Online Only Course Contact List

Jost, Jeffrey
Guidance
Guidance Counselor
Kenner, Kelli
Administration
Assistant Principal

Accounting 1     

This is the first semester of a two-semester course. The course teaches accounting while emphasizing conceptual understanding and financial statement analysis to encourage students to apply accounting concepts to real-world situations and make informed business decisions. Topics include transactions and methods of accounting for both service and merchandising businesses.

Accounting 2     

This is the first semester of a two-semester course. The course continues to teach accounting while emphasizing conceptual understanding and financial statement analysis to encourage students to apply accounting concepts to real-world situations and make informed business decisions. Topics include transactions and methods of accounting for both service and merchandising businesses.

Prerequisite: Accounting 1

Achieving Your Career and College Goals      Students explore their options for life after high school and implement plans to achieve their goals. They identify their aptitudes, skills, and preferences, and explore a wide range of potential careers. They investigate the training and education required for their career choice, and create a plan to be sure that their work in high school is preparing them for the next step. They also receive practical experience in essential skills such as searching and applying for college, securing financial aid, writing a resume and cover letter, and interviewing for a job. This course is geared toward 11th and 12th graders.

Art Appreciation     

  This one-semester course introduces learners to the various forms of the visual arts, such as painting, sculpture, film, and more. Students learn how to look at a work of art, identify and compare key characteristics in artworks, and understand the role art has played throughout history. Through hands-on activities, virtual museum tours, discussion, and research, learners develop an overall appreciation for the art they encounter in their daily lives.

Computer Literacy 

  In this introductory course, students become familiar with the basic principles of a personal computer, including the internal hardware, operating system, and software applications. Students gain practice in using key applications, such as word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software, as well as an understanding of social and ethical issues around the internet, information, and security. In the first part of the course, the focus is on the fundamentals: learning and using the applications, and understanding the basic roles and responsibilities of the software, hardware, and operating system. In the second part, the focus is on gathering and analyzing data, and using the right tools and methods to collect and present data.

 Digital Arts I 

   Students learn the elements and principles of design as well as foundational concepts of visual communication in this exploratory course. While surveying a variety of media and art, students use image editing, animation, and digital drawing to practice the art principles they’ve learned. They explore career opportunities in the design, production, display, and presentation of digital artwork. They respond to the artwork of others and learn how to combine artistic elements to create finished pieces that effectively communicate their ideas.

Materials required: Downloadable software 

Digital Arts II    

Students build on the skills and concepts they learned in Digital Arts I as they develop their vocabulary of digital design elements. By the end of the course, they have created a collection of digital art projects for their digital design portfolio.

Materials required: Downloadable software  Prerequisite: Digital Arts I (or equivalent)

Entrepreneurship 1   

 In this introductory business course, students learn the basics of planning and launching their own successful business. Whether they want to start their own money-making business or create a non-profit to help others, this course helps students develop the core skills they need to be successful. They learn how to come up with new business ideas, attract investors, market their business, and manage expenses.

Entrepreneurship 2  

  Students build on the business concepts they learned in Entrepreneurship I. Students continue to explore the different functions of business while refining their technology and communication skills in speaking, writing, networking, negotiating, and listening. The purpose of this course is to prepare students to launch a small business venture.

Prerequisite: Entrepreneurship I (or equivalent)

Family and Consumer Science   

 In this course, students develop skills and knowledge to help them transition into adult roles within the family. They learn to make wise consumer choices, prepare nutritious meals, contribute effectively as part of a team, manage a household budget, and balance work and family roles. They gain an appreciation for each family member’s responsibilities and contributions to the well being of the family and the community throughout their lifespan.

Fine Art     

This course combines art history, appreciation, and analysis while engaging students in hands-on, creative projects. Lessons introduce major periods and movements in art history while focusing on masterworks and the intellectual, technical, and creative processes behind those works. Studio lessons provide opportunities for drawing, painting, sculpting, and other creative endeavors.

Materials required: Art supplies  Prerequisite: A survey course in World History is recommended as a prerequisite or corequisite, but not required

Green Design and Technology   

 This course examines the impact of human activities on sustainability while exploring the basic principles and technologies that support sustainable design. Students learn about the potential for emerging energy technologies such as water, wind, and solar power. They find out how today’s businesses are adapting to the increased demand for sustainable products and services. In this course, students develop a comprehensive understanding of this fast-growing field.

Image Design and Editing   

 This introductory design course is for students who want to create compelling, professional-looking graphic designs and photos. Students learn the basics of composition, color, and layout through the use of hands-on projects that allow them to use their creativity while developing important foundational skills. They use GIMP software to create a graphic design portfolio with a wide variety of projects involving the mastery of technical topics, such as working with layers and masks, adding special effects, and effectively using typefaces to create visual impact. The projects help students develop the skills they need to create and edit images of their own.

Introduction to Online Learning  (not for credit)

 The Online Learning course explains to students how the K12 High School program works and provides tips on successful online learning. Students are introduced to the online tools they will use during their high school experience, including the Learning Management System that delivers course assignments. Students take part in online discussions and practice submitting computer-scored assessments and other assignments to teachers. Lifelong learning skills, such as time management and study habits, are also covered. By the end of the course, students will be fully prepared to begin their K12 high school courses. Available on the Online School platform only.

Life Skills     

This one-semester elective is designed to increase students’ knowledge of and ability to use the skills necessary for everyday living. Life Skills emphasizes defining personal values, goal-setting and planning, and solving problems. Instructional material focuses on dealing with media and peer pressure, communication and relationships, working with others, avoiding and/or resolving conflict, decision making, wellness and personal safety, aspects of good citizenship, environmental awareness, and how students can contribute to their community. The course is organized in six units: Course Introduction; Thinking About Yourself; Thinking for Yourself; Taking Care of Yourself; Caring for Your Relationships; and Caring About Your World.

Marketing 1      

Students discover what it takes to market a product or service in today’s fast-paced business environment. They learn the fundamentals of marketing using real-world business examples. They also explore buyer behavior, marketing research principles, demand analysis, distribution, financing, pricing, and product management.

Marketing 2     

Students build on the skills and concepts learned in Marketing 1 to develop a basic understanding of marketing principles and techniques. The course encourages students to think like an entrepreneur and begin preparing for a career in business and marketing. By the end of the course, students will understand what it takes to start a small business venture.

Prerequisite: Marketing I

Music Appreciation   

 This course introduces students to the history, theory, and genres of music. The first semester covers basic music theory concepts as well as early musical forms, classical music, patriotic and nationalistic music, and 20th century music. The second semester presents modern traditions, including American jazz, gospel, folk, soul, blues, Latin rhythms, rock and roll, and hip hop. The course explores the history of music, from the surviving examples of rudimentary musical forms to contemporary pieces from around the world.

A student “performance practicum” is required for full credit each semester to comply with certain state standards for the arts. The performance practicum requirement can be met through participation in supervised instrumental or vocal lessons, church or community choirs, community musical performances, or any other structured program that meets at regular intervals and provides opportunities for students to build vocal and/ or instrumental skills. Parents or guardians will be required to present their student’s proposed practicum to the teacher for approval and to validate their student’s regular participation in the chosen performance practicum.

Materials required: Music supplies 

Nutrition and Wellness     

This one-semester elective course provides students with an overview of sound nutrition principles that are necessary for physical and mental wellness and a long, healthy life. Instructional materials include discussions of digestion, basic nutrients, weight management, sports and fitness, and life-span nutrition. The course emphasizes an understanding of today’s food and eating trends and gives students the capacity to intelligently evaluate all available sources of nutrition information and make informed decisions. The course is organized in six units: Course Introduction; Wellness and Food Choices in Today’s World; Digestion and Major Nutrients; Body Size and Weight Management; Physical Fitness, Sports Nutrition, and Stress; and Life Cycle Nutrition.

Personal Finance     

  In this introductory finance course, students learn basic principles of economics and best practices for managing their finances. Students learn core skills in creating budgets, developing long-term financial plans to meet their goals, and making responsible choices about income and expenses. They gain a deeper knowledge of capitalism and other systems to better understand their role in society’s economy.

Personal Fitness I       

In this course, ninth grade students learn and practice principles of fitness, wellness, and health to develop habits of healthy living. Guided by their textbook, Fitness for Life, students explore topics that include the physiology of diet and exercise, biomechanics, and team dynamics. They apply their knowledge in daily fitness activities and assignments that include personalized exercise and diet plans that develop students’ selfassessment skills.  The varied activities also reinforce how physical fitness catalyzes emotional and mental wellbeing, self-esteem, and communication skills.

Materials required: Printed items (book, workbook, etc.) 

Personal Fitness II   

   In this course, high school students study ways to get and stay fit through moderate and vigorous activities, sports, and recreation. They study the components and benefits of fitness. Students also study selfmanagement, stress management, and lifestyle practices to achieve and maintain fitness. In addition to their reading lessons, students complete a variety of activities, assignments, quizzes, and tests to assess their understanding of the content studied.

Materials required: Printed items (book, workbook, etc.)

Personal Health          

  In this course, tenth-grade students study physical, emotional, mental, and social health. They study how to maintain and improve all facets of health while learning about disease and illness prevention. Students also study the effects of tobacco, alcohol, and substance on individuals and communities. In addition to their reading lessons, students complete a variety of activities, assignments, quizzes, and tests to assess their understanding of the content studied.

Materials required: Printed items (book, workbook, etc.):

 Physical Education      

  This pass/fail course combines online instructional guidance with student participation in weekly cardiovascular, aerobic, muscle-toning, and other activities. Students fulfill course requirements by keeping weekly logs of their physical activity. The course promotes the value of lifetime physical activity and includes instruction in injury prevention, nutrition and diet, and stress management. Students may enroll in the course for either one or two semesters, and repeat for further semesters as needed to fulfill state requirements.

Reaching Your Academic Potential    

 NEW Students learn essential academic skills within their learning style, individual learning environment, and long-term goals. This course helps students develop habits for more successful reading, writing, studying, communication, collaboration, time management, and concentration. It also provides insights into how the brain works when it is learning, and how to maximize its potential.

Skills for Health     

This course focuses on important skills and knowledge in nutrition; physical activity; the dangers of substance use and abuse; injury prevention and safety; growth and development; and resources for personal health, environmental conservation, and community health. The curriculum is designed around topics and situations that engage student discussion and motivate students to analyze internal and external influences on their healthrelated decisions. The course helps students build the skills they need to protect, enhance, and promote their own health and the health of others.

Web Design    

   This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the essentials of web design, from planning page layouts to publishing a complete site to the web. Students learn how to use HTML to design their own web pages. The course covers basic HTML tags for formatting text as well as more advanced tags. Through real-world design scenarios and hands-on projects, students create compelling, usable websites using the latest suite of free tools.

Materials required: Downloadable software