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New Courses at MTHS

MTHS Principal Dennis Adams and Vice Principal Sarah Thiffault reviewed proposed new or revised courses for the 2019-2020 school year at the February 26, 2019 Board of Education meeting. A variety of new courses will be offered in the areas of the arts, digital design, physical education and business. (View the presentation slides)

A new Business Academy option will also be available, where students would follow a specific path to receive a certificate in their chosen concentration, either Finance, Administration or Marketing. The culminating Entrepreneurship class would have students from all of the areas working together to develop a business or product.

Business academy flow chart

New and revised courses in the Business area are:

  • Intro to Investing
    Students will understand the securities markets and the investment environment and evaluate return, risk, and modern portfolio concepts.
  • Entrepreneurship
    Students will understand the process of analyzing a business opportunity, preparing a business plan, and determining the feasibility of an idea to develop a business or product.
  • Marketing: Sports, Entertainment, Commercial
    This course will emphasize overall marketing concepts in the sports, entertainment, and commercial industries focusing on real world business perspectives.
  • Social Media Marketing
    Students will learn the art of social media marketing principles from a strategic marketing perspective. Students will study how marketing has (and has not) changed due to the rise of social media.
  • Microeconomics
    Students will learn microeconomic concepts and analysis, supply and demand analysis, and the study of individual decision making as it applies to business and the economy.

New courses in the areas of Fine & Practical Arts are:

  • Adaptive Music Experience
    An elective option for IEP students in the Autistic or Multiply Disabled classroom.
  • Music Theater Worksop
    Performance class developing skills of a musical theater artist.
  • Baking, Cake Decorating & Confectionery Arts
    A hands on class where students develop decorating techniques for breads, cakes, cookies and sweet treats.

New courses in the Technology area are:

  • Introduction to Multimedia: Game Design & Animation
    Creating digital graphic content using cutting-edge multimedia graphics. Students will learn the process of designing, drawing, and preparing still and animated sequences.
  • Games and Apps: Design and Architecture
    Developing games and web-based applications. Students will explore the realms of game technology for mobile and web purposes.
  • Computer Graphics Applications
    Hands-on, project based course where students explore the latest trends in graphic design technology.
  • Computer Animation
    Introduction to the basic methods and practices of animation.

New courses in Physical Education are:

  • Fitness Training
    Emphasis will be placed on nutrition and the development of speed, agility, and endurance. At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to develop their own individualized nutrition and training program.

Student scheduling for next year is underway and a new online course catalog is available on the school's guidance department website.