ROP Classes

ROP classes are offered through Coastline,

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WHY ROP?

Student Interviews

 

Which ROP class are you taking?

 

I am taking Advanced Video Production.

What is your favorite thing about taking an ROP class?

My favorite thing about this class is how I get to be in a work-related environment doing what I love. This class's environment is unlike any other class that you'll take. I now understand how companies function, and how important it is to get your part of the job done. Additionally, I love how everyone in my class has some type of skill that eventually all contributes to our show. It's so rewarding seeing everything come together. And personally, my job as an anchor makes me feel valued in the Portola community. I feel like I have an important duty to let the students of PHS feel more involved in the school.

How do you think this class will help prepare for a future career?

I'm currently one of the co-anchors for our school's broadcast and I'm looking for a future career in anchoring. By taking this class I've gotten the practice and experience needed to be a good anchor. Without the opportunity to take this class, achieving my dreams of being an anchor would be unattainable and I would be confused as to what I would want to do in the future.

Why should other students consider taking an ROP class?

Any advice I can give to students who are interested in taking an ROP class would be DO IT! The experience that you get from the class is unforgettable and truly the best way to prep for the future after high school/college. However, you need enormous amount of commitment and passion and I know a lot of people including me that has given up something to balance out their ROP with grades, social life, and extracurricular. If you're not ready to spend most of your time at ROP, don't take up a spot that others would much rather enjoy. But with that said, we're coming to a future where collaboration among other people is more and more important. And I can definitely say that taking Advanced Video Production has taught me skills such as commitment, communication, and leadership that I couldn't have gotten from anywhere else.

What is an interesting experience or activity that you really enjoyed during this class?

 

My favorite memory from the class is when we all went to Seattle during spring break for a broadcast convention; this was definitely the highlight of my entire year. I had so much fun capturing pictures, joining competitions, and overall hanging out with some of my favorite people. Also, I personally had to spend 67 consecutive hours with my co-anchor and because of that our on-air chemistry has gotten so much better. When reading off of our scripts, we look so much more natural with one another.

-Skye


Which ROP Class are you taking?

I have taken 1 semester of Intro to Medical Careers and 1 semester of Medical Terminology.

What is your favorite thing about taking an ROP class?

It is a class where I can truly say that I learn a new thing every day!

How do you think this class will help prepare for a future career?

This class has given me skills that put me ahead of people going for a medical career and that makes me a better candidate.

What is an interesting experience or activity that you really enjoyed during this class?

 

The smell lab was crazy, I had to identify different things from smell alone.

Why should other students consider taking an ROP class?

If you want a career in the medical field, this class is the best thing you can take right now!

-Elias


 

Which ROP class have you taken?

 

I am taking the Advanced Broadcast ROP class.

 

What is your favorite thing about taking an ROP class?

 

My favorite thing about ROP class is that I can learn things that I am really passionate about.

 

How do you think this class will help prepare for a future career?

 

ROP class gives me real on-hand experience on my possible future career.

 

What is an interesting experience or activity that you really enjoyed during this class?

 

I really enjoy working together with our team on interesting projects.

 

Why should other students consider taking an ROP class?

 

ROP class can help the student to find what possible career they want to do in the future.

 

-Yinzhi