STISD board approves new courses and programs for 2020-2021

STISD Board Approves New Courses and Programs for 2020-2021
Posted on 02/05/2020
This is the image for the news article titled STISD Board Approves New Courses and Programs for 2020-2021Students have new course options and programs to look forward to after the STISD Board of Directors approved proposals from Science Academy and World Scholars for 2020-2021. Approved courses and programs include:

Science Academy: Art I Honors - a course to provide students who intend to take the Drawing or 2D Studio AP Exam with specific preparation and practice in a variety of media, the sustained investigation of a topic, and a focus on mark making to better equip them for the rigor of the AP Exam.

Art II, Digital Art and Media I - a course to serve as preparation for AP 2D Design. Digital Arts & Media is designed to guide students towards careers in this dynamic field by providing a unique mix of courses from fine arts, radio-television-film, computer sciences, humanities, and engineering. It will provide a framework for students to explore and create work that pushes the boundaries of traditional discipline media.

Logic 1, Logic 2 - an advanced level mathematics course to be offered after Pre-Calculus

Earth and Space Science- an upper-level, dual-enrollment science course through the University of Texas at Austin OnRamps program. It is a course in geoscience literacy, and it covers the fundamentals of how the Earth works, and how its various systems - the lithosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere - interact to form the complex world in which we live.

Program of Academic Excellence via Externships (P.A.E.2) - The primary focus of this course is to give students an opportunity to have real world experience by going out to community sites and working alongside a professional to gain work experience as well as soft skills. Students will be given options on sites to attend based on their career interest (engineering, law, medicine, etc.). The externship will take place during a two-period block in the student's schedule. It will begin with a cohort of no more than 60 juniors who are selected through an application process, with the goal of growing the program each year.

Summer@Brown Pre-College Program - a program available to rising high school seniors, who have achieved at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale). Summer@Brown offers more than 200 non-credit courses reflecting the wide range of Brown University's Open Curriculum, and puts students in contact with ways of thinking, seeing and doing that challenge them to reflect deeply and think critically about their work, their learning and their lives. There will be an application process involved.

World Scholars: The campus will be adding several additional career and technology courses, including Law Enforcement II, Court Systems and Practices, Robotics I and Robotics II. These courses will offer students opportunities to continue their studies in areas of interest, whereby extending their learning.

UTSA Criminal Justice Summer Camp- a new five-day summer camp experience for World Scholars entering juniors and seniors from the History club, through which they will explore the ever-changing American Criminal Justice system. The camp, to be held at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Downtown Campus, will provide the following benefits to participating students: Students will receive a brief overview of law enforcement and the functions of police in society; Students will have an opportunity to apply scientific theories to criminal investigations by participating in a mock crime scene and also tour local law enforcement facilities; Students will learn about the court process and the correctional systems in America.