Our Learning Support Skills accelerate student learning by providing additional customized support beyond what the classroom teachers and advisors offer. The programs recognize students’ talents while helping them acquire skills and strategies to become independent lifelong learners. These individualized programs are designed to enhance a student’s reading, writing, organization, time management and study skills allowing the student to effectively demonstrate understanding at GMVS and in college.
Support differs based on need. Some students may meet with the support team multiple times a week, while others may access writing assistance a few times a semester.
Learning Support Program for students with a documented learning disability:
Program is designed for students who need remediation, skill improvement and academic support approximately three times per week:
- Create individualized learning plans and goals in response to identified and specific learning needs
- Develop individualized tools and techniques for improving reading, writing and study skills
- Implement accommodations
- Facilitate collaboration and communication between student, teacher and parent
- Monitor academic progress
Program is designed for students who need academic support through weekly (1 meeting per week) scheduled meetings:
- Skill enhancement in reading, writing and study skills
Extended Time: Students wishing to receive 50% time extension in testing situations need to have current comprehensive cognitive evaluations demonstrating need for extended time on file at GMVS and must be approved by the College Board for extended time. Standardized tests like SATs and ACTs have their own application and review process for granting extended time to students; parents and students need to apply well in advance of testing dates.
Academic support for all students:
Writing Labs: Available for students who need occasional content support. The regularly scheduled labs operate on a drop in basis.
Content Tutoring: Students who need regular support in a specific academic discipline must hire and pay an outside private tutor.