iMac Lab

Our technology and media courses take full advantage of our iMac computer lab.  We believe that our students are ready to embrace a more meaningful and advanced curriculum in the technology and media arts program.  The acquisition of new iMacs was the first step towards this progress.  We are now able to support our Film and Yearbook students with technology that meets industry standards.  We are also able to expanding our Web and Game Design courses to train students on the creation of apps for iPhones and iPads.  Additionally, our Business and Marketing Technology students have the opportunity to experience the best of both the Windows and Mac environments in order to prepare them for any and every professional environment.

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iPad Learning Labs

Due to the success of our 2011 Auction, Western Christian Schools was able to purchase iPad Learning labs available at both our Claremont and Upland Campuses.  The iPad learning lab is a portable system that contains and controls 30 iPad 2 units. We believe that this is the first step in a tremendous initiative for the school to further the integration of technology into the classroom and expand upon the learning capabilities of our students. We are passionate about bringing this cutting edge technology to our students.

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The iPad both stimulates the interest of students as well as revolutionizes the way our students learn. With an iPad, while reading a book and encountering a new word, the book defines the word for students so that they can truly understand the story and learn how better to write their own. Social Science curriculum takes students back in time to see history first hand with the integration of video content. Students are able to take virtual tours around the world to immerse themselves in the study of a foreign language and culture. The exploration of science reaches new depths as students have tools to interactively investigate the building blocks of all God’s creation. With the iPad, the world of the arts becomes a never-ending playground where limits of accessibility no longer exist.

Course Offerings

Business and Marketing Technology

Business and Marketing Technology

This class will lead students to understand introductory business and marketing concepts and techniques while completing projects to expand their understanding of relevant technological applications.  An emphasis will be placed upon lifelong learning due to the continual advancement of technology and our culture.  Students will be taught an advanced application of productivity tools including software for desktop publishing, video and presentations, graphic design, and website publishing.  Related trends and ethics are examined from a Christian worldview so that students will understand how they are loved and how to love others.

Web and Game Design 1

Web and Game Design 1

Web and Game Design 1 students will explore the endless capabilities of the computer.  HTML, Graphic Design, Flash Animation, Computer Hardware, and Beginning Computer Programming will be integrated in an application-based course.

Web and Game Design 2

Web and Game Design 2

This class will be an application-based course which will utilize students’ strengths developed in Web and Graphic Design 1 to help create and update WCS’s website.  The students will get to choose from graphic design, flash animations, HTML editing, photography or web programming and will be able to develop their skills at a higher level.  Students will gain web-development experience equivalent to that of a professional organization.

Film Production

Film Production

Film Production develops students’ abilities to film in HD and create short films.  Students also learn how to edit on professional software.  Creativity and content are emphasized.  This is a hands-on lab.

Yearbook

Yearbook

Yearbook is the lab based class responsible for production of The Challenger, the school yearbook.  Students will employ the basics of page design, photo journalism, and writing for copy, headlines, and captions.  Additionally, students will learn the ethics of news writing, Desktop Publishing, using the professional software Adobe InDesign for graphic design, as well as Photoshop, all on Macs.  The intention is to provide students with professional marketable skills they can use beyond their high school experience.

Web & Game Design Projects
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