A compelling suite of solutions and support for high school students who have significant unrealized potential and who are ready to get on track to greater success in school and college. Our commitment to support students with different learning styles, challenges, and profiles has been the cornerstone of the School since its founding by Lloyd Harvey Hatch nearly 100 years ago. The training, mentoring, advocacy, and support provided to them through the Hatch Center programs propel them to become confident, independent learners, and empower them through their years at Winchendon, college, and beyond. Developing confidence and self-esteem are integral to their success.
No. A student in LSP has frequent individual and small group meetings interspersed throughout the week between classes and other commitments. These become part of the regular schedule. The Learning Strategist monitors each student’s progress towards goals while helping to establish priorities, practice independent study strategies, and overcome obstacles. The Strategist will focus on developing in each student the organizational, executive functioning, self-reflective, and collaborative skills – as well as the self-confidence – that are the cornerstones of learning success.
- Development and ongoing implementation of a personalized Individualized Learning Plan (ILP)
- Ongoing communication with each student’s teachers, advisor, and parents – both seeking feedback on performance and goals, and providing coaching and strategies as how to most effectively engage, support, and assess the student
- Class observations and/or debriefs with teachers
- Coordination of limited accommodations and adjustments within the context of TWS mainstream curriculum
- Assisting the student and family in accessing standardized testing accommodations if recommended
Students in LSP will have the opportunity to participate in workshops focusing on a variety of skills and challenges ranging from organization skills, best-classroom practices, effectively leveraging and harnessing technology, test prep, and overcoming performance anxiety.
Learning Strategists are specifically trained in methods and strategies that will help students develop better academic skills, habits, and confidence. The ongoing training and work of the Strategists are overseen by the Hatch Center team, which is constantly accessing and evaluating the most contemporary research and emerging best practices in the fields of executive functioning, learning differences, adolescent performance, and anxiety-related challenges.
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