Garrett Academy of Technology Student Academic Support
Falcon Academic Success Time (F.A.S.T.) Components
Course Credit Recovery opportunities will be provided to a student who earned the grade of a 61 to 69 as his/her final grade in a core subject area course. A student may retake the course in DIGITAL LEARNING as long as he/she has not dropped and/or received a withdraw failing grade in the course. The student will complete assignments during an assigned time in the DIGITAL LEARNING lab. He/She does not need to leave a regularly scheduled class to complete or catch up the DIGITAL LEARNING work. Opportunities for DIGITAL LEARNING make-up work are outlined below. The student must see a school counselor to obtain the DIGITAL LEARNING Course Request Forms. The student should submit his/her completed and signed forms to a school counselor.
Quarter/Unit Remediation will be provided for any student who is failing classes for the quarter. The student should be encouraged and allowed to complete the assigned remediation activities using DIGITAL LEARNING. A student will have opportunities to build his/her knowledge in the course so that he/she can successfully complete the course. Teachers will update grades based on the work that the student completes at the level of mastery. Teachers will need to submit a grade change form.
The structure of the remediation will be determined by each Curriculum Department Professional Learning Community.
Limited opportunities to take Initial Credit Courses will be provided to any qualified student. A qualified student may take elective courses and/or some core courses as needed for on time graduation. To request courses, a student must complete an application packet and submit it to a school counselor. A School Counselor will review applications, make a decision in the best academic interest of the student, and schedule the student accordingly. The student will complete assignments during an assigned time in the DIGITAL LEARNING lab. He/She does not need to leave regularly scheduled classes to complete or catch up the DIGITAL LEARNING work. Opportunities for DIGITAL LEARNING make-up work are outlined below.
Falcon Academic Success Time Lab (F.A.S.T. Lab)
Any student has the opportunity to remain after school for assistance with homework, tutoring and DIGITAL LEARNING Coursework Completion. Teacher support and supervision are provided Monday-Thursday from 3:15 pm-5:15 pm in the Media Center.
Opportunities to catch up on or complete DIGITAL LEARNING Work and/or access academic support:
- The student may complete or catch up on his/her Digital Learning Assignments before school or after school (F.A.S.T. Lab) in the media center.
- The student may complete or catch up on Digital Learning Assignments during lunch in the media center with a pass from the teacher of record to the Media Center and permission from Ms. Ball-Deese.
- The student may complete or catch up on Digital Learning Assignments (with the exception of tests) at home.
- The student may complete or catch up on Digital Learning Assignments in classes with teacher permission and supervision either after school or at pre-assigned times as specified by teachers. Opportunities to complete DIGITAL LEARNING make-up work should not occur during instruction.
Garrett Academy of Technology
Seat Time Recovery 2013-2014
Garrett Academy of Technology will offer Seat Time Recovery for full and half credit courses to those students who have exceeded the number of allotted absences at the end of each quarter. According to the State of South Carolina attendance policy, “Students are allotted 5 absences for a ½ credit course and can make up 2 additional absences. They are allowed 10 absences for a full credit course and can make up an additional 4.” The Charleston County policy states that: “The school year consists of 180 school days. High school students must attend 85 days of each 90-day semester to receive one credit of a 4x4 course and 45 days of a 4x4 half-credit course to receive one-half credit. All students exceeding these numbers need to make up the maximum number of classes allowed and then write an appeal to the building principal for absences beyond those allotted. Students who do not attend Deficiency School will receive a FA (Failure due to Absence) for that course and will not receive credit. All students exceeding these numbers need to make up the maximum number of classes allowed and then write an appeal to the building principal.
Teachers, below you will find key information in regard to Seat Time Recovery.
- Key Points for Seat Time Recovery
- Students need 120 hours of seat time to earn credit for a class.
- For a semester class, students can miss no more than 3 absences per ½ Credit Courses- 5 absences per 1 Credit Course. For a 1 Credit Course that meet the entire year, students can miss no more than 10 absences.
- In a half-credit class, students can’t make up any more than 3 absences. In a full credit class, students cannot make up any more than five absences. In a full credit class that meets the entire year, students can make up any more than ten absences.
- Time and Places Seat Time Can Be Recovered
- Fast Lab- Rm. 1006- After School
- Saturday School is SSC is notified before the date.
- NOTE: Seat Time cannot be made up in the morning nor during the lunch periods
- The Teacher’s Role
- Please remember to take attendance daily, within the first 10 minutes of class.
- Please let students know in a timely manner the number of absences they have accumulated.
- Report extreme cases of absenteeism to the administration, so those cases can be addressed immediately.
- Changes to Seat Time Recovery Process
- Students must have an assignment to complete for the specific class in which they are completing seat time.This assignment must be completed during Seat Time. The work must be completed the staff member monitoring Seat Time, i.e. FAST Lab proctor, teacher, or SCS.
- When the student completes Seat Time and his/her assignment, the proctor will attach the assignment to the contract.Ms. Fields will then be notified via email with the student’s name, number of hours completed, and notification that the assignment was completed.She will maintain an electronic log of this information.
- If the time is recovered and the assignment is completed in the Fast Lab (HW Center), Mr. McFadden will sign the contract, attach the assignment (s), and return to the teacher in his/her box. This is your proof that seat time has been recovered. Mr. McFadden will keep a log for HW Center.
- A copy of the signed Seat Time Recovery contract will be given to the following: course teacher, guidance counselor, and grade level administrator.
PLEASE INFORM STUDENTS ABOUT THE CHANGE IN SEAT TIME REQUIREMENTS.
If you have any questions or concerns please email or contact S. Fields or Mrs. Williams-Tolliver.