The FOCUS Academy

  • The FOCUS Academy is a program designed to provide academic support to 9th grade students for whom learning in a larger classroom setting is often more challenging. Students in the FOCUS program meet for two consecutive periods every day and receive support from content area teachers. A Study Skills teacher will present mini-lessons on a wide variety of instructional skills and strategies. The FOCUS Academy successfully employs pre-teaching and re-teaching strategies, as well as providing smaller group instruction to foster academic independence.