I Not all of the classes a student at Praline High School may take are located on : _ Variety of Courses at Kirkwood too, r campus. Because of a program with * 'kwood Community College, our neighIcor just up the road, students may take vocational courses at Kirkwood that give -em credit toward graduation require-ents at Prairie. Counselor Alan Maas - - nks that the program offers many j ::portunities to students interested in zarticular careers that would otherwise unavailable. The courses offered are: \ jrses Aid Training, Data Processing, Wielding, Child Care, Building Trade, and - jto Service. All courses are only open to seniors except in unusual circumstances . Some of the courses have presquisites that the student must fulfill by EKing a course at the high school before enrolling. Others require only that the student have an interest in exploring :=reer opportunities in that field. Another new offering this year at Prai•e was the Agriculture program. This, is associated with Kirkwood. Although the class is taught on the Prairie campus, the instructor is employed by Kirkwood. Morris Pounds was the instructor this year, and he also taught the courses at Clear Creek High School in Tiffin. There are two tracks a student has to choose from: the production track where livestock and grain production is studied, and the urbanized agri-business track where animal care and land use and conservation is studied. This offering enables students to study in-depth subjects they may later use in their careers. This was also the first year that a career exploration day was held at Kirkwood. Prairie, Linn Mar, and Marion high school students participated. Students pre-registered in two areas they were interested in. Buses transported students as they spent either the entire morning or afternoon gathering career information. Far Above: The video system offered by Kirkwood is an important part of Prairie’s teaching curriculum . Here is Jim Pitts watching a tape for a class assignment. Above: A benefit to students who take the agriculture program is being able to work with live animals, like these horses. Left: Brian McNeal, Andy Chalupsky, and Myron Kloubec discuss a problem in agriculture. Kirkwood 49

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