Academic Resource Center

Department Head: Kathy Lipowski

Academic Resource Center (ARC)

Monday - Friday

7:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Location:  LS12

Drop-ins are available before or after school.

Homework help and tutoring available.

The ARC staff is committed to empowering students with the tools for creating their own academic success.


ARC Hours

The ARC is open from 7 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. – one hour and 15 minutes after the last class and in time for the
4:30 p.m. late bus. Students seeking academic assistance may either be assigned to the ARC in place of a regular study hall or visit on an as-needed basis. Drop-in visits are allowed before and after school.


Enrollment in the ARC is based on referrals from teachers, guidance staff, parents or students themselves.  While the ARC is open to the entire student body, a priority is given to students who demonstrate need for additional academic support.

ARC Supports

The ARC is supervised by the literacy department head and supported by teacher aides who are available for research-based instruction in a variety of subject areas.  Staff will provide:

  • Need-based strategy and skill development in reading, writing, mathematics, science reasoning, goal setting, organization and general study skills.
  • Reinforcement of content-area learning targets to help promote mastery.
  • Weekly progress monitoring and student-driven goal setting.
  • Communication with parents, content-area teachers and guidance staff.