Welcome to my Webpage. My Name is Nicole A Essex, and I have been teaching for 22 years, 19 of which have been here at the BEST High School in the nation, The Real BHS.
I have a Master's Degree in Business Education, +45 hours above my degree in Instructional Leadership as well as hold an Administrators License for K-12 Education Supervision.
I hope that all students who walk through the doors at Main 207, gain positive knowledge and mature into educated adults.
Here are the courses that I will be teaching this year:
Grade Level: 10-12
This course is designed to math students how individual choices directly influence occupational goals and future earnings potential. Real world topics will include income, money management, spending and credit, as well as savings and investing. Students will design personal and household budgets, simulate use of checking and savings accounts, demonstrate knowledge of finance, debt, and credit management, and evaluate and understand insurance and taxes. This course will provide a foundational understanding for making informed personal financial decisions. This course is required of all students who began their freshman year 2009-2010. You must have taken and passed this course in order to graduate.
Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles
Grade Level 12
Credit: 1 Full
The AP Computer Science Principles Course is designed to be equivalent to a first-semester introductory college computing course. In this course, students will develop computational thinking skills vital for success across all disciplines, such as using computational tools to analyze and study data and working with large data seats to analyze, visualize, and draw conclusions from trends.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Algebra I, Algebra II, and teacher recommendation.