On Friday, January 23, there was a senior class meeting at 7:50 a.m. At this meeting, all 35-45 members of the senior class were handed copies of their transcripts and instructed to figure out what courses they were missing in order to graduate at the end of May.
Did they need to retake algebra 1? Biology? Did they need another history credit? I had a student come to me afterwards telling me he needed to retake algebra 1 and geometry, and wanted to know if I could help him review. For every course that they’re missing, they have to complete an APEX module for the class (basically an online version of the class), and pass it, by the time the semester ends.
PLOT TWIST: most of these kids don’t have Internet at home, so they have to stay after school and complete it there
OK – yes it’s great that we’re facilitating a time together to ensure that everyone can graduate on time. OK, but really guys, why did we wait until second semester senior year to let them know that they needed to retake that class they failed freshman year? Maybe we should like, do this at the end of every year, for every grade?