Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors of Social Science Education

Mr. Brad Smith

I am starting my 28th year at Charlotte High School


I teach Digital Information Technology and Communications Techno

By phone at 941-575-5450:  During the school day, you can leave a message.  Best time to reach me is from 6:40 to 7:00 in the morning,Ext 7097 otherwise, leave a message and I will respond as soon as possible.

All lessons are posted in Canvas


Classroom Expectation

Course Requirements:  This course is totally on-line and paper free.  All research is done on line and you should use at least 3 unrelated sources for every project.   The topic will be provided as part of the assignment based on the Certification you are seeking.  All work is turned into Canvas and you must present your final project each time.  All forms will be provided to you through Canvas.  You must also use the tutorials for Industry Certification in  Adobe according to your individual learning plan.  You are required to have complete Practice Tests and trainings online.  Once, you are scoring high enough on the G-metrix Practice Tests we will use Certiport to take the actual Industry Certification test.


Grading:  We use the Grading Rubric which is provided for you and the county Grading Scale of:

90-100  A

80-89    B

70- 79   C

60-69    D

59-0      F

There will be a certain number of assignments required for each quarter, based on the Certification you are working toward.  The assignments will have a due date, in which grades will be entered.  If you have not completed and presented that assignment, by the due date, 0%s will be added to your grade.  There is no work counted as late, but if the required assignments are not in by the end of the quarter, your grade will reflect what has not been completed.  All assignments may be turned in early.

Since, this is a Career Class, you are expected to behave in a professional manner and follow all county and school policies and procedures according to the Student Code of Conduct.  We do issue detentions when needed and you will have a week, to serve the detention.  We also call the parents to let them know a detention has been issued.

Supplies: You do not need supplies but a USB storage drive can be useful as a back up.