COURSES

Challenging core courses. A growing number of career cluster classes. And electives to spark all sorts of new interests. iForward’s extensive course catalog is always changing to meet students’ needs. So check back often. Who knows what you’ll discover?

MIDDLE SCHOOL HIGH SCHOOL

Elective

Business

Career Portals & Planning
CAREER PATH|HONORS|0.5 Credits

Description: Students will learn about the many career options available so that they can investigate those that will be the best fit for their interests, skills and abilities. The class will discuss transferable skills and employability skills that are needed for most jobs. Students will identify jobs they are currently qualified to fill. They will also develop a resume and application letter based on a specific job description. Educational options beyond high school will be discussed with each individuals educational goals in mind.

Intro to Marketing
CAREER PATH|0.5 Credits

Description: In this class, students will master the basics of marketing, including core concepts of financing, pricing, distribution, and product management. They will learn the basics of economic systems, efficiency and productivity, managing business finances, minimizing risk, and promoting and advertising a business.

Intro to Marketing II
CAREER PATH|0.5 Credits

Description: In Introduction to Marketing II, students will continue to learn the principles and techniques they will need to market a new business successfully. By the end of the course, each student will have completed a comprehensive marketing plan for a new business. Students will also learn about real-life stories from marketing professionals, sales techniques, hiring employees, applying and interviewing for jobs, and writing and formatting business documents using OpenOffice.org .

Prerequisites: Intro to Marketing I

Computer Science

Computer Applications
CAREER PATH|0.5 Credits

Description: In this introductory course, students learn how to use Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2010 to create, analyze, edit, share and publish information for a variety of audiences and purposes. Through step-by-step tutorials and a project-based approach to learning, student become familiar with the key concepts and basic skills of the information technology sector of today. Course is taught in Moodle and not in Brain Honey. Course is available to both MS & HS students.

Computer Science I
CAREER PATH|0.5 Credits

Description: This course introduces students to the basics of Computer Science through a series of projects that allow for creativity and experimentation. Students will create a diverse portfolio of projects using Python, an open-source programming language used by professional programmers worldwide, as they learn about commands and functions, values and variables, GUIs, modular and object-oriented programming, and events and event-driven processes.

Computer Science II
CAREER PATH|0.5 Credits

Description: In part II of this introductory series, students will deepen their knowledge of Python and develop their programming skills through a series of complex programming projects that require creative thinking and problem solving. Topics include arrays and sets, generators and namespaces, loops, packages and libraries, and file handling. Students will also learn to program simple games.

Prerequisites: Computer Science I

Introduction to C++
CAREER PATH|0.5 Credits

Description: As students work with Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Express Edition, they will gain a solid foundation in the core concepts of programming. Students will create a variety of classic programs as they learn about object-oriented programming, including defining classes, creating objects, and declaring private and public variables and methods. Students will work with file streams, functions, buttons and dialog boxes, libraries, and variable types as they learn everything they need to know to compile and run a C++ program.

Foreign Language

World Language Explore with Rosetta Stone
CAREER PATH|0.5 Credits

Description: Students will begin learning the very basics of foreign languages with an interactive Rosetta Stone software program. Students will explore several languages including French, German, Spanish, Japanese, and Mandarin. Teachers will provide assistance and monitor student progress as they move through the levels of Rosetta Stone.

Science

Veterinary Science: The Care of Animals
CAREER PATH|0.5 Credits

Description: Have you always been interested in animals and their behavior? Do you love to spend time at zoos and aquariums, and find animals (and their interactions) fascinating? This course explores the tremendous diversity of animal life and the interconnectedness of different animal species with each other and with humans. The first part of the course explores the classification and characteristics of all the animal phyla, with an emphasis on the evolution of animals and the adaptations that have allowed such diversity to flourish. The second part of the course focuses on many different animal behaviors (including human behavior). We will learn about different types of behaviors—from innate (genetic) behaviors to learned behaviors. The social interactions between animals will be covered in depth as we study courtship, aggression, altruism, and parental behaviors in animals. We will also discuss different careers in the animal sciences as a culminating activity, which should be of great interest to students who wish to pursue their love of animals as their professions. The course will utilize a number of interesting articles, discussions, virtual field trips, activities, videos, and projects to give a wider perspective of the animal kingdom and animal behavior.

Prerequisites: Physical Science & Biology

Social Studies

Independent Study
CAREER PATH|0.5 Credits

Description: This Independent Study course provides the opportunity for students wishing to work on project based learning. The course will be taught and facilitated by the Principal, Mr. Beesley. Students will be able to meet with the teacher each day in the Mr. Beesley's virtual office.

Vocational Prep

Anatomy & Physiology* MA110
CAREER PATH|0.5 Credits

Description: Globe University Dual Credit Course. Pre-approval needed from iForward & Globe. MA110 Anatomy and Physiology 5 Credits This course is a general introduction to human anatomy and physiology emphasizing structures and functions of various body systems.

Prerequisites: Geometry & Biology

Basic Web Design* WD130
CAREER PATH|0.5 Credits

Description: Globe University Dual Credit Course. Pre-approval needed from iForward & Globe. WD130 Basic Web Design 3 Credits In this course, students write code with the extensible hypertext markup language (XHTML). Students use a text editor and begin with HTML to present and format text, graphics, images, hyperlinks and formelements on a web page. Cascading style sheets (CSS) and XHTML are also covered. Additionally, students learn to validate their markup for correctness and accessibility against the standards and guidelines of the W3C consortium. Students explore and assess websites of corporations, educational institutions and other organizations and write new web pages using existing content.

Prerequisites: Web Design (iForward Course)

Career Pathway Internship
CAREER PATH|0.5 Credits

Description: Available 2nd Semester iForward will work with students who desire to have local internships. This course will be similar to an independent study. More details will be provided by the academic administration upon request of this course.

Prerequisites: Must be a Junior or Senior

Intro to Criminal Justice* CJ100
CAREER PATH|0.5 Credits

Description: Globe University Dual Credit Course. Pre-approval needed from iForward & Globe. This course examines the three main components of criminal justice: policing, judicial and correctional systems. American criminal justice theories are introduced with an emphasis on current practices in community, juvenile and corporate environments.

Prerequisites: US History & Government

Intro to Pharmacology* MT166
CAREER PATH|0.5 Credits

Description: Globe University Dual Credit Course. Pre-approval needed from iForward & Globe. MT166 Introduction to Pharmacology 3 Credits This course is an introduction to the principles of pharmacology and a study of commonly administered drugs, their uses, and their effects on the body. Study also includes drug reference utilization and introduces the student to drug legislation and drug classifications. Terminology and abbreviations related to pharmacology are covered.

Prerequisites: Geometry & Biology & Chemistry

Maintenance Awareness
CAREER PATH|0.5 Credits

Description: Available 2nd Semester Pine Tech Dual Credit Course. Pre-approval needed from iForward and Pine Tech. Available 2nd semester. This course is designed to align with the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council's (MSSC) assessment and certification system for Maintenance Awareness. The course curriculum is based upon federally-endorsed national standards for production workers. The Maintenance Awareness course introduces the concepts of Total Productive Maintenance and preventative maintenance. Students are introduced to lubrication, electricity, hydraulics, pneumatics, and power transmission systems.

Manufacturing Process and Production
CAREER PATH|0.5 Credits

Description: Pine Tech Dual Credit Course. Pre-approval needed from iForward and Pine Tech. This course is designed to align with the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council's (MSSC) assessment and certification system for Manufacturing Processes. The course curriculum is based upon federally-endorsed national standards for production workers. This course emphasizes Just-In-Time (JIT) manufacturing principles, basic supply chain management, communication skills, and customer service.

Manufacturing Safety Awareness
CAREER PATH|0.5 Credits

Description: Pine Tech Dual Credit Course. Pre-approval needed from iForward and Pine Tech. This course is designed to align with the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council's (MSSC) assessment and certification system for Safety. The course curriculum is based upon federally-endorsed national standards for production workers. This course will introduce OSHA standards relating to personal protective equipment, HAZMAT, tool safety, confined spaces, and others.

Medical Math* MA105
CAREER PATH|0.5 Credits

Description: Globe University Dual Credit Course. Pre-approval needed from iForward & Globe. MA105 Medical Math 2 Credits Prerequisite or Concurrent: FM052 or Advanced Standing. This course introduces the various ways in which mathematical calculations are used in an allied health setting. The course reviews how to arrive at solutions for those equations and provides a foundation for the more advanced technology further along in the curriculum.

Prerequisites: Algebra & Geometry

Medical Terminology* MA100
CAREER PATH|0.5 Credits

Description: Globe University Dual Credit Course. Pre-approval needed from iForward & Globe. MA100 Medical Terminology 4 Credits This course is a comprehensive study of terminology used in common medical practice.

Prerequisites: Biology

Print Reading*
CAREER PATH|0.5 Credits

Description: Pine Tech Dual Credit Course. Pre-approval needed from iForward and Pine Tech. This course will orient the student in the basic skills and abilities required for understanding prints utilized in a manufacturing/industrial environment. Emphasis will be on interpretation of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing symbols/principles; Alphabet of lines; Multi-view drawing (including Orthographic Projection, Isometric Views and Perspective Drawing); Title blocks; Revision systems; Identification of general/local notes; Dimensions and tolerances; Basic principles of math/geometry in relation to mechanical print reading; Interpretation of basic weld symbols; Techniques of basic shop sketching and interpretation of three- dimensional drawings, will be also discussed.

Veterinary Calculations* VT103
CAREER PATH|0.5 Credits

Description: Globe University Dual Credit Course. Pre-approval needed from iForward & Globe. VT103 Veterinary Calculations 2 Credits Prerequisite or Concurrent: FM052 or Advanced Standing. This course introduces the various ways in which mathematic calculations are used in veterinary technology and shows the student how to translate animal nursing scenarios into simple, solvable equations. The course reviews how to arrive at solutions for those equations and provides a foundation for the more advanced technology further along in the curriculum.

Prerequisites: Algebra & Geometry

Veterinary Medical Terminology* VT101
CAREER PATH|0.5 Credits

Description: Globe University Dual Credit Course. Pre-approval needed from iForward & Globe. VT101 Veterinary Medical Terminology 2 Credits Prerequisite: None. This course is designed to help the student gain a working mastery, both verbal and written, of the language of veterinary medicine. The course emphasizes the structure of medical words and the determination of word meanings based on the prefixes, root words, and suffixes found in combination. Emphasis is also placed on directional and descriptive terms.