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Yearbook Team

Yearbook is a two-semester capstone course (only for self-motivated and amicable students who have received prior approval) that gives students marketable experience in print media publishing. This course solely works toward the completion and selling of a large finished product, California School for the Deaf’s Yearbook. Yearbook class is dynamically different from every course taught at this school in that it is a real business maintaining an account that must balance-out at the end of term. In class, students compose, construct, and edit all elements of computerized text layout, graphic art, and digital photography. Students work on many clerical operations, make announcements, maintain signs, conduct student polls, and maintain both hardcopy/softcopy files within the “Yearbook” cabinet drawer. “Yearbook” in turn covers a plethora of the Content Standards and Objectives encountered in English courses, as does it also for Objectives of art, business, and computer technology courses. Because “Yearbook” is a monetary business, students must cooperatively work with others, must be industrious, and be eager to be creative. Students are responsible for the proper care and handling of our digital equipment. This course also examines legal and ethical issues of media law and copyright.