When Fairland students return to school after Christmas break, several of them will be spending a little more time in the classroom.

The school district recently passed a resolution to include a remediation program in the daily schedule.

About one-quarter of students in third through eighth grade will spend an extra hour at the end of the regular school day getting help with math and reading.

"The program is for students who don't score at satisfactory level on state testing," said High School Principal Mark Malcom. "Hopefully, we can get these kids remediated so they can get better test scores."

According to Malcom, 24 students will begin attending eighth period at the beginning of next semester.

Fairland students scored well above the state average in academic performance, according to the state Department of Education.

The remediation program is one of many programs Fairland Schools use to ensure every student is adequately educated.