The rejected classes of Northwood
In light of the school year getting underway, The Howler sent two undercover reporters to the IUSD headquarters to shed some light on why certain classes were rejected. What they discovered were years of cover-ups and lies. Thanks to their work, the truth is finally coming out.
AP PE: This class was proposed in a school board meeting by over 300 NHS students. These students demanded that an AP PE be offered: with a textbook, three hours of daily homework, and an AP test due to the scare of not passing the Physical Fitness test. The class reached Dr. Roach for final approval, but was rejected once 273 of the 300 students failed the annual fitness test.
AP SAT: Twelve periods of this class were available to all Northwood Students from 2001 to 2004. In May of 2004, three students passed out and had to be hospitalized due to a vocab overdose. Despite pleas from students and parents to keep the class, three lawsuits and a federal investigation forced the NHS administration to shut down the class for good.
Meditation: In the spring of 2009, NHS students started a petition for a meditation class to help relieve stress and allow students to get their minds off of school for a period. The class was added in 2010 after approval by administration, and over 200 students signed up. The class was removed in the second semester after over 87 percent of the class dropped out to have more time to study for other classes.