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Central Class Offerings

From the Desk Of Dan J. Yanda

6-12 Principal/AD

Central offers a wide variety of class offerings to students in high school.   The different categories of offerings include high school credit classes online, PSEO ( Post Secondary Enrollment Option) classes, and both concurrent and contracted classes.

These classes differ as listed:

High School Credit:  For students who have scheduling conflicts or want a class Central does not offer.  Credit counts only for high school.  No cost for these classes.

Advanced Placement Classes:  These are classes offered for juniors and seniors and are college level courses taken at the high school level.   Central students are able to take these on-line courses through a grant, so there is no cost to the student, except for a final exam in which college credit may be earned by scoring highly on separate AP exams.

Some examples of these classes include:  AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP English Language and Composition, AP Statistics, AP Spanish, AP US History, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP U.S. Government, and AP Psychology.

NICC Health Consortium Classes

Students must enroll as an NICC student and take either the Accuplacer Entrance Exam or have a ACT score to qualify.  These classes are offered for junior or seniors of underclassmen who have qualified to be in the TAG program.   Some examples of these classes are Medical Terminology, Nurse Aide 1 and 2, Nutrition, Dosage Calculations, and Intro.To Health Occupations.

Concurrent and Contracted Classes:  For students that want to take a college credit face to face or over the ICN.  Credit does count for both high school and college credit.  Some examples of these types of classes are Child Health, Safety, and Nutrition, Infant/Toddler Care and Education, Curriculum 1 and 2, Psychology of Human Relations, Developmental Psychology, and Pre-Employment Strategies.

PSEO (Post Secondary Enrollment Option)   For Dual credit classes, students can earn credit for both high school and college, are offered online as PSEO.  Central’s policy is to pay up to 24 credits during a student’s high school career.  Students are eligible to take these classes as freshmen and sophomores if they are TAG identified.  Some of the local institutions delivery these classes are NICC and Upper Iowa University.

The Central and Clayton Ridge School District’s have partnered together to expand offering for students.   Central students may sign up to take classes such as cabinetmaking and construction at the Guttenberg facility, while Clayton Ridge student may take advantage of ZOOM learning to take Child Health, Safety and Nutrition.   More of these shared offering will be visible in the semester to come.

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Central Community School District400 1st Street NWElkader, IA  52043
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Middle/High School:  p.  563.245.1750Elementary:  p.  563.245.1472

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