I am extremely excited about our students attending the Fast Start program. As you know, we are partnering with SCC to provide these students with their first year of college education. When they graduate in May, they will have one year of college completed.
We will be working with these students closely, monitoring their progress, and cheering them to the finish line in May. This opportunity is extremely rare, one of kind, and only offered to our Meridian students. No other school in the southern Illinois is offering there students this type of opportunity! We are the leader in this field and I believe it will not be long before others schools begin to emulate our program.
Our challenge now, as educators, is to prepare future seniors to take advantage of this rare opportunity. Currently, we have approximately 50% of our senior class attending Fast Star this year. Next year, our goal is to send 75% of our senior class. In order to reach this goal of 75%, we need to prepare them for freshmen college Math and freshmen college English now, as Juniors.
Our goal for our current sophomore class is 85% of them will be prepared for Fast Start in two years, as seniors. And, finally, our goal is 90% for our freshmen class. I understand we have some lofty goals but I truly believe our teachers can prepare them to meet this challenge!
Great job everyone, I appreciate your passion for our preparing our children for success. I have attached a picture of day one for our Fast Start students for your enjoyment.