Questions posed via the Parent Survey, Facebook, and the SUSD Website.
What is Power Hour?
Power Hour is a positive high school initiative to support student learning and achievement. During Power Hour, students are to eat lunch and participate in various programs: reteach and enrichment sessions, resource centers, tutoring, club meetings, study hall, and more. Teachers, students, and administrators can collaborate in order to create a system tailored to the specific school that benefits every student.
Power Hour restructures the traditional school day to expand the lunch period increasing student opportunities for academic success. The format is simple – students and teachers have one hour in the middle of the school day to participate in various activities. Teachers would always have 30 minutes for their duty-free lunch, but also maintain 30 minutes for office hours. During this time they will offer academic support, tutoring, take care of make-up work, sponsor clubs and activities, create a time and space for extended learning activities and build relationships. For students who have D’s and/or F’s in classes, they will be required to check into a tutoring location for a minimum of thirty minutes. While the format is simple – developing and nurturing the culture that supports this initiative is a continuous process.
Sahuarita USD high school campuses will have designated locations for students to eat lunch and socialize, engage in club and activity meetings, and attend tutoring or extended learning.
Power Hour is designed to:
- Build community
- Increase student involvement
- Form stronger student-teacher relationships
- Decrease the number of failing students
- Increase motivation and responsibility