Students Select Classes, Listen to Careers in Project ARIES


Students and their families attended this year’s Curriculum Fair to select courses for next school year. It was the first year the annual fair was held in the evening drawing large crowds to the booths. “It was pretty hectic and crowded to get the electives you wanted,” sophomore Ashley Manuel said.

Algeo Rosario, Reporter

It’s that time of the year again when students need to start thinking about next school year. Project ARIES is a week of events where students can talk to teachers about their courses at the curriculum fair, sit in and listen to five different speakers present their careers, and essentially, select their classes for next school year.

In addition to fulfilling their core requirements and being placed in classes, students used the week to select elective courses such as Culinary Arts, World Languages, Fine Arts, and Newswriting.

Unlike previous years where students wrote in course information on their registration cards,  labels with barcodes were used.

Project ARIES kick started with an evening Curriculum Fair which was held in the cafeteria from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Students and their parents had the opportunity to walk around the cafeteria to visit booths from the different elective and departments. Teachers were available to advise and give students labels to apply on their registration cards.

A Career Fair greeted students the next day. Students sat through five 30-minute sessions listening to five different guest speakers. After taking notes in each session,  students reflected on the careers in their advisory classes.

Project ARIES wrapped up at the end of the week when registration cards were collected during advisory.

Project ARIES