One Eagle Way

Clarksburg, WV 26301

304-326-7200

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RELATED ARTS COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

BUSINESS COMPUTER APPLICATIONS I                       Prerequisite: None                             Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

This area of study is designed to provide the learner with the opportunity to create documents from a variety of programs including word processing, spreadsheet, database, and computerized presentations. Students will incorporate text and pictures from the Internet. Students will achieve these objectives utilizing Microsoft Office Software and web browsers.           

DESKTOP PUBLISHING                                         Prerequisite: None                              Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Desktop Publishing refers to the process of using the computer to produce documents and other products such as newsletters, brochures and books. Students will use multimedia computers to create attractive and effective documents by combining text and graphics to create a finished document that can be printed, displayed or faxed. Students will learn guidelines to make their products appear professional and serve the purpose for which they are created. This class also counts as one of the courses to be a Fine Arts or Visual Arts completer.

WEB PAGE PUBLISHING                                       Prerequisite: None                  Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Students will design and create Web pages using HTML and web editors, in addition to learning the basics of page layout and design with desktop publishing. Emphasis will be placed on correct procedures for documenting Internet research. By using hands-on experience, students will learn how a computer processes data and how it uses peripheral hardware such as printers, modems, and multimedia devices. This class also counts as one of the courses to be a Fine Arts or Visual Arts completer.

DIGITAL IMAGING                                                 Prerequisite: None                  Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

In this course students will learn to create animations using Adobe Flash, as well as create and edit digital images and multimedia documents using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, Microsoft Publisher, and Windows Movie Maker. Students will use handheld and flatbed scanners, digital and video cameras, and audio equipment hardware to create presentations, movies, images, and audio files. Students create a digital portfolio showcasing classroom projects. BCA I is recommended but not required for this course. This class also counts as one of the courses to be a Visual Arts completer.

COMPUTERIZED PRESENTATIONS                    Prerequisites: None                            Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

This course is designed to develop student understanding and skills in such areas as utilizing presentation software, and in creating, modifying, and delivering professional presentations.


DATABASE MANAGEMENT                              Prerequisites: None                           Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

This course is designed to develop student understanding and skills in such areas as the management of database systems, and the storage, management, and retrieval of information. Students will prepare invoices, reports and other documents using database management software.


WORD PROCESSING                                              Prerequisites: None                            Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Students will learn basic keyboard skills as well as the latest updates to Microsoft Office Suite. 


SPREADSHEET MANAGEMENT                           Prerequisites: None                            Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Students will become adept at Excel spreadsheets for the purpose of entering, calculating, and presenting information.


BUSINESS AND MARKETING ESSENTIALS        Prerequisites: None                           Grades: 10, 11, 12

A course to introduce the basics of business including the different ways you can start a business, the purpose of insurance, applying for loans and what interest is, hiring and firing employees, advertising your business,  managing a checking account, the advantages and disadvantages of applying for credit, business ethics and business fraud, and many others.  Students also learn about international business etiquette and global marketing strategies used worldwide.   

OFFICE MANAGEMENT

This class is designed to help students become familiar with office technology, and office operation/management procedures.  Major instructional areas include: personal development and employability skills, managing records, processing mail, communication skills and responsibilities. keeping financial records, applying computing, accounting, and data skills, processing business correspondence, operating office equipment, using management skills, and completing office support activities.

ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES I

An introductory course highly recommended for anyone interested in business, anyone who may be a business major in college, or anyone who may own their own business in the future. Using accounting software and manual methods, students will open the accounts in an accounting system, record transactions, create financial statements and then use the results to analyze the success of the business. Students also learn the importance of ethics in the accounting field.

PERSONAL FINANCE

This course is designed to develop student understanding and skills in a multi-disciplinary approach to personal financial management. Students will develop consumer skills as related to finances, explore income earnings and reporting, plan for personal financial success, devise investment and savings plans, compare transportation and housing costs, analyze credit and loan procedures, and evaluate insurance as risk management.

FOODS AND NUTRITION                                       Prerequisite: None                              Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

This course focuses on lifelong skills both in the areas of nutrition and food preparation. The students learn basic knowledge in nutrition, food terminology, kitchen equipment, safety and sanitation, use of recipes, and work schedules. As the budget and time allows, students apply the knowledge and skills preparing for foods lab demonstrations and team work in food labs. Food preparation techniques in labs may include convenience foods, meats, fruits, vegetables, main courses, beverages, and desserts. This course blends knowledge of nutrition and its effect on health and wellness, including food preparation and consumer skills that can be applied personally in home, at college, or in a career.


PARENTING AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT        Prerequisite: None                              Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

Students in Child Development examine (study) the behavior patterns and growth of children from before birth through childhood, adolescence, and influence on adulthood. This course highlights contemporary 21st topics, issues, concerns, and careers dealing with children, families, and parents. This course is applicable to all students.


PARENTING AND STRONG FAMILIES                Prerequisite: None                              Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

This course will prepare students who are interested in a career in social work or any of  the human service careers dealing with children, families, and  parents. It includes information on the psychology of why children and  adolescences  exhibit certain behaviors as well as contemporary topics in today’s society. Growth and development of  the child in each stage from birth through adulthood  as it affects the family and society is studies.




Visual Arts


ART I                                                              Prerequisite: None                                          Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Emphasis will be placed on the elements and principles of art. Experiences in producing two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks using a variety of media, techniques, and processes will be provided. Critical thinking skills will be developed through analysis of works both orally and in written form. An understanding of the arts in relation to culture, history, other disciplines, and careers will be emphasized. It meets the Fine Arts requirement for graduation in WV schools.


ART II                                                                        Prerequisite: Art I                                          Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: Must have 3.0 or higher in Art I for entry into Art II. This course will extend the students’ artistic skills, critical thinking skills and concept development through concrete experiences creating, reflecting and discussing artworks. The exploration of the arts, both two-dimensional and three-dimensional, in the context of cultural and historical parameters will be included.


AP STUDIO ART & DESIGN

Students will explore, create and critique art pieces both under the direction of Mrs. Crim and independently. These works will emphasize various elements, principles, and art styles such as extreme closeups, abstraction, fragmentation, distortion, surrealism, realism, expressionism, and pop art. Students will work with as many and varied media, styles, concepts, and sizes as possible with an emphasis on design, using the entire surface, and layers. This class, being smaller in size and mightier in talent will be more likely to have opportunities to paint/draw on location, create murals/installations, frame their artwork, enter and attend exhibitions, etc. Expectations are of course elevated, showing mastery of basic Art I, II & III concepts. Students will be encouraged to work from life, and their own photographic and personal references, rather than published images. Students are expected to meet deadlines punctually and professionally. AP portfolios are divided into 3 sections:

I. Quality—5 actual pieces( matted)

II. Concentration—12 digital images photographed/ edited of work developing/evolving from one underlying concept or theme/visual idea.

III. Breadth—12 digital images photographed/ edited of unrelated but exceptionally strong pieces that show the best variety of media, approaches, critical and creative  problem-solving.

Each student will create 24-36 pieces and apply for this internationally accepted college credit through submitting their portfolio.


AP STUDIO ART DRAWING

Students will explore, create and critique art pieces both under the direction of Mrs. Crim and independently. These works will emphasize various elements, principles, and art styles such as extreme closeups, abstraction, fragmentation, distortion, surrealism, realism, expressionism, and pop art. Students will work with as many and varied media, styles, concepts, and sizes as possible with an emphasis on mark-making and skilled rendering of forms. This class, being smaller in size and mightier in talent will be more likely to have opportunities to paint/draw on location, create murals/installations, frame their artwork, enter and attend exhibitions, etc. Expectations are of course elevated, showing mastery of basic Art I, II & III concepts. Students will be encouraged to work from life, and their own photographic and personal references, rather than published images. Students are expected to meet deadlines punctually and professionally. AP portfolios are divided into 3 sections:

I. Quality—5 actual pieces( matted)

II. Concentration—12 digital images photographed/ edited of work developing/evolving from one underlying concept or theme/visual idea.

III. Breadth—12 digital images photographed/ edited of unrelated but exceptionally strong pieces that show the best variety of media ,approaches, critical and creative problem-solving.

Each student will create 24-36 pieces and apply for this internationally accepted college credit through submitting their portfolio.

  



AnchorMusical Arts


CHORUS I

This general choir class is available to any student who desires to develop music reading skills and vocal techniques.


CHORUS II, III, IV                                       Prerequisite: None                                          Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

This class continues the development of music reading and vocal techniques.  The course will expose students to all types of music from rock to classics.


SHOW CHOIR I, II, III, IV                          Prerequisite: None                                          Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

NOTE: An audition is required.

Show Choir involves dancing and singing simultaneously. Within the class is the Performance Show Choir which requires attendance at various school and community functions. The Performance Show Choir is designed for students who are willing to make an outside school commitment for rehearsals and performances. Other students involved in the show choir class serve as support staff.


MARCHING BAND I, II, III, IV                  Prerequisite: None                                          Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Students enrolled in this course will be provided opportunity to examine, rehearse, and perform various styles of marching band music. The students in this course will continue to refine their playing skills and study various composers, compositions, styles, and ornamentation. Emphasis will be on learning and technique involved in playing the individual’s instrument. Rehearsals and performances will be scheduled outside of the regular school day as part of the curriculum. Members are expected to practice individually and in extra rehearsals or sectionals. This ensemble participates in field show performances, parades and various other competitions, festivals, and concerts throughout the year. Students enrolled in Band II, III, and IV are eligible to audition for the West Virginia All-State Band.


STRINGS ENSEMBLE                                  Prerequisite: None                                          Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Students practice various techniques and styles in orchestral literature enabling them to develop musical and technical skills. They may audition for All-State Orchestra. Rehearsals and performances will be scheduled outside of the regular school day as part of the curriculum. Members are expected to practice individually and in extra rehearsals and sectionals. Private instruction is highly encouraged.


PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE                          Prerequisite: None                                          Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

This class is for percussion students. Students will learn the different types of playing techniques for percussion instruments including marching, concert, and jazz percussion. Students will perform in Marching Band, Concert Band and/or Jazz Band. Performance is part of the curriculum. Members are expected to practice individually and in extra rehearsals or sections. This ensemble participates in field show performances, parades and various competitions, festivals, and concerts throughout the year. Students enrolled in Percussion Ensemble, who are in grades 10-12, are eligible to audition for West Virginia All-State Band.


GUITAR                                                         Prerequisite: None                                          Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

GUITAR COURSES PRESENT FUNDAMENTALS OF MUSIC AND GUITAR PLAYING TECHNIQUES, SUCH AS STRUMMING AND CHORDS; THE COURSES MAY INCLUDE MORE ADVANCED GUITAR PLAYING TECHNIQUES.


JAZZ BAND I, II, III, IV                              Prerequisite: None                                          Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

An instrumentation ensemble that performs big band literature. Emphasis will be placed on ensemble playing, solo improvisation, and theory. This group performs at community and State functions.


DANCE I                                                        Prerequisite: None                                          Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Dance I focuses on dance as an effective means of communication and healthful living. In addition, the basic elements of dance will be identified and demonstrated. Dance II will concentrate on comparing and contrasting dances of various cultures and historical periods as well as applying and demonstrating critical and creative thinking skills in dance. Emphasis will be placed on dance as a means of developing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Dance III will stress practice in performing technical and choreographic skills necessary for artful presentation. Emphasis will be placed on the relationship of dance to other disciplines and careers. Research of dance history and artists will be an integral part of this level of study. Creating and performing dance is the major emphasis of dance study on the fourth level. The creative process will be studied and students will develop an awareness of dance and its place in the present and future cultures. It meets the Fine Arts requirement for graduation in WV schools.


MUSIC THEORY                                          Prerequisite: None                                          Grades: 10, 11, 12

 Music Theory examines the various parts, or elements, of music - melody, harmony, rhythm and timbre, texture, form, and the ways in which these individual elements combine and interact to create a piece of music. This course is an introductory course in the fundamentals of music which involves learning major and minor scales, key signatures, intervals, and triads. It also includes the study of time signatures, various rhythms, and note values through rhythmic and melodic dictations.

THEATRE ARTS

 THEATRE I, II, III, IV                                 Prerequisite: None                                          Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Upon successful completion of Theatre I, students will be able to adapt play texts; identify contemporary styles of theatre/drama and depict characters in them. Students will identify basic properties of technical theatre and demonstrate technical knowledge and skills. They will experience multiple interpretations for production ideas and research how the non-dramatic art forms enhance a theatre production. Other areas studied include a variety of cultures and historical periods related to theatre.


 ARMY JROTC Curriculum 

      
These are the core classes that are taught during the Freshman (LET-1) year of the Army JROTC Program.  There are other classes that are taught to supplement these parts of the curriculum.

Winning Colors:  We are all winners, some in different areas.  What is your best “color” and how do you understand how other person’s winning colors affect the way they operate?

Drill and Ceremonies: You will learn how to work as a member of a team.  After you have learned how to do the basics of drill and marching you will then learn how to drill with the Army Springfield Model 1903 Drill Rifle.  For those cadets who are proficient at doing Drill they will be invited to belong to the Color Guard and the Honor Guard.  Members of these groups travel throughout the state and get to meet distinguished members of the community, state and nation.

Physical Fitness Training: Cadets train to take the Presidential Physical Fitness Test every year.  This is a five-event test that involves sit-ups, push-ups, the mile run, the V-Sit and the shuttle run.  We work out every Friday and all cadets are required to participate.

Rifle Marksmanship Training:  Cadets will learn how to handle a .177 pellet rifle safely and will learn how to shoot.  Cadets may also try out of the State Championship rifle team.  Our team has won six State Championships and has gone to the US National Competition.

Leadership:  Cadets learn how to be leaders and then on Thursdays they get to demonstrate their leadership.  Upperclassmen and women also serve as Cadet Sergeants and Commissioned Officers and have an opportunity to run the JROTC Program.

Citizenship:  Our cadets learn about the US Constitution and the responsibilities and rights of being a citizen.  They demonstrate their citizenship lessons by performing public service projects throughout the area.

Map Reading and Geography:  Cadets learn how to read topographic maps and learn how to use a compass to navigate cross-country.

Military History:  Cadets study the history of the United States and how the US Military has been involved in making our Nation’s history.  Upperclassmen and women also take an annual trip to the Civil War battlefields of Gettysburg or Antietam. 

First Aid and CPR Training:  Each cadet learns how to save a life.  They will be trained in Adult and Infant CPR techniques and will pass the American Red Cross certification courses for CPR and First Aid.

Drug and Alcohol Prevention:  Cadets learn about the harm that alcohol and drugs can cause to their systems and how to avoid the peer pressure to avoid using illegal substances.