Carlisle School Annual Reports, 1912


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17 ACADEMIC WORK CAREFULLY CORRHHLATED The merit system is now uniformly established throughout all the classes of the school, and has had a large influence in unifying the grades, as well as in giving to students the stimulating knowledge that their advancement is entirely de pendent on concentrated effort and success in their study, and that their promotion can be made as a consequence at any time during the year. All the classes have regularly visited the industrial departments, and the subject matter of these visits carefully noted at the time of the visit has been made use of in compositions, arithmetic, and in the other branches in the class room. The work of the literary societies shows the in. fluence of an effort to eliminate, as far as possible, every thing that does not have a direct bearing on the purposes of the societies, and special emphasis was placed on sober and serious work of debate, and on the proper preparation for debates. The departments of normal training, business, telegraphy, music and art, have enjoyed a successful year, One of the great aids in the conduct of the school is a carefully pre. pared calendar which gives all the programs, meetings, etc which are held during the year. Friotion and entanglements are thus avoided, and both students and members of the faculty are made acquainted with the multifarious activities of the school

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