportunities to analyze chess situations, and also reviews many of the standard chess openings known throughout the chess world. The course ends with a final project that allows the student to participate in a chess tournament or do their own independent research on a specific chess opening.