Traveling freshmen need extra attention for missed content

Some students at Peet and Holmes Junior High travel from the middle school to the high school for certain classes throughout the day. This means leaving classes early and getting to class late—and this can make it hard for some to learn and understand what’s happening in the classroom. 

What do students have to say about this? 

Students miss out on learning therefore not understanding what they need to for the test(s). Teachers also don’t always help the students out and provide them with the resources they need to succeed. 

However, there is a flip side. Kai Smith, also a freshman at Peet, said, “Traveling to the high school provides a nice brain break on the bus ride there, allowing me to refocus on my schoolwork, and helps me improve my grades more than causes them to suffer.” 

Seeing both of the sides of the story, this begs the question, what’s the solution for the kids who do need help to succeed since they’re missing out on critical content? 

It’s simple. Teachers know certain students go to the high school because they leave early and get to class late. So they should help the students get to the place they need to be in order to pass tests and understand the information. They teach all the other students, they just need to help these few students catch up and get to where they need to be. It’s freshman year for those traveling between schools, and, of course, their grades matter this year. Students cannot afford to have their grades suffer from this.

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