Scientific Computer Skills (SCS)(Grades 7-12)

When is this class offered?

Teacher:  Trish Foster



Using popular computer software is a foundational skill for a student these days. This interactive technology course will introduce students to a variety of applications useful in their academic studies.  They will learn how to create documents, spreadsheets, presentations, graphs, brochures, and other items in an effort to communicate effectively using Word, Excel and Powerpoint platforms.  All assignments will facilitate opportunities to practice written and oral communication skills while providing an outlet for creativity.  

One overarching goal of this course is to help students demonstrate what they know through the use of technology.  Topics focusing on ecological concepts will serve as the basis for learning and group conversation.  We will explore a variety of online tools outside of the Microsoft triad as well.  For instance, concepts in GIS used for constructing maps will be covered to educate students on how to work with data to convey scientific knowledge.



Student will need a quality microphone for online classes and working laptop/computer to complete assignments, participate in virtual classroom settings, etc…


  • Tuition**
     $50 per month for 9 months
  • Materials Fee**
    $75 for the school year (of which $25, non-refundable, is paid upon registration; $25 due September 1; $25 due January 1) 

** In addition to course costs, AN ANNUAL ADMINISTRATIVE FEE is due FOR EACH STUDENT.  See COSTS PAGE for further information.