Understanding and appreciating individual differences among students is an essential component of Oakwood’s unique community. The Support Services department is dedicated to helping individual students make the most of their academic courses by helping them to develop an awareness of their learning processes. When students or their families need guidance in how to face an academic challenge, the Support Services department is ready and willing to help.
We work alongside teachers and administrators to address the individual needs of students by helping students to develop an understanding of the skills called upon in various classes and referring students for tutorial assistance, educational assessment, and/or educational therapy. Our goal is to help students become independent learners as we coordinate their work with teachers and other educational professionals. Click here for FAQs.
The Study Center
The Study Center is open to students at the secondary school on a daily basis; it is a place where students can acquire new tools and skills for learning across the curriculum, as well as develop awareness of themselves as learners. The Study Center Coordinator works with students individually or in small groups to review strategies for specific assignments as well as strategies to improve general study skills, organization, time management, and test preparation. Students may schedule regular meetings or make appointments on an as-needed basis during their free time. Click here for FAQs.
Secondary School Accommodations and Extended Time
Eligibility for Accommodations in School
To be eligible for accommodations such as extended time on tests, or use of a computer for essay responses, secondary school students must make a formal request to Support Services staff and provide the school with a recent psycho-educational or neuropsychological diagnostic report. This information will be reviewed to determine what accommodation(s), if any, will be granted. If an accommodation is granted, the need for the accommodation will be reviewed annually. Click here for FAQs.