The Kiski Learning Center aims to support students in achieving improved academic success. Academic and executive function skills are taught through direct, individualized instruction and through practical application of content-based materials. Study methods are practiced with the Learning Specialist to ensure accuracy and maximum productivity. The ultimate goal for a student in The Kiski Learning Center is to acquire the skills necessary to become an independent learner working to his fullest potential.
Freshman Study Skills
Study Skills is quarter-long course offered to freshman students as part of the Fine Arts rotation and the Life Skills curriculum. Study Skills is a strategy-centered class that focuses on the development of students’ academic skills and cognitive processes. Study Skills topics include active learning strategies and executive function as well as their incorporation into academic responsibilities. Throughout the quarter, students practice purposeful listening techniques and learn effective note-taking methods. In preparation for long-term projects and major quizzes/tests, students apply systematic routines for time management and employ review methods for assessment preparation. Periodically, students test their personal willpower and practice self-discipline strengthening techniques. Students are assessed based upon their class participation and effort/productivity exercising acquired skills, strategies, and methods.