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Application Based Classes
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A new year provides change for many people, but it is never too early to start thinking about what classes to take for next year. Yes, you guessed it. It is that time of year where students are choosing subjects for their next academic year. The course catalog can be overwhelming at times, so here is an overview of one section of it: application based classes.


Frisco ISD offers a wide range of courses to choose from, and some of these classes require an application. These classes include:


  • Newspaper 1, 2, and 3
  • Yearbook 1, 2, and 3
  • Student Council
  • Child Guidance
  • Practicum in Child Guidance
  • Education & Training
  • Practicum in Education & Training
  • Practicum in Government
  • Independent Study and Mentorship (ISM) 1 and 2
  • Student Congress
  • Student Ambassadors
  • Off Campus PE
  • Architectural Design 2
  • Practicum in Veterinary Medical Applications
  • Practicum in Marketing 
  • Sports Management
  • Engineering Design and Development 
  • Practicum in Graphic Design
  • Culinary Arts and Advanced Culinary Arts
  • All Collin College Dual Credit courses
    • Dual Credit Baking and Pastry
    • Dual Credit Health Science Clinical
    • Dual Credit Practicum in Health Science
    • Dual Credit Medical Scribe
    • Dual Credit Rehabilitation Aide
  • Pharmacology
  • Electrocardiography


These applications allow teachers to get to know a student beyond their grades and academic performance, as well as ensure students have the necessary qualifications for classes. Additionally, these applications allow students to be aware of the rigor and expectations of the class. 


Although all of these classes require applications, these applications vary. For example, to be selected for ISM, students must receive teacher recommendations from all of their teachers, fill out a questionnaire, and compose an MLA Essay. This just sheds light on one example of an application, but the application process depends on the class you are choosing to apply for.


To elaborate, ISM gives students the opportunity to network and gain real-life experience in a career field of their choice. Students conduct research and interviews as they search for a mentor and create a tangible representation of their work at the end of the year. This is an invaluable experience because it allows students to take initiative, build their communication skills, and expand their knowledge with the guidance of a mentor.


This example goes to show how these application based classes provide a chance for students to apply their hard work in a different manner compared to their other academically rigorous classes. It gives students the opportunity to advance their extracurriculars or participate in classes that cater to their specific career field interests.


Don’t hesitate to reach out to your counselor if you have any further questions and be sure to complete all applications for these classes before their due dates.


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As the editor-in-chief of Vanguard News for the 2023-2024 school year, Addie Salvosa is a junior passionate about Journalism and learning new things. Addie has been part of the Vanguard News for three years now and loves writing and reading. In her free time, Addie enjoys listening to Taylor Swift and volunteering around the community. She is excited to immerse herself in words and looks forward to helping the Newspaper grow this year! Contact: [email protected]

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