Syllabi

Accounting and Finance I (Syllabus)

Course Description: This course is an introduction to both accounting and finance. This course is an introduction to accounting processes, practices and concepts as well as an introduction to the world of finance. Topics include debits and credits, career pathways and a survey of the many industries associated with accounting and finances such as accounting, banking, insurance and investments.
1 Credit
Grade Level: 9-12
Prerequisite: None
Materials Fee: $20.00

Accounting and Finance II (Syllabus)

Course Description This course is a continuation of accounting and finance I. Students will learn occupational skills in accounting such as recording business transactions, preparing financial statements, maintaining cash controls and calculating financial ratios. Students will be introduced to standard accounting, software and apply generally accepted accounting principles. Topics will include regulations related to the banking and finance industries, how managers use financial information generated by accounting departments of influence decision-making. The appropriate use of technology and industry-standard equipment is an integral part of this course.
1 Credit
Grade Level: 10-12
Prerequisite: Accounting and Finance I
Materials Fee: $20.00

Accounting and Finance III (Syllabus)

Course Description: This course is a continuation of Accounting and Finance II. Students will learn advanced occupational skills in accounting and how they relate to reports used by managers and directors. Students will learn the importance of accounting date in making decisions through an understanding of financial reports such as profit and loss statements, cash flow statements and pro forma statements. Ethics and regulations will be discussed throughout this course The appropriate use of technology and industry-standard equipment is an integral part of this course. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be prepared for entry into a business administration program at the college level or entry-level employment.
1 Credit
Grade Level: 11-12
Prerequisite: Accounting and Finance II
Materials Fee: $20.00

Accounting and Finance Advanced Studies (Syllabus)

Course Description: This course is offered to students who have achieved all content standards in a program whose desire is to pursue advanced study through investigation and in-depth research. Students are expected to work independently or in a team and consult with their supervising teacher for guidance. The supervising teacher will give directions, monitor, and evaluate the students’ topic of study. Coursework may include various work-based learning experiences such as internships and job shadowing, involvement in a school-based enterprise, completion of a capstone project, and/or portfolio development. This course may be repeated for additional instruction and credit.
1 Credit
Grade Level: 12
Prerequisite: Accounting and Finance III
Materials Fee: $20.00

Consumer Finance (Syllabus)

Course Description: The class will focus on the students’ roles as a citizen, consumer, and participant in the economy. Students will gain an understanding of the following: investing (including participating in a mock investment competition on-line); taxes; the role of the Federal Reserve; using a checking account; credit and loans (home, consumer, and credit cards); insurance; budgeting; micro and macro economics; and consumer protection. Most assignments will be completed using MS Word, MS Excel, and the Internet.
1 Credit
Grade Level: 12
Prerequisite: None

Multimedia Communication-The Brand (Syllabus)

This course introduces students to various media technologies used in business for digital communications. Areas of study will include website development, user interface, video, photo, written content, social media networking, and front-end design. Practices incorporate an appreciation of alternative and culturally diverse perspectives essential in business communication. The appropriate use of technology and industry-standard tools and techniques is an integral part of this course. Students manage and produce content for Lowry's social media accounts and will produce the student newspaper for Lowry High School, both print and internet versions. Students will be required to attend activities outside of class and must meet deadlines. Work on weekends and breaks is required in order to meet deadlines. Class size will be limited.  

This class will focus on using a range of technology tools for varied purposes such as creating and maintaining an up-to-date “student friendly” Lowry High webpage that includes video highlights of clubs, sports, teachers and students. Student editors will also use YouTube to publish video projects, and have access to social media sites such as the The Lowry High Facebook page, the Lowry High Twitter handle, the Lowry High Instagram page, and the Lowry High SnapChat (editors will follow strict guidelines and social media sites will be subject to filters). Students will adhere to digital citizenship and learn the impact of their own digital footprint.

This student-driven class trains the publication staff in various aspects of publishing, including news writing, feature writing, editing, layout and design, interviewing, marketing and advertising skills, and a study of associated media. This class does require self-motivation and the ability to meet deadlines. It can include work outside the framework of the class schedule. This class can require a spring application and acceptance by the adviser for students interested in the class. Incoming freshmen are exempt from the process but WJHS teachers will be asked for references.
1 Credit
Grade Level: 9-12
Prerequisite: Instructor Approval

Web Design and Development I (Syllabus)

Course Description: This course is designed to introduce students to the basic elements of web design and development. Students will learn about content placement, use of color and graphics, typography, and message using industry standard software. Students are introduced to various web design languages, design concepts, and layout theory. Students will become familiar with marketing and other uses of websites; as well as ethical and legal issues related to websites.
1 Credit
Grade Level: 9-12
Prerequisite: None

Web Design and Development II (Syllabus)

Course Description: This course is a continuation of Web Design and Development I. This course is designed for intermediate students to create websites for a variety of purposes including building and maintaining sites for teachers. Students will develop their knowledge of content, placement, use of color and graphics, typography and message using industry-standard software. Students will use various web design languages, design concepts and layout theories to create their websites. Project-based learning, collaboration and portfolio development are essential elements of this class. The appropriate use of technology and industry standard equipment is an integral part of this class.
Grade Level: 10-12
Prerequisite: Web Design and Development I

Web Design and Development III (Syllabus)

Course Description: This course is a continuation of Web Design and Development II. This course is designed for advanced students to create websites for a variety of purposes using advanced techniques and processes. Areas of study include automation, animation and interactivity in websites, as well as web servers and a more extensive knowledge of website construction. Project-based learning, collaboration and portfolio development are essential elements of this class. The appropriate use of technology and industry standard equipment is an integral part of this class. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have acquired entry-level skills for employment in this field.
1 Credit
Grade Level: 11-12
Prerequisite: Web Design and Development II

Web Design and Development Advanced Studies (Syllabus)

Course Description: This course is offered to students who have achieved all content standards in a program whose desire is to pursue advanced study through investigation and in-depth research. Students are expected to work independently or in a team and consult with their supervising teacher for guidance. The supervising teacher will give directions, monitor, and evaluate the students’ topic of study. Coursework may include various work-based learning experiences such as internships and job shadowing, involvement in a school-based enterprise, completion of a capstone project, and/or portfolio development. This course may be repeated for additional instruction and credit.
1 Credit
Grade Level: 12
Prerequisite: Web Design and Development III