Los Cuates Middle School
Synergy Lab/Career Investigations
Keyboarding Syllabus
Synergy Lab
Students will engage in: hands-on activities, team/individual learning & team problem solving, and real world applications.
Students integrate math, science, technology, careers, reading and writing in the modules.
Students may work alone or with a partner at a workstation.
Modules include:  Robotics, Careers, Flight Technology, Video Production, Rocketry, Web Design, Graphics and Animation.  Students rotate stations to complete 12 modules. Modules have "interactive video", text, graphics and animations.
Career Investigation
Career Investigation is designed to provide students with the ability to make informed decisions concerning the world of work and how it relates to the world of learning.
Students will compile a portfolio of their work, take assessments to better guide them in their career development.
Students will investigate 16 different career clusters, discover the job-hunting process and learn how to succeed at work.
This course focuses on the fundamentals of an office setting, including the basics of keyboarding, formatting, and document processing. 
This  keyboarding class is for a 1/2 credit in High School and it will be on the students’ high school transcript.
  • 1" 3 Ring Binder (Portfolio)
  • Pens - Black or Blue only
  • Folder and Notebook Paper
  • USB Drive
Students will be graded in many different ways: daily grades, projects, portfolio, assessments.
Homework will be included in the daily grades.
Tests, Projects, Presentations, and Portfolio:  60%
Daily Grade:                                                40%
Classroom Rules:
  1. Have respect for teacher, self, others and equipment.
  2. Appropriate language/tone and behavior will be used in class.
  3. Students must clean up their work area prior to leaving classroom.
  4. No eating or drinking in class.
  5. Remain seated when bell rings until  dismissed by teacher.
  • Warning
  • Conference with Student
  • Lunch Detention
  • Parent Contact
  • Parent Conference
  • Referral
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