Trial Thursday office hours aim to help personalize learning

By Sophie Yang, ’19

new-office-hours-2016Beginning Sept. 2, the school will offer trial Thursday afternoon office hours alongside the existing Wednesday hours.

The hours will take place from 2:38 to 3:05 p.m., and students will be able to leave school early if they wish.

However, principal Andrew Theado said the way students are using their time— whether meeting with teachers or working in the LC—will determine if the additional office hours continue.

“If we find that all students are leaving the building and our building is empty for 25 minutes, then we’ll get rid of [the office hours,” Theado said.

Teachers and administrators will create a system to see whether students are visiting their teachers, and it’s possible that a sign-in system will be implemented.