Academics

How to Prepare for Success at ASI

 Organizational Skills

Students' organizational skills become increasingly important for the achievement of success during the coming school years.  School supplies which effectively assist in organization are a great asset for each student.  Based upon our experience with student needs, we have included a list of supplies needed to start the year. We have found that trapper keepers and spiral notebooks are not successful organizational tools.  A notebook serves as a supplemental textbook; therefore it is necessary for students to have it in class each day.  Frequently, additional materials are given to the students to assist them in their learning.  These materials can only be organized effectively in a three ring binder.

 Homework/Classwork

All homework is designed to extend learning experiences and to stimulate pupils to study independently.  It is recognized that pupils work at different rates and with varying degrees of efficiency.  These factors are considered when assignments are made.  Several teachers in the various subject areas coordinate homework. Each teacher has the responsibility for setting reasonable limits on the requirements for preparation beyond class time.  This is done in cooperation with other teachers. Class time is provided for supervised study to ensure thorough understanding of assignments and efficient work habits.    Time at home should be set aside for the completion of assigned work.  It should be expected that ninth graders will have approximately one to one and a half hours of homework each night. It is most important that students complete all homework assignments by the due date.  Hastily completed assignments of poor quality, and partially completed assignments seriously detract from student learning.  Students are expected to complete these assignments conscientiously; your supervision of this important aspect of their learning can help them achieve greater success in school.  If it appears that homework assignments take much longer than the time mentioned above, then a problem may exist.  Please call the school if you have any concerns in this area.

Generic Supply List for Parent:

Listed below are the basic necessities that every child needs to come to school with. Individual teachers may require additional items that are not listed. 

  1. 6 Loose leaf binders or notebooks, one for each class
  2. Pencils/ pens year long
  3. Simple calculator OR Graphing calculator (not mandatory)
  4. Composition notebook (200 pages) for Spanish
  5. 1 or 2 tissue boxes
  6. 2 inch Binder
  7. Highlighters
  8. Colored Pencils
  9. Backpack without wheels