Yesterday we were able to get their schedules for the coming year. There were some positive reactions and a couple of negatives.
Here is Harley's schedule:
- Career and Life Planning (S2)
- Creative Activities and Curriculum
- Intro to drawing
- Nutrition/Meal Planning (S2)
- Pre-school Child Internship (S2)
- Recreational Games (S2)
They have 7 periods each day. Two days a week they have shorter classes and an hour long study hall. The (S2) indicates second semester.
Harley got all the classes she wanted. She is on a pathway to Elementary education and this schedule (for the most part) reflects that. She is NOT happy with her assigned English teacher. It is the same teacher she had last year and she didn't like her. (Darian also had this same teacher for two years. She was brand new (just out of college) and struggled her first year but I think she is doing a great job now). Harley will survive!! I won't let her adjust her schedule just because she doesn't like a teacher. There will always be people in our lives we don't like. Right?
The Career and Life Planning class helps them use critical evaluation skills to evaluate their interest, values, skills and etc. to select an appropriate career path for them. It also helps them learn how to fill out college applications and resumes for future jobs.
Creative Activities and Curriculum is a class that helps to prepare for a career in childhood education and parenting.
Fashion and Fabric is what many of us knew as Home Ec./Sewing! Fancy new name.
Preschool/Child Internship is the second semester part of Creative Activities class. During this class they go to the grade school (or a local daycare) and put into practice what they have learned.
Recreational Games is another P.E. class that focuses on tennis, table tennis, badminton, volley ball, and etc.
Darian's schedule is:
- Independent Living
- Civics (S2)
- Cadet Teacher
- Spanish 1
- Senior English
- Forensics (S2)
- AP American Government
- Advanced Debate
- Aide (S2)
Independent Living should be a required course for all high school students, in my opinion. He will learn all about finances, consumerism, time management, taxes, comparison shipping and etc. Things everyone needs to know and most don't learn until they are struggling through it on their own. I am thrilled he is in this class.
Cadet Teacher will involve spending one hour per day at the grade school assisting a grade school teacher. This class fulfills a credit requirement. Only seniors can take this class.
Aide is a class also for seniors only. They will assist in the school office.
Darian completed all of his required classes for credits during his past three years. This allows him to have more 'fun' classes during his senior year.
I think it looks like we will have a fun and busy year. We are looking forward to 2015/2016!!