Saturday school: an outside learning opportunity

Most kids spend their time sleeping in on weekends. The weekend, for many high school students, is a time to take a break from school and a time to just relax. They no longer have to stress about school until Sunday. For some, however, this is not the case.

“I think that if [the students] are noticing that they are not getting their work done fast enough Monday to Friday that it’s a good option,” said Nancy Carter, a special education teacher, about Saturday School.

Saturday school is a great opportunity for students who get behind, or are just looking for extra help outside of school. Saturday school is not just for kids who are struggling, but for those who don’t have the right equipment, such as printers and computers.

“I see them coming in and having access to different technologies that they don’t all have at home, and just that extra time to consult with a teacher in a smaller group setting is helpful,” she said.

Carter, who works during Saturday school along with Murray Metge, a freshman science teacher, said that she has seen an increase in students that come in for the extra help outside of school.

“Usually it runs about 40 percent there compulsory and 60 percent there voluntarily, but I have seen it go as high as only 25 percent compulsory and 75 percent voluntarily,” Carter said.

Saturday school runs from 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. every Saturday and is open to all students who want extra help.