The Rotunda’s ROP Rendezvous

ROP Career Day Begins Recruit for New Members

Megumi Kamikawa

Staff Writer

    American High School’s ROP Classes came to the rotunda during third period on February 19, 2014 to represent some of the outside courses available for students.

    ROP classes are off campus courses that allow high school students to participate in services that will help them prepare for future employment and college plans.

    “We’ve provided ROP services at American for over 20 years,” Director of Educational Services Margie Trujillo said. “There are nine different industry sectors, including fields like business, health, culinary, transportation, arts and media, etc.”

    Students who were assigned as ROP representatives began setting up their booths during read period, displaying boards and setting out fliers created to inform potential future ROP recruits.

    “It feels great to be able to represent this field,” senior Monica Fajardo said. “I’m excited to educate people about the program. This course in particular is a class focused on assisting the elderly with depends, feeding, nourishments, and more.”

Sophomores began filing into the rotunda just a few minutes into the beginning of third period. ROP representatives advertised their stands to passing students as they passed out fliers and provided information to those with questions. “I think the fact that students can represent our ROP classes really shows how important it is to get hands on training in high school,” Trujillo said.
Sophomores began filing into the rotunda just a few minutes into the beginning of third period. ROP representatives advertised their stands to passing students as they passed out fliers and provided information to those with questions. “I think the fact that students can represent our ROP classes really shows how important it is to get hands on training in high school,” Trujillo said.

    Recent members of ROP courses like junior Melissa Zaguilan have been part of the program for less than a year, yet in such a limited amount of time, the students are able to list many benefits of joining the program.

    “It’s a great hands-on experience where we get to work as personal care providers,” Zaguilan said. “It feels good to be able to help the people we take care of.”

    Numerous students were pulled out of class to roam around the rotunda for a few minutes. They explored the various booths and picked up fliers with information about the courses of their interest.

    “The ROP classes helped provide a wide range of studies that are available to me at one place,” sophomore Bhavya Malladi said. “It was nice because I was able to notice other options that I have never thought about before.”

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