On Monday, January 14, the Glenbrook High School District 225 Board of Education reviewed new courses and modifications recommended by the administration for the 2019-20 school year.
Glenbrook North recommended four new course offerings during the regular school year which include Sports and Fitness, Total Body Conditioning, Advanced Data Structures and Algorithms, and Investigating Physics and Chemistry. In addition, GBN has recommended two new science courses to be offered only in summer school, which are History and Philosophy of Science and Organic Chemistry.
Glenbrook South proposed one new course entitled Technology & Career Applications. This course would be offered to students at the instructional level and will allow for differentiation in the curriculum to address and build on student skill levels, as well as interests. Content will focus on the development of transferable life skills and employment skills by providing students an opportunity to generalize skills across settings.
"Each year, District administrators and teachers evaluate 20% of course offerings and make recommendations to revise and enhance the curriculum," said Assistant Superintendent Dr. Rosanne Williamson. "Conducting an annual course review helps the district maintain the comprehensive and rigorous array of course offerings our school community expects of the Glenbrooks."
The Board is expected to vote on these course recommendations at the next scheduled meeting on January 28.