Accounting I introduces concepts and principles based on a double-entry system of maintaining the electronic and manual financial records for a sole proprietorship, partnership and corporation. It includes analyzing business transactions, journalizing, posting, and preparing worksheets and financial statements.
The Sports Broadcasting Class is available for a limited number of students who want to pursue journalism and broadcasting. The class is responsible for live streaming all home football and basketball games and a select number of special events. The class is scheduled outside of normal school hours with 5 hours of training in the fall semester and short monthly meetings thereafter. Students will earn a pass/fail grade for .5 credits.
Foundations in Personal Finance is a class that each child will find beneficial immediately, as well as throughout various stages of their lives. Strategies and skills are presented and practiced for developing knowledge and disciplines relative to saving, controlling spending/debt, budgeting, investing, building wealth, making good consumer choices, job/career choices, purchasing insurance, purchasing real estate, and giving. Each chapter will include a scriptural correlation or emphasis in an effort to reinforce putting God first in everything that we do in life.
Online Microsoft Office/Keyboarding
(also offered summer online)- This introductory course covers many facets of Microsoft Office. You will need the Microsoft Office 2010 version for this class. The text we will use has step by step instructions for this specific version. Word processing will be covered with Word, spreadsheets with Excel, presentations with PowerPoint, and desktop publishing with Publisher. All lessons will be submitted via e-mail or posting online. Good keyboarding skills, while not required, will speed up completion of assignments. A few web 2.0 programs may be used for course completion, but you will not receive a credit in Applied Technology with this course.
Blended Nutrition & Foods
Learn to read a recipe! Take this opportunity to learn to make your own snacks or meals. Foods is a tenth through twelfth grade, one-semester course that is very activity-oriented. Students and members of their cooking groups will be involved in foods labs approximately two to three times per week. The labs are planned to give students plenty of opportunity to practice cooking skills in addition to learning facts relating to manners, table setting, nutrition, and cooking terms.
Blended Housing & Interior Design
Students interested in color, fabrics or room arrangements would be interested in this course. Interior decoration is a semester course available to students in the tenth through twelfth grades. This is a hands-on class with many activities. Students will learn to combine colors, group objects and select fabrics effectively. They will also learn housing styles and furniture styles and learn how to lay out a floor plan for a house. With the aid of the computer, students will get to design a house as part of the course. Prior computer experience is not necessary. This is a beginning for anyone interested in the interior decorating field or anyone just interested in rearranging their room at home.
Textiles & Apparel
Take this opportunity to learn to make clothing for yourself and others. Textiles and Apparel is a highly individualized one semester course available to students in grades ten to twelve. Because students will work at their own pace, this class is suitable for the beginner or someone who already is familiar with sewing. The class will be an asset for students interested in a future in fashion design, who want to be able to add to their present wardrobe inexpensively, or need the skills necessary to repair or alter clothing. Many students also choose to make pillows or other decorative accessories for their room. Also, on an individual basis, students may choose (not required) to learn some type of handwork, such as cross-stitch, needlepoint, or smocking. Students will be required to furnish their own sewing supplies and fabric as needed.
Health is a semester course required of all students for graduation. During the course of the semester one of the primary goals of the class is to make the student more aware of personal health and how to improve and maintain it during their life. Topics discussed include chapters on drug abuse, alcohol abuse, tobacco abuse, AIDS, physical fitness, emergency care, CPR, diseases, and others as time allows. This is one of the most practical and relevant courses offered.
Health is a semester course required for all students for graduation. The course will have six units: Nutrition and Personal Fitness, Personal Wellness, Substance Abuse, Disease Prevention, Sexuality and Family Life, and Safety and First Aid. Taught by Mrs. Brasher and Mrs. Reynolds, this course will use many fun Web 2.0 tools to reinforce the health curriculum. Assignments will be turned in via e-mail or other web based alternatives. This course is open to any student in grades 9-12.
Basic journalistic layout and design are taught in the process of documenting the school year. Photographic composition is taught and students are encouraged to learn camera techniques to take better pictures. Students are taught computer skills as the yearbook layout is put on computer to meet the trends in technology. Prerequisite: Students must be approved to take this class.
Journalism/The Pony Express
In journalism students will produce the school newspaper, The Pony Express. In the course, students will learn how to collect information through basic reporting skills, to write news stories, feature stories, editorials, and sports stories; and to write headlines and cutlines. This course also emphasizes learning to design and produce a camera-ready product for the printer using desktop publishing skills learned while working with the software, QuarkXPress. Prerequisite: Students must be approved to take this class.
This activity course satisfies the one year physical education requirement for high school students and is usually taken in the freshman year. The course is designed to improve one's physical fitness while participating in team sports and activities. Basketball, soccer, softball, gym hockey and volleyball are some of the team sports that are taught through the year. A varied slate of lifetime fitness skills and sports are also included such as fitness walking, weight training, aerobics, and tennis. A student may choose to receive their physical education credit through documented participation on a school athletic team. Football and Basketball (girls and boys) are offered at the end of the school day. Students receive 0.5 credit each year of participation for these sports. All other sports that do not meet during school hours or receive a grade receive a full credit for PE.
Students throughout their lives will communicate within the family, within the workplace, and within society. In order to become a more effective communicator, students will need to develop the skills to generate ideas, research topics, organize information, listen critically to others, and to prepare and give oral presentations. The student will give seven major speeches in the semester: informative, demonstrative, convincing, persuasive, entertaining, inspirational, as well as the final speech. The class will also utilize presentation technologies, libraries, databases, and computer networks. This class is open to all students; no prerequisite is needed.