Jaguar Assistance Groups (JAG)
To assist students who are having academic difficulty in the core subject areas and computer class by providing opportunities during the school day for teacher-facilitated tutoring.
To reward students who are attempting academic success through extended break.
To encourage students to participate in community service.
JAG Schedule – Tutoring will occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays during an extended break time of thirty minutes (9:45-10:15) following Blocks 1A and 5B.
Initial Eligibility - Initial student participation in JAG during the second nine weeks is determined by students earning less than a 70 in computer, English, history, math, or science on the 1st 9 weeks Report Card.
Student Assignment - Students who did not maintain a 70 or higher in two or more of the above courses were assigned to a subject area teacher as follows:
Subject Type – Since English I and math are the two subjects that students must pass along with four other credits for promotion to 10th grade, English and math placement are considered first with science, computer and history following. Also, subjects with state tests such as Algebra I and Biology I are given assignment priority.
Grade Magnitude – A low non-passing score in one of the other four subjects may earn JAG placement over a score closer to 70 in English.
Course Duration - Placement for a semester course may occur over a full-year course since only one nine-week period remains to improve the grade so that a half credit is earned.
JAG Teacher Availability – a 1:15 teacher to student ratio is desired.
Opting Out Criteria – The report card of students assigned to JAG for first nine-week grades will be assessed following the conclusion of the second nine-weeks. Removal from JAG occurs by the referred student earning a 70 or greater in the core 4 subjects and computer.
Expectations of Students Referred for JAG Tutoring
To attend every Tuesday and Thursday tutoring session.
To be punctual.
To have course textbook and assignments for JAG subject area.
To work diligently.
To be respectful of the JAG teacher by following their classroom expectations.
**Consequences of not reporting to the assigned JAG class are the loss of other privileges as determined by the Rosa Scott administration.**
Non-JAG Students - students who maintain at least a 70 average in the core four subjects and computer will have an extended break time of 30 minutes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cafeteria patio area and the Gym will be the main meeting areas. Students are encouraged to also visit the places listed below:
Teachers for Tutoring and Make-Up Assignments
Non-JAG students are asked to acquire a pass from a break-supervising teacher and then sign-in at the above desired destinations.
Student Assistants – these are Non-JAG students who aid teacher facilitators though tutoring in small groups within the classroom setting. To be considered for this program, students must meet the expectations as follows:
To have compassion for the well being of others.
To have consistent school attendance.
To be punctual.
To be disciplined in following teacher classroom expectations.
To demonstrate mastery of course objectives (not necessarily straight A's).
Complete a sign-up form [available in Mrs. Turk's room (501). Beta Club members will earn service hours for their assistance with JAG tutoring.]
Due to the transportation difficulties of many of our students as well as the adjustment to high-school-level work, the faculty and staff of Rosa Scott believe that this tutorial program will be beneficial to our students. If you have any questions concerning Jaguar Assistance Groups (JAG), please contact Counselor Jayme Sullivan or Donna Cutrer. We look forward to helping all Rosa Scott's students reach their potential.
***Below are a few grade-improvement strategies that may help students opt-out of JAG, or retain their 30-minute break at the conclusion of the 2nd 9 Weeks***
- Go to the school website and find your assignments on-line on your teachers' website. Also, teachers can be e-mailed by using their email found on their webpage.
- Come for tutoring before school. In classes that you are struggling in, see your teacher for one-on-one assistance beginning at 7:50 a.m. Just inform your teacher the day before you come for tutoring.
- Study multiple nights before an assigned test. For instance, if you have a test on 40 vocabulary words, try studying 10 words a night for 4 nights, and review the preceding nights' words before learning a new group of words.
- Try rewriting or retyping your notes. This will make your mind focus more than just reading your notes
- Try re-working your math problems if you are having difficulty in this subject area. You can also go on-line and find math sites for extra practice problems, or ask your teacher.