Herron High School is is known for its outstanding student achievement.Our approach to student learning and our individualized attention is the result of our total commitment to provide an exemplary education to all. We have high expectations for our students, and multiple structures in place to help students meet those expectations. Whether assisting students with monitoring their academic progress in Advisory, or providing parents with easy access to PowerSchool data, students, teachers and parents have the information needed to identify when extra academic support is needed.
Herron High School has two different models to support student learning; Office Hours (OH) and Scheduled Academic Support (SAS). Faculty members from each department will be available to help students who need additional academic support before and after school. This support is offered Monday through Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. and Monday through Thursday, 4:10 p.m. to 5:10 p.m.
Faculty Office Hours
Students are encouraged to attend Office Hours when they need additional academic support and/or to remediate quizzes and tests. These office hours are open to all students. Students attending the morning Office Hours must arrive by 8:00 a.m. and must stay until 8:45 a.m. Students attending the afternoon Office Hours must arrive by 4:10 p.m. and may leave whenever they have received the help they need. All students must leave campus by 5:15 p.m. See the Office Hours Schedule for specific teachers’ schedules.
Scheduled Academic Support
Scheduled Academic Support (SAS) are faculty run small-group support sessions for student in need of intense academic support. Students will be scheduled for SAS hours by their academic advisor and are not available on a walk-in basis. Academic advisors review all students’ grades weekly and will consider all teacher-recommendations for SAS to determine SAS placements. Parents will be notified when students are placed in SAS. Students who have three or more NGs will be automatically scheduled into SAS sessions by their academic advisor. Once a student is placed in SAS they will stay there until the benchmark or final exams have taken place, after which the advisor will re-consider if the student needs to stay in the SAS.
The specifics concerning placement and accountability in a Scheduled Academic Support will be communicated to students by his/her Academic Advisor.
9th Grade – Ms. Torres firstname.lastname@example.org
10th Grade (A-K) – Mrs. Dorsey email@example.com
10th Grade (L-Z) – Ms. Torres firstname.lastname@example.org
11th Grade – Ms. Dorsey email@example.com
12th Grade – Dr. Cooney firstname.lastname@example.org
Seminars are supervised study periods and are an opportunity for students to study, complete Independent Practice, and/or remediate Mastery Assessments. The behavioral expectations for the seminars are the same as any other academic environment at HHS.