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Two Petersburg Schools To Open Year Round

Two Petersburg Schools are getting ready to change the way things are done. Peabody Middle School and A.P. Hill Elementary are moving to a year round curriculum. The goal is accreditation, something neither school achieved last year. Both have state approval to open on the fourth of next month.

According to the Progress-Index, a key part of the year round school plan is 20 extra days that are set aside as intercessions. They’ll focus on what individual students need, either acceleration or remediation. Testing will determine how the intercessions are used. In October and January there will be five day intercessions, then 10 days in March.

There has been a mixed reaction from parents. On the 26th of this month there’ll be a Year Round School Kick Off to help get everyone on board.