Academic Support

The following is a partial list of where PHS students can go for academic support.

Afternoon Academy- Afternoon Academy is an after school program open to all students. It provides a place, a time, a meal, and personnel to assist with school projects or homework.  It is staffed by a teacher and tutors, and may be attended on a drop-in basis.  Please see the PHS home page web calendar for all time and location details.

Math- Most math classes use the CPM math program.  Students are provided with accounts and they can log in from home to get assistance with homework assignments.  Each problem has a series of hints that provides guidance toward the solution.

Friday Reports- The traditional Friday report is still available in the Guidance Office.  A Friday report is a hand held sheet of paper that students take around to their teachers on Fridays.  It is sort of like a weekly progress report. 

E-Mail- Every employee of Paradise Unified School District has an e-mail account (first initial then last name @ pusdk12.org).  So my e-mail is jchristie@pusdk12.org.  Teachers may be contacted for information, assistance or communication.  This relationship is one of the best things we can do for our shared students and it can be used like a Friday report if a list serve is used to communicate weekly.

Aeries- Every family can access Aeries to track student progress.  Teachers regularly enter assignments and grades so parents and students can track progress.

Boy’s/Girl’s Club- The Paradise Boy’s and Girl’s Club has daily programs at their Skyway Center to provide programs and support to ridge students.  They help with homework and provide activities, food and social support as well.

Websites- Many teachers have class websites where they keep calendars, schedules, class information, resources and more.  The websites can be found under the staff tab at the Paradise High School web site.

Teachers- The teachers are the most valuable resource to help struggling students.  They meet regularly with students before school, after school and often on their lunch breaks.  They are dedicated to the success of all PHS students.

Students- Many students count on one another to help with schoolwork.  What used to require a meeting at the library or community center, can now be done electronically.  Students use a number of social media sites, chat rooms, and electronic communication to collaborate on assignments, all from the comfort of home.