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10th Grade Student Learning Support (SLS)

Overview & Goals

Work completion can be a barrier to a student’s academic success.  Student Learning Support (SLS) provides an intervention for any 10th grade students who have three or more missing assignments in any course.  

During the 2011-2012 school year, our SLS pilot program at high school is using to investigate future expansion.  Given the pilot nature of the program, it is the teachers choice to use SLS, thus not all 10th grade teachers will be applying it.  Feedback and data from the 2011-2012 school year will inform our future path.

The Process

1.  Teacher identifies a 10th grade student who is three or more assignments behind in an individual course.

2.  Teacher emails the student’s guidance counselor with the details of the missing work.

3.  Guidance counselor meets with the student and contacts the parent to arrange for a before school or after school SLS period to complete the missing work.

4.  Student completes their work before or during the SLS period as assigned.

5.  Student turns his or her work in to their teacher.

Entrance and Exit Criteria

Student Learning Support (SLS) is for any 10th grade student identified by a teacher who has three or more missing assignments.  One exception to this is that any 11th or 12th grade student who is currently in an Intervention Program in 2011-2012 may also participate in the program.  Once the student has less than three missing assignments they exit the program.  Students may participate in the SLS program multiple times.