ERIC Number: ED393162
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Hopwood: A Pearl of a Junior High School in the Pacific.
Educational Innovations in the Pacific, v2 n2 Oct 1995
This brief describes some of the innovative programs and features at Hopwood Junior High School, the only intermediate school on the island of Saipan in the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands. The Opportunity Learning Center (OLC), an "in school" suspension program, provides students with a closely supervised learning environment, ideally one-on-one. The Model Classroom trains students in the use of educational technology for the study of science. Other unique features of the school include school-day and school-week extensions, a multitrack year-round schedule, incentives for teachers and students, a parent escort program, and a feeling of united purpose. In 1993, one of Hopwood's faculty members received the CNMI Teacher of the Year Award. The school is also changing to a middle school grade configuration, from grades 7 and 8 to grades 6-8. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pacific Region Educational Lab., Honolulu, HI.