School Leaders Adding to Alternative School

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Currently expelled students are given the option of attending a program at Woodruff Career and Technical Center, after not being able to provide enough support for students, a new program focused on emotional and social learning will take place at Trewyn Middle School.

Monday the school board decided to combine safe-school at Woodruff and day treatment at Trewyn Middle School to form a new program called Trewyn Therapeutic Program.

The new design is set up to help the more than 80 students get the necessary support needed.

School officials say the new program seeks to help those who may act out when they do not understand the curriculum.

Students will start at 730 in the morning.. And release at 1 in the afternoon.

“That provides flexibility for the students,” says Derrick Booth, Director of Social & Emotional learning. He adds, “There are some students that may take advantage of staying after their early release time, whether it is to get caught up on work or credit recovery, or tutoring there’s just a lot of options you can do with that flexible scheduling”.

School officials hope to open the school by the 2017-18 school year

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