The Upper School Learning Support team provides academic support to students and collaborates with teachers to help students access content.
Support teachers use teacher input, classroom observations, and results on classwork and assessments to determine the type of support students need.
If applicable, they assess the results of psycho-educational evaluations to implement accommodations and support plans that improve access to class content and the IB program. Learning Support teachers develop Student Education Plans (SEPs) in consultation with parents, students, and school administration.
Learning Support teachers work with students in class, in small groups, and in pull-out sessions outside of class. Whenever possible, Learning Support is provided in the classroom setting so that students can continue to benefit from their teachers’ subject-area expertise.
Learning Support teachers collaborate with teachers to share strategies for differentiating instruction for all students.
Learning Support Available for Upper School Students
What: Individualized help with brainstorming, writing, and revising (especially for English and social studies assignments with long paragraphs/essays).
Who/How: Just show up! Attendees are paired up with a pre-trained student while a teacher supervises. Last year, 201 students visited the Writing Center for a total of 435 sessions!
When: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays // 3:15-4:15
Where: Room 210
What: Individualized help with science, math, social studies, languages (not English class).
Who/How: Fill out the Google form to request a spot (the form can be found on all teachers’ Schoology pages). The deadline is on Monday at 4pm each week. You will be paired with an NHS (National Honor Society) student who is confident in that subject.
When: Tuesdays // during lunch 11:50am
Where: Room 300
What: Individualized help with homework from any subject.
Who/How: Just show up! A teacher will check in with you about assignments and organization, and they will ensure a quiet, focused, productive work environment.
When: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays // 3:15-4:15 (and Fridays by appointment)
Where: Room 106