Christian Brothers College High School

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Counseling » Academic Support

Academic Support

 

The Counselors are a great place to go when starting to struggle academically.  We can help with ideas and tips, facilitating teacher communication, and by giving each student a safe, secure place to discuss what might be “getting in the way” of doing his best. Just email or come up and see us!

 

BLACKBOARD GRADE MONITORING

Click here to login and view student grades/assignments.  

 

TEACHERS

Our teachers are available at various times to help students outside of classroom time. These times include before and after school, during Office Hours (part of Advisory time), in the Learning Resource Center, and by appointment. This is often the most beneficial first step for a student to take.

 

BEFORE/AFTER SCHOOL

Students who arrive early or leave late can find numerous places to get help, study and do homework. A few of the best include classrooms where teachers are present, the Learning Resource Center, and the Guidance Office. Each of these is generally quiet, with helpful adults and students nearby to help, if needed.

                   

OFFICE HOURS

Office Hours are available when requested in advance directly with the teacher.

 

ACADEMIC LABS DURING OFFICE HOURS

Ask your core teacher about these labs where teachers are available to help with core subjects, including World Language. 

 

RESPONSE TO INTERVENTION (RtI)

Response to Interventions (RtI) is the name of the pyramid of interventions we have at CBC.  Academic Recovery and Subject Specific Interventions are both targeted interventions within our RtI program for struggling students.  Academic Recovery is mandated for students who.....  Subject Specific Interventions are for students who are struggling with a key concept in a subject to move forward in that class.

 

LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER 

The Learning Resource Center (LRC) is open between 7:15 a.m. until 4 p.m. for all students who may need homework assistance, make-up tests and for students with testing accommodations.  Students are free to use the LRC as a quiet place for study or homework.  The LRC is open from 7am-4pm every school day. This is a great place to go for homework help before, during and after school and there is always a math teacher available.

 

LEARNING CONSULTANT, TRACY GILLILAN

Tracy Gillilan, our Learning Specialist, is available to help any CBC student who is in need of study skills/organizational/time-management/note-taking help. She also consults with parents, students, counselors and teachers about students with special needs including Learning Disabilities & ADD/ADHD. 

 

PROFESSIONAL TUTORS AT CBC

There are three professional tutors in the LRC who contract directly with parents. They are wonderful and work with students before and after school and during the school day. Please contact Tracy Gillilan (gillilant@cbchs.org) for more information.

 

NHS TUTORING (FREE)

The National Honor Society (NHS) Tutoring Program is designed to offer students help in specific subjects from a junior or senior student. To request an NHS tutor, complete the NHS Tutoring Request form (right hand side of this page) and return it to your guidance counselor or to Mrs. Gillilan.  

  

TUTORS IN THE COMMUNITY

The Guidance Department maintains a list of tutors in the community who have worked well in the past with CBC students. Just ask!

 

Other helpful resources…

 

KHAN ACADEMY FOR HOMEWORK HELP

www.khanacademy.org

 

STUDY SKILLS WEBSITE

Excellent, helpful information. This site is loaded with great, free content. www.studyskills.org

 

QUIZLET

Study anything, for free. www.quizlet.com

 

TEST ANXIETY ARTICLE

"Tips for Beating Test Anxiety - Study Skills and Coping Skills Transform Attitudes".  See link for this article on the right side of the page.  www.childmind.org