Desktop Publishing

Desktop Publishing

Course Syllabus

Coach Jeramy Gregston


Course Objectives:

During this course, the students will:

  1. Understand design as a visual language that is built on fundamental principles and elements.

  2. Examine harmonious combinations of type with imagery and other design elements.

  3. Develop a knowledge of the basic types of charts and graphs and the way they put statistical information into a visual context.


Your grade will consist of:

90% Daily Assignments, Projects, and Assessments

10% Semester Test

Materials Needed:

4th Hour:

1 Package of Antibacterial Wipes

5th Hour:

1 Box of Kleenex

Course Text Books: (Class Sets)

Adobe Photoshop CS5   $150.00

Make-Up Policy:

It is the responsibility of the student to get with the teacher to make up missed work. Students will turn in missed work in accordance with the DCHS Student Handbook make-up policy (found on the DCHS website under the student tab).  Check Google Classroom for assignments and due dates. Missed work will be entered as Missing in the gradebook until 1 week after return to class, then will be changed to a zero.  Once a grade is entered as a zero, it cannot be changed.


Respect yourself, your classmates, your instructor, and the computer equipment.

Follow the Network Agreement and Academic Honor Code in the Student Handbook (found on the DCHS website under the student tab).

Have a good attitude.


In order to sustain a community of trust in which students and teachers can work together to develop their educational potential and goals, ethical standards of honesty are expected so that all students may compete fairly in the classroom to earn their academic standing through their own efforts. Violations of the honor code include lying, cheating, or stealing. Acts of cheating are defined as follows:

1. Willfully copying or allowing class assignments to be copied.

2. Falsely presenting other’s work as his/her own work.

3. Using notes or any other prompts to assist in answering test questions, unless allowed by the teacher.

4. Acquiring answers to test questions or homework by looking at any other students’ papers.

5. Being informed, or informing verbally or otherwise, of test questions or answers either during or prior to the testing situation, as well as answers to homework assignments for which you are given.

6. Plagiarizing someone else’s words or ideas.

7. Use of on-line resources to assist with homework, class assignments, quizzes, or tests is prohibited unless approved and allowed by the teacher.

A student who has been found to have violated the community of trust as expressed in the honor code will receive no credit (a zero) for the assignment on which the violation occurred, and his/her parent will be informed. Any student violating the academic honor code will lose semester test exemption status in all classes and recommendation for denial or dismissal from National Honor Society. Additional consequences may be added at the discretion of school personnel.