Courses

Accounting

 

Course Description:

 

In this course students learn basic accounting principles, or in other words, how a business keeps track of its money.  You will learn how to complete a variety of financial forms including income statements and profit and loss statements as well as how to maintain and balance a checkbook. If you plan on owning your own business or getting a college degree in the business field it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED you take this course.

 

Sample Activities:

 

  • Play Monopoly using accounting principles

  • Complete an accounting simulation for a fictitious business

 

Contact Teacher(s):

 

Lonnie Wilson - Room C211 - lonnie.wilson@evsc.k12.in.us

 

Advanced Business Management (College Credit)

 

Course Description:

 

Work and earn EXTRA high school credits to graduate or boost your GPA with the option of getting out of school early your senior year!   Advanced Business Management, formally known as Business Cooperative Experiences, will prepare you for the professional working world as well as college. Get ahead of your competition by creating your resume and cover letter and enhancing your job interview and computer skills.

 

You will receive 1 credit for the classroom instruction and 2 credits for working.   

 

Sample Activities:

 

•    Job of a Lifetime--Interviews, Resumes, Cover Letters

 

•    College Planning

 

•    Saving & Investing

 

•    Use software such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, & Access and Adobe InDesign, Photoshop & Illustrator  

 

to create business documents

 

Work Based Learning--Business  (must be taken with Adv. Business Management)

 

Work Based Learning--Business is a way for SENIOR Advanced Business Management students to earn two high school credits each semester for working at a part-time job.  Students apply the skills and information learned in the related class (Adv. Business Management) at their place of employment, thus students wanting to take this course must also sign up for  the Advanced Business Management course above.  Students  MUST WORK an average of 15 hours per week in order to earn the two credits.  If a student’s class schedule allows, he or she may leave school during 7th and/or 8th periods to work, or a student can remain in school the entire day, working at night and on the weekends to earn up to 9 credits each semester.  Grades in this course are determined by employer evaluations, hours worked, a small number work-related assignments and completion of a Career Portfolio.  Most of the assignments for this course will be completed during the time students are in the related class.

 

Contact Teacher(s):

 

Lindsay Treadway, lindsay.treadway@evsc.k12.in.us  Room C211

 

Kari Kirsch,  kari.kirsch@evsc.k12.in.us  Room C206

 

Computer Illustration & Graphics (College Credit)

 

Course Description:

 

Computer Illustration & Graphics is a college credit class that focuses on photography, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, as well as the implementation of design principles and elements. The course is a year-long class with the option of taking up to 2 hours a semester. Course work is adapted on an individual basis so prior experience is not necessary. This class is project based and includes professional tutorials picked by the students themselves.

 

Sample Activities:

 

  • Learn the basics of manual photography

  • Edit digital pictures in Photoshop

  • Create a brochure or magazine cover in InDesign

  • Draw your own character in Illustrator

 

Contact Teacher(s):

 

Kari Kirsch, kari.kirsch@evsc.k12.in.us, Room C206



I.C.E./Work Based Learning--ICE

 

Course Descriptions:

 

I.C.E. (Interdisciplinary Cooperative Education)

 

Interdisciplinary Cooperative Education Related class (ICE) is a career and technical education course that provides opportunities for students to gain skills and knowledge through classroom instruction.  This class is designed to prepare seniors for future real world experiences.  Students will navigate through the decisions they will face as an adult, learn how to find job leads, apply for jobs, create a personalized resume and cover letter, prepare for interviews, research careers after taking self-assessments, and determine skills needed to be successful in a career.  Income taxes, managing spending, learning about credit, banking, saving, and investing, as well as, different types of insurances will also be studied.

 

Students enrolled in ICE may also choose to take the Work Based Learning (WBL) portion of this class but it is not required.  Credit will be granted for both the class instruction (1 credit) and the Work Based Learning program (2 credits) per semester.

 

Work Based Learning--ICE (must be taken with I.C.E.)

 

Work Based Learning--ICE is a way for seniors to earn two high school credits each semester for working at a part-time job.  Students apply the skills and information learned in the related class (ICE) at their place of employment, thus students wanting to take this course must also sign up for  the ICE course above.  Students  MUST WORK an average of 15 hours per week in order to earn the two credits.  If a student’s class schedule allows, he or she may leave school during 7th and/or 8th periods to work, or a student can remain in school the entire day, working at night and on the weekends to earn up to 9 credits each semester.  Grades in this course are determined by employer evaluations, hours worked, a small number work-related assignments and completion of a Career Portfolio.  All assignments for this course will be completed during the time students are in the ICE class.

 

Contact Teacher(s):

 

Annette Combs – annette.combs@evsc.k12.in.us,  Room  C240

 

Information Communication and Technology (College Credit)

 

Course Description:

 

Do you like working on a computer and learning new software programs?   Information Communications and Technology (formerly known as Computer Applications) provides the opportunity for dual credit through Ivy Tech at NO cost for students. Students will use the Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Publisher to create various documents and project. We will also cover the impact social media has on your future.  

 

Sample Activities:

 

Students work alone at their own pace and complete all work in class. Students create spreadsheets, brochures, databases, and PowerPoints.  

 

Contact Teacher(s):

 

Wes Camp, wesley.camp@evsc.k12.in.us, Room B133

 

 

 

Interactive Media

 

Course Description:

 

Are you an aspiring filmmaker or videographer?  Do you like creating YouTube videos but would like to add more pizzazz to them?  Then Interactive Media is the class for you!  Learn to use Adobe Premiere, After Effects, and Audition for video and audio editing and effects.  This is a hands-on class where students create projects either in small groups or individually.  

 

Sample Activities:

 

  • Create movie trailers and music videos

  • Design parodies

  • Film and create videos which promote Husky pride

 

Contact Teacher(s):

 

Lonnie Wilson, lonnie.wilson@evsc.k12.in.us,  Room C211

 

Personal Finance

 

Course Description:

 

This is the most important class you'll take in high school! Learn how to become a millionaire by studying Dave Ramsey's Foundations in Personal Finance curriculum.  This course covers career choices and the income from careers, how to get the most from saving and investing, the dangers of debt, and how to budget. Students use the internet on a daily basis to access information and apply their knowledge.

 

Sample Activities:

 

  • H&R Block Budget Challenge

  • Stock tracking project

  • Learn how to balance your checkbook

 

Contact Teacher(s):

 

Wes Camp, wesley.camp@evsc.k12.in.us; Room B133

Mechelle Gilles, mechelle.gilles@evsc.k12.in.us; Room C207

 

Preparing for College & Careers

 

Course Description:

 

How many times have you been asked, “What do you want to do with your life? For most students this is challenging question. However, the reality is that almost all of you will have to pick a career some day. Through self assessments and job shadowing Preparing for College and Careers will give you the opportunity to explore the various career areas and college options that exist and introduce you to the realities of the workplace.  

 

Sample Activities:

 

  • job shadow in a career of your choice

  • take interest inventory surveys and personality tests to determine which career is best for you

  • conduct college and career research

 

Contact Teacher(s):

 

Wes Camp, wesley.camp@evsc.k12.in.us; Room B133

 

Principles of Marketing

 

Course Description:

 

Principles of Marketing is the first year marketing course that gives students a basic introduction to marketing in a global economy.  Topics covered in this class include: advertising/promotion/selling, distribution, financing, marketing-information management (in other words, marketing research), pricing, and product/service management. Students work both individually and in teams to create oral presentations and written communications.  This class (or Sports and Entertainment Marketing) is a prerequisite for students who wish to take Strategic Marketing/Coop their senior year.

 

Sample Activities:

 

  • Conduct research to determine customer preferences

  • Develop a sales presentation for a product or service

  • Create a promotional plan

 

Contact Teacher(s):

 

Mechelle Gilles - C207- mechelle.gilles@evsc.k12.in.us

 

Sports & Entertainment Marketing

 

Course Description:

 

In Sports & Entertainment Marketing students learn how sport teams and the entertainment industry market their products and services. This project-based course covers the importance of the branding of athletic leagues, products, and professional athletes and entertainers. This class (or Principles of Marketing) is a prerequisite for students who wish to take Strategic Marketing/Work Based Learning--Marketing as a senior.

 

Sample Activities:

 

  • Fantasy Football project

  • Create a tournament

  • Create a new sports drink

  • Make a commercial

  • Create or improve a new product for a sport

  • Create a theme based restaurant

  • Work with North’s athletic department on promotional events for the school

 

Contact Teacher(s):

 

Lonnie Wilson - C211 - lonnie.wilson@evsc.k12.in.us

 

Strategic Marketing  (College Credit)

 

Course Description:

 

Strategic Marketing is a course for SENIORS who have earned at least one credit in either Principles of Marketing or Sports & Entertainment Marketing. In this course students will study why consumers buy products and services and how businesses influence consumers to purchase.  Students will be able to observe how real-world businesses operate by using the internet on a daily basis and by taking field trips to local businesses such as Toyota, Berry Plastics, and Shoe Carnival.  A large part of this course focuses on the “NHS Spirit Project.”  Working in teams, students create businesses and will make all the decisions required to bring a North spirit product from idea to the marketplace with the goal of making a profit. **NOTE: Students can take this course by itself OR together with Work Based Learning listed below.  If both courses are taken together credit will be granted for both the class instruction (1 credit) and the Work Based Learning program (2 credits) per semester.

 

Work Based Learning--Marketing  (must be taken with Strategic Marketing)

 

Course Description:

 

Work Based Learning--Marketing is a way for SENIOR Strategic Marketing students to earn two high school credits each semester for working at a part-time job.  Students apply the skills and information learned in the related class (Strategic Marketing) at their place of employment, thus students wanting to take this course must also sign up for  Strategic Marketing course above.  Students  MUST WORK an average of  15 hours per week in order to earn the two credits.  If a student’s class schedule allows, he or she may leave school during 7th and/or 8th periods to work, or a student can remain in school the entire day, working at night and on the weekends to earn up to 9 credits each semester.  Grades in this course are determined by employer evaluations, hours worked, a small number work-related assignments and completion of a Career Portfolio.  Most of the assignments for this course will be completed during the time students are in the Strategic Marketing class.

 

Contact Teacher(s):

 

Mechelle Gilles, mechelle.gilles@evsc.k12.in.us, Room C207

 

Web Design

 

Course Description:

 

Learn to use Adobe Dreamweaver, Flash, and Fireworks to create animated and professional web pages.

 

Sample Activities:

 

  • Create animated e-card and holiday animations

  • Design and create your own interactive web pages

  • Create a music website and travel website

 

Contact Teacher(s):

 

Lindsay Treadway, lindsay.treadway@evsc.k12.in.us  Room C211

 

Work Based Learning

 

See the following courses for more information:  Advanced Business Management & Work Based Learning--Business; I.C.E./Work Based Learning--ICE; Strategic Marketing & Work Based Learning--Marketing