Project Lead The Way and AP US History

Good morning, Parents.

I want to make parents and students aware of a few changes, really improvements, we have made to the courses we will be offering next year, and if your children would like to make schedule changes based on this information, we would encourage them to do so.

The first change will be that we are going to adapt a series of our classes so that we can begin a Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Engineering Curriculum. Next year we will be changing at least one of our Drafting classes into a PLTW–Introduction to Engineering Design class. We will also be changing our STEM Science and Technology class into a PLTW—Environmental Sustainability class. Next year, we will add a third PLTW class on the Principles of Engineering. The advantages of Project Lead the Way curriculum are that these courses are highly respected in both the College Engineering programs and Technical College training programs, the curriculum is designed with very authentic hands on learning, and each class requires an end of class assessment (much like the Advanced Placement program) and if students score well they earn college and technical school credit. We hope these changes lead to an increase in the enrollment of both Drafting/Introduction to Engineering Design and Environmental Sustainability.

Next year we will also be offering AP US History as one of our four US History sections. We feel some students will want to take AP US History instead of the normal US History class, while others will want to take it after taking the normal US History class. Like any other Advanced Placement (AP) class, if students do well on the final AP exam, they earn college credit. We hope about twenty students respond to this message with interest in taking AP US History.

We are also working with Lakeland College to get our Advanced Composition class approved as a CAPP class so students can earn college credit in that class. This has not been approved yet, but I am optimistic.

If you have any questions, please feel free to give me a call at 564-2346 for a more detailed explanation of these opportunities for students. If your student wishes to register for one of these classes, please have them talk to Mr. Cole as soon as possible.

Have a great first week in May.
Scott

May–

 

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
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4
HS Band/Choir Concert
5
SB @ SL
So @ CG
6
7
Progress Reporting
SB @ RL
8
Progress Reporting
Track @ Sheb. Falls
9
10
Mother’s Day
11
So. v. SL/K
12
Faculty VIP Meeting
Track @ Home
SB v. CG
13
Early Release
14
JV Conf. Track @ OZ
So. v. SC
15
SB @ HG (DH)
16
Student Council Run/Walk