OLSH is excited to announce the implementation of an after-school tutoring program for all students beginning April 16. Made possible by a grant from Felician Services Inc.’s St. Francis Fund, the program will support the needs of the OLSH student body by providing supervised tutoring services in a safe, supportive, and familiar environment for learning. This program is designed to provide a comprehensive layer of academic support for all students in our school, providing individualized tutoring at no additional cost to our families.
The program will be housed in the OLSH Writing & Learning (OWL) Center on the second floor of the library and will build on the success of the OWL and the recently introduced ALLI (Advanced Learning and Leadership) Program created in association with the Allegheny Intermediate Unit. Special emphasis will be placed on increasing achievement in mathematics, opening the door for students to pursue STEM-related career possibilities. Tutors will include OLSH faculty and staff members, trained National Honor Society students, and college students from Duquesne University. Students can drop in to receive tutoring services as needed or sign up using the OWL Center’s online scheduling software for more individualized support. Parents, teachers, and school counselors can refer students for afterschool tutoring, as well.
In addition to providing tutoring services, the program will also offer an opportunity for pre-identified students who do not have access to a computer at home to borrow a laptop computer to complete assignments.
The After-School Tutoring Program will begin Monday, April 16 and will be held each Monday-Thursday from 2:45 pm – 4:45 pm as long as school is in session. The Program will begin again at the start of the 2018-2019 school year. To sign up to participate in the Program or if you have any questions, please email Shawn Holup, Assistant Principal, at [email protected].