Back to the drawing board
Will we still have free mods next year?
“The schedule is not planned to change next year, but we are going to have to make some changes to the schedule in the future for the STEM [science, technology, engineering, and math] program,” Ball said. Ball said the changes that need to occur for STEM will require eight classes a day. Currently, students can take a maximum of seven classes. Ball also said that there are proven studies that those who are gifted in math and science also have a gift in art. With the current schedule, those who would take part in the STEM program would not be able to take fine arts classes. Ball hopes that a new schedule would allow for those students to take the mandatory classes for the STEM, and also take a fine art class.
Will there be a second entrance built by the football field?
When asked about this possibility, Ball said, “No, but we do plan to build a second right turn lane when exiting school somewhere in the future.” Currently, traffic is being backed up past Rock Field Park in the morning, and the second turn lane woud help with the traffic.
Are exams going to be before Christmas break next year?
“Yes. Exams will definitely be before Christmas next year. The week before Christmas will be half days of exams, however, the quarter won’t end until sometime in January.”
Is JC getting rid of the Oval?
“No, it will look different [after the strategic plan goes into effect], but it’s still a couple of years down the road.” With the strategic plan, JC plans to make changes to the outside landscape, but does not have any plans to get rid of the oval.
Are there plans to build a lounge for students?
“I think part of the [Strategic] Plan is to put a roof over the courtyard to make it accessible year round, well that is if we can keep the ducks out.”
Emily Cassidy is a reporter for the The Patriot and jcpatriot.com.