• Franklin High School

    Business Management

    Computer Technology

    Construction Technology

    Education Preparation

    Hospitality/Tourism-Culinary Arts

    Manufacturing Technology

    Video Production

    Business Management
    Instructor: Jose Lasoya & Tim Biamont

    Introduction to Business and Marketing 
    Introduction to Business and marketing will place special emphasis on the global marketplace. Areas of study will include: marketing concepts and practices; management and business practices; finance, foreign exchange and banking; communication, legal and government environments; and, career exploration. Stu-dents will develop a marketing strategy, promotional plan and advertising campaign for a product or service. This course will prepare students for entry-level jobs and studies of advanced business.

    Student Store Internship
    Students will participate in management and daily operation of the student store. Activities include: buying, inventory control, pricing, display, cashiering, sales, customer service, management, employee training and accounting.

    Student Store Management & Philanthropy
    Students apply previously acquired marketing and business concepts through operation and management of the student store. Students are responsible for the tasks and duties that result from their management positions, explore the entrepreneurial spirit and will learn the fundamentals necessary to owning or managing a small business. This course provides students with a general knowledge of business, and more specifically, with a working knowledge of marketing.

    Accounting 1-2
    Accounting 1-2 introduces and then expands upon the fundatmental accounting procedures used in small businesses. The first year course covers the full accounting cycle, and incorporates topics such as payroll, taxes, debts, depreciation, ledger and journal techniques, and periodic adjustments. Students learn how to apply standard auditing principles to the projects they work on and may prepare budgets and final reports. Calculators, electronic spreadsheets, or other automated tools may be used. Students learn the basic accounting principles and procedures that are applied to accounting records kept for service-oriented and manufacturing businesses. Students use textbooks, working papers, computerized problems and simulations. This course is recommended for students interestd in an accounting career or other business career areas. Students who earn an A or B may receive Portland Community College credit.

    Accounting 3-4 - Advanced Accounting and Spreadsheets
    In advanced accounting courses, elementary principles or partnership and corporate accounting are introduced and explored, as are the managerial uses of control systems and the accounting process. This course is designed to be a continuation of Accounting 1-2. Additional concepts covered include payroll systems, cash funds, depreciation, taxes, specialized journals and preparing various financial statements. Students will use Excel and Quicken software to computerize accounting procedures learned in Accounting 1-2. This course is recommended for students interested in an accounting career or other business career areas. The assignments relate to computer applications in business.

    Computer Applications 1
    Designed for students with an interest in exploring the uses of the personal computer. Computer Applications 1 provides experience in the proper use of the personal computer. Computer Applications 1 provides experience in the proper use of previously written software packages. A wide range of applications are explored, including (but not limited to) word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, and database programs. Electronic mail and desktop publishing may also be included. Exercises and problems may be from any field, or may be defined by the student(s). Computer Application students will develop or enhance keyboarding skills and sample a variety of computer applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. The assignments relate to computer applications in business. Students who earn an A or B may receive Portland Community College credit.

    Computer Applications 2
    Designed for students with an interest in business/office occupations, Business Computer Applications courses provide experience in the proper use of previously written software packages. Generally, a wide range of applications are explored, including (but not limited to) word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, and database programs. More advanced topics (such as electronic mail, desktop publishing, and telecommunications) may also be included. Exercises and problems are specifically business related. This course gives students the opportunity to learn advance Word, Excel, PowerPoint features and basic Access. The assignments relate to computer applications in the business world. Students who earn an A or B may receive Portland Community College credit.

    Personal Finance and Entrepreneurship
    This course will help you become a financially literate and financially independent citizen through ian increased understanding and awareness of the financial world, including planning and managing money wisely. Areas of study will include sources of income, budgeting, banking, consumer credit, credit laws and rights, personal bankruptcy, insurance, taxes, investment vehicles and strategies, banking instruments such as saving and checking, and living independently. Specific emphasis will be placed on the topic of investing, with a focus on investment principles, planning and risk/return analysis. You will also develop a solid working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, to help create personal budgets, financial statements, personal investments portfolios and checking account registers to name just a few.

    Computer Technology
    Instructors: Joe Rowe

    Digital Design and Computer Coding 1
    This course is structured around projects which will give students a beginning background in digital design and computer programming; and is intended for students who have no programming experience. The first part of this course will cover webpage design, computer hard-ware and introductory programming using standard lan-guages such as HTML/CSS and JavaScript. The second part of the course will use an introductory programming language to introduce a variety of topics including graphics, sound and simple games.

    Digital Design and Computer Coding 2
    This course is structured around projects which will give students a continued background in digital design and computer programming beyond the first semester. Stu-dents will be introduced to a variety of programming problems with an emphasis on applying mathematics and critical problem solving skills to practical program-ming activities; which can include creating and designing websites, blogs, games and phone apps.

    Mobile App Design/Music
    Code apps compatible with mobile devices and touch screens. We will use MIT's App Inventor and the SDK from Google and Apple. We will run our music apps on several operating systems; iOS, Android and Windows 10. Each student creates a final project for their career portfolio

    PC Hardware
    Work with the parts inside computers and devices. We will use motherboards, WiFi, Video Cards, CPUs, Memory, hard drives, power supplies and more. Test what's broken and rebuild working computers. Know how it all works inside, and know how to keep it working or best replace it. You'll be able to identify, remove, set up, update and install it.

    Coding 3
    Code projects in collaborative groups with connections to 3rd party libraries. Students will use a team code repository and learn the tools to work remotely.

    Coding 4
    Code projects using OOP code. This course will help students who wish to prepare for taking the AP Computer Science test. Students will finish one service learning project and one unpaid job internship of 4-16 hours on their own using one district partner.

    Construction Technology
    Instructor: Dan Silvernail

    Architectural Drawing & Design
    In this one year, one period class, students will explore architectural drafting and design. They will be introduced to architectural drafting conventions and standards; will learn the anatomy of a residential and light commercial structure; will become familiar with building practices and codes; will learn and utilize science and math while analyzing forces which act upon a structure; will learn about common building materials; will explore various architectural styles and history; and will be introduced to careers in the architectural and construction industry.

    Intro to Industrial Technology
    In this one year, one period class, students will explore the career opportunities in the Industry and Engineering Pathway. Students will learn metalworking skills (welding, sheet metal, foundry, manual and computer controlled machining), basic woodworking (math, measuring, sketching, hand and power tool use and safety), drafting, building construction, electronics and mass production. Students will learn safety habits, career information, and how to work cooperatively with others in the shop. The class is taught using short technical lectures, demonstrations on tools and machines, and project construction.

    Intermediate Woodworking
    This project-based course builds upon the foundation of woodworking skills and construction techniques learned in Beginning Woods. Skills and Techniques discussed include: Typs of materials, hardware and techniques for industry standard furniture and cabinetry. Students will mill and assemble a cabinet with drawer, door and laminate top.

    Advanced Woodworking
    In this project-based course students will be allowed more freedom to build furniture and cabinetry projects of their choice. Project ideas must be presented for instructors approval and be accompanied by a professionally drawn set of plans. Students will learn more specialized woodworking skills and techniques specific to their project. Students will be responsible for written assignments as well, specific to woodworking.

    Advanced Wood Projects
    This class is for students who have completed Intro to Industrial Technology, Intermediate Woods and Advanced Woods and want a fourth year in the Woods/Construction lab to build projects. Projects can be for the student, the school, or the community. Students are expected to be self-motivated and remain on task like an employee in industry. Students may also work on competencies for articulated community college courses. Grades will be based upon how well students fulfill each of their job contracts.


    Education Preparation
    Instructor: Anna York

    Introduction to Education
    Students will explore the history of the education system in the United States from colonial times through today, with a focus on the impact the legal system and our society’s ideas of what education should be and for whom has had on classrooms and students. They will also explore how our community sees teaching and learning. Students will then explore ethical dilemmas in the educational system today. Finally students will explore their own philosophy of education’s future as based on the legal and societal requirements they have studied.

    Internship: Elementary/Middle School
    Students in this course will work alongside a certified teacher in an educational setting (Elementary, Middle or High School) while exploring the field of education or child development as a future profession. Students will be asked to work with children 1-on-1, in small groups, or with the whole group. They will write reflective papers and/or journal entries about the work they are doing. Students will create a lesson or project per semester that reflects their learning and present it to a small group. Exemplary attendance and appropriate school attire are required. Transportation to and from your site is to be by Tri-Met.

    Academic Allies

    Academic Allies are paired with a teacher at Franklin to support students within their classroom. Allies are role models to their peers. Allies work with individual students or small groups within the classroom to help support their fellow students in mastering the content. As members of the Learning Center staff, Peer Tutors work on an individual basis or in a small group sessions to answer questions on course content and to provide study strategies to aid in the mastery of course content.

    Educational Strategies: Advanced

    Are you interested in the education field and/or working with others? Students will learn about how they, as well as other students, learn through a variety of educational theories. Then students will learn about barriers that makes learning harder, and how they can support students that have those challenges. They will then apply that learning to the realities of the classroom, such as meeting standards and regulations. Special Note: Students will be expected to participate in some activities outside of their school day.

    Hospitality & Tourism-Culinary Arts
    Instructor: Steve O'Neill & Elizabeth Harvey

    Intro to Culinary Arts 1
    All students will earn their Multnomah County Food Handlers Card ($10 fee to Multnomah County) Employment opportunities and internships for three years are available. A sampling of units will include: Quick breads, pastries, fruits and vegeta- bles, local versus global economy, one dish meals and much more! Students design their own personal repertoire of recipes into a cookbook as well as learn etiquette for home and in the work place.

    Intro to Culinary Arts 2
    Will focus on more advanced culinary skills and will introduce stu- dents to job opportunities and careers available to them through the number one employer in the world, the food industry! Students will learn how the influence of ethnic food, regional cookery and cultures influence how we market, manage, and brand our food and food products which make up the American diet. A sampling of units will include: egg and dairy cookery, rice, pasta, legumes, BBQ, menu design and special diets for special needs, food preservation, product development, packaging, la- beling, event planning, personal branding, job inter- viewing skills and resume building. Students will study how some of America’s most famous food gi- ants, entrepreneurs like Ray Kroch (McDonalds) or Milton Hershey, took a simple food idea and turned it into a multi-million dollar business.

    Intermediate Culinary Arts - International Foods
    Intermediate Culinary Arts is a year-long course with an emphasis international foods and culture. Students will learn about ingredients, preparation techniques, flavor profiles and history behind a variety of foods typical of cultures found around the world. This course will involve the use of more advanced food preparation techniques, as well as expand upon lessons taught in the introductory course regarding menu planning, food-costing and recipe development, writing and modification. The course will build upon students’ knowledge of safety and sanitation practices by teaching them principles of food storage and handling in the context of restaurants, hotels and other large-volume venues. Advanced Culinary Arts will further prepare students for life after high school, careers in food production (found in hotels, healthcare facilities and restaurants) and other culinary careers.

    Advanced Culinary Arts
    Advanced Culinary Arts 6 is a Semester long course affording students to continue exploring culinary skills necessary for the workplace. Students will learn the art of baked goods at a much more advanced level with emphasis on decoration and design. Students will also continue to learn business skills associated with the food industry; managing and maintaining a staff of a student run business.


     Advanced Culinary Arts: Baking/Pastry

    Students focus will be on the production of bakery items and processes.

    Manufacturing Technology
    Instructor: Myron Ryan

    Intro to Technology
    Introduction to Technology is a beginning level course that introduces students to the entry level skills of machining, welding, fabrication and CNC programming of Plasma, Lathe and Milling machines. As a required course for Intermediate and Advanced Metals classes the student will find a primarily hands on classroom experience with hand tools and have the opportunity to operate light and heavy machinery.

    Intermediate Metals 
    This class will develop job entry level knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for a rewarding, responsible career in any of the following cluster of metal working occupations: Autobody repair and painting, foundry mold making and pouring, Electric arc welding including Stick, MIG, and TIG, Oxyacetylene welding and brazing, Hand and machine Flame Cutting, Machine shop including CNC machining, and Sheetmetal ducting and projects.

    Advanced Metals
    The focus of advanced metals is to give students marketable entry level knowledge and skills common to any occupation within the metals area. Students will use and improve their skills by working on jobs submitted to the shop by faculty, citizens in the community, and projects to improve the shop. They may also work on their own projects after checking with the teacher. Specialized technical information in all areas of metal working will be taught by technical lectures and demonstrations. The values of discipline, dependability and cooperation, as required by employees of industry, are emphasized during the course.

    Advanced Metal Projects
    Advanced Metals Projects is the 4th opportunity in the series of metal shop offerings for Franklin High School. In this course the student will be expected to develop a project that demonstrates high level industry ready skills that they have learned and developed over their years of metals at FHS. Advanced level programming, hand and machine threading and joining of dissimilar materials as well as TIG welding with aluminum and stainless steel. A strong emphasis will be placed on internship and employment opportunities in the manufacturing trades.  

    Video Production
    Instructor: Javier Perez & Adam Souza

     Video Production 1-2
    This is an introductory course for students who want to learn the different skills required in the making of videos and who want to pursue video production as a professional career. We will explore storyboarding, cinematography, video editing and sound. We will study and discover the characteristics of storytelling as it relates to filmmaking. Projects will be highly dependent on group work; success will depend on daily participation.

    Video Production 3-4
    This class is for students who want to learn the different skills required in the making of videos and who want to pursue video production as a professional career. This is an a continuation of Video 1 with an emphasis on video production as a form of client-based projects. Students will learn to manage video projects, meet strict deadlines, and collaborate with curriculums outside of video production. Students will also learn to give and take direction, both creatively and technically.

    Video Production Intern
    Students will further develop their skills in sound design and video editing. Students are asked to apply their knowledge from previous video courses to create artistic intent: each project is designed to evoke emotion, theme or a specific message. Students will use Adobe Premier, After Effects and Audition for all of their projects. Each project is designed to help the student become an expert crew member in support of the parallel course: Directing. Both classes will work collaboratively to create two capstone projects: a narrative and a documentary.

    This class is for students who want to learn the different skills required in the making of films and who want to pursue the role of directing as a professional career. Students will explore the filmmaking process through Story, Pre-Production, Production, Post-Production, and Premiering. As the capstone for Franklin High School’s Video Production department students will complete one film each semester, one documentary and one narrative. Projects will be highly dependent on group work; success will depend on daily participation.