Graphic Design I
Full Year
9 10 11 12

This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental skills and knowledge needed to create graphic works using industry-standard hardware and software for a variety of purposes and outputs. Areas of study include the understanding of the industry history, terminology, color, design principles, typography and ethical and legal issues related to graphic designs. Emphasis is placed on layout design and the creation and manipulation of graphics. Students will develop their skills utilizing industry-standard software and equipment. Prerequisite: Lab Fee: $20.

Graphic Design II
Full Year
10 11 12

Prerequisite: Graphic Design I.
This course is a continuation of Graphic Design I. This course provides advanced graphic design students with instruction in advanced techniques and processes. Students will work on projects simulating challenges found in the design industry such as corporate identity, publishing, advertising, web applications, and package design. Students will develop their skills utilizing industry-standard software and equipment. Portfolio development will be emphasized. The appropriate use of technology and industry-standard equipment is an integral part of this course. Lab Fee: $20.

Honors Graphic Design III
Full Year
11 12

Prerequisite: Graphic Design II.
This course is a continuation of Graphic Design I. This course provides advanced graphic design students with instruction in advanced techniques and processes. Students will work on projects simulating challenges found in the design industry such as corporate identity, publishing, advertising, web applications, and package design. Students will develop their skills utilizing industry-standard software and equipment. Portfolio development will be emphasized. The appropriate use of technology and industry-standard equipment is an integral part of this course. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have acquired entry-level skills for employment in this field and be prepared for certain industry certifications. Lab Fee: $15.

Graphic Design Advanced Studies
Full Year
12

Prerequisite: Graphic Design III.
This course is offered to students who have achieved all content standards in a program whose desire is to pursue advanced study through investigation and in-depth research. Students are expected to work independently or in a team and consult with their supervising teacher for guidance. The supervising teacher will give directions, monitor, and evaluate the students’ topic of study. Coursework may include various work-based learning experiences such as internships and job shadowing, involvement in a school-based enterprise, completion of a capstone project, and/or portfolio development. This course may be repeated for additional instruction and credit. Lab Fee: $15.

Photography I
Full Year
9 10 11 12

This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of commercial photography in relation to seeing photographically, operating cameras, use of light, image capture, and processing digital images. Through fun and challenging projects utilizing the elements of design students learn to create aesthetically strong artistic images, as well as how to effectively critique them. Students will also learn the history of photography, legal and ethical issues related to the industry. Students may also earn as Adobe Certified Associate Certificate by the end of the year, which is great for their resume. Digital cameras are provided for the class. Career exploration is also a part of this course. Lab Fee: $30.

Photography II
Full Year
10 11 12

Prerequisite: Photography I.
This course is a continuation of Photography I. This course provides intermediate photography students with instruction in advanced digital techniques and processes. Through more challenging and creative projects utilizing the elements of design students learn to create aesthetically strong artistic images, as well as how to effectively critique them. Areas of study include operating DSLR cameras, use of light, studio equipment, image capture, and processing digital images, as well as studio lights, meters, reflectors, and other equipment to facilitate greater skills. They will learn more about portraits (outdoor and studio), sports, nature, and still-life photography. Students will also learn the history of photography, legal and ethical issues related to the industry. The appropriate use of technology and industry-standard equipment is an integral part of this course. Lab Fee: $30.

Honors Photography III
Full Year
11 12

Prerequisite: Photography II.
This course is a continuation of Photography II. This course provides advanced photography students with instruction in advanced digital techniques and processes in commercial photography. Manipulation of images using industry-standard software is also included. Students will be prepared for industry certifications. The appropriate use of technology and industry-standard equipment is an integral part of this course. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have acquired entry-level skills for employment in this field. Lab Fee: $30.

Photography Advanced Studies
Full Year
12

Prerequisite: Photography III.
This course is offered to students who have achieved all content standards in a program whose desire is to pursue advanced study through investigation and in-depth research. Students are expected to work independently or in a team and consult with their supervising teacher for guidance. The supervising teacher will give directions, monitor, and evaluate the students’ topic of study. Coursework may include various work-based learning experiences such as internships and job shadowing, involvement in a school based enterprise, completion of a capstone project, and/or portfolio development. This course may be repeated for additional instruction and credit. Lab Fee: $30.

Web Design I
Full Year
9 10 11 12

This course is designed to introduce students to the basic elements of web design and development. Students will learn about content placement, use of color and graphics, typography and message using industry-standard software. Students are introduced to various web design languages, design concepts, and layout theory. Students will become familiar with marketing and other uses of websites; as well as ethical and legal issues related to websites.

Web Design II
Full Year
10 11 12

Prerequisite: Web Design I.
This course is a continuation of Web Design I. This course is designed for intermediate students to create websites for a variety of purposes. Students will develop their knowledge of content, placement, use of color and graphics, typography and message using industry-standard software. Students will use various web design languages, design concepts, and layout theories to create their websites. Students will examine the role of marketing and market research as it relates to websites, as well as ethical and legal issues related to websites. Project-based learning, collaboration, and portfolio development are essential elements of this class. The appropriate use of technology and industry-standard equipment is an integral part of this course.

Honors Web Design III
Full Year
11 12

Prerequisite: Web Design II.
This course is a continuation of Web Design II. This course is designed for advanced students to create websites for a variety of purposes using advanced techniques and processes. Areas of study include automation, animation and interactivity in websites, as well as, web servers and a more extensive knowledge of website construction. Project based learning, collaboration, and portfolio development are essential elements of this class. The appropriate use of technology and industry-standard equipment is an integral part of this course. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have acquired entry-level skills for employment in this field.

Web Design Advanced Studies
Full Year
12

Prerequisite: Web Design III.
This course is offered to students who have achieved all content standards in a program whose desire is to pursue advanced study through investigation and in-depth research. Students are expected to work independently or in a team and consult with their supervising teacher for guidance. The supervising teacher will give directions, monitor, and evaluate the students’ topic of study. Coursework may include various work-based learning experiences such as internships and job shadowing, involvement in a school-based enterprise, completion of a capstone project, and/or portfolio development. This course may be repeated for additional instruction and credit.

IT Essentials I
Full Year
10 11 12

This course covers the fundamentals of computer hardware and software, as well as topics in design, maintenance, and repair. Students who complete this course will be able to describe the internal components of a computer, assemble a computer system, install an operating system, and troubleshoot using system tools and diagnostic software. Lab Fee: $20.

Honors IT Essentials II
Full Year
11  12

Prerequisite: IT Essentials I.
This course covers the fundamentals of computer hardware and software, as well as topics in design, maintenance, and repair. Students who complete this course will be able to describe the internal components of a computer, assemble a computer system, install an operating system, and troubleshoot using system tools and diagnostic software. The appropriate use of technology and industry-standard equipment is an integral part of this course. Upon completion of this sequence of courses, students will qualify to sit for A+ Certification, a national industry-standard certification exam. Lab Fee: $20.

AP Computer Science Principles
Full Year
10 11 12

Prerequisite:  A or B in Algebra and English I
This course follows The College Board Advanced Placement curriculum and prepares students for the AP Computer Science Principles exam. This course will introduce students to the essential ideas of computer science and show how computing and technology can influence the world. This course focuses on technology and programing as a means to solve computational problems and find creative solutions. Students will creatively address real-world issues and concerns while using the same processes and tools as artists, writers,computer scientists, and engineers to bring ideas to life. The appropriate use of technology and industry-standard equipment is an integral part of this course.