Improve Academic Success

  • Tutoring: TORCH partners work individually with any TORCH student who has been identified as of in need of extra academic assistance or who has requested further help in a subject area.
  • Academic Counseling: TORCH staff and partners meet individually with TORCH students to discuss their academic progress, goals for the future, academic or life challenges they are facing, and any needs they may have.
  • Basic Skills Test preparation: TORCH partners and staff have provided individual and group tutoring to TORCH seniors who have not yet passed the Basic Skills Tests that are required for high school graduation.
  • Evening Homework Help: TORCH has helped to support the start of a new evening homework help program.  The program runs on Monday and Thursday evenings from 6:00-8:o0 p.m. at Greenvale Park Elementary School. The school’s computer lab and media center are open to the students.
  • Study Centers at the Middle and High Schools: TORCH continues to support study centers in the Northfield Middle School and Northfield High School both during the school day and after school. These centers provide ongoing, recognized places for TORCH students to receive academic assistance from caring adults.