New classes gain signups

April 21, 2009 — by Grishma Athavale and Elizabeth Lee

Now that students have completed the registration process for classes next year, some of the new proposed classes may now become a reality.

A new AP Environmental Science class has drawn quite a large number of prospective students. But, the number of seats is very limited as there will only be two periods for the class. According to assistant principal Brian Safine, upperclassmen will be given first priority.

Freshman who chose to take into the first-year Media Arts Program (MAP) class, all got the second-year MAP courses: Multimedia Journalism, Filmmaking, and Advanced Digital Animation have gotten enough signups to run.

Other new classes are simply changes to previous ones. As of next school year, there will be a Japanese 3 Honors class. Also, the Computer Science Introductory will be fused with the AP course into one class.

The next step the school needs to take is to get University of California (UC) approval for the courses by submitting them this spring.

According to Safine, how many class periods there will be for each new class is still “yet to be determined.”

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