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New Courses for 2021-2022

Intro to Digital Technology (first class in the new Computer Science Pathway)
Introduction to Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security (first class in the new Criminal Justice Pathway)
Honors Oceanography
Honors Oceanography is a 4th year science elective course designed to give students a strong background in the Ocean Sciences. The course covers a wide range of material encompassed within the field of Oceanography including challenging classroom activities, laboratory activities, field experiences (virtual and real world) and individual/class projects. Students will learn about geologic processes that affect our oceans, the physics of ocean waves and sound transmission in the ocean, the complex diversity of marine organisms and their habitats, and how humans impact the oceans of our world. Allow Oceanography to introduce you to some of the greatest mysteries in marine science and help you to discover the most diverse and unique place on our planet – the oceans!

Beginning Music Technology - Course Description

In this course, students will learn the history of music technology and the evolution of popular music and hip hop. Students will explore the genres and elements of music creation and how to layer these elements together to create their own compositions. Students will explore computer software and are introduced to basic MIDI sequencing software to create multi-track songs and original musical compositions. Each unit will consist of content presentation along with the opportunity to apply the knowledge into an individual project. 

Georgia Standards (page 92-105):

Course Outline:

  1. History of Music Technology

  2. Computer Basics (setting up equipment, keyboard shortcuts, etc)

  3. Elements of Music

    1. Rhythm / Melody 

    2. Harmony / Form

  4. Music History

    1. Jazz 

    2. Rock and Roll/Rhythm and Blues / Motown

    3. Funk / Hip-Hop

  5. Editing/EQ

    1. Sampling

  6. Recording

    1. Microphones

    2. Software

    3. Live sounds

  7. Film Scoring and Sound Effects

    1. Recording Foley Sounds/Effects

    2. Film Composition

AP European History
AP Seminar