We believe that all students can succeed with the proper support at the high school level. Throughout all high school years, all 9th-12 grade students receive options for credit recovery, English language acquisition support, Special Education services, and after school and Saturday School tutoring.
Doherty High School offers freshman an extra layer of academic enhancement that encompasses both skill development, assignment completion, and work-habit mentoring. We emphasize a team-approach, including the student, family, classroom teachers, trained peer tutors, Math and Writing Center Director and Study Skills Coaches. Our emphasis lies in teaching students to become their first and best self-advocate for their own success.
The Spartan Center supports students in reaching academic goals and promotes independent learning through work habit development. The Spartan Center offers mandatory and optional pull-outs into the Math and Writing Centers where students work with trained peer tutors in small group and individual settings.
The Writing Center uses trained Peer Tutors to support 9th grade students in skill development and assignment completion within their English Classes. The center is mandatory for students who struggle in finishing their assignments and is optional for students who may desire to work with a peer tutor in writing, editing, reading comprehension, or competing class work. The Writing Center is staffed with a certified, full-time teacher who trains Peer Tutors in developing students' reading, writing, researching, communicating, and organizational skills. The director also keeps track of 9th grade student data and oversees the day-to-day administration of the center.
English Language Learners
ELL services are provided to those students who qualify. ELL certified staff work with all levels of ELL students to help them reach their academic English Language standards. These ELL English classes replace regular English classes. The ELL teacher also coordinates a class that helps students strengthen their work habits in their other academic classes. The ELL teacher works with the students and teachers to make the work accessible to ELL students while they are learning to speak, listen, read, and write in English.
10th Grade Survival Skills
For 10th grade students who may benefit from Study Skills support beyond their Freshman year, Doherty offers a "Survival Skills" course focused on reinforcing academic skills needed to ensure students progress from dependent learning to independent learning.
The Math Center uses trained Peer Tutors to support 9th grade students in skill development and class assignments. The center is mandatory for students who struggle with their assignments and/or tests and quizzes (below 70%) and is optional for students who may desire to work with a peer tutor in completing class work. The Math Center is staffed with a certified, full-time math teacher who trains Peer Tutors in developing students' math skills. The director tutors students while keeping track of 9th grade student data and oversees the day-to-day administration of the center.
GradPoint is an online program designed to help students catch-up academically and recover the credits that they need to be successful. Students are expected to come to class ready to learn and take notes on their subject. All courses must be completed at a minimum of 80% to count. Grades for this course do not appear in Q; so, if at any time you would like to know your student’s progress in the course that he or she is taking, please feel free to contact Mr. Mr. Mourning.
Saturday Academic Enhancement
Saturday Academic Enhancement is hosted from 8:30-11:00 AM a couple Saturdays a month in the Media Center at Doherty High School. Teachers from all core content areas are available for in-person tutoring (English, Social Studies, Math, and Science).