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Academic Support

What if your child needs academic support?

Here is what ASFM can do to help. These supports are included in tuition.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

  1. Talk to your child’s teachers first. Go to either the Homeroom Teacher or the Spanish Teacher, depending on the concern. They are the educators who work with your child regularly. Both the Homeroom Teacher and the Spanish Teacher provide after school academic support at least one day a week. Ask your child’s Teachers how you can support your child’s learning at home. After School Support begins at Kindergarten.
  2. The Homeroom Teacher also has immediate access to other levels of academic support from the Learning Specialist Teacher and the grade level Psychologist. They can provide extra in-class support and learning strategies to help your child maximize learning. Learning Specialist Teachers also offer after school support on a weekly basis.
  3. If you continue to have concerns, ask to meet with the appropriate Teacher (Homeroom or Spanish) and the Support Team for your child’s grade level. We have been specially trained to provide appropriate academic support for every child and to problem solve when there is slow progress. We will problem-solve to support the academic, social/emotional and/or behavioral needs of your child.
  4. Our Support Services Team also consults with outside specialists where necessary to inform our student support plan.
  5. In some cases, where more intensive intervention is needed, it is then appropriate to seek temporary or long-term tutoring. This should only be done in consultation with the Homeroom Teacher, Spanish Teacher, and the Support Services Team, so that the support is coordinated directly with the student’s area of need. This decision can be supported following the efforts of the steps listed above.
  6. Our Administrators are part of our Support Team. If you have a question they can also help you or direct you to the person who can.


Middle School and High School

  1. Speak to your child’s specific Subject Teacher first. That teacher can help your child book ACCESS time with them (twice a week) and make connections for your child to receive after school support. Every teacher offers after school support four times per week. Some teachers choose to offer support before school and at lunchtime as well.
  2. The Subject Teacher also has immediate access to other levels of academic support from the Learning Specialist Teacher, Counselor and Psychologist. They can provide extra in-class support and learning strategies to help your child maximize their learning. Learning Specialist Teachers also offer after school support.
  3. We offer a wide range of in-school supports including providing special learning accommodations and modifications for assignments and tests.
  4. Our Support Services Team can also offer support through a quarter or semester SES (Supplemental Educational Support) course in Reading, Writing or Math.
  5. In some cases, where more intensive intervention is needed, it is appropriate to seek temporary or long-term tutoring. This should only be done in consultation with the Support Services Team or Guidance Counselor, so that the support is coordinated directly with the student’s area of need.
  6. We also offer counseling to make good post-secondary choices and to make sure that our learning accommodations comply with College Board regulations.
  7. Our Administrators are part of our Support Team. If you have a question they can also help you or direct you to the person who can.