Story by Justice Nawman, Photos byCaroline Harvey

As the year is coming to a close, students want to finish out strong. ALEC (The Academic Learning Enrichment Center), was a great place to make up tests whenever it was convenient for the student. But just last week it was announced that ALEC would no longer be offered at school.   

Students were shocked and confused when they found out ALEC was closing for good. Students were also confused as to why ALEC closed in the first place, or more specifically, why it closed at the end of the year.

While there was a lot of confusion surrounding ALEC closing down and why it decided to close down, assistant principal Christian English set the record straight.

ALEC closed because the coordinator retired.

There is no need for students to worry. According to English, students will still have the opportunity to make up tests, but there isn’t much opportunity to do so before and after school.

So while students can still make up tests, they have to make it work with their schedules because there aren’t very many ways for students to take their test and quizzes.

Making up or retaking test opportunities are still available there is just very minimal opportunity to do so. It is just a change in personnel, according to English.

So, for anyone needing to make up a test or who is concerned about the future of ALEC, there is no need to worry. Although Larry McGhee decided to retire, ALEC is still open for use, the schedule just isn’t as flexible as it used to be and there are still opportunities for you to make up tests. You just have to find time during school hours to make up the work you missed.