Academic & Vocational SupportsWe all need help sometimes. That's why we offer a variety of supports in order to help students who are struggling with academics or their vocational programs. In addition to the services described below, our staff with academic & vocational concerns will utilize basic intervention techniques, such as contacting parents/guardians, meeting with the student, and consulting with other teachers and/or school counseling to support student success. If concerns remain following basic intervention, our staff will refer the student to the Student Review Team.
Content Knowledge & Organization Support
Students can seek extra help after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students are not obligated to see their assigned teachers; they can seek help from any teacher in the building. Students can stay for extra help in academics on a shop week and vice versa. There is a late bus that will provide transportation to students who stay after school for extra help.
Peer Mentor/NHS Tutoring Services
Peer Mentors will provide tutoring services, primarily to freshmen, who are struggling in an academic course. Students in the National Honor Society may be available to tutor students at any grade level. Please contact School Counseling if you are interested in working with a student tutor.
The Learning Lab is open to all students every morning from 7:30 until the end of homeroom and after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays during extra help. The Learning Lab is a quiet setting where students can access resources, technology, and small group assistance. The Learning Lab is also useful for students looking for organizational support.
Title I Program
Title I funds provide supplemental education services to students who are failing or who are at risk of failing to meet the state’s student academic achievement standards. Students who are at risk in the areas of reading, math, and/or science are identified through test scores, referrals, guidance input, and/or teacher evaluations. These students receive remediation skills from a variety of personnel including Reading Specialists, Science and Technology Education Specialists, Title I Teacher Assistants, and other support personnel in addition to being provided with instruction within the regular education classroom. Instruction is planned and designed to meet each student’s individual needs.
Disability Support for General Education Students
Section 504 is a federal law designed to protect the rights of individuals with disabilities. Identified students on 504 plans receive classroom accommodations and related aids and services designed to meet the student's individual educational needs as adequately as the needs of non-disabled students are met. To be protected under Section 504, a student must be determined to: (1) have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; or (2) have a record of such an impairment; or (3) be regarded as having such an impairment. Major life activities include functions such as caring for one's self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working. (It should be noted that an individual is not regarded as having a disability if the impairment is transitory and minor with an actual or expected duration of 6 months or less.) For more information about 504 plans, please contact School Counseling or our 504 Coordinator, Yvette Normandin Whitesell.
NOTE: If a student is found to be eligible for services under both Section 504 and IDEA, the student will be put on an IEP through the Special Education Department rather than a 504 plan. Under the Section 504 regulations, one way to meet Section 504 requirements for a free appropriate public education is to implement an IEP.
Language Barrier Support
English Language Learner Services (ELL)
Identified students are provided instruction designed to increase their ability to acquire English language skills and access subject matter content. For more information about these services, please contact our ELL Coordinator, Edward Evans.
Make Up Work Support
Extended Leave Program
School Counselors may refer students to our Extended Leave Program following an excused absence lasting longer than 5 days due to medical/mental health issues, family emergencies, etc. This program is specially designed to address any accommodations students may need upon returning to school, coordinate with teachers regarding makeup work, and assist students in reintegrating back into the classroom. To find out more information about this program please read our flyer.
For Short-Term Absences (less than 5 days)
It is the student's responsibility to request work from teachers and make arrangements to stay after school for extra help on Tuesdays and Thursdays to make up missed work. It is important to be mindful of each teacher's make up work policy, as well as dates when grades close. Students who will require accommodations upon returning to school or who are struggling to make up missed work should make an appointment with their School Counselor.