Academic Coaching provides individualized, one-on-one academic support. Students and coaches meet three times each week during a regularly scheduled class time as part of their academic day. This program provides a high level of support for students who are working to establish, increase, or maintain the academic skills they need to be successful. Students and coaches partner to determine the specific goals for the semester, which may include areas like time management, organizational skills, study-skills, active reading, work completion, writing process, and more. As part of our larger program philosophy, all students develop skills to promote self-awareness and self-advocacy. In order to promote consistent and transparent communication, students and parents receive weekly feedback from all of their academic teachers as well as from their coach.
Educational testing is required for students in Academic Coaching. Students in Academic Coaching are asked for a minimum one-year commitment to the program. Academic Coaches and the Learning Center Director partner with students in securing accommodations including extended time, separate testing, assistive technology, etc. Our Learning Center also coordinates the application process for securing accommodations for SAT, ACT, and other standardized testing.