General Electives

Journalism Public Speaking
Financial Literacy Intro to CAD
Intro to Robotics  

 

Journalism
1 Trimester
.5 Credits

Course Description:Journalism is a one trimester elective.  The students are required to use Microsoft Publisher and Word to create original articles and newspaper layouts, as well as learn media writing skills.  Students that are in the Journalism course produce the monthly school newspaper, and the Lenape Tech Times.  They should be strong writers with a history of high English scores or teacher recommendation.  Students are required to work in small and large groups, with peers to complete editing and give feedback, with adults or other students to perform interviews for articles, operate a camera for picture taking, and partake in discussions.  Students must be independently or internally motivated to work towards deadlines in a setting that is run similar to a business.
Prerequisite: Strong writing skills; works well independently; English grade of 80% or higher

Public Speaking
1 Trimester
0.5 Credit

Course Description:  Public Speaking will require students to prepare and present formal and informal speeches that focus on a variety of topics that are student and teacher generated. The class is designed to push students out of their comfort zone to become well-rounded and confident speakers. This course will proceed at a rapid pace and therefore students enrolled in this course should be independently motivated.

Financial Literacy
1 Trimester
.5 Credit

Course Description:  This course presents financial topics that provides students with a foundation and understanding of money management.  In addition students will be exposed to  a number of topics and  engaged in activities that will allow them to exercise good financial decision making and the benefits accorded as well as realize the consequences of not applying good financial judgment. 

Intro to CAD
1 Trimester
.5 Credit

Course Description:  This course provides students with a basic introduction to industry standard 2D and 3D computer assisted drafting with a focus on integrating CAD into their technical programs.  Students will learn to use basic drawing commands, dimensioning, editing tools, and printing while creating drawings that apply to their technical program.  Example projects might include carpentry students designing and drawing plans for a woodworking project, culinary arts students designing and drawings plans for their gingerbread house or creating their own custom cookie cutter.   

Intro to Robotics
1 Trimester
.5 Credit

Course Description:  The student will be introduced to basic concepts in robotic through a hands-on approach.   Students will work in teams to build and test increasingly more complex robotics projects which will use motors, pulses, servos, switches, sensors, LEDs, mounting boards and much more.