All Kinds of News for April 11, 2018
One year ago, Shortridge Academy quietly but enthusiastically launched its Center for Learning and Cognitive Enhancement (CLCE). With more students arriving to Shortridge with specific learning and cognitive challenges, it was clear that there was a real need for enhanced learning supports.
Now, roughly one-third of Shortridge students take advantage of a variety of individual and group learning services offered in the CLCE. Led by a certified masters level special educator, and a masters level English teacher, the CLCE offers students far more than does a typical learning resource room.
The CLCE comprehensive, tiered learning programs include:
- Individualized Learning Plans
- Executive Functioning Skills Training
- Supervised Scheduled Study Halls
- SAT Preparation
- Tutoring, and
- Cognitive Enhancement Training.
“As nearly all Shortridge students are college-bound, it is imperative that we not only provide accredited college prep academics, but also college prep learning support services“ reports Anne Downey, Ph.D., Academic Director. Cindy Ziobrowski, MS.Ed., CLCE Director adds “it is amazing the difference we've seen in our students as a result of improved executive functioning skills, especially those experiencing anxiety or depression. The confidence they develop in the Learning Center is striking and will only support their future successes.”
For professionals who are attending the IECA Conference in Austin, TX, Adam Rainer (Founder & Executive Director), Katie Rainer (Director of Admissions) and Mik Oyler (Chief Operating Officer) are excited to share more about the CLCE and welcome the conversations.
About Shortridge Academy
Shortridge Academy is a private co-ed New England boarding school, founded in 2002, that emphasizes challenging yet supportive academics within a therapeutic community. Guided by the innovative Positive Youth Development model, we support the cognitive, emotional, and social development of bright yet struggling adolescents by utilizing clearly-defined, goal-directed plans, evidenced-based strategies, and a college preparatory curriculum. Joining with families, our trained staff engages students to identify their strengths and encourages the development of skills and knowledge that will prepare them for healthy and productive adulthood.