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Accounting A

Subject Other
Grade Level High School

Description

This is the first course in a two-semester Accounting course sequence. Accounting is the process of planning, recording, analyzing, and interpreting financial information. The accounting process includes recording financial activities, but accounting is not the same as bookkeeping or recordkeeping. Bookkeeping is only the recording part of the accounting process. Accounting goes much further than just keeping records. Accounting involves analyzing and interpreting a business’s operations to determine its financial well-being and plan its future success. Accounting A is a skills-based course that is of value to all students, whether exploring a career in business or for personal financial needs. Accounting A is an essential course for students who are pursuing a strong background in business, marketing and management. This course covers the complete accounting cycle for a service business organized as a proprietorship, along with journalizing and posting transactions.

Accounting B

Subject Other
Grade Level High School

Description

This is the second course in a two-semester Accounting course sequence. This course is a continuation of Accounting A. In Accounting B, students will expand their knowledge of accounting procedures by working within the structure of a merchandising business organized as a corporation. Competency will be exhibited in completing payroll taxes and reports, special journals and other financial statements.

Advanced Web Design: JavaScript

Subject Other
Grade Level High School

Description

JavaScript is one of the 3 languages all web developers must learn: 1. HTML to define the content of web pages 2. CSS to specify the layout of web pages 3. JavaScript to program the behavior of web pages In this course, students will learn how to start programming with JavaScript. Students will learn the basics of JavaScript including testing, functions, objects, arrays, loops, conditional code, operators and syntax basics. Students will learn timing and animations, and how to debug. The class will conclude with a robust project that incorporates everything they learned in the semester. Students should have a working knowledge of HTML and CSS prior to taking this course.

American Sign Language 1A

Subject World Languages
Grade Level High School

Description

This is the first course in a two-course sequence and focuses on everyday communication in American Sign Language for the Deaf. It introduces students to the basic signs, techniques, and cultural knowledge, which will support the students to start signing beginning level conversational ASL. Each lesson is built upon a familiar topic such as family, self and friends so that students will find meaningful connection to the lessons. Students will be asked to use various media tools including online resources, online dictionaries, a web cam, and the web based audio-visual tool VoiceThread to master the content presented in the course. Students will be producing their own signing videos to demonstrate their learning. The goal of this course is to help develop fundamental ASL skills, and to understand Deafness, knowledge, and interest that students will need to advance to the higher levels of ASL courses.

American Sign Language 1B

Subject World Languages
Grade Level High School

Description

This course is the second in a two-course sequence. Topics addressed in the course include information about the Deaf culture, communication problems associated with deaf individuals, and the linguistic heritage of the Deaf community and its influence on our own culture. The online text includes many videos that include role-playing conversations as well as vocabulary. There will be live sessions using a web cam during which time students will demonstrate a mastery of general sign vocabulary along with producing their own conversations.

American Sign Language 2A

Subject World Languages
Grade Level High School

Description

This is the first course of the second year ASL courses and must be taken after the successful completion of the first year ASL courses. This course continues to focus on everyday communication in ASL by introducing students to the basic signs, techniques and culture. To help develop receptive skills without relying on lip movements of the signers, the signing videos will be all “voice off.” To develop expressive skills, students will continue to express their thoughts in signs within the given context in the lessons. Through the introduction to some of the higher ASL techniques such as classifiers and indexing, this second year courses is designed to helps students to develop an understanding that ASL is a visual language that delivers one’s ideas and thoughts using more than the individual signs. Students will continue to use various media tools including online resources, online dictionaries, a web cam and the web based audio-visual tool VoiceThread to master the content presented in the course.

American Sign Language 2B

Subject World Languages
Grade Level High School

Description

This is the second course of the second year of ASL courses. The course continues to focus on useful communication that students should be able to carry out in ASL. Students study the basic signs and phrases, techniques, and cultural nature of the language. This course introduces the students to the new concept of conceptually accurate signing that places emphasis on awareness of differences between ASL and English. Lesson topics shift from the everyday interaction in one’s immediate environment to interactions in the community to help students to build signing skills for obtaining and providing information rather than simply exchanging information. To support students build conceptual accuracy, the lessons stress ASL classifiers; students will be challenged to receptively identify some of the most common classifiers in contexts, and to apply them in their own signing. As a part of culture learning, students will continue to learn more facts about the Deaf culture as well as current and past challenging social issues. The signing videos will be all “voice off” to help develop students’ receptive skills without reading lips. Students will continue to produce their own signing videos to demonstrate their learning. The goal of this course is to help utilize the fundamental ASL skills and knowledge into simple interpersonal and social interactions, and to build confidence needed to advance to the higher levels of ASL courses.

Basic Web Design: HTML & CSS

Subject Other
Grade Level High School

Description

How to design a beautiful and functional website. Students will learn how to take their design and translate it into a live website using Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) programing languages. HTML5 and CSS3 will be the standard versions used in the class. Students will understand design components of websites, including the use of color, layout and when to use different techniques, typography rules, and the importance of imagery. At the conclusion of the course, students will present a website to the class. Upon completion of this course, each student will have hands-on experience creating a fully functioning website.

Business Ethics

Subject Other
Grade Level High School

Description

Sometimes choices between right and wrong are obvious. But what happens when you’re faced with a situation that’s not so clear-cut? In this course, students will learn to anticipate and address ethical dilemmas that come up in a business setting. They will examine how humans have understood ethics over the years and what matters most in the business world today. Students will investigate actual scenarios and apply all they’ve learned to addressing these complicated ethical dilemmas. By the end, students will have developed their ability to work through challenging situations using their own moral imagination. Students will also have a variety of role models, lessons learned from ethical scandals, and ethical skills to draw upon when they face these challenges in real life.

Career Planning

Subject Other
Grade Level High School

Description

This course provides a basic overview of career planning concepts. It gives students the opportunity to learn about, explore and reflect on various career opportunities based on Michigan’s six Career Pathways.

Careers – Find Your Future

Subject Other
Grade Level High School

Description

This course is designed to guide students through the process of exploring and choosing potential career pathways. Students will engage in self-exploration activities such as skills and interests assessments and apply what they learn to the process of choosing a career. Course features include an exploration of post-secondary educational options and requirements, informational interview and job shadowing experiences, as well as problem solving and goal setting activities. This student-centered course focuses on helping students get to know themselves so they can find the future that’s right for them! Instead of a final exam, students will complete an end-of-course project. To complete this project students will use the assignments in each unit to help them begin to develop an Educational Development Plan (EDP). An Educational Development Plan is designed to help students identify their career and educational goals as they relate to academic requirements. An EDP is a way for students to document their progress toward career and educational goals. If students have already started an EDP at their schools, they can use this final project to update it with the most current information about their career and educational goals.

CCNA 1: Introduction to Networking

Subject Other
Grade Level High School

Description

This is the first of a two-course series designed to prepare you for the Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician Certification Exam (CCENT) OR the the first of a four-course series designed to prepare you for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching Certification Exam. Begin preparing for a networking career with this introduction to how networks operate. This includes learning the architecture, structure, and functions needed to support the operations and priorities of Fortune 500 companies to small innovative retailers. You will even get the chance to configure a network yourself, such as a simple LAN (Local Area Network). After completing this course, you will have a working knowledge of routing, switching, network applications and protocols. This course is offered in partnership with the Pinckney Cyber Training Institute.

CCNA 2: Routing and Switching Essentials

Subject Other
Grade Level High School

Description

This is the second course a two-course series designed to prepare you for the Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician Certification Exam (CCENT) OR the second of a four-course series designed to prepare you for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching Certification Exam. It’s time to delve further into the world of networking. Be fascinated with the sheer magnitude and interconnectedness of networks all around you. Become a pro at configuring a router and a switch to enable the functionality of a network. Gain more knowledge on what it takes to work with LANs, WANs and other network designs. This course is offered in partnership with the Pinckney Cyber Training Institute.

Character Education

Subject Other
Grade Level Middle School

Description

This course teaches students practical skills for understanding and managing their emotions, setting goals and getting organized, understanding and getting along with others in our diverse world, and making good decisions. Research shows that people who practice these skills have greater academic achievement as students and experience more success and satisfaction as adults.

Computer Basics (Google Suite)

Subject Other
Grade Level Middle School

Description

In this course you will learn how to use productivity and collaboration tools, such as G Suite by Google Cloud to create word processing documents, spreadsheets, surveys and forms such as personal budgets and invitations. Students will also learn what it means to be a good digital citizen and explore the topic of Internet safety.

Digital Information Technology A

Subject Other
Grade Level High School

Description

This is the first segment in a year-long course. 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.

Digital Information Technology B

Subject Other
Grade Level High School

Description

This is the second segment in a year-long course. 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.

Digital Photography

Subject Visual & Performing Arts
Grade Level High School

Description

Learn how to communicate through graphics and digital photography. In this class, you will “focus” on the basics of camera operation, exposure, image control, picture composition, photo enhancement, and photo manipulation. This course discusses digital and traditional film photography, design, graphic arts, and electronic communication through discussions and mock-ups. You will complete photography projects which demonstrate techniques such as portraiture, composition, landscapes, architecture, wildlife, and nature. It is STRONGLY recommended that you use a digital camera for this course to complete all required assignments. If you choose to use a cell phone for this course, you will also need to access a photo editing application that permits users to apply settings that can generally be applied within menus typical of DSLR cameras. Note: This course does not focus on how to use specific photo editing software, but rather on the characteristics of various forms of photographic art and techniques used to achieve such artwork. Therefore, students should be prepared to use their camera and software editing tools or plan to learn and experiment with their use on their own while completing course activities.

Employability Skills

Subject Other
Grade Level High School

Description

This is a one-semester course designed to teach students how they can make a difference in the workplace based on their behavior. In addition, students will learn how to effectively address problems that might arise in the workplace. Central to any employee’s growth is the understanding that he or she is part of a working community that includes employers, employees, and customers or clients. Special responsibilities and commitments come with being employed. Each employee must learn to embrace these responsibilities if he or she is to succeed at work. On the practical level, employees need to know how to do well on the job and how to keep the job. Early training in building conscientious work habits will stand employees in good stead for the rest of their working lives. It also forges links between their willingness to accept responsibility for their actions and the rewards they get for developing a sense of responsibility.

Entrepreneurship

Subject Other
Grade Level High School

Description

Ever wonder what it takes to own your own business, be your own boss and write your own paycheck? Entrepreneurship helps students examine their readiness and passion for such an undertaking. Students will learn what entrepreneurship is all about, develop a business idea, conduct a feasibility analysis, identify their primary customer, learn about financing a business and write a business plan. They will also learn about how to manage their business, including the hiring process, operations, inventory controls and production management. The final step will be developing their strategic plan for the future to help bring their entrepreneurial dreams to reality.

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