HCSS makes the opportunity for all students to reach their highest potential. Study hall is scheduled to complement daily instruction. Students have an extra period for study hall four days each week. They improve their academic potential, using this extra time to do homework, to study, and to be tutored. Students benefit from the opportunity to complete their homework in school with the supervision of teachers.
Tutoring Programs(Pull out, After-School, and Saturday)
HCSS uses the school assessment system to identify the students who need extra help. The data, collected from the internal school assessments and state test reports, are used to identify students’ strengths and weaknesses. Study groups are created in action plan meetings with input from administration and core subject, special education, and ELL teachers. Once the study groups are created, designated teachers and tutors pull students from study hall for tutoring. Since the data is already analyzed, teachers know strengths and weaknesses of their groups and will prepare appropriate learning materials to meet students’ individual needs.
Students get help from tutors who are their core classroom teachers or professionals hired by the school. Study hall pull-out groups, and after school and Saturday school tutoring groups give all students the opportunity not only to close the gap if they need help but also to propel their performance to the next level.
Individual attention in HCSS goes beyond tutoring. Based on state tests, quarterfinals, and benchmarks, we create small Math and English supplemental classes that meet at least twice a week during school hours. Supplementary classes create more opportunities for the low performing students. Core subject teachers work with two to six students and target specific Math or English standards. The main purpose of this program is to close the achievement gap and increase proficiency level.