Albany - One Albany high school is taking on more students this year because the other three didn't meet federal academic standards. Since Albany, Dougherty, and Monroe High schools didn't make Adequate Yearly Progress, students had the choice to transfer to Westover High.
So far, Nearly 100 students requested that transfer. Principal Gene Melvin says the school and teachers will have no problem adapting to the extra students. He said, "We'll be okay. 1100, 1200 is not uncomfortable at Westover. We've had, like I said, up over 1300, so we can function pretty well with 1200. That's not a problem at all, just a little more noise in the hall."
Melvin says teachers will continue working as normal, striving to make sure that they meet Adequate Yearly Progress for this school year as well.