10-11 Labs (over 4 days, all students would go to each lab)
In 11-12, we modified our labs. Labs are now right after TA. Students are assigned a guided study hall or a lab depending on their academic need. The High Ability Learners have an afternoon class that is designed to push them academically. The labs now focus on enrichment and all students are invited to come to these labs but some students are assigned the lab. Focus on math, reading, and writing is because our belief is that these are fundamental skills that students need to master to have a better understanding in all classes. Students not assigned to labs are put in a guided study hall. These students do take advantage of the labs as needed based on either teachers recommendation or their own desire to get better at a certain skill.
- Guided Study Hall
Our focus has been to make sure that we create an environment where all students will succeed. These labs give students additional support. In the last 2 years, we have had one student fail one course. This would have been unheard of prior to the 2010-2011 school year. This was one of many reforms we have made in our school but I believe it to be an important piece of the puzzle.