Is DRAFT BEARable?

Do Students Like the New Eighth Hour?

Is DRAFT BEARable?

Ryan McFarlin

At Ava High School, students have an eighth hour to finish up homework called DRAFT Time. In DRAFT, students are assigned a gold, silver, or bronze card depending on their grades and attendance at school. With a gold card, students can go to any classroom they wish and do whatever they want, within reason. A silver student gets free time on Monday and Friday, but the rest of the week they go to a teacher that they are assigned to, to help them with tutoring and class work. A bronze student is assigned a tutoring teacher the whole week and gets no free time.

I actually really like the DRAFT, because I usually get a teacher I like and I get plenty of free time.”

— Wyatt Starks

This card system is only in effect during the DRAFT, but the regular system is practically the same. Wyatt Starks, a student at Ava High School, had this to say about DRAFT, “I actually really like the DRAFT, because I usually get a teacher I like and I get plenty of free time.” The DRAFT has only been around for a year, but most students share Wyatt’s opinion that this new DRAFT system is great, even if they still have to work with a tutor every once and awhile.