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Zero Hour is a program developed by Searcy High School to combat learning loss



Searcy, Arkansas – Searcy High School is adding an extra class period to help address the learning gap caused by the epidemic as schools continue to look for solutions.

It is known as zero hour. To start the day with a 30-minute session, administrators will cut a few minutes from each lesson. Teachers will assign challenging pupils to receive specialized education during this period for certain classes.

Students can volunteer for courses in which they believe they might need more assistance if they are not assigned.

“We just have to make sure that we’re meeting the students where they are and then trying to bridge that gap from where they were to where they need to be before they graduate,” Searcy High School Principal David Landers said.

Searcy High School will provide ACT preparation and mental health tools during zero hour in addition to core classes. After the students return from Christmas vacation, the new schedule goes into effect.