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    CYBER SECURITY ACADEMY

    This four-year program at Liberty High School focuses on the evolving and all-pervasive technological environment with an emphasis on new opportunities for securing personal, organizational, and national information.

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  • Key Elements of the Cyber Security Academy include:

    • Cross-curricular courses with a cybersecurity emphasis
    • Dedicated lab, co-curricular clubs, competitions, field experiences, and speakers
    • Cybersecurity-related extracurricular and co-curricular community activities

    To earn the Cyber Security Academy Honors Medal, students must:

    • complete all required courses and maintain a 3.0 overall GPA
    • complete 3 suggested electives
    • earn 2 different industry certifications
    • complete an approved cybersecurity internship, service project, or competitive event involving 40 hours of participation - suggestions will be provided

    To earn the Cyber Security Academy Merit Medal, students must:

    • complete all required courses and maintain a 2.5 overall GPA
    • complete 2 suggested electives
    • earn 1 industry certification
    • complete an approved cybersecurity internship, service project, or competitive event involving 30 hours of participation - suggestions will be provided

    To earn the Cybersecurity Academy Certificate, students must:

    • complete all required courses and maintain a 2.0 overall GPA
    • complete 1 suggested elective
    • earn 1 industry certification
    • complete an approved cybersecurity internship, service project, or competitive event involving 20 hours of participation - suggestions will be provided

     

    ALL Cyber Security Academy students must maintain a C average and be enrolled in at least one required class each year.

     

    Required Courses for the Cyber Security Academy:

    • 9th Grade: Cyber Security Fundamentals
      • Cybersecurity affects every individual, organization, and nation. This course focuses on the evolving and all-pervasive technological environment with an emphasis on securing personal, organizational, and national information. Students will be introduced to the principles of cybersecurity, explore emerging technologies, examine threats and protective measures, and investigate the diverse high-skill, high-wage, and high-demand career opportunities in the field of cybersecurity.
    • 10th Grade: Computer Systems Technology 1
      • Students enter the world of computer technology and gain practical experience in assembling a computer system. Students will install, configure, and secure various operating systems. Students will troubleshoot computers and peripherals and use system tools and diagnostic software. They develop skills in computer networking and resource sharing. In addition, students explore the relationships between internal and external computer components. Upon successful completion of the course, students may qualify to take the CompTIA A+ certification exam.
    • 11th Grade: Cyber Security Software Operations
      • Cybersecurity Software Operations is designed to teach many aspects of computer support and network administration. Students learn networking concepts, from usage to components, and create peer-to-peer network systems and client server networks. Students learn how to install and configure network cards and connect them to networks; to install the operating systems; to create, set up, and manage accounts; to load software; and to establish, implement, and maintain network integrity security plans.

    Recommended Electives:

    • Turkish 1-2
    • Arabic 1-4
    • Military Science 1-8
    • Digital Applications/Keyboarding
    • Computer Information Systems
    • Advanced Computer Information Systems
    • AP Computer Science
    • AP Computer Science Principles
    • Computer Math