Dennis Lab School Adding Seventh and Eighth Grades -, NewsCenter17, StormCenter17, Central Illinois News-

Dennis Lab School Adding Seventh and Eighth Grades


DECATUR-An educational experiment in Decatur is expanding.

The school board voted last night to add middle school grades to Dennis lab school.

This past school year was the first to try out the lab school idea.

Dennis collaborates with Millikin University trying to give students a hands-on approach and project-based learning.

Mom Melissa Watson is excited her daughter will be in the school's first seventh grade class.

"There's a continuity and a consistency that stays in place for her and she also loves the opportunity of being able to help the younger kids at the school," Watson says. "That's one of her favorite things to do, so she wouldn't have been able to do that moving to a traditional middle school."

It will take three years for all of the seventh and eighth grade classes to be added.

The first seventh grade class will start this upcoming school year.  

Powered by WorldNow

904 South Side Drive
Decatur, IL 62521
Primary Phone: 217-424-2500
Primary Email:

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014, WorldNow and WAND. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms