Students are encouraged to meet with their teachers to receive extra instruction or explanation about course lessons, assignments, and exams. Teachers have scheduled class periods each day that are set aside to meet with students. In addition, students may also take advantage of the services below.
Students who are in need of an extra measure of academic support should meet with counselors to consider additional options, such as being assigned to the Student Achievement Center or the Math and Literacy Lab (MaLL) for a class period each day. Also, if the student has an identified disability, a “504” accommodation may be considered as well as other options. The Special Education Department provides a continuum of services for students who qualify for an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) based on an identified disability. Contact the student’s counselor with questions about these interventions.
Student Achievement Center
The Student Achievement Center (SAC) is a tutorial/computer/College Board prep center whose mission is to assist each Fairview High School student in attaining his or her academic potential. The SAC is a study hall staffed by a full-time professional counselor. Students may come and do their homework, use a computer to research a subject, or meet with an expert in a particular subject area. Tutors are Fairview staff, exemplary upper-level Fairview students, University of Colorado undergraduate and graduate students, and retired professionals from the Boulder community. The SAC offers review courses for the ACT, PSAT, SAT, SAT II and AP college entrance exams. All levels of ability are welcomed and encouraged to engage in this valuable, time-management service.
The web page for the SAC can be found here.
The SAC is open from 7:40 AM-3:40 PM, Monday-Friday and is located in the Fairview Library. For more information, contact Michelle Considine; [email protected] or call: 720-561-3399.
Math and Literacy Lab
The Math and Literacy Lab (MaLL) is a tier two intervention in the RtI (Response to Intervention) process for students on a referral basis from teachers, administrators, and/or counselors. MaLL is a support service offered to students who can benefit from extra help in core academic classes. MaLL students are not achieving to their potential at school. They may lack certain critical knowledge and skills, need to strengthen their study habits, have a credit deficit for graduation, face significant challenges in their lives outside school, or any combination of such difficulties.
Students are expected to:
- Catch up and stay on top of current coursework.
- Gain skills, knowledge and confidence to achieve BVSD’s curriculum standards.
- If necessary, demonstrate proficiency in previously attempted subject areas in order to redeem credit.
Whatever the case, FHS offers the MaLL to give its students the individualized instruction they need to improve.
The Student Achievement Center has a limited list of possible outside tutors.
Families may also want to consider contacting specific academic departments at CU Boulder or other local colleges and schools. Often, personnel in the departmental offices have a list of graduate students who are available for hire on an hourly basis.
Finally, there are many programs available on the Internet that supply individual tutoring resources. One example is the Khan Academy. “With a library of over 3,600 videos on everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practice, we’re on a mission to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace.”
Please note: Fairview High School does not endorse any particular individual or business for tutoring or test preparation.