Over the past ten years, online credit recovery at the secondary level has generated a lot of attention. Although I believe the focus needs to shift away from supporting students after they fail a course to the actions we need to take before they fail a course, there is still merit in credit recovery programs for a select group of students. Here are a few resources to assist.
- Actions to Support Students
- A simple chart outlining actions facilitators may take from a low to high-intensity level.
- Daily Routine for Facilitators
- Whether the facilitator is a full-time, part-time, or hourly employee, the goal should be to not only help students recover academic credit, but recover relationships. Over the last few years, many of the students have become disengaged with school. We need to re-build their trust in education and help them to develop a passion for learning again.
- Before a student begins their credit recovery course, he/she should engage in a robust series of orientation activities customized to your building and program provider. See the example above.
- Parent Letter
- Building relationships with parents are equally important when working with credit recovery students similar to any student. Here is an example letter template to use with parents.