Online Courses

MECS Academy offers online courses in three primary categories:

Before purchasing any of the online courses, you should have completed the registration process and received an acceptance notice from our Admissions Specialist.

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Credit Recovery Course Catalog

 

Language Arts

Credit recovery courses are designed for students who have failed a previous attempt at a course. Students complete short-term coursework, for credit to be awarded at MECS Academy. Prior to enrolling, students should first request approval from their school counselor, principal, or other authorized school official at their school of record. For assistance with choosing the right courses and enrollment, call or text an Admissions Specialist at 347-962-5713.

Summer School Credit Recovery Course; 8 weeks starting July 6, 2020

Cost: $216.00

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Mathematics

Credit recovery courses are designed for students who have failed a previous attempt at a course. Students complete short-term coursework, for credit to be awarded at MECS Academy. Prior to enrolling, students should first request approval from their school counselor, principal, or other authorized school official at their school of record. For assistance with choosing the right courses and enrollment, call or text an Admissions Specialist at 347-962-5713.

Summer School Credit Recovery Course; 8 weeks starting July 6, 2020

Cost: $216.00

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Social Science

Credit recovery courses are designed for students who have failed a previous attempt at a course. Students complete short-term coursework, for credit to be awarded at MECS Academy. Prior to enrolling, students should first request approval from their school counselor, principal, or other authorized school official at their school of record. For assistance with choosing the right courses and enrollment, call or text an Admissions Specialist at 347-962-5713.

Summer School Credit Recovery Course; 8 weeks starting July 6, 2020

Cost: $216.00

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Science

Credit recovery courses are designed for students who have failed a previous attempt at a course. Students complete short-term coursework, for credit to be awarded at MECS Academy. Prior to enrolling, students should first request approval from their school counselor, principal, or other authorized school official at their school of record. For assistance with choosing the right courses and enrollment, call or text an Admissions Specialist at 347-962-5713.

Summer School Credit Recovery Course; 8 weeks starting July 6, 2020

Cost: $216.00

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World Languages

Credit recovery courses are designed for students who have failed a previous attempt at a course. Students complete short-term coursework, for credit to be awarded at MECS Academy. Prior to enrolling, students should first request approval from their school counselor, principal, or other authorized school official at their school of record. For assistance with choosing the right courses and enrollment, call or text an Admissions Specialist at 347-962-5713.

Summer School Credit Recovery Course; 8 weeks starting July 6, 2020

Cost: $216.00

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Health

Credit recovery courses are designed for students who have failed a previous attempt at a course. Students complete short-term coursework, for credit to be awarded at MECS Academy. Prior to enrolling, students should first request approval from their school counselor, principal, or other authorized school official at their school of record. For assistance with choosing the right courses and enrollment, call or text an Admissions Specialist at 347-962-5713.

Summer School Credit Recovery Course; 8 weeks starting July 6, 2020

Cost: $216.00

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High School Course Catalog Electives

Advertising and Sales Promotion

Course Description

 

Every year companies spend $200 billion promoting their products and services—and that’s in the United States alone! Experts estimate that by the time you turn 65, you will have seen nearly 2 million TV commercials, not to mention radio ads, billboards, and online advertisements. You’re familiar with what it’s like on the receiving end of a company’s marketing efforts, but what’s it like on the other side? In this Advertising and Sales Promotions course, you’ll learn how marketing campaigns, ads, and commercials are conceived and brought to life. You’ll meet some of the creative men and women who produce those memorable ads and commercials. And you’ll discover career opportunities in the field to help you decide if a job in this exciting, fast-paced industry is in your future!

This course is an independent study course, meaning the learner can complete the work at his or her own pace within one year. Cost: $389

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Business Information Management

Course Description

 

This course is designed to enable students to develop information management skills that can be used in careers in business organizations. The course covers in depth computing technologies such as working with documents, spreadsheets, presentations, databases, e-mail, and scheduling software. In addition, the course covers important essential skills such as written communication, verbal communication, problem solving, teamwork, and professionalism.

This course is an independent study course, meaning the learner can complete the work at his or her own pace within one year. Cost: $389

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Career Planning

Course Description

 

Students use an informative interactive process to explore career and

life options in this one-semester elective. They begin with a thorough examination of their own interests, aptitudes, achievements, and personality styles. Instructional material then helps them match job market information, interview techniques, training requirements, and educational paths to potential careers that suit their strengths and personal priorities. Successfully completing this course gives students

the ability to identify and describe their personal interests, aptitudes,

and lifestyle goals; locate and evaluate information about different careers; identify the skills and knowledge needed for careers of interest and how to obtain them; and create an entrepreneurial business plan.

This course is an independent study course, meaning the learner can complete the work at his or her own pace within one year. Cost: $389

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Computer Fundamentals

Course Description

 

In this introductory course, students will become familiar with the basic principles of a personal computer, including the internal hardware, the operating system, and software applications. Students will gain practice in using key applications such as word processors, spreadsheets and presentation software, as well as understand social and ethical issues around the Internet, information and security. This is a two-semester course package. In the first semester, the focus is on the fundamentals, learning and using the applications, and understanding the basic roles and responsibilities of the software, hardware an operating system. In the second semester, the focus is on gathering and analyzing data, and using the right tools and methods to collect and present data.

This course is an independent study course, meaning the learner can complete the work at his or her own pace within one year. Cost: $389

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Engineering Design

Course Description

 

Computer-aided design systems are used by designers and manufacturers in virtually every industry to create engineering design solutions. In this course, students are introduced to engineering, learning the basics of CAD software: creating points, lines, other geometric forms, isometric drawings, and 3D models. They learn how to translate initial concepts into functional designs and 3D walkthroughs and explore career options in this hands-on introductory-level course.  SOFTWARE: CadStd Lite v3.7.0; Google SketchUp 7.1.482; Adobe® Reader®; Adobe® Flash® Player; 7-Zip compression program (all available by free download within the course)   SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Microsoft® Windows XP® or Windows Vista® operating system; 600 MHz or faster processor (1 GHz for Vista®); 512 MB of memory (RAM) (1 GB for Vista®); at least 2 GB of available hard drive space; 3D class video card with 128 MB of memory or higher (256 MB for Vista®)—the video card driver must support OpenGL version 1.5 or higher

This course is an independent study course, meaning the learner can complete the work at his or her own pace within one year. Cost: $389

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Entrepreneurship 1

Course Description

 

In this introductory business course, students learn the basics of planning and launching their own successful business. Whether they want to start their own money-making business or create a non-profit to help others, this course helps students develop the core skills they need to be successful. They learn how to develop new business ideas, attract investors, market their business, and manage expenses.

This course is an independent study course, meaning the learner can complete the work at his or her own pace within one year. Cost: $389

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Game Design 1

Course Description

 

With this course, students will learn about different video game software and hardware, various gaming platforms, the technical skills necessary to design games, troubleshooting and Internet safety techniques, and the history of gaming. Students will even have the opportunity to create their own plan for a 2D video game! With the knowledge and skills students will gain in this course, they can take their hobby and turn it into a potential career. Software: Software is a free download called "Unity" System Requirements: Microsoft® Windows 7® or higher, 64 bit versions only; macOS 10.11 or higher.

This course is an independent study course, meaning the learner can complete the work at his or her own pace within one year. Cost: $389

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Game Design 2

Course Description

 

By signing up for Game Design II, you will have the opportunity to explore all things related to video game design. This course will give you the skills to conceptualize, design, and fully create your very own video game. Explore various video game software and hardware, sharpen your coding skills, learn about game storylines, player progression, and algorithmic decision making. This course allows you to analyze player goals, player actions, rewards, and challenges, among many other game play components. Utilize twenty-first century skills involving creativity, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and technical expertise. When you sign up for Game Design II, you are putting yourself at the forefront of a future in technology!  System Requirements:  Software: Software is a free download called "Unity"  System Requirements: Microsoft® Windows 7® or higher, 64 bit versions only; macOS 10.11 or higher

This course is an independent study course, meaning the learner can complete the work at his or her own pace within one year. Cost: $389

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Image Design and Editing

Course Description

 

This introductory design course is for students who want to create compelling, professional-looking graphic designs and photos. Students learn the basics of composition, color, and layout through the use of hands-on projects that allow them to use their creativity while developing important foundational skills. They use GIMP software to create a graphic design portfolio with a wide variety of projects involving the mastery of technical topics, such as working with layers and masks, adding special effects, and effectively using typefaces to create visual impact. The projects help students develop the skills they need to create and edit images of their own.

This course is an independent study course, meaning the learner can complete the work at his or her own pace within one year. Cost: $389

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International Business

Course Description

 

This course helps students develop the appreciation, knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to live and work in the global marketplace. It takes a global view on business, investigating why and how companies go international and are more interconnected. The course further provides students a conceptual tool by which to understand how economic, social, cultural, political, and legal factors influence both domestic and cross-border business. Students explore business structures, global entrepreneurship, business management, marketing, and the challenges of managing international organizations. They also cultivate a mindfulness of how history, geography, language, cultural studies, research skills, and continuing education are important in twenty-first-century business activities.

This course is an independent study course, meaning the learner can complete the work at his or her own pace within one year. Cost: $389

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Introduction to Marketing I

Course Description

 

Students find out what it takes to market a product or service in today’s fast-paced business environment. They learn the fundamentals of marketing using real-world business examples. They learn about buyer behavior, marketing research principles, demand analysis, distribution, financing, pricing, and product management.

This course is an independent study course, meaning the learner can complete the work at his or her own pace within one year. Cost: $389

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Introduction to Marketing I and II

Course Description

 

Students find out what it takes to market a product or service in today’s fast-paced business environment. They learn the fundamentals of marketing using real-world business examples. They learn about buyer behavior, marketing research principles, demand analysis, distribution, financing, pricing, and product management. Students build on the skills and concepts learned in Introduction to Marketing I to develop a basic understanding of marketing principles and techniques. By the end of the course, they will have developed their own comprehensive marketing plan for a new business.

This course is an independent study course, meaning the learner can complete the work at his or her own pace within one year. Cost: $389

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Introduction to Marketing II

Course Description

 

Students build on the skills and concepts learned in Introduction to Marketing I to develop a basic understanding of marketing principles and techniques. By the end of the course, they will have developed their own comprehensive marketing plan for a new business.

This course is an independent study course, meaning the learner can complete the work at his or her own pace within one year. Cost: $389

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Marketing Print

Course Description

 

Marketing Print allows you to discover how consumer and business wants and needs for products and services affect all businesses and global economies. This course you will gain a solid understanding of creating, advertising, and selling products. 

 

Students will be provided with Marketing Essentials- Glencoe- 2016 

 

This course is an independent study course, meaning the learner can complete the work at his or her own pace within one year. Cost: $389

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Sports and Entertainment Marketing

Course Description

 

Students who have wished to play sports professionally or who have dreamed of becoming an agent for a celebrity entertainer have an interest in sports and entertainment marketing. Although this particular form of marketing bears some resemblance to traditional marketing, there are many differences as well—including a lot more glitz and glamour! In this course, students have the opportunity to explore basic marketing principles and delve deeper into the multibillion-dollar sports and entertainment marketing industry. Students learn how professional athletes, sports teams, and well-known entertainers are marketed as commodities and how some of them become billionaires as a result. For students who have ever wondered about how things work behind the scenes of a major sporting event such as the Super Bowl or even entertained the idea of playing a role in such an event, this course introduces the fundamentals of such a career.

This course is an independent study course, meaning the learner can complete the work at his or her own pace within one year. Cost: $389

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Web Design

Course Description

 

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the essentials of web design, from planning page layouts to publishing a complete site to the web. Students learn how to use HTML to design their own web pages. The course covers basic HTML tags for formatting text, as well as more advanced tags. Through real-world design scenarios and hands-on projects, students create compelling, usable websites using the latest suite of free tools. System Requirements: Microsoft® Windows XP® or higher, or Mac® OS X® operating system; 400 MHz or faster processor; 512 MB of memory (RAM); at least 2 GB of hard drive space; Adobe® Reader®.

This course is an independent study course, meaning the learner can complete the work at his or her own pace within one year. Cost: $389

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CATC Certification Courses

Adobe Certified Associate Certification (ACA)

The Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification is an industry-recognized credential that effectively validates one’s expertise in the Adobe Creative Cloud suite. Those who possess the ACA certification can confidently prove that they have the skills and knowledge to meet the demands of today's design industry.

This course is an independent study course, meaning the learner can complete the work at his or her own pace within one year. Cost: $389

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Apple App Development with Swift Certification (APP)

Swift is a robust and intuitive programming language created by Apple that’s easy to learn, simple to use, and super powerful. Which makes it great for getting started with code. It’s also one of the fastest growing, most popular open-source programming languages used by professional developers. In fact, some of the world’s most popular apps are built in Swift.

Learning to write code is essential to students’ ability to thrive in a future driven by technology. It teaches them how to solve problems and work together in creative ways. And it enables them build apps that bring their ideas to life.

 

Certification is based on the App Development with Swift course and recognizes high school and college students’ knowledge of the Swift programming language, app developer tools, and core components of apps.

This course is an independent study course, meaning the learner can complete the work at his or her own pace within one year. Cost: $389

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Autodesk Certified User Certification (ACU)

The ACU certification is an industry-recognized credential that can effectively start students’ careers as designers, engineers, and makers. It enhances student college applications and resumes by providing the evidence of competency and proficiency. The certification is an excellent way for students with about 150 hours of real-world Autodesk software experience to validate their software skills. Earning this level of certification while in school will give students confidence as they continue to master Autodesk products and pursue Professional-level certification in the future.

This course is an independent study course, meaning the learner can complete the work at his or her own pace within one year. Cost: $389

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Communication Skills for Business Certification (CSB)

Communication Skills for Business (CSB) is one of the newest certification programs offered through Certiport. Candidates for the CSB certification will be expected to be able to effectively communicate in a business setting.

 

The CSB certification gives job candidates the proof they understand good communication and have the skills needed to be effective and efficient in their jobs, while saving the company money by not communicating poorly.

This course is an independent study course, meaning the learner can complete the work at his or her own pace within one year. Cost: $389

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EC-Council Associate Certifications (ECA)

Certiport has partnered with EC-Council to offer two cybersecurity certifications covering a "Red Team", offensive, and "Blue Team", defensive, approaches. Ethical Hacking Associate (E|HA)  and Cyber Forensics Associate (C|FA) will allow students to get started in the exciting, yet critical, world of cybersecurity. These certifications validate entry-level knowledge in these areas and prepare individuals for advance, professional EC-Council certifications to continue learning the latest practices when preventing and addressing cybersecurity.

This course is an independent study course, meaning the learner can complete the work at his or her own pace within one year. Cost: $389

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Entrepreneurship and Small Business Certification (ESB)

Entrepreneurship and Small Business is a certification from Certiport, sponsored by Intuit, that ensures tomorrow's leaders are prepared with the toolkit they need to get ahead in today's competitive landscape. Whether you are starting a bakery or launching the next billion dollar startup, ESB validates a students' understanding of core business principles, including the essentials needed to launch and maintain a successful business.

ESB certification engages and prepares students who will pursue additional postsecondary training or those who elect to enter the small business sector immediately upon high school graduation. The entrepreneurial concepts validated by this certification ensure that these students are college and career ready.

This course is an independent study course, meaning the learner can complete the work at his or her own pace within one year. Cost: $389

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IC3 Digital Literacy Certification (IC3)

IC3 Digital Literacy Certification validates a learner’s knowledge, certifying that they have the know-how to use a computer and the essential applications while safely and securely navigating our modern digital world.

IC3 Digital Literacy Certification is a stackable credential that validates each learner’s level of proficiency, whether beginner, intermediate, or advanced. It measures against seven major domains that are essential to success. It aligns to multiple international standards to ensure it is the most comprehensive solution available. The newest version, Global Standard Six, focuses on competency; allowing students to enter at the appropriate skill level and exit with mastery.

This course is an independent study course, meaning the learner can complete the work at his or her own pace within one year. Cost: $389

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Microsoft Office Specialist Certification (MOS)

The Microsoft Office Specialist Program provides industry-leading assessments of skills and knowledge through our new project-based testing, giving students and professionals real-world exercises to appraise their understanding of Microsoft Office.

 

This guarantees that every certified user has demonstrated the ability to command the full features and functionality of Microsoft Office, preparing them for future academic or workforce opportunities.

 

Microsoft certification gives students and workforce candidates the power to chart their own course, fulfill their ambition, and realize their potential.

This course is an independent study course, meaning the learner can complete the work at his or her own pace within one year. Cost: $389

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Microsoft Technology Associate Certification (MTA)

The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification is an entry-level credential that validates fundamental technology skills and knowledge among students and job-seekers who are pursuing a career in technology. MTA addresses a wide range of critical technology concepts with exams that are designed to assess and validate core technical concepts in three primary areas: Developer, Database, and IT Professional.

As the preferred path to Microsoft’s Certified Professional exams, such as Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) and Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD), MTA is the ideal starting point for anyone interested in starting a career in technology.

This course is an independent study course, meaning the learner can complete the work at his or her own pace within one year. Cost: $389

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QuickBooks Certified User Certification (QBCU)

The QuickBooks Certified User certification is an industry-recognized credential that effectively validates one’s skills in QuickBooks accounting software. QuickBooks Certified User exam vouchers will now include access to both the QuickBooks Desktop AND QuickBooks Online tests so candidates can demonstrate their skills in whatever version of QuickBooks they prefer.

Bookkeeping in the 21st century requires more than knowledge of GAAP principles or an eye for detail—students need relevant computing skills. Intuit® QuickBooks, the industry leader in managerial accounting software for entrepreneurs and small business, provides an easy-to-understand platform for students to grasp accounting concepts while honing skills in the most prevalent bookkeeping application in small business today. Students can validate their QuickBooks knowledge by becoming an Intuit QuickBooks Certified User (QBCU).

This course is an independent study course, meaning the learner can complete the work at his or her own pace within one year. Cost: $389

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Unity Certified User Certification (UCU)

Unity is the leading content-creation platform for VR/AR, real-time 3D, and mobile 2D. Unity is used by students and professionals around the world to create everything from games to movies, 3D models to VR simulations.

 

The Unity Certified User certification is an entry-level credential that allows individuals to get started in interactive content creation for industries such as gaming, entertainment, automotive, AEC and XR. The Unity Certified User certification helps employers and institutions verify a candidate’s knowledge and skills using Unity technology to succeed in these industries. Whether it’s a desire to create games and apps or build new worlds in AR/VR, the Unity Certified User certification is the place to start. 

This course is an independent study course, meaning the learner can complete the work at his or her own pace within one year. Cost: $389

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