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Mark Fullen, Principal
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Students have heard the warnings about drugs and alcohol from their parents and their teachers but Newark High School principal Mark Fullen says hearing again from someone else and in a different way can help.
Fullen says ninth grade is a critical time for students.
"Between the 9th grade and tenth grade we drop a lot of students," Fullen
Newark High School
Principal: James "Mark" Fullen
7:30 a.m. - 2:48 p.m.
314 Granville Street
Newark, OH 43055
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"I think it was comforting to ...
"I think it was comforting to know that, if you give the high school and the system a chance to work, that it certainly has a chance to have a positive effect," Newark High School Principal Mark Fullen said.
Whether it is a student leaving or coming to Newark in the middle of a school year, the transition can be jarring and difficult for the student to make up, Fullen
"You lose that instruction time," Fullen
"That's just a gap in the education that never gets replaced."
staff sees a variety of situations that lead students to leave, or even drop out.
"We certainly get a lot of kids who come in here and say they've been kicked out of the house," he
said, adding that they might move with family or friends away from Newark and not enroll in a new school.
For all students, Fullen
said the school has been taking steps to help students stay in school and have a better chance to graduate, starting with the Goodwill GoodGuides mentorship program.
"I think our mentoring program has probably been a huge help," Fullen
said, adding that the program pairs juniors and seniors with incoming freshmen.