School Board approves new courses at New RichmondNew Richmond High School will offer two new classes for students in the fall.
By: By Jackie Grumish, New Richmond News
New Richmond High School will offer two new classes for students in the fall.
At Monday’s regular school board meeting, members approved a principal of engineering science equivalency class that will be offered through the Project Lead the Way program. This will be the school’s fifth Project Lead the Way course, said Jessica Ferguson, director of instruction and staff development.
Project Lead the Way courses need to be approved by both the district and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Ferguson said.
The other course, programming mobile apps, was approved with a buzz of excitement.
The new course, which already has 15 students pre-registered, will be offered as an advanced computer programming elective, said Trent Bennig, computer science teacher at the high school.
The new course will focus on developing applications for the iPad and other Apple products, he said.
The student’s final project will be to create a larger scale app that would potentially be used for a real world problem, educational purpose or entertainment.
Both classes were approved unanimously.
For a complete story, see this week's New Richmond News.