Some local area students will be starting school a little early this year.
Students that haven't passed, or are at risk for not passing, will be starting the Jump Start program at the beginning of next week.
The area schools are gearing up and preparing to make the impact in the test scores.
Northview High School is ready.
"We strongly believe the help offered to our students is beneficial in regard to improving performances on the ISTEP." Northview High School Principal Tim Rayle told The Brazil Times.
Northview students will start classes Monday July 28 and last for 10 days. They will have two math groups and two language arts groups from 8 -10 a.m. and then another session from 10 a.m.- noon everyday.
"This way if a student needs both math and Language Arts, the student has the opportunity to attend a session of each," Rayle said.