By Sue Boswell
TOWNSEND -- North Middlesex Regional High School has graduated the Class of 2012. As students move on to be citizens in new communities, they bring with them tools from their years in schools through the district.
Did you know school choice is a program that allows parents to send their children to schools in communities other than the city or town in which they reside? Tuition is paid by the sending district to the receiving district.
When you hear about this option in NMRSD, it is usually bantered about how many students school choice out of the district. Did you know that there are 24 students (high school only) who choice into our district?
Here's another. "Elective Pathways are intended to guide the student through a high-school experience so that it is tailored to his or her interests or talents," according to the high school program of studies. Electives allow for a more well-rounded student. Like districts throughout the state, elective courses are offered in NMRSD. While some may view electives as nonessential courses to offer, especially in these tight fiscal times, for some, electives are what keeps them coming to school. The five most popular elective courses for the 2012-13 school year are: science of natural disasters, yoga, competitive team sports, piano 1, foundations of art, sociology and psychology.
Students can review the program of studies, find a career path of interest to them, and select an elective course
For more information, please check the NMRHS program of studies, or contact the school at 978-597-8721.