OSCEOLA, Ark. (KAIT) - Osceola High School allows students to make up any work that they may have missed or performed poorly on.
According to Osceola High School Principal Toshiba Pugh, both students and teachers feel they were not successful with learning this semester.
Part of this is due to the switches between virtual learning and face to face instruction.
Pausing on learning new concepts will allow students one last chance to review concepts and redeem their grades and allow teachers to reteach any concepts that students had a hard time understanding.
Pugh says that teaching new concepts at this point would make students fall further behind.
“If we don’t have students get caught up on concepts that they missed from first semester, we won’t have a successful second semester, so I do think it’s going to be a win-win,” said the principal, “I think teachers are going to feel better about going into a second semester knowing that students have a better understanding of first semester concepts.”
Pugh says this will also allow virtual students to receive more one-on-one attention during that time if needed.
All students will have seven days to catch up on the assignments, beginning on Dec. 10.