As promised, here's a spreadsheet showing which courses are available this school year at each Wake high school.
You'll soon notice that some schools have a lot more courses than others. For instance, the spreadsheet caused school board member Lori Millberg to ask why East Wake High had so few advanced courses compared to Enloe High.
(I should throw in this disclaimer from the district that it's a draft document that could be revised.)
It's expected that Enloe will have a lot of honors and Advanced Placement courses. After all, its magnet theme is Gifted and Talented/International Baccalaureate Center for Humanities, Sciences, and the Arts.
1. Extensive elective menu for exploration of interests, acceleration, and rich, in-depth study in all subject areas to enhance the standard course of study
2. Foreign language instruction offered through high school
3. Expanded visual and performing arts opportunities
4. Extensive AP course offerings in high school
This spreadsheet came about as part of a review by the school board's student achievement committee on how to "provide equal access to comparable programs, services, and opportunities to impact student success."
This charge is an outgrowth of the curriculum management audit finding "that some inequalities exist" for "comparable programs, services, and opportunities."
Millberg is leading the charge as chairwoman of the student achievement committee.
School board member Beverley Clark said one reason that East Wake High might not have so many advanced courses is due to the fact that it's been split into four separate small schools. She said it could make it harder to get enough students together to offer some classes.