Advanced Functions and Modeling

  • STEM, Math, Career Technical Education
  • Prerequisite: Algebra 2
Grades: 11th, 12th

Advanced Function & Modeling is a junior/senior level class. Course includes analyzing data, applying probability concepts and using functions to model and solve problems. By the conclusion of AFM, students will be expected to express data using graphical, algebraic, numerical and other representations, thereby building fluency in mathematical languages.

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Auto Mechanics

  • E
  • Career Technical Education
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

In this Auto Mechanics elective course, you will learn about all things automotive. From diagnosing engine problems to performing routine maintenance tasks, you’ll develop the skills and knowledge needed to excel in this fast-paced industry.

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Career Readiness

  • W
  • Career Technical Education
Grades: 8th

Students will explore various types of careers and what careers might be a good fit for their interests, attitude, personality and learning style. Students will also learn how to seek and apply for a job.

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Carpentry

  • E
  • Career Technical Education
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

In this course, students will learn the foundational skills and techniques of carpentry, including measuring, cutting, and assembling wood materials to create various structures and projects. Through hands-on practice and guidance from experienced instructors, students will develop a deep understanding of the tools and materials used in carpentry, as well as the importance of precision and attention to detail in creating quality work.

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Corrections

  • E
  • Career Technical Education
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

This course covers the history, major philosophies, components, and current practices and problems of the field of corrections. Topics include historical evolution, functions of the various components, alternatives to incarceration, treatment programs, inmate control, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to explain the various components, processes, and functions of the correctional system.

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Cosmetology

  • E
  • Career Technical Education
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

In this course, students will explore the fundamentals of cosmetology, including skincare, hair styling, makeup application, and nail care. Get ready to unleash your creativity and passion for all things beauty as we learn the latest techniques and trends.

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Creative Technology

  • W
  • Fine Arts, Career Technical Education
Grades: 7th

Students will receive an introduction to the basics of computer science. Designed to be fun and engaging, this course blends online non-computer activities to teach students computational thinking, problem solving, programming concepts and digital citizenship. Students will create their own games, art, and digital stories.

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Essential Technology

  • W
  • Career Technical Education
Grades: 6th

Every student at GCS receives a computer. In this course, students will learn keyboarding; how to navigate Google Classroom; how to develop presentations, documents, spreadsheets; and best practices for crafting emails.

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Internet Aware

  • W
  • Career Technical Education
Grades: 6th

In this course, students will learn the fundamentals of digital literacy and safety. Access to information is endless and good (and bad) news travels quickly online. Students will learn how to discern whether information is reliable and factual versus someone’s opinion. Students will also learn about setting limitations for themselves in regards to what they post.

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Introduction to Construction

  • E
  • Career Technical Education
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Students will earn certification through NCCER in the areas of Construction Safety, Hand and Power Tools, Construction Math, reading blueprints and a variety of other areas. This course will be practical yet provide students with the foundation to pursue future vocational training in the construction industry.

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Introduction to Criminal Justice

  • E
  • Career Technical Education
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

This course introduces the components and processes of the criminal justice system. Topics include history, structure, functions, and philosophy of the criminal justice system and their relationship to life in our society. Upon completion, students should be able to define and describe the major system components and their interrelationships and evaluate career options.

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Introduction to Education

  • E
  • Career Technical Education
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

The Intro to Education course is designed to help students understand the basic skills and training needed to become a teacher. We will look at the history of education as well as dive into the student’s philosophy of education. We will also touch on classroom management, using technology in the classroom and give hands on experience creating and teaching a lesson to their peers. Another unique feature of this elective is the opportunity to be a teacher’s assistant or “TA” for the semester. Anyone thinking about becoming a teacher after graduation, would benefit from this hands-on experience!

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Introduction to Electrical

  • E
  • Career Technical Education
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Introduction to Electrical is a CTE course that will ignite your passion for all things electrical and provide you with a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of electrical systems. From basic circuit theory to advanced concepts in power distribution, you will explore the exciting world of electricity and gain a deeper understanding of how it powers our everyday lives.

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Introduction to Marine Maintenance and Repair

  • E
  • Career Technical Education
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Through practical application, students will learn the basics needed to service and repair marine vessels including boats, jet skis, wave runners.

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Introduction to Nursing

  • E
  • Career Technical Education
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Introduction to Nursing is a foundational course that provides students with an overview of the nursing profession and its role within the healthcare system. Through a combination of theoretical learning and practical application, students will explore the history of nursing, the ethical and legal responsibilities of nurses, and the various roles and responsibilities within the field.

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Introduction to Robotics

  • W
  • Career Technical Education
Grades: 8th

This course introduces students to  an overview of robot mechanisms, dynamics, and intelligent controls. Students will see examples of robotics applications and create their own robots.

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Keyboarding for Success

  • E
  • Career Technical Education
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

In this class students will be strengthening their keyboarding abilities to help set them up for success in our digital world. We will also be diving deep into programs like Google docs and slides so students can have a thorough understanding of all the many functions of these programs and be able to use them as efficiently as possible.

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Law & Justice

  • E
  • Career Technical Education
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Students will explore the role of law in society, the diverse types of law, the history of law, and case study examples.

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Principles of Flight

  • E
  • Career Technical Education
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

What does it take to be a pilot? Learn about the mechanics of flight, aircraft systems, and air traffic control. Use higher-order thinking skills to learn about air space, weather, flight paths, and fuel loads. The class culminates in a visit to the Raleigh Executive Airport in Sanford, NC for some hands-on experience.

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ServSafe® Food Handler Program

  • E
  • Career Technical Education
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

This course is often a requirement to be hired at a restaurant or in the food service industry. The five sections covered are Basic Food Safety, Personal Hygiene, Cross-contamination and Allergens, Time and Temperature, and Cleaning and Sanitation. Successful completion of the course and assessment results in a certification that may be helpful when seeking employment.

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Shop

  • W
  • Career Technical Education
Grades: 7th

Students will learn basic mechanical skills that will serve them throughout their lifetime. Students will build small projects, learn how to use small hand tools and develop problem-solving skills.

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Soldering 101

  • E
  • Career Technical Education
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

This course introduces students to soldering fundamentals, tools related to soldering, different soldering techniques and solder chemistries. The course would take students from an introduction to soldering and then leverage the skills they learned in previous Tech courses to put together a project kit. Upon completion of the course the student would have the opportunity to become IPC 7721/7711 certified.

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Sports Broadcasting

  • E
  • Career Technical Education
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Sports Broadcasting is a introductory course that explores the world of sports journalism and broadcasting. Students will learn the fundamentals of sports reporting, interviewing techniques, and play-by-play commentary. They will also gain hands-on experience with industry-standard equipment and software used in live sports broadcasting.

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Sports Broadcasting

  • E
  • Career Technical Education
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Sports Broadcasting is a introductory course that explores the world of sports journalism and broadcasting. Students will learn the fundamentals of sports reporting, interviewing techniques, and play-by-play commentary. They will also gain hands-on experience with industry-standard equipment and software used in live sports broadcasting.

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STEM (Grades 1-5)

  • STEM, Career Technical Education
Grades: Elementary

“But ask the beasts, and they will teach you; the birds of the heavens, and they will tell you…In his hand is the life of everything and breath of all mankind” Job 12:7ff. God’s creation teaches how he is related to all of life.

The GCS Elementary STEM program is based on principles of science, technology, engineering, and math. Students develop their God-given creative and innovative talents through various STEM lab projects. Our focus is to offer learning opportunities that foster critical thinking, logical-analytical processing, and problem solving skills. We use a hands-on approach which requires students to utilize 21st Century skills. The program offers new learning avenues in fun ways for students, while building a foundation to support STEM education in middle and high school.

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Welding

  • E
  • Career Technical Education
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Are you interested in learning the art of welding? This course will teach you the basics of welding techniques, safety procedures, and equipment operation. You’ll get hands-on experience with different types of welding processes, such as MIG, TIG, and stick welding.

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