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New courses proposed for 2017-18 school year

On Monday, January 9, the Glenbrook High School District 225 Board of Education reviewed a list of new courses and modifications recommended by the administration for the 2017-18 school year.

Both high schools proposed the addition of a new course called AP Computer Science Principles as a way to introduce and engage a broader student population in this potential career path. In addition, both schools have taken action to align their Civics class curriculum to meet the requirements of a new Illinois law.

Glenbrook North proposed the addition of Yoga as a physical education elective course as well as Honors Mandarin Chinese Level Five as new courses.  The school also requested approval to add Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Digital Electronics, as implemented last year at Glenbrook South.  Glenbrook North will be retiring the Metal Tech (163 and 263) and Multimedia Applications courses from the curriculum due to insufficient student enrollments over the past several years.

Glenbrook South proposed three additional new courses including Interior Design 2, Dance 2, and American Sign Language Level Four to offer students a chance to advance interests in these fields. Glenbrook South is also changing the course title of Dance as an Art Form to Dance 1, to more accurately represent this course as a sequence in the dance series.

"Each year, District administrators and teachers evaluate 20% of course offerings and make recommendations to revise and enhance the curriculum," said Assistant Superintendent 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 23.