HISTEP

  • Welcome to HiSTEP!

    HOW IT WORKS 

    Highlander Student Targeted Enrichment Program, or HiSTEP, is designed to support students who are struggling academically as well as reward students for their academic success. 

    Students who have earned a D, F, or a GPA below 2.9 based on reported grades will be placed in a Study Hall or Tutorial to provide them with extra time and support to study, complete work, and improve their grades.  Students earning above a 2.9 GPA and no Ds or Fs will be rewarded with Long Lunch. 

    Your HiSTEP placement will be reevaluated every 5-week grading period.  Schedules will be updated accordingly based on academic performance. 

    You may not earn your way out until the end of each 5-week grading period. 

    Placement in HiSTEP is also reliant upon a student's discipline record.  If a student has 1 suspension, 2 or more Saturday schools, 3 or more unexcused absences (by individual period),  or 6 or more accumulated tardies, they will lose the privilege of Long Lunch. 

    DIRECTIONS:

    1. The week following each academic grading period (approximately every 5 weeks), your 2nd period teacher will post a roster with your new HiSTEP assignment.

    2. Look at the HiSTEP class listed next to your name on this roster.  You will either be assigned Freshman Focus (1st 3 Quarters of the school year only) , Study Hall , Link Crew , or Long Lunch 

    IF YOU ARE ASSIGNED FRESHMAN FOCUS:

    Go to your designated location identified on your schedule card when the bell rings signaling the end of 4th period.  You will have approximately 5 minutes to get to your next location.  If you are late, you face being sent to detention and therefore losing Long Lunch on Friday.  If you do not attend your assigned HiSTEP location, you will automatically be assigned a Saturday School.  Each unexcused absence from HiSTEP will result in a Saturday School.  For example, if you are truant from HiSTEP four days in a row, you will receive four Saturday Schools.  Unexcused absences will not be taken lightly. 

    Behavioral expectations in Freshman Focus: 

    Two days a week, Freshman Focus classes will be run as study halls.  You are expected to bring material to study or assignments to work on.  You must remain on task during the entire period and be working independently and silently.  The other two days will be run by Link Crew leaders where you will participate in various Link Crew activities. 

    IF YOU ARE ASSIGNED STUDY HALL:

    Go to your designated location identified on your schedule card when the bell rings signaling the end of 4th period.  You will have approximately 5 minutes to get to your next location.  If you are late, you face being sent to detention and therefore losing Long Lunch on Friday.  If you do not attend your assigned HiSTEP location, you will automatically be assigned a Saturday School.  Each unexcused absence from HiSTEP will result in a Saturday School.  For example, if you are truant from HiSTEP four days in a row, you will receive four Saturday Schools.  Unexcused absences will not be taken lightly. 

    Behavioral expectations in Study Hall: 

    All four days of study hall you will be required to bring material to study or assignments to work on.  You must remain on task during the entire period and be working independently and silently.  Any disruption of a quiet learning environment will result in immediate removal from study hall and relocation to the detention room.  This will also result in the loss of your long lunch on Friday.

    IF YOU ARE ASSIGNED A TUTORIAL: 

    Go to your designated location identified on your schedule card when the bell rings signaling the end of 4th period.  You will have approximately 5 minutes to get to your next location.  If you are late, you face being sent to detention and therefore losing your Long Lunch on Friday.  If you do not attend your assigned HiSTEP location, you will automatically be assigned a Saturday School.  Each unexcused absence from HiSTEP will result in a Saturday School.  For example, if you are truant from HiSTEP four days in a row, you will receive four Saturday Schools.  Unexcused absences will not be taken lightly. 

    Behavioral expectations in Tutorials:

    All four days of tutorials, you will be required to bring subject specific material to study or assignments to work on.   It will be teacher discretion whether this will be a quiet learning environment or one in which you will work together.  Any disruption of this learning environment will result in immediate removal from study hall and relocation to the detention room.  This will also result in the loss of your long lunch on Friday. 

    IF YOU ARE A LINK CREW LEADER:

    Go to your designated location when the bell rings signaling the end of 4th period.  You will have approximately 5 minutes to get to your next location. 

    IF YOU ARE ASSIGNED LONG LUNCH: 

    You will receive a new Long Lunch sticker from your 2nd period teacher at the start of each new 5-week period of HiSTEP.  That sticker must be placed on the front of your ID card. You must show your ID card to any campus supervisors/teachers while on campus or leaving campus for long lunch. 

    When the bell rings for the end of 4th period, you will be free to go to lunch.  You must have your ID card in hand so it is clearly visible to all campus supervisors.  Any students on long lunch without an ID card and sticker will be sent to detention and will lose their Long Lunch. 

    Socializing amongst Long Lunch students must take place away from the main halls as to not disturb HiSTEP classrooms.  The only Long Lunch students in the HiSTEP classroom area are those that are voluntarily seeking extra help with teacher permission.  If you have earned Long Lunch and would like to volunteer as an academic tutor in Tutorials, please pick up the tutor request form from room 104 or room 122. 

    If you have any questions about your HiSTEP assignment, you must first attend your scheduled HiSTEP location, and may come during the regular lunch period to room 104 or room 122 with any questions.

    Mr. Imlay and Mrs. Wheeler

    HiSTEP Coordinators

     Bell Schedule 

    7:45 AM

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    8:37AM

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    Period 1

    8:42 AM

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    9:40 AM

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    Period 2

    9:40 AM

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    9:50 AM

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    Break

    9:55 AM

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    10:47 AM

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    Period 3

    10:52 AM

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    11:44 PM

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    Period 4

    11:49 PM

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    12:13 PM

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    HiSTEP (Friday=Long Lunch ALL)

    12:13 PM

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    12:48 PM

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    Lunch

    12:53 PM

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    1:45 PM

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    Period 5

    1:50 PM

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    2:42 PM

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    Period 6

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    Long Lunch Opt Out Form 

    If your student qualifies for long lunch and you do not want him/her to be given 24 extra minutes of lunch,  please fill out the form below:

     

    Student Name: _____________________________________

     

    Student ID: _____________________________________

     

    Grade Level: _____________________________________

     

    Placement Preference:

     

    ____Tutorial - subject:_________________

    ____Study Hall

    ____Student Tutor - subject:_____________ 

     

    Contact Mr. Marshall with inquiries regarding serving as a Link Crew Leader @ LH-LinkCrew@fjuhsd.net

     

    Parent Name: _____________________________________

    Parent Signature: ____________________________________

     

    RETURN THIS FORM TO MR. IMLAY IN ROOM 104 OR MRS. WHEELER IN ROOM 125.

     

    QUESTIONS?

    EMAIL:     HiSTEP@fjuhsd.ORG

     

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