Business Department Classes
Business Math | 11-12 | Math/science related credit
This course focuses on the mathematical and critical thinking skills that help the student become a smart shopper, and informed citizen and a valued employee. Students will manage personal cash flow, formulate a personal budget, read financial reports, and understand interest calculations. This course meets the Math requirement for graduation.
APEX | 11-12 | Credit recovery
This online program gives students an opportunity to make up credits for classes where a D or F was earned. Although in a computer lab/self-paced environment, instructors work one-on-one with students in all curricular areas, as well as set up structures for success. This course is accessed via counselor determination of student need.
Entrepreneurship | 11-12 | A-G approved
Entrepreneurship teaches students how to start and operate a small business. Students will identify characteristics of successful entrepreneurs. They will learn about the costs of running a business, marketing their business and keeping good financial records. They will identify customers and learn how to effectively market and sell to those customers. Students will decide on a business that they are interested in starting and will apply all of their knowledge to their real situation, including writing a business plan. We will have guest speakers and connect with the Petaluma community. Students will also help run the PHS Student Store Troy’s. This course meets the subject area - g requirement for the UC/CSU approved course list.
Graphic Design | 9-12 | A-G approved, Visual and Preforming Arts Credit
This is an introductory design course which will stress the use of pictorial illustration for visualization and communication. Students will develop an understanding of the basic design elements and principles, composition and typography through exercises and projects. The focus is on visual thinking, exploring the relationship between type and image, and developing multiple solutions to a given problem. Digital images will be produced using a variety of computer technologies, to include: Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe InDesign. This course meets the subject area - f requirement for the UC/CSU approved course list and meets the Visual Performing Arts requirement for graduation.
Introduction to Business | 9 | Foundational Course for High School
This class is designed for college and career readiness combined with the tools needed to succeed in high school. Academic preparation with employer demanded soft-skills (work ethic, time management, goal setting, teamwork, problem solving, positive attitude, self-confidence and persistence), technical skills to problem solve (cloud computing, MS Office, etiquette for digital and written correspondence, professional presentations, and skilled touch typing) and in-depth personal interest/skill exploration and research for both post-secondary and career, make this a necessary foundational course for all freshmen.
Introduction to Computer Science |10-12| Prerequisite: grade of C or better in Math 1
Intro to Computer Science is a survey course which offers students a hands-on introduction to the fundamentals of computer science. This course will focus on computing topics which include: abstraction, design, recursion, concurrency, simulation, and the limits of computation. This course will also examine the interplay between computing and society, while exploring the history of computing. During the latter portion of the year, students will learn to write simple programs using the Java Programming Language and will explore programming via Lego Mindstorm Robotics. This course meets the subject area - g requirement for the UC/CSU approved course list.
Journalism | 9-12 | A-G approved
Students in this course will produce the school newspaper, The Trojan Tribune. This includes reporting, writing, advertising, ethics and responsibility of the media along with design and layout of the paper. Successful leaders are made in journalism as they run all facets of newspaper management to report the news of the school community and issues and events of concern to the students. This course meets the subject area - g requirement for the UC/CSU approved course list.
Legal Studies | 11-12 | A-G approved
Come learn how to use your voice to make changes in the government that runs our lives, and how to understand and use the rights and responsibilities guaranteed to citizens of the United States. From marriage and family, contracts and insurance, criminal behavior, workplace rights, searches and seizures and just who can go in your locker and purse - come see law in action. Group and class interaction provide opportunities to discuss current events and act out and interpret legal cases. Connect everyday rules and regulations to your life! Students may transfer in at the semester. This course meets the subject area - g requirement for the UC/CSU approved course list.
Yearbook | 9-12 | Visual and Preforming Arts Credit
Be part of one of the biggest school publications in Northern California! Use photography skills to capture the school spirit, write stories expressing feelings around campus, and design page layouts that will continue our award winning tradition. Students must be willing and able to spend time outside classroom hours to produce the book. Students will learn directly transferable work-place skills of design, selling, teamwork, meeting deadlines, and ability to work independently This course meets the Visual Performing Arts requirement for graduation.
3D Animation | 9-12 | A-G approved, SRJC articulated
This course will explore the fundamentals of 3D Animation using 3D Studio Max. Basic 3D navigation and modeling will be covered. The course will also explore topics such as lighting and material creation. Students will develop problem solving skills, modeling, animation, and rendering skills. Students will learn traditional animation skills in the areas of storyboarding, character design, animation theory, and camera layout. This course meets the subject area - f requirement for UC/CSU approved course list and meets the Visual Performing Arts requirement for graduation. Articulation with SRJC credit through exam..
AP Computer Science
Introduction to Computer Science