News Release: 11/18/2021

Above the Notch Community School will be offering the following courses for their spring term. All courses are 15 weeks long and are $125.00
 Mondays - 3:00 - 5:30 pm 
Computer Applications -
Course Description: This course is an introduction to fundamental concepts utilizing a computer as a tool. Contemporary projects are produced through the use of integrated applications software with a focus on Excel and Office 2016. Selected topics include the Internet, operating systems, and creating and evaluating documents, worksheets, and presentations. Guidelines for selecting computer hardware and software are addressed. Satisfactory completion of this course meets the Computer and Information Literacy graduation requirement.
Mondays - 4:30 - 7:00 pm
Makery Magic: Cricut Maker Basics Supporting Design Ideas

Course Description: This course will explore how to effectively integrate the use of computer technology into your visual art through the use of a Cricut Maker. sharpen your skills working with the design process as you imagine, create, and innovate with project-based learning, where you create projects and utilize classroom resources. Explore color theory, industry trends, spatial arrangements, and fabric, vinyl, wood, and aluminum. Additionally, students will be asked to consider different careers in the field of design, and build confidence while creating eye-catching designs
Tuesdays - 3-5:30 pm
Creative Writing

Course Description: In this course, students will engage in a variety of creative writing activities that include but are not limited to personal narratives, poetry, plays, screenwriting, essays, speeches, and memoirs. Students will read/listen to short stories as well as view films that pose moral/ethical questions and use that as a  springboard to inform and guide their writing. They will utilize the writing process to create drafts, edit, peer edit, and revise their work before submitting it for a final grade. (Narrative Writing, Argumentative Writing, Informational Writing, Speaking and Listening and Research)
Wednesday - 3:00 -5:30 pm
Graphic Design

Course Description: This class focuses on graphic - design foundations, techniques, and craft. It will give students exposure to design as a way of introducing them to visual communication. In addition, a core focus of this class is on the design process, a strategic form of creative problem solving that is not limited to graphic design, but is being applied to a diverse range of problems. Though we will be learning several industry-standard software programs, much of the class is also designed to teach fundamental design ideals, regardless of specific software packages.
Thursday - 3:00 - 5:30 pm

Course Description: This course will have a strong focus on Anatomy & Physiology. Biology is the study of life. This course introduces students to the scientific study of living organisms, vital processes, and their interactions with each other and the environment. Students will investigate biological concepts including the chemical basis of life, cell structure and function metabolism, reproduction, genetics, evolution, biological diversity and classification, plant and animal structure and function, and ecology. The course involves classroom discussions, lectures, investigations, weekly activities, and projects. Students will be evaluated on their understanding of the concepts through a variety of assessments including written expression, problem solving, reports, and oral presentations. Resources for the course include the textbook, handouts, and additional digital learning tools.