Learning Center Academic Assistance
East Building, ILC, Room 1300 West Building, Room 7026
Extension 4155 Extension 4156
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The Learning Centers provide an area for students to receive academic assistance and encouragement in many subjects offered at Stevenson High School. In the West Building, the Learning Center is located in the lower level of the Information and Learning Center (ILC), Room 1300, and is open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. In the East Building, the Learning Center is located in Room 7026 and is open from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Certified teachers in Mathematics, Science, World Languages, Communication Arts, Social Studies, and Applied Arts staff both centers. Learning Center teachers are devoted to the success of all Stevenson students and strive to give students an academic edge by supplementing classroom instruction. Both Centers provide an open environment, welcoming all the students with any question or project. In order to accomplish Learning Center goals, a quiet working environment is maintained.
Both Learning Center Centers offer a three-tiered program of Academic Assistance.
The fundamental base is student self-advocacy.
Students voluntarily come to either Learning Center to work with a Learning Center teacher to ask questions about current assignments or learning targets. Students may visit either Learning Center during a free period, study hall, lunch, or before or after school without a pass. During a study hall, a student must receive a pass to the Learning Center from a classroom teacher.
The second tier is classroom teacher recommendation.
A classroom teacher, who feels that a student may need additional instruction outside the classroom, may refer that student to a Learning Center teacher. The classroom teacher provides the Learning Center teacher with further information about the student’s academic performance, such as learning targets, study skills, or missing assignments.
The third tier consists of the Learning Center Tutoring Programs: Mandatory Tutoring, Contract Tutoring, and Peer Tutoring.
• A vital component of the third tier of Academic Assistance is the Mandatory Tutoring Program. The Mandatory Tutoring program is designed to provide academic support to freshmen receiving a grade of D+ or lower for any six week grading period and to sophomores receiving a grade of F for any six week grading period. While in this program, students work with Learning Center teachers to learn the specific content and skills they need to be successful in their classes. Students are required to attend mandatory tutoring sessions at least twice a week during the following 6-week grading period. Parents of students assigned to Mandatory Tutoring will receive additional information in the mail. Student attendance and work are recorded in Infinite Campus. In addition to regular hours of operation, a rotation of Learning Center teachers will be available in the ILC, room 1300 from 4 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
• The Contract Tutoring Program has the same goal as Mandatory Tutoring, which is to improve student performance. It is designed solely by the World Languages Department and serves juniors and seniors earning a grade of D+ or lower in a Spanish class for any six weeks grading period. A letter to the parents with an explanation of the procedure and Learning Center schedule is mailed home. Attendance and work are recorded in Infinite Campus. Students are encouraged to seek help to improve their grade, however, this program is optional.
• The Learning Centers currently sponsor Peer Tutors in Math, Science, and World Languages, with plans to extend the program to include other subject areas. Peer Tutors are typically juniors and seniors, who volunteer in the Learning Centers during their free hour. They assist other students by sharing their knowledge of the core learning targets and their understanding of teacher approach to these targets. The Peer Tutor Program is also an opportunity for students to demonstrate and practice leadership skills, while earning community service hours that may be credited to the 300 Club.
For more information about the services offered to students in the Learning Centers, please contact:
Director of the Learning Centers and the Applied Arts Department.
Adlai Stevenson High School