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The Highland school board Aug. 13 approved a list of vocational classes that will be shared with Lone Tree.
The agreement between the districts was approved by the Lone Tree school board on Aug. 6.
The problem is few students are taking advantage of the classes.
Five or six Highland students are taking agriculture-related classes at Lone Tree, which is the extent of the sharing.
The program has Lone Tree offering classes in vocational agriculture, business education, child development and interior designs.
Highland offers classes in construction trades and manufacturing, computer systems networking and telecommunications and agriculture mechanics and culinary arts.
This sharing agreement is the same that was in place last year.
“We are just following Dr. Jorgensen’s patterns,” said Superintendent Ken Crawford, who serves as superintendent of both districts.
“There’s a lot of opportunities here,” Highland board member Lois Schneider said.
One challenge for students who enroll in classes offered at the other high school is finding transportation. Neither district provides transportation for these classes.
“You have to find a way to get yourself there,” high school Principal Angela Hazelett said.
These shared classes at Highland and Lone Tree are in addition to classes offered at Kirkwood Community College through the Washington County Regional Education Center program.