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Academic Support

TAKE LEARNING TO THE NEXT LEVEL

The Gooding Family Academic Resource Center (ARC) offers tutoring, workshops, and individualized support to help your student get the most out of their Parker experience.

THE ARC AT PARKER

The Gooding Family Academic Resource Center (ARC) provides multi-faceted resources for students in Grades 3 to 12 who want to maximize their learning experience by acquiring new tools, refining skills, and developing an understanding for academic success.

Conveniently, located at all three divisions (Lower, Middle, and Upper School) students receive targeted academic support tailored to their individual needs from experienced teachers in small group sessions or one-on-one tutoring. ARC maintains excellent communication with classroom teachers and parents to ensure understanding of curricular requirements and awareness of students’ progress.

ADVANTAGES OF THE ARC

Parker curriculum is used as the basis to refine academic skills and strategies.

The program is process-oriented, teaching students to understand how they learn and to develop their own strategies.

ARC teachers are in close communication with student’s classroom teachers and parent(s).

I have been participating in the ARC since freshman year. With teachers who specialize in nearly every subject, I feel prepared to take on new challenges now and after I graduate. 

Parker Student

ARC ACHIEVERS...

  • Develop skills for success in lifelong learning
  • Improve organization and time management skills
  • Enhance their learning as well as their grades
  • Tackle homework in a way that helps them “really get it,” not just “get it done”
  • Receive individualized help with a specific subject

ARC PROGRAMMING

LOWER SCHOOL

For Lower School students in Grades 3 to 5, the ARC program offers after school small group sessions and one-on-one tutoring services to prepare students for success as they progress toward Middle School. 

On occasion, ARC teachers can visit the classroom to provide additional support to individual students during the day.

ARC teachers work closely with classroom teachers to stay current on curriculum and to ensure consistency in instruction.

Benefits of the program:

  • Both small group sessions and one-on-one tutoring are offered as fee-based services.
  • In supportive small group settings, students explore learning attributes, strengths and challenges, and develop skills and strategies to help them succeed.
  • Students acquire new study techniques, co-create study helps, and explore how they learn best.
MIDDLE SCHOOL

For Lower School students in Grades 3 to 5, the ARC program offers after school individualized services to prepare students for success as they progress toward Middle School. 

In supportive small group settings, students explore learning attributes, strengths and challenges, and develop student skills and strategies to help them succeed.

Benefits of program:

  • Both small group sessions and one-on-one tutoring are offered as fee-based services.
UPPER SCHOOL

The Upper School ARC program offers Grades 9 to 12 students small-group support. Students work with ARC teachers during their unscheduled blocks during the school day. They receive academic support in specific subject areas, and acquire new tools for learning. Utilizing a process-oriented approach, students are encouraged to evaluate and understand their own learning styles and develop strategies that best match their educational needs. 

Benefits of the program:

  • Both small group sessions and one-on-one tutoring are offered as fee-based services. 
  • Grades 9 to 12 students receive services during the school day. 
  • Some individual tutoring sessions may be available after school for Upper School students with prior arrangement of the director. 

THE ARC STAFF

ARC teachers are specialized in a multitude of subjects and committed to student success. Parker students develop the skills they need to become successful learners. ARC teachers are fully credentialed and members of the Parker faculty.

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