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.
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.
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.
The focus of Civics is the application of civic virtues and democratic principles and investigation of problem solving in society. This course provides a study of the structure and functions of federal, state, and local government. Civics also examines constitutional principles, the concepts of rights and responsibilities, the role of political parties and interest groups, and the importance of civic participation in the democratic process.
Computer Science I & II are courses designed 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.
One-semester Economics for Grades 9-12 emphasizes economic and personal finance decision making. Students will explore the interrelationships among consumers, producers, and resources as well as the interrelationships between national and global economies. Additionally, students will examine the relationship between individual choices and the direct influence of these choices on career and future earning potential.
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.