The Black and Gold 1976Physical Ed, JROTC, Specialized Classes Complete Course Offerings
Offering a complete education to McKinley High School students, various courses were geared to special needs and interests. Physical education and JROTC and integration of immigrants and the handicapped into the regular school program took top priority.
The Physical Education Department exposed students to a variety of sports and recreational activities so that they may select leisure time both now and in the future. They gained awareness of their own physical fitness, and through a program geared to individual differences, improvement.
For students who were visually or auditorily handicapped or with learning difficulties, a Special Education program was provided to assist them academically, socially and vocationally.
Offered as regular English credit, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), presented immigrant students a better understanding of the English language by teaching basic language arts skills.
In the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC), a cross-section of students interacted to develop good citizenship, self-reliance, leadership and responsiveness to constituted authority.
In a salute to the Bicentennial, the ROTC Department designed colonial-style uniforms in school colors of black and gold for five color guards who portrayed the colonial soldiers in McKinley's bicentennial parade.
McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017