**Computer Applications

This 15-week, second semester, one-a-half-hour class teaches computer application skills to prepare students for their future. Students will learn business-critical, foundational computing skills for college and career. In today’s high-tech, digital world, students need the necessary computer skills to be competitive and get noticed by employers. Using a hands-on approach, students will learn/improve correct keyboarding technique and gain experience exploring software applications for word processing, spreadsheets, database management, and multimedia presentation. We will use common software applications such as Microsoft Office and Google platforms.

Topics covered in this course

  • To learn personal accountability for safe and responsible use of information technology
  • Improve proficiency of common features in several application software programs
  • Creative and innovative production of original presentations
  • Basics of spreadsheets, formulas, and graphing
  • Improved keyboard technique for proficient typing
  • Resume writing and formatting

Class Homework requirements: 1-1.5 hours per week of homework

Required Materials:

  • Students will need access to a laptop or tablet with a real keyboard, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and Google. They must be able to bring their computer/tablet and keyboard to class.
  • Access to Schoology – this is where assignments will be posted


Time:  2:35-4:05, second semester only
Grades: 9-12
Class Fee: $200
Supply fee: $40
Tutor: Jill Knight

If the COVID-19 pandemic affects our ability to meet in person in a classroom, we will make the following adjustments to this class. Tutor will provide assignments to be completed weekly and supplies as needed to accompany lessons. Tutor and students will meet at the scheduled class time via live video streaming to review material and answer questions. Testing will be submitted and graded/corrected electronically. Our goal is to meet in person as soon as it is feasible. We may begin classroom meetings at any point during the school year as the COVID-19 situation resolves.