Our counseling team offers academic counseling, including resources and tutoring, graduation requirements, information on Advanced Placement, Gifted and Talented and Credit Recovery options.
Tutoring by National Honor Society Students – IN PERSON
Wednesdays from 3:00PM to 3:30PM in the Library
Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom.
Schoolhouse.world is a free, peer-to-peer tutoring platform on which anyone, anywhere can receive live help, earn shareable certifications in the topics they learn about, and have the option to become a tutor in the topics they master. The current focus is on high school math and SAT prep, with plans to expand to other areas soon. All the small-group tutoring sessions happen over Zoom.
- Regents Exam Prep Center – A NY High School Test Prep site for math, science & history
- Math Bits – Live long and love math
- WolframAlpha – A fundamentally new way to get knowledge and answers
- Education Portal – College Algebra – Very useful college level algebra video series
- Desmos – Free online graphing calculator (iPad app available)
- Khan Academy – 4,500 videos on everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practice.
- Algebra Review – Offers 10 comprehensive tutorials on radicals and exponents, solving equations and inequalities, functions and first degree curves, and more.
- Cool Math – Algebra 1 students. This site has games, lessons, and resources for solving equations, graphing, etc.
- SOS Mathematics – A free resource for math review material from Algebra to Differential Equations.
- Ask Dr. Math – a question and answer service for math students and their teachers. A searchable archive is available by level and topic.
- The Online Writing Lab (OWL)– The Online Writing Lab at Purdue University is a great resource for students.
- EasyBib – The Automatic Bibliography and Citation Generator
- Turnitin – Turnitin improves the student writing cycle by preventing plagiarism and providing rich feedback to students.
- AP Central – The official AP College Board website. Excellent resources for AP classes.
- What Should I Read Next? – Enter a book you like and the site will analyse our huge database of real readers’ favorite books to provide book recommendations and suggestions for what to read next.
Social Studies Resources
- CIA World Factbook – The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.
- BBC Online – The British Broadcasting Corporation
- New York Times
- I Like to Learn
- Pearson Prentice Hall – (Click here for the codes to enter on this website) The textbooks give the web codes that go with the activity that reinforces vocab, grammar, etc.
- Conjuguemos – The site stores a large amount of practice activities, with more exercises added during the year by our users.
- Study Spanish – If you want to learn to speak Spanish, you’ve come to the right place.
- Spanish Language and Culture
- Word Reference – for Translations
- Hyper Physics
- Physics Classroom
- PHET Interactive Simulations– Free online Physics, Biology, Chemistry and Earth Science simulations.
- www.dlese.org – for Earth Systems Science
- Companion Site for Environmental Science
- Many families have had located excellent college-age tutors by posting jobs on: http://www.colorado.edu/studentemployment/post-job
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Use the Credit Check below to track progress toward graduation. Counselors provide updated credit checks to students during registration presentations.
College Entrance Requirements
- Students that wish to go to a 4-year public college or university in Colorado must meet the Higher Education Admission Requirements set by The Colorado Commission on Higher Education. In addition to these requirements, students must also meet the Admission Eligibility Index.
- Many colleges have additional or different admissions requirements. Always check the websites of the colleges you are considering for admission requirements.
Please visit our Enrollment page for general information about enrolling new students.
All of the information for HS registration can be found on our new Registration Google Site.
Concurrent Enrollment is a tremendous opportunity and provides access to academic courses that may not be available at Lyons Middle Senior High. In the St. Vrain Valley School District (SVVSD), students who demonstrate academic preparedness are eligible for the Concurrent Enrollment Program.
The Gifted Education Department in SVVSD supports the identification of and programming for gifted children K-12. This department works with staff, parents, and the community in the area of gifted education. Their mission is to ensure gifted students’ learning and growth through educational provisions and advocacy.
The liaison for the Gifted & Talented Program at Lyons Middle Senior High is Richelle Brown – firstname.lastname@example.org
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- Adderholdt, M. R., & Goldberg, M. R. (1999). Perfectionism: What’s Bad About Being Too Good?(Revised Edition) Minneapolis: Free Spirit.
- Delisle, J. R., & Galbraith, J. (2002). When Gifted Kids Don’t Have All The Answers: How to Meet Their Social And Emotional Needs.Minneapolis: Free Spirit.
- Galbraith, J. (1998). The Gifted Kids Survival Guide For Ages 10 And Under(Revised edition). Minneapolis: Free Spirit.
- Galbraith, J., & Delisle, J. R. (1987). The Gifted Kids Survival Guide: A Teen Handbook(Revised edition). Minneapolis: Free Spirit.
- Greenspon, T. (2001). Freeing Our Families From Perfectionism.Minneapolis: Free Spirit.
- Heacox, D. (1991). Up From Underachievement.Minneapolis: Free Spirit.
- Hipp, E. (1995). Fighting Invisible Tigers: A Stress Management Guide For Teens(Revised and updated edition). Minneapolis: Free Spirit.
- Parker, W D. (2000). Healthy Perfectionism In The Gifted. Journal for Secondary Gifted Education, 34, 173-182.
- Parker, W D., & Mills, C. (1996). The Incidence Of Perfectionism In Gifted Students. Gifted Child Quarterly, 40, 194-199.
- Walker, S. Y. (2002). The Survival Guide For Parents Of Gifted Kids: How to Understand, Live With, And Stick Up For Your Gifted Child.Minneapolis: Free Spirit.
Students that fail classes have the option to re-take those classes in credit recovery. St. Vrain Valley School District offers credit recovery during the school year and over the summer. Students and parents should always consult with the school counselor prior to registering for any credit recovery program.
- E-Credit Recovery: Students who have failed specific core courses have another opportunity for success through the SVVSD eCredit Recovery Program. St. Vrain offers a standards-based, hybrid credit recovery program that allows students to recover credit by retaking only the concepts in which they were previously unsuccessful. eCredit is a face to face and online program. Students meet with teachers twice a week after school for 12 weeks and work in an award winning interactive online content. Teachers intervene, reteach, goal set and progress monitor students throughout. This program helps students get back on track for graduation.