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Whatgradeareyoucurrentlyin?

17%
51.9%

49

20.3%

10

125

51.9%

11

26

10.8%

12

41

17%

20.3%

Whatclassesfromtheoptionsbelowareyoucurrentlyenrolledin?

Science9
Science9
Science10
Science1
Biology20
Science9
Biology30

23

9.5%

Science9Advanced
Science20
Science10
Science30
Science10Advanced
Science14
Biology20
Science24
Biology30
Math9
Science20

28

11.6%

43

17.8%

56

23.2%

18

7.5%

1.7%

0.4%

Math9Ad
Science30

0%

Science14
Math10C

0%

Science24
Math10A
Math9
Math103
Math9Advanced
Math201
Math10C
Math202
Math10Advanced
Math203
Math103

0%

27

11.2%

21

8.7%

45

18.7%

60

24.9%

0%

Math301
Math201

2.5%

Math202
Math302

1.2%

Math203
1
0
10
Math301 32

0.4%
20
13.3%

Math302

16

30

40

50

6.6%

AreyouawarethatHuntingHillsHighSchoolhasaFOCUSsessioneveryday?

100%

DoyouplantoattendFOCUStohelpyouracademics?

Yes

239

100%

No

0%

Yes

225

94.1%

No

14

5.9%

94.1%

HowmanytimesaweekdoyoufeelyouSHOULDattendFOCUSforacademic
help?

25.4%
24.2%

21.7%

Zero

16

6.7%

One

28

11.7%

Two

52

21.7%

Three

58

24.2%

Four

25

10.4%

Five

61

25.4%

HowmanytimesaweekdoyouactuallyattendFOCUSforacademichelp(with
teacherassistance)?
16.2%
19.9%

25.3%

24.5%

Zero

59

24.5%

One

61

25.3%

Two

48

19.9%

Three

39

16.2%

Four

2.9%

Five

27

11.2%

LessonReteaching[Whattypeofacademichelpdoyouthinkwillbemost
beneficialforyourmathorscienceclasses?Rateeachactivityonascaleof1
to5.1is'notbeneficial'5is'extremelybeneficial']
1(notbenefi
2
3
4
5(extremely
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15

30

45

60

1(notbeneficial)

20

8.3%

50

20.7%

70

29%

59

24.5%

5(extremelybeneficial)

42

17.4%

StudyingHabits[Whattypeofacademichelpdoyouthinkwillbemost
beneficialforyourmathorscienceclasses?Rateeachactivityonascaleof1
to5.1is'notbeneficial'5is'extremelybeneficial']
1(notbenefi
2
3
4
5(extremely
0

15

30

1(notbeneficial)

42

17.4%

62

25.7%

68

28.2%

42

17.4%

5(extremelybeneficial)

27

11.2%

45

60

HomeworkHelp(withteacherassistance)[Whattypeofacademichelpdoyou
thinkwillbemostbeneficialforyourmathorscienceclasses?Rateeach
activityonascaleof1to5.1is'notbeneficial'5is'extremelybeneficial']
1(notbenefi
2
3
4
5(extremely
0

15

30

1(notbeneficial)

18

7.5%

53

22%

45

60

53

22%

52

21.6%

5(extremelybeneficial)

65

27%

NoteTakingHelp[Whattypeofacademichelpdoyouthinkwillbemost
beneficialforyourmathorscienceclasses?Rateeachactivityonascaleof1
to5.1is'notbeneficial'5is'extremelybeneficial']
1(notbenefi
2
3
4
5(extremely
0

20

40

1(notbeneficial)

66

27.4%

81

33.6%

57

23.7%

22

9.1%

5(extremelybeneficial)

15

6.2%

60

..

ActivitiestoSupportConceptsLearninginClass[Whattypeofacademichelp
doyouthinkwillbemostbeneficialforyourmathorscienceclasses?Rate
eachactivityonascaleof1to5.1is'notbeneficial'5is'extremelybeneficial']
1(notbenefi
2
3
4
5(extremely
0

20

40

1(notbeneficial)

46

19.1%

46

19.1%

84

34.9%

43

17.8%

5(extremelybeneficial)

22

9.1%

60

80

Homework(noteacherassistance)[Whattypeofacademichelpdoyouthink
willbemostbeneficialforyourmathorscienceclasses?Rateeachactivityon
ascaleof1to5.1is'notbeneficial'5is'extremelybeneficial']
1(notbenefi
2
3
4
5(extremely
0

15

30

1(notbeneficial)

20

8.3%

53

22%

56

23.2%

35

14.5%

5(extremelybeneficial)

77

32%

45

60

75

Isthereadifferentactivityorstrategythatyoufeelwouldbetteryouracademic
standingthatshouldbeofferedinFOCUSthatisnotlistedintheprevious
question?
no
N/a
No
Ithinkfocusshouldbeattheendoftheday,thereforeifwedonotneedanyacademic
help,wecangohome.Thiswouldbebeneficialbecausemanypeoplejustsitaround
anddonothingduringfocus,becausetheyhavenohomeworkorneednohelp.
1on1timewithstudentsisveryhelpful,butinmanycasesteachersdon'thaveenough
timeforeachstudentindividually,the40minsfeelsalittletooshortforafullonlesson
review.
Nothing
Nopeit'sallgood.
Gethelpfromfriends
NoyouhaveeverythingIwouldforexceptmaybeprojecttimeorlabreporthelpfor
science
notreally.
Learningforallthedifferenttypesoflearning.Liketactile,orreading,orhearing.

Differentlessontypes.
Outsidesessions
ireallyenjoyfocusbutithinkitshouldbeattheendofthesoicandothehomeworki
getinthelastblock
No.
Archery
NO
Iffocuswaswithlunchtoosoitwouldbelonger
None
MAKETHEFOCUSSESSIONSLONGER
No
n/a
Reviewofconceptsbeforetests
Havingitbeforelunchagain
Nope.
Haveafocusclasswherestudentscangooutsideandgetsomefreshairwhiledoing
workonthetablesifitisniceoutside.Thefreshairwouldhelpconsiderably
Nope
IlikehowFocuscurrentlyruns.Ithinkitgivesmeareallygoodamountoftimeinevery
classIneed:)
No.
games
Words
NotthatIcanthinkofatthemoment
http://youtu.be/5LitDGyxFh4
Longerfocusclasses
Moretime
Ijustuseitforhomeworkfam
1on1helpwithateacher
Offerahomeworkroomwerestudenstscangoforaquietplacetowork
No,Ithinkjusthavingtimetoourselvesduringthedayisgood.Justgivesupanactual
break
ifitwasofferedrightafterlunchinsteadofafterperiod3
Bringflexbackinstead.focusischaos
StudyingClasses

DoyouprefertogethelpduringFOCUSfromyourspecificteacheroranother

teacherthatteachesthatsubject?

14.8%

85.2%

Myteacher

202

85.2%

Anotherteacher

35

14.8%

Oneascaleof15doyoufeelFOCUSwillbetteryouracademicstanding?

80
60
40
20
0
1

StronglyDisagree:1

3.7%

20

8.3%

69

28.6%

82

34%

StronglyAgree:5

61

25.3%

Pleaseexplainyouranswerforthepreviousquestion.
itgivesmetimetolearnsomethingidontunderstand.
It'shelpfulbecauseit'sgoodtogobacktothelessonthatwastaughtearliertheday.
IthelpstobeabletogethelpbuttheclassesaremuchshortersoIamendingupwith
morehomeworkanyways.Itkindofdefeatsthepurposeoffocus
no
Igetmostofmyworkdoneduringmysparebeforefocus
Idontalwayshavehomework,neitherdoeseveryoneelse

Mytimeisnow
imprettybadstudentsoithelpsmecatchup
FocusgivesmetimetodomyhomeworkthatmaybeIwouldn'tbeabletodoathome
whichhelpsmeacademicallybecauseI'mmorefocusedandIunderstanditbetter.Also
ifI'mdoinghomeworkwithmyfriendsIcanaskthemforhelptogetanotherperspective
andIcanalsogotomyteacherforhelp
Tohelpwithhomework
Iamextremelybusyafterschoolandhavingtheextratimetodohomeworkorgethelp
isverybeneficial
It'stooshorttogetanythingrealproductivedone
It'slet'smedomyhomework
Ithinkthatthishelpsbecauseitalsocanhelpugetmorehelpfromteachers
IthinkithelpstocatchuponhomeworkbutittakesawaythetimethatIcouldbe
learningandbetterunderstandingandputsitintoadifferentblock.
Itgivesmemoretimetocompleteprojectswithmoredetailandearnahighergrade.It
alsohelpsbettermyunderstandingoftopicsthatIdidn'tquiteunderstandatfirst.
Classesthatyourstrugglingwithandthatneedimprovementandhelp.Flexgivesyou
anchancetofulfillthatneed.
ItdoesallowmetogethelpbutidonotalwaysneeditorIdonothavealotof
homework
Icanfinishmyhomework
wellitwillkeepmygradesupbecauseI'mcatchinguponhomeworkduringschool,ora
teacherisreexplainingaconceptIdon'tunderstandsoIdon'tgothroughtheunitor
classwithoutknowingwhattodo
Yesbecauseitcanassistpeoplewhoareinneedofhelporkidswhomissedalesson.
Yesbecauseitgivesmeextratimetowrapmyheadaroundconceptsorfinishmy
homework
Icouldfinishmyhomeworkinschooltimeandcangethelpfromtheteacheryouneed
helpfrom
Withsomanypeople,wedon'tgettheattentionandhelpthatisneeded
Everyoonewillhavedaysandsubjectstheydon"tunderstand.Itisimportanttogethelp
onthesedays
Mybiggestchallengeintermsofacademicsucessisfindingthetimetodoassignments
toacertainstandard.Focushelpssomuchforthoseofuswhohavevabusyschedule.I
alsousefocustopracticemycollegeauditionpiecesandscales(I'mlookingtogetinto
amusicprogram).Overall,theextratime,whetherwithteacherhelporindependantly
directedisaveryhelpfuladditiontomyschedule.
Yougetextrastudytimeandhelpwhenyouneed.Finishyourhomeworkontime.

Ineedfocus,IaminleadershipSLE,rockband,andthatisjustinschool.Iamalso
takingmanymorecoursesoutsideoftheschool,andIfeelthatfocushelpsmetons
withbeingabletofinishhomework.Idonotbelievethatweshouldtakeanytimeaway
fromfocus,ifanythingaddtimebecauseIamalreadystayingupuntil2amwith
homeworkandIusemyfocusveryefficiently.
Focusisaperiodthateveryonehavesparetimeandchoosewhatsubjecttheywantto
gethelpwith.Andthisisachancethatstudentcantalktoteachermore.
ithelpsmefinishhomeworkearliersoIhavemoretimetodootherhomeworkafter
school
Ifindithelpful
ItallowstometogetmyworkdoneinaplacewhereIcanreceivehelpandunderstand
thingsbetter
Ithelps,butitisalittleshorttimewise
No.
timetodomyhomeworkishelpful
Ithinkitwillbecauseofthewaythatitwill.
Idon'tgo
Focusgivesyoutimetounderstandeverythingyoudidn'tbefore
Itgivestimeforastudenttoparticipateinwhateverclassyetneed,andgetmore
specificandfocusedhelpthenwheninaclass.Itgivesachanceforstudentstocatch
uponhomework,andreviewconceptslearned,andachancetorelearnanytimethey
wish.
Itallowsmetogethomeworkdoneandalsogivesmetimetoaskmyteacherquestions
aboutthelessons.
FOCUSisareallygoodtimeformetogetwork,thatIcan'tfinishinclass,done.
ThereisnotmuchthatIneedhelpwith.IfIhavequestions,Icanasktheteacherin
class.
IusefocustogetcaughtuponhomeworkIdidn'thavetimeforthedaybeforeithelps
mestayontopofmyschoolwork
Givesmetimetofigureitoutformyself
K
It'sagreatprogram
ItallowsmetocatchuponworkIhaven'tcompleted
Ithelpsout,butwhenyouwantaquietplacetoworksuchasthelibraryitfillsupway
tooquickly.InmanycasesIsigninatthegatheringareaandgofindsomewhereelseto
quietlysit.Toomanypeoplewanttodothelibraryandcafeteriajusttositandtalkwhile
othershaveworktodo.
Itgivesmoretimeforhomeworkandtorelax

itallowsmetofinishmyhomework
itlet'smegetthehelpIneedwhenI'mstrugglinginaclass
Youcangethelpsoyoudobetterinyouclassesandyougetyourhomeworkdone
Helpsdomyhomework.Iwouldratherdomyhomeworkwithoutassistance
Itgivesmetheopportunitytogethelpwherenecessary.
Itcanhelpcatchuponworkorevengetbetteratsomething.
Idunno,Ijustfindthatthesessionsaretooshorttoactuallygetanylearningdone
IfinditdifficulttolearnfrommycurrentteacherandIfindfocussessionsheldbythe
scienceteachersdonothelp
lel
IhavebeenabletogetlotsofextrahelpandgetmyworkdonesoIhaveless
homeworktodealwithatnight.I'venoticedmymarkincrease
Becauseitwillhelp
somepeoplehavejobsandcantbebotheredtodotheirhomeworklateatnightwhen
theyactuallygettimetodoit.
Ifeelitdosehelpme
Reteachingconceptswillbettermyacademicstanding
Ifeelit'sjustaverage
agreeanddisagree
Icouldfinishmyhomeworkinschooltime
ithelpsunderstandingmore
ItgivemetimetofinishhomeworkandgethelpifIdontunderstandatopic
HelpsthedaysIneedhelp
Causeithelpsyouifyoudon'tunderstandthings
it'sokay
Itgivesmetimetodohomework
It'slikeareviewperiodwhereIhavetimetolookatandunderstandthethingsI'mnot
excellingin
focusallowsforextraworktimeortheoptionofgettinghelpwhichisverygoodfor
gainingabetterunderstanding
Idon'thavemissingassignmentsanymore
PersonallyInearlyalwaysusefocusforhomeworktohelpkeepupandsoIdon'thave
todoitathome.
Justsoifyoudon'trememberwhathappenedtheycanreteachittoyouagain
Ithinkitwillhelpbecauseitgivesmoretimetopractice
Itgivesyoumoretotimetoabsorbyourinformationandtoprocess
IfeelitwillbettermyacademicsbecauseIcangoforhelpforthethingsIdonot

understand.
Moreoneononetimewithteachers
Itmayhelpyoucatchup
Youaretakingawayclasstimetohaveaprivatestudysessiontohelpyoulearnmore
whatyoudidntlearninclassbecauseyouhavelesstime
Iwillhavemoretimetospendonhomework
I'mnotreallydoinganythingIcouldn'tjustdoathome
Theamountofhomeworkiusuallygetisabout10minutesworth,whichcouldbe
completedwith84minuteclasses,butfocusisgoodforextrahelpaswell
It'stooshort
Ihavetimetodohomeworkafterschoolsoit'sathree
Extrahelp
IfIdon'tunderstandsomething,focusoffershelponschooltime
BecauseitallowsmoretimeformeafterschoolandstudytimeifIgethomeworkdone
Itllhelpmestayconcentratedbygivingmeextrahomeworktime
Icanhaveextratimetostudy,dohomeworkandunderstandwhatisbeingtaught.
Ihaveextremelylittletimetodohomeworkoutsideofschool.Focusletsmedoitand
gethelp.Italsocutsclassesdowntoamorereasonableduration.I
It'stimethattheschoolwantsmetousetomakesureaunderstandwhatI'mlearning
eachday.
Let'smedohomework
It'sdumb
Timetogethomeworkdone
Ithinkitwillhelpuslearnmoreandhelpusunderstandourconceptsbetter
Personally,Ithinkfocusisagreatidea,butnooneusesitproperly.Veryfewdoatleast
Idon'thavehighconcentrationathome
icandoitonmyowntimemysisterdid
It'sonlyahalfhouraday,studentstakealongtimetosettle.
Givesmetheoptiontotalktotheteachermore
Ihave3corecoursessofocuswillhelpmehavelesshomeworkifIdon'tgetitdonein
class,soIdon'thavetotakeallofmybindershomeeveryday
Focusisgood
Wehavelestclasstimewhichgivesuslesstimetofinishanexam
ItgivesmeachancetogotomyteachersandgetthehelpIneedinallmysubjects
Goingtomeetingscanhelpyouunderstandacertaintopiceasier
thehelpofferednowisgoodenough
Itgivemetimetodohomework.CauseifIdidn'thavethattimeIwouldn'tdoit

cuzitscool
IdobelievethatutilizingfocustoincreaseAcademicstandingisaverygoodidea
becauseyoucangethelpfromteachersduringtheschooltime,aswellashaveless
homeworkattheendofthedaysoyoucanhavemoretimeafterschoolforother
subjects.
givesmeextratimeforhomework
IthelpsifIdon'tunderstand.ButwhenIunderstandit'snessisaryandI'dliketomove
on.
IfeellikeitbenefitsmylearningbecauseIhaveextratimetospendwithteachers.ButI
alsofeelasthoughthe10minutestakenoutoftheclasscouldbebetterusedby
teachersintheirclassroomsatthetime.(P.Syouspelledonwrongintheprevious
question.)
Iworkafterschoolandaminleadershipsoitgivesmetimetocompletehomework.
Ialreadyhave,andhavehadagoodacademicstandpointpreviousto,andwithfocus.
Ithelpsmeunderstandbetter
it'sveryuncoordinated
Don'tusuallyusefocusforschhilwork
Needthetimetocompletehomework
Iamgoingtodomath201duringfocusafterIfinishmath10candscience10
Ithelpswithhomeworkandgoingoverpasttopicsbutittakesawayfromclasstime
AllowsmetodohomeworkandeasilygetthehelpIneedfromteachers
Icangetmyhomeworkdone
IthinkitwillhelpmebecauseIcangotomathifIdon'ttotallyunderstandsomething
Focusisawasteoftimethatdrawsawayfromclasstime.Studentsshouldlearnin
classandaskafterschoolorbyemail.FocusdoesnothelpmeasIdonotneedhelp.
Byhelpingmeunderstandtheconcept
Iswillhelpwithacademicstandingsbecauseitwillgivestudentsachancetoworkone
ononewithteachersforbetterunderstandingsoftopics
FocusreallyhelpsmetogetmyhomeworkdonebecauseIdon'thaveverymuchtime
afterschool
Takingmoretimetolearnandunderstandhelpsquiteabit.
Yea,becauseyougetextrahelp
IambusypersonfocushelpsmegethomeworkdoneorunderstandinformationsoIcan
doitfaster
Becauseit'shelpingmygrades
Ifeelit'sgoodforhomeworkbutItypicallygetmathandsciencethefirsttimeI'mtaught
IfeelthatforstudentswhohaveactivitiesafterschoolFocusisagreattimetogetall
yourhomeworkdonesoyoucangotoyourafterschoolactivities

FocushashelpedmefigureoutsubjectsI'vebeenstrugglingwith
Idon'tuseitforhomeworkmuch.
PlayingmidgetAAAhockeymakesittoughtofindtimetodohomeworkoutsideof
school.Whichiswhyfocusisbeneficial
Ipreferlongerclasses
Itgivesustimetounderstandthingsbetterandimportsourhomeworktoourbest
abilities
IcandohomeworkduringfocusandIcangethelpwhenIneedto
idontreallyhavemuchofanopinion.
idk
Igetthattimetodomyhomeworkandtoseemyfriendsjustanotherextratimetopush
myselftogetmyworkdone
idomyhomework
Freetimehelpsregulatestress
Ihavealotofoutofschoolactivitiesanditgivesmetimetogetallmyhomeworkdone.
BecauseIambehindanditseasytogetcaughtupinfocuswithallthehelp.
I'vealreadygotaprettygoodunderstanding,butitsometimeshelpswithlittlequestions
Itgivesustimetocatchuponassignmentsandstudying.
IthelpsmehaveextratimeifIdidnotunderstandalessonorifIneedextrahelp
Ibelievethatbyattendingfocusitallowsmetoreallygrasptheconceptsthatweare
workingonandpracticemyskillstobettermyknowledgeonthetaskathand.Ithelps
metoboostmymarkbyrelearningthethingsIamstrugglingwithandpracticethe
thingsthatIamalreadyfeelingprettyconfidentabout!OverallIfeelthatgoingtoa
sessionreallyhelpme.
ithelps
Itwillbettermyacademicstandingbecauseifyouareconfusedaboutyourworkyoudo
notneedtogoafterorbeforeschoolyoucanjustgethelpeverydayinfocus

DoyoufeelthatFOCUSsessionsaredisplayedinamannerthatiseasily
accessibleforyou?

22%

78%

Yes

170

78%

No

48

22%

Doyouhaveasuggestionforhowyouwouldliketobeinformedabout
availableweeklyFOCUSsessions.
no
Onthemonitors,orinannouncements,ortoldbyfirstperiodteacher.Haveitavailable
onthehuntinghillswebsite.
Beabletolookatavailiablesessionsontheschoolsite
No
Nothing
N/A
Ibelievethatanewletterstylepaperschedulecouldbeusedbygivingitouttostudents
sotheycanknowaboutwhat'shappeningonwhatday.
Slowermovingflexsessions,onmonitors,etc.
Possiblyaremind101thatyoucansignintoyourteachers'flexes,orchartsinsideall
theteachers'rooms
Putitonthecomputersaroundtheschool
Email
Intheweeklyannouncements
No.
HuntingHillswebsite,postedinteachersclassrooms
duringclassesteachersshouldtellyouwhatdaystheyhavefocusopenforhelpand
homework
Ifeelthatthereshouldbeaoptionwhereucangooutsideandhaveateacheroutthere
supervising
Havealistineachclassthatyoucanlookat,it'smoreaccesableformajorityof
studentswhojustwanttoknowwherethecangoASAP
Monitors
Ithinkactuallybeingtoldbymyteachers,Idonothavetimetowaitinthegathering
areatofindasession,andIalsocannotheartheannouncementsbecausetheyareso
quiet.
K
putthemonthemonitors
Email,text,orlikelasyearthatonclecouldseeitthroughbtheschoolwebpage.
Onlineorthroughteachers
Whatwedidatmyoldschoolwastheyplacedaformineveryhallwaythatlistedthe
differentclasses
Nothegatheringareaisfine
Remind101,itwouldhelptoseewhatI'mmissingandneedtocatchupon
Naw

nahmanitsallgood
No
Theyshouldhavelistspostedaroundtheschoolandonthewebsite.
Sendanemailwithallthefocussessions
havearemind101setup
Somethingcouldmaybepopupinthepowerschoolapp,orontheHHHSwebpage
informingyouabouttheweeklysessionsforfocus
Themonitors
Eachteacherhavealistofwhentheyareavailableontheirroomdoor.Waitingdothe
screeninthegatheringareaisnotgood.
Canwehaveanewlanguagefocus?MaybeJapaneseorsomethingelse.Iwouldliketo
learnanotherlanguage,otherthenChineseSpanishorFrench.AndIthinkfocustimeis
useful.
REMIND
Havethempostedonlineorsenttomethatwouldeffectme
Tvmonitors
Socialmedia
Signups.Likewedidwithflex.
Whydidyouevendothis.Kidsthatdon'tdohomeworkneverdohomeworkand
removingclasstimeitjustmakesthemmorelikelytomisunderstandsubjectsdueto
rushedstudies
MonitorsorsomewaythatIdon'thavetostandaroundfor5minsjusttofigureoutwhere
togoforthatday.Thenthe5minsitwouldtaketowalkthereandgetsettled.NowI
have20minsforhomework?That'snotallthathelpful.
Leedleedleedleedlee.
Reminder101
Messagesfromthephone.UpdatingontheFacebook,TwitterandInstagram
It'sallgood
Pigeonmessenger.
focusistooshort
Sheetsinallclasses
Holykadoodlethereisaturkeyinmyclosethelp!
Remind101
Iwouldlikeifwecouldhavethelistprintedoutthatisupinthegatheringarea,sothatI
canalwaysaccessit
weshouldhaveonewereyoudoacidemiclyuselessbutfunscienceexpierience.
basiclyanythingexplosiveordangerous

Periodrightbeforefocushasadisplayshowingthatday'savailablefocusclasses.
Website
teachersshouldtellstudentswhichsessionsareavailable

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