2015-08-29 / The Bullhorn

Expanded courses offer advantages for RCS students

By Delaney Sullivan
Bullhorn Editor

In years past, Roxboro Community School (RCS) has offered a few online courses to students who were interested.

Said students would have to take these courses in the library during a school period or at home on their own time. This year, however, is different.

RCS is offering over 100 North Carolina Virtual Public School (NCVPS) courses and several Piedmont Community College (PCC) courses online, and offering a designated room and facilitator on site.

Darkarai Bryant, high school principal, said having a designated area for Bulldog students to do their online classes and an advisor present in the room, will allow students who do not fare well on their own to have additional support.

He added that the room offers a place where all students can be as successful as possible.

“I think that having the time during school to do the online course will help out a lot of students like me who have a job and take part in extracurricular activities,” said Julianna Jones, a junior taking French I through NCVPS.

There are around 55 RCS students taking online courses this year.

“Expanding these offerings at RCS is an advantage for students who want to take post high school courses,” said Bryant.

“I wanted to take an online class because I wanted to get a college credit and an online course allows me to do so. I have a good understanding of technology so I think that the class will go fairly smoothly,” said Caleb Vanek, a junior taking the PCC course Principles of Microeconomics.

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