High school trying something new with 7th period Schools & Kids, posted by Editor, Danville Weekly Online, on Sep 28, 2009 at 8:41 am
San Ramon Valley High has added an experimental 7th period three days a week to provide remediation for those students who are struggling, guidance and advice to students new to the high school, and enrichment for the other members of the student populace.
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Posted by Trish, a resident of the San Ramon neighborhood, on Sep 28, 2009 at 8:41 am
California High School in San Ramon has a 30 minute tutorial period in the middle of the day for students to get extra help. They either stay in the class they are already in and do homework, or they get a pass to go to a teacher for help in a different class. I think it is a much better plan than at the end of the day, all students benefit. By having this "7th period" at the end of the day, I'm afraid SRVHS will find that it will lack some punch because students will look at it as an opportunity to leave school early.
I wonder why Mr. Enoch doesn't mention this in his interview and says that SRVHS is the first high school do do guided learning? Cal High has done it for 2 years, with success.
Posted by Lisa, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Sep 30, 2009 at 12:19 pm
I like the idea of this happening during the school day instead of at the end. I look at it as more of an economic stimulus plan as most of the kids are not required to attend 7th period so they leave school early and hang out downtown until their parents can arrange to come and pick them up. I wonder how much Starbuck's business has picked up.