Student Support Services
Student Support Services (SSS) includes a team of learning specialists, school counselors, and a consulting neuropsychologist. This team works with families and faculty to monitor the development of academic, social, emotional, and behavioral skills that lead to effective learning for all students.
MCDS recognizes that children have different learning styles and rates of growth and development. Student Support Services provides instruction to all students in areas such as literacy, learning and the brain, social thinking, communication skills, and strategies for organization and self-regulation. Student Support Services also provides reading, writing, and math specialists who assist in the classrooms.
When a child struggles or does not seem to be making progress in a particular area, Student Support Services collaborates with faculty and the child’s family to address concerns and facilitate progress. Student Support Services frequently consults and assists parents with referrals and options for students in and outside the classroom. Using a team approach and early intervention, Student Support Services helps all students remain engaged and enthusiastic learners.
Note: Current MCDS parents can find additional SSS resources here.
- How will the school know if my child needs support?
- What happens when teachers or advisors have a concern about a student?
- What happens when a parent has a concern?
- What services does Student Support Services provide?
- Can MCDS service the needs of every child?
- What is the role of the school counselor?
- Who are the specialists who work one-to-one with students?
- How does Student Support Services monitor and communicate about a child's progress?
- How long does support last?
- What is the indexed tuition policy for Student Support Services?
- What kinds of academic assessments are administered at MCDS?
- What is the procedure for obtaining more formal evaluations?
- How many students receive individual support each year?