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Dance Added to Rogers Course Options

Posted: December 2, 2012 at 2:51 a.m.

Dance class, an introduction to the teaching profession and Mandarin II — students at both Rogers high schools will have a few more options for classes come fall.

At A Glance

Catalog Highlights

Middle School

-Seventh grade accelerated math, canceled last year because of Common Core shifts, will be added back to the catalog. Students who started Common Core curriculum in the sixth grade will be ready for the accelerated class, administrators said.

-A leadership class will be offered at the middle school level at the request of administrators from Greer Lingle Middle School. Student mentor volunteers will be encouraged to sign up for the class to develop their leadership skills.

High School

-A half-credit civics class now offers a Smart Core qualifying credit. It will dovetail with a half-credit economics class.

-Bridge to Algebra II will be offered in the next three or four years as a transition for students moving into the Common Core standards. These standards will change math requirements at the high school level starting fall of 2013.

-One section of Mandarin Chinese II will be offered at each high school. In 2012 the district added Mandarin Chinese as one of its language options and those students need two language credits to reach honors.

-Theatre Dance I will survey the history of dance and teach students different dance styles. A spring recital will be part of the class.

-Introduction to Education will give students a hands-on view of the teaching profession and give them tutoring experience.

-Additional changes include several renamed courses or courses realigned with new state standards. Web design classes were replaced with digital communication classes and a brakes/electric class has become maintenance/light repair. Some classes geared toward Advanced Placement tests now have that designation in the class name.

Source: Staff Report

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