by Hailee Martin/Staff Writer
Photo Caption: Mr. Todd Grimes works with a student at the Academy.
The Academy isn’t something that gets noticed as much as it should. People think of it as just another part of the school, but this place gives struggling students a one-on-one experience.
Students from the Academy all had positive comments for the academy. Hailey Shively, 12, stated, “I don’t really dislike anything about the academy. I love how helpful they are. I like the programs we get to be involved in with volunteering.”
Sarah Morales, 12, stated, “I like that I can work at my speed, I can work extra one week and slack the next. I dislike that on two hour delays we have to stay an extra hour because I feel that it’s not our fault the weather is crappy and I have to pick up my daughter at certain times and it throws my day off.”
Joseph Trusty, 11, stated, “I like that you can work at your own speed, and I only have to go Half days. I don’t really think that I dislike anything about the Academy. It’s amazing.”
Last but not least, teacher Mr. Brent Oliver stated, “I think it is an excellent place for students to earn credits in a non-traditional setting—if they use it correctly and wisely.”
The Academy helps teens with one-on-one attention and an alternative schedule. One important factor about the academy is students still get their diploma and they still get to walk across the stage with their class.