The Harley faculty aims to support all of our students in becoming progressively independent as learners. From Lower to Middle to Upper School, we prepare Harley graduates who are both intellectually self-reliant and collaborative as problem-solvers. These habits of achievement are not inborn; but they can be mastered with the proper education and support.
The Supplemental Support Program (SSP) is a fee-based program designed to assist capable students when learning in school presents special cognitive and organizational challenges.
Our small team of special educators helps students in SSP to:
- Recognize and “own” the specific difficulties they have learning
- Identify strategies that work for them and take responsibility for implementing these strategies
- Take the lead in advocating for their own needs
We develop these characteristics of independent learners in different, developmentally appropriate ways in each educational division.
Harley wants all students to join fully in the intellectual opportunities of the school, to work to their highest capabilities, and to become independent learners and responsible citizens of the community.
Our college-preparatory curriculum necessitates that students have strong abilities and motivation in order to succeed in our program; however, we can also make reasonable accommodations for students with learning challenges who can compensate in ways that allow them to succeed.
In the Upper School, students can schedule SSP into their academic day, reserving a period when they can focus on skill-building, organization, and developing the independent habits of academic excellence.
For more information about our Supplement Support Program, please contact us and we will be happy to discuss your child’s needs.