Collective agreement last spring between IPEA and IPSD produced language about each building developing time within the school day to support students. Below is language from that agreement:
"Student Academic Guidance is a pilot program to offer students additional academic support during a thirty (30) minute period each Wednesday at all high schools. A building-level committee at each high school will develop and collect data to assess the pilot program. Teachers at each building will communicate the academic support schedule to students. Each building-level committee shall include the building principal, the appropriate assistant principal, and from each department, the department chair and two full-time teachers. Volunteer teacher members shall be selected first, then any remaining teacher members shall be selected by the association. The pilot program will not be considered an additional teaching preparation. The program may be implemented no sooner than January 2019. A District-Level Oversight Committee as provided in a separate Letter of Agreement shall monitor the implementation of the pilot program at each building. Any issues related to itinerant or travelling licensed staff shall be addressed by the appropriate department chair and building principal."
MUSTANG HOUR (Metea Valley)
In 2016, Metea Valley experimented with Mustang Hour, a time set aside for students and teachers to meet.
ATR (Addison Trail HS Resource)
MAST (Minnetonka Academic Support Time)
MInnetonka is a high school in Minnesota that faced some of the same challenges we do. They began MAST in 2015 and we watched them present at NASSP in Chicago this summer. VERY similar school to all 3 Valleys.
FLEX TIME (New Berlin West High School)
New Berlin West is a high school in New Berlin, Wisconsin.