FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
A limited number of students will be invited to attend intersession based on their individual, identified academic need. The purpose of intersession is to provide targeted instruction to students who need to accelerate their learning.
Enrichment learning opportunities have a limited number of slots available and will operate on a first come, first served basis.
Students in grades K-5 will attend morning intersession for acceleration from 8 am until 12 pm.
Students in grades 6-7 will attend morning intersession for acceleration from 8:15 am until 12:15 pm.
Students in grades 8-12 will attend morning intersession for accleration from 8:30 until 12:30 pm.
Half-day (7:45am until 12:15pm) and full-day (7:45am until 3:00pm) enrichment learning opportunities will be offered at Partnership Middle School. The hours for the enrichment learning at SHS will vary depending on the experience.
While the daily intersession schedule may look slightly different from campus to campus, intersession is designed to provide targeted instruction to a small group of students to accelerate learning. For students in grades K-7, intersession will be divided into three learning block during the morning that include language/literacy, math and an elective offering in an engaging, dynamic environment.
There will be four host campuses for morning intersession for acceleration
Henderson Ward Stewart Elementary School: Grades K-5; 8 am until 12 pm
West Elementary School: Grades K-5; 8 am until 12 pm
Partnership Middle School: Grades 6-7; 8:15 am until 12:15 pm
Starkville High School: Grades 8-12; 8:30 am until 12:30 pm
Half-day (7:45am until 12:15pm) and full-day (7:45am until 3:00pm) enrichment learning opportunities will be offered at Partnership Middle School. The hours for the enrichment learning offered at SHS will vary depending on the experience.
*While some schools will be combining campuses for logistical purposes, students will remain grouped throughout the day with students in their grade level.
Yes. All students who participate in intersession will be served breakfast and lunch.
We recognize that for learning to take place we must maintain conditions conducive to learning. All students must conduct themselves appropriately during intersession. Failure to do so could result in removal from the intersession. If a student cannot conduct themselves appropriately on the school bus, he/she will lose this privilege for the remainder of intersession.
Students who are not invited to attend intersessio based on academic need may choose to participate in enrichment learning opportunities. Enrollment in enrichment programs will be offered to a limited number of students on a first come, first served basis beginning on Wednesday, February 8. Sign-up will be offered online AND in-person at Partnership Middle School from 8:00am until 1:00pm. The online link to sign up for enrichment will be emailed to parents prior to February 8, but will not be activated until 8:00am on February 8.
Yes, bus transportation would be provided for students who are invited to attend intersession.
No, during intersessions school days would be shortened to a 1/2 day schedule.
The District plans to limit class size for remediation and/or enrichment during intersessions to 15 students per teacher.
In-season sports will continue their normal practice and competition schedules as allowed by MHSAA. Coaches will communicate their team schedules directly with their students and families.
Will transportation be provided for students who may be practicing or rehearsing during intersessions?
When those schedules are determined, the District will evaluate the need for transportation for students. If there is a need for transportation, the District will work to develop a plan to provide it.