I struggled with math in sixth grade, but in seventh grade I saw a huge improvement because of Learning Pathways. Now, instead of jumping to conclusions, I use my problem-solving skills. I know how to take steps and stay calm. I tell myself 'I got this!'" Middle School student
Our goal at University Prep is for all students to grow to be independent learners who can advocate for themselves at school. In support of that goal, the Integrated Learning Office provides support to help students who learn differently meet the high expectations of our challenging academic program. The Integrated Learning staff work with families as they seek to understand their students’ learning profiles; observe student learning in the classroom and intervene with instructional strategies; partner with teachers to practice those strategies; help students learn how to apply study skills; and provide drop-in support to students before and after school through the Integrated Learning Center. We are able to recommend private tutors outside the school if additional support is required.
- Shannon Salverda, Director of Integrated Learning
Shannon is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist specializing in language-based learning. She is the primary contact for Middle School Integrated Learning students and families.
- Janet Perles, Learning Pathways Teacher
Janet works with students in 6th grade within the Learning Pathways program helping them to navigate a new community and build strong skills in literacy through direct, explicit, and multisensory lessons that will translate to their other classes.
- Rachael Lydeard, Learning Specialist
Rachael is a School Psychologist and has worked to design and build structures for schools to support struggling learners. Rachael teaches all SchoolHacks courses, and case manages 9th and 10th-grade students who access our department for support.
- Julie Smith, Learning and Testing Specialist
Julie is the primary contact for all standardized testing accommodations, concussion protocols, leads Homework Support after school, and case manages 11th and 12th-grade students who access our department for support.
Learning Ally Membership UPrep provides audiobook access for students with an ILP accommodation at no cost to families.
Bookshare is an ebook library that provides free individual access for students with qualifying conditions.
Natural Readers Online
Natural Readers Online is a text to speech web application that converts any written text into spoken words.