Excerpt: Educators everywhere are finding it is not enough in today's competitive world to simply maintain the status quo in education. School districts must address the needs of a broad spectrum of students. The forward-thinking Sandusky school board and district superintendent Dr. Eugene Sanders have made a decision that will facilitate those needs. As of September, the Regional Center for Advanced Academic Studies will be housed in the former Jackson Junior High School, helping some of the area's brightest students to realize their full potential.
While Sandusky schools have had an aggressive program for gifted students for many years, this will be the first time a full-time curriculum for such students has been available in a separate facility. Students from other districts also will be considered for admission with their $5,700 allotted state funding to follow them to their new school.