The Future Of C3


Photo by Ava Delaney/The Comets' Tale

Mrs. Montgomery’s C3 class is working on course requests for the 2023-2024 school year. Course requesting is one of the activities C3 has been utilized for this trimester.

Carson Lemon, Staff Writer

On November 28th, 2022, Grand Ledge High School rolled out a new schedule change with the second trimester that cleared time for students to have a sixth class on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. This new class was to serve as a homeroom period, and function to give students time to study and catch up in their classes, as well as meet with teachers to get extra help in areas they might be struggling in.

  This new schedule was subject to a lot of criticism from students and staff alike, with students failing to find a point to it, and teachers upset over gaining another class. However, as the trimester progressed, a lot of commentary on the C3 schedule died down. So, let’s revisit the topic with some new voices and hear what they have to say.

  Cate Selleck, a Junior at Grand Ledge said she enjoys homeroom. “I like how it breaks up the morning,” she remarked. “Mornings can be so slow and [C3] makes me feel like they go faster.”

  According to Selleck, she didn’t always think about homerooms like this, “When we first heard about homeroom, I was not happy, I just kinda thought it was gonna be a waste of my time,” she laughed. “And right now for me it isn’t, but I hear other people complain about that, so I think that the school should really push teachers to connect with their students and help their kids connect together.”

  Another Junior, Thomas Pham, commented “It’s just not a lot of time, in 30 minutes, you can probably grab your homework, but then it’s like you have to put it away as soon as you start.” 

  Pham also echoed Selleck’s earlier sentiment, “When it first was announced I thought it was just a waste of time, but now that homeroom has been around for a bit, it’s a nice kind of break.” 

  As the second trimester comes to an end, students continue to have conflicting opinions on homeroom. As for the future, the C3 schedule seems to be here to stay.

 “I do think the district needs to push students to use the homeroom time more because right now there are just so many people sitting around not doing anything, so I think they definitely need to reinforce what the class is there for,” Pham said.