Students need to be technologically literate in order to be successful in the 21st century.

They will need to be able to research, analyze, communicate, and create using technology. The goal of the Information Technology Department is to maximize technology’s contributions to improving society and give students a strong foundation in computing and information systems.

Courses

Introduction to Computers, Coding & Keyboarding

Offered to: 5th & 6th Grades
Credits: 1

Students experience hands on learning focusing on keyboarding, digital safety and responsibility, basic software applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, file management, and Google Drive.  Computational and critical thinking are developed through coding skills.  Students use coding modules such as Tynker, Scratch, and Khan Academy’s JavaScript to interpret code and develop algorithmic language.


Computer Software Applications and Coding

Offered to: 7th & 8th Grades
Credits: 1

This course is designed to provide students with a firm foundation in computer technology and show how computers can be used to produce meaningful information. It also familiarizes students with computers, their applications, and  the security, ethical and responsibility issues surrounding them. Students will learn a variety of computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and multimedia presentations. Computational and critical thinking are developed through coding skills.  Students use coding modules such as Tynker, Scratch, Alice, and Khan Academy’s JavaScript to interpret the basic skills of computer science and develop algorithmic language.


Freshmen Computers & Technology

Offered to: Freshmen
Credits: 1

Students will learn to use the Windows operating system, file management, the World Wide Web and its resources including email, web browsers, and search engines. Application software studied includes word processing, spreadsheet, database management, presentation graphics, web design, and programming. Students have the opportunity to visit web-based practice quizzes, chapter reviews, and PowerPoint presentations. Also, the class uses Online Bulletin Board Discussions to develop an understanding of skills through input from student peers.


Advanced Computers & Technology

Offered to: Sophomores – Seniors
Credits: 1

Basic programming concepts are presented which are transferable to other programming languages. Foundational concepts and fundamentals of computer programming including logic, design, coding, structure, and controls are addressed.  Practical computer network skills are also learned, together with projects such as building a PC.


Web Design

Offered to: Sophomores – Seniors
Credits: 1

This course is an introduction to building web sites using web design productivity software. Students will be able to make web pages for their own use or organizations. Some topics covered include graphical tools for building web pages, and writing HTML and CSS for greater control over page content and appearance.