computer-screen-keyboard-mouse-aka-thing-client-16969-large8th Grade Business and Computer Science

Holcomb Bridge Middle School


Teacher: Mr.Graham


Phone: 770-594-5280 ext. 214

Course Description

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.  Exposure to networking and programming will also be important threads in this course.

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-BCSIII-1: Students will reinforce keyboarding techniques.
21st Century Skills MSBCS-BCSIII-2: The student will demonstrate effective communication skills used to succeed in the business world.

MSBCS-BCSIII-3: The students will demonstrate the ability to problem solve.

MSBCS-BCSIII-4: The students will exhibit critical thinking.

Business Foundations

MSBCS-BCSIII-5:The students will examine basics of accounting.

MSBCS-BCSIII-6:The students will examine basics of risk management.

MSBCS-BCSIII-7: The students will examine basics of entrepreneurship

MSBCS-BCSIII-8: The students will examine basics of networking.

MSBCS-BCSIII-9: The students will examine basics of business law.

MSBCS-BCSIII-10: The students will examine basics of marketing.



Exploration of 21st Century Career Pathways

MSBCS-BCSIII-11:The student will examine educational requirements, job responsibilities, employment trends, and opportunities within different career.

Financial Literacy

MSBCS-BCSIII-12:The student will demonstrate an understanding of economics.

MSBCS-BCSIII-13: The student will demonstrate an understanding of personal finance.

Introduction to Business

MSBCS-BCSIII-14: The student will examine career requirements, job responsibility, employment trends, and opportunities for careers in business.


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.


Commit Acts of Kindness

  • Include and encourage others during group work.
  • Loan supplies to a classmate.
  • Greet teacher, classmates, and visitors.

Act Responsibly

  • Complete assignments in a timely manner.
  • Actively listen and follow directions.
  • Dress appropriately.

Respect People and Property

  • Take care of classroom equipment and supplies.
  • Talk in a respectful manner to teacher and classmates.
  • Say please/thank you.

Ensure Safety

  • Encourage others not to horseplay.
  • Report teasing/ bullying concerns to an adult.
  • Put belongings under my desk.

Agendas and Communication

The agenda should be filled in for all subjects each day. Even if there is no homework, what occurred in class should be noted. Teachers also write notes
in the agenda to communicate with parents and guardians. Please make sure to tell your child to have me sign any communication you send so you will know
that I have seen it. I also ask that you sign any communication I send you. Please plan to check the agenda nightly.

From Policy/Procedures in Handbook

“All students are expected to exemplify academic honesty. “Academic Honesty’ means performing all academic
work without plagiarism, cheating, lying, tampering, stealing, giving or receiving unauthorized assistance from any other person, or using any source of
information that is not common knowledge without properly acknowledging the source.”