Le Mars Community High School

P a g e | 28 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS Course Length: 1 Semester Credits: 1 Grade Level: 9,10,11,12 This is an elective course designed as a broad-base introduction to Microsoft Office which will include keyboard operating techniques and development of speed and accuracy. The major areas of learning will include word processing, database creation and management, spreadsheet, and the use of presentation software as well as the integration of these applications. This basic knowledge can then be transferred to other computer uses. CONSUMER ECONOMICS Course Length: 1 Semester Credits: 1 Grade Level : 10, 11, 12 Learn to accomplish your goals through financial planning. Students will learn how to manage income and credit, how to own and project assets, and how to save to achieve financial goals. Specific topics that will be discussed are checking and savings accounts, taxes, career planning, home buying and insurance. INTRO TO BUSINESS Course Length: 1 Semester Credits: 1 Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 An entry level course designed to give you a basic understanding of our economic system, banking services, consumer buying, using credit, saving and investing, money management, risk management, and small business management. Some elementary math is utilized to develop your understanding of these topics. INTRO TO CAREERS Course Length : 1 Year Credits: 0.5 Grade Level: 9 This is a required career and technical course which meets every other day for the full year. The purpose of the course is to help the 9 th grader transition from middle school to high school and provide him/her with the groundwork to learn a process for making choices concerning his/her future in high school and beyond. ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS (8 Credits Required) AMERICAN LITERATURE 1 (NCAA) Course Length: 1 Semester Credits: 1 Elective/Required: Required Option Grade Level: 11, 12 This course is devoted to a study of the development of American literature from pre-colonial times to 1900. The text used for the course includes short stories, poetry, essays, and articles. The works of the major American writers are studied along with the relationship between the growth of literature and the history of America. AMERICAN LITERATURE 2 (NCAA) Course Length: 1 Semester Credits: 1 Elective/Required: Required Option Grade Level: 11, 12 This course is similar to American Literature 1 except that the time period studied is from 1900 to modern times. This class features vocabulary tests, essay tests, at least five formal essays, a journal and an essay test for each unit covered. Peer evaluation and editing are part of the writing program. Every paper will be read and responded to by peers.

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