Rumford Falls Times: High school program helps at-risk freshmen

“Mountain Valley High School Principal Matt Gilbert gave the Regional School Unit 10 board an overview Monday of a program that helps freshmen start high school successfully.

The Building Assets and Reducing Risks program, known as BARR, is in its first year at the school and led by coordinator Marsha Burns and Academic Dean Jim Aylward.

“(We) start by addressing areas that create barriers for kids showing up for school, being successful in school and graduating from school,” Gilbert said. “The earlier we address that, the better it’s going to be.””

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