To strengthen the availability of electives, a school is expanding online learning for middle school students.
At Tupelo Middle School, students will have two options for online courses. The classes are online hybrids; students will complete coursework online but will meet regularly with a teacher.
“This is for students who are self-disciplined and good time managers,” said Tupelo Middle Principal Kristy Luse. “It is for an atypical middle-school student.”
The online hybrid class allows students to free their schedule for an additional elective, such as athletics, band, drama, art, chorus, orchestra, technology, and foreign language. Teachers will be available to meet face to face with students on a flexible basis, possibly during an elective or after school. “It is tailored to meet the needs of students,” Luse said.
The hybrid courses offered this year are eighth-grade history and Information and Communication Technology-2. Both classes will also be available in a regular classroom setting.