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Academic Resources

Bernardo Heights Middle School
Academic Support

California State Library - Free 24/7 Live Tutoring for Students K-12:
A new pilot program offered by State of California where every Californian can access free online tutoring, available 24/7.  Program offers homework help in all K-12 subjects.  Read more about the initiaitve here.   

Real-time homework assistance is availabile here.

PUSD Parent Academy:
The PUSD Parent Academy is a one-stop shop where parents can learn about the numerous educational technology tools that teachers are using with students in their classrooms. These resources will make it easier for parents to understand how teachers engage students in meaningful ways in a virtual environment that highlights student collaboration.

PUSD Testing & Assessments: 
Information about State and PUSD testing and assessments.

Parents' Guide to Homework:
Helping your child establish habits to complete homework assignments in a timely and appropriate manner is a challenge all parents face.  Preparing yourself and your student for the time commitment and discipline required for successful homework completion will pay off in the long run with higher grades and overall academic success.  Following are suggestions to help you and your child manage this area of responsibility.

Success Tips and Strategies

  • Encourage Independence and Responsibility:  Help your student learn to keep track of assignments and due dates in their Bobcat planner and on a master calendar.
  • Foster Good Student Habits:  Provide a special place to do homework during a specific time frame each day.
  • Create New Friendships:  Help your child foster new relationships by encouraging participation in clubs, sport teams, and social functions.
  • Learn to Self-Advocate:  Encourage your child learn to approach their teachers or counselor when they are struggling with an assignment or difficulty at school.
  • Prepare the Evening Before:  Designate a special "ready to go" place at home where backpacks, jackets, instruments, athletic/PE gear and lunch are ready to head out the door.  Choose an outfit to wear the next day to alleviate slow starts in the morning.
  • Eat Healthy Meals and Snacks:  Provide a diet with ample amounts of protein, fresh fruits, and vegetables.  Students are better able to concentrate in school with a full stomach and healthy food options.  Breakfast is especially important.
  • Enjoy the Experience:  The "Middle School Years" will pass quickly!  It is important to plan family outings and activities to help your student ease the transition and reduce feelings of stress and anxiety.  Balance is the key!