Eye of the Tiger
Program allows RHS students to recover unitsMonday, May 24, 2010 By Alison Busch
For the second year in a row, instead of the traditional summer school, Roseville High School will offer a program called credit recovery . The program was created for students to have the opportunity to recover credits from classes that they have failed in during previous years. It takes place at Independence High School and the program is available year round. The program will hold several sessions including summer, fall, and spring session. During most of the summer, there will be credit recovery sessions, so students will opportunities to make up credits. “There are few days of the years that credit recovery isn’t available to students who failed all or part of a course during the year,” said credit recovery administrator Debbie Latteri. This course is not an open opportunity to get credits. It was designed specifically for students that failed a class or course. “Since students can pre-test out of units within each course, it can take as long or as short of time as they need to demonstrate mastery learning,” said Latteri. Compared to last year, the current number of students that have enrolled in the program has doubled. According to Latteri, this has been due to interventions taking place at some high schools in the area and partially due to the fall and spring sessions that have already taken place. “Credit recovery is an easy way to earn back credits to graduate,” said freshman Marshall Lewis. Credit recovery is designed for providing students an opportunity to graduate. However, some teachers point out that this program is not a replacement for in-class education. “I think that it takes away from students learning experiences because they miss out on all of the labs and fun activities just by taking tests,” said science teacher CJ Addington.