(Credit - 1) (Elective) (Semester) (Grades: 9 -10-11-12) 
 
This 
course 
is 
designed 
to 
help
 students
 develop 
a 
base 
knowledge 
in
 computer/technology
 to
 operate 
successfully 
in
 a 
work 
environment. 

 This
 one‐semester 
course 
will 
utilize 
practical 
software 
that
 shows 
students
 how 
to 
communicate 
effectively 
with 
electronic 
presentations
 and 
manage 
information
 with 
a 
variety
 of
 word 
processing 
and 
spreadsheet 
applications.

 This
 course
 has 
moved 
more 
towards 
project‐based
 activities 
rather
 than 
software 
skill 
specific
 techniques,
 especially 
in
 word 
processing 
and
 electronic 
presentation
 applications.

  Many 
skills 
specific
 techniques 
are 
still 
covered 
in 
the 
spreadsheet
 unit
 in
 conjunction
 with 
project‐based 
assignments.
 
        ● Units 
of 
Study:
 
        ● Electronic
 presentation
 skills 
(powerpoint)
 
        ● Advanced
 word 
processing
 
        ● Spreadsheet
 applications


41500 Computer Application

(Credit - 1) (Elective) (Semester) (Grades: 9 -10-11-12) 
 
This 
course 
is 
designed 
to 
help
 students
 develop 
a 
base 
knowledge 
in
 computer/technology
 to
 operate 
successfully 
in
 a 
work 
environment. 

 This
 one‐semester 
course 
will 
utilize 
practical 
software 
that
 shows 
students
 how 
to 
communicate 
effectively 
with 
electronic 
presentations
 and 
manage 
information
 with 
a 
variety
 of
 word 
processing 
and 
spreadsheet 
applications.

 This
 course
 has 
moved 
more 
towards 
project‐based
 activities 
rather
 than 
software 
skill 
specific
 techniques,
 especially 
in
 word 
processing 
and
 electronic 
presentation
 applications.

  Many 
skills 
specific
 techniques 
are 
still 
covered 
in 
the 
spreadsheet
 unit
 in
 conjunction
 with 
project‐based 
assignments.
 
        ● Units 
of 
Study:
 
        ● Electronic
 presentation
 skills 
(powerpoint)
 
        ● Advanced
 word 
processing
 
        ● Spreadsheet
 applications

(Credit - 1) (Elective) (Semester) (Grades: 9-10-11-12)
 
The 
course
 is
 designed 
to
 aid 
the
 students 
in 
exploring
 the
 field
 of
 business
 and 
entrepreneurship.

  The
 students 
will 
learn
 of 
the
 great
 number 
of
 employment 
opportunities 
that
 exist
 in 
the
 business 
world,
 as
 an
 employee 
and 
as 
a 
business 
owner. 

 They
 will 
learn
 about 
the 
many
 activities,
 problems, 
and 
decisions
 involved 
in 
operating
 a 
successful 
business.

  The
 students 
will 
acquire
 a
 business 
vocabulary
 and 
appreciate 
the 
importance 
of 
business 
and 
management 
in
 our 
economy.

  This 
course 
will 
present
 the
 following
 areas.

 1)
 Ownership/ entrepreneurship 
2)
 economic 
principles 
and 
legal 
foundations
 3)
 marketing
 and 
competition
 4) 
financial
 aspects
 of 
business.  
Students
 will 
be 
involved
 in 
developing 
a 
power
 point
 sales presentation,
 developing
 a 
radio
 commercial, 
using
 the 
Virtual
 Business 
software,
 among 
many
 other 
activities.
(Credit - 1) (Elective) (Semester) (Grades: 10-11-12)
 

This 
course 
is 
designed 
to 
take 
students 
from 
the
 start
 of 
a 
product
 or 
service 
to 
getting 
it 
into
 consumers’
 hands. 
Students
 will 
brainstorm 
a 
product 
or 
service
 and 
take 
this 
idea 
and 
go 
through 
the
 marketing
 process. 
 Students 
will
 look 
at 
what 
marketing 
is,
 perform 
market 
research,
 investigate
 customers,
 and
 go through 
the
 marketing
 mix:
 product, 
place 
(distribution), 
price, 
and 
promotion.
  Students
 will 
learn
 marketing 
vocabulary,
 perform 
marketing 
case 
studies,
 and 
make
 a 
presentation 
at 
the
 end
 of 
the
 semester 
about
 their
 own 
product
 or
 service.

(Credit - 2) (Elective) (Year) (Grades: 11-12)
 

This 
course 
moves 
from
 the 
simple 
to
 the 
complex.

  The 
emphasis 
is 
on 
the 
basic
 principles, 
concepts,
 and
 procedures 
of 
accounting 
that
 every 
student
 must
 understand 
if
 he/she 
expects 
to 
have 
a 
maximum 
opportunity 
when 
he/she
 enters 
the 
world 
of 
business.
  This
 course 
is
 for
 students
 who
 have
 a 
variety 
of 
career 
objectives.  

(1)
 Beginning 
vocational 
preparation 
for 
careers 
in 
accounting.  

(2)
 Accounting 
knowledge 
and 
skill 
needed
 for
 careers 
in 
related
 business 
fields.

  (3) 
A
 foundation on
 which 
to 
continue
 studying 
business
 and 
accounting
 at
 the 
collegiate 
level.
  Accounting
 principles 
do 
not 
change ‐ only 
the
 techniques
 and
 the
 tools. 

 This
 course 
will
 move 
from 
manual 
techniques 
to
 computer 
techniques 
of
 accounting.

  Several
 problems
 will 
be 
done
 on 
the
 computer 
during 
the 
course 
of 
the
 year.  

We 
will 
do 
problems
 for 
service 
businesses 
set‐up 
as 
sole 
proprietorships 
and
 merchandising 
businesses 
set‐up
 as 
corporations.


(Credit - 1) (Elective) (Semester) (Grades: 11-12)
 

This 
course 
examines 
four 
general 
areas 
of 
law.

  Background 
of 
law,
 crimes
 vs. 
torts,
 consumer 
law,
 and
 contract
 law
 will 
be 
discussed.

  An 
emphasis 
will 
be 
placed 
on 
terminology
 and
 case 
law.

  Students 
will 
be
 presented
 with 
cases 
both 
in 
the 
text 
and
 on 
handouts
 and
 asked 
to 
formulate
 possible
 rulings. 

 Students
 will 
also
 be 
involved 
in 
five
 mini
 case 
projects 
and 
be 
asked 
to
 do 
a
 case 
briefing.

  This
 class
 will 
hopefully 
allow
 students
 to 
be
 better
 equipped 
than
 most
 citizens 
to 
recognize
 legal
 problems 
and 
to 
utilize
 professional 
counsel.


125 Personal Finance

(Credit - 1) (Elective) (Semester) (Grades: 11-12) 
 
The 
overall 
theme
 for
 this
 course
 will 
be 
personal 
financial
 management. 

 It
 is 
offered 
only
 to 
juniors
 and
 seniors
 for 
the 
purpose
 of
 providing 
the
 students with
 the 
opportunity to learn 
more 
about the
 tools
 necessary 
to 
be 
a successful 
consumer.

  The
 course 
will 
place 
emphasis
 on 
the 
areas
 of: 
 1)
 Banking; 
2)
 The
 job 
market,
 including
 letters 
of
 application,
 resumes,
 follow‐up 
letters, and 
interviewing; 3)
 personal income 
tax planning and preparation; 4) credit, 
including 
spreadsheet
 work
 with 
mortgages 
and 
auto 
loans,
 a 
credit 
card 
simulation,
 and 
a 
power
 point
 presentation
 on 
an
 assigned 
area
 of
 credit;
 5) 
the
 various
 types
 of 
insurance
 that 
will 
be 
needed 
by 
a
 young 
adult; 
6) 
budgeting; 
7) 
financial 
planning, 
including 
a 
stock 
market
 simulation 
and 
a
 power
 point
 presentation 
on 
investment 
instruments.

  The 
completion 
of 
this
 course
 will
 provide 
the
 student 
with
 a 
reasonable
 understanding
 of 
the
 consumer 
skills 
necessary
 to 
best
 utilize 
their 
resources 
after
 high 
school.
 
 
May receive college credit for this class.  See Articulation Agreements.

43710 Introduction to Computer Science

(Elective) (Semester) (Grades 11-12) 

(PSEO College Elective Course - COSC 110) (3 credits) (Grade: Non-weighted)


Prerequisite:

 First semester of Pre-Calculus and a 3.0 GPA.  Exceptions can be made via written application process.  Applications can be obtained at the guidance office.
 
This is an introduction to fundamental principles, concepts and techniques that providers of information use to organize their data.  Study techniques for using information effectively in decision making.  Basic networking, web, database, spreadsheet and programming concepts will be covered.

Description: Computer Hardware Basics is an introductory level course that uses hands-on projects to demonstrate how a computer works from the inside out.  Students will assemble, setup, configure, and troubleshoot various computer hardware components in both a lab and real-world setting. The final project in this class will challenge students to build a brand new computer that can be purchased by the student or by a staff/community member!

DMACC CREDIT: 4 hours

(Credit - 1) (Elective) (Semester) (Grade: 12) 
 
Entrance 
Requirements:
 
    • Two 
(2) ‐ teacher
 recommendations 
are 
required.
 
            1.  A 
minimum
 of
 2.00 
cumulative 
G.P.A.
 
            2.  Must 
have 
a 
minimum 
of
 32
 credits 
at 
the 
end
 of 
junior
 year 
towards
 a 
Pella
 Community 
High
 School 
      diploma.
 
            3.  An
 exemplary
 attendance
 and 
punctuality 
record
 during 
the 
junior
 year.
 
            4.  An 
exemplary
 behavior
 record
 during 
junior 
year.
 
    • Objectives 
of 
Peer
 Helper
 are 
the 
following:
 
            1.  Develop 
personal 
skills 
such 
as 
problem 
solving 
and 
decision‐making.
 
            2.  Promote
 development 
of
 interpersonal
 skills
 such
 as 
active 
listening, 
group 
leadership, 
assertive 
   behaviors 
and
 other 
skills
 for
 initiating
 and
 maintaining 
relationships.
 
            3.  Small group 
discussions on 
the 
following topics include:
  Relationships, (boy‐girl, parent‐teenager, student‐teacher),
 stress,
 alcohol
 and 
other 
drugs,
 death 
and 
dying,
 motivation 
and
 goal 
setting,
 and 
personalities.
 
            4.  Each student is required to do a 25‐hour community outreach project.