New classes available for students next year
With class scheduling for the 2017-2018 school year coming up in February, a few new courses are being added for WHS students to take.
New STEM classes, courses focusing in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, will be added for next school year, according to principal Tyler Keener.
These new courses include advanced robotics, medical interventions, and women in engineering.
Advanced Robotics, according to Keener, will be offered to all grade levels, and may even include a competition between students at the end of the year.
If students are looking to a medical profession, the medical intervention course will allow for students to develop an in-depth look into medical research using real world cases, Keener said.
Guidance counselor Julianna Hamad said the Women in Engineering course would be an opportunity for girls in all grade levels to explore the field of engineering in high school.
In the English Dept., the addition of a new AP class as well as an Appreciation of Literature course.
Advanced Placement Seminar is a course in which students use a full year to explore ideas in depth, individually and with a group, and present their ideas in paper and oral presentation form, with a three part AP exam at the end, according to English Dept. member Kristi Hiner.
Appreciation of Literature will use leadership and athletic literature to teach students important lessons such as teamwork and overcoming obstacles. Cultural themes of sports will be explored in order to allow students to reflect on and appreciate the role of sports in today’s culture, according to English Dept. member Chad Bever.
The Wayne County School Career Center will also be adding senior only courses to their program at a new building called RAMTECH. These classes are CNC/Advanced Manufacturing, Robotics/PLCs and STNA.