2021 - 2022 Bahamas Virtual School Course List

Middle School Electives

Digital Citizenship

You may not have heard of the term “Digital Citizenship.” Still, you are probably already familiar with the behaviors and
expectations that being a good “digital citizen” consists of and is expected. In this online course, you’ll learn the many different areas within the realm of Digital Citizenship and perhaps begin to think critically about your behavior.

Digital Storytelling

Digital stories focus on a specific topic and contain a particular point of view. However, as the name implies, digital stories usually contain some mixture of computer-based images, text, recorded audio narration, video clips, and/or music. Digital stories can vary in length, but most of the stories used in education typically last between 2 and 10 minutes.

Hospitality in Travel & Tourism

A course focused on students in Junior High (Grade 7, 8, and 9). “Traveling is part fun and part work! In order to have a great time, you need to do a lot of planning. You have all the same basic needs when you travel that you do at home. You need to eat, sleep somewhere, and get around. There are a lot of details just GETTING to your destination.

Introduction to Programming

Want to solve challenging problems? Want to learn some computer science? Want to make terrific games, drawings, and songs online? Programming is a course that introduces computer science ideas using the programming language Scratch. It’s designed for students who have at least…

Personal Fitness

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and values they need to become healthy and
physically active for a lifetime. This course addresses both the health and skill-related components of physical fitness
which are critical for students’ success.


Students learn the basics of building a character through such activities as pantomime, improvisation, and effective
speaking using articulation, projection, and breathing. Students also understand the importance of technical theatre and explore such elements as…

High School Electives

Criminal Justice

This course is designed to introduce students to the fields of law enforcement, the court system, and the correctional
system. The content includes career opportunities in these fields, the court system, the correctional system, interpersonal and
communication skills, and employability skills.

Law & Order

The primary content for the course pertains to the examination of the American legal system and the nature of specific rights granted under the United States Constitution. Content should include, but is not limited to, the historical
antecedents of laws and the basis for creating laws, the background, principles…

Forensic Science

Laboratory investigations that include the use of scientific inquiry, research, measurement, problem-solving, laboratory
apparatus and technologies, experimental procedures, and safety procedures are an integral part of this course. The
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) recommends…


The purpose of this course is to prepare students with disabilities to pursue entrepreneurship/self-employment. Students will acquire skills needed to explore their potential as entrepreneurs and develop the necessary skills to plan and operate a business with support and assistance.

Introduction to Business

The purpose of this course is to assist students in making informed decisions regarding their future academic and
occupational goals and to provide information regarding careers in the Business, Management, and Administration career cluster. The content includes but is not limited to fundamental…

Marketing Essentials

This course is designed to prepare students for employment in sales, customer service, advertising and
promotion, and first-line supervisory positions in wholesale, retail, and service areas. Students will prepare to perform marketing and management functions and tasks as they relate…

Marketing Management

This course provides instruction for career sustaining level employment in the industry. The content includes applied skills related to the marketing functions, including employment skills required for success in marketing and career planning related to a marketing industry. Students will connect to the course…

Computer Applications

Computer Applications is a course designed to teach students how to use the computer as a business and personal tool through applications software. Appropriate software for database management, word processing, graphics,
and spreadsheets will be used, and students also…

Intro to Computers

The purpose of this course is to enable students to develop basic skills in computer fundamentals, keyboarding, computer applications, research tools, and educational applications. Within appropriate developmental guidelines, the content of this course should enable students to Understand computer-specific terminology…

Introduction to C++

In this introductory course, students learn fundamental programming concepts through a series of hands-on projects. They also learn about software development careers, the process, and industry best practices. Using Microsoft Visual C++ 7.0, students master the building blocks of programming: functions…

Web Design

This course is designed to provide a basic overview of the internet, intranet, and the World Wide Web (www). The content includes operating systems; basic HTML commands; navigation of the internet, intranet, and web; and web page design.

Orientation to Nursing

The purpose of this course is to acquaint students with career opportunities and job requirements in the field of nursing which will enable students to consider career objectives and interests. Reinforcement of basic skills in English, mathematics, and science appropriate for the job preparatory programs occurs

Veterinary Science

This course is designed to develop competencies in areas such as the history of the animal industry; applied scientific &
technological concepts; safety; terminology; careers; breed identification; animal care and human relations skills.


Anthropology course consists of the following content area strands: American History, World History, Geography,
Humanities, Civics, and Government. The primary content emphasis for this course pertains to studying the differences and similarities…


Why do stars twinkle? Is it possible to fall into a black hole? Will the sun ever stop shining? Since the first glimpse of the night sky, humans have been fascinated with the stars, planets, and universe that surrounds us. This course will introduce students to the…


Students will explore career options in the field of cosmetology. Research into some of the common techniques used in caring for hair, nails, and skin in salons, spas, and other cosmetology-related businesses will also be presented…

Culinary Arts

This course covers the history of the foodservice industry and careers in that industry. Also covered are safety in the
workplace; employability skills; leadership/teamwork skills; care and use of commercial culinary equipment; basic food
science; basic nutrition; and following recipes in food preparation labs.

Digital Photography

This course provides competencies in photographic history, the production process, intellectual property rights, camera systems, support equipment, basic photography, and workflow applications.

Fashion & Interior Design

Do you have a flair for fashion? Are you constantly redecorating your room? If so, the design industry might just be for
you! In this course, you’ll explore what it is like to work in the industry by exploring career possibilities and the
background that you need to pursue them. Get ready to try your hand…

Gothic Literature

These frightening stories have influenced fiction writers since the 18th century, from vampires to ghosts. This course will focus on the major themes found in Gothic literature and demonstrate how the core writing drivers produce, for the
reader, a thrilling psychological environment. Terror versus horror, the influence…

Intro to Creative Writing

This course aims to enable students to develop and use grade 9-10 writing and language skills for creative
expression in a variety of literary forms. Studying and modeling a variety of genres will be emphasized at this level of creative writing.

Intro to Social Media

The purpose of this course is to enable students to develop fundamental skills in the use of social media across print,
multimedia, web, and broadcast platforms, including ethical and legal uses.

Music Appreciation

Students learn how music is constructed and developed, and acquire a basic understanding of the structural, technical,
and historical elements of music. Student theorists develop basic ear-training, keyboard, and functional singing skills, and engage in the creative process through individual and collaborative projects.

Peer Counseling

This course aims to enable students to develop basic knowledge and skills in communication, meeting
human needs, and conflict resolution.
The content should include the following: Demonstrate understanding of the functions and responsibilities of peer facilitators (e.g., listening, confidentiality, team building…


Psychology I will help students understand human behavior, behavioral interaction, and the progressive development of individuals. Appropriate concepts and skills will be developed through the theories and methods of study employed by psychologists, human growth and development, self-concept development…

Public Speaking

The purpose of this course is to develop students’ beginning awareness, understanding, and application of language arts
as it applies to oral communication concepts and strategies in various given settings.


Through the study of sociology, students acquire an understanding of group interaction and its impact on individuals in the order that they may have a greater awareness of the beliefs, values, and behavior patterns of others.

Sports & Entertainment

This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging
academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Marketing, Sales, and Service career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based…

Theatre, Cinema & Film

In Theatre, Cinema, and Film Production, a one-credit course, students explore the elements of film and cinematic techniques used by those who create movies. Students study the techniques in the film that serve the story and articulate the theme. Students also prepare a comparative for theatre, film, and literature.

Writing for Publication

The purpose of this course is to enable students to develop and use grade 11-12 writing and language skills for creative
expression in a variety of literary forms. Studying and modeling a variety of genres will be emphasized at this level of creative writing.


Online High School Credit Recovery Programs and Courses
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