Other Classes

Cred. Course Title Type Subject Prerequisites
0.50 ACT Prep Electives Other Classes Yes
Prerequisites: This class is required for all students Q2 of their 11th grade year.

The state of Wisconsin requires all students to take the ACT test during their junior year of high school. This course will help prepare students to do their best on the ACT exam. iForward will purchase the Official Online ACT class for each of our students to prepare for this important exam.

Prerequisites: This class is required for all students Q2 of their 11th grade year.

The state of Wisconsin requires all students to take the ACT test during their junior year of high school. This course will help prepare students to do their best on the ACT exam. iForward will purchase the Official Online ACT class for each of our students to prepare for this important exam.

0.50 American Sign Language 2 Electives Other Classes Yes
Prerequisites: American Sign Language 1

Building upon the prior prerequisite course, emphasis in this course is placed upon comprehension and signing. Learners will also continue to establish their communication skills and foster their understanding of deaf culture. In addition to learning classifiers, glossing, and mouth morphemes, students will explore vocabulary for descriptions, directions, shopping, making purchases, and dealing with emergencies.

Prerequisites: American Sign Language 1

Building upon the prior prerequisite course, emphasis in this course is placed upon comprehension and signing. Learners will also continue to establish their communication skills and foster their understanding of deaf culture. In addition to learning classifiers, glossing, and mouth morphemes, students will explore vocabulary for descriptions, directions, shopping, making purchases, and dealing with emergencies.

0.50 American Sign Language I S1 Electives Other Classes None
Prerequisites: None

Did you know that American Sign Language (ASL) is the third most commonly used language in North America? American Sign Language 1a: Introduction will introduce you to vocabulary and simple sentences, so that you can start communicating right away. Importantly, you will explore Deaf culture - social beliefs, traditions, history, values and communities influenced by deafness.

Prerequisites: None

Did you know that American Sign Language (ASL) is the third most commonly used language in North America? American Sign Language 1a: Introduction will introduce you to vocabulary and simple sentences, so that you can start communicating right away. Importantly, you will explore Deaf culture - social beliefs, traditions, history, values and communities influenced by deafness.

0.50 American Sign Language I S2 Electives Other Classes Yes
Prerequisites: American Sign Language I S1

The predominant sign language of Deaf communities in the United States, American Sign Language is a complex and robust language. American Sign Language 1b: Learn to Sign will introduce you to more of this language and its grammatical structures. You will expand your vocabulary by exploring interesting topics like Deaf education and Deaf arts and culture.

Prerequisites: American Sign Language I S1

The predominant sign language of Deaf communities in the United States, American Sign Language is a complex and robust language. American Sign Language 1b: Learn to Sign will introduce you to more of this language and its grammatical structures. You will expand your vocabulary by exploring interesting topics like Deaf education and Deaf arts and culture.

0.50 Career Planning Electives Other Classes None
Prerequisites: None

The Career Planning course guides students through the essential elements of the career planning process and the development of a defined career plan. Students will consider the many factors that impact career success and satisfaction. Using a process of investigation, research, and self-discovery, students will acquire the understandings critical to the career planning process. Upon completion of the course, students will have created a practical and comprehensive college or career transition portfolio that reflects their skills and abilities, as well as their interests, values, and goals.

Prerequisites: None

The Career Planning course guides students through the essential elements of the career planning process and the development of a defined career plan. Students will consider the many factors that impact career success and satisfaction. Using a process of investigation, research, and self-discovery, students will acquire the understandings critical to the career planning process. Upon completion of the course, students will have created a practical and comprehensive college or career transition portfolio that reflects their skills and abilities, as well as their interests, values, and goals.

0.50 Critical Thinking and Study Skills Electives Other Classes None
Prerequisites: None

Critical Thinking and Study Skills teaches students how to get better grades and higher test scores, and increase their success in high school. Students who already perform well in school will learn new study skills and testing skills that will help them get even better. Students who struggle in school will learn about Success Mindsets, study skills, and testing skills to help them perform at new levels. This course teaches the ACE test-taking method to increase scores on key tests such as the ACT, SAT, and tests for graduation.

Prerequisites: None

Critical Thinking and Study Skills teaches students how to get better grades and higher test scores, and increase their success in high school. Students who already perform well in school will learn new study skills and testing skills that will help them get even better. Students who struggle in school will learn about Success Mindsets, study skills, and testing skills to help them perform at new levels. This course teaches the ACE test-taking method to increase scores on key tests such as the ACT, SAT, and tests for graduation.

0.25 Freshman Academy Electives Other Classes Yes
Prerequisites: For students in 9th Grade

This course is part of our freshman transition program and is designed to help students gain tools to be successful in high school and beyond. We study careers, different types of colleges and training, and lifestyles and skills to be successful in today’s economy. Students learn about the cost of living, complete interest and career inventories, learn how to search for scholarships and career information, and develop healthy study, work and relationship skills. This .25 credit course should have no outside of class homework if students utilize their time allotted in class to complete assignments.

Prerequisites: For students in 9th Grade

This course is part of our freshman transition program and is designed to help students gain tools to be successful in high school and beyond. We study careers, different types of colleges and training, and lifestyles and skills to be successful in today’s economy. Students learn about the cost of living, complete interest and career inventories, learn how to search for scholarships and career information, and develop healthy study, work and relationship skills. This .25 credit course should have no outside of class homework if students utilize their time allotted in class to complete assignments.

0.50 Leadership Skills Development I S1 Electives Other Classes None
Prerequisites: None

Part one of a two-part course. Strongly recommended for student council members and students who are in or would like to be in a leadership role. In this course, students will acquire new power to succeed in high school, college, and life. Students will learn how to take action by pressing their Turbo Button, manage their time by staying in the Lasting Zone, chart their goals by creating a North Star, and many other proven leadership techniques developed by Mawi Learning, a leadership training organization that has worked with more than one million students. Whether students are struggling or already at the top of their game, Leadership Skills Development will give them new power to create the life of their dreams.

Prerequisites: None

Part one of a two-part course. Strongly recommended for student council members and students who are in or would like to be in a leadership role. In this course, students will acquire new power to succeed in high school, college, and life. Students will learn how to take action by pressing their Turbo Button, manage their time by staying in the Lasting Zone, chart their goals by creating a North Star, and many other proven leadership techniques developed by Mawi Learning, a leadership training organization that has worked with more than one million students. Whether students are struggling or already at the top of their game, Leadership Skills Development will give them new power to create the life of their dreams.

0.50 Leadership Skills Development I S2 Electives Other Classes Yes
Prerequisites: Leadership Skills Development I S1

Part two of a two-part course. Strongly recommended for student council members and students who are in or would like to be in a leadership role. In this course, students will acquire new power to succeed in high school, college, and life. Students will learn how to take action by pressing their Turbo Button, manage their time by staying in the Lasting Zone, chart their goals by creating a North Star, and many other proven leadership techniques developed by Mawi Learning, a leadership training organization that has worked with more than one million students. Whether students are struggling or already at the top of their game, Leadership Skills Development will give them new power to create the life of their dreams.

Prerequisites: Leadership Skills Development I S1

Part two of a two-part course. Strongly recommended for student council members and students who are in or would like to be in a leadership role. In this course, students will acquire new power to succeed in high school, college, and life. Students will learn how to take action by pressing their Turbo Button, manage their time by staying in the Lasting Zone, chart their goals by creating a North Star, and many other proven leadership techniques developed by Mawi Learning, a leadership training organization that has worked with more than one million students. Whether students are struggling or already at the top of their game, Leadership Skills Development will give them new power to create the life of their dreams.

0.50 Leadership Skills Development II Electives Other Classes Yes
Prerequisites: Leadership Skills Development I

Increase your confidence and build your social skills as you learn how to overcome many of the toughest challenges teens face. Discover how your 'super-charged' teen brain really works, so you can make better decisions, have more fun, and achieve more. Learn how to conquer peer pressure, social anxiety, and the unnecessary risks that can derail your future. By the end of your training, you will have new power to direct your own life and lead your classmates. Throughout the course, you will be coached by Mawi Asgedom, a Harvard graduate and student success expert who has written eight books and trained over 1,000,000 students.

Prerequisites: Leadership Skills Development I

Increase your confidence and build your social skills as you learn how to overcome many of the toughest challenges teens face. Discover how your 'super-charged' teen brain really works, so you can make better decisions, have more fun, and achieve more. Learn how to conquer peer pressure, social anxiety, and the unnecessary risks that can derail your future. By the end of your training, you will have new power to direct your own life and lead your classmates. Throughout the course, you will be coached by Mawi Asgedom, a Harvard graduate and student success expert who has written eight books and trained over 1,000,000 students.

0.50 Peer Counseling Electives Other Classes Yes
Prerequisites: Must have completed leadership skills development S1 and S2 with grades of B- or above

Are you the person that people come to for advice? Does it seem that your friends always talk to you about their problems? If so, Peer Counseling may be the perfect course for you. It offers ways for you to explore this valuable skill and better understand how it can make a difference in the lives of others. Helping people achieve their personal goals is one of life's most rewarding experiences, and Peer Counseling will show you the way to provide support, encouragement, and resource information. Learn how to observe others as a Peer Counselor as you carefully listen and offer constructive, empathic communication while enhancing your own communication skills.

Prerequisites: Must have completed leadership skills development S1 and S2 with grades of B- or above

Are you the person that people come to for advice? Does it seem that your friends always talk to you about their problems? If so, Peer Counseling may be the perfect course for you. It offers ways for you to explore this valuable skill and better understand how it can make a difference in the lives of others. Helping people achieve their personal goals is one of life's most rewarding experiences, and Peer Counseling will show you the way to provide support, encouragement, and resource information. Learn how to observe others as a Peer Counselor as you carefully listen and offer constructive, empathic communication while enhancing your own communication skills.

0.50 Personal Skills for the Workplace (Dual Credit) Electives Other Classes None
Prerequisites: None

Applies the skills and tools necessary to deal with time management, stress and related challenges to a supervisor. Students demonstrate the application of time management techniques, personal planning, continuous learning, valuing rights and responsibilities of others, effective communication, assertiveness and dealing effectively with stress.

Prerequisites: None

Applies the skills and tools necessary to deal with time management, stress and related challenges to a supervisor. Students demonstrate the application of time management techniques, personal planning, continuous learning, valuing rights and responsibilities of others, effective communication, assertiveness and dealing effectively with stress.

0.50 Social Media: Our Connected World Electives Other Classes None
Prerequisites: None

Have a Facebook account? What about Twitter? Whether you've already dipped your toes in the waters of social media or are still standing on the shore wondering what to make of it all, learning how to interact on various social media platforms is crucial in order to survive and thrive in this age of digital communication. In this course, you'll learn the ins and outs of social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and more. You'll also discover other types of social media you may not have been aware of and how to use them for your benefit -personally, academically, and eventually professionally as well. If you thought social media platforms were just a place to keep track of friends and share personal photos, this course will show you how to use these resources in much more powerful ways.

Prerequisites: None

Have a Facebook account? What about Twitter? Whether you've already dipped your toes in the waters of social media or are still standing on the shore wondering what to make of it all, learning how to interact on various social media platforms is crucial in order to survive and thrive in this age of digital communication. In this course, you'll learn the ins and outs of social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and more. You'll also discover other types of social media you may not have been aware of and how to use them for your benefit -personally, academically, and eventually professionally as well. If you thought social media platforms were just a place to keep track of friends and share personal photos, this course will show you how to use these resources in much more powerful ways.

0.50 Thinking and Learning Strategies Electives Other Classes None
Prerequisites: None

Train your brain's thinking skills and get fit for academics! In this course, you will "coach" your "team" of thinking skills to meet academic challenges. Through reading, writing, and math activities, students develop critical thinking skills and test-taking strategies. Students also gain reading, writing, organization, and study strategies--a powerful one-two punch for any student at any level!

Prerequisites: None

Train your brain's thinking skills and get fit for academics! In this course, you will "coach" your "team" of thinking skills to meet academic challenges. Through reading, writing, and math activities, students develop critical thinking skills and test-taking strategies. Students also gain reading, writing, organization, and study strategies--a powerful one-two punch for any student at any level!