Achieve includes two phases and is based on a student’s progress throughout each phase.
- Students who fall below a 1.67 at the end of a quarter will be assigned to an adult mentor and a counselor. Students and their mentor or counselor will meet on a regular basis to discuss the student’s progress and provide ongoing support.
- Students will attend a supervised study hall three days a week during their lunch period. The student will be allowed to bring his/her lunch to this study hall and will be supervised by an assigned teacher. The teacher will offer academic assistance when possible.
- At the end of the quarter during which the student is in Achieve, a student’s academic situation will be formally reviewed based on end-of-quarter GPA. If the student is above a 1.67, he/she is no longer required to be in Achieve. If a student is below a 1.67, he /she will continue in the program, entering phase two.
This phase of Achieve is reserved for students who have not progressed above a 1.67 during phase one. The Administration reserves the right to put any student who has fallen below a 1.67 in Phase Two if it is deemed necessary to making significant academic progress.
- The student is required to attend an after-school Achieve study hall for one hour, Monday through Thursday. A staff member will provide academic assistance and monitor progress and supervise the study hall.
- At the end of the quarter, a student’s academic situation will be formally reviewed based on end-of quarter GPA. If the student is above a 1.67, he/she is no longer required to be in Phase 2. In order to gradually transition out of the program, he/she will continue in Phase One for the following quarter. If the student has not made progress above a 1.67, an Achieve Team meeting will occur.
The Achieve Team meeting is composed of the student, his/her parents, the student’s mentor and counselor and Mrs. Cheri Broadhead, Associate Principal and Achieve Program Director. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the student’s future at Totino-Grace and possible interventions. Interventions may include, but are not limited to, additional methods of support, ineligibility for co-curriculuar activities, suspension or withdrawal from Totino-Grace.