Robotics is a highly motivating and engaging way to build and strengthen other academic areas such as science, mathematics, engineering, and communications. Students learn by hands-on exploration, including designing, building, programming, and testing their creations. Students use the popular LEGO robotic kits to build small-scale robots. All programming is created using LEGO programming software and transferred to the robot. Additionally, students get the extra benefit of enhancing their computer skills. In Robotics, student focus on open-ended challenges, troubleshooting, and project management to develop solutions.
Keyboarding and Career Exploration
Students learn to type with proper technique, reasonable speed, and accuracy. Students are introduced to the many careers and career clusters that will allow them to make informed choices beyond high school. This course increases self-awareness and helps develop the skills needed to successfully plan for postsecondary education and/or the workplace.
Lessons introduce students to basic web design using HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). Throughout the course students are introduced to planning and designing effective web pages; implementing web pages by writing HTML and CSS code; text formatting, graphics, images, and multimedia; and producing a functional, multi-page website.
Computer Applications 1 & 2
Students will use a variety of technological applications to expand their knowledge and acquire real-world skills that prepare them for their educational career and/or the workplace. Both courses focus on Key Applications, Computing Essentials and Living Online.
Computing for College and Career is for technologically advanced students who are interested in preparing for the Microsoft Office certification bundle which includes PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook in high school.