Academic Supports

For many students, the transition from middle to high school can be quite an adjustment.  Students may encounter increased academic pressure with more homework, assessments, and a challenging curriculum.   Students will need to focus on important organizational skills to help them manage their daily academic lives. Here are some skills to focus on to help smooth a student’s transition to high school:

  • Daily use of a planner – Encourage your student to accumulate their assignments from each class/subject into his or her planner using one method, so he/she can easily see when assignments are due and when tests will occur. This will also help students to break down large assignments into smaller, more manageable tasks.

 

  • Create an effective and consistent homework environment
    • What types of assignments will your student be completing?
    • Consider the noise and family traffic of the space. Will siblings or roommates be interrupting?
    • If she will be using a computer or tablet that is connected to the internet, can you develop rules around social media to make sure she isn’t distracted while completing her homework?
  • Class materials organization – With increased academic dependence on technology, students are receiving information and classroom materials across many different platforms: they will take notes in class; their teacher will share something via Google Classroom, or email; they will be asked to watch a clip on YouTube; they will need to take notes from their textbooks (electronic or traditional paper); they will be expected to write comments on a class blog. The list is endless. How do they gather and organize all of these materials in one place so that they can effectively prepare for assessment?

 

  • Ask for help – Teachers will be available for academic assistance on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.  

 

  • Academic Support Centers
Testing Center

Age: All Grade Levels

Room: B116

Max Capacity: 20

Periods open: 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Remain seated.  ALL electronic devices including but not limited cellular phones, chromebooks, calculators, smart watches, etc, must be stored in the testing center lockers.

 

Math Support

Age: All Grade Levels

Room: C-118

Max Capacity: 25-30

Periods open: 1st – 8th period

Students may use the Math Resource Center to get academic support for any math class.  Students may be assigned here by a teacher or students can drop in for support. Please come prepared with work to do and have your ID ready to scan in.

Literacy Support

Age: All Grade Levels

Room: C-122

Max Capacity: 15-20

Periods open: 1st – 8th period

Students may use the Literacy Resource Center to get academic support for any English class.  Students may be assigned here by a teacher or students can drop in for support. Please come prepared with work to do and have your ID ready to scan in.

Science Support

Age: All Grade Levels

Room: C-120

Max Capacity: 25-30

Periods open: 1st – 8th period

Students may use the Science Resource Center to get academic support for any science class.  Students may be assigned here by a teacher or students can drop in for support. Please come prepared with work to do and have your ID ready to scan in