Sunday, July 20, 2008

Maize High School Split

The high school where I teach (Maize) is growing by leaps and bounds. For the 2009-2010 school year, we will be forced to divide into two separate schools. The current school will remain 6A while the new building will be smaller (4A). One of the key issues is: who goes where? After much debate, it was concluded that the decision would be made based on choice—the personal preference of students and their parents. There are no statistics proving that this is best for the kids. However, spliting by boundaries or by gender has been stastically proven to be successful over time. Which method do you think best benefits the students, and why?