New Courses’ Costs Range From Cheap to OMG!

Four new courses at Highland Park High School were approved by the Board of Trustees last night, and three of them — Art IV: Commercial Photography, Sports Medicine I, and Sports Medicine II — have minimal costs. The kids who will be taking commercial photography presumably already own cameras, as the course was designed to accommodate students who have taken three years of photography and want to keep snapping pictures as seniors. And the lecture-based course in sports medicine has no textbooks; students will need to buy only “general taping and first aid supplies for practicing purposes.”

But the fourth course, Scientific Research and Design, is another story, as it will be taught during a 10-day trip to Costa Rica. Students will need to pay for an estimated $2,300 worth of travel costs, on top of summer-school fees.

Read the course descriptions for yourself after the jump.

New Courses

2 thoughts on “New Courses’ Costs Range From Cheap to OMG!

  • December 11, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    I doubt my kids will have an interest in it but it certainly sounds very cool. a lot of the teachers do trips with hpisd kids, from the sixth grade exmo trip on up. seems like this will beef up the learning (not sure disneyland is learning) and will get kids thinking while while they go.

  • December 11, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    This is fantastic. We should definitely be moving in this direction having more specialized elective options if there is demand. I would have taken the 10 day travel course just for getting a credit in 10 days (and been able to get some kind of $ match or help from the parents).


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