43 students graduated
Summer school program getting results
Eighty-five percent of South-Western students enrolled in the district's summer school program passed their courses and 43 students were able to graduate over the summer.
Executive Director of Secondary Learning John Kellogg presented a review of the district's summer school and Ohio Graduation Test intervention programs at the Oct. 22 school board meeting.
In the summer school program, students can only take one course for credit recovery, Kellogg said.
Physical education, health or U.S. government courses can be taken for first time credit, he said.
Students must attend summer school for 16 days from 8 a.m. to noon weekdays, Kellogg said.
The summer school program is optional and self-supporting, he said.
A total of 319 students were enrolled in summer school in 2012, an increase of 50 over 2011, Kellogg said.
Some of the biggest fluctuations in numbers included the physical education class, which had 11 more students enrolled this year, he said. Sixty-one students took geometry compared to 13 in 2011.
Three classes -- transitions to algebra II, algebra II and environmental science -- were offered this year but were not offered in 2011.
The Ohio Graduation Test intervention program is offered to any student who attempted the test at least once and did not pass every subject, Kellogg said.
Students can schedule two OGT intervention classes and must attend a minimum of 10 hours per course to be able to re-take the test, he said.
The OGT courses are offered at no cost to current seniors who have completed all other graduation requirements, Kellogg said.
Seventy-three students took a total of 123 OGT courses this past summer, he said. In 2011, 90 students took a total of 123 courses.
Science and social studies were the most commons study subjects, Kellogg said.
Most students taking the OGT intervention courses were either seniors or juniors, he said.
Some of the 52 seniors who took an OGT course also had credit deficiencies, Kellogg said.