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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 are failing.  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 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 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. This is a great place to go for homework help before, during, and after school and there is always a math teacher available.

 

LEARNING SPECIALIST, TRACY GILLILAN

Tracy Gillilan, our Learning Specialist, is available to help any CBC student who is in need of study skills, organizational, time-management and note-taking help. She also consults with parents, students, counselors, and teachers about students with learning needs including Learning Disabilities & ADD/ADHD. Students who have learning needs may be eligible for and benefit from accommodations. Contact Tracy Gillilan at gillilant@cbchs.org to discuss details about receiving those supports through CBC's Learning Needs Program.

 

PROFESSIONAL TUTORS AT CBC

Professional tutoring can take place at CBC.  CBC offers space for tutors to meet with students in a Learning Resource Center. Tutoring can be contracted through CBC's Tutorial Support Services or with other community tutoring agencies.  Please contact Learning Specialist, Tracy Gillilan at 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. NOTE: NHS Tutoring Program is on hold due to COVID)

  

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

Khan Academy

 

STUDY SKILLS WEBSITE

How to Study

 

Homework and Study Skills

 

All About Learning

 

QUIZLET

Study anything, for free. Quizlet

 

TEST ANXIETY ARTICLE

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