Need Help Choosing Electives for Next Year? We’ve Got you Covered!

With the next year’s class scheduling coming up, it may be difficult to choose classes, especially electives. Especially with this school year’s restrictions, it’s hard to get an accurate idea of what electives are about and whether they would be enjoyable. While there are many electives that are popular and meet certain requirements such as business or practical arts, what about electives that appeal to your interests? Studies show that having an interest in what class you take can allow you to overcome academic challenges, meaning you’re more likely to succeed and learn if you care about what you are learning. With this fact in mind, let’s consider some electives that can appeal to many students and interests.


If you are someone who wants to learn more about the world of news, as well as prepare for adult life and decisions, Journalism is the class for you. Journalism, taught by Ms. Prinzo, is an elective that will teach students about relevant issues surrounding journalism today, as well as how new forms of media have increased interconnection. If you take this class, you will learn how biases and business interests can alter the accuracy of news and even how to tell the difference between fake news and facts. Students will use this knowledge to eventually write a news article themselves. Especially with this past election, it is very important to learn about where the news gets its information from, and whether the information is swayed. This class mainly appeals to students interested in journalism and writing but is beneficial to any student who chooses this class. Anyone who wants to know how to educate themselves on politics and current events should take this elective. 

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“I find skills such as recognizing bias and finding out where information is really coming from to be increasingly important in today’s media saturated world.”

-Nicholas Cimillo, former Journalism student

Finding Happiness Through Mindfulness

Finding Happiness Through Mindfulness is a class that is perfect for the thinker or the analyzer but is suitable for anyone who is curious about the roots and definition of happiness. It is a half-year class taught by Mrs. Lancaster, centered around philosophers and their writing about what it means to live a good life. Through taking this class, you will be able to formulate your own opinions about happiness, ethics, morality, and more. “Finding Happiness Through Mindfulness” is one of those classes that go beyond the classroom, but will impact the way you handle and get through all that life throws at you. You will not only be able to learn from philosophical legends such as Plato and Aristotle, but you will be able to grow confidence in your own ethics and morals. 

Fitness Through Nutrition

If you are interested in health and wellness, Fitness Through Nutrition is a great class for you. This class educates you on physical and mental health but also teaches you how to cook healthier meals. Some topics that are discussed are nutrition, diets, meditation, basic anatomy, and self-image. Taking this course will enable you to grow in so many ways, learning how to improve your mental, social and physical wellbeing. You will be able to understand the importance of your health and will be informed on all the ways to make your life happier and healthier. 

Learn More About Other RHS Classes

While classes can be tough to pick, with the wide variety of options available, it is best to take classes you think you would enjoy. If you are interested in looking into any other electives, here is the link to the curriculum guides.