HIGH SCHOOL: GENERAL ELECTIVES

Curriculum for the Digital Generation

HIGH SCHOOL : GENERAL ELECTIVES

Students enjoy a variety of electives that include Character Education, Criminology, and more. Many of these courses include career and technical education (CTE) components designed to introduce students to various CTE pathway(s). New electives are added on a continual basis.

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COURSE INTRO VIDEOS

Art History: Origins

Art History: Modern

Fashion Design

Interior Design

Photography Basics

Graphic & Web Design

COURSE CATALOG

Introduction to Graphic & Web Design

Welcome to Graphic & Web Design! This course is an introduction to how, through design, we are able to communicate visually with one another.

Each unit will cover topics such as the principles & elements of design or printing and publishing projects. By understanding the foundation of visual communication though design, this course will be a great introduction to a career path that could potentially do for you!
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Gaming Unlocked

Games have been played for thousands of years. Man has loved to find ways to entertain himself. In this course, the student becomes the game master!

Students will learn the basics of gaming: from what makes a game fun to what makes a game work. Students will explore all types of games in this course, from mental games to board games to video games. The focus of the course is on developing a student’s ability to recognize good game play mechanics as well as the steps necessary to produce a game. This course will NOT require students to know or learn a programming language. The emphasis is on the history of games and the design of games, as well as learning about the different careers available in the game industry.
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ART HISTORY: ORIGINS

Art History: Origins is designed to introduce students to the history of art.

In this course, students journey through time, learning about prehistoric and ancient art, ancient Mediterranean and medieval art, and early European art from the Renaissance through Mannerism. Students also learn how to read and interpret art on a basic level. Since art is best learned through experience and expression, students have opportunities to experience the art and react to it through discussion boards and projects. The goal is to show learners how art relates to their own lives, even art from long ago!
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ART HISTORY: MODERN

In this course, Students journey through time, learning about prehistoric and ancient art, ancient Mediterranean and medieval art, and early European art from the Renaissance through Rococo.

They also learn how to read art and interpret it on a basic level. Since art is best learned through experience and expression, they have opportunities to experience the art and react to it through discussion boards and projects. The goal of this course is to show how art relates to your life.
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Criminology & Forensics

Criminology and Forensics is targeted for students at a beginner level of understanding of the topics of crime and forensic procedures.

The course is designed to encourage students to be introspective and intrigued by the topics in the course. It covers topics on crime and criminology, witnesses and perpetrators, and the crime lab. The course follows a story-line of two college interns who discover a series of connected crimes in a suburban setting.
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Criminology & Justice

Criminology and Justice is a beginner level course on the topics of crime and forensic procedures.

This course covers topics on the criminal justice system, non-forensic evidence, and what happens inside the courtroom. The course follows a story line of two college interns who discover a series of connected crimes in a suburban setting, what they do with that information, and how they follow it through the justice procedures.
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INTRO TO FASHION DESIGN

Fashion Design is an introductory course to the fashion design industry and its careers.

They will first explore the elements of fashion design in detail, including color, fabrics, and fashion design tools. After that, students will examine the fashion industry from a business perspective. While doing so, students will learn to identify careers, explore and research those careers, use communication effectively, and identify and practice employability skills. The course is graded based on students’ abilities to demonstrate knowledge through the use of two multistep projects, rather than unit or final exams.
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INTRO TO INTERIOR DESIGN

In this course, students will be introduced to the basic concepts of interior design.

The course will start with a look at what interior design is, the fundamental principles of interior design, including analyzing color and design elements, environmental concerns, and setting up rooms with furniture and decorations. Then, students will dive into what careers are available in the field, and how to go about working towards a career in the interior design field.
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PHOTOGRAPHY BASICS

In Photography Basics, students will learn how to correctly explain the setup and proper use of basic photography equipment.

Through projects and research activities embedded in the course, students will create and present a portfolio of work. In addition, students will be able to describe professional habits, etiquette, and technology essential to creating a photograph.

 

Students will not need access to photography equipment in order to take the course; opportunities to practice with digital simulations and theory will be present throughout the course. This course is designed for any beginner interested in learning about photography and what it could take to make a career out of their interest in this exciting, dynamic field of study. Photography Basics is designed for students in ninth grade or higher with no background in photography.

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RETAILING

This course communicates that retailing goes beyond sales, and explores the skills needed to succeed in real world careers.

Students learn that opening a store requires research, strategy, and planning. A successful retail store requires careful merchandise selection, as well as buying and pricing expertise. In addition, it gives attention to service and management of employees at various levels.
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