Middle School 9th Hour

Providing academic support, instruction in study skills and fun wellness activities.

Middle school afterschool program graphic

Grades: 6th-8th
Each quarter, three to four students are selected by each grade level house to attend.

Meets: Monday-Thursday

Times: 3-4 p.m.

Ninth Hour students are provided with academic support from a Ninth Hour supervisor.

Students that have been a part of Ninth Hour have shown significant academic improvement and have formed positive relationships with the adults that assist in the program.

Each day the Ninth Hour students receive a healthy snack. Students assigned to ninth hour are required to attend. Their academic progress is closely monitored using Bettendorf Middle School's online grading system.


Ninth Hour was introduced in 2003 to provide additional academic support to students in need and has continued because of its success. The program is funded through the support of Patrick Stoffers, a Bettendorf High School alumnus, and his wife Patty.