The development of Community College of American Samoa in its first year of operation highlighted educational strides in the territory during fiscal year 1971.
Television continued to be a major resource in the elementary classrooms of American Samoa. However, there were many changes in scheduling structure, the nature of televised materials, quantity and kind of other instructional material, and recommended classroom activities.
During the fiscal year, the elementary division expanded its curricular offerings to six levels, with plans to systematically expand to a full 8-year program by fiscal year 1973.
While the number of telecasts per week decreases for some teachers, there was an increase in the actual number of lessons telecast as a result of expanded curricular offerings.
With the decrease in telecast at a given level and subject, the classroom teacher assumed more responsibility for planning and directing the classroom activities.
Elementary enrollment increased from 5,815 students in 1969 to 6,198 in 1970. However, a shortage of classrooms has developed, as there has been no major construction during the past 3 years. (Haydon, 1971, pg 13-15)