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Computer Applications I
Curricular Area: Practical Art
Grade(s): 9
Credit: 1/4
Semesters: 1/2
Prerequisite: Computer Applications I must be taken by the start of the tenth grade. 
 
 
 
 
Description: Students will learn to keyboard in the correct way, using proper techniques and practice procedures. By utilizing the touch system of keyboarding, students will learn to input information efficiently and accurately on all keyboards. Students will also learn proper use of the school’s network.

Grading: Students are graded on technique and timed writings. Students may also earn credit for this class by passing a department administered proficiency examination.
 
Homework: The vast majority of work will be done in class although students can choose to work on their typing outside of class to finish the class early.

Online: This course is also offered in an online format during the summer and during the school year.
 
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Computer Applications II
Curricular Area: Practical Art
Grade(s): 9
Credit: 1/4
Semesters: 1/2
Prerequisite: Computer Applications II must be taken by the start of the tenth grade. 
 
 
 
Description: Computer Applications II is a non-programming computer class designed to introduce the student to a variety of computer software application programs. Activities in the class include using word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software programs, using the computer to create graphs and graphics, and exploring the internet. The emphasis in the class will be on actual computer use.

Grading: Students will be graded on assignments.

Homework: The work will be done in class. Students have the option to work on the assignments for the class outside of class to either catch up or work ahead.

Online: This course is also offered in an online format in the summer and during the school year.
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Computer Applications Assistant
Curricular Area: Practical Art
Grade(s): 10-11-12
Credit: 1/2
Semesters: 1
Prerequisite: "A" in Computer Applications 
 
Description: The students in this class will work one-on-one with the students in Computer Applications to help them while they work on their classwork. This class is a great fit for anyone looking to enter the field of teaching.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Video Production
and Editing
Curricular Area: Practical Art
Grade(s): 10-11-12
Credit: 1/2
Semesters: 1
Prerequisite: None 
 
 
Description: Video Production & Editing is an activity-centered technology elective. Students will learn the elements and skills necessary to write, develop, produce, and edit segments for broadcasting and story-board film. The class will focus on mastering camera use, use of the Windows MovieMaker editing program, and effective editing promotional and informational materials particularly the school website), as well as ministry-focused projects. Films will be posted online. This is a one-semester course worth a 1/2 credit. 
 
 
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Advanced Video Production and Editing
Curricular Area: Practical Art
Grade(s): 10-11-12
Credit: 1/2
Semesters: 1
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Video Production and Editing. 
 
 
Description: Advanced Video Production and Editing is an elective course focusing on students’ growth in artistic vision, camera technique, and detailed editing skills. We will develop and practice greater shot composition and sequencing, as well as thematic consistency. Manual camera modes will be utilized for more effective camera usage. The Final Cut program, used on on Macs, will be our primary editing software.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Yearbook
Curricular Area: Practical Art
Grade(s): 10-11-12
Credit: 1/2
Semesters: 1
Prerequisite: Computer Applications. Selection by application with instructor approval, "B" average in English. 
 
 
Description: This course is designed to teach students the basics of publishing, with the end result being our Lutheran West Yearbook. Students will learn decision-making skills, budgeting techniques, sales and marketing strategies, and how to work with a team to complete a major project on a deadline. Students will use computer design software to lay out pages. The yearbook will be completed in this course.

Grading: Students will be graded on production of actual yearbook pages and completion of assigned deadlines.

Homework: Most work will be done in class, however, students may be required to attend school events after school hours in order to take photos and document the events for the yearbook. The time requirement will vary per event.
 
 
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Yearbook Photographer
Curricular Area: Practical Art
Grade(s): 10-11-12
Credit: 1/2
Semesters: 2
Prerequisite: By application, with the approval of the Yearbook Advisor. Previous photography experience and knowledge of DSLR camera use preferred. 
 
 
Description: The students selected for this course will develop photo journalism skills while photographing school activities as assigned by the Yearbook Advisor. They will be responsible for handling film developing, selecting and documenting photo shoots, and maintaining a photo filing system. The students will work a minimum of 3 hours or class periods on average per week.

Grading: Students will be graded on the successful completion of photo assignments and maintenance of the photo filing and recording system.

Homework: Some photo assignments will be completed during the school day. However, most assignments will be completed outside of the school day. Photo maintenance will be completed during the student's study hall, before or after school, on an as needed basis.
 
 
 
 
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Computer Programming
Curricular Area: Practical Art
Grade(s): 10-11-12
Credit: 1/2
Semesters: 1
Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or better in Computer Applications or department approval. 
 
 
Description: This course will introduce the student to the basic concepts of computer programming using code. Students will learn and use a computer language to write programs.

Grading: Programs will provide the foundation for the 18-week grade. The semester examination, or project, will make up 20% of the semester grade.

Homework: Occasionally extra time may be needed to complete in class projects, but true homework will be rare.
 
 
 
 
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Technologist -
Independent Study
Curricular Area: Practical Art
Grade(s): 10-11-12
Credit: 1/2
Semesters: 2
Prerequisite: Selection by application, with the approval of the Technology Coordinator. 
 
 
Description: The students selected for this course will assist the Technology Coordinator in maintaining and repairing Lutheran West computer equipment. They will be responsible for installation of software, cleaning and upkeep of equipment, and general trouble shooting. Students in this course will work a minimum of 4 periods per week, both semesters.

Grading: Students will be graded based on successful completion of computer servicing assignments.
 
 
 
 
 
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Webmaster -
Independent Study
Curricular Area: Practical Art
Grade(s): 10-11-12
Credit: 1/2
Semesters: 2
Prerequisite: Selection by application, with the approval of the school Webmaster. Department approval. 
 
 
Description: The students selected for this course will develop and maintain the Lutheran West web page. They will be responsible for mapping the page, creating and maintaining all links, and updating the pages. Students also will be working on other technology related projects around the school. Students in this course will work a minimum of 4 periods per week, both semesters.

Grading: Students will be graded based on successful completion of projects.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Independent Study: Technology
Curricular Area: Practical Art
Grade(s): 11-12
Credit: 1/2
Semesters: 1
Prerequisite: None
 
 
Description: The student will propose an intended course of study investigating a specific topic in the realm of technology. The instructor will monitor the progress of the student throughout the course.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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