Our students typically come to New Haven behind in credits or have lost motivation in the classroom. Many students have poor executive functioning, or gaps in their intellectual abilities. Our team helps students develop an understanding of how their brain works, and teaches effective strategies to overcome their struggles.
Academic outcomes are for two school years 2020-2021 school year and 2021-2022 school year.
IEPs, 504 Plans, and Special Education Needs
New Haven will accommodate previously developed IEPs and 504 Plans in order to continue the supports and accommodations recommended for our students whose emotions interfere with their learning. New Haven school has a certified Special Education Coordinator who oversees the IEP goals and works with the teachers to provide appropriate accommodations to enable students to access the curriculum. New Haven school also participates, if requested, in quarterly goal reporting and annual IEP review meetings with the home school district.
Many students come to New Haven behind in school credits due to school refusal, hospital stays, or other distractions of an emotional problem. For these girls, our academic team creates a challenging but manageable program of skill building, accommodations, self-advocacy training, organizational skills, study skills, and remediation if necessary. In this environment, many girls are surprised to discover a deep enjoyment of learning and are soon able to move from remediation to more intensive college preparation.
A daily college success class is provided for all students every semester while attending New Haven. During this college success course, students work with their academic advisor to develop important executive functioning skills such as planning/organizing their work, appropriately prioritizing assignments, and chunking down assignments into manageable parts if needed. During this daily 90-minute period, all teachers are available to work with students individually to provide extra support and enrich learning.
We view our academic program not only as preparation for college but as important therapeutic support. Our academic advisors take part in weekly treatment team meetings so that academic goals are supported in the treatment environment and vice versa. Academic advisors are also able to provide vital information to the therapeutic team about how principles learned in therapy are generalized into the school setting. It is necessary for the students to make internal shifts to grow emotionally in all aspects of their lives. Our school system is specifically structured so that the 6 hours of school each day can be utilized to assess the consistency of an individual students' educational and therapeutic progress.
College Success Course
Each of our students takes a college success course to improve their academic skills as well as build their emotional intelligence in the classroom. Here are some skills that their student advisor will be working with them to improve and develop:
Chunking Down Assignments
Prioritizing Their Work
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