New Courses Approved by Board

New Courses for BISD High School Students Approved by Board
Posted on 11/13/2018
This is the image for the news article titled New Courses for BISD High School Students Approved by BoardBrazosport ISD is happy to announce several new course offerings for high school students next school year. The new courses include a variety of subjects from career and technical education all the way to nationally recognized computer science and engineering courses.

Two of the approved offerings are Project Lead the Way courses. Project Lead the Way courses are nationally recognized. The curriculum is developed by a talented team of professionals with extensive education and experience in the classroom, as well as in an industrial setting. It provides a cohesive instructional path for students that is informed by their personal classroom experiences, educators, current research, and ongoing collaboration with experts in academia and industry. This powerful combination provides a comprehensive learning experience unlike any other that provides students with leading-edge knowledge and expertise, as well as transportable skills they can apply no matter how the career landscape evolves. These two courses provide the second year of two Project Lead the Way pathways in Engineering and Computer Science. Each pathway consists of a total of four courses. The Computer Science course added next year will be AP Computer Science Principles. The Engineering course added next year will be Engineering Science. The Dow Chemical company has generously provided funding for these courses in our district.

Brazosport ISD is also excited to add nationally recognized College Board courses in the form of AP Capstone Seminar and Research to our course offerings next school year.  In AP Seminar students learn to critically evaluate sources to develop their own perspectives while generating both academic papers and presentations as individuals and with a collaborative team. In AP Seminar students learn about an ongoing academic conversation while in AP Research students contribute to an ongoing academic conversation while designing and conducting individual research, an individual academic paper, and an oral defense.

Other approved courses include Introduction to Welding and Agricultural Structures.  These are Career and Technical Education courses design to strengthen and enrich our manufacturing and agricultural pathways for students. The BISD Board of Trustees also approved several new dual credit courses for BISD students intended to maximize the transferability of college credit hours to other colleges and universities. These courses include: Texas Government; Early and Late Art History; and Calculus-based Physics.
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