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Focus is a guided study hall designed for students with learning disabilities or who qualify for extra academic assistance. Emphasis is placed on the development of higher academic performance and independent study skills and habits. Small group instruction (maximum 8 to 1 ratio) and individualized help are given in note taking, critical thinking, and concept reinforcement.  Assignment book checks, organizational strategies, and test/quiz review are all common Focus activities.  Peer tutors also assist the teacher in providing tutorial help. The Focus teacher partners with other faculty, parents, and students to provide a positive environment for successful learning.

Focus is the medium through which support is provided for a student’s individualized curricular accommodation plan, or Plan for Student Success (PSS).  All requests for placement into Focus must be directed to the student's principal.  Junior High and High School Focus times are scheduled in place of the student’s study hall.