The purpose of GRASP is to develop and strengthen the academic skills necessary for independent, life-long learning. The program has been designed to strengthen weaknesses in cognitive skills (i.e., memory, attention, perceptual processing, reasoning), and/or executive functioning (i.e., planning, organizing, self-regulation), as defined by each participating student’s psycho-educational assessment results. All of the educational therapy techniques used in GRASP are research-based. Maximum benefits from the GRASP program usually require student enrollment for a period of two to four years.
In middle and high school, we provide support for students with a broad range of educational needs through the Course Achievement Program and GRASP Program. They provide academic support built into the student’s individual schedule, and offer grade level, small group tutoring with emphasis on strategies that match the student’s learning style. The GRASP teacher also promotes self-advocacy skills such as study techniques, time management, and organizational skills to prepare the student for a successful academic career. Academic credit is earned.
Westminster is committed to providing reasonable academic accommodations providing that the need for such accommodations is documented and the accommodations are reasonable and do not create undue hardship to the school.