The Washington High School offers options for Supplemental and Alternative Education.
President’s Prep Tutoring is an in-class and after school program staffed by Washington & Jefferson College volunteers. Originally an AmeriCorps program, President’s Prep will now be a completely student-run initiative with one goal in mind: to raise academic success and motivation by providing students with extra one-on-one attention. These volunteers staff the after school homework help program in the Library/Media Center from Monday-Thursday, 2:30 pm – 4:15 pm (college and high school holidays excluded). Students in all grades are welcome to seek extra help in all subjects and may stay as long as they need. In addition, President’s Prep runs a monthly attendance raffle: getting help after school earns a student raffle tickets to enter a drawing at the end of each month for a great prize! For further information, please email PresidentsPrep@gmail.com.
ACE (Academically Customized Education) targets each student early so that we can follow their progress throughout their commitment to the program. The purpose of ACE is to help students keep their credit hours up to date if they have fallen behind during the school year. Grades are not given in the ACE program only earned credit hours. Therefore, it is mandatory that students keep excelling during their regular classes in order for them to be allowed to continue in the ACE program. The student has fulfilled their requirements in the program once credit hours have been completed. The hours for ACE are from 3:15 to 5:15 Mondays through Thursdays starting in early September until the end of the school year. Curriculum includes textbooks, an on-line Passkey Learning program and group assignments. The number of enrollment will increase after the semester when grades are calculated and students’ failures in core subjects are targeted.
High School Alternative Education Transition Program. Students that are nontraditional are targeted for this program. Most are coming out of placement and use our program to gain confidence and academic skills to graduate. Many students are enrolled in this program before going back into the regular classroom. Students work on group projects dealing with life skills, and engage in all core subjects through computer software programs as well as current textbook series. As credits are earned the students are able to watch their progress and gain incentive to stay in school. Students are evaluated and receive a grade for all scheduled classes in this program. This group meets from 3:15 to 6:15 Mondays through Fridays starting in early September through the end of the school year. Each student must maintain a 15- hour school week. A juvenile probation team coupled with our district guidance department offers extra support for our at- risk students and aids in truancy and behavioral issues.
Summer School is offered to students behind in credits. This is available through the guidance office on an as needed basis. The program starts in early May after school from 2:30 until 5:30, Mondays through Fridays. Once the regular school year is completed the summer school hours change to 9:00am until 12:00pm. All information regarding summer school sessions will be available through the guidance department. Students are able to pick up one or two core classes in this program. Each subject must require 60 hours of summer school, 30 hours for semester courses.