LEICESTER, Mass. - Students at Leicester High School are learning in smaller classes at a much bigger building. Seniors, juniors and some sophomores now call the former campus center at Becker College their school.
"I really like it, it's definitely different than Leicester high school," senior Danielle Birchette said. "The old building was smaller."
What You Need To Know
- Leicester High School seniors, juniors and some sophomores are learning at the former campus center at Becker College
- The town bought the 44-acre campus a year ago with the idea of of creating a open, college-like atmosphere for students
- Like a real college, students have classes in more than one building throughout the day and some seniors said it's great practice for next year
- The school is in the process of bringing more grades to campus
The town bought the 44-acre campus a year ago with the idea of of creating a open, college-like atmosphere for students.
"They give us free roam which is nice," junior Kayla Reynolds said. "We have more rooms and we aren't just sitting in the same classrooms."
Like a real college, students have classes in more than one building throughout the day. They were given a new schedule with more time in between learning and some seniors said it's great practice for next year.
"I did some college touring this summer and it was definitely like Becker where you have to commute, " Birchette said.
Superintendent Brett Kustigian said the campus and its resources allow the school system to prepare students for the future, whether they attend a four year university or join the workforce.
"What we are looking to do is prepare all kids for their future," Kustigian said. "Making sure they are prepared and are marketable and that they have skills where they can make a positive contribution to society."
Kustigian said they are working on bringing more grades to campus and creating more opportunities for students.
"The goal in the very near future is to open up some of the other buildings to bring grades 9-12 here," Kustigian said.