For students in 12th grade, this is a foundational course, incorporating the Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) curriculum. This course is specifically designed for high school students who are interested in business education, particularly entrepreneurship and small business management. In this course, students study the role of entrepreneurs in our free enterprise system, acquiring the knowledge and skills needed to effectively organize, develop, create, and manage their own businesses. Activities include reading, writing, discussion, direct- and indirect research, business math, accounting principles, teamwork, networking, problem solving, applying technology, and decision-making. This class also incorporates a number of fun and interactive activities, including several field trips throughout the year. At the conclusion of the class, each student will present a full business plan to their peers and a panel of volunteer judges.
For 7th graders, the Principles of Entrepreneurship class is a foundational course incorporates the Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) curriculum. Principles of Entrepreneurship is designed for middle school students who are interested in understanding how businesses work. In this course, students begin to understand the role entrepreneurs play in our society, discovering what entrepreneurs do and learning about the trends that shape the future for entrepreneurship. Activities include reading, writing, and discussion, as well as direct and indirect research, business math, accounting principles, teamwork, networking, problem solving, applying technology, and decision-making. The class also incorporates plenty of fun and interactive activities, including several field trips throughout the year.
This course provides our students in grades 9-12 with a broad overview of core technological concepts related to the environment, medicine, biotechnology, transportation, and problem-solving. This is a computer and Internet-intensive, Project-Based Learning (PBL) course in which students learn to be digital citizens. All curriculum is based on International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards, designed to: foster creativity and innovation; promote communication and collaboration; grow research fluency; and enhance critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making skills. Students will become well versed in iPad use, understanding its functionality in school while learning about Internet safety and ways to both gain access to credible knowledge and apply that knowledge in school, on the job, and beyond.
Eighth-grade Technology is designed to prepare students for more rigorous high school technology courses. Students will review the Microsoft Office suite and be introduced to advanced functions. They will also explore cross-curricular aspects of technology, as well as the design cycle and strategies for solving design problems. This year, students will also create and explore blogs as they become “global communicators.” Student blogs will be self-contained (not viewable by the general public) and monitored by the teacher at all times. Students will also become well versed in using the iPad in all classes, understanding its functionality in school while learning about Internet safety and ways to gain access to more knowledge.
The World Communications Charter School Science curriculum includes Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics, approached in the same technology-intensive ways as other disciplines. As a typical high school student, your day might begin with Biology, focusing on developing and enhancing the the awareness and understanding of biological systems and methodologies you will need to excel in higher-level courses. In all subjects, WSSC science courses focus on the application of critical skills in order to develop problem-solving techniques. We also offer honors versions of our science classes, and all curricula are aligned with Pennsylvania State Standards, Keystone Test Anchors, and National Common Core Content Standards.
For seniors, we also offer nanotechnology as an optional science course. Nanotechnology is the understanding and control of matter at dimensions between approximately 1 and 100 nanometers, where unique phenomena enable novel applications. Encompassing nanoscale science, engineering, and technology, nanotechnology involves imaging, measuring, modeling, and manipulating matter at this length scale.
At the end of this course, students will understand science as a way of knowing and technology as a way of adapting. They will conduct scientific investigations, organize and interpret graphs and tables to express patterns and relationships, use written and oral communications skills to explain scientific phenomena and concepts in an appropriate manner, and much more.