Transition to American Language and Culture (TALC)
The Transition to American Language and Culture course is designed specifically to provide international students with an authentic, individualized approach to learning English language skill and cultural knowledge about the area in which they live.
TALC promotes and supports students' optimum performance in all core academic areas. Students enrolled in TALC have access to individual support as well as group collaboration and a multitude of resources at their disposal.
After Hours Learning Center
This support option is available to boarding students in place of their regular evening study hall. The objective of the After Hours Learning Center (AHLC) is to provide students additional support for study skills and academic work, and also to help them structure their study hall time.
At 7:30 PM, students go to the library where they report all of their work to the teacher/proctor who tracks it in a notebook. Students are expected to keep track of their assignments in a daily planner throughout the day to help make this reporting easier. The instructor will make sure the student remains on task, and also assist the student in a number of possible areas (whether it is setting time management goals to stay on track, quizzing them on vocabulary terms, or reading through an essay to offer feedback). Middle school students work until 9:00 PM and upper school students until 9:30 PM, which is consistent with the boarding department guidelines.