For students with jobs and family obligations – could this be the answer?
Nighttime is the right time for high-school classes at Michigan’s Eastern Flex Academy. NPR reports that the Lansing’s Eastern High School has begun offering a night school-like environment for those working toward a high-school degree while trying to balance jobs and family obligations. Eastern Flex meets in the Eastern High building from 3-8 p.m. on weekdays; students “start off with English and math classes, break for dinner and then finish their remaining courses online,” the outlet writes.
Says Monika Kincheloe, a senior director with America’s Promise Alliance, “When the school reports a graduation rate or a testing outcome, it’s going to include those young people in the evening classes. And that’s a good thing.” Adds Eastern Flex junior Jerome Tiel, “I’m able to sleep in as long as I need to, so I always get, like, a good night’s rest. I’m able to just do more things with my day. I feel like this is one of the best changes in my life.”
So what do you think? Instead of schools only offering standard schooling times should they offer alternative times?
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