Students at the Lloydminster Comprehensive High School (LCHS) are receiving another level of support this year with the launch of a new program called I-Time.
Through I-Time, a 40-minute block is scheduled into every day, which not only provides students the opportunity to take part in targeted study sessions with teachers, but it can also give them additional time for coursework completion, and relearn/reassessment opportunities.
“The goal behind I-Time is setting students up for success by giving them individualized/flexible support, while also providing them the opportunity to take a leadership role in their own education,” said LCHS Vice-Principal and I-Time Coordinator Jackie Bouck, adding I-Time complements the existing student supports already found at LCHS.
Every teacher at LCHS takes part in I-Time. Each Thursday before the start of week, staff post the session topics for I-Time for each day of the week, whether it be support for a particular course or class, or even general or exam support. Students then can pick and choose which sessions they would like to attend and will sign up online.
As this support is embedded into the school day, Bouck said the response to I-Time has been very positive from both the teachers and the students who are accessing the supports.
“As with any new program, we are taking the feedback from staff and students and making necessary adjustments to make it a support that is easy to access and benefits all those involved,” she said.