Young people today are swamped with images—thousands of advertisements each day, music videos, games, websites and more. Media Literacy encourages students to examine these images with many of the same literacy skills they use when reading a word-based text. Students will have the opportunity to explore media relevant to their daily lives–music videos, blogs and web sites, digital photography, for example–in critical ways.
Speech Communications is an elective course that will provide students with the basic skills needed in a variety public and daily interaction within society. We will study historical and famous speeches, types of speeches, and speech skills. Students will learn the essentials parts of speech. Students are expected to deliver speeches to the instructor via various modes every week. Students may use: Screencast-o-matic, Skype, Face Time, Google vtalk, Yahoo Messenger, or recording yourselves with a video camera or phone.
Course Goals and Objectives:
Students will be able to understand and apply the following:
- Develop the basic fundamentals of speech and non-verbal communication
- View a variety of speeches and analyze them
- Understand and develop fundamental speech skills
- Create a sense of confidence in the delivery of both themselves and the topic in which they are presenting
- Evaluate the speaker and delivery, not just the message of the speech, including gestures
- Proper technique in writing and delivering a speech.
This course focuses on the ideas of identity and influence. Learners are asked to explore those aspects as they relate to course topics and skills. Students will be reading texts using Close Reading strategies; writing persuasive essays, personal narratives, interpretations, reflections; and making inferences about influence and social impact of media techniques.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 Preparing for Career and College Readiness, Money Management, Transportation, Housing & Home Ownership, Health & Wellness, Credit, Financial Institutions, Taxes, Insurance, Basic Nutrition and You as a Consumer. Students will learn through readings, videos, and lessons. Assessments include assignments, student reflection, quizzes and activities.