Board to weigh alternative school goals: N&R

News & Record has a pre-meeting story on alternative school goals, particularly GCS’ proposed high school ahead.

N&R excerpt: They [GCS] hope to receive approval of the plans for a new High School Ahead Academy and two existing Scale sites by the Board of Education at its meeting Tuesday.

The image “” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.  The school board approved High School Ahead in July to help about 100 overage middle school students catch up on math and reading credits in order to graduate on time. Students 14 to 16 years old will attend the school in the former primary building of Guilford Middle School for one semester during the pilot year before going to their assigned high schools.

Goals for the academy include reducing out-of-school suspensions and absences among students by 10 percent by the end of the semester and increasing the percentage of students with a grade point average of 2.0 by 10 percent.

“The difficulty with setting goals with High School Ahead is it’s a brand new program,” said David Roper, the school’s executive director. “The 10 percent seemed like a reasonable first-year goal considering the kind of goals that are typically set for educational programs.”

Roper said smaller classes should lead to better classroom management and fewer discipline problems. Parents and students, whose attendance is mandatory, support the program, he said.


E.C. 🙂


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