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Joplin School Board approves 138 new and revised classes

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Joplin High School students are not only in for a new building, but also new curriculum.

The Joplin School Board tonight approved 138 new and revised classes for the 2014-2015 school year.

Those courses include more specialized studies in five main areas, which include business and information technology, health sciences, technical sciences, arts and communication and human services.

Students will also have the opportunity to complete an independent study to gain hands-on experience in the field of their choice.

There are also more opportunities to earn college credit through dual-credit classes in a partnership with Missouri Southern State University and Crowder College.

School officials believe these changes will encourage students to be more engaged in making future career goals.

"I think one of the things that we need to do a better job of is to continue to help kids know themselves and really think about their future," Joplin High School Principal Kerry Sachetta said.  "And to get them ready for their future by offering some more rigorous courses and some more choices."

Starting the week of February 10th, the new curriculum will be discussed with parents.  Students will be able to begin enrolling in new classes the following week.

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