Options Courses

Collins Options courses

Options courses focus on the environment, well-being, service, and the arts. These one or two credit courses provide the opportunity to become immersed in hands-on participation in the local community. Below are some examples of recently offered classes:

  • Arts: A recent course focused on three-dimensional self-portraiture. Our students studied sculptural self-portraits by a variety of artists and created works of their own.
  • Eco: A course that has been offered several times, “Edible Wild Plants,” takes you out into the field (and woods, meadows, and wetlands) to locate, identify, draw, and sample local native edible plants.
  • Service: Every spring, you have the opportunity to take a course that provides support to the RISE kids at Middle Way House (the transitional housing shelter for women and children who have been the victims of domestic violence) through our Spring Break for Kids course. Activities might include hiking at McCormick’s Creek State Park, visiting local museums, swimming at the YMCA, and much more.