A school dedicated to personalized learning is pleased with student progress this year.
Eagle Personalized Learning Academy operates for the first four periods of the day with a mixture of traditional classes and online curriculum. A third of the high school, approximately 100 students, participates in part or all of the academy. Several eighth graders are included as well.
Students spend extra time on subjects when they need, and work at their own pace. Sometimes they move at an accellerated pace. They meet with a mentor to set weekly goals.
According to Lincoln Middle/High School Principal Renee Lakes teaching students time management is a challenge. Students need to have a sense of urgency to complete their work in a four class block instead of procrastinating until the final half hour.
“It’s definitely not the easiest way for teachers to teach, but it is really great for the kids,” said Lakes, expressing gratitude to the teachers.