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  • 10-Oct-2014

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  • 27-Nov-2014

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  • Course Overview - Technology & Arts

    • MS Art Exploration

      • Course ID
        Course Title & Description
        Grade Level

        273A01

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        MS Art Exploration

        The student will be introduced to and gain a working knowledge of the basic principles of art. This course covers various art disciplines and techniques in drawing, painting, sculpture, and ceramics. Art history and art appreciation will also be introduced and discussed. Students will learn how to obtain resources for projects through research and development. Interpretations of concepts will also be covered by studying different artist styles and replicating them in their own work.

        7,8

        Two Semesters

    • MS Food & Nutrition (Cooking)

      • Course ID
        Course Title & Description
        Grade Level

        273A03

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        MS Food & Nutrition (Cooking)

        This course helps students understand essential information on nutrition, consumer skills, and food preparation.

        7,8

        Two Semesters

    • Music History

      • Course ID
        Course Title & Description
        Grade Level

        273H03

        Resources

        Music History

        Students listen to, perform and compose music, encouraging aesthetic and emotional development, self-discipline and, importantly, creativity. As a result, learners enhance their appreciation and enjoyment of music, an achievement that forms an ideal foundation for future study and enhances life-long musical enjoyment. Learners study music from the common practice period and the twentieth century; each style is placed in its historical and cultural context, and they are encouraged to be perceptive, sensitive and critical when listening. Although the majority of the syllabus examines Western European music, the music of other cultures is also represented. In addition to the study of music history, students also continue to develop competencies on an instrument of choice through regular performance and reflection.

        9, 10

    • Design & Technology I

      • Course ID
        Course Title & Description
        Grade Level

        273H04

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        Design & Technology I

        The student will be introduced to and gain a working knowledge of the mechanical drafting industry. Each student will utilize standard principles of mechanical drafting to construct a selected set of working drawings for various machined parts and assemblages.

        Introduction to Mechanical Drafting
        Shop Drawings
        Threaded Fastener Representation
        Welding Drawings
        Board Drafting Techniques
        IGCSE Coursework Prep.
        Descriptive Geometry
        Assembly Drawings
        Computer Aided Drafting (TurboCAD)
        Section Drawings

        9,10,11,12

        Two Semesters (1 Year)

    • Design & Technology II

      • Course ID
        Course Title & Description
        Grade Level

        273H16

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        Design & Technology II

        Design & Technology II enables students to identify, consider and solve problems through creative thinking, planning and design, and by working with different media, materials and tools. As a result, students gain greater technical and design awareness, while developing skills such as initiative, resourcefulness, enquiry and ingenuity. They also develop the communication skills central to design making and evaluation. Design and Technology II provides an ideal basis for further study, and prepares students for their future within a rapidly changing technological society. (source: www.cie.org.uk) This course, which ends with an IGCSE-level Cambridge exam, requires a teacher who has been certified by Cambridge in order to review and grade the Coursework section of the exam. Drawings in this course will be generated utilizing the TurboCad software (CAD) and by hand drafting following standard drafting practices.

        9,10,11,12

        Two Semesters (1 Year)

    • Art & Design I

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        Course Title & Description
        Grade Level

        273H17

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        Art & Design I

        Students learn how to develop ideas from initial attempts to final solutions. An ideal foundation for further study, Art and Design I also develops a greater awareness of the role played by the visual arts. Students will take prompts from statements or single words to develop designs through observation and interpretation. Students will work on developing a portfolio of artwork using a variety of mediums and techniques.

        9,10,11,12

        Two Semesters (1 Year)

    • Food & Nutrition I

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        Course Title & Description
        Grade Level

        273H18

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        Food & Nutrition I

        The IGCSE Food and Nutrition syllabus introduces both the theoretical and practical aspects of buying and preparing food. 

        Dealing with diet and health in everyday life, students study the nutritional value of basic foods and develop the skills required to produce a balanced family meal. 

        Consumer awareness is encouraged, as are high standards of personal and kitchen hygiene, especially when students put their knowledge into practice in order to produce creative and enjoyable dishes. (source: www.cie.org.uk)

        9,10,11,12

    • Design & Technology III

      • Course ID
        Course Title & Description
        Grade Level

        273H29

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        Design & Technology III

        Design & Technology III is a project-based course. In this course students are introduced to 3D CAD design, architectural drafting and design, civil drafting and structural engineering. Successful completion of this course will enable the student to enter the workforce in any of the engineering disciplines at an entry level. As part of the Cambridge exam, students will work in Design Teams to design, layout and build a complete Coursework project.

        12

        Two Semesters (1 Year)

    • Art & Design II

      • Course ID
        Course Title & Description
        Grade Level

        273H32

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        Art & Design II

        Art and Design II is a Cambridge-based syllabus that aims to encourage a personal response by stimulating imagination, sensitivity, conceptual thinking, powers of observation and analytical ability. Students gain confidence and enthusiasm as they develop technical skills in two and three dimensional form and composition, and are able to identify and solve problems in visual and tactile forms. Students also learn how to develop ideas from initial attempts to final solutions. An ideal foundation for further study, Art and Design II also develops a greater awareness of the role played by the visual arts in society and in history, broadening cultural horizons and individual experience. This course will prepare students to take the IGCSE test (source: www.cie.org.uk) This course, which ends with an IGCSE-level Cambridge exam, requires a teacher who has been certified by Cambridge in order to review and grade the Coursework section of the exam.

        11 or 12

        Two Semesters (1 Year)

    • Art and Design III (Self Study)

      • Course ID
        Course Title & Description
        Grade Level

        273H33

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        Art and Design III (Self Study)

        Students will be able to perceive, understand and express concepts and feelings, to record from direct observation and personal experiences. Students will have the ability to communicate by using appropriate materials and techniques in a disciplined way. Students enrolled in this course will be sitting the AS examination in the November series.

        11 or 12

        Two Semesters (1 Year)

    • MS Interior Design

      • Course ID
        Course Title & Description
        Grade Level

        273M10

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        MS Interior Design

        This course provides an overview of Interior Design relating to space planning, material and furnishings for both residential and commercial interiors. The logical step by step process will assist in creating efficient design of space in an aesthetically pleasing way. The knowledge acquired from this challenging course will definitely benefit any career. Projects and presentations are included for practical experience.

        7, 8

        Two Semesters

    • Robotics

      • Course ID
        Course Title & Description
        Grade Level

        273M11

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        Robotics

        This lesson introduces students to the major characteristics of robots. The associated activity uses the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT system as an example. Before studying robots in more detail, it is important for students to consider the many items they encounter in their daily lives that are robots so they can explore ways engineers can utilize robotics to solve problems in everyday life.

        In the course, students are asked to design a program to solve a problem as if they are engineers. To conclude, students are asked to think creatively about ways they could use robots to solve problems. Through this lesson and activity, students build a basic understanding of robotics through looking at how engineers have used them.

        7, 8

        Two Semesters

    • MS Sewing

      • Course ID
        Course Title & Description
        Grade Level

        273M13

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        MS Sewing

        This course is designed for beginning and experienced sewing students. The text teaches construction skills and includes creative ideas for making sewing fun and profitable, with a step-by-step easy-to-follow format. By the end of the course, students will have learned basic sewing skills, specific construction, techniques and serger skills.

        7,8

        Two Semesters

    • MS Music (Band Emphasis)

      • Course ID
        Course Title & Description
        Grade Level

        273M17

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        MS Music (Band Emphasis)

        Students will choose a primary concert band instrument on which to further advance musical competencies. The course includes music fundamentals, theory, songs, performance, listening, composing, improvising, analyzing, and learning how to read standard music notation. Excellence in individual and ensemble performance mediums will be highlighted.

        7, 8

        Two Semesters

    • MS Music (Guitar Emphasis)

      • Course ID
        Course Title & Description
        Grade Level

        273M18

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        MS Music (Guitar Emphasis)

        Students will learn notes, open chords, power chords, moveable chords, accompaniment techniques, and a variety of playing techniques and styles, including both the pick style, and fingerstyle approaches to the guitar. The course includes music fundamentals, theory, songs, performance, listening, composing, improvising, analyzing, and learning how to read standard music notation, and tablature. Excellence in individual and ensemble performance mediums will be highlighted.

        7, 8

        Two Semesters

    • MS Woodworking

      • Course ID
        Course Title & Description
        Grade Level

        273M21

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        MS Woodworking

        This course covers basic woodworking including sources and uses of various woods and wood products, basic hand skills, safety in the use of tools, measurements, basic drafting, board drafting , standards plus the ordering of materials, conservation of resources and manufacturing and technology in the use of woodworking.

        7,8

        Two Semesters