Archdiocese of New Orleans Announces 'Grade Level Structure' Implementation in Schools
May 9, 2013, at 2:28 PM
By CNS Staff |
The Archdiocese of New Orleans has announced that as part of its strategic plan for Catholic schools, elementary schools will continue through seventh grade, and high schools will include grades 8 through 12, reports the Times-Picayune. According to the archdiocese's superintendent, this will require changes in 35 of the diocese's 85 schools.
"The number one reason is for the kids, having a uniform structure establishes a graduation year at the elementary level for our kids," said Superintendent Jan Lancaster told the Times-Picayune. "The rationale is we can't sustain all these schools that serve different grades, enrollment has gone down, so we really need to look at having a uniform grade structure. "
New Orleans plans no school closures and instead is working to emphasize schools' Catholic identity.
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