Career and Life Planning (Grade 9)
Career and Life Planning is a semester class, offered only first-semester. The class teaches students that to be successful on your own is key to being a successful person in life. Independent Living covers skills needed to be on your own. Making a budget, borrowing money, credit cards, consumer rights, insurance and investing money are a few of the topics covered in the Consumer Unit. In the Housing Unit the student will make decisions about housing and the laws involved in renting and owning. Students will also study about setting up an apartment, mending, spot removal and wardrobe planning will be topics we will cover in the Clothing Unit. Providing safe and nutritious foods will be covered in the Foods Unit. Completing job applications, making resumes, cover letters, follow-up letters, and interviewing are all parts of the Careers unit. Moving from Independent Living to developing your own Family Unit will end our Class.
Child Development (Grades 9-12)
Child Development is a semester course offered second semesters, understanding the job of parenting and careers working with children. As students study roles and responsibilities of parenting they see the importance of planning parenthood. Students will analyze factors that impact human growth and development as they study pregnancy. They will look at social, emotional, physical and intellectual development of an infant, toddler, and preschoolers. Communication, leadership skills will improve during the class preschool, increasing ones employability skills as well as life skills are part of this class.
Careers Working With Children (Grades 10-12)
This course will provide fundamental knowledge of the subject matter in the Education and Training Cluster. It will provide students with the necessary background on career exploration, maintaining a career, instructional strategies, utilizing technology to develop professional skills and resources, the importance of being a positive role model, and the special legal and ethical considerations for working with children. Conflict resolution strategies will be examined in the context of diversity, social problems, and working with children with special needs.Students study the history, diversity, law, best practices, and ethics of education; as well as learn to prepare and teach lessons for specific grades and subject areas.
Teaching Internship (Grades 11-12)
Students complete a different internship each nine weeks where they are placed in a classroom every day. They observe, aide, and teach during the internship, developing and executing the lesson plans under a classroom teacher’s guidance. Will end with National Certification and Education Fundamentals.