Academic Center

The Club Library and Academic Center serves as a student study center during the weekdays and as an all-purpose study and work center for students and adults alike during the evenings and weekends. A space free from distractions, our members participating in a remote-learning program can use the space to participate in their study program of choice, and our other skaters can use the space for academic study before, between or after skating sessions. The Club will provide on-site supervision during established weekdays, with both a morning and early afternoon 3-hour time block. Members must pre-register to use the Academic Center unless it is after hours or on the weekends. Registration preference will be given to athletes pursuing a full-time, remote-learning program.

There will be two academic blocks each weekday (Monday-Friday)*

  • 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
  • 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

*Academic blocks for remote learning will start October 5. If COVID-19 protocols are met before the first week of October, there may be an opportunity to start sooner and members registered for an academic block will be notified.

Members in a remote-learning program that wish to use the space must register online using this form. You must select an academic block each day but they may be different throughout the week. To register to be a part of this program, please complete the Academic Center Registration Form.

If a member is attending public school and is doing remote learning on a part-time or full-time basis, they may use the study space and pre-registration using the above link is also necessary. During those two 3-hour academic blocks, however, priority in the Academic Center will be given to members enrolled in a full-time, remote-learning program. All skaters entering the Academic Center will be asked to sign-in, and the Club will set-up an additional quiet space, if necessary.

As part of the program, skaters will also be provided with recommendations for tutors, college admission advisors, career counselors, guidance counselors, testing centers and other important resources.

List of Recommended Remote-Learning Programs

Program

Website

Accredited

Grades

TECCA Connections Academy TECCA Yes K-12
Greenfield Commonwealth Virtual School GCVS Yes K-12, + cont ed
Pearson Online Academy Pearson Online Academy Yes K-12
Laurel Springs School Laurel Springs School Yes K-12
K12 Academy K12 Private Academy Yes K-12
Keystone School Keystone School Yes K-12
US Performance Academy US Performance Academy Yes 6-12
James Madison High School James Madison High School Yes 9-12
Fusion Fusion Academy Yes 6-12

*This list has been compiled to help families as they select which remote-learning program is best for their athlete and is not inclusive of all available programs.

General Guidelines

  • Skaters will be asked to leave all materials, other than what is needed for schooling, in their locker.
  • Gaming, cell phone conversations, and other distracting activities will not be allowed.
  • No food or drink (other than water) will not be allowed.

Health and Safety Guidelines

  • Plexiglass dividers will be used and whenever possible, 6-foot distancing will also be enforced.
  • Everyone must wear a mask.
  • Skaters will be asked to use the same seat for the duration of the 3-hour block.
  • Space will be disinfected in between morning and afternoon blocks, and in evening.

Proctors Wanted!

If you have an educational background and are interested in proctoring an academic block at the Academic Center, please reach out to Erika Hoffman at erika.hoffman@scboston.org. These blocks will be assigned by week, so the amount of commitment is up to you.