By Morgan Fleener When kids start falling behind due to many issues, teachers are always there to help them get caught up and start understanding. Sometimes that involves assigning kids to ARC, or Academic Resource Center for students that are falling behind, it’s a time after school just for doing homework and late work. ARC
By Morgan Fleener
When kids start falling behind due to many issues, teachers are always there to help them get caught up and start understanding. Sometimes that involves assigning kids to ARC, or Academic Resource Center for students that are falling behind, it’s a time after school just for doing homework and late work. ARC is usually assigned for an hour, but this year it’s focused more on getting work done, so if you get your missing assignment done, you can leave.
Link- Zone is an optional work time after school. LinkZone and general ARC is held in the library and ARC is held in multiple classrooms after school where kids can go to get help on many subjects including math and science. General ARC and LinkZone are held every day from 3:05-4:30 p.m., in the Media Center and the computer lab. According to ARC Coordinator Amber Push, Math ARC is held every day in S130, Social Studies ARC is in room 109 on Thursdays, Science ARC changes rooms but is available every day after school except Tuesdays, when it is from 6:45-7:45 a.m. in the morning.
English ARC is Monday, Wednesday, Friday in room 332 According to English Teacher Lori Rennings. “[LinkZone is] Very beneficial because it gives kids a place to go after school, instead of going home to distractions, to study. They might have siblings, they might have video games, it’s easier to hang out at home, Here they can go for a solid hour, hour and a half and knock out all of their homework, get everything done. And there’s a lot of technicians that work here and we can help with printing and researching. At home, there’s always the distraction of starting to Google something for a paper and then just deciding to go on Youtube and getting distracted,” Media Specialist Michaela Stephens said.
A lot of help is offered at ARC, Stephens can help with editing, looking up words, and anything English-related. Technician Laurie Lindgren is great at helping people find the exact thing they’re looking for. “I went to Math, English, and Science ARC and there was help provided when I asked for it and they gave me the help I needed, my Chemistry grade went from an F to a C, D+ to a B in Math and my English grade went from a C to a B+,” said Senior Marquetta Fronterhouse. Saturday school is the result of not going to ARC, and it’s held 9-11:00 a.m. on saturdays Room S140. If you’re falling behind in your classes Saturday school is open for everyone this year