CSU/UC Approved (“g”) This course develops knowledge of computer science concepts and techniques for writing software in a high-level programming language. This curriculum is designed to introduce object-oriented programming using the Java programming language. Students will develop critical thinking and problem-solving abilities while stimulating their creativity and learning basic Java coding. Students will use basic Java programming concepts, write efficient and functional code, and understand how to use the API documentation which builds a strong foundation for computer programming and methodologies. This is accomplished through developing electronic games and simulations using the Greenfoot.org environment.
CSU/UC Approved (“f”) Through the mastery of this course, students will learn preparation of original art, typography, page layout, elements of art, principles of design, computer design methods, and the historical and cultural background of graphic design and printing. This course is designed to also allow students to gain a basic understanding of Photoshop. Prerequisite: Students must have a passing grade in Art I or a preliminary art course.
This is a one semester course, designed for the second half of the year after Graphic Arts. Industrious Arts will allow students to explore art forms outside traditional Fine Arts. These may include mosaics, enameling, sewing, jewelry making, paper mache, wire and metalwork.
CSU/UC Approved (“g”) The Yearbook course has been designed to provide students with the journalism skills and the ability to apply those skills to the actual production of the yearbook. Actual work results in the current volume of the school’s yearbook. This project-based course is designed to provide practical, specific journalistic experiences with the main, end result the production of a professional yearbook. The course goals focus on the expository aspect of the reading and reporting (oral and written), extensive practice in writing that goes through a thorough editing and revision process as well as substantial reading of expository sources and other materials that develop imperative skills and rigorous training on written themes including body copy, interviewing, captions and headlines, and visuals including photography and designing layouts. This class is run like a small business and staff members must demonstrate a high level of responsibility, maturity, and organization. Students will learn all facets of publishing, including reporting, writing, editing, photography, graphic design, layout, advertising, distribution, leadership skills, and the importance of teamwork. Members are expected to assume the responsibilities and self-discipline necessary to contribute to the success of such an organization. Students deal with and learn to understand the ethical dimensions of life while they search for information and gain a respect and understanding of the viewpoint’s others hold. Student will need to evaluate information and convey intricate or multifaceted information to the student body. Yearbook teaches real-world skills such as, meeting deadlines, teamwork, working with advanced and professional technology, communication skills, and independent thinking skills.
CSU/UC Approved (“g”) Business technology is a computer course that will give students the opportunity to apply technology skills to develop a fictitious business and take the necessary steps for a start-up business. Specific technology areas include word processing, database and spreadsheets, photo editing, video editing, web development, coding, multimedia, keyboarding, and desktop publishing. Students will also develop their digital citizen awareness, focusing on their digital footprint, digital safety, netiquette, and internet research. Students will leave this class with an in-depth knowledge of how to apply technology to many life applications and understand what it means to be a 21st century learner.