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Student Support Interventions
At AHS, we support the development of the whole student. Some students are struggling with many obstacles that make it difficult for them to be successful. Consequently, AHS has added several opportunities for students to receive additional support to help develop skills above and beyond the standard curriculum. Here is a list of current support opportunities offered at AHS to assist our students:
Check In, Check Out (CICO) - CICO is a mentoring program where a student is assigned to a staff member that the student already knows and has a connection with. The student will check in with that staff member daily to briefly discuss their progress. Additionally, students will receive a daily progress report from all of their teachers that will be taken home for a parent signature and returned to the students’ mentor the next day. This program develops a stronger positive relationship between mentor and mentee while improving student accountability, behavior, and academics.
Wellness Class A - This is a small group class designed to teach students conflict resolution skills, de-escalation strategies, and controlling their emotional responses and impulses. This is a 4 session course that is scheduled during lunch or after school, depending on availability, and meets once a week.
Wellness Class B - This is a small group class designed to teach students about the negative impacts of substance abuse. Students explore the reasons they choose to abuse substances and the negative impact it has on their lives. They learn healthy coping skills to prevent further substance abuse incidents. This is a 4 session course that is scheduled during lunch or after school, depending on availability, and meets once a week.
Wellness Class C - This is a small group class designed to teach students about the negative impact of truancy on success in school and in life. Students learn skills that will support positive school attendance behavior. Additionally, students learn to create solutions to the obstacles that prevent them from attending school/class regularly. This is a 4 session course that is scheduled during lunch or after school, depending on availability, and meets once a week.
Life Skills - This is a small group class that focuses on developing the whole student. Students develop skills in socializing, bully intervention, and making healthy choices. In addition, students learn how to resolve conflict, manage their anger, and manage substance abuse issues. This course is taught by a clinical counselor from the Desert Mountain SELPA. It does require a student to be removed from their regularly scheduled classes for at least one hour per week for 8-10 weeks. There are certain criteria the student must meet to attend. AHS administration or counseling will determine student eligibility upon request.
Academic Tutoring - AHS offers tutoring after school from 3 pm-4 pm on select days. Students are provided with an opportunity to get additional support in their current classes from AHS staff and student tutors. Additionally, students can get a free supper from the cafeteria between 4 pm and 4:45 pm. If the student normally takes the bus, a late bus will also be provided, departing at 5 pm.
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