This course is an introduction to the United States Coast Guard and to military service in general. It will include an overview of USCG history, missions, organization, shipboard and shore station operations, and traditions from its inception to the present. The historical missions segment will reinforce studies in American History from 1790 through modern times, with emphasis being placed on the role of the USCG in armed conflicts involving the United States. This course will also cover leadership styles and utilize case studies in military leadership.
Curriculum is designed to provide students with experience in the areas of PV Design and Installation, Solar Thermal Design and Installation, Small Wind Energy systems Design and Installation, and an understanding of Geothermal Heating and Cooling systems.
Students are part of a larger ecosystem and must consider multiple subsystems and factors when considering actions and their consequences. The environment consists of abiotic and biotic factors that interact. These factors drive the Earth systems (biosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, geosphere). The amount and type of energy flowing through a system controls the health and stability of that system. Students will work to answer the question, “How can a system's resources be managed to create a sustainable system?” using scientific investigation, transmedia navigation, and multiple forms of media and content delivery.
An art history course will provide an understanding and knowledge of architecture, sculpture, painting, and other art forms within diverse historical and cultural contexts. Students will learn to look at works of art critically, with intelligence and sensitivity, and to analyze what they see. We will include in this course the direct study of original works of art in local collections. Local architecture will be studied first hand when available. The time span will cover the Ancients, Oceania, and global Islamic tradition and deal with the Renaissance to the present. Assessments will be through multiple-choice questions, long and short essay questions and comparisons of works of art. The students will reflect an understanding of elements of art, terminology and technical processes as well as works of art in context.
Aquatic Eco Systems
Gives student a basic understanding of the importance of our oceans. The course will be divided into seven major areas of study. These will include an introduction to the world's oceans, geological oceanography, chemical oceanography, biological oceanography, fisheries oceanography, and meteorological oceanography.
A course that involves the design, control, and programming of robots with an emphasis on programming. Students will construct robots to perform specific tasks. They will program the robots using a simple computer program and various sensors and switches.
This course in the writing of poetry and the short story, uses a workshop format. Works by other writers are studied in the light of basic principles of form: Including parodies, spoofs, dramatic writing and soap opera.
The study of relationships in which all of us learn, make choices and grow as a society. This course is designed to accentuate the reality of growing up as an adolescent in today's world. Its purpose is to foster an understanding and application that everyone(no matter the race, religion, culture, gender or age) is an important part in our growth. In our society today, adolescents find it difficult to know their importance which may develop into low self-esteem, a lack of motivation, encouragement and education. The tools for this course are to enhance positive ideas for creating a more inspiring outlook in the world we live in today. Our involvement in our community is vital to having a strong tomorrow.
Psychology introduces the student to basic principles of human behavior. Students will gain insight into many significant topics, experiments and noted individuals in the field of psychology.
This science studies past cultures and systematically studies the material remains, human behavior, social life, and culture in all places on the earth at all times from the prehistoric through the historic.
This course is designed to offer students the opportunity to organize and prepare public speaking assignments. In doing so, students are prepared for real world applications from interviews to career oriented presentations. Students will learn the role of effective communication in our lives, and how to communicate more clearly and effectively. Students will improve upon presonal speech habits, delivery styles, gestures, tone, diction, and other mechanics of speech.
Exploring Information Using Online Technologies
Much of the information students will use comes from some online source. Whether accessing via apps, Internet programs or online platforms, students need to be able to access, search, validate, organize and communicate online information. This course develops those skills through programming/Coding, information collection via online technologies, mapping and spatial technologies (GIS and other useful geolocation technologies), interacting with online and global communities, exploring communication technologies, service learning and developing group research projects.