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Westminster offers a variety of academic support options to encourage students as they become critical Christian thinkers.
Academic Advisory encourages students to take ownership and responsibility for monitoring their academic progress.
Each week, students are provided two separate blocks of time to assess their current academic standing. Students may use this time to make up quizzes and/or tests, finish assigned homework, catch up on missing work, or seek help from teachers.
Academic Connect (Middle School)
Academic Connect is an opportunity for middle school students to connect with their teachers and address areas where they need help.
Students grow as they benefit from re-teaching stations, conferencing, test preparation centers, recovery work, project completion, and online tutorials in mathematics or typing skills. Available four days a week at the end of the school day, Academic Connect also provides study time for students.
The Academic Hub supports and enhances curricular and cocurricular programs by encouraging students to become critical Christian thinkers. It is a place where students can get work done during study hall and also functions as an extension of the classroom for many of our teachers.
The Hub offers a range of computer resources and houses an entire collection of titles found in our Westminster 100 reading program. It is also home to many other books and print resources available to our students and teachers. If you have questions about the Academic Hub or its resources, email Marjan Kempen.
Flourish is a program designed to intentionally and systematically identify and address academic areas of need for struggling students. Our desire through this program and beyond is to enable sustainable success and to push each student to achieve at his or her highest academic ability.
The Math Center, which provides additional support for students regarding any concept found within our extensive math curriculum, is housed in our Academic Hub. Students can seek help from our experienced math tutors before and after school, during study hall, or over lunch.
- Data and Reference Resources
Database password information is located in Veracross in Links, Forms, and Documents.
ProQuest Platinum is an online database that includes nearly 2,300 magazines indexed, many magazines with full-text articles, approximately 40 newspapers (national, international, and regional), and a religious collection of periodicals with about 50 additional magazines. (view on campus)
- CultureGrams is one of the most trusted and widely used cultural reference and curriculum products in education, government, and non-profit arenas. It is a global leader in collecting, organizing, and distributing value-added information to researchers, faculty, and students in more than 160 countries.
- eLibrary enables students to find the answers they need from more than 2,000 full-text magazines, newspapers, books, and transcripts—plus thousands of maps, pictures, educator-approved websites from Homework Central®, and audio/video files.
- New York Times Historical Newspapers provides access to articles from this newspaper from 1851 to the present. See what happened on a specific date, look at topics and timelines, or choose your own subjects for searching.
- SIRS (Social Issues Resource Series) is a database covering many social issues. This service reprints articles from other sources and arranges them topically.
Oxford Reference Online brings together 100 language and subject dictionaries and reference works containing well over 60,000 pages into a single cross-searchable resource.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context draws on the acclaimed social issues series published by Greenhaven Press, as well as core reference content from other Gale and Macmillan Reference USA sources to provide a complete one-stop source for information on social issues. Access viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles.
Student Resource Center: Junior is a fully integrated database containing thousands of curriculum-targeted primary documents, biographies, topical essays, background information, critical analyses, full-text coverage of more than 300 magazines, newspapers, more than 20,000 photographs and illustrations, and more than 8 hours of audio and video clips. Restricted to the Middle School.
Global Issues in Context offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Find hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, highly relevant sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues. Each of these gateway pages includes an overview, unique “perspectives” articles written by local experts, reference, periodical, primary source, and statistical information. Rich multimedia—including podcasts, video, and interactive graphs—enhance each portal.
JSTOR provides full-text articles to academic journals—some as old as 100 years.