Learning support in grades 5-8 focuses on the continuation of self-awareness as a student. Students are encouraged to understand their learning style and discover how they learn, study, and interact. Students are served by a team that consists of teachers, advisor, dean, counselor, and learning specialist. The team works to encourage students to use their accommodations as well as to self-advocate. Students are initially made aware of their accomodations in one of three ways; parents may share the plan with the student, the learning specialist may share the plan, or the student and parents can meet with the learning specialist. The choice is based on parental preference, student readiness, and development.
At times, additional help may be needed and parents are able to independently contract with speech therapists, tutors, homework coaches, and other providers who are invited to work on our campus.
At the heart of this stage in learning support is the goal of encouraging students to access their accommodations, embrace their learning difference and realize that everyone learns differently.