New Art Courses with ECE Credit 2021-2022

Juliet Morris, Correspondent

Course selection season is upon us once again at Stamford High. Different classes offer different benefits, and many students look to take ECE or AP courses to earn college credit. While these classes are obviously more difficult than normal honors courses, the credits they offer are sometimes too good to pass up.

Stamford High offers art classes that give three college credits as opposed to the usual one from other courses. Art teacher Ms. Downer is offering these ECE Norwalk Community College Arts courses, and the opportunity is in a league of its own when it comes to college. The classes are 2D Design and Computer Graphic Arts.

The NCC versions of these classes are more advanced than the standard versions offered by SHS. Computer Graphic Arts goes in depth with comprehensive information on game design and storyboards, and in 2D Design, students will partake in the basic elements and principles of design.

Of the one of a kind opportunity, Downer says, “Keep in mind, anyone who takes these courses: you do not have to be in the ECE Program. Just by taking those two courses- remember to make sure they say NCC in the registration- you will earn three Norwalk Community College credits!”

In case you don’t know, you need a certain amount of college credits in order to take classes offered at your college. Getting these credits in highschool means the school will see it as you already having completed the class, so you won’t have to retake it in college.

If you’re still not convinced, Downer has one more thing to say on the matter to sway you. “What better way to get your life started when you graduate from Stamford High than to prepare with college credits already in the bank? If you have any questions, feel free to stop by 622, or speak with Mr. Sienna.”