What is BGA?
- BGA is an academic advisory opportunity for everyone. We will meet once a week for 45 minutes each Wednesday. BGA teachers will be there to monitor your grades, ensure you are completing missing assignments, and check your attendance.
- During that time you are expected to work on missing assignments, complete homework, attend assigned tutoring (in math or science), make up tests/quizzes (with appropriate pass), and read silently.
- This is NOT a time to catch up on social media. Cell phones are prohibited during BGA.
- Respect : Respect yourself, classmates, teachers, classroom property, and the classroom environment.
- Productivity: Focus on assignments, complete homework and make-up work.
- Responsibility: Be a responsible scholar at all times. Come to class prepared (with pencil, paper and the right attitude). Follow classroom expectations.
- Punctuality: Be on time.
- “D” grades hurt GPAs and put you in jeopardy of failing
- “F” grades will cause you to lose credits needed for graduation
- Low grades/GPA jeopardize eligibility
- Mandatory lunch tutoring
- Parent contact
- Content teacher contact
- Administration contact
- Procrastination and lack of work completion can have detrimental mental health consequences.
BGA Student Responsibilities
Prior to class:
- Determine homework/make-up work that needs completion
- Have homework/make-up work/materials ready for BGA
- Collect necessary pass from science or math teacher for tutoring (if applicable)
- Collect necessary pass from other content teachers for test and quiz make-up (if applicable).
- Complete homework
- Complete missing assignments
- Attend assigned tutoring (math or science)
- Makeup tests or quizzes (with appropriate pass)
- Study for upcoming tests
- Sustained silent reading
BGA Advisor Responsibilities
- Conference with BGA students
- Make sure BGA students are working on necessary assignments
- Check BGA students’ grades, attendance, and missing assignments
- Triage grades and missing assignments with students.
- Give each student a clear path to manage work and improve grades. Recommend tutoring from core area teachers and peer tutoring in the library.
- Encourage students to utilize resources such as Khan Academy and Virtual Nerd.
- Contact BGA students’ teachers and parents about grades, attendance, and missing assignments