Interior Design and Architecture, Criminal and Business Law, Advanced Latin and Mandarin Chinese, Astronomy and Forensic Science, Television Production and Global History through Film – where can a student go to study these offerings and many others?
The answer is East Hampton High School. All of the above, and other classes which can serve as either graduation requirements or electives – like Food and Culture, Advanced Technology, Marine Science, the Hero’s Quest in Literature, or Human Geography – will be discussed on Thursday, January 17, at 5:30 p.m.
Robert Strauss, who is planning the half-hour discussion for parents and students on the Program of Studies at the High School, is hoping to “raise awareness. If a child has a good program, the outcome is more than graduating on time. The student will be properly prepared if they know what they want to pursue in college, and if they don’t they will gain a well-rounded knowledge of what’s available out there.”
The discussion, which will include an overview of the scheduling process, is the prelude to Financial Aid night, and is geared toward parents and students from grade 8 and up.
Mr. Strauss is hoping for a good turnout. “It’s a great way to start a discussion – even a short discussion – with your child on what direction he or she would like to pursue in high school. Understanding the Program of Studies and making informed choices with regard to scheduling can help a student really look forward to a successful school year,” he said.
Of course, getting the word out there is what's important, he stressed. If students don't know about the programs and don't sign up, the classes are sometimes taken off the roster because of insufficient interest.
The discussion will be held in the auditorium. The Program of Studies is also available on the East Hampton High School website at http://www.edline.net/pages/East_Hampton_HighSchool under "News."