Operation Zero Program at BCHS Named a "Best Practice" in Kentucky
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Thursday, April 10, 2014
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“High School’s Operation Zero Program Named a “Best Practice” in Kentucky”

            The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) recently named Breckinridge County High School’s Operation Zero program a “Best Practice” in the state of Kentucky. Earlier this school year, KDE started the Best Practices website in an effort to promote practices that motivate, engage, and provide measurable results in school district achievement, processes, and learning in schools throughout Kentucky. The website was developed to support teachers, administrators, district personnel and any other education advocates seeking strategies that have been proven successful in a variety of settings. The best practices found on the KDE website are all proven to impact student learning directly or indirectly.

            Operation Zero at Breckinridge County High School is a program that was started three years ago by Assistant Principal Adam Cox. Mr. Cox spent time early on meeting with a very small group of ninth grade students who were struggling to pass their classes. Eventually, Mr. Cox expanded the program to include all students struggling to pass multiple classes during the school’s twenty-five minute guided study period called Tiger Time. Since the program’s inception, a large number of students have raised their grades and benefited greatly. Recently, the program entered into a partnership with the school’s National Honor Society (NHS) to provide student tutors daily for struggling students. As a result of Operation Zero and the hard work of BCHS students, they are passing ninety-six percent of the classes in which they are enrolled. Successfully passing courses and earning credits is essential for students to graduate high school on time and pursue a college or career.

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