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Online Course Electives that Prepare Students for Post-Graduate Success

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Each state has a list of credit requirements students must adhere to in order to graduate, part of which is an Electives requirement.  School counselors often suggest to students that they think about their post-graduate career goals to determine which Electives to take.

One student may want to study in college to become an engineer, another a teacher, another a graphic design, and another may want to jump straight into a career in fashion merchandising.

Regardless of a student’s goals, TheBridgeSchool.NET offers a wide variety of Electives that will help students reach their goals.  Here are a few simple examples:

College Readiness

As students prepare for the competitive and rigorous college curriculum, The Bridge School offers a number of courses that will help them earn credits in their area of interest and also improve their study and research skills.

Environmental Science
Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary course covering a wide variety of topics including biology, physics, geology, ecology, chemistry, geography, astronomy, meteorology, oceanography, and engineering.  The course also considers ways in which human populations affect our planet and its processes.  Of emphasis is the concept of sustainability as a means of using resources in a way that ensures they will always be around us.

Business Computer Information Systems
This course is split into two parts.  The first part explores the use of technology applications in both business and personal situations.  The course provides key knowledge and skills around communication, business technology, word processing, spreadsheets and databases.  The second part provides key knowledge and skills around telecommunications, desktop publishing, presentation technology, computer networks and computer operating systems.

Essentials of Business
This course is an introduction to the goals, processes, and operations of business enterprises for students.  The main focus is on the functions that a company – whether a multinational corporation or a corner grocery story – must manage effectively to be successful.  These include accounting, finance, human resource management, marketing, operations management, and strategic planning.  Attention is also given to the legal environment in which businesses operate, and the importance of business ethics and corporate citizenship.

Job Readiness

Many students choose to forego college and want to begin a career immediately after they graduate from high school.  These courses would provide a solid foundation for different types of careers.

Digital Arts
This course is designed to provide computer science students with an introduction to visualization-graphics programming on computers.  To equip students for today’s digitally driven lifestyle, this course focuses on using a digital camera and the practical application of digital imaging and editing programs.  Additionally, students will work with audio-editing programs, and will also examine 3D technology and cinematography.

Intro to Web Design
For students who wish to pursue a career in website design, this course exposes students to leading-edge tools like Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Flash to understand how to design web pages.

Life Skills Development

Some skills need to be developed regardless of whether a student chooses to attend college or not.  As they turn into adults and take on their own responsibilities, students need to learn essential skills that will help them get ahead in life.

Personal and Family Living
This course takes students on an interactive exploration of the challenges they may face as they transition into adulthood, including constructive conflict resolution, nutrition and health, building healthy families, financial responsibility, and long-term employment.

Personal Financial Literacy
This course is designed to help high school students prepare for success in making financial decisions throughout their lives.  Topics in the course address the advantages of making sound financial decisions in both the short and long term, income planning, money management, saving and investing, and consumer rights and responsibilities.

Please visit the course electives page for more information.  We offer more than 50 elective courses.  There is something for every student!

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