ACS offers Evening School for at-risk students

Allendale County Schools (ACS) will be piloting a new evening school program throughout the 2020 - 2021 school year.

Evening School of Excellence (ESE) will provide students with the opportunity to attend classes outside of the traditional instructional day. The goal of the program is to serve high school students who have experienced academic difficulties and may be at-risk of not graduating on time due to interruption of the educational process.

To ensure students graduate on time, the program enables students to complete coursework and recover credits needed for graduation through evening classes. 

The instructional program addresses the learning styles of students through smaller classes, individualized instruction, and differentiated teaching strategies. Classes are offered for credit recovery and initial credit using a blended learning model that combines instruction from ACS teachers and the Acellus online learning platform. 

The success of the program depends largely upon a collaborative effort of parents, teachers, counselors, and administrators, but most importantly each student’s desire to succeed.