Educational Support Services

The purpose of Educational Support Services(ESS) is to assist students, in grades K-12, in reaching their academic potential and to help them in becoming independent learners.  In addition, ESS serves the Boys' Latin faculty with updates and training on innovations that improve teaching for all students or for individuals with varied learning styles.  Learning support at Boys’ Latin is available to all students and faculty; it exists for the betterment of the whole school community, students and teachers alike, and provides extra tools for success.

Upper School

Educational Support Services provided in the Upper School, located in the Patrick Radebaugh Learning Center, are strategy-based and designed to maximize student performance in areas including reading, writing, note-taking, and study skills.  To that end, all students learn strategies within the context of their classes, as well as through focused workshops, to help them become master students.  In addition, by self-referral, recommendation by an advisor, parent, teacher or administrator, students can receive assistance during a non-academic period, not to exceed one period a day.

Parents and teachers are welcome to contact the US learning specialist if a student is having academic difficulties and any student can stop in throughout the day to talk directly with the learning specialist. Services include independent consults and work sessions, in-class support, academic screening, and parent meetings. The Learning Center is also available to all students during study hall and open periods, providing a quiet study area or an opportunity to get academic assistance from the learning specialist.

In addition, the Upper School learning specialist coordinates accommodations for students with disabilities, to include facilitating the College Board Services for Students with Disabilities (CB/SSD) eligibility process for students wishing to apply for accommodations on the SATs.

The Patrick Radebaugh Learning Center, the Upper School branch of Educational Support Services named after a member of the class of 1997 tragically killed in an automobile accident, is located in Sinclair Hall, adjacent to the Upper School Library. Questions may be directed to the Director of Educational Support Services and Upper School learning specialist  Sara Rosiak at extension 1120 or by e-mailing srosiak@boyslatinmd.com.

Learning support is not exclusive. It exists for the betterment of the whole school community, students and teachers alike, and provides extra tools for success.

Middle School

Educational Support Services provided in the Middle School are skills-based and designed to maximize student performance in areas including reading, writing, note-taking, and study skills. All students learn skills within the context of their classes with the direct support of the learning specialist through consultation with the classroom teachers. Class observations and individual assessments also assist teachers in understanding and teaching to the strengths of each student. In addition, a skills class entitled Language Lab is available for those seventh and eighth grade students who require more direct instruction in the areas of reading comprehension, written language, and study strategies.

Parents and teachers are welcome to contact the MS learning specialist if a student is having academic difficulties and any student can stop in throughout the day to talk directly with the learning specialist. Services include independent consults and work sessions, in-class support, academic screening, and parent meetings.

Students may attend Open Resource during their study hall period in order to receive assistance with assignments and strategies to improve their study skills. Open Resource time allows students the chance to ask questions, work with other students in a small group, or have their daily planner and backpack checked before they leave at the end of the day.

The Middle School branch of Educational Support Services is located in the New Middle School, adjacent to the library and technology center. Questions may be directed to the Middle School learning specialist, Kay Schuyler, at 410-377-5192 extension 1179 or by emailing kschuyler@boyslatinmd.com.

Lower School

The Lower School learning specialist assists teachers in developing and implementing curriculum to accommodate varied learning styles within the classroom. Class observations and individual assessments also aid teachers in reaching the strengths of each student. In addition, Educational Support Services provides resources and assistance to all students and their families as well as to the classroom teachers.

Parents and teachers are welcome to contact the LS learning specialist if a student is having academic difficulties. Services include independent consults and work sessions, in-class support, academic screening, and parent meetings. In addition, the LS learning specialist assists with the coordination of speech/language screenings and evaluations by a speech pathologist on an as-need basis.

The Lower School branch of Educational Support Service is located in Ehrhardt Hall on the lower level. Questions may be directed to Stephanie McKew, the Lower School learning specialist, at extension 1126 or by emailing smckew@boyslatinmd.com.

 

 

You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.  Clay P. Bedford

Independent Day School for Boys Grades K-12

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