Academic Strategies Program

Embrace Your Potential

The Academic Strategies Program (ASP) is an integral component of learning support, and its holistic approach reaches far beyond the classroom. Led by our experienced academic coaches, this program provides a variety of options for students requiring additional academic and executive functioning support, from organization and time management to effective reading strategies and self-advocacy skills. Sessions are based on individual student needs with additional instruction and practice of academic habits. ASP helps students to find their academic stride, self-confidence to advocate for themselves in and outside of the classroom, and comfort in using educational tools independently. If a student is not enrolled in ASP, she is welcome to drop-in or schedule an appointment with an academic coach at any time throughout the academic day. ASP is student-focused, guided and instructed by academic coaches, and available to all Oldfields girls.

  • ACADEMIC COACHING

  • SKILL REINFORCEMENT

  • STRATEGY INSTRUCTION

  • SELF-ADVOCACY

 

Own Your Experience

Weekly CHECK-IN

  • One 30-minute session per week
  • Bi-weekly parent communication
  • 1:1 support

Private Session

  • Five 40-minute sessions over two weeks
  • Weekly parent communication
  • 1:1 support

Group Session

  • Five 80-minute sessions over two weeks
  • Weekly parent communication
  • 4:1 support

Strategies for Academic Success

As part of the Academic Strategies Program, Oldfields School offers an elective course for 8th and 9th graders. This yearlong academic course provides students with a foundation of academic skills and habits that will set them up for success as they move through high school. This course will cover a variety of topics, such as identifying and understanding one’s learning profile, managing and organizing one’s academic responsibilities, and overall executive functioning skills.

Core Experience

  • 1-on-1 or small group instruction with academic coach
  • Personalized support according to each student’s learning profile
  • Sessions seamlessly built into student’s schedule
  • Consistent collaboration and communication with classroom teachers
  • Skill improvement to meet current academic expectations with greater ease and confidence
  • Metacognition development leading to confidence in her voice, proactive mindset, and self-advocacy
  • Detailed communication to parent/guardian about student’s progress

Strategic Instruction

  • Organizational skills
  • Time management techniques
  • Problem-solving methods
  • Memory skills
  • Writing tools
  • Note taking and project outline development

Educational Tools

  • Personalized graphic organizers for ideas, concepts, and notes
  • Effective planner and calendar utilization
  • Strategies for test preparation and essay writing
  • Reading strategies to improve comprehension
  • Individualized study guide creation

Let’s unlock that potential together – starting now!

Meet Our Academic Strategies Team

Jonna Wahle

Jonna Wahle

Interim Director of the Academic Strategies Program and Learning Support, Academic Coach
Christina Topper

Christina Topper

Academic Coach