What is the 6th/9th grade shuffle about?
This plan would shuffle children among HCPS schools so that 6th graders would attend elementary schools in a K-6 configuration, 9th graders would attend middle schools in a 7-9 configuration, and 10th-12th graders would attend HHS on Garber’s Church Road. With the 6th/9th Grade Shuffle, every school would be affected by staffing and enrollment changes. Also, additional redistricting may be needed to balance distribution of these new enrollment populations across the system.
It doesn’t solve the fundamental current overcrowding problem.
According to demographic projections, 3 years after building a new elementary school and shuffling grades among buildings throughout the system, HHS on Garber’s Church again will exceed capacity of 1,350.