The Extended Learning Center (ELC) offers daily support for the students at Lakeside. This is done in many ways!
The primary way we offer support is by helping students that are assigned to the ELC for study hall. As they work on their assignments, help is readily available in many subject areas, particularly the math and sciences. Included in these are General Math, Algebra, Geometry, Physical Science and Biology.
The ELC is also intended for those students who may eventually begin to struggle in a certain academic area and need a little extra guidance. Many students take advantage of the ELC to help get them back on track.
Most students assigned to the ELC as freshmen benefit from organizational help. This comes in the form of organizing papers for specific subjects, organization of lockers and keeping track of assignments with the use of a planner. These types of skills get students started in the right direction, helping make success in high school a smoother, straighter path.
The ELC staff have many years of teaching experience and two have degrees in Education from Martin Luther College. Mrs. Ruth Hirschfeld, our Extended Learning Director, also has a Masters in Education and State Licensure in Education and cross-categorical Special Education with an emphasis in learning disabilities.
Whatever amount of support our students need, Lakeside teachers are determined to assist them. With the support of the Extended Learning Center, each student can be assured of getting the kind of support necessary for his or her success in high school.