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Learning Skills Program

Proctor offers three levels of academic support within its fully integrated Learning Skills program. Learn more about each level of support and take a look at sample Learning Profiles, reports, and other materials below.

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  • Learning Skills:

    A Learning Skills tutorial pairs two students with a learning specialist meeting three sessions per week within the regular academic schedule. Working collaboratively, the specialist and student prioritize assignments, set goals and plan strategies for short and long-term academic success. Current assignments, academic projects, papers and labs are used to advance a broad set of lifelong cognitive skills: reading for comprehension, written expression, organization, time management and self-advocacy.
  • Learning Skills Independence:

    Learning Skills Independence (LSI) parallels the structure of Learning Skills, but meets two sessions per week and is designed to be the exit step from the Learning Skills Program as students gain independence. Students enrolled in LSI are expected to be self-directed in their work towards becoming informed, effective, independent self-advocates who are prepared to direct their academics and access appropriate accommodations in a college environment. Some students remain longer than one term in LSI for continued academic coaching.
  • Learning Lab:

    Learning Lab is a study skills program designed for incoming students in need of academic assistance. Learning Lab is a course delivered by two teachers within a group of no more than ten students three sessions per week within the regular academic schedule. The curriculum includes skills related to organization, textbook usage, writing, note taking, technology use, research, and self-advocacy. Some students move to more individualized support offered in Learning Skills after working in Learning Lab for a term as their needs become more defined; other students exit the program after one, two, or three terms in Learning Lab.

Nonstandard Testing Accommodations

Proctor’s Learning Skills Department facilitates access to assistive technology and arranges for accommodations on classroom-based and standardized tests, such as the PSAT, SAT, ACT, and AP Testing, for those students who meet the eligibility requirements. Reach out to Proctor’s Nonstandard Testing Coordinator, Wendy McLeod with questions.

An Integrated Approach

The integration of Proctor’s Learning Skills program into the school’s overall academic model enhances the experience of all students and faculty. Every teacher has access to student learning profiles for those students directly engaged in the Learning Skills program or on the Learning Skills “Watch” List. Below are sample reports available to faculty, students, and parents.
Located in  Andover, NH,  Proctor Academy is a private coeducational day and boarding school for grades 912. Students benefit from a rigorous academic program, experiential off-campus programs, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.
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