- hiring four extra teachers this year, including a full-time drama teacher and a full-time music teacher
-plans to add more drama, music and dance classes next year to take advantage of the school's state-of-the-art performing-arts center.
-expanding the school's honors and Advanced Placement classes for next fall.
From the article:
The school has also gained notice for its weekly "seventh period" after-school class for sophomores, in which they get extra doses of math, reading and writing to help them prepare to take the 10th-grade Washington Assessment of Student Learning."At 374 students they have nowhere else to go but up. They need more numbers as the school is large enough for 1200 although a 750-1000 is probably a good goal.
The posts in the Soundoff area of the article show a lot of mistrust that things could be changing. Some of it is because of the neighborhood and I'd have to agree. It really has problems and that's should be on the City to do something about it. This is one area where the City really could have some power in the outcomes for a school.