Ruskin High School staff and administrators are offering numerous opportunities for students who want to improve their grades and be successful in high school. Students may take advantage of the following programs:
After School Tutoring
Students may stay after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays until 4:30 p.m. for tutoring in all core classes – Communication Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Math. Students check with their teacher to find out where tutoring will be held on a specific day for a specific subject.
The Homework Center is open in the Media Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays until 4:30 p.m. Students may use this as a quiet place to study and get extra, general help from staff members and student tutors. Any student can attend on a voluntary basis, but it may be strongly recommended to students who show signs of falling behind.
There is a late bus that takes students home at no cost on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It leaves at 4:45 p.m. There is one bus that delivers students to the Hickman-side of the District and another to the Ruskin-side of the District. Students do not need to sign up to ride the bus.
PLATO Credit Recovery
PLATO is designed to serve students who have fallen behind in a required subject area. Students must be at least a freshman in high school to be enrolled. Students must be approved for placement each semester.
School within a School
This is a new program for Ruskin High school designed to help students who are behind with their academics and at-risk of not graduating and dropping out. Students spend all day in a special classroom with lead teacher Greg Valenzuela and other “guest” teachers. Students must be screened and approved each semester to be in this program.
Ruskin High School started the Twilight School program the first of last school year. Students in the program meet after school each day to learn to transition into the GED Options Program. Students must be screened and approved for placement in this program each semester.
Brad Barbee is the administrator in charge of the after-school programs. He has structured the learning time into two additional hours – an 8th and 9th hour. Students are to only move throughout the building during the five minute break between the hours.