Learning Support for 2e Students
Twice-exceptional students can be cognitively and emotionally complicated. Intellectual power is often undermined, but not diminished, by learning challenges. For example, a student who has trouble with math calculations can excel in conceptual math. All of our classes are ability-based rather than age-based, so students are with intellectual peers, with support where necessary.
We do not lower our academic expectations – teachers are subject experts – and our students are college-bound; instead, we add individualized learning support when necessary and incorporate executive function skills into many classes and projects.
Our small classes and experienced faculty make individualized instruction and support possible; learning specialists advise teachers and administrators on any accommodations that should be added or suspended. In addition, students learn to understand their challenges and advocate for themselves.