In an effort to cut costs and improve test scores, Phoenixville Area School District is putting new limitations on its relationship with TCHS Pickering, the Times Herald is reporting.
According to the paper, at the January 17 school board meeting, PASD superintendent Dr. Alan Fegley said that, in the new arrangement, PAHS students enrolled at Pickering will continue to take their technical courses at TCHS, but will eventually complete academic coursework only at the high school.
The change will be phased in beginning in the 2013-’14 academic year.
- In 2013-’14, seniors and juniors will retain the option of attending Pickering full-time, while sophomores will only be able to take their technical courses there. All students who are new to the program will only have the part-time option.
- In 2014-’15, only seniors will have the full-time option, while sophomores and juniors will complete their academic coursework at PAHS.
- Starting in 2015-’16, all district students will only be able to attend TCHS Pickering part-time.
District parents were notified of the change through the mail.
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