EXPLORATORY DEPARTMENT

 

Cadet Teaching

Elective Course: Semester 1, 2

Recommended Grade Level: 11/12

This elective course provides students in grades eleven (11) or twelve (12) organized exploratory teaching experiences in grades kindergarten (K) through Grade four (4). All teaching experiences should be preplanned by the high school Cadet Teaching Experience teacher-trainer and the cooperating teacher(s) who are supervising prospective teachers and providing them with pre-training experiences in one or more classes. This course provides a balance of class work relating to: (1) classroom organization, (2) classroom management, (3) the curriculum and instructional process, (4) observations of teaching, and (5) instructional experiences. Study topics and background reading provide the cadets with information concerning the teaching profession and the nature of the cadet teachers’ assignments. Evaluation is based upon the cadet teachers’ cooperation, day-to-day practical performance, and class work including the cadets’ potential ability to teach. The total workload of the Cadet Teaching course is comparable to those for other subjects in the high school curriculum.


College/SAT Prep Course

Required Course: Semester 1

Recommended Grade Level: 11/12

In this class, the seniors will practice for the SAT and ACT. This is truly a class for the students to begin to prepare for college. They will use class time to fill out college applications and scholarship applications. They will do research into colleges in order to choose the best fit for them.


Entrepreneurship

Elective Course: Semester 1

Recommended Grade Level: 11/12


Culinary Arts Semester 1

Elective: Semester 1

Recommended Grade Level: any


Personal Finance

Required Course: Semester 2

Recommended Grade Level: 12

Understanding and managing personal finances are key to one’s future financial success.  This one-semester course is based on Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace High School Curriculum and presents essential knowledge and skills to make informed decisions about real world financial issues.  Students learn how choices influence occupational options and future earning potential.  Students also learn to apply decision-making skills to evaluate career choices and set personal goals.  The course content is designed to help the learner make wise spending, saving, and credit decisions and to make effective use of income to achieve personal financial success.