Introduction to Software Technology
Introduction to Software Technology is a course that is appropriate for all high school students. Introduction to Software
Technology is the foundational course for Cloud Computing, Computer Science, Game Design, Internet of Things, Programming,
Web and Digital Design, and Web Development pathways. This course is designed for high school students to understand,
communicate, and adapt to a digital world as it impacts their personal life, society, and the business world. Exposure to
foundational knowledge in programming languages, software development, app creation, and user-interfacing applications are all
taught in a computer lab with hands-on activities and project-focused tasks.
Computer Science Principles
Engage your creativity, demonstrate and build your problem-solving ability all while connecting the relevance of computer science to society! Computer Science (CS) Principles is an intellectually rich and engaging course that is focused on building a solid understanding and foundation in computer science. This course emphasizes the content, practices, thinking, and skills central to the discipline of computer science. Through both its content and pedagogy, this course aims to appeal to a broad audience. The focus of this course will fall into these computational thinking practices: connecting computing, developing computational artifacts, abstracting, analyzing problems and artifacts, communicating, and collaborating.
Programming, Games, Apps & SocietyAre you ready to design and develop? This course is designed for high school students to strategize, design, and develop games, mobile and desktop applications that can be produced in the real world. Students will learn about the life cycles of project development and use models to develop applications. Attention will be placed on how user interfaces affect the usability and effectiveness of a game or an application. Programming constructs will be employed which will allow students’ applications to interact with the “real world” stimuli. This course exposes students to privacy, legality, and security considerations with regard to the software industry.
Career Technical Student Organization (CTSO)All students are encouraged to join the Future Business Leaders of America. FBLA provides career and leadership development through peer interactions, adult mentoring, and competitions based on knowledge and skills. Leadership development activities of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) will help prepare students with a competitive edge in the global marketplace. Ask your instructor for a brochure.The National Technical Honor Society serves over 80,000 student members annually. In 2017, NTHS awarded over $250,000 in scholarships to career and technical education students. NTHS honors the achievements of top CTE students, provides scholarships to encourage the pursuit of higher education, and cultivates excellence in today’s highly competitive, skilled workforce.Henry County Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. You may access additional information at https://schoolwires.henry.k12.ga.us/Page/49720