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272 Introduction to Business:  Business Management & Marketing     

Students will be introduced to financial accounting and its principals, balance sheets, income statements, statements of cash flows, valuation of inventories, the time value of money and depreciation. The management component will focus on the managerial process and its techniques, leadership, motivation and teamwork, organizational structures and designs, globalization and international business, diversity, ethics and social responsibility. Students will also learn marketing concepts and research methods, product development, segmentation and target marketing, advertising, retailing, competitive intelligence and social and political marketing. Qualifying students may take this course for Saint Francis College credit.

Credit:  1

Instructor: Mrs. Rosemarie Ganser

 

275 Introduction to Entrepreneurship

This course is designed to introduce students to the different types of entrepreneurship that exist, and the excitement and challenges of building your own business.  It focuses on identifying and evaluating entrepreneurial opportunities, as well as identifying what it takes to get a new venture off the ground.  The course is enriched with real-life examples, including personal stories from local entrepreneurs and case studies of start-ups.  It emphasizes active, hands-on learning, and student teams will get a taste for starting and running a company via a team start-up project. The class will meet for an hour after school once a week.   Qualifying students may take this course for Saint Francis College credit. 

Credit:  1

Instructor: Mrs. Rosemarie Ganser

 

610 Visual Perception       

This is a one-year course which offers the student an opportunity to increase perception and awareness in art. The foundations of Visual Art and Art History will be studied. The development of art and art movements will be illustrated and related visual assignments will be part of studio study.

Approximate Cost: $50

Credit: ½

Instructor: Mr. Peter Haughwout

 

620 Major Art 1 (Drawing I, Mechanical Drawing I, Painting I)

Major Art 1 is a second year course that provides an opportunity for students to expand on the drawing and painting concepts introduced in Visual Perception. Emphasis is placed on experiences with design principles, drawing techniques, and painting skills leading to the development of abilities that are necessary for advanced art courses. Design fields in the art world, including fashion and architecture, are covered. Students are given more in-depth problems to solve creatively while becoming more adept through a broad exposure to various media. Careful and accurate perception of form, space, and construction are stressed as well as the unique vision and originality of each student.

Prerequisite: Minimum average of 90 in Visual Perception; Portfolio of 5-10 works; Departmental Approval

Approximate Cost: $150

Credit: 1

Instructor: Mr. Peter Haughwout

 

630 Major Art 2 (The Human Figure & 2 Point Perspective) 

Major Art 2 is an upper level course designed for the student who wishes to further develop skills and techniques that were introduced in previous art courses. Advanced drawing and painting techniques will be covered including the human face and proportion; anatomy will be a major area of exploration. Students will be continually encouraged to expand their creative ideas as well as their technical potential. This course will approach drawing and painting utilizing various techniques and materials. This is a desirable course for any student wishing to develop a portfolio for college. It is expected for any student intending to enroll in Major Art 3 to successfully complete this course.

Prerequisite: Minimum average of 90 in Major Art 1; Portfolio of 5-10 works; Departmental Approval

Approximate Cost: $150

Credit: 1

Instructor: Mr. Peter Haughwout

 

640-641 Major Art 3 (Portfolio Development)

This course is offered to seniors who wish to develop a professional art portfolio for college admission. This is a fast-paced course designed to hone in on the strong technical skill set students have developed in their previous art courses. Students will use their skills creatively and explore personal styles as they develop a portfolio of work that represents their unique artistic vision. Experimentation is strongly encouraged, as is strong technique, craft, and attention to detail. This course will further explore more unique, personal, and conceptual approaches in order to generate projects that use traditional and experimental approaches. Students will have the opportunity to experiment within each project.

Prerequisite: Minimum average of 90 in Major Art 2, and a portfolio of 10 Major Art pieces.

Approximate Cost: $150

Credit: 1

Instructor: Mr. Peter Haughwout

 

642 Photography & Media Arts     

This year long course is designed to offer students a variety of technical and creative skills in photography and media arts. In this art course, students will learn how to use a digital camera, as well as the basics of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. The elements and principles of design as they relate to photograph composition and graphic design are emphasized. Topics include: basic and experimental darkroom techniques, digital manipulation and how to incorporate traditional art media. Students will also study significant photographers and graphic artists in history. Students will examine images critically through weekly critiques. Professional display of photographs and media art using mats and frames will be expected for the final portfolio at the end of the year.

Prerequisite: Visual Perception.

Approximate Cost: $120 for Adobe Photoshop plus $100 Lab Fee Each student must have her own digital single lens reflex camera.

Credit: 1

Instructor: Mr. Peter Haughwout

 

 

 

808 Computer Science

This course is designed to help students gain a better understanding of the fundamental concepts of the field of computer science. The course will cover the basic knowledge that all computer scientists must have. Some of the topics to be covered include: hex and binary number systems, operating systems, programming with Scratch and Python, etc.

Credit:  1/2

Instructor: Mr. Mark Surdyka

 

809 Computer Science II

This course will provide you with a further application of programming as well as more complicated tasks. Programming will be done with C++ and include the following topics: Basic Functions, Abstract Functions and The Standard Library.

Prerequisite: Computer Science

Credit:  1

Instructor: Mrs. Rosemarie Ganser

 

 

433 Health

This course is aimed at making health personally and socially relevant to the student.  Basic health principles are taught in the areas of substance abuse and sexuality.  The student examines her own values and is given skills for intelligent decision-making.

Credit:  ½ 

Instructors: Mrs. Ellen NicollMrs. Patricia O'Leary Proseus

 

655 Music Appreciation

This course is designed to give the students an exposure to music from the Middle Ages to the present. Students will increase their awareness and appreciation of various musical styles through listening, studying, and where appropriate, viewing performances of great works.

Credit:  1

Instructor: Mr. Ray Bailey       

 

670 Vocal Ensemble  

This course is for anyone who enjoys singing.  Proper vocal technique is emphasized.  This includes correct diction, vowel pronunciation, ear-training (singing in harmony with accurate pitch), good breathing and independent singing.  Some sight-reading is also included.  The students will perform music that will span a variety of styles, and will participate in Christmas and Spring Concerts. 

Prerequisite:  Audition.

Credit:  1

Instructor: Mr. Ray Bailey 

 

672 Select Chorus

This course is for students with advanced musical abilities and previous choral experiences.  Three and four-part music is memorized and the repertoire covers a wide range of musical styles from folk songs to contemporary Broadway shows.  The students will be featured at Open House, Christmas and Spring Concerts and will participate in school liturgies.

Prerequisite:  Interview with the teacher to determine eligibility.

Credit:  1

Instructor: Mr. Ray Bailey

 

675 Advanced Music Appreciation 

This is a full year course.  Students will study the progress of musical development through the ages.  The lives of major composers from each musical period are studied and their compositional techniques analyzed in order to develop true appreciation and understanding.

Credit:  1

Instructor: Mr. Ray Bailey 

 

 

710 Physical Education 9

This course is designed to give each student an exposure to different sports.  The year begins with self defense and then moves on to conditioning.  The class then will learn beginning volleyball and basic tumbling.  At the end of the year, the students will learn soccer and participate in lead-up games.

Credit:  ½ 

Instructors: Mrs. Ellen NicollMrs. Patricia O'Leary Proseus

 

720 Physical Education 10

In Physical Education the students will learn cooperative games, basketball and badminton.

Credit:  ½ 

Instructors: Mrs. Ellen NicollMrs. Patricia O'Leary Proseus

 

730 Physical Education 11

The students will start the year with cardiovascular activities. After getting into shape, the students will learn two hand touch, folk and square dances, Kin-ball, as well as New York City Street Games.

Credit:  ½ 

Instructor: Mrs. Ellen Nicoll

 

740 Physical Education 12

Students will learn fitness and nutrition.  This will be followed by aerobics.  The year will culminate with the fundamentals of social dance.

Credit:  ½  

Instructor: Mrs. Patricia O'Leary Proseus 

  

741 Leaders in Physical Education  

This course is for those students who in the opinion of the instructors have the ability and knowledge to assist in Physical Education 9 and 10 classes. The leaders are taught how to write a lesson plan, officiate various sports and to lead group activities if and when requested to do so. These students are to set an example for Physical Education classes as well as for the rest of the school in appearance, manner and decorum.

Prerequisite: By teachers invitation only.

Credit:  ½ 

Instructors: Mrs. Ellen NicollMrs. Patricia O'Leary Proseus

 

420 First Aid and CPR 

Students will learn American Heart Association basic lifesaving and First Aid.  The course will meet twice a cycle for a semester.  Class size will be limited to 18 students (with two instructors)

Certification and materials fees are required

Credit:  ½

Instructors: Mrs. Ellen NicollMrs. Patricia O'Leary Proseus

 

615 Dance 1

Students are introduced to a variety of dance techniques and genres, including several folkloric dances. At this level, classes focus on dance technique and performance, body awareness, dance history, studies of choreographers, guided improvisation, intermediate choreography, elements of dance, and dance critique and analysis. Students are required to keep a journal documenting their learning throughout the year. Dance classes require the student to be dressed appropriately for dance and participation is essential to the fulfillment and completion of this the course.

Credit:  ½

Instructor: Ms. Jaime' Dzandu

 

625 Dance 2

This beginner course is an introduction to the fundamentals of Jazz, Ballet, and Modern In each dance class; students will be expected to participate in warm-ups, across the floor progressions, choreography, and review. This course will culminate in a spring concert performance. Dance classes require the student to be dressed appropriately for dance and participation is essential to the fulfillment and completion of this the course. Prerequisite: Dance 1 This class requires students begin school at 7:45 AM two to three times per week.

Credit:  ½

Instructor: Ms. Jaime' Dzandu

 

618 Introduction to Theater Arts

This course is dedicated to improvisation and ensemble building. Students learn theatrical vocabulary, pantomime, stage movement, oral interpretation, and theater heritage. There will be a focus on beginner vocal and speech techniques as well as an introduction to theatrical-physical theatre movement. Students will study the cultural contribution of theater, its structure, the play, and its performance. The history of American and European theatre and of course, theatre in New York City….Broadway! Students in this course will be required to participate in one performance during the school year, and mandatory after school rehearsals will be held prior to each performance.

Credit:  ½

Instructors: Ms. Danielle Glasser, Mr. Ray Bailey