Expanding and Electives
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As the 2016-2017 school year started, I’ve attended the finance academy of Elizabeth. We only have 2 floors, with barely any classrooms and teachers. Although we have about 400-500 students, we feel as though the board of ed should expand the building or provide us with a bigger building. We only have 2 floors and that’s not enough for the number of students in the school. Since we have a small building, there’s not enough room to even have different forms of electives. So first, our school should be expanded. Second, even though we’re a finance school, we should be able to have electives that aren’t just finance classes. We could have one choice of an elective every marking period. Other schools have dance, photography, cooking classes, etc. I believe that we deserve to have fun electives because all we really do is academic work, and shouldn’t we have fun while we’re at school? As of now, I don’t have really have any electives on my schedule besides a finance class which is mandatory for all students and I guess you could say that my AP class is an elective because not everyone in my grade takes that class. The electives offered aren’t offered to the whole school. Students can find something they like and pursue it. Electives can not only motivate students to have a fun class that encourages them to come to school, but it could also help their GPA. Considering that this is high school we should be able to express ourselves and have many options to help our mental and emotional health from all the stress caused by so much work. If we had a wide selection of electives provided to us, I’m sure people would look forward to coming to school because that one class could make a difference in your whole schedule. School should be a fun learning environment, don’t you agree? But the only way that this could all work is if the board of ed finds a way to expand the building. Not only does this provide more room for the learning environment, but promotes the idea of activities happening in school.
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