Hello students, parents, and interested others! Welcome to University High School’s Learning Services page!
As stated in our school’s mission “We are a school where adults believe in the promise of every student, and together we work to build and sustain a community of diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and talents.” We recognize and value diversity in all forms, including neurodiversity. The Learning Services program encompasses two goals connected to our mission:
- To provide equitable access to our academic program for students with documented learning differences, and
- To develop metacognitive learners who understand their own learning process and use their strengths to address academic challenges
As the director of learning services, I oversee this process and work with all students who have concerns about their learning and/or study skills by providing support with organization, workload management, study strategies, note-taking, and self-advocacy. Additionally, I work closely with students who have diagnosed learning differences such as ADHD/ADD and dyslexia, or other difficulties that affect their learning. In an effort to ensure that our faculty is responsive to the needs of a neurodiverse student body, I also serve as a resource to parents and faculty in understanding various learning profiles. I work in close collaboration with the Dean of Teaching and Learning, school counselor, and student mentors. We approach student support by understanding the whole child, recognizing how social-emotional health and identity development impact learning.
Students can schedule a meeting with me via email or come by my office (Room M-310 in the Library).
De Shan Lett