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     Business Courses at CD East Middle

    Mrs. Denise Downing, dldowning@cdschools.org 

    Grade Course Information
    6th grade has Business 6 for 35 days or one fifth of the school year.  Students improve their keyboarding skills, both speed and accuracy, for future classes at the secondary level.
    7th grade has Business 7 for 35 days or one fifth of the school year.  Students will learn fundamental skills in both Word and Excel Microsoft software packages.
    8th grade has Business 8 for 35 days  or one fifth of the school year.  Students will learn important skills in Power Point and Publisher software packages, as well as reviewing skills learned in 7th grade in Word and Excel, for future use at the secondary level.
    All Business classes are held EVERY cycle day
    Computer keyboarding is taught in both grades. However, it is first introduced in 6th grade with focus on the proper techniques of keyboarding, improving speed and accuracy. MicroType 6 is the program that we use that provides supervised practice designed to reinforce best practices.  Time will be spent developing proper keyboarding techniques and for the continued improvement in keyboarding skills leading to mastery. 

    Regardless of what a student's ultimate career goal may be, keyboarding and computer skills are essential to students in  preparation for their careers and personal lives.  These skills, learned today, will help open the doors to success for everyone tomorrow.
    Skills taught in all of the Business classes will be used by all students in high school and beyond.