HSJA Students Earn MOS Certifications

HSJA Students Earn MOS Certifications
Posted on 04/05/2019
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Fifteen 8th grade students at our HSJA have earned Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certifications in Microsoft Word while in Ms. Robin Todd’s Computerized Business Applications (CBA) class. The MOS Certification is offered through a testing website named Certiport. This official testing process confirms to employers that an individual is highly proficient at working within a specific Office program such as Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint. While MOS Certifications are available to HSWCHS CBA students, this is the first time that 8th grade students have the same opportunity.

Why is this important for our students? The HSSD is a Google campus. This means that students and staff work within a Google platform for all emails and document sharing. It is a free service that allows for easy sharing and editing of content. In order for students to be career ready following graduation, they need to be proficient in various programs so that they are competitive among other new hires. MOS Certifications guarantee that students are proficient in Microsoft programs when they graduate from high school. Whether students plan to go straight into a career or enter college, they will need these essential computer skills.

“MOS Certifications prepare students with the necessary skills to enter the workplace in a technological society. The goal is to teach them the business use of applications so they will be able to transfer that knowledge to benefit themselves as well as future employers,” says Ms. Todd.

To date, the following 8th grade students have earned MOS Certifications:

1) Maccacia Reed

2) Kaitlyn Gill

3) Devaunte Turner

4) Nikki Ingram

5) James Wisener

6) Jerrico Heffington

7) Haleigh Johnson

8) Jenyfer Rios

9) Riley Box

10) A'Jaylen Willis

11) Xavier Newcomb

12) Anna Moreno

13) Brianna Burnell

14) Dasiah Carter

15) Joseph Smith

Learn more about Microsoft Office Certification, here. Learn more about our Hot Springs Junior Academy, here.

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