STEAM Course Offerings
This course trains students in business-planning, business-management, marketing, and accounting through the hands-on development and operation of a small business. In addition to developing their own business ideas, Entrepreneurship students will gain hands-on management and marketing experience through running Sartain's Menu, a sauce business donated to the school in 2012. Students will master business terminology, entrepreneurship concepts, and fundamental operating principal, wile gaining authentic maagement experience and learning to use industry-standard accounting software. Throughout the course, students will be involved in activities such as the development of business plans and the application of global economic concepts. They will analyze supply and demand and understand how it affects price and profit. Students will also learn to calculate operational expenses to ethical problems related to the workplace, and they will collaboratively develop solution for these problems. Cousre may be repeated for credit.
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This course meets the Fine Arts or Foreign Language subject requirement for high school graduation as well as UC/CSU approved a-g
A hands-on and project-based course that teaches students to design and produce graphics for print, using industry-standard graphic design software such as Adobe's Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Course participants will also be part of a screen printing business and will learn production screen-printing skills and explore how different graphic effects are achieved, and how to use the powerful design tools of typography, layout, and color theory to make people respond to our designs as we want them to. Students learn to create color-separations, produce transparencies and burn silk-screens, and to print designs on textiles and paper. In addition to creating digital art suited for screen-printing, course projects may include: retouching heirloom photographs, creating logos and illustrations (such as maps and caricatures), and designing packaging materials. Over the course of the year students will create a professional-looking portfolio highlighting their work, Client management, marketing, and other skills that maximize employability will be emphasized throughout the course.
Students are introduced to the wonderful world of cooking and organic gardening. This course will enhance the student's appreciation of international cuisine, nutrition, and health. Students will learn how to prepare dishes from scratch using vegetables they have grown and from nearby farms. They will gain knowledge about the importance of buying local, seasonal, and organic foods and how that is part of the solution of global food sustainability. This course includes reading, writing, and culinary math.
AP Computer Science
Prerequisite: Grade C or higher in Algebra 2
AP Computer Science A is equivalent to a first-semester, college level course in computer science. The course introduces students to computer science with fundamental topics that include problem solving, design strategies and methodologies, organization of data (data structures), approaches to processing data (algorithms), analysis of potential solutions, and the ethical and social implications of computing. The course emphasizes both object-oriented and imperative problem and design using Java language. These techniques represent proven approaches for developing solutions that can scale up from small, simple problems to large, complex problems. The AP Computer Science A course curriculum is compatible with many SC1 courses in college and universities.
Mouse squad is a national program which prepares and supports teams of students to establish and sustain technical support help desks in their schools. MOUSE Squad improves a school's capacity to integrate technology into teaching and learning by providing on-site technical support while creating a hands-on 21st learning experience. Core elements of the program include student and teacher computer troubleshooting, database and help desk operations training, and development of information & communication technology.
This course is a maker-3D design class where the emphasis is on innovation, exploration, tool-use, and individual/group problem solving. This class combines STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art and Math) as well as the Studio Habits of Mind to develop the skills and confidence of the future designers of the 21st century. We will investigate how things are made in our world, how they are put together, and how they come apart--then envision how we can make them better.
How would you like to know how video games are made, gain skills you could use to create custom game levels, and learn techniques that could lead to a career in the video game or film industries, or even architectural design or product development? This production-oriented course will introduce students to the fundamentals of 3D animation and modeling using 3D Studio Max. Students will also be able to explore advanced topics such as character design, lighting, material creation, riggin, and 3-D printing. The course is designed to prepare students for career exploration in areas such as video game and architectural design, film and special effects, and forensic animation. Skills that will improve employability will be emphasized throughout the course. Successful completion of the course enables students to take a challenge test for higher placement in animation courses at the Santa Rosa Junior College. Course may be repeated for credit.