Help is on the way, at least for students looking for more guidance and assistance in the classroom.
Some parents feel their children are falling further behind with each passing school year and have now found a solution.
Director of the tutorial program Myland Brown says, "We're gonna do our part to support teachers and continue teaching what they are."
This help comes in the form of six teachers volunteering their time on Saturdays to help student's who are lagging behind.
Northview High School Principal Ron Snell says, "Some kids don't get it or are unable to retain it and so they re-teach it, refresh it, and make sure they get it."
The classes will be available to students from kindergarten to twelfth grade.
Those in high school will focus on passing the Alabama high school graduation, which is now a requirement in Alabama in order to receive a diploma.
Brown says, "Students with a high school diploma are able to get higher salaries and better jobs."
Local high schools now offer remedial training and some offer tutoring after school, but most people agree the more help available to students, the better.
Snell says, "Clearly practice, practice, more times a student can hear or practice the better."
This new program is expected to bring more than fifty students out on the weekend. This new commitment just reinforces the old adage, the key to success is a good education.