Ok this post is wrong and misleading on so many levels.
First the field trip to Indianapolis was not chartered it was on a Clarksville School bus, my son went so I would know. It was your standard spend the day at the capital and learn about the process, that High School kids take learning about goverment... Once again it was on Bus # 1000 a Clarksville School bus.
The reason the have so few students at this time, is due to the fact that they only have 9th and 10th grade going this year. They are adding a grade every year so in 2 years they will have a full school.
The academy is a great school that offers a different kinda of teaching methods and is open to any student in Clark County that wants to attend. I call it Nerd School as the focus is strictly academia based, no sports......
Now as far as the Math class I will check on that but it is my understanding that their is no Math class after school, there is a after school Math lab for those wanting extra help. But I will be checking up on that to be sure.
Now as far as staff positions go I have no idea on the High School, but I know the Middle School has issues with filling spots as teachers would leave to take higher paying spots.
To say that the Academy is getting special treatment sounds like sour grapes, if someone feels they are not getting the extra attention contact the administration or even send your child or children to the academy.
For someone whose son goes to the school, you seem to have some incorrect information, as well. If I misspoke, I will be the first to apologize. Sour grapes? I have no school aged children, they are college graduates.
There is an after school math class, I double checked with a retired teacher friends from CCSC. The math class offered after school is dual credit calculus. The class is small because there are students who cannot stay after school due to sports, family commitments, or jobs. I believe this to be a harmful practice which is hurting students and costing the school corporation extra money because they must pay the teacher to teach after school at her hourly rate. Had any of the teaching positions been replaced, this situation could have been alleviated.
There are sports available to the students at the Academy. The participate as CHS athletes. I have it on good authority that if Academy students were not allowed to participate in CHS sports or electives such as choir, band, and theater, it would lose the majority of those 95 students. Apparently, students don't want an experience totally devoid of traditional activities.
The reason they have few students is not because the school consists of only two grades. When the school was created, the initial plan was to have 100 students per grade. Please search newspaper articles from that time period and you will see that is correct. At this point in the Academy's history, the enrollment was projected to be 200. It is 95.
My wife is a retired secondary and collegiate educator. We have many friends who still teach or are retired, as well. Our church also has many educators with whom we socialize on a regular basis. I do not post rumor or innuendo. What I post has been told to us by either students at the Academy or local Clark County teachers and administrators. Call it sour grapes if you like, but I suggest you or any other reader have tax dollars supporting public education keep informed. I voted no on the Greater Clark referendum because I did my research and due diligence. I ask others to do the same.
Edited by Avid Reader, 27 January 2016 - 07:34 PM.