Published: Jul 29, 2008 06:58 PM
Modified: Jul 29, 2008 06:58 PM
Carrboro High School parents still disatisfied
CARRBORO -- Carrboro High School parents complained to the school board last week that the new schools limited advanced course offerings and lack of arts facilities were pushing it to second-class status in the district. Almost two dozen parents and students attended the meeting, continuing a semester-long effort to urge school administrators to keep offerings between the districts three high schools equitable. Carrboro High opened its doors in August; in the spring, school officials announced they were cutting about a dozen advanced placement and honors courses for the next year. Parents wrote to the school board, and some threatened to transfer their children to other schools, leading to the reinstatement of several of those courses. The realization that Carrboro High could be destined to offer a second-rate education came as a shock to many of us, said Jenny Kopczynski, a parent of a rising sophomore at the school.Superintendent Neil Pedersen recently announced some courses would be restored to the curriculum.Carrboro High will offer 15 A.P. classes next year, while Chapel Hill High and East Chapel Hill will offer 18 and 19, respectively.
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