Do you have a Seventh grade student or Eighth Grade student? Early in the fall each year of Eighth grade, students and teachers will choose which classes they will take next year at LTHS during Freshman year. The reason courses are offered so early is so that the High School may plan for adequate staffing and space. Most of the time, this works well for families. Sometimes, families feel Freshman year is a big transition, and choose not to take challenging courses during Freshman year. While this may work for some families, most students are placed at a severe disadvantage by this choice. Students who take no challenging classes freshman year are much more likely to never enroll in a challenging class during High school again!
#Classes Count is a new national campaign supported by Achieve.org and aimed at making sure, even during that first transitional freshamn year, students take courses that as challenging as possible for them, with the right supports in place. Enrolling in and suceding in AP, Honors, or other advanced course during Frechman year puts your child on a better track for college and career readiness.
The link below takes you to Achieve.orgs website, and can help you learn more about #classesscount, the national social media compaign, and how you can help your child meet college and career readiness.
Erin Rae is the Curriculum Coordinator at Lockport 91.