Credit Advancement Courses
Credit advancement courses are all half-credit courses that will run Monday through Friday from
Monday, July 1st through Tuesday July 30th with no classes held on Thursday July 4th and Friday July 5th at the times listed below:
Session 1: 8:00 - 11:00
Session 2: 11:15 - 2:15
Intro to Art: Digital Photography
Computer Applications in Business
Intro to the World of Business and Finance
Courses are $185 each. Students may take a course in session 1 and a course in session 2, but not 2 courses in the same session.
There is a maximum of 20 students per course.
Registration for courses will take place: January 28th through February 8th
Course descriptions are as follows:
PE 1 - This half-year (0.5 credit) course is designed to prepare students to live a physically active lifestyle and show the importance of regular physical activity. Students will participate in a variety of activities throughout the semester taken from each of the following areas: body dynamics, group games, individual sports, team sports and fitness. One piece of the e-portfolio and competency will be met using the fitnessgram program.
Intro to Art: Digital Photography - This half-year (0.5 credit) course will fulfill the 0.5 credit Arts requirement for graduation. Using a digital point and shoot cameras, students will create projects that explore the basic elements and principles of design. Using the camera as a tool, students will creatively solve design problems, will learn basic photo-taking techniques as well as explore ways to enhance their images. Students may bring their own cameras from home, but will also have the option to borrow one in class if needed. Students who select this course will not be eligible to register for Introduction to Art: Graphic Design or Intro to Art: Studio Emphasis.
Computer Applications in Business - This half-year (0.5 credit) course combines computer skills needed for college, work or personal use and will serve as the first step to the successful use of computer technology. Units of instruction will include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Apps, and computer basics. Current trends in technology, digital citizenship, and cloud-based collaborative software will be incorporated throughout the course as well. This course fulfills the 0.5 credit technology graduation requirement.
Health Education - The goal of this half-year (0.5 credit) health course is to help establish patterns of behavior that will assist a person in achieving complete health. This is accomplished by having a balance of physical, mental, social, and emotional well-being. This course is designed to offer students the opportunity to acquire knowledge, incorporate process and life skills, and develop positive attitudes. Building a solid foundation of good decision-making skills can contribute to a variety of healthy choices for themselves and others.
Intro to the World of Business and Finance - This half-year (0.5 credit) course is for students who are considering being entrepreneurs or who want to learn about all aspects of the business industry. This project-based course will give students a taste of accounting, marketing, merchandising, inventory, managing, advertising, finance and technology. Students will have the opportunity to learn through the use of hands-on projects and Internet research activities, as well as having the opportunity to plan, set up and run a small business on campus. This course fulfills the Economics graduation requirement.
Any Questions please email; ABarriere@pinkertonacademy.org