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Elective Classes at MSSD

Core curriculum courses in the Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science Departments make up the backbone of the academic program at MSSD. Elective classes expose students to other subject areas and allow them to discover additional strengths they may have.

At MSSD, students participate in elective classes in two ways. They register for electives as part of their course schedule and earn credits towards graduation requirements. They also sign up for special topics elective courses that are offered in longer time blocks on Wednesday afternoons.

Students may register for credit-based elective courses in such areas as the arts, computer technology, physical education, and deaf studies. Recent topics for Wednesday afternoon special courses have covered diverse topics such as an introduction to high school for freshmen, leadership, and mural painting.