New High School Elective Courses Available!

Check out the many new elective courses available to our high school students this year!

  • SPANISH 1

    Spanish 1 will provide the student with a general introduction to the Spanish language: sound system, pronunciation, functional vocabulary related to everyday life, cultural information and basic grammatical structures. Emphasis will be on the acquisition of four skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. There are two main objectives to the course. Foremost is to give the students the ability to carry on a simple conversation. The second is to provide the students with instruction that teaches a basic understanding of Spanish culture, vocabulary, and grammatical concepts.

  • PERSONAL FINANCE

    Dave Ramsey’s Foundation in Personal Finance*


    In this broad personal finance course, Dave Ramsey’s Foundations in Personal Finance® high school edition, students will focus on Saving & Budgeting, Credit & Debt, Financial Planning & Insurance, and Income, Taxes & Going.  smart spending habits, including saving money for emergencies, large purchases and more, while understanding the vital role that budgeting plays in staying debt-free!  This course is very important to all students when you consider the following statistics:
     

    • 50% of HS seniors are financially illiterate

    • Over 7 million Americans are in default on their student loans

    • $15,000 is the amount of credit card debt the average American carries

    • $33,000 is the average amount of student loan debt a college graduate accumulates

  • SAT/ACT Prep

    Students will spend time becoming familiar with these two tests and what is required of them to succeed.  Research has shown that students that understand what is being asked and how to score significantly higher.  


    Students will be given the opportunity to take prior tests, and to discuss what they can do to do better on the actual test.


    They will answer many general and specific subject questions under the guidance and direction of a faculty member with detailed explanation. This preparation beforehand coupled with the rigorous academic training at CCS ensures the student will score significantly higher than if they did not undergo this practice.

  • American sign language (asl)

    With well over 1,000,000 individuals in the United States clinically deaf (https://research.gallaudet.edu/Demographics/deaf-US.php) and the number rises significantly if we include the hard of hearing, it is important for all of us to be able to communicate with this segment of the population through this beautiful and expressive language.


    This course is designed to give students a language foundation in ASL. The course will include the origins of the language; the alphabet and fingerspelling; colors; animals; foods and drinks; family signs; feelings; professions; verbs and key nouns. Students have materials to use for practising vocabulary and sentences. At the end of the course, students will be able to demonstrate a short story in ASL with clarity.


  • study hall

    Finding it hard to keep up or just need an extra couple of periods a week to ensure that you complete all assignments to the best of your abilities?


    This option, while it does not provide the student with any credits, does give them the gift of time and the ability to seek out faculty members on campus for help and direction.


    Please note that this is not available for the full year-it is only a semester option.


  • Criminology: Inside the Criminal Mind

    Understanding the criminal mind is not easy. Why do certain people commit horrible acts? Can we ever begin to understand their reasoning and motivation? Perhaps. In Criminology: Inside the Criminal Mind, you will be given the rare opportunity to climb inside the mind of a criminal and examine the ideas and motivations at work. The mental state of a criminal can be affected by many different aspects of life—psychological, biological, sociological—all of which have differing perspectives and influences. You will investigate not only how these variables affect the criminal mind but also how the criminal justice system remains committed to upholding the law through diligence and an uncompromising process.

    • Unit 1 The World of Criminology
    • Unit 2 Biological and Psychological Theories of Crime
    • Unit 3 Labeling, Conflict, Environmental, and Radical Theories
    • Unit 4 Violent Crimes and Crimes Against Property
    • Unit 5 White-collar Corporate and Public Order Crimes
    • Unit 6 Criminal Case Process
    • Unit 7 Enforcing Law and the Nature of Courts
    • Unit 8 Overview of Punishment and correction
  • web design

    This course is a comprehensive introduction to the essentials of web design, from planning page layouts to publishing a complete site to the web.  


    Students learn how to use HTML to design their own web pages.  The course covers basic HTML tags for formatting texts, as well as tags that are more advanced.


    Through real world design scenarios and hands-on projects, students create compelling, usable websites using the latest suite of free tools.

    • Unit 1 WYSIWYG Web Editor
    • Unit 2 Linked Site
    • Unit 3 HTML Portfolio
    • Unit 4 Styled Site
    • Unit 5 CSS Code
    • Unit 6 Javascript

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