What is the Learning Center?
The Learning Center is an educational resource center for all Clayton High School students, where they can have daily one-on-one contact with teachers in the subjects of English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.
The Learning Center also houses the Study Center where students can come to complete homework, study for tests, and strengthen their reading, writing, grammar, and critical thinking skills.
Each Learning Center Class section is a scheduled class for students who receive 1/2 credit per semester if attending every scheduled day (or 1/4 credit if attending for just one quarter). However, all students of CHS are welcome to drop in before school for extra assistance. Through all of its available resources, the Learning Center helps CHS students find success.
What are our mission, vision, and core values of the Learning Center?
- Empower students to be confident, independent learners by cultivating student skills, strategies, and behaviors in a supportive, safe environment that exists for all.
- Provide a variety of services and resources to support students as they engage with curriculum across disciplines
- Complement the work of the classroom by creating a partnership between classroom teachers and the Learning Center teachers.
- We develop confident, independent learners, problem-solvers, and critical thinkers who are open and ready to take on learning every day (being their best academic selves).
- Core Values
- INDIVIDUALIZATION: Recognize and respect the unique needs and potential of each learner; structure support for individual students. Our smaller classroom settings allow for a unique student perspective into student strengths and areas for growth
- EXPECTATIONS: Support high expectations for students so that they are challenged, while helping them confront and work through frustrations.
- COLLABORATION: Complement the work of the classroom by creating a partnership between classroom teachers and the Learning Center teachers. Share celebrations of what works in both spaces and what detracts in both spaces.
- INNOVATION: Seek creative ideas and new ways of thinking to grow and improve student and teacher practice.
- CONSISTENCY: Keep support consistent in duration and frequency in order to have an impact/develop skills and strategies.
When is the Learning Center open?
Besides classes, the Learning Center is open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. on Fridays. Students are encouraged to come in for help before school.
What can students do at the Learning Center?
- Get help solving difficult problems from last night’s homework
- Get help clarifying challenging concepts
- Develop schedules and strategies for completing long-term assignments
- Make daily progress on those assignments
- Improve writing, reading, grammar, and study skills.