• College and Career Readiness

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    7458                       7-8                          .5

     

    Prerequisites: None

    Description: The career development process is unique to every person and evolves throughout one’s life. Students will use decision-making and problem-solving skills for college and career planning. Students will explore valid, reliable educational and career information to learn more about themselves and their interests and abilities. Students integrate skills from academic subjects, information technology, and interpersonal communication to make informed decisions. This course is designed to guide students through the process of investigation and in the development of a college and career readiness achievement plan. Students will use interest inventory software or other tools available to explore college and career areas of personal interest. Students will use this information to explore educational requirement for various colleges and a variety of chosen career paths.

     

    Investigating Careers: Business/Fin./Marketing

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    7459                       7-8                          .5

     

    Prerequisites: None

    Description: The goal of this course is to create a culture of high expectation and continuous improvement that provides middle school students with a foundation for success in high school, future studies, and careers. Students explore college and career planning within specific career cluster(s). The students research labor market information, learn job seeking skills, and create documents required for employment. Students use self-knowledge to explore and set realistic goals. Districts have the flexibility of offering career exploration knowledge and skills in a variety of instructional arrangements

     

    Investigating Careers: Ed/Hosp/Health Science

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    7460                       7-8                          .5

     

    Prerequisites: None

    Description: The goal of this course is to create a culture of high expectation and continuous improvement that provides middle school students with a foundation for success in high school, future studies, and careers. Students explore college and career planning within specific career cluster(s). The students research labor market information, learn job seeking skills, and create documents required for employment. Students use self-knowledge to explore and set realistic goals. Districts have the flexibility of offering career exploration knowledge and skills in a variety of instructional arrangements.

     

     

    Investigating Careers: General College and Career

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    7461                       7-8                          .5

     

    Prerequisites: None

    Description: The goal of this course is to create a culture of high expectation and continuous improvement that provides middle school students with a foundation for success in high school, future studies, and careers. Students explore college and career planning within specific career cluster(s). The students research labor market information, learn jobs seeking skills, and create documents required for employment. Students use self-knowledge to explore and set realistic goals. Districts have the flexibility of offering career exploration knowledge and skills in a variety of instructional arrangements.

     

    Investigating Careers: STEM/IT

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    7462                       7-8                          .5

     

    Prerequisites: None

    Description: The goal of this course is to create a culture of high expectation and continuous improvement that provides middle school students with a foundation for success in high school, future studies, and careers. Students explore college and career planning within specific career cluster(s). The students research labor market information, learn job seeking skills, and create documents required for employment. Students use self-knowledge to explore and set realistic goals. Districts have the flexibility of offering career exploration knowledge and skills in a variety of instructional arrangements.

     

    Gateway to Technology I: Design, Modeling and Automation PLTW (HS Credit)

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    7662                       6-8                          .5

     

    Prerequisites: None

    Description: Design & Modeling Students apply the design process to solve problems and understand the influence of creativity and innovation in their lives. They work in teams to design a playground and furniture, capturing research and ideas in their engineering notebooks. Using Autodesk® design software, students create a virtual image of their designs and produce a portfolio to showcase their innovative solutions.

    Automation & Robotics Students trace the history, development, and influence of automation and robotics as they learn about mechanical systems, energy transfer, machine automation, and computer control systems. Students use the VEX Robotics® platform to design, build, and program real-world objects, such as traffic lights, toll booths, and robotic arms.

     

    Gateway to Technology II: Applied Science and Technology (PLTW) (HS Credit)

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    7663                       6-8                          .5

     

    Prerequisites: None

    Description: Science of Technology Science impacts the technology of yesterday, today, and the future. Students apply the concepts of physics, chemistry, and nanotechnology to STEM activities and projects, including making ice cream, cleaning up an oil spill, and discovering the properties of nanomaterials.

    Magic of Electrons Through hands on projects, students explore electricity, the behavior and parts of atoms, and sensing devices. They learn knowledge and skills in basic circuitry design and examine the impact of electricity on the world around them.

     

    Gateway to Technology III: Energy, Environment and Flight (PLTW) (HS Credit)

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    7664                       6-8                          .5

     

    Prerequisites: None

    Description: Energy & the Environment Students think toward the future as they explore sustainable solutions to our energy needs and

    investigate the impact of energy on our lives and the world. They design and model alternative energy sources and evaluate options for reducing energy consumption.

    Flight & Space The exciting world of aerospace comes alive through Flight & Space. Students explore the science behind

    aeronautics and use their knowledge to design, build, and test an airfoil. Custom built simulation software allows students to

    experience space travel.

     

    Gateway to Technology IV: Architecture and Biomedical Sciences (PLTW) (HS Credit)

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    7665                       6-8                          .5

     

    Prerequisites: None

    Description: Green Architecture In this unit, students learn how to apply this concept to the fields of architecture and construction by exploring dimensioning, measuring, and architectural sustainability as they design affordable housing units using Autodesk’s® 3D architectural design software

    Medical Detectives Students play the role of real-life

    medical detectives as they analyze genetic testing results to diagnose disease and study DNA evidence found at a “crime scene.” They solve medical mysteries through hands-on projects and labs, investigate how to measure and interpret vital signs, and learn how the systems of the human body work together to maintain health.

     

    Gateway to Technology V: Computer Science and App Creators PLTW (HS credit)

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    6166                       6-8                          .5

     

    Prerequisites: None

    Description: App Creators Introduces students to computer science by computationally analyzing and developing solutions to authentic problems through mobile app development as well as the impacts of computer science to other disciplines and society.

    Computer Science Students discover computer science concepts and skills by creating personally relevant, tangible, and shareable projects. Students will learn about programing for the physical world by blending hardware design and software development. They will design and develop a physical computing device, interactive art installation, or wearable technology, and plan and develop code for microcontrollers that bring their physical designs to life.

     

    Professional Communications (HS Credit)

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    C7464                    6-8                          .5

    Prerequisites: None

    Description:  Communications careers in the global economy require individuals to be creative and have a strong background in computer and technology applications, a strong and solid academic foundation, and a proficiency in professional oral and written communication. In this course students develop and expand the ability to write, read, edit, speak, listen, apply software applications, manipulate computer graphics, and conduct Internet research.

     

    Principles of Art A/V Technology and Communications (HS Credit)

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    7463                       6-8                          1

     

    Prerequisites: None

    Description: This course focuses on familiarizing students with career opportunities, explores skills, concepts and educational background necessary for a career in audio, video, animation, graphic design and digital illustration careers. Students research companies specializing in these fields as well as degree programs preparing candidates for these careers. A survey of drawing/design principles and related computer software is also a component of this course.

     

    Principles of Business, Marketing and Finance (HS Credit)

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    7465                       6-8                          1

     

    Prerequisites: Touch Systems Data Entry Recommended

    Description: In this course students gain knowledge and skills in economies and private enterprise systems, the impact of global business, marketing of goods and services, advertising, product pricing and business ethics. This course allows students to reinforce, apply, and transfer academic knowledge and skills to a variety of interesting and relevant activities, problems and settings in business, marketing, and finance.

     

    Touch System Data Entry (HS Credit)

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    7466                       6-8                          .5

     

    Prerequisites: None

    Description: Students become proficient in technical skills needed to address business applications of emerging technologies in our global community. Though this coursework, students will enhance reading, writing, computing, communications, and reasoning skills and apply them to the business environment.

     

    Lifetime Nutrition and Wellness (HS Credit)

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    7467                       6-8                          .5

     

    Prerequisites: None

    Description: In this laboratory course students investigate and practice concepts concerning lifetime nutrition and wellness, such as the nutritive value of food, the relationship between activity levels and caloric intake, weight management, diet related disease management, food allergies, digestion, metabolism, balanced diets, food safety and sanitation, nutrient retentive and diet specific food preparation methods, and careers in the field of nutrition.

     

    Principles of Information Technology (HS Credit)

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    7468                       6-8                          1

     

    Prerequisites: None

    Description: In this course students develop computer literacy skills to adapt to emerging technologies used in the global marketplace. Students implement personal and interpersonal skills to prepare for a rapidly evolving workplace environment. Students enhance reading, writing, computing, communication, and reasoning skills and apply them to the information technology environment.

     

    Principles of Education and Training (HS Credit)

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    7707                       6-8                          1

     

    Prerequisites: None

    Description: Principles of Education and Training is designed to introduce learners to the various careers available within the Education and Training Career Cluster. Students use self-knowledge

    as well as educational and career information to analyze various careers within the Education and Training Career Cluster. Students will develop a graduation plan that leads to a specific career choice in the student's interest area.

     

    Principles of Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security (HS Credit)

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    7706                       6-8                          1

     

    Prerequisites: None

    Description: Principles of Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security introduces students to professions in law enforcement, protective services, corrections, firefighting, and emergency management services. Students will examine the roles and responsibilities of police, courts, corrections, private security, and protective agencies of fire and emergency services. The course provides students with an overview of the skills necessary for careers in law enforcement, fire service, protective services, and corrections.

     

    Principles of Applied Engineering (HS Credit)

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    7469                       6-8                          1

     

    Prerequisites: None

    Description: This course provides an overview of the various fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and their interrelationships. Students use a variety of computer hardware and software applications to complete assignments and projects and work on a design team to develop a product or system to prepare and present course assignments. Upon completing this course, students have an understanding of the various fields and will be able to make informed decisions regarding a coherent sequence of subsequent courses.