Is it possible for (Insert School name here) to incorporate a guitar class into the schedule during the regular school day? According to Principal John Krajicek (Sacred Heart High, Salina, KS) it is very possible to add another class into our curriculum. In this case, an Independent Guitar Study Class is achievable with enough student interest level and consent within the school. Independent guitar would follow the format of any other Independent study class. (i.e. Latin). It would take place during school hours at a designated time every day and be taught by a certified teacher. Adding a guitar class to the curriculum at Sacred Heart will enhance student’s educational experiences here because it offers them something new, fun, and educational to try, and possibly to love.
A guitar class at (...) could not only provoke student’s attention but also lead to success in school and other aspects of life. As of now,(..) does not offer any stringed instrument classes, but other schools (Minneapolis High, and various schools in Western Kansas) offer guitar class and have for years. Their classes are educational just like any other and are taught and graded the same as well. At the end of the year the student’s grade goes on his transcript; furthermore this class could help students get into college, if they maintain a relatively high grade.
Some steps in getting an Independent Guitar Study Class added to the curriculum at (...) are receiving enough student interest level, hiring/finding a certified teacher to teach it, supplying instruction booklets (that can be written in), a designated time during the day to include the class, approval from the Principal and staff at (...), and guitars. (Krajicek). Guitars can either be supplied by the students or funded by the school itself. Acoustic guitars are recommended. (Ball) This way the school will not have to worry about buying electric guitar... [continues]
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