Southwest Junior High

Southwest Junior High

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Business Education Courses

Biznology:  (7-8) Got Biznology? In today’s fast-paced world, you need it! In this class, you will connect the dots between business and technology. Explore important computer skills, which will help you become successful in your future career and schooling, including junior high, high school and college. This class is project-based; pick a band and create a flyer for an upcoming concert, choose a celebrity and write them a letter to find out how they use computers in their everyday lives. Take part in a simulation where you will open a sporting goods or hobby store of your choice. Create your company’s grand opening commercial and billboard using presentation software. Plan what you will sell in your store with spreadsheet software. Make use of word processing software to design your store’s billboard and logo. Express your creativity in this class while learning essential business and technology skills.

Video Game Design Basics (7-8) Scratch the surface of video game design! You will create videogames using a free online program called SCRATCH. Show off your creative side and passion for gaming! You will produce games, stories, animations, simulations, and interactive art projects in this class. Once ready, you can share what you’ve created on the Scratch website for people to play and explore. This class is a great introduction to the high school video gaming class. Start your future in a booming field.

Cloud Computing (7-8) Ride the technology cloud! This class is designed as a primer for anyone trying to take advantage of what many believe is the third major wave in computing...Cloud Computing! Discover web-based tools and applications in this technology driven, project-based class. Explore the various tools that Google has to offer. Take your imagination to the max through the use of web-based tools to edit videos and images, wikis, blogs, and websites!

Introduction to Web Design (9) Welcome to the dynamic world of web design!  This class will prepare students to enter into a lifetime of web design and development.  Throughout the course they will learn and apply different ways of designing pages for the web.  The course will take HTML programming and apply it to both personal and business use.

Retailing Fashion! (9) Do you often spend your Saturdays sifting through magazines for the latest retro styles? Are your friends always asking if they can borrow your chic shoes and funky accessories? If so, take a walk down the fashion runway in this class. You will quickly discover that behind the glamorous displays in boutiques and department stores is the creative work of a fashion merchandising guru. You will learn how these business professionals make important decisions that can sail or fail a retail clothing store like Hollister, Zumiez, or Abercrombie and Fitch. With a unique blend of fashion sense and business savvy, fashion merchandisers help store owners decide what products to stock, how to display them to shoppers, and how to quickly sell them. You will learn about the manufacturing, buying, promoting, and selling of fashion items, from clothing and shoes to cosmetics and jewelry. You’ll have lots of opportunities to express your passion for fashion with online-design projects including the final project where you will have a hand in producing a fashion show. The result? Graduate as a savoir-faire business professional with your finger on the pulse of the fashion retailing world.

Sports Marketing (9) Take a step-by-step journey through the world of Sports Marketing and discover behind-the-scenes marketing elements involved in the sports entertainment industry. Technology will drive us as we investigate the marketing of college and professional sports and products and services through sports events. You will build and manage a team by: creating a sponsorship proposal for a local sports team, developing a stadium model for a major sports franchise, designing a media kit for a sports team to send to the community, developing an advertising campaign for a sports event. Finally, explore the various marketing careers in the sports industry, what they entail, and what college programs will continue your marketing journey!