Ironwood Ridge High School strives to provide a rigorous and relevant education for all students.
From time to time, every student will face an academic challenge that requires additional support.
For these situations, IRHS offers a variety of support to help students succeed including:
Occurring every Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:15 to about 8:55 a.m., Conference Period is an ideal time for students to visit their teachers for tutoring or to make-up work.
The library is available for research or student study groups.
Many clubs also meet during Conference Period.
While IRHS does not take student attendence during Conference Period, parents interested in checking their child's Conference Period attendence are welcome to download and print a Conference Period Attendance Sheet here.
IRHS is pleased to again be offereing after-school tutoring.
Students are also welcome to utilize the library after-school for independent research, study or to meet quietly with a study group.
The current tutoring schedule can be found here.
Students are responsible for their own transportation home following tutoring.
Tutoring works best when students bring a specific question to discuss with the tutor. Examples might include:
“I don’t understand number six on today’s homework.”
“I got a “D” on this paper, what can I do to improve?”
“How do I get started on this research project?”
In addition to regular tutoring, IRHS will be also offering specialized tutoring “workshops” through the year. Workshops address specific goals such as AIMS preparation. Check back to this website for additional information and exact schedules of tutors and workshops!
Pyramid of Interventions
Students, Parents/Guardians, Teachers, Counselors, Support Specialists and Administrators all play a role in student academic success.
The Pyramid of Interventions provides additional ideas to assist students in academic success.
The Pyramid of Interventions is available for download and printing here.
Nighhawk Family Guide to Freshmen Success
The Nighthawk Family Guide to Freshmen Success, written by IRHS faculty member and published author Jim Ewing, provides parents practical tips and strategies to help their child succeed in high school. The book is available for free. Download at the IRHS website. Simply click here.
Reporting Academic Progress
The IRHS Parent Portal provides access to current grades, attendance and other student information. For more information on the parent portal, click here.
At a student’s request, teachers can provide weekly progress reports. Usually done on Friday’s, the student simply provides the “Progress Report” form to each teacher at the start of class. The teacher will complete and return the form to the student before class ends.
Every teacher also has an email account and individual voice mail. These can be accessed at the IRHS website.
Phone calls to the main IRHS reception at 696-3900 can also be appropriately forwarded.
Progress reports are distributed to students in their third period class about once a month through the school year. Semester grade reports, which compose a student’s official transcript, occur at the end of each semester in December and May.