Sixth graders in Clear Creek ISD will have a new class to take after the board of trustees approved this year’s new secondary courses at its Oct. 23 meeting.

Two-minute impact

CCISD officials each year consider new secondary courses to add to the district’s class catalog. With no new legislative requirements this year, the district considered just one course, according to district documents.

The course is titled “Launch” and is part of the district’s Vision 2030. It will focus on tools and habits for “personal effectiveness,” such as time management, study skills, social skills and prioritizing tasks, said Susan Silva, assistant superintendent of teaching and learning for the district.

Half of the course will focus on the seven habits of highly effective teens, which was popularized by author Sean Covey. The second half will focus on careers and potential future interests, Silva said.

The course will be a full school year, Silva said.

What else?

This year saw fewer courses recommended than others, Silva said. Starting last year, district officials opted to streamline some of their recommendations due to budget constraints.

What they’re saying

Trustee Jessica Cejka said this is something the district has offered in its Webster Academy Visions in Education campuses, also known as WAVE. WAVE is for students identified as academically gifted and talented. The program is offered at two campuses within the district, according to the district’s website.

Cejka noted this kind of course has shown to be effective at those campuses. This was something trustee Scott Bowen highlighted as well.

“I am very excited to be able to offer it to all our sixth grade students,” Cejka said.