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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 949-936-7821 Also, see current ROP information/catalog at www.coastlinerop.net
What’s so special about ROP?
Ask ROP student, Aya Al-Shammari
What ROP class are you taking?
I am taking Dental Assistant Back Office internship.
Why did you choose this class?
I chose it because my sister did it and my parents wanted me to take it too.
What were your expectations about what you were going to learn in this class?
I thought it would be a lot of learning and hands-on stuff that I would not be interested in. I thought I wouldn’t be able to pass it – that it would be too hard. But now it has got me thinking about my future.
What do you enjoy most about your ROP class?
My ROP teacher, (Rosa Burns), is the most amazing teacher I ever met! She is always there for me, and has taught me in a way that I can understand. She will even meet with me before class or stay after class to help me. She is amazing.
What are your immediate plans after graduation?
To work at a dental office and to go to dental school and become a dentist one day.
How has ROP made a difference in your future plans?
The class has opened up a future for me.
What did you learn about yourself as a result to taking this ROP course?
I learned that you have to open yourself up to possibilities and keep a positive vibe. Instead of telling myself that I couldn’t do it, I found that by being open to learning something new, built confidence in my ability. Now I am loving the class and want to see where it goes.