Buford Exploratory

EXPLORATORY AND RELATED ARTS COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

 

Career and Technical Education Courses (CTE):

 

8219

INDEPENDENT LIVING – FULL YEAR

Credit:

1 High School Elective Credit

Grade: 

8

Prerequisite:

Teacher Recommendation

This course allows students to explore strategies for living independently by focusing on relationships, applying financial literacy and consumerism, managing resources in the areas of apparel, nutrition and wellness and housing.  They will also develop leadership roles and plan for careers.

 

8263

FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES EXPLORATORY II - 18 weeks

Grade: 

7

Prerequisite:

None

Students will focus on their individual development as well as their relationships and roles within the family unit and in their community.   They learn how to maintain their personal environments and to use nutrition and wellness practices. Students also develop skills in caring for and repairing their clothes.

 

8244

FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCES EXPLORATORY III - 18 weeks

 

Grade:

8

Prerequisite: 

None

The Students will focus on career research and workplace readiness skills.  Students will develop a basic understanding of money management skills and will enhance their knowledge of nutrition and wellness practices, Students will also practice the use of the sewing machine.

 

 8450               ENGINEERING EXPLORATIONS I- FULL YEAR

Credit:             1 High School Credit

Grade:             8

Co-requisite:     Physical Science

 An introduction to the principles of engineering and the various engineering disciplines, including aerospace, electrical, mechanical, chemical, systems, civil, biomedical, nuclear, and environmental engineering. Students will design, prototype, test, and report a wide range of projects. Students will also learn basic programming, CAD, computational software, and electronics.


 

8464                FOUNDATIONS OF ENGINEERING- SEMESTER

Grade:             7 or 8

Prerequisite: None

A basic introduction to the engineering design process through inventions.  Students will design, prototype, and test projects, learn basic programming, and a basic introduction to CAD for 2-D and 3-D fabrication, and design.