Secondary Students

Secondary What to Expect at LEO:
Students arrive by bus or by parent vehicle from all of the different schools within the district. Each day begins with a silent reading period. We are very fortunate to have our own library. The library collection focuses on the types of books our students enjoy reading. Students are allowed to select the books they read and many say this is the first time they have ever read a book from cover to cover.

All students are assigned to a classroom on the first day. Unlike regular campuses, where students move from class to class, students at LEO remain at their assigned desks throughout the day. Teachers move from room to room in order to cover the classes. Most of the time students work independently with tutorial guidance and assistance from teachers and staff. Periodically, teachers take small groups of students to alternate classrooms for individual or small-group instruction.
 
Secondary Learning
The students have eight academic periods each day. Each class period is 45 minutes long. Every class on a student’s schedule is covered each day. Students keep all subjects on their schedule, including electives. This allows students to remain on track with their graduation plan. Additionally, we have built in a 30 minute lunch period. After eating the students are allowed to read or put their heads down until the end of the 30 minutes. We have also added a daily exercise time. This time has been carved out of an elective period. Students may choose to participate in teacher directed calisthenics/stretching activities or continue with the assigned class work of that elective.

Consistent discipline is maintained at all times. The rules are read to the students daily. Students are expected to remain on task doing school assignments throughout the day. Communication between students is prohibited in order to maintain order and provide a secure environment. In the class rooms behavior is monitored continuously. Also, students are escorted to and from restrooms, to lunch, and to any small group class rooms. Our discipline program is designed to keep schoolwork and academics as the main focus.
 
Secondary Learning
To help students understand our rules and expectations, the rules are thoroughly explained in an orientation on their first day. During this orientation, students are encouraged to ask questions and express their concerns. The orientation ensures that LEO rules and expectations are made clear. Additionally, LEO rules are read aloud in each classroom at the beginning of every day so that students are continually reminded of the kind of behavior we expect.

The LEO Center has two full time counselors on staff, academic counselor Kyle Haenisch and social worker Wahlia Jones-Woolley.

Mr. Haenisch provides various counseling services to our students. He meets individually with every student to go over high school credits and to help develop graduation plans. He assists with schedule changes and provides information on clock hours owed for loss of credit due to excessive absences, as well as community service hours needed to recover the credit. He conducts self-discipline classes. In addition, he serves as the LEO Center's 504 coordinator.

Ms. Jones-Woolley also meets with each student assigned to LEO. She advises the students about individual counseling services she can provide. If students wish to take advantage of individual counseling, they are given a packet of information which contains a consent form their parent must sign. Ms. Woolley also serves as our transition counselor and meets with students once they have returned to their home campuses.

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