Business Information Management
Business Information Management, or BIM, introduces the basic concepts and skills related to microcomputer systems. Special emphasis is placed on word processing, electronic spreadsheets, charts, database design, desktop publishing, and PowerPoint presentations. Students develop computer literacy skills to adapt to emerging technologies used in the global marketplace. Students implement personal and interpersonal skills to prepare for rapidly evolving workplace and educational environments. Students enhance reading, writing, computer, communication, and reasoning skills and apply them to the information technology environment.
A full year of BIM meets the one technology application requirement for high school graduation under each GPISD graduation plan. This is a course taken in 8th grade but approved for high school credit, so all work will be graded and recorded according to high school credits with daily work counting 40%, major assignments counting 60% and comprehensive semester exams given each semester.
Free Tech Prep credit for college at one of the local community colleges is also possible with credit for BIM and at least a B average.