Socrates once said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is a habit.” A key focus of the Academy is to provide support so that students learn habits of excellence. In addition to daily advising and a hands-on approach from faculty and staff, assistance is available through these tools:
Office Hours are offered by teachers daily to all students as needed or desired. Office hours may be utilized by any student seeking enhanced understanding or enrichment in a class, and may be mandated by a teacher at his/her discretion. Students earning below a “C” in any class at the interim of any quarter shall be required to immediately begin attending Office Hours with the teacher of record for that class.
Peer Tutoring is approved by the faculty and assigned through the Counseling Office, and is available to students who need additional assistance.
Applied Learning Skills Lab is an elective course for credit that incorporates teacher-directed lessons on test-taking strategies, organization, and homework completion.
Quiet Time begins at 8:30 each school night in the residence halls. Students must be in their rooms, or in a supervised study area if they need additional support. Quiet Time is monitored by the Resident Life staff, and is intended to provide structure to study time.
Daily Office Hours offered by our teachers is a hallmark of the after-school academic support offered here. Relationships between students and teachers that begin in small classes grow stronger through individual extra help sessions. Oak Hill students become accustomed to utilizing the resources available to them.
For me, seeing those little glimpses of growth, one student at a time, is promise enough, proof enough, that I’m doing something right. That’s what being a teacher at Oak Hill means to me.