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BUSD approves two new Bonsall High School courses

Joe Naiman

Village News Reporter

The Bonsall Unified School District board approved Bonsall High School course descriptions for two new courses.

The board’s 5-0 vote Oct. 18 adds Intermediate Computer Science Systems Programming and Intermediate Product Innovation and Design to the courses Bonsall High School students may take. Both will be part of the school’s Career Technical Education (CTE) program.

“We continue to expand career and college preparatory courses we offer on campus,” said BUSD superintendent Joseph Clevenger. “We are excited to continue expanding opportunities for Bonsall Unified.”

Computer Science Systems Programming is designed to give high school students a foundational understanding of various careers in computer science, information technology, cybersecurity, and software design.

Students will undertake real-world projects which will simulate career experiences. They will work primarily with the Python programming language but will also be introduced to other programming languages to enhance their skills. Ethical and legal responsibilities will also be taught.

The first semester will include Web application development, computer vision, and role playing games as a system administrator. The second semester will include personal artificial intelligence, an off-the-grid smart home, and ethical hacking.

Intermediate Product Innovation and Design is intended to provide students with hands-on educational experiences in manufacturing and product design. The students will learn about various career paths through real-world and product-based activities and will develop the skills needed to bring an idea from concept to finished product.

The first semester will include a toddler car show and brand identity design for a manufacturing start-up product. The second semester will include fabrication and casting of a small hand tool, metal art sculpture using various welding techniques, and adaptive tools for the elderly or disabled.


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