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Academic Strategies Program Contract

Academic Strategies Program Information

Oldfields is recognized for its exceptional ability to offer a challenging and diverse curriculum to each student while providing her with the tools and support she needs to be successful. This is, and always will be, our mission. The confident, well-prepared, caring young women we graduate each year is a testament to the School’s ability to “meet each girl where she is,” enabling her to meet her full potential. Learning support is a critical component of our academic program as demonstrated by a unique academic schedule, daily Extra-Help periods, proctored study halls, peer tutors, and a dedicated learning support staff.

Even though Oldfields has exceptional integrated learning support that is available to every student, some students need more focus on their own unique learning style and require additional individualized attention. The Academic Strategies Program (ASP) was designed to enhance your daughter’s educational experience in the areas in which she needs it most. Students enrolled in the ASP are academically mainstreamed, taking the same coursework as those not enrolled in the program. Each ASP session is scheduled during the academic day. Sessions are individualized and could include additional support for upcoming tests and projects, learning reading strategies, exploring new ways to study, or development of organizational and time management skills, just to name a few. As the year progresses and assignments change, so does the scope and focus of each session. Our resource team brings years of experience to your daughters and will teach them skills not only useful at Oldfields, but ones that will also prove valuable throughout their lives.

All students are eligible to participate. If you are interested in receiving more information, contact Roberta Garfield-Sachs, Director of Learning Support Services or Helen Fitz, Dean of Faculty at or 443-662-1071.

I understand that based upon the selection above, the fee will be deducted from the my daughter’s debit account at the beginning of each trimester. Further, I understand that during the school year, I may only change the Tier selected at the end of each trimester, and I also understand it is my responsibility to ensure an adequate account balance remains in my daughter’s debit account. In the event her debit account does not have sufficient funds, I understand my daughter will be denied any opportunity to participate in this program until such time that as her account is replenished.

I agree to accept the following terms and conditions of this contract:

  1. In committing to the Program, it is expected that the student will attend all sessions. Should a conflict arise, the student must give the Academic Strategies Department at least 24 hours’ notice. If the student misses a session without permission, she will receive a consequence for the missed session per Oldfields Attendance Policy. If the student cancels due to illness, she should inform the Academic Strategies Instructor as soon as possible and provide a note from the school nurse. If for any reason the instructor is unable to attend a session, he/she will contact the student. Proper notification from the instructor will be given via e-mail, phone call, or in person, and the lesson will be made up during the trimester, if at all possible.
  2. Students who are absent from any lessons without proper notification or who are withdrawn or dismissed from the program or from Oldfields, are not entitled to a refund of any portion of the fee.
  3. Oldfields reserves the right unilaterally to cancel the Academic Strategies Program for any reason including inadequate staffing, insufficient student participation, and concerns about the safety and welfare of the students. In the event of such cancellation by Oldfields, Oldfields will refund the un-used pro-rata portion of the fee paid based upon the number of sessions provided.
  4. The student may only take 5 courses during a trimester so there is a free period in which to schedule the Academic Strategies session. A request for an exception must be discussed with the Academic Dean and the Director of Learning Support.
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The Academic Strategies Program, shall only be effective when signed by Oldfields School.

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