Hoboken District Looking to Introduce Junior-Senior High School Model
The Hoboken Board of Education is looking to move the seventh grade into the high school. A public meeting to discuss this with parents will be held.
The Board of Education and Superintendent Dr. Mark Toback are considering a plan in which Hoboken's seventh graders could move into the High School next school year.
Rather than adopting a middle school model in the district — which was discussed last year — Toback said he is now looking into the option of a junior-senior high school.
The seventh graders would be able to use the high school's resources, but won't be in class with the high schoolers, Toback said.
"It'd be like a school within a school," Toback said. There'd be electives and programs for the seventh graders.
"At that age they're trying to learn about the world," Toback said. "It opens up a world of new learning opportunities."
Before a decision will be made, parents will have the opportunity to chime in, Toback said. A forum will be scheduled for the last week of February.