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Instructional Support Services
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Instructional Support Services 

Kolbe has many options to support students in their online, self-paced, and homeschool classes. From tutoring to accountability mentoring and the homeroom program, Kolbe values both academic support and formation of the whole person.  

 

Homeroom Program 

Morning Meeting K-2 

Morning Meeting is the first meeting of the week for elementary online students in grades kindergarten through second grade. In Morning Meeting, students study virtue and grade level appropriate social and academic skills. Teachers will guide students through various activities such as: Calendar, Student of the Week, Virtue Challenges, Study Skills, Read Alouds and other skills pertinent to forming them as whole persons. 

 

Homeroom Program Grades 3-12 

Homeroom is a dynamic and interactive environment that builds community and offers academic support to students in upper elementary, middle, and high school. Each Homeroom teacher varies live activities with the students to focus on student collaboration, mastering key study skills, digital citizenship, and on a variety of other topics—social, spiritual, and academic, all ordered toward student success in our online school and formation of the student as a whole.  

 

In 6-12, each homeroom class offers some study hall time so that the teacher can meet about quarterly with each individual student to discuss his or her personal academic goals at Kolbe Academy.   

 

Student Academic Support Labs 

Writing Labs 

Writing Lab will offer students additional opportunities for writing instruction with a teacher, as well as a review of the foundational concepts such as spelling, grammar, and writing.  Students will get the most out of writing lab if they are in the online program, but students may take writing lab independently as well.  Writing labs are not solely aimed at remediation, but students needing remediation in writing should enroll in writing lab.  Lab tuition rates will apply. Available beginning in grade 2 through high school. 

Math Labs 

Math Lab will offer students additional opportunities for working problems with a teacher, as well as a review of the week's lessons.  Students will get the most out of math lab if they are taking the corresponding online math course concurrently with math lab, but students may take math lab independently as well.  Math labs are not solely aimed at remediation, but students needing remediation in math should enroll in math lab.  Lab tuition rates will apply. Available beginning in grade 2 through Algebra 2.   

 

Math Fact Lab (3-5 only)

Math Fact Lab supports students who would benefit from daily math fact drills in order to gain mastery. This lab will take students through addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

 

Reading Lab (K-2 only)

 

Reading Lab will provide students with additional live time and teacher instruction in the areas of phonics and fluency.  The teacher will reinforce the lessons from the student's online courses and provide additional practice opportunities.  Students in this lab will receive an initial assessment and have ongoing progress monitoring. 

 

Individualized Support 

Accountability Mentoring 

Accountability Mentors meet 1:1 with a student to provide oversight and support.  The Accountability Mentor will review the student's upcoming work and calendar to help the student make a plan to be successful. Additional tuition fees apply.   

 

NHS Peer Tutoring 

Kolbe Academy’s National Honors Society provides a peer tutoring service to students in 4th grade or above.  Students may attend open group tutoring hours (usually offered 2-3 times/week) or may make individual appointments.  Peer tutoring is a free service to all enrolled students in grades 4 or above. 

 

Professional Tutoring 

Families may purchase tutoring packages with a Kolbe Academy teacher.  Sessions run for 50 minutes each and are available for grades K-12 in all subject areas.  Additional fees apply. 

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