Taught by Kocian, Clifford
Journalism: Yearbook is a two-semester course in Student Media based on the High School Journalism Standards and the Student Media Standards. Students demonstrate their ability to do journalistic writing and design for high school yearbooks. Students follow the ethical principles and legal boundaries that guide scholastic journalism. Students express themselves publicly with meaning and clarity for the purpose of informing, entertaining, and persuading. Students work on high school media staffs so that they may prepare themselves for career paths in journalism, communications, writing, or related fields. The nature of this course allows for successive semesters of instruction at advanced levels. May be offered over three or four years by subtitling the course Beginning, Intermediate, or Advanced.
Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for all diplomas, and Fulfills the Fine Arts requirement for the Core 40 with Academic Honors.
Incoming 9th graders must get special permission, and there is an interview and a screening for 10-12 graders.