Advertising and Sales Promotion

 

What comes to mind when you think of marketing? Perhaps a familiar television jingle plays in your head? Or maybe you think of those irritating sales phone calls? Theres no denying the sheer magnitude and power of the marketing industry. Every year companies spend approximately $200 billion promoting their products and services and thats just in the United States alone! You may be familiar with being on the receiving end marketing, but whats it like on the other side? In Advertising and Sales Promotions, you’ll see how these marketing campaigns, ads, and commercials are brought to life and meet some of the creative folks who produce them. You’ll learn about different marketing career opportunities and discover ways to be part of this exciting, fast-paced industry.

Enrollment Type: Traditional, On Demand
Credit: 0.5 credit

Business Management and Administration

 

Principles of Business, Marketing, Finance provides students with fundamental knowledge that will help them pursue a career in business! Students will explore different types of businesses and ownership forms, the impact of governments on business, and the marketing of goods and services. Students will also be expected to learn about globalization, free trade, and various economic systems. Finally, the impact of technology on business, business ethics, and social responsibility are discussed, providing students with a foundational knowledge of business.
 

Enrollment Type: Traditional
Credit: 0.5 credit

Career Exploration

 

When you think about your future, what careers do you see? Police officer? Nurse? Farmer? Restaurant manager? In Middle School Career Exploration, you’ll explore careers in more than 15 different career areas. From the energy field to sales and from law to transportation, you’ll learn more about what careers are available and what you need to do to be a success. In addition, you’ll examine how to choose the career that is best for you based on your own unique personality and interests. And you can begin developing your leadership skills now. Middle School Career Exploration will help you prepare for your future now! What do want to be?

Enrollment Type: Traditional, On Demand
Credit: 0.5 credit

Cybersecurity

 

We depend more and more on the technologies we interact with every day, and we put more and more of our personal data out there online. Can all of that data really be kept “secret”? We all need to know more about how to protect our personal information, especially given how much we rely on and use our network devices and media. You‘ll learn about the various parts of your computer, how they work together, and how you can manipulate them to keep your data safe. You’ll also dive into the tools, technologies, and methods that will help protect you from an attack and discover the many opportunities in the rapidly growing field of cybersecurity.

Enrollment Type: Traditional, On Demand
Credit: 0.5 credit

Digital Information Technology

 

Dive into an exciting course that will provide you with the foundational skills needed for exciting careers like game development, military defense, web design, and software engineering! You will explore Microsoft Office online applications, web design, emerging technologies, operating systems, project management, communication methods, Information Technology careers, and much more in this course. Learn about your strengths and how they relate to different career paths. This course serves as a prerequisite to many exciting career and technical education programs of study.

Enrollment Type: Traditional
Credit: 0.5 credit

Digital Photography

 

In today’s world, we are surrounded by images. We are continually seeing photographs as they appear in advertisements, on websites, in magazines, and on billboards; they even adorn our walls at home. While many of these images have been created by professional photographers, it is possible for your photos to take on a more professional look after you discover how to increase your creative potential. In Digital Photography II: Discovering Your Creative Potential, you will examine various aspects of the field including specialty areas, ethics, and famous photographers throughout history. You will also learn how to effectively critique photographs so you can better understand composition and go on to create more eye-catching photographs on your own.

Enrollment Type: On Demand
Credit: 0.5 credit

Entrepreneurship

 

Do you dream of owning your own business? This course can give you a head start in learning about what you’ll need to own and operate a successful business. Students will explore creating a business plan, financing a business, and pricing products and services.

Enrollment Type: Traditional, On Demand
Credit: 0.5 credit

Guitar

 

Have you ever dreamed of playing the guitar? Whether you love music, want to play guitar for your family and friends, or desire to be a music star, this course is a great place to start. No prior music experience is needed. You will learn the fundamentals of music and the basic skills necessary to play a wide variety of music styles. Student guides, Carlos and Ariel, will guide you through each step of this journey towards becoming a skilled guitarist and musician. This course can be used as a performing/fine arts credit to meet the art requirement for high school graduation.

Enrollment Type: Traditional
Credit: 0.5 credit

Hospitality and Tourism

 

Think about the best travel location you’ve ever heard about. Now imagine working there. In the 21st century, travel is more exciting than ever, with people traversing the globe in growing numbers. Hospitality and Tourism: Traveling the Globe will introduce you to a thriving industry that caters to the needs of travelers through managing hotels, restaurants, cruise ships, resorts, theme parks, and any other kind of hospitality you can imagine. Operating busy tourist locations, creating marketing around the world of leisure and travel, spotting trends, and planning tasteful events are just a few of the key aspects you will explore in this course as you locate your own career niche in this exciting field.

Enrollment Type: On Demand
Credit: 0.5 credit

Learning in a Digital World

 

The digital world seems to change every day, and touch more of our lives. We use technology to communicate with friends and family, find never-ending entertainment options, follow our favorite sports teams and fashion trends, and do our school work. In Learning in a Digital World you will get the tools to navigate this exciting and always changing world. Learn about real-world issues and how to solve real-world problems through interactive and hands-on assignments. Discover what it means to be a responsible digital citizen, expand your digital literacy, and become a successful online student. Consider the best ways to find, create, and share information, learn to maximize information and communication technologies, and explore digital content creation, from emails and blogs to social media, videos, and podcasts.

Enrollment Type: On Demand
Credit: 0.5 credit

Music Appreciation

 

Music is part of everyday lives and reflects the spirit of our human condition. To know and understand music, we distinguish and identify cultures on local and global levels. This course will provide students with an aesthetic and historical perspective of music, covering a variety of styles and developments from the Middle Ages through the Twentieth First Century. Students will acquire basic knowledge and listening skills, making future music experiences more informed and satisfying.

Enrollment Type: Traditional
Credit: 0.5 credit

Music Composition

 

Are you a composer? Want to be one? In this class, you will. With or without experience, you’ll find lessons to take you to the next level of understanding music and putting it together. Go beyond GarageBand and learn how composers build a piece by combining melody, rhythm and other musical elements to express a message, with or without lyrics, then extend musical ideas to create entire songs, soundtracks or symphonies. With step by step instructions, you’ll be writing two or three musical sketches each week. For students who have taken Sonic Sandbox, this course is a great opportunity to take the sounds you made out for a spin. Sign up and get composing!

Enrollment Type: Traditional
Credit: 0.5 credit

Intro to Online Learning

 

This class was designed as a way to get students comfortable with the online learning environment before enrolling in a regular class. Students will get to experience the different components of an online class while exploring ways to become a successful online student. It will also help to determine if online classes are suited for the students’ needs.

Enrollment Type: Traditional, On Demand
Credit: School Determined (this is a 3 week long exploratory course)

Personal Finance

 

Personal Finance teaches students the fundamental skills needed to succeed in an increasingly complex financial world. Regardless of their path after high school, it is critical for all students to understand our economy and how to make smart, focused decisions with their income. As new topics are introduced, students will learn not only the individual decisions that will affect their financial health, but also the larger macroeconomic forces that are driving our national economy. Students participate in a 10-week stock market game learning investment strategies, analyzing companies and industries, and understanding the relationship between risk and reward as they manage a $100,000 stock portfolio.

Enrollment Type: Traditional, On Demand
Credit: 0.5 credit

Introduction to Philosophy

 

Go on an exciting adventure covering over 2,500 years of history! Along the way, you’ll run into some very strange characters, like the dirty barefoot man who hung out on street corners pestering everyone with questions, or that eccentric fellow who climbed inside a stove to think about whether he existed. Despite their odd behavior, these and other philosophers of the Western world are among the worlds most brilliant and influential thinkers and originated the fundamental ideas of Western civilization. Introduction to Philosophy: The Big Picture asks some of the same questions these great thinkers pondered, so by the time you’ve closed the book on this course, you will better understand yourself and the world around you from atoms to outer space and everything in between.

Enrollment Type: On Demand
Credit: 0.5 credit

Photography Fundamentals

 

Have you ever wondered how professional photographers manage to take such sensational pictures? How are they able to find just the right way to capture an image or moment in time? Perhaps you’ve even wondered why your own pictures don’t meet that standard. This course will answer these questions and help you understand more about the basics of photography. Learning about aperture, shutter speed, lighting, and composition is key for any serious photographer and will help you gain the confidence and knowledge you need to become one. You will not only follow photography through its history but also gain a basic understanding of camera functions, techniques and what it takes to shoot quality portraits, close-ups, action shots, and landscapes.

Enrollment Type: On Demand
Credit: 0.5 credit

Computer Programming with Python

 

Let”s learn how to make video games and interactive programs using a professional programming language called Python! Python is the same language that millions of adult programmers use in their daily job around the world. We’ll use Python to make drawings, a game of mad libs, a choose your own adventure game, and games with lots of graphics including a final project that you can design yourself. Along the way we’ll learn about variables, string manipulation, and functions, as well as conditional and iterative code. Students completing the class will gain an introductory understanding of programming in Python, as well as skills in computational thinking, including practice in abstraction, algorithms, decomposition, pattern recognition, and generalization. Students will persevere to work through problems and work independently as they read and watch videos to learn concepts and complete projects. No previous programming skills are required, but students should have basic computer skills including using a web browser, managing files and email.

Enrollment Type: Traditional, On Demand
Credit: 0.5 credit

Real World Parenting

 

Do you love children? Maybe you dream of being a parent someday. But perhaps you are also asking yourself, just how, exactly, do you learn to parent? Learning how to care for children while teaching them confidence and accountability is not an easy feat. In Real-World Parenting, you’ll learn that being a parent is much more than simply feeding, bathing, and protecting a child. Creating a positive environment, nurturing, fostering education, and serving as a role model are all critical aspects as well. You’ll learn how to be a positive force in the development of your future children as well as others around you.

Enrollment Type: On Demand
Credit: 0.5 credit

Restaurant Management

 

Have you ever dreamed of running your own eatery? Maybe you’ve thought of collaborating with a famous chef to create an unforgettable dining experience? What goes on behind the restaurant dining room is a very different world than what goes on out front and really determines the success or failure of an establishment. Restaurant Management will show you exactly what’s needed to run a successful restaurant, including ordering supplies, hiring quality workers, maintaining inventory, and managing a large staff. Understanding such concepts as food safety, hygiene, customer relations, marketing, and using a point-of-sale system are crucial to being an effective restaurateur. Whether you are hoping to operate a casual sit-down eatery, oversee a fine dining establishment, or buy a food franchise, this course is the perfect first step.

Enrollment Type: On Demand
Credit: 0.5 credit

Computer Programming with Scratch

 

Learn to create your own animations, games, and interactive projects using a graphical programming language developed at MIT called Scratch! Game Design with Scratch is a project based class designed to introduce middle school students (Grades 6-8) to programming. You will gain a basic understanding of fundamental programming concepts such as sequential, branching, and repeating controls. Projects include animating a dance party, creating your own orchestra, telling a story with animation, making an interactive maze, programming your own drawing program, and advanced techniques that can be combined to make your own game as a final project. Students completing the class will gain skills in computational thinking, including working with algorithms, thinking abstractly, and breaking down a problem. Through working with Scratch, students will improve technology skills such as file management, working in multiple windows, and managing email. Additionally as this is an online class, students regularly practice checking for understanding, self-advocacy, and persistence. No previous programming skills are required, but students should have basic computer skills including using a web browser, managing files and email.

Enrollment Type: Traditional
Credit: 0.5 credit

A Social History of Rock and Roll

 

This is a course which intends to be a social history of Rock and Roll.  We will explore both musical and social movements that capture a unique time in history.  Class focus will include: A) the importance of African-American culture in the origins and development of rock music; blues, rhythm and blues, motown, soul, disco, and hip-hop.  B) the impact of the postwar era (WWII) and the associated dramatic population growth creating a demand for new music.  C) the impact of race, economics, and  class structure on the development of new styles.  D) the impact of media and advances in technology that shaped the sound of rock and roll. 

As we explore the history of rock and roll we will attempt to answer three questions about each new style and/or artist:  1.  What important political, social, economic, and technological forces are impacting American Society? 2. How are these forces reflected in and affected by the music? 3. What musical elements characterize each style of rock music, and what common musical threads connect differing styles.

Enrollment Type: Traditional
Credit: 0.5 credit

Social Media

 

This course won’t teach you how to use Facebook, the proper way to use a hashtag, or how to get more Instagram followers. (We trust that you’re an expert on all those things already!) What this course will teach you is that the world of Social Media revolves around you and your actions, your decisions, and your interests. You will examine how Social Media has evolved. You will understand how you can find authenticity and truth within an online world where you can be anyone. And you will learn how your digital footprint makes a bigger impression than your physical one.

You will also discover that your voice is important. You’re not only a reader, you’re a writer. You don’t just follow the news, you report it as a citizen journalist. And you don’t just gather information, you crowdsource it. The future of Social Media is yours to define, so how will you use it to make a difference?

Enrollment Type: Traditional
Credit: 0.5 credit

Sports and Entertainment Marketing

 

Do you dream of owning your own business? This course can give you a head start in learning about what you’ll need to own and operate a successful business of your own. Students will explore creating a business plan, financing a business, and pricing products and services. Students will also learn more about the regulations that apply to businesses, marketing products and services, and the legal and ethical guidelines that govern businesses.

Enrollment Type: Traditional, On Demand
Credit: 0.5 credit

Theater, Cinema and Film Studies

 

Lights! Camera! Action! This course will introduce students to the basics of film and theater productions. Students will learn about the basics of lighting, sound, wardrobe, and camerawork for both film and theater settings. The course also explores the history of film and theater and the influence that they have had on society. Students will analyze and critique three influential American films, Casablanca, Singin’ in the Rain, and The Wizard of Oz.

Enrollment Type: Traditional
Credit: 0.5 credit

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