Letter: S.O.S. provides students with an opportunity to succeed
I am writing to you to bring to attention an important program that could go into effect at Glenwood Springs High School. The program itself, created by four juniors at GSHS, is a potential replacement for the recently eradicated REACH period.
REACH was a 45-minute period at the end of every Tuesday and Wednesday when students were given the opportunity to work on homework, get help from teachers, and make up missed work. The period was removed because many of the students at GSHS were misusing the REACH period and wandering the halls rather than working. This new program, titled Students Obtaining Success, or S.O.S. for short, has been created to provide students with the opportunity to succeed at GSHS.
The period is designed in such a way where a small portion of each class on Thursdays and Fridays will be dedicated to S.O.S. Because each class period will be provided with time for S.O.S., students will not be given the opportunity to wander the hallways, and therefore school administrators and teachers will be very supportive of S.O.S.
In a survey given out to students at GSHS, 97.6 percent of students said that they would like REACH back and 90 percent said they would use the time appropriately. Overall, the S.O.S. program would be a an effective solution to the lack of REACH and opportunity for success at Glenwood Springs High School.
I urge readers to be invested in the education of the next generation and ensure that students get the appropriate opportunities to succeed. Every one of us needed help at least once in our life, so why should we deprive students at Glenwood Springs High School?
Patrick McGarry Jr.
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