School board OKs new courses

PROSPECT — The Region 16 Board of Education last week approved five new courses at Woodland Regional High School for the 2019-20 school year.

The new courses includes two University of Connecticut Early College Experience (ECE) courses — drawing and DMD 1000/advanced photography. UConn Early College Experience courses allow high students to take college-level courses for both high school and college credit.

The additional courses will bring the total of ECE courses Woodland will offer next school year to eight.

Woodland will also offer 13 Advanced Placement courses, which also allow high school students to earn college credit, next school year.

The board also approved three new courses that will replace existing classes: robotics will replace digital electronics I; English 12 language and literature college prep will replace English 12 language and contemporary literature; power, propulsion and engine systems will replace transportation I and II.