Local high school students can earn college credits on campus this spring under an expanded partnership program between Saddleback College and the Saddleback Unified School District.
At Tuesday’s SVUSD school board meeting, Saddleback Community College President Tod Burnett discussed the first course in the program: Applied Psychology 140.
Mission Viejo High School already hosts the class, but three other SVUSD high schools will add the course as an elective next semester: El Toro, Silverado and Trabuco Hills. Laguna Hills High will begin the class later.
The course will also be offered during summer, officials said.
“We are very excited about the program," SVUSD school board President Dolores Winchell said.
Other news from Tuesday's meeting...
Model United Nations
With more than 1,000 delegates, the MVHS Model U.N. is billed as one of the biggest on the West Coast. MVHS hopes to raise $2,000 through delegate donations to build wells in Africa.
New fitness center at Silverado High
Silverado High School announced a newly furnished fitness center that uses equipment donated by 24 Hour Fitness.
The fitness center will also be home to a Best Buddies program in which Silverado students will be working on fitness with special education students ages 18-22, who attend the campus daily. The special ed students were also given passes by Crunch gym to exercise outside of school.
Mission Viejo High School students will celebrate their winter formal dance at K1 Speed, an indoor go-kart track. Yes, students in formal attire will dance in the center of a racetrack as their classmates zoom by in go-karts.
Trabuco Hills’ Off the Wall Theater Company hosted a two-day teaching program for middle-school students to learn about bullying.