Academic Guidance Program
The mission of the Hebron Academy Academic Guidance Center (AGC) is to empower students of all abilities to become academically independent and accountable. The AGC is principled on developing academic strategies, greater academic confidence and self-awareness.
The intent of the Academic Guidance Center is to build a stronger more independent student who is aware of their strengths and weaknesses. Students learn to manage their academic work, advocate for themselves, and use academic tools and strategies to succeed.
How the AGC Works
Any students participating in AGC attend from may enroll in the Academic Guidance Center for 2-4 days a week. , though many are identified in the Admissions process as benefitting . Each student is encouraged to have cognitive testing that is up to date or in the process of being updated. These results show the student's cognitive and analytical strengths and weaknesses and learning patterns. It will help teachers be better prepared to work with the students. AGC faculty and teachers plan and prepare to immediately help students with this information.
Students, parents, teachers, advisors, and the AGC staff all work together to help the student achieve academic success. Each student is assigned a team leader that coordinates communication, develops the learning plan, and ensures that the student’s learning profile is updated and used by teachers.
Students enrolled in the Academic Guidance Center are assigned a class period to work directly with the staff in AGC on improving executive function skills. Typically, Academic Guidance classes are taught one on one or one on two. AGC also offers a nightly study hall with extra support from AGC staff. Physical and online teaching tools, collaboration with teachers, students and parents are all used to develop an individual student's curriculum. The AGC staff oversees and reports progress through recorded notes, communication with teachers and parents, and with term and midterm evaluations. The student curriculum changes based on feedback from the student, teachers, or their term/midterm grades. Department developmental meetings, online resources and visit conferences are used in order to ensure that students are receiving up to date instruction while enrolled in the AGC.