Academic Support Program

  • Helix’s Academic Support program is an integral part of the Pyramid of Interventions, which provides students with academic support, successful role models and opportunities to build connections with caring adults. Our large team of Academic Coaches work in units and must also work together with teachers, grade level teams, the Wellness Center and parents to provide the essential skills that will keep students on track for graduation. All students receive instruction on time management and organizational skills through the use of the ASP Planner. We know that all students learn differently and at different rates and it is up to us to find the key to helping each individual student achieve the goal of graduating from Helix Charter High School. The goal of all programs is to help students become self-directed learners. 
  • Support for Grade 9

  • Support for Grades 10-12

The Den - Before & After School Academic Support

  • The DEN is a student-centered space that provides academic support both before school and after school in room 1600 (ExL). Students can come in before school and/or after school to receive help in all subjects. The DEN is staffed by Academic Coaches and Credentialed Teachers in order to provide student support and facilitate achievement. Here are some of the support systems the DEN will provide:
    • Tutoring
    • Remediation
    • Test prep
    • Test proctoring
    • Timed writings
    • Study groups
    • Student-centered support in any academic capacity


The Importance of Tutoring

  • All the research on closing learning gaps points to high quality tutoring as the best intervention. Tutoring provided by a teacher or trained paraprofessional, 3 or more times a week and preferably during the school day, is recommended for high school students. The Academic Support program at Helix offers school day tutoring by trained paraprofessionals who receive education-based weekly staff development from Helix staff.