Course Catalog

High

Social Studies

US Government and US Government Honors

Course Description: This course provides students the opportunity to examine their own political behaviors, analyze the dynamics of political issues and practice decision-making skills. Content will include the nature of political behavior, power acquisition, maintenance and extension; political theorists; comparative political systems; sources, structure and function of American Government; roles of political parties, interest groups and citizens; role of women and diverse cultural groups in the development of our political system.

Semester: Semester Only

Platform: Edge/FLVS

US History and US History Honors

Course Description: The grade 9-12 United States History course consists of the following content area strands: United States History, Geography, and Humanities. The primary content emphasis for this course pertains to the study of United States history from the Civil War and Reconstruction to the present day. Students will be exposed to the historical, geographic, political, economic, and sociological events which influenced the development of the United States and the resulting impact on world history. So that students can clearly see the relationship between cause and effect in historical events, students should have the opportunity to review those fundamental ideas and events which occurred before the end of Reconstruction. Students will be required to take the exam in order to be awarded credit. The exam will be worth 30% of the overall final course grade.

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Edge/FLVS

World History and World History Honors

Course Description: This course provides an understanding of the development of civilization by examining the cultural, dynastic, economic, military, political, religious, scientific, and social events that have affected humanity. Content to be covered will include the rise of civilization and cultural universals, the development of religious thought, the evolution of political systems, nationalism, the origin of economic systems and philosophies, the influence of major historical figures and events, and contemporary world affairs.

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Edge/FLVS

Career & Technical Education

Digital Information Technology *PA

Course Description: This course is designed to provide a basic overview of current business and information systems and trends, and to introduce students to fundamental skills required for today's business and academic environments. Curriculum includes developing fundamental computer skills, proficiency in Microsoft Office applications Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and HTML and CSS programing for webpages. Students will have the opportunity to earn Industry Certification with Microsoft Technology Associate – Introduction to Programming with HTML and CSS.

IT Systems & Applications Honors

Pre-Requisite: Digital Information Technology or instructor approval
Course Description: Explore the hardware and software used in Information Technology. Students will explore the components of a modern computer through a series of labs. Emphasis on diagnostics and repair of hardware and software issues. This course models career and industry standards with teamwork and hands on projects. Students will have the opportunity to earn Industry Certification with CompTIA IT Fundamentals. College credit can be awarded for this industry certification.

Multimedia Technologies Honors *PA

Pre-Requisite: Digital Information Technology or instructor approval
Course Description: Explore the production aspects and technology of digital video, digital media, and audio design. Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Photoshop, and Audacity. This course models career and industry standards with teamwork and hands on projects. Students will have the opportunity to earn Industry Certifications in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Premiere Pro. Access to the Adobe Master Collection suite of software will be provided.