Academic Support

  • At Palatine High School, we strive to provide academic support to all students, both inside and outside the classroom in order to enhance student success.  While students are always encouraged to seek assistance from their academic teacher, a variety of resources are available for students seeking additional supports.  Most teachers have an electronic learning management system such as Schoology that allows students to keep updated about class assignments and expectations.

    Students are expected by both state and national policies to attain a certain level of achievement, students who are not meeting or not on track to meet these standards may be assigned additional academic support to allow them to meet these standards.

    Counselor

    Students work with their counselor to develop a personal academic plan based on their interests and goals.  The counselor can also recommend other academic supports as needed.

    Tutoring

    Individual and small group tutoring in various subjects throughout the school day.  Students are able to drop in for extra support as needed to ensure academic success.   Students should ask their teacher for additional assistance or stop in the departmental offices to seek support in areas where regular tutors are not available. 

    Teachers in Math Science and English are available throughout the school day in the SSC which is located in the Library.  In addition teachers in Math, Science, English and Social Studies are available in the SSC before school from 7:15 – 8:15 a.m. Tuesday through Friday.  After hours tutoring is available on Tuesday through Thursday until 4:30 p.m. in the SSC.

    Media Center

    The Palatine High School Media Center is a great location in the school where students can come to study, do research, check out books, or use the many available technology resources. The Media Center completed renovations in early 2017 and now includes the school’s collection of thousands of books, available for checkout by students and staff. The Media Center also maintains an extensive listing of online research databases, available to students both on and off campus over the Internet. Students can also access hundreds of eBooks on their tablets and smartphones using District 211's Overdrive and Open Ebooks online libraries.  The media Center is open from 7:15 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The media center closes right after school on Fridays.  

    Advanced Placement Supports

    Students participating in one or more AP courses can receive additional support to boost their success. Students have access to tutoring and test prep materials, as well as to our AP support team who follows up with interested and/or struggling students to offer one-on-one coaching.

    Addition targeted first time AP tutoring is available as follows:

    Math Room 389 5th hour 
    Physics Science Office 3rd, 4th, or 5th hour
    US History Room 271 5th hour
    English English Office by Appointment – See your teacher
    Psychology Room 272 3rd hour
    HUGE Room 275 5th hour
    Government Social Studies Office 3rd or 5th hour
    Spanish World Language Office T, W, & TH before school
    First Time AP Schoology Code:   6PDZV-DF9NT

     

    Test Make-Up

    Students have access to make up tests and quizzes in our test make up room from 7:15 – 4:30 on all normal school days.  Test Make-Up is located in room 218.

    Required Supports

    Students are expected by both state and national policies to attain a certain level of achievement, students who are not meeting or not on track to meet these standards may be assigned additional academic support to allow them to meet these standards.

    Guided Study Hall

    Students may be assigned to a Guided Study Hall.  This study hall provides students with extra support in a smaller setting. In addition, students will work to develop study, organizational, and other academic skills.

    SAT Prep

    Students identified by their PSAT test scores may be assigned to our SAT Prep program. During ½ of their lunch period, they will receive additional strategies and materials in a smaller setting tailored for their needs.

    Athletic Study Hall

    Student-athletes may be assigned to an Athletic Study Hall if their grades fall below the district standard. This study hall is designed to give your child a quiet work environment and access to additional resources to support academic success.