Freshmen Course Offerings

Computer Essentials I (½ unit)

Computer knowledge is a recognized communication skill and a tool of literacy for all students. Proficient knowledge of computer programs is essential for high school, college and job readiness. Activities include:

  • Refine touch-typing keyboarding skills
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Google Apps
  • Business document format - emails, letters, mail merges, press releases
  • Learn how their online presence can impact their college admissions and their chances of getting hired in the workplace.


Computer Essentials II (½ unit)

In college and the real world, students must adapt to varied technology-based programs. This course aims to provide students with knowledge and experience within a variety of programs that will be valuable in their future academic work, research projects or career.

Activities include:

  • IT basics
  • Microsoft Office Suite (MOS certification prep)
  • Google Apps
  • Various presentation and educational platforms

Students will learn to effectively and efficiently navigate network and cloud drives, be able to transfer and convert files, how to use portals (especially important for college!) and other cloud-based applications.

CFM (Career & Financial Management) (½ unit)

What will you do after high school? Plan to attend college? Ready for the job market? Do you ever want to move out of your parent's house? This course covers "real life"!

  • Create a resume
  • Explore career options
  • Conduct college research
  • Understand the implications of loans
  • Owning/leasing a car
  • Renting an apartment
  • Salary structures/minimum wage/
  • Budgeting/savings/how to build your credit and avoid credit card debt!

Learn what it is like to live on your own--with independence comes responsibility. Learn how to be financially secure and literate. This course is a MUST HAVE for life and required for all students earning a sequence in any CTE course of study!

Fashion Marketing (½ unit)

Introduces students to the field of fashion marketing with an emphasis on

  • Concepts of manufacturing
  • Product design and development
  • Wholesale markets
  • Sales promotions
  • Distribution
  • Fashion retail
  • Acquaint students to the diverse opportunities available to them in the world of fashion.
  • Field Trip: Macy's, Herald Square, NYC

This course is a must for anyone interested in pursuing a career in the fashion world! This course is available to students in grades 9 through 12.