Advanced Classes Ready Students for College

Posted on 09/12/2016
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A new look for the CBHS campus is not the only new thing for students this school year.  Students have a few new courses to choose from as well.
Algebraic Reasoning, and AP Seminar are being taught for the first time this year school year.
Algebraic reasoning, taught by Algebra II teacher Brayden Blackwell, is an advanced equation and formula-based extension of geometry and Algebra I.
“I have always wanted to teach, and I really hope to pioneer this new subject in CCISD,” said Blackwell.
Blackwell said he is enjoying the new class, and is getting positive feedback from the students.
“So far I would say the class is doing very well. The students seem to be picking up the new material very quickly,” said Blackwell.
Senior Connor Bennett, says the class seems very interesting.
“The class is all about equations and formulas, you can apply them to real life. It seems really interesting and cool,” said Bennett.
“The teacher is really cool, and I think he explains very well, so I get it pretty quick,” said Bennett.
Blackwell said although some students see Algebraic Reasoning as an unnecessary step, Blackwell feels differently.
“I teach other things too, and I feel this subject is just ad important as the others I teach,” said Blackwell.
Blackwell isn’t the only teacher piloting a new class this year. World History teacher Michael Harris hopes to guide his students to success with AP Seminar.
This new class is a prerequisite for the AP Research class that will be introduced next year. Many juniors are taking AP Seminar to get into the advanced research class, to better prepare themselves for college.
“This class is going to be really good for AP research, which I’m taking as senior to help me with college,” said junior Braden Hoefer.
The class is mostly known for its intense, analyzing, and research on world problems. Harris says this class not only is beneficial for college purposes, but keeps students informed on global issues.
 “I know the main reason why kids take this class is for college, and research skills but although, this class is loosely based on world problems, you get to know global information and that’s really significant because you have more information to back everything with,” said Harris.
Check with our school counselors for information on taking these new classes. 

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