Conference is a critical opportunity that is part of almost every academic day. It is a half hour or more when every teacher is in his or her classroom or office and is specifically available for any extra help that you might want. It might be an assignment that you are trying to get a jumpstart on or a problem that you struggled with when you tackled it on your own. Students can drop in for a few minutes as needed, although many choose to work with their teachers every conference period. Some of our most successful students choose to attend conference regularly, and our alumni return to tell us that learning to seek assistance in this way is one of the most important skills that they learned when at Winchendon.