A+ Tutoring Information

What is the A+ tutoring/mentoring requirement?
The A+ Schools Program requires all A+ students to complete 50 hours of unpaid tutoring/mentoring of other students.  All A+ tutoring opportunities must be arranged and coordinated through the FHN A+ Coordinator, must take place on district property, and must be supervised by a district employee.  Volunteer and/or community service experiences not affiliated with the Francis Howell School District may not be counted toward the A+ tutoring requirement.

What are my tutoring/mentoring options?
The Francis Howell School District offers A+ tutoring opportunities at the elementary, middle, and high school level.  These opportunities are available during school, after school, and also during Fall, Spring, and Summer Breaks. 

Students may apply to work as an FHN A+ Tutor during the school day.  This opportunity allows students in grades 11-12 to earn 1/2 elective credit and fulfillment of the 50-hour A+ tutoring requirement by helping their peers in an FHN classroom for one period of one semester. 

 After school opportunities include assisting in an elementary classroom until 4:05, or assisting at an elementary Vacation Station program from 4:00-6:00.  Our cooperating elementary schools include Becky David, Harvest Ridge, and Henderson. 

In addition to after school opportunities, students may also elect to earn their hours at an elementary Vacation Station program during Fall Break, Spring Break, or Summer Break.  During these breaks, the Vacation Station program is open all day and offers A+ students the opportunity to work full-time and earn their hours in a relatively short amount of time.  This option is helpful for those students whose extracurricular activities and obligations make it difficult to participate in after school A+ tutoring. 

Some students are also involved in special activities that may be counted toward A+ tutoring/mentoring hours. These may include Knight Mentors, Junior Knights camps and clinics, and other club or group activities that require the student to work in a helping capacity with other FHSD students (students may not "double dip" NHS service hours and A+ hours).  Please contact the FHN A+ Coordinator for more information if you participate in one of these special programs.

Please note that students are required to complete all 50 hours during the semester that they begin working toward their hours.  New A+ assignments are made each Fall, Spring, and Summer. 

How do I sign up for A+ tutoring/mentoring?
Students may begin working on the 50-hour A+ tutoring/mentoring requirement as early as the summer after 10th grade.  During a 3-5 day window each semester, the FHN A+ Coordinator posts information for students interested in applying for an A+ tutoring/mentoring placement.  During that window, students must review the rules and responsibilities of an A+ Tutor and submit the completed A+ Tutor Placement Packet.  




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