Grade 9

Skills for Academic Success

Type: Pass/F Available to: grade 9 students, required for those grade 9 students who are not taking Collaborative Study Hall SPECIAL NOTES: This course does not count towards any diploma requirement. Final placement in Skills for Academic Success is at the discretion of the staff of the Learning Center. Skills for Academic Success offers academic support as well as structure around assignment completion for students who may need these services. The class meets four times during the eight-day schedule cycle. Each class has built-in organization and habit forming. Students analyze who they are in the classroom and how their academic behaviors impact their overall performance. During the first week of school, they learn the one-binder system of organizing their materials, they utilize Google calendar and set up their schedule for the year, and they learn best practices for navigating Canvas. The goal of this class is to serve Grade [...]

Collaborative Study Hall

Type: Ungraded Available To: grade 9 students, required for those grade 9 students who are not taking Skills for Academic Success  Schedule: meets two days out of each eight-day cycle Special notes: This course does not count towards any diploma requirement Collaborative Study Hall (CSH) is for all grade 9 students who are not enrolled in the Skills for Academic Success class. The students meet in their class sections twice per eight-day cycle in the Learning Commons in order to learn good study habits, familiarize themselves with studying in the Learning Commons, engage with the Learning Center faculty and resources, use their peers and upperclassmen as study resources and get work done during school hours.

Community Forum

Type: Ungraded Available To: grade 9 students, required for those students Schedule: meets one day out of each eight-day cycle Special notes: This course does not count towards any diploma requirement Community Forum is designed to foster a sense of community and to  help grade 9 students with the transition to high school at Stevenson. The director of community education guides a carefully selected group of grade 12 leaders, who facilitate the curriculum for the grade 9 students. With a focus on healthy relationships and values-based decision-making, students discuss topics such as substance use and prevention, time management, peer pressure, community standards, self care and boundaries. Much of the focus is on developing intra- and interpersonal skills by teaching effective communication and creating a space where students can explore their habits, choices and aspirations in a safe, respectful, and trusting environment. These lessons lead to a clear understanding of [...]

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