Computer Department

The following courses cover the Pennsylvania academic standards of Science and Technology.

Microsoft Applications 9th

Intro to Business (Careers) 10th

Computer Principles 9-12

Computer Science I 10-12



Microsoft Applications:
This 30-day course covers the Pennsylvania Academic standards for Business, Computer, and Information Technology as well as the Science and Technology standards. Students will be introduced to the basics of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation development, and desktop publishing. This class provides hands-on operation using the Microsoft Office suite of applications including: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher.


Intro to Business (Careers):
This 45-day course covers the Pennsylvania Academic standards for Business, Computer, and Information Technology and Career Education and Work. This course will allow students to research various careers and map out possible career paths. Students will participate in several projects such as a research paper, resume, cover letter, and a project involving emerging technology-based careers. Students will have access to professionals via career day and guest speakers. Business concepts such as cost of living, budgeting, impact of emerging technologies, and business plans will be explored throughout the course. As a culminating activity students will participate in a mock interview.


Computer Principles:
This 180-day course covers the Pennsylvania Academic standards for Science and Technology. Students will be exposed to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) concepts. Students will explore various aspects of innovations and digital technology while developing computational thinking skills. This course will allow students to participate in project-based learning through application and inquiry tasks. Students will also be introduced to the world of coding. This course is offered to students in grades 9 through 12 who have completed or are concurrently taking Algebra I.


Computer Science I:
This 180-day course covers the Pennsylvania Academic standards for Science and Technology. Students will be exposed to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) concepts. Students will explore how complex coding is integrated into all aspects of technology to make it work. This course will teach students about programming and how to create their own programs using the Python coding language. Students will demonstrate mastery through a series of coding exercises, quizzes, and programs. This course is offered to students in grades 10 through 12 who have completed Algebra I.