Study Support Course Descriptions

Linguistics

(Grade 9)
This course employs the Orton-Gillingham approach to develop English vocabulary, grammar, reading comprehension, and writing skills. The same approach is used to prepare students for future study in Spanish or French.  Students establish a solid foundation for pronunciation and spelling and learn important grammatical differences between English and the target language. Linguistics is open only to students with a documented specific learning difference and fulfills one modern language credit for qualifying students.

Study Skills

(Grade 9, 10, 11, 12)
This class provides a structured approach to learning and using effective strategies for success in the Upper School. At the beginning of each semester, students set short and long-term academic goals. As the semester progresses, the following skills are introduced and reinforced to assist students in reaching their goals: managing time and materials, note-taking, reading comprehension strategies, planning for long-term assignments, test preparation, and self-advocacy. This course  is open only to students with a documented learning difference.
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