High School vs Bethel

High School



Classroom attendance monitored and participation
contributes to overall grade; class standards changed
for students with IEPs


Attendance is not a requirement. All students
must meet the same class standards                                                          

Teachers take attendance, check notebooks, put information
on the blackboard, and directly impart facts from the textbook;teachers monitor progress and offer clarification and assistance.


Instructors rarely teach from the textbook, often
lecture non-stop, and expect students to learn from
outside assignments and library research. Students must
monitor progress and ask for assistance when needed.

Parents are often advocates and work directly with teachers to assure necessary academic support

Parent Role

Parents become mentors and work with their student to
offer guidance and support
Time and assignments are structured by teachers, parents, and other adults.


Students must structure their own time between academics
and extracurricular activities. Students make decisions regarding schedules, class attendance, studying, etc.