More flexible Friday

SCSD2 tweaks high school policy to help motivate high school students


SHERIDAN — Already looking forward to the 2021-22 school year, Sheridan County School District 2 recently updated the Sheridan High School student handbook in an effort to provide an incentive for all students to succeed in the classroom.

According to Mitch Craft, SCSD2 assistant superintendent for curriculum and assessment, “Friday Early Out” was previously developed as an incentive program where successful students were allowed to leave school an hour early. During the remaining time, those with Ds or Fs who might be struggling were required to stay so they would have additional time to catch up on schoolwork or work with a teacher on a particular subject matter.

SHS officials are changing the policy for the upcoming school year. One of the changes is the name of the policy, which is now “Friday Flex.”

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