Academic Support Programs

Note: Grades in Academic Support Programs are excluded from the GPA.

935 Literacy Support

Prerequisite: Freshmen only; based upon 8th grade performance
2 semesters; 1 credit upon successful completion of the entire year

This program is for freshmen whose standardized test scores suggest that the student would benefit from a support class with an academic teacher. During the school year, teachers meet with students on a daily basis in groups of 18 or fewer. Literacy Support takes the place of the freshman study hall. The Literacy Support teacher serves as a mentor for these students to help them with the transition to high school expectations and to connect them with other appropriate interventions to help the students deal with adjustment challenges that may arise.

936 Literacy Support 10

Prerequisite: Sophomores only; based upon 9th grade performance
2 semesters; 1 credit upon successful completion of the entire year

This support class is for sophomores whose freshman reading data suggest that the student would benefit from reading enrichment with an academic teacher. The class meets daily in groups of 18 or fewer. This course focuses on improving literal and inferential reading comprehension, vocabulary development, and the application of skills for all disciplines. Utilizing a research-based curriculum and proven instructional methods, this course will increase the student's ability to successfully read and understand materials to improve their academic performance across the content areas and to build lifelong literacy skills.

940 College Prep Scholar

Prerequisite: Freshmen only as referred by 8th grade teachers, principals, and assistant principals
2 semesters; Not for credit

This course provides daily enrichment and support for incoming freshmen who show potential for college preparatory level academic achievement in English but whose 8th grade performance makes enrollment in college prep freshman English questionable. Students recommended for this course must enroll in English and will have an additional daily period of instructional support with their English teacher instead of the freshman study hall. The teacher also monitors the students’ academic progress in all of their courses on a weekly basis.

938 Scholar Support

Prerequisite: Enrollment in Project Scholar as a freshman or administrative approval
2 semesters; 1 credit upon successful completion of the entire year

A continuation of Project Scholar, this course provides sophomores recommended by their Project Scholar instructor (or their counselor) with academic support to succeed in honors level courses. Students must be enrolled in one or more English, science, history, or mathematics honors level courses during sophomore year. In addition to academic support at the honors level for all disciplines, students will receive instruction for improving effective study habits, test-taking strategies, classroom presentations, note taking, self-advocacy, and organization. The counseling department and the teacher will help students as they begin to pursue their college and career interests.