TRHS Student Support Services

The ThunderRidge Student Support Team offers comprehensive programming to TR students to ensure success for all. Teachers, counselors, mental health workers, administrators, and the school security team work collaboratively with students to identify and implement appropriate supports or interventions. If you have further questions please reach out to the teacher/counselor/administrator listed in the support section that you are interested in.


Intervention Support: Classes

RtI Access

Access is an open time for students to meet one-on-one or in small groups with their teachers. It is a great time to check grades, get extra help with homework, study for tests, work on their sophomore project or just catch up with the teacher. The purpose of Mandatory Access is to encourage students to come to Access every week. Students in Mandatory Access will sign-in for attendance and then visit any of their teachers. This is listed as “advisement” in Parent Portal and you can monitor your student’s attendance there.

Teachers: Jessica McCague, Lynn Smith, Joey Cohen


Grizz Lab

Grizz Lab is a TRHS school program designed to allow students to accumulate or recover credits toward DCSD/TRHS graduation requirements through the internet. While Edgenuity through Grizz Lab is an opportunity to gain academic credit, course credit:

**May not meet NCAA eligibility requirements (see your counselor or Mrs. Smith)

**May not meet entrance requirements for some institutions of higher education (please check with your post-secondary school of choice)

If you are interested in taking an online course through Grizz Lab, please see your counselor.

Teacher: Lynn Smith


School Success

School Success is an elective course in which students receive .5 credit for each semester. The class is designed to support student success in the academic and personal realm. We focus on executive functioning and social emotional skills. It is also an opportunity for students to receive more personalized support.

Teachers: Joey Cohen, Jessica McCague


Read/Write Strategies

Literacy class that focuses on reading and writing skills using the Read180 Curriculum as part of the districts Strategic Plans. Students that are on READ plans, but in the general education setting, are encouraged to enroll in this class.

Teacher: Jessica McCague



Intervention Support: Academic and/or Social Emotional

Gifted and Talented

GT Website

Teacher: Dave Stickland


RTI (Response to Intervention)

RtI Website

Teacher: Jessica McCague


Intervention Support: Peer(s)

Peer Counseling

Peer Counselors are students who support other students with organization, grade checks, and advice on succeeding in school. Please contact Chris Smith at for more information.

Counselor: Chris Smith


Intervention Support: Mentoring


JEDI is a (Journey in Education, Dedication, and Independence) program offered at TRHS. The JEDI program is designed to help support students that may struggle with the traditional school setting for a variety of reasons.

JEDI Website

Teacher: Jessica McCague


Intervention Support: Tutoring

NHS Tutoring

Students who are a part of the National Honor Society are holding tutoring sessions in the library at every lunch period. Need help with some math problems? Head to the library during your lunch to get help from a friend.

Teacher: Olivia Holland

Librarian: Stephanie Sjoland

After-School Tutoring (using CAREs money allotted to the district)

If your student is in need to tutoring, please reach out the their school counselor to begin the process of finding a school based tutor. Sessions run 2-4 hours a week and can last up to 4 weeks.