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Academic Enrichment

St. Frances Academy Tutoring Program 2015-2016

Objectives:

  • To provide our students with meaningful and engaging tutoring activities after school that will reinforce what is being taught during the day.
  • To provide extra support to struggling students so that ALL students may achieve at high levels academically.
  • To provide students with tools and strategies to meet with academic success on their own after proper training and remediation.

Student Eligibility:

Any SFA student is welcome to attend weekly coach classes on a voluntary basis.

Academic Warning - any student who has failed 1 class will be placed on Academic Warning. These students must mandatorily attend Weekly Coach Class in that content-area. The student is eligible for all extra-curricular activities except during Weekly Coach Class time.

Academic Probation - any student who has failed 2 classes will be placed on Academic Probation. These students must attend Restricted Study Hall. The student is eligible for all extra-curricular activities except during Restricted Study Hall time.

Academic Ineligibility - any student who has failed 3 or more classes is Academically Ineligible. These students must attend Restricted Study Hall. The student is not eligible for any extra-curricular activities.

Students may earn their way out by achieving passing grades in their classes at progress report or end of marking periods. The Assistant Principal of Academics will generate a list as to which students are on Academic Warning, Academic Probation, or Academically Ineligible and which students have earned their way out.

Any student may voluntarily attend any Weekly Coach Class. Students on Academic Warning must attend the Weekly Coach Class in the designated content-area.

Students on Academic Probation or who are Academically Ineligible must attend every session of Restricted Study Hall held M-F from 3:30 - 5 pm on days when school is in session. The Restricted Study Hall takes precedence over all extra-curricular activities (athletics, field trips, travel, etc.)

If a student misses 1 Coach Class or Restricted Study Hall Session, they will have a meeting with the Assistant Principal of Academics. If a student misses 2 Coach Classes or Restricted Study Hall Sessions, the student will immediately be suspended until a parent/student "Root of the Problem" meeting can take place with the Assistant Principal of Academics.

Student Expectations:

  • Weekly Coach Class may be attended by any student within the content-area and must be attended by students on Academic Warning.
  • Students are expected to report on time and leave no earlier than 4:15 pm.
  • Students must be prepared to participate (i.e. have a pen, notebook, textbook, etc.). They will not be allowed to leave the session to retrieve them.
  • Students are expected to be fully engaged and actively participate in all sessions.
  • All normal school rules are in effect for the duration of these sessions (proper uniform, no electronic devices, etc.)

Teacher/Proctor Expectations

Weekly Coach Class by Content-Area:

  • Attendance will be taken via a sign-in/sign-out sheet for each session and will be sent via email to the Assistant Principal of Academics at the close of each session.
  • All normal school rules are in effect for the duration of these sessions (proper uniform, no electronic devices, etc.)
  • Teachers will deliver instruction from 3:15 - 4:15 pm at least once a week in their specific content-area.
  • Teachers will have students work toward completing their required coursework, provide necessary remediation, and learn the habits of being an academically successful student.
  • Teachers are asked to meet the at least once per month in their Department to collaborate and discuss tutoring plans for the following month.
  • Teachers are asked to track student progress as having "met" or "not met" the objectives set for each session and send a monthly report to the Assistant Principal of Academics.

Restricted Study Hall:

  • Attendance will be taken via a sign-in/sign-out sheet for each session and will be sent via email to the Assistant Principal of Academics at the close of each session.
  • All normal school rules are in effect for the duration of these sessions (proper uniform, no electronic devices, etc.)
  • Teachers/proctors will deliver instruction from 3:30 - 5 pm M-F every day that school is in session.
  • Teachers/proctors will have students work toward completing their required coursework, provide necessary remediation, and learn the habits of being an academically successful student.
  • Teachers/proctors are asked to meet the at least once per month with the Assistant Principal of Academics to collaborate and discuss plans for the following month.
  • Teachers/proctors are asked to track student progress as having "met" or "not met" the objectives set for each session and send a monthly report to the Assistant Principal of Academics.

Parent/Guardian Expectations:

  • Prior to entering the program, parents are asked to sign a contract agreeing to the following:
  • Students must attend all tutoring sessions for the full time allotted.
  • Students absent from the program more than 1 time (other than illness), will meet with the Assistant Principal of Academics. Students absent 2 or more times will be suspended pending a family "Root of the Problem" meeting with the Assistant Principal of Academics. See Academic Eligibility Policy for more details.
  • Students are expected to adhere to all school rules during tutoring.
  • Students are expected to be prepared, participate actively, and be fully engaged in all tutoring sessions.

Tutoring Program Evaluation:

  • All students participating in the SFA Tutoring Program will be monitored academically via PowerSchool. Data will be used to generate reports at progress report time and end of marking periods to monitor program effectiveness.
  • Teachers/proctors will generate weekly/monthly reports as requested above.
  • Minutes from teacher planning meetings will be provided to the Assistant Principal of Academics after each meeting.
  • Students and parents will be asked to complete an electronic survey regarding program effectiveness at the end of the year.