Elective ClassesJuly 5, 2021 2021-07-31 12:22
High and middle schools in DIPS, require students to take elective classes in addition to their required curriculum courses: math, science, language arts, and history. Options may include subjects such as art, music, drama, computer programming, and business. Schools vary on their graduation requirements though and may require that a student complete a certain number of elective credits that fall under Fine Art or World Language categories. This does limit your options to some extent, but by knowing what is required, you know what to look for. If you do not know where to find a list, be sure to ask your counselor for help., if so, students will have a clear understanding of what the course entails.
Electives provide opportunities outside of the required curriculum to try on a topic or subject area. Taking a class that will introduce a student to a completely new subject or that is more advanced than your usual classes is a great way to challenge yourself and stay motivated throughout high school. You may even discover a new talent or interest.