GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) Students in a third grade class at Hope Academy are celebrating the end of the school year with fantastic grades! Many of them came to Hope Academy two grade levels behind. Now they are at their grade level or even higher!
Third grade teacher Scott West says it’s important for kids to feel safe and loved at school so they can develop a confidence and excitement to learn. He developed a reward system to inspire them to achieve. For each major objective for reading, writing, and math, they get a medal. Some students have ten to 12 medals.