Eighth graders choose high school courses

Abra Sinayoko, Staff Reporter

The school year is coming to an end, and 8th graders are on their way to high school. But before they go, they had to choose their classes for the next year and years after. “It seems like most students have an idea of what they want to do in high school or already have their minds set on what they want.

Jadyn Garrett, an 8th grader who is going to be a freshman next year, plans on taking all honors classes next year, as well as Spanish, volleyball, basketball and JROTC. “I took all Pre-AP this year so it would make sense to take honors classes next year. I want to be a pilot so that’s why I’m in JROTC,” she said.

Gabriela Sierra, another 8th grader, is going to participate in marching band and culinary arts. “I’m not doing AP next year because I feel it will be too stressful or too much work,” Sierra explained.

Jade Munson, an 8th grader, is mostly taking honors classes because she wants to get the hard classes over with,so that her last few years of high school will be easier for her. “I’m terrified for my classes next year because of the new environment, and because it’s high school in general,” Munson said.

Isaac Mokrane, an 8th grader, said he’s planning to knock out health and professional communications out of the way, and do S.T.E.M courses throughout the rest of his years and high school. He also wants to take his independent studies course as a senior in high school, which is basically when you have a thesis that year and you do it. “I’m excited for my classes next year because I get to do what I want to do,” he said.