Family and Student Support

Available Resources and Interventions

  • Below are some examples of resources and interventions available in our secondary schools for student academic and social-emotional support, for questions regarding these programs please contact your students school.
    Full List of Resources and Interventions for Thompson Secondary Schools 
    Achievement Centers:  serves learners each semester who are struggling academically. Teachers, including one special education teacher, are present to tutor learners every period of the day. Community volunteers and CSU’s PDS students are also present to help learners each day. Learners can access PLATO and Fast Math in TVAC as well. Some learners stay in TVAC all year for the additional academic support and others move in and out according to their academic need at the time.  Parents are notified of this intervention.

    Advanced Placement (AP) study sessions:  Each AP teacher holds study sessions in the evenings and periodically throughout the year during the teacher’s ELO time when learners need additional help. The study sessions can last three to four hours before the AP tests. This is open to all AP students. This is communicated through parent portal or the learner advises their parent.

    Affective Needs:  Our district social worker runs classes on the 7 habits of highly effective students and has started a new class for drug abuse support.

    CatchUp Math:  Algebra I classes are running the math program Catch Up Math. We have found that we have learners enter our building at every level of proficiency and readiness for Algebra I. Using this program is an attempt at closing the gaps that learners have while giving them the opportunity to experience grade level content. We are anxious to study the data that to ensure that this program is serving the needs of our learners.

    Credit Recovery:  Students who have failed classes and are at risk of not graduating can engage in   credit recovery during the day or after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
    Extended Learning Opportunity:  (ELO) time used to assist learners who need additional support.  This takes place either in the morning before school, during lunch, or after school. Many times teachers are available at multiple times to help struggling learners. This intervention is included in the class syllabus for each teacher.

    Read180/Reading Skills Lab:   Learners each semester are served in Read 180/Reading Skills Lab.  Learners move in and out of this according to their TCAP and Acuity scores. Some learners move out when Read 180 is no longer a necessary support for them and they move to general education classes. Learners are moved in when it is determined by the classroom teachers or Acuity scores that a reading intervention would assist the learner in achieving greater academic success.  Parents are notified of this intervention.

    Response to Intervention (RtI):  The RtI teams consists of principals, teachers, and counselors all working together for the common goal of supporting our struggling learners.  The RtI team meets every other week and targets any learner who is not achieving at the level they are capable. The RtI team brainstorms interventions that have a possibility of working for each individual learner. The RtI team recommends five new learners each meeting in which to focus. The names and interventions recommended are then sent to each of the learners’ teachers and the parent is contacted. The RtI team also reviews the previously recommended learners and their interventions and adjusts for that learner as needed.

    Study Hall/Advisory:  Every freshman and sophomore has a study hall period with two teachers present who check on and counsel learners on their academic progress.  Learners who are in need of additional assistance are directed to TVAC or the appropriate teacher for extra help.Silent Sustained Reading (SSR) also takes place in our study halls. Parents know their child is in study hall.

    Study Skills Class:  A study skills class is being taught to freshman and sophomores that feel they need additional help in organization and tools for successful completion of academic classes.

    Study Tables:  Thompson Valley High School was the first school togo to weekly eligibility for their athletes. Study Tables are set up and required for any athlete who is found ineligible that week. Study Tables meet on Wednesday afternoon and at lunch most days.

    A three-hour Restorative Practice community member training was held at the administration building on Thursday, March 6th, 2014, in which nine students and five adults attended.  The training prepared participants to be either adult or peer community members in a Restorative Practice Family Group Conference for students who have an infraction that could result in suspension from their school.  As a community member in a conference, these trainees will provide the perspective of the larger community in which they reside, be it a student or adult.

Parenting Classes

  • Parenting Post it "Becoming a Love and Logic Parent" Class- Pre-registration, Cheryl O'Shell 613-5776


    Parent Education Network- Parenting Classes and Support Groups (


    Parenting AdolescentsThe Center for Community Justice (ages 10-18)- 970-495-0084


    Second Time Around: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren- 669-7550 x14