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.
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.
Read 180 / System 44
Read 180/System 44 helps struggling readers attain a proficient reading level to so that they will be able to succeed in high school and beyond. Students are identified for this program during ninth grade registration and are enrolled in the class as one of their electives. Once students reach their reading goal, they may exit the class at the end of the first semester, or at the halfway mark during the second semester of their freshman year on a case-by-case basis.
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. Molina.
Athletic Study Tables
Student-Athletes who need extra support (those that have a D or an F in a class) will be assigned to Athletic Study Tables. See process here: https://dohertyathletics.org/main/adnews/ID/50134879.
Students will know they are assigned by checking the link above and looking for their ID number based on social media prompt and website email communication.
If a student is assigned, he/she must attend until he/she has cleared that grade—and grades can be cleared at any time. Please email evidence that the grade is no longer a D or an F to Stephanie Leasure email@example.com & Christina Montoya firstname.lastname@example.org. Students will need to send a student report showing that ALL their grades are C’s or better as proof as Q will not be checked.