Electives

The Oklahoma State Department of Education has set the requirements for high school graduation for those seeking to attend college as either taking two years of a foreign language or two years of computers.  This is our guideline at CCS for high school graduation. This is different than what a college or university might require.  If a student selects to attend a college or university which requires foreign language and the student has not met that requirement, then the student would need to take a foreign language while in college.  It does not keep them from getting in the college or university.

College and Career Prep - 11th-12th Grade - Instructor:  Mrs. Craig - Course is Intended to better prepare the student for college or their future career, academically and spiritually. On a weekly schedule, students apply for scholarships, take a portion of a practice ACT test, read and discuss the Biblical guide, Welcome to College. Students also have the opportunity to hear persons from various career clusters and to closely inspect a broad spectrum of career opportunities. Students also receive guidance in preparing a college resume, completing college applications and FAFSA application, preparing scholarship applications.

Computer Applications - 8th-12th Grade - Instructor:  Mrs. Chambers or Mrs. Ledford  This full-year class provides a review of proper keyboarding techniques by learning to type by touch.  Using Microsoft Office 2010, students will become proficient in creating MLA reports, employment letters, resumes, PowerPoint presentations, and Excel worksheets.  This class is a prerequisite to Web Programming and Computer Science.

Web Programming - 9th-12th GradePrerequisite: Computer Applications - Instructor:  Mrs. Ledford  This first-semester class gives a thorough understanding of the history of the Internet, creating web pages using HTML5, professional design using CSS and advanced programming of websites using JavaScript and jQuery.

Computer Science - 9th-12th GradePrerequisite: Web Programming - Instructor:  Mrs. Ledford  This second-semester class is an introductory course in computer science. Using JavaScript, a large part of the course is built around the development of computer programs that correctly solve a given problem. At the same time, the design and implementation of computer programs is used as a context for introducing other important aspects of computer science, including the development and analysis of algorithms, the development and use of fundamental data structures, the study of standard algorithms and typical applications, and the use of logic and formal methods.

Driver's Education - Must be 15 years of age - Instructor:  Mr. Seymour - General Safety:  Developing safe habits and attitudes to reduce the chances of an accident.  This course will provide knowledge and initiate responses which will eventually lead to socially acceptable patterns of behavior.  Drivers Education: Provides the learner with the basic concepts, techniques and knowledge of safe driving practices and driver skills for safe operation of a vehicle. Additional $200 fee is required.  Click here for more information and registration forms.

Economics - 10th-12th Grade - Instructor:  Mr. Jeff Cox  Students will be introduced to the basics of economics including:  Supply and demand, cost of production, microeconomics and macroeconomics, benefits of free enterprise, and the global economy.  This course also offers a survey of retail marketing for the purpose of exposing students to small and large companies and how they compete in the business world.  Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace Plan will also be included and will meet the OK State Department of Education requirements for personal financial literacy.

Family Science I - 9th-12th Grade - Instructor:  Mrs. Voelker  This course is for students who wants to learn the basics of cooking and sewing.  No experience is necessary, just a desire to learn.  Students will learn the basics of hand sewing and using a sewing machine.  Two projects will be made, an apron and shorts.  This will teach the basics and prepare any student for the next level of sewing.  When the apron is completed, the student will begin using it in the kitchen while making many different goodies and learning how to use the kitchen appliances properly.  The student whould be ready to make several dishes in the kitchen at home.

Family Science 2 - 9th-12th Grade - Instructor:  Mrs. Voelker  This course is for students who have already completed Family Science I.  Students will learn to put in a sleeve, a collar, and make button holes, as well as learn to put a zipper into a garment.  In the cooking section students will learn meal preparation as well as pie crust and bread or roll making.

Forensics - 10th-12th Grade - Instructor:  Mrs. Hudson  This one-semester elective course focuses on practices and analysis of physical evidence found at crime scenes and is designed to challenge students with topics such as fingerprinting, DNA analysis, blood typing and spattering, trajectories (for ballistics as well as blood spattering) comparative anatomy, and chemical analysis of drugs, poisons, and trace evidence. Students will learn about the careers involved with Forensic Science and will have speakers periodically throughout the semester.  They will also be given the tools to interpret data and techniques involved for both chemical and biological analysis of evidence.

Philosophy II - 10th-12th Grade - Prerequisite: Philosophy - Instructor:  Mr. Van Dyke - This elective class will continue with apologetics from Philosophy class, dealing specifically with defending our belief in the Bible, Jesus, and Christianity, as well as comparing it to other major world religions. This class will be group project and assignment driven and not be note-intensive.  All work will be completed in class, with no homework.  We will discuss, debate, and have practical application activities.

Photography - 10th-12th Grade - Instructor:  Mrs. Davis  Prerequisite: Computer Applications This class is a semester course offered to 10th-12th grade students, where they  will learn about photographic elements of art and principles of design, composition and lighting.  They will also learn how to manage and creatively alter digital images, and explore the significance of photography within the larger context of the art world.  

Conversational Spanish - 8th Grade - Instructor:  Mr. Cano - This class is an introductory Spanish course which emphasizes listening comprehension and speaking.  Reading and writing Spanish may be assigned as reinforcement to oral communication skills.

Spanish I - 9th-12th Grade - Instructor:  Mrs. Colvin  This introductory course cleverly integrates fun and engaging activities designed to develop essential listening and practical conversational skills. Students will learn to speak, read, write and understand basic Spanish. The student will connect with the fundamental elements of the Hispanic cultural context. A highlight in this course is the use of the Bible as a powerful structural learning tool; moreover, Spanish praise and worship songs are also used to better achieve Spanish language proficiency.

Spanish II - 10th-12th GradePrerequisite: Spanish I - Instructor:  Mrs. Colvin  This course is a continuation of Spanish I. It focuses on the progressive development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. The course presents a more complex structure and awareness of the Hispanic culture. Continuous effort to use the target language is essential and active participation is a must. Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend and respond with increasing proficiency and gain valuable skills to be useful in the Kingdom of God.

Speech - 9th-12th Grade - Instructor:  Mrs. Craig  This course introduces students to the world of public speaking, and is designed to help students become more effective communicators. Students will examine different aspects of communication, including: communication process, verbal/nonverbal communication, voice and diction, listening and evaluating, as well as interpersonal communication. The major presentations for this course include a demonstration speech, informative speech, and persuasive speech.

Video Productions - 10th-12th GradePrerequisite: Two Years of Computers - Instructor - Mr. Van Dyke.  This class will teach students to become storytellers and communicators in today’s multimedia environment.  Students will produce various video productions that will benefit the entire CCS community, such as school highlights, special announcements, Senior graduation videos, and more.  Students will be responsible for planning, shooting, and editing of projects.  Grading will be based on student performance on assigned projects.

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