RMA’s Top 5 Elective Classes


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As the end of the school year is slowly approaching, registration for classes next year is just beginning. The core classes are standard for everyone, but there are classes that students tend to go in different directions. There are electives for everyone, ranging from ceramics to weightlifting. Here are the top five electives students choose:

SAT Prep

SAT Prep is a class that aims to help students prepare for the SAT. Teachers discuss different strategies on how to score higher. Although they do not reteach every subject on the SAT, they help students understand how to read the questions and how to interpret them. This class is incredibly useful, even though it may not be the most fun. 



If you are interested in creating your own coasters or trays, ceramics is the class you should sign up for. Even if you have no idea how to make anything out of clay, Ms. Hunter will definitely help you every step of the way. There is Ceramics I, Ceramics II, and Sculpting available for high school students with an available elective spot.


Public Speaking

Public Speaking is a course needed in order to fulfill graduation requirements. This class prepares students for college and life after college. Although it is a required course, the school play provides an opportunity for students to have experience public speaking without taking the elective class. Examples of speeches include informative speech, how-to speeches, and persuasive speeches. 


Sports Management

Sports Management covers areas such as behind-the-scenes work for sports teams, goals past high school, and problem-solving strategies. This is a beneficial class for students interested in the business side of athletics. 


Theater Arts (Drama) 

This elective is offered for students who are fascinated with performing and the theater. In this class, students can rehearse for the school play or use their imagination to put their skills to use. Drama helps improve creativity, communication, and critical thinking.


These five elective classes are the most popular among students, but there are many more classes to choose from!