Won Pat Promotes “Out Of the Box” Ideas at GW Stakeholder Meeting

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Guam – Speaker Judi Won Pat promoted what she calls “Out of the box” solutions to the overcrowding issue at George Washington High School during a meeting for stakeholders held in the school cafeteria last night.

The Department of Education anticipates that the school will be above capacity by about 234 students in the fall semester.

According to Won Pat the number of students could be reduced by more than a hundred by redistricting one or more areas and by controlling out-of-district students.  She added that allowing students enrolled in the school to work program to attend Eskuelan Pauengi, offering online courses and having honors and advanced placement students attend the University of Guam or Guam Community College could reduce the number of students another hundred.

Won Pat says students attending UOG and GCC could earn high school and college credits at the same time. 

“If you get your Juniors and Seniors to take Placement Test they can be going to UOG or GCC Full Time and Get the College Credit,” Won Pat said.

According to Won Pat tuition for GCC and UOG courses could be paid through a Consolidated Grant and the opportunity could be extended to other high schools.