At the Middle School level, Hockaday students may benefit from Learning Support in a variety of ways:
Provision of academic accommodation plans for classroom use and standardized testing when a documented learning challenge exists. A student may receive accommodations within the Hockaday program to assist with equal access to learning if a documented challenge to learning is present. Documentation is required and must be provided before accommodations can be considered. Support for students with accommodations is provided according to student need.
- Learning Skills Class
A skills-based classroom focusing on supporting executive functioning led by our Middle School Learning Specialist and supplemented with general classroom accommodations
- Classroom Support
Support and monitoring of accommodations provided through general classrooms
Assistance in time management, organization, study skills, test-taking strategies, balancing of workload, and academic coaching.
Working with our Middle School Learning Specialist, students can benefit from:
- Learning to alleviate stress before testing
- Learning to organize notes and homework to enhance memory and comprehension
- Looking at their own learning through different perspectives
- Strengthening reading and writing skills
Transitional support in managing new courses and increased expectations for those new to Hockaday or moving up from Lower School.
Together with advisors, teachers, and other support personnel, we can help facilitate or coordinate assistance with:
- Accessing and managing the digital platforms and programs used in classrooms
- Learning to manage the 6-day rotational class schedule
- Understanding classroom expectations and benchmarks
- Understanding the trimester grading system
Coordination and balance of workload for students experiencing an extended illness or injury
Together with the Health Center, Learning Support manages students' academic return as they physically recover from:
- Extended illness or surgery
- Health leave
- Major injury