“Hopefully in three to four weeks, teachers will have come together with a final plan and the instructional focus period will be implemented,” Swain said. “Our teachers really want to help students. It’s frustrating when students can’t or don’t stay after school and get what they need to be academically successful. The instructional period is a win-win for all students.”
Teachers will still hold fifth block in the afternoons for students in need of individualized help.
“Our number one goal is build each student’s grade up to where they’re successful and get to move to enrichment. We will begin the first round in December for End of Course Tests. The new CCRPI really changes how we do business and we have to look at other ways we can assist our students,” Swain said. “Under the new rules, we need students to make every effort to do their best on these tests, and we want to do everything we can to help them do their best. We want to use instructional focus to be the added support to them.”
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