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Electives

An ACT score is an admissions requirement for many colleges and universities. Students will learn some of the skills needed for the ACT. They will review question types, strategies, and content that will help them through the standardized test. ACT prep will help students get familiar with the test, improve test-taking skills, and achieve a higher ACT score. 

This course is designed to introduce students to basic accounting theory and procedures along with current applications of computer technology in accounting. Emphasis is placed on the mastery of basic accounting concepts and procedures. Mathematical, critical thinking, problem solving, decision making, technology and team building skills are reinforced in this course. Prerequisite: Average to above average math skills.

This course will introduce students to the broad and dynamic discipline of African American Studies. It will examine significant aspects of the history of African Americans with particular emphasis on the evolution and development of black communities from Africa to enslavement to the present.
This course is designed to help students learn about the design of buildings, building layouts, structural and visual components, design processes, CAD software packages, career opportunities in architecture and construction, and more. Students will use both paper and pencil and technology to solve architectural design problems and create projects. Students will gain a much greater appreciation and understanding of the buildings around them and the design elements involved.
St. Augustine offers dual enrollment classes as an affordable and efficient way for our students to gain a head start on earning their college degree. Earning college credit provides students with college-level academic skills while still in high school and an accelerated college pathway that reduces time to graduation once in college.
This course is an introductory course that provides students with basic business operations skills that can be applied in both personal and professional situations. Emphasis is placed on the exploration and description of basic business concepts and applications. Through business application projects, critical thinking, oral and written communication skills are reinforced in this course.

This course provides students with the basic skills necessary to succeed as an entrepreneur. The fundamentals of starting and operating a business, developing a business plan, obtaining financing, marketing a product or service and developing an effective accounting system will be covered.

Human Geography introduces students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of Earth's surface. Students employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis to examine human social organization and its environmental consequences. They also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their science and practice.

Survey of the major periods in art history, with emphasis on the complex relationship between art and society. Explores the development of Western art from Prehistoric to Contemporary.
This course equips students with an understanding of the principles and practice of journalism: how to recognize good stories, gather facts through skillful interviewing and research, develop sources, craft welcoming leads and satisfying endings, and create news and feature articles that inform and engage readers. Rewriting to achieve mastery is particularly emphasized. Students also learn the difference between journalism and public relations and how to structure narratives to fashion different types of articles.
Pre-Law is designed to provide students with practical information about the law and to provide problem-solving opportunities that will assist in the development of knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in today’s society. The course will include a study of the major types of law (criminal, civil, juvenile, etc.), as well as the U.S. Constitution and civil rights laws.
This course provides instruction and experience in preparation and delivery of speeches within a public setting. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare and deliver well-organized speeches, participate in group discussion, and demonstrate the speaking, listening, and interpersonal skills necessary to be effective communicators in academic and professional settings.
The purpose of this course is to introduce and promote strength through proper techniques of lifting and weight training. Physical assessments enable students to personalize their own workouts and attain their fitness goals. Students will perform basic calculations to determine the appropriate workload, volume, sets, repetitions, intensity, progression, and recovery to meet their fitness goals.