As kids enjoy their final days of summer vacation, officials with Meridian High School hit the streets to spread the news about changes this year at the high school. One of the big changes is the switch to block scheduling, which will help AP students earn more college credits, but also help those who are struggling.
Victor Hubbard, principal of Meridian High, tells us more about the block scheduling. "It's a four by four block schedule, 100 minutes per class period, and our teachers will be able to do a lot of remediation, to catch those students up that are struggling."
The door-to-door campaign is also a way of the high school reaching the community, so that the community will feel open to coming to the high school.
"We are trying to get across to our community that we need their help. We are inviting the community to be visible at school. We have an open door policy. If there's anything that our parents or any community member have questions about, we want to hear them," says Hubbard.
One thing the community, especially parents of children who attend Meridian High, can do to help improve the school is make sure students are ready to learn.
"Send us a happy child to school," Hubbard requests. "Send us a child to school that is willing to take on the challenges that the teachers will be giving them in the classroom. Also, we're reaching out to our community to let our community know, just don't show up on parent-teacher conference days. Come throughout the week."
The high school will hold it's open house on Sunday, August 5th from 2-5pm with classes starting on Monday, August 6th.