Intervention, our 5th period class, is designed to provide students a variety of opportunities. GVHS has an intervention committee that features a teacher from each department, a counselor, associate principal, and the mentor coordinators. The committee looks at data in order to continually improve the intervention program for all stakeholders.
General Intervention Information
- Intervention placements change every five weeks with the grading cycles.
- All freshmen are enrolled in a Freshman Advisory Class for 5th period.
- Sophomores, juniors, and seniors who earned below a 2.67 GPA OR have a D or an F at any GPA are placed into a relevant intervention class.
- Faculty do their best to place students with their actual teacher, but this is not always possible. However, a pass system is in place to allow students to work with their teacher as needed.
- If parents or students think they might be better served being placed in a different tutorial, they should contact the student's counselor.
For details about each type of intervention, see below.
- All Freshman students are enrolled in a 5th period advisory class with a teacher and Link Crew mentors.
- Activities in the class vary: school orientation lessons, icebreaker games, study hall, tutorial help, etc.
- Later in the school year freshmen students can earn extended lunch privileges for some days provided that they meet the requirements.
- All 10th-12th grade students are placed in a tutorial if they have below a 2.67 and/or if they have a D or an F.
- The subject they are assigned to is based off the student's lowest grade.
- Most SpEd students are placed with their case manager.
- Math and science tutorials generally have academic mentors to help students with assignments.
- Link mentors work with our Freshman Advisory program helping our newest Cougars become a part of the school community.
- Academic mentors are assigned to tutorials or other periods in the school day to help students deepen their understanding of concepts and strengthen their skills.
Incentives for being a mentor include discounts on prom tickets, community service hours, special cords at graduation. For more details about these incentives and the mentor program, check out our Mentor Application.