Marietta College has decided to make SAT and ACT scores optional for students applying for undergraduate admission to the school. The decision will go into effect for students applying for admission in the fall semester of 2021 or spring of 2022.
With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing, some parents may be considering homeschooling their children in the fall. There are a number of steps families must take to homeschool their children, and it requires the creation of an acceptable curriculum. There are also advantages and disadvantages to consider.
West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Elementary Education program has achieved accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for meeting rigorous national standards for excellence in teacher preparation.
Many area high school seniors have had their graduation ceremonies canceled, postponed, or changed to virtual ceremonies. Similarly, seniors who have been awarded scholarships from the Marietta Community Foundation (MCF) will not have the opportunity to be recognized in person. But the MCF wants to ensure the students are still honored and congratulated.
Like many schools, Vienna Elementary’s faculty and students have not had the opportunity to bring the school year to an end as they typically do. For that reason, the school is planning a drive-by parade to give teachers and children an opportunity to see one another in person, from a safe distance.
West Virginia University at Parkersburg has acted quickly to award more than $876,000 in funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to students in need with financial expenses related to COVID-19.
Aaron and Isaac Hardy are both seniors at Parkersburg High School who were ready to graduate this month. When they first heard about the rest of their school year being canceled, they reacted with both shock and disappointment.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, area high schools are working to figure out how to hold graduation ceremonies that meet state safety requirements and prioritize the health of all attendees. Here are the plans announced by each state as they stand currently. WTAP will update this information as new details are released.
It will be a little later than planned, but if there are no setbacks in West Virginia's recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, seniors at Wood County's three public high schools will get a chance to participate in graduation ceremonies with their classmates.