Elective fair hopes to recruit new students


Haben Cheffena

Hanson stands in front of the whiteboard for the AWC.

The announcements commenced the elective fair. Students rushed through the halls with their favorite choices marked. Some students used this time to introduce themselves to new classes such as IB Topics, while some organized with their friends to join a class together.

The elective fair is a four session fair where students explore electives that they might want to join next year. As some students have heard, business classes have become mandatory in order to graduate. Also starting with the Class of 2017, students must take a few online class throughout their high school career.

Business classes had a large turnout for each session because a lot of people came to find out about economics and personal finance because it is mandatory.

The reason business classes became mandatory is that they want students to know about the economy, finances and their place in society in terms of what they can do to make their lives better financially because of what happened in the market crash in 2008.

Taking business classes can help students be more productive citizens and not have to worry about the financial crisis a lot of people are in, being in debt and struggling financially.

In business, students learn that the most important thing is that they pay themselves back so to build an emergency fund or always have money there when they need it instead of having to always take out a loan.

“We are really hoping that a lot of students will come up and sign up for business classes, there are a lot of classes that will help the students once they sign up for college whether you’re majoring in business or not there is always classes you’re going to need in order to be productive in any kind of job” business and Info Tech teacher Albert Steppe said.

The writing center elective fair also went pretty well according to English teacher Stephanie Hanson.

The number of people applying hasn’t decreased or increased compared to last year. To encourage students join the Atoms Writing Center, students who have been in the program for a while come to speak about their experience in the class and how they liked it because students relate to other students more than teachers.

“The whole point of the writing center and the advanced composition class is to be open for the students as much as possible” Hanson said.

The class allows students to have two hours every other school day during which they can come in to be tutored and helped with their writing. If not enough students sign up the writing center will only be open after school or during flex.