Middle and high school students in Liberty Hill ISD will be able to take several new courses next school year.

The gist

District officials introduced a variety of new courses and programs for students to choose from for the 2024-25 school year at a Dec. 18 board of trustees meeting. Four of the courses requiring board approval were adopted by the board at the meeting.

The district will add six new career and technical education courses, a college-readiness course, and new Advanced Placement classes among other new options.

At its middle school campuses, the district will begin offering advanced science and advanced social studies to eighth grade students.

Zooming in

CTE courses
  • Advanced floral design
  • Audio/video production II and lab
  • Fundamentals of real estate
  • Human resource management
  • Practicum of law, public safety, corrections and security
  • Wildlife, fisheries and ecology management
High school courses
  • AP art history
  • AP psychology
  • Advancement Via Individual Determination I (AVID)
  • Independent study in journalism
  • Making connections
  • Wrestling
Middle school courses
  • Advanced science
  • Advanced social studies
The AVID elective course will prepare students for college readiness and success starting in ninth grade, said Susan Cole, LHISD executive director of teaching and learning. Students enrolled in AVID will also be required to take advanced classes in other subjects, she said.

The making connections course will replace the social skills class for special needs students, Cole said.

Next school year, the district will begin providing and paying for industry-based certifications in all CTE programs, Cole said.

Also of note

District officials shared which specialized CTE programs each high school campus will offer next school year when Legacy Ranch High School opens. Twelve programs will be housed at both campuses, and each campus will have four unique offerings.

Legacy Ranch High School
  • Architectural drafting and design
  • Graphic design
  • Emergency medical technician
  • HVAC technology
Liberty Hill High School
  • Construction management and inspection
  • Culinary arts
  • Animation
  • Pharmacy technician
Students may transfer or provide their own transportation to a campus if they are enrolled in a program only offered at that school, LHISD Chief of Schools Travis Motal said. The district cannot provide transportation for students between campuses but may in the future, he said.

What’s next?

Students will enroll in classes for next school year from January to March, according to the Dec. 18 presentation.