Tulare colleges add personal finance to electives

“Topics covered are pay slips, budgeting, checking and savings accounts, tuition, paying rent and many more other financial mistakes they may encounter,” reads the course summary.

Tulare Union’s Mathematics Department introduced an information system and programming course available for 11-12. grade. This course is a partnership with Porterville College; students will correctly and safely diagnose, solve and document standard hardware and software problems while applying troubleshooting skills. Also introduced to them are coding skills to prepare students for future studies in computer science.

Tulare Western

Tulare Western introduces three new courses to their campus. In the science department, microbiology will be available for 11th and 12th grade. Students in microbiology will explore the microbial world. They will study pathogenic, non-pathogenic microorganisms, laboratory procedures and identification of techniques and new diseases. At the end of the course, students will understand the immune system’s response to invading microorganisms, Infectious Diseases in terms of what happens when your body is not homeostasis, the basis of microbiology as in classification, evolution and growth of microbes and much more.

The special education department at Tulare Western offers two different courses: intro to marketing and sales as well as entrepreneurship and self-employment. Both systems are available for grades 9-11 and also have many similar course descriptions. Both will learn the necessary skills it takes to run a small business, and critical thinking, creativity and communicating with each other to solve problems. The biggest difference between both courses is that in marketing you focus more on success by demonstrating product / service management, identifying promotion and selling goods. Entrepreneurship will introduce finance, accounting, marketing skills and knowledge of any business document that applies by creating an individual business portfolio.

Mission Eg

Mission Oak High School will introduce a criminology course available in the PSL Academy Department. This course is only available to 11th graders and students will better understand why people commit a crime and how to predict crime. Also identify criminal and deviant behavior through scenarios and other opportunities given during the year.

The goal of the Tulare Joint Unified School District is to help students meet the AG requirements for the exam by helping them move on to college or a future career. All six courses will be approved for all Tulare colleges; however, it will be decided in the interest of the students to take an approved course and find the right teachers to teach these courses.

All courses will require new textbooks and materials, which will be paid for through the Esser III grant. This grant offers to fund any emergency aid to primary and secondary schools with COVID-19 in schools affected by the pandemic.

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