This year, Moreau Catholic High school will implement a student-athlete study hall program. The primary purpose of the Moreau Athletic Study Hall (MASH) is to provide specialized resources to student-athletes in order to ensure the success in the classroom as well as on the field. Moreau Catholic High School take pride as we are a college-preparatory school committed to outstanding achievement.
(MASH) will provide a structured learning environment for student-athletes to work independently, or with teachers on their academic assignments. Study hall will be held during school hours, specifically during AM office hours, PM office hours, early release days, and late start days. Sessions will be monitored by our teacher-coaches, teachers, academic counselors, and administration.
A critical part of the Student Athlete Support Program that Moreau provides for its student-athletes is with the study hall will provide an environment in which athletes can seek assistance with homework, hone academic skills, work on computers, conduct internet research, and stay ahead of their academic requirements, receive weekly progress checks, and complete organizational tasks necessary for student success.
Though (MASH) is open to all student-athletes, however, requires all student athletes with a GPA 2.5 or below to attend ALL Study Hall sessions available each week. Students above a GPA of 2.5 will have to attend study hall hours based on the Head Coach’s discretion.
The athletic study hall program is designed to provide an objectives-based structured study environment leading to academic success for Moreau student-athletes. Study hall sessions are monitored so that students-athletes can work uninterrupted.
Required hours are driven by academic need and mandatory for students with a GPA under 2.5. Coaches will mandate a set number of hours a student-athlete must be in study hall each week if GPA is above 2.5. Additionally, hours may be based on new or continuing student status.
- Upon entering the study hall room, student-athletes are required to show the monitor their syllabi, indicate which assignments they will be working on, and show completed work upon leaving.
- Study hall hours are reported for the week beginning on Monday and ending on Friday. Coaches will receive an official copy of the study hall report on Friday afternoons.
- Student-athletes are required to sign-in and sign-out to receive credit for study hall. Failure to sign-in or sign-out will result in “0” hours for the study hall session.
If a student-athlete does not adhere to the following rules, he or she will be asked to leave study hall and will not earn hours for that particular study hall session. In order to promote a more conducive learning environment, the following rules must be observed:
- No cell phone use during study hall. Cell phones must be silenced/turned off and turned in upon entry to create the best learning environment possible.
- PLAN AHEAD! Arrive prepared, i.e.: with books, notebooks, or other materials needed for your homework.
- Do not sign in or out for anyone but yourself.
- Group projects and/or studying together may occur with approval, but must be kept quiet in order to keep a positive studying environment.
- No Internet use unrelated to your class assignment.
- Headphones/earbuds may be used. The music level must be kept to a minimum so as not to disrupt fellow students.
- Clean up after yourself or risk losing the ability to have food and drink.
- No sleeping at any time.
Additional Approved Opportunities for Earning Study Hall Hours:
Please note: Proof must be furnished for any opportunities listed below to count.
- Tutorial sessions
- Workshops/ labs
- Professor office hours for additional instruction
- Academic/Career advising sessions with the Academic Advisor
Failure to Comply
- First Offense: Mandatory meeting with athletic department staff and the implementation of a corrective action plan and Coach is notified.
- Second Offense: Another meeting. This time the coach and parent to attend. A revision of action plan will be conducted. Student will be put on daily learning specialist meetings with counselor/AD Staff/Administration. The athletic director is notified of the repeated offenses. Practice and/or participation in games will be restricted based on Coach’s discretion.
- Third Offense: Mandatory meeting with the counselor, athletic director, coach, and parent. This position obviously has the right to remove you from competition if not from the program entirely.