Change helps struggling students

Priyanka Shrijay, Opinion Editor

Students who are on the fine line between academic success and possible failure of class will now have an earlier intervention.

New to Lab counseling this year, when a student receives two C-minuses or one D, they are put on academic notice. Students speak with counselors and parents to determine the difficulty and available supports.

According to guidance counselor Tracy Graham, the plan was put in place when Principal Stephanie Weber observed that there had been no official intermediary phase other than possible informal conversations with counselors before a student would be put on academic probation after two D’s or an F.

The new policy was created by Ms. Weber who, according to Ms. Graham, was able to look at the school with fresh eyes when she joined Lab in 2016. Ms. Weber decided that steps should be taken to help struggling students before they are put on probation.