The Intermediate team has started a new program designed to assist students that are struggling in certain subjects and reward those that are succeeding. Students will have an extra hour to work on the subject that is proving the most challenging to them each Friday with the teacher of that subject. There are also activities for those students that have completed all of their work. We are doing this in this way in order to make available embedded time within the school week to provide students greater opportunity to fulfill their requirements. It is important to embed this time within the school day because we send the message to the student that this is important, not an afterthought (like AFTER school). In today’s high stakes world of education it is important to provide students every opportunity to succeed; especially in light of the ever increasing load students are expected to become proficient with.