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Personalized Learning

We See You. 

We strive to create an environment that is at once accepting and safe as well as academically challenging and motivating, opening the door for students to engage in learning through conversation and explorative thinking. Not every student learns the same; therefore, instruction must be differentiated. Our small student-to-teacher ratio allows our teachers to understand how best to teach each student. Our special education instructors meet with students individually every week to teach study skills, organization, and homework management. As students progress through the year and learn skills, support begins to taper and students become more independent.

We prioritize teaching executive function skills during our academic planning sessions. These sessions are designed to improve academic skills and provide assistance with time management, organization, and study skills. All students have access to academic support sessions.

Our college-preparatory curriculum and environment offers students the following:

  • An interdisciplinary approach 
  • Encourages students to think creatively, critically, and freely
  • Helps students to set realistic academic and personal goals
  • Designs a developmental, sequential approach in which expectations and responsibilities increase and tasks become more complex as students transition from high school to college
  • Capitalizes on the school’s small setting to deliver effective and creative teaching
  • Provides 1:1 instruction if needed
  • Incorporates experiential opportunities in the community
  • Cultivates confidence, discovery, imagination, and joy in learning
  • Collects data to ensure student progress
  • Works closely with community providers to provide consistent, therapeutic support to students
  • Offers individualized social skill instruction to students who qualify
  • Partners with outside therapeutic professionals and programs to support student’s’ emotional health and help to foster the balance between learning and life.