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Hayes Center Revamps Academic Structure, Sees Improvements

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The Hayes Center School District has recently revamped their academic structure, and the changes are proving to be beneficial.

After receiving less than average rankings on their NESA test scores, the school board though it was time to change up class structuring and emphasize areas that needed improvement.

School schedule changes have been implemented to accelerate learning, including moving all core classes to mornings in an effort to reduce absences and the addition of a student success period, where areas of need are addressed.

Though the changes are relatively new, the school is already seeing a shift.

"Though we haven't gone to the top, in some test areas we are now in the top 10 percent and over all we are more in the middle of the pack instead of in the bottom of the pack," said school Superintendent Ron Howard.

Students met the changes with little hesitation according to staff. And while changes and greater expectations can initially be difficult for some, the administration found students have been living up to the in place goals.

Parents, staff and administration say they are excited to see the positive effect of restructuring, and look forward to what the future holds for the school and its students.

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