Since Presentation accepts students with a wide range of academic
abilities, some students need extra academic assistance at various points
in their high school careers. The Academic Monitoring program is designed
to assist students whose grades fall below a 2.0 or who receive three or
more deficiency notices during any one quarter.
Once added to the academic monitoring program, students begin by meeting
with the Academic Dean. The purpose of this meeting is to explore
at length each student's academic situation and any related personal difficulties.
A plan is developed between the student and the Academic Dean which encompasses
changes in personal and academic habits, increased communication with parents,
tutoring arrangements, meetings with individual teachers, and occasional
recommendations for off-site professional learning assessments. Students
then meet with their counselor a minimum of once per quarter while in the
program. Motivation, encouragement, and academic monitoring are central
to the relationship between academic dean and student.
Students are removed from the monitoring program when their grades are solidly
above a 2.5 average and they are comfortable with those grades.