Our transformative Academic Support Program (ASP) inspires confidence in students so they are prepared for a future in which they can accomplish anything. Students are paired with faculty tutors to leverage their learning profiles and strengths to achieve success in the classroom and beyond.
The ASP offers 3 levels of support: 1:1 (one-on-one sessions), 1:2 (shared sessions), 1:4 (small-group sessions)
Will Rowan '19
ASP is not only an invaluable resource, but a transformative one that allows students to find their true academic power under the support and guidance of experienced faculty.
Use ASP to supplement honors-level courses
Roughly one-quarter of the student body takes part in our Academic Support Program. The range of services and personalization offered, make it a perfect fit for any learning style. 54% of these students utilize ASP for support in honors-level courses, such as International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP).
Pillars of Success
Regular dialogue between our full-time ASP tutors, teaching faculty, athletic coaches, advisors, and house parents through the collaborative learning management system and in-person meetings.
Sessions are fully integrated into the student's academic schedule and do not overlap with other aspects of life on campus. This integration allows for an uninterrupted student experience.
Students build upon skills each year to ultimately achieve learning success. With a goal of independent learning and self-advocacy, students will transition into college and professional settings with confidence.
A Path for Everyone
There are many different types of students who take advantage of the Academic Support Program. Some are students with diagnosed learning differences needing individualized support as they work towards learning independence. Others are students eager to learn and acquire new skills that will allow them to reach the most challenging levels of education.
That moment it all clicks—when a student uses the skills they've acquired and pairs them with their own abilities to take on a challenge confidently—that is my favorite moment.
Kathy Bird joined the New Hampton School community in 2005 and currently works as an instructor in the Academic Support Program. Kathy earned her B.S. in Business Administration from Saint Michael's College, holds a Master of Education from Plymouth State University, a Special Education Certification (K-12) from the State of New Hampshire, and is a member of the Northeast Association of Learning Specialists.
Kathy enjoys working with her students in the Academic Support Department to help them appreciate their differences and fulfill their potential for success.
While at Saint Michael's, Kathy was a two-sport Varsity athlete and is a member of the Saint Michael's College Athletic Hall of Fame. She's also a member of both the Belmont High School Hall of Fame (Belmont, MA) and the New England Basketball Hall of Fame. Kathy currently lives off campus with her husband and three children.
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