By Kyle Sanor
A new program at Cactus Canyon was made to assist students in their school work. This new program is called the Extra Learning Opportunity, or ELO.
ELO is a program being used to give additional help to students that have work to complete but do not have the time to complete. This takes about half of the lunch, which is 50 minutes for all grades. This program can be used in different ways and can be used by any teacher.
Teachers may assign a student tutoring if one-on-one help is needed, study hall for those who need extra time to complete or make up assignments, or for detention. Students may also voluntarily attend study hall or ask for tutoring.
“ELO was developed to help students that needed extra time for learning,” Principal Larry LaPrise said. “We have no after school buses so ELO is to fill the time. We think this will really help out students.”
The ELO has list has been increasing each day, as more students utilize the time. So far, about 100 students in each grade are in ELO on an average day. Those that don’t go to ELO are allowed to enjoy an extended lunch period.
Students said they thought the program would help with their grades..
“I think that ELO is great,” eighth grader Dominic Loomis said. “It helps with my grades and I use it for study hall.”