Established thirty years ago and modeled after the ASC at Dartmouth College, the Melissa A. Leonhardt ’76 Academic Skills Center's (ASC) promotes personal and cognitive growth in students and guides them to develop critical self-awareness, successful learning strategies and confident self-advocacy skills so that they will be independent and successful learners at Miss Hall’s and beyond.
Most students entering high school or an independent college preparatory school notice a larger volume of work and higher academic expectations than they experienced in their former schools. To ease the transition into a more sophisticated and rigorous curriculum and to sustain successful academic skills and strategies, Miss Hall’s provides the ASC.
Learning specialists in the ASC are trained in Executive Function organizational coaching and have deep experience working with students who have AD/HD and learning differences. However, ALL students are encouraged to take advantage of this resource. The ASC individualizes its approach for each person, according to their needs. The ASC exists to support every MHS student in becoming successful.
Regular ASC support is available at three levels for a fee, depending on the frequency and breadth of the sessions, ranging from organizational check-ins to more intense academic and cognitive sessions. Short-term support in “power sessions” do not require a fee. The Academic Skills Center is located in the Humes Euston Hall Library.