GRADES: 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: Successful completion of any two of the following preferred: Digital Photography, Advanced Digital Photography, Graphic Design, Advanced Graphic Design and application process with teacher approval.
Length: One year/one credit (may be repeated for credit).

Course Description

In this course students use Adobe’s Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator) to create the school’s yearbook “Acorn”. Students develop and further their skills in graphic design, photography, story writing, interviewing, marketing, project-management, team-work and leadership. Students will learn good work habits and are responsible for all phases of the publication of the yearbook.

Qualifies for Fine Arts and Career & Tech credit.
Qualifies for English elective credit – if needed.


Performance will be assessed in two categories:

  1. Daily Work
    1. Photographing School Events
    2. Finishing assigned work in deadlines
  2. Professionalism

Course Resources

Required Material

  • OHHS Google Account
  • Folder to organize your work

Course Calendar

Course Overview

Unit 1 – Course Introduction

Unit 2 – Yearbook Production Basics

Unit 3 – Creating the Yearbook

Unit 4 – Staff Yearbook

Unit 5 – Distribution

Unit 6 – Closing