A transition in educational opportunities is under way for middle school and high school students from the John de la Howe School.
John de la Howe ‘s ninth- and 10th–grade high school students and middle school students from the Wilderness Program began attending McCormick County schools on Jan. 12. The transition will will enhance the students’ educational opportunities and enable them to participate when possible in extracurricular activities offered at McCormick High School and McCormick Middle School, said Dr. James Franklin, superintendent of the John de la Howe School.
“The John de la Howe School and the McCormick County School District have a tradition of working together to educate our state’s children,” said Dr. Franklin. “John de la Howe students in the 11th and 12th grade have attended classes at McCormick High School for a number of years. That opportunity now is being extended to other high school students, as well as middle school students.”
Dr. Franklin said the collaboration is a great fit for the John de la Howe students, who have excelled throughout the years in McCormick’s public school system.
“We are proud to be part of this family of educators who care about the success of all students attending schools in McCormick,” he said. “We know that our students can excel, and this is an excellent opportunity for them.”