LA River School

More electives are needed at L.A. River High

Wouldn’t you like to have more options for electives? More classes which you find interesting? Having more electives in our school means having more classes you enjoy, more opportunities to learn and having the benefit to discover new passions.

Our school should provide a wide range of electives so our students have more choices. Having more classes you enjoy means actually wanting to do well in that class, which can help the student better their overall grades and could make him/her get a higher GPA. Electives are probably the most important classes in a student’s school day. Which is why I think schools should make an effort to have as many choices as possible.

Having more opportunities to learn can help you in college. Having electives that revolve around the arts look good on college applications. According to studies, students who participate in the arts often do better in school and on tests. Many colleges require or recommend one or two semesters in the arts. Having more than two isn’t required but can look really good. Some choices can be studio art, dance, music and drama.

Having electives that have to do with foreign languages looks really good as well. Foreign language studies show you are willing to go beyond the basics. Many colleges require at least two years of study in the same foreign language and some prefer more. The study of a foreign language can offer social and collegiate opportunities.

Developing a new passion in electives can help you find an interest in what you can study in college. Right now,you may not have an idea of what you what to study, what your major can be. Having more options can help you find your ideal career. Electives that are offered at my school are good but can be better. There needs to be more diversity. A diverse list of electives can help students experience multiple types of education which can turn into helping their college decision. Schools should provide more than just a basic education to their students by giving them the opportunity to learn about things that aren’t their basic math, science, history and English classes.