Reggae was originally a Guide Dog in-training with Branson science teacher Heather Duncan but now "works" as Branson's therapy dog.
We know that every student has their own way of engaging with academic content, 吸收材料, and reaching their own potential. At Branson, we have support systems in place that help facilitate a range of learning styles. We are committed to working with students to meet their individual needs. Below are a few of the services we offer to assist students with their academics.
Students with diagnosed learning differences or who are looking for more targeted support with their organizational skills will find resources and guidance at the Rand Learning Center.
Students can meet with our Learning Specialist to receive support with identified areas such as organization, 时间管理, 学习技巧, 维护自己的权利, and assistive technology tools. We also work closely with our Mental Health Counseling office to provide full support for students. 每年, we put together a curated list of resources to assist students with learning and study habits.
在兰德中心, we also assist students with the implementation of approved accommodations, such as extended time for in-school assessments, and help students apply for standardized test accommodations.
While the Rand Center staff does not perform official evaluations, we can offer referrals to independent professionals for families seeking formal educational evaluations.
Typical accommodations at Branson might include 50% extended time on assessments and/or use of technology (computer and/or calculator) in class and during exams. We provide accommodations that are based on a professional evaluation in conjunction with consultation with the student and their family.
学术支持 at Branson Includes
1:1教师会议: Need a little extra help understanding a concept? Have a question about what you’re learning? Have a cool idea for a project you want to chat about? Branson teachers are here and happy to meet with you, 课前或课后, 在午餐, or during scheduled office hours.
咨询: 大一开始, your faculty/staff advisor will be your guide to talk through academic, 个人, or community challenges and your advocate. Weekly meetings in groups of 8-10 students hold space for important community conversations and fun too!
类院长: Each class dean supports students’ holistic development through academic and co-curricular pursuits, both in and out of the classroom.
点对点辅导: Branson’s student-run Peer Tutoring Club helps facilitate tutoring between students who feel confident in their course knowledge and students of any grade level who are looking for more support and help at Branson. Peer Tutoring not only works to create academic relationships, but also hopes to build more communication and connections across grade-levels and social circles