Starting in the fall, St. Clair High School will offer a plethora of online classes in an effort to better educate students within its classrooms and hallways.
Principal Mike Hunter and Superintendent Mike Murphy outlined the proposed plan during a recent board of education meeting.
Many of the classes are labeled “recovery,” which means they can be taken if students failed the course in the classroom setting the first time around. Special advanced placement courses also may be available.
Assistant Superintendent Nadine Myers told The Missourian that a few of the online courses will be offered during the summer.
“However, that is more on an individual need,” she said. “The entire list of the online courses will be available to students this fall.”
Classes cover a wide range of subject areas.
“This opportunity allows students to take classes that we do not offer in a regular classroom setting,” Hunter said.
Hunter also said that the selection process for the classes will be looked at on a case-by-case basis, and students could be placed in a specific class for a variety of reasons.
“The students are expected to be able to complete the coursework in a timely manner without the direct daily instruction from a teacher,” the principal said.
High school students have been told about the online offerings.
“This is really an exciting time,” Murphy said. “But it is unchartered water as far as our expansion.”
Hunter cautioned, however, that there are restrictions for students who wish to participate in athletics at the college level.
•Communication arts — English 1, English 2 and English 3 (all recovery only); English 4, creative writing, journalism.
•Math — Algebra 1A, algebra 1B, algebra 1, algebra 2, geometry (all recovery only); precalculus, trigonometry, calculus, AP statistics.
•Science — Physical science, biology, chemistry 1 (all recovery only); chemistry 2, Earth and space science, physics, environmental science, forensic science.
•Social studies — American history, psychology (recovery only); world history, U.S. geography, world geography, economics, civics, anthropology, contemporary world issues, sociology.
•Foreign language — French 1, 2, 3, 4; German 1, 2, 3, 4; Spanish 1, 2, 3 4.
•Additional required classes — Health, personal finance.
•Electives — Digital photography, game design, web design, life skills, art appreciation, career essentials, humanities 1 and 2, lifetime fitness.
•Advanced placement — English literature, English language, statistics, calculus, biology, environmental science, physics, European history, world history, Spanish language and culture, art history.