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Personal Development Course Curriculum

Personal Development Course Curriculum

CONSUMER MATH

This elective credit course provides the student with a review of the fundamental computational operations. At the same time, students will work with applications of mathematics in everyday life. Topics to be studied include: personal finance, housing, transportation, taxes, insurance, investments, purchasing and budgeting. Calculators will be used extensively.
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CAREER PLANNING

  • This course is designed to help students explore a variety of careers to consider and begin planning a career path.
  • This course is great whether you already know what you want to do, or if you are undecided.
  • This course is designed to students become proficient in core areas to ensure success after high school. These skills include:

(1) Solving Problems And Thinking Skillfully
(2) Communicating Effectively, Applying Technology
(3) Working Responsibly
(4) Planning And Managing A Career
(5) Managing Resources

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DRIVERS EDUCATION

This course consists of 18 weeks of class work designed to teach the rules of the road and safe driving techniques. Driver simulators – an educational program for the development of proper perceptual and judgmental proficiencies – are used. Upon completion of the bookwork, a student will be eligible to take the “behind-the-wheel” training.

STRATEGIES FOR COLLEGE SUCCESS

This course is designed to introduce students to the critical thinking, effective reading, organizational skills, and effective learning techniques necessary for success in college. It will help students to make a successful transition into college life by teaching both academic and personal success skills.

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COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

The purpose of this course is to enable students to develop knowledge and skills in the use of computer applications. The content includes, but not limited to, the following: -Input and output devices -principles, concepts, and processes of computer applications -ethical use of computers -telecommunications concepts and use of the Internet.

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