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Practical Arts & Multi-Disciplinary Curriculum

Technology Classes

Advanced Computer Programming

Computer Science & Programming

Teacher: Katie Eloe
Course Length: 1 semester/.5 credit
Course Description: This course will introduce you to the fundamental concepts of computer programming and challenge you to investigate the impact of computing and technology on the world around us. We will start the course with an exploration of problem solving and computational thinking and progress to programming our own small web applications.

Course Outline: 

  • Unit 1: Problem Solving - Computers and Logic
    • Objective: Introduction to problem solving, computers and logic.
  • Unit 2: Algorithms and Programming
    • Objective: Introduction to programming in JavaScript using the Code Studio environment with App Lab. 
  • Unit 3: Ethics and Societal Impact of Technology
    • Objective: Analysis of the social impact of technology
  • Unit 4: Building Apps
    • Objective: Continued development of programming skills in JavaScript

Computer Network & Hardware

Teacher: Katie Eloe
Course Overview: This course will cover the core parts of what makes your computer a computer. We will explore the different hardware and software components of a computer and how it connects to other computers and external devices. Students will be challenged to manage basic computer configurations and troubleshoot common problems.

Course Outline

  • Unit 1 – Core Processing
    • Objective: Basic understanding of core components of a personal computer. We will explore the fundamentals of PCs, microprocessors, RAM, and BIOS, as well as diving into how to set up, connect, maintain, and troubleshoot the main components of a computer.
  • Unit 2 – Core Hardware
    • Objective: Introduction to motherboards, hard drives, and power supplies. In this unit, we will explore how to install, configure and troubleshoot hard drives, power supplies and motherboards.
  • Unit 3 - Peripherals and Building a PC
    • Objective: Exploration of auxiliary devices, including media and accessories. This unit is dedicated to demonstrating how to configure device behavior and manage the ports that support the peripheral devices. CD, DVD, Blu-ray, USB, flash media, FireWire, keyboards, mice, cameras, and webcams are all explored. We will also address maintaining and optimizing the performances of Windows, including backup and restoration procedures.
  • Unit 4 – Displays and Printers
    • Objective: Management of monitors and display technologies. We will work connectors and ports like VGA and DVI. We will also examine how to maintain printers and multifunction devices, both as independent devices and as devices connected to a computer.
  • Unit 5 – Networking
    • Objective: Introduction to computer networking. We will begin this unit by exploring cables, network IDs, IP addresses, and ports. In addition, we will address how to deal with a DNS, configure a router, and set up a wireless network while applying security standards.
  • Unit 6 – Laptops and Mobile Devices
    • Objective: A comprehensive tour of laptops and mobile devices. We will discuss how to expand, configure, manage, and disassemble laptop components as well as reviewing mobile device options and how to work with mobile connections.
  • Unit 7 – Securing Computers
    • Objective: Address common practices required for securing your PC. This unit will cover topics such as physical security, password protection, malware detection and prevention, and firewalls. We will also discuss how to dispose of data correctly and respond to security incidents.

Student Aide in Technology

Course Description: This independent study course will be available for students who have taken Computer Networking & Hardware. Participants will have the opportunity to work closely with our Director of Technology in maintaining our IT environment at Lutheran High School.

Web Design

Teacher: Katie Eloe
Course Length: 1 semester/.5 credit
Course Description: This course will introduce you to the fundamental concepts of design, creation, and maintenance of web pages and websites. Students will be introduced to web design standards and learn how to critically evaluate website quality. The course progresses from introductory work on web design to a project in which students design and develop websites for a fictitious client.

Course Outline

  • Unit 1: Designing and Planning Web Pages
    • Objective: Basic understanding of core design principles that apply to web design and development.
  • Unit 2: Creating Pages with HTML
    • Objective:Understanding of HTML markup, structure, and content.
  • Unit 3: Formatting Web Pages with Style Sheets
    • Objective: Ability to control the visual presentation of web documents using CSS. 
  • Unit 4: Introduction to Web Graphics and Forms
    • Objective: Introduction to using graphics, videos and accepting user input in web design.
  • Unit 5: Quality Control
    • Objective: Analyze the quality of websites
  • Unit 6: Website Management and Authoring Tools
    • Objective: Overview of content management systems and web authoring tools.
  • Unit 7: Final Website
    • Objective: To design a website demonstrating an understanding of basic web design principles.

Business Classes

Accounting I

Teacher: Emma Loesel
Course Length: 1 semester/.5 credit
Course Description: This course provides an introduction to “the language of business”. Students will explore careers in accounting, the basics of accounting for a sole proprietorship and merchandising company, and payroll. Topics covered include: bookkeeping, the accounting cycle, financial statements, payroll, and ethics in accounting.

Accounting II

Teacher: Emma Loesel
Course Length: 1 semester/.5 credit
Course Description: This course builds on content learned in Accounting I. From this foundation, students will explore topics including: managerial accounting, special journals, assets and depreciation, inventories, and accounting for corporations. This course is for students who are interested in taking a deeper dive into the world of accounting.

Business Studies

Teacher: Emma Loesel 
Course Length: 1 semester/.5 credit
Course Description: Business Studies takes students on a tour of the basics of business. Students will learn how they can serve the business world, manage people well, evaluate business decisions, analyze markets, design their own business model, and more! This course covers topics including: business communication, management, business ethics, professionalism, entrepreneurship, and business analysis.
Course Overview: Students will explore topics including:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Communication
  • Management
  • Business Finance
  • Decision-making
  • Business “ethics”
  • Professionalism
  • Business Analysis

Leadership

Teacher: Bill Brandsma
Course Length: 1 semester/.5 credit
Course Description: The goal of Lutheran High School's Leadership class is to challenge students to think differently than the way society thinks and to not conform to being average. This leadership class will be Christian based with Jesus Christ as our model for true leadership. In this class students will engage daily with the whole of the class and they will have many opportunities to stand and deliver information to their classmates. Students will learn through their participation in class exercises, reading books, engaging with guest speakers, watching movies, taking notes during lectures, and participating in a leadership presentation to their classmates. In addition to students challenging their way of thinking, students will also learn hands on leadership skills like interviews, performance reviews, and public speaking. By the end of the semester, students will have been challenged to understand how they view themselves, how they view their impact on others, and how they can truly be significant in the lives of others. Whether students are required to take this elective as a result of their involvement in one of Lutheran High School's Academies or whether they just want to grow in their influence of others, students will not leave this class unchanged.

Personal Finance

Teacher: Emma Loesel 
Course Length: 1 semester/.5 credit
Course Description: Personal Finance gives students an overview of the skills necessary for wisely managing their finances as young adults. The goal of this class is to prepare students to live within their financial means and to be good stewards of God’s gifts, approaching finances as an area God can use to refine our character and grow our trust in Him as the ultimate Provider. Students will explore how to: develop a budget, avoid debt, build an emergency fund, invest for the future, file taxes, make responsible spending decisions, and give generously.
Course Overview: Students will explore topics including:

  • Budgeting
  • Saving
  • Giving
  • Investing
  • Financing
  • Interest
  • Credit
  • Taxes

Sales & Marketing

Teacher: Emma Loesel
Course Length:
1 semester/.5 credit
Course Description: Sales & Marketing is an introduction to the vast world of marketing. Students will explore the basics of business and sales and delve into the “Four Ps” of marketing: product, place, promotion, and price. Topics include: personal sales, target markets, market analysis, advertising, logo and package design, SEO, and more.

School Store Manager

Teacher: Emma Loesel
Course Length: 1 semester/.5 credit
Course Description: The purpose of this course is to give motivated, responsible students practical experience managing and maintaining the school store during operating hours. Student workers will play an important role in maximizing critical revenue streams for Lutheran Athletics. This is an exceptional opportunity to gain valuable experience in sales, management, customer service, and inventory management.

Multi-Disciplinary Classes

Access

Teacher: Kaylee Stith
Course Description:Academic Success (Access) is a class for students with learning differences or disabilities who need additional support in achieving academic success. Students receive support in the following areas: assistance in completing assignments, successfully keeping track of assignments and tests, study skills, organization skills, time management skills, and self-advocacy skills. Students in the Academic Success program have an individualized Support Plan that states what accommodations are helpful in the classroom for student success. The Access teacher assists students and teachers in incorporating the accommodations in the regular classroom setting. Please note: Access is only open to students with a 504 or IEP plan.

Drivers Ed

Teacher: A+ Driving
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Teacher Assistant

Course Description: Teacher Assistants will perform tasks that provide hands on training in a variety of vocational areas such as office and business management, education and media. Before registering, the student must apply and secure permission from the school staff member who will supervise the assistantship. Once approved and registered, the assistant will be expected to serve each day that school is in session during the semester. Assistants will be scheduled in the class periods they are expected to serve. If the staff member has no specific duties for the assistant on a given day, the student remains with the staff member and uses the time to work on personal assignments. Evaluations will be given quarterly and at the end of the semester. A student may have only one Teacher Assistant position per semester.

Academy Information

LuHi have six different academies a student could choose from. We offer Art, Music, STEM, Business, Missions and Ministry, and Lights. If you want to read further about the different Academy curriculum the link is provided below for you.

To learn more about all Academy options here at LuHi, click here.

The Academies at LuHi