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Academic Skills

The Academic Skills Program is a fee-based elective program for students in grades 1-12, with support provided for students in kindergarten as needed. We emphasize learning strategies to support executive function skills throughout our program.

The primary goal of the program is to enable and empower students to reach their educational potential. In-class accommodations, including testing accommodations, are based on the student’s current testing and the accommodations that can be provided by Ravenscroft. Curriculum modifications are not offered.

To qualify for the program, a complete psychoeducational evaluation needs to have been completed by a licensed clinician demonstrating that a Specific Learning Disability is present which is impacting academic success.

Lower School

Students in grades 1-5 receive research-based instruction at an established time when direct classroom instruction is not scheduled. Student Learning Plans are created by the instructor(s) to address specific student goals as needed in reading, written language, math and executive function skills.

Middle/Upper School

Academic Skills is an elective course in middle and upper school. Students are provided with explicit instruction and guided practice in learning strategies to support Executive Function skills such as effectively managing their materials, time and the informational demands of their current curricular courses. Students develop effective research-based learning strategies, providing them with the tools needed to become independent learners and to self-advocate.



Carol Arant

Titles: English Teacher (US)
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 2742

Suzanne Carothers

Titles: Academic Skills Department Chair (PK-12); Teacher (LS)
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 2605

Kim Ewing

Academic Skills Teacher (MS)
Titles: Academic Skills Teacher (MS)
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 2745

Renae Gallagher

Academic Skills Teacher (LS)
Titles: Academic Skills Teacher (LS)
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 2528

Melony Lightfoot

Titles: Academic Skills Teacher (MS)
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 2251

Casandra Seed

Titles: Academic Skills Teacher (US)
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 2662