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High school course changes proposed

November 19, 2003|by PEPPER BALLARD

Proposed course changes for county high school students were made to the Washington County Board of Education during a work session Tuesday afternoon.

Clyde Harrell, the school system's supervisor of secondary social studies, suggested that the sequence of high school social studies classes be changed from government being taught in ninth grade to U.S. history being taught in ninth grade. He said students learn about U.S. history in eighth grade and if they take the second part of U.S. history in ninth grade, they'll have a better understanding of government before going into 10th grade. If students take government class in 10th grade, they'll be better prepared for the government portion of the High School Assessments, he said. Students would take world history in 11th grade, he said.

Peggy Pugh, the school system's interim supervisor of secondary English Language Arts and reading, proposed that Advanced Placement Language become a prerequisite for Advanced Placement Literature, a sequence that she said will better prepare students for the literature course.

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Advanced Placement World History, Advanced Placement Bio-Medical Science and four levels of dance at South Hagerstown High School were proposed new courses.

School officials proposed bringing back the Advanced Placement designation for fourth-level Spanish, German and French students, and for students in third and fourth levels of Latin.

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