Welcome to Mr. Thrasher's classes page.
These are the classes that Mr. Thrasher is teaching this school year. The course descriptions for each class are below the class title. Please check out the specific class web page for information about what is happening in each class.
Accounting I is a two-semester course with emphasis on basic accounting principles as they relate to both manual and computerized financial systems. Instruction is on an integrated basis using computers and electronic calculators as the relationships and processes of manual and computerized accounting are presented. Click here to go to the class web page.
American History (United States History) examines time periods from the first European explorations of the Americas to present day. Political, military, scientific, economic, and social developments are covered in the historical overview. Students will analyze and interpret a variety of historical resources and use primary and secondary sources, maps, and pictorial and graphic evidence of historical events. This course stresses application, problem-solving, higher-order thinking skills, and use of classroom performance-based/open-ended assessments with rubrics. Click here to go to the class web page.
Business Procedures is a two-semester course that will provide students with concepts and skills in technology, communication, human relations, financial and record management, and employability skills that can be applied in the management and administration of an office. Click here to go to the class web page.
Computerized Business Applications is a two-semester course designed to prepare students with an introduction to business applications that are necessary to live and work in a technological society. Emphasis is given to hardware, concepts, and business uses of applications. The business applications covered are word processing, database, spreadsheet, telecommunications, presentation, and Web page design. Click here to go to the class web page.
Computer Programming is a course for students with no formal computer programming experience. Students will spend the majority of time coding to solve real-world problems in a collaborative environment. The course focuses on developing computational thinking, refining problem-solving skills, and applying key programming concepts. Throughout the course, students will use developmentally appropriate and accurate terminology when communicating about technology. Click here to go to the class web page.
KeyCode is a one-semester course designed to cover the state keyboarding and computer science coding block standards. Emphasis is placed on the following: understanding the importance of Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO), soft skill development, operation and management of classroom equipment, touch typing method, simple document formatting, and the computer science coding block. A minimum of 5 weeks shall be dedicated to students using keyboarding skills as they relate to formulating algorithms as well as create, analyze, test and debug computer programs in order to solve real-world problems. A text based programming language is required to accomplish these tasks. Click here to go to the class web page.