Senior Shayla Holliday chose the blended model this year and tells us about how it has affected her and her last year as a high school student.

  Right now, her school day  goes from 8:03 a.m. to 3:25 p.m. in the afternoon.

  Her day consists of  a few electives, and her core classes for this semester.

  Holliday is an “A” day student, so she goes to school on Mondays and Thursdays during the week, and continues her schoolwork from home on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

  Because of the new schedule blended students are on, Holiday feels like her time is more flexible and gives her time to do her schoolwork.

“[My schedule is] regular… and for the most part it is a breeze,” Holiday said.

  With all of the new free time given with being a blended student, she has time to do things in her life she couldn’t do before.

  She says it’s “easy to balance” her school day with her other day-to-day activities.

  Even though this school year seems to be going well for Holiday, she still has some big decisions lingering after high school.   

  Holiday plans on going to college after school.

  “This is my last year, and it’s a big deal to me to prepare myself for college,” Holiday said.

  However, college is not the only way that she has been affected by these new changes. She has been affected socially because she cannot see her friends during the school day.

  Despite all of the new changes being thrown her way, Holiday has kept her head and will persevere through her senior year.

  “It’s a new adjustment, and I’ve gotten used to it, so it should be a good year,” Holiday said.