HELPING HIGH SCHOOL & COLLEGE STUDENTS SUCCEED

When a student struggles in school, it can sometimes be difficult to understand why, especially if their challenges extend beyond a particular subject matter.  If you find that with each school year’s ever increasing demands for more reading, more writing, more memorization & study time, that your student is falling further and further behind – it may be time to consider an academic coach.  When you pair a coach’s expert guidance with the development of the critical life skills and habits, your student can not only become an effective learner, but successful in school and beyond.

If you find that your student identifies with one of more of the below characteristics, read on to discover how an academic coach can help.

  • Always waits until last minute to complete projects
  • Has difficulty moving from one task to another in a timely manner
  • Is routinely late turning in assignments or misses them all together
  • Gets overwhelmed with details
  • Has trouble focusing
  • Is disorganized or lacks self confidence
  • Has trouble digesting important information or following multi-step directions
  • Has difficulty memorizing facts or recalling lessons
  • Does poorly on tests or quizzes, despite studying for them
  • Finds it difficult to organize thoughts in writing
  • Is struggling to stay motivated in a virtual learning environment

HELPING HIGH SCHOOL & COLLEGE STUDENTS SUCCEED

When a student struggles in school, it can sometimes be difficult to understand why, especially if their challenges extend beyond a particular subject matter.  If you find that with each school year’s ever increasing demands for more reading, more writing, more memorization & study time, that your student is falling further and further behind – it may be time to consider an academic coach.  When you pair a coach’s expert guidance with the development of the critical life skills and habits, your student can not only become an effective learner, but successful in school and beyond.

If you find that your student identifies with one of more of the below characteristics, read on to discover how an academic coach can help.

  • Always waits until last minute to complete projects
  • Has difficulty moving from one task to another in a timely manner
  • Is routinely late turning in assignments or misses them all together
  • Gets overwhelmed with details
  • Has trouble focusing
  • Is disorganized or lacks self confidence
  • Has trouble digesting important information or following multi-step directions
  • Has difficulty memorizing facts or recalling lessons
  • Does poorly on tests or quizzes, despite studying for them
  • Finds it difficult to organize thoughts in writing
  • Is struggling to stay motivated in a virtual learning environment

By the end of the 2020-21 school year, students were on average five months behind in math and four months behind in reading.*

Source: Curriculum Associates i-Ready assessment data. 

WHAT IS AN ACADEMIC COACH?

An academic coach inspires students to reach their full potential.

The very definition of a coach is someone whose job is to teach or train.  Every successful person in sports, entertainment, politics or business has relied on some form of a coach at some point in their life.  Top athletes rely on coaches to help them develop the physical, mental and technical abilities needed to outperform their competitors.  Famous musicians lean on voice coaches to improve their pitch, range and clarity.  And successful business professionals utilize executive coaches to strengthen their leadership and productivity skills.

An academic or educational coach is not a whole lot different.  Academic coaching provides one-on-one support for students, that is geared towards developing critical academic and life skills, while building self confidence and motivation. Our process involves closely matching students with a mentor who will offer guidance in ways support programs provided by high schools and universities do not. Our coaches are passionate, lifelong educators who are highly skilled at helping students work through their emotions while tackling the challenges that can act as a barrier to their academic success.

3 Critical Roles of a Coach:

Liaison

Coaches act as a liaison between you, your student and their high school / university to ensure an open dialog and collaborative relationship.  It’s also important to note that our coaches are not bound FERPA privacy laws, making it easier for parents to stay involved in their college student’s education and success.

Supporter

A coach provides an encouraging, friendly and non-judgmental environment for the student.  Empowering them to overcome challenges, while supporting their academic, professional and personal growth and development.

Advisor

A coach will facilitate the use of lessons, exercises and techniques that propel critical skill development, success and enhance both in-class and web-based learning.

ONE-ON-ONE ACADEMIC COACHING PROGRAMS

DESIGNED TO CLOSE EDUCATIONAL GAPS & IMPROVE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE

Our one-on-one programs for high school or college students are designed to get results. Whether your student needs some help catching up, getting ahead, or getting out of a hole, we have a customized program that will fit their situation. We understand that each student is unique, but also that there are common threads in what every student needs to be successful. These principles are woven into each of our individual programs.

HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMIC COACHING PROGRAMS

ACS OFFERS 1-ON-1 ACADEMIC PROGRAMS FOR SCHOOLS THAT ARE DESIGNED TO IMPROVE STUDENT PERFORMANCE AND BUILD CONFIDENCE

Our turnkey solutions to help overcome common challenges students and schools are facing today. We provide academic coaching to individual students or entire grades. Our coaches are experienced educators who are dedicated to student success. Academic performance and confidence levels will soar. Let’s work together to get or keep them on track!

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Covid Catch Up

Our Covid Catch Up programs are designed to help students catch up from effects of educational disruption due to the pandemic.

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Academic 911

Academic 911© supports students who are failing classes or even faced with the possibility of repeating a grade. Drastic and immediate learning intervention is needed.

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Athletic Eligibility Fast Track

ACS’s Athletic Eligibility Fast Track© program is for any student athlete that has lost eligibility or is at risk for losing athletic eligibility due to poor academic performance.

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Additional Programs

See a full list of our school programs including Thrive for Gifted Students, Senior Connections College Prep and Academic Reset for those repeating a grade.

AN ACADEMIC COACH WILL HELP YOUR STUDENT MASTER CRITICAL SKILLS FOR HIGH SCHOOL, COLLEGE & BEYOND.

  • Organization and time management
  • Avoiding procrastination
  • Effective note taking
  • Study skills
  • Exploring test taking techniques
  • Writing papers
  • Reading for meaning
  • Mid term & finals planning
  • Balancing study time and social time
  • Social engagement
  • Conflict resolution & resiliency
  • Handing in assignments and projects on time
  • Being accountable and making good choices
  • Degree and career exploration
  • Best practices & tips for success
  • Goal setting
     

WHO WE SERVE

Though each high school and college student learns differently, our “recipe” yields success regardless of the “type” of student we use it with. We started by mentoring struggling students and found that we could provide support to a wider group. Now we help students find what success looks like to them and equip them with the skills and confidence to pursue it. We believe at their root, students are students. Though unique as individuals and in their learning styles, they all want the same thing – success! And our coaches can help them achieve it.  We work with all types of students, including those with:

  • ADHD
  • ADD
  • Anxiety
  • Executive Functioning Disorder
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Various Processing or Learning Differences
  • High-Achieving Students
  • Average Students

GOOD. FIT. GUARANTEED.

Our coaches are dedicated to providing an exceptional experience that is custom-tailored to the individual needs of your student.

YOUR STUDENT'S ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE WITH COVID-19

This year has posed unprecedented challenges for students and parents. And as luck would have it, there’s not a lot of resources available on how to prepare for an academic experience with COVID-19.  Acclimating to social distancing and mask wearing is hard enough, but when you throw online learning in the mix it could certainly threaten your student’s success. Academic coaching can help your student adjust to their new normal of being an at-home virtual learner or navigating their school’s hybrid model.

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