Class Description

    This course continues to build upon skills learned in Business Software Applications I.  It allows students to use training software and materials to prepare to take the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist certification exams at the Expert Level. At the conclusion of this course the students will be given the opportunity to sit for the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist examination in Word Expert and Excel Expert.  Students will also be working on soft skills and proofreading.

     This course does not qualify you for Bright Scholars; however, it does qualify for Gold Seal.

     Prerequisite: Successful completion of CCC, IIT, or DIT, and AOT

     Course Objectives:

    By the end of this course, you should be able to:

    1. Demonstrate knowledge, skill, and application of information systems to accomplish job objectives and enhance workplace of performance.
    2. Demonstrate Language Arts knowledge and skills
    3. Demonstrate mathematics knowledge and skills.
    4. Use oral and written communication skills in creating, expressing and interpreting information and ideas
    5. Solve problems using critical thinking skills, creativity, and innovation
    6. Apply communication skills in a courteous, concise and correct manner on personal and professional levels.
    7. Use technology to enhance the effectiveness of communications in order to accomplish job objectives and enhance workplace performance.
    8. Practice quality performance in the learning environment and the workplace
    9. Incorporate appropriate customer service strategies to accomplish job objectives and enhance workplace performance.
    10. Perform administrative office functions and responsibilities to accomplish job objectives and enhance workplace performance.
    11. Take and successful pass the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist certification exams in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

     Class Expectations

    BSA1 is a self-paced curriculum, students are expected to work at their own pace, however, should follow the guidelines below in order to stay on top of what is required.  The average student should complete a minimum of one chapter a week. Students are to work on their assignments in class, NOT at home.  G-Metrix the software program for practicing for the certification is part of a students grade.  Students are expected to enter the class and immediately sign on to their assigned station. Students are expected to:

    • To Be Prompt
    • To Be Prepared
    • To Be Polite
    • To Be Productive

     All assignments must be completed during designated class time unless other arrangements have been made with the instructor.  Students who do not use class time to work on assignments will not be allowed additional time. 

     Electronic devices and surfing the web are prohibited in the classroom. 

     Supplies Needed:

    • There is a $5.00 lab fee to help pay for paper and ink that the student will use throughout the school year.  Due by September 22, 2017. If you are making out a check, please make it out to Dunnellon High School.   If a student does not pay the lab fee, they will be put on the debt list.
    • Students will need a notebook or folder to be used for class work.
    • Notebook paper, pens and pencils, highlighters. (Blue or black ink only)
    • Earbuds/headphones to use for specific assignments during class.

     If you are absence, you will be required to complete all assignments before moving to the next level.








     Grading Percentages

    • Writing/Reading--10%
    • Classwork/Quizzes (Including G-Metrix)—35%
    • Tests/Projects--55%

     Class participation is VERY important in this class.


     All assignments are posted on my school webpage.  If you are absent, you should check there for what you have missed and when it is due.  Make up work will be handled in accordance with the MCSS policy listed in the Student Handbook.


     Power Hour is a one hour daily period where students are able to eat lunch anytime during that hour. Teachers have “Office Hours” during half of Power Hour and lunch the other half. Students are encouraged to get tutoring, make up work and tests and practice skills in arts and vocational classes. All Club meetings are held during this time. Students may go to any classroom they choose, providing the teacher is not eating lunch. Administrative and Guidance Staff will monitor the whole campus and students may eat lunch in the the outside patio, as well as in the Cafeteria. Students who wish to check out of school during power hour may do so at either the beginning or the end of power hour.  All gates are locked, except to the Main Entrance and the Gym and Field House are closed and off-limits. Students are encouraged to use this time to explore the Media Center, prepare for tests, performances, work in PLATO, etc. Students found out of area during Power Hour are subject to severe disciplinary consequences. The administration reserves the right to not continue Power Hour at any time, if students are unable to keep the Dunnellon High School campus clean, or use this time for its appropriate academic purpose.

    • My office hours are during the second half of power hour.
    • Power Hour is for academic focus where students can work on their assignments, not socialization.
    • Missing work and retakes are to be done during power hour and completed within one week of the date it was assigned.
    • This is for students who work during class time and need help or to complete their work.
    • Students are required to fill out completely the log book for power hour when they arrive to my room.


    • When homework/classwork is assigned it is expected to be turned in on time. 
    • Late assignments may have points deducted. 
    • Work that is more than 1 week late will not be accepted unless prior arrangements have been made with the instructor.


    • Printing a copy of your work for another student.
    • Using a USB drive or any other portable device to save your work for another student to print and turn in as their work.
    • Emailing answers to another student.
    • Sharing answers with another student on any assignment, quiz, or test.
    • Plagiarism                                                                                      

     Cheating is unacceptable and students will receive a zero on each assignment that they have cheated on and they will be referred to the dean of discipline. (See student handbook concerning cheating).

    The teacher only allows students in designated programs. Any student who enters a program without the permission of the instructor will be referred to the dean of discipline. 


    • Each student is assigned a workstation; they are responsible to clean up their assigned areas and return all borrowed materials to their proper places.
    • The computer systems (includes CPU, monitor, keyboard, mouse) are not to be altered in any way. This includes, but is not limited to adding, removing or changing icons on the desktop, defacing the desk or textbook, any part of the computer system, adding or deleting any programs, or damaging the chairs.
    • All USB drives or portable storage devices must be checked by the teacher for viruses before student plugs into a computer system.
    • No cell phones or other devices are allowed to be plugged into any outlets or computers in this lab.
    • Parents are responsible for any damage to all equipment and textbooks that the student damages.


    1. Be on time for class, in your seat with all your necessary supplies, ready to start, when the bell rings.
    2. Cell phones must be turned off and out of sight and no other electronic devices are allowed in class.
    3. Do not plug in any electronic devices into the computer or plugs in the room.  Students shoud save their work on the "One" drive.
    4. Do not download any programs to your school computer.  Refer to the Student's Code of Conduct.
    5. Assigned classwork and test must be completed during classtime or power hour.
    6. Earbuds or headphones should be out of sight, unless needed to complete an assignment.
    7. USB’s are NOT to be used in the computer unless cleared with the teacher.
    8. Come to class with your necessary supplies.
    9. No food, gum, candy, or drink allowed in the classroom.
    10. Work from bell to bell.
    11. Respect yourself and others.
    12. Adhere to all classroom, school, and district policies.
    13. Put your book bags in the designated area.
    14. No profanity, vulgar jesters, perfume, hair spray, hand lotions, or grooming.
    15. Being absent the day before an announced quiz or test, does not excuse the student from taking it on the assigned day.
    16. No passes during the first 10 minutes and the last 10 minutes of class will be allowed.  Students must correctly sign out in the Restroom log book under their name.
    17. Do not lean back or wheel around in the chairs.
    18. Cleanup after yourself.
    19. The teacher dismisses you, not the bell.