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.