by Kaity Gage, design editor
Change is coming to scheduling for Saegertown, with scheduling forms slated to be handed out before the end of January.
“The goal is to be ahead,” said Assistant Principal Kylene Koper. In order to do that, on Tuesday Jan. 23 from 2 – 3 p.m., all students in grades 7 – 11 will be attending an assembly to discuss the scheduling plans for the 2018-2019 school year and learn about the elective courses available to them. This will include everything from journalism to robotics to anatomy to history of the media. Faculty speakers from all departments will be sharing the exciting possibilities offered through their electives.
The new scheduling forms will be different from what students have known in the past in an effort to make them easier to read. Each grade level will be given a specific form to allow them to see what courses they will be required to take (which will be highlighted) and what electives are available to them.
Several new classes, such as computer programming, may be offered next year. However, for the classes to be put onto the master schedule, ten students must enroll in the course. If there are only five students who are looking to take a course, it is likely that the class will not be offered that year. It will become a supply and demand situation. When it comes to AP (advanced placement) classes, there are not clear rules to how it will work yet if there are not the minimum ten students enrolled in the class.
The new scheduling process has been district approved and is being implemented in an effort to create more consistency between the three high schools in the PENNCREST school district.
The plan is to have the master schedule and the student schedules completed prior to the end of the school year. This would alleviate a majority of scheduling problems that are normally encountered over the summer months and at the start of the year.
More information will be available to students after the assembly on Jan. 23.