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8617     CHILD PSYCHOLOGY/DEVELOPMENT PARENTING

Formerly Named:  “Child Psychology & Development 1”

Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12                                                    Credit:  .5

“Oh, the places you’ll go!” - Dr. Seuss

Children are fun and learning about their development and personalities is just as fun! This course is an excellent introduction to careers in the field of child psychology, development and education as well as the opportunity to prepare for a variety of future life experiences.  Guest speakers, panel discussions and group and individual projects will contribute to these topics plus parenting simulations through the Baby Think It Over Parenting program!  This course presents a comprehensive study of children from prenatal development to age 3.

 Students in this course will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge in care-giving skills.
  • Understand physical, intellectual, emotional and social areas of development.
  • Understand the realities of teen parenting and pregnancy.

 
8618     CHILD PSYCHOLOGY/ DEVELOPMENT PRE-SCHOOL EXPERIENCE

Formerly Named:  “Child Psychology & Development 2”

Grades:  10, 11, 12                                                        Credit:  .5

 

Interested  in teaching and/or working with young children, then this course if for you.  You will have opportunities to have fun and experience the unique relationship of working with three, four and five year old children in an actual playschool setting.  You are the teacher!  You will plan, develop, and implement lesson plans for preschool children.  This course is designed to encourage you to provide a safe, creative, child-centered environment for the children attending.  This course presents a comprehensive study of children ages three through six.

 

Students in this course will:

  • Analyze development of preschool and school aged children.
  • Apply knowledge of child development in a preschool setting.
  • Study human growth, development and behavior using theory and observation.

 
CHILD PSYCHOLOGY/DEVELOPMENT FIELD EXPERIENCE

Formerly Named:  “Child Development Field Experience”

Grades:  11, 12                                         Credit:  .5 per semester

 8619 – 1st Semester                           8620 – 2nd Semester

Student may select up to two semesters per year.
Students in this course will:

  • Participate in hands-on-experiences with school-aged children in an elementary school setting.
  • Apply skills of child development, as well as skills needed for the teaching profession.

 
8609     FASHION, FABRIC AND CONSTRUCTION

Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12                                                    Credit:  .5

[Optional fee-based projects may be offered to students.]

 “Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and thrill of creative effort.” - Franklin Roosevelt 

If you are a fan of Project Runway check this out!  Learn and develop skills in the area of clothing construction as well as study fashion and top fashion designers.  As a class participant you will design and product personal projects made just for you.  You will learn basic sewing skills that you can use throughout your lifetime.  This class is designed for students who enjoy learning by working with their hands. 

 Students in this course will:

  • Examine fashion in society.
  • Understand use of sewing machines and other equipment.
  • Create construction products using commercial patterns.
  • Create products through recycling, redesigning, and repairing.
     

8610     ADVANCED FASHION, FABRIC AND CONSTRUCTION

Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12                                                    Credit:  .5

[Optional fee-based projects may be offered to students.]

Prerequisite:  Fashion, Fabric and Construction

“Fashion fades, only style remains the same.” – Coco Chanel  This course is designed as a continuation of Fashion, Fabrics and Construction level one.  In this course you will acquire advanced sewing skills with the sewing computer and serger sewing machine.  You will continue to construct clothing, home furnishings and create products to meet your individual needs.  You will study fashion trends, retail promotion and visual merchandising.

Students in this course will:

  • Examine aspects of the fashion field including a fashion focused field trip.
  • Identify construction details in clothing.
  • Research careers related to the clothing and fashion industry.

 
8611     SPECIAL PROJECTS:  ADVANCED FASHION, FABRIC AND CONSTRUCTION

Grades:  10, 11, 12                                                        Credit:  .5

 [Optional fee-based projects may be offered to students.]

Prerequisite:  Advanced Fashion, Fabrics and Construction

 Design it.  Sew it.  Use it.  Students will continue to study construction techniques and create individual projects.  A focus of the class will be fashion capitals, history of fashion, and fashion designers.  Students will design an individualized curriculum with the cooperation of instructor which could include fashion merchandising, retail promotion and/or upper level sewing skills (tailoring).

 Students in this course will:

  • Examine weaves, fibers and fabric production.
  • Research careers and post-secondary options for the fashion field.

 

8601     FOODS AND NUTRITION 1

Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12                                                    Credit:  .5

 Students in this course will:

  • Demonstrate safety and sanitation in the kitchen.
  • Prepare a variety of foods to enhance skills in food preparation.
  • Understand the principles of basic nutrition applying My Plate guidelines.
  • Work together as a team in cooperative lab experience.

 
8602     FOODS AND NUTRITION 2

Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12                                                    Credit:  .5

Prerequisite:  Foods & Nutrition 1

 Students in this course will:

  • Learn critical skills for family meal preparation.
  • Demonstrate meal management principles.
  • Prepare well balanced meals.

 
8604     INTERNATIONAL FOODS

Grades:  10, 11, 12                                                        Credit:  .5

Prerequisite:  Foods & Nutrition 1 and  2

 Students in this course will:

  • Understand origins of foods.
  • Learn about ethnic foods and customs.
  • Prepare foods from around the world and regions of theUnited States.
  • Tour Global Market.

 
8606     CREATIVE FOODS

Grades:  10, 11, 12                                                        Credit:  .5

Prerequisite:  Foods & Nutrition 1 and 2

 Students in this course will:

  • Explore creative aspects of food preparation.
  • Learn about contemporary innovations in food preparation.
  • Practice advanced food preparation techniques.
  • Tour and dine at a culinary arts school.

 
8613     INTERIOR DESIGN

Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12                                                    Credit:  .5

[Optional fee-based projects may be offered to students.]

 Students in this course will:

  • Understand the elements and principles of design.
  • Create a final project that implements design theory in a student’s personal space.
  • Emphasis is on hands-on projects and practical applications.
  • Explore and create interior environments that are pleasing and functional.
  • Participate in a design focused field trip.

 
8614     INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS 1

Grades:  10, 11, 12                                                        Credit:  .5

 In this class students will take a journey of self-discovery, accessing personal strengths and identifying weaknesses to improve all the relationships they have in their lives.  This course will show how successful relationships skills are the main key to success and happiness in one’s life.  Within this course, students will:

  • Demonstrate effective communication skills that contribute to positive relationships.
  • Understand the effects stress has on the mind and body and apply coping mechanisms to deal with stress in their daily life.
  • Evaluate effective conflict prevention and management techniques that allow students to above handle anger, conflict, rejection, disappointment and loss on a safe level.
  • Appraise non-violent strategies to address conflict and discuss the violence / power and control cycle and its role in destructive relationships.
  • Understand the needed commitment, flexibility, communication and dedication necessary to make relationships work.
  • Participate through discussion, group work, journals, case studies, behavior rehearsals and creation of “Life Collage” project.

 
8615     INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS 2

Grades:  10, 11, 12                                                        Credit:  .5

Prerequisite:  Interpersonal Relationships 1

 “Men are from Mars and women are from Venus” – John Gray

 Men and women communicate and establish and maintain relationships differently.  Effectively prepare yourself for meaningful relationships that are based on true knowledge and compatibility by learning about gender roles, and information to develop healthy, meaningful relationships in your personal and work life.  The key to success and happiness lies in effective interpersonal relationships skills.

 Students in this course will:

  • Examine how gender roles affect interpersonal relationships.
  • Develop realistic expectations about the complexity of adult roles and relationships.  Issues covered include love types, dating, and selecting a partner.
  • Examine ways to balance home, family and work lives.
  • Understand the commitment, flexibility, communication and dedication necessary to make relationships work.
  • Participate through discussion, group work, case studies, behavior rehearsals and projects.

 
8616     INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS 3

Grades:  11, 12                                                              Credit:  .5

Prerequisite:  Interpersonal Relationships 2

 Students in this course will:

  • Understand the meaning of commitment in relationships and examine how to keep relationships strong and healthy throughout your lifetime.
  • Examine the impact of personal standards and codes of conduct on interpersonal relationships.
  • Examine global influences on today’s families and issues that contribute to family crisis.
  • Understand the commitment, flexibility, communication and dedication necessary to make relationships work.
  • Participate through discussions, group work, case studies, behavior rehearsals and project.

 
8626     SENIOR STRATEGIES

Grade:   12                                                                    Credit:  .5

[Optional fee-based projects may be offered to students.]

 Statistics show many students who enter post-secondary as freshman never complete their schooling.  Senior Strategies is a course developed to address the needs of students to achieve post-secondary and life success.  This cross curricular, student-centered course utilizes best practice teaching techniques, reading strategies, technology application, and business partnerships. 

 Students in this course will:

  • Participate in a variety of career exploration and post-secondary education choices to clarify post-secondary career goals.
  • In conjunction with the Career Center receive guidance in post-secondary school selection and financial aid. 
  • Apply principles of time management, organization, stress management, reading strategies and study skills to their life for an increase in post-secondary success.
  • Participate in “roommate reality” activities exploring the topics of legalities of leases, dealing with roommate issues, meal preparation, choosing a credit card, budgeting and making major purchases.
  • Develop consumer awareness for sound resource management by learning about budgeting, credit use, saving for college, and reaching financial goals.