Does anyone know about the We the people program? I was at a party this afternoon and found out that many students who applied to the "We the People" program at AVHS were rejected. These students are qualified but apparently, AVHS only offers one class with room for about 30 students.
My understanding is that the We the People program participants enroll in a class called Comp Civics which is offered at Amador for credit but they only offer one section.
How can this happen in a public school? Granted, for many classes like Honors English there is a test students must pass, but ALL the students who pass the test and want to enroll get in as they offer more than one section. That, apparently, does not happen in Comp Civics. Many qualified students who meet the academic requirements are denied enrollment into the Comp Civics class since there is only one section.
I understand that federal funding ended for this program, and that is a good thing now that I find out how it works.
My question is: does this happen only at Amador or do all the schools that participate offer only one class and therefore have to reject many students who would like to enroll?
If anyone knows, I would appreciate the information.
In my opinion, a public school should only offer classes that will be able to accomondate ALL students who are qualified and want to enroll in them. If a class like Comp Civics must reject qualified students because only one section is offered, then that class must be cancelled until more sections can be offered to accomodate ALL the qualified students who wish to enroll.
I will be contacting my representatives on Monday but want to find out more about this program before then. I looked on the web but can only find general information. What I need to know is whether this happens only at Amador or in every high school where this program is offered.
It is important that Washington does not fund or support programs like this that exclude many qualified students in a PUBLIC school CLASS.