Rumors of the beneficial program turn out to be false, as administration speaks out.
By Bella McCarey
As what usually happens to most rumors in high school, they spread like a wildfire and tend to grow larger and more ridiculous with every whisper down the lane. However, it’s now safe to say that the rumors of no longer having the Early Release/Late Arrival Program can now be put to rest.
It was first said that the program was going to be limited so a student can only miss one period, and then it was thought to be taken away completely.
“The program is still going to be continued, with only a few minor changes,” assistant principal Mr. Raab had confirmed in regards of the false rumors.
The only changes being made to the program are regarding the Keystone Tests, which are being administered later on this school year.
This new change is going to hopefully force some juniors who want to be able to qualify for the program to take the tests more seriously. For those who do qualify, it can be very beneficial.
“By leaving early, I’ll be able to get a job so I can be financially secure.” junior Chassidy Burke said.
“It’s better than sitting in a study hall all day. More productivity, I guess,” senior Dylan Shearer said on why he is a part of the program.
One should keep in mind the possible consequences of not trying their absolute best in preparing for the Keystones, for not only will a student be placed in a remedial course but they will also miss out on the opportunity to make the most out of their senior year.
Early Release/Late Arrival gives students a way to get ahead in life, so taking advantage of it will benefit a student in the long run.