Our exceptional learning support staff is available to help all students with academic skills and habits including, but not limited to, organizational tips, note-taking strategies, and time management techniques. In addition, a new elective course for 8th and 9th graders, Strategies for Academic Success, has been added to the course catalog to support these critical skills. Other ways we support our students’ success include:
- Small class size provides students with more access to their teachers and allows for 1:1 check-ins during the class period.
- Extra Help time provides an hour built into our schedule when each faculty member is available to work with students.
- Evening study hall takes place Monday through Thursday evenings with different levels of structure based on student’s needs and/or grade level.
- Peer tutoring is available through the Oldfields National Honor Society.
- Private tutoring is available (for an additional fee) with experienced tutors who are able to work with students on campus and provide content based support.
- Oldfields Accommodations Plans (OAP) offer a structured guide, that includes academic accommodations and recommendations for students with documented disabilities. The OAP helps to ensure a student has the necessary accommodations inside the classroom and complies with the regulations stipulated by Educational Testing Service and ACT.
If a student needs more structured support to unlock their potential, Academic Strategies Program (ASP)* serves as additional support outside the regular classroom for those students needing more one-on-one assistance. The goal of ASP is to strengthen each student’s learning by providing individualized support that recognizes academic talents while also helping the student to acquire the skills and strategies to become an independent and successful lifelong learner.
*ASP is a fee-based program.