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Students electing for more flexability

May 15, 2012
The Inter-Mountain

High school freshmen often have a general idea of what they'd like to study, explore or do for a living once they graduate. That's why it's a good time for them to start looking into those subjects to either learn more or change their course of plans.

Students entering Tucker County High School may get that chance by signing up for elective classes if the board of education agrees to amend its policy to free up more time for other options. Currently, all freshmen are required to take the Freshmen Experience class and that doesn't leave room in their schedules for other courses they might like to take.

If the board decides to limit the Freshmen Experience to homeroom study, the students still would be exposed to that class's core material. They would, however, have a time slot open to add another subject that piques their interest.

It's important for high school students to get as much as possible out of their academic experience. It's also essential for them to pursue interests that could lead to their future careers.

It is our hope that the board makes the decision that allows these young students to follow their interests early on in their high school days.



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