• Middle School Courses

     

    6700 Touch System Data Entry (One Semester)** Level 1

    Grade: 6 (required)           Middle School credit: 0.5         High School credit: 0.5

    In Touch System Data Entry, students apply technical skills to address business applications of emerging technologies. Students enhance reading, writing, computing, communication, and reasoning skills and apply them to the business environment. Students will need to apply touch system data entry for the production of business documents. Students will apply appropriate keyboarding skills when keying documents. Students will utilize word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software for assignments.


     

    8030 Gateway to Technology - Introduction to Engineering and Robotics

    COURSE LENGTH: 2 semesters         HS CREDIT: 0.5         PREREQUISITES: None

    This unit focuses on Design & Modeling and Automation & Robotics. In the first semester, students discover the design process and develop an understanding of the influence of creativity and innovation in their lives. They are then challenged and empowered to use and apply what they’ve learned throughout the unit to design a therapeutic toy for a child who has cerebral palsy. In the second semester, students learn about the history and impact of automation and robotics as they explore mechanical systems, energy transfer, machine automation, and computer control systems. Using the VEX Robotics® platform, students apply what they know to design and program traffic lights, robotic arms, and more.


     

    8031 Gateway to Technology - Introduction to Electrical Engineering

    COURSE LENGTH: 2 semesters         HS CREDIT: 0.5         PREREQUISITES: None

    This unit focuses on the Magic of Electrons and the Science of Technology. In the first semester, students will examine the behavior and parts of atoms as well as the impact of electricity on the world around them. They learn skills in basic circuitry design and use what they know to propose designs such as a burglar alarm for an art museum. In the second semester, students apply the concepts of physics, chemistry, and nanotechnology to activities and projects, including making ice cream, cleaning up an oil spill, and discovering the properties of nano-materials.


     

    8032 Gateway to Technology - Energy and Aviation

    COURSE LENGTH: 2 semesters         HS CREDIT: 0.5         PREREQUISITES: None

    This unit focuses on Energy & the Environment and Flight & Space. In the first semester, students are challenged to think big and 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 use what they’ve learned to design and model alternative energy sources, as well as evaluate options for reducing energy consumption. In the second semester, students explore the science behind aeronautics and use their knowledge to design, build, and test an airfoil.


     

    8033 Gateway to Technology - Introduction to Computer Science

    COURSE LENGTH: 2 semesters         HS CREDIT: 0.5         PREREQUISITES: None

    This unit focuses on App Creators and Computer Science for Innovators and Makers. In the first semester, students will be exposed to computer science as a means of computationally analyzing and developing solutions to authentic problems through mobile app development, and will convey the positive impact of the application of computer science to other disciplines and to society. In the second semester, students will learn about programming for the physical world by blending hardware design and software development, allowing students to discover computer science concepts and skills by creating personally relevant, tangible, and shareable projects.


     

    8776 College and Career Readiness (One semester) Level 1

    Grade: 8th         Credit: 0.5         Middle School-One Semester

    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.


     

    9001 Investigating Careers (Level 1)

    Grades:  7 & 8         Credit: 0.5         Middle School - One semester

    The goal of this course is to create a foundation for success in careers such as STEM; Business & Industry; Public Service; Arts and Humanities; and Multidisciplinary Studies. Students will research labor market information, learn job-seeking skills, and create resumes, letters of application, etc. required for employment. CTE instruction provides content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills for students to further their education and succeed in current or emerging professions.

    Programs of Study Highlighted:

    Automotive

    Education and Training

    Information Technology,
    Cybersecurity & Computer Science

    Culinary Arts

    Film and Animation

    Business, Marketing, & Finance

     


     

    9002 Investigating Careers (Level 2)

    Grades:  7 & 8         Credit: 0.5         Middle School - One semester

    The goal of this course is to create a foundation for success in careers such as STEM; Business & Industry; Public Service; Arts and Humanities; and Multidisciplinary Studies. Students will research labor market information, learn job-seeking skills, and create resumes, letters of application, etc. required for employment. CTE instruction provides content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills for students to further their education and succeed in current or emerging professions.

    Programs of Study Highlighted:

    Architectural Design
    & Carpentry

    Health Science

    Cosmetology

    Law and Public Service

    Broadcasting & Graphic Design

    Government and
    Public Service