South High School in Georgia has teamed up with a local elementary school to teach math and science to a student who was raised by a single mom.
The school, located in a suburban neighborhood of Atlanta, said it will teach a two-hour math and English course in the fall that will also help a ninth grader who is learning English as a second language.
The curriculum includes a physics lab and an English-language course that will teach the fundamentals of writing.
The program will be a part of a partnership with the Atlanta Public Schools.
The first of two math and language courses will be held on Sept. 25.
“We want to be able to teach students what they need to know,” South High principal Karen Parson told the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
“It’s about creating a space where they can explore and have fun.”
South High’s math and Science program will feature two students who have been reading at grade level.
Parson said the program is geared toward kids who are interested in math and the sciences, but who don’t want to take an all-encompassing math or science course.
“We want the students to see that math and physics can be fun, that there are different things you can do in math,” she said.
“So they can take a few weeks of that and then they can get back to doing other things.”
Parson noted that the school has been working with the public schools to develop curriculum that focuses on students who are not necessarily focused on math or language.