I do understand what the board is proposing. The academy model is going into effect regardless of how many "locations" there are. The fact still remains, this will be one very large campus school separated into academy style teaching. The majority of opinions expressed so far is that the community wants two separate schools, meaning two totally separate locations just as there is in Columbia with Hickman and Rockbridge. Perhaps these people want their children to have the opportunity to participate in other activities within the school which they will not get to in a one school environment. A school band may consist of only 50 kids, two schools would mean 100 kids could participate. Same with sports, cheerleaders, choir, debate, academic bowls, drama, etc. While education is the most important aspect of attending high school, extra curricular activities play an important role was well. Teaches kids good sportsmanship, to participate and work as a team or group, gives them a safe and fun outlet to express themselves. So I still disagree, this is one huge campus style mega school and in my opinion a mistake.
How is it not a mega school? All the academies and students are on one campus are they not? So basically it is one huge campus style school, similar to a college campus.
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So instead of funding two sets of student government, sports, etc.. you propose funding 7? One for each academy? That really doesn't make sense. Also, smaller surrounding schools that have students bused in to attend Nichols, are they now going to be incorporated into the academies?
I agree. However, this is a rural area where not all parents have college degrees, so I'm sure not all the parents will understand and can properly assist with biology, physics, advanced math, etc.
Oh no.. the sky is falling! the sky is falling! Do you actually think the more you say it the more chances it will come true? Or is that just your wish? Just like the Romney landslide you predicted? That's what I thought.
So you'd rather see the kids fail the class? Possibly even fail the grade and be held back? Some kids just do not learn well in a group environment, this is a time where they can get some one on one attention to understand what is being taught. Typically they will not get full credit for an assignment that as been redone.
Maybe they aren't trying out anymore because they know with so many students they'll never get a chance. Same for debate teams, band, etc. Many kids are not being able to participate due to the size already.
Now will just have to wait and see if the bond issue in April gets passed or kill the whole deal.
If the USA is so awful and immoral why are you still here? The facts are, your way of thinking is outdated, everyone can see it, even major Republican party leaders see it and they know they have to change if they ever want to be re-elected into the WH. You can stay stuck with your 50's mentality on morals and complain all you want about how wrong everyone else is and how right you are, but the USA will never return to that mindset.
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