College and Career Prep
The first semester of this online course based in Haiku will focus on Soft Skills, those skills that are so often not taught but as learned behaviors they become essential to success in high school, college and the workplace. These Soft Skills include such things as being prepared, being on Time, following through, communication skills, being responsible and study skills. The online course is designed much the same way as online college courses. There will be discussion boards used throughout, much like last semester and a focus on short argumentative essay writing utilizing prompts similar to ones used on the Compass college entrance exam. Students are expected to complete a short essay every other week and schedule individual conferences with the instructor monthly. There will also be four short quizzes during the semester. The last five weeks of the course will focus specifically on college level research writing and how to conduct proper academic research.
* Prerequisites: Counselor Approval