What is changing at Therrell?
APS will merge D.M. Therrell School of Health Science & Research, School of Law, Government & Public Policy and School of Technology, Engineering, Math & Science into a single comprehensive high school. Since Therrell is currently in transition and its three schools are operating with one principal, students and parents will not notice major changes at their school as a result of this process.
I thought APS already eliminated the small schools at D.M. Therrell. How does this change the way Therrell is operating now?
Therrell began the 2014-2015 school year operating as a consolidated high school. We are simply formalizing the process that was already begun by officially closing the small schools at Therrell. Students and parents will not notice major changes at their school as a result of this process.
APS has been working hard to improve academic quality and efficiencies in its high schools. In 2014, APS began the work of consolidating Booker T. Washington and D.M. Therrell high schools. Washington consolidated its separate small schools in 2014 and now operates as a consolidated or comprehensive high school under the leadership of one principal. Therrell is in a transition year for 2015-16 with the changes becoming permanent in 2016-2017.