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Grove Schools launches online school program

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Grove Schools launches online school program


FOR YEARS NOW THE GROVE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT HAS BEEN LOSING STUDENTS TO ONLINE CHARTER SCHOOLS.ACTION 12’S AUTUMN BRACEY VISITED THE DISTRICT TODAY.AUTUMN HOW IS THE DISTRICT WORKING TO FIX THE PROBLEM?ANDY, THE DISTRICT HAS LAUNCHED E- GROVE. THAT ALLOWS STUDENTS TO GO TO SCHOOL VIRTUALLY ONLINE. IT IS ALSO KNOWN AS GROVE RIDGERUNNER ONLINE VIRTUAL EDUCATION. PAT DODSON, GROVE PUBLIC SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT “Over the past few years we have been losing students to online charter schools.” AUTUMN BRACEY AND TO HELP COMBAT THAT ISSUE…THE GROVE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT HAS LAUNCHED E- GROVE.STUDENTS WHO ARE HEAVILY INVOLVED IN ACTIVITIES OR WHO HAVE OTHER OBLIGATIONS CAN ATTEND SCHOOL VIRTUALLY ONLINE. THEY CAN ALSO TAKE SOME CLASSES IN PERSON AS WELL. PAT DODSON, GROVE PUBLIC SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT “kids that were leaving and going to charter schools eventually they end up coming back to us.” STATISTICS SHOW THESE KIDS ARE OFTEN A YEAR TO TWO YEARS BEHIND.PAT DODSON, GROVE PUBLIC SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT “AND THEN WE HAVE THOSE KIDS THAT WE HAVE TO GIVE THE STATE TESTS TO AND THEIR SCORES GO AND WE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR SCORES YET THEY HAVEN’T BEEN IN FRONT OF OUR TEACHERS.” THE DISTRICT HAS PARTNERED WITH EDGENUITY FOR THE CURRICULUM. GROVE HAS A VIRTUAL SCHOOL COORDINATOR TO MONITOR ATTENDANCE AND PROGRESS. CHARLA MATTHEWS E- GROVE ACADEMY COORDINATOR” WE NOW OFFER IT KINDEGRATEDN THROUGH 12TH GRADE RIGHT NOW WE HAVE AROUND 50 STUDENTS” BUT SHE SAYS SHE SEES THE PROGRAM GAINING MOMENTUM. CHARLA MATTHEWS E- GROVE ACADEMY COORDINATOR think will have a lot of students who want to try it out and see and will offer it to our students. You know if this is something you think you want to do you can try it for awhile and you as a family can make that decision whether this is best for you”MATTHEWS DOES BELIEVE THIS IS A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS.CHARLA MATTHEWS E- GROVE ACADEMY COORDINATOR”It does I think prepare them for the world they are going to have after high school graduation. Whether it’s college or going out to the workforce or finding another training area. This is a way for them to kind of gain that responsibility” OFFICIALS ADD STUDENTS HAVE TO BE PREPARED TO COMPETE WITH GLOBAL ECONOMIES AND EXPERIENCES LIKE THIS HELP WITH THAT. THIS IS THE PILOT YEAR OF E-GROVE SO THEY WILL BE EVALUATING WHAT WORKS AND MAKE CHANGES AS NEEDED. THANKS AUTUMN TURNING BACK TO WEATHER. RAY IS LIVE TONIGHT FOR THE ULTIMATE FOOTBALL PARTY.I AM AT REBEL BOUTIQUE IN CARTHAGE

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