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Online Elective Courses

Online elective choices vary each semester depending on student interest and staff avalibility. Some of our online electives include:

Introduction to Culinary Arts:
This course will give you a good background in the nutritional aspects of various foods, and teach some basic cooking skills. This course includes cooking assignments, and requires parental permission for students under the age of 18. Units include: Food and Nutrition, Food Safety, Cooking Basics, and Your Balanced Meals.

Greek and Roman Mythology:
Students will review and analyze various myths found in the classical Greek and Roman tradition. Using themes, symbols, and archetypes, students will gain an appreciation of the cultural and historical contributions provided by mythology. Expository, functional, and expressive writing assessments will emphasize the writing process, research, critical and creative thinking, and language skills. All work is assessed through the six traits of writing.

Driver’s Education:
Students enrolled in this online course are offered the same information as a traditional program, but will work at their own pace within the semester. Study materials and assignments are accessed through Welcome Driver. This course covers knowledge of traffic laws and regulations, the impact of natural forces and conditions on the driving environment, and learning to identify hazardous conditions and react appropriately to avoid or minimize problems. Students put driver education theory into practice with behind-the-wheel experience, practicing safe, courteous, and defensive driving techniques to gain awareness and learn the responsibilities that accompany driving.

Social Media Past and Present:
Think social media is all about posting status updates on Facebook? Think again. Although Facebook was one of the first social media networks and remains one of the most popular and influential platforms, it doesn’t define the field. Social media has evolved into a channel for personal and professional communication and has grown to encompass several solid platforms and tools. In this unit, you will learn about the evolution of social media, discover how it has changed and expanded, and perhaps most importantly, explore how it affects our lives and our livelihoods—both positively and negatively.

Forensic Science:
Fingerprints. Blood spatter. DNA analysis. The world of law enforcement is increasingly making use of the techniques and knowledge from the sciences to better understand the crimes that are committed and to catch those individuals responsible for the crimes. Forensic science applies scientific knowledge to the criminal justice system. This course focuses on some of the techniques and practices used by forensic scientists during a crime scene investigation (CSI). Starting with how clues and data are recorded and preserved, the student will follow evidence trails until the CSI goes to trial, examining how various elements of the crime scene are analyzed and processed.

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