The After-School Program consists of homework assistance for students enrolled in high school level courses as well as test preparation for college placement tests. Requirements and services available are as follows.
In order to participate in the After-School Program, students will first need to complete an orientation session with a parent or guardian. At that time, an ASC staff member will explain the guidelines for participation, discuss the needs of the student, and have the parent complete necessary paperwork. The orientation session also provides an opportunity for the parent and student to ask questions.
To schedule an orientation session, please contact the campus the student plans to attend.
NOTE: Students who are dual-enrollment students (registered for IRSC classes) are considered college students and do not need to attend an orientation session to utilize ASC services for their college courses.
The Academic Support Center provides homework assistance for students who are enrolled in high school level courses in subjects the Academic Support Center supports (math, science, reading, and English). Tutors will not serve as the primary instructor for students' coursework. Tutors will clarify concepts already covered in the students' coursework and provide additional strategies for improving students' knowledge and skills.
Tutors are available to help students in preparing for college placement tests, such as the ACT and SAT. Test preparation books and study plans are available for use in the ASC.
Students who wish to take the P.E.R.T. may receive preparation or remediation assistance from tutors; however, tutors will not teach new content to students. Students are expected to have taken through high school Algebra I and English 9 prior to taking the P.E.R.T.