ROP courses provide students with a rich curriculum that has been aligned to state standards and evaluated by members of industry. Some courses meet the University of California’s visual and performing arts or elective requirements. Many classes include internships at local business and industry sites where ROP students continue to improve their problem-solving skills, critical thinking skills, and work attitudes. All ROP classes are designed to strengthen and broaden students’ secondary experience, and research shows that students who take ROP courses improve their grade point averages, feel a greater connection to learning, and are more successful in college and careers once they graduate.
ROP is accredited, classes are free to high school students, classes often meet only once or twice a week and offer 5 to 10 high school graduation credits.
For more information see Ms. Winter in counseling, email Ms. Winter at email@example.com or call 949-936-7821 Also, see current ROP information/catalog at www.coastlinerop.net
What’s so special about ROP?
Ask ROP student, Helen Zhao
What ROP class are you taking?
Medical Nursing Careers Internship
Why did you choose this class?
Personally, I am interested in pursuing a career in the Medical Field. I want to see what Nursing is like before I decide.
What were your expectations about what you were going to learn in this class?
I thought it would be more reading, not as much hands-on as it is. Also the teacher is great; she encourages team work and the whole class feels like a family.
What do you enjoy most about your ROP class?
The fact that it’s so hands-on and being able to do things in a group. There are students from other high schools like Northwood, University, Edison, Costa Mesa, and Beckman and it’s fun getting to know people from other areas.
What are your immediate plans after graduation?
To work at a hospital for a few years (while in college) before going on to grad school, in order to gain work experience in my field of study.
How has ROP made a difference in your future plans?
It changed my perspective on nursing; it actually strengthened it. Our teacher assigned us groups in which we do power point presentations of different areas of nursing. It opened my eyes to the many different nursing specialties.
What did you learn about yourself as a result to taking this ROP course?
That I like change constantly and a fast-paced environment, I see myself pursuing ER nursing.