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How do students decide on their electives?

Gage Mazaika

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So, you probably know that there is an elective for everyone here at Grafton, but just how many are there?

Well, there is a total of 309 different electives, but only 275 of those 309 actually have any students in them.

Some, like band, languages, and arts classes tend to be more popular than others due to being more widely known, and tend to do more activities around the school then other electives.

Obviously, some of these electives are more popular than others, with the top 20 being:

Students have various reasons to picking their electives: “I just don’t have the time to do the homework for a more advanced class,” said Junior Jack Allen, a Probability and Statistics student.

“I didn’t want to take physics and I heard that this was an easy class,” said Matthew Spits, and AP Environmental Science student.

Junior Nathan Fitzgibbons picked AP Environmental Science because : “I just wanted to get my 3rd science strand out of the way.”

The least 20 popular electives are:

The reason why these classes have so few students in them is because students believe that they are either too difficult, or because students simply do not know about them.

Note: This list only counted electives that a student could take here at Grafton, either online or in a physical classroom. It did not include classes such as I.B, S.O.A, New Horizons, and any electives that had 0 students enrolled in them.

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