Homeroom Support is a program for students who need help with time management, outside accountability, and independence.
What does the Homeroom teacher do?
The Homeroom teacher meets with the student one-on-one once a week. During the meeting, the Homeroom teacher and student discuss the current progress in all courses, the upcoming week’s assignments, goals for the week, and plans for how to achieve them. After the weekly meeting, the homeroom teacher submits a prioritized and organized list to the mom and student of what should be done that week, based on the conversation with the student.
The homeroom teacher helps the student:
How does Homeroom Support differ from Teacher Support?
While Teacher Support (Learning Support and Teacher Services) focuses on teaching content and grading assignments for particular courses, Homeroom Support focuses on building organizational habits and time management skills, while also giving accountability for the student in all of their courses. The Homeroom teacher does not grade assignments, but helps the student submit assignments and meet deadlines.
Although they do not grade work, the homeroom teacher will need access to all submitted assignments, so this service works best for students using a combination of Teacher Services or Learning Support for all/most core areas.
(Note: For accountability purposes, students will still need to upload some work for courses that are not taken with TS or LS. Work will not be graded by the Homeroom teacher.)
Who is suited for Homeroom Support?
The situations where students will benefit most from this program are situations where either:
This latter could be due to the parents either having to work outside of the house or having illnesses or disabilities in the family that preclude them from working closely with the student. In all cases, the parent would still need to keep up to date in checking their email and communication from the Homeroom teacher.
What does Homeroom Support cost?
The cost is $400* per year for the following services:
*If the student is taking at least 3 Learning Support classes there is a $40 discount.
How do I sign up for Homeroom Support?
Students enrolled in MODG can sign up for Homeroom Support under the LS/TS registration on the family site. It is listed under "Teacher Services", in the "Non-Standard" category.
If possible, please complete your enrollment in any Learning Support or Teacher Services course before signing up for Homeroom Support.
After signing up for Homeroom Support, you will need to complete a survey to help us find the best suited teacher for your student.
Contact Dominique Garneau at email@example.com if you have any questions.
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