The application seeks to save the Shelby County Learning Academy

Shelby County students say the program has given them more opportunities to succeed. “It’s not just a school. It’s not just an academy. It’s a family.” The Learning Academy is a program offered to Shelby County Community High School students. Students attend classes three days a week and have two days of internships. Kerrigan Aldridge is a second-year student in the program. She says that since the beginning of the new school year she has become more social and scientifically advanced. “I did my homework and stayed up many nights and it was really stressful. I went to Big Picture. smaller, and it really helped me, ”Kerrigan Aldridge said. She plans to finish school early and is planning for college early. When Kerrigan and his mother, Betty Aldridge, learned that the program would end this year, they were heartbroken. They are not alone. The petition, which is circulating on the internet, has more than 1,100 signatures to save the big picture. “Some of these children were abused at their home school. They are scared. Kerrigan has a friend from County who is with a woman. came to Big Picture. 1.75 GPA. That child, due to individual study, is now 3.5 and she is growing, ”said Betty Aldridge. A statement from Shelby County Shelby Schools said in part: “The Shelby County Board of Education and Shelby management have decided to discontinue the Big Program. The Academy of Fine Arts program for many reasons.” Shelby County repeats. All secondary schools now have workplace counseling and learning opportunities, including internships for their students. ”Further, through the integration of our BPLA students into their home schools, students will enhance their learning opportunities through coursework five days a week. three., as established by the current model of Big Picture. ”Also, by attending classes at their school, students will have more opportunities to take professional and technical courses, fine arts and performance classes, refresher courses, and other subjects. elective, which is currently difficult to plan for three days in an academic model per week. ”The County Shelby Board of Education works to be a good resource manager and we feel that the experience and educational opportunities of our students in their home schools will be improved. ”

Students at the County Shelby curriculum say it has given them more opportunities to succeed as they finish.

“It’s not just a school. It’s not just an academy. It’s a family.”

The Academy of Large Image Studies is a program offered to Shelby County Community High School students. Students attend classes three days a week and have two days of practice.

Kerrigan Aldridge is a sophomore at the program. She says that since the beginning of her first year of study, she has become more social and has made scientific progress.

“I did my homework and woke up many nights and it was really stressful. I went to Big Picture for all the opportunities like internships, one-on-one and smaller classes, and it really helped me,” Kerrigan Aldridge said.

She plans to finish school early and plans to go to college early. When Kerrigan and his mother, Betty Aldridge, learned that the program would end this year, they were heartbroken. They are not alone.

The petition, which is circulating on the internet, has more than 1,100 signatures to save the big picture.

“Some of these kids were bullied at their home school. They’re scared. Kerrigan has a friend who came to Big Picture from County with a score of 1.75 GPA. That kid, because of his personal study, is now 3.5 years old and he’s thriving, ”said Betty Aldridge.

A statement from Shelby County Schools said in part:

“The Shelby County Board of Education and management have decided to discontinue the Big Picture Learning Academy program for a number of reasons.

“First, we are repeating our efforts at BPLA, Collins High School and Shelby County High School. Now all high schools have on-the-job and job training opportunities, including internships for their students.

“Further, with the integration of our BPLA students into their home schools, students will be able to consolidate their academic opportunities through course experiences instead of three days a week, as defined by the current Big Picture model.

“Also, by attending classes at their home school, students have the opportunity to enroll in vocational and technical courses, fine arts and performance classes, refresher courses, and other elective courses that are now scheduled for three days a week. difficult. academic model.

“The Shelby County Board of Education is working to be a good resource manager and we feel that the experience and educational opportunities of our students will be enhanced in their home schools.”

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