Comprehensive Student Support

Enabling students to attain high standards requires that attention be paid to students’ academic and affective needs. All students are known well because schools are small. They recognize and value guidance as a key to success. Students know that adults care. There are flexible and innovative structures to support students academically and socially.Design Principles: Student Support
  • All adults see themselves as counselors and mentors.
  • All administrators and teachers meet at least once a week with the same small group of students (house/advisory/focus) for one to four years.
  • Classes are small.
  • Seminars for concurrently enrolled students provide help to“unpack” college-level work, navigate college systems and provide personal and social support.
  • The school’s guidance office includes at least one professional school counselor; counseling is structured for small groups as well as for individuals.