The high school with the highest graduation rate in Montgomery County, Ind., -- 98.2% -- owes its success, in part, to a bonus period in which students get extra time to work with teachers, said North Montgomery High School principal Doug Miller. The school's bonus period meets after school three days a week with buses returning to the school to take bonus-period students home. "That takes a commitment from administrators, teachers and students and we have seen our failure rates decrease every year since we started our bonus period," Miller said.
Extra school period for Ind. students, teachers pays off
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