English A.I.S. / The “Place”
English A.I.S. exists to assist identified students in the heterogeneous ninth, tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grades who might benefit from curriculum and skills reinforcement. If scheduling permits, students meet with a staff member in small groups and receive support affording them the opportunity to progress in the regular classrooms. Extra credit 17 toward the regular English quarterly grade is derived from effort and performance in the support classes and based on the number of scheduled sessions attended during a six-day cycle. The curriculum develops skills and supports classroom tasks. Close communication on student progress is maintained between the course support teacher and regular classroom teacher. If a student's quarterly grade reaches 85% as a result of extra credit from A.I.S., the student will have the option of dropping the A.I.S., or continuing (if he or she wishes) but without the bonus points.