Grade: 9 - 12

    Duration: 2 Semesters

    Prerequisite: None

    Credit: 1.0

    (Students can take this course for consecutive years as advanced-level credit.)

    In this course Students learn about the journalistic responsibilities, copyright, organization of workflow, as well as the financial and marketing components in creating the New Canaan High School Yearbook, "Perannos." First year students will work closely with student editors, who as second and third year students will manage this ten-month long project. Students will learn about the ethical guidelines of being a journalist and the power of the press. Each student will learn how to use Adobe InDesign (a layout software), and be involved in the planning and creation of specific sections of the yearbook. Photojournalism will be covered and students will be required to take digital photographs of school events and activities.

    Each student will research and write for a wide variety of subjects pertaining to separate aspects/sections of the yearbook. Students will be responsible to layout specific pages as well as create advertising. This will all be done under the guidance and directions of the student editors. As a class students will create the overall design based on a specific unifying theme. This course includes additional hours after school at certain times of the year in order to meet deadlines.

    Software: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word.

    All students who successfully complete this course with a passing grade will receive a FREE YEARBOOK. Any student enrolled in their senior year and have taken two or more years of this course will also receive a FREE AD their senior year.