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6th Grade Syllabus


Business and Computer Science

Career Awareness

Teacher: Jennae Elder

Teacher:  Rodney Little

Email: jelder@polk.k12.ga.us

Email: rlittle@polk.k12.ga.us


Business and Computer Science

Course Description

Using project-based instruction, students are introduced to the principles of business in the 21st century while refreshing their keyboarding skills. This course should also help students to use computers effectively in their lives, thus providing a connection of computer science and business careers.


The goal of this course is to provide all middle school students with an introduction to the principles of computer science, basic keyboarding skills, Internet safety and usage, and computer applications.

Course Objectives:

  • Students will be introduced to the basic computer components and the safe utilization of computer equipment.


  • Students will develop and apply keyboarding skills utilizing current technology.


  • Students will examine the professional, ethical, and safety issues involved in the efficient use of the Internet.
  • Students will demonstrate employability skills such as working on a team, problem-solving and organizational skills.


  • Students will understand and apply basic skills in word processing, spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing, and multimedia presentation software.


Career Awareness

Course Description

The goal of this course is to promote essential skills and knowledge students need to develop a positive self-concept. This course will provide students with opportunities to identify interests, abilities, aptitudes, values, and personality traits as they relate to career planning, to develop a keen understanding of the value and benefit of work, and to differentiate between jobs and careers.

In this course, middle school students will experience a variety of activities that promote self-awareness, self-management skills, leadership, teamwork, career exploration, and educational planning related to students’ future educational and career plans. At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to analyze personal characteristics and apply these characteristics in the career planning process.

Course Objectives:

  • Students will understand the personal nature of work and how it relates to them as individuals and as integral parts of society.


  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of how to build and maintain a positive self-concept and a positive self-esteem.


  • Students will describe, develop, and evaluate how positive interpersonal skills affect their ability to work successfully.
  • Students will illustrate effective personal management skills.


  • Students will participate in career-related assessments.
  • Students will utilize the planning process to assist in the achievement of personal, social, financial, educational, and career goals.
  • Students will analyze the relationship between societal issues and career options and opportunities.


Materials Needed:





Grading Policy:




60% of grade is test average
40% of grade is daily/project average
A= 90-100
B= 80-89
C= 79-70
F =69 & Below
*PARENTS can obtain their child’s confidential PowerSchool access code from the media center. Parents can access their child’s grades by accessing the Polk School District web page at www.polk.k12.ga.us


Attendance/Make-Up Policy:



Polk School District policy will be followed in regard to attendance and remediation. If a student has an UNEXCUSED absence, he will not be allowed to make up the lesson or test for that day. If the absence is EXCUSED, it is the student’s responsibility to make up missed work within three days of returning to school. All make-up work can be completed at home, on Friday if all work is complete or anytime during class when he/she finishes that day’s assignment. It is the responsibility of the student to notify teacher when assignment is complete. Failure to do so will result in a grade of zero.


Retest Policy:

If a student fails a test, he/she may retake the test with a maximum grade of 70.


Work Ethics Procedures

It is important to identify, evaluate, and encourage good work ethics amongst our students in order for them to make a successful transition into high school as well as to a secondary institution and the work environment.Students will be assessed daily on work ethics. Students will be evaluated on the following soft skills: attendance, attitude, communication, time management, problem solving, cooperation, self-confidence, accepting constructive criticism, flexibility, participation, and organization.



Hall/ Bathroom policy

  • Get water BEFORE class.  Do NOT ask to leave the room for water.
  • In order to exit the classroom during class, you must have your agenda and sign out using the specified form when you leave and you must sign in when you return to class. You must include your full name, date, destination, time out and time in.  If leaving the room becomes excessive, the teacher may choose to place a limit on the number of times a student can leave or the Hall/Bathroom privileges may be revoked entirely.

Expectation of Students

  • Students should enter classroom on time, take assigned seat and begin the assigned warm-up activity.
  • Display appropriate behavior at all times.
  • Follow teacher directions.
  • Respect teachers, fellow classmates and their property.
  • Be prepared, attentive, and complete all assignments.
  • No eating or drinking in the classroom.
  • Electronic devices, other than the computer system, are not allowed in class. This includes the use of portable music devices, game players, cell phones, etc.

Care of Equipment:

  • Take care of computer equipment, accessories, and materials. Report to teacher immediately if equipment is damaged.
  • The computers in the classroom are NOT to be adjusted in any way. This includes NOT changing the screen saver, wallpaper, mouse pointers or other computer settings, etc.
  • Students should not be on the Internet or on any website that is not assigned by the teacher.
  • Students must ONLY use their account.
  • Keep your area neat and clean.
  • Save Often


  • Verbal Warning or Student Conference
  • Time Out (Time away from the computer with a written assignment.)
  • Contact Parents
  • Office Referral
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