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     COURSE SYLLABUS 2019-2020


    Instructor:        Ms. Felita Kingcade

    Phone:               291-7930, Ext. 50650

    Email:              felita.kingcade@marion.k12.fl.us

    Location:          Liberty Middle School, Room 02-110


    Course Content:

    This course is designed to provide an introduction to information technology concepts and careers as well as the impact information technology has on the world, people, and industry and basic web design concepts. This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Information Technology career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the Information Technology career cluster.


    The content includes but is not limited to computer application skills including computer hardware, software applications, web applications, computer programming, web page design and advanced web tools, systems support and maintenance, network concepts, relational database concepts, multimedia tools, cyber security ; extensive exploration of information technology careers; strategies for success including goal setting, study skills, organizing skills, learning styles, employability skills, and service learning; and core academic skills with a strong emphasis on effective communication skills.


    This course is hybrid, which means a portion of the assignments will be completed online in the classroom.


    Upon successful completion of this course (with a grade of C or higher), students will earn both middle school and high school credit. It is very important that Parents and students understand that this grade will count toward
    the student’s high school grade point average (GPA). Therefore, a grade of B or higher would

    be better for the student’s academic success and scholarship opportunities.


    Class Project - will be announced during each grading quarter. Students will receive details in class.


    Materials Needed:

    • Headsets/Earbuds
    • Notebook Paper
    • Pencils and Ink Pens (blue and black only)
    • Highlighter
    • Clorox Wipes (1 box)

    Course Grading Scale:

    Daily classwork & Quizzes   = 50%

    Tests, Projects and Presentations = 40%

    Homework = 10%


    Grades: A = 100-90%        B = 89-80%     

    C = 79-70          D = 69-60%    F = 59% or below.


    Each Student is expected to participate in all areas of the grading scale. If a Student is absent from class, he/she will be responsible for obtaining make-up work from the Teacher. 

    Attendance is important.
      Make-up work must be submitted within one week of the student’s return to class (with the exception of the end of the grading period).