Academic Support in Upper School
Who is eligible for Academic Support?
When does a student enter the program?
- Any student who is experiencing difficulty in an academic subject or subjects over a period of time
- A student who has been identified with a learning disability or attention issues
How does she enter the program?
- A student can enter the program at any time. She may stay for a semester or the entire year
When is Academic Support Given?
- She is recommended by a teacher, her advisor, her parent or herself
- Some students have psycho-educational evaluations on file at the school that state their learning styles, and offer teaching recommendations to address their learning styles
- When a student is recommended for academic support, the academic support teacher is notified, and the student is placed in the program during one, two or three of her free periods
What can a student expect to accomplish in Academic Support?
- Academic Support is given during the school day when the student has a free period
- Most classes are one-on-one, and are tailored to meet the student’s needs
- Occasionally, due to scheduling, there will be two students who meet during the same period
Is there an extra charge for Academic Support?
- She will gain a better knowledge of her learning style, her strengths and weaknesses, and how to use her strengths to compensate for her weaknesses
- She will become better organized so that she can use her time more efficiently in order to stay on top of her school work
- During the support session she will begin and finish actual homework assignments
- She will learn to advocate for herself
- She will gain confidence in her abilities, and recognize her improving academic success