Non-Departmental Courses

  • ABLE
  • Academic Decathlon
  • Media Assistant SEM
  • Office Assistant
  • Teacher’s Assistant
  • Technology Assistant

John 3:16

For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.

Course Descriptions

ABLE – 9, 10, 11, 12 – (Yr. – 5 credits)

[Prerequisite: Counselor Permission]
This course is primarily intended for students with diagnosed learning disabilities. It addresses study skills, organization, test-taking skills, and offers a more consistent link between student and parent. Any other parent or student who would like to be considered for admission to this class should contact a counselor.

ACADEMIC DECATHLON – 9, 10, 11, 12 – (Yr. – 10 credits)

Academic Decathlon is an accelerated and intensive year-long course of study in science, social studies, math, English (literature, critical reading, and writing), art, music, speech and economics. A new theme focuses the study each year, so a student may take this course more than once. Students are encouraged to participate in at least one scrimmage the first semester. A select group of twelve students will compete in Regional, and if successful, State, and possibly National Competitions. Because students in Academic Decathlon must come from three academic levels (A, B, and C or below) as determined
by selected portions of their GPA, students of varying ability and grade will be in class together. Grading standards for this course are adjusted for grade and ability. Summer reading is encouraged.

MEDIA ASSISTANT SEM. 1 and 2 – 9, 10, 11, 12 – (Sem. – 2.5 credits)

[Prerequisite: Librarian Permission]
The role of the media assistant is to help the media specialist carry out the operations of the media center. Duties may include: filing, shelving books, keyboarding, circulation procedures, processing new books and periodicals and assisting patrons in finding resources. As media assistants, students should acquire a deeper knowledge of information sources and how to access those sources. For seniors, this cannot be substituted for one of the six required semester courses.

OFFICE ASSISTANT SEM. 1 and 2 – 9, 10, 11, 12 – (Sem. – 2.5 credits)

[Prerequisite: Office Permission]
Students will assist in the daily tasks of running the front office, including errands, filing, mailings, and answering phones. For seniors, this cannot be substituted for one of the six required semester courses.

TEACHER’S ASSISTANT SEM. 1 and 2 – 9, 10, 11, 12 – (Sem – 2.5 credits)

[Prerequisite: Teacher Permission]
This course offers students an opportunity to help teachers with simple tasks such as classroom decorating and record keeping. A contract will be required between the student and the teacher. For seniors, this cannot be substituted for one of the six required semester courses.

TECHNOLOGY ASSISTANT SEM. 1 and 2 – 9, 10, 11, 12 – (Sem. – 2.5 credits)

[Prerequisite: Network Administrator Permission]
Students will assist in tasks. Duties may include: filing, scanning paperwork, be a first responder to computer issues, setting up computers, dispersing new equipment, periodically checking computers in labs to see that all are functioning, once a semester clean keyboards/mice in computer labs, help teachers with non-permissions related issues, and setup microphones. For seniors, this cannot be substituted for one of the six required semester courses.