Starting next week, Logan County High School will begin offering after-school learning sessions for all students in grade 9-12.
The purpose of the learning sessions is to help all students meet their academic goals and to help students master the standards to be college/career ready.
“These sessions are for all students,” said Logan County schools curriculum coordinator Kristina Rice. “We are going to help them in any way we can.”
Sessions are offered for English/reading (room 210) every Tuesday, math (room 203) every Wednesday, and Science (room 168) every other Thursday. All sessions are from 3-4 p.m.
The sessions are free of charge, but students must provide their own transportation.
Extended School Services (ESS) is still offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the school’s library/media and learning center from 3:15-4:15 p.m. For independent study/research opportunities, the LCHS-LMLC is open until 4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.
“With the new accountability model, a lot of students are finding they need help with ACT, because the score you get on that affects your scholarships and KEES money,” Rice said. “We have ESS, which helps students who are behind and these new sessions are geared more for students who need help on the ACT and have a plan for college.”
Rice said the high school offered similar study sessions last year, but they didn’t start until late in the second semester.
“I think they started around March, because we had a lot of students taking the ACT at the end of the school year,” she said. “But kids are taking the ACT all the time and we’ve got students that are going to be taking it in the next few months. These sessions will help with that, but they are not just for the ACT.
The school is setting a goal for each of its students to score at least a 21 on the ACT.
“We’re also asking them to set their own goals,” Rice said. “Maybe it’s getting a 28, because that’s what it takes to really start getting scholarship money. We don’t want students to just wake up their senior year and realize what it takes on the ACT. We want them to be aware of that as freshmen.”
Rice said she also wants students to be aware of their ePrep accounts.
All 9th - 11th grade students have ePrep accounts. This resource is to help students prepare for the ACT. Students may log in with their information at this link: http://www.eprep.com/. If students are unsure of their username and password, please have them ask one of their teachers for help.