Investment Strategies, AP U.S. Government Among New Classes Proposed at Glenbrook South

There would be little to no cost associated with adding the new courses at Glenbrook South.

A course on investment strategies and Advanced Placement U.S. Government are among the new classes proposed at Glenbrook South for the 2014-2014 school year, according to a press release.

In total, five new courses are proposed at Glenbrook South, according to the release. District 225 reviews 20 percent of its course offerings each year before making recommendations to revise or change the curriculum. That means every course is reviewed every five years.

“Conducting an annual course review helps the district maintain the comprehensive and rigorous array of course offerings our community expects of the Glenbrooks,” Assistant Superintendent Rosanne Williamson said in the release.

Here's a breakdown of proposed changes and new classes at Glenbrook South, from the press release:

  • "The Applied Technology department recommends adding two honors PLTW courses to its existing engineering offerings, to complete the four-year sequence. Civil Engineering and Architecture will add an architectural component and Engineering Design and Development will serve upper class students as a capstone course. 
  • The business department recommends Investment Strategies, a course designed to help students develop wealth management, investing, and financial planning skills.
  • The Physical Education department recommends Weight Training and Conditioning II, a continuation to the introductory course. 
  • The Science department recommends adding Honors Physics (for freshman enrolled in PLTW) and Astronomy 171, an option for students electing to earn honors credit.
  • The Social Studies department recommends Advanced Placement (AP) US Government."
District 225 board members are expected to vote on the courses at their next regularly scheduled meeting on Jan. 27.


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