BATH, ME CAMPUS
Hyde’s Academic Support Program on our Bath, Maine campus is designed to help students thrive in Hyde’s rigorous college-preparatory academic environment. For students who need additional help with a learning challenge, the program is an extra line of targeted support. This program teaches more than academic skills—our excellent team also guides students to understand how their character, confidence, and enthusiasm for learning contribute to their achievement.
The Program in Action
With input from parents, Hyde’s Director of Studies, Ken Grant, first identifies student candidates for academic support. Student candidates are then given a broad assessment to measure memory, attention, sequencing skills, language, visual processing, motor functions, organizational strategies, and higher order cognition. This assessment guides the formation of a strategic plan to improve learning and leads to a recommendation for an ongoing program of support.
Targeted Levels of Support
There are four levels of academic support available. Some of these may be combined with other levels of support. For more information on program specifics and costs, please contact us.
- Private Tutoring: Hyde works with a team of highly-qualified private tutors who are versed in different learning styles for individual students. This is an excellent option for students needing assistance on a once-a-week basis.
- Concentrated Academic Support: This is a program for students needing intensive support several times a week in areas such as reading, study skills, and writing. Students use software programs from Kurzweil Educational Systems, the leader in assistive technology, text-to-speech and software literacy solutions. The support program can also serve international students who are English language learners (ESL).
- Concentrated Academic Support Plus: For students challenged by a variety of learning and reading difficulties, including ADD/ADHD, auditory processing disorders, and mild dyslexia. Students learn with Fast ForWord literacy, advanced literacy, and reading programs. These programs improve listening accuracy, phonological awareness, and language structures, strengthen processing efficiency, and develop memory, attention, processing rate, and sequencing.
- Evening Guided Study Hall: For students needing a professionally-facilitated structured setting to support their efforts to begin and complete assignments, learn good study habits, get help, and develop effective working strategies. The goal is not to tutor, specifically, but to support by validating student efforts to complete the work.