High School


The philosophy of computer education is to assist students in becoming productive and contributing members of society capable of self-sufficiency, lifelong learning and adapting to change. We believe all students should be exposed to the latest technology and theories of the modern business world.  We will challenge each student to strive for excellence no matter what his or her abilities are.  They will be challenged to become independent thinkers and doers.  We strive to prepare them with the skills needed to be successful after high school, whether they are going on to higher academics or directly into the work force.  Our small classes provide us with the opportunities for one-on-one instructional help and small group projects.

Course Description

Computer education programs are competency-based, providing learning that uses employment-related content to contribute to the development of a student’s basic, academic and problem-solving skills, general employability attributes, and specific occupational knowledge.  The acquisition of these skills, knowledge and attributes prepares students for success in employment, future education and personal lives.  Computer education serves diverse individual interest, accommodates different learning styles, and provides students with opportunities to master essential skills through practical application.  Courses within the department require students to demonstrate their knowledge, skills and attitudes through hands-on experiences.

Course Offerings

  • Tech Concepts I & II
  • Multi-Media
  • Accounting I & II
  • Intro to Business
  • Sports & Entertainment Marketing
  • Advanced Business
  • Business Law
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Office Practice
  • Economics


Sharris Coomes has 17 years of experience owning and managing her own businesses and seven years managing a newspaper. Most recently Coomes has been a substitute for Unified School Districts #325 in Phillipsburg and #270 in Plainville as well as administrative assistant at APAC in Hays. Coomes has a BS in Business Administration with an emphasis in human resources and a minor in political science from Fort Hays State University. Coomes is also currently pursuing a MS in Education through FHSU. She is a licensed pilot and is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success.

“I was fortunate to have attended Catholic schools in my grade school years and wanted my children to have the same wonderful opportunity,” Coomes said. “My family and I moved to Hays in the summer of 2014 so our triplets could attend Holy Family and go on to TMP-Marian.”