By Ryan Sy
Wall High School for the first time ever released a survey to the students to see which classes they are interested in taking for the 2018-19 school year and potentially beyond next year as electives.
The survey was designed to see what classes students are interested in as electives next year and years to come. It included new classes and updated descriptions for classes for next year to make it more clear to students when they are scheduling their classes for next school year.
“To see the courses you want to take,” said Ms. Kathryn Misa, the Director of Guidance at Wall High School, emphasizing the word ‘you.’ “We also wanted feedback from the teachers.”
A new class which is going to be added to the elective list is American Sign Language. The class will be a half-year course for students. It will be added because of the interest that was shown in the class.
Some classes which were requested are going to be rolled into other classes like photography and social media are going to go into TV media classes and nursing is going to be with anatomy. Also, the class descriptions will be clearer than years past so students can get a full understanding of what each elective has to offer.
“It gives a message that the school is willing to make classes in order to give the student body a wider range of classes in order to expand our knowledge regarding our interests,” said junior David Roberts. The survey will directly impact this year’s junior class since next year will be their senior year at Wall.
The survey consists of combination of feedback from students and teachers. That is to ensure the maximum amount of feedback possible for potential new classes next year. It also gives two different points of view coming from students and teachers. The survey’s goal was to get as much feedback as possible to ensure people’s requests are fulfilled to the best ability.
The survey overall got a positive reaction and will return in following years to get feedback from both the faculty and the students. It is a way to reach out to students and staff to get their views on certain courses that should be incorporated into the school curriculum.
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