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Course Syllabus

Lead Hill High School
TEACHER: Mrs. Kristen Alford ROOM: High School Bus. Rm M-103
E-MAIL: kalford@leadhillschools.net SCHOOL PHONE: !"0# $3%-&%""
COURSE ESCRIPTION
'om(uteri)ed Business A((lications is a full-*ear course designed to de+elo(
com(uter skills necessar* for toda*,s technolog* in the -ork force and for (ost-
secondar* education. Business A((lications is an in-de(th stud* of Microsoft ./ce
and the (re+alent soft-are used 0* glo0al 0usinesses. A((lications include -ord
(rocessing1 data0ase management1 s(readsheets1 telecommunications1
(resentations1 and 2e0 (age design. 3ra(hics1 e-mail1 and 4nternet are also
included.
COURSE !OAL
.ur goal in this course is to encourage students to 0ecome (roducti+e citi)ens of 5HS
and (re(ared for the -orkforce and6or college. B* creating accurate1 meaningful1
and attracti+e documents for 0usiness1 -e a((l* com(uter a((lication skills to real
life 0usiness situations1 -hile strengthening their literac*1 inter(ersonal1 and
communication skills.
ATTENANCE
School attendance is +er* im(ortant. Students should make all e7ort to attend class
e+er* da*. 8his course -ill not follo- a standard 9lecture: format1 although there -ill
0e much e;(lanation1 direction1 and demonstration to su((ort learning. Most of *our
time in 'BA -ill 0e s(ent in an o/ce-t*(e situation1 -here *ou -ill 0e com(leting
tasks and assignments as if *ou -ere -orking in a real 0usiness. 8his -ill gi+e *ou
e;(erience in -orking on a 0usiness team or as an em(lo*ee or inde(endent
0usiness o-ner. Because most of -hat *ou learn -ill 0e through classroom acti+ities1
it is im(erati+e that *ou 0e here as if *ou -ere -orking on *our fa+orite <o0.
MA"EUP#LATE $OR" POLIC%
=ue to the fact that all -ork should 0e com(leted in the classroom1 *ou -ill ha+e
limited time to do makeu( -ork. >our home com(uter -ith the correct soft-are ma*
0e used to com(lete missed assignments. 2hen a0sent1 a student should re+ie-
their 3oogle 'lassroom for missed assignments. As in the -orld of -ork1 (oor
attendance can result in missed deadlines and (oor (erformance. 8he school hand
0ook rules a((l* for all makeu( -ork due dates.
MATERIALS NEEE
• ?en or (encil
• 3mail account using 3oogle school created#
• 3oogle 'lassroom account created in class#
TE&T#MATERIALS
8e;t0ook@ Microsoft ./ce A00" B Ke(t in classroom can 0e checked out if needed#
Handouts@ Su((lementar* teacher-made handouts or digital media illustrating
0usiness a((lications
ASSI!NMENTS OR HOME$OR":
• All com(uter -ork can 0e com(leted in the classroom if time is used -isel*
• 4f classroom -ork is not Cnished1 it is the s'ude(')s res*o(sibili'y to Cnd
the time to com(lete the com(uter -ork at home or in m* classroom during
stud* hall.
TESTS
• .0<ecti+e tests multi(le choice1 true6false1 matching1 and com(letion#
• 'om(ute1 Doca0ular* and Skills tests
!RAIN!
Grades or scores for projects are weighted based on the importance or detail of the project. Total grades for
the progress period are calculated by total points divided by the total points possible. Grades will come
from daily work, projects, and tests. Not all daily work will receive a grade if the work is used for practice
or as a learning tool. This is an applications class, so students will need much practice to assure that they
are successful in learning the applications thoroughly. Students will use Google Drive accounts and
network storage for all document storage. Flash drives can be used but students will not be able to
download from them. Google Classrooms will be implemented allowing you to review progress,
assignments and the class calendar.
Grading Scale-
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BASIC COURSE OBJECTIVES
1) The students will be able to use computer hardware and software to perform business functions.
2) The students will be able to define terminology related to word processing, spreadsheets, presentations,
database management programs, integrating software, printing, telecommunications, the web, the
internet and other business terms.
3) The students will apply skills learned in class to business scenarios in order to e-perience the world of
work in a realistic way.
4) The students will learn how to communicate their ideas through class discussion, sharing and
presentations.
5) The students will learn how to collaborate on a business team to complete digital projects.
6) The students will complete projects as individual business owners, independent of other students.
CLASSROOM RULES
• Be in *our seat1 logged in1 -ith reEuired materials -hen the 0ell rings.
• 5ook at the 0oard for Bell 2ork or assignment and 0egin *our -ork.
• Sho- res(ect for students1 teachers1 eEui(ment1 and 5HS at all times.
• =o not t*(e or talk -hile the teacher or an*one else is s(eaking 0efore the
class.
• Fmail or turn in *our -ork as reEuired on time.
• ?ush in chair1 logout1 and clean -ork area 0efore lea+ing class.
• All hand0ook rules and com(uter contract rules a((l*.
• ?artici(ate and ha+e ,u( -ith res(ect -hile learning in 0usiness class.
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