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Weighted courses and niche classes: A look into new offerings for the 2024-2025 school year

The 2024-2025 school year will offer three new AP/IB courses and a variety of additional unique classes to the master catalog.
Screenshot/RJUHSD CILT March 4, 2024 Agenda
As listed on the agenda, the Roseville Joint Union High School District (RJUHSD) Curriculum and Instruction Leadership Team (CILT) discussed about new course offerings on March 4, 2024.


The Computer Science CTE pathway will offer a new course for the 2024-2025 school year, specifically IB Computer Science SL. This course is designed to be taken as the last course of the pathway, so students will take this course after Exploring Computer Science, AP Computer Science Principles and AP Computer Science A.

Additionally, there will be a new CTE pathway– journalism.

Performing Arts

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IB Music SL-2 will be the newest performing arts class, as an addition to the existing IB Music SL-1 course offered. In the class, students will continue on building their knowledge of musical analysis across various genres of music to prepare them for the exam.

Physical Education

Physical Education (PE) will offer two new courses, specifically Advanced PE and Unified Sports, in the 2024-2025 school year. Advanced PE puts an emphasis on team sports and serves as an outlet for students who are interested in continuing their interest in physical education. On the other hand, Unified Sports will be taught by Dede Walker.

“(Unified Sports is) where special ed students and gen ed students are working together with some adaptive PE stuff under the instruction of the head teacher,” Julie Ford, PE teacher, said.


AP Physics 2 is the latest physics course added to GBHS’ curriculum, and GBHS will be the first school in RJUHSD to offer this course. Equivalent to a second semester college physics course, AP Physics 2, an algebra-based course, will add upon concepts taught in AP Physics 1, and it will serve as preparation for both AP Physics C’s, which are calculus-based.

There will be seven units in AP Physics 2, and they include the following respectively: Fluids: Pressure and Forces, Thermodynamics, Electrical Force, Field, and Potential, Electrical Circuits, Magnetism and Electromagnetic Induction, Geometric and Physical Optics and Quantum, Atomic, Nuclear Physics.

“Course … is ranked using the following: 1st) project-based course, 2nd) conceptual-based course, 3rd) learning-based course, 4th) memorization-based course,” David Nelson, physics teacher, said.

And More!

IB French, offered biennially, is making its return for the 2024-2025 school year.

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Sophie is a junior and Opinions Editor. This is her third year on the Gazette staff.

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