HDHS Trimester plan stands to offer more remedial and advancement opportunities to students

The Hampton-Dumont Board of Education heard a presentation from High School Principal Steve Madson about his proposal to change the high school schedule from a semester schedule to a trimester schedule.

Madson’s unifying argument for the switch to a trimester system centered around the amount of times students spend in a classroom with a teacher, as well as opportunities to either remediate skills, or to advance further in their academics.

The school’s current schedule runs eight periods a day, plus a ninth period for remediation in a particular class, separated into two semesters. For example, a freshman would complete freshman English across two semesters, one class of English each semester. The ninth period is currently a period where students can remain at school and seek help in a class they aren’t excelling in.

Read the full story in the November 22 edition.