This course is designed for students to have fun developing creative ideas through drawing, cartooning, painting, printmaking, clay and sculpture. In this course, students will explore many different art areas with a "hands-on" approach to learning.
Dig IT 1 (6th Grade)
Being literate in the digital world goes beyond using devices for social media or watching videos. Digital literacy means having the skills, understanding, and knowledge to utilize a range of technology for varied purposes. The goals of the Dig IT course are to teach students digital literacy and prepare them for future success. As a result of taking this course, students will be able to strategically evaluate digital content, collaborate in virtual spaces, connect globally, and efficiently produce and share original work. Work will be documented and shared with an authentic audience utilizing a digital format.
Key elements: Internet safety, relationship & communication etiquette, typing skills, effective searching & evaluation of sources, GAFE Suite, troubleshooting, online publishing, digital storytelling, coding introduction, Capstone.
- A student must use digital tools and resources for problem solving and decision making.
- A student must collaborate and communicate globally in a digital environment.
- A student must apply digital tools and skills with creativity and innovation to express his/herself, construct knowledge and develop products and processes.
- A student must possess a functional understanding of technology concepts and operations.
Dig IT 2 (7th Grade)
This course will build on and apply the skills and knowledge of Dig IT 1, allowing for independent, student interest-driven learning. Students will work collaboratively on projects while effectively using technology. Additionally, they will have increased skills for academic and career readiness.
Modules: Care of equipment & advanced troubleshooting, internet safety and typing review, digital portfolio, advanced GAFE Suite, global relationships & communication, copyright essentials, coding, video &/or music production, Capstone.
Knowledge generated in EMPOWER will allow students to deal effectively with the management of personal relationships, family life, and consumer-financial decisions in a technologically rich setting. Empowering students to be effective communicators, decision makers, and problem solvers is the root of this Family and Consumer Science course. The course utilizes collaboration, discovery, and hands-on projects. Students develop basic culinary skills. Students are encouraged to register for EMPOWER 2 for further empowerment.
* Empower 1 is prerequisite
This course is an extension of EMPOWER 1 and continues the students journey of becoming productive citizens. The course will include more hands on projects and rich discussions. The course utilizes collaboration, discovery, and hands-on projects. Students develop advanced culinary skills, financial basics, and entrepreneurial ventures. Students are encouraged to follow this course with Family and Consumer Sciences courses in high school.
Flight (8th Grade)
The exciting world of aerospace comes alive through Flight and Space. Students will learn the Engineering Design Process and see how engineers apply it to solving real-world problems. A brief history of flight is followed by the design and construction of various flying machines. Then, students explore the science behind aeronautics and use their knowledge to design, build, and test a glider, applying the engineering design process throughout the entire project. The first semester wraps up with an introduction to space travel and some of the limitations of living in space.
Essential Components Explored:
- Engineering Design Process
- What Is An Engineer?
- History of Flight and Space
- Newton’s Laws of Motion
- Bernoulli’s Principle
Tech Ed & Engineering 1 (7th grade)
Tech Ed & Engineering 2 (8th grade)
Students will use tools, materials, processes, and systems to solve problems. By using formal and informal design students will be given the unique opportunity to apply numerous academic concepts through practical and engaging hands on activities. Technical Education and Engineering is a culmination of designing, building, and producing.
Learning Domains: Machine Operation, Production, Measurement, Metals Manufacturing, Alternative Materials, Information & Communication Technology, Transportation, Construction, Bio Tech, Formal Design.
The main goal of this Spanish semester course is to develop an understanding of different cultures through a study of language and related cultural and linguistic differences.
This semester course in Spanish is similar to a first year foreign language class in high school. Emphasis is on speaking and becoming conversational. Lesser emphasis is given to writing and reading. Students will also explore Spanish customs and culture.