Learning Resources

Learning Resource Support

Learning Resource support helps students conquer obstacles to their academic success. For some students, this help is in the form of workshops and coaching to improve study skills, note-taking and time management. Other students may require more specific support due to learning differences.

Individual Education Plans (IEPs)

Whether students are gifted or they need help with specific learning challenges, our learning resource support program helps all learners reach their full potential.

Individual Education Plans are usually developed when students have undergone a psycho-educational assessment, and are based on recommendations from the psychologist. Learning Resource specialists offer many different kinds of support, which includes accommodations for testing, assistance with note-taking, providing access to assistive technology, and having regularly scheduled meetings to discuss issues and review progress.

Learning Resource at the Senior School

Senior School has a dedicated staff of Learning Resource specialists to provide our students with the tools and skills they need to reach their potential. These are just some of the ways our Learning Resource specialists help our students:

  • work with subject teachers to address a student's learning obstacles;
  • help plan student transitions;
  • develop and implement programs for students with low-incidence disabilities;
  • apply assistive technology; and
  • understand and work with students with social and emotional difficulties.

Levels of support vary by need. Some students benefit from help with organization, time management, study skills and subject-specific support, while others require special support or enrichment.

At the Senior School, our learning resource specialists also offer note-taking services, thanks to a group of student volunteers who share their class notes with peers.

SMUS ViewbookThe Senior School viewbook provides an overview of programs and the SMUS experience.

See the Viewbook