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New consequences are enforced to reduce late assignments


A late grade isn’t the only thing you will get if you turn in your work late: now there is a good chance you will get assigned to Academic Recovery (AR).

Given to a student that fails to turn in their assignments, AR is similar to a detention that students get to pick what day and time frame to attend. Once there, students work on their assignment over the course of 45 minutes in designated rooms.

The Academic Recovery program has been around for a while but most teachers have not enforced the usage of them. After a meeting in December, the principals decided to make them useful and have more impact. The purpose of this is to give consequences to the students who choose not to do their assignments designed to prepare them for class.

“AR’s are a good intervention for students who have fallen behind,” Spanish teacher Adriana Fletes said.

This enforcement comes with mixed student opinion.

“I think it’s a good thing because it gets kids motivated to turn their homework in and then your grades go up,” junior Jeremy Burno said.

There are also alternate feelings towards the new AR’s.

“I think they’re pointless because forcing us into a room isn’t going to help us with anything,” sophomore Rachel Segal said.

Throughout the school there are varied opinions of the new policy, but the administration has enforced it and Academic Recoveries will be here to stay.

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