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Middle School course offerings??


Date: Tue Mar 15 2005 - 04:47:25 PST

Need your expertise! The enrollment of our middle school art classes
continues to be impact by additional course offerings in other electives. In
addition to all of the teen living classes, they have added Financial Skills and
Career Skills classes. Computer Exploratory is now offering keyboarding for
high school credit. Foreign language has just added Japanese.
    In order to keep our enrollment up, I think we need to offer additional
art electives. At this time we offer a 9 week art electives in grades 6 and
7. We offer a semester art elective in grade 8 and one selected advanced art
8 group.
    Is anyone else experiencing similar problems? What, if any additional
opportunities do your middle schoolers have in art? I was thinking about a 3D
elective, maybe 'Into the Third Dimension". Any new classes would have to
be presented and approved by the School Board. Maybe "Art and the Digital
Image" would have more interest for the School Board.
    Just wondering if you could give me some ideas.
    Carolyn in Virginia