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Lower Merion School District

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Additional Course Offerings

Becton Scholars Seminar (offered at Lower Merion High School only)

  • Length/Credit:
    • 1 year (1 time per cycle) 0.33 credit
    • 1 year (2 times per cycle) 0.667 credit
  • Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Course Number: 14080100 - 14080700

Seminar is a course for students who participate in the Lower Merion High School Becton Scholars Program. Emphasis is placed on the learning and enhancement of effective goal setting, study skills, time management strategies, note-taking/making, close reading and critical thinking techniques for the purpose of ensuring access to a viable and challenging instructional experience that better prepares students for college and career. Students will receive direct instruction in standardized test taking strategies and will work collaboratively to generate, plan and execute service opportunities both within the Becton Scholars Program and the larger school community with the goal of developing leadership skills and becoming more productive and contributing citizens.

POWER Scholars Program (offered at Harriton High School only)

  • Length/Credit: 1 year (1 time per cycle) 0.33 credit
  • Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Course Number: 14090100

POWER Scholars is a course for students who participate in the Harriton High School POWER Scholars Program. Emphasis is placed on the learning and enhancement of effective goal setting, study skills, time management strategies, note-taking/making, close reading and critical thinking techniques for the purpose of ensuring access to a viable and challenging instructional experience that better prepares students for college and career. Students receive direct instruction in proven standardized test taking strategies and work collaboratively to generate, plan and execute service opportunities both within the POWER Scholars Program, as well as the larger school community. Within the class, students also learn about the contributions of people of color to civilization, social activism, and progress.

NOW Program (New Options Work) and Communications (offered at Harriton and Lower Merion High Schools)

  • Length/credit:
    • 1 year (1 time per cycle) 0.33 credit
    • 1 year (2 times per cycle) 0.667 credit
    • 1 year (3 times per cycle) 1.0 credit
  • Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Course Number: 14030100 - 14030300

The NOW Program is a general education support program. Students that participate in the NOW Program should also register for Communications Lab. A description of the NOW Program is available to students and parents through the student’s school counselor.