Next year, Logan High School is trying a new type of schooling called the Innovation Program. The point is to make school more individualized for one hundred trial students from each grade, with the plan to include all South Campus students and give them a little bit more freedom with their schooling.
This new program is based off of the Innovations Campus in Salt Lake City. The staff, who went down to view the campus, thought it was a great idea.
“I was impressed with the engagement of the students in their personalized education,” said Rayann Hansen, a counselor.
"I think it'll be awesome for students who can keep themselves on track."
With this new education system, the students won’t have a strict schedule and will have a lot of flexibility. The students will only have to go to the classes that they cannot do online like art or choir, but the rest of the time the students can go sit in a classroom and do their schooling online for the six-and-a-half hours they are required to be here. The students will also get their own mentor, who will help keep them on track and help them if they’re maybe struggling in a subject.
If a student is failing substantially, then their mentor and the teacher of that class can require the student to go back into the classroom.
“I think it’ll be awesome for the students who can keep themselves on track,” said Mr. Rigby.
“I think it’s to see if the school board can help improve students’ learning ability outside of a classroom,” said Tay Erickson, a sophomore who is registered for Innovations next year.
Erickson feels like through this new program she will be able to move along faster in school and that being able to move at her own pace is going to help her better understand the content rather than being in a classroom. Erickson likes the idea of having her own one-on-one time with a mentor and with that she believes she will be able to succeed more quickly.
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