Our hope is to provide each student with a learning foundation that they can use to begin a successful academic career at Hebron Academy.
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AGC Program Mission
The mission of the Hebron Academy Academic Guidance Center is to empower students of all abilities to become academically independent and accountable. The Academic Guidance Center 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 in AGC to manage their academic work, advocate for themselves, and use academic tools and strategies to succeed.
Type of Student
Any student may enroll in the Academic Guidance Center for 2-4 days a week. 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 student.
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. The AGC staff use physical and online teaching tools, and collaborate with teachers, students and parents to develop an individual student's curriculum. The AGC staff oversees and reports progress through recorded notes, communication with teachers, and term and midterm evaluations. The student curriculum changes based on feedback from the student, teachers, or their term/midterm grades. The staff in AGC use department developmental meetings, online resources and visit conferences in order to ensure that students are receiving up to date instruction while enrolled in the AGC.
AGC Team Structure
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.
Skills Courses/Structured Study Hall
The AGC staff oversee two skill based courses populated by new freshman and sophomores during the fall term. Each course surveys executive function, research and analytical skills using content developed specifically for these courses. The goal is to provide each student with a learning foundation that they can use to begin a successful academic career at Hebron Academy.
The Structured Study Hall program provides a more structured environment during the night time study period. Students are assigned to the library or they can request to attend. The program provides a better teacher to student ratio and a more conducive learning area than the dormitory. The structured study hall faculty work hard to create a quiet and productive atmosphere in our school’s Hupper Library for students to focus on their school work
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Director of the Academic Guidance Center; Basketball
Mr. Bill Flynn graduated from Providence College in 2001 with a B.A. in English. He taught at Landmark School in Beverly, Massachusetts while earning his Master’s of Education from Simmons College in Boston with a focus on Language-Based Learning Disabilities.
Mr. Flynn came to Hebron in 2006 as an English teacher and is currently the Director of the Academic Guidance Center with his wife Janet Littlefield. The two additionally founded and run a nonprofit called Go! Malawi, which assists villagers in the poverty stricken area of Ntchisi, Malawi. Hebron Academy students, parents and faculty members volunteer each summer to work in M'Pamila Village. Mr. Flynn is also the head coach of the varsity boys' basketball team and lives on campus with his wife, five children, and his dog Dash.
Mr. Bill Flynn graduated from Providence College in 2001 with a B.A. in English. Soon after, he started his teaching career at Landmark School in Beverly, Massachusetts. While teaching English at Landmark, Mr. Flynn earned his Master’s of Education from Simmons College in Boston with a focus on Language-Based Learning Disabilities.
Mr. Flynn came to Hebron in 2006 as an English teacher and is currently the Co-Director of the Academic Guidance Center with his wife Janet Littlefield. The two operate a community outreach program called GoMalawi, which assists children and communities in the country of Malawi and sends Hebron student, parent and faculty volunteers to Africa each summer to work in M'Pamila Village. Mr. Flynn is also the head coach of the varsity boys' basketball team and lives on campus with wife Janet and young son.
Academic Guidance Center Faculty; Soccer, Basketball, Softball
After working in social work serving individuals with disabilities, Molly transitioned into education at Hebron Academy in 2014. She is a firm believer in utilizing the resources of goal setting and metacognition in working with students to help them reach their highest potential and find success. She supports students in the Academic Guidance Center and coaches Girls’ Soccer at the junior varsity level and Girls’ Basketball and Softball at the varsity level.
Molly resides in Halford as a dorm faculty member where she shares her interests of cooking with the students. Molly is always actively exploring ways to incorporate her passions for running, biking, yoga, and dogs into her daily work at Hebron Academy to help the students learn the importance of a healthy and happy lifestyle.
Mr. Davis graduated from Hobart College in May 2018 with a B.A. in American Studies and a minor in English and Creative Writing. He spent his years in college playing on the men's club hockey team and singing as a tenor in the college co-ed a cappella group. Before Hebron, Mr. Davis was involved in social work as a teacher and classroom assistant at The Schools at Sweetser in Saco, ME.
A 2014 graduate of Kimball Union Academy, Mr. Davis truly believes in the value that an independent boarding school education can provide. He came to Hebron in August 2018 and works in the Academic Guidance Center, does dorm supervision in Sturtevant Home, and coaches Soccer, Hockey, and Baseball. He resides in Packard House.
Tactics & Strategies
Executive Function Skills
Reading Comprehension Strategies
Writing Skills- Outlining, Mapping
Strategies for Memory Building
Distraction-Free Assessment Spaces
Hebron Academy provides individual academic accommodations for students that are reasonable and appropriate for students with properly documented academic needs. These accommodations are determined based on each student’s individual need while keeping with Hebron Academy’s academic rigor and academic requirements.
Common Academic Accommodations
Structured Study Hall
Extended Time for Assessments
Specific Task List Generated for Long Term Assignments
Audio Books and Textbooks
Access to Supplemental Material Related to Course Material
Hebron Academy is a small, private, co-ed college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades six through postgraduate located in Hebron Maine. Students from across the United States and around the world are challenged and inspired to reach their highest potential in mind, body, and spirit through small classes, knowledgeable and caring teachers who provide individual attention, and a friendly, respectful, family atmosphere.