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The Learning Support Program provides direct support to cadets in reaching their full academic potential by understanding and honoring their strengths while recognizing that they may also need the support and guidance to find true success in a rigorous academic environment. The support provided by the learning specialist is meant to meet students where they are and guide and support them into their development as an independent learner ready for the rigor and expectations of colleges and universities. 

Students who have been assessed with deficits in executive functioning skills or have been diagnosed with ADHD. A student does not need to have an official diagnosis or testing documentation to be enrolled in the program. Many families recognize the need for such a program for their child based on their previous experiences with difficulty in educational and academic settings. Students who simply want to ensure that they are strong in executive functioning skills or feel they need general academic support beyond what R-MA already offers, may also enroll in the program. 

  1. Provide support to students with learning differences such as ADHD and executive functioning challenges.
  2. Assist students  in developing executive functioning and good study skill habits. 
  3. Provide small group teaching of skills (no more than 3 students per class) in time management, prioritization, organization, metacognitive strategies, goal setting, note taking, and study skills  as well as provide academic support and assistance beyond the support programs already in place for all students at R-MA. 
  4. Develop students’ ability to self-advocate. 
  5. Provide support in academic coursework to fill in academic proficiency gaps. 
  6. Coordinate tutorial and learning lab times for students enrolled in the program. 
  7. Coordination of peer and outside tutors as needed (additional fees may apply to outside tutoring). 
  8. Weekly monitoring of grades and progress in classes. 
  9. Collaborate and communicate with parents on challenges, success and progress on interventions on a bi-weekly basis. 
  10. Facilitating the support of content teachers in providing appropriate accommodations and support to students based on their individual learning needs. 
  11. Collaborate with the college counselor to ensure placement in college or university that is the “right fit” and to coach skills needed for a successful transition to a post secondary school.

*There is an additional fee for this program.