CHELSEA, AL (WBRC) - Chelsea High School adopted the one-hour lunch this year called halftime.
Principal Wayne Trucks says students are now more involved and grades are going up.
"It is really a time for students to have their own sort of choices. We do provide opportunities for remediation. We provide opportunities for intervention, like ACT training. It also gives them the opportunity to meet with teachers for perhaps make up work missed assignments,” he says.
If students’ grades are good then some days students can choose what they want to do.
“We have ping-pong tables in the lobby. We have groups in the hallway we have a courtyard where when the weather is nice. Students can sit out there so they have that opportunity to really take a mental break,” he says.
Principal Trucks says they plan to continue halftime next school year but they will make a few changes.