Students FLEX on education

By Kobe King
Staff Reporter

WCHS offers many ways for students to learn in a environment different from a regular school setting. WCHS offers the FLEX program, which is a program in which students can attend school half of the day, then fulfill other responsibilities the other half.

The FLEX teacher Brandon Tungate goes in depth what the FLEX program is and why students take it.

“The Flexibility program, or the FLEX program, is designed to help students in unique situations to meet their academic requirements. Some of the most common reasons students attend the FLEX program are : they are struggling with attendance or behavior, the traditional classroom setting is not conducive to their learning, or they would like to be employed for part of the school day. Not all students in the FLEX program are employed, but many are. We also have students who attend the FLEX program for half of the day and attend regular classes or Central Nine the other half of the day,” Tungate said.

A junior in the FLEX Program, Jerry Fighera, explained why he is able to do the FLEX program and then go to work at First Class.

“I have a 10 month old kid that I have to take care of, and also I have full time job,” Fighera said.

Fighera works everyday for seven hours and the only day he gets off is Sunday. On Sundays he gets his son, Jacob Fighera, from his son’s mother’s house and then takes care of him for that day.

Tungate’s job is to help the kids in the program to strive in school, while fulfilling other responsibilities in their lives.

“While students do their own work at their own pace through online courses, I mainly help them with things like setting goals, exploring career interests and keeping them focused and motivated to complete their assignments,” Tungate said.

Fighera’s job is very understanding with him about his current situation and responsibilities he has.

“My job, First Class, is very supportive of me and my schooling. If I need a day off for homework or just because I’m strained from school, they will give it to me,” Fighera said.

Fighera explained what being in the FLEX room is like.

“It’s just in a room with computers, working at your own pace, sometimes it’s boring, and sometimes you will have fun in the room. Everyday is a mystery,” Fighera said.

Tungate and the FLEX program strive to create an understanding learning environment that allows students to excel in school and fulfill other responsibilities they have in their lives. Thanks to the FLEX program, students can excel no matter their circumstances.WCHS offers many ways for students to learn in a environment different from a regular school setting. WCHS offers the FLEX program, which is a program in which students can attend school half of the day, then fulfill other responsibilities the other half.

The FLEX teacher Brandon Tungate goes in depth what the FLEX program is and why students take it.

“The Flexibility program, or the FLEX program, is designed to help students in unique situations to meet their academic requirements. Some of the most common reasons students attend the FLEX program are : they are struggling with attendance or behavior, the traditional classroom setting is not conducive to their learning, or they would like to be employed for part of the school day. Not all students in the FLEX program are employed, but many are. We also have students who attend the FLEX program for half of the day and attend regular classes or Central Nine the other half of the day,” Tungate said.

A junior in the FLEX Program, Jerry Fighera, explained why he is able to do the FLEX program and then go to work at First Class.

“I have a 10 month old kid that I have to take care of, and also I have full time job,” Fighera said.

Fighera works everyday for seven hours and the only day he gets off is Sunday. On Sundays he gets his son, Jacob Fighera, from his son’s mother’s house and then takes care of him for that day.

Tungate’s job is to help the kids in the program to strive in school, while fulfilling other responsibilities in their lives.

“While students do their own work at their own pace through online courses, I mainly help them with things like setting goals, exploring career interests and keeping them focused and motivated to complete their assignments,” Tungate said.

Fighera’s job is very understanding with him about his current situation and responsibilities he has.

“My job, First Class, is very supportive of me and my schooling. If I need a day off for homework or just because I’m strained from school, they will give it to me,” Fighera said.

Fighera explained what being in the FLEX room is like.

“It’s just in a room with computers, working at your own pace, sometimes it’s boring, and sometimes you will have fun in the room. Everyday is a mystery,” Fighera said.

Tungate and the FLEX program strive to create an understanding learning environment that allows students to excel in school and fulfill other responsibilities they have in their lives. Thanks to the FLEX program, students can excel no matter their circumstances.

 

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