West Muskingum High School is planning to launch a night school program. But there’s a catch: Lessons at the night school would be taught through online programs, with a single “facilitator” to supervise and guide students.
But for some, the traditional schedule doesn’t work, he said: Maybe a student has a health situation where he or she needs to see doctors during the day; maybe a home situation requires a student to have a job during the day; maybe a student is pregnant or had a child, and daycare during the school day is too expensive.
“Things along those lines,” [West Muskingum High School Principal Ray] Peyton said. We want “to serve that section of the population that a traditional school day doesn’t. We’re going to try it and see how it goes. There are students and families that, for whatever reason, may need some alternate program.”