Balfour Education Center principal Kent Parent told the Henderson County School Board on Monday he wants to rebrand the school from the “alternative” high school to a non-traditional high school. Parent said the school is focusing more on technology and offering technical and vocational classes.
The school has been integrating technology within its classes, thanks to the purchase of 60 iPads with funds from the school system and the Stiller Foundation.
“Student engagement started to increase, and discipline started to decrease” with the addition of the iPads, Parent said.
Balfour will also be using Moodle, an Internet-based course system to help deliver lessons to students.