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    GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS:
    • 1.5 credits (3 semesters) of Occupational Education 

    Chief Sealth offers a variety of courses to satisfy this requirement. All courses in the Business & Technology, Family & Consumer Science, Academy of Finance, and Academy of Hospitality and Tourism departments satisfy Occupational Education credit requirement for graduation.

    ACADEMY OF FINANCE
    General Information:  The Academy of Finance is an academy program that students can enter after their sophomore year.  The students participate in career conferences, and have an opportunity to apply for an internship during the summer between their junior and senior years. Seniors have the chance to go on a senior trip to New York.  They learn about numerous financial matters and have a special graduation.

    PRINCIPLES OF FINANCE
    Credits:  0.5 credit
    Grade(s):  11
    Length of Course:  One semester (first semester only)
    Prerequisite:  Acceptance into Academy of Finance
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied:  Occupational Ed

    Preference is given to students who have applied and been accepted into the Academy of Finance.  Students learn general economic principles through games including stock market games, and Cash Flow.  Students learn how to handle their own finances in life after high school.  They also prepare for the IB exam in Economics by studying microeconomics.

    ENTREPRENEURSHIP 
    Credits:  0.5 credit
    Grade(s):  11 
    Length of Course:  One Semester (second semester only)
    Prerequisite:  Principles of Finance
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed

    This course provides students with an understanding of the critical role played by entrepreneurs in the national and global economy.  Students learn not only the skills necessary to become entrepreneurs, but also the attitudes, characteristics, and techniques found with successful entrepreneurs. Students explore steps to starting a business; analyzing the market, financing, and creating a form of organization that will accommodate future growth.  They learn about the operational issues that new businesses face, such as regulations, protecting intellectual property, and the financial risks of starting a business.  Students examine ethical issues and develop a framework for managing them.

    IB BUSINESS MANAGEMENT SL
    Credits:  1.0 credits
    Grade(s):  11 and 12
    Length of Course:  2 Semesters
    Prerequisite:  None
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed

    The role of business is to produce and sell goods and services that meet human needs and wants by organizing resources. In this course students learn to analyze, discuss and evaluate business activities at local, national and international levels. Emphasis is place on strategic decision-making and the operational business functions of human resource management, finance and accounts, marketing and operations management. Through the exploration of six concepts (change, culture, ethics, globalization, innovation and strategy), the business management course allows students to develop their understanding of interdisciplinary concepts from a business management perspective. Students may choose to take the IB exam for this course for possible college credit, or as a requirement for the IB Career-path certificate or the IB diploma. 

    ACADEMY OF FINANCE INTERNSHIP 
    Credits:  0.5 credit
    Grade(s):  11
    Length of Course:  Minimum of six weeks (summer after junior year)
    Prerequisite:  AOF Academy Students
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed

    A significant component of the AOF curriculum is the internship experience.  The paid summer internship provides valuable, hands-on experience to increase the student’s skills, motivation, and work ethic.  Students in the Academy have exclusive access to apply for a number of internships.  

    ACADEMY OF HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM
    General Information:  The Academy of Hospitality and Tourism is a two-year commitment, focusing on hospitality and tourism, marketing, sales and customer service.  It involves a potential paid summer internship during the summer of the junior year and can include a class trip to Hawaii or New York City.  See Family and Consumer Sciences for the other components of this program.

    EXPLORING HOSPITALITY
    Credits:  0.5 credit per semester
    Grade(s):  11
    Length of Course:  One Semester (first semester only)
    Prerequisite:  Acceptance into the Academy of Hospitality & Tourism
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied:  Occupational Ed

    This is the first course students take in the Academy of Hospitality & Tourism and provides an overview of the current hospitality and tourism industry. Students learn about the history of the industry, explore traveler motivation and consumer needs, the industry’s economic and environmental impacts, domestic and international travel, and sales in tourism. Finally, students explore careers in the hospitality and tourism industry.  The culminating project for this class is planning the Academy senior trip.

    EVENT AND ENTERTAINMENT PLANNING
    Credits:  0.5 credit per semester
    Grade(s):  12
    Length of Course:  One Semester 
    Prerequisite:  Exploring Hospitality
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied:  Occupational Ed

    This course introduces students to the skills and knowledge required in the event planning profession.  After studying the steps involved in planning a special event, students learn about event planning in sports.  They then examine the unique requirements of event planning in entertainment and the performing arts.  Students gain valuable experience in project management that can be applied to any career path.  They also examine careers in the field of event planning.

    ACADEMY OF HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM INTERNSHIP 
    Credits:  0.5 credit
    Grade(s):  11
    Length of Course:  Minimum of six weeks (summer after junior year)
    Prerequisite:  AOHT Academy Students
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed

    A significant component of the AOHT curriculum is the internship experience.  The paid summer internship provides valuable, hands-on experience to increase the student’s skills, motivation, and work ethic.  Students in the Academy have exclusive access to apply for a number of internships.  

    CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Credits:  0.5 credit per semester
    Grade(s):  11, 12
    Length of Course:  One semester (second semester only)
    Prerequisite:  Exploring Hospitality; Sports and Event Marketing
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied:  Occupational Ed

    Other Requirements:  Priority given to Seniors in AOHT

    Customer Service introduces 12th grade students to the concept of service as a critical component of a hospitality or tourism business. It combines learning current theory and practice with observations of customer service in action, role-play, and critical analysis of models to provide a comprehensive perspective on this subject. Topics include trends in customer service; the psychology governing interactions between customers and providers; the phases of the customer service encounter; common mistakes; internal customer service; customer feedback; the role of management; and customer service issues that are specific to the hospitality and tourism industries.

    BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION

    PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL SKILLS “PPS”—INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB)
    Credits:  1.0 Credit
    Grade: 11th/12th Grade
    Length of Course:  2 Semesters
    Prerequisite:  IBCP Students Only
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied:  Occupational ED


    This class, a requirement for the IB Career Program, emphasizes the development of transferable skills needed to operate successfully in society. The focus of the PPS course is studying what we know in a specific career and technical field of knowledge and how we know it. Curriculum will focus on critical thinking, personal and interpersonal development, problem-solving and the acquisition of practical skills.

    INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
    Credits:  0.5 credit
    Grade(s):  10, 11, 12
    Length of Course:  One Semester
    Prerequisite:  None
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied:  Occupational Ed
    Introduction to Business will introduce students to the world of business and financial planning.  Over the course of the semester, students learn all aspects of personal financial planning in helping reach their life goals.  The course includes lessons on goal setting, saving, borrowing, credit, and various types of insurance and investments. The primary purpose of the course is the development of life and career skills as students begin their economic roles as a consumer, worker, and citizen after high school. 

    MARKETING 
    Credits:  0.5 credit
    Grade(s):  10, 11, 12
    Length of Course:  One Semester
    Prerequisite:  None
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed
    Marketing introduces students to the action or business of promoting and selling products or services, including market research and advertising.  Students learn about each phase of marketing and the wide range of options that all marketing managers and business owners consider as they create, or revise marketing plans.  This course is being offered to complement the schools’ DECA (International Association of Marketing Students) and student store. 

    COMPUTER APPLICATIONS I
    Credits: 0.5 credit
    Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
    Length of Course: One Semester
    Prerequisite: none
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed

    Computer Applications I is a Business Department technology class designed to introduce current business software applications that students will use for their high school, college and career success.  Students learn MS Word and PowerPoint with the opportunity to earn industry standard Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certificates for their resume.  Course includes typing-skills support and an introduction to Excel. College credit is available via Tech Pre- inquire for college credit standards.

    WEB DESIGN I
    Credits: 0.5 credit
    Grade(s):  9, 10, 11, 12
    Length of Course: One Semester
    Prerequisite: None - typing 25+ words per minute is recommended.   Consider Computer Applications if minimal typing skills and limited computer knowledge.
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed

    This course introduces basic technology and design-process skills of building and maintaining a website.  Includes basics of the HTML5 markup language (used to structure web pages and online content), CSS3 (the style-sheet language that gives a website its form) and introductory JavaScript programming.  Tools are the free MS Visual Studio 2015 Professional (available as a free download to students) and Notepad++.  Tech Prep college credit available to students who meet select criteria.

    WEB DESIGN II
    Credits: 0.5 credit
    Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
    Length of Course: One Semester
    Prerequisite: Web Page Design I 
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed

    This course delves further into the technology and design-process skills of building and maintaining a website involving HTML5, CSS3 and extending into JavaScript programming skills.  Web II is a rigorous course designed for students to earn Tech Prep college credit and earn the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) HTML5 Development Fundamentals certification. Tech Prep college credit available to students who meet select criteria.

    INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING (COMPUTER SCIENCE)
    Credits: 0.5 credit/semester
    Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
    Length of Course: One Year
    Prerequisite: Comp Apps and/or Web 1 highly recommended. Algebra 1 completion required.  Geometry recommended
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed

    This course provides students with a full-year introduction to programming/coding. The 2nd semester will focus on the Python programming language.  An emphasis is on process skills and knowledge to understand some of the code behind software technology we use daily.  The course incorporates problem solving and thinking as a computer scientist to enable writing effective code and understand algorithms.  Tech prep collect credit is available to students we meet select criteria. 

    ANNUAL STAFF- YEARBOOK
    Credits:  1.0 credit
    Grade(s):  10, 11, 12
    Length of Course:  Two Semesters
    Prerequisite:  Student must receive a C or better in a visual arts class or have a waiver from the Yearbook Advisor to join the class.
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied:  Occupational Ed

    The students on the Annual Staff in this class are responsible for the publication of our school yearbook, CACHE. Working under strict deadlines and with the help of the advisor, students use online design software to capture the year’s events. If you are creative, dependable, enjoy teamwork and want to experience the creation and publishing of a book from scratch, learn to speak yearbook! Learn or develop layout and design skills, photography, copy and caption writing-experience a production environment and be part of creating something that will last forever.
     
    FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCES

    Classes in Family and Consumer Sciences are designed to prepare students for the dual role of wage-earner / homemaker.  Classes are co-ed, vocational, careers oriented, and meet the Occupational Education (CTE) requirement for graduation.

    INDEPENDENT LIVING
    Credits:  0.5 credit
    Grade(s):  9,10,11,12
    Length of Course:  One Semester
    Prerequisite:  None 
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied:  Occupational Ed

    Students begin to make decisions about living on their own. This course helps students explore the decisions about living on their own.  Topics include issues such as relationships, buying a car, domestic violence, money management, credit cards, investments, insurance, housing, and how to get a job. Each student will create his or her own “Career Portfolio” (resume / cover letter /references) as a culminating project. 

    NUTRITION & WELLNESS
    Credits:  0.5 credit
    Grade(s):  10,11,12 (9th if space available)
    Length of Course:  One Semester (second semester only)
    Prerequisite:  None (teacher permission if 9th grader)
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied:  Occupational Ed

    This class will cover information concerning nutritional requirements for different age groups, how diets affect human growth, dietary guidelines, meal planning and preparation, characteristics of fitness and exercise, eating disorders, vegetarianism, organic vs. non-organic and consumer practices.  Students will learn how to cook delicious, yet healthy meals occasionally throughout the semester.

    FAMILY HEALTH
    Credits:  0.5 credit
    Grade(s):  10, 11, 12
    Length of Course:  One Semester 
    Prerequisite:  none
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied:   Occupational Ed, Health

    This class will include topics in nutrition, health and wellness, growth and development, global, mental, community, and reproductive health, health risks, fitness, and safety.  Additional topics include an introduction to health careers.  National FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) programs and projects such as Power of One goal setting and Illustrated Talks incorporated into the course assessments.  Students use a variety of learning strategies, vocabulary, scenarios, technology, real-world activities, and applications to explore topics, career ad skills leading to health-related certifications.  Students that receive a minimum of a B- in course are eligible for Tech Prep credit.


    SPORTS MEDICINE 1 
    Credits:  0.5 credit / semester
    Grade(s):  9, 10,11, 12
    Length of Course:  One year
    Prerequisite:  None
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied:   Occupational Ed

    Sports Medicine gives students the opportunity to explore the field of sports medicine by spending one period in the classroom and time after school in the training room with an athletic trainer.  The major emphasis of the class will be to apply the skills learned to real-life situations.  Students will earn Emergency First Aid / CPR / AED certification.  They will learn human anatomy and physiology of the lower extremities, science vocabulary, prevention and care of athletic injuries, and the basic concepts of injury rehabilitation.  Students will also explore the field of sports medicine learning about the various occupations, educational opportunities and requirements, and basic employability skills needed to succeed in the workplace.

    SPORTS MEDICINE 2 
    Credits:  0.5 credit / semester
    Grade(s):  9, 10,11, 12
    Length of Course:  One year
    Prerequisite:  Sports Medicine 1
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied:  Occupational Ed

    Sports Medicine 2 gives students the opportunity to continue their exploration of sports medicine by spending one period in the classroom and time after school in the training room or on the athletic field with an athletic trainer.  Students will learn human anatomy and physiology, prevention and care of athletic injuries, injury evaluation, and basic concepts of injury rehabilitation of the upper extremities. Students will also learn about nutrition, legal issues, HIV/AIDS, blood borne pathogens, and infectious diseases. The second semester focuses on building on previously-learned skills and the application in real-life situations.  

    IB SPORTS, EXERCISE, AND SPORTS SCIENCE 
    Credits:  1.0 credit
    Grade(s):  11, 12
    Length of Course:  One year
    Prerequisite:  None
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied:  Occupational Ed, Science

    The course incorporates the traditional disciplines of Anatomy, Physiology, Biomechanics, Psychology and Nutrition and will be studied in the context of Sport, Exercise and Health.  Students will study a range of core and option topics.  They will undertake practical (experimental) investigations in both laboratory and field settings.  This will provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and understanding necessary to apply scientific principles and critically analyze human performance.  Where relevant, the course will address issues of internationalism and ethics by considering Sport, Exercise and Health relative to the individual and in a global context. 

    CAREER CHOICES
    Credits:  0.5 credit
    Grade(s):  10,11, 12
    Length of Course:  One semester
    Prerequisite:  None.  Priority to 12 graders looking to explore post-graduation options
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied:  Occupational Ed

    Career Choices gives students an opportunity to learn valuable career and life skills while getting out into the community for job shadows, practicing interpersonal skills, writing resumes and job applications, and much more.  This course follows the Career Choices frameworks put out by the state and include the following topics: career interest assessments, workplace readiness, interview skill development, work-based learning (job shadows), job search paperwork, health and safety issues in the workplace, employment law, personal financial literacy, and post high school planning.