computer-screen-keyboard-mouse-aka-thing-client-16969-large7th Grade Business and Computer Science

Holcomb Bridge Middle School


Teacher: Mr. Graham


 Phone: 770-594-5280 ext. 214

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. In this course, middle school students build a knowledge base of computer applications, information systems, internet safety, 21st
century skills, and business and computer science careers of the 21st century.

Grading Scheme

Fulton County Grading Scale will be followed:

100-90 = A 89-80 = B 79-70 = C 69-0 = F

The teacher will conduct frequent and ongoing evaluations of student’s class work. Tests, quizzes, keyboarding activities, and observations will be used to
determine the student’s grade. All assignments will be given due dates. Make-up work is the student’s responsibility. Assignments will be provided for all
excused absences. Averages in Business and Computer Science are based on the following:


Unit Projects & Class participation






Module tests


“Please note, in the grading system, students’ overall grade average will not be affected by an assignment until the due date. If a student turns in an
assignment early, the parent will be able to view the score, but the overall grade in the class will not change calculation until the due date

Connections Community Norms

  • Be on Time
    – Students are required to be in class by the tardy bell. Tardy students will be required to sign in and face consequences outlined in the local
    discipline cycle.
  • Participate in Class
    – Instructional time is extremely important and we expect students to be in class.
  • Be involved
    – The Connections team will meet with parents as needed in order to discuss strategies to help each child stay on the right track in classes.

Help Sessions

Available EVERY morning in Room 506 from 8:00AM-8:45AM.

Course Standards

Keyboarding and Ergonomics MSBCS-BCSII-1: Students will reinforce keyboarding techniques.
21st Century Skills MSBCS-BCSII-2: The student participates in a variety of activities that demonstrate 21st Century employability skills.
Careers-Pathways MSBCS-BCSII-3: The student will examine educational requirements, job responsibilities, employment trends, and opportunities in the
different career pathways in Business and Computer Science.
Computer Applications MSBCS-BCSII-4: The student will utilize word processing software.

MSBCS-BCSII-5: The student will utilize spreadsheet software.

MSBCS-BCSII-6: The student will utilize database software.

MSBCS-BCSII-7: The student will utilize presentation/ multimedia software. (MS Office PowerPoint)

MSBCS-BCSII-8: The student will utilize web page design software.

MSBCS-BCSII-9: The student will utilize desktop publishing software.

Internet and Internet Safety MSBCS-BCSII-10: The student will demonstrate an understanding of ethics and potential dangers related to the use of the Internet.
Introduction to Business MSBCS-BCSII-11: The student will examine career requirements, job responsibility, employment trends, and opportunities for careers in
Information Systems MSBCS-BCSII-12: The student will examine career requirements, job responsibility, employment trends, and opportunities for careers in
networking, programming, and computer science.


Because computer utilization is required for classwork, homework will not be given. When possible, students will be asked to gather information for
projects and reports that may be required. Studying for tests or completing particular worksheets and study guides will be the only necessary work at home.
Work not completed during class time should be done during open lab in the mornings.

Make-up Work

According to Fulton County Board of Education, Policy JBD,

Upon return to school following an absence, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the teachers to request make-up work. Make up work
must be completed by the student within the time specified by the teacher

The students will be given the same amount of time to make up work as the student was absent unless other arraignments are mutually agreed upon. The
student will receive the actual grade on the make-up work if the absence was “excused”. 10 points may reduce make-up work for “unexcused” absences. Make-up
work submitted late will receive a zero. Make-up tests will usually be given before school.