Taylorville High School has put a heavy emphasis and time investment on helping this year’s freshmen with the transition to high school, and that investment is paying big dividends. Freshmen at THS have the highest attendance rate school-wide at 96-percent, and 92-percent of the class is passing all of their coursework.
Taylorville superintendent Dr. Gregg Fuerstenau says he’s very pleased with the results of the freshmen success program so far.
Fuerstenau says the time with these freshmen gives the teachers better ability to identify how to teach each student.
The freshmen success program consists of 12 advisory classes the freshmen attend each day. In these classes, kids can do homework and make up work, and teachers also talk with students about the best ways to succeed and enjoy their four years of high school.