AP Computer Science A, Honors Physics I, Journalism, you name it. Glen Allen is finally offering new classes for the 2019-2020 school year. Recently, AP Computer Science had an interest meeting, with a whopping 50 students who showed up. AP Computer Science is a course designed to teach students how to program, design, and code systems through hands-on experience. Mrs. Jordan, an algebra and trigonometry teacher who has a degree in computer science, will be teaching the course. The only prerequisites for the course is a successful completion of Algebra II with a final grade of “B” or higher.
Honors Physics I will also be offered next year, so rising juniors will have an option of taking physics at the honors level without jumping straight to AP Physics I or being stuck with college-prep physics. Additionally, journalism will be offered as a class next year, so students can pursue their interest of writing at an academic level instead of just being in the club. Intro to Journalism is a somewhat new course next year. In this course, students will learn the history of the news industry, learn how to take great photographs and the basics of layout and design, how to conduct interviews and so much more about the news business. These are just some of the skills students will learn and once the course is complete, students will have the option to join the school newspaper staff (The PawPrint) or the yearbook staff (The Predator).
If you’re still not sure what courses you would like to take, there will be a curriculum fair on January 24th with dinner provided. Make sure to notify your counselor with your course selection in February to avoid missing out on some of these fun classes! Freshmen scheduling meetings will be held on January 22nd, sophomore meetings will be held on the 23rd, and juniors will meet on the 24th. Make sure to notify your counselor of the courses you want to take along with your backups! With all these options, the 2019-2020 year seems bright!