We help all of our students learn best, so they can be their best.
Our Academic and Learning Support Program provides support and guidance at all levels, from drop-in, faculty-led help sessions; to math and writing centers; to one-on-one sustained study skills coaching; to Student Success Plans to support those with diagnosed learning differences.
Of course, the most meaningful support is the strong relationships between our students and our teachers, who work every day to develop learning environments that ensure that all of our students thrive.
The mission of the ASP is to empower all Menlo students to achieve their fullest potential, both academically and socially; to develop self-aware, self-determined and reflective learners who will advocate for their needs by accessing all educational opportunities; to help students realize their strengths and embrace their challenges as focus areas for growth; and to encourage students to access the resources they need to thrive and to develop strategies that enhance their learning.
Our Curricular Approach
Because we recognize learning variability amongst our students, we use the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to ensure that our curriculum is inclusive for the wide range of learning styles in our classrooms. UDL is a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all people based on scientific insights into how humans learn.
We foster independent learning, guiding our students through the process of personal reflection and skilled strategy use. Our goal is that all Menlo students, by the time they transition to college, fully understand what strategies and skills they need to be academically successful.