In HeadStart Elective courses, students engage in opportunities to have fun while developing skills with high practical value, regardless of their chosen academic pathways.
FLEX HeadStart Electives provide students an opportunity to try something new and different outside of their chosen areas of academic focus.
These unique, project-based courses aim to spark interest and develop specific skills that can be utilized across many pathways and disciplines.
Coursework that works
Introduction to Speech, The Podcast
Open to 6th–8th graders, this course lets students become their own radio hosts and craft short podcasts. Through storyboarding, scriptwriting, public speaking practice, interviewing, along with sound recording equipment and editing software, students create a finished product and gain the knowledge of creating public podcasts for everyone to hear. Not only will students learn more about an educational subject but will learn how to apply it outside of the classroom, by creating it in an audio format that fits the needs of a digitally growing world.
Cyber Etiquette & Communication
At a time when one in three internet users is under 18 years old, it is essential for students to know how to conduct themselves safely, effectively, and politely in digital spaces. In the Cyber Etiquette & Communication course, students learn how to tailor their writing to different online contexts, safely navigate digital platforms, as well as mindfully build their online identities and reputations.