The Harley faculty aims to support all of our students in becoming progressively independent as learners. From Lower to Middle to Upper School, we prepare Harley graduates who are both intellectually self-reliant and collaborative as problem-solvers. These habits of achievement are not inborn; but they can be mastered with the proper education and support.
The Supplemental Support Program (SSP) is a fee-based program designed to assist capable students when learning in school presents special cognitive and organizational challenges.
Our small team of special educators helps students in SSP to:
- Recognize and “own” the specific difficulties they have learning
- Identify strategies that work for them and take responsibility for implementing these strategies
- Take the lead in advocating for their own needs
We develop these characteristics of independent learners in different, developmentally appropriate ways in each educational division.
The SSP program is intended to supplement instruction through the general curriculum, and to assist students in meeting their maximum learning potential. A designated learning specialist consults with teachers to develop individualized instructional plans to meet the learning needs of students in a small group setting.
Areas of focus include:
- Study and test taking strategies
- Organizational skills
- Homework assistance
- And more
Additionally, emphasis is placed on helping students understand how they learn, and the development of independent skills to help them be successful.
For more information about our Supplement Support Program, please contact us and we will be happy to discuss your child’s needs.