Preparing Students for Tomorrow, Today
Posted Thursday, July 9, 2015
Preparing Students for Tomorrow, Today – at the Loveland City School District, it’s the way we do business.
As the assistant superintendent of teaching and learning, it is my commitment to provide courses that appropriately challenge our Tigers at all levels to ensure the growth of each individual to the highest potential. It was through that lens that we took a look at offerings at Loveland High School (LHS) including the Advanced Placement (AP) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), and College and Career Readiness. I’m excited to share with you that during the 2015-16 school year course lists are expanding.
Working with and utilizing the expertise of our LHS department leaders, we have created a three-year implementation plan to broaden the AP course selection by offering five new classes this coming fall, with additional courses coming over the next two years. In addition, selected instructors will participate in professional development with the College Board to prepare our Tiger Staff to teach these college-level offerings. These additional classes are not only the result of collaboration both internally, but were also brought to life by examining how neighboring high-performing districts manage AP course instruction.
Loveland is also expanding STEM offerings. Project Lead the Way (PLTW) is the premiere provider of STEM programming. Over 6,500 districts nationally participate in the PLTW. LHS will offer two engineering courses this fall taught by specially certified instructors. These courses will be combined with current offerings at LHS to develop a four-year STEM pathway for students.
Finally, upperclassmen will have the opportunity to take an additional health course focused on topics relevant to young adults, decision-making skills, and skills for independent living. The decision to offer this class was based on a year-long study of health instruction including survey data and student focus groups.
Our entire team is excited to welcome back our students this fall with a more robust line up of classes from which to select.
In service to our Tigers,
Dr. Amy Crouse, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning