The Holy Trinity Catholic School (SIAC) School Improvement Advisory Committee has made some suggestions for improvements to the school system.
HTC administrative director Craig Huebner, who is also the junior/senior high school principal, said the committee meets multiple times.
“Some of the big things we offered this year are our core education needs,” he told the board, “which revolved around AP courses. We still offer multiple AP courses; those will be weighted and (students) must pass the test to earn that weight for their graduation credit.
There will be more dual credit courses offered, including Composition 1 and 2, History and Multiple Math courses.
“If you take all of our dual-credit math courses, you can earn up to 13 college credits before you graduate,” he said. “We are also looking at other general education options to enhance what we offer our students, ie British Literature, Statistics.”
Regarding student learning goals, Huebner said SIAC would consider adding exploratory classes in junior high, including homeschooling, study skills, and some vocational courses, as well. learning and employability skills in the workplace and adding internships.
Huebner said some long-term goals include improving state test scores and “widening the gap between our students and the state average so that it’s more relevant to the system than we have”.
The Big Brother Big Sister program will return, Huebner said, and SIAC spoke about preventing bullying and harassment.
The HTC School Board has approved the change of online courses from Acellus to Edgunity.
Huebner said some changes have been made to Acellus over the past year that it no longer meets the needs, expectations and rigor expected by schools.
The HTC Spring Carnival is making a comeback after a two-year absence. It will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 6.