Riverhead’s high school college students could have a dozen new programs to choose from for the 2023-2024 faculty yr.
The Board of Training accredited the programs at Tuesday night time’s common assembly. The choice adopted was displayed at the board’s January assembly by center faculty principal Joseph Pesqueira, center faculty assistant principal Jeannine Campbell, together with high school principal Sean O’Hara and Director of Humanities Maria Casamassa.
“It’s via these programs that our college students will likely be empowered and will likely be greatest ready to fulfill the calls for of the twenty-first century and past,” stated Government Director for Secondary Training, Grants and Pupil Outcomes, William Galati.
A number of present courses will likely be discontinued or modified, in response to the board. As an illustration, the varsity will not supply journalism lessons, however as an alternative will supply an information literacy course via Stony Brook College’s accelerated school schooling program, which provides college students the chance to earn school credit scores.
Marine science will likely be modified to incorporate marine biology, beforehand a complete course which will likely be eradicated. The brand new marine science class will now meet day by day as an alternative to each different day.
Superior placement precalculus may also be added for college students at the high school. It’s the latest superior placement course provided by the School Board, the group that administers the position exams.
Based on the agenda, the brand new programs being added embrace:
Agricultural Science 1 credit score
Functions of Chemistry 1 credit score
AP Precalculus 1 credit score
ENL Pc Programming 1 credit score
Pc Sport Design 1 credit score
Public Talking one-half credit score
Information Literacy one-half credit score
AP Seminar one-half credit score
Analysis Strategies one-half credit score
Superior Guitar one-half credit score
Theater Efficiency and Manufacturing one-half credit score
Portfolio Improvement in Artwork and Know-how 1 credit score
Based on the presentation the programs being modified embrace:
Primary electrical energy
Intro to Networking
Programs being eliminated:
Introduction to theater
Adjustments are coming to the center faculty as effectively.
“Throughout the advisory interval, college students will likely be supported with social and emotional abilities, in addition to research abilities, time administration, organizational abilities, communication abilities and extra to arrange college students to change into profitable in center faculty and can result in a greater highschool expertise,” Mr. Pesqueira stated.
He additionally stated a tutorial committee, comprised of directors, center faculty school, and help employees, has been assembled each month to debate and make choices on proposed new programs for center faculty college students. He additionally stated that center faculty administration is “exploring” the implementation of an “educational wheel.”
“An elective wheel on the center faculty would enable college students to get 10-week experiences with 4 completely different electives all year long,” he stated. “Whereas logistics for a wheel complicates issues just a little, we’re looking for a method to make this doable in order that we are able to present our college students with the chance for a bigger breadth of exploratory programs previous to high school.”