A plan of study is a way to provide more accountability to students who are struggling academically. This plan provides students with a set of academic goals tailored to their needs and provides them with assistance in reaching those goals. A plan of study is best suited for students who typically lack the motivation necessary to succeed academically. The motivation lies in the fact that if they do not meet their goals, then the student will be required to repeat that grade the following year. A plan of study gives the student an opportunity to prove themselves rather than holding them directly back a grade which could have an overall negative effect. The following is a sample plan of study that can be modified to fit your specific needs.
Sample Plan of Study
The following plan of study takes effect on Wednesday, August 17, 2012, which is the first day of the 2012-2013 school year. It is effective through Friday, May 18, 2013. The principal/counselor will review Any Student’s progress at a minimum of a bi-weekly basis. If Any Student fails to meet his/her objectives at any given check, then a meeting will be required with Any Parent, their parents, their teachers, and the principal/counselor. If Any Student has met all of the objectives, then they will be promoted to the 8th grade at the end of the year. However, if they fail to meet all of the listed objectives, then they will be placed back into the 7th grade for the 2013-2014 school year.
- Any Student must maintain a 70% C- average in each class including English, reading, math, science, and social studies.
- Any Student must complete and turn in 95% of their classroom assignments per class.
- Any Student must attend school at least 95% of the required time, meaning they can only miss 9 days of the total 175 school days.
- Any Student must show improvement in their reading grade level.
- Any Student must show improvement in their math grade level.
- Any Student must set a reasonable Accelerated Reading goal for each nine weeks (with principal/counselor's assistance) and meet that A.R. goal each nine weeks.
- Any Student’s teachers will let the principal/counselor know immediately if Any Student fails to complete and/or turn in an assignment on time. The principal/counselor will be responsible for keeping track of this information.
- The principal/counselor will conduct bi-weekly grade checks in the areas of English, reading, math, science, and social studies. The principal/counselor will be required to inform both Any Student and their parents of their progress on a bi-weekly basis via conference, letter, or telephone call.
- Any Student will be required to spend a minimum of forty-five minutes for three days a week with an intervention specialists specifically focused to improve their overall reading level.
- If any of Any Student’s grades drop below 70%, they will be required to attend after-school tutoring at a minimum of three times per week.
- If Any Student is failing to meet two or more of his grade requirements and/or two or more of their objectives by December 16. 2012, then they will be demoted to the 6th grade at that time for the remainder of the school year.
- If Any Student is demoted or retained, they will be required to attend a Summer School session.
By signing this document, I agree to each of the conditions above. I understand that if Any Student does not meet each objective that they may be placed back into 7th grade for the 2013-2014 school year or demoted to the 6th grade for the 2nd semester of the 2012-2013 school year. However, if they meet each expectation then they will be promoted to the 8th grade for the 2013–2014 school year.
Any Student, Student
Any Parent, Parent
Any Teacher, Teacher
Any Principal/Counselor, Principal/Counselor