Students who choose to transfer to Hardaway or Northside high schools under the No Child Left Behind Act next year will take classes in annexes on Jordan High and Kendrick High’s campuses.
Beginning next year, any ninth and tenth grade students from Carver, Jordan, Spencer or Kendrick who apply to transfer will not take classes on the Hardaway or Northside campus. Transfers to Hardaway will take classes in a set of classrooms designated for them on Jordan High’s campus. Transfers to Northside High will take classes in an annex on Kendrick High’s campus.
Based on their test scores and graduation rates, Carver High, Jordan High, Spencer High and Kendrick High have not made adequate yearly progress for at least two years and are in Needs Improvement. They are also Title I schools. Students in Title I schools that are in Needs Improvement can transfer to better-performing schools in the district.
The two schools eligible to receive students transfers are Hardaway and Northside. Hundreds of students transferred to the two high schools last year and district officials predict large numbers of students will apply for transfers this year as well.
The Muscogee County School Board discussed the situation during a retreat Saturday morning at the Mildred Terry library and approved a plan that would allow students who transfer to Hardaway or Northside to take classes on a different campus.
For more on the school district’s plan and on other items discuss during the retreat, check updates on Ledger-Enquirer.com.