Public Education

first_imgAltus High School sits on a 33 acre college-like campus and offers a varied curriculum designed to fit the educational needs of all spectrum of students. Twenty-four units are required for high school graduation. Students must successfully complete four units of English and three each of mathematics, science and social studies.Applied core courses prepare students for technical fields while advanced placement core classes enable students to gain college credit. Electives include three foreign languages, television production and broadcasting, journalism, vocal and instrumental music, Junior ROTC, vocational classes, and sports.In addition to the high school (10th-12th), Altus Schools includes a junior high (8th-9th), a middle school (6th-7th) and six elementary schools (K-5th). All schools except the high school are on the nine week schedule.Title I, special education, migrant education, enriched studies, art instruction for the visually talented, English as a second language, “Another Chance to Succeed”, and an alternative school help meet needs that are not met in the regular classroom setting.The average Altus teacher has been in the classroom for over 16 years and has earned at least 20 hours of graduate-level training. Over 36 percent of the Altus teachers hold advanced degrees. The teacher-student ratio in grades K-12 grade is 1 to 13.5. Altus boasts one of the finest public school systems in the state.last_img read more

German Goalkeeper Kevin Trapp Leaves PSG For Frankfurt On Loan

first_imgGerman international goalkeeper Kevin Trapp has returned to Bundesliga outfit Eintracht Frankfurt on loan from Paris Saint Germain (PSG).The 28-year-old joins the German Cup holders on a season-long loan deal from the French champions.He left the German side to join PSG in the summer of 2016 and has returned on loan just after two years.He lost his place in the starting XI to French shot stopper and World Cup champion Alphonse Areola last season and moved further down the pecking order with the signing of veteran Italian World Cup winner Gianlugi Buffon.On his loan transfer, Trapp told the club’s website that: “When I was in Paris, I always liked to recall the great time I had in Frankfurt.”“The Europa League season in 2013-2014 was special and of course I would like to experience it again.“I was very happy for Eintracht in May, when they won the DFB-Pokal. For me, it was important to get into an environment in which I feel good and where I can play, I’m looking forward to another year at Eintracht.”Eintracht Frankfurt sporting director Bruno Hubner added: “Frederik Ronnow’s current knee problems have made us think, unfortunately our goalkeeper has suffered a knee injury in pre-season that has not quite healed and is still bothering him.“We believe in his qualities but he has now given us the chance to sign Kevin – a goalkeeper who is not only ready to play, but also a figure with great leadership potential, and who demonstrates the value of our club. A current national player decides against other top clubs and comes to us.” He concluded.Relatedlast_img read more

Police: Mother, three children found dead in ‘suspicious’ incident

first_img Related iStock/Thinkstock(WEST BROOKFIELD, Mass.) — Police in tiny West Brookfield, Massachusetts, discovered the disturbing scene of the bodies of a mother and three children when making a wellness check at a home Thursday afternoon.Worcester District Attorney Joe Early said West Brookfield police were responding to a well-being check at a suburban home in the town when the adult woman and her children — ages 2, 5 and 7 — were found dead in an upstairs bedroom.Early said the deaths were being treated as “suspicious,” but cautioned that state police had just started their investigation.Authorities would not comment on the nature of the residents’ deaths.“I must remind everyone that it is very, very early in this investigation, and there are a lot of questions that still need to be answered,” Early said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more