Welcome to CLMS!
Welcome to the website of Crystal Lake Middle School, CASE and STEAM Academy, the on-line home of the Mighty Mustangs! We invite you to browse through our website to learn more about the exciting new programs we have to offer with more to come! Our focus is on student excellence and achievement providing rigor and relevance each day into each class period.
Our school start time for the 2013-2014 school year is 8:10AM and ends at 3:10PM. Please help us ensure your student's academic success by having them in school and on time everyday!
School supplies needed at the beginning of the year are: notebook paper, pens and pencils.
We also encourage you to be an involved parent by becoming an active member of our SAC and PTO.
Together, we are making this a great 2013-2014 school year!!!
Fundraiser Car Wash, Dec. 7th
Crystal Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE) is raising funds this year for the Coral Restoration Foundation with a car wash to be held on Saturday, Dec. 7th from 10AM til noon in the CLMS parking lot. The Coral Restoration Foundation (CRF) is a nonprofit conservation organization dedicated to creating offshore nurseries and restoration programs for threatened coral species. CRF is leading the development of new nursery and restoration techniques. Tens of thousands of corals are grown and maintained in multiple offshore nurseries. After a year in the nursery, corals are outplanted to a degraded reef. With the help of students, volunteers, scientists, dive operators, public aquariums, and community groups, thousands of corals grown in CRF’s nurseries have already been outplanted on coral reefs. Come on out and help support this worthy effort! See more at: Coral Restoration Foundation website
Kickbots Team Places in Top 3!
Congratulations to our CLMS Kickbots team – Satchel Stevens, Adam Saoud, Tommie Shular, Christopher Quintana, Alexander Jackomino, Logan Norquist, and sponsor, Mr. Northern! They competed in the First Lego League on Nov. 16th, 2013, winning a bid to the next level – regional tournament – by placing in the top three performing teams at their first tournament of the season. They also won 1st Place for the Core Values section, which covers teamwork and knowledge of FLL principle and values. They were the best TEAM!
Great American Teach In 2013
On Wed., Nov. 20th, 2013, Crystal Lake Middle School held their annual event, the Great American Teach In. The Great American Teach In is where the school opens its doors to business leaders and community members who speak to students about different career options and the educational path that these individuals followed. CLMS students had the opportunity to hear from many presenters, including: the 2014 Florida Teacher of the Year, two Crime Prevention Specialists from the PCSO, a reporter from the Ledger, a crew from Polk County Fire Rescue, the Neighborhood Association Coalition President, the Polk County Property Appraiser, a construction worker, a former Navy member, a Florida State Senator, a pediatric emergency room nurse, two Southeastern Guide Dog trainers, a Publix executive, and three current/former City of Lakeland Commissioners. Students participated in class discussions, mock City Commission meetings, examined blue prints of buildings, and viewed the exterior/interior of an unmarked, undercover police car and fire engine. The students, staff, and community members enjoyed each other’s company and learned new information from one another. We want to give a big Mustang "Shout Out" to each of our great speakers! Thank you for sharing a piece of your world with our students!
Family Read Night, November 21st
This year's Family Read Night was another exciting one! On Thursday, Nov. 21st, 2013, parents and students were invited to a fun, engaging, and inter-active evening planned by the Language Arts Dept. to introduce the book DIVERGENT. The book is expected to be released as a movie in March 2014, and is advertised as an Action-Adventure-Romance. In the book, Beatrice Prior, a teenager with a special mind, finds her life threatened when an authoritarian leader seeks to exterminate her kind in her effort to seize control of their divided society. The first 50 attendee's received a copy of the book, and students can qualify to win movie tickets closer to March by scoring 100% on the AR test.
Workforce Education had a great turn-out this year for the WE3 EXPO 2013! CLMS students were able to attend this educational field trip opportunity held at SUN ‘n FUN Nov. 19 – 21, 2013. The design of this EXPO highlights all Polk Academies and Career-Education classes. Last year’s EXPO was bursting at the seams with record breaking attendance totaling more than 6,000! Click the Expo's picture above to be directed to their website for more information on this exciting event!
Boy's Basketball Has Begun!
The Might Mustang Boy's Basketball team is off and running for the
season! Games will be played on Mondays with JV games starting at
6:00p.m., and Varsity at 7:00p.m. Schedule for remaining games, as
Mon., Dec. 2 HOME Lakeland Highlands Middle vs. Mustangs
Mon. Dec., 9, AWAY Mustangs vs. Stambaugh Middle
Please come out and support our great athletes!!
Students Make All State Chorus Ensemble
Charidy Kirk and Isis Conover (pictured above with CLMS
chorus teacher, Jennifer Peacock) are our Crystal Lake Mustangs that made it
into an All State Chorus ensemble!
The All State Chorus audition process contains a multitude of steps. First, the students must pass a grueling music theory test, which includes melodic, rhythmic, and chord ear training, key signature and interval recognition, and a myriad of other music theory skills. Upon passing the music theory test, the students are then sent to a sight-singing room where they must sight-sing music they have never seen before. Following that test, the students are then auditioned on difficult music that they had to prepare; this vocal audition is recorded, and the recordings are sent off to be judged on musical accuracy, musicality, and vocal tone quality. Congratulations to both of these Lady Mustangs for their hard work!
Summerlin R.O.T.C. Academy Info
8th grade students interested in attending the Summerlin R.O.T.C. Academy may apply on the Polk County Schools website. The open enrollment date is January 21st 2014-Feb 18th 2014. Once you apply, you will receive an acceptance or denial letter from the school board prior to Spring Break. For more info about the school, check their website at Summerlin Academy.
Sheriff Judd Guest Speaker at Internet Safety Parent Night
CLMS was honored to have Sheriff Grady Judd as guest speaker for our annual Internet Safety Parent Night held on Oct. 17th, 2013. Sheriff Judd shared information with parents in our cafeteria while officers spoke to students in a separate session in our gym. Both sessions were highly informative and parent survey comments praised the evenings program.
E.S.O.L. Tutoring Available
We are pleased to inform you that Crystal Lake Middle School is offering tutoring for students whose first language is not English (ESOL program students).
Tutoring will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15PM
to 4:45PM in Mrs. Arispe’s classroom
Tutoring will consist of helping with homework and projects, preparation for the FCAT exam, and support with Reading and Writing according to the individual student's level. Contact Mrs. Arispe by clicking here
Readi-Step Assessment for 8th Graders
All 8th grade students took the Readi-Step assessment on Tuesday, October 22nd. This assessment is designed to measure a progression of skills in reading, writing and math and is required for students who want to attend the International Baccalaureate high school also known as the IB high school.
Lady Mustangs' Girls Basketball
The Lady Mustangs’ Girls Basketball season has ended and we congratulate the team and their coaches on a great job! We are extremely proud of the hard work and dedication of these young ladies. Thank you for coming out and showing your support for our great student athletes.
Parents Enjoy Open House 2013
Parents walked their students' schedule from classroom to classroom at this year's Open House, Thurs., Sept. 12th, and were able to meet each of their student's teachers.
(Pictured above: Our Physical Education department showed parents a video of all the exciting new programs they have going on this year, and how they integrate the use of technology in our state-of-the-art gymnasium.)
Jaylens Challenge Anti-Bullying Presentation on Campus
We were excited to have Jaylens Challenge on our campus again
this year on Sept. 9th, 2013 for
another great anti-bullying presentation! The Jaylens
Challenge Foundation, Inc is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable
organization dedicated to promoting awareness and prevention of
bullying through education and community service.
Students watched a 6 minute video that shows what bullying is like through the eyes of someone like Jaylen Arnold, a young man who suffers with Tourette Syndrome and severe Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Jaylen talks to students about the intervention and support that prevented him from becoming a possible 'bully-cide' statistic.
Students also heard from Hollywood actor, Dash Mihok, who travels with and introduces Jaylen and the program. He rallies students to have them join him in giving the programs main slogan, "Bullying! - NO WAY!", as a shout-out for the crowd.
CNN was on campus filming this event, as well as, our own ITV Department. If you are interested in learning more about Jaylens Challenge, click the link here to access their website: Jaylens Challenge
Southeastern Football Team ROCKS!!!
Many, many THANKS go out to the Southeastern University Football team for helping Crystal Lake Middle out in a BIG WAY!! Players were on campus prior to the start of the new 2013-14 school year to help out in any way they could! They moved classroom furniture, helped put out mulch, and even washed teacher's cars!! We can't say THANKS enough! What a great group of guys!! GO, Southeastern Football!! We hope you have a great season!!
Million Father March 2013
Our school participated in the The Million Father March 2013 this year on the the first day of school, Monday, August 19th. This project is dedicated to the safety of all children and to the young victims of Newtown, Connecticut. With nearly 600 cities across America, and an expected one million fathers participating, the aim is to inspire fathers and families to be more actively engaged in their children's education.
Participants included fathers, grandfathers, foster fathers, step-fathers, uncles, cousins, big brothers, male care-givers, mentors and family friends. They were asked to accompany their children to school and to register to volunteer 10 hours per year at the school. Thanks to everyone for their support!
Teachers Prep for STEM in Keys
Already this summer teachers have been preparing new STEM (Science,
Technology, Engineering and Math) projects and lessons for school-wide
implementation. A group of CLMS, CASE and STEAM Academy teachers went to the
Florida Keys in June for a hands-on learning experience that included
snorkeling in the beautiful waters of the Atlantic and learning sessions
about coral reef restoration. Teachers representing all core curriculum
areas met to discuss ideas that would incorporate STEM learning projects
using our aquaculture and Marine Science programs thru-out the school.
Principal Chris Canning arranged for Mr. Carlos Martinez, Extension Agent/IFAS with the University of Florida, to speak to the group about the conservation of our ecological marine life. Mr. Martinez' help with our programs has been invaluable as he shares his vast knowledge of marine life and coral restoration.
Teachers also attended a session at the Coral Restoration Foundation(CRF) in Key Largo. CRF is helping our sea-life environment by out-planting corals to replace those that have been lost to disease, storms, pollution, and other stressors. CRF provides new shelter and habitat for many reef fishes, helping the ecosystem to return to its once healthy state. Our school is currently working to raise funds for CRF's 'Adopt a Coral Tree' program to help support and replenish our ecosystem. To learn more about this worthy effort, click the following link: Coral Restoration Foundation
Teachers left excited about the cross-platform lessons they would be using for the up-coming 2013-14 school year. They hope to increase student learning in all subjects teaching them by using ‘real life’ circumstances students are interested in, and can easily relate to. We are looking forward to a great school year!
3 Perfect Scores on FCAT 2.0 Reading
CLMS and Academies would like to give a big "SHOUT OUT" and "CONGRATULATIONS" to Trinity Arnold, Hannah Dinsmore and Gregory Garcia (pictured above) for receiving perfect scores on the 2013 FCAT 2.0 Reading! Way to GO, Mustangs!!
Crystal Lake Middle will be offering an informational newsletter published each nine weeks of the school year. The newsletter includes a message from our principal, information on upcoming events, special announcements and more. Links to the current 2013-14 school year's newsletters will be published here when available.
Robotics Students Compete At Nationals
Mr. Schuh's Robotics students worked hard over the summer to prepare for the National T.S.A. (Technology Student Association) Competition that was held June 28-July 2nd, 2013 in Orlando, FL.
T.S.A. Competition is open to middle through high school, and Mr. Schuh takes CLMS students from 6th, 7th and 8th grade. Particularly exciting for our students is the Inventions and Innovations category where our Aquaculture program is highlighted by robots built to move in the water. Students also worked tediously on their bridge entries, as well. We are proud of their hard work and dedication to the program! Keep up the good work, Mustangs!
2012-2013 School Year News Below:
CLMS Art II Students Create Dragon Piece-by-Piece
Our Art II students created a great piece of art-work. It took 24 students most of
the 2012-2013 school year to complete the 24 pieces. They only got to look at a 2"x 3 1/2"
piece to create a 10" x 17 1/2" piece of the dragon. Students weren't
allowed to see the drawing of the dragon all put together until the full-size art piece was revealed in
our media center. Great job,
Mrs. Dixon and Art II students!
(Art students pictured above with Dragon art-piece are Matthew Downey and Manuel (Manny)Aviles.)
Our ITV department presented the Lucid Film Festival on May
24th, 2013, and it proved to be an exciting night for all! One film
featured, in particular, 'Confectious' (link pictured above), recently won BEST SHORT FILM at
the Polk County Instructional Television Video Awards.
The Lucid Film Festival is a celebration of student creativity and higher
order thinking. During the first semester of their media production course
at CLMS, students wrote screenplays with heavy emphasis on plot structure,
setting, and character development. Classes then voted on which screenplays
to produce during the second semester. The Lucid Film Festival is a chance
to showcase these awesome short films and recognize students for their
stellar achievements this year. Their site has several trailers for the
various short films our ITV department, under the direction of Mr. Craig
Barber, has created.
Click here to access the Lucid Film Festival website
FFA Aquaculture Team Wins at State!
The Crystal Lake Middle School FFA Aquaculture team reached the pinnacle of success on Friday, May 10, 2013 by winning the statewide competition. After appearing on FOX News 13 that morning, team members traveled to Ruskin, Florida to the University of Florida's Tropical Aquaculture Lab. There they competed against other middle school FFA chapters in identifying fish, aquatic plants, fish anatomy, and parts of aquaculture systems. Team members also took a written test on aquaculture and gave an oral presentation on bio-security. The team will be recognized at the 85th annual State FFA Convention in Orlando, Florida on June 12th. We are so proud of these students accomplishments! Congratulations, FFA Aquaculture team sponsor, Mr. Greg West, and team members: Luke Tefoe, Garrison Russell, Cassie Toner and Kaley May!
CLMS Voted 'Cool School'!
We are proud to announce that Crystal Lake Middle School was voted a "Cool School" on My FOX Tampa Bay. As the weeks winning school, FOX's Charley Belcher visited our campus and filmed various STEM and STEAM programs around our campus. Different segments were featured LIVE at CLMS on Good Day Tampa Bay, Friday, May 10th, 2013. We are always so excited to show off all the great things happening at CLMS!
C.A.S.E. Academy's 'Exploration Day' Field Trip
During the third quarter, CASE academy students participated in a STEM hands-on unit that encompassed the theme of exploration. On Friday, May 3, 2013 those students did not attend their regular classes. Instead, they had the opportunity to participate in an on-campus field trip entitled Exploration Day!
Again this year, Sun N Fun partnered with our school and brought in many hands-on and real world STEM activities for our students that involve the theme of exploration. Students were placed in groups and traveled around to different classrooms throughout the day, as well as, to Crystal Lake to learn about exploration from their teachers and volunteers from Sun N Fun. They participated in some of the following activities: core drilling at Crystal Lake, flight simulators, building airplanes, engineering stream tables, pollution and the environment, riding a hovercraft, and building and launching rockets! These are only a few of the exciting activities that our students participated in. It was a great Field Trip Day enjoyed by all! Thank you, CASE faculty and staff, for a job well done! And, a very special thanks goes out to Sun N Fun for once again providing our students with an exciting learning experience they won't soon forget!
Social Studies Department's
"Case of the Stolen Car" Enjoyed by All!
Our Social Studies Department did a great job hosting our most recent family night on April 9th, 2013! For this family night students performed a mock trial and the audience members participated as jurors. Many thanks to Judge Yancey who was in attendance to answer any questions! And, thanks to both students and faculty members who helped make this a wonderful family night! Kudos to our great Social Studies Department and to our Drama Coach, Mrs. Jeffery!
Big Turn-Out for
Student & Parent Career Night With
Thursday, March 21st, 2013 proved to be another great evening at CLMS!
Traviss' Director and Assistant Director, Workforce Ed, Financial Aid and Guidance representatives were on hand for our Student & Parent Career Night to answer any questions. We were also pleased to have the Regional Coordinator for Project Lead the Way with us. There were presentations with videos, props and take-home brochures.
Some of the Programs and Presentations included:
Avionics, Airframe Mechanic, Aerospace Technologies, Electricity, Lakeland Electric Energy Academy, Cosmetology, Digital/Web Design, Health Science, Optometric Assisting, Health Science High School Academy EKG, Biomedical Academy, Engineering, Brick & Block Masonry, Automotive, HVAC, Diesel, Welding, Nursing, Commercial Art, Computer Systems Technology and Dental Assisting.
Thank you Mrs. Driver and all the teachers & staff who helped make this informative evening a success!
T.S.A. Competition in Orlando
Mr. Reginald Northern, CLMS TSA Advisor, reports that out of some
1300 students present at the 2013 Technology Student Association(TSA)
conference in Orlando held March 13th-15th, 2013 our students competed very
well and scored in the Top 10 in the following events: Career Prep,
Inventions and Innovations, Systems Control (Lego Robot Engineering) and
The following hard-working students are to be congratulated for their outstanding efforts at this years competition:
Special thanks go out to Ms. Melanie Vann for her assistance at the conference. Great job TSA Members, and Mr. Northern! You make us PROUD!
Hh4h 1st Place Performance
Our CLMS Hh4h (Hip-Hop 4 Health) Swagg dance team won first place in the large group division on Saturday at the health fair in Munn Park. This is our second year in a row placing first! Ms. Barrows and Ms. 'Honey' would like to give a huge 'shout-out' to these students for a great job performing and conducting themselves in a well-mannered way while in downtown Lakeland during the performances: Ariel Palmer, Vonzetta Jordan, Joe Cash, De’Tron Calloway, Henry James, Brianna Porter, Tanya Louissaint, Deshaunna McKinley, and Cherri Ghent! In addition, they were very respectful to the adults that sponsored them and conducted positive sportsman-like conduct, telling the other teams that they did well! Way to shine, Hh4h!
Math & Science Family Night Fun!
It was another exciting night at CLMS on March 11th as students and parents
learned how Math and Science can be all fun and
games! Activities included: Estimate Measure Water Testing, Learn
about Pi, Follow a Recipe, Global Warming And much more!!! Students
accompanied by their parent were
eligible to receive a NUT pass. Good times were enjoyed by all!
'About Face' Award - Paul Carter
For the past fifteen years, TECO Energy, Inc. has sponsored the About-Face Awards which honors one student from each middle and high school making a positive turn-around in academics, behavior and/or attitude during the present school year. This event is always special because it allows students who may have never been recognized before to be honored for their efforts in front of their parents and peers. CLMS is proud to announce that Paul Carter received the About Face Award this year. An Awards Presentation was held on April 3, 2013, at the Nora Mayo Hall in Winter Haven. Each student was recognized on stage and received a medallion. Congratulations, Paul!
1st Annual P.E. STEM Night a Success!
Our 1st Annual Physical Education STEM Night took place on February 21st, 2013. The night included a scavenger hunt that needed to be completed by students and their families. Once the families received their clue sheet, they proceeded to decipher the clues in order to find out where the different tasks were located. There were a total of 12 tasks that needed to be completed to finish the scavenger hunt. Tasks included a three-legged race, a football toss, as well as, many others. In all, students and their families covered about 1.5 miles while maneuvering around the campus. We had over 200 people competing in the event, and three different families finished in under 48 minutes! Thanks to all who came out to support this exciting STEM learning event!
Britney Heffner Represented CLMS in County Spelling Bee!
Tuesday, March 5th, 2013, Britney Heffner represented our school in the Polk County Spelling Bee at Jim Miles Professional Development Center. Britney was one of 30 students in the county to qualify to move on to this final oral county bee. We want to thank everyone who attended this exciting event and for supporting Britney! Good job, Britney!
On Your Mark....Get Set....READ!
Mrs. Castle invites students to come by the Media Center and check out all the exciting new reads! Also, be sure to take care of any over-due books or fines you may have so you'll be ready to enjoy these great new selections! Enter a different world....READ!
CLMS Welcomes Leadership Lakeland and Leadership Bartow
CLMS was proud to host meetings on our campus for both Leadership Lakeland and Leadership Bartow on Thurs., Jan. 10th, 2013. Members attended their scheduled meetings, and also toured several of our STEM classrooms. Students demonstrated their skills in our Robotics classroom (pictured above) and assisted members by showing them how to create a "smiley face" using their program software. Coach Canning led a tour of our Aquaculture program. Great discussions took place on how STEM programs benefit both students and our community.
STEM NIGHT Brings Reality to Life!
Crystal Lake Middle School and Crystal Academy of Science and Engineering
held their annual STEM NIGHT on Dec. 13th, 2012. Excitement filled
the air as both parents and students went from STEM activity to STEM
activity. Teacher activities focused on the use of Science,
Technology, Engineering and Mathematics as a way to prepare students for
future careers showing how knowledge gained in the classroom can be used
once their schooling is complete.
STEM Night activities included:
• Energy Expo
• Engineers R’ Us!
• Let it Snow!
• Understand the Slime and in Math You’ll Do Fine
• Why “Matter” Matters!
• History of Wind Power
• Consumable Car Contest
• What’s in the Water?
• Up, Up, and Away
• I Believe I Can Fly!
• Go Green!
There was also a booth to introduce our new veterinary academy! It was a great turn-out, and a fun evening for all! Many thanks to everyone who participated in this very exciting and informative event!
Superintendant's 6th Annual Partnership Award - Mr. Carlos Martinez
The Superintendant's 6th Annual Partnership Award Program recently recognized one partner at each school and district office department that has provided exemplary support for students, faculty and/or administration during the 2011-12 school year. Crystal Lake Middle School was proud to have Mr. Carlos Martinez, Extension Agent/IFAS with the University of Florida (pictured above second from left) recognized on our behalf! Mr. Martinez' association with our school's aquaculture program has been an invaluable service and we are so proud of his recognition with this distinguished award!
Mr. Martinez performs many hours of supervision and maintenance teaching staff and students to run and maintain aquaculture systems. He introduced knowledge of our programs to consortiums that are now involved with the program, including Florida Sea Grant and U of F Extension programs who cooperatively came to CLMS to film a documentary on our aquaculture program. Congratulations, and thank you for all you do, Mr. Martinez!
Great Turn-out for 2nd Annual Family Read Night
On Thursday, November 15, 2012, Crystal Lake Middle and CASE Academy
presented a Family Read Night focused on the novel 'Life As We Knew It'.
Over 250 participants gathered in the cafeteria to participate in
interactive STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
activities such as Sink or Swim (determining the effects of rising sea
levels on Florida), How Far Does Your Money Go? (determining how much money
it will cost to survive in a post-apocalyptic world), Dear Diary (writing a
diary entry similar to the main character), Ice Cream Comet (creating
homemade ice cream), The End of the World As We Know It? (determining the
effects of global warming, climate change, and what we can do about it), and
The first 50 students received a copy of the novel and also a sticker which they found out later in the evening determined their fate after the moon shifted from its orbit. A big 'Thank You' goes out to all the parents, students, and staff members who participated in the evening!
CLMS Robotic's Partners with Traviss
Mr. John Pivovarnik with Traviss Career Center visited our campus and filmed some of our Robotics' students in action. He is working on producing a video for Traviss to be shown at the up-coming WE3 Expo at The Lakeland Center. The video will showcase some of our Robotic's students (Micheal Romero, Paul Carter and Greg Garcia, shown here with Robotic's teachers, Mr. Mark Schuh and Mr. Reginald Northern). Students are practicing for actual competition in the FLL (Florida Lego League) tourney where they both design and plan missions. Their first league competition is scheduled for Dec 1st. Our Robotic's program will be partnering with Traviss Career Center as they impement a new high school Project Lead The Way program beginning next school year.
ATTENTION! Applications are available online at the following link to the Office of Magnet, Choice and Charter Schools website. To access more information on our academy application and admission requirements, please click on the following link to PolkAcademies.com
Exciting Things Happening in our Physical Education Department!
There are lots of exciting changes going on in our Physical Education Department! We have transformed part of the gym into the new Fitness Center.
Our Fitness Center consists of an exercise machine area, a hydraulic weights machine area and an aerobic activity area. Inside our exercise machine area we have treadmills, elliptical machines, and exercise bikes. The hydraulic machine area consists of 6 different machines that focus on building upper and lower body muscle. Students are able to do bicep curls, squats, leg extensions and bench press. All of these machines are pressure-based and students can learn how to properly use the types of machines without any fear of injury.
Our aerobic activity center currently has a new Mimio inter-active white board and Xbox 360 gaming system with Kinect. This area has been used to teach aerobics with videos projected on screen, as well as, incorporating 'Exergaming' into Physical Education with use of the the Xbox Kinect.
We are excited to have our P.E. Department join in our school-wide integration of technology! Great job,
CLMS Announces Mentoring Program
Crystal lake Middle School’s Youth Motivators program is getting underway. We are always looking for more mentors to pair with students. The Youth Motivator program brings together positive role models from the community and students who can benefit from one-on-one attention. Students are selected by teachers and guidance counselors. Parents sign a permission form for participation in the program. Students and mentors meet, usually once a week, to work together to improve grades, set goals for improved attendance and behavior or focus on career interests. Click here for more information on this program.