Helping Students Achieve Academic Success
Under the leadership of Dr. Rene Rochester, Student Academic Support (SAS) provides support to assist students in reaching their full academic and personal potential. In collaboration with faculty, the learning center, the college counseling department, parents, SAS coordinates grade chairs, study seminars, and academic support staff to provide the following services:
- academic support throughout the upper school years (grades 9-12)
- tutorial and scheduled teacher assistance meetings
- Evening Education Empowerment (E3) sessions with faculty
- collegiate athletic eligibility center monitoring
These services promote a philosophy of individual responsibility and encourage each student to value and contribute to his or her educational experience. Students are afforded the opportunity to develop the skills needed to persist toward graduation, reach academic and athletic goals, become leaders within the school community, and lead successful and productive lives grounded in Christian values.
Commitment to Academic Growth and Responsibility
Student Academic Support is structured by team members, who are responsible for monitoring the academic progress of each student and for promoting effective communication between the student, grade chair, faculty members, coaches, and, most importantly, the parents. This process encourages students to take ownership of their academic progress, learning to make appropriate decisions regarding their academic growth and future.
What is E3?
E-3 is designed to empower students to strengthen their C.O.R.E. academic muscles. Our tutoring and teaching program helps students learn how to process information with the following methodology:
Collect your tools and thoughts;
Organize your thoughts and materials;
Rehearse drills and practice concepts learned;
Evaluate and assess student progress.
Whether a student needs help with one subject or several, E3 is designed to meet the needs of each individual at no cost to the parents. Our tutors and teachers are trained to detect the specific learning styles of each student and help create a plan for academic success accordingly.
Tutoring days are Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday and times are 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM, with a light meal served at 5:15 PM.
Each quarter, faculty members submit initial mid-quarter grade reports (interims) with detailed information on academic performance for students with an average below 75 in any class. The reports include current grades, attitude, and attendance. In addition, the academic support team monitors academic progress weekly for those students who have borderline C’s throughout the quarter.