Practical Arts

  • Computer Applications

    Grades 10-12

    1/2 unit of credit 

    Through hands on exploration and project-based approach, you will continue to stand out in digital productivity. Colleges and the workplace require skill in Microsoft Office.  By using advanced techniques in Microsoft Office, you will create an electronic portfolio and complete the course with the opportunity to earn the Microsoft Office Specialist industry-recognized certification. Three hours of free college credit is available for 11th-12th graders who complete the course with a “B” or better through OTC articulation agreements. Dual credit may also be available. Prerequisite: Students earning a “C” or higher in Introduction to Computer Applications may enroll in this course.

    Session 1 & 2, online only

    (1/2 is 4 weeks)

     


  • Digital Communications

    Grades 9-12

    1/2 unit of credit 

    Available for credit recovery.

    This course is designed to teach students various digital input and manipulation methods. Emphasis is placed on typing personal and business letters and reports. The students will explore proper keyboarding technique, voice and handwriting recognition. Units on file management email and 10-key will also be covered. A student who anticipates taking further business courses in high school or college or entering the workforce upon graduation is encouraged to take Computer Applications. The Technology Literacy Proficiency Exam can be used as a waiver for this course.

    Session 1 and 2, online only

    (2 weeks faster pace or 4 weeks slower pace)


  • Early Childhood

    Grades 10-12

    1 unit of credit 

    This course addresses the concepts related to understanding the areas and stages of child growth and development, recognizing effects of heredity and environment on human growth and development, promoting optimum growth and development in the prenatal, and infancy stages. Careers in child development are explored.  Leadership development will be provided through Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) student organization.

    Session 1 & 2, online only

     

     


  • Personal Finance

    Grades 11-12

    1/2 unit of credit 

    Available for credit recovery.

    Understanding and managing personal finances are key to one’s future financial success. This one-semester course is based on the Missouri Personal Finance Competencies and presents essential knowledge and skills to make informed decisions about real world financial issues. Students will learn how choices influence occupational options and future earning potential. Students will also learn to apply decision-making skills to evaluate career choices and set personal goals. The course content is designed to help the learner make wise spending, saving, and credit decisions and to make effective use of income to achieve personal financial success.

    Session 1, seated, 8 - 11 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    Session 2, seated 7:40 - 11:12 a.m. or 11:37 a.m. - 3:09 p.m.

    Session 1 & 2, online

    (2 weeks faster pace or 4 weeks slower pace)


  • Web Design

    Grades 11-12

    1/2 unit of credit 

    GHS freshmen: This course will be part of your Freshman Academy experience in the fall and should not be part of your summer schedule.

    Have fun designing web pages while learning the behind the scenes of websites and pages. Construct a website from the ground up using programming languages (HTML, CSS, JavaScript).  Build websites using Adobe Creative Cloud.  Prerequisite:  Introduction to Computer Apps or teacher permission.  Digital Design is also recommended, but not required.

    Session 1 & 2, online only

    (2 weeks faster pace or 4 weeks slower pace)