Highland School’s educational philosophy is grounded in the understanding that students learn in a variety of ways and the Learning Center exists to support that philosophy. The Learning Center is based on two objectives:
Provide Direct Support
To provide direct support to students who have documented learning disabilities and differences as well as to offer feedback and guidance to those students who are struggling but who don’t yet have documentation. We seek to ensure students leverage their academic strengths, address their challenges, and develop the skills needed to be successful students and lifelong learners.
Serve as a professional resource
To serve as a professional resource to the faculty who work with those students. We believe that each Highland student has the potential to succeed academically if given focused support and that teachers are most effective when equipped with the proper skills and strategies. Our goal is to provide a common baseline of skills, language, and understanding among faculty through ongoing opportunities for additional professional development.
At Highland, our l
earning specialists recognize each student’s abilities, learning styles, and learning differences in order to provide academic support based on the student’s individual needs. Additionally, specialists work closely with teachers to create and review the student’s learning profile and to suggest effective teaching strategies based on guidance specified by licensed psychologists in the psycho-educational reports.
We are committed to staying abreast of developments and evidence-based learning practices to ensure we are providing the most effective support to students, parents, and teachers. There is a Learning Center in each division to respond to the changing needs of students and to allow for developmentally appropriate services, which can include coaching, organizational support, remediation, direct teaching of study skills, and the management of testing accommodations.
For more information on Highland's Learning Center by division, please click on any of the expanding boxes below: