WARREN, NJ - It’s only February but the time has come to pick next year’s classes at Watchung Hills and some new electives will be offered. The Watchung Hills Regional High School Board of Education approved 14 new courses which will be included in the Program of Studies for the school year 2018-19 to be released on Thursday. Scheduling will begin  after the holiday weekend.

“The addition of these courses will help us to encourage our 21st century learners,” said WHRHS Director of Guidance Catherine Angelastro. “We actively search for ways to prepare our students for the future - the educational system is evolving faster than ever before and I think the addition of these courses to our curriculum demonstrates our commitment in preparing students to thrive in today's world.”

The new courses are: 

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Advanced Math CP ( existing course but will be rewritten)

Concert Band

The Emerging Self 

Expository Writing II Honors



Italian Cultural Studies

Introduction to Mobile App Development

Modern Genetics Molecular Biology and Biostatistics

Music Tech

Reading and Writing the Environment


Sculpture II

Symphonic Band A


Curriculum writing begins in the summer when a sufficient number of students register for the courses. 

Guidance information can be found at: 


The proposed budget includes funds to create a new music lab and a Maker Space. The board hired a new architect, Spiezle Architectural Group, and they have already been spotted walking the halls at WHRHS this week. 

Robotics is currently offered as a club activity. The RoboWarriors Team 41 is currently deep into their build season for competition. The task is:

For more, see http://team41robotics.com/

“The innovative variety of new course offerings are evidence of the collaborative efforts among our students, staff, parents and Board toward actualization of our Strategic Plan,” said WHRHS Superintendent Elizabeth Jewett. “We continue to expand opportunities for our students with the intent of introducing them to new experiences and helping them find their passion.”