Technology Essentials (Grades 9-12)
Technology Essentials aims to prepare high school students with basic knowledge in formatting, working with data, manipulating images, graphic design, and audio/video multimedia presentations. Software used in this course includes Microsoft Office, Google GSuite, and the Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign and Photoshop). An emphasis is placed on the development of design, electronic communication, time management, and independent problem solving over the course of the year.
Interactive Media (Grades 10-12)
Interactive Media courses provide students with the knowledge and skills to create, design, and produce graphic design products. Students will utilize Adobe Photoshop to create logos, posters, signs, and digital image creations. In addition, students will learn vector image develop in Adobe Illustrator, animation in Adobe Animate, and digital layout in Adobe InDesign.
Web Page Design (Grades 10-12)
Web Page Design teaches students the basic elements of web site design using HTML, Adobe Dreamweaver, and WordPress. Throughout the year, this class manages and updates the both the Chapman High School website and the USD 473 district website. Websites created include, personal, sports, favorite television show, and personal business.
Programming (Grades 10-12)
An overview of computer programming topics with an emphasis on problem-solving. Students will work through www.codehs.com curriculum, learning basic Java programming, and preview Xcode while creating a personal phone app.
Irish Ink Production (Grade 11)
The production course is for first year Irish Ink students. This class focuses on the basic structure of the Irish Ink Design and Printing business. Students will learn how to design and create publications, interact with customers, and understand the billing process. (Prerequisite: Interactive Media. By Permission Only)
Irish Ink Design (Grade 12)
The design course is for second year Irish Ink students. During this class students will focus on developing and printing publications for sale. Typically second year students will maintain a larger project load. Students in this course are allowed to take the class both 1st and 2nd hour. (Prerequisite: Interactive Media. By Permission Only)
Irish Tech Support (ITS) (Grades 11-12)
The ITS group assists the technology department with Chromebook maintenance, teacher technology support, and other problems that arise throughout the school day. Individual projects are created based on student interested. In the past, students have created a full sized arcade, Christmas music light show, and 3D printed projects. (Prerequisite: Web Page Design & Programming)