Hudson -- The Board of Education approved 11 new high school courses Dec. 15 at its regularly scheduled meeting.
The course will be added to Hudson High School's academic offerings for the 2013-14 school year.
The courses are:
• Examining Race: An American Study;
• Introduction to Music Technology;
• Mandarin Chinese IV;
• Designing mobile apps;
• Advanced art;
• Mixed media with drawing design;
• Advanced drawing;
• Creative painting;
• Advanced painting;
• Creative crafts; and
• Video production.
Teachers and administrators at the high school are "always planning" to increase academic offerings to the students, according to Doreen Osmun, director of curriculum and instruction.
New classes are picked by looking at what other districts are offering, student input and what classes colleges are looking for on applications, Osmun said.
"Most importantly we look at college and career expectations," Osmun said. "What are those academic experiences that will prepare them for their world?"
Electives are also part of the academic requirements.
"Looking at that we try to continuously offer rich electives that will enhance and impact their strengths and passion," Osmun said. "It is student centered and based on college and career expectations."
Students will begin scheduling classes by the end of January, Osmun said.