The new program will require students to attend tutoring in classes they are failing on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Students failing only one class will be assigned to a teacher for all three days.
Students failing one or more classes are assigned to a different teacher each day. Tutoring will be required for students failing any of their core classes of math, science, social studies and English.
This year, approximately 45 percent of our students in grades 9-12 are failing one or more classes. Since many students have not voluntarily taken advantage of the tutoring time, we will assign students that time.
Teachers and administration have told students about the classes and days they are scheduled to attend. Teachers have given early bus passes to students so they can ride the elementary buses and be on campus by 8 a.m.
Attendance will be taken daily by teachers and turned in to the administration.
Students failing to show up for tutoring will be called into the office and consequences assigned. The consequences for failure to attend tutoring include calling parents, assigning noon detention, Wednesday-night school and in-school suspension.
It is the hope of staff and administrators that parents will support this new program and see that their students are on the early buses or that they arrive at school in time to attend tutoring and be successful in school.
Steve Marshall is the principal at Camp Verde High School.