Educational Support Services

Meeting the needs of students

The Educational Support Services Program serves to meet the needs of students who require additional classroom support.

Students receive extra instructional support in small group tutoring sessions. Specially trained educators support and encourage students on a regular basis in their academic studies by using teaching strategies which will provide the student with the tools necessary to succeed in the classroom and ultimately in the college environment.

Requirements for Program Admission

All students seeking admissions into the ESS program must first meet the regular admissions requirements. Some students will be required to attend the ESS program as a condition of the admissions process. Students on Academic Probation may be required to attend the ESS program as a condition of their probation. Students may be referred to the ESS program at any time during the school year. There is a fee for attendance in this program.

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Contact

NameDrake, Vicki
PositionTeacher
Phone1616
Email vdrake@bakersfieldchristian.com


Students receive educational support through building an ESS class period into their regular schedule. They participate in small group tutoring sessions where additional instruction, academic organization and learning intervention are provided.

The ESS Classroom

Time in the ESS classroom is valuable and will be treated as such. Students will report to the Learning Center during their assigned periods, and attendance will be kept each period. Students will work with the ESS staff to improve their skills and understanding of content from their classes. Grades will be provided to track students' efforts, but these grades will not appear on transcripts.

 

What ESS is Not

Educational Support Services is not a special education program. All students at BCHS and in the ESS program have the ability to be successful and with the support, love and encouragement of the BCHS faculty these students CAN succeed.

 

ESS COST & RESPONSIBILITIES

ESS Personnel Responsibilities

  • ESS personnel will re-teach concepts and skills in the Learning Center, as well as check student planners each time the student reports to the Learning Center during their assigned period.
  • ESS personnel will also communicate regularly with their students' teachers regarding assignments and strategies for teaching the content.

Classroom Teacher Responsibilities

  • Classroom teachers will collaborate regularly with the ESS personnel about content as well as strategies for teaching the content.

Student Responsibilities

  • Students are expected to record their assignments daily and are expected to work with the ESS personnel to complete their assignments.
  • Students are expected to attend the Learning Center on the assigned days and periods.
  • Students are expected to be motivated and eager to do their best.

Parent Responsibilities

  • Provide at least one hour a day of direct supervision.
  • Review the student's progress at least once a week. Utilize onCampus to assist in holding student accountable for class assignments.
  • Check in with the coordinator at least once a week via email.
  • Make a good faith effort on every recommendation given to you or your student.

 

  • PROGRAM COST
    • Program Cost

      An additional tuition fee is charged for students who wish to enroll in the ESS program. The additional cost are as follows:
      Per Month/Per Year
      1 Period, 1 time per week $80/$800
      1 Period, 2 times per week $120/$1,200
      1 Period, 3 times per week $150/$1,500
      1 Period, 5 times per week $180/$1,800

      Students are required to attend the Learning Center for a minimum of one quarter. The cost will be prorated for students entering mid-term. Weekly rates are included above for students who enter mid-quarter.
  • FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
    • Program Cost for International Students

      An additional tuition fee is charged for students who wish to enroll in the ESS program. The additional cost are as follows:
      Per Week/Per Midterm/Per Semester/Per Year
      1 period/1 time per week $44/$400/$800/$1,600
      1 period/2 times per week $66/$600/$1,200/$2,400
      1 period/3 times per week $84/$750/$1,500/$3,000
      1 period/5 times per week $94/$850/$1,700/$3,400

      Students are required to attend the Learning Center for a minimum of one quarter. The cost will be prorated for students entering mid-term.

      Weekly rates are included above for students who enter mid-quarter.