Parents, Students Tout Benefits of Accelerated Math Pilot
Written by Janice Holst, School News Network
Multiple Districts, MI — How do you turn a would-be class clown into a productive student? How do you motivate a fifth-grader who just doesn’t fit in or refuses to keep up with classroom assignments?
Some area parents have turned to ATYP Junior — a Kent ISD pilot program that offers accelerated math for elementary students.
“Nolan’s experience thus far with ATYP has been nothing but positive,” said Mickey Larson, father of the Sparta fifth-grader. “The recognition that comes along with being part of such a select group has finally helped make him proud and appreciative of his intelligence. His newfound self-confidence leads him to see himself not merely as the ‘class clown’ – as he’s done in years past – but rather as the smart, witty kid that he is.” Continue reading Finding the Right Fit