The goal of this class is to introduce American Sign Language (ASL) to the students and equip them with basic conversational knowledge. Students will understand how to greet someone, ask basic questions, learn the alphabet, and more.
Are you interested in computers? Do you like to work with your hands on construction projects? Are you tired of computers breaking and then being unable to fix them? This is the class for you. We'll answer all your computer questions and learn how to construct computers, troubleshoot errors, learn about the components that make up your PC, and teach you all the skills needed to become someone with the technical skill to make it so that your friends and family never need another IT person again. Why? Computers are becoming an increasingly important part of modern living. As such, learning the skills to build and maintain PCs are both personally rewarding and financially productive. More people than ever are in need of someone with the technical expertise to fix and maintain their PC. By taking this class, that can become you. (MINOR FEES MAY APPLY)
Our science, society, and communities, predominantly rely upon the ideas that have come from Darwin's theory of evolution. There is the popular theory as well as the scientific theory. Both of these and more will be put under the microscope to see if Darwin's theory and ideas are enough to answer the most difficult questions in life. The class will also discuss the implications of darwinian naturalism in regards to ethics, meaning, and value.
Does your student love animals? Do they have an interest in the animal sciences? This class is a great place to start. The goal of this class will be to teach students to understand the behavior and care of common domestic pets. Dogs, cats, and smaller animals will be studied. Students will learn about how to better understand common domestic pets and how to communicate with them. Some basic medical care and common illnesses will also be studied.
Students with an interest in graphic design, online content creation, and writing will find this class incredibly helpful! Your students will be in a lab style class where they are taught the basics of this top-of-the-line software. The InDesign software is a cornerstone product and will be useful to almost any student in their future careers. A student subscription to Adobe will be required to take this class. (Contact us for more details)
Calling all entrepreneurs and those who would like a side-hustle! The goal of this class will be to introduce students to the wild west of marketing online. The skills learned in this class are essential to any business venture, side-hustle, or volunteer organization. Students will learn how to leverage these skills in any environment they find themselves in. Topics such as: branding, social media advertisement and presence, email marketing, customer interaction, tracking, understanding basic marketing data, SEO, and more will be covered.
Do you dream of entering new worlds? Of being with and experiencing the lives of others? Through reading, people have been able to do this for thousands of years, and it fascinates us even to this day as hundreds of thousands of books continue to be sold. In this class, we practice the art of storytelling through description and setting. You're always somewhere, as are the characters in any story, and so, creating a fascinating setting requires the ability of the writer to communicate that to the reader. In Writing: Setting and Place, we will learn how to do both, providing writers with all they need to craft compelling settings through the use of description, so join this class and learn how to create new worlds through man's most storied medium.
Do you love horses? Would you be interested in learning more? There is so much to learn and know! In this exciting science study we will spend the first semester learning about the anatomy and movement of horses. Students will learn about the incredible biology of horses and how their bodies work. This semester will be a 1/4 science credit once completed.
Building on the foundations of Sign Language 1 students will begin to learn about grammar and advanced ASL skills. This will take students from basic conversational skills to bringing significant ASL understanding. The goal of this class is to build the foundation for life-long ASL learning and skills.
Are you interested in the human mind? In studying how people think and make decisions? Do you want to know how people make decisions in order to make the best decision for yourself and others? If that's the case, then jump into the science of game theory. Although game theory is a branch of mathematics, in this study we will ditch the complicated math to teach you its important concepts such as how people, organizations, and entities make decisions to maximize their return in competitive situations In other words, learning how to think in order to make the best, most profitable decision in a wide variety of circumstances. Important for both the entrepreneur and the laborer, the study of Game Theory teaches us how to make decisions that will bring the most positive results from any given situation as well as teaching us secrets of business and even the world itself. Join this class; you won't regret it.
Students will grapple with the foundations of a belief system without God. Dealing with how we view ourselves, the soul, morality, ethics, our minds, life, and so much more. Students will be engaged with an in-depth study of what our current culture believes and how it fails to deliver on important beliefs.
Is there a passion which you have that you want to share? Are you interested in making people think or helping people? The wild west of blogging may be a great place to start. The goal of this class is to introduce students to the wild west of blogging. Where they can funnel their passions, purposes, and activism, into an online platform. The class will cover topics such as: the best blogging platforms, branding a blog, basic internet writing, the do’s and don’ts of writing on a blog, and much more. Students will start their own blog and use it as a platform for learning and as a blog they can keep if they choose to once the class is done.
Project Management is a formal business skill and an in-demand job in many companies. The goal of this class is to introduce students to the soft skills of project management and the basic formal skills required to become a good project manager. Learn to manage a team, stay connected, delegate responsibilities, communicate on-time, use online tools to help you manage your project and more!
Adobe continues to be the premiere graphic design software. Used by giants like Disney and Pixar businesses everywhere trust this incredible software. Students will be introduced to another Adobe product, Adobe Illustrator. Students will enjoy a lab-style class where they learn, create, and refine to equip them for a life-time of use. NOTE: If students did not take Intro to Adobe InDesign or do not have the Student Subscription, that service will be needed.
Our study of horses continue in this exciting course. In this segment students will spend the second semester learning about the behavior and care of horses. This is great practical training for future horse owners or for those that are looking for jobs in that field. NOTE: This course will be another 1/4 credit science course. If a student takes both courses they will receive a 1/2 credit science credit to their High School transcript.
Do you love video games and dream of becoming a game designer at a studio? Maybe you want to learn how to create programs to make your life easier and to solve problems? Perhaps you merely love the logical processes of the computer? If your answer is yes to any of these, computer programming is the gateway to all of these skills and occupations. In this class, we will work with the programming language of C# and introduce students to various beginner skills in order to make simple programs consisting of loops, objects, if/else statements, variables, and numerous other programming concepts in the C# language. Programmers are among the fastest growing jobs, and so, learning to program will pay dividends as more and more companies push cloud and computer-based business models. Enter the expansive, exciting, and promising world of computer programming by joining this class.
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