Tri-Creek raises the bar for high school courses

2013-05-30T18:00:00Z Tri-Creek raises the bar for high school coursesMelanie Csepiga Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
May 30, 2013 6:00 pm  • 

LOWELL | Tri-Creek School Corp. is raising the bar for courses at Lowell High School.

The School Board has approved revisions in course offerings that increased the number of Advanced Placement, dual-credit and blended courses, which combine classroom instruction with online content.

"There is more rigor in them," Superintendent Debra Howe told the board.

Director of Guidance Connie Ritchie said college entrance prep has been added. It will cover SAT and ACT preparation and college entrance exams.

Literary Movements, a new course, will be taken with a semester of speech and replace English 10. Advanced speech and communication for juniors and seniors is also new, as is French Language and Culture, an Advanced Placement offering.

Noting how compelling the new Entrepreneurship and New Ventures course sounds to him, School Board President Doug Ward said, "These are diverse offerings and interesting for the students."

Ritchie said blended courses are being offered in Principles of Business Management, Principles of Marketing, Personal Financial Responsibility, Spanish III Honors and Computer Illustration and Graphics.

High school students already have selected their courses for the next school year, she said.

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