More students fail 9th grade than any other grade level and this is likely due to the sharp increase in both expectations and rigor of high school coursework compared to that of middle school.
Misty Jacobs is an Education Consultant for EdOptions Academy. She spent ten years in the classroom as a secondary English/Language Arts teacher, English Department Chair, and Curriculum and Assessment Writer. Misty earned a B.A. in English from the University of Texas and remains a Texas certified teacher.
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This year has presented many challenges for students, teachers, and administrators. Many students have fallen behind and getting caught up to graduate with the rest of their class can feel intimidating. Minimesters can be a great approach to help these students quickly recover credits, begin building academic momentum, and gain confidence in their ability to make it to the graduation finish line. Here are eight common questions answered to help your school or district get started with minimesters for credit recovery!