Fall course selection in full swing

With the 2017-2018 school year now in sight, students begin to pick their class schedules for the upcoming year.

” I based [what classes] off what I needed to take to graduate” sophomore Valery Linkenhoker said. “Then I scheduled APs because I want to graduate with my AP diploma. My course load isn’t too much next year, so I’m not really worried.

Sophomore Phoebe Theophelis employs a different strategy.

“I decided on my classes based off of the recommendations of teachers. Students who have taken the courses helped me make my decision too,” she said. “My course load is pretty heavy with my five AP classes. I’m worried about balancing schools with everything else. The workload from the AP courses will be a lot to handle.”

Sophomore Dustin Hueser finds out what courses others are choosing before making his selections.

” I just moved to the next highest level, when deciding my classes,” he said. “But a lot of it was based on what my friends were taking. Being with my brothers and sisters is most important.  I’m a little bit worried about my class load, but it shouldn’t be too much.

Eighth-grader Shane G. said he’s ready for the challenge of taking Advanced Placement courses.

“I’m taking AP World History next year,”  he said.  “I’m a little nervous, but I think I can handle it. I also want to get one AP class over with because I want to get the AP diploma.”

Eighth-grader Musaed said he’s in no hurry to accelerate his course work

“I just want to wait and take [AP courses] when I’m older,”  he said. “It’s a lot of work, and I am not sure if I’m ready for it just yet.”

By Dylan Gornto and Cullen Yarbrough

Editor’s note: Brevard Public Schools policy prohibits the inclusion of middle-schoolers’ last names on district sponsored websites.