Students at Northview High School will experience a new way of choosing their courses for next year's class schedule at this Thursday evening's Curriculum Fair/Open House in the gymnasium.
"It's a way for students to kinda shop around while considering what classes they would like to schedule," Principal Jim Church told The Brazil Times. "We have many great course offerings available here at Northview that students are just not aware of. This will give each department an opportunity to shine while reaching out to the students."
With doors opening at 6:30 p.m., students entering grades 9 through 12 and their parents will be able to attend a meeting in the auditorium concerning scheduling information for each grade.
Guidance Director Don Harrison urges all parents and students to attend this meeting because of the number of changes the state has made in the graduation requirements.
Beginning at 7:30 p.m., students and their parents will be able to visit booths around the gym to learn what classes are available in the curriculum that they might not have known about or considered as a part of next year's schedule.
Teachers from each department will be on hand at the booths with information and to answer questions about the various departments and courses available at the school.
At 8 p.m., Ivy Tech Community College Financial Aid Officer Jan Benton will be available in the auditorium to explain how to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. This is the form that must be filled out by all college-bound students in order to receive any financial aid from colleges.
Looking like an IRS tax form, Harrison understands parents and students apprehension about the filing process.
"The form looks intimidating, but this is a chance for parents to meet with a college financial aid advisor that will help make this a much easier process," he said.