Military presence spikes Okaloosa student populations (VIDEO)

Published: Friday, April 26, 2013 at 02:11 PM.

Crestview High School has seen incremental increases in student population since the military installment’s arrival, principal Bob Jones said.

Prior to military installation, the school enrolled around 450 to 500 incoming freshmen; it expects 600 students for the 2013-14 school year, he said.

Classrooms are at capacity, Jones said.

"If I have two more classes that we have to add, then we will have to have a teacher that is roving, meaning that (he or she) isn't going to be in the same classroom all day.”

Portable classrooms also are a possibility, he said.

The school may add staffers to meet more than 1,800 students’ needs, Jones said.  

Academically, CHS may restart the Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education program, which offers advanced courses and college credit.

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