by Briana Castillon, Staff Writer
Are you tired of taking the same old classes in school? Well there’s a solution! A program called SoCal ROC offers classes that are hands-on in a variety of subjects. Some of these include art, engineering, finance, business, health sciences, public and consumer services. These courses are offered to high schools students and adults. The classes are only free for high school students so now is the time to enroll!
Taking a class at SCROC can help you decide what you want to do for the rest of your life. There are so many classes you can take for fun to try something new and meet new people. For those of you like me who don’t know what they want to do later on in life, SCROC is the place to be. There is a numerous amount of classes offered, so you can choose whichever one interests you the most. Whichever class you take will be more interesting than the classes you are required to take at our school which means you will get more out of it.
Taking a course at SCROC will help you explore your options. That is why I am currently enrolled in Medical Assisting at SCROC. Medicine has interested me for a while, but now that I am taking this course I have learned a lot more about the field which will help me decide whether I will pursue a career in this field or not. This class is Monday through Thursday, from 12:45-3:45. The class is also offered at a different time, from 3:45-6:45, along with other classes. I have learned more about the medical field in this class in the past three months than I have in any other class during high school.
There are some downsides to taking a SCROC class. First, because I cannot drive myself, I have to go on the bus, which takes a long time to get back to El Segundo. I get home around 5 o’clock during the week. But on the plus side, there is no SCROC on Fridays so I can go home and relax. While waiting for the bus you can go to the plaza next door which has a Starbucks and other places where you can eat. Also, they are very strict with attendance. You are not allowed to miss more than five days or you will be kicked out. You must know ahead of time that you will be committed to this course and not miss any school days. Lastly, depending on which class you’re taking, there are certain dress codes.
In the end, I would say the benefits definitely outweigh the disadvantages. Don’t wait any longer, long onto their website and see if any of the courses interests you at http://www.socalroc.com. To find out more visit your counselor and ask them about enrolling in SCROC, or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.