Overview

  • Fox Chapel Area High School offers a number of academic and mental and emotional health resources to ensure that its students are achieving to their maxium potentials.

    Among those resources are:

    QRT (Quality Resource Time)

    QRT is a valuable time for students to work with their teachers if extra support is needed, if they have been absent, or if they need to access the library. The student’s QRT teacher will remain the same for the entire four years, and can be a great source of daily support for students.

    Back on Track (BOT)

    Back On Track is not the same as detention. Back on Track is intended as an opportunity for students to get “Back on Track” and stay on track.  There is a math teacher available on Mondays and Wednesdays to assist students. An English teacher is available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. If a student needs help in other subjects, they are encouraged to contact our National Honor Society for a list of their fellow students who will tutor during Back On Track.
     
    Transportation home from Back On Track

    Students have the option to ride the BOT bus. There are two buses that leave at 3:45pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Please note that the BOT bus stops are not the same as the regular bus stops. Please keep in mind that some of the stops along the route could be up to six blocks away from the regular stops. Students should speak with the bus driver to determine where the best stop is for that student. The “big” bus covers the Kerr Elementary area, Sharpsburg, Aspinwall and Blawnox, and the “mini” bus hits Fairview, DMS, Middle Road, Rich Hill and Rural Ridge stops.

    Please refer to the Back On Track bus schedule for a list of dates that transportation is available.

    Math Help Center

    Students struggling with math concepts can receive daily help from Fox Chapel Area math teachers with either of the following options:

    • Daily in room 251 from 7 a.m. to 7:55 a.m.
    • Every Monday & Wednesday at BOT from 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

    Manuscript Writing Center

    Any student that needs assistance in any aspect of writing (grammar & usage, idea formation, style, analysis, etc.) can receive support with either of the following options:

    • Every Monday & Friday in room 178 from 7:15 a.m. to 7:55 p.m.
    • Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at BOT from 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

    Student Support Team (SST)

    SST is made up of school and agency staff who are available to help you access school and community resources for your child. SST will help you find services and assistance within the school and if needed, in the community.

    • Instructional Support Services (IS): Through the SST program, students may receive a variety of instructional support based on the team’s recommendation.
    • Mental Health and D/A Services: Based on the team’s recommendation and parent sign off, students may receive additional support services.

    Tutoring

    A list of outside tutors is available on the district’s website. The School Counseling Office has a list of National Honor Society student tutors available as well. 

    FCAO Drop-In Center

    FCAO students are encouraged to utilize teacher support offered all day Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday in room 193, as well as during QRT and during every period.