ACADEMIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME (OR ACADEMIC PROBATION)
This a programme geared towards getting our weak students to work at an acceptable pace,through a close supervision of their studies, monitoring of their study habits and teaching them study skills. A student is placed on academic assistance when he/she scores below our least acceptable average grade of 65% in any of our continuous assessment tests or exams.
The student on Academic Assistance does not take part in the following extra-curricular activities: clubs, choir, altar servers, athletic teams, weekend videos, and visiting with friend’s family on visiting days. The student on Academic Assistance will spend those extra-curricular activities in study hall under close supervision that ensures progress in those subjects and areas where the student has difficulties or performs poorly.
Class teachers and counsellors are to supervise their students on Academic Assistance. Every two weeks, these teachers are to give the principal a brief report on the academic progress of the students. Where necessary, subject teachers may also be asked to write a report on a student on Academic Assistance. The student will remain on Academic Assistance until the next academic assessment, after the grades for that assessment are published.
The student will go off Academic Assistance when there is a remarkable improvement in grades, through sustained improvement in studies generally, and earnest academic purpose displayed by the student in question.
Jesuit Memorial College does not want students to be on Academic Assistance, and therefore calls on other students to assist those on Academic Assistance to come off assistance as soon as possible. Academic improvement is our goal for all students, and we pray that this negative motivation will help those on probation.