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Kokomo, Indiana
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Students and parents will find up-to-date information on this page. On eLearning days, students can click on the eLearning tab at the top and find class assignments.

Computer Illustration and Graphics

Computer Illustration and Graphics introduces students to the computer’s use in visual communication. The focus of the course is on developing skills by creating work with imaging, drawing, interactive, and page layout software. Instruction also covers advertising theory and preparation of copy, lettering, posters, produce vector illustrations, graphics and logos, and artwork in addition to incorporation of photographic images. Communication skills will be emphasized through the study of effective methods used to design products that impart information and ideas. 

Students may earn Dual-Credit with IVY Tech. 

Digital Citizenship (BIT)

Digital Citizenship prepares students to use computer technology in an effective and appropriate manner. Students develop knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation and communications software. Students establish what it means to be a good digital citizen and how to use technology appropriately. Students will also be exposed to the exciting world of computer science and will learn beginning JavaScript through the use of "blocky" coding. Students start by learning to code "Flappy Bird" and then culminate their skills by creating their own game. 

Entrepreneurship and New Ventures

Business ownership (entrepreneurship) is intriguing, exciting, and challenging, and small businesses are important to our nation's economy. This course will help students understand what it is like to be an entrepreneur and what is involved in starting and operating a business. Students will develop skills and tools critical for starting and succeeding in a new venture. This course includes a capstone project at the end of the semester where students will apply what they have learned throughout the semester.

Introduction to Business

Introduction to Business introduces students to world of business, marketing, and entrepreneurship and includes the concepts, functions, and skills required to successfully operate a business in the twenty-first century. Practical application of skills learned translate into students creating their own business and learning how to write a business plan on an introductory level.



Personal Financial Responsibility

Personal Financial Responsibility addresses the identification and management of personal financial resources to meet the financial needs and wants of individuals and families. This course helps students build skills in financial responsibility and decision making; analyze personal standards, needs, wants, and goals; identify sources of income, saving and investing; understand banking, budgeting, record-keeping and managing risk, insurance and credit card debt. Online learning and practical simulations are a part of this vital course. 

Web Design
     This course is a business course that provides instruction in the principles of web design using HTML and current/emerging software programs.  Areas of instruction include audience analysis, hierarchy layout and design techniques, software integration, and publishing.  Instructional strategies should include peer teaching, collaborative instruction, project-based learning activities, and school and community projects.  Web Design may serve and a directed elective for the Core 40.

Yearbook is a English journalism course and is the study and practical application of  journalistic writing. Students are a part of the high school media staff and produce the anual Panorama yearboo. Each student works both independently and/or collectively as a team on special projects, such as a special feature in the yearbook. Photographic, design, writing, communication, business, and other skills are emphasized. Students are encouraged to pursue one or all of the special skills that will be vital for future learning and career choice.


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Mission Statement

Through the quality of its staff, curriculum, instruction, and extra-curricular offerings, Northwestern High School provides a positive and supportive environment that challenges each student to strive for excellence in developing skills in life-long learning, communication, problem solving, critical thinking, individual and social responsibility, and respect for others and self.