Before & After School
Mountain Trail Middle School is committed to helping students achieve academic excellence. Assignment completion helps students achieve academic success in school. Research shows that students who consistently and independently complete assignments will be more successful in school. Mountain Trail Middle School (MTMS) used this research to develop the 9th Hour Study Hall that reinforces responsibility by encouraging students to complete and turn in their work on time. In addition, it gives students the opportunity to get extra help with their studies.
It is our philosophy that the consequence for not doing the work is to finish the work. In other words, we do not accept failure as an option. It is our expectation that all students come to school with homework completed and ready to hand in on the scheduled due date. Our teachers are dedicated to providing your child with a high-quality education and assistance. If your child does not understand a question or cannot find an answer, it is his/her responsibility to seek the teacher’s help prior to the time that the assignment is due.
There are two ways for a student to attend 9th Hour. One, a student may be referred to 9th Hour by his/her teacher or counselor because of missing assignments or dropping grades. When this is the case, your child, child's teacher or counselor will contact you. Two, a student may volunteer to attend 9th hour as a way to get help with a homework assignment or to just have a quiet place to get a jump start on homework. Either way, the purpose of 9th Hour is to give students an opportunity to complete schoolwork, study for tests, ask for help, or use the computers at school to write reports, do research, etc.
Academic Success Club