FUSD is merging High Schools with Middle Schools

According the the Daily Sun, FUSD will start by adding a middle school to Sinagua HS. After that the other middle schools will “partner” with their geographically closest HS. This could save the district $$$$, as enrollment rates have been decreasing for some time.

I have mixed feeling about this. The biggest pro, for me, is that advanced students will be able to take HS classes while in middle school, “moving FUSD away from instruction based on chronological age and more toward student ability” (quoted from ADS) . As a mom to a girl, I don’t love the idea of my 7th grader going to school on campus with much older boys, or girls for that matter. HS girls are some of the meanest people ever! Although, the SHS and SMS will be fairly seperate.


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