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One of the most important function of the SSC is to provide services that support the education of Liberty's students. From choosing courses to getting help with a difficult class to making sure that requirements for graduation have been fulfilled, the SSC is an integral part of a student's education. Below is some helpful information regarding academics.

Credit Requirements
Course Descriptions
Vo-Tech
Getting help

Credit Requirements

Required Courses

Credit

Grade when taken

English
4.0

grades 9-12

Social Studies
4.0

grades 9-12

Mathematics
4.0

grades 9-12

Science
4.0

grades 9,10, & 11 or 12

Physical Education
2.0

grades 9-12

Health
1.0

grades 9 & 10

Computer Technology
0.5

any grade

Community Service
60 hours

any grade

Arts
1.0

any grade

General Electives
5.0

any grade

total =

26.0 credits


 

Course Descriptions

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Vo-Tech

The Bethlehem Area Vocational Technical School (BAVTS) serves Liberty High School by offering over 30 programs designed to give students the important skills and knowledge necessary for the workplace. Liberty students are eligible to attend BAVTS in grades 10 through 12. (In some cases, students may attend in 9th grade as well.) Information and applications are also available in the Student Service Centers. Click here to visit the BAVTS home page and learn more about these programs and how to apply.

Getting Help

Students who are struggling in a particular course have several avenues through which they are able to receive help. Below is a list of resources at Liberty and beyond that should be accessed by students when struggling.

  1. Your teacher - The course instructor is the best source of help and should always be the first person students go to when struggling with a course. Teachers are available for about half an hour after school every day to work with students individually or in small groups.

  2. Your classmates - Often times if one student is having difficulty with a course, there are others in the same situation. Conversely, even when many students are struggling there are usually a few students who understand the material very well. In either case, you can use your classmates as resources by meeting after school to form study groups. There is much truth in the expression "two heads are better than one."

  3. Your family - Your parents were in school at one time. They may be a little rusty, but they want to see you succeed and will do whatever it takes to help you. Your older brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, grandparents, and so on are also great resources.

  4. Tutor - See your Guidance Counselor for tutoring information.

  5. CASP Homework Club Tuesdays – Thursdays; 2:30 – 3:30pm in Room 210
    • Assistance with completing homework
    • Extra help for topics not grasped in class time
    • A quiet place to get work done before going home
    • A place to type papers/projects Partners and/or groups can meet to finish projects
    • A place to use textbooks that may not go home. Please let your teacher know that you would like to bring a book to homework club. We will see that it gets returned the next morning!
    • A place to finish a test or quiz. Students can make arrangements with teachers to complete tests/quizzes. We will return all materials to the teacher.
    • Project help: We have a lot of supplies to complete projects (poster board, markers, paper, etc). We can also help students plan effective projects/presentations.

  6. NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY (NHS) PEER TUTORING
    • Tuesdays: Math & Science in SSC 800; Wednesdays: English & Social Studies in Room 864;
    • Thursdays: Math, Science, English, Social Studies, and Foreign Languages in SSC 800
    • *Late Bus* Runs Tuesday – Thursday @ 4PM. Please get a pink bus pass from the teacher. Be sure to board the right bus!

  7. Schedule change - This is always the very last resort when a student is doing poorly in a particular course. However, sometimes students are simply unable to do the work. Before a schedule change can be done, at least two or three of the preceding resources should have been tried (unless there was an error in scheduling in which case the change will be granted immediately). See your Guidance Counselor if you believe a schedule change is necessary.

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