College & Career Readiness
GRADE LEVEL: Middle School: 6-8 & High School: 9-12

Description

Now, more than ever, high school students are told they must be prepared for higher education or a skilled profession in the workplace. Gone are the days when the ultimate goal of a high school graduate was to enter a traditional 4 year college program. In it’s place are a number of different pathways that a graduate can take in order to enter the workforce.

This course introduces you to a variety of education and vocational opportunities and helps you identify which pathway will help you reach your goals. Some of the lessons that you will work through include: how to build an effective resume, how to groom and dress in the workplace, the power of networking and how to develop disciples that lead to great

Why have 21st-century skills become such a focus for educators, parents and employers? The global economy is changing so fast and the educational experience hasn’t kept pace with the demands in a competitive, knowledge-based, technology-driven society. Students must now develop a digital literacy that allows them to compete in a market that’s becoming more and more competitive.

For most high school students, non-cognitive abilities like values, beliefs, attitude and social awareness are becoming just as important as their academic abilities. To be college and career ready signifies that the student has developed the capacity to succeed in whatever they choose to do in life.

Personal Development
GRADE LEVEL: Middle School: 6-8 & High School: 9-12

Description

Personal Development is a course designed to increase your success in school, at work and in your personal life. Each of the course’s 67 lessons will provide you with practical insights, stories, discussion questions and activities that will enhance your self-awareness, boost your self-esteem and help you develop the motivation it takes to overcome personal challenges.

By participating in course activities and discussions, you will build a valuable record of your goals, dreams, skills, interests and values. You will also develop the skills necessary to to make informed and responsible decisions about your own well-being and the well-being of others around you.

Personal development is a vital part in your growth, maturity, success and happiness. It is the foundation of emotional, physical, intellectual, and spiritual health. Rather than considering personal development to be a selfish act, learn to understand the benefits that it brings to those around you. Live with intention in everything you do and you’ll begin to experience more and more happiness and fulfillment in your life.

Intro To Today's Technology
GRADE LEVEL: Middle School: 6-8 & High School: 9-12

Description

A dramatic shift is sweeping through our K-12 schools. Fourth graders are texting on their cell phones, middle schoolers are building internet followings on their blog or YouTube channels and high schoolers are starting online businesses before they even receive a diploma. 21st-century learners a demanding quick access to new knowledge and a window into the jobs and technologies of the future.

This course focuses on the emerging industries that are taking over today’s global economy. From virtual reality, artificial intelligence and robotics to social media marketing, cryptocurrency and app development, you will gain valuable insights into industries that are hungry for new talent.

We’ve interviewed dozens of industry experts to find out what’s happening in their world and what’s on the horizon. We’ve picked their brains on how to get a job in the tech industry, how technology is impacting your education and what are some of the emerging technologies of the future.

Take the time throughout this course to let your mind wander to the “what if’s” and the “I bet I could’s”. This course encourages you to dream and to dream big. Technology will continue to radically change our world and whether a beginner or expert in the industry, there’s plenty of opportunity to expand your knowledge through this course.

Character & Leadership Development
GRADE LEVEL: Middle School: 6-8 & High School: 9-12

Description

Character & Leadership Development empowers you to become a difference maker. You will learn what it takes to hone your leadership style and develop personal qualities that will enhance your ability to grow and sustain healthy relationships. By using critical thinking, good decision making and hard work, you will begin to find both success and significance.

Leadership is a word that has been around forever and yet its definition continues to take on new forms because of how rapidly new generations are changing the priorities of society. In this course you will learn what leadership looks like in a 21st century world, how new generations are adapting to lasting principles and how to influence others and take on a leadership role in your own community.

You will first have the opportunity to identify and write out your life vision, mission and purpose and begin to understand the value of making memories, having adventures and creating meaningful experiences. By the end, you’ll have a clear understanding of what it takes to have an impact on your family, friends and peers and a personal action plan of practical steps you can take to reach your goals.