What is Tutorial?
Tutorial is a time when students can get extra help from teachers during the school day. Tutorial will take place after lunch on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Some teachers will stamp Student Planners up to a week in advance if a student is required to attend a planned Tutorial session with them.
Therefore, the Student Planner is an essential tool for success in Tutorial. If the Student Planner is left at home or lost, students will be assigned a consequence. Students who have lost their Student Planners will need to obtain a new one. The Student Planner also serves as a record of Tutorial experiences, so students should not tear out pages as weeks and months go by during the school year. It should be kept intact as it was on the day that it was received. If a student doesn’t have a specific stamp on a Tutorial day in their Student Planner, he or she may choose from a list of other Tutorial offerings which will be posted around the school and on the website by the end of the day on Friday for the next week. Tutorial postings will identify a Tutorial as either “open” or “closed.”
Tutorial is a time during the day for students to begin homework, get needed help, make up a test, catch up on reading or missed assignments. It is not an extra break during the day or an extension of lunch. The expectation is that every student is in a Tutorial location ready to begin immediately after the four-minute passing period. Students are expected to be productive for the entire 25 minutes. Planning ahead is essential. On some scheduled days, students will report to Homeroom for planned activities. On Wednesdays, there is no Homeroom or Tutorial planned due to the Late Start Schedule.
Each grading period (progress reports and report cards), students receiving no grade lower than a “C” (meaning all A’s, B’s or C’s) and no N’s or U’s in Citizenship and Work Habits will earn a Tutorial Pass. Tutorial Passes, when affixed to the proper place in the inside front cover of the Student Planner, will earn students the privilege of spending Tutorial time at the lunch tables or in the Library/Media Center or Computer Lab, as they choose. Students must maintain appropriate grades throughout the trimester to maintain the benefits of the Tutorial Pass.