Middle School Learning Resources
Study Skills course
Study Skills is an annual course that is offered for students in grades 5 – 8, who benefit from academic support beyond the help of their classroom teachers. Upon the recommendation of the Learning Specialist and Division Director, students with documented learning differences and/or recommendations from their teachers may replace their Middle School World Language requirement with the Study Skills course. During this course, students analyze their own learning styles in order to understand how this impacts their academic success. They learn techniques to capitalize on strengths and offset weaknesses. Specific skills taught include; time-management, listening skills, organization, homework completion, reading comprehension, writing process, note-taking, and test-taking strategies.
Tutoring and Academic Coaching
Tutoring is available before, during, and after school on our campus. This fee-based service is coordinated through our Learning Specialists. Another option is Academic Coaching, which provides students with “coaching” in all areas that support effective learning: time-management, organization, homework completion, reading comprehension, test-taking strategies, and more. This support can be coordinated through our learning resource specialist.
After-School Study Program
An after-school study hall is offered for students who need or want additional support when completing assignments. This is a fee-based service offered Monday – Thursday, and families may set their own flexible schedule. The study hall teacher supervises a quiet work environment and is available to assist students with time management and general organization. This program is offered for students in grades 4-8.
Please contact a Middle School Learning Specialist for more information.