Courtesy of Leander ISD's course catalog
On Dec. 12, the Leander ISD Board of Trustees authorized eight new classes for the 2020-21 school year at the December board meeting.
The participating locations for the classes remain unknown and will depend on the demand.
These are the new courses:
AP Physics 1: This course is modeled after a preparatory college course in physics, and gives an opportunity to earn credits equivalent to a first-semester college course in physics.
Chamber Ensemble: This elective course is an alternative to Jazz Ensemble and it will require students to perform in formal settings, such as concerts.
Cybersecurity Capstone: The purpose of this course is to inform students about the fundamentals, ethics and laws involved in cybersecurity.
Practicum in Law, Safety, Corrections and Securities: This class allows students to learn about law, public safety, corrections and security.
Practicum in Audio Visual Production: The purpose of this class is to offer instruction in audio and video communications in preparation for careers that involve those skills.
Practicum in Graphic Design and Illustrations: This course will offer students an introduction to careers in graphic design and illustration, as well as skills for careers in advertising and the visual communications industry.
Practicum in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM): Students in this course will learn to apply existing STEM knowledge to lessons.
Principles of Architecture: In this course, students will be provided with general knowledge of architecture, construction and interior design, giving instruction to prepare students for careers in these fields.