End-of-the-year innovation


McCracken Middle School 7th grader Drew Mason told WSPA-TV, “It was like a big weight was lifted off my back.”

Spring brings a good deal of standardized testing for middle school students. So, instead of adding end-of-the-year exams to the mix, McCracken Middle School, in Spartanburg District 7, has created the Year End Studies, or YES, program. Students are taking part in project-based, hands-on learning – everything from fitness and yoga to sewing and horticulture. See this WSPA-TV report about the program.