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Program for Academic Success

 

The Marin School celebrates and encourages diverse thinking and learning.  TMS offers a unique program for students with learning differences.  Our Program for Academic Success is for students who need specialized support in one or more areas of study to be successful in a college preparatory curriculum and in higher education.

 

The students in this program have exceptional strengths as well as challenges - they are extremely motivated, eager to learn, and participate fully in our school community. Receiving support from this program is just one aspect of a student’s high school experience at TMS.

The PAS Promise

The Program for Academic Success (PAS) is both dynamic and innovative as it is designed to allow for a balance of academic flexibility while meeting important learning guidelines within each student’s high school experience.

College

Readiness

Commitment to Inclusion

Collaborative Growth

PAS students are prepared for the best post-secondary options for them, based on their interests, goals, and needs.  College counseling provides best-fit post-high school planning.

This program is not a “school within a school.” PAS students are an integral part of student life at TMS and have the opportunity to take advanced and Honors classes in areas in which they excel.

The Program for Academic Success (PAS) is both dynamic and innovative as it is designed to allow for a balance of academic flexibility while meeting important learning guidelines within each student’s high school experience.

Passport to Success: Students enrolled in the PAS Program receive the following:

Student Educational Plan

 Created collaboratively with the Director of Learning Services, this plan includes learning style analysis and academic accommodations.

Dedicated Study Hall 

Each student’s schedule includes a built-in study hall with support from the Learning Center.

Adaptive Instruction

Core academic classes provide students with a combination of modified content and skill-building.

Individual Support 

Opportunities before, during, and after school to receive assistance in the Learning Center.

Jennifer Bell

Director of Learning Services

jbell@themarinschool.org

Link to bio

Sample 9th Grade Schedule

Community Voices

Students in PAS take courses appropriate for their needs. The schedule below reflects the highest level of support.

“For the first time I feel like my teachers understand how I learn best - it’s challenging, but I have the support I need to succeed.” - TMS Student

“This program has made a huge difference for my son. He used to hate school - now he is ready to go every morning and hates to miss a day.” - TMS Parent

“The communication with faculty is amazing, we never received this level of support in any other school.”

- TMS Parent

"The Program for Academic Success has helped me by being a supportive environment that has helped me develop the skills I need to be successful in school."

-TMS Student

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