Washington Jr High School offers several after-school tutoring opportunities for our students. Washington Family Center runs a 3-5 after school program from 2:15 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. helping students to improve skills necessary to succeed in school. This program is housed in the Jr High School. Certified teachers and Washington & Jefferson students help tutor our students in this program. Transportation is provided for students needing a ride home.
The Jr High School also offers a sixth grade program in conjunction with Penn State, Huntington Learning Center, Washington and Jefferson College, and the Southwest Training Agency. In this program, Southwest Training works with students from 2:15 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. on improving social skills and problem solving skills. Topics such as etiquette, how to deal with a bully, peer pressure, and other relevant issues for young teens are discussed. After attending the Southwest Training portion of the program, Huntington Learning Center takes over and works with our sixth graders on academic skills from 3:00 P.M. to 4:30. Certified teachers work with the students along with student teachers from Washington and Jefferson College. Transportation is provided.
Washington Jr High School also offers a tutoring program for seventh and eighth graders from 2:15 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. This program is staffed with district teachers. Again, academic skills needed for success in the school setting are worked on so students will be able to perform better in their academic classes. Transportation is also provided.
In addition to these programs, many teachers offer to stay after school to work with students on specific classroom assignments. For instance, a student struggling with current concepts being taught, or possibly help with understanding homework assignments.
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.