PPSB offering Twilight SchoolAug 12th, 2013 | By Candace Griffin | Category: news
The School Board has recently announced that it will be implementing a new program called “Twilight School.”
This program allows students to make up for unexcused absences by completing online coursework, during the semester, to fill-in for the hours they have missed, said Alberta Cousson, Director of Secondary Education and Instructional Technology for the Plaquemines Parish School System. She also said that these online courses will be used to teach foreign language at Phoenix High School.
The state allows students a maximum of five excused absences, so anything over that must be discussed between the school, student, and parents. On the student’s seventh absence, a mandatory meeting will be held to formally address their options for completing the semester—this would include being held back, or now, attending Twilight School.
Though students will be doing online coursework, the work must be completed at the Plaquemines Parish Learning Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. so as not to interfere with the regular school day.