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1º Keyboarding I 5º Keyboarding I
2º AP Computer Science Principles 6º Fashion Design
3º Keyboarding I 8º Fashion Design
2017-2018 Calendar Course Descriptions
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AP Computer Science Principles

Grade Level: 10 - 12
Length: Year Class (10 credits)
Prerequisite: Basic Computer Skills
Graduation: Elective Credit
This Course is designed to introduce students to the central ideas of computing and computer science, to instill ideas and practices of computational thinking and to have students engage in activities that show how computing and computer science change the world. Students will learn how to access the world of mobile services and application as creators, not just consumers. They will learn to create entertaining and socially useful apps that can be shared with family and friends. In addition to learning to program and how to become better problem solvers, students will also explore the exciting world of computer science from the perspective of mobile computing and its increasingly important effect on society. This course is part of a national project through the College Board and National Science Foundation.

Fashion Design

Beginning Fashion Design and Construction
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Length: Semester Class (5 credits max.)
Prerequisite: Beginning Art (may be taken concurrently) or recommendation of teacher.
Graduation: Fulfills Fine Arts requirements or elective credit.
This course will teach the basics of clothing construction and is designed as a prerequisite to intermediate/advanced Fashion Design and Theater Costume Design. The fundamentals of fabric composition and construction, pattern selection, layout and assembly will be taught. Students learn to use a sewing machine and will learn basic hand-sewing techniques. Students design the garments which they construct, combining their own ideas with resources on the Internet. Students are required to purchase their own fabric and patterns, as approved by the teacher.

Intermediate/Advanced Fashion Design and Construction
Grade Level: 9-12
Length: Semester Class (20 credits max.)
Prerequisite: Beginning Art, Beginning Fashion Design & Construction or recommendation of the teacher.
Graduation: Fulfills Fine Arts and elective credits.
This course is a continuation of Beginning Fashion Design and Construction. More emphasis will be placed on the creation of original designs. Emphasis will include color, line, texture and unique and individual styling. Students may use the Internet as well as computer programs to assist them with their designs. The class will culminate with a fashion show, which will be video taped and may be broadcast. Students will be required to purchase their own fabric and patterns, as approved by the teacher.

Keyboarding I

Grade Level: 9 - 12
Length: Semester Class (5 credits)
Prerequisite: None
Graduation: Fulfills elective credit
This class is intended to provide students who do not know the keyboard with basic keyboarding skills. Using the keyboard is essential for success in a majority of required classes for graduation and for future college/career requirements. Keyboarding I will focus on development of proper keyboard technique. Students are expected to learn the keyboard by touch. During this course, students will learn basic formatting of word processed documents, such as Academic Reports.

Microsoft Office Basics

Grade Level: 9-12
Length: Semester Class (5 credits)
Prerequisite: Keyboarding I or Instructor Approval
Graduation: Fulfills elective credit
This is a semester long course designed for students to learn the introductory aspects of Microsoft Office applications Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint. Students produce complex word processing documents, spreadsheet layouts, multimedia presentations and databases. Students will create a personal web page and a fictitious business.