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The Problem with Not Being a Problem

Your student has great grades; pays attention during class; helps their classmates; assists their teachers; keeps their lockers clean, uses their inside voice during lunchtime; walks in the hall without reminders. These are all great attributes and behaviors that a parent wants to hear when receiving a report on their child. But...despite what

most believe, there can be disadvantages to not being the problem student. Especially if your student isn't in the school that is the best fit for them.

Students that are not the 'problem' student display no immediate threat or disruption that needs to be attended to, therefore, these students that are 'excelling' can easily fall under the radar or disappear into the abyss of their classmates.

At Arches Academy, we believe that students displaying 'good' behavior deserve just as much attention as students displaying disruptive or problematic behavior. We know this is hard to do in large classrooms and in certain circumstances but our classrooms are structured to give teachers the ability to distribute their time to each student equally. With some students, this time needs to be used to help them work on their disruptive behaviors, with the 'non-problematic' students, this time is used to advance their learning experience and give them opportunity to grow their knowledge on a certain subject.

As a parent, you can ask yourself the following:

Is Your Good Student...

Your Child Deserves...

Is your 'good' student receiving little attention because the teacher is spending their time managing other students' disruptions?

Your child deserves the same amount of attention as any other child in the class. At Arches Academy, our teachers have the time to spend one-on-one time with each student.

Is your 'good' student spending hour